The new prayer for the climate changers:
Full of hot air,
The media is with thee.
Blessed art thou among politicians,
and blessed is the fruit of your imagination – Climate Change.
Father of melting polar ice,
Give us our carbon offsets now,
and save us in the hour of our melting.
NIMBY, NIMBY, NIMBY – this example from New York of all wonderfully liberal places:
“Most people did not want wind turbines,” Town Supervisor Margaret Dunn said Tuesday.
Come, come now people. The Messiah has decreed that you will have electricity if the wind blows or the sun shines. Why in the world would good New Yorkers not want wind turbines?
Last month, hundreds of residents in this Yates County town of 1,000, bordering Naples, turned out largely to voice their opposition to turbines in an emotionally charged gathering. Most of the 116 residents who spoke at the meeting were against the machines, said Dunn.
When the board convened Monday, it determined the 17 proposed turbines would have a negative impact due to noise, light flicker and positioning on steep slopes. Dunn said the board was particularly disturbed because the original proposal stated the turbines would not be sited on slopes exceeding 15 percent, yet the environmental study showed some were slated to be built on such slopes.
Resident Vince Johnson, who lives on Italy Hill Turnpike near a targeted turbine site, said he was worried about storm-water runoff from turbines — as well as noise and possible effect on spring-fed wells
Water runoff? Slopes? Noise? Wells? Hey – who wouldn’t want to have 20 story turbines booming away. But they are very very very very green!
So should local cities be able to throw roadblocks in the way of energy independence and Algore worship?
One that actually can reflect conditions – and its from NASA too eco-idiots:
Well, well. Congress learned something shattering today, which will have the Church of Al Gore/IPCC running in fear of their lost credibility. It has been scientifically demonstrated that 70% of the Global Warming in the last century (and cooling in the last decade) is due to the Pacific Ocean Oscillations, not CO2:
The gentlemen making this claim is the lead investigator one of NASA’s flagship Earth Observing Observatories (H/T Ice Cap).
I posted on some of these effects yesterday. What this means is no matter how much you change your CO2 footprint, how much you try to be CO2 green, no matter how much liberal governments tax you – you cannot save the planet from its natural cycles. Remember, the draconian actions being proposed by the Church of Al Gore/IPCC, which will run into the tens of trillions of dollars and cripple the world economies, is only meant to reduce today’s CO2 levels by a fraction.
Imagine that! A model which explains things and you dono’t have to pay extortion to the Great and Wonderful Algore!
The Anti-Idotarian Rotweiller gives a good overview on the latest idiocy from the Goracle (beware – the Emperor uses strong, strong language):
To begin to fix all the problems, Gore said, “the answer is to end our reliance on carbon-based fuels.”
“And to that end, I aim to wave my magic Gorebecile Wand and, by spreading fairy dust all over the nation, come up with replacements for carbon-based fuels overnight.”
Gore called on the country to produce all of its electricity from renewable and carbon-free sources in 10 years, a goal he compared to President Kennedy’s challenge for the country to put a man on the moon in the 1960s.
Modest as always, we see. But wait, we always thought that it was the Gorebecile who put a man on the Moon. Or was the Gorebecile actually the first man on the Moon? Nevermind. We’re pretty sure that he took the initiative in creating the science of rocket propulsion.
Gore chastised those who have proposed opening new areas for oil drilling as a solution to U.S. energy problems.
“It is only a truly dysfunctional system that would buy into the perverse logic that the short-term answer to high gasoline prices is drilling for more oil 10 years from now,” Gore said.
Alas, if only the Gorebecile had flunked out of a business school instead of failing Bible 101 in seminary, he would understand enough about this whole supply and demand thing to know that he’s a blithering buttskate. Also, we find it interesting that drilling now with an eye to increasing supply within 7 years (or shorter. You really have to stay up to date on these things, Gorebecile) is “dysfunctional” and “perverse”, while throwing everything we have out the window while hoping and praying fervently that a suitable replacement will automagically turn up within 10 years ISN’T.
