Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on May 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more common and more severe, wildfires growing worse, and forests dying under assault from heat-loving insects.

Such sweeping changes have been caused by an average warming of less than two degrees Fahrenheit over most land areas of the country in the past century, the scientists found. If greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane continue to escalate at a rapid pace, they said, the warming could conceivably exceed 10 degrees by the end of this century.

“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” the scientists declared in a major new report assessing the situation in the United States…

“Yes, climate change is already here,” said Richard B. Alley, a climate scientist at Pennsylvania State University who was not involved in writing the report. “But the costs so far are still on the low side compared to what will be coming under business as usual by late in this century.”

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The National Climate Assessment also assesses humanity’s contribution to climate change, the thorniest question tied to the issue and the one at the heart of political disputes over it. Very early on, the report states that lots of different kinds of evidence “confirm that human activities” have driven global warming over the last 50 years, specifically the emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases from the burning of coal, oil and gas…

If the U.S. and other big emitters enact polices that would cut emissions considerably, U.S. temperatures would rise about 3 degrees to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. Under today’s “business-as-usual scenario,” U.S. average temperatures would rise by 5 degrees to 10 degrees, which means that summers in New Hampshire by the end of the summer would be as hot as those in North Carolina now. “Extreme heat is becoming more common, while extreme cold is becoming less common,” the report says…

To promote the findings, the president is slated to be interviewed in the Rose Garden by local and national meteorologists on Tuesday, an effort to reach past Washington policymakers. The administration was slated to host a summit on energy efficient building construction this week. And later in the week, the White House planned to announce another round of private-sector commitments to using alterative energy sources.

The strategy was yet another to maneuver around Republican opposition on Capitol Hill – if only to take incremental steps. Although the White House expressed support for energy-efficiency legislation coming up in the Senate this week, aides expressed little hope Congress will pass it. Instead, Obama planned to take executive action and tout outside efforts for mitigating the impact of climate change.

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President Obama visited with weather forecasters Tuesday to discuss the National Climate Assessment, Justin Gillis reports in The New York Times. His administration “hopes to use the report to shore up public support for the president’s climate policies as he attempts to put new regulations in place to limit emissions.”

The administration’s decision to use meteorologists “absolutely is a great move,” American Meteorological Society Executive Director Keith Seitter told Politico reporter Darren Goode. “The meteorologists that are on TV are the ones in your living room every night, and people tend to trust them because they are getting good, reliable information on the weather every day.”

Meteorologists are, as a group, not always on the same page as climate scientists: A draft report the AMS published last year found that only 52 percent of its members believed that global warming is real and caused by humans. That study found that the political ideology of those surveyed was the second-most-important factor in their answers after “perceived scientific consensus.”

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“This National Assessment is much closer to pseudoscience than it is to science,” wrote scientists Patrick Michaels and Paul Knappenberger of the libertarian Cato Institute in their comments submitted to the Obama administration…

Michaels’ and Knappenberger’s 75-page critique of the NCA points out the many weak points and flaws present in the government’s analysis of the impact of global warming. For example, the NCA relies on not only peer-reviewed scientific literature, but also non-peer reviewed work from environmental activist groups — which the government did not disclose…

One of the most pointed criticisms made by Michaels and Knappenberger hit the Obama administration’s claims on extreme weather. But as the two scientists point out, even the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there little evidence of increased extreme weather…

“The assessment is woefully ignorant of humanity’s ability to adapt and prosper in response to challenges,” wrote Michaels and Knappenberger. “The quintessence of this is the truly dreadful chapter on human health and climate change.”

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Top Republican lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee blasted the White House Tuesday for keeping details from the American public about the executive actions that it plans to force through on the climate change front “in an attempt to continue advancing an agenda” against fossil fuels…

“This lengthy report is short on details about the policy responses that the president and his advisors are seeking to unilaterally impose on the American people. These are the same details that this committee has been seeking for months, and that the administration is keeping from the public in an attempt to continue advancing an agenda against affordable and reliable energy,” according to the statement.

