Al Gore blogged, Bollywood rocked and maybe John DeLorean was a genius.
All this and hippie-mocking goodness galore in your July 4th weekend roundupalooza.
Part One: Al Gore & Friends
Global Warming Profiteer Prophet Al Gore had a busy week. The Goreacle brushed off an inconvenient snub when his usual playmates asked him not to come to their party, and used the opportunity to blog to the masses.
Al proclaimed to his sheeple that they had a crucial part to play in the Waxman-Malarkey vote. To be more accurate they will have more to do after its passage, like getting a 2nd job to pay for the increased taxes on their first job. Until both jobs only exist in China.
There is something wrong with the math in the ‘cost of a postage stamp’ comparison, which the USPS will fix by increasing the price of each stamp to $7.00.
Once the voting was done and Waxman was over the gall of minority leaders Boehner wanting to expose the detail of his cap and bend-over bill, The Goreacle appeared and Al made his official statement and immediately pushed the Senate to pass the bill. Al is worried that because Exxon has spent $9.3 million lobbying congress that his own $300 million might not be enough.
Not to forget Canada’s own climate hysteric, David Suzuki, he came in for some mockery over some TV ads he’s appeared in.
Worth far more mockery is a much older TV appearance. Viewer warning, the clip below features unedited hippies in a commune-type environment listening to a younger Suzuki talking, well, balls.
Part Two: AGW Scaremongers
As congress moved to pass Waxman-Malarkey, it was interesting to note how fast various companies and groups could abandon support for it. Of course, Democrats were undeterred, because it’s all about the science of course. And by science I mean crippling taxes, creeping socialism and a wrecked economy.
Global warming or astrology? Chances are that 10 times more people believe in the alignment of the stars than AGW. And by alignment of the stars I do not mean the recent Fawcett–Jackson–Mays conjunction. Although maybe there is a market for these:
An Aussie alarmist politician became far too excited about the US vote on the climate bill and saw it as an opportunity for rallying support. Not if Simon has anything to do with it, he won’t.
You know the world is crazy when Daily Kos and The Daily Bayonet can find common ground. Much more of this and it might be my head popping.
Bob Geldof, a man that tried to feed Africa and Kofi Annan, a man that prefers to ignore Africa have come together in a vowel-free coalition: tck-tck-tck. It comes with dogtags, because we all know how much the left respects the military.
President of the World Obama’s perfect record of being wrong, revealed.
Proving that not everyone can be right all the time, a group against the Waxman-Malarkey decides to act like moonbats and upset commuters in DC. Memo to the organizers, oppose the lefties, don’t emulate them.
Democrats, not the brightest light bulbs.
The folks at alarmist central, Climate Progress, are shocked that congress applauded Rep. Broun for calling global warming a hoax. They will, of course, be even more shocked when none of the feel-good initiatives in the bill happen but all the predictions of lost jobs, increased taxes and decimation of support for their AGW hoax disappears under an avalanche of backlash.
President Obama loves to exercise and hates awkward questions. Happily he has found a way to do both, at the same time! Hope and Change.
Bonny Prince Chuckles, he who married his favorite horse, is getting some flak about his travel costs. It turns out that the Prince of Green-ness used private jets to get to environmental conferences, just like Al Gore.
But these authoritarian leftists don’t just scoff at the hard science contradicting their conclusions about global warming and the extent to which man is contributing to it. In their close-minded arrogance, they completely eschew any scientific inquiry into whether cap and trade legislation would have any appreciable impact on the alleged problems.
Krugman, pointing at traitors to the planet. Because it’s about the science, not ideology, right?
The inconvenient truth that environmentalists will kill themselves off first.
Global warming kills cats. Global warming is good for cats. I report, you decide.
Emo-Joe Romm is worried, nay, terrified (his usual state) that we will be remembered as the ‘greediest generation’. It’s more likely that it will be remembered as the ‘Age of Stupid’ when people like Romm, Gore, Hansen et al had a public platform and people actually listened.
Can we re-write inconvenient recent history? Why, YES, we can.
Real Climate, meet Climate Science, the smackdown.
Dare to deny? Traitor! Since when did the folks that cheered on Cindy Sheehan care about treachery, exactly?
Gold-standard moonbat George is at it again. This time he panics at rapid, sudden warming experienced all over the UK. Scientists have determined the cause of this dramatic warming to be something they call ‘Summer’, but George isn’t buying that denier crap.
Hey, Democrats, let’s DePower America.
Part Three: Inconvenient Truths
According to alarmists, global warming is killing species every other second, or something. But there is one species that is growing rapidly that eco-hysterics want to kill off. Skeptics:
The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. — 13 times the number who authored the U.N.’s 2007 climate summary for policymakers. Joanne Simpson, the world’s first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak “frankly” of her nonbelief. Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming “the worst scientific scandal in history.” Norway’s Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the “new religion.” A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton’s Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists’ open letter.)
America, screwed. Now with color diagrams.
