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June 04, 2008

'Green' Lightbulbs Not so 'Green' After All...

As you may or may not know, Congress has mandated that starting in 2012, the light bulb that we all know and love, courtesy of Thomas Edison's brilliance, will be no more. Instead, we'll all be forced to buy fluroescent light bulbs in order to SAVE THE PLANET!!!

That's right, the same group of imbeciles who can't balance our budget is telling us what kind of light bulb we can buy. Isn't 21st century America wonderful? Our Founding Fathers would be proud.

I wonder if comic strip artists will be forced to use the new twisty bulbs in their drawings after 2012?

However, in addition to the hideous greenish light they cast off, these fluorescent bulbs come with a heavy price - and I'm not just talking about their monetary cost. The bulbs contain mercury, and if you break one, the EPA has published guidelines as to how the mess needs to be cleaned up (h/t Moonbattery):

Before Clean-up: Air Out the Room

*Have people and pets leave the room, and don't let anyone walk through the
breakage area on their way out.
*Open a window and leave the room for 15 minutes or more.
*Shut off the central forced-air heating/air conditioning system, if you have one.

Clean-Up Steps for Hard Surfaces

*Carefully scoop up glass pieces and powder using stiff paper or cardboard and
place them in a glass jar with metal lid (such as a canning jar) or in a sealed
plastic bag.
*Use sticky tape, such as duct tape, to pick up any remaining small glass
fragments and powder.
*Wipe the area clean with damp paper towels or disposable wet wipes. Place
towels in the glass jar or plastic bag.
*Do not use a vacuum or broom to clean up the broken bulb on hard surfaces.

Clean-up Steps for Carpeting or Rug

*Carefully pick up glass fragments and place them in a glass jar with metal lid
(such as a canning jar) or in a sealed plastic bag.
*Use sticky tape, such as duct tape, to pick up any remaining small glass
fragments and powder.
*If vacuuming is needed after all visible materials are removed, vacuum the
area where the bulb was broken.
*Remove the vacuum bag (or empty and wipe the canister), and put the bag or *vacuum debris in a sealed plastic bag.

And that's not all...there are even more rules for washing clothing or bedding that might get that nasty mercury all over it. And, of course, how to dispose of the items you use to do the cleanup. And when the light bulb eventually does wear out and stop giving out light, how will you dispose of it? You certainly can't just toss it into the garbage can!


My husband mocks me for it, but I am stocking up on old-fashioned incandescent bulbs. Not only do I prefer the light they give off, but it really burns my toast to think that Congress is telling me what I can screw into my lamp sockets.

Congress...screw...there's a connection there. Can you guess what it is?


Biohazardous material

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May 28, 2008

Greenpeace Activists Go Back to the Stone Age

And, one assumes, they want the rest of us to go back to the Stone Age as well. This video shows their attempt to deliver a "stone" tablet to the European Parliament in Brussels accusing auto industry lobbyists of causing - gasp - global warming.

Note the ominous ending...a busy highway in Belgium and a scary-looking exhaust pipe. I'm going to have nightmares tonight...not.

Was their Flintstone-like garb made from real animal skins, or did they use fabric that was created in a textile mill that was likely powered by some sort of fossil fuel? And what about their Flintsone-mobile? Was it made from real stone that they themselves shaped with handmade tools? Looks like plastic to me, which is, you guessed it, another petroleum product.

How did they transport the "stone car" to the protest site? Somehow I doubt they pushed it for miles and miles.

And how did they upload their video to YouTube? By a computer made with plenty of plastic (more petroleum product), using electricity that's likely created by fossil fuel.

Cripes, if you're going to protest the use of fossil fuels, make sure you aren't using products made from them.

Proof that some people have more time on their hands than they know what to do with. These losers need real jobs, stat.

h/t: Moonbattery

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September 05, 2007

What Is Eco-Enslavement?

It's been a crazy day for me and so I haven't been available to post my own thoughts, but I wanted to share this gem with you today (h/t husband-dude). From the site Spiked, we get: Is carbon offsetting just eco-enslavement?

