Failed Serial Doomcasting | Watts Up With That?

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People sometimes ask me why I don’t believe the endless climate/energy use predictions of impending doom and gloom for the year 2050 or 2100. The reason is, neither the climate models nor the energy use models are worth a bucket of warm spit for such predictions. Folks concentrate a lot on the obvious problems with the climate models. But the energy models are just as bad, and the climate models totally depend on the energy models for estimating future emissions. However, consider the following US Energy Information Agency (EIA) predictions of energy use from 2010, quoted from here (emphasis mine):

In 2010, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projected that in 2019, the U.S. would be producing about 6 million barrels of oil a day. The reality? We’re now producing 12 million barrels of oil a day.

Meanwhile, EIA projected oil prices would be more than $100 a barrel. They’re currently hovering around $60 a barrel.

EIA had projected in 2010 that the U.S. would be importing a net eight million barrels of petroleum by now, which includes crude oil and petroleum products like gasoline. In September, the U.S. actually exported a net 89 thousand barrels of petroleum.

In 2010, EIA projected that the U.S. would be producing about 20 trillion cubic feet of natural gas by now. In 2018, the last full year of annual data, we produced more than 30 trillion.

The EIA had projected that coal electricity would remain dominant in the U.S. and natural gas would remain relatively stable — even drop slightly in its share of power supply. The opposite is happening. Coal-fired power is plummeting and natural gas has risen significantly.

Now remember, we are assured that these energy projections are being made by Really Smart People™, the same kind of folks making the climate predictions … and they can’t predict a mere ten years ahead? Forget about predicting a century from now, they are wildly wrong in just one decade. The EIA projections above missed the mark by 100% or more and sometimes didn’t even get the sign of the result correct … but as St. Greta the Shrill misses no opportunity to remind us, we’re supposed to totally restructure our entire global economy based on those same shonky predictions.

But I digress … Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. recently posed an interesting question—how can we fix what he called “apocalyptic” projections of future climate?

My response was:

My fix would be for all climate scientists to stop vainly trying to predict the future and focus on the past.

Until we understand past phenomena such as the Little Ice Age, the Medieval Warm Period, etc. to the point where we can tell why they started and stopped when they did and not earlier or later, pretending to understand the future is a joke.

For example, the Milankovich astronomical cycles that have correlated well with episodes of glaciation in the past say we should be in a full-blown “Ice Age” today. These cycles change the amount of sunlight in the northern hemisphere. And when the world went into the Little Ice Age (LIA) around the year 1600, there was every indication that we were headed in that direction, towards endless cold. The same fears were raised in the 1970s when the earth had been cooling for thirty years or so.

Gosh … another failed climate prediction. Shocking, I know …

Regarding why the Milankovich cycles indicated an ice age, here are Greenland temperature and solar changes in the Northern Hemisphere for the past 12,000 years or so.

But instead of the Little Ice Age preceding us plunging into sub-zero temperatures and mile-thick ice covering Chicago, the earth started to warm again towards the end of the 1700s … why?

Well, the ugly truth is, we are far from understanding the climate well enough to answer why it was warmer in Medieval times; why we went from that warmth into the LIA in the first place; why the LIA lasted as long as it did; why it didn’t continue into global glaciation; or why we’ve seen gradual slight warming, on the order of half a degree per century, from then to the present day.

And until scientists can answer those and many similar questions about the past, why on earth should we believe their climate/energy predictions for a century or even a decade from now?

The only thing that seems clear about all of those questions is that the answer is not “CO2”. Here’s another look at Greenland, this time with CO2 overlaid on the temperature:

My Dad used to say “Son, if something seems too good to be true … it probably is”. I never realized until today that there was a climate corollary to that, which is “Son, if something seems too bad to be true … it probably isn’t”.

So my advice is to take all such predictions of impending Thermageddon, drowned cities, endless droughts, and other horribly bad outcomes by 2100, 2050, or even 2030, with a grain of salt. Here’s what I’d consider to be the appropriate size of salt grain for the purpose …

My best to everyone,

w.

 

US Citizens Should Know Better Than To Support These Things! » Sons of Liberty Media

Every now and again, Mt. Hamner rumbles and roars to life in grand explosions of chastisements, rants, and steaming commentary.  Today is one of those days.  Why?  Borrowing from Shakespeare, using a Suzanne flair, “How do I explain it?  Let me try a few examples”.  As the pressure builds, be sure to check your defensiveness.

There are numerous separate bills floating in the House and Senate that when passed and signed will work in conjunction with one another to create a communist/socialist/Marxist United States where the people will be the commodity and the fodder.  Much of the legislation has to do with education.  What better way to groom acceptance automatons to the government game than “get ‘em while they’re young”?  But, it doesn’t just apply to the children in our country;  adults are included as well.  To get up to speed on these bills, visit CommonCoreDiva.com, where common core expert Lynne Taylor has done all the research for you.  All you need to do is read it, understand it, and then act upon it.

Couple these education bills with HR 5038, which just passed the House, and the USMCA, and what do you have?  A gaggle of goop designed to erode US and State sovereignty, eradicate individual freedoms and liberties, as well as God-given unalienable rights, provide illegal alien invaders amnesty, and re-establish indentured servitude in this country, which will be extended to citizens – read between the lines and bills.  Many who have commented on the USMCA articles at various media sites praise the USMCA because the article’s author glosses over the agreement, only providing the scantiest of highlights – The Daily Caller and Breitbart News come to mind.  This “agreement” basically creates a North American Union like the European Union with lots of new entities consisting of unelected bureaucrats that will influence every aspect of our lives.  And, what are the American people focused upon?  The dog and pony show of impeachment of a president using fabricated, false and manipulated information exposed as fraudulent years ago.

