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Dear Readers: While I usually strive to put some humor into my posts, as it helps sustain our emotional balance during these turbulent times, I find little to joke about today. President Obama, in an exceedingly cynical and politically-motivated move, has forgotten the basic tenets of the US Constitution and legislated by executive order.

Left Coast Rebel sums up the central problem with Obama’s tactic:

Rule of Law, or Not?
The destruction of our system of checks and balances and separation of power (as evidenced by Obama’s Friday evening DREAM Act executive order overriding Congress) is a far more pressing and dangerous issue than his blatant electioneering attempt at pseudo amnesty. It is perilous for America that our chief executive would do something like this to garner votes for his floundering reelection.

The reasons for this detestable act are legion.

  • It detracts from the complete failure of Obama’s retooled economic message from Thursday, which was 54 minutes of pure failure on display. Fellow SLOBWord Warrior was one of the few people I know patient enough to have listened to the entire speech. His thoughts are HERE; the money quote: Using the President’s own analogy: he walked into a restaurant, and was left with the other guy’s tab; then proceeded to shout out: “Drinks and dinner for EVERYONE!!” If Bush went on a spending binge his last two years (again, compliments of a Democrat-controlled Congress), Obama presided in his first two years over a virtual spending bacchanal!
  • Popular Republican Senator Marco Rubio was working on a revised version of the “Dream Act”, which was slowly garnering bipartisan support. Many view Rubio as a sensible choice for Romney’s Vice Presidential pick. The White House was working against Rubio this spring — can’t have those pesky Republicans passing legislation appealing to the country’s Hispanic voters.

My favorite politician, Jan Brewer, summed it up best: OUTRAGEOUS

Gov. Jan Brewer described the new policy as “backdoor amnesty” and criticized Obama for making what she said was a preemptive strike against the anticipated court ruling.

“The crux of SB 1070 is documentation. (The president is) going to give documentation to nearly 1 million people who have arrived in the country illegally,” she said. “The timing is unbelievable.”

I had planned to focus on Europe’s deteriorating fiscal and situation today (see SLOB KT Cat for essential reading on this subject). However, with a sweep of his pen, Obama has just added 800,000 to the work force as well — and don’t BS me that they only get a “2-year” work pass. These passes can be re-applied for indefinitely, rather like our diver’s licenses are “temporary”. While Americans are struggling for work in a very difficult economic climate, Obama has just added more competition for jobs. No wonder the sole reporter brave enough to voice this concern was chased down.

MUT’s Prophecy of the Week: Obama will be forgiving student loans and underwater mortgages via executive order before November.

Here is Obama’s campaign in under 140 characters, with #CharactersToSpare — If you can’t win votes with your record, win votes with awesome bribes!

It has become apparent in the last few weeks that Team Romney’s campaign was gaining traction, and the polls for the General Election were tightening. Tammy Bruce makes the point that, in part, Obama’s motive includes a desire for punishing us because we are rejecting him. For example, non-union automotive workers had the pensions summarily reduced by large amounts, while union elites remain protected (via Beers with Demo). Interestingly, B-daddy notes Obama’s order includes a potential mechanism for deporting “dreamers”: This, I assume, will be used if these “dreamers” don’t vote in Obama.

All of this is:

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Dear Readers: Lots of news to touch on, but I think all of the items I cover today have an underlying theme: Americans plan to offer stinging rebukes to statist establishment figures!

1) The Scorpion Queen. Tammy Bruce reports that after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s confrontation with Obama on the tarmac, sales of her book (Scorpions for Breakfast) rose 2.2 million percent.B-Daddy reports that the SD Rostra had a “caption this” contest for the now iconic picture; below is my entry:

Check Hillbuzz.org to see why this caption works out so well.

The consequences of the Brewer-Obama confrontation have been so negative on Team Obama that the President had to do damage control essentially using this time-tested argument: “Who are you going to believe, me or your own lying eyes”.

2) Rebel Scientists Plainly Reject Faith-Based Global Warming Science.Many of you may recall my piece featuring the lecture of premier American scientist Roger Cohen. Scientists Challenge the Fraud and Emotionalism Behind CA’s Cap&Trade Rules

Left Coast Rebel then went on to feature Roger’s work in a premier Daily Caller series:
Global warming lies, damn lies and easy rebuttals

One of the biggest lies, and there have been many, about global warming is that there is “universal consensus”. Well, Roger and 15 other scientists have written a Wall Street Journal piece that debunks that falsehood, and hits several other prevarications as well. This piece for nationwide attention yesterday, as it was featured on the Rush Limbaugh Show. Here is my favorite part of this fantastic piece:

No Need to Panic About Global Warming: There’s no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to ‘decarbonize’ the world’s economy.

