Believers In Global Warming See What They Want to Believe

Since I recently posted about government food and nutrition “science,” perhaps I should revisit bad science in another area. We are having unseasonably warm weather right now. Here is a recent Associated Press video: For at least one of the people interviewed, the weather is obviously the result of “global warming.” He complains of those who resist the belief. To Associated Press’s credit, the description of the video acknowledged the real scientific consensus: A weather pattern partly Read more […]

Not a Shock: Administration Inflates Obamacare Numbers

HHS Secretary assures us the “mistake” reporting Obamacare numbers is “unacceptable.” The Daily Signal reports, “Obamacare Officials Exaggerate Enrollment Total by Counting Dental Plans.” The Obama administration admitted today that it mistakenly inflated the number of health insurance enrollments under  the Affordable Care Act by adding in those who selected dental plans to raise the total above 7 million — the White House’s original goal. “This mistake is unacceptable,” Read more […]

Why Do We Have a High Infant Mortality Rate?

You should be neither excited nor depressed that the U.S. has a high infant mortality rate. There are lies, damn lies, and statistics. For a developed country, the United States have a high (yea, verily, very high) infant mortality rate. And according to this article at The Atlantic, a major reason for that is that the United States reports all live preemie births as live births. Apparently many other countries do not record the births of babies born twenty-four or twenty-three weeks Read more […]

Census staffer: Quality of Data = None

John Crudele of the New York Post reports, “Denver Census staffer brings data falsification to light.” A field supervisor in the Census Bureau’s Denver region has informed her organization’s higher-ups, the head of the Commerce Department and congressional investigators that she believes economic data collected by her office is being falsified. And this whistleblower — who asked that I not identify her — said her bosses in Denver ignored her warnings even after she provided details Read more […]

Regime Unemployment Number Is Meaningless

You’re going to hear a lot of cheerleading this weekend about the unemployment number dropping to the lowest since 2008. Sorry to be a wet-blanket (for your information, my daughter tells me people read my writing to get depressed), but it all comes down to how the number is (mis-)calculated today. Yeah, we have a low “unemployment” figure, but add in all of the people who are actually unemployed, and it would be an entirely different story. Huh? [See also, “5 Million Missing from the Read more […]

Why The Left Replaces Facts With Arguments: A Popular Strategy For Attacking Our 2nd Amendment Rights

Debating guns in our society is one of the hottest topics in any media outlet.  There is a notable pattern I’ve noticed, one that’s all too common.  Those who oppose guns can’t dispute the facts, so they use scare tactics and a list of ‘what-ifs’ to make their scary points.  Most of the time it works on uneducated citizens, including the younger college students who are easily influenced by emotional content.  Once we can remove the argument and look at only the facts, there are some surprising Read more […]

Michelle Obama’s “Success” In Reducing Childhood Obesity Never Happened

If you were reading me in January, you might remember how shocked I was by a claim (one of many false claims) that President Barack Obama made in his state of the union speech. I wrote, “If The President Can Credit Michelle Obama With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything.” I know there were much more dangerous and important things said in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, but one relatively minor claim completely surprised and shocked me. […] As Read more […]

Bloomberg: Guns Will Murder “Another 12,000 People” This Year

Mayor Bloomberg and the gun-grabbing lobby are still bitter with Harry Reid for removing the assault weapons ban from Feinstein’s gun control package. Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg, who is also the co-chairman of Mayors Against Illegal Guns met with Vice President Joe Biden at a press conference at New York City Hall to urge Biden to continue fighting for more gun control. Bloomberg was backed by many of the families of Sandy Hook victims. Bloomberg said that if Congress didn’t pass real gun Read more […]

Unemployment Rate: Obama Will Go Down As Next FDR, Unfortunately

After more than 4 years, President Obama’s promise to lower the unemployment rate finally came through. It’s curious that he decided to raise unemployment before lowering it, but there it is. Unemployment is now at 7.7 percent. When Obama took office in 2009, the official (U-3) unemployment rate was 7.8 percent. At the same time, the U-6 unemployment rate–which includes those who are no longer looking for work and who, because of the job market, do not have as much work as they’d like–was 14.2 Read more […]

Record High 89.3 Million People “Not In The Labor Force”

The unemployment rate may have fallen from 7.9% in February to 7.7% in January, but the number of people not in the labor force has set a record all-time high. The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines those not in the labor force as those who are unemployed and no longer looking for work, including those who retired on schedule or retired early. CNS News reported the numbers:  “The number of Americans designated as ‘not in the labor force’ in February was 89,304,000, a record high, up from Read more […]

California Crime Drops As Gun Sales Surge

Los Angeles officials recently lauded their gun buyback program on Wednesday that bribed gun owners with a Ralph’s gift card worth either $100 or $200, depending on the type of gun they turned in. On Wednesday, the LAPD collected 2,037 guns including handguns, rifles, “assault” weapons and one rocket launcher. In total, these buybacks have pulled in about 10,000 California guns since the program began in 2009. While officials are celebrating these programs and saying that these events will Read more […]