You finally reared your ugly head in today’s NYT in an op-ed saying that despite all the controversy surrounding the climate change boondoggles, you are confident that global warming is real.
Maybe it is; maybe it isn’t. But we have questions, and these questions demand serious answers. And since you won’t answer them, we think you can go find an unfrozen lake in the Arctic circle and jump in it. But before we get to our questions, let us say this.
We believe you are not the right person to be speaking about this. You have too much money on the line to be representing yourself as a dispassionate citizen. You want Americans to transfer hundreds of billions of dollars to projects that may or may not have any utility to the American people. You want us to do this on your say-so. You say, “Don’t listen to me; listen to the scientists.” But we have scientists who stifle research; alter data; call skeptics (who they should welcome) names akin to those who would deny the holocaust. There are huge holes in the trust that Americans have toward you and toward “climate scientists” (so-called) generally.
Take all your money out of the game, Mr. Gore. Have all your money invested in things that don’t depend on policy changes resulting from global warming legislation. What’s that? There are no investments that would not be affected? Our point exactly. You are setting up the game so that YOU win. We have no faith that you give a damn about America generally.
Now to our questions:
1 – What is the ideal temperature of the Earth. How do we know when it’s running a fever?
2 – We have read reports of other planets in the solar system heating up over the past few years. Is this the result of George W. Bush refusing to sign the stupid Kyoto Accords?
3 – Why is it that there are no global warming changes that the average person can go see near him or her? Why are they always in far-off places that require a lot of money and “great sophistication” (like yours?) to discern?
4 – Some of us at Off-the-cliff.com live near American coast lines. We have not seen any noticeable rising of sea levels. We are not realizing our fondest dreams of our inland homes becoming beach front property. Can you tell us when we may see this glorious day? Imagine – the wonder of our mediocre property values skyrocketing because of global warming. This would make us giddy if we could believe it.
5 – How do you justify the demonization of skeptics? Are skeptics not allowed in this area of scientific endeavor? Is this a whole new way of doing science?
6 – Where are the PRECISE predictions that we can use to test these theories of yours? Give us something we can hang our hats on. You said there’d be more hurricanes and that they’d be fiercer because of global warming. Well – where the hell are they? We fully expect there to be crests and troughs in the patterns of hurricane development. But by your contention, every year should be seeing more of them and they should all be like Hurricane Katrina or Andrew. Where the heck are they?
7 – One would expect that as the “world heats up” that the extreme low would get warmer and the extreme high would also get hotter. But this hasn’t happened. Can you explain why?
8 – Supposedly the polar bears are endangered, but there are reliable reports that there are more of them now than in the recent past. Have they learned to swim since there is no longer any ice for them to walk on?
9 – Can you give us one good reason to consider you to be a trustworthy man? Why should we not look at you the same way we look at snake oil salesmen.
10 – Will you put up a bond for the value of your entire worth should the world not fall into a global warming black hole in the next 10 years? If you are wrong, will you agree to sit in a prison of our design for the rest of your life?
You are demanding that all of us (American taxpayers in particular) fund the global warming projects without building the necessary trust. You need to rethink your strategies, and get back to us.
Till then, we just say no.
There is an imposter in the White House. We want to know what happened to President Obama. Has some vast right wing cabal grabbed him from his bed and replaced him with a look-alike?
In something that seems right out of a science fiction movie, President Obama is going forward on his pledge to fund – wait for it – new nuclear power plants!
Holy Batman, Batman!
Something we at O-t-c can applaud about President Obama?
We are big believers in government spending to improve infrastructure (true improvements – not make-work boondoggles). We also believe it is government’s role to go after very long range goals that cannot be handled effectively by corporations that need to show profits for their shareholders quarter after quarter. And we believe that government has a role in underwriting potentially hazardous enterprises, where private insurance would find the risk untenable, and would thus not insure a project.
As long as it it done correctly, as long as there is competitive bidding on pieces of the project by truly competent corporations, and as long as the oversight is managed per science and not political correctness, the funding of nuclear power plants can be an extremely welcome development.
It is not often we have looked forward to offerings by this President. We applaud this move.
P.S. – So far.
