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February 12, 2008
As Country Shivers, Bloomberg Screeches That Global Warming Will Kill "Everybody"
Bitter cold has spread from the northern plains to the Northeast. The temperature in International Falls, Minnesota, set a new record low at 40° below zero yesterday. It also reached 40 below in the nearby town of Embarrass, which might have been named after the effect its weather has on global warming stooges. In Leland, Michigan, an 87-year-old man died of exposure five blocks from his home. Across the country, Fairbanks, Alaska has been enduring its worst cold snap in eight years, with readings of 48° below zero.
Meanwhile, NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg has been pandering to a UN climate change conference by stoking up the rhetoric on global warming:
"Terrorists kill people. Weapons of mass destruction have the potential to kill an enormous amount of people," Mr. Bloomberg told reporters after addressing the U.N. General Assembly, but "global warming in the long term has the potential to kill everybody."
Wow. We're all gonna die from global warming if we don't do what bureauweenies like Bloomberg want — which is pay more taxes, of course:
Mr. Bloomberg renewed his call, made first late last year, for taxing countries such as America that emit large amounts of carbons, which are believed to cause changes in the planet's climate. "So long as there's no penalty or cost involved in producing greenhouse gases, there will be no incentive" to meet targets set by international institutions, the mayor told the General Assembly. "For that reason, I believe the U.S. should enact a tax on carbon emissions."
Punishing America for economic activity will also do wonders to keep the economy out of recession.
Maybe charlatans like Bloomberg think they can trick spring into coming sooner by pretending it's getting too hot out there.
Posted by Van Helsing at February 12, 2008 8:08 AM
These guys can help solve the problem.
They are certainly the politically correct type these days.
Posted by: Doug at February 12, 2008 8:19 AM
I was always under the impression that famines and plagues came when crops did not grow well, as in cold weather. I was also under the impression that these things also came in cycles, as in Joseph's seven fat years followed by seven lean years. Fro a businessman, Mr. Bloomberg seems awfully naive about how the world works.
Posted by: James F McEnanly at February 12, 2008 8:33 AM
James: He may have made too much money, too fast. It does seem as if he lives in another, fantasy, universe from all the rest of us (that "super-wealth" thing, again). For sure: Mayor Nanny won't stop until he's in charge of every aspect of every human being on this planet's lives -- even if it kills us.
He, of course, insulated in his super-wealth cocoon, will be just fine (like all these super-rich liberals who practice "Do as I say, not as I do").
Posted by: jc14 at February 12, 2008 7:28 PM
bloomberg's one smart cookie - something or another will kill each and every one of u.s.
Posted by: nanc at February 12, 2008 9:31 PM
Since imminent doom from global warming is right around the corner, I'd like anyone who has been affected in any way by global warming to please post a comment here telling us about your experience.
Anything at all, if you or anyone you've even heard of has experienced floods or famine or disease or pestilence or anything that is directly related to the earth getting hotter, please let us know about it.
Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at February 12, 2008 9:45 PM
Correct Nanc - we will all die - and warmening will have little or nothing to do with it
Posted by: Bandit at February 13, 2008 8:40 AM
Proof of global warming:Jacksonville, FL temp hit 72 degrees today. It's humid, too!
Posted by: Mockinbird at February 13, 2008 11:35 AM
Mock, it's getting down to 34 tonight here in Jax.
Posted by: Crush Liberalism at February 13, 2008 1:23 PM