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Anthropogenic global warming Luddites

February 25, 2009

Do you people have reading comprehension problems? I just got another “You don’t even believe in ‘Global Warming’ whines.

What part of “I am one of Global Warming biggest fans” is it you just can’t grok?
Given that the most common historic weather pattern for most of North American, Europe and a big chunk of Asia is to be under several kilometers of glacial ice, you should be having those knee bones hit the floor and thank whatever Deity you worship that you live in an age of global warming.

Unless you are one of those Algore cultists who refuse to acknowledge basic science and geological records that show that drastic climate change is a solid scientific fact that predates the industrial revolution (i.e. when mankind started producing greenhouse gases by burning fossil fuels in a large scale manner) and in fact predates the existence of mankind on the planet by a very long fornicating time.

A good way to tell that these AGW proponents are cultists and not based in reason and actual science is their refusal to logically debate the subject. They call you a “denier” and try to shut down debate. Arguing from emotion is easier than debating facts, which is why the AGW cultists don’t want to debate, but instead want to shut down any and all debate on the subject.

Most of those cultists will point to Al Gore’s fear mongering propaganda film. You know the one, it was based on the slide show he put together to pitch his business. A business that sells “carbon credits” to gullible morons. Carbon credits that he gets for free as an employee and tells you that those “offsets” make up for his his giant mansion with the heated pool and flying around the world in private jets that put out dozens “SUV Years” worth of green house gases per mile.

On the subject of “deniers”, you won’t find a better example of Al Gore. In putting together his pitch, he had to deliberately deny solid scientific facts about history in order to support his “hockey stick” graph. Historic facts like the Little Ice Age that ended near the closing of the nineteenth century. In geological terms, that was about five minutes ago. So the records are pretty easy to check. The Thames river froze solid enough during the Victorian and Edwardian period that the city of London had “Ice Festivals.” People built shacks on the in the middle of the river and people walked out to them for a good three months out of the year. This was well documented in the literature and newspapers of the time. During the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Londoners complain if they get a little snow. A fairly significant change in temperature, but according to Algore’s graph, that period is a flat line. He also denies the earlier Medieval Warm Period. A period of history were there are records of wheat being grown on Greenland and London was a well know wine producing region. There are still streets in London with names reference vineyards and wine production dating back to that period. He had to edit these fairly recent examples of more extreme climate change out of his data in order to make things look worse than they really are and get you scared enough to believe his bullshit.

So, let’s review. Al Gore faked the data, i.e. he lied, in order to prove his theory is his fear mongering propaganda film. A film designed to build business for his company that sells “carbon offsets.” A business model that has been widely documented to be a scam in news organizations including the New York Times.

Let’s review some of the “scientists” who back the Cult of Algore, including the ones who were warning everyone that the world was entering another Ice Age and that Global Cooling was the threat. That was before they found out that the money was better on the “Global Warming” side of the street. Go check Time magazine from 1974. Global Cooling was going to destroy civilization as we know it.

If you don’t believe me, do your own research. The facts are there. Hell, Penn & Teller did an episode of BullShit! on the subject.

Let’s review a few facts. Yes, pollution is very bad. Cutting back on overall fossil fuel use is good. Moving to cleaner energy sources such as wind, solar and nuclear (yes I said Nuclear you Luddites, and the founder of the GAIA movement in the UK and one founders of Greenpeace agrees with me) is good. Being taken in a simple scam such as “carbon credits” is bad.

The “Global Warming” fear mongers couldn’t even predict a short term climate change, such as the recent period of cooling that started in 1998. That is why they now call it “Climate Change” and will spout complete nonsense including trying to claim that the cooling is a sign that “Global Warming” is happening even faster.

Come on people! Open your mind! Review the facts. Ask questions! Why was Communist China, now the biggest producer of dirty green house gases (yes, they passed the US, which is reducing its own rate of emissions faster than the European countries that signed the Kyoto Protocols), given a free pass to pollute at record rates in the Kyoto Protocols? If things really are as bad as Algore and the rest of the Fear Mongers are telling you, why did Communist China get a free pass to build a new dirty coal fired electrical plant every month? The US and other Western nations tax gasoline, and one of the reasons for the tax is to reduce its use. Communist China on the other hand, subsidizes gasoline prices. Their goal is for more people in Communist China to buy cars and drive them more often, making the problem of “Man Made Global Warming” worse? Why did Al Gore and the other nations that supported the Kyoto Protocols agree to that if this really and truly is a global crisis?

Don’t forget to check why hundreds of actual real scientists in the field of global climate have left the UN’s IPCC, stating that the reason was the organization was motivated by politics and not real science.

Let’s review. Is global climate is change real? Hell Ya! It’s being going on long before Homo Sapiens wandered out of Africa and will continue. Is Al Gore and the rest of the AGWs fear mongers running a scam on the gullible? Hell Ya! Let’s be real, it’s just a scam. Calling it a conspiracy would be insulting to the people who are intelligent enough to come up with decent and semi-plausible conspiracies. Is pollution bad and should intelligent people work in ways to reduce it? Hell Ya! I’ll bet most of the people would read this are doing more for that than Al Gore or any one of that breed of hypocritical limousine liberals. Just look at how the rate of death from lung diseases have sky rocketed in Communist China since they started building an extremely dirty coal fired electrical plant a month. Then ask yourself why the IPCC or the UN Human Rights commission isn’t doing a damn thing about it.

