What about the IRS scandal? The State Department lies and misdirects on Benghazi? The NSA spying on everyone? Common sense “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”? The War of Terror? Please people, you’re going to have to try a little harder to keep up.
Wait…what? The War on Terror, and everything else, is over? We’ve moving on to Al Gore’s War on American Prosperity?
Yes, it is. And now…the war begins.
Comparing “global warming” to World War II, former Vice President Al Gore said America should “mobilize” to combat climate change and put a “price on carbon pollution.
The biggest news out of Algore’s pronouncement of the war to end global warming/cooling/change was his acknowledgement that FDR’s New Deal did not end the Great Depression (!):
“Even though we give FDR and the New Deal the credit for ending the Great Depression, what really ended it was World War II when we mobilized for a great national effort in which the survival of our country and our values was deemed to be at stake and when we decided to act, then we put people to work and the economy started booming like never before,”
I wonder if he knows that conservatives have been making that same argument against Keynesian government spending for decades?
Sorry Nancy P, it looks like unemployment isn’t the best way to put America back to work after all. I know – this seems counterintuitive in the world of progressive ideas and concepts, butt apparently it’s the way things work in the real world. Apparently from time to time it’s still beneficial to think INSIDE the box.
Butt I digress; back to Algore:
It is well past time that we put a price on carbon pollution and not just accept the price that it extracts from us,” Gore said.
And Big Guy agrees! He wants to put a
confiscatory tax higher price on carbon too.
"This Tuesday, I’ll lay out my vision for where I believe we need to go – a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it."
While they agree that we need to launch a carbon war on America, they disagree on how to go about extracting the price of it from you. Algore wants to implement common sense programs that - for a reasonable cost, supplemented by government provided green energy subsidies - will reduce your carbon footprint:
The former Tennessee senator said retrofitting U.S. buildings and infrastructure would create more jobs and lower “global warming pollution.”
“It’s a huge fork in the road, huge choice that we have to make and if we mobilize the way we should, if we put a price on carbon and get the signals correct in the economy, then we’re going to put many millions of people to work installing the solar, installing the wind, reconfiguring buildings with more insulation,” Gore said.
[Let the record reflect that Algore Enterprises is now heavily invested in companies created to provide buildings with about-to-be-government-mandated “retrofitting” services.]
Big Guy on the other hand, wants to save the planet through
confiscatory taxes common sense measures and innovating physics. No, you read that right; not innovative physics, innovating physics. You know, some of that out of the box thinking that has already brought us new fuel sources:tobacco, algae and corn.
“We’ll need scientists to design new fuels, and farmers to grow them.”
“We’ll need engineers to devise new sources of energy, and businesses to make and sell them.”
See it’s just a matter of science and physics, like JFK announcing we were going to the moon. Except that physics supported that idea. Unfortunately it looks like the laws of thermodynamics in specific and the laws of physics in general don’t support our new War on American prosperity. Unlike community organizers and political opportunists, physicists have actually studied the scientific basis of climate phenomena – even after Algore determined it to be settled - and find the conclusion of the global alarmists to be hokum:
“At the end of the presentation, Salby implies, quoting Richard Feynman, that CO2 science today can be described as ‘Cult Science’.”
Unfortunately pesky little facts that keep popping up led them to conclude that CO2 levels are actually a by-product of the earth’s temperature, not the cause.
“In significant part, however, CO2 is controlled by Global Temperature, as it is in the Proxy Record.”
Boy! I didn’t see that coming. Did you?
If anyone pays attention to these rogue physicists it sure would queer a lot of
Algore’s climate change deal$. Don’t worry though, in the age of Hope and Change facts don’t matter nearly as much as who’s in charge of the Treasury. And that, my friends, is why Big Guy will proudly announce the launch of his War of American Prosperity this coming Tuesday. Because the do-nothing Congress that you all elected won’t pass any of our common sense measures to set the earth’s temperature at a comfortable 72 degrees F in perpetuity, Big Guy is going to have his Executive Order pen do it for them.
Make no mistake, we WILL control your carbon emissions whether you want us to or not. Because we want to. And because we know what’s good for you whether you do or not. And because we can.
“President Obama will announce Tuesday in a speech at Georgetown University that he plans to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, according to individuals who have been briefed on the plan but asked not to be identified.”
And then, right after the big announcement, Big Guy, Lady M, the Wee Wons, a dozen miscellaneous friends and relatives and will board Air Force Won along with several military transports loaded with 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines, and three trucks to carry bulletproof glass panels for a weeklong visit to Africa. Several hundred Secret Service personnel are already on the ground, securing the perimeters of the
royal first family’s trip.
And remember people, only you can stop “common sense” Hope and Change.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network