Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Maybe One Day, You'll Wake Up...

Tic Toc. Time’s running out boys and girls. If you remember, Al Gore told us back in May of 2006 we only had ten years left to save the planet from global warming. He said if we didn’t get it fixed by then, it’d be too late. You know, it’s a settled science and all.
Evidently, Team Obama’s paying attention to his good friend, Al. Get ready, Cap and Trade’s coming to a utility bill near you. Let’s see if have this whole Cap and Trade thing right. The plan is to punish coal fired powered plants, you know, the one’s that every single one of our lives depend on, right? The plan is to tax them for their CO2 emissions, right? They’re planning to tax something that in all reality, is essential for life to even to exist on this planet, right? You understand that, don’t you. Hmm, weird.
Oh, and let’s not forget about the cow farts they’re planning to tax too. What do you think’s going to happen once they get this insanity passed? Do you really believe the world’s going to suddenly be a better place? Fat chance. The only thing that’s going to happen is that we’ll be a poorer nation. And when it comes right down to it, that’s what the environmental wack-jobs want anyway. That way they can all sit around, holding hands, and pretend they’ve finally saved Mother Earth from mankind.
I know, I’m not supposed to talk like that. I’m supposed to blindly follow the cult of global warming. That, and I’m supposed to be scared. It cracked me up during the last Presidential election. Every time a republican brought up the very real possibility of another terrorist attack, they were branded a “fear monger.” Give me a break.
I realize a lot of the younger people nowadays are just too young to remember the, life-ending, global cooling hysteria of the 60’s and 70’s. I’ve dug up a few quotes from that time period to remind you why I’m just not buying into the hoax of global warming. It’s the same crap, from the same people, who want you to believe we’re all going to die from some kind of invisible boogie man. You want to talk about fear mongering. Try some of these on for size.

The world’s climatologists are agreed… Once the freeze starts, it will be too late: Douglas Colligan (1975)

The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind: Nigel Calder (1975)

Global cooling has already killed hundreds of thousands. If it continues and no strong action is taken, it will cause worldwide famine, world chaos and world war, and this will all come about before the year 2000: Lowell Ponte (1976)

The rest of these are all from a guy named Paul Ehrlich. He was an especially cheerful kind of guy.

I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000 (1969)

In ten years all important life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish. (Earth Day 1970)

The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 70’s and 80’s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death. (1968)

This tragedy is nothing compared to the nutritional disaster likely to overtake humanity in the 70’s or the 80’s at the very latest. A situation has been created that could lead to a billion or more people starving to death. (1969)

Five years is all we have left if we’re going to preserve any kind of quality in the world. (1970)

A more recent quote also caught my attention too. Actually, it’s an AP headline warning us about global warming: Omama left with little time to curb global warming… “Cooling” trend illustrates how fast the world is warming. Yeah, that makes sense.

Bear with me here, one last quote, I promise. This one kind of brought the whole thing together.

The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened. (Norman Thomas, former U.S. Socialist Presidential Candidate)

And in a nutshell boys and girls that’s what it‘s all about. Maybe one day, you’ll wake up.

Stop by the blog this week, I know some of you think I’m out of my mind: www.rm235.blogspot.com or e-mail me at www.kevinmcginty@sbcglobal.net

16 comments:

  1. Global warming is such an enormous fraud it is almost unfair to fight it. But Gore and now old Senator Warner the Republican from Virginia are pushing a stupid bill at the House Energy Committee. You are so right, Kevin. We stand to lose the easiest argument that has faced humanity since democracy began. The largest percentage of greenhouse gas is water vapor (between 40% and 80% depending on whether clouds are present). Carbon dioxide is one of the smallest components at 0.0379% as of the Fourth Assessment Report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Humans contribute 3% of the CO2 in that 0.0379%. Okay, so the human contibution to TOTAL carbon dioxide in the troposphere is 0.001137%. Even if we cut our emissions by ninety percent, the reduction to the greenhouse effect would be wholly insignificant. The ice at the North Pole melts faster and farther every year lately and breaks speed records refreezing every year. It's due to cloud cover, not because cows fart. Trees make methane, too, by the way, according to the Max Planck Institute.

    Oh, my God, this is such a slam dunk that I can't help feeling sorry for Al Gore and the people who believe him. However, we stand to lose this argument and get screwed right up our reluctant, lazy assholes if we don't read some books and argue the facts. Al Gore is as crooked and as poorly educated as the mobsters who are now dying in jail. He deserves nothing but igominy and scorn.

    Excellent column this week, Sir!

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  2. Not much I can add. You gents have nicely summed up the stupidity exhibited by far too many of our public school educated countrymen. Our new HHS Secretary couldn't pass a sixth grade science class and now she's in charge of nationalizing health care for President Wonderful. Ain't life grand?

    Farmer

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  3. Yes it is, Farmer. Life is indeed grand. And I'm so glad to see you made it back this week. I agree with you, I think you're onto something with your comment about "our public school educated countrymen."

    What about it, Fred? You used to be a teacher and college professor. I'd love to hear your thoughts about what the kids of today are being taught in the public school system. Does, Farmer have a point or is he way off base?

    It's funny that you brought up, Queen Kathleen, Farmer. Originally, I had decided to write about her this week. But then I saw a commercial the other night on TV about saving those poor polar bears as they floated off to their deaths at sea. The guy telling the story was alomst crying as he described how lonely this bear must and what a horrible way it was to die. While it was too late to save this one, if we find it our hearts to send money to some fund or another, his orginization might be able to save others that will surely face the same fate. He ended it by the usual, "won't you please help before it's too late".

    Thought I was going to puke. The real story is that polar bears are capable of swimming hundreds of miles a day as they search for food. He also failed to mention the fact that polar bears routinely float around on these pieses of broken ice. He also left out the part that the polar bear population has steadily risen to almost record numbers over the last three decades. By the time he was through, I thought for sure I was going to throw up.

    Oh yeah, then there was the post on another blog by a commited, eco-freak that it "was a proven fact, that if the Holcomb power plant is allowed to go ahead, western Kansas will bacome a vast wasteland within ten years". By then, I'd pretty much lost it.

    Anyway, thanks to both of you for stopping by...

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  4. Two thoughts on the teaching thing: First, it's true that in the humanities, you will find liberals outnumbering conservatives 20-1. But in my discpline of English, I found that they were more impressed by intellect than by political point of view. Keep in mind that was in the early '90s before Women's Studies and Minority Studies had been staffed specifically and on a large scale in the Regents Universities in Kansas. It may be different now.

    Second, as a step-dad, I get to hear from Sean (a fifth-grader at Williams Magnet) that we are burning up the Earth driving all over town burning gas. This is usually on a Saturday while we're running errands when he would rather be home playing Xbox. Those are wonderful teachable moments when I can ask him what he means and find out what they are teaching him. Then I can tell him that African children and moms are dying very young because climate freaks won't let them use coal for electricity so their dads can get good jobs and build nice homes to keep out carbon monoxide and mosquitoes. Solar power and wind are too expensive and don't really work. He gets puzzled when I explain that the richest people in the world expect the poorest people in the world to use the most expensive kind of energy. At least the seeds of reason are planted. When he's ready, I'll tell him about solar radiation affecting cloud cover which is responsible for the greenhouse effect.

    Hey, we do what we can.

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  5. Oh, and polar bears can swim fifteen miles without batting an eye. They've been known to make it over twenty miles or more.

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  6. Well, Fred, work on that step-son of yours. In my family, it's Adam, my 10-year-old grandson. He's constantly telling me I need to replace my old light bulbs with the new green, pig tail ones his teachers keep talking about.

    Look, I'm all for taking care of our planet. Hell, it's the only one we have. I'm all about recycling, and looking for better ways to generate the energy we all depend on. It just makes sense. But don't expect me to believe in the invisible boogie man that's coming to get us.

    Oh yeah, earlier I said something like polar bears routinely swim hundreds of miles a day. I probably should have said they capable of swimming up a hundred miles a day.

    I'd hate to be accused of exageratting and being a "fear-monger". LOL...

    How about some of you believers out there? I can't believe you're going to sit this one out...

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  7. I don't think humans have a definitive answer on how far polar bears can swim. One thing is for certain, though: No wild thing that can swim would die sitting on its ass while the ice melts underneath it. Isn't it too bad that the same thing can not be said of humans?

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  8. I feel like most of these problems could be solved if we'd just slow down the whelping. Make tubal ligation and vasectomies available for free to ANYONE over 18. (I tried to get a tubal when I was 18, and couldn't find a single doctor who'd do it. (oh, but your entire reason for living, my dear, is to bear children!)BCP and all other forms of birth control should also be available at no charge. I think it's time to start discouraging people to make so many kids. And the IVP crowd? First make them adopt...then when all the adopted children are taken care of...and no more unwanted children being born...then we can talk about wasting good money on circumventing nature.

    God, I love to rant. I just feel soooo good. ♥.

    Our gain, you loss, btw....A Professor Irma Russell from Kansas will now be the Dean of our Law School, here at the UM. I thank you good Kansas folks from the bottom of my heart.

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  9. I forgot to make my point! If there weren't so many people...there wouldn't be some much fossil fuel bein' used...and we sure wouldn't need all these farting cows around, ya know?

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  10. Good point, Fred.

    And now for you, Cat. Glad you stopped by. Thought maybe I'd ran you off.

    I'll do a better job of responding in the morning. It's been a long day (almost 700 miles today) and I'm beat.

    One thing though. What in the heck is the IVP crowd? You gotta remember, I'm an old guy. LOL

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  11. I'm not sure what IVP is, but she might be referring to in-vitro fertilization. But Cat is right. There are too many kids out there going to bed at night and praying (to what must seem like a deaf heaven) for parents.

    Oh, and Kevin, can I use the term "stupid a-hole" on your blog? If you read Marky Parky's interview with the Kansas City Star in Sunday's "Local" section, you might wonder whether Kathleen wasn't much better. At least she isn't stupid. Marky Parky says that Chicago (including the poor people, I suppose) should be forced by Congress to buy wind energy from Kansas. These climate freaks openly admit what I said above, the poorest people must be forced to use the most expensive kind of energy. Of course, the poor will expect a tax break (meaning a massive credit to pay their energy bills). It's a stupid, unsustainable policy that will be reversed in a hundred years if not sooner. There is far too much safe, affordable energy to "crucify mankind on a cross of wind" to steal a line from William Jennings Bryan.

    I'm going to work on our sweet lovable Cat, though. Think tanks have been telling us for decades that the world population will level out around twelve billion. I tend to agree with that. And there are ample resources for everyone.

    And the energy will be hydrogen-based, too. Scientists first produced hydrogen from salt water and an electric battery about 200 years ago. So, five centuries from now, a tide-driven turbine will electrolyze sea water and produce hydrogen that will power cars, trains, farms, and homes with nothing but water as exhaust. We just don't need that energy, yet.

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  12. Ahhh, I'm not sure if there's anything better than finally being able to sleep in your own bed for a change.

    Fully rested, restored, and engerized. I'm now ready to take on your liberal, left-wing rant, Cat.

    Sorry to disappoint you, Cat, but I actually agree with a lot of the points you've brought up.

    Let's see, the free (tax supported) birth control thing. You and I agree on that one but probably for different reasons.

    Maybe I'm off base, but I think you look at it as a way to reduce the human population that's overwhelming our natural resources.

    For me though, as a person who believes with every fiber of of my being that abortion is one of the most horrible things we can do to a baby. That it's a no-brainer that providing birth control would be one of the most effective and quickest ways to reduce the numbers of abortions in the world today. No, it wouldn't stop them because there will always be stupid people who just don't care.

    We had an incident here in Topeka at one of our high schools last year where the media found out and reported on, that the school nurse was despensing free condoms to any student who wanted them.

    The moral outrage was swift and very predictable. By god, who does she think she is anyway? Some of these people were in such a state of denial it was almost laughable. There was no way in hell that their little darlings would even consider having sex at such a young age.

    My point is this. I'd rather my (and your) tax dollars went into preventing pregnancies than to pay for killing babies. In my opinion, it's pretty much that simple.

    In the meantime though. We all need and depend on those "evil fossil fuels" for our very survival. For god's sake though, just leave those poor, farting cows alone. It makes the global warming side look like a bunch of idiots...

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  13. Fred, you may indeed use "stupid a-hole" on this blog anytime you feel like it. LOL

    But you'd better get to work on our liberal friend. She needs all the help she can get.

    Have a good day all. First time I've been home in three weeks and my wife has made it perfectly clear this day will be devoted to her!!! What can I say...

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  14. came by to say hi. can't think of anything intelligent to say, so i'll just leave with a kiss or two.

    ♥ ♥

    love,
    cat

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  15. Well thanks for stopping by,comrade. LOL...

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  16. Okay, Cat. You brought up the adoption thing. What do you know about it? How about you, Fred?

    Serious question here, guys. On a personal level, I have zero knowledge of our adoption laws. I do know adoption a child in China is a hell of a lot easier than it is here in the United States. Why is that?

    Maybe it's time to look at our adoption laws and requirements. And what's one possible benifit would this be? Fewer aortions and less sad kids praying (to what must see like a deaf heaven) for parents...

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