Gore's Conflicts of Interest

10 Questions Gore should have been asked today when he testified to congress. The fact is, Gore has a huge conflict of interest in preaching global warming. He wants to get rich off it and already has made millions. Any increase in “climate change” regulations will only benefit people like Gore which is why they are such big proponents of green technology.

It’s frankly a classic example of government fraud that they wouldn’t let Lord Monckton speak. But then, it shows you what a scam the whole business is.

UPDATE: Check out the Global Warming Skeptics Handbook

Earth Day Predictions 1970

Thank goodness Earth Day is over so maybe we can be spared those lame PSAs they kept running on every TV show. Seeing Jack Bauer talk about going green made me want to torture some terrorists. Anyway, the Green Alarmists are nothing new. Here’s a sampling of some Earth Day predictions from 1970. Sound familiar?

“We have about five more years at the outside to do something.”
• Kenneth Watt, ecologist

“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
• George Wald, Harvard Biologist

“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.”
• Barry Commoner, Washington University biologist

“Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”
• New York Times editorial, the day after the first Earth Day

“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

“By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

More hilarity here.

The Solution

This video is exactly what I think should be done. We need to strip government back to basics and start over. This time with limits placed in the constitution that the government must be restructured every time it gets larger than 15% of the GDP. Right now it’s 25%.

Idiot of the Day

Let’s say this slowly: the Bush administration wanted to use 9/11 as a pretext to invade Iraq, even though Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. So it tortured people to make them confess to the nonexistent link.

Paul Krugman, NY Times

Yes, the NY Times is a propaganda rag. The sooner it falls the better.

American Idol 7

It was disco night, but oddly enough few of the Idols did disco renditions of their chosen songs. Instead, most of them altered their songs to be more personal to their style and in most cases it worked really well.

First up was Lil Rounds doing “I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan. I don’t really feel that’s a disco song as it came after disco. And it doesnt have a disco beat. But anyway, she did a good job. The problem is, the judges berated her for not making it her own. Simon said she’s out tomorrow. We’ll see.

Kris did a magnificently original take on Donna Summer’s “She Works Hard for the Money” on an acoustic guitar. Both I and the judges really loved it. While it did not get called the best of the night. I preferred it over Adam’s song because it seemed more real to me. Kris seems more like a natural guy, very unpretentious, yet very sure of himself and original. I think he really stepped up his game tonight.

Danny Gokey did Earth Wind and Fire’s “September” with the usual professional and pitch perfect styling. The guy is a real pro. Simon felt his performance wasn’t great. I don’t look at it as harshly as Simon, but I do think he is weaker than Adam in that department. But Danny is a masterful singer.

Allison did a very interesting version of Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff”. Once again, if you did not know she was 16, you’d think she was a confident 30 year old veteran of music. She is amazing.

Adam did the “If I Can’t Have You” from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack as a very impassioned, almost pleading version. It really moved the judges and the audience. I thought it was great, but I prefer Kris’s cover because Adam is very theatrical which either works for you for not. I’m more into the music than the performance. But whatever, Adam is safe. It’ll be him against someone else in the finals fpr sure unless there is a surprise upset like there was with Chris Daughtry. I don’t think they will allow that this time, though.

Matt did “Staying Alive” which is a good choice for Idol because the song’s title and lyrics can sometimes work to the psychology of the judges and the audience. He got general praise by Simon dissed him. I thought it was good but not as inspired as the one’s before.

Finally, Anoop did “Dim All the Lights” by Donna Summer. Again, his own version. Very, very good. I didn’t like the way it ended. But all the judges love dit except Simon who said it wa one of Anoop’s worst. I have no idea what his problem is, but I think he was trying to hurt the chances of the people he likes the least.

The judges seem to have given up on Lil Rounds, as they have not given her any props in weeks. So she may be out tomorrow. My guess is Matt will go with her. Or Anoop. My money’s on Matt.

UPDATE:
Well, it was Anoop and Lil Rounds. Matt seems to have a resurgence of popularity. I can’t believe Allison was in the bottom 3. She may not be as secure as I thought. I can’t believe some of the sites calling America racist because they voted off the dark skinned contestants. I mean, Allison is Hispanic, even though she’s not that dark. Probably because she stays out of the sun. But seriously, several sites I checked are making the racist claim. Stupid.

The People are Waking Up

The media’s relentless lies and propaganda are having an effect on the AGW “consensus”. Only 34% believe in it now. The lowest number on record.

Just one-out-of-three voters (34%) now believe global warming is caused by human activity, the lowest finding yet in Rasmussen Reports national surveying. However, a plurality (48%) of the Political Class believes humans are to blame.

Forty-eight percent (48%) of all likely voters attribute climate change to long-term planetary trends, while seven percent (7%) blame some other reason. Eleven percent (11%) aren’t sure.

Got that? The consensus of AGW is most people believe it’s natural and the minority believe it’s man made. Even if you add not sure to the AGW number, it’s still less than the natural cause numbers.

So Al Gore is wrong. As he was in the beginning. There is no consensus, and if there was, it’s not on his side.

But the administration is going ahead with its plans regardless. Since they realized cap and trade wouldn’t pass, they are going through the back door with the EPA setting limits on carbon emissions. They’re going to cause further damage to the economy based on a pseudo-science. Not good.

But when these impacts happen, will be people sit by and take it. It seems people are waking up to what’s happening. And that can lead to some major changes when the next election comes around.

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