Hat tip: Nina and UrbanCure.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Thus, rows and rows of snow globes sit at the surplus store, which gets its inventory not only from state surplus but also from items that were left behind or confiscated — "We say willfully surrendered," said cashier Roberta Siller — at airport security checkpoints in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, Waco, El Paso and other small airports.In the five years this store has been open, its plane-related inventory has soared because of heightened security, according to director James Barrington. The airport stuff takes up most of one small room at the store. In 2010, the state's general fund was enriched $300,000 by the storefront's sales."willfully surrendured"? That is a creative euphenism.
PREVIOUSLY on the Transportation Security Agency:
•Obama's TSA proposes expanding searches to trains and buses
•New slogan for the TSA
•Napolitano and the Christmas bomber
•Arab Technology meets German Engineering (humor)
Hat tip: Public CEO.
The average retiree who worked at least 30 years in city government earns an annual pension of $76,981.
The average pension for a retiree from the Fire Department is $108,552. From the Police Department? $95,016. ....[C]ity retirees are doing pretty well compared with working San Franciscans. Census data show the median family income in the city is $86,546. Per capita income is $44,373.
Public Defender Jeff Adachi is gathering signatures to place a measure on the November ballot that would require city workers to pay far more of their salaries toward pensions. Currently, most pay 7.5 percent of their paychecks, but some highly paid employees would pay double that in bad economic years under Adachi's plan.
"I think it's interesting that the average pension paid to a city employee is higher than the average earnings of most San Franciscans," he said.
•California: a failed state
•High-speed rail update
•California Supreme Court rules: Illegals get in-state tuition
•California 2nd worst state for business climate
•Your CA tax dollars at work — at strip clubs
•2 more examples of politicized science: Gulf oiil spill and California's air regulations
•California pension funds face huge losses, money spent on luxury trips and gifts
San Francisco rally for Nancy Pelosi's opponent John Dennis (photos)
•CA Pot growers oppose pot legalization in CA
•Minutemen vs. May Day protesters in San Francisco (photos)
•In Oakland, CA, civilization is collapsing
•California global warming rules backfire
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Let us hope that environmentalists never calculate the "emissions avoidance benefit" of shooting humans.
One camel is estimated to emit about a tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent a year, measured as 45kg of methane, and they each eat about a tonne of vegetation.
Each camel's death is estimated to yield an "emissions avoidance benefit" of about 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.
PREVIOUSLY on global warming:
•Democrat: Global Warming will destroy Washington DC by the year 2000
•Earth Day: environmentalism and the test of science
•The collapse of the UN IPCC's credibility
•Yet another UN IPCC Glacier-gate scandal
•UN IPCC claims of melting Himalayan glaciers exposed as fraud
•Environmentalists at war with environmentalists over green energy
•EPA's new global warming rules, illustrated
•California global warming rules backfire
• France's carbon tax ruled unconstitutional
•UN IPCC responds to Climategate with wild accusations
•Surprise: EU's carbon trading riddled with fraud
•Global warming and the test of science, III
•Global warming and the test of science, II
•Global warming and the test of science, I
•141 scientists wrote letter to UN challenging global warming hysteria.
•Ma'am Sen. Boxer for and against climate whistleblowers.
•BBC propaganda on global warming
•Climate alarmist Phil Jones to step down pending review
•Why Penn State's investigation of its global warmist will go nowhere
•Former boss calls James Hansen call an embarrassment to NASA
•NASA's global warming scientists caught hyping false data
•The resemblance of global warming true-believers to Islamists
•James Hansen "muzzled" by Bush White House?
Monday, June 06, 2011
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Ms. Abramson, 57, said that as a born-and-raised New Yorker, she considered being named editor of The Times to be like "ascending to Valhalla."That seems like an unlikely article of faith, but it is one shared by many liberals.
"In my house growing up, The Times substituted for religion,” she said. “If The Times said it, it was the absolute truth." [Emph. added]
UPDATE: Jay Nordlinger (hat tip: Instapundit) points out that the New York Times has now re-written the article removing most of the above quote. What is one to think when "the absolute truth" changes?
PREVIOUSLY on liberals getting religion:
•Pew study: Democrats believe in ghosts
•Obama declares he is on a mission from God
•Keith Olberman professes belief in God!
•Democrats declare that God directs the weather
•Obama campaign becomes a "transcendent" "religious" movement
•Atheism is a belief shared by Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao, and Democrats
•Obama supporters tell of spiritual conversion