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June 15, 2009

Fiber Artists Unite Against ManBearPig

Seattle art lovers are warned to avoid the Schmancy Gallery until after July 9. Instead of anything an adult would regard as art, they will be subjected to "a group installation featuring 20 fiber artists pondering climate change and the way it's reshaping the Arctic landscape. "

Apparently "fiber artists" are moonbats who express their moronic delusions through political needlepoint.

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On a tip from V the K.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 15, 2009 9:34 AM

Comments

I'll be in Seattle around that time with my wife. I'm sure it'll be the highlight of our vacation!!

/sarc

Posted by: Anonymous at June 15, 2009 9:41 AM

I like the way these douchenozzles go on about their way, pretending the "consensus" on gorebul warm-, er, "climate change" is so solid as to be unassailable.

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at June 15, 2009 9:58 AM

And who better, really, to ponder climate change issues than a fiber artist?

Posted by: Beef at June 15, 2009 10:11 AM

I take offense: None of the works displayed are needlepoint. The image shown is cross stitch, not needlepoint.

I will not have my award winning, semi-professional hobby maligned through association with the pinnacle of Moonbattery, aka ManBearPig!

=8-P

Posted by: Henry at June 15, 2009 10:18 AM

And consider the fact that what these fiber Asshats don't make ($$) on free government money grants, the get the balance off of wealfare checks.

You are paying for this tax payer 'sucker'.

If they actually do sell some of the crap, do you think they are claiming it on their income statements?

Posted by: Oiao at June 15, 2009 10:26 AM

My wife is a fiber artist, and luckily she is anything but a moonbat! We spent Sunday afternoon together taking our written test and firing range test for our concealed carry permits. Her only argument during the government required videos was that she didn't bring any knitting to stay awake while the government bureaweenie dronned on and on about 'torts' and 'deadly force'. While I didn't want any knitting, I was wondering if the video constituted a justification for deadly force?

Posted by: Falconsword at June 15, 2009 10:42 AM

Just more of this rediculous showing off for the liberal news media just like those stupid LIVE EARTH CONSERTS or this SAVE THE RAINFORESTS bunk a whole bunch of show offs showing off their stupid ideas

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at June 15, 2009 11:41 AM

Sadly many "fiber artists" are very to extremely liberal. I'm a rare breed, a Conservative knitter. 100+ of my fellow Conservative knitters and I were banned from an extremely popular knitting site a few months ago.

And Contrats! Oiao and knitting wife on the CCW. I didn't bring any knitting either but I maybe we had a better instructor.

Posted by: Warrior Knitter at June 15, 2009 1:11 PM

Ooops! Didn't realize the author of the post was below the post not above the post.

Contrats! to Falconsword and knitting spouse on their CCW.

Posted by: Warrior Knitter at June 15, 2009 1:15 PM

I had left a message on the "Treehugger" site a few days ago, but it didn't pass inspection. Obviously because this is what I wrote:

>"global warming" is a con job that has not been proven. Ask James "Ice Age by 2000" Hanson about the data he faked.>

But fortunatly they didn't catch the hidden meaning from "anonymous":

>Take it from me, folks -- these fiber artists are going to ponder the living hell out of Climate Change.>

Well said.

Posted by: KHarn at June 15, 2009 1:55 PM

SPACED NEEDLEPOINT....."Sew what?" you ask. This emotionally-based, near-juvenile, scientifically-blind addiction to Mother Nature theology would be laughable were it not so dangerous. This 'crewel' moonbat lunacy lives across the street from me here in the Emerald City of Seattle. My tie-dyed, middle-aged, hippie-dude/birkenstock fem, Obama worshipping neighbors, fly a large diversity flag, a larger earth flag, a picture-window UN poster, as well as anti-war yard signs, and anti-Christian, arrest-Bush bumper stickers. They post American war dead numbers but will not fly an American flag to save their soul--even on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, or the 4th of July. Whether its polar bears, off-shore drilling, or saving an amoeba in a Latvian mudpuddle, its all about resisting authority--especially when that authority shuns their fanatical emotionalism and embraces common sense and facts.

Posted by: AlphaMail at June 15, 2009 2:13 PM

W. C. Fields - "I once participated in a viewing of a knitting contest in France.................many people were killed."

Posted by: Corona at June 15, 2009 3:11 PM

Are these the guys who are making the reusable moonbat 'toilet paper'?

Posted by: SK at June 15, 2009 5:10 PM

I understand that the opinions on climate change of a few random fiber artists should not be what influences your own opinions.

