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Our Summer of Omelas

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 - by Jamie Wilson

In 1973, award-winning science fiction author Ursula Le Guin published a very short story-essay titled “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.” It described a dreamlike summer festival in Omelas, a beautiful city that embodies everyone’s utopia, a magical place where everyone was joyful, a place where sorrow never touched the citizens or guests. But […]

Does NASA Have Proof of Alien Visitation?

Monday, June 29th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

It’s a conspiracy, I tell you: just at what many UFOlogists contend is proof positive of alien space ships leaving earth orbit, NASA cuts the video feed: This shocking footage is causing quite a stir online. Some have already branded the clip definitive PROOF of alien lifeforms. The video – which is reportedly shot from the International […]

WATCH: 2 ‘Jetmen’ Fly Over Dubai Wearing Rocket Packs

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Yves Rossy, aka “Jetman,” and his buddy Jetman Dubai Vince took a flight over Dubai this week using Rossy’s own jetpacks. The footage alone is phenomenal, putting Disney’s Rocketeer to shame. The question is, how long will it be before these jet packs are commercially available for consumer use? After all, it is 2015. Weren’t we […]

NASA Promises to Discover Alien Life Within 20 Years

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

The Men in Black at what’s left of NASA, in between rounds of celebrating Islamic science, are boldly going where no bureaucrats have gone before: Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly “no.” “I believe we are going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth in […]

Margaret Atwood: Royal Canadian Fashion Police(person)?

Monday, April 6th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

  So Canadian novelist and feminist icon Margaret Atwood is making headlines for comparing Princess Kate’s fashion sense to that of the late Princess Diana, and finding it lacking. Sure, the jokes write themselves, but they’re funnier when Ezra Levant says them: Look at that picture of Margaret Atwood. Is she dressed as the Hobbit […]

Is God a Gamer?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Sure looks that way. This image is from the Hubble Telescope:   This adorable image — in which the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 seems to be smiling at the camera — comes courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. It was spotted by Judy Schmidt, who submitted a version of the image to the Hubble’s Hidden […]

Report from Lima: U.S. is Deeply Involved in Climate Change Treaty

Friday, December 5th, 2014 - by Cathie Adams

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change treaty has been profoundly important to Americans ever since it was signed by former President George H.W. Bush and ratified by the Senate in 1992. Under the UNFCCC, a new treaty is being negotiated in Lima, Peru to cap and tax greenhouse gas emissions that are emitted when […]

Report From Lima: Obama’s Quest for Power, At America’s Expense

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 - by Cathie Adams

Greenpeace International is seeking help from President Obama during the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Lima, Peru that concludes on December 12. Greenpeace wants him to “lead the international community to a strong, legally binding climate agreement.” After all, he made the commitment last November 12, in Beijing, China to reduce greenhouse […]

Cloudy Sheep, Creepy Bugs Greet Lima Climate Change Conference Attendees

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

PJM special correspondent Cathie Adams is covering the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru this week. As the conference gets underway, Adams is taking in the sights and sending them to us. Click on the photos to enlarge them. Outside the conference hall, this odd cloudy sheep greets attendees.   Apparently […]

Exclusive: New, Legally Binding Treaty Emerges on First Day of UN’s Lima Climate Conference

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - by Cathie Adams

At a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Lima, Peru, delegates from 196 parties are drafting a new legally binding treaty to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol that is to be completed next year in Paris, France. At the outset of negotiations, environmentalists are calling for the new treaty to mandate a […]

National Resources Defense Council Members Profit from Fossil Fuel Investments. Does Leo Know?

Friday, October 31st, 2014 - by Jerry Rogers

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio made headlines when lecturing the United Nations on climate change demanding restrictions on carbon emissions. To say he is an environmental hypocrite would be an understatement. The multimillionaire with an estimated worth of $220 million has a fleet of private jets, a small flotilla of yachts, and, of course, four spectacular […]

‘Think’ Progress: Global Warming Causes Mountain Goats to Suffer Significant Shrinkage

Friday, October 24th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

Humans have only been able to keep accurate track of temperatures fairly globally for about 100 years now. Considering the age of the earth, which is billions of years, 100 years of temperature readings is not a statistically significant sample size to assess massive climate trends and changes. It’s all we have, but it’s not […]

‘Think Progress,’ or Think Poorly?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 - by Nathan D. Lichtman

Why? Why do I follow Think Progress on Facebook? Well, two reasons—one is that I think it’s important to know what the other side is saying. The other reason is because sometimes it’s downright hilarious. This falls into both camps. Think Progress thinks it embarrasses conservatives anytime they express even the slightest doubt that man-made […]

The Climate Marchers’ Real Agenda Is…?