Candidates should understand that the oft-repeated claim that nearly all scientists demand that something dramatic be done to stop global warming is not true. In fact, a large and growing number of distinguished scientists and engineers do not agree that drastic actions on global warming are needed.

3) Florida Tea Party Groups Endorse Newt Gingrich. Legal Insurrection has been following the Florida primary carefully, and notes with increasing disdain the coordinated attacks on Gingrich from the establishment GOP.

As the Media Director for SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition, I can tell you from personal experience that most independent Tea Party groups are loathe to endorse a specific candidate — especially at the national level and especially with a such flawed candidate. However, the awful tactics implemented against Gingrich by the elite in the establishment GOP has generated exactly the kind of backlash that I thought it would. The elites in the Republican party have undermined Romney among grassroots citizen activists. Add this to the fact that the Florida Attorney General said Romney will be bringing Romneycare to all 50 states, I can’t see how a tea party participant can do anything else but vote for Gingrich at this point.

This bit from KT Cat puts it all in perspective: Mitt Romney Is Driving Me Out Of The Republican Party

And this chestnut is for any Palinista out there: Video of Newt defending Palin during VP candidacy.I will note that Newt’s vigorous defense of Palin in 2008 came at a time when the elite GOP Beltway types were running away from her.

4) Californians are organizing against SACRAMENTO STUPIDITY. Californians have recently been treated to lots of inane, new legislation from Sacramento. Mark Meckler has an update on the citizen-pushback on the proposed expensive and useless high-speed train: If Gov. Brown is Seeking a Legacy, Let’s Build a Statue Instead of $100 Billion High Speed Rail Project. Beers with Demos also has more updates.

Sadly, it seems the walls of sanity have been breeched in another area: California Votes to Mandate More Electric CarsI suspect a lot of green-based crony capitalism is occurring, and I plan to explore Brown and the Democratic Legislature’s financial connections to this work in the future.

Jerry Brown: Green-Dog Democrat.

The SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition (SCTRC) is joining other Tea Party groups throughout the state in organizing a citizen “call to action” in order to stop the passage of California Senate Bill 810 “The California Universal Health Care Act of 2009”. It seems that California’s legislators are more interested in resurrecting an unpopular monster of a bill, as a previous version (SB840, SB 840 – “Medicare for All”) was tabled after it became the focus of protests from Californians concerned about the loss of choice and quality medical care.

Tea Parties throughout the state are informing their membership an anticipated vote on the reworked “Single Payer” plans in SB810 is slated for Jan. 31, 2012. Citizen activists are providing contact information and encouraging citizens who do not want a massive bureaucratic injection into personal healthcare choices to make their concerns known to California’s legislators.

The following representatives have been identified as people who should be contacted so that a “NO” vote can be urged.

Christine Kehoe (Chair) DEM 916-651-4039
916-327-2188
senator.kehoe@sen.ca.gov

Mimi Walters (CoChair) REP 916-651-4033
916-445-9754
senator.walters@senate.ca.gov

Elaine Alquist DEM 916-651-4013
916-324-0283
senator.alquist@senate.ca.gov

Bill Emmerson REP 916-651-4037
916-327-2187
senator.emmerson@senate.ca.gov

Ted Lieu DEM 916-651-4028
916-323-6056
senator.lieu@senate.ca.gov

Fran Pavley DEM 916-651-4023
916-324-4823
senator.pavley@senate.ca.gov

Curren Price DEM 916-651-4026
916-445-8899
senator.price@senate.ca.gov

Sharon Runner REP 916-651-4017
916-445-4662
senator.runner@senate.ca.gov

Darrell Steinberg DEM 916-651-4006
916-323-2263
senator.steinberg@senate.ca.gov

Senator Michael Rubio (Fresno/Bakersfield area)
Email: Michael.Rubio@sen.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4016

Senator Alex Padilla (Pacoima/LA area)
Email: Senator.Padilla@sen.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4020

Senator Juan Vargas (San Diego area)
Email: Juan.Vargas@sen.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4040

Senator Rod Wright (Los Angeles area)
Email: Senator.Wright@sen.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4025

THERE WILL BE MORE ON THIS CALL TO ACTION MONDAY, SO STAY TUNED!!!!!!!!

