With a notable exception to Norman Spector. Toward the end of the segment you'll hear him refer to people like Monty Paulson, who use the term "denier" to refer to global warming skeptics, as Fascists. Well Mr. Paulson, if the boot fits, you might as well wear it.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Critics frequently accused the Bush Administration of being similar to a religious theocracy that paid no attention to science. The Obama Administration was going to change all of this, getting us back to a "fact and science based" approach.
Victor Davis Hanson begs to differ and has cites countless examples.
Posted by Robert W. at 12:06 PM
On his show this morning, there's a choice quote from Bill Good which you can listen to here, beginning at 54:57. In discussing the possible stifling of free speech of a U.S. reporter, he said:
"I think it's very troubling to think that the border guards may be concerned or in some way able to censor somebody's thoughts or ideas coming into the country. I think obviously you have to be careful who you're letting in and whether or not they present some kind of a physical danger but more dangerous to me is the idea of shutting down free speech and free debate and open debate about something - whether it's health care or the Olympics or whatever."
Strangely though, Bill Good's crusade for free speech and open debate doesn't extend to Global Warming. Where I come from, we have a word for that:
Posted by Robert W. at 10:18 AM
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I just sent the following e-mail to CKNW's Bill Good:
In times past you've equated anyone who doesn't believe in man-made global warming to those who believe the Earth is flat.
While at the same time I have little doubt in the sincerity of your aforementioned belief, the massive "Climategate" scandal is exploding all around you. Surely someone with your many years of journalistic experience would be at least a little curious of the facts being revealed? In case you are indeed curious, here's a "Coles Notes" version to quickly bring you up to speed:
- CJME's John Gormley discusses the story with SDA's Kate McMillan
- Stuart Varney interviews U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe and actor Ed Begley Jr.
- Robert Tracinski explains how the "peer review" process has become completely corrupted
- The comments of software code at the Hadley Climate Research Unit are very revealing
- Cooking the climate books - by Lorne Gunter
- Big bucks riding on data - by Lorrie Goldstein
In the case of man-made global warming, with tens of millions, if not billions, of dollars hanging in the balance, how can you be so adamant that another fraud hasn't been carried out yet again?
Please note that I linked to the articles of Mr. Gunter and Mr. Goldstein for two reasons:
- They're both very well written.
- They would both make excellent guests for upcoming shows.
Posted by Robert W. at 12:25 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
If you want to skip ahead, Ed Begley Jr. comes on at 3:50. He goes on & on & on about "peer reviewed studies". But the Hadley evidence clearly shows how corrupted the peer "reviewing" is.
You'll also enjoy mellow Ed lose his temper. Such actions are the last refuge of the guilty.
Here's a great quote from a Dennis Miller Zone (DMZ) member known as 'Brer Rabbit':
"Funny how Begley makes the fallacy of appeal to authority, while pointing people to peer-reviewed studies, the same kind of research that the leaked emails show is being manipulated by the climate change gravy trainers for financial gain."
Posted by Robert W. at 11:56 PM
This is a must read!
Posted by Robert W. at 8:50 AM
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Posted by Robert W. at 8:59 PM
"Whoooosh" - That's the sound of hot air rushing out of the balloon known as Global Warming Fearmongering (aka FRAUD). The 61MB file obtained from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia is now being carefully examined by researchers around the world and some startling evidence is mounting. Here are two accounts:
Posted by Robert W. at 7:38 PM
Friday, November 20, 2009
Anna Maria Tremonti works for CBC Radio 1. As you will learn from this column by Lawrence Solomon, she appears to come from a journalism school whose motto is: All the News that's Fit for Us to Spin
Coincidentally, Bill Good spent much of his career at CBC. Perhaps the two of them drank from the same Kool Aid container more frequently than not?!
Posted by Robert W. at 9:20 PM
Thursday, November 19, 2009
There's a strange developing story coming out of Europe. If it proves to be true, it'll show how incredibly corrupt Global Warming (aka Climate Change) proponents have been, in essence making data fit their theories rather than the other way around.
I imagine that close-minded buffoons like CKNW's Bill Good will get around to examining this around 2037!
Posted by Robert W. at 5:00 PM
I write today for two reasons. The first reason is to let you know that you have lost me as a listener -- I largely stopped listening to CKNW in September (excepting Chuck Adler and Roy Green -- although their time slots are not conducive to me listening very often, or usually for very long periods of time). The second reason is to lodge a complaint, over an incident today, which exemplifies the reason for my departure from your once fine radio station.
