I mean come on, weather is dynamic, it’s ever changing, and for anyone to think they can change the weather on a global scale when we haven’t seen 32 degrees here in Wisconsin for weeks is really overplaying their hand. Memories of Jonestown come to mind where anyone who disagreed with Rev. Jim Jones got a glass of Kool-Aid come to mind.
There has always been June snows in Denver, there have always been mud slides in California, there have always been forest fires in L.A. and they are telling us the weather is getting weirder and more extreme: NO IT’S NOT! Every year there are pockets of abnormal weather, but these “experts” have selective memory, and they are using it to rape our wallets by the billions.
Now, along comes this woman, her name is Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite. She is a “Religion” writer for The Washington Post. Her article HERE is the reason for this blog and she has drank a gallon of The Goracle's kool-aid.
An excerpt of her article says: “I hope some of the sermons this weekend are about the sin of refusing to see the effects of "global weirding" when they are right in front of you. Human beings, sinful as we are, can still refuse to see what is right in front of us, even when it's piled up five feet high and very, very cold. Catholic moral theologians have a wonderful term for this capacity in human nature, this particular way of sinning. They call it "willful ignorance." People who have a fixed idea that climate change is not happening are not likely to connect the dots on "snowmageddon" and the "global weirding" of our weather. They'll go on voting down climate change legislation and refusing to support the greening of our economy, while the snow piles up higher and higher and higher around their ears. A lot of the sermons this weekend will probably be taken from Genesis, but I hope some clergy also take a look at Exodus for good texts on "global weirding." Pharaoh had a hard time believing that change needed to come to Egypt, even though Moses warned him and warned him. God sent ten plagues, and only then did Pharaoh get it (Exodus 7-12), and even then he tried to back out at the last minute. I don't think God sent these particular plagues, however. Sadly enough, we brought it on ourselves, though there's a way you could say that was the case for Pharaoh too.”
Sorry, had to go pee I was laughing so hard. I'm back now...
So I am exhibiting “willful ignorance” by saying I don’t believe in your religion?
I’ll wear that proudly on my chest like a medal!!
I’ll wear that proudly on my chest like a medal!!
A simple question here?
Are these "scientists” going to tell us
when the weather has returned to normal?
When will we know it’s ok to drive the SUV’s again?
Is there anyone here today
who thinks this has more to do
with science weirding than Global weirding?
“Oh My GOD we are having weather… AGAIN!”
UPDATE 2/13/2010: Sen. Dick Durbin was just beside himself this last week at how the people of Washington imploded when the snow storm hit. An article on “THE HILL” web site said: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) blasted Washingtonians for going “into a full-scale panic” during snowstorms, unlike people from Illinois who “know how to live with it. I first came here as a student in 1963 … I lived a big part of my life, at least part-time, in Washington, D.C.,” Durbin said in remarks delivered on the Senate floor on Thursday. “I never could get over how people in this town reacted to snow. “I am convinced that infants born in Washington, D.C., are taken from the arms of their loving mothers right when they are born into a room where someone shows a film of a snowstorm with shrieking and screaming so that those children come to believe snow is a mortal enemy, like a nuclear attack, because I have seen, for over 40 years here, people in this town go into a full-scale panic at the thought of a snowfall. We joke about it. Those of us from parts of the country that get snow and know how to live with it cannot get over how crazy the reaction is many times."
That’s interesting. On Durbin’s own web site we see full scale panic about global warming HERE.
Like Bill Minnich says: "Remember, the idiots are right outside, and they want to come in."
Oh you're sooo right Bill, they are as close as your bathroom mirror.
UPDATE: 2/15/2010 - A top Obama administration scientist on Monday struck back at climate skeptics who claim that record snowstorms this winter have undercut evidence of global warming. “It is important that people recognize that weather is not the same thing as climate,” said Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lubchenco, speaking on NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show,” said the planet is warming but that weather is variable. The snowy weather, Lubchenco said, “is not a contradiction and it is not really unexpected.”
Not unexpected? You predicted it would not be snowing in Washington, so it wasn’t unexpected. Duck Tape please…