What might once have been referred to as back-breaking labour is now spun as human energy. According to Climate Care, the use of labour-intensive treadle pumps, rather than labour-saving diesel-powered pumps, saves 0.65 tonnes of carbon a year per farming family. And well-off Westerners - including Cameron, and Prince Charles, Land Rover and the Cooperative Bank, who are also clients of Climate Care - can purchase this saved carbon in order to continue living the high life without becoming consumed by eco-guilt. They effectively salve their moral consciences by paying poor people to live the harsh simple life on their behalf.

Read it all.

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August 17, 2007

My God, Al Gore Was Right!

Well, at least according to this article.

WASHINGTON - There was less sea ice in the Arctic on Friday than ever before on record, and the melting is continuing, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported.

Satellite measurements showed 2.02 million square miles of ice in the Arctic, falling below the Sept. 21, 2005, record minimum of 2.05 million square miles, the agency said.

This rare footage shows Gore's reaction to the news:

Wyatt Earp

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July 25, 2007

On Elizabeth Edwards' Tangerine Boycott

So, Elizabeth Edwards "probably won't eat another tangerine again" because of the carbon footprint caused by transporting fruit.

Bullwinkle Blog has a bit of schooling for Mrs. Edwards:

Now thats some sacrifice! How many tangerines could she possibly eat in a year? If she ate enough to matter then wouldnt her boycott cause some farmer somewhere to go broke and his orchard go to ruin? If thats the case and enough people are silly enough to follow her example then a lot of tangerine trees will be chopped down and burned to make room for some crop that will make money so the farmer can feed his family. Thats sure to release even more Co2 into the fragile atmosphere!

Wont it also mean that the people who earn their livings transporting fruit will lose their jobs and add to the number of Americans living below the poverty line? To hear the Edwards family tell it they are concerned about both Global Warming and poverty but to watch them in action they seem to think theres not enough of either to go around. I guess there really are two Americas, one where real people live and one that artifical people like the Edwards family call home.

Heh! As to Bullwinkle's second point, if Edwards is elected, no one will have to worry about being poor because the government will take care of everyone! But since he doesn't have a snowball's chance of winning, we won't have to worry about that. Although come to think of it, Edwards has been buttering up both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama lately...I think he's angling for another VP nomination. Trust me, he'll be around until the fat lady sings.

Carbon footprint, thy name is tangerine.

h/t: Moonbattery

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July 20, 2007

Naked Photo Planned for Glacier

Do you enjoy exhibitionism while freezing your tushie off for a "good cause?" Then get ready for the following, toot sweet:

Wanted: volunteers willing to take their clothes off and have their picture taken on a freezing cold Alpine glacier.

The appeal by New York artist Spencer Tunick, famous for taking pictures of thousands of naked people in public settings worldwide, is intended for a photo shoot to highlight the effects of climate change on Switzerland's shrinking glaciers, environmental group Greenpeace said on its Web site Wednesday.

Greenpeace said if global warming continues at its current pace, most Swiss glaciers will disappear by 2080.

2080? Start stocking your basement with canned goods now...organic, of course.

The photo shoot, which follows Tunick's previous shoots in London, Mexico City and Amsterdam, will take place in August at an undisclosed location in Switzerland.

Prospective candidates from further afield will have to start making travel arrangements now. "We aim to make this a climate friendly event, so please come by public transport and don't fly," Greenpeace said.

Perhaps you can reserve your spot on the next clipper ship sailing out of New York, followed by hitching a ride with a caravan of donkeys that will snake across Europe. By the time you get there, it might well be 2080 and the glacier will have already melted...

Your chance to make exhbitionist history!

On a tip from Jeanette!

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July 07, 2007

The Planet is Burning...What to Do?