“EPA Administrator McCarthy testified that it is ‘unlikely‘ that any of EPA’s rules will have a meaningful impact on the global climate. But we do know that it is likely that these rules will have a significant impact on jobs, the economy, and energy reliability. Moreover, the Obama administration and its federal agencies are already spending billions of dollars annually on global warming activities, and it is still largely unclear what these programs have accomplished and how they will change the weather,” according to the statement.

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First, many people see global warming as a problem for the future, not the present. Other issues, such as the sluggish economy, are of more immediate concern to larger numbers of people. For most people, there have been few tangible manifestations of global warming. Polls over the past several decades show that people are usually most concerned about environmental problems they can see in their back yards.

Second, the media is not as trusted, in general and on environmental issues, as it once was. When the environment emerged as a powerful issue in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the media had more credibility. That has changed. Journalists’ penchant for hyperbole – who can forget Time’s overheated tag line for its April 2006 cover story on global warming, “Be Worried, Be Very Worried – Earth at the Tipping Point” – has also damaged credibility. In Gallup’s 2014 question, 42 percent of Americans said the seriousness of global warming was generally exaggerated in the news, 33 percent said it was generally correct, and 23 percent generally underestimated.

Third, most people alive today grew up with the environmental movement. We’re all environmentalists now, and it is hard to make a political issue out of a commitment shared by almost all of us.

But the most important reason climate change isn’t resonating in our view is due to the way public opinion evolves in a democracy. When Americans agree on the ends policy should serve, they tend to pull away from discussions of the means by which those ends will be secured. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, we as a society decided that a clean and healthful environment was important to us and that we were willing to spend a lot of money to achieve it. We’ve done that and had much success. Americans think they have been heard on the issue and now they will let politicians, interest groups, and others in Washington take over to determine exactly what kind of legislation is needed to ensure continued progress. Americans have neither the time nor the knowledge to get involved in complex debates about warming. They aren’t indifferent, but they are inattentive.

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According to that chart of actual satellite and surface temperature observations vs. what was predicted by 90 different climate models, 95 percent of models overestimated actual temperatures. Nothing says Science™ like predicting stuff incorrectly over and over and over again…

The global warming alarmists aren’t attempting to shut down debate because they’re worried the dissenters are wrong; the alarmists are attempting to shut down debate because they know their models are wrong, and they’d rather nobody focus on that inconvenient little fact

Of course climate change — the notion that climates change over time, not the idea that we should spend a fortune futilely trying to change the weather — is real. Climates have changed consistently throughout the earth’s history. I am not aware of a single person who disagrees with the fact that climates change. Accusing someone of being a “climate denier” (does anyone on earth deny that climates exist?) doesn’t tell me that you’re awesome at science — it tells me that you’re awful at understanding what words mean…

I have a simple rule when it comes to people who want me to invest obscene sums of money in their forecasts of discrete future events: just be accurate. If you come to me and tell me you can predict future stock market performance based on these five factors, then you had better predict future stock market performance based on those five factors. All you have to do is be correct, over and over again. But if your predictive model is wrong, I’m not going to give you any money, and I’m certainly not going to pretend that what you just did is science. Any idiot can make incorrect guesses about the future.

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Following the Obama administration’s latest of its climate-change report, George Will pushed back against the accepted “orthodoxy” of the phenomenon and challenged those who blindly believe in climate change are ignoring the “sociology of science.” “Scientists are not saints in white laboratory smocks — they’ve got interests like everybody else,” he said on Tuesday’s Special Report.

“If you want a tenure track position in academia, don’t question the reigning orthodoxy on climate change; if you want money from the biggest source of direct research in this country — the federal government — don’t question its orthodoxy; if you want to get along with your peers, conform to peer pressure,” Will outlined. “This is what’s happening.”

He also took issue with climate-change believers, such as the New Yorker, claiming such reports are “the last word” on the issue: “Try that phrase — ‘the last word’ — on microbiology, quantum mechanics, physics, chemistry. Since when does science come to the end?”