5) My stinging rebuke to Democrat Bob Filner. I had the privilege of having an email read by LaDona Harvey yesterday during the 4 pm hour: CLICK HERE FOR THE PODCAST. Her topic — Why San Diego Democrats aren’t going for Bob Filner for Mayor.

My main points:

a) I am a Democrat who is focused on fiscal responsibility and sensible spending for needed government services. This makes me a “Blue Dog”. Bob Filner said at a Coffee Party meeting a couple of years ago that Blue Dogs such as myself should be kicked out of the party. Apparently, unless you are a foaming anti-capitalist, abortion-supporting, statist he thinks you have no place in our party.

b) 2) His most recent act as Congressman was to sign onto a Reasonable Profits bill for the oil industry, which would have bureaucrats deciding what qualifies as excessive — and the tax rate in these profits could be as much as 100%. This is exactly the sort of attitude I want kept away from San Diego. I could seeing him going after local breweries for “excessive profits” because they charge too much for a gallon of beer. This attitude directly threatens the success of businesses and the fiscal security of families belonging to Democrats, Republicans, and all other Americans.

c) He is a crony capitalist himself. Just Google “Southwest Airlnes” and “Bob Filner” sometime to see what type of perks and benefits he directly enjoys at the behest of a single company.

d) Filner staffers think California Belongs to Mexico. No, at least not since 1846.

You can always tell the nature of a person by the surrounding personnel. I want Filner’s staffers nowhere near any office that can significantly influence this city.

I went onto make a further point: I am the co-founder of the SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition, the San Diego Tea Party group comprised of truly independent Californians and passionate citizen activists. While our group is not likely to give a formal endorsement, as we tend to support legislation and not specific candidates, I can tell you directly that most of the membership I interact with regularly all back Carl DeMaio. Our team of bloggers will be following Carl, and given the fact that he is the only one with truly innovative fiscal solutions to or economic problems AND he directly challenged the unions when they ran that hideous “petition signature fraud ad”, I can assure you our coverage will be supportive.

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In conclusion, in homage to my favorite female politician in office today, I say: I AM WOMAN, FEEL ME STING.

You know, I might be A-OK with a brokered convention: JAN BREWER FOR PRESIDENT 2012.

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UPDATES!

A big thanks to Mark Meckler, for considering me someone sane who offers “consistently great blogging” — I am delighted and humbled.

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Welcome Instapundit Readers! I am thrilled to be linked by the Blog-father and delighted you stopped by to share in the discussion! Thanks so much.

Dear Readers: I have the pleasure of introducing a new contributor to the Shrine: Barry J. of Temecula. He is, like myself, a historian. Unlike myself, he can totally handle weapons; I met him while he was leading the Spartan Warriors team during the Young Prince’s “Deadliest Warriors” camp. In fact, he was the fight coordinator and demonstrator for the SpikeTV show episode featuring Spartans.

I was thrilled to chat with him for a few moments after camp, as I relish meeting someone who enjoys ancient history. While I remain an avid ancient-Egyptophile, I must admit that the Spartans would totally open a can of whup-a$$ on Pharaoh’s armies. But, during our conversation, we realized that both of us closely follow current events. Barry J. opines regularly on Yahoo Groups Political Talk and the Facebook version of the group.

One of the threads he authored was entitled: What Became of “Real Men”? A hard question asked by a man who knows the honor, valor, integrity and strength shown by men through history. I wanted to share the dialog I had with him on this subject.

To start with, I would like to offer an example of the Spartan opposite. That is, a petulant man-child who scolds one of the most dynamic women in the country because she hurt his feelings: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Obama have intense exchange on tarmac

My Hero and the Man-Child (hat-tip AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer came to greet President Barack Obama upon his arrival outside Phoenix Wednesday. What she got was a critique. Of her book. The two leaders could be seen engaged in an intense conversation at the base of Air Force One’s steps. Both could be seen smiling, but speaking at the same time. Asked moments later what the conversation was about, Brewer, a Republican, said: “He was a little disturbed about my book.” Brewer recently published a book, “Scorpions for Breakfast,” something of a memoir of her years growing up and defends her signing of Arizona’s controversial law cracking down on illegal immigrants, which Obama opposes.

