Who & Why?
Who is this Greta Thunberg and why is she Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” with a 22 page spread in December’s issue? How and why has this teenager become the inspirational voice of climate change for so many people? Why, when she steps off a train for a climate summit is she met by a throng of reporters and photographers, why when she speaks at rallies are people glued to her to every word with cell phone cameras in hand? If you’re asking me, I have no earthly idea.
Since you asked, I venture to guess it goes along with my theory that the liberal left relies mostly on emotions to determine their motivation on issues. Many of their beliefs and wishes for policies lack common sense and this phenomenon seems to go along with that.
How else do you explain a teenager with no degree, becoming a worshiped expert on something that many scientists disagree on whether it’s even a true crisis? She speaks very well for someone her age and comes across with passionate maturity. It seems to me this climate controversy has resulted in cult like followers with Thunberg becoming a bit of James Jones. My word, she has met with Al Gore, the Prime Minister of Canada, The Pope, Barack Obama and even appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show.
I guess, in this day and age, no matter your age or qualifications when you forcibly shout “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth, how dare you!”, you’re vaulted to stardom in the eyes of easily impressed souls.
Climate Change Skeptics?
Sure there are, I happen to be one of them, am I any less qualified than Greta Thunberg to have an opinion on the subject? I say no, I can read about it just like she can.
What drives me nuts is the way the media carelessly throws around the phrase, climate change or crisis, like it’s an absolute given it’s the cause of so many calamities. Headlines such as “Climate crisis snarls ocean’s food chain” or “Australia suffers the effects of climate change with deadly fires”, is in my book, journalistic fraud. To mislead readers as if climate change and its harmful effects are a proven fact, like the coronavirus virus, is a shame.
My go to headline is “Climate change agenda is being driven by hysteria, not facts.”, I concur, just look at the Greta Thunberg phenomenon.
If Greta can rely on what other people claim about the issue, so can I.
Meteorologist Joe Bastardi writes; “In this age of political hysteria, we must all educate ourselves on the facts – the actual science. Unfortunately, there seems to be a total lack of awareness about important issues that scientists like myself – who aren’t paid by research grants – are concerned about. Instead, climate science is being used as a political weapon, and the voices of scientists like me are being ignored or even vilified.”
Bastardi also wrote; “Are climate alarmists aware that in the geological history of the earth, there is no apparent direct link between carbon dioxide and temperature? Perhaps we should pause and consider why none of the global warming models from two decades ago have come to fruition?”
I like what Rush Limbaugh said: “The climate has been up and down how many different ways with ice ages, where North America used to be totally overrun by ice? The only debate is do advanced capitalist lifestyles cause this? That’s what these people want us to adopt, and that’s bull. The idea that’s expanding the life span, increasing the standard of living, this is what’s destroying the climate? It’s a crock.”
I could go on and on with what I’ve read from climate change skeptics, but one thing for sure is, nothing is going to stop climate change fanatics from pushing the extreme button with emotional motivation without considering both sides of the argument.
Do They Want The Rest Of America To Be Like California?
Perhaps I should ask if the Dem Candidates for president want to adopt Gavin Newsom’s policy thinking on the way things should be? Oh my goodness, the thought of the entire nation transitioning to be like California is truly frightening. What’s really frustrating is us conservative voters in California have no impact whatsoever on who the president will be come next January. We poor souls have to rely on our fellow American voters to prevent the rest of the country from becoming the state of shame like this state has become.
My wife and I know of eight couples who have moved out of California in the last two years and know of several more who are planning to do the same in the near future. These are all folks who were born and raised here, love the sports teams here, love the weather and really love their family and friends. But, for various reasons, they made or are making the huge step in their lives to leave that all behind.
We all know why and unfortunately, even tragically, the list is rather long. I ask you this; if one of the Dem candidates becomes our new president do you cringe at the thought that their ideology is much the same as our current governor and what the result could be for the entire nation? It won’t matter much here as we will be dealing with the same crap we are now, but slowly and surely there will be no place to escape to that won’t be engulfed with the same liberal muck we’re stuck in here.
This was brought home to me by two recent opinion pieces in The Signal newspaper regarding California, that could be a precursor to what the USA will be in the midst of if Joe, Bernie, Pete or Elizabeth become the leader of this nation.
Betty Arenson: “California’s leadership mandates and enforces sanctuary armor to those who have entered our sovereign country illegally and those illegal residents who have overstayed their original visas. There are millions of them. Those same residents are now awarded free health insurance, at taxpayer expense.
Brian Baker: “Just a few years ago, Venezuela was the richest economy in South America. But insane and unsound fiscal and social policies in the form of Marxism managed to turn that around, and now Venezuela is an economic disaster zone. There’s nothing to guarantee the same thing can’t happen to Commiefornia; money doesn’t grow on trees, though the fools in Sacramento seem to think the Money Tree Forest lies just over the rainbow.”
While the voters in this state won’t help one iota, the bottom line is, for the sake of the rest of the country, President Trump must be re-elected! If not…..I do not want to even think about it.
Quotes, Quips & Headlines:
“The real story is about the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation, Obama, Pelosi, Kerry and many other powerful Democrats. Their fingerprints are all over Ukraine. Forget about the high-paying jobs for their family members. This goes much deeper, touched the third rail of Democrat/Deep State/DC Swamp politics. He (Trump) asked Ukraine’s President to investigate massive Democrat corruption and theft of taxpayer money.
Suddenly alarm bells went off at the DNC. I believe Trump is about to expose the biggest scandal in US political history. Trump is about to put powerful people in prison. Trump is about to destroy the Democrat Party and expose the Deep State. Trump is not getting thrown out of office. Not with his remarkable record of economic success for the average American worker. Not going to happen.” (Wayne Allyn Root, radio show host)
*Also lingering in the not too distant future are the results of the DOJ’s investigation into the Obama administration’s attempted coup of President-elect Trump. That should be a real doozy. (Me)
“The president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.” (Adam Schiff)
*Really Adam, that’s a chicken crap excuse for the farce you’re perpetrating in the Senate right now. (Me)
“Ilhan Omar’s positions on the Middle East are not complicated or very sophisticated: Everywhere she supports Islamists and enemies of America and Israel, and there are no exceptions.” (Iraq born Dalia al-Aqidi, candadite for llhan Omar’s seat in the House)
*Any chance A.O.C, Illhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, better known as “The Squad” get booted out of office? One can only hope and wish. (Me)
CIA officials wept at sight of water boarding (Headline)
Judge in Guantanamo case is okay with calling it torture (Headline)
*Did those officials weep at the sight of hundreds of people jumping from the towers as the torture of fire forced them to commit suicide? In my book the torture of the bastards who plotted the September 11 attacks was as justified as justified can get as our military did what was right in trying protect Americans from future attacks. (Me)
“High debt has adverse and potentially dangerous consequences. Rising debt slows wage and income growth, increases federal interest payments, hinders our ability to respond to the next recession or emergency, places an undue burden on future generations, and heightens the risk of a fiscal crisis.” (Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget)
*And millions of people think climate change is the greatest threat we face, go figure. (Me)