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Via RCP.

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Q You mentioned the energy efficiency bill in the Senate. I was wondering what level of concern you have that Republicans might try to tack on kind of a pushback on some carbon emissions regulations to that bill, and what work, if any, you guys are doing to shore up Democrats in the Senate on that issue.

MR. PODESTA: Well, I think that the question of whether they would — they’ll find various ways, particularly in the House, to try to stop us from using the authority we have under the Clean Air Act. All I would say is that those have zero percent chance of working. We’re committed to moving forward with those rules. We’re committed to maintaining the authority, and the President’s authority to ensure that the Clean Air Act is fully implemented. That’s critical to the health of the American people, the health of the economy, and the health of our environment.

So they may try, but I think that there are no takers at this end of Pennsylvania Avenue. And I think — with respect to the commitment of Democrats to support a cleaner energy future, I think there’s a strong sentiment there. There’s quite a bit of organization that’s led particularly by Senator Whitehouse now in the Senate, Senator Boxer and others, Senator Markey and others, to ensure that we get the right outcome.

So, again, this is bipartisan legislation on efficiency. We hope that it gets to the floor. We hope that it passes. But if it passes with unacceptable riders, then it will be headed to the watery depths, I guess.


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Ratso!

OmahaConservative on May 6, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Bishbop!!!!!!

KCB on May 6, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Bish/Bmore/Schad

LashRambo on May 6, 2014 at 10:43 PM

LANCEMAN!!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 10:43 PM

What happened with Lois today?

KCB on May 6, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Lurking Rhonda! =)

bazil9 on May 6, 2014 at 10:44 PM

It’s not about climate, it’s about power, money and control.

climbnjump on May 6, 2014 at 10:44 PM

So the White House is leading this circus parade of horribles supposedly caused by global warming?

Bullcrap

LashRambo on May 6, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Wow, talk about how GMTA… :-D

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 10:44 PM

MMMMM! B9…..

KCB on May 6, 2014 at 10:44 PM

I hit a dog today. Stupid thing jumped in front of my car, spun until his back hit the curb, landed on his feet, and ran off as if nothing happened.

nobar on May 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Evening All

CoffeeLover on May 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Manbearpig!

predator on May 6, 2014 at 10:46 PM

MMMMM! B9…..

KCB on May 6, 2014 at 10:44 PM

MMMMMMM..Ken B-

bazil9 on May 6, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Calling all rude balloons, screwy goons, dinner rolls, bridge trolls and loose women!

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Well, if John Podesta says it, then……LOL. BTW, does he still work for the WH or the other way around?

d1carter on May 6, 2014 at 10:46 PM

nobar on May 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

glad he was able to run off…

OmahaConservative on May 6, 2014 at 10:47 PM

crrr6!

crrr6 on May 6, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Look Ma!, I’m on HotAir!

ToddPA on May 6, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Waiting for it….,
Benghazi will be determined to have been caused by Climate Change………

FlaMurph on May 6, 2014 at 10:49 PM

nobar on May 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

What do you drive?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Washington (AFP) – American journalists have become increasingly dissatisfied with their work and see the industry moving in the wrong direction, a new survey shows.

Well, boo hoo hoo…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Kick ‘em when they’re up, kick ‘em when they’re down.

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 10:51 PM

bazil9 on May 6, 2014 at 10:46 PM

LOL!

KCB on May 6, 2014 at 10:52 PM

The John Doe investigation witch hunt against Scott Walker and every major conservative player is dead.

I’d like to raise a toast to Wisconsin Club for Growth and its head Eric O’Keefe.

Steve Eggleston on May 6, 2014 at 10:52 PM

When China, Russia, and India ( to name a few) have as clean air as the U.S. and produce goods at our low level of emissions, then MAYBE we can talk. Until then,xo xuxx xouxxexx.