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

Democratic Socialism. At least, according to the “People’s Climate” marchers who trashed New York City this weekend. These people want to impose socialism, the brutal system that has failed or is failing everywhere it has ever been tried. Exit question:

Obama Wants a $5 Billion Slush Fund to Fight ISIS

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

The Hill reports that President Obama wants Congress to give him a $5 billion fund, but does not want to go to Congress to get explicit authorization to fight the Islamic State. President Obama is pushing congressional leaders to authorize a $5 billion counterterrorism fund that could be used to support operations against the Islamic State […]

Entire Firefly/Serenity Cast to Reunite. Sort Of.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

Shiny news from Comic-Con: The entire cast of Joss Whedon’s 2002 cult sci-fi series Firefly and movie Serenity have signed on to reunite. They’re not coming back to TV, though, to extend the series from its original 14-episode run. And they’re not making a movie sequel to Serenity. Which is too bad, because that movie was one […]

Asia Tells Obama to Take a Hike on His Energy Schemes

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

Energy prices are rising for Americans because Barack Obama wants it that way. He told the San Francisco Chronicle that he would use energy prices hikes to socially engineer energy use, and that is one promise on which he is following through. His EPA’s war on coal alone stands to jack up power prices 70 […]

If You’re Skeptical of Man-Made Climate Change, Barack Obama (Who Is Not a Scientist) Is Very Unhappy With You

Monday, June 9th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

Scraped from Mashable. In an interview airing on Monday night, President Obama reveals his frustration with lawmakers who question the very existence of manmade global warming. The interview, conducted for the Showtime documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously,” features a revealing exchange between New York Times columnist Tom Friedman and Obama, in which the president admits to […]

A Slippery Slope Onto a Trampoline

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 - by Nathan D. Lichtman

I will admit I’m not part of the space age generation. I wasn’t even alive when the original Star Wars movies were coming out. I have missed some of our nation’s greatest achievements in space flight—the moon landing and the first Space Shuttle launches—and I’ve also missed some of its greatest tragedies—the Challenger disaster and […]

Despite Years of Propaganda and the Democrats’ Talk-A-Thon, Climate Change Remains a Fringe Issue

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

A new Gallup poll finds that “climate change” or whatever disguise that movement is hiding in lately just is not a top concern for American voters. On a list of 15 national issues, climate change ranks near the bottom with only 24 percent worrying about it “a great deal.” About half, or 51 percent, said […]

Obama EPA to Announce Even More Regulations; Could Raise Gas Price 9 Cents Per Gallon

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

The Environmental Protection Agency’s power to formulate regulations without Congressional authorization is the subject of a case currently being decided in the US Supreme Court. Justices have voiced skepticism that the EPA even has such power. But that isn’t slowing the agency down, nor is the rapidly developing situation in Ukraine. The EPA is reportedly […]

Al Gore Unmasks Himself as an Anti-Space Alien Xenophobe. Or Something.

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

NakedDC has, um, this. It’s AlGore’s handout at the 2014 International UFO Congress and Film Festival. The handout highlights the hot conditions on Venus to warn us earthlings. Gore may not be aware that there is no life on Venus. Not indigenous. As far as our probes and Russia’s probes have determined, it hasn’t been […]

VIDEO: Bolton Calls Kerry ‘Foolish’ Over Climate-Change-as-WMD Talk

Monday, February 17th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

John Bolton is always bracing. Today he appeared on Fox and took Secretary of State John Kerry to task for his “mushy” talk on “climate change.” Kerry gave a speech over the weekend in which he claimed that “climate change ranks right up there” with major threats including weapons of mass destruction. Wars are fought […]

Which Product was More Dishonestly Marketed: Amazing Live Sea Monkeys, or Barack Obama?

