Mar 08

Automotive News reports:

DETROIT (Reuters) — A $100,000-plus Fisker Automotive luxury car died during Consumer Reports speed testing for reasons that are still unknown, leaving the struggling electric car startup with another blow to its image.

“It is a little disconcerting that you pay that amount of money for a car and it lasts basically 180 miles before going wrong,” David Champion, senior director for the magazine’s automotive test center, told Reuters.

Fisker has benefited from the publicity generated when actor Leonardo DiCaprio was handed the first Karma last summer and pop idol Justin Bieber received one as a gift this month.

The breakdown of the Consumer Reports car is more bad news for a company that already recalled some Karmas. Fisker also has changed its CEO and halted production over the past month as it seeks to renegotiate the terms of a $529 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy.

One of Fisker Automotive’s primary financial backers is venture captital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, of which Al Gore is a partner.  Fisker also received a $528.7 million conditional loan from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technologies Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program.  That’s a LOT of money to produce only 200-300 cars thus far, some of which seem to  be lemons.

This is the same company that last year caught flak because after it secured the US government financing, started assembling their cars in – Finland.

By the looks of things, Fisker Automotive seems headed for the same fate as Solyndra.

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Mar 02

The Al Gore /AIT Index returns!

The index is calculated from Dr. Roy Spencer’s UAH Globally Averaged Satellite-Based Tropospheric Temperatures that are released each month.  The GORE LIED graphics department simply whips out a magenta crayon, and marks up Dr. Spencer’s graph to show the temperature change since Al Gore released his fantasy/sci-fi movie, An Inconvenient Truth.

Through February, 2012 globally averaged temperatures have plunged .56°°F (.31°C) since An Inconvenient Truth was released at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2006 – truly an inconvenient truth.

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Jan 03

I mean Al certainly wouldn’t approve of us going to Peru any other way, would he now?

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Jul 16

Another week, another round-up from The Daily Bayonet!

Hippie Dave gets mad at skeptics again, the IPCC gags scientists for their own good and Ontarians are rising up against a new eco-fee stealth tax.These and 100+ more stories hippies don’t want you to read, plus an Ontario hottie, just because.
Some housekeeping notes, the round-up no longer features links to the UK’s The Times or Sunday Times since they have hidden everything behind a paywall. Where possible, relevant stories are linked via alternative sources. For links to global warming hoax stories throughout the week, follow The Daily Bayonet on Twitter, because a whole week is just too long to wait for good snark.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

The halo is slipping as more news of bad behavior by the self-appointed Goreacle comes to light:

A journalistic colleague I had no reason to doubt told anyone who would listen that Vice President Al Gore had tried to stick his tongue down her throat out of nowhere at a New Year’s Eve party in the mid-’90s, when all she’d been expecting was a friendly peck.

That story is just one, as Gore’s reputation (and credibility) slide into the negatives stories like that will give Al all the global warming he can take.The stress of a pending legal problem seems to have affected Al, surely that can be the only explanation for him mistaking weather for climate? Unless he’s just a shallow hack trying to keep the hoax money rolling in, of course.

The good folks at Ihatethemedia posted an ad to welcome Al to California:

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The Gore puppets at Alliance for Climate Protection were outraged that the Wall Street Journal dared to point out that the climategate inquiries were whitewashes, and urged the public to suppress the press. What’s wrong with their global warming hoax when just one newspaper article is so threatening?

If you look up the definition of chutzpah, there’s a picture of Al Gore. ‘The politicization of science’ is bad, he says. Gore must mean when anyone other than himself is doing it.

In Canada, the authoritarian hippie geneticist Suzuki managed to invoke religious imagery with a ‘sacred duty‘call to green arms before he forgot himself and wrote another one filled with invective against ‘deluded deniers’ again:

We use the term deniers deliberately. People who deny overwhelming scientific evidence without providing any compelling evidence of their own and who remain steadfast in their beliefs even as every argument they propose gets shot down do not demonstrate the intellectual rigour to be called skeptics.

Considering that his spittle-flecked attack is based on the three roundly-condemned whitewashes of climategate and an erroneous retraction from a UK paper, it’s difficult to imagine hippie Dave was able to spell ‘intellectual rigour’ without help.

Think you’re done?  Not by a longshot.  Head on over to The Daily Bayonet for Parts 2 through 5, including the weekly Global Hottie.

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Jul 09

Via The Daily Bayonet, your weekly feast:

Canada’s primary hippie discovers that he’s a loser, the President might be going to Maine and alarmists have discovered the perfect headline.All this, a Bond girl and snark galore in your weekly round-up.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

For all the news you can stomach about Al Gore and the masseuse, take a peek at the Chakraquiddick Round-up.  There will be no further reference to the Goreacle in any state of undress here this week, so relax.  The only reference to the entire sordid episode is whether or not Steve Jobs should suspend Gore from the Apple board for potentially contravening  the firm’s sexual harassment rules.

