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.
Is Robert Gibbs competing with Nancy Pelosi – for the Stupid of the Year Award? Yes, Obama’s pet yorkie (below) was on Chris Wallace’s show, Fox News Sunday.
Wallace asked Gibbs about the swinemale Christmas Day Would-be Bomber; namely whether the intelligence community lost opportunities for valuable information from this guy because he was Mirandized within hours of being taken into custody – rather than being put into military custody.
Gibbs gave some of the most obtuse answers we’ve seen in a long time – almost Pelosi-ish. For instance, Wallace asked this: “The reports are — no, the reports are that he was interrogated for 50 minutes. He was then drugged. They — because he had, obviously, you know, some injuries. They — when they came back, he was read his Miranda rights and he clammed up.”
After some back-and-forth between Wallace and Gibbs (read the transcript, linked above), Gibbs said, “Valuable intelligence was gotten based on those interrogations. And I think the Department of Justice and the — made the right decision, as did those FBI agents. FBI interrogators believe they got valuable intelligence and were able to get all that they could out of him.”
Unbelievable. We have conducted job interviews for low level clerks that took longer than this. No language barriers. No efforts to hide the ball. Just looking for some background information so we could determine if the person was a fit for the companies we’ve worked at. And we’re supposed to believe that FBI agents could talk to a swinemale would-be bomber out of Nigeria/Yemen could be debriefed in under an hour? Boy, Mr. Gibbs, them must be some magic beans you have given FBI agents who can’t do any “harsh interrogation” without violating your Messiah’s sensibilities.
We’d bet a month’s salary that the FBI agents involved are not happy. We’d go farther: we believe that Mr. Gibbs is either completely out of the loop as to what the truth is or he is lying through his thin little teeth. Either Obama is absolutely in the know, and is thus responsible for dereliction of duty relative to terrorism (we believe this is the most likely scenario), or he’s been ill-served and kept out of the loop for plausible deniability purposes.
If there is another attack on our soil that is foiled by citizens and not by professional, or if an the terrorists win one and American citizens and/or residents are injured and killed, we will want Obama’s resignation. He has unilaterally disarmed us. He has unilaterally told professionals what they can and cannot do, regardless of their professional opinions. We believe that this has resulted in an unbelievable opening for the terrorists to perpetrate acts we’d rather not imagine – on American soil.
If that happens, Mr. President, we demand that you resign and that you be tried as a war criminal against the American people.
We heard on FoxNews today that part of the health dictatorship program that Congress and the President are trying to force down our throats (“Now open wide; this won’t hurt a bit. Oh – stop being a baby and take this trillion dollar syringe like a man!”) will be to give the IRS new powers.
Like we need a stronger IRS. Is there any agency anywhere in the United States that is more despised than the IRS? And these clowns want to make it even more powerful? Supposedly, you’re going to have to indicate somewhere on the form that you actually have purchased health insurance. We thought that no bureacracy was going to get between us and our doctors, Mr. President. Yet again, Joe Wilson was spot on with his language: “YOU LIE!”
During a brainstorm session recently, one of us quipped, “You know – I am more afraid of how much damage Obama and his legion of Neanderthals can do to this country than I am about Al Qaieda.” She is joking (we think she is joking – she insists she’s not). But all joking aside, Obama is no joke. He is a living, walking, breathing ongoing malfeasance against the Constitution of this country.
If we lined up 10 kindergartner kids (who have not yet been brainwashed by the Left) and asked them about principles underlying the Constituion of this country, they’d give a more accurate picture than the President could after 3 hours of trying to explain himself with his calibrating-miscalibrating language.
We so wish that he, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would take a small, propeller airplane to Antarctica. We’d buy it for them. We’re sure one of the science bases (Obama says he’s big on science – it is to laugh) would make space for them. If he and the other three would spend the next 3 years there, they could save the penguins, and America would have a chance to heal itself from these dreadful, despicable, unamerican people.
Please – Mister President – RESIGN!
We wish we had a fraction of the talent that Ray Stevens has. We’re glad he’s on our side.
We cannot wait till November 2010, when we can wipe out as many Democrats (politically, that is) as possible.
sung to the tune of (Oh I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener)
Oh it’s great to be an environmentalist.
There is no need to hold to the tru-u-uth.
And because I am an environmentalist
I can also believe that there’s a tooth (fairy).
If a climate changist stifle’s others’ writings
That’s a very good thing to-o-o do-o-o-o.
‘Cause debate stinks in environmental “science”
We globalists think of it as doggy pooh.
So don’t bother me with facts cause I don’t listen
Facts are a racist thing you know-ow-ow.
It’s much easier being in an echo chamber
Where I can watch my status grow.
And because the world is not really ending
I can keep this scam going for ye-e-ears
And the fools who believe me without thinking
Keep me flying private jets fueled with their fears.