June 27, 2015

Press Ignores Sheldon Whitehouse’s Call For DOJ to Sue ‘Vast’ Global Warming ‘Denial Apparatus”

While the press looks to twist even the most innocuous statements made by Republicans and conservatives into something scandalous or outrageous (e.g., Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women“), they routinely ignore intemperate remarks by leftist politicians and activists. If known, they would likely damage the credibility and public perception of those making such statements. Of course, the left-dominated media can’t abide by that. So they censor it.

One recent example involves Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Despite the unexplained and unexpected 18-year pause in global warming, the senator is convinced that the world as we know it will end without draconian measures to reduce carbon pollution and keep the earth from turning into a ball of fire. One of the strategies on his wish list is suing climate skeptics into poverty and silence.

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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (062715)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

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Positivity: Fellow Cincinnati police officers say fallen policeman Sonny Kim inspired them

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Cincinnati:

4:45 PM, Jun 23, 2015

Tributes to Officer Sonny Kim continue to grow at Cincinnati Police District 2 in Hyde Park.

Officers like Charles Zopfi continue their duties, but with a heavy heart for the man he knew for many years — a man that everybody seemed to like.

“I know it’s been said numerous times that he was the best of us,” Zopfi said. “Sonny really was. That’s a testament to who he was. Sonny was truly one of those people that was the best in all of us, and if the rest of us can be half the person he was, I think we’d all be in a better place.

Kim, 48, a husband and father of three boys, was shot to death while responding to a call of a gunman acting erratically Friday morning.

Police said Kim’s shooter, 21-year-old Trepierre Hummons, called 911 at 9:03 a.m. to report a black man in his early 20s “walking around, getting belligerent with a gun” at the corner of Whetsel Avenue and Roe Street in Madisonville. They said he called again a few minutes later.

Kim was the first officer on the scene at 9:19 a.m. Hummons opened fire on him moments later, Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said. Both men died in the encounter.

As Officer Michael Winstead worked a detail Tuesday in Madisonville, his badge was draped in black tape for Kim, whom he knew 15 years.

“He was a good spirit, and we kind of bonded very quick being spiritual men, and we just had a good time together,” Winstead said. “As our relationship grew, our bond grew.”

There’s something about Kim that will stick with Winstead forever.

“We spoke spiritually a lot, and it causes you to grow to help others, and that’s what Sonny did — he gave you inspiration and he inspired you,” Winstead said.

Capt. Jeff Butler said he has no doubt Kim took the express lane through the pearly gates. …

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