Gore popped his head over the parapets of one or other of his many mansions to fire off a blog post about the Times’ retraction of their Amazongate story.  Of course, the retraction itself is under fire as being unnecessary, for all of that and more, North’s your man.

Gore also blogged about the electoral challenge to AB32, Kallivornya’s global warming law.  Al blames big oil for trying to save the golden state’s economy kill the bill.

Hide the decline?  Tom Nelson skewers the climate cult’s spiritual leader for being a slacker at creating new acolytes.

The Jerusalem Post pulled on its steel-toed boots, laced them carefully and proceeded to unleash a swift kick to the Gorenads:

So why aren’t I grateful to Al Gore for highlighting the environment? Simply put, he overdid it. Saving a tree, however important, is never as significant as saving a human life. Stopping a rain forest from being decimated is still subordinate to stopping genocide.

What Al Gore did was create a level of hysteria that elevated the environment to the foremost moral cause of our time, even as Africans continue to die in Darfur, Zimbabweans continue to be brutalized by Robert Mugabe, Iranians continue to be cut down by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez’s reign of terror intensifies by the day in a once-free Venezuela.

So many people of goodwill who might have worked to bring clean water to Africa, to stop the scourge of AIDS or to battle the oppression of women in the Arab world contented themselves with climbing up trees and ensuring they weren’t cut down. I love the Earth but I refuse to deify it. Human life is still the crown jewel of creation.

What the JP missed was that Al can’t make scads of money or win shiny, meaningless prizes by feeding Africa or stopping wars, so why should he care?

neither of these is particularly bright

Canada’s totalitarian hippie David Suzuki looks back on his life and discovers he’s a total loser:

When he started his David Suzuki Foundation in 1990, he says, the feeling among environmentalists was that “the 1990s had to be the turnaround decade. When I started the foundation, I said, ‘We’ve 10 years. Every penny we raise we’re going to spend because we’ve only got 10 years [to make a difference].’ Well, it’s 20 years later. We’re still fighting the same battles.

“So these things have impacted our lives enormously and we need science to inform us as best it can about what the implication might be. And quite frankly, as far as I’m concerned, I feel all the effort that I’ve been involved in has really failed. We’re going backward.”

Ow, the laughing, it hurts.

That’s NOT all folks!  You’ve still got Parts 2 through 5 (including the weekly Global Hottie) waiting for you at The Daily Bayonet.

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Jun 25

by Jack Ohman, The Oregonian

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Jun 25

Here’s the weekly round-up courtesy of The Daily Bayonet.  Why?  Because skeptics have more fun:

Al Gore morphs into El Grope and continues his rapid descent into PR hell.  Warmist hippies draw up an enemies list, David Suzuki drops the F bomb in a cafe and a Beatle is concerned with ‘climate warming’.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

Al Gore is in the news again.  Last week it was revealed that the Goreacle had been porking his movie producer, this week an Inconvenient Tryst is with a masseuse who claims that Al tried to get a happy ending when it wasn’t on the menu.  Accusations are that the green guru turned into El Grope to such an extent that a police report was filed. Tom has salacious bits if you don’t want to read it all.  Tipper is now odds-on favorite to win the top honors at the 2010 Good Timing Awards.

One thing to be grateful for, that El Grope wasn’t around in the 1930‘s.

Al continued to promote the Gore enrichment scheme with an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.  It’s behind a subscription wall, but the great man excerpted a little for us peons:

“There are several well understood advantages inherent in capitalism that make it superior to any other system for organizing economic activity. It has proven to be far more efficient in the allocation of resources and the matching of supply with demand, far more effective at wealth creation, and far more conducive to high levels of freedom and political self-governance. At the most basic level, however, capitalism has become the world’s economic ideology of choice primarily because it demonstrably unlocks a higher fraction of the human potential with ubiquitous organic incentives that reward hard work, ingenuity and innovation.”

That sounds great, but it’s a pity the green horde of ecotards inspired by Al dislike capitalism so much.

Canada’s David Suzuki hasn’t been caught sleeping with anyone, or doing anything interesting in fact.  He has decided to play along with the UN’s new scare du jour, the biodiversity hedge strategy in case global warming falls apart totally.

Suzuki is always portrayed as the nice friendly guy, except when he is calling for his political enemies to be jailed, that is.  So it’s a shock to read of one blogger’s encounter with a not so friendly hippy Dave:

Then, he placed me, or so it seemed.  ”You’re the fish farmer,” he said. I had barely begun to explain that yes, I used to work in fish farming – seven years ago – but before I could say much Dr. Suzuki looked me straight in the eye and started telling me to f**k off. Not just once. Then, suddenly, he seemed to catch himself, and quickly sat down.

“and then I squished her head”

Nice.  Peace, love and understanding, right man?

You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here. I’d recommend you head over to The Daily Bayonet for Parts 2 through 5, including the much anticipated weekly Global Hottie.

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