Yet, even alternative media sites, such as The Daily Caller and Breitbart News, still make impeachment the first stories on the page and then prioritize stories related to impeachment to follow.  With the lamestream entertainment government-controlled media pushing the impeachment narrative and some alternative media sites focusing their readership on impeachment, most all bills going through both chambers of Congress are either buried back page news with scant coverage, provided short scant praising coverage, or not covered at all.  The Drudge Report caved – rumor is Matt Drudge sold the site – and many other “alternative media” are following a disturbing pattern.  It becomes more and more difficult to find out exactly what is happening in Congress when it involves legislation.

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Nothing produces more ire and down-right frustration than the totally debunked, fraudulent hoax of man-made climate change.  The ruse of man-made climate change was exposed 10 years ago;  yet, people are still buying this garbage.  Governments around the world are attempting to create policies around it, villainize the essential gas of Carbon Dioxide, steal money from their citizens, and implement a global government with the UN at the helm, while third world countries are “demanding” reparations because of the affect of first world industrialized nations upon them.  You know the drill – those countries are poor and backward because of man-made climate change despite the hoards of money the US gives some of these nations yearly.  Funny how those countries remained silent until it was mentioned by some government gus these third worlders needed money to help the issues “thrust” upon them because of man-made climate change.

With the US withdrawing from all this nonsense, the rest of the world governments are looking to stick the US and its taxpayers with the entire multi-billion-dollar reparations bill.  China is refusing to pay anything.  Say what you want, but China knows this is a hoax and other world governments won’t push back against China.

New research appears at Natural News further exposing man-made climate change as a hoax, finding man has virtually zero impact on global temperatures.  Despite these exposures of the UN IPCC and compromised scientists, homo-stupidians (H/T Mike Adams) still regurgitate the rhetoric of “man-made climate change will doom us all”.  Braindead politicians are some of the worst, as well as Hollyweirdos and their cultist followers.  As with other issues, the lamestream entertainment government-controlled media, including some alternative media sites, are pushing false narratives based on false information and trying to sell constitutionalists who still patronize their outlets on a hoax.  It’s worse than disgusting;  it’s unredeemable criminality.

Enter 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, the hoaxers’ bastion of mental illness chastising government leaders for their inaction on a hoax and intelligent individuals worldwide who recognize the man-made climate change hoax.  If “adults” are placing their eggs in the basket of Thunberg to persuade other adults to keep silent on the hoax through “guilt manipulation” and “you can’t criticize a child” mentality, it isn’t working.  The homo-stupidians didn’t learn from the Hogg media circus.  So what happens?  After the lamestream entertainment government-controlled media spent considerable time promoting Thunberg’s psychotic episodes to no avail, Time Magazine, following a long tradition of placing totalitarian, murderous dictators on their cover, named Thunberg “person of the year” for 2019.  Before anyone accuses this writer of calling Thunberg a totalitarian murderous dictator, understand, Thunberg is promoting a hoax that will eventually lead to the attempt to install a totalitarian murderous dictator over the world – the UN.  Unless one hasn’t been paying attention, murder by government, democide, has killed more individuals worldwide than all the wars combined – 262 million to be exact.

How quickly the people of the world, particularly the united States, forget.

And, if this isn’t enough to rile one’s feathers, legislation – State and federal, attempting to infringe upon an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, against God-given individual unalienable rights recognized and guaranteed through the Second Amendment of the Constitution for the United States of America, should have every citizen descending on all levels of government with a vengeance.  Red Flag “laws”, gun confiscation schemes, accessory bans, and the removal of due process are appearing at all levels of government, with little opposition from those in government wearing the jersey of professed conservatives and some constitutionalists.  In fact, Trump is all for the removal of due process when it comes to firearms – “Take the guns first and worry about due process later”;  except, that is not how it works at all.  States, like Virginia, are looking to criminalize gun owners and supporters through bans and confiscation as various counties in Virginia are declaring Second Amendment sanctuaries within their boundaries.  Unfortunately, government didn’t get the hint.  Governor Northam is threatening door to door confiscation – good luck with that.

According to some brain dead individuals, State law is superior to federal law;  however, that is not exactly true.  Moreover, any law at any level of government that restricts infringes or eradicates God-given individual unalienable rights is immoral, unlawful, and illegal since government does not bestow rights and has no authority over those rights.  But, it matters not to these goons like Bloomberg, who is pouring millions of his own money into areas to get gun confiscation legislation passed.  In Virginia, it is possible the governor could activate the National Guard, which a governor can do, to perform door to door confiscation.  Wonder how many in the National Guard will go along with that?  Wonder how many citizens will resist?

Don’t look for law enforcement in other States to stand with the people.  The agencies are all too happy to become the “strongarm thugs” of government as they declare support for being an illegal alien invader criminal sanctuary city, town, county and/or State.  Don’t worry about the numerous crimes of law enforcement officers being exposed – the agencies are more than happy to cover it up, abuse victims, and have cases thrown out by corrupt judges.  If the officer is found to have committed a crime, they are given probation or released just to recommit those crimes against the citizenry.  As a reminder, carrying a badge these days gives law enforcement officers the authority to shoot innocent citizens;  some result in death.

Virginia will be the government’s strongarm thug paradise as they roll their government green military equipment through the streets to intimidate the people.  Wherever this powder keg begins, it will take citizens standing together in Bundy Ranch fashion to resist, meaning citizens across the State of Virginia will need to be ready to mobilize.  But, don’t expect the government to play fair.

As the rights of the people are being infringed all over the former republic, millions of citizens continue to be murdered in the womb and some State governments propose to murder them after birth.  What really causes the caldera to explode is the pro-life groups who support “Heartbeat” bills and “ultrasound” bills when life begins at conception.  There should be no compromise.  You are either anti-murder of the unborn or pro-murder of the unborn – and now newborn infants;  there is no in-between or qualifiers.  When qualifiers are accepted for the very youngest among us, qualifiers can be applied to any age, mental disability – Down’s Syndrome comes to mind, physical disability or any demographic government chooses.  It’s a slippery slope we have been sliding down since many accepted the false premise that the Supreme Court makes law.

