“Absolutely. We’ve got to find a way to diminish use and encourage use of renewables.” Continuing the Sunday theme of strangely composed panel and round table discussions, Meet the Press tapped New York Times columnists David Brooks and Tom Friedman as well as former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. for a discussion of the weekly hot button topics. And they threw in Morning Joe Scarborough, sidekick Mika Brzezinski, and author John Meacham for good measure. Since David Gregory was on vacation, Scarborough ran the panel. A discussion of gas prices and their potential impact on 2012 elections ensued, and Tom Friedman used the opportunity to remind us that he’s written a book, or two. The real attention grabber came at the end of his self-promoting rant. SCARBOROUGH: How big of an issue are gas prices going to be moving forward through the Fall?
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I share this only because when I read it I had to double-check and make sure I wasn’t at The Onion when I was found it. Did you know NASA was spending all its post-shuttle down time coming up with hypothetical scenarios for what would happen should the People of Earth come in contact with alien invaders? Now you do…
Gobbler’s Knob, the pristine home of our nation’s most adored, most admired, and most beloved weatherman this side of Sam Champion, was center stage for the annual Groundhog’s Day celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania today as Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his stump to tell the nation that Spring was upon us.
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Global warming alarmists were dealt another blow this weekend by the most recent in a series of “admissions” that scientific data regarding the “man-made” phenomena may have been inaccurate or at least poorly calculated. You’ll be happy to know that there are no email controversies or general lack of fundamental office skills to blame for this one either. The scientists behind the aspect of global climate change theory that predicted a catastrophic rise in seal levels by 2100 are now “admitting” that their findings may have been somewhat inaccurate due to “one miscalculation” and a failure to “allow fully for temperature change over the past 2,000 years.”
In a state of obvious shame, the scientists have retracted the paper that revealed the pending environmental disaster and will “invest in the further work needed to correct the mistakes.”
Before we dive too deeply into this story, I should acknowledge two points. While I don’t buy into the whole “People are terrible… We’re burning up the planet and have to free ourselves of all the perks of innovation and technology thing… I do believe that our presence as a People on this wonderful little planet is and will continue to leave a mark. That being said, so too does the cow population, and until we can get them to limit their “bovine gas emissions” I’m holding on to the gas-powered car and the BBQ grill.
All that being said, this is one hell of a story. Professor Phil Jones – a scientist at the center of the Global Warming debate and the Climate Gate email fiasco told the BBC yesterday there was “truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organizational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper and that his record keeping is ‘not as good as it should be” according to Daily Mail. It appears that scientists were far more concerned with turning out the numbers and producing the headlines than they were with actually keeping credible records to support their “findings.”
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Yes, I am sure that there were a few jabs directed at GW – as in the 43rd President when former Vice President Al Gore met with President Obama in a closed door meeting at the White House yesterday, but the topic on the table was “global warming.” Yes, I know we are supposed to call it “climate change” these days, but in light of “climategate” I think some of the rules deserve to be rewritten. Gore was reportedly tapped to “prep” the President before his trip to Copenhagen next week to join the Global Climate Change Summit.
Since the major networks won’t report on the issue, many of us have to turn to unusual sources for news on the budding “ClimateGate” scandal in which scientist’s emails have been revealed that show they doctored the evidence of their findings on Global Warming. When in need of said alternative sources, we often turn to the foreign press or to the blog world to find what we are looking for but from time to time, we can turn to unusual sources like Jon Stewart and the Daily Show when what we get from ABC, CBS, and NBC is lacking.
Not that anyone is ever really surprised by Lindsey Graham anymore when he moves to the center, but for those of you who are idiots or simply without televisions or other general means of communication, get surprised… Lindsey Graham is once again reaffirming his pledge to partner with Senator Kerry to save the Senate version of the Global Climate Change bill. This time he is not only flanked by Kerry, but the dynamic duo has also drawn upon the support of Independent Joe Lieberman. In case you are new to this sort of thing, a “bipartisan” effort that includes Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman usually means only one thing. Okay, two things. 1. The bill will be something that no one wants, needs, or can afford; and 2. John McCain will be arriving to save the day when the alliance appears lost. I guess you could add a third thing for good measure as well. 3. Ready the Sunday Circuit!! McCain, Graham, Lieberman, and Kerry are on their way. This group gets more air time there when they have nothing to talk about than the Jacksons get on CNN. Now that they are partnering to save the planet and the Copenhagen Summit, expect to see them make multiple appearances this week.