After reading this, I can totally understand why Barry J. is concerned about the state of manhood in this country. His thoughts on this matter are below, which are then followed by my more optimistic take (as woman, a fellow historian, and a citizen activist):

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BARRY J.:Cruise Ship Disaster Raises Question: What Became of “Real Men”?

Is chivalry dead?

I am going to just be honest here, and say that I am sickened by men today.

As a man raised by a WWII veteran with a strong sense of chivalry, I am disgusted with what today passes for manhood. So many are mere shadows of men just two generations ago. Our military service members excepted, most men aren’t fit to carry the water of the “Greatest Generation”, my father’s generation; much less the Knights of the Age of Chivalry.

Where are the Gary Coopers of the world?

I was reminded of this by what we saw happen on the Costa Concordia. That men on that sinking cruise ship elbowed women and children aside in their frantic scurry onto the life-rafts, is just the most obvious example of the decline in chivalry, and… Well, just plain manhood! As life boats arrived on shore, aid workers were expecting to see lifeboats filled with women and children coming off first. Instead, they saw lots of burly men and a handful of well dressed wives and gal-pals!

How things have changed in the 100 years since the Titanic catastrophe.

On Titanic, women and children boarded the life rafts first; and the crew strictly enforced that. The captain was the last to leave the ship, and that after all lifeboats had already been launched. As Rich Lowry recently observed, “Capt. Edward Smith told his crew: “Men, you have done your full duty. You can do no more. Now it’s every man for himself.” One witness recalled seeing him, probably washed overboard, clutching a child in the water as the Titanic disappeared. A member of the crew always believed it was Captain Smith’s voice he heard from the water after the Titanic was gone, urging him and others on: “Good boys! Good lads!”

How different that is from the Costa Concordia captain, who along with other young brutes, apparently launched himself and his Moldavian 25 year old girlfriend into one of the lifeboats early on, elbowing women and children aside.

Today the cry of, “women-and-children first”, has become “brutes and their bimbos” first!

Young men just don’t seem to respect women. They don’t seem to respect much of anything. I see it every day in the way men treat their women. Or any woman, or the old, the young, or the infirm. The only thing they hold in esteem seems to be what hangs between their own legs; and what they can do with it.

Men today are a bunch of pierced, tattooed, slovenly louts! Not “men”: they are “manlings”! Boys that never grow beyond their toys.

A beautiful 29 year old acquaintance of mine complains that her husband spends much of his time at work (in his parents Real Estate business) playing online poker. Then comes home and plays X-Box most of the night!

Not a man, a manling.

But women must accept at least some of the blame for modern man’s deplorable lack of character!

Its women, after all, that raise men (often without men in the home). Its mostly young female teachers that teach our boys in their most formative years. And its women who accept and give themselves to “manlings” such behavior and reward it by going out with and marrying such cretins…

Were women to demand that the men in their lives not treat them like slutty sex objects; but instead commit to them and family before mating, than more boys would have male role models in their lives.

Were mothers to raise boys to be gentleman with a sense of honor, they would grow up into men those mothers could be proud of.

Feminist politics, Political Correctness, and (most importantly) lack of male role models has left this generation of men with no clue how to behave as MEN!

When the ship is sinking, and no one is there taking charge, wouldn’t it be nice if men were made of the same stern stuff the men aboard the Titanic were; when women and children really did come first, and men went down with the ship?

That’s my rant…Here is Rich Lowry’s insightful take on it!

The Titanic went down, they say, to the strains of the hymn “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” as the band courageously played on. It lent a final grace note to the tragedy. Today, we don’t do grace notes. We’ve gone from “Women and children, first,” to “Dude, where’s my lifeboat?” As the women of the Costa Concordia can testify, that’s a long way down.

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MUT: Women Still See Heroes

While several points you make are valid, I am much more optimistic than you. I would like to share why.

Firstly: Chivalry is not dead. In the Costa Concordia tragedy, the Hungarian entertainer who died actually saved several children, before going back to try and retrieve his violin(non-musicians may not appreciate how expensive and treasured a specific instrument can be). This man was a hero; the fact the Captain was not should not take away from this fact. Also, the Filipino crewmembers and staff were extremely brave.