As Live Earth blares from television sets all over the world today (excluding mine, thank you very much...I plan to battle global warming by going swimming at my mom's pool this afternoon), this article from Spiked gives us some much-needed perspective in the guise of the wonderful, biting wit that distinguishes the Brits from the rest of us. The focus of the piece is the book put out by the Live Earth shysters, called the Global Warming Survival Handbook. Here's a teaser:

The book is unbearably middle class. Its packed with weblinks for companies that make eco-jewellery and eco-clothing, or organise eco-weddings and advise you on how to green your home. Skill No.21 advises us to work at home. Apparently if one million of us did that, wed eliminate three million tonnes of CO2 a year. Okay, but what about the millions of people who work in schools, hospitals, offices and factories, and whose jobs involve, you know, human interaction? Not everyone runs virtual online stores that sell overpriced hemp-based garments to the guilt-ridden daughters of the aristocracy. Most of us have proper jobs.

Read the rest!!! It's deliciously snarky, and dead on with the points it makes.

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June 21, 2007

Green Weddings

I guess it's a new trend among today's yuppies.

Deskiewicz and Castro say they do not think of green weddings as a fad and wanted to incorporate only elements that reflect sustainability in a responsible way. Instead of toss-aside party favors, they are giving departing guests small jars of honey from Ritchie's Honey Farm in Manassas. The caterer will set up a recycling station on-site. Organic fair-trade coffee will be served. Leftover food will be donated to a homeless shelter.

But there are limits: "I did go ahead with a regular dress," Deskiewicz says. She chose a silk wedding gown rather than one made of hemp (though those are indeed available, for $329, at http://www.rawganique.com).

Ah, the pretentiousness of it all...

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June 06, 2007

NBC Jumps on Live Earth Bandwagon with Free Air Time

From Newsmax, we learn that NBC Universal (NBC, CNBC, Bravo, etc.) plans to devote 75 hours of free air time to Al Gore's "Live Earth" concerts.

How noble!

If the Fairness Doctrine were to be brought back as the Democrats ask, would this fall under it?

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June 01, 2007

Do Global Warming Alarmists Really Believe Their Own Hype?

I'm a regular reader of Moonbattery, where Van Helsing discusses the latest news of the day with not only a conservative viewpoint, but a refreshingly amusing writing style. I am also a frequent commenter, and enjoy reading the comments of regulars like V the K, Nance and Archonix, among others.

A recent post about the incredible brainpower of Al Gore really got the comments going from both sides. Part of the thread went off on an "is there really a God?" tangent, but that's not what I'd like to discuss here. Jay Guevara (real name? pseudonym?) had some excellent points to make on the current fad regarding global warming caused by man, something the Goracle seems to be firmly convinced of. The following is an excerpt from one of his comments, which was part of a back-and-forth between him and a couple of believers:

Here's the news: no one really believes in global warming. No one. Laurie David claims to believes in it, but jets around the country. Would she do that if she really thought it was dooming her and everyone else? If she thought jet travel caused breast cancer, would she indulge in that regardless of the risk? Of course not. Conclusion: she doesn't really believe it either.

Global warming advocacy is an opportunity for galloping narcissists to attract attention by striking a fashionable pose, a new wrinkle on the Hollywood award shows. Nothing more. ("I'm not an overindulged superannuated adolescent! I'm a concerned human being! Look at me, emulate me, adulate me, I'm cool! Really! All the cool people say so!") Anyone who actually believed our survival hung in the balance would be agitating to ban, inter alia, all rock concerts, television, film, vacation travel, and other frivolous wastes of energy and build nuclear power plants. Ain't gonna happen. Pigs will have an Air Force before then.

Anthropogenic global warming is an exercise in psychology, not science. The hysteria of those propounding it is by itself a dead giveaway. Those of us of a certain age (ahem) have seen so many doomsday scares come and go that it's hard to keep a straight face on hearing the most recent one. (As Abraham Lincoln said, "No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens." And somehow despite all the doomsday scenarios, the freeways become more and more crowded.) I'm old enough to remember when global cooling (caused by aerosol deodorants) was going to kill us all, and the polar bears were going to march down over the ice sheets and eat everyone in Miami. Now these maritime bears that can swim 60 miles out to sea are drowning. Teach 'em to mess with us!

