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The Scam Side of Global Warming

Posted by Jeff Id on February 23, 2010

I received this link from a reader, unfortunately at work I can’t hear video – no sound  on the computer.  Inhofe is just another politician in my view and would say anything to defeat the scam side of global warming and perhaps gain some funding from someone.   The scam side is of course the disaster prediction followed by the leftist whacko environmentally destructive, humanity destructive, freedom destroying, and just plain stupid, big government solutions.

In a rare twist of what can only be random fate, the science behind his comments seems accurate.

H/T – to whomever sent the link.

18 Responses to “The Scam Side of Global Warming”

  1. Paul said

    The Inhofe transcripts can be found here:

    http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs

    http://tinyurl.com/yzcyjw2

    Inhofe did well but those dems….

  2. JAE said

    jeffid: WTF?

    “Inhofe is just another politician in my view and would say anything to defeat the scam side of global warming and perhaps gain some funding from someone.”

    Jeff: I’m confused. Now, I’m wondering if you are not just one of the very common-on-the-blogosphere syncophantic, ass-kissing, know-nothings who will say something just to “be somebody.” Are you agnostic and cynical to the point that you cannot even support Inhof? If so, just how the hell are you going to make a difference in this scam? What and who do you support? WTF? (Or am I missing something?)

  3. dave leary said

    Imhofe is anything BUT ‘just another politician’.

    The reality is that he is the ONLY politician who has been onto the scam from the start – and has been a vocal critic every step along the way. He is our lone advocate for sanity in the US Gov’t.

    It distinguishes him from the rest. The guy deserves our respect and support – because he is sure gonna need it. He is taking the fight to the EPA.

  4. Kilted Mushroom said

    Maybe a little harsh.

  5. SamG said

    “Jeff: I’m confused. Now, I’m wondering if you are not just one of the very common-on-the-blogosphere syncophantic, ass-kissing, know-nothings who will say something just to “be somebody.” Are you agnostic and cynical to the point that you cannot even support Inhof? If so, just how the hell are you going to make a difference in this scam? What and who do you support? WTF? (Or am I missing something?)”

    JAE, I’m with Jeff. Don’t assume that all skeptics of different persuasions form a coalition.

    This is one of my pet hates with outspoken skeptics. Lord Monckton regularly rallies up conservative crowds and appears on conservative radio and television. Andrew Bolt is from a conservative tabloid, Inhofe….well, read his bio.

    I appreciate your point. It’s up to conservatives to refute the so-called consensus but this poses a problem as well; partisan politics virtually invented this dilemma in the first place and in the end, partisan politics will rule.

    Fine, but some of us are neither left or right and with no changes to the prevailing system, stupid things will continue to happen in the name of bogus ideologies.

  6. Jimchip said

    Heh, I like good sounds wherever they come from. The EPW minority report is a very good read, imo. They fell for some red herrings but overall they demonstrated they understood the abnormal science and defended normal science.

    I thought for a millisecond that maybe the dems would throw a bone to the minority and collaborate on some climate inquiry (maybe in return for support of health care reform or whatever). Then, I remembered that John Holdren is the President’s Science Advisor and that Tom Karl was just made Climate Czar, so, not.

  7. Jeff Id said

    #2 Inhofe misrepresents facts to attack the leftist AGW movement. I prefer facts to be accurate. Unsurprisingly Inhofe’s major contributor seems to be the oil industry. Amazing how a know nothing guessed that without even looking.

    I appreciate his conservative votes in all cases where they are actually conservative but we are currently presided over by the single most corrupt congress and government in American history. Being from Illinois, I know something of that. When Blagovich was looking for payoff for Obama’s seat, the answer wasn’t ‘shut up or I’m turning you over to the FBI’ it was — maybe later. The wonderful press never covered that but it’s on tape. Obama was smart enough to stand back and let the moron sink his own ship tho.

    Quid pro quo is the norm in govt. not the exception. The whole lot needs to find other work. If a couple of good ones go with the 95% bad, so be it.

  8. Jimchip said

    #7
    :) Jeff, given my ties to IL. I couldn’t help but follow all the news on Blago. What a guy! Then, Obama makes it to the White House and brings Rahm with him! And nary a peep from the MSM on IL politics moving into the WH.