I am currently arranging for a presentation for my son’s class from “Chivalry Today“. I can tell you that children still love the examples of the local heroes, and long to hear stories of real valor. I am sure many parents, such as myself, are encouraging these lessons.

Secondly: Gender feminism really sucks.

I agree that gender-equity feminists have really hurt women, our culture, and the quality of life for many in Western society. You can listen to me rant sometime about the coarseness of rap lyrics, the hideousness of current fashion, and the lies spread about women’s reproductive potential in later years — and that represents a small portion of the disdain I hold for gender feminism.

The conversations on this subject I have with my 1st-generation-feminist, bra-burning, spiritualist, beatnik-inspired mother can be absolutely hilarious.

However, I think much of the root cause of our travails is the fact “Big Government” has taken the place of the “Pater Familias“. In Italy (the country of Captain Coward), for example, the restrictions of big government socialist program has lead to grown men being unable to move out of their parents home and start their own family. The government-imposed employment restrictions were probably a major reason this obviously incompetent boob still had his prestigious job.

However, citizens are pushing back. Italy has its own Tea Party movement, and I was privileged to speak at event in Florence. I have good hope this trend will be thwarted.

Plus, some of my current male heroes are working hard to make individual responsibility and smaller government possible in this country! Instapundit has a link to a great interview he did with Tea Party Patriot’s national coordinator, Mark Meckler.

Thirdly: It is the human condition that the oldest generation despairs of the youngest.

I can’t imagine what the grandparents of powedered-wig/tight-pant wearing young men would have thought. However, these
powedered-wig/tight-pant wearing heroes founded our cherished Republic.

I would also like to point out that, like the women of Sparta, American women are also able to open up cans of whup-a$$. For example, as Lipstick Underground notes, about 80% of the local tea party groups were started up by women. There are tons of examples of American female moxie.

In fact, I am ordering the Kindle version of “Scorpions for Breakfast” today.

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Dear Readers: HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! I wanted to share a few chestnuts with you that show two terms I overheard this weekend, and tie which into key news items I read.

CHUTZPAH: In Hebrew, chutzpah is used indignantly, to describe someone who has overstepped the boundaries of accepted behavior with no shame. And that term truly applies to President Obama. In this administration, there is a wealth of chutzpah to chose from. But this example is iconic: OBAMA REFERRED TO HIMSELF AS “THE GIPPER” IN A PRESS CONFERENCE..

Most citizens recognize “The Gipper” is the nickname for revered President Ronald Regan. Frankly, I think Obama misread TOTUS. Based on my conversations over at Covert Conservatives, I think he meant “Gypper“. His budget proposals will be one big gyp. Here is something I prepared specially for the 2012 campaign:

(Thank you, Trailboss!).

Another example of Chutzpah: A Ruling Class elite liberal media type (and graduate of Harvard) decides who won and lost at CPAC, the conservative conference held this weekend. My take: I think conservatives should have already learned that when one of the Ruling Class elites deems someone a “loser”, chances are high that the “loser” actually poses a serious threat to Ruling Class perks. Whatever Burns paid for his Harvard degree, he is going to find that it was way too much for its current value in the new American marketplace of ideas.

MOXIE:
The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage. Jan Brewer is the living, breathing example of MOXIE. She is leading Team Arizona’s counter-suit against the Obama Administration: Arizona to Sue Federal Government for Failing to Secure Borders and Enforce Immigration Laws. I say JAN BREWER FOR PRESIDENT. Here is something I prepped for her campaign:

A more local example of Moxie: Orange County Cities are leaving the leftist California League of Cities: “We in Orange County will no longer be sending our dues to the state and have our dollars used against our goals,” explains Mission Viejo Mayor Pro Tem Frank Ury, who is a director at large for the new association.

Finally, a guest essay today that shows scientific moxie — and the degree of difficulty that climate scientists face when they challenge the theology that is man-made global warming:

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A Microcosm of Climate Science Bias in San Diego?
by Dr. Martin Fricke, nuclear physicist and Sr. Fellow of the American Physical Society

In these days of clamor about global warming on the federal level (the EPA’s authority to mandate its own cap-and-trade) and the state level (California’s homegrown cap-and-trade, AB32), some San Diegans may have experienced these political controversies at the local level.