Whiterock on May 6, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I hit a dog today. Stupid thing jumped in front of my car, spun until his back hit the curb, landed on his feet, and ran off as if nothing happened.

nobar on May 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Scarey. I would hate it if I killed an animal. There was a dead cat in the middle of the road the other day so I stopped and pushed it to the side.

crankyoldlady on May 6, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Waiting for it….,
Benghazi will be determined to have been caused by Climate Change………

FlaMurph on May 6, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Naw, it was the video. The debate is over.

…According to 97% of liberals.

climbnjump on May 6, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 10:51 PM

You thought that, too? Wow. Must be something in the (__)?…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 10:54 PM

And I think — with respect to the commitment of Democrats to support a cleaner energy future, I think there’s a strong sentiment there.

yeeeahhh….who doesn’t like even more billions of taxpayer dollars on a few more Solyndra like money laundering schemes ?

burrata on May 6, 2014 at 10:54 PM

The “Sixth Seal” … [Rev 6:12-17]

12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

.
This is the real “climate change”, that’s coming.

listens2glenn on May 6, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Lancie, won’t you please come home?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 10:49 PM

What is his penance? Schadenfreude had to pay a penance to earn his return — how about Lance? Is Bmore going to intercede diplomatically on his behalf? Inquiring minds, and all that.

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 10:48 PM

The survey also suggests journalists are more careful about ethics.

Sure they are! Just ask the folks at MSNBC. ///////////////

predator on May 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM

SHARKNADO!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM

What do you drive?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 10:50 PM

96 Civic. I was in a residental area and I slowed to 6-7mph, he was doing much more. No blood stains (anywhere) or car damage.

nobar on May 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM

The rich socialists have been pouring a lot of money into the Weather Channel lately. They are having a climate change week. These people are scientists. I don’t know how they can speak that stuff with a straight face.

crankyoldlady on May 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM

oscarwilde on May 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Nicely summated there, Oscar!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 10:56 PM

But as the two scientists point out, even the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there little evidence of increased extreme weather…

We’ve reached the point where the US is actually to the left of the UN.

notropis on May 6, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Scarey. I would hate it if I killed an animal. There was a dead cat in the middle of the road the other day so I stopped and pushed it to the side.

crankyoldlady on May 6, 2014 at 10:53 PM

With your CAR? Jeesh …

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Lance wants NO letter writing!
Zero.
Nada.
Bupkiss
None.
Nein.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Schadenfreude did not have to ‘pay a penance’ to return. It was a misunderstanding.

thatsafactjack on May 6, 2014 at 10:57 PM

yeeeahhh….who doesn’t like even more billions of taxpayer dollars on a few more Solyndra like money laundering schemes ?

burrata on May 6, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Me for one. By the way, Podesta missed a word – “smelling”.

Steve Eggleston on May 6, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM

My guess–one more shot of tequila than Schade had to down. Oh, and bathroom dooty once a week for a month.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 10:58 PM

“What’s this?” thought Barack Obama. “I can feel nothing warmer at all! That is terrible. Am I stupid? Am I a flat-earther? Am I a denier? Am I not fit to be President? That would be the most dreadful thing that could happen to me. “Oh, it is very hot!” Obama said aloud. “It has my highest approbation.” And Obama nodded in a contented way, and gazed outside, for he would not say that he felt no Global Warming. The whole entourage that he had with him tried and tried but felt no warming, any more than the rest; but, like Barack Obama they said, “It is so hot!” and David Axlerod counseled him to always say that he felt hot when he was out in public, even hotter the ObamaCare “glitches” and all the IRS and NSA and Benghazi troubles were making him feel. Well, if he had any feelings anyway. “It is warm, hot even!” went from mouth to mouth. On all sides there seemed to be general warming, and Barack Obama gave Al Gore the title of Imperial Master of Global Warming Science.

So Barack Obama went in procession, and every one in the streets said, “How incomparable hot it is! What a hot day it is!” No one would let it be perceived that he could not feel warming, for that would have shown that he was not fit for his office, or was very stupid or a flat-earther or a denier. No day of Barack Obama’s had ever been as hot as this one even with all his scandals going on.