Much like Wall Street touts, global warming poses the moral hazard that there's no downside to being an alarmist, because everyone will forget erroneous predictions. Only if the predictions are borne out, or appear as if they might be, will those making them point them out to all and sundry. A case in point: last year NOAA predicted a "very active" hurricane year, with four to six category 3 or higher storms, yada yada. Outcome: bupkis. Oops.

We should make the prediction business interesting. If a climatologist makes a public prediction that's substantially wrong, he should be fired and banned from getting federal funding. Now - he was saying?

Face it - global warming is a fad. Nothing more. Cynics are manipulating the cognitively disenfranchised (subtext: "vote for liberals, or we're all doomed, doomed I tell you!" Women are especially susceptible to the "It's for the children!" nonsense. It establishes their bona fides as mothers, or hopeful mothers-to-be.). In five years' time, global warming will join Y2K, heterosexual AIDS, killer bees, the ozone hole (now worse than ever, btw), and shark summer as the punchline of a joke. And you'll be telling people that you always had your doubts about it, and never really believed it. (I know: I tell people I never wore bell bottoms.) The grownups will nod gravely, and shoot bemused sidelong glances at each other, too polite to guffaw out loud.

You heard it here first.

Brilliant! I thought you'd enjoy it as much as I did!

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May 11, 2007

Get Your Carbon Debits Here!

Sick of rich liberals buying carbon offsets so they can continue to heat/cool/power their multiple mansions and jet back and forth between them in their private planes without feeling guilty? Tired of the same rich liberals telling you what you should recycle, how you should light your home, how you should travel and how many children you should have?

CarbonCreditKillers.com is the place for you! They'll kill a tree by shredding it, send you an e-mail confirmation, and send Al Gore an e-mail letting him know that you are on to his carbon offset scheme.

Debits are available for $5 each, and make a great birthday gift. Don't forget, Mother's Day is this weekend, and Father's Day comes up in June. Tired of giving Mom flowers and Dad a tacky tie? Give them one of the deluxe carbon debit packages available, as well as a lovely t-shirt. Don't forget to get one for yourself!

(Why can't I ever come up with great ideas like this?)

Letting liberals know you aren't buying into their cr@p!

h/t: Moonbattery

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April 26, 2007

Carbon Offsets a Scam?

I'm shocked. SHOCKED, I tell you. I thought Al Gore and Hollywood would never steer me wrong. I trusted them! And to find that I've been bamboozled...well, it simply boggles the mind.

Moonbattery has all of the heartbreaking details.

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April 23, 2007

Sheryl Crow: One Square Chick

Not content with telling us what cars to buy and which lightbulbs to use, celebrities like Sheryl Crow have come up with an even better idea to "save" the earth: use one square of toilet paper per restroom visit. Fresh off of her Global Warming awareness tour with rich b*tch Laurie David, Crow really expects us peasants to take her seriously.

"I have spent the better part of this tour trying to come up with easy ways for us all to become a part of the solution to global warming," Crow wrote.

Obviously this shows the kind of brain power we're dealing with here.

She not only thinks there should be an official "limit" as to how much TP can be used per flush, but she also thinks detachable "dining sleeves" on clothing would be a better alternative to paper napkins. Does she not realize that cloth napkins are already widely available to those who choose to use them? Besides, it wouldn't do for Crow, since I have yet to see her wear anything with sleeves.

Back before napkins even existed, people would either wipe their hands with their sleeves or use the tablecloth. So "dining sleeves" would be yet another stupid idea that would simply serve to line Crow's pocket with more dough (she has already designed clothing that incorporates these sleeves).

Here are a couple of questions for Her Highness:

*How do you expect to regulate how much TP a person is using both at home and in public restrooms?
*Do you not realize that trees are FARMED for toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, and other paper products? Much as food crops are replanted so that there will be food for us tomorrow, trees are replanted by paper companies so that there will be an adequate supply. Why would paper companies put themselves out of business by not replacing what they use?

