12 July 2011

One Last Hail Mary Try: The Climate Reality Project


My favorite Florentine, Niccolò di Bernardo dei  Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Keep your eyes open for our friend Al Gore of An Inconvenient Lie fame. He may have been licking a few wounds but he and his friends of the Climate Hoax Consortium are coming out of the closet strongly on September 14, 2011, when they will try to persuade the rest of us to come over to their notion of reality. They must have tested that last word and found it resonating with us ordinary folks. So keep that date clear even if you would rather be at Yankee Stadium where the Big 4—Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax—are getting together to revive their careers. Or are these heavy metal bands the opening act for Gore's Merry Band? Wow, that would be impressive.

I saw something by T J Gilles  in the Billings Outpost a few weeks ago, headlined 'Scientists Give Bleak View of Global Warming': a collection of quotes from various speakers, not all on the same wavelengths it would seem, or maybe it was just difficult for Gilles to write so fast, but all had the same Chicken Little assumptions. The last two paragraphs had me a little worried:



"The conference was sponsored in part by the pro-environment Northern Plains Resource Council and MSU Billings’ Urban Institute, which is headed by former Billings Mayor Chuck Tooley.
Mr. Tooley was among those trained to present PowerPoint workshops based on former Vice President Al Gore’s film about global warming, 'An Inconvenient Truth.' Winning an Oscar for Best Documentary for 2006, the film was based on a slide show that Mr. Gore had been presenting prior to being asked to write the screenplay."

I thought Tooley was on our side. When he was Mayor he sounded reasonable. Perhaps I wasn't listening carefully enough. Watch out for former mayors with PowerPoint presentations. And then of course, if that is not enough to worry you, note the groups that sponsored the meeting: these sound like special interest groups that are supported by us taxpayers. Apparently they are not having budget problems. Is this what Stalin or maybe Lenin had in mind when one or the other opined that 'When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.'





6 comments:

Recovering Lutheran said...

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax - quite appropriate names for Al Gore's camp followers. Perhaps a band named Filthy Rich Collectivists will form in time to join the lineup.

Ken & Carol said...

I have trouble seeing the necessary connection between entertainment industry and Hard Left positions. Curious.

Daftpunkett said...

"Watch out for former mayors with PowerPoint presentations" brilliant, I swear you should publish a book on advice to the bitter generation Y. I would include this quote on the front page.
I've noticed that trends such as the hype of "an inconvenient truth" start here in Cali and become vogue for the rest of America, much like 80's heavy metal bands. Perhaps someday this film will go out of fashion and the only people still interested will be rednecks in Arkansas. Oh wait...

Ken & Carol said...

Thanks for your comment Daft. Remind me again who gen Y is. Hope baby and mom are doing well.

Daftpunkett said...

Well you have the ultra hip and political savy generation x,the spawn of the hippie generation and then you have generation y, those born in the 80's and forced to listen to our older siblings babble about their trendy political leanings. I have read articles, which I would agree with, that state that gen y is ignored, apathetic and politically opposite of previous generations. I've also heard the term "mellenium generation". P.S. baby is better and mother is...here. thank you for the well wishes

Ken & Carol said...

I sat in on a few classes as an auditor with college students born in the 80s. I was astounded how little they were expected to learn. We were reading a short story in an Eng Lit class. One girl excused her ignorance by saying she was a Chemistry major. And worse, I think the teacher accepted this as a valid excuse. A grade of B was attained by just showing up. Is that generally true in other places?

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