But what about the American Meteorological Society:

There is now clear evidence that the mean annual temperature at the Earth's surface, averaged over the entire globe, has been increasing in the past 200 years. There is also clear evidence that the abundance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has increased over the same period. In the past decade, significant progress has been made toward a better understanding of the climate system and toward improved projections of long-term climate change... Human activities have become a major source of environmental change. Of great urgency are the climate consequences of the increasing atmospheric abundance of greenhouse gases... Because greenhouse gases continue to increase, we are, in effect, conducting a global climate experiment, neither planned nor controlled, the results of which may present unprecedented challenges to our wisdom and foresight as well as have significant impacts on our natural and societal systems.

The American Physical Society:

Emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are changing the atmosphere in ways that affect the Earth's climate. Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide as well as methane, nitrous oxide and other gases. They are emitted from fossil fuel combustion and a range of industrial and agricultural processes.

The American Statistical Association:

The ASA endorses the IPCC conclusions.... Over the course of four assessment reports, a small number of statisticians have served as authors or reviewers. Although this involvement is encouraging, it does not represent the full range of statistical expertise available. ASA recommends that more statisticians should become part of the IPCC process. Such participation would be mutually beneficial to the assessment of climate change and its impacts and also to the statistical community.

The International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences:

As reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), most of the observed global warming since the mid-20th century is very likely due to human-produced emission of greenhouse gases and this warming will continue unabated if present anthropogenic emissions continue or, worse, expand without control. CAETS, therefore, endorses the many recent calls to decrease and control greenhouse gas emissions to an acceptable level as quickly as possible.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science:

The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society....The pace of change and the evidence of harm have increased markedly over the last five years. The time to control greenhouse gas emissions is now

The American Geophysical Union:

The Earth's climate is now clearly out of balance and is warming. Many components of the climate system—including the temperatures of the atmosphere, land and ocean, the extent of sea ice and mountain glaciers, the sea level, the distribution of precipitation, and the length of seasons—are now changing at rates and in patterns that are not natural and are best explained by the increased atmospheric abundances of greenhouse gases and aerosols generated by human activity during the 20th century. Global average surface temperatures increased on average by about 0.6°C over the period 1956–2006. As of 2006, eleven of the previous twelve years were warmer than any others since 1850. The observed rapid retreat of Arctic sea ice is expected to continue and lead to the disappearance of summertime ice within this century. Evidence from most oceans and all continents except Antarctica shows warming attributable to human activities. Recent changes in many physical and biological systems are linked with this regional climate change. A sustained research effort, involving many AGU members and summarized in the 2007 assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, continues to improve our scientific understanding of the climate.

The Geological Society of America:

The Geological Society of America (GSA) supports the scientific conclusions that Earth’s climate is changing; the climate changes are due in part to human activities; and the probable consequences of the climate changes will be significant and blind to geopolitical boundaries. Furthermore, the potential implications of global climate change and the time scale over which such changes will likely occur require active, effective, long-term planning.

The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics:

Continuing reliance on combustion of fossil fuels as the world’s primary source of energy will lead to much higher atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gasses, which will, in turn, cause significant increases in surface temperature, sea level, ocean acidification, and their related consequences to the environment and society.

If this really is a hoax, it depends on a conspiracy so vast that our problems are much greater than the energy supply.

Posted by: Brandon at June 15, 2009 6:16 PM

Falconsword,

I'll bet you have the cutest custom holsters at the range.

Posted by: Gregory at June 15, 2009 6:35 PM

Brandon,

Read the late Michael Crichton, amongt many others. Here's J.R. Dunn, who writes for the American Thinker, amongt others, from Dec., 2000:

"There's a tendency to put climate in the same mental compartment as geology or astronomy: a continuum in which little or no change occurs in human or historical terms. Given that framework, any appreciable climatic shift takes on the character of a calamity, on the order of an earthquake or asteroid strike.

"In truth, climate is weather writ long, subject to transitions and variations from a number of causes, a point adequately confirmed by the term 'ice age'. Or perhaps not so adequately, since the scale remains too vast. No small part of human history has been affected by climatic shifts, sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic. These shifts are consistently accompanied by changes in temperature, one of the major climatic variables.

"Since the end of the last glacial period, the Wisconsin State (or Würm State, as it's called in Europe) 6 to 7,000 years ago, Earth's climate has shifted repeatedly, with temperature variations looking (very) roughly like this:

A hot period, the Climatic Optimum (or the Holocene Optimum), between 6 to 5,000 and 3,000 B.C.

A prolonged cooling (spiked by several warming episodes) through the second millennium B.C., leading to a cold period from 900 to 300.

A cool period from 300 B.C. to A.D. 750, with a short warming between A.D. 300 and 400.

Another lengthy warm period from 750 to 1215 called the Little Climatic Optimum (or Medieval Warming Period).