I recently read that Sheryl Crow was an elementary teacher before she made it big in the music business. I guess we should be grateful that she is simply trying to brainwash the general public through her celebrity, and not brainwashing impressionable children locked in the same room with her day after day.

h/t: Michelle Malkin and Moonbattery

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April 19, 2007

Chris Dodd Unveils "Green" Strategy

I signed up for Chris Dodd's presidential campagin e-mail alerts, just so I can see what my good senator is doing on my dime instead of representing my state. Today, I received one that says Dodd was giving a speech today at noon (oops, missed it) to unveil his environmental strategy for "when he's president." Among his plans are a corporate carbon tax: "If you pollute, you pay. As the price for corporate pollution rises, that money goes into a "Corporate Carbon Trust Fund" paying for R&D, deployment, and making clean energy technology affordable for the the consumer." You think businesses are leaving for foreign shores now? You ain't seen nothin' yet!

You can watch the speech here if you wish; I can't view it until I get home later tonight. However, a line from the e-mail made me laugh right out loud:

When everyone from Al Gore to President Bush acknowledges global warming is real and of great consequence to our planet, you know that debate has been put to rest.

There you have it, folks. No more debate! No more questioning by heretics who would dare suggest the sun is playing a role in the warming of our planet. (In fact, we'd burn them at the stake if the fires wouldn't contribute to that dastardly C02 buildup!)

Chris Dodd says the debate is over. I'd say his campaign is over too, but then some people would think I'm being mean...


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Stop Global Warming: Stop Procreation

According to Ric Oberlink of the group Californians for Population Stabilization, "Human population growth is the paramount environmental issue."

His group believes that a reduction in the population (specifically the American population) should be at the top of the "to do" list for stopping global warming.

It figures that a group like this would be based in California.

I have a few questions about this solution. How do we decide how to reduce our population? Will there be a one-child law as in China? (We see how well that works...couples want boys, and girls are tossed into orphanages and many often end up getting adopted by families overseas.) How will the one-child law be enforced? Enforced contraception? Enforced sterilization after the birth of your first child? What if you have twins or triplets? Will they be euthanized before or after birth? (This could be good news for the "pro-choice" crowd.) How will the overflow of illegal immigrants be added to the "overpopulation" equation? And who will oversee these policies -- a population Gestapo? Will friends and neighbors start turning each other in if they violate population law?

I also wonder if Ric Oberlink has kids. Somehow, I doubt it...he seems a bit too selfish to be a parent.

As Van Helsing says, "No ideology ever devised could be more profoundly antihuman and therefore, more evil than modern environmentalism."


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April 11, 2007

Global Warming Day of Action

If you live in or near St. Paul, Minnesota, and have nothing better to do this Saturday, head on over to the Capitol Mall for a Global Warming Day of Action! (One of the sponsors is Air America Minnesota...can they afford it?) There'll be exciting booths to show you how YOU can help shrink your carbon footprint, along with musical acts and impressive speakers including:

*Arctic explorer Ann Bancroft, whose recent expedition to highlight the consequences of global warming had to be cancelled due to extreme cold and threat of frostbite.

*AFL-CIO President Ray Waldron. What his qualifications on global warming are remain to be seen...

*Rep. Keith Ellison, fresh off of his foreign diplomacy tour with Nancy Pelosi, and whose stance on global warming includes believing it is the biggest environmental issue facing the world today. And that's about it.

You know it's an important event when it's included on the John Edwards blog. As of this writing, though, he won't be there to answer questions about his spacious new home in North Carolina. And I don't believe Al Gore will be able to make it either, but you know these two environmental giants will be there in spirit!

Be sure to print up one of the flyers they provide online to put up at your favorite coffee shop or library. (It's okay to waste paper for a good cause.) And don't forget to bring your coat...the high on Saturday is only expected to be around 44.

It may not accomplish anything,
but you'll feel good about yourself!

h/t: Geosciblog

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April 03, 2007

Belgian Region To Tax Barbecues?

UPDATE: Sucker alert: me. But Ace was too (scroll to the bottom of his post), so I don't feel so bad.

