May Day, when Englishmen dance around the maypole and young men’s thoughts turn to the darling buds. Or something. It’s also the international commie day of showing off your missiles, and organized labor’s day off.
In 2009, May day also welcomes this weeks skeptics delight, the weekly round-up. Discover who is the Dian Fossey of hippies and how Barry White might have saved Ursus maritimus. Really, sort of.
Enjoy, I know I did.
In case you lived under a rock since the last round-up, Al Gore testified to congress about his new religion and how spending billions of dollars will make him even richer save the planet. Or something.
Al’s version of the day can be found at his own blog, but there are many other accounts of the day, so let’s take a boo at some, since this is Part One and is all about the Goreacle. If you are a masochistic insomniac, feel free to watch Al’s entire testimony on video at Gore Lied.
Here is a moment when Rep. Scalise held Gore’s feet to the fire, which probably took Al by surprise after his buddies tried to silence the opposition. Pay attention to Al’s facial expressions as he tries to spin Scalise as a denier:
Did Al lie about giving away all his book and movie profits to climate organizations, or does he think his own pocket is a non-profit?
Al discovers that not everyone is drinking the kool aid
Rep. Marsha Blackburn also tried to nail the Goreacle, and scored a hit:
Away from Washington, Al’s volunteers seem to be shrinking, or shirking.
What is about people beaten by George W. Bush and global warming, is it a comfort blanky for losers?
The Catlin Expedition is about done. Credibility wise, that is. How else to explain the results being offered for sale before the trek is over? Also, isn’t there a teensy suspicion the explorers might be biased?
Greenpeace is just another way to spell hyperbole: “Copenhagen in December may be humanity’s last chance to avoid total chaos.”
I prefer Paris in the Spring, but that’s just me.
Beware flying tundra. This PSA is brought to you by science genius Henry Waxman, the man who looks like the invisible man has him by the nose. More Waxman waxing lyrical.
Invisible man not pictured
Global warming causes earthquakes, add it to the list. This may be related to airborne tundra, but I can’t be certain.
Fellow skeptic Simon at ACM risked severe brain damage when he attempted to understand lefties. Leave it to trained scientists like “Fossey’ Marohasy, Simon. It’s for your own good.
Robert F. Kennedy, a man so unpopular that no one ever tried to shoot him, declared: “We’re living in a
science fiction nightmare…This is all part of the
national cost of coal. It’s abundant, but it’s not cheap and it’s not
clean.” If only there was a way to build alternative energy without a Kennedy opposing it.
Some UK protestors glued themselves to a statue. Oddly, people cared enough to free them, then arrest them.
Save the Wilkins Ice shelf by recycling?
AGW scaremongers, meet human kryptonite, Andrew Bolt.
Hillary Clinton finally admits the truth behind the climate scare:
“It took a lot of work by a lot of people to create the problem of climate change…”
Justin at ILCD is mighty miffed at the CBC, or Can-Jazeera as I prefer to think of it.
Official flag of the Green Movement
The Aussie government called greens ‘unrealistic‘. Did I read that right?
Polar bears are said to be in danger, but there is a solution, and it’s name is Barry White, the walrus of love.
Saving the most obvious for last, global warming causes swine flu. You knew that was coming, didn’t you.
Do you believe in AGW? If you do, you’re now in the minority
Tom Nelson notices a correlation between things you care about and things global warming destroys. Don’t those ever fit together?
How come money can fix everything, except global warming?
It’s the Sun, stupid, Chapter 1.
A Viscount writes a Senator about some facts. I applaud the effort, but Tetris is a more fun time waster.
Democrats claim that cap and trade is not a tax. Oops, someone didn’t get the memo:
Dr. Leonard Weinstein, NASA’s anti-Hanson:
possible consequences of a reduction in Earth’s magnetic field are real
concerns. Concern with relatively small effects of possible
anthropogenic caused global warming is a misplaced distraction, and
will probably lead to the public losing confidence in scientists, and
could weaken the support needed when real problems occur.”
It’s the Sun, stupid, Chapter 2.
‘We can’t solve global warming.’ Well, that’s an inconvenient truth.
It’s the computer models, stupid.
Someone get the Antarctic some psych meds, it’s bi-polar.
CO2 levels are rising, but temperatures are falling. I thought Al said it was the other way around?
In a stunning coincidence, polar ice is twice as thick as expected, just like Pen Hadow.
Global warming will devastate crops and the world will starve. Oh, wait. Nevermind.
Wind and solar power are hippie favorites, but there are some obvious problems. Night-time would be one, for instance, but who could have foreseen that?
Defending the incandescent light bulb, and how to deal with a CFL break:
Americans don’t believe in Al Gore.
The Chicken or the egg? CO2 caused by or the cause of warming? Left foot in or left foot out? So many questions, so little time.
$200 million for GE in Miami? Something smells, and it’s not like Teen Spirit.
An Aussie paper sees a skeptic, and doesn’t attack.
Honeywell saves the planet with a blowing agent. Linda Lovelace was not available for comment.
Gingrich v Waxman, the smackdown.
In this week’s must read link, discover how to make a lefties’ head explode by reading them this headline.
UK scaremonger paper cannot deny that the Sun is awfully quiet. Words that its readers were unfamiliar with prior to reading that edition:
says NASA solar scientist David Hathaway. But this is not just a scientific
curiosity. It could affect everyone on Earth and force what for many is the
unthinkable: a reappraisal of the science behind recent global warming
The Guardian, carried away by President Obama’s America’s Grand Apology World Tour 2009, makes stuff up. And gets busted.
Here’s an interesting question, would you live in a house made of the stuff that Al Gore is full of?
Part Five: Global Hottie