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By Casey Plunkett, November 8, 2019

Academics and scientists are yet again issuing “consensus” statements on climate change. In 2017, we were warned by 16,000 scientists across 184 countries that “human beings and the natural world are on a collision course.” This past week, BioScience, an academic, peer-reviewed journal from Oxford University Press found 11,224 scientists, from 153 countries, who signed off on the latest climate change drivel. Citing a “moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is’,” they’ve published the paper “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency.” In dystopian tone, they’ve issued a demand for earth’s population to “be stabilized -- and, ideally, gradually reduced -- within a framework that ensures social integrity.”

With the disclaimer that I’m just a layman who resides in “flyover country”, who are these “11,000 Scientists,” and do they even have credibility to weigh in on this matter? Scientists, with few exceptions, are subject matter experts in specific fields -- their expertise isn’t inherently relevant and extensible across varying fields of science. For example, a physicist won’t teach a graduate-level course in Biology; a podiatrist won’t perform open heart surgery and a botanist has minimal insight on quantum computing. How many of these 11,000 scientists possess germane degrees in meteorology, climatology or atmospheric science? Lo and behold, BioScience actually published a list of these scientific signatories in the attached link -- so I looked.

In keyword searches across 324 pages of signing signatories, spanning 11,224 scientists, I found 240 (2%) individuals with professions that can be construed as bona fide meteorologists, climatologists, or atmospheric scientists. As a frame of reference, the Department of Labor reports there are 10,000 atmospheric scientists in the U.S. Conversely, this list contains plenty of “experts” who have zero credibility on the topic of climate change, coming from fields such as: infectious diseases, paleontology, ecology, zoology, epidemiology and nutrition, insect ecology, anthropology, computer science, OB-GYN and linguistics. Bluntly, and no offense intended, I could care less what a French professor or a zookeeper thinks about climate change -- let alone allow them to tell me how to live my life.

This begs the question, “Why did so few metrorologists, climatologists, and atmospheric scientists sign off on this latest paper?” Perhaps they know this is faux science? The climate is a complex dynamic that science don’t fully understand, let alone predict. Nonetheless, radical, Statist elements of society continue to advocate economy-destroying actions -- taking lemmings over the cliff with them.

At family gatherings in the upcoming holiday season, when annoying in-laws cite “scientific consensus” on man’s effects on climate change, expose their ignorance and the irrelevance of these doomsday papers with an analogy. Advise them to seek out the consensus opinion of a group of chemists, linguists, and data scientists if they believe they tore a rotator cuff or have concerns with an asymmetrical mole they’ve discovered.

Reprinted with permission from the American Thinker:

Total Great Lakes Restoration Initiative spending at $300 million a year
By Tom Gantert | Nov. 5, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) spent $474,916 to prevent rainwater that lands on a Detroit highway from getting into Lake Erie.

The GLRI estimates the project will prevent 51,187 gallons of rainwater runoff each year from reaching Lake Erie. By comparison, an Olympic-sized swimming pool holds 660,253 gallons, 12 times more water than the project will collect. Lake Erie contains 127.6 trillion gallons of water — 127,600,000,000,000 – which comes to 2.49 billion gallons of lake water for every gallon of rainwater prevented from reaching the lake.

The project was completed in September, according to the GLRI’s description of the grant.

A nonprofit called Greening of Detroit received the $474,916 grant for roadway rainwater collection. The organization’s last financial filing with the federal government was in 2016, when it listed Rebecca Salminen Witt as the president, with a salary of $137,396.

Greening of Detroit didn’t respond to an email seeking comment.

Congress has appropriated $300 million for GLRI in 2020, and it has authorized the same for 2021.

Permission to reprint this blog post in whole or in part is hereby granted, provided that the author (or authors) and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy are properly cited.

By Don Surber, November 09, 2019

Impeachment alone does not doom Democrats in 2020. Their ideas also doom them. Their candidates espouse ideas that not only are contrary to the American experience, but contrary to the American ideals.

The primary anti-American idea Democrats espouse is the confiscation of guns. Both Beto O'Rourke and Eric Swalwell made this a major part of their campaign, with the latter flashing our nuclear capabilities as a warning to anyone who would dare defy such an order.

The Second Amendment enforces the First.

Democrats plan to neutralize the First with a ban on hate speech and Beto's call to tax churches.

Next up is reparations to African-Americans for a slavery that ended 154 years ago. Reparations are a repudiation of Martin Luther King's vision of a colorblind society in which all men are equal.

The purpose of Democrats is to divide our nation based on pigmentation and other superficial genetic differences.

This is followed by the promotion of transgendering elementary school-aged children to the opposite sex. This is part of the Democrat Party's promotion of sexualizing children. Too many powerful Democrats boarded Jeff Epstein's Lolita Express to Pedo Island for it not to reflect on the party itself.

Elizabeth Warren meanwhile wants to confiscate the wealth of "billionaires," which she defines as anyone worth $50 million -- or 1/20th of a billion.

Don't worry. Over time that number will drop to whatever your savings have.

With every candidate supporting the elimination of private health insurance in favor of government control of health care, Bernie Sanders find himself out-flanked on his left and separated from his base.

However, he was able to move even further left.

Fox News reported, "Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Thursday released a sweeping immigration plan that would impose a moratorium on deportations, 'break up' existing immigration enforcement agencies, grant full welfare access to illegal immigrants and welcome a minimum of 50,000 'climate migrants' in the first year of a Sanders administration.

"The plan effectively establishes Sanders at the far left of the immigration debate, as he aims to energize a base that helped drive his 2016 primary campaign amid competition from other liberal candidates in the field this time around."

Climate refugees!