The Lyncean Group has been a valuable part of our local community of scientists in San Diego. The Lyncean’s Charter begins with: “The Lyncean Group is the name given to a gathering of retired and semi-retired technical professionals who meet regularly to discuss subjects associated with science and technology, to learn from one another, to share thoughts and ideas, and to enjoy a mutual interest in science, technology and related fields.”

The Lynceans host talks at the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center at Balboa Park in San Diego and have invited eminent outside speakers such as Dr. Kip Thorne of Caltech, the world’s leading expert on gravity waves from black holes and a collaborator of Steven Hawking.

I was able to persuade the Lynceans to host two talks at the Fleet on anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW), the first one by Drs. Cohen and Happer(1) and the second by Dr. S. Fred Singer(2). Both of these talks were reported by Leslie Eastman (see HERE and HERE). These talks dealt strictly with the newest science that bears on this subject, much of which contradicts the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , the international body for the assessment of climate change established by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) .

During the time between these two talks, the Lyncean leadership invited Dr. Richard Somerville (3), a leading spokesman for the IPCC, to speak. The IPCC shared the 2007 Noble prize with Al Gore but was disgraced by the revelations in “Climategate” and elsewhere. In his talk, Dr. Somerville wasn’t content to leave it at science, vs. politics, and presented four slides accompanied by ad hominem remarks disparaging the work of the world famous scientists Freeman Dyson and Will Happer who had refuted the IPCC’s claims. And he declined to answer my questions on science after his talk, saying to the last one, “This is the kind of question that usually makes me walk out of the room.” Then Somerville refused to debate Dr. Singer when he came to town.
During and after the two climate talks I promoted, by Cohen-Happer and Singer, I was admonished by the Lyncean leadership for encouraging “controversial” talks (nothing said about Dr. Somerville). They then called for a business meeting on January 26 with an agenda including formalizing a procedure to select future outside speakers and barring the press from attending the talks. I showed up at this meeting and presented the following recommendation for the record:
First and foremost, I think you have to define your objectives:

Do you want the Lynceans to be restricted to mainly in-house, non-controversial subjects?
OR

Do you want to have a wider scope, continue to have more outside experts speak on the most interesting, cutting-edge research which is usually controversial within, and often beyond, the scientific community? Remember the Bohr-Einstein debates? That the controversy might extend to the general public and politics is, I think, a non-issue here.

If the Lynceans should decide to have the broader scope, I think it’s a good idea to have a formal Program Committee to arrange for speakers. However, I think it should be a combination of the membership working together with that committee. It shouldn’t be strictly a top-down process but should take advantage of the experience of the general membership, especially of their capability to do bottom-up networking. E.g., if a member said he would like to hear Stephen Hawking speak, would someone from the Committee make a cold call? IF, on the other hand, a member informed the Committee that, in the course of his networking, Stephen told him he’d be in town during July and, after being told about the Lynceans, Steven expressed an interest in addressing us — and the member left it up to the Committee for any follow-up — I think the Committee would be more effective.

As regards prohibiting press in the audience, where would you draw the line? – prohibiting government officials from attending, banning any official spokesmen for academic or other institutions, and on down the line. Additionally, these days the definition of what is the “press” is elusive. Pretty much anyone can have a blog or comment on a blog. But why would we want to rule out anyone from attending based on where they come from? Also, that would be easily circumvented if someone simply invited Joe Blow as a personal friend and Joe turned out to be a conniver of some sort. Any organization sponsoring public talks must contend with this unless they are strictly a private club and restrict attendance to members only. But science should be open to the public. And “connivers” could be controlled at the talks by the Chair or Program Committee.

Thank you.

However, the Lynceans sent out an email with the results of their meeting, excluding my submission but rather announcing:

“[The leadership] shares the feeling that the group has recently been somewhat used to promote specific agendas…. [And] that the group should be careful when inviting speakers on controversial subjects that may have political implications. As a minimum, the possibility of the group being used for the promotion of a particular agenda should be considered and discussed by the members of the program committee before extending invitations to controversial speakers. [The leadership] would not encourage the participation of press members and bloggers that may report on previous talks or advertise future presentations by the group.”

The above-mentioned innuendo about “promotion of agendas” was the result of the purely scientific talks I helped arrange, which disputed AGW. And, per the above, the Lynceans don’t want their meetings covered by any press “that may report on previous talks or advertise future presentations by the group”. [Wow!]

