This time last week, folks were running around buying up all the bread, milk, and toilet paper in town because of the coming Snowpocalypse. Most of this past Monday was spent digging out from a near-record snowfall.
I was reading a piece at NRO by David French that deals with the failure of the apocalyptic environmental predictions we get from the pseudoscientific left while I was drinking my coffee this morning and looking out across a lawn that still has a foot or so of global warming on it. He does a nice job of comparing the prophets of ecological doom to preachers predicting the imminence of the Rapture. The preachers come out ahead of the ecozealots, who never seem to walk the walk they’re selling.
They’re like a drunk preacher screaming about the evils of demon rum.
Read the whole thing.
As you read this, remember that Al Gore was next in line to be Commander-in-Chief for 8 years.Assuming that Gore is not being misquoted, this represents a complete about face on
global warming climate change. DEFCON 5 is the lowest state of readiness and engagement for the Armed Forces. (SAC was put on DEFCON 2 during the Cuban Missle Crisis. No other units have ever been past DEFCON 3.)
Or maybe it represents … oh, never mind.
I think so, Brain … but Al Gore was born just a bit more than nine months after the incident in Roswell, New Mexico.
Glenn Reynolds has a review of Al Gore’s new book The Future at WSJ. He finds the book useful, if flawed, in presenting both sides of Al Gore–technophobe and technophile.
The government sterilized Carrie Buck, not a corporation, and in the name of “progress,” not profit. Pondering this might have encouraged Mr. Gore to broaden his focus where abuses of power are concerned. His narrow focus—on capitalism and private depredations—doesn’t rob Mr. Gore’s book of usefulness, but it does say something about the worldview that produced it.
Read the whole thing.
Wow! Team Obama is truly desperate! He’s even going after Al Gore:
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
Oh, and, Mr. President, I have a small business of which I am the sole employee. Could you tell me who else participated in building it?
UPDATE–A friend from my days in Nashville commented on Facebook:
I have a few amazing personal encounter Gore stories and all explain why his home state could not give him the electoral votes to win the office of POTUS.