Obama Takes A Page From Gore’s Playbook

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That is to say, Obama lied, lied, and lied some more in his UN speech about the impact of global warming much as Al Gore did in his “documentary,” “An Inconvenient Truth.” What is inconvenient are all the UN-truths the movie presented as fact.

Never mind that there has been no measurable climate change in 17 years, the day following a night of bombing in Syria of ISIS targets (designed according to Lt. Col. Peters to not kill terrorists but to just take out buildings), President Obama proclaimed global warming – not terrorism – to be THE number one threat.

This the same day we learn about a major terrorist threat to our homeland courtesy of an Al Qaeda branch that – gets this – specializes in messing with aircraft to wreak havoc. Yep, the Khorasan branch is now making headlines for its imminent threat on the United States, and how we sent airstrikes to take them out.

But global warming is our GREATEST threat.

Don’t get me wrong – as I have said before, I believe we should act as if there is global warming, and should take care of this planet. It is the only one we have. BUT – I resent scientists engaging in politics in reaching their “conclusions,” or engaging in faulty data collection to reach a foregone conclusion. From Forbes:

A new batch of 5,000 emails among scientists central to the assertion that humans are causing a global warming crisis were anonymously released to the public yesterday, igniting a new firestorm of controversy nearly two years to the day after similar emails ignited the Climategate scandal.

Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political “cause” rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

But for Obama and other prominent Democrats (Sec. John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, et al.), global warming is the A-Number 1 problem in the world today.

But, just like the emails, and Al Gore, Obama’s speech to the United Nations was fraught with, um, inaccuracies (to be charitable). Via AOL, AP has the real facts:

[…] OBAMA: “Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution by more than any other nation on Earth.”

THE FACTS: Europe as a whole has cut a bigger proportion of its emissions.

From 2005 to 2013, the period cited by Obama, the European Union reduced carbon dioxide by 13.9 percent, compared with a 10 percent reduction in the U.S. Because the United States pollutes more, it has reduced more raw emissions than the EU – cutting raw tonnage by 649 million tons since 2005, compared with Europe’s reduction of 614 million tons. But Europe has cut a bigger proportion of its emissions.

From 1990 levels, the benchmark year from which the EU measures progress, emissions were down about 18 percent in Europe. Meanwhile, compared with 1990, U.S. emissions are up about 10 percent, based on data from the Global Carbon Project.

OBAMA: “So, all told, these advances have helped create jobs, grow our economy, and drive our carbon pollution to its lowest levels in nearly two decades – proving that there does not have to be a conflict between a sound environment and strong economic growth.”

THE FACTS: About half of the 10 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions the U.S. has achieved in recent years can be attributed to the economic recession, not any specific actions from the Obama administration. Obama’s comments also left out that U.S. carbon emissions rose 2.9 percent from 2012 to 2013, the first increase since 2007, because higher natural gas prices spurred more coal use.

OBAMA: “We’re helping more nations skip past the dirty phase of development, using current technologies, not duplicating the same mistakes and environmental degradation that took place previously.”

THE FACTS: The U.S. is actually sending more dirty fuel abroad even as it takes steps to help other nations transition to cleaner energy. The U.S. has cuts its own coal consumption by 195 million tons in six years. But according to an AP analysis of Energy Department data, about 20 percent of that coal was shipped to power plants and other customers overseas. Emissions from that coal were not eliminated but rather moved to other countries. As well, the U.S. exported more products refined from oil – another dirty fuel – than it imported, starting in 2011.

On the other side of the pollution ledger, the Obama administration has placed restrictions on U.S. financing of coal plants overseas that don’t control for carbon dioxide and wants to lower tariffs on trade in clean energy technology. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Oopsie daisy – seems Obama did a major spin on what he presented to the United Nations on this major threat.

I can’t wait to see what kind of spin Obama puts on his big ISIS speech he is giving to the United Nations today. I imagine it will be just as big of a doozie as Global Warming.

Oh, and about that ISIS speech: I will make a prediction: Obama will REFUSE to refer to ISIS, or radical Islamist terrorists, as Islamist. I know, I know, that isn’t much of a prediction given his history.