The moral depravity and its acceptance by many that are spreading through society and the church indicate we are under the government of minoritarianism.  Whether it is the black robed oligarch of nine, the delusional factions of Antifa, Black Lives Matter, or Islam, atheists, or the less than three percent population of LGBTQrstuvwxyz mentally ill, the government is being mobilized to combat those with opposing convictions.  Instead of upholding the rights bestowed by God, guaranteed and protected by the Bill of Rights, the “political oligarchy” is willing to infringe upon the rights of those with opposing convictions to the point it places our children, and everyone else, in danger.  It’s disgusting, immoral, unethical, illegal, and unlawful to the nth degree.  When push back against this depravity occurs, government steps in to criminalize the lawful.

Twitter now allows pedophiles to openly discuss their depravity and criminality while censoring constitutional and conservative viewpoints.  Facebook, Google, and other platforms do the same.  And, some idiots like Cenk Uyghur want to legalize bestiality.  Why have the people not protested this guy en masse everywhere he goes?  Simple – police are allowing peaceful protestors against such to be assaulted by the delusional factions of individuals supporting depravity.  It is now physically dangerous to peaceably assemble for some groups because of the violent nature of others and the inaction of the police.

And, what is most disappointing?  Trying to get the public involved in combatting these encroachments, particularly in an area where unconstitutional law enforcement exists, without success.  Why?  Many Americans have become fearful of their own government and law enforcement even when engaging in lawful activities.  Well, that’s game, set, match, and checkmate for the government.  It’s not without understanding for sure, especially when laws are being passed to infringe upon rights if one has a criminal record or someone “thinks” you are a danger.  It’s an upstairs/downstairs type of law enforcement when legal activities can get one arrested while crimes like assault receive impunity.

Last, but certainly not least, is the television ads being broadcast by Tom Steyer who continually refers to the US government as a democracy, runs on ending climate change, and spews all sorts of nonsense just to get a vote from the low information homo-stupidian voter.  The absolute ridiculousness of this man is almost incomprehensible.  Even the little “cat terrorist” recognizes his bunk because she barks incessantly every time he appears on the television.  Good girl!!  Some American voters should be so smart.

And, pay attention – anti-constitutionalists are moving out of the utopian bastions they have created into other areas of the country to create utopian bastions in the image of what they left.  It’s working.  See Virginia.  Republicans are not a block to these anti-constitutionalists since they bend more than a tree in a hurricane to accommodate these idiots to avoid being called names.  This writer has been called just about everything.  Luckily, a thick skin is now in place – this writer doesn’t care.  The ultimate one that this writer will answer to is a higher authority than anyone or anything on this earth.

The truth is never pleasant and doing the right thing is never easy – God and Jesus Christ never said it would be.  But, imparting truth is showing love.  And, friends, we have sat on our laurels for far too long.  It’s come time to get in the fight or accept our fate.  There is no more time for fence-sitting, qualifying a position, or being silent.  It’s time to choose sides.  The first side you should pick, if you haven’t already, is God and Jesus Christ.  Once that is complete, the side of the issues you should stand on are clear – God’s side.  And, no, Islam is not being covered since that false religion should be thoroughly exposed by now.  Pope Francis is a proven heretic so no need to rehash what should be known.  Islam and the heretic pope will retreat in the face of resistance because both are like bullies – stand up to them and they retreat.  Don the armor of God and stand in righteousness;  it will cause these two fakes to dwindle in the light.

It boils down to a choice and free will.  Writing, emailing and phoning congressman does not work anymore – the people are ignored.  They count on inaction.  If the people do not mobilize to action, stand firm even in the face of adversity and challenge their unlawful, immoral, unethical, unconstitutional and illegal actions, minoritarianism will become the totalitarian, despotic tyrannical dictatorship we all have been warned about for hundreds of years.  Look around.  It’s well on its way.

Unsure where to get truthful information?  Listen to or watch “Setting Brushfires” with Tim Brown every Monday through Friday morning at 6 AM eastern time“Sons of Liberty” radio show with Bradlee Dean airs and broadcasts every Monday through Friday at 2 PM central time.  Both shows provide truthful information and spiritual uplifting with hope that informed Americans can make a difference.  Expand your repertoire of alternative media sites.  If you can’t dig deep, there are others who do, presenting their findings at The Washington Standard, The Sons of Liberty Media, Natural News, The Organic Prepper, and a host of other sites writers at these outlets reference.  You will be informed accurately and better prepared to impart information to others.  Just don’t shoot the messenger.

 

Explanation of Electoral college

Fantastic Explanation of the Electoral College

Last week the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives introduced a bill to eliminate the electoral college. It seems that, since they couldn’t win the last presidential election under the rules that have existed for almost 250 years, they want to change the rules. Below is an excellent explanation of why this is a very bad idea.

In their infinite wisdom, the United States ‘ Founders created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?

The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet. It should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense.

Do share this. It needs to be widely known and understood.

There are 3,141 counties in the United States.

Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.

There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16.

Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.

In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond (or Staten Island) & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. ( Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond )

Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.

These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.

The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles.

When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.

Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) DO NOT and SHOULD NOT speak for the rest of our country!

And…it’s been verified and documented that those aforementioned 319 square miles are where the majority of our nation’s problems foment.

Now please pass it on

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The Green New Deal’s Solar Absurdity | PA Pundits – International

 

By Dr. Jay Lehr ~

Those who support the Green New Deal (GND) want what they claim to be the only real solution to the global warming problem which is solar power, and other so-called renewables to save our planet from the ravages of fossil fuel.

They insist our dependence on fossil fuels can be ended by having the world become fully dependent on green energy they wrongly claim to be environmentally friendly, producing no pollution. None of which is true or possible. But their real motivation for climate change delusion is to shift control of all energy from oil and gas companies to the government. It is a move toward the socialist goal of the Green New Deal.