Practicing what they preach – here’s how the Great and Powerful Gore arrived at this speech – along with all his supporters who are following his every word too:
Bravo to Congressman Campbell:
California Republican John Campbell yesterday introduced in the House his “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Act,” which would amend the tax code to allow individuals to make voluntary donations to the federal government above their normal tax liability. The bill would place a new line on IRS tax forms to make this easy.
Mr. Campbell says he has heard the “cries” of those wealthy Americans – Mrs. Clinton, Warren Buffett, Barbra Streisand – who reject the lower tax rates passed in 2001 and 2003 and complain that they and their fellow rich don’t pay enough. “It’s a great injustice that citizens wishing to fulfill their dream of paying more taxes cannot simply check a box on their 1040 form to make a donation,” he says. His bill would give liberals a chance to salve their consciences without having to raise taxes on millions of Americans who already feel overtaxed as it is.
My simple predictions:
1. The Democrats will never let this bill see any light of day. it will be holed up in some House subcommittee undergoing “review” till this Congress is history. It would be a most dangerous thing for Democrats to actually give people the freedom to make their own choices – especially about how much of their hard earned money goes to the government. Allowing people to choose this essential hold over their lives would absolutely destroy the whole premise of what the Democrats stand for. They are about controlling people – not giving them choice.
2. Why is Warren Buffett giving most of his money to Bill Gates’s charity instead of just handing it over to the government? He wants rich people to pay more in taxes – why is he not giving the earnings of his lifetime to some twits who would spend in all in less than a month?
3. As a thought experiment – just how much money would actually come in if this box were on the 1040 form making it extremely simple to allow good progressives to put their money where their considerable mouths are? The Treasury got about $2.9 million in contributions last year. The US governnment is scheduled to spend $3 trillion dollars in FY2008. My calculations show that as spending $5,707,762 a minute. Yes, every minute of every day of every week of every month of the whole year. So that lousy three million in contributions would only fund the government for 30 seconds odd. Do you think they would get enough in “contributions” to fund 2 minutes? I certainly don’t think they would. Maybe, just maybe they might get enough for 1 minute.
4. And don’t forget – you are not paying enough in taxes. The Obamamessiah says so. The Hildebeast says so. The Great and Wonderous Algore certainly says so. But would they give half their estates directly to the governement?
James Lewis has a great article on the difference between science and the fraud that is the bovine bleatings of Algore:
In normal science the burden of proof is on the proposer. Albert Einstein had to prove in his historic 1905 paper that there was a fundamental flaw in classical physics. The distinctive predictions of Relativity Theory had to be verified for decades afterwards. Some are still being tested today. His predecessor Max Planck remarked that he encountered so much skepticism that he had to wait for the older generation of physicists to die off before his work was accepted.
This is why you can always tell when the hysterical cries of “denier” start being spewn about – you aren’t dealing with science, you are dealing with faith and religion. It is not the responsibility of the man-made global warming skeptic to present their facts to disprove this religion; it is the responsibility of the tax grubbing puke putting forward this swill to prove their case. But that might just be a little difficult since:
There are no facts robust enough, consistent enough, and verified enough to support the mass hysteria. The climate system is hypercomplex, nonlinear and poorly understood. The media spinners are immensely ignorant about real science, and just care about the next scare headline. There’s a lot of wild speculation and a mob of self-serving politicians, bureaucrats and media types who stand to gain a ton of power and money by suckering millions of taxpayers. Al Gore just started a 300 million dollar PR campaign to convince everybody. When was the last time you saw 300 million bucks being spent to promote a scientific hypothesis that was already proven? We’re not spending millions to prove the existence of gravity. The uproar and money involved in this fraud is in direct proportion to the lack of solid facts.
I’d also like to actually have the Great and Powerful Gore actually prove he has 300 million of anything besides air molecules inside his skull where his brain ought to be, but that’s another case. The real truth is: