Senate Democrats plan all-night global-warming talkathon in support of … er …

posted at 9:21 am on March 10, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Talk about hot gas. Rick Perry may have affectionately mistaken our site name once, but Senate Democrats could be in position to trademark it for themselves after tonight. The caucus will hold an all-night talkathon to demand action on climate change, which has USA Today very confused. After all … don’t Democrats control that chamber?

A majority of Senate Democrats on Monday will launch an overnight “talkathon” until approximately 9:00 a.m. Tuesday to draw attention to climate change.

The overnight effort, organized by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, is part of the recently launched Senate Climate Action Task Force headed by Sens. Barbara Boxer of California and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. …

The Democratic effort is cause for some confusion because these senators are calling for action in a chamber they control but without any specific legislation to offer up for a vote, or any timetable for action this year.

In other words, this is nothing but a stunt — and transparently so. Senate Democrats control all of the Senate committees, and what comes to the Senate floor. Boxer herself is the chair of the committee on environmental affairs, and could push through legislation any time she wants to the floor. They don’t have global-warming legislation bottled up by Republican obstruction, because they don’t have global-warming legislation at all. Why? It would kill any hopes of rescuing red-state seats for Democrats in the upcoming midterms, that’s why.

If these Democrats wanted to do something about this issue, they could put together legislation, and Senate Republicans would have few options to stop them. That isn’t keeping Democrats from blaming Republicans, though. Instead, they’re rallying for more executive action as a way to keep from dealing with the GOP:

Asked about the lack of a legislative proposal to serve as a focus for the talkathon, a Democratic aide suggested minority Republicans are at fault. “Our door is wide open for Republicans to talk through and discuss solutions as soon as they’re ready to accept scientific reality,” the aide said Sunday.

But it’s possible the Democratic campaign has little if anything to do with ever passing a global warming bill. After all, Senate Democrats had a huge, filibuster-proof majority in 2009 and 2010 and did not act on the cap-and-trade bill passed by the Democratic House at the time. It could be that the Senate Democrats’ strategy is more about encouraging the White House to take unilateral executive action on the environment than it is about Senate Democrats sticking their necks out by supporting major legislation in an election year.

“This caucus, what we have done is set up a Climate Action Task Force because we want to encourage the administration to take more action,” said Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin when the group introduced itself at a news conference in January. Beyond that, Cardin said, the Task Force wants to block bills that come from the House — no problem there, since that’s something that Majority Leader Harry Reid can do all by himself. Finally, Cardin said, Democrats want to make “incremental progress.” So the talkfest on the Senate floor Monday and Tuesday could well be an extended rah-rah for the White House more than a call to any legislative action.

Here’s a question. Since Senate Democrats don’t want to pass budgets (again demurring this year) and don’t want to write legislation for their own policy agenda, why are they contesting their incumbent Senate seats at all? After all, they’re not terribly interested in governance; they’re mostly interested in expanding the executive branch’s power so they won’t have to do their own jobs. If that’s all Senate Democrats want to do, let them join the executive branch, and Republicans can have their seats instead.

In a related note, The Hill’s Alexander Bolton wonders whether this is the worst Congress ever:

Veteran lawmakers are used to partisanship and stalemate, but they say Capitol Hill has sunk to a new dysfunctional low.

Congress has in some ways already closed for business until after the mid-term election. Any laws made between now and November will be minor.

President Obama’s “year of action” has started slowly and could end up as a punchline. Congressional approval ratings have hit all-time lows.

The relationships between congressional Republicans and Obama as well as between Democratic and GOP leaders on Capitol Hill lack the indispensable element of trust.

Well, when the Senate majority conducts a PR stunt without having the intestinal fortitude to back it up with action, the “dysfunctional” issues are clearly not equally applied across the aisle.


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is part of the recently launched Senate Climate Action Task Force headed by Sens. Barbara Boxer of California and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island

Senate
Climate
Action
Task

Force

A senate group run by demorats called the SCAT Force.

Sounds about right.

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Lolz!

Bmore on March 10, 2014 at 9:25 AM

so they are going to waste tons of power/heat/resources to fight using power/heat/resources…

dmacleo on March 10, 2014 at 9:26 AM

If they installed a generator to convert hot air to electricity in the capitol dome thousands of homes could be powered for 1 trillion in new debt a year.

ConstantineXI on March 10, 2014 at 9:29 AM

“Our door is wide open for Republicans to talk through and discuss solutions as soon as they’re ready to accept scientific reality,” the aide said Sunday.

“Scientific reality”?… It is a damn religious cult that has nothing to do with science and everything to do with taking other people money, controlling their lives, and making a bunch of limousine liberals and liberals scientists very rich… They are now selling carbon credits to the followers of this new religion in order to redeem their “sins” against nature similar to the paper of indulgence the Roman sold in the Middle ages so the faithful sins will be forgiven… And they f***ing dare to call it science…

mnjg on March 10, 2014 at 9:29 AM

So now they’ve been reduced to All night Idiocy Athons??

Wait a minute…I thought this was a Bad thing when
Cruz did his filibuster athon??

Oh well, watching the Spectacle of Kooks on display will
certianly bring people to their side…

ToddPA on March 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM

These people simply defy logic

jaywemm on March 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM

All that hot air from all those Democrats talking in one place is bound to make the global warming situation worse, leading to… self-fulfilling prophesy!

ExpressoBold on March 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Roman = Roman catholic church…

mnjg on March 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Andrews Cams- because Mother Gaia “nips out” when you blow flames on a downshift

M240H on March 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

They’re probably lucky they’re doing their Global Warming dog-and-pony show Tuesday — if they had waited 24 hours the National Weather Serrvice says they would have been into an Al Gore meteorological moment in Washington:

Wednesday: Rain…mainly in the afternoon. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Breezy and cooler with lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and blustery. Much cooler with highs in the mid 30s.

jon1979 on March 10, 2014 at 9:33 AM

They wouldn’t dare to do this if they were in any way afraid that the MSM won’t back them up 100%.

They know in their bones that they won’t get called out on it. All they are trying to do is replicate the recent and sudden popularity enjoyed by Rand Paul and Ted Cruz for filibustering the old fashioned way. Democrats are scared to death of GOP populism, for good reason. Their entire agenda is very unpopular.

Mord on March 10, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Thread Winner!!!

ladyingray on March 10, 2014 at 9:35 AM

So, the EnviroNazis are going to fight the ‘pollutant’ carbon dioxide by spewing the ‘pollutant’ carbon dioxide all night. Talk about hot air.

Resist We Much on March 10, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Half the Rinos, including Christie will be on board. We lost the right to choose what Insurance to buy to protect our families, now they want to control how we light and heat/cool our homes, what car to drive, etc. In the future, if they think a person is using too much energy they will fine, (tax) them for doing so. That is, everyone except the Self Described Elites who will consider themselves above it all.

Whiterock on March 10, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Senate
Climate
Action
Task

Force

A senate group run by demorats called the SCAT Force.

need to find a ‘M’ to fit int Task

SCAM force is better

RonK on March 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM

So, the EnviroNazis are going to fight the ‘pollutant’ carbon dioxide by spewing the ‘pollutant’ carbon dioxide all night. Talk about hot air.

Resist We Much on March 10, 2014 at 9:35 AM

I’ll start taking them seriously when they start taking themselves seriously in their own lives.

If they expect me to give up my 32MPG car and my air conditioning, they can at the very least DOWNSIZE from their limos and private jets to a modest 32MPG car themselves first…

ConstantineXI on March 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM

This is what you do when you haven’t a clue how to spur the economy and create jobs.

jmtham156 on March 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM

organized by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii,

Hawaii? This guy’s gotta be nuts.

Cleombrotus on March 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Senate Democrats plan all-night global-warming talkathon in support of … er …

Now that’s what I call alot of Hot Air!

ConservativePartyNow on March 10, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Let’s try that again.

organized by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii,

Hawaii? This guy’s gotta be nuts.

Cleombrotus on March 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Things are pretty rough when you have to pull an all-nighter on the senate floor to convince yourself you’re right.

antipc on March 10, 2014 at 9:39 AM

ground scat force one for gaia.

newrouter on March 10, 2014 at 9:39 AM

If these Democrats wanted to do something about this issue, they could put together legislation, and Senate Republicans would have few options to stop them. That isn’t keeping Democrats from blaming Republicans, though. Instead, they’re rallying for more executive action as a way to keep from dealing with the GOP:

A smart Republican in a safe seat should immediately sponsor such a bill. Make their heads explode.

CurtZHP on March 10, 2014 at 9:39 AM

I’ll start taking them seriously when they start taking themselves seriously in their own lives.

If they expect me to give up my 32MPG car and my air conditioning, they can at the very least DOWNSIZE from their limos and private jets to a modest 32MPG car themselves first…

ConstantineXI on March 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Silly prole. Socialism is never for the socialist.

CurtZHP on March 10, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Global Warming?!!! we have much larger problems than that, my friends. Do you realize that the sun came up an hour later on Sunday than it did on Saturday? If this continues at this rate, we’ll be in total darkness in a few short months!! We have to act now!!

I’m going to need ten.. no fifty million dollars to study this imminent catastrophe. Until then, just start doing Marxist things for no apparent reason, because I think that’ll help. We no longer have time to debate. Remember, fifty million for me, Marxism for everyone else. It’s the only way to save humanity!!

trubble on March 10, 2014 at 9:40 AM

SCAM force is better

RonK on March 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM

.
Since SCAT is actually schitt, it actually is just perfect.

ExpressoBold on March 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Definition of scientific method
Syllabification: sci·en·tif·ic meth·od
a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

More recently investigators have used scientific methods such as careful observation and hypothesis testing to propose several different theories to account for abnormal behaviour.
Astronomers and geophysicists are now trying to use satellite images and other scientific methods to test their model of how the Earth works.
Cayley, who published his findings in 1809 and 1810, systemised research into aviation using scientific methods and the observation of bird flight.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/scientific-method?

Could somebody please point out the part in that method about supporting the Theory of Globull warming with Polls, Politicians and mob rule in the face of contrary empirical evidence?

DinaRehn on March 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM

So, the EnviroNazis are going to fight the ‘pollutant’ carbon dioxide by spewing the ‘pollutant’ carbon dioxide all night. Talk about hot air.

Resist We Much on March 10, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Global Dimming.

Axe on March 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Definition of scientific method
Syllabification: sci·en·tif·ic meth·od
a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

More recently investigators have used scientific methods such as careful observation and hypothesis testing to propose several different theories to account for abnormal behaviour.
Astronomers and geophysicists are now trying to use satellite images and other scientific methods to test their model of how the Earth works.
Cayley, who published his findings in 1809 and 1810, systemised research into aviation using scientific methods and the observation of bird flight.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/scientific-method?

Could somebody please point out the part in that method about supporting the Theory of Globull warming with Polls, Politicians and mob rule in the face of contrary empirical evidence?

DinaRehn on March 10, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Sorry for the double post – the system gave me the duplicate comment error the first time I tired to post that.

DinaRehn on March 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

More useless left wing theater to push the global warming hoax and destroy American business and jobs. Typical liberal activity. Better idea: pass a balanced budget.

Whitey Ford on March 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Barbara Boxer watches Ted Cruz filibuster video on YouTube, says to herself “I can haz massive media attentions too?!l”

Glenn Jericho on March 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Environmentalism = The socially acceptable face of mental illness.

Mimzey on March 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Hawaii? This guy’s gotta be nuts.

Cleombrotus on March 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

The fact that he’s collaborating with “ma’am” Boxer is confirmation of that.

antipc on March 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

trubble on March 10, 2014 at 9:40 AM

That’s nothing. It’s been warmer here in Minnesota lately and while my neighbor said it’s due to the tilt of the Earth’s axis changing, I simply laughed and then punched his face until he shut up and admitted it was carbon.

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Sorry for the double post – the system gave me the duplicate comment error the first time I tired to post that.

DinaRehn on March 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

It’s false. :) Go back, hit refresh, you’re done.

Axe on March 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM

need to find a ‘M’ to fit int Task

SCAM force is better

RonK on March 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM

….Misfits!

KOOLAID2 on March 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM

DinaRehn on March 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

It’s false. :) Go back, hit refresh, you’re done.

Axe on March 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Thanks – I should be well used to dealing with ‘buggy’ systems..

DinaRehn on March 10, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

It seems there’s disaster around every corner. I’ll put you in for a fifty million dollar grant, too. Let us know the results of your study. I have a first draft of my results. It reads, “Beer is gone. Send more money.”

trubble on March 10, 2014 at 9:48 AM

This is what you do when you don’t have a clue how to fix the debt(or even want to fix it)

Actually, this is what you do when you don’t have a clue how to fix the top 18 problems confronting the U.S.(climate change#19)

jmtham156 on March 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

“This caucus, what we have done is set up a Climate Action Task Force because we want to encourage the administration to take more action,” said Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin when the group introduced itself at a news conference in January.

Legislators cheering on their own irrelevance.

Bitter Clinger on March 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM

That’s nothing. It’s been warmer here in Minnesota lately and while my neighbor said it’s due to the tilt of the Earth’s axis changing, I simply laughed and then punched his face until he shut up and admitted it was carbon.

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

That should teach your neighbor not to mess with
the VIOLENT AMISH PARTY!!

Sumbich probably had Zippers too!

ToddPA on March 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Hysteria about climate change is a mental disorder.

LashRambo on March 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Global Warming?!!! we have much larger problems than that, my friends. Do you realize that the sun came up an hour later on Sunday than it did on Saturday? If this continues at this rate, we’ll be in total darkness in a few short months!! We have to act now!!

I’m going to need ten.. no fifty million dollars to study this imminent catastrophe. Until then, just start doing Marxist things for no apparent reason, because I think that’ll help. We no longer have time to debate. Remember, fifty million for me, Marxism for everyone else. It’s the only way to save humanity!!

trubble on March 10, 2014 at 9:40 AM

I’m glad someone else appreciates this catastrophic trend. I’m in the early stages of developing solar stabilization technology, and if you steer a couple million of that grant to me for start-up costs, I know I can solve this problem, create hundreds thousands of green jobs and do lots of other cool things.

SacredFire on March 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM

I hate these people. I really do.

307wolverine on March 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Memo to the Scientific method deniers of the “Climate Change” Cult – and you know who you are – If you could, Please point to a Climate model that has actually predicted the temperature observations we are seeing now:

STILL Epic Fail: 73 Climate Models vs. Measurements, Running 5-Year Means
In response to those who complained in my recent post that linear trends are not a good way to compare the models to observations (even though the modelers have claimed that it’s the long-term behavior of the models we should focus on, not individual years), here are running 5-year averages for the tropical tropospheric temperature, models versus observations (click for full size):
http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/CMIP5-73-models-vs-obs-20N-20S-MT-5-yr-means1.png
In my opinion, the day of reckoning has arrived. The modellers and the IPCC have willingly ignored the evidence for low climate sensitivity for many years, despite the fact that some of us have shown that simply confusing cause and effect when examining cloud and temperature variations can totally mislead you on cloud feedbacks (e.g. Spencer & Braswell, 2010). The discrepancy between models and observations is not a new issue…just one that is becoming more glaring over time.
http://www.drroyspencer.com/2013/06/still-epic-fail-73-climate-models-vs-measurements-running-5-year-means/

DinaRehn on March 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

I hate these people. I really do.

307wolverine on March 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM

They hate you more.

Murphy9 on March 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.

I R A Darth Aggie on March 10, 2014 at 10:02 AM

It seems there’s disaster around every corner. I’ll put you in for a fifty million dollar grant, too. Let us know the results of your study. I have a first draft of my results. It reads, “Beer is gone. Send more money.”

trubble on March 10, 2014 at 9:48 AM

A new Corvette would help further my study. Black, 6 speed manual.

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 10:04 AM

A new Corvette would help further my study. Black, 6 speed manual.

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Make mine a blue Ford F150 Raptor.

ConstantineXI on March 10, 2014 at 10:07 AM

I changed my mind, make it red.

No wait, black. Black?

Oh hell, just send one of each and hurry, lives are at stake!

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Black, 6 speed manual.

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Racist! You’ll prolly find a way to abuse it.

antipc on March 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

I can see that lost hour hasn’t affected you…you are on a roll this morning!!

ladyingray on March 10, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Climate Change, just a way to extort money from the masses using fake science. Priceless.

Krupnikas on March 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Want “Scientific Reality?”

It has been the coldest winter in Michigan that I can ever remember. It snowed last Saturday (March 1) and they are calling for 2-4 inches Tuesday into Wednesday.

It has been pretty brutal. Spare me the talk of Global Warming. It is called the seasons. Some years are warmer and some are colder.

What a terrible thing it must be to have a theory that you wrap your whole being into and realize that it was really bunk.

jjjdad on March 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Dysfunction Junction, no compunction.

Ed,
You ROCK!

ITguy on March 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM

If these Democrats wanted to do something about this issue,

they could commit sepuku and take their worse-than-useless, destructive existences out of the environment.

Bon voyage, anti-human dirtbags. Enjoy your eternity in hell.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM

What a terrible thing it must be to have a theory that you wrap your whole being into and realize that it was really bunk.

jjjdad on March 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

They’ll just come up with another theory to replace it which comports with their liberal belief of collective guilt. The liberal guilt, the “we are all guilty”, that’s the thing. Climate change, or whatever, that’s just window dressing.

LashRambo on March 10, 2014 at 10:22 AM

A new Corvette would help further my study. Black, 6 speed manual.

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 10:04 AM

……with the computer torn out, along with every piece of smog equipment, and a Rochester 4-barrel carburetor installed.

Rovin on March 10, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

I can see that lost hour hasn’t affected you…you are on a roll this morning!!

ladyingray on March 10, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Thoughts of a Black 6 speed Vette tend to do that…..
..well, for a Guy, I mean…..

ToddPA on March 10, 2014 at 10:25 AM

You ROCK!

ITguy on March 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Thanks. :) I was just trying to stop humming it, and now I’m boned.

–But, anyone want to learn the preamble to the Constitution? In three minutes? Right now?

School House Rock -The Preamble

What a terrible thing it must be to have a theory that you wrap your whole being into and realize that it was really bunk.

jjjdad on March 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Mutually incompatible, and explains a lot. :) At least, the first is high motivation to resist the second.

Axe on March 10, 2014 at 10:28 AM

It has been the coldest winter in Michigan that I can ever remember. It snowed last Saturday (March 1) and they are calling for 2-4 inches Tuesday into Wednesday.
jjjdad on March 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Every time “leaders” of the climate cult hold an event to highlight AGW God slaps them in the face with cold nasty weather. The east coast was going to get warmer temps and rain over the next few days. Now thanks to these morons I will have to prepare for a major snow storm.

Lucy43 on March 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM

The overnight effort, organized by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, is part of the recently launched Senate Climate Action Task Force headed by Sens. Barbara Boxer of California and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. …

Senator Whitehouse might need an experience of global warming by stomping around his stomping ground in Rhode Island in a pair of knee-high boots, after which he will be known as Senator Whitefeet.

Steve Z on March 10, 2014 at 10:35 AM

They hate you more.

Murphy9 on March 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

And I’m convinced they would have little problem killing unbelievers. Many have even said as much.

Lucy43 on March 10, 2014 at 10:37 AM

AGW is a religion, if not a cult. It has nothing to do with the scientific method, which involves debate, public review of basic data, modifications as new facts emerge and, above all, an open mind. Furthermore, science has nothing to do with democracy or poll taking or voting. People simplyvdon’t vote on which theory is correct in real science. For example, when the book “100 scientists against Einstein” came out in the 1930′s Einstein said “All they need is one scientist to prove me wrong.” If science was based on polling would we ever have developed modern astronomy? Or the tectonic theory of continental drift in the 1960′s?

In fact, all AGW is based on is the idea that it’s OK to spend other people’s money in order to make the in-crowd rich and powerful. It’s basic pitch is nothing more than shouting: “we are all doomed, doomed I say. So give me all your money and control over your lives.”

Fred 2 on March 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM

What a terrible thing it must be to have a theory that you wrap your whole being into and realize that it was really bunk.

jjjdad on March 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

They’ll just come up with another theory to replace it which comports with their liberal belief of collective guilt. The liberal guilt, the “we are all guilty”, that’s the thing. Climate change, or whatever, that’s just window dressing.

LashRambo on March 10, 2014 at 10:22 AM

It should be very indicative that the Globull Warming Cultists need to incessantly change the labeling of their theory to keep up with it’s failure to live up to real world results.

They’ve switched from Global Cooling to Global Warming and then to Climate Change and I believe now they gone on to the phase ‘Carbon Pollution’ with the tacit assumption that Globull Warming is on a solid foundation and now we can move on with the getting rid of CO2 ……

DinaRehn on March 10, 2014 at 10:45 AM

This is typical of leftists. They always have to be “doing something,” always have to make something out of nothing, always have to put on a show as proof that they “care.” Even on their downtime, they’re in activist mode.

MisterElephant on March 10, 2014 at 10:45 AM

They hate you more.

Murphy9 on March 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

And I’m convinced they would have little problem killing unbelievers. Many have even said as much.

Lucy43 on March 10, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Yes they have:

Eyewitness to the Ayers Revolution
An interview with Weathermen insider/FBI informant Larry Grathwohl on whether to believe Obama when it comes to Bill Ayers.

When Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn led the domestic terrorist group Weather Underground in 1969, a chance meeting led Army veteran Larry Grathwohl into joining the group. Grathwohl served as a courier, running messages between the group’s leadership (called the “Weather Bureau”) and individual cells that were to carry out attacks.
Grathwohl was also an informant for the FBI.
In an interview from the 1982 documentary No Place To Hide that recently surfaced, Grathwohl discussed what the Weathermen intended to do after overthrowing the U.S. government, including what they would do with those Americans who refused to embrace communism. I asked, “Well what is going to happen to those people we can’t reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?” And the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated.
And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.
And when I say “eliminate,” I mean “kill.”
http://pjmedia.com/blog/eyewitness-to-the-ayers-revolution/?singlepage=true

Of course, that could be one of their ways of reducing ‘carbon pollution’ -stopping millions from breathing it out

DinaRehn on March 10, 2014 at 10:53 AM

C-Span2′s rating are about to plummet. This is so funny. They are like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz only crazy.

Cindy Munford on March 10, 2014 at 10:54 AM

symbolic only of the left’s idiocy… this is what liberals do… they stage things because when it comes to an actual work product that might amount to something substantive, they’re incredibly inept.

dpduq on March 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

here are running 5-year averages for the tropical tropospheric temperature, models versus observations (click for full size):
http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/CMIP5-73-models-vs-obs-20N-20S-MT-5-yr-means1.png
In my opinion, the day of reckoning has arrived. The modellers and the IPCC have willingly ignored the evidence for low climate sensitivity for many years, despite the fact that some of us have shown that simply confusing cause and effect when examining cloud and temperature variations can totally mislead you on cloud feedbacks (e.g. Spencer & Braswell, 2010).

DinaRehn on March 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

That’s an excellent post, Dina! After the record-warm year in 1998, and Michael Mann published his “hockey stick” graph, actual temperatures have declined, and even by 1999 the East Anglia climate center felt the need to “hide the decline”. We’ve now had about 0.15 C of warming since 1973, while the models predicted 1.5 C on average!

“Our door is wide open for Republicans to talk through and discuss solutions as soon as they’re ready to accept scientific reality,” the aide said Sunday.

“Scientific reality” is based on observations, like those blue dots and green squares on Roy Spencer’s graph. The models failed to predict reality over the past 40 years–we can’t trust them to predict the future. Republicans have already accepted scientific reality: climate change is a very minor problem, and not worth the huge cost of reducing CO2 emissions.

Steve Z on March 10, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Sung to spiderman theme song

Climate change
Climate change
Reasoning is actually out of our range
Is it cold
Is it warm
Man’s CO2 is changing the norm
Lookout!
We are the science majors
We are your wallet gaugers
We push the climate change!

GKChesterton99 on March 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM

need to find a ‘M’ to fit int Task

SCAM force is better

RonK on March 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM

M = Morons

But in their defense, they have ‘the stupid’ and it just can’t be fixed.

NeoDawg on March 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM

That should be ‘gougers’ UGH!

GKChesterton99 on March 10, 2014 at 11:05 AM

They are attempting to talk over and cover up with msm lies from this side show because of a House hearing today of the Enviroment and Energy sub committees on EPA rules on CO2 storage.

Big fat crazy loon liberal boon doggle of waste and fraud.

It should be on cspan.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 10, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Byron York sums it up nicely;

Senate Democrats’ donor-friendly global warming show

This bit of progressive kabuki is purely to get kudos- and $$$$$$$$$- from the deep-pocket trendy post-modernists on the deep-blue Left Coast. Which handily explains Boxer taking the lead.

I’m waiting for some of them to explain what they’ve done to California’s Central Valley. Honestly, that is.

clear ether

eon

eon on March 10, 2014 at 11:10 AM

“Scientific reality” is based on observations, like those blue dots and green squares on Roy Spencer’s graph. The models failed to predict reality over the past 40 years–we can’t trust them to predict the future. Republicans have already accepted scientific reality: climate change is a very minor problem, and not worth the huge cost of reducing CO2 emissions.

Steve Z on March 10, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Yes, this is my point.

True scientists look at the real world evidence of what has happened and Test how the Theory Global warming has measured up and modify said theory in light of said evidence

The Science deniers of the Climate Cult instead talk of the science being settled and polling data – that is not how the method is supposed to work.

Even the NY Times admits to this phenomena:

What to Make of a Warming Plateau
The rise in the surface temperature of earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a record pace.

The slowdown is a bit of a mystery to climate scientists.

But given how much is riding on the scientific forecast, the practitioners of climate science would like to understand exactly what is going on. They admit that they do not, even though some potential mechanisms of the slowdown have been suggested. The situation highlights important gaps in our knowledge of the climate system, some of which cannot be closed until we get better measurements from high in space and from deep in the ocean.
https://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/11/science/earth/what-to-make-of-a-climate-change-plateau.html

Over the past couple of months I’ve asked many a Climate Cultist to explain this Warming Plateau – so far all have failed to do so.

The Climate Cultists are the true Deniers – deniers of reality

DinaRehn on March 10, 2014 at 11:11 AM

recently launched Senate Climate Action Task Force headed by Sens. Barbara Boxer of California and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. …

Two of the least scientific literate people in the Senate.

sadatoni on March 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM

It has been the coldest winter in Michigan that I can ever remember. It snowed last Saturday (March 1) and they are calling for 2-4 inches Tuesday into Wednesday.
jjjdad on March 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

As the climate cult would say, “Don’t confuse weather with climate.”

The models prove beyond any doubt that long term global warming, oops sorry, climate change will cause floods or droughts, record highs and records lows, more ice and less ice, more storms and less storms, stronger storms and weaker storms and pretty much any other climate condition possible. The consensus is that AGW can cause just about anything within a climate. It’s very important and especially for the children of the future to stop climate change now before it is too late. If we can stop it now the climate will return to normal and we will have floods or droughts, record highs and records lows, more ice and less ice, more storms and less storms, stronger storms and weaker storms and pretty much any other climate condition possible. There are literately zillions of “real” scientists that agree.

Lucy43 on March 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Thoughts of a Black 6 speed Vette tend to do that…..
..well, for a Guy, I mean…..

ToddPA on March 10, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Ahem.

My Vette story goes way back…to ’75 when I drove my brother’s auto (it was on lease waiting for the leasing co. to pick it up from Mom’s garage when they decided to have a garage sale; I, of course, said no problemo, I’ll take it off your hands for a week.)

It was then I made a pact with myself; by the time I was 30 I was going to buy myself a Vette. Lo and behold, I did just that for my 30th birthday. That Vette was an 87, but it had one of those 4/3 overdrive trans–had all kinds of trans issues.

Next one was a used ’92 six-speed. Had that one for a long while. Loved it.

Then in ’08 hubby and I came into some bucks and needed a new car. I said to him that because we’re gettin up there in age, if we were going to get another Vette then was the time. I had ONE stipulation…if they didn’t have six-speed manuals that year, we had to wait. They did, we bought–only we chose titanium blue.

So, it isn’t JUST guys!

jersey taxpayer on March 10, 2014 at 11:17 AM

John Kerry instructed all the State morons to focus on it, globally. Fluke off, all you idiots. It’s just about a global redistribution of wealth and taxes. May you all get a horrible disease, in the brain.

I hope they talk, and expose their idiocy, globally. No sane person should take them seriously.

Schadenfreude on March 10, 2014 at 11:22 AM

I’m waiting for some of them to explain what they’ve done to California’s Central Valley. Honestly, that is.

clear ether

eon

eon on March 10, 2014 at 11:10 AM

The irony is that what has been done there is an example of how humans can change influence and remodel the environment to their benefit. Stop the water and the whole area starts to revert to what it really is. They are just too stupid to understand that little fact.

Lucy43 on March 10, 2014 at 11:22 AM

How effing stupid are the “citizens” of this country to keep putting ignorant filth like this in office? Good thing the economy is humming along and there are jobs for everyone so they can waste time on BS like this fake problem. Eff them all.

bbinfl on March 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM

No sane person should take them seriously.

Schadenfreude on March 10, 2014 at 11:22 AM

No sane person does. The problem is that there are more insane than sane and the insane are at the helm.

Lucy43 on March 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Simple Math:

Cap And Trade Redux = Losses in WV, VA, NC, and KY

blammm on March 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM

God, she’s one ugly broad.

lostmotherland on February 26, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Schadenfreude on March 10, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Won’t this mean more electricity will be used (lighting, microphones, heaters, etc) while making an argument to conserve?

I found some video of a dress rehearsal for the upcoming talk-a-thon.

BobMbx on March 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Since the Democrats control the Senate… are they filibustering themselves? In public?

theCork on March 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Green plants everywhere are rising up to protest the liberal’s “War on CO2″!

“It’s not fair, and it’s not right! That’s our food!”, complained a gathering of local shrubs.

otlset on March 10, 2014 at 11:34 AM

jersey taxpayer on March 10, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Stop that right now.

Me. 1993 40th ZR1 (garage queen)

Her. 2005 6sp Z51 Package (hate the run flats)

HonestLib on March 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM

“Congressional Yammerheads Fight Global Cooling With Marathon Hot Air Session”

mojo on March 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

So many thoughts:

First, as long as they are talking about this, they cannot be screwing up the country more, so that is good.

Second, they must be as fed up with winter as is the rest of the country, so this is their equivalent of spraying aerosol cans into the air to bring about a warming of the climate. Although this is inconsistant with their expressed desire to eliminate global warming, I can, on a short term basis, see this as good.

Finally, I can see their motivation here. Global warming is, according the 20 year projections, just not going to happen. And everyone is laughing at their attempt to switch the term to “climate change” because that happens every day, week, month and year so to claim any control over that is just laughable. So all that hot air may to some small degree cause some warming…somewhere…and give them a ray of hope to continue to con the American people. Of course they have not the slightest chance of success there, so that is also good.

So…go to it folks. Start a bonfire and dance around all night and tell tall tails, … sleep late tomorrow, stay home. The country will be safer.

TKPedersen42 on March 10, 2014 at 11:51 AM

(hate the run flats)

HonestLib on March 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Ditto! (musta been a guy’s idea–chuckle)

jersey taxpayer on March 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM

This has the makings of much comedy since the Democrats have realized that their representatives seem to be lacking in statesmanship, stand for nothing beyond enabling the president no matter what.

Let’s hope C-span can stay awake long enough to catch the bumbling fools pretend that they care about something the people care about. Their hypocrisy will be on video as they parade their ignorance to the country.

At the same time their evident lack of seriousness as representatives will be fresh and well-documented in time for the next election.

virgo on March 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I just checked and Rush still has his Armageddon countdown ticker on his website. Less than two years to go. Maybe thats why there’s all this panic now?

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2006/01/27/algore_we_have_ten_years_left_before_earth_cooks

jjjdad on March 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Well. If they scream loud enough the Republicans will bow in fear and write the legislation for them. It’s always hotter in Arizona so McClain is already on board.

TerryW on March 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

*sigh*

Bless their hearts. It is a good thing that “manmade global warm/cool/change” isn’t real or they’d be in trouble for creating so much more of it with this stunt.

Will the Democrats be buying Carbon Offsets for their increased consumption for this stunt?

ProfShadow on March 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM

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