With the exception of hydropower, all so-called “renewable” energy is expensive and inefficient. They are only thought to be economical and competitive through massive government subsidies which are hidden in our tax burden. Let’s try and show the real costs of rooftop solar power.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Livermore Laboratory says that as of 2015 the total energy consumed in America was the energy equivalent to 17 billion barrels of oil, 38% is used for electricity, 29% for transportation and the remaining 33% as onsite power for business and industry. Only 11% is used domestically. Fossil fuels provide 82% of that power, nuclear 9% and hydropower 2.5% (IBID). Of the renewable energy sources preferred by the GND, biofuels such as ethanol in gasoline provides 5%, wind power 2%, and solar one half of one percent. Yet in light of these government-generated statistics, the GND calls for all fossil fuel burning power plants to be shut down over the next 12 years, along with all Nuclear plants as anything radioactive is considered inherently evil. In addition, it demands that as many hydroelectric power plants as possible be closed to protect fish spawning grounds. (No this is not a joke). Finally, it eliminates gasoline-powered vehicles switching to electric cars and public transportation.

According to the 2017 Solar Electric Handbook (www.solarelectricityhandbook.com/solar-radiation.html) the maximum amount of sunlight hitting one square meter (roughly a square yard) of the Earth’s surface, delivers 1000 watts of power ( that would light 10, 100-watt bulbs). But the shifting angles of the sun drops that number to 600 watts. Commercial photovoltaic cells can only harvest 15% of that energy dropping us to only 90 watts under ideal conditions or lighting about one 100 watt bulb. But the sun does not shine at night so we are down to 45 watts. But solar collectors only take up a little over 50% of the land area of a solar farm bringing us to 25 watts, and then average clouds, smoke, and dust could drop us all the way down to zero. The average output across the US of a typical solar power facility is in fact between 5 and 7.5 watts per square meter (Electric Power Monthly, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Dec.22,2017. https://www.eia.gov.electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.php?/t=epmt_6_07_b)). Is the problem getting clearer, but wait there is more.

Photoelectric cells used to create electric energy consume more energy in their production than they collect. The complex steps required to create raw quartz used to eventually make the wafers that become the collectors surface, require 3370 kilowatt-hours of energy per square meter of collector material produced ( Williams,E.D.,Ayres.R.U., and Heller,M., “The 1.7 Kilogram Microchip: Energy and Material Use in the Production of Semiconductor Devices”, Environ.Sci. Technology., 36, 5504-5510 (2002). )

But wait there is still more. Solar energy can’t be turned on and off to meet shifts in energy. The sun shines during the day but power needs peak in the morning and evening. Less energy is collected in winter than summer due to shorter days and lower sun angles. One solution is to have backup fossil fuel power plants and now you are paying for two systems instead of one and the use of fossil fuel continues. The other solution is to store extra energy in batteries. A typical lead-acid car battery has a storage capacity of one kilowatt-hour, according to McGraw-Hill’s Handbook of Batteries

(Linden,D., Reddy, T.B..,Eds., Handbook of Batteries, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York , 2002, Chapter 23).

A total replacement of fossil fuels by solar energy and a battery storage component would require many trillions of such batteries. Lithium batteries would offer more storage but at twice the price.

While a solar farm can be built anywhere, sunny areas of the country are not evenly distributed requiring transmission lines from the sunniest areas to the less sunny areas. As the distance increase the cost of solar skyrockets.

Finally, the land areas required for solar farms are extraordinary. Using the most generous capacity numbers for photovoltaic cells in the sunniest areas, a 1000 megawatt solar farm (the standard output of most fossil fuel plants) would require 51 square miles which is the approximate area of San Francisco (Land Requirements for Carbon-Free Technologies, Nuclear Energy Institute Policy Paper, July 9 2015, https://www.nei.org/CorporateSite/media/filefolder/Policy/Paper/Land_Use_Carbon_Free_Technologies.pdf?ext=pdf)

Where is the land to be sacrificed in the name of the GND to come from? In fact, there is not enough land in the United States to harvest the Solar energy to play a major role in the nation’s energy requirements.

Solar energy is too expensive for most countries or individuals to afford. The World Bank says that over 1.5 billion people live without electricity

(World Bank Group, Access to Electricity (% of Population)Sustainable Energy for All Database, https://data World bank.org/indicator/EG.ELC.ACCS.ZS)

Although coal is vilified while producing a third of the world’s energy, it’s use continues to increase as it costs only 7 cents a kilowatt-hour (Coal International Energy Agency https://www.iea.org/about/faqs/coal/.). Natural gas costs are even less at 6 cents a kilowatt-hour. The costs reported for solar operations have dropped to 16 cents a kilowatt-hour, but government subsidies come to 24 cents a kilowatt-hour giving it a real cost of 40 cents (Hansen,M.E., Simmons,R.T., Yonk,R.M., The Unseen Costs of Solar-Generated Electricity, The Institute of Political Economy, Utah State University, April 2016,www.usa.edu/ice.)

Few Americans could afford this to save the planet let alone people living in poor countries. Both widespread solar energy and the Green New Deal are but a fantasy of those who truly wish to destroy the nation as envisioned by our founding fathers.

Portions of this article have been excerpted with permission of the publisher and author of the 2018 book THE MYTHOLOGY OF GLOBAL WARMING by Bruce Bunker, Ph.D.. Publisher: Moonshine Cove. The author of this article strongly recommends that book as the very best source of detailed accurate information on the climate change debate.

Dr. Jay Lehr contributes posts at the CFACT site. Jay Lehr is the author of more than 1,000 magazine and journal articles and 36 books. He is an internationally renowned scientist, author, and speaker who has testified before Congress on dozens of occasions on environmental issues and consulted with nearly every agency of the national government, as well as many foreign countries. He is a leading authority on groundwater hydrology.

Read more excellent articles at CFACT  http://www.cfact.org/

There are no subpoenas and no impeachment inquiry | Jim Campbell’s

There are no subpoenas and no impeachment inquiry

Comment by Jim Campbell

October 6th, 2019

The far left wing of what was once known as the Democrat party is in complete shambles.