1. Signing Off. Let me preface this by stating that I am 38 years of age, and have been actively listening to CKNW since approximately 1991, essentially during my post secondary education years (B.A. Hons., UBC, 1993). I cut my talk radio teeth on the likes of Rafe Mair, Phillip Till, and many other fine hosts, and became a loyal listener of your station. I am the kind of listener I would think a radio station would want to keep. Over the past couple of years, however, I have been listening less, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I found the flavour of the daily weekday shows to have turned into vanilla bland events, which I can specifically trace back to the sacking of Rafe Mare a few years back. I didn't always agree with Mr. Mair, but he was a fair-minded host who did not shy away from honest debate. However, currently I simply can not be engaged by either Bill Good, or Christy Clark for any length of time. I loved Adler in the afternoons, but he was inexplicably moved out of the afternoon slot after only a brief period.
The second reason for my departure ties specifically into your host, Bill Good.
2. Lack of integrity and hypocrisy. For the most part, I have found Bill Good to be a plain vanilla, inoffensive, and generally uninteresting program host. The exception to this is his coverage of the theory of man made global warming (hereafter referred to as AGW), which is biased, hypocritical and often beyond the pale. My first experience with this was perhaps two or three years ago, when a caller was talking to Mr. Good and, quite politely I might add, suggested that Bill might want to invite Tim Ball on his program to discuss the skeptics' view of AGW. Before the caller could finish his point, Mr. Good cut him off, and tersely spat out, "TIM BALL IS NOT A CLIMATE CHANGE EXPERT!" Mr. Good's vitriolic response came out of left field and was completely unwarranted by the caller's tone or suggestion.
A similar event occurred today. I would not have heard it, but for its a mention on a prominent Canadian blog. I listened to the segment on your audio vault, and was dumbfounded by the bias and hypocrisy exhibited by Mr. Good. The hypocrisy was such that he maintains a standard for AGW skeptics he is prepared to have on his show that he does not maintain for AGW believers. Mr. Good stated, and I paraphrase, that he will only consider for his show AGW skeptics who are bona fide climatologists. Yet, his guest this morning, Guy Dauncey, himself is not a climatologist, but was provided the whole hour to present his case in support of AGW theory (one wonders if the irony is lost on Mr. Good). And, while not stated, Mr. Good implied that finding such an animal (both climatologist, and AGW skeptic) was nigh impossible. Indeed, a two minute Google search yielded the name Dr. John Christy, AGW skeptic, and holder of a PhD in atmospheric sciences (of which climatology is an aspect). In fact, there are hundreds of experts in the field who do not support the current alarmist view of AGW.
As for bias, Mr. Good has the right to maintain editorial content over his program. This I do not dispute. But to completely, and deliberately exclude the other side of the debate is beyond the pale. And, accepting a few calls, limited to a minute or two at most, from AGW skeptics is not providing acceptable balance. Furthermore, Mr. Good likened skepticism of AGW with believers of a flat Earth. How insulting. Insulting people like me, who are at least as informed as Mr. Good on the subject, is simply icing on the cake. Mr. Good could take some lessons from other radio hosts, for example, Roy Green and Chuck Adler, who are AGW skeptics. Neither shuns AGW believers, who are welcomed on their show. Sure, the guests may get a rough ride, but it's always respectful, and the audience can make up their own mind. Mr. Good, on the other hand, is content to simply shut out the other side, and dismiss them as "Flat Earthers." I personally find it offensive that Mr. Good takes it upon himself to (attempt to) make up my mind for me. Contrary to the alarmist dogma, the science is not settled. Shutting down debate has only shut me down as a listener, and I would hope, most other fair minded people would respond the same way.
So, today's foray into CKNW's audio vault has re-confirmed my decision to leave CKNW, made about two months ago. This is on the heels of my tuning out of Canadian television news media (CTV, CBC, et. al.) about 18 months ago. I now tune into your competition out of Bellingham, Washington (AM 790).
