But first…Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock, of Star Trek Fame, has died at 83…….R.I.P.
My analysis in the past decade is that there is NO substantial politics anymore…..all we have now is theatrics……whoever runs in front of the camera first gets to present its mini-drama for the public.
This is true for Congress and especially for the latest edition of CPAC….or as I like to call it…..Theater of the Absurd. Chest thumping and macho BS and NO mention of any solutions or issues….just Dems bad….GOP good!
The theatrics go on day after day……and the news lets the morons talk about whatever they choose and never make the interviewed person answer a direct question………
We know that most Tea Party dudes and dudettes do not believe the climate change is a real problem and much theatrics have been shown around this issue……and yesterday was NO different…..Sen. Inhofe is the head cheerleader for the anti-climate people……showed his drama training…..
The chair of the Senate Environment Committee offered the chamber some compelling evidence yesterday against man-made climate change: a snowball. “Because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, I ask the chair, do you know what this is?” Sen. Jim Inhofe said to fellow Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy as he produced the snowball, the Hill reports. “It’s a snowball. And it’s just from outside here. So it’s very, very cold out. Very unseasonable,” Inhofe said before chucking the snowball in Cassidy’s direction. The Oklahoman, one of the most vocal climate-change deniers in the Senate, went on to denounce “alarmism” on the subject and accuse President Obama of being “detached from reality” for claiming that climate change is a bigger threat than terrorism.
Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse rebutted Inhofe’s claims, starting by saying he wanted “to respond to the presentation by one of the Republican senators suggesting that the continued existence of snow disproves climate change,” CNN reports. At the Washington Post, Philip Bump writes that those not completely convinced by Inhofe’s evidence might argue that he’s using “one bit of weather-related data to try to disprove a well-established, very long-term trend. Bump also notes that “temperatures in February are supposed to be cold in the Northern Hemisphere since it is a season called ‘winter'” and points out that one snowball doesn’t change the fact that 2014 was indeed the warmest year on record, according to NASA and the NOAA.
Basically, he is saying….it is winter and it snowed……so there can be no problem. I am NO climate scientist but it seems that, if I remember correctly, in Winter it snows and Summer it is hot….I could be wrong and I am sure that someone will point it out.
I wonder what the ‘snowball’ prop cost the fossil fuel industry.
Some things seldom change…….and Inhofe is an idiot……period!
I mentioned CPAC…..that collection of clowns that come to time once a year….a couple day news fest of conservs where they stand around thumping their chests to impression the moneyed few in case they choose to run for office…….during the speeches much is said…..not a word of it has anything to do with a plan to keep this country strong…..most of the rhetoric is aim against the prez….now there are many things that I can say against Obama and his policies…….but then I am not trying to impress morons with money……
So far this CPAC is the usual BS….but then there is the fair haired boy that some want to run for prez…..Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and his capability to act like a prez……
Scott Walker hasn’t officially declared he’s running for president, but the Wisconsin governor knows if he were president, he’d be able to handle ISIS. Why? Because he’s taken on public unions. In a speech yesterday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (aka the “conservative Woodstock”) in National Harbor, Md., Walker reminded everyone of his anti-unions stance and extrapolated that to how he’d do taking on the militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria, the Guardian reports. “I want a commander in chief who will do everything in their power to make sure the threat from Islamic terrorists will not show up on our soil,” he said. “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.” Walker was referring to 2011 protests in his state that demonstrated against his Act 10 legislation, which effectively nixed collective bargaining for public unions, per NPR.
One person who didn’t appreciate Walker’s comments, per the Wisconsin State Journal: Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt. “To compare the hundreds of thousands of teachers, students, grandmothers, veterans, correctional officers, nurses, and all the workers who came out to peacefully protest and stand together for their rights as Americans to ISIS terrorists is disgusting and unacceptable,” Neuenfeldt said in a statement. Walker’s counterpoint: “Let me be perfectly clear: I’m just pointing out the closest thing I have to handling this difficult situation is the 100,000 protesters I had to deal with,” he told reporters, as per the Journal. “You all will misconstrue things the way you see fit. That’s the closest thing I have in terms of handling a difficult situation, not that there’s any parallel between the two.” When asked by a reporter if he regretted yesterday’s statements, he simply said, “No.”
Chest thumping like a sex crazed primate is not a answer…..well maybe from some inebriated frat boy….but kinda moronic from a political wannabe…..
I have been there…I would prefer 100,000 protesters than 100 dudes with rifles that want to kill me….
It was stupid…but then I have come to expect stupid outta all political wannabes.
Shall we move to that old broad Madonna falling off a stage….she could have broken a hip.