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The Freedom Fighters behind Not Evil Just Wrong decided to attend the premiere of “The Age Of Stupid”, a nouveau-communist film, and ask a simple question: how did you get to the premiere? After all, the film says that cheap airfares are the greatest evil mankind has created etc etc.
This is what happened:
Freedom of the press indeed…
Whilst I fully recognize the scientific value of the Gore Effect is about as high as those of AGW Alarmists using any weather pattern whatsoever to justify their creed – ie pretty much non existent – the following is still pretty funny:
“Al Gore is scheduled before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning to once again testify on the ‘urgent need’ to combat global warming.
But Mother Nature seems ready to freeze the proceedings.
A ‘Winter Storm Watch’ has been posted for the nation’s capitol and there is a potential for significant snow… sleet… or ice accumulations.
“I can’t imagine the Democrats would want to showcase Mr. Gore and his new findings on global warming as a winter storm rages outside,” a Republican lawmaker emailed the DRUDGE REPORT. “And if the ice really piles up, it will not be safe to travel.”
A spokesman for Sen. John Kerry, who chairs the committee, was not immediately available to comment on contingency plans.”
Definitely the most snow in DC this season so far.
Also from today’s Prickly City Comic Strip:
From the geniuses who brought you the utter failure that was the TARP bailout – the Troubled Assets Recovery Program that neither bought troubled assets, nor led to any recovery – comes the following:
“The U.S. Treasury and other finance ministries around the world should play a major role in fixing climate change, outgoing Bush administration Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. “I will be actually surprised and disappointed if the Office of Treasury isn’t a leader — probably the leader — in the government in terms of having more resources and knowledge than any other place,” said Paulson, referring to research on alternative energy and climate change.”
Paulson has long been involved in fighting global warming; Steven Milloy, an author and the publisher of JunkScience.com, a popular Web site critical of global warming alarmism, told CNSNews.com that for Paulson, the “number one issue” is the environment. He said he expects Paulson to take an active role in combating climate change once his post at the Treasury expires. Stephen Milloy of junkscience.net notes Paulson is “just as extreme as Al Gore.”
And this is the guy Bush & Congress gave a virtually unlimited cheque with virtually unlimited powers to.
UPDATE: Myron Ebell from the CEI has a good post on this at globalwarming.org. It begins:
“Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson took time out of his busy schedule wasting 700 billion dollars of taxpayer money (and thereby turning a credit crisis into a depression) to speak at Resources for the Future on Monday afternoon on the subject of how markets can address climate change and other environmental problems. What he meant of course is, how can markets be manipulated by government to achieve outcomes desired by government? He looked somber and did not laugh or smile at the pleasantries made when he was being introduced, but he didn’t look exhausted, worried, or baffled, either. I guess spending other people’s money, even when getting so little for such stupendous amounts, is always fun.”