If this is true, then we really have reason to worry about the sanity of the greenies (h/t Moonbattery):

BRUSSELS, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - The government of Belgium's French-speaking region of Wallonia, which has a population of about 4 million, has approved a tax on barbequing, local media reported.

Experts said that between 50 and 100 grams of CO2, a so-called greenhouse gas, is emitted during barbequing. Beginning June 2007, residents of Wallonia will have to pay 20 euros for a grilling session.

The local authorities plan to monitor compliance with the new tax legislation from helicopters, whose thermal sensors will detect burning grills.

Scientists believe CO2 emissions are a major cause of global warming.

PLEASE! Don't tell our current Congress, whose motto is, "Any excuse to raise taxes!" And not only would they have Al Gore and his sycophants pushing this, but PETA would get involved as well.

Next thing you know, they'll be taxing smokers for every cigarette they smoke that adds to their "carbon footprint." You think I'm joking?

Another shrimp on the barbie? It's gonna cost ya.

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March 05, 2007

How Gore's massive energy consumption saves the world

Yesterday, the incomparable Mark Steyn discussed the Rev. Al Gore and how his overconsumption of energy will be the salvation of us all:

Al's massive energy consumption is due entirely to his concern about the way we're depleting the Earth's resources. When I say "we," I don't mean Al, of course. I mean you -- yes, you, Earl Schlub, in the basement apartment at 29 Elm St. You're irresponsibly depleting the Earth's resources by using that electric washer when you could be down by the river with the native women beating your loin cloth dry on the rock while singing traditional village work chants all morning long. But up at the Gore mansion -- the Nashville Electric Service's own personal gold mine, the shining Cathedral of St. Al, Tennessee's very own Palace of Versal -- the Reverend Al is being far more environmentally responsible. As his spokesperson attempted to argue, his high energy usage derives from his brave calls for low energy usage. He's burning up all that electricity by sending out faxes every couple of minutes urging you to use less electricity.

Brilliant as usual! Read it all here.

h/t: Larwyn

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January 18, 2007

Global Warming Skeptics Beware!

One of the scientists leading the charge in the man-made global warming phenomenon is Dr. Heidi Cullen of The Weather Channel (TWC). Cullen hosts a weekly show called The Climate Code, where she discusses the oncoming disaster.

On TWC's blog, Cullen made this suggestion:

If a meteorologist can't speak to the fundamental science of climate change, then maybe the AMS [American Meteorological Society] shouldn't give them a Seal of Approval. Clearly, the AMS doesn't agree that global warming can be blamed on cyclical weather patterns.

In essence, Cullen is saying that those who don't agree with the politically correct view on global warming should be kicked out of the club. She should have been around in Galileo's time. (Galileo, as you remember, was branded as a heretic and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1633 for publishing papers about our universe centering around the sun, not the Earth.) Isn't the very essence of science to constantly question and debate? Cullen's suggestion flies in the face of collegiality and the goals of the scientific community.

Commenter Jordan on Cullen's post says the idea of silencing the skeptics has been around for a while:

Since you seem to be enamored with Al Gore's take on the global warming issue, perhaps you will find this evidence of his bias 14 years ago as interesting. In 1992, Newsweek journalist Gregg Easterbrook reported in The New Republic ("Green Cassandras," July 6) that Albert Gore and biologist Paul Ehrlich, author of the thoroughly discredited book The Population Bomb, had "ventured into dangerous territory by suggesting that journalists quietly self-censor environmental evidence that is not alarming, because such reports, in Gore's words, undermine the effort to build a solid base of public support for the difficult actions we must soon take." Easterbrook wrote: "Skeptical debate is supposed to be one of the strengths of liberalism; it's eerie to hear liberal environmentalists asserting that views they disagree with ought not to be heard."