“But I’m freezing my ass off out here!!!” a little child cried out at last. “Just hear what that innocent says!” said the father: and one whispered to another what the child had said. “But it is cold out here!” said the whole people at length. That touched Barack Obama, for it seemed to him that they were right; but the thought within himself was, “I must go through with feeling all the Global Warming. I do not dare to do otherwise” And so he held himself a little higher, which was very difficult for him to do with all the bowing to dictators that he has been doing, and all the things about Benghazi that he has been covering up, and all that he has had his IRS and BLM up to, and his aides held on tighter than ever, and very loudly and heatedly proclaimed the Global Warming which did not exist at all.

VorDaj on May 6, 2014 at 10:59 PM

AP Politics ‏@AP_Politics 5h

Warming disrupting America with weird weather, rising pollen, more costs, report says, according to @borenbears: http://apne.ws/Rlt1pY

Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans’ lives
By SETH BORENSTEIN
— May. 6, 2014 5:55 PM EDT
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Online:

The National Climate Assessment: http://www.globalchange.gov/

http://www.globalchange.gov/

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/downloads
=========================================

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fed-report-warming-disrupting-americans-lives

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Calling all rude balloons, screwy goons, dinner rolls, bridge trolls and loose women!

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Is this a play off of:

Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life.

Always wondered…..

Whiterock on May 6, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Lance wants NO letter writing!
Zero.
Nada.
Bupkiss
None.
Nein.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Hey, don’t look at me. I didn’t even like the guy. He kept trying to “out” me as a returned troll.

But now that he’s gone … I miss the big lug. :(

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 11:00 PM

The “Sixth Seal” … [Rev 6:12-17]

12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

.
This is the real “climate change”, that’s coming.

listens2glenn on May 6, 2014 at 10:54 PM

“The LEADING Horse Was Whiiiite….”

williamg on May 6, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Calling all rude balloons, screwy goons, dinner rolls, bridge trolls and loose women!

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Is this a play off of:

Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life.

Always wondered…..

Whiterock on May 6, 2014 at 11:00 PM

That bastard! First he stole the screenplay for “Catch 22″ from me, and now this!

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 11:01 PM

How about some humor.

Mother asks the kid how his first day of school went. He says: Well first we got checked for guns. Then we got checked for lice. Then we had a moment of silence before the school police officer came around with the drug-sniffing dog. Right after my locker was searched, I was sent to the principal’s office for a dress-code violation. Then we had sex-ed and they gave away free condoms until we had to evacuate because of a phony internet bomb scare. Classes were cancelled anyway and we all got counseling where I learned I can do anything if I just believe in myself.

crankyoldlady on May 6, 2014 at 11:02 PM

I watched Pitts World War Z Movie, and I learned that the Zombies were created by Global Warming, at least,thats the message I saw, throughout
the movie!!!

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 11:02 PM

williamg on May 6, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Another Clinton Classic, courtesy of El Rushbo

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 11:00 PM

He’s lurking still-and if he sees something that he wants to reply to-he emails OC or messages me.

Speaking of which-he says that he doesn’t recall ever doing that.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2014 at 11:03 PM

oscarwilde on May 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Nicely summated there, Oscar!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Well, the imbecile who writes that blog is a far right wing terrorist racist tea party wacko bird, but he is rather amusing in his delusional insanity…

oscarwilde on May 6, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Comical that after years of failed intrusive government legislation that something as complicated and inconclusive and globally unsupported as US proximate climate change is being called “efficient legislation.”

Yeah good luck with that one, professional bill pushers. Do we have to pass it to see what’s in it?

jedifinance on May 6, 2014 at 11:04 PM

If the U.S. and other big emitters enact polices that would cut emissions considerably, U.S. temperatures would rise about 3 degrees to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century.

