Where’s Al?

One glance at the TV covering the blizzard on the East Coast reminds me of the children’s puzzle series “Where’s Waldo?”, only in this case, it should be “Where’s Al?”  Indeed, where is our favorite Global Warming Climate Change cheerleader?  Unless I miss my guess, he’s sitting in his mansion in Tennessee sipping fine cognac by a raging fire counting the money from his latest speaking engagement.

Anyone following the news knows that the data supporting Global Warming Climate Change is faked by scientists gunning for grant money and power.  If that’s not enough, Copenhagen was nothing more than an attempt for various countries holding their hands out for money.  And then what seems to be the stake in this vampire is the questioning of the IPCC’s credibility due to conflicts of interest.  Yet Al still seems to still not have a clue that this horse is dying a very public death.

And the President, despite being up to his eyeballs in snow, still harps on passing Global Warming Climate Change legislation, aka, Cap and Trade.  But if he can’t get it one way, then he’s going to do it another way.  From Associated Press at cnsnews.com (h/t to America’s Watchtower):

Washington (AP) – The Obama administration on Monday proposed a new agency to study and report on the changing climate.

Also known as global warming, climate change has drawn widespread concern in recent years as temperatures around the world rise, threatening to harm crops, spread disease, increase sea levels, change storm and drought patterns and cause polar melting.

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, announced NOAA will set up the new Climate Service to operate in tandem with NOAA’s National Weather Service and National Ocean Service.

So now we are funding a duplicate service that studies the same thing (weather) as the original service.  Our tax dollars at work…

Global Warming Climate Change is way down on American’s priority list.  So is health care reform.  Again, to borrow from a previous campaign slogan:

It’s the economy, stupid!

Let’s deal with that after we shovel ourselves out from the latest Global Warming Climate Change fallout.  But then again, green job creation is hitting a minor snag.  Excerpts from The Heritage Foundation:

Green Jobs: Environmental Red Tape Cancels Out Job Creation

In the midst of a recession, costly environmental legislation is not an easy sell. For that reason, the Obama Administration and congressional proponents of an aggressive environmental agenda have tried to recast their policies as a boost to–rather than a drain on–the economy. From the stimulus package to pending global warming legislation to the Senate’s upcoming jobs bill, the latest mantra is green jobs–employment to be created by imposing various environmental measures.

In truth, the definition of a green job is highly subjective and can depend every bit as much on fads and fashions and political correctness as on any objective criteria. Of course, now that federal money is involved, various special interests are vying to characterize themselves as “green.”

Mandates (such as those in place requiring the use of ethanol in gasoline and proposed ones to set federal renewable electricity standards) kill jobs by raising energy costs. The only reason these alternative energy sources need to be mandated in the first place is that they are too expensive to compete otherwise. Thus, in addition to forcibly supplanting traditional energy jobs, renewable energy mandates raise energy costs and thus destroy jobs, especially in energy-intensive manufacturing.

President Obama has done many media events at wind turbine factories, boasting about the green jobs at each. However, for every federally created green job seen, there are unseen jobs that are destroyed.

What Has the Experience with Green Jobs Shown?

Before the U.S. expands its green jobs agenda, a look at the experiences of those nations that have already gone further down that road would be instructive.

As mentioned, Spain has likely destroyed more jobs than it has created with its extensive subsidies for wind and solar. Its unemployment rate, nearly 19 percent, is double that of the U.S. and does not suggest that green jobs can create prosperity. In Denmark, each wind energy job has cost $90,000 to $140,000 in subsidies, which is more than the jobs pay.[6] In Germany, the figure is as high as $240,000.[7] And the experience in Spain, Denmark, and Germany is that most of the green jobs created are temporary ones.

The global experience–that market interventions increase green employment but hurt the overall economy–may also apply in California. California stands out among the states as moving more aggressively in imposing a green economy. It also has unemployment considerably higher than the national average. Although several factors play a part in California’s economic problems, its environmental and energy policy–global warming measures, alternative energy mandates, other regulations that raise conventional energy prices–are likely part of the reason for the state’s overall economic malaise.[8]

Yep, the quote for the day sums it up nicely – To rely on government is stupidity at best & insanity at worst. Might want to add is that we get to pay for it.


About Tom Roland

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12 Responses to Where’s Al?

  1. So now we are funding a duplicate service that studies the same thing (weather) as the original service. Our tax dollars at work…

    This administration really loves to spend money, huh? And the information about greenie insanity in Spain shows that this spending of money is spending the United States into an unemployment hole in the long run. Damn.

    Tonight on the local news here in the midst of this blizzard, right on the heels of the last blizzard, some fool was spouting that these blizzards are the result of global climate change. Sheesh!

  2. Mr Pink Eyes says:

    Thanks for the hattip. It is funny, I have been thinking of writing a post that asked the same question; where is Al Gore since the climategate scandal. I thought about writing it agains after the snow in Washington. You beat me to it! He has gone into hiding.
    Barack Obama seems oblivious to the fact that the global warming scam is falling apart, he still is going to push his agenda on this issue. He even made reference to the “overwhellming evidence” of global warming during his SOTU address in spite of climategate.

  3. Joe says:

    Where is Algore? I don’t have the slighest idea, but with God’s help, wherever he is he’ll stay there and stop bothering us with mercury filled light bulbs, cars nobody wants to buy and other stuff.

  4. Angel says:

    I’m still snowed in..ha 🙂

  5. Tom says:

    AOW – The media will do anything to promote a failing agenda.

    Mr. PE – I have no problems giving credit where credit is due, and besides, you’ve scooped me on a couple of posts in the past.

    Yes, Al has gone into hiding, no doubt to avoid shoveling the snow that has fallen, and Obama does remain clueless despite the mounting evidence that global warming as promoted is nothing but BS.

    Joe – I’m with you – I hope he stays in his hole and leaves us alone.

    Angel – I’m sorry that you are still snowed in, but I hope that you and yours are well.

  6. Ken Taylor says:

    I though that Jim DeMint had the best comment about Gore and the DC snow. He said that it would continue to snow in DC until Al Gore, “cried Uncle!”

    Climate Change is nothing more than a scam that is used to make big bucks for those who, “support,” it.

  7. Tom says:

    Which Al Gore has done magnificently…

  8. Braden says:

    Al is too busy conjuring up the next excuse … errr … scientific claim to back up why snow means global warming.

  9. Tom says:

    They already are – Mr. Pink Eyes posted this.

  10. Right Truth says:

    I think Al Gore is in Rio celebrating sun and fun at the Carnivalle.

    He couldn’t stay in snowy Tennessee.

  11. ablur says:

    Billions of dollars have poured into the coffers of those who can make a mountain out of a mole hill. The planet has gone through multiple ice ages and Tropical periods with no help from the human race. As big as AL is, even he can’t control mother nature or persuade her to do his bidding.

    Since nobody studies history anymore, we are an easy mark for a good salesman.

  12. Tom says:

    Right Truth – Al can afford to have his driveways plowed and his walks shoveled. He just can’t stand to be shown he’s wrong.

    Ablur – Or a good politician with flowery words…

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