Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Senator Inhofe seeks to recall Gore to testify over Climategate

Washington, DC—Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has put forth he would like to recall former Vice President Al Gore to testify before the Environmental and Public Works Committee in light of recent discoveries that climate scientists have been manipulating and suppressing data.

In an interview with the BBC, climate scientist and former head of the East Anglia’s University Climate Research Unit in the UK, Phil Jones, stated that he cannot produce original data to verify his conclusions and that skeptics may be correct that the period known as the Medieval Warm Period might have seen temperatures higher than today and went on to say that there has been no statistical warming in the last fifteen years...(continue to Helium News)

The IPCC has now admitted they used unscientific data in their report, relying on information comprised by activist groups. In one report, the IPCC asserts the Himalayas would melt by 2035. The predication came not from scientific data, but from literature distributed by the World Wildlife Fund.

Senator Inhofe released the following statement in regard to his call for a criminal investigation, “Minority Staff of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works believe the scientists involved may have violated fundamental ethical principles governing taxpayer-funded research and, in some cases, federal laws. In addition to these findings, we believe the emails and accompanying documents seriously compromise the IPCC -backed ‘consensus’ and its central conclusion that anthropogenic emissions are inexorably leading to environmental catastrophes.”

Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick

Thursday, February 18, 2010

An unpopular president, a polarized public

Washington, DC—As President Obama finds himself on the wrong side of Super Bowl 44 predictions, picking the Indianapolis Colts in a pre-game interview, the administration is getting much worse news.

In the most recent polling, President Obama finds his job approval rating at 47 percent, according to Real Clear Politics average. In four polls conducted by Marist, Rasmussen, Gallup, and FOX News, only one shows the president with a favorable rating. That poll, conducted by Gallup, surveyed 1547 adults, and also shows the widest gap between approving and disapproving respondents. Pollsters and political advisers widely disregard polls comprised of adults, and greatly favor “likely voters” over both adults and “registered voters” as LVs are the truest measure of public sentiment. 
Mr. Obama has the dubious distinction of being the most polarizing and least approved president in American history since polling has been conducted. With unemployment figures to likely be revised up from 9.7 percent, the president's job approval rating will dip yet again.

Both liberal and conservative political pundits have pointed to focusing on health care reform legislation rather than jobs and the economy-at-large as the main reason for the president's low approval rating. Voters validated that assumption in three recent races, electing Republican candidates who opposed health care reform to governorships in New Jersey and Virginia and a senate seat in Massachusetts.

Rasmussen Reports, the only polling firm that conducts daily polls and was closest to predicting Mr. Obama’s 2008 victory over Republican Arizona Senator John McCain, shows 54 percent of likely voters disapprove of the president's job performance while 46 percent approve.

Congressional job approval remains low for the Democrat majority with a RCP average of 70.2 percent of Americans disapproving. Majority Leader Harry Reid also finds himself trailing in his bid for reelection.

-- Owen E. Richason IV
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick

Monday, February 8, 2010

Unemployment drops, spending hits all time high

Washington, DC—Bloomberg News is reporting that the national unemployment rate (U-3) fell from 10 percent down to 9.7 percent and while the U-6 rate (the measure of those unemployed, underemployed, or have stopped looking for work) fell from 17.3 percent to 16.5 percent according to the latest figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics...continue

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Blame Bush Strategy

Tomorrow afternoon, at Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney Phil will look for his shadow, forecasting how much longer winter will last; perhaps the famed groundhog can also predict how much longer the 44th President of the United States will go on blaming the 43rd President of the United States...continue