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

Kids of a certain age remember ads for Amazing Live Sea Monkeys. They ran in the backs of comic books. The ads promised that Amazing Live Sea Monkeys would hatch, grow, and become your friends.   Amazing Live Sea Monkeys were supposed to be so amazing that they even had their own Saturday morning show. […]

Photo Caption Contest Winners: Proposed Satan Statue for Oklahoma State Capitol

Monday, January 13th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

Thanks to all who entered our first and very popular photo caption contest of the new year. Based on all the politically incorrect entries, several of you should follow the lead of our friend “rbj” who entered: Rendering of the Obama statue proposed by The Obama Temple. Then, he quickly followed up with this comment: It […]

Epistemic Closure Shuts the Minds at Reddit, As Algore Cheers

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

“As a site, reddit is passionately dedicated to free speech.” Except when it’s not. The gist at Grist: reddit has closed off comment and posting privileges for anyone who doesn’t toe the global warming line. Their censorship has been so effective at shutting off debate that they’re encouraging all newspapers to do the same thing. […]

NOAA: 2013 Saw Fewest Atlantic Hurricanes in More than 30 Years

Monday, November 25th, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

I blame global warming. Or Bush. Whatever. The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends on Saturday, Nov. 30, had the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982, thanks in large part to persistent, unfavorable atmospheric conditions over the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and tropical Atlantic Ocean. This year is expected to rank as the […]

Antarctic Sea Ice Growing, Unexpectedly!

Monday, November 11th, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

This is some lead, Washington Post: Antarctic sea ice has grown to a record large extent for a second straight year, baffling scientists seeking to understand why this ice is expanding rather than shrinking in a warming world. The world hasn’t actually been “warming” for the past 15 years or so. But let’s not let […]

Grand Moff Tarkin Jokes Around with Princess Leia Before Obliterating Alderaan

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

A long-rumored blooper reel from Star Wars: A New Hope has turned up. The reel, which is silent for its first 48 seconds, features Han Solo chewing on his mic, Ben Kenobi nearly chewing on Chewy, and clumsy stormtroopers falling over themselves. Take a look.

Bioshock Infinite Calls On Players to ‘Shoot the Patriot in the back to do more damage’

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

Taken out of context, it may look like video game Bioshock Infinite is an attack on American history, patriotism and the Tea Party. In fact, for the first few hours of play the game does feel like that. You play as Booker DeWitt, a former Pinkerton officer who has a massive debt he can only […]

New Climate Data Graph ‘Shows a World Stubbornly Refusing to Warm’

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

This graph should change the debate over global warming forever. Pay close attention to what happens to the black line before and after the vertical white line. Everything to the left of that line was pieced together by global warming advocates after the fact. Their predictions going forward — to the right of the white […]

Climategate 3.0: More Mike Mann Emails Hit the Internet

Friday, March 15th, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

“FOIA” has harshed the climate hysterics’ mallow again. Wattsupwiththat is scanning the new emails for gems. Update4: An email  showing some insight on the beginning of the use of the word “denier” along with some demonstrated coziness with media activists. Update5: Mike Mann rages and releases the attack dogs Monbiot, Romm, Media Matters and others […]

US Pacific Fleet CO: ‘Climate’ is Our Biggest Threat

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

Sigh. America’s top military officer in charge of monitoring hostile actions by North Korea, escalating tensions between China and Japan, and a spike in computer attacks traced to China provides an unexpected answer when asked what is the biggest long-term security threat in the Pacific region: climate change. Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, in […]

So Apparently Gigolo John Kerry is a Scientist Now

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

The longfaced new Secretary of State, John Kerry, delivered his first major address today. It was not on the recent North Korean nuclear tests or the ongoing strife in the Middle East or the rise of China. It was on global warming aka climate change. Secretary of State John Kerry gave his first major foreign […]

Photo Caption Contest Winner: ‘This is not a movie’

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 - by Myra Adams

As predicted, I was correct when assuming that Tatler fans would write a better caption than the Drudge Report for the photo that was the subject of our latest and extremely successful Photo Caption Contest. However, I could not have predicted the huge number of captions that exceeded my expectations! So to celebrate all your creative […]