That phrase combines the Democrat call for open borders with the voodoo science of global warming.

How clever.

And how stupid.

Americans are not going for this.

In 1972, Democrats ran a more likeable candidate than President Nixon -- and they lost 49 states to 1 because their socialist ideas were too foul.

In 2016, Republicans managed to find the one man in America less liked than the Wicked Witch of the west -- and they won because his ideas appealed to Americans: America first foreign affairs, closing and walling off the Mexican border, re-negotiating bad trade deals, liberating us from bureaucrats, tax cuts, and draining the swamp.

That was a huge order. He is delivering.

The press covers the horse race of polls and primaries spiced with what are laughingly called debates. The media ignore the policy debate.

But voters listen. Ideas matter. They are voting for an American president. They expect him to be American.

By Lloyd Marcus, November 19, 2019

I thank God that President Trump is not like other Republicans.

It truly amazes me that many high-profile conservatives and Republicans still wish Trump would dial it back, not be so confrontational, and behave more presidentially. I feel like saying, “Are you guys nuts?  Have you not been paying attention?” Desperate times require desperate measures. Donald Trump isGod's perfect man in the White House for such a time as this.

Do these people who are supposedly on our side not understand what is at stake? If Trump is not reelected in 2020, Democrats will kill healthy babies even after they are born.

Sixteen-year-old girls will have double mastectomies without parental consent or knowledge in absurd attempts to become men.

Democrats will roll out the red carpet to drug dealing, murderous illegals along with illegal alien children carrying strange diseases being admitted into our schools. The Democrats' Green New Deal promises to stop air travel, kill the fossil fuel industry, and implement a long list of insane job-killing and economy crushing initiatives. You cannot imagine the huge number of jobs Democrats will kill or force overseas. Trump has our economy booming. Black unemployment has hit a new historic low. All of Trump's unprecedented remarkable successes for America will be flushed down the toilet if Democrats take the White House.

Therefore, I do not care if Trump is what some would describe as rude to Democrats and fake news media. These people are arrogant, nasty, and view everyday Americans as their inferiors. Every time Trump fearlessly gets into their snooty faces, a huge smile appears on my face and I say, “Thank you, God!”

It has been revealed that a few days after Trump was elected in 2016, Democrats, the deep state, and fake news media launched their coup to remove him from office. In essence they said, “Screw idiot American voters. We will not allow this guy to interrupt our plans for America's decline and transformation.”

This is why Washington swamp dwellers are infuriated by Trump's slogan, “Make America Great Again.” They are obsessed with removing Trump from office by any, I repeat any, means necessary.

Frustrated that every play in their Destroy-the-Republican-Playbook has failed against Trump, Democrats' and fake news medias' hatred for Trump and his supporters has grown to pure foaming-at-the-mouth rabid insanity.

For you folks on our side who still wish Trump was kinder and gentler, the truth is that no other Republican could have survived. Trump has the perfect instincts to fight and emerge victorious in this openly treasonous and extremely corrupt political climate.

With all due respect, Republicans like Ken Starr still do not comprehend the levels of evil and corruption that are threatening our constitutional freedoms and rights. Starr said Trump made a mistake “attacking” Yovanovitch in a tweet while she testified in Democrats' outrageous kangaroo court impeachment hearings. Starr said presidents usually rely on others to defend their position. Again, I say that these are not usual times.

Democrats and fake news media portrayed former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch as a saintly human being, slightly lower than the angels.

Democrats and fake news medias' heads exploded when Trump dared to tweet the truth about Yovanovitch. She is an Obama loyalist who sought to undermine the new Ukrainian president and Trump's policy. Acting within his presidential authority, Trump wisely fired Yovanovitch.

If Trump did not use his bully pulpit to expose the real Yovanovitch, the public would be deceived.  Democrats and fake news media would have sold the American people their lie that Yovanvitch is an innocent sweet woman, unjustly fired by our mean misogynist president.

Starr is an old-school Washington guy who believes the president must always behave presidentially. The standard rule for Republican presidential behavior is to remain passive and dignified while Democrats and fake news media lies, and implements, every disgusting trick that their sick minds can conceive to destroy a Republican.

God knew what He was doing when He made a Washington outsider leader of the free world. It drives Washington elites insane that Trump refuses to be intimidated into allowing them to dictate his behavior, surrendering to Washington elites' one-sided rules of engagement.

But folks, what is truly amazing to watch is every time Trump exposes Democrats and deep-state traitors caught with their hands in the corruption cookie jar, Democrats and their fake news media minions try to turn it around on Trump; portraying him as the one breaking the law. The insidious evil and arrogance of these people is off the chain.

Rest assured folks, Trump is 100% on his game. Let's make sure to have his back in 2020.

Remember the lyric in the Billy Joel song, “I love you just the way you are”? Please Mr. President, don't go changin'. We love you just the way you are.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American Reprinted with permission from the American Thinker:


We have obtained Trump flags and signs for those who are interested.

The picture on the left is what the flags look like.  They are 3 feet by 5 feet and should be available soon for a donation of $5. 

The signs are available soon and will be offered for a donation of $3. 


The Sunrise Side Republican Women's Club holds monthly meetings on the 4th Monday of the month.  The location and speaker will be announced for each meeting.  Unless otherwise stated, the lunch will be at 11:30 a.m.

The officers are: Linda Glomski, President, 739-7170, Jane Hayward, Vice President, 739-3126, Sonia Glass, Secretary, 739-9731, and Rachel McCready Treasurer, 362-2337.

Don't forget, dues were due in January, they remain the same at $20. You can send dues and correspondence to SSRWC P.O. Box 234 Tawas City, MI 48764.  

The next meeting will be April, 2020.  Have a great winter.

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