A disappointed former listener,
Posted by Robert W. at 3:19 PM
The fellow who hosts the morning show weekdays on CKNW is a "journalist" by the name of Bill Good
Many callers challenged Bill Good on why he didn't balance the hour out with a guest on the other side of the debate, Good openly admitted that he and his producers have decided that "the science is in and the debate is closed". He added that in a similar way he doesn't have guests on who assert that the Earth is flat or that smoking isn't unhealthy. When Dauncey said that Christopher Monckton was a "nut", Good seemed to concur with him. When Dauncey launched ad hominen attacks on outspoken individuals who disagree with him, insisting that they are being paid by "right wing think tanks" and the "oil industry", Good didn't challenge him whatsoever.
I'm incredulous because this past year so much evidence has come out showing that the Earth's average temperature has gone down over the past 10 years and that CO2 increases are merely a fraction of what the Gore & Suzuki crowd said they would be. Yet Bill Good doesn't want to hear any of this and is quite deliberately, we learned today, keeping this information away from his many listeners.
I wish that Roy Green or Charles Adler would invite Guy Dauncey on their shows and have an honest debate with someone like Tim Ball or Christopher Monckton. Why do I suspect that the coward Dauncey will refuse such an invitation?
Furthermore, I wish that Tim Ball and Christopher Monckton and Ian Plimer would charge both Guy Dauncey and Bill Good with slander in a Canadian court. I think they'd each have a very strong case!!!
Posted by Robert W. at 1:05 PM
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This should be a must read for all Canadians!
Posted by Robert W. at 11:00 PM
Dr. Jeffrey Flier makes some interesting points.
Posted by Robert W. at 7:01 PM
Posted by Robert W. at 5:35 PM
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I would like to fact check an organization that is fact checking a writer who is fact checking a newspaper agency that is fact checking a book.
Got that? If you're not clear then please read this and this.
What's more than a little telling is that the Radical Left hack, Eric Boehlert, who works for Media Matters, an organization that purports to be non-partisan, can't even spell the "J" word correctly in the title:
I wouldn't be surprised if he went to a prestigious Jounalism [sic] School.
Posted by Robert W. at 1:44 PM
Friday, November 13, 2009
- Bad - America would have lost an additional million soldiers' lives and would have won.
- Worse - America would have lost an additional million+ soldiers' lives and not won.
Posted by Robert W. at 2:29 PM
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
"We are gripped by a kind of madness in our society in which demonstrable facts and common sense are turned upside down in the service of an ideology - that is to say a governing idea to which all facts are wrenched to fit - even if it's demonstrably absurd. And this ideology is that people who are members of ethnic minorities, who come from Third World countries, basically can do no wrong and that if we criticize them or if we hold them to account for terrible deeds that they do, we are guilty of racism - because we are The West.
In this mindset the Third World ethnic minorities, who are deemed to be oppressed, can do no wrong. Or to be more precise, if they do wrong they must not be held responsible for that wrong. While we in the white skinned capitalist dominant West must always be held responsible for everything that happens, even if we are the victims.
This is a kind of absolutely Alice Through the Looking Glass, upside down, Orwellian, Kafkaesque, mad world in which truth and lies have been turned inside out, right and wrong turned inside out, justice and injustice turned inside out."
-- Melanie Phillips on Charles Adler's show, November 11, 2009
You can listen to it here beginning at 6:00.
Here's her longer article on the same subject.
Where I do disagree with her is that I don't believe the primary battle is between Traditional Western Values and Radical Islam. Rather it's a fight against the Ideology of the Radical Left, whose primary weapon is Political Correctness.
Posted by Robert W. at 6:54 PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This allegedly true story was written by David Menzies, who is heard every Friday on Charles Adler's national radio show on the Corus Radio Network. It is written from the perspective of his female friend, Sharona. Full permission was kindly granted by Mr. Menzies to post it here.
I know, I know . . .
I said it was over as in *forever* with James when his brand new Mustang GT turned out to be a radio-controlled toy car. I know I vowed I’d only date men with a real vehicle.
But James is persistent. He kept calling me (from his mom’s house) and I ignored his calls. I think that had something to do with his 13-year-old friend, Tobey, admonishing me for calling James’s Mustang a “toy” as opposed to a remote-control vehicle.
But the last message I received from James was so compelling and made me so curious I just had to give him one last try at keeping our relationship intact.
Alas, like Charlie Brown being enlisted by Lucy to kick the football, I should’ve known better.
In any event, James left a message on my voicemail noting that he was getting into business for himself. He was tired of working for “The Man” and like his friend, Fast Freddie, he was going to re-invent himself as self-employed entrepreneur.