"Climatic conditions during the LCO were both milder and drier than today, with an average temperature increase of 1 to 2 degrees. (Two to four Fahrenheit in Greenland; a greater effect at higher latitudes, as predicted by several current warming models). Winter temperatures were up to 3.5 degrees higher, also suggested by current research. Warming appears to have been worldwide. There's no agreement as to cause, though there are plenty of theories, including a shift in Earth's axial tilt, changes in global wind cycles, passage out of a galactic dust cloud, and variations in solar output.

"What we have learned from the Little Climatic Optimum (LCO) is this:

Most warming took place in winter

Most warming occured at high latitudes

No mother of all violent storms occured — to the contrary, weather appears to have ameliorated worldwide

Animal and plant species remained effectively undisturbed[*]

No ice sheets slid into the sea

Frequencies of famine, epidemics, and other natural disasters fell dramatically

Most of the social and historical effects of warming (with some exceptions, the Viking raids in particular) were beneficial.


* This includes such "canary" species as oceanic coral, alleged to be dying of contemporary warming. The coral of the Great Barrier Reef existed during the High Middle Ages and went through the LCO the same as every other species. It survived. Something else is bothering the coral.


The reasons why this vast pool of data has been overlooked are neither here nor there. It should be ignored no longer. The old mindset of "panic before thinking" has had its day. More research, both on the effects of the LCO and what it reveals about possible future warming, is imperative."


Gee, looks like it might actually be of benefit to the human species if the Earth were to warm up by 2 to 4 degrees F. Hate to burst your bubble.

Sorry, bud, but no matter how much we all want to matter, or how much we think we are actually having an effect on the "environment" (that "Climate Change" thing), the good old Earth just goes right on along, ignoring us at every turn.

Reminds me of the old Calvin & Hobbes cartoon: Calvin is staring up at the stars one night; he yells: "I matter!;" in the final panel, soto voce, Calvin says: "Screamed the dust speck."


Posted by: jc14 at June 15, 2009 6:46 PM

the way I see it, with anything this complicated you find the facts to support whatever you believe. I choose to trust the scientific consensus, which is not as alarmist as the environmentalist consensus or the business groups.

Posted by: Brandon at June 15, 2009 8:27 PM

These green moonbats are always pulling off stupid and rediclous stunts like this like during the vietnam era when these crazies would luanch little balloons or release paper boats with candles or gather on mountians to meditate thinking their going to bring world peace THEIR SO SILLY AND REDICULOUS

Posted by: Flu-Bird at June 15, 2009 9:13 PM

Brandon..........With all due respect, you cite "from the mid-20th Century", "the last five years", "from 1956 to 2006"........My question is, how warm did it have to get to melt the glaciers which stretched the length of the Mississippi Valley to the Gulf of Mexico? And, when they found the 'deepest' specimen of plant DNA ever recorded (below Greenland), would you conjecture it was warmer or colder back then?

Posted by: AlphaMail at June 15, 2009 9:43 PM

AlphaMail at June 15, 2009 9:43 PM

Don't use facts. It only confuses them.

THEY argue on emotion based arguments, because the know.

Gosh, now I have to go bump a car with an 'O' sticker tomorrow, with my very bit truck, just to feel whole again.

Posted by: Oiao at June 15, 2009 10:37 PM

Oiao @ 10:37 PM
Alas, its "feelings" vs "facts"...Go to a liberal and get an emotional response--go to a conservative and get an intellectual response. It's a lazy cop-out to hurl invectives and storm off, compared to standing your ground and conveying an idea. Seemingly to some, in our instant-gratification society, labor-intensive discussion is too difficult, no matter the value. Hope your bumper-cars goes well tomorrow. Also, sorry Wellstone didn't accept the duel--I was looking for fireworks before bed.

Posted by: AlphaMail at June 15, 2009 11:49 PM

I choose to trust the scientific consensus...

At least you admit your hesitation to think for yourself.

With this attitude, you would've been fine with the idea that the earth was flat, leeching cured disease, witches existed and caused natural disasters, and in the 1970's you would've believed a coming ice age was going to end mankind.

Posted by: cowlove at June 16, 2009 5:22 AM

so cowlove, you've collected your own data from thousands of ice cores, made thousands of temperture readings and other observations?

You've then made models of how the climate works, and then tested them over decades?

In addition, you have submitted your observations and models to your peers, who have offered many refinements that you had not thought of?

Posted by: Brandon at June 16, 2009 8:46 AM

Would it matter if I had or hadn't? You don't care about those things. You care about "consensus." You trust in what you're told.

Posted by: cowlove at June 16, 2009 8:49 AM

you're missing my point.

You say one should think for them self, but the fact is that unless we make all our own observations, and analyze the computer models ourselves, we must rely on scientists for understanding how the climate works.