Yeah right. Um, temperatures have been flat for the last 17 years, and look at the absolute abysmal failure of ALL of their climate models: http://www.drroyspencer.com/2013/06/still-epic-fail-73-climate-models-vs-measurements-running-5-year-means/

This is a total joke, to say that temps are going to rise by 3 or 5 degrees. I mean, look at their climate models! Temps have risen like 0.0037 degrees in two decades, but they say that temps are now going to start going through the roof all of a sudden? Roflolawen.

anotherJoe on May 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Gwen Verdon was more believeable… :o

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM

With your CAR? Jeesh …

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 10:56 PM

No. I happened to have a trowel in the truck. I also have a hatchet. When I worked at the little art gallery at the lake there were no tools there. I had the hatchet in case I needed to hammer anything. The trowel was for the flower bed.

crankyoldlady on May 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM

it is going to be 92 degrees here tomorrow, i hate the summer heat coming this early…

OmahaConservative on May 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Lurking Rhonda! =)

bazil9 on May 6, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Busy babe Bazil busts lurking busy body buddy but busy buddy doesn’t mind bazil babe busting her cuz busy buddy gets to send a hug to busy Bazil babe. (Ask Sparks to translate… he’s good at figuring me out…sometimes we think alike….but differently.)

31giddyup on May 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM

waving at the L-man

CoffeeLover on May 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM

He’s lurking still-and if he sees something that he wants to reply to-he emails OC or messages me.

Speaking of which-he says that he doesn’t recall ever doing that.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Nope, not gonna play. If he wants to apologize, he’s just gonna have to man up and come here in person. Well … figuratively.

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 11:07 PM

31giddyup on May 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Good evening, Rhonda. :) Great to see you.

thatsafactjack on May 6, 2014 at 11:09 PM

LANCEMAN! :)

thatsafactjack on May 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM

No. I happened to have a trowel in the truck. I also have a hatchet. When I worked at the little art gallery at the lake there were no tools there. I had the hatchet in case I needed to hammer anything. The trowel was for the flower bed.

crankyoldlady on May 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM

You carry murder tools in your trunk? Yeah, the hatchet, for “hammering” things. Most of us use a “hammer” for that.

And “trowel.” You mean a “shovel?” The better to bury the body in the flowerbed with, my dear?

I think we’ve figured you out. Gonna have to change your nick to Creepyoldlady.

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans’ lives
By SETH BORENSTEIN
— May. 6, 2014 5:55 PM EDT
***************************
http://www.globalchange.gov/

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/downloads

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fed-report-warming-disrupting-americans-lives

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I think we’ve figured you out. Gonna have to change your nick to Creepyoldlady.

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Better hide the evidence. (Sneaking out the back door).

crankyoldlady on May 6, 2014 at 11:11 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM

hello our great northern friend

CoffeeLover on May 6, 2014 at 11:11 PM

31giddyup on May 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Busted! LOL…

bazil9 on May 6, 2014 at 11:11 PM

KISS HOTTER THAN HELL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub04RvbvOIM

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 11:12 PM

kiss-heavens on fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lat7m_LIAl8

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 11:13 PM

williamg on May 6, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Another Clinton Classic, courtesy of El Rushbo

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 11:03 PM

William Jefferson Clinton – Without Exception – One Of The Worst People ALIVE!!

williamg on May 6, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Evening Miss Jackie. ; ). Hope you’re doing well this evening. Good job with the rabble rouser last pm/am.
Sheesh!

31giddyup on May 6, 2014 at 11:14 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Good evening, canopfor.:)

Yes, it’s official. There’s been yet another rebranding. Anthropogenic Global Warming became Global Warming, and then it became Climate Change, and now it’s Climate Disruption.

thatsafactjack on May 6, 2014 at 11:14 PM

31giddyup on May 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Busted! LOL…

bazil9 on May 6, 2014 at 11:11 PM

You’re too good at this!

