The Trump administration is seeking to slash the budget of one of the government’s premier climate science agencies by 17 percent, delivering steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs, according to a four-page budget memo obtained by The Washington Post.
The proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would also eliminate funding for a variety of smaller programs, including external research, coastal management, estuary reserves and “coastal resilience,” which seeks to bolster the ability of coastal areas to withstand major storms and rising seas.
The OMB outline for the Commerce Department for fiscal 2018 proposed sharp reductions in specific areas within NOAA such as spending on education, grants and research. NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research would lose $126 million, or 26 percent, of the funds it has under the current budget. Its satellite data division would lose $513 million, or 22 percent, of its current funding under the proposal.
The proposed cuts won’t just affect climate change research but also weather forecasting. From hurricane tracking to local forecasts. Let’s hope one of them is a poorly forecast hurricane taking out Mar-a-Lago.
Just when you think that Jimmy LaSalvia and his bunch of Auntie Toms at GOProud really couldn’t sink any lower, GOProud will be hosting America’s own version of Tokyo Rose, Breitbart editor Dana Loesch at their Homocon 2012 party to be held at the “Honeypot Nightclub” (oh the irony) during the Republican Convention.
Last week Loesch, a journalism dropout from Webster University screamed at a radio show caller that if somebody supports marriage equality they obviously “hate Christ”. In addition Loesh has said that the “Government has no place in marital affairs and Christians themselves should have protested the moment that government observance morphed into interference.”
But Loesch isn’t just a homophobic. She’s an all around a despicable human being period.
This is Loesh’s take on the scandal involving U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Afghanis:
Can someone explain to me if there’s supposed to be a scandal that someone pees on the corpse of a Taliban fighter? Someone who was — as part of an organization murdered over 3,000 Americans? I’d drop trou and do it, too. That’s me, though. I want a million cool points for these guys. Is that harsh to say? Come on, people. This is a war.
A real all american girl, isn’t she?
GOProud is starting to seem less like a GOP political advocacy group and more like an S&M club.
Oh and by the way. I hear Chick-fil-A is catering the event.
Thousands of “Christians” (at 12 dollars a ticket) will gather at the Los Angeles amphitheater on Thursday to “cry, pray and fast” for immoral Hollywood and the influence that the industry has on the country and the world.
“The whole heart of the day is to pray … to fast … to worship, and to believe God [will] move in the heart of entertainment media in a way that will impact the whole nation and the world. We all know how much of an influence entertainment media has on America, on the nations of the earth, and on the generation at large. So we’re going there to pray … that God will move in a powerful way.”
“Who is really disciplining your generation? Who’s really disciplining the nation by mass? And we had to kind of say back as we prayed through that question, Well, it really is the media!.”
Well now here’s a comical twist in history…this time Christians will be the spectators at an amphitheater.
“While American forces bomb away at Libya, the Obama administration is launching another global offensive: Operation International Tolerance. As he looks on from South America, the President put troops on the ground today for a meeting of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, where his diplomats plan to strong-arm other countries into embracing homosexuality. In a major U-turn from the Bush years, the Obama administration is actually initiating an ‘anti-discrimination’ resolution to force acceptance of the world’s gays and lesbians. As recently as 2008, the United States refused to sign a similar declaration because President Bush thought it conflicted with the states’ rights to pass things like marriage amendments.
Obviously, FRC believes that homosexuals and transgenders shouldn’t be subjected to violence. But this resolution goes well beyond that to endorsing a behavior that dozens of member nations oppose. No binding document of international law has ever recognized a universal ‘human right’ to engage in sex with a person of the same gender. And although even the U.N. admits that ‘resolutions’ like this one ‘aren’t legally binding,’ they do help to create a legal norm. We’ve seen this similar approach with respect to abortion, where countries like the U.S. have tried to insinuate a ‘right’ under international law where there is none. Our global neighbors have the freedom to believe that homosexuality is wrong–just as they have the freedom to legislate against any behavior they think is harmful to society. That freedom–and their very sovereignty–would be threatened by this effort.” – Tony Perkins and the officially recognized Hate Group and GOP Lobbyist Organization. Family Research Council
It must make them feel all warm ‘n’ fuzzy inside knowing that they are on the same side as Uganda, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Algeria, and Pakistan. The same countries that would behead them in an instant for being infedels
“After swearing on a Bible to uphold the law and defend our Constitution, he’s made a shocking move: he unilaterally decided to no longer defend our country’s Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which is the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. DOMA was passed by an overwhelming bipartisan majority and signed into law by President Clinton. But that didn’t seem to matter to Obama. Instead of doing his job to uphold our law, he’s dumping it behind our backs.”
It is UNconstitutional to vote on the civil rights of other Americans. It’s UNconstitutional to pass laws which treat Americans unequally. It’s UNconstitutional for the majority to tyrannize a minority. It’s UNconstitutional to use Big Government to impose one’s “religious beliefs” on everyone else.
