But there are a few topics that make it darn near impossible for me to contain my anger, and one of them is when someone tries to blame some weather event on what they used to always call global warming, but now more often call climate change. The switch of course has come in the wake of the fact that over the last decade and a half, those pesky average global temperatures kept going down, as there has been no global warming since 1998.
In the wake of the terrible F5, 200mph tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Oklahoma and killed dozens of people, we already have the more devout members of the Church of Global Warming coming out from under their slimy rocks to attribute the forces of nature to our seeming ability to control the weather like some kind of medieval alchemist. That's right, they are blaming human-caused global warming/climate change on a powerful tornado that struck... Oklahoma... in May. How unusual.
First was a tweet from lefty Politico reporter Glenn Thrush who said:
It is striking that Oklahoma's senators are 1) a federal spending skeptic and 2) global warming denier
My obvious question is what does being a skeptic of federal spending and a global warming denier have to do with a tornado that struck... Oklahoma... in May? But we all know what Herr Thrush is hinting at, don't we?
Next, we go to two great minds (snort, snicker) in the U.S. Senate; both members of the Social Democrat Party: Sheldon Whitehouse (yes, that is really his name) of Rhode Island, and our own hometown girl, Barbara Boxer of the late, great, state of California. Each of these brain trusts stepped onto the Senate floor yesterday and voiced their opinions as to who and what is responsible for this tornado and what should be done about it. First, Sheldon Whitehouse:
“So, you may have a question for me: Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings and disgrace ourselves? I’ll tell you why. We’re stuck in this together. We are stuck in this together. When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas, it hits Montana with dying forests. So, like it or not, we’re in this together... “You drag America with you to your fate, so, I want this future: I want a Republican Party that has returned to its senses and is strong and a worthy adversary in a strong America that has done right by its people and the world. That’s what I want. I don’t want this future. I don’t want a Republican Party disgraced, that let its extremists run off the cliff, and an America suffering from grave economic and environmental and diplomatic damage because we failed, because we didn’t wake up and do our duty to our people, and because we didn’t lead the world. I do not want that future. But that’s where we’re headed. So I will keep reaching out and calling out, ever hopeful that you will wake up before it is too late.”Whitehouse later apologized for the "timing" of these remarks, but not the substance. Now the wisdom of Barbara Boxer, who is in the running with Washington state's Patty Murray as being the dumbest member of the U.S. Senate:
“This is climate change. This is climate change. [If she says it twice, then it has to be true] We were warned about extreme weather: Not just hot weather, but extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago — it’s been a while — the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather.” “Carbon could cost us the planet. The least we could do is put a little charge on it so people move to clean energy."Yeah, just a "little" charge on it. Can you see me rolling my eyes? Not surprisingly, Boxer has a carbon tax bill that she is currently pimping in the Senate.
The logical question here would be to ask if there have ever been severe tornadoes in the past; before the whole global warming/climate change cult popped up. OF COURSE THERE HAVE!
How about in 1925, when an enormous tornado that lasted over 3 hours churned through three different states and killed almost 700 people? Was that an "extreme" weather event caused by people's SUVs and factory smokestacks?
Or how about the outbreak of 150 tornadoes in 1974 that killed 300 people? Newsweek magazine blamed that on global cooling! I was just a little kid in the 1970s, but I remember the news reports talking about the coming ice age.
This all makes perfect sense, you know. Think of the ancient cultures of old who thought that the gods controlled the weather, and to gain their mercy, the people of those ancient cultures would perform rituals, offer up animal and human sacrifices, burnt offerings, and whatever else would gain the favor of the gods.
Nowadays, these disciples of the Church of Global Warming think of humans themselves as being as gods. After all, Marxists dream of people being capable of bringing heaven onto earth. So, WE, the human race, are responsible for the climate and weather in the twisted fantasy world of these disturbed people. And as usual, they wish to use the power of government to drag - I'm using Sheldon's word - us all into their twisted fantasy world through the implementation of carbon taxes, "green" energy subsidies, and environmental totalitarianism.
All this to stop a powerful tornado... in Oklahoma... in May.