The Lynceans should seriously consider becoming a secret society and using a secret handshake.(4)

Martin P. Fricke, Ph.D.

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(1) Dr. William Happer is the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was the previous Director of Energy Research, appointed by the President, and he now chairs a Standing Committee of the National Research Council. He testified before the Senate last year on global warming. Dr. Roger Cohen is a Fellow of The American Physical Society who was with the Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering Company as its Senior Director for Corporate Research and its Manager of Strategic Planning and Programs, managing research on climate science.

(2)Dr. S. Fred Singer is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia and founding director of the US Weather Satellite Service (now NESDIS-NOAA). His book “Unstoppable Global Warming – Every 1500 Years” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007) presents the evidence for natural climate cycles of warming and cooling and became a NYTimes best-seller. He is the organizer of NIPCC (Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change) and editor of its 2008 report “Nature – Not Human Activity – Rules the Climate”, and coauthor of “Climate Change Reconsidered,” published in 2009, with conclusions contrary to those of the IPCC.

(3) Dr. Richard C. J. Somerville is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He is a leading spokesman for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Somerville was a Coordinating Lead Author in a Working Group for the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, published in 2007, which led to the Nobel Prize shared by IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore. He has since lectured widely on the activities of the IPCC and is a staunch proponent of the dangers posed by AGW and a strong supporter of remedial measures.

(4) I sent a draft copy of this piece to the Lyncean leadership for their response. The comments I received were mainly as follows: Future in-house and outside speakers will be permitted to address controversial subjects determined by the leadership. We see the Lynceans as collegial scientific club holding meetings for our fellowship and curiosity. However, there remain concerns about admitting the press. You [Martin] are biased about global warming and have taken up far too much of the Lynceans’ time and energy and it would perhaps be better if we separated.

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Dear Readers: My husband Horemheb and I were following the news about the violent protests of open-border extremists following the passage of the new Arizona immigration law — that 60% of Americans and 70% of Arizonans support. Michelle Malkin has a post containing pictures of these protesters — yet, the mainstream media is silent about denouncing them “as angry, racist extremists”.

From Michelle Malkin: http://michellemalkin.com/

Arizona’s Senator John McCain, during one of his finest moments of the 2008 Presidential Campaign, said “Today we are all Georgians” to show solidarity with that country — then being bullied by the Russians. Today, Arizona and many other states, including my own California, are undergoing another type of invasion. This time, Arizona is fighting back.

Today, we are all Arizonans.

Please contact Governor Jan Brewer to voice your support. She has got to know — NOW — that her fellow Americans (WHO FULLY SUPPORT LEGAL IMMIGRATION) have her back.

Contact page, click HERE: CONTACT THE ARIZONA GOVERNOR.

The full mailing address is:
The Honorable Jan Brewer
Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Telephone (602) 542-4331
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What is especially disconcerting to me as a new Catholic is that Los Angeles Cardinal Mahony decided to chime-in, deriding the new state law geared to protect is border and the sovereignty of the United States as: “German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques.” I wonder what he says, then, about Mexico’s own aggressive policies against Southern American illegal immigrants crossing though its southern border. And talk about double-standard if an American “illegal” tries to get free government services in Mexico!

This comes from The New American:

According to Mexican immigration law, only foreigners having the money necessary to support themselves and their dependents are permitted inside Mexico. Foreigners who violate immigration laws, including forgery of papers, working without a permit, or overstaying their visas, are routinely and severely punished, often by summary deportation, but sometimes by lengthy prison terms. Illegal immigration is a felony in Mexico, with violators subject to two-year prison sentences. Even airlines and other transportation companies carrying illegal immigrants into Mexico are fined.

And I have news for GOP-chair Michael Steel — the new Arizona law is family-protection based! Enforcement of sane border policies will protect American families from the loss of beloved members — such as the family of rancher Robert Krentz, killed by an illegal immigrant.

One of the key factors in the extreme left’s response to the Arizona law AND the upcoming amnesty battle (which is likely to occur between Memorial Day and July 4th) is that the term “racist” has lost its sting. It has been bandied about so trivially by opponents to the Tea Parties, and shown to be a vile lie by Andrew Breitbart, that open-borders advocates will find that we border-enforcement supporters will remain undeterred during the next few months.

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