H and also. NO WHERE in the Presidential oath does it state to uphold the laws.
The Presidential Oath:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
The CONSTITUTION you NOMrons. NOT uphold aaws and NOT the insane laws of our Congress you lying bastards.
Andrew Klavan who describes himself as a “conservative jounalist” and who I describe as no better than a middle aged, tea bagging, jewish male Tokyo Rose. Has made a cutesy little propaganda video for his fellow GOPer’d and teajhadist called: Behold! Your Public Sector Unions at Work.
So take a minute and watch this sophomoric, oversimplified, full of shit cute little propaganda cartoon which is perfect for moron teabagger consumption. And think to yourself why he never mentions that the public sector worker pays TAXES too and the fact that Klavan never mentions that he himself is a member of The Writers Guild Of America and used to describe himself as a liberal. I guess times got hard and he just rolled with the flow.
We haven’t haerd from Liberty Council “Fat” Matt Barber associate dean at Liberty University School of Law and spokesdopuiche for The Liberty Council, so lets check in with “Fat Matt” and see what he had to ay recently about Lady Gaga and DADT.
“Madame Gen. Gaga summed up the trio’s battle plan rather succinctly at a recent homosexualist rally for repeal: ‘Our new law is called ‘If you don’t like it, go home!” she observed. Those 12 words are perhaps the most perceptive ever to grace the dirty diva’s foul-mouthed lips.
“In fact, according to a 2008 Military Times poll, Gaga’s got it right. When asked the question ‘If the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy is overturned and gays are allowed to serve openly, how would you respond?’ almost 10 percent of active-duty personnel replied: ‘I would not re-enlist or extend my service.’ Another 14 percent warned: ‘I would consider not re-enlisting or extending my service.’
“Of course, the potential exodus of up to 24 percent of current military personnel from our all-volunteer services would be devastating to national security. But when those holding the reins of government function from an egalitarian, globalist, Euro-socialist worldview, we shouldn’t be surprised that national security takes a backseat to political correctness.”
PSSST…Matt….The “homosexualists” are already in the military and have been “homosexualizing” in it since Alexander The Great,
From The Protect Marriage Press Release: (And yes, as always they beg for MORE MONEY!)
“Great news! The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just now granted our request to suspend Judge Walker’s ruling against Proposition 8! This legal victory upholds the votes of 7 million Californians while the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case is heard on appeal. If the Ninth Circuit had not granted our motion, then Judge Walker’s decision would have gone into effect on Wednesday, changing the definition of marriage in California despite the vote of the people less than two years ago. As we pointed out in our motion, Judge Walker’s decision totally ignores virtually all legal precedents, the well-recognized public interest served by fostering traditional marriage, and even common sense itself.
In addition to stopping Judge Walker from imposing same-sex marriage on California, the Court of Appeal also ordered that this case will be expedited. That means our opening legal briefs are due in just 30 days! So please help support our legal team and all their important work. With the Attorney General and Governor refusing to defend the people’s vote for Prop 8, the entire burden of defending Prop 8 falls up our legal defense team. We receive no government funding. We rely exclusively on the generous financial support of concerned citizens like you. Please make a special donation right now to help us keep up with the legal costs of defending Prop 8! Thank you for your prayers and support”
Remember your Bible Christomaniacs!
“Pride cometh before a fall” So keep on gloating there you assholes.
The Awl’s Abe Sauer talked to HRC spokesman Michael Cole, “It’s important to understand that the CEI is a measure of the workplace practices of a company toward its own LGBT employees. We don’t believe that rating companies based upon their political contributions is an accurate reflection of their commitment to LGBT equality in the workplace.” Moreover, “Unless the contribution is to a ballot initiative that is anti-LGBT (such as California’s Prop. 8 in 2008), political contributions are not factored into a company’s score.”
So basically HRC is sayiong that if a company’s money goes to into a PAC, which can choose to spend its cash however it pleases, then the company doesn’t see its CEI score fiddled with. Only if the company directly moves money into an anti-gay ballot measure will HRC knock it down a few points, as 15 points of the CEI score is derived from “Responsible Citizenship,” defined as, “Employer exhibits responsible behavior toward the LGBT community; does not engage in action that would undermine LGBT equality. Employers found engaging in activities that would undermine LGBT equality will have 15 points removed from their scores.”
So donating to a PAC who gives money to and backs a candidate who believes in marriage discrimination is fine with HRC and it’s Corporate Index. Just another shining example of just how USELESS HRC and Gay Inc. REALLY IS!
So HOW IS the Human Rights Campaign handeling this?……..
THEY’VE WRITTEN A LETTER!
Yes a letter that will be published in in the Minnesota Star-Tribune (Because GOD FORBID they actually part with some money and also place it n the NYT or other major newspapers to put some pressure on Target/Best Buy) asking Target and Best Buy to “make it right” with equivalent donations “to groups that support candidates who will put all Minnesota families first and fulfill the promises of our highest ideals.”