One last thing about this whole Global Warming threat. Not only is the science far from settled, but it is the name calling, the “flat earthers” assertion, and more, that Democrats use to make their point. If you cannot prove something scientifically, at least have the maturity to acknowledge that rather than try and get your way by stamping your feet and calling people who disagree with you names. Just a thought.

And for all of my Jewish readers and friends, I wish you a very Happy Rosh Hashanah:

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This is an Open Thread. Feel free to talk about any of the above, or whatever else is on your minds.

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44 Responses to “Obama Takes A Page From Gore’s Playbook”

  1. cindyindie Says:

    Cuz—Thank you for all of this data!.. It’s very revealing….Their lies are breathtaking!

    OT—Now they’re saying that Barry drinks hot tea, not coffee…..so

    “Semper Chai”???? hahaha

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Isn’t it just astonishing?! I cannot believe the crap they spew, and what’s more, all those who BELIEVE it! Good grief….

      ROTFL – that is too, too funny, Cuz’n!! 😀

    • Katherine B Says:

      Calling tea “chai” has always driven me crazy. It reminds me of a quote from disgraced former VP Spiro Agnew who said, ” an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.” He was talking about the media even way back then in the Nixon administration, but it seems a perfect description of Obama and his ilk.

  2. cindyindie Says:

    Have y’all shown this? This horse is so cute

    Cheeky the dancing horse xx – YouTube

  3. Katherine B Says:

    You know that old saying, “If his lips are moving, you know he’s lying.” It’s stunning to me, even after all this time, that so few call him on his outright lies.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      You said it, Katherine. On both counts, that is!

      Honestly, I cannot begin to tell you how surprised I was that the Fact Checking was on AOL!!! Stunning…

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    The minute Obama, or anyone else posing as a scientist says that the “science” is settled you know they are a fool. Science is never settled. Scientific facts that have been around for hundreds, often thousands of years are frequently disproved. Science and scientific facts are constantly evolving.

    I also refuse to believe anyone that has to lie, spin, name call and distort to prove their point. Truth doesn’t require that.

    I don’t believe that we are responsible for “Global Warming”. I do believe that we ARE responsible for making a mess of the world we all have to share like some squatters in a vacant house.

    I do my best to not mess up my little corner of the world and I don’t need a bunch of hypocrites who have carbon footprints the size of the moon to preach to me about saving the planet.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      EXACTLY, Marge. When Obama got up there and made that proclamation, I just shook my head in disbelief. As you noted, science is NEVER settled.

      One thing it SHOULD be is apolitical, and until they came make these claims without resulting to subterfuge, dishonesty, manipulations, and character assassinations, I have to take it with a grain of salt.

      Amen to taking care of our own little corner. Those jet/yacht owning hypocrites could take a page out of YOUR playbook…

  5. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    You be the judge of Obama’s speech today – did he callout Islamist extremism, or did he gloss over it (again): http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/24/obama-to-address-un-as-britain-considers-launching-own-airstrikes/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Just wondering, how much of a mess do all those bombs make of the environment.

      And here’s the kind of mess environmentalists leave when they have a protest march. And in contrast, the Tea Party folks cleaned up after themselves and left the area cleaner than it was before they arrived. Who cares more about the planet?

      http://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/4332291/2147483647/resize/534x/format/png/quality/85/?url=%2Fcmsmedia%2F2c%2F00%2F1cd10f944b55863ccb2d097efd77%2F20140923edsuc-b.tif

    • cindyindie Says:

      Cuz—-IMO he glossed it….He is so frickin’ UNCONVINCING! Such a lackluster speech…void of any passion, other than feigned passion.
      If I went outdoors, put on my sunglasses because of the bright sunshine and then had Obama tell me that the sun is bright, I’d doubt him even then!…and doubt my own two eyes!
      He’s a life-sized Ken doll with a microphone and teleprompter.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        You said it, Cindy – he was/is lackluster, and is clearly just reading.

        He seems far more intentional abt saying we are not at war with Islam than saying with whom we ARE at war.