Marc Morano makes this salient point:

[I]f a climate skeptic receives any money from industry, the media immediately labels them and attempts to discredit their work. The same media completely ignore the money flow from the environmental lobby to climate alarmists like James Hansen and Michael Oppenheimer. (ie. Hansen received $250,000 from the Heinz Foundation and Oppenheimer is a paid partisan of Environmental Defense Fund)

The alarmists have all of these advantages, yet they still feel the need to resort to desperation tactics to silence the skeptics. Could it be that the alarmists realize that the American public is increasingly rejecting their proposition that the family SUV is destroying the earth and rejecting their shrill calls for "action" to combat their computer model predictions of a "climate emergency?"

An excellent question, one which I'm sure Cullen and her ilk are not ready to answer. They're too busy trying to shut their critics up.

These meteorologists didn't believe in An Inconvenient Truth.

Thanks to V the K (via Moonbattery).

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January 10, 2007

Thank God for Alec Baldwin

The man has morphed from actor to foreign policy expert to environmental guru -- all in less than a decade. It's pretty impressive.

Newsbusters brings our attention to a screed he wrote at HuffPo:

All around us are signs of global climate change. And this administration's response is to send in more troops. If you don't think there is a link between the weather and Iraq, you are wrong.

You heard him, folks. The warm weather in the Northeast is all due to our being in Iraq. As soon as we pull troops out, we can bring out our heavy coats and snow shovels. Pass the guacamole...

A Manhattan Project-esque assault on US energy policy is what is required now. Our country must lead the way in global energy strategies that will, somehow, convince countries like China not to spend decades to come burning trillions of tons of fossil fuels to grow their economies in the way we did. It is the most important work we can do now, on par with "fighting terrorism."

Somehow, somehow, we have to get China to listen to us. Of course, people like Alec usually criticize America when it tries to exert its influence elsewhere on the globe, but because Alec says it's okay in this case, we can rest more easily. Perhaps he's looking for an ambassadorial assignment? How soon can he pack his bags? I hear China is nice this time of year.

But this crowd will do nothing to begin that process. All they will do is ignore the meaning of the mid-term election and sprint in the direction of prolonging this war. Their goal, obviously, to pass this mess on to their unfortunate successors in '08.

Like the Democrats ignored the meanings of all the other elections before this last one?

Kennedy has it all right. Time is up. And this is not a loss for Americans and their brave fighting men and women. This is Rumsfeld's War. And like McNamara before him, he will carry that burden on his shoulders long into our country's history.

But Rumsfeld is out. Now it's Gates' war. I guess Alec missed the press release on that one. (But perhaps he can give Rumsfeld a bit of advice about carrying a burden, what with his his bomb of a movie The Marrying Man that will forever rest on his own shoulders.)

A lot of talk about what the Dems should do now that they are at the wheel. Two people this Congress should not let up on. Cheney, obviously. Can't let the opportunity slip away to prosecute Pinochet-ney for all of his crimes. The other is Lieberman. This party needs to send a strong signal, and that is that loyalty matters in partisan politics. (Did Lieberman really think that his colleagues would chuck the entire Connecticut state apparatus just to soothe his ego?) Lieberman needs to go to the shed. For a very long time. Gotta get his mind, right. And when he comes out, ask him, "Are you a Democrat, Joe? Or aren't you?"

Unlike many politicians from both parties, Joe Lieberman votes his conscience. And besides, I thought the Democrats were going to chuck partisanship out the window in this new era of Congress? Oh that's right, they reneged on that promise.

Thank God for Teddy.

Yes, thank goodness for Teddy "The Swimmer" Kennedy, who always manages to keep his head above water. Thank goodness for Teddy Kennedy, whose concern about the environment and alternative fuels doesn't extend to his own backyard. After all, if you can afford to live in Cape Cod, you don't want to have those unsightly windmills marring the view. Climate control efforts are obviously for the little people.

And thank goodness for people like Alec Baldwin, who proves once again the greatness of this country by his ability to spew his ridiculous rants without fear of reprisal. (That's without fear of reprisal, not without fear of criticism. Just thought I'd make that bit clear.)

On a tip from HNAV

UPDATE (10:45 a.m.): joe-six-pack has a few words to say about Teddy Kennedy's recent proclamations.

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