Here’s some of what you should know about…
‡ Vallerie Jarrett, the senior advisor to the President was caught out in hypocracy and a lie – take a look. Once again, the Obama administration shows no sense of proportion; no understanding of how they look to Independents (they’ll always be championed by the Far Left – even as they voice frustration because Obama can’t go as fast as they want him to). Jarrett uses the phrase: “speaking truth to power.” Jarrett mispoke: speaking truth to power is what FoxNews, Breitbart and others are yelling at them. She, and her lord and master, are the power. But we know she knows this. She’s just trying to confuse things. We believe that she’s doing this so that Obama can pat her on the head as though she’s a newspuppy and say, “Good girl. Good girl.” Kudos go out to CNN’s Campbell Brown for nailing this hypocritical Obamaminion (is there a female version of the word putz?) down. Way to go Ms. Brown. Maybe we’ll have to start watching your show once in awhile. If you’re going to start being “fair and balanced,” we’d love to have additional venues to watch besides just FoxNews.
‡ A news article indicated that Harry Reid, the dirty little garden gnome from Nevada (shown below) is looking for ways to buy votes to get his health care plan passed.
Obviously we don’t want him to succeed, and we are cheered by Joe Lieberman and some of the Democrats for telling him to go blow gnome rings. We hope that Olympia Snow has learned her lesson – you can’t deal with the Democrats. They do not act in good faith. But most of all, we want to remind the Republicans, that they can make offers to the recalcitrant Democrats too. If love of country isn’t enough to secure their vote to the correct side of this issue (telling Obama to go suck egges), then maybe they can be bought by the Light side of the force? Oh – and Republicans… do not EVER forget… we are watching you like a hawk too. You sold us out during Bush’s last term, which is why we have the Putz-in-Chief in the White House now. You had better have learned your lesson, or that third party is going to come roaring in strong in 2012.
‡ The UN is having significant trouble getting to Global Warming consensus. But weren’t we told that we have just 50 days to get it right or that the world was going to end? Oh no! What are we going to do? What are we going to do? We are so frightened. The world is coming to an end because the U.N. can’t get it’s act together. We wonder if Al Gore is building an ark.
Given how the Swine-in-Chief seems to want to control everything, we just remembered something.
The outbreak of the swine flu happened in Mexico City in March of this year. The Swine-in-Chief visited Mexico during this time period (late April) before anyone here in America heard anything about it.
We just can’t help wondering about the coincidence of this. What is the likelihood that the President would go to Mexico City and shazam – all the sudden we have ourselves a nice little pandemic. Is a coincidence out of the realm of possibility? No-o-o. Bu-u-ut… it makes us wonder.
Here’s a scenario we think is just as possible, if not more.
Obama is looking for anything that can help him with his push for socialized medicine. He goes to Mexico and behind closed doors asks if there is anything going on in that country that we haven’t heard about here in the States that could be new, exotic, confusing, etc., that he could go to bat with. The Mexican authorities scramble and find a few instances of swine flu. He says, “That’s the ticket.” He calls the World Health Organization, lays out a game plan, and because WHO would love nothing better than for the U.S. to be a banana republic with socialized health care, they agree to play ball with Obama and declare a pandemic.
Only there’s a problem. The symptoms are mild. And there are too few people getting truly sick and then dying. So they come up with the only thing they can: mutations. We’ve all seen movies about mutations, from X-Men to zombies. And we are such a scientifically illiterate people that we have no idea what is the truth or how to find out what the truth is.
All of this is a smoke screen to try and get Obamacare pushed through.
Is it any coincidence that the Swine-in-Chief’s flu is nearly indistinguishable from the regular flu? Is it a mere coincidence that the health care deformity bills are marching through Congress as the flu season ramps up?
We don’t know. We ask questions. We don’t trust the Putz-in-Chief. We’d like to see the health care deformity efforts slowed down. There is no rush. The only rush is to get things through without Americans knowing what hit them. There can be no other motivation. Period.
This stinks to high heaven, and we cannot wait till Nov 2010.
We just started watching Glen Beck’s show this evening. We don’t care which side of the fence you sit on with respect to the health care debate. If you value intellectual integrity and if the national health care debate is important to you, then you should watch Beck this evening.
Because he is moderating a discussion about health care with about 50 or more doctors and med students. He is letting the doctors, including those with views opposing Beck’s own, have the microphone.
We have not seen this kind of discussion before – anywhere. We have seen NBC and ABC do sycophantic puff pieces for whatever their Fearless Leader wants. It disgusts us to watch once-proud news organizations lick a politician’s boots. Thankfully, there is FoxNews.
If you want to be informed about this issue, you owe it to yourself and to your family, to watch Beck’s show tonight.
For whatever it’s worth.