2 Mar 2009, 10:09pm
Climate and Weather Politics and politicians
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Snow Storm Puts Big Chill On Climate Protest

The global warming alarmist riot planned for Washington DC today [here] was (mercifully) snowed out. Despite a nationwide call for civil disobedient street “activists” to besiege the nation’s capital, only a handful of tie-dyed post-adolescents braved the two-foot snow drifts and sub-freezing weather.

Al “Corpulent” Gore was a no show, proving that instigating violence is a lot easier than walking the talk. Nancy “I Want To Save The Planet” Pelosi also begged off, rumor has it because her gummit-issue jet (a USAF C-20B Gulfstream III) was (accidentally?) rerouted to the Bahamas.

Pelosi Snowed-Out of Global Warming Rally

By Josiah Ryan and Ryan Byrnes, CNS News, March 02, 2009 [here]


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had to cancel an appearance Monday at a global warming rally in Washington, D.C., that was hit by a snowstorm because her flight was delayed, her office told CNSNews.com.

Brianna Cayo-Cotter [here, here], the spokesman for the Energy Action Coalition that held the rally, told a group of reporters that she had been in contact with Pelosi and that her flight had been delayed because of inclement weather.

A blizzard Sunday night and early Monday morning blanketed the nation’s capital with snow, causing events to be canceled and delayed across the city.

House Select Energy Independence and Global Warming Chairman Edward “Craven Democrat” Markey [D-Craven], also bagged his scheduled appearance, allegedly due to the weather but later on he changed his story, claiming it was a scheduling conflict. Evidently he double booked.

James “Death Train” Hansen did make a guest appearance [pics here and here], preaching nonsense to the handful of climate alarmist diehards. They braved the unseasonable cold and snow to complain about how gosh darn warm it’s getting to be, unleashing a flood of cognitive dissonance that nearly overwhelmed the DC storm drain system.

The enviro protesters declaimed loudly about green jobs, which was strange because they have none, green or otherwise, something the rest of country had better get used to now that radical anti-economy types run the Gummit.

Interestingly, Iain Murray, (author of The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don’t Want You to Know About-Because They Helped Cause Them), notes a Penn State study found that by 2015, coal production, transportation and consumption will contribute $1 trillion to the US economy and provide 6.8 million jobs and $362 billion in household income [here]. Or maybe that’s not interesting, if you’re one of those who could care less about jobs, income, the economy, and all that neocon jazz.

The motley crew of shivering greenies also chanted “The people united will never be defeated” and “This is what democracy looks like” and “Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh” and “No coal, no gas, no nukes, no kidding” and “Damn it my butt’s freezing”.

The protests broke up early (before any decent civil disobedience took place, possibly because the spray paint cans were frozen) and the children morons goombahs stalwart few rushed into DC cafes begging for hot (S. American) coffee and complaining of frostbite.

And who could blame them? Nobody said environmental justice was easy.

Fox News reported [here]:

One protester named Kat had planned to get arrested and be bailed out Monday but decided to stay put and donate her money to a good cause instead. …

Even marchers in gloves and parkas were wringing their hands to stay warm, and some protest leaders were having trouble providing updates on blog sites like Twitter.

“I admit, it’s hard to tweet with cold hands!” wrote the author of the Capitol Climate Action Web site, who said the activists were “staying warm with a chant: ‘Clean coal is a dirty lie.’”

Which sort of makes B. Hussein Obama a dirty liar, n’est-ce pas?

Meanwhile Congress decided to keep the coal-burning DC Capitol Power Plant in operation, mainly because it heats and cools a number of government buildings, including the Supreme Court and the Capitol. Our illustrious and fearless leaders even abandoned the (admittedly stupid and phony) idea of purchasing carbon offsets for their environmental sins:

House Is Abandoning Carbon Neutral Plan

By David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post, March 1, 2009 [here]

The U.S. House of Representatives has abandoned a plan to make its offices “carbon neutral,” a sign that Congress is wrestling with a pledge to become more green even as it crafts sweeping legislation on climate change.

The promise that the House would effectively reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero was a centerpiece of the Green the Capitol program in which the new Democratic leadership sought to use Capitol Hill as a kind of a national demonstration project.

But last week, a spokesman for the House’s chief administrative officer said the chamber’s leadership had dropped an essential part of the plan, the purchase of “carbon offsets” to cancel out emissions from its buildings. Offsets are a controversial commodity that promises that a certain amount of pollution was captured or avoided elsewhere.

“Right now, there is no plan to purchase more offsets,” spokesman Jeff Ventura said. The House paid $89,000 for offsets to cover the last session, in 2007 and 2008. …

So the largest mass civil disobedience for the climate in U.S. history flopped like a cod in the fish box. But they’ll be back. You can’t keep a good activist down, unless it’s finals week or Spring Break.

After all, we need another Ice Age real bad.

3 Mar 2009, 1:04am
by Ken H.

How can you claim that this protest was a flop? They wanted to stop warming and got frostbite in the process. I’d call that a massive success. Perhaps they will shut the hell up from now on. They won, the place is FREEZING!

Now we need MORE coal to stop the impending ice age!



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