They could care not bit what the people want and who they will vote for they are going to President Donald J.Trump win another election.

Fox News

By Julia Musto

October, 6th, 2019

Andy McCarthy calls out Dems’ ‘Kabuki theater’:

Andy McCarthy calls out Dems’ ‘Kabuki theater’: There are no subpoenas and no impeachment inquiry

House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is all but “Kabuki theater at this point,’ former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy McCarthy said Friday.

Appearing on “America’s Newsroom” with host Bill Hemmer, McCarthy argued that the way the media is reporting on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s probe is “simply inaccurate about what’s going on.”

“For example, this whole idea that there is an impeachment inquiry: there’s not. The idea that there are subpoenas: there aren’t. And, I think a lot of people are consuming it as if it were true on face value and I really think if I were the White House what I would be worried about is breaking through that,” McCarthy told Hemmer.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., at a news conference as House Democrats move ahead in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., at a news conference as House Democrats move ahead in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In an op-ed in The Hill, McCarthy wrote that congressional Democrats, to the contrary, are instead conducting the 2020 political campaign: “Democrats are mulishly determined to ram through an article of impeachment or two, regardless of whether the State Department and other agencies cooperate in the farce.

Their base wants the scarlet-letter ‘I’ (impeachment) attached to Trump. The party hopes to rally the troops for the 2020 campaign against Trump…

If Democrats truly thought they had a case, they wouldn’t be in such a rush—they’d want everyone to have time to study it. But they don’t have a case, so instead they’re giving us a show.”

House Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry into the president after a whistleblower complaint suggested the president, during a July phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart, tried to induce officials there to investigate Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and their business dealings in that country.

“The question here is, was there a corrupt quid pro quo?” the Fox News contributor asked.

On Thursday, the Trump administration confirmed with Fox News that they will send Pelosi a letter “daring” her to hold a vote on the impeachment inquiry.

The letter will say that the White House won’t comply with the Democrats’ investigation because Pelosi hasn’t codified the probe with a formal vote on the House floor.

The letter will mirror the tone of a letter House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., sent to the speaker on Thursday.

“I think it’s the right thing for him to do,” Andy McCarthy said. “The Constitution reposes the power to impeach solely in the House.

Not in the Speaker of the House, the House.”Video

McCarthy said it would actually benefit the House if it wanted to go into court and try to enforce any information demands: “The first thing a court’s going to want to know is, ‘Has the House voted to have an impeachment inquiry?’

And, a lot hinges on that, including how much expansion a court would give a president’s claim of executive privilege and privilege over matters that are in the president’s duties under Article II.

“If they really have grounds to seek the president’s impeachment, they not only should have a vote because it’s in their interests when they go to court to have a vote, they should be proud to have a vote,” McCarthy added.

He concluded: “If [House Democrats] really think they have grounds to remove the President of the United States from power, then the House should speak as one as an institution and vote that way.”

THE END

Former Federal Prosecutor Cuts Through The Democrats’s Lies

October 4, 2019

It’s all smoke and mirrors.

The Dems have been raving about how they are going to take down the president and they have the country believing that is their intention, including Trump. But former Federal Prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy claims that is not the case. He claims this is all theater and the Dems are just trying to make Trump look bad.

There is no impeachment inquiry. There are no subpoenas.

You are not to be faulted if you think a formal inquest is under way and that legal process has been issued. The misimpression is completely understandable if you have been taking in media coverage — in particular, reporting on a haughty Sept. 27 letter from House Democrats, presuming to direct Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on pain of citation for obstruction, to cooperate in their demands to depose State Department officials and review various records.

The letter is signed by not one but three committee chairmen. Remember your elementary math, though: Zero is still zero even when multiplied by three.

What is portrayed as an “impeachment inquiry” is actually just a made-for-cable-TV political soap opera. The House of Representatives is not conducting a formal impeachment inquiry. To the contrary, congressional Democrats are conducting the 2020 political campaign.

The House has not voted as a body to authorize an impeachment inquiry. What we have are partisan theatrics, proceeding under the ipse dixit of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). It raises the profile, but not the legitimacy, of the same “impeachment inquiry” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) previously tried to abracadabra into being without a committee vote.

Moreover, there are no subpoenas. As Secretary Pompeo observed in his fittingly tart response on Tuesday, what the committee chairmen issued was merely a letter. Its huffing and puffing notwithstanding, the letter is nothing more than an informal request for voluntary cooperation. Legally, it has no compulsive power. If anything, it is rife with legal deficiencies.

The Democrats, of course, hope you don’t notice that the House is not conducting a formal impeachment inquiry. They are using the guise of frenetic activity by several standing committees — Intelligence, Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, Oversight and Reform, Financial Services, and Ways and Means — whose normal oversight functions are being gussied up to look like serious impeachment business.”

This is something that the MSM is definitely failing to report. Liberals have been going on about this impeachment inquiry non-stop. But if the prosecutor is right then this is all just another attempt to tear down the president. But more importantly, this shows that the House Dems are no longer serving the people, as they are lying to us all about their intentions.

Environmentalists Killed More Europeans Than Islamic Terrorists Did

Comment by Jim Campbell

August 22nd, 2019

Man, having a brain, has the ability to think.

That’s where we run into problems.

Some think better than other and for the most part, they tend to be on the right of the political spectrum.

I never cease to be amazed at mans ability to deify the unknown.

When it is coming from the left, it tends to be delusional and not based on factual data based on scientific rigor.

Albert Gore Jr. is a special kind of leftist fraud.

He refuses to debate his phony belief system and will not answer questions from those who attend his brainwashing sessions.

Since his blather is scientifically unproven and always will be, it would be a nice gesture on Attorney General, William Barr’s behalf to subpoena him to sit before a grand jury when it goes to trial, which is likely, the fine would be to make him pay all the money to the U.S, Treasury to help bring down the national deficit.