Fast Freddie, by the way, is a friend of James who drives a mobile catering truck. As James told me, it will mean getting up at 5 in the morning so that he can prepare his inventory and do his routes, commuting from job site to job site to serve up hot coffee and fresh pastries to hungry construction workers. James pleaded with me to help him on the first day. I knew he likely really didn’t need my help, that he just wanted to get back together with me. After all, these catering truck businesses are one-man operations.
Still, I admired his initiative. He’s going to get up at 5 a.m. instead of the crack of noon. And finally, James obviously now had a set of wheels that wasn’t a toy. In fact, I imagine a catering truck must’ve set him back quite a bit. Perhaps I was wrong about my pathetic Peter Pan? Maybe he had grown up at long last?
I phoned him back. “OK,” I said. “I’ve arranged to take the day off work. I’ll help you out on your first day.”
“Great, Sharona!”, James enthused. “And don’t be late! Us entrepreneurs like to hit the road when the rooster is singing.”
The next day I showed up at James’s house, or, more accurately, his elderly mother’s house, at precisely 5 a.m. When I rang the doorbell, I was surprised to see James mother, Agnes, at the door, in her housecoat.
“Hi, Sharona,” said Agnes. “Please come in. But please keep it down. James is still sleeping.”
I was rendered speechless. What happened to that rise of the rooster jazz?
Anyway, I followed Agnes into the kitchen. The table resembled an assembly line. Agnes was making peanut butter and marmalade sandwiches, wrapping each sandwich in cellophane. I estimate she had made about 80 sandwiches, most of which had Agnes’s thumbprints in the bread.
“Would you like to help me out, dear?” Agnes asked. “You can get started on the Liverwurst sandwiches.”
I thought I was still dreaming at this point. I’m supposed to be helping James with his catering business and here I am with Mumsie preparing a family picnic for the ages at quarter past 5 in the morning.
“Agnes,” I said after making my 10^th Liverwurst sandwich. “What’s all this food for?”
“Oh, it’s for James’s new catering business,” she said joyfully. At this point, she sneezed, saturating about 7 peanut butter and marmalade sandwiches in the process. I felt queasy.
“Oh… kay…” I said. “James will be selling these sandwiches?”
“That’s right,” said Agnes. “As soon as my teddy bear gets up.”
“But, Agnes,” I said, somewhat exasperated. “I don’t think a lot of people eat peanut butter and marmalade sandwiches.”
“James does!” she snapped back.
“And with all due respect, Agnes, I don’t think a lot of people eat Liverwurst.”
“James does!” she snapped again, and let out a hearty sneeze in the process.
Like an idiot, I continued making sandwiches. At 6:45, Sleeping Beauty finally arose, stumbling out of his room as if he barely slept.
“Hey, Sharona, what’s up?” said James, yawning. He was clad in a pair of Joe Boxer briefs and a T-shirt bearing the image of Aquaman. As he yawned, he began to – how do I put this politely – scratch his fishing tackle.
“James,” I said, somewhat irritated. “I thought you wanted to hit the road at 5.”
“Well … 5-ish…” he said. “Say, Ma, what’s for breakfast?”
“I’ll have your oatmeal on in a jiffy, son. Maple and Brown Sugar or Cookies ‘n Cream?”
“I want the one with the little dinosaurs,” said James, and this apparently made perfect sense to Agnes as she waddled off to boil the water, leaving me with the Liverwurst and Wonderbread.
“Hey, how ’bout those Leafs?” James said as he cracked open the paper.
“James!” I snapped. “Should we be doing your catering route by now.”
“An army travels on its stomach,” responded Col. Klink.
It was almost 9 a.m. when we got out of there due to James’s need for a sit-down breakfast, a long hot, shower and his “morning constitution.”
“I’ll get my wheels – meet you out front Sharona,” he said.
I was thankful for the fresh air. The scent of marmalade, Liverwurst and what James left behind in the bathroom was making me gag.
When James emerged from the garage, he was not behind the wheel of a catering truck. Instead, he was rolling out his bicycle. He had attached a wagon to the back and a carrier over the rear wheel. The carrier had a Bunn-O-Matic coffee maker, which appeared to be powered by a generator in the wagon. The coffee urn was held in place by duct tape and bungee cord. A sign read: “Catering by James in a Jiffy”
“Isn’t this great, Sharona?” said James beaming.
“James – your … your truck is a … bicycle?”