    American politics: There’s something intriguing about it to me, like being a looky-loo at a potential train wreck…Are they going to derail? No, they slowed down and made that curve. Are they going to derail there?…

  9. JAE said

    “2 Inhofe misrepresents facts to attack the leftist AGW movement. I prefer facts to be accurate. Unsurprisingly Inhofe’s major contributor seems to be the oil industry. Amazing how a know nothing guessed that without even looking.”

    Is this the RC Annex? Big oil? Blagovich? Chicago? You forgot to add the tobacco smear. I’m sure that not everything Inhofe says is absolutely accurate, but he has done a very good and consistent job in representing the “other side” in Congress, despite being mocked continually. I would say he is a LEADER,in this regard. Leaders are extremely rare in American politics these days. You owe him an apology.

  10. Jeff Id said

    #9 I’m sorry, but my view of what has happened to American (and global) politics is as cynical as I wrote. We need people who are uncorrupted and willing to do the right things to reduce government spending, limit terms, and fight the mechanisms of quid pro quo payback in government. I can agree with you to the point that I hope you are right about him.

  11. liamascorcaigh said

    Senator Inhofe is the only politician that I am aware of who has stood up to the Algore/AGW juggernaut consistently and prominently for many years. He did this when the hysteria was at a crescendo and there was nothing to be gained but vilification and unceasing contumely. “By their deeds shall you know them” and his deeds have been enacted on the side of reason, democracy and civilisation.

    As for Ye Olde Bigge Oyle smear, if Exonn Mobil had given him a fraction of the dosh they’ve been piping to Phil Jones et alii Inhofe could have bought himself a private island paradise and retired there to watch the oceans meekly recede under Obama’s Messiahship.

  12. Jeff Id said

    #11, I agree completely about the big oil comment. They are far more entrenched with the AGW movement than people realize. High oil prices are not necessarily bad for them. However, it’s not a smear, it is a fact. I have heard his shouts against the AGW nonsense, but I’ve also heard the misrepresentation of fact. If it’s just ignorance, that’s one thing but it sure sounds like the other side of the advocate coin to me.

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  14. liamascorcaigh said

    #12 “It’s not a smear, it is a fact.”

    The most effective smears are not complete fabrications (Andrew Sullivan’s egregious farrago that Sarah Palin pretended to be pregnant with Trig) but are rather distortions of something indisputably real in order to slime someone’s reputation. The fact that Inhofe receives contributions from the oil industry – I don’t know this but I’ll accept what you say – is quite different from the “fact” that you infer from this, viz. that he knowingly and cynically lies to keep the funds flowing. That’s a smear because you merely assert that this is so, you don’t establish it as a fact at all.

    Normally, these things don’t bother me too much. I’m Irish so I have no attachment to Inhofe in faraway Oklahoma but he has done great work down the years and he should be defended against unsubstantiated character denigration. He’s earned it. As a corollary I think you should substantiate your allegations of bad faith on his part or withdraw them. His reputation among many of us who found him an effective voice against wholesale ideological manipulation that was so rare in a craven political establishment demands that we at least see the evidence before acquiescing in his condemnation by our silence.

    You have a great blog and have done and continue to do excellent work. I greatly respect your sharing your intelligence and expertise with me and all your other readers and thank you most sincerely for your dedication and hard work in a cause the importance of which for our future can hardly be exaggerated. You have built a formidable legacy. I will defend it just as eagerly as that of the Senator if the need arises.

  15. Jeff Id said

    #14, I appreciate the view. So many have stopped by to defend this politician, perhaps my cynicism about our government is too great. I heard him make several misstatements in the past, one of my pet peeves is dishonesty no matter what the outcome. I mean we just had an allegedly conservative president for 8 years who did nothing but expand govt. Perhaps in this case it was just some errors though, I’ll consider listening to him some more to see if he can satisfy my need to hear the truth.

  16. JAE said

    Here are the facts, concerning “Big Oil” funding of climate science: http://sppiblog.org/news/senators-boxer-and-merkley-owe-apology-says-sppi-2

  17. Responding to post #16.

    I see Senator Inhofe providing something from the congressional side,and that is skepticism.To help counterbalance the alarmist tripes from the likes of Senator Boxer and other strange AGW believers in congress.

    This is the same Senator who through Marc Morano,posted a lot of good material filled with links to various places,that hits on the alarmist baloney with good science.

    We all know he spews out a few misses,but golly he is far better than Senator Boxer who is almost 100% wrong on the topic to the point of making a total fool of herself.

    Just think of how much worse it would have been if Senator Inhofe and Marc Morano were never skeptics?

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