“Do Americans Need Air-Conditioning?”

A New York Times piece asked in July.

Air conditioning, it argued, is bad for the environment and makes us less human.

It ran quotes suggesting that “first world discomfort is a learned behavior”, and urging “a certain degree of self-imposed suffering.

If environmentalists ruled the world, air conditioning wouldn’t exist.

And there’s a place like that.

90% of American households have air conditioning.

As do 86% of South Koreans, 82% of Australians, 60% of Chinese, 16% of Brazilians and Mexicans, 9% of Indonesians and less than 5% of Europeans.

A higher percentage of Indian households have air conditioning than their former British colonial rulers.

Temperatures in Paris hit 108.6 degrees.

Desperate Frenchmen dived into the fountains of the City of Lights with their clothes on.

Parisian authorities announced that they were deploying heat wave management plan orange, level three, which meant setting up foggers in public parks and distributing heat wave kits.

The kits consist of leaflets telling people to go to libraries which have air conditioning.

France24, the country’s state-owned television network, advised people suffering from temperatures rising as high as 110 degrees to take cold showers and stick their feet in saucepans of cold water.

A 2003 heat wave killed 15,000 people in France.

And, in response, the authorities have deployed Chalex, a database of vulnerable people who will get a call offering them cooling advice.

The advice consists of taking cold showers and sticking their feet in saucepans of cold water.

Desperate Frenchmen trying to get into any body of water they can have led to a 30% rise in drownings.

The dozens of people dead are casualties of the environmentalist hatred of air conditioners.

Only 5% of French households have air conditioning.

Even in response to the crisis, the authorities are only deploying temporary air conditioning to kindergartens.

The 2003 heat wave killed 7,000 people in Germany.

And, today, only 3% of German households have air conditioning.

Germany’s Ministry of the Environment refused to back air conditioning as a response to global warming.

Temperatures in Dusseldorf hit 105 degrees.

Officials in Dusseldorf had recently rejected proposals to install air conditioning systems because they’re bad for the environment.

The climate action head at Germany’s Institute for Applied Ecology explained that air conditioning wouldn’t work because there’s not much wind during heat waves, and the country can’t end reliance on coal and run air conditioners at the same time.

You can have air conditioners or save the planet.

But not both.

The issue isn’t poverty, in Greece, one of the poorest countries in Europe, 99% of households have air conditioning.

What it comes down to is a willingness to choose comfort over environmental dogma.

In Europe, people are dying because they’ve been told that their sacrifices will save the planet.

The 2003 heat wave killed 70,000 people in Europe.

That’s more than Islamic terrorists have.

When environmentalists claim that global warming is a greater threat than Islamic terrorism, they’re half-right.

Global warming isn’t real, but the measures taken to fight it are killing thousands of people.

And it doesn’t have to be this way.

In 2007, only 2% of Indian households had air conditioning.

Those numbers have more than doubled. India is expected to field a billion air conditioning units by 2050.

“I am not rich,” an Indian laundryman earning $225 a month, who had just put in air conditioning, told a disapproving Agence France-Presse, but we all aspire to a comfortable life.”

Some of us do.

The 2003 heat wave killed 2,000 Brits.

The current heatwave has led to London being placed on a Level 3 health watch.

But air conditioning in the UK still hovers at 3% of households.

And every summer, the local media lectures Brits on the evils of air conditioning.

Every heat wave is treated as a compelling argument for reducing power to save the planet.

The heat and its accompanying misery are treated as heralds of a global warming apocalypse.

Soon, we are told, it’ll be hot all the time, the waters will rise, the icebergs will melt, and life will perish from the earth.

When a heat wave consumed Europe in 1540, leading to the hottest temperatures on record and the deaths of thousands, the people blamed a higher power.

In England, where the River Trent dried up, the mega-drought was blamed on Henry VIII’s sacrilegious crackdown on monasteries.

Modern Europeans have a simple, rational explanation.

Mother Earth is angry because we’re using air conditioners.

Or other people are.

China has 569 million installed air conditioners.

More than any other country in the world.

South Korea has 59 million air conditioners.

That’s more than France, Germany and the UK combined.

Europe’s sacrifice is not only senseless, it’s also meaningless.

Vietnam has become a booming market for air conditioners.

17% of Vietnamese households now have one.

Indonesia is leading its own boom in air conditioning.

As is much of Asia and the Middle East.

Europe can go on letting its people die for the environment, but it won’t make any difference.

Air conditioning isn’t some American fetish, as European elitists sneer. It’s a worldwide movement.

Every country that can manage it is getting air conditioners.

Meanwhile people are dying in France.

While the rest of the world is cooling off, Europe is in thrall to a pagan pseudo-scientific cult.

Its tenets insist that the planet is a living entity, but fail to understand its true implications.

The climate is part of a living entity which changes on a timescale that challenges human understanding.

For a thousand years of recorded history, Europe has undergone alternate warming and cooling periods.

The Medieval Climate Anomaly was an example of how complicated those cyclical changes could be.

A heat wave isn’t proof that we’ve sinned against Mother Earth by heating and cooling our homes.

We can cut down forests and build dams.

But so can beavers.

We cannot change the climate.

The bones of hippos have been found under Trafalgar Square.

The Chauvet Cave in France includes pictures of rhinos.

The Little Ice Age killed off England’s vineyards in the 14th century.

The Thames began to freeze over in the 17th century.

The Viking colonization of America collapsed under the wave of cold.

Air conditioning and heating are not how we change the climate. They’re how we cope with it.

Environmentalism has so hopelessly tangled human civilization and the environment that we are no longer able to understand the planet on its own

terms, instead of as a Luddite eschatology in which the climate is a deity punishing us for our civilizational ingenuity with hot weather and natural disasters.

And that makes it extremely difficult to adapt to the changes in a healthy way.

A century ago, Americans beat the heat by wading in fountains, sleeping on roofs and fire escapes, and escaping the city.