“Not just any bicycle, a Mongoose,” said James.
I began to feel like a cobra.
Next out of the house was Agnes with two humungous backpacks. The sandwiches were packed – as in jam-packed – inside. I looked in my backpack and saw squished Liverwurst sandwiches co-mingled with peanut butter and marmalade sandwiches. For the second time in one morning, I almost puked.
“Hop on, Sharona,” said James pointing to his handlebars.
I knew it was useless to ask, but I asked anyway: “James, for the love of God, please tell me you are kidding?”
“No, c’mon Sharona – we can do this.”
I explained to James that since I was older than 7 my days of riding on a bike’s handlebars were over. I told him I would get into my Honda Civic and meet up with him at the first job site.
James agreed, gave me an address, and peddled off with his food and coffee. Actually, just the food. When he went off the curb and onto the road, the coffee urn fell off, smashing into a million pieces. James looked over his shoulder, shrugged and kept peddling. Agnes waddled back into the house to get a broom.
I got into my car and drove in the precise opposite direction of James, having no intention of meeting him at a construction site or anywhere else – ever again. About 40 minutes later, I received a phone call. Since it was from James, I let it go to voicemail. When I retrieved the message, it was a plea for help. He suffered a flat tire at his first stop. He found out the hard way that a construction site doesn’t exactly resemble a velodrome. He desperately needed a ride home because he was:
A. Lacking in funds for a cab; and
B. Nobody was buying those co-mingled peanut butter and marmalade and Liverwurst sandwiches (gently seasoned with Ma’s good ol mucous.)
I never returned the call. After all, I had done my part: I had already put in four hours of labour. Without compensation.
Today, I can never look at peanut butter, marmalade or Liverwurst without getting the feeling to throw-up. Ad for Jimbo, for all I know, he’s still at some construction site trying to bum enough money to get home to Mama.
Posted by Robert W. at 4:34 PM
Sunday, November 08, 2009
In Washington, D.C. an old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation's capital. He motioned for his nurse to come near.
"Yes, Father?" said the nurse.
"I would really like to see President Obama and Speaker Pelosi before I die", whispered the priest.
"I'll see what I can do, Father", replied the nurse.
The nurse sent the request to The President and Congress and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived; President Obama and Nancy Pelosi would be delighted to visit the priest.
As they went to the hospital, Obama commented to Pelosi, "I don't know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images and might even get me re-elected. After all, I'm IN IT TO WIN."
Pelosi agreed that it was a good thing.
When they arrived at the priest's room, the priest took Obama's hand in his right hand and Pelosi's hand in his left hand. There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest's face.
Finally President Obama spoke. "Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?"
The old priest slowly replied, "I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
"Amen", said Obama.
"Amen", said Pelosi.
The old priest continued, "Jesus died between two lying thieves; I would like to do the same."
Posted by Robert W. at 11:26 AM
Friday, November 06, 2009
Nov 5, 2009: A crazed Muslim man hands out Korans in the morning and then later in the day kills 13 people and injures many more. In the aftermath, many in the MSM are finding excuses for him and some are treating him like an abused victim.
Future Date: A crazed Christian man hands out Bibles in the morning and then later in the day kills and injures people.
How do you think the MSM would handle this story?
Posted by Robert W. at 2:29 PM
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
"There's been a feeling in Washington that you could wrap yourself in the Obama cloak and be okay - you could cast votes that your constituents didn't like and you'd still be alright. The Virginia experience [Nov 3rd governor's vote] shows that that's not only not so but is not even remotely so. I think that's going to send a chilling message to the Democrats." - Dick Morris on the Dennis Prager Show, Nov 4, 2009
Posted by Robert W. at 8:22 PM
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
Here's an interesting article that makes a direct comparison between what occurred in Canada in 1993 and what may be occurring in America now. Well worth a read, especially for American conservatives who are not familiar with what happened on Canada's political right.
Here's a related article, focused solely on the NY-23 race that is causing such an uproar in Republican circles.
Posted by Robert W. at 9:13 AM
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Here's an interesting juxtaposition:
In October 1999 Boeing Corporation warned the powers at be in Washington State that if they didn't improve the business climate then they would start moving future expansions out of the state.
The government there did not pay any attention.
Now 10 years later, in October 2009, Boeing is expanding . . . in South Carolina.
Posted by Robert W. at 9:08 PM