But John Boehner can go pound salt.
2. From the Associated Press: "Linking global warming to public health, disease and extreme weather, the Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, despite protests from industry and from Republicans that it would mean a dim future for coal."
We used to call linking man's activities to the weather superstition.
3. From the Hill: "The House on Friday passed legislation that defunds ObamaCare but would keep the government running through mid-December."
The Scorekeeper likes this, but wouldn't it be cheaper to keep Obamacare and de-fund government?
4. From Sarah Palin on Twitter, via Twitchy: "Thanks to my Aunt Billie in Texas for sending me her friend's clever caption."
5. From the London Daily Mail: "Scientists working on the most authoritative study on climate change were urged to cover up the fact that the world’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years, it is claimed.
"A leaked copy of a United Nations report, compiled by hundreds of scientists, shows politicians in Belgium, Germany, Hungary and the United States raised concerns about the final draft.
"Published next week, it is expected to address the fact that 1998 was the hottest year on record and world temperatures have not yet exceeded it, which scientists have so far struggled to explain.
"The report is the result of six years’ work by UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is seen as the world authority on the extent of climate change and what is causing it – on which governments including Britain’s base their green policies."
Enter science, exit liberalism.
6. From the Chicago Tribune: "Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old boy who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said."
What do Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, Aurora, Newtown, Navy Yard and now a park in Chicago share in common?
They were all in gun-free zones.
We need gun-free zones control.
7. From Bloomberg: "The U.S. government contractor that vetted Edward Snowden, who leaked information about national surveillance programs, said it also performed a background check on the Washington Navy Yard shooter."
Why is the government contracting this out?
We spend $3.5 trillion a year on the most bloated government in the history of mankind and personnel are too lazy to do background checks?
This basic form of security is beneath the dignity of the FBI, the Secret Service and the military police?
The government is too busy sending SWAT teams to gold mines in Alaska to do its job.
8. Tweet of the day:
Reason number 3,478 @CrossfireCNN may want to rethink Stephanie Cutter as a host... @ali pic.twitter.com/Pz8FlOVfz3Nice to see a feminist live up to those sexist stereotypes.
— Bryan Jacoutot (@BryanJacoutot) September 19, 2013
9. From the National Review: “New documents are raising questions about when senior Treasury Department officials, including deputy treasury secretary Neal Wolin and even former treasury secretary Timothy Geithner, learned about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea-party groups. They suggest top brass at the Treasury Department may have been aware of the scandal in spring of 2012, a year before it became public.”
What did they know and when did they know it only applied to Dick Nixon.
10. From the Wall Street Journal: "The income of the typical D.C. household rose 23.3% between 2000 and 2012 to an inflation-adjusted $66,583, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, its most comprehensive snapshot of America’s demographic, social and economic trends. During this period, median household incomes for the nation as a whole dropped 6.6% — from $55,030 to $51,371. The state of Mississippi, which had one of the biggest declines, dropped 15% to $37,095: Nearly one in three people there have an income that is near the poverty line."
The 0.16 percent.
Two Americas: Our regal overlords and the rest of us.
They get the $16 muffins, we get the crumbs.
11. From Breitbart: "Obamacare is before the U.S. Supreme Court again. On Thursday, Alliance Defending Freedom lawyers filed the first viable petition for Supreme Court review involving Kathleen Sebelius’ HHS Mandate, which requires employers to provide abortion-related insurance coverage, even if those employers have a religious objection to abortion."
My body, my choice, your bill.
12. From the Washington Post: "Carolyn Hax: It’s your life, so you’re responsible for it."
Occasionally someone gets away with telling the truth unscathed.
13. From the New York Post: "Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio offered no real solution Thursday when confronted with statistics revealing an alarming rise in gun violence that followed a federal judge’s ruling against the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program."
If only we took guns away from people in West Virginia, New York City would be safer.
14. From the New York Daily News: “Ex-NFL star may be sued by parents over posting names of teens who allegedly trashed his upstate NY home."
Parents used to punish their kids.
Now they sue the victims of their evil spawn.
And we wonder why our prisons are full.
15. From Breitbart: "Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) wrote a letter to FBI director James Comey regarding the just-released Department of Justice Office of Inspector General report relating to the bureau's relationship with the Council on American Islamic Relations.
"Since 2008, the FBI had a policy to not engage in non-investigative relations with CAIR as a result of the organization being named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the government's Holy Land Foundation trial case. However, incidents were reported and confirmed by the OIG that field offices have been violating the policy since 2009.
"In his letter to Director Comey, Wolf writes he is concerned that only five instances of reported violations were investigated."
The federal government is too busy harassing the Tea Party to go after terrorist front groups.
16. From WTOP: "Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis may have been taking a prescription drug with a potentially dangerous side effect, according to one lawmaker."
Warning: This dug may cause drowsiness, insomnia, constipation, diarrhea and shooting people up for no reason at all.
Drugs don't kill people.
17. From the Times of India: "Predictions that 2013 would see an upsurge in solar activity and geomagnetic storms disrupting power grids and communications systems have proved to be a false alarm. Instead, the current peak in the solar cycle is the weakest for a century."
You might as well trust rolling the 20-sided dice in Dungeons and Dragons.
As the Scorekeeper learned in FORTRAN class about computers: Garbage in, garbage out.
18. From the New York Times: "Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown obsessed with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite recriminations from critics."
When the Scorekeeper was young, is the Pope Catholic meant the answer to a previous question was yes.
Pope John Paul II of Poland changed that.
Now Pope Francis is changing the meaning of is the Pope Catholic?
He's inventing Lutheranism.
19. From the Blaze: "Germany’s top economic advisers and business leaders are saying it’s time to stop pouring money into clean energy production.
"Their reason: It’s too expensive and there’s little return on investment."
Evidently German pols are not bought off by billionaires like George "Solyndra" Kaiser.
20. From the Washington Examiner: "An environmental group aiding Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s Virginia gubernatorial bid is airing an ad critical of Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli. But in one of the race’s bigger ‘egg on the face’ moments, the commercial shows an FBI raid into a business owned by one of McAuliffe’s friends."
Northern Spotted Owl eggs, or just the ordinary scrambled bald eagles?
21. From Campus Reform: "Administrators at the University of Kansas have suspended the journalism professor who suggested on Monday he would like to see the murder of the children of National Rifle Association members."
Journalism professor, eh?
Gee, wonder why the NRA gets such bad publicity.
Final score: EVIL 13, GOOD 8.