Let’s compare this to another science/pseudo science debate. Evolution and Intelligent design. In this case, I’m the Evolution side which looks at all the evidence and draws a logical conclusion based on the full range of scientific data. You Algore Cultists are the ones selectively cherry picking only the stray bits of science that fit your narrow viewpoint of what you feel must be true. Except in this case, I’ll give bonus points to the Intelligent Design folks because they at least admit their bias.

Update: The Japan Society of Energy and Resources isn’t buying Algore’s bullshit either.

Update: Hardly surprising, the Penn & Teller video I linked to earlier in the post has “been removed for violations of terms of service.” No other videos of Bullshit! episodes, just this one mocking the AGW cultists High Priest Algore. Here is a link they haven’t shut down yet,and another of the first segment. Why are the AGW cultists afraid of open and honest debate of the actual science of the subject of climate change.

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democrat fear mongering

June 22, 2008

The usual suspects are on Meet the Press today tossing around the term “Swiftboating.”
Let us review what that term really means.

“…the definition of “swiftboating” is: “producing irrefutable evidence that a Democrat is lying.”

Swiftboating – 1. (verb) – to use actual quotes and facts that are 100 % traceable to the party they are attributed to. 2. (noun) – the published record of an individual that is later used against them.

Keep in mind that the Swiftboat Vets for Truth have not had not to retract a single statement they made. Senator Kerry had to retract his story about going into Cambodia as not factual.

The Swiftboat Vets for truth have called for Senator Kerry to take them to court about their statements. The Senator has refused to do so. Probably because he doesn’t want the facts brought out in a Court of Law, because those facts are against him.

The left has yet to answer this question about the Swiftboat Vets for Truth:

Can you identify even one specific and material SwiftVets allegation that you believe to have been fully “debunked” or fully proven to be “unsubstantiated”?

democrat Congressman admits they lied

June 17, 2008

It was painfully obvious that the democrats did some major Fear Mongering and lying to get control of Congress in 2006, and now here is one of them actually admitting it!
Pennsylvania Democrat Congressman Paul Kanjorski is one of the few honest democrats:

“I’ll tell you my impression. We really in this last election, when I say we … the Democrats … that if we won the Congressional elections we could stop the war. Now anybody was a good student of government would know that wasn’t true. But you know … the temptation to want to win back the Congress … we sort of stretched the facts, and the people ate it up.”

Here is the video of the quote.

HT to Kevin Colby

McCain talks sense, Obama spouts leftist rhetoric

June 17, 2008

According to the Washington Post:

Sen. John McCain called yesterday for an end to the federal ban on offshore oil drilling, offering an aggressive response to high gasoline prices…

The move is aimed at easing voter anger over rising energy prices by freeing states to open vast stretches of the country’s coastline to oil exploration. In a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, nearly 80 percent said soaring prices at the pump are causing them financial hardship, the highest in surveys this decade.

“We must embark on a national mission to eliminate our dependence on foreign oil,” McCain told reporters yesterday. In a speech today, he plans to add that “we have untapped oil reserves of at least 21 billion barrels in the United States. But a broad federal moratorium stands in the way of energy exploration and production. . . . It is time for the federal government to lift these restrictions.”

The US used to produce most of its oil need domestically, but the Carter era “windfall profit” taxes put an end to that. A failed government policy that the Second Coming of Jimmy Carter, i.e. Barak H. Obama, wants to repeat.

What Senator McCain is calling for is just common sense. The market price should start to drop once the feds decide that drilling for oil ten miles closer to shore than the Communist Chinese oil platforms (which are currently 60 miles off the coast of Florida) is OK.

Of course, the democrat response, made by Obama, is the typical Fear Mongering that they excel in. They spout the lie that McCain is “trying to drill our way out of the problem.”

They know this isn’t true, but will push that lie anyway. Drilling is only part of the solution. Proven, industrial scale, domestic energy solutions, such as Nuclear Power, is also needed. Increasing the use of clean, safe, Nuclear energy is something else that democrats oppose out of irrational fear.

The Washington Post article points out that Senator McCain does not share their irrational fear:

McCain backs federal subsidies for building more nuclear power plants, which he considers the best way to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.

Let’s be honest here, if you buy into the Cult of Algore theory of Carbon Emissions causing widespread Global Warming”, and you oppose Nuclear Power, you are either, woefully ignorant, in denial, or a hypocrite of the first order. Probably a combination of all three.

In addition to Nuclear, other alternate sources of energy should be explored, including biofuels (that doesn’t use food as a source), solar, hydrogen, and others. What we don’t need is the democrat head in the sand solution to our immediate problems. The democrat leadership may not care if their policies (or lack there of) have a serious negative effect on the US economy, but the rest of America should.

Leftist retreaded fear mongering

March 2, 2008

Back in 2004, the big fear mongering far left extremist democrat rumor was that President GW Bush was going to reinstate the draft. Which was, of course, complete and utter bullshit.

Now we have some leftist clown at HuffPo dragging out this same out tired batch of bullshit lies.

He’s betting that the average left of center drone won’t remember that it was democrat Charles Rangel who kept introducing a draft bill.

HRC’s "Daisy" ad

February 29, 2008

What makes this even more pathetic is that, while she may be more “hawkish” than Obama, the military as whole returns the loathing she feels toward it and in the general election, this ad is reason to vote for McCain over either HRC or Obama.

HT to Hot Air.