This is the same as the earth being round. I rely on the observations of magellan's crew, or the astronauts and physicists. I have no direct observations to use to think for myself, I rely on the observations of others.

This is in fact how all science works, one makes an observation, reports it, and others try to make the same observation or extend it. Scientists are skeptical at first, but then a consensus is formed.

Cherry picking data to fit what you want to believe while at the same time casting off the opinions of the most respected science institutions of the world seems more akin to thinking the earth is flat.

Posted by: Brandon at June 16, 2009 9:12 AM

Cherry picking data to fit what you want to believe while at the same time casting off the opinions of the most respected science institutions of the world seems more akin to thinking the earth is flat.

Except we both have facts and expert opinions on our side, so your argument is tantamount to saying, "well my consensus is stronger than your consensus."

It doesn't matter. We should be able to discuss the facts without you accusing people of cherry-picking data just because it disagrees with your consensus.

Like I said, you would've been the loudest supporter of the scientific consensus in the 1970's that expertly predicted we would all be dead from Global Cooling by now. They had thousands of temperature readings, ice core samples, and climate models as well. And yet, three short decades later, here we are finding out that the overwhelming scientific consensus says it's actually Global Warming that's going to really kill us. Forgive my gigantic yawn.

Posted by: cowlove at June 16, 2009 9:56 AM

Darn ol moonbat greens make ol FLU-BIRD extremly ill cough cough hack hack aaaahh-cchhoooo kkkaaahhhaaaccckkk

Posted by: Flu-Bird at June 16, 2009 1:02 PM

Wow. Well done, guys. You've managed to convince me the error of my ways--I clearly see now that global climate change is a myth perpetuated by oprah and the liberal media in order to sell more bumper stickers, and that the scientific studies I've read and the evidence of my own eyes are clearly skewed. Good job on refuting the liberal "emotional reaction" with some cold, hard science. Oh wait, that didn't happen. In fact, your response when presented with multiple studies seems pretty kneejerk and emotional. Start refuting the science with science and I'll care what you have to say.
Oh, and before you start claiming intellectual superiority over someone, maybe you should learn how to spell ridiculous. Douchebags.
PS--did any of you actually look at the show or the site, or are your panties all in a twist because Moonbattery told you to be mad about this? Way to think for yourselfes, champions.

Posted by: Joe at June 16, 2009 6:48 PM

That last bit should be "yourselves." Zing on me.

Posted by: Joe at June 16, 2009 6:57 PM

enviromentalists are such a bunch of suckers they are dumb eough to belive everything their told

Posted by: turu the terrible at June 16, 2009 9:39 PM

The world has been warming since 1680 and the most important factor is changes in the sun. In the latest IPCC summary, the Bible for dingbats, there is no mention of the sun. All the IPCC did was spill out the same stuff and drop shamefacedly some of their statements. Bit by bit they are being driven away from their original positions.In effect, believe it or not, what the IPCC is saying is this:- let's assume there is no sun, now what is causing the earth to warm and cool?
Right now, the chinese and russians are working on the proposition that the world is cooling and they are organising industry accordingly.
The west is betting on warming.
The best bet is WHEN IN DOUBT, DO NOWT.
The greenbats reply is doing nothing is not an option. But it is.

Posted by: Jim at June 17, 2009 12:48 AM

Joe, are you referring to the opinion statements Brandon posted as the "cold, hard science" and "multiple studies" in favor of AGW? Did your eyes glaze over when you read jc14's comment, full of unsourced yet easily falsified or verified facts?

Yeah, maybe you should take your own advice and present some facts, instead of just being "kneejerk and emotional."

Posted by: cowlove at June 17, 2009 5:46 AM

Mr. Oiao, Hello! I'm one of the artists (hmmm don't get any gov't grants or welfare checks though, duly pay taxes so perhaps not the type of artist you're thinking of) in the show. I'm unfamiliar with the term "fiber Asshats" though I nearly fell off my chair laughing when I read it...until I realized you all aren't joking.
Save for the near heroic Brandon, may I introduce you all to the term nutburger, as in you all are nutburgers. Attacking crafty artists? Well then, you all are really pulling out the big guns eh, while letting your knitting sit and wait.


Posted by: nicole at June 17, 2009 4:13 PM

You people are just freaks! You take a small show in Seattle of fiber art and turn it into something negative . Get a grip on reality I'm pretty sure that the artists in the show didn't intend to get you all of you so riled up. Can't you find something better to do than bash things? If you spend more time enjoying your life instead of complaining about EVERY LITTLE thing that ever happens its never ending. The bickering is what has ruined this country more than anything. Oh and maybe you should hire one of those artists to help you with this ugly ass site.

Posted by: vera at June 18, 2009 10:43 PM