31giddyup on May 6, 2014 at 11:16 PM

31giddyup on May 6, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Thank you, Rhonda. :) I’m afraid it did no good at all and was likely a complete waste of time. Still, I couldn’t let him get away with spitting all over everyone.

thatsafactjack on May 6, 2014 at 11:16 PM

William Jefferson Clinton – Without Exception – One Of The Worst People ALIVE!!

williamg on May 6, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I heard someone on tv tonight that Monica and Hillary were villified but Bill gets treated like the most respected guy on the planet. Talk about the war on women.

crankyoldlady on May 6, 2014 at 11:16 PM

What is his penance? Schadenfreude had to pay a penance to earn his return — how about Lance? Is Bmore going to intercede diplomatically on his behalf? Inquiring minds, and all that.

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Wha da hell? Have no idea what he did, but censorship?? Really?? must have been bad/.
Are we unconsciously succumbing to the same slowing spinning ‘Hypno- Dial’ as the left?? A belated political correctness?

Hey! Hey!, Ho Ho! Unbant da lance..No?

Mimzey on May 6, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Let me leave you with this to chew upon: after reading the reports today of the dangers of rampant climate change, I did a Bing search on “credible global warming opposition theories.” Here’s one of the “classroom resources” that I uncovered here

The idea of global warming was proposed more than a century ago, and wasn’t taken very seriously at first. But over the decades so much evidence has been collected that there is now no credible scientific opposition to the idea that human activities are influencing the Earth’s climate. …

[emphasis added]

Discuss. I must run along.

Alien on May 6, 2014 at 11:17 PM

bazil9 on May 6, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Good evening, B9!:)

thatsafactjack on May 6, 2014 at 11:17 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2014 at 11:03 PM

With all due respect, of which I have plenty of for you, OC and Lancie, I wish Lancie would just get off his duff and quit using you two as socks.

Chicago – Cell Block Tango

Lancie, just come back. You know we wuvs and respects you and would go to bat for you.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 11:17 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM

hello our great northern friend

CoffeeLover on May 6, 2014 at 11:11 PM

CoffeeLover: Ahoy me Southern Neighbour,,,,,back from a mini-break:)

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 11:17 PM

bazil9 on May 6, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Good evening, B9!:)

thatsafactjack on May 6, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Evening J. =)

Tired/full…pulling a lurking B9.
Rhonda taught me. (;

bazil9 on May 6, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 11:17 PM

i imagine even libfreeordie would go to bat for him…

OmahaConservative on May 6, 2014 at 11:20 PM

“But I’m freezing my ass off out here!!!” a little child cried out at last.

Nice synopsis of
” The Drivel Wears Nada “

burrata on May 6, 2014 at 11:20 PM

UGHS,….Global Warmingist Leftys are banging on there drums,
trying for another Grand Distraction Perception/Deception
Hi-Jacking Narrational Operation Campaign!

Typical!!!

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Thank you, Rhonda. :) I’m afraid it did no good at all and was likely a complete waste of time. Still, I couldn’t let him get away with spitting all over everyone.

thatsafactjack on May 6, 2014 at 11:16 PM

He continues the harassment and I don’t understand why he is not bannedd.

31giddyup on May 6, 2014 at 11:21 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I noticed. Were you on a break or OT babysitting?

CoffeeLover on May 6, 2014 at 11:21 PM

bannedd – banned

31giddyup on May 6, 2014 at 11:21 PM

CoffeeLover on May 6, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Remember that Paul Stanley look I showed you? Well, I got it without the layering, length and all… :o

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Bakokitty on May 6, 2014 at 11:20 PM

welcome…ya did great :)

CoffeeLover on May 6, 2014 at 11:23 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Good evening, canopfor.:)

Yes, it’s official. There’s been yet another rebranding. Anthropogenic Global Warming became Global Warming, and then it became Climate Change, and now it’s Climate Disruption.

thatsafactjack on May 6, 2014 at 11:14 PM

thatsafactjack:Good Even’n TFJ, …yes,…lol, its a SCROTCHED attempt
me thinks!:)

canopfor on May 6, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Ring of Fire Johnny Cash

RickB on May 6, 2014 at 11:23 PM

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