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.
We have been quietly watching the Messiah-Wicked-Witchofthe-West-Mortician monster that is trying to ram socialism (in the form of health care deformation) down the throats of We the People. We view this as Government Abuse, and we believe that Obama, Pelosi, and Reid should be taken up to the Washington Memorial, and forced to read, publicly, the Declaration of Independence and the entire United States Constitution two thousand times. Why 2000? One time for each page of the monstrosity they want to force down our throats. When Pelosi speaks, some kind of voice alteration device should be fitted to the microphone so we don’t have to actually hear her in her own god-awful voice.
The Messiah said, at the end of the Health Care Water Torture Session that if the Ds and Rs couldn’t come to an agreement (i.e., if the Rs wouldn’t agree with him), then that’s what elections are for.
All we can say is this: Bring it on, Mr. President. You are the most abysmal excuse for a President we have EVER seen. We think we could probably swap in Hugo Chavez for you and no one would notice any difference from a policy and rhetoric perspective. You have, to date, been responsible for the conversions of 6 people we know who proudly called themselves liberal when you started, who now call themselves Independent – and it’s all because of you and your Witch, Pelosi.
We do not believe it when the lamestream media calls this an anti-incumbent season. But we hope YOU believe it. We hope that you go, excuse the phrase, Off-the-Cliff with your health deform boondoggle. We especially hope you try for the reconciliation tactic. Ple-e-e-ease, Mr. President. Do it. We need as much anger out in the heartland as you can generate. The more the better. And as long as the health deformation effort doesn’t actually get through the House, we will be thrilled to have you go for it.
And tell your friend the Wicked Witch of the West to keep up with the sour potty mouth drivel that she seems to revel in. As she talks about “itsy bitsy spiders,” we can’t help but think of the old movie, “The Fly,” when at the end of the movie, the fly with a human head (that would be the Wicked Witch) is screaming “Help me. Hel-l-l-p me,” as a spider comes bearing down on it. Come November, the American People are going to be spiders to all the flies in the Democrat party.
November cannot come too soon.
We try to find good Democrats in Congress and there are very few. We also look for good Republicans in office, and while there seem to be few there as well, they are not the ones in power right now. And despite all the yahoos claiming that there is no difference between the Rs and the Ds, can anyone – anyone – imagine Boehner legislating the way that Pelosi does? Can anyone – anyone – imagine the Rs proposing legislation that looks even remotely like the socialist power grabs by the current Congress? We can’t. And anyone who thinks that the Rs and the Ds would create and propose similar legislation lives in a la-la land that should preclude them from voting.
So – the Messiah is calling for a “bipartisan” summit on health care tomorrow.
We call on the Rs to do the following: IF the Messiah turns out to be engaging in pure theater, help him with the drama. How? There would be nothing you could do as dramatic as to say mid-way through the performance, “Mr. President, this is pure theater. We will not help you sell America down the river. We’re outa here.” And then leave Blair House in full view of the American people. We fully believe that you would be cheered back home in ways that you haven’t heard in years! Oh – the lamestream media would hate you for it. But since it’s theater, you can play it for all it’s worth, and the lamestreamers wouldn’t know what to do. Should they cover you leaving? Should they act as if nothing happened? They’d be a bunch of confused nebobs and you could go home, look your constituents in the eye and say, “We stood up for America – for you!” And you’d mean it; and we’d know it; and we’d appreciate it.
So – Toyota is apologizing again. OK – that’s fine. And so far, to its credit, the Committee investigating this seems to be doing a reasonable job. But we want to see the same vigilance that is being mustered relative to Toyota be applied to the spending practices of Taxpayer Motors. We believe that all Taxpayer Motors cars are fiscally flawed from the jump, and that is true before a single piece of metal is laid out as part of the chassis. Where is the outrage that the secured investors at Taxpayer Motors were royally screwed by Obama? Why is there no outcry from the Ds? Again – can anyone imagine the Rs nationalizing a car company and screwing the secured investors? If you can, and if you believe what you imagine, then, again, your vote shouldn’t count since you obviously believe in the tooth fairy, perpetual motion and you think that Pelosi is an intelligent person.
So – it turns out that the Messiah is a liah. On Beck’s show yesterday, we saw Obama tell talking news heads that his ties to Acorn were ancient and superficial. Then Beck played video footage showing Obama swearing that he was practically blood brothers with this anti-American criminal so-called neighborhood organizing group. Liah liah pants on fiah. The Messiah is a liah. Thanks, Beck. We will be showing this video to anyone who comes to our homes.
One of the more amazing stories we’ve read regarding the President’s current “thinking” can be found in an AP article called Obama admits health care overhaul may die on the Hill. Two items struck us:
1 – ‘”I think it’s very important for us to have a methodical, open process over the next several weeks, and then let’s go ahead and make a decision,” Obama said at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser.’
Note how this contrasts with his previous combativeness: “Hit ‘em twice as hard.” You’re finding out Mr. President that the phrase “Don’t tread on me” has a real meaning. You and that evil Witch of the West, Pelosi can’t “hit” the American people as though we’re children to be put in our places. You work for us – not the other way around.
2 – “I think we should be very deliberate, take our time. We’re going to be moving a jobs package forward over the next several weeks; that’s the thing that’s most urgent right now in the minds of Americans all across the country.”
If you had thought this way back in March of last year; had you called for a truly civil discussion – and not tried to ram the health care boondoggle that we all came to know and hate down our collective (not collectivist) throats, the tea party movement and the awakened sleeping giant at the town hall meetings might never have happened.
One of us had a sit-down with a local director for her U.S. Senator. As this director took notes based on what she was saying, she could see the director nodding his head in agreement. Things like: you can’t insult the intelligence of the people paying the bills. We’re not astroturf, Mr. President. We’re not Nazis, and for the Wicked Witch of the West to call us that, and for you to not tell her to knock it off – well that spoke volumes. Treat us with the respect you want to have visited upon you, Mr. President, and we can have a real discussion/debate. If you can’t manage that, we’re going to hit you twice as hard come November.
There is a scene depicting military ineptitude near the beginning of George Lucas’ film, The Empire Strikes Back. The Empire is about to do battle with the rebels on the ice planet Hoth. One of his minions tells Darth Vader that the element of surprise has been lost. In frustration and as a display of sheer stupidity, Darth Vader then uses the Dark Side of the Force to kill his current Admiral and then tells the guy standing next to him to fix everything, calling him by his new designation, “Admiral.”
In a development we hope is not a parallel to this, we find a story where field commanders in Afghanistan are being “disciplined” when there are failures on the battlefield. The story then reports, “In response to the recent reprimands, some military officials have argued that casualties are inevitable in war and that a culture of excessive investigations could make officers risk-averse.”
This sounds like politically motivated, cover your a– behavior to us.
We would not be shocked to find out that this is a response to some Obama minion trying to be Darth Vader. We would like to understand the military value of doing what seems to be analogous to a football game and disciplining the quarterback because the defense he went up against was better prepared than he or his team imagined.
Are the higher-ups now requiring some degree of clairvoyance on the part of their field commanders? Do the field commanders have all the resources they need such that an expectation that there will be no battlefield failures is reasonable (seems doubtful to us)? Is it more likely that Obama has made a number of inept people his “Admirals,” and that they are simply following an Ayn Randian pattern of jackals so effectively story-told in Empire Strikes Back?
Again – we don’t know. We can only hope that for once in his miserable little life, Obama is not screwing yet another thing up.