Alternative energy is better than coal and nuclear and gas, right? Except for the whole unintended consequence of California sliding into the Pacific, of course.
Your skeptics classics lesson for the day: Speaker Pyrhhus.
Speaker Pelosi chanted ‘Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs’ right before the WM vote. Perhaps it was a spell to create or save jobs, because the reality is not working so well.
It’s the Sun, Stupid.
Central Park, the jewel of Manhattan. Also, an inconvenient temperature trend:
The UK’s Met office took a major blow when its funding was cut by 25% because ‘global warming is not a national security threat’. Ouch.
Is the globe dim, or bright. Excellent question, glad you asked.
The backlash against global warming, with Google Search hilarity included.
Scaremonger economist Paul Krugman (again) unwittingly undermined the green jobs claims of Waxman-Malarkey. They give Nobel’s out like happy meal toys these days.
Obama-fan, investor-deluxe and human smorgasbord Warren Buffett calls the global warming bill ‘a huge regressive tax‘. Awkward.
It’s the water vapor, stupid.
Why Waxman-Malarkey does nothing to reduce global warming.
Great news, soon to be illegal incandescent bulbs can be made super-efficient with laser blasts and no mercury hangover. It makes perfect sense, so of course will go nowhere.
India chooses prosperity, looks forward to making ‘Slumdog America’ movie. Breaking news, that flimsy reference to Bollywood gives me an excuse to put this clip in the round-up. Bollywoodliciosness at its best:
If the science don’t fit the ideology, change the numbers. It’s change we can believe in.
Americans, if you have a telephone, why not call and make your views known to Congress? Details here.
David Deming, not mincing words calls global warming a ‘fraud’:
Every year in the US, more than forty thousand people are killed in traffic accidents. But not one single person has ever been killed by global warming. The number of species that have gone extinct from global warming is exactly zero. Both the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets are stable. The polar bear population is increasing. There has been no increase in infectious disease that can be attributed to climate change. We are not currently experiencing more floods, droughts, or forest fires.
Just as there are two sides to every coin, there are two sides to every argument. Climate hysterics prefer to peddle doom and dismiss the idea that there are ways to fix problems that do not mean wholesale abandonment of current lifestyles. An example, the Paul Ehrlich Population Bomb scare versus the calm and steady work of Norman Borlaug. Ehrlich was disastrously wrong about his predictions because Borlaug quietly fixed the problem. Now the death-cult population controllers are back, and they are studiously ignoring some realistic and workable solutions.
Scientists (real ones) write congress to let them know that they are being decieved about global warming. Silly scientists, as if it was ever about global warming, or even science.
This week’s must read, Cap and Trade and the Illusion of the New Green Economy.
A new site for all your denier needs: DeSmog.me
Polar bears, still not dead.
Global warming, stubbornly still not happening.
Ahem, It’s Still the Sun, Stupid.
Al Gore claimed that the climate bill would cost every American household about $175. Which is awkward because a new poll finds that only 14% of Americans are willing to pay over $100. Imagine the howling when they find that it will cost them thousands per year.
Waxman-Malarkey was in part driven by the need to cease Americas ‘addiction’ to foreign oil. It’s inconvenient then that it will, err, increase fuel imports. Oops, who saw that coming? Oh, yeah, everyone except Democrats, that’s who.
Ice, ice baby. And lots of it.
Part Four: AGW in the News
Chevrolet, an ex-car maker currently owned and operated by the US Government has rolled out the Volt, an electric car that will be judged in history to have made DeLorean look like a genius.
Farming for 9 billion people? Only required if the greens don’t succeed in depopulating Africa.
The Federal EPA is about to officially declare carbon dioxide to be a pollutant. That’s not just false and unscientific; it’s not just an excuse for taxing everything in sight, including breathing. It’s not merely wrong. It’s idiotic. It marks a low point in our national conversation. Scientists or engineers with a grain of sense shouldn’t be taking the EPA seriously for a second. Forget the “climate experts,” with their grossly inadequate computer models. Normally intelligent people should boggle at the EPA. They are bizarre. Only the truly ignorant could fall for this level of ignorance. Or those who just can’t think.
Who is really in denial? Egyptian crocodiles of course Thank you, thank you, I’m here all week, try the veal.
Greens in cosy relationships with power companies, governments, consultants and NGO’s? Say it ain’t so.
Hippie heads explode as a study finds that free trade might be good for the environment. Free love, not free trade.
Scientist Bob Carter, not going quietly.
Eco-groups blame Canada. Specifically the oil-sands. They have to demonize the abundant oil on America’s doorstep because otherwise they might not get their windmills.
In the UK, windmills of the mind exist only in the mind.
Part Five: Global Hottie
There was only ever going to be one choice for this week’s hottie. I give you the lovely and sadly departed Miss Farrah Fawcett, an icon of her age, and here is the most famous image of her, in tribute.
That’s a wrap. Have a safe weekend, and a very Happy Independence Day to my US readers, it’s been 233 years since you kicked my ancestors out. I hope you’re pleased with yourselves.