        LOL abt the “life-size Ken doll”! That sums it up well!

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          They are talking abt Obama’s speech on The Five now. I almost wrote that I would bet $100 he would not use the term “Islamist terrorists” – I know none of y’all would have taken that bet, but it sounds like if anyone HAD, I would have been $100 richer! 😀

          Yeah, more soft talk from the Prez.

          I was stunned when Eric Bolling mentioned that Obama has bombed SEVEN countries now. Bush sure didn’t bomb that many, yet BUSH is the war monger, and Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Upside down world, that is for sure…

  6. cindyindie Says:

    Cuz— Thanks for the Rosh Hashana video—-They’re great!!
    And the boys will love watching this!

  7. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    A Jewish friend at Facebook was none too happy with Obama’s retort abt Israel in his speech, especially as Rosh Hashanah comes upon us.

    The Spectator has a great 8 “annoying things” article which includes his snide comment abt Israel: http://spectator.org/blog/60483/eight-really-annoying-things-obamas-un-speech

  8. Katherine B Says:

    I didn’t see the speech but did read a rather funny recap at Brietbart. Islam is the religion of peace, yeah right. That’s why some of those peaceful Islamists just beheaded the French tourist they kidnapped this past weekend.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Eric Bolling just mentioned that Obama praised a radical Islamic sheik who had proclaimed a fatwa against American soldiers and against Jews as one who seeks peace.

      WOW. That is incredibly disturbing.

      And tragic abt the French tourist – so sad…

  9. Katherine B Says:

    There is an amazing (and very long) article at the NY Times today on the resurgence of anti-semitism in Europe. Aside from the violent attacks including the one at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that killed several people, there are other smaller but very disturbing incidents like the sign in a shop that read, “I’ll serve dogs but not Jews.” Or the unauthorized announcement on a subway saying, “The next stop is Auschwitz, all Jews off.” Most of these incidents involve Moslems, but you know it’s not their fault because they are just poor immigrants who can’t get jobs. The subtext being, I guess, it is somehow the Jews who are responsible for their plight.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in this country as well. Especially in our elite bastians of higher learning.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Good grief, Katherine – that is disgusting abt the subway. I had been hearing that anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe in a big way, especially France and Germany.

        And Marge, you are not only kidding. It is definitely on the rise here in the US, and truly, our universities seem to foster it. How the hell did THAT happen?

  10. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Here is more on the man Obama chose to praise in his UN Speech – really disturbing: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/obama-praises-muslim-cleric-who-backed-fatwa-on-killing-of-u-s-soldiers/

    • Katherine B Says:

      Does no one in the White House ever check out these things??????

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Apparently not. This is from the Free Beacon article: This is not the first time that the Obama administration has extoled Bin Bayyah, who also has served as the vice president of a Muslim scholars group founded by a radical Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called “for the death of Jews and Americans,” according to Fox News and other reports.

        The State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau (CT) was forced to issue multiple apologies earlier this year after the Washington Free Beacon reported on its promotion of Bin Bayyah on Twitter.

        “This should not have been tweeted and has since been deleted,” the CT Bureau tweeted at the time after many expressed anger over the original endorsement of Bin Bayyah.

        However, it appears that Obama and the White House are still supportive of Bin Bayyah, who, despite his past statements, is still hailed by some as a moderate alternative to ISIL and al Qaeda. (http://freebeacon.com/national-security/obama-praises-muslim-cleric-who-backed-fatwa-on-killing-of-u-s-soldiers/)

        Really, really disturbing…

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I don’t think they feel they need to “check” anything or worry about lying. The media has covered up for them so well for so long that they know that their ignorance and dishonesty will never get to the public at large. Most are not political junkies like we are. And so they never bother to find out the truth.

        And if they are watching the likes of Brian Williams, for one example, they will NEVER get the truth. Excuse the shouting but I get so damn frustrated!

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          According to the the article, the WH was completely unapologetic abt raising up this sheik. That says it all.

          And yes, if someone is watching one of the Big Three, the are woefully ignorant of what this President and his Administration are doing.