Air conditioning has made it possible for us to live and work across the entire country.

In 1896, a heat wave killed thousands of Americans. New York City authorities resorted to the same measures as their modern Parisian counterparts, turning on fire hydrants and handing out ice.

Those temperatures amounted to a mere 90 degrees.

In 1902, Willis Carrier invented the air conditioner in Brooklyn.

He imagined a world in which, “The average businessman will rise, pleasantly refreshed, having slept in an air-conditioned room.

He will travel in an air-conditioned train, and toil in an air-conditioned office.” We live in that world now.

At the New York World’s Fair, while temperatures outside hit 90 degrees, Carrier debuted an Igloo display.

Two giant thermometers contrasted “Nature’s temperature” with “air conditioning”.

It sold itself.

Air conditioning allows New Yorkers to shrug off 90-degree weather and go on living and working.

Today, New York is the home of the Green New Deal which believes in following Europe’s trends.

If New York adopts Europe’s environmentalism, it will discover what living in 1896 really felt like.

Environmentalists have killed thousands of Europeans. They can kill thousands of Americans too.

THE END

Flashback: It’s Hillary Clinton & Democrats that deploy tanks that kill Americans | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!

Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats are offended at the sight of a tank? It was she it was reported that ordered tanks and poisonous gas turned onto her fellow citizens in a little town called Waco, Texas.

 

Her latest twitter:
@HillaryClinton

 

We need a strong national defense, but a president shouldn’t need it next to him in a parade to show his patriotism.

 

On April 19, 1993, the F.B.I. finished off its siege of the Branch Davidians’ home just outside Waco, Texas, by pumping poisonous and flammable C.S. gas into a room filled with women and children, driving a tank through the wall, throwing incendiary devices at the survivors.

 

 

Thank the Democrats and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

 

 

Kids murdered in the Waco slaughter

 

Surely there was a better way than to slaughter men, women and children- more than 80. And the Clinton’s managed to get by without any MSM condemnation, blaming it all on his Attorney General who got by without a nick and later ran for Governor of Florida.

Waco and Ruby Ridge are what were the sentinel moments in our nation’s conscience. A Government could turn on its people. The story of the shadowy figure called Hillary Clinton and her role in all of this is included.

 

 

 

The Waco siege was a siege of a compound belonging to the religious group Branch Davidians by American federal and Texas state law enforcement and military between February 28 and April 19, 1993.

The group was suspected of weapons violations and a search and arrest warrant was obtained by the ATF. The incident began when the ATF attempted to raid the ranch. An intense gun battle erupted, resulting in the deaths of four agents and six Branch Davidians.

Upon the ATF’s failure to raid the compound, a siege was initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the standoff lasting 51 days. Eventually, the FBI launched an assault and initiated a tear gas attack in an attempt to force the Branch Davidians out. During the attack, a fire engulfed Mount Carmel Center and 76 people.

According to Linda Tripp, it was Hillary and not Bill Clinton who directed the final assault on Waco.

Mrs. Clinton grew more and more impatient as the Waco stand-off came to dominate the headlines during the early months of the Clinton administration, said Bell. It was she, according to Bell’s sources, who pressured a reluctant Janet Reno to act.

“Give me a reason not to do this,” Reno is said to have begged aides shortly before orders were issued for the final assault.

During an interview in early February 2001 the former White House aide alleged that Hillary Clinton pressured the late Vincent Foster to resolve the Waco standoff. As a result more than eighty men, women and children were killed. Appearing on CNN’s “Larry King Live” Tripp suggested that Foster, at Mrs Clinton’s direction, transmitted the order to move on the Branch Davidian’s Waco compound, which culminated in a military style attack on the wooden building.

Her accusations lend weight to charges made previously by Special Forces expert and Waco investigator, Steve Barry. According to the former Special Forces member, Hillary set up a special “crises center” in the White House to deal with Waco.

Serving with her in the center was Vincent Foster who, according to his widow was subsequently: “fueled by horror at the carnage at Waco for which the White House had ultimately been responsible.”

Foster himself was found dead, from a gun-shot wound to the head, in a Virginia park three months later. Could he have known too much about Waco?

Journalist Ambrose Evans-Pritchard maintains that Foster had been “drafting a letter involving Waco” on the very day of his death. Moreover Evans-Pritchard says that Foster kept a Waco file in a locked cabinet that was off limits to everyone, including his secretary.

Prior to Waco, Foster was “dignified, decent, caring, smart” says Linda Tripp; in its aftermath though, she said: “…Vince was falling apart.”

She was with the former White House deputy counsel when the news about Waco broke on television. “A special bulletin came on showing the atrocity at Waco and the children. And his face, his whole body slumped, and his face turned white, and he was absolutely crushed – knowing the part he had played.”

“And he had played the part at Mrs Clinton direction,” said Tripp.

Moreover there was a marked contrast between Foster’s heartfelt emotion at the Waco tragedy and Hillary Clinton’s, Tripp insists: “Her reaction was heartless”.

Her accusations give further weight to allegations first levelled in the 1999 documentary on the deadly confrontation, “Waco: A New Revelation.” The film featured the account of former House Waco investigator T. March Bell.

“One of the interesting things that happens in an investigation is that you get anonymous phone calls,” Bell explained in the film. “And we in fact received anonymous phone calls from Justice Department managers and attorneys who believe that pressure was placed on Janet Reno by Webb Hubbel, pressure that came from the first lady of the United States.”

Mrs Clinton grew more and more impatient as the Waco stand-off came to dominate the headlines during the early months of the Clinton administration, said Bell. It was she, according to Bell’s sources, who pressured a reluctant Janet Reno to act.

“Give me a reason not to do this,” Reno is said to have begged aides shortly before orders were issued for the final assault.

