Links and Comments, Jan. 27, 2015

Remember The Field of Dreams?  Richard Fernandez writes on the Field of Miracles.  I have a hunch our president wants it soon in a country near you.

Found on Ed Driscoll’s blog last night: Update: One Twitter user squares the circle: Curious to know how many Global Warming alarmists are mauling each other right now trying to get into @WholeFoods NYC before the snowstorm

Why would  you be surprised at fraud and abuse when you are giving away “free stuff”?  Phone Company Outraged by Fraud and Abuse in Obamaphone program.

Here’s another BIG SURPRISE, Russian Oil Company has funneled a lot of money to anti-fracking environmental groups in the US.

2010’s Officially the snowiest decade for the East on  NOAA record’ surpassing the 1960’s.  Well, we are only half way through the decade.

About that growing economy…… there is a video that loads, turn it off and read the article.

And about modeling weather tomorrow or climate change in the next century.  Just remember we are blessed to have much better weather predictions but that is all they are predictions.  Models only reflect the variable put into them for tomorrow or for the next century.  We do not know all the variables that will happen between now and then.  Parts of New York and the rest of the Northeast are being hit by an extreme blizzard.

Barack Obama, Empire Builder,  another great one by Victor Davis Hanson. “We are now in an equally turbulent age of rising empires — mostly due to a new American indifference and passivity. Or, to put it more exactly, President Obama believes that his own legacy rests with avoiding all confrontations overseas, withdrawing as many troops as he can, and cutting the defense budget as much as Congress will allow so as to use the funds to address supposed inequality at home.”[….]” I think the administration’s policy toward the new Iranian Empire is something like, They probably won’t get the bomb until 2017.”[…] Putin is dangerous not just because he runs an autocratic nuclear state and has dreams of restoring 19th-century imperial Russia under Orthodoxy and a new czardom, but also because he has developed a perverse delight in gratuitously humiliating Barack Obama, by exposing his sermonizing platitudes as both hypocritical and impotent. Now that I’ve quoted him, you still need to READ THE WHOLE THING.

According to the internet sources (NBC) Bow Bergdahl has been charged with desertion.

Huge number of US officials attending the Saudi King’s funeral.  Yes, he has been an ally who has supported us, but really, 29?

The WSJ has an article on the US spying on millions of drivers, because they are behind a paywall I will link to this article on it instead.  It is a must read.  If you are a subscriber you can read it here.

The Texas Monthly says This time it will be different on the oil boom. (and bust)

Dana Milbank says the White House is full of Drones,  and he is right. “The drone had his maiden flight in American politics long ago, when John Adams complained to Abigail about long-winded delegates to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. In the 19th century, President William Henry Harrison went on for two hours delivering his 1841 inaugural address in a cold rain without an overcoat or hat. He died a month later.”

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