          No worries – I completely understand the need to yell! 🙂

  11. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Here is more abt this man from Free Beacon: Patrick Poole, a reporter and terrorism analyst who has long tracked Bin Bayyah, expressed shock that the Obama administration would endorse the cleric on the world stage.

    “It is simply amazing that just a few months ago the State Department had to publicly apologize for tweeting out it’s support for Bin Bayyah, only to have Barack Obama go before the leaders of the entire world and publicly endorse Bin Bayyah’s efforts,” Poole said.

    “It seems that nothing can stop this administration’s determination to rehabilitate Bin Bayyah’s image, transforming him from the Islamic cleric who issued the fatwa to kill Americans in Iraq and calling for the death of Jews to the de facto White House Islamic mufti,” he said.

    This type of mentality has contributed to the administration’s foreign policy failures in the region,” Poole said.

    “This is a snapshot of why this administration’s foreign policy in the Middle East is a complete catastrophe,” he said. “The keystone of their policy has been that so-called ‘moderate Islamists’ were going to be the great counter to al Qaeda. But if you take less than 30 seconds to do a Google search on any of these ‘moderate Islamists,’ you immediately find they are just a degree or two from the most hardcore jihadis and have little to no difference when it comes to condoning violence.” (http://freebeacon.com/national-security/obama-praises-muslim-cleric-who-backed-fatwa-on-killing-of-u-s-soldiers/)

    Just unbelievable…

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      When Obama mentioned a JV team he must have been observing his administration. Unfortunately, their sheer incompetence is becoming quite believable. That is truly a frightening thought. Wonder how long the media will cover up for this incompetent fool. Even the fact that his people are changing their press releases doesn’t seem to outrage them. Why have so many abdicated their jobs, starting with congress and including the media to this mediocrity? Because he’s a Halfrican?

      I will not, by the way, apologize for that term. I am sick of hearing about our “first African American” president. He is the son of a Kenyan African and a white American. That does not make him an African American.

      I cannot stand Rush Limbaugh but I thought he was right when he called Obama a Halfrican, which he is. Yet Obama, and most of the world give all credit for his being to his hit and run Kenyan father and little to his white mother, who bothered to mostly stick around.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Oh, no kidding! Have you ever seen a more inept bunch running the show?? But really – what else can we expect? He has a failed fiction writer (Ben Rhodes) telling him what to do in the Middle East, a bunch of frat boys writing his speeches, and Valerie Jarrett, with all HER baggage, running the show.

        And then there is John Kerry – ugh.

        Yeah – “jv” might be generous…

        I saw something recently abt the coordinated effort by the Dems against Rush Limbaugh. It was really astonishing. I don’t listen to him, but yeah – he comes out with some good ones sometimes!

  12. kenoshamarge Says:

    Van Susteren Not Impressed with The Five’s ‘Boobs on the Ground’ Crack

    ttp://www.mediaite.com/tv/van-susteren-not-impressed-with-the-fives-boobs-on-the-ground-crack/?dtoc

    For once it wasn’t idiot Beckel with his foot in his fat mouth. I’m not real surprised at Bolling but I am at Gutfeld. Both need to do a giant apology and mea culpa segment on today’s show.I thought “The Five” jumped the shark some time ago and I seldom watch. This does nothing to change my mind. Greg’s rants are about the only thing I find worth the time. Now he’s got his foot in his mouth too. I thought he was smarter than that.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I was stunned when Eric said that. What the hell?? I am surprised Kimberly didn’t jump across the table at him.

      And yes – they better do a big apology today. WOW.

  13. kenoshamarge Says:

    And one last thought on “Global Warming” and science.

    I read that Aristotle’s theory that the universe was not created in a singular event, that it had eternally existed, was the unanimous scientific view for twenty-three hundred years. Then in the early 1950s, we discovered the universe is expanding, driven ever outward by the force of the big bang that created it. What was known for twenty-three hundred years was wrong.

    Makes ya think, doesn’t it?

  14. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/09/a-riveting-view-of-life-under-isil.php

    this is one really brave woman. I pray for her safety

  15. helenk3 Says:

    KARMA strikes

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