A good History and the meaning and aftermath of this can be found at: Little Alex in Wonderland

Brutal List Of Obama’s “Accomplishments” As First Black Pres Is Released And Libs Are LIVID [Video]

The massive liberal community that thrives off of the paint-by-numbers record of their almighty Obama is currently up in a fuss because their arguing points about all of the so-called Obama accomplishments keep getting proven wrong. Well, when we saw this article we figured we could maybe cut them a small break for once and help them out a little bit. So, here you go liberals, this one’s for you!

According to AFF :

Quit trashing Obama’s accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:

-First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

-First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

-First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States. First President to violate the War Powers Act.

-First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. –

-First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

-First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.

-First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

-First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

-First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.

-First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

-First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign. First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.

-First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

-First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

-First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

-First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.

-First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

-First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

-First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

-First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

-First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

-First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

-First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

-First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his five years in office.

-First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.

-First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

-First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours. First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.

-First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

-First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

-First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.

-First President to repeat the Holy Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).

-First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”

-Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion. (Thank God he didn’t get away with THIS one.)

First president to allow Iran to inspect their own facilities. First president to have blood on his hands from Benghazi to the assassinations of several police officers.

-First president to trade 5 terrorist for a traitor

-First president to facilitate the Iranians to acquire nuclear weapons.

-First president to light up the White House in rainbow colors to honor men that lust after other men’s rear ends.

-First president to put young children in danger by forcing states to allow men in women’s restroom and showers.

-First president to marry a man.

-First president to smoke crack cocaine in the White House.

I could go on for days but you get the point. How is this hope and change’ working out for you?

Wait, that didn’t work out to well for them, now did it?

Oh my goodness! Maybe we should have done an article on Obama’s ACTUAL accomplishments; it would have been A LOT shorter!  Seriously though, the man is a disgrace to America and only makes those who deify him look ignorant beyond belief.

Sorry, Alarmists, Climate Change Chaos Is Not Here

Despite Democrats’ cataclysmal framing of every weather event, Americans are safer than ever.

Climate isn’t the same as weather—unless, of course, weather happens to be politically useful. In that case, weather portends climate apocalypse.

So warns Elizabeth Warren as she surveyed Iowan rainstorms, which she claims, like tornadoes and floods, are more frequent and severe. “Different parts of the country deal with different climate issues,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–Malthusia) cautioned as she too warned of extreme tornadoes. “But ALL of these threats will be increasing in intensity as climate crisis grows and we fail to act appropriately.”

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D–Ore.) recently sent a fundraising email warning Democrats that climate change was causing “growing mega-fires, extremely destructive hurricanes, and horrific flooding” in which “American lives are at stake.”

Even if we pretend that passing a bazillion-dollar authoritarian Green New Deal would do anything to change the climate, there is no real-world evidence that today’s weather is increasingly threatening to human lives. By every quantifiable measure, in fact, we’re much safer despite the cataclysmal framing of every weather-related event.

How many of those taken in by alarmism realize that deaths from extreme weather have dropped somewhere around 99.9 percent since the 1920s? Heat and cold can still be killers, but thanks to increasingly reliable and affordable heating and cooling systems, and other luxuries of the age, the vast majority of Americans will never have to fear the climate in any genuine way.

Since 1980, death caused by all natural disasters and heat and cold is somewhere under 0.5 percent.

It’s true that 2019 has seen a spike in tornadoes, but mostly because 2018 was the first year recorded without a single violent tornado in the United States. Tornadoes killed 10 Americans in 2018, the fewest since we started keeping track of these things in 1875, only four years after the nefarious combustion engine was invented.

There has also been a long-term decline in the cost of tornado damage. In 2018, we experienced near-lows in this regard. The only better years were 2017, 2016, and 2015.

After a few devastating hurricanes around a decade ago, we were similarly warned that it was a prelude to endless storms and ecological disaster. This was followed by nine years without a single major hurricane in the United States. Or, in other words, six fewer hurricanes than we experienced in 1908 alone.

According to the U.S. Natural Hazard Statistics, in fact, 2018 saw below the 30-year average in deaths not only by tornadoes and hurricanes (way under average) but also from heat, flooding, and lighting. We did experience a slight rise in deaths due to cold.

Pointing out these sort of things usually elicits the same reaction: Why do you knuckle-dragging troglodytes hate science? Well, because science’s predictive abilities on most things, but especially climate, have been atrocious. But mostly because science is being used as a cudgel to push leftist policy prescriptions without considering economic tradeoffs, societal reality, or morality.

There are two things in this debate that we can predict with near certitude: First, that modern technology will continue to allow human beings to adapt to organic and anthropogenic changes in the environment. Second, that human beings will never surrender the wealth and safety that technology has afforded and continues to afford them.

People who deny these realities are as clueless as any “denier” of science. That brings me back to Democrats.

There have been a number of stories predicting that 2020 will finally be the year politicians start making climate change an important issue. One can only imagine these reporters started their jobs last week.

It’s true that a number of Democrat presidential hopefuls have taken “no fossil fuel money” pledges—as if they were going to get any of that cash anyway—as they spew carbon into the atmosphere searching for another bad-weather photo-op. Kevin Curtis, the executive director of NRDC Action Fund, told BuzzFeed News that all of this was “really wicked cool.”

The 2018 midterm elections, adds Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, are when “climate change was beginning, for the first time, to play a significant role in a few races across the country.”

A poll conducted by that very same Yale Program on Climate Change Communication found that even for the most left-wing voters, climate change—an imminent planetary tragedy that threatens the existence of all humanity and most animal species—ranked third on the list of most important issues. It ranked 17th among all voters, behind things like border security, tax reform, and terrorism.

Maybe one day the electorate will finally buy in. Climate change, though, didn’t even make a blip on exit polls of 2018. That is why Democrats keep ratcheting up the hysteria over every environmental tragedy.

“Climate chaos is here,” declares Merkley, “but it’s not too late to act.” Remember: When disaster is perpetually ten years away, it’s never too late to send Democrats some of your money.

David Harsanyi is a Senior Editor at The Federalist. He is the author of the book, First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun, From the Revolution to Today. Follow him on Twitter.