January 29, 2010

Osama Bin Ladin, Barack Obama Find Common Ground... On Global Warming
— Ace

Guy has virtually endorsed the entirety of the Democrats' agenda.

Well, Obama did say he wanted to be a uniter.

Here's another point of agreement.

Apparently speaking in his second audio broadcast of the month, Bin Laden criticised George W Bush, the former US president, for not signing the Kyoto Protocol on regulating carbon emissions, and spoke out against excessive corporate influence in the United States.

...

Demonstrating a surprising concern for the environment, Bin Laden voiced his dismay at recent international efforts to tackle global warming.

"Discussing climate change is not an intellectual luxury, but a reality," he said. "All of the industrialised countries, especially the big ones, bear responsibility for the global warming crisis."

I guess killing people is his idea of reducing the world's carbon footprint -- which is not, in fact, so very different from the agenda of Obama's science czar.

It's almost pointless to even mention this -- we all know this -- but a new study says that global warming, yup!, is responsible for the cold winters we've been having.

This winter's extreme weather -- with heavy snowfall in some places and unusually low temperatures -- is in fact a sign of how climate change disrupts long-standing patterns, according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation.

It comes at a time when, despite a wealth of scientific evidence, the American public is increasingly skeptical that climate change is happening at all. That disconnect is particularly important this year as the Obama administration and its allies in Congress seek to enact legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions and revamp the nation's energy supply.

"It's very hard for any of us to grasp how this larger warming trend is happening when we're still having wintry weather," said National Wildlife Federation climate scientist Amanda Staudt, the new report's lead writer.

We're still having wintry weather? What the fuck did they expect would happen, even if their fanciful ersatz religion had some basis in reality?

It gets hot, it's global warming. It gets cold, it's global warming -- err, we'll call it "climate change" in such circumstances, to disguise the still-painfully-clear irony.

If it rains, it's global warming. If there's a drought, well, duh, that's global warming.

I am having a hard time distinguishing any of this from "Lightning is Thor throwing his hammer at Loki, and we have winter because Persephone is kidnapped by grim Hades for three months each year."

Basically the gods are angry or happy, and that's why we have weather.

You do know -- primitive religions do not start out talking about the soul and metaphysics. That comes later, if at all.

All primitive religions begin the exact same way: As an attempt to explain the weather. 90% of primitive magic is about the crops, making it rain, making it stop raining. Appeasing the gods so they do not visit calamity on humans with typhoons and floods and hurricanes and tornadoes and droughts and long hard frosts.

And so it goes. And so it goes.


Posted by: Ace at 09:04 AM | Comments (151)
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1 King Barry and the leftists are just so awesome they can promise you perfect weather. You know, days in the 70s with just a light shower at tea time in the afternoon to freshen the air. A gentle falling snow on Christmas Eve for a nice sleigh ride, and tornadoes in May to kill the bitter clingers in the Midwest.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 29, 2010 09:07 AM (sYxEE)

2 We're still having wintry weather?

And in January.  How...unexpected.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 29, 2010 09:08 AM (mR7mk)

3 Osama is also concerned that cuts in the school lunch program will leave many young Americans hungry, and that we are trying to kill him, but mostly ...

Posted by: toby928 at January 29, 2010 09:08 AM (PD1tk)

4

Well,  I never thought I would see Bin Laden switch to a new religion so easily!   Still, he was never that good a muslim what with the "it's okay to kill all the other muslims" bit.

And it makes a lot of sense - now he's got a religion that at it's most fundamental level is dedicated to wiping out a large part of the population on this planet.  He's just got the guts to put into action the things that Jim Hansen and Al Gore dream about.

Every successful  suicide bomber  is just another victory for Gaia. 

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 29, 2010 09:08 AM (T1boi)

5 I know!!  Let's hit up Bin Laden for grants to study this!!!!

Posted by: Michael Mann at January 29, 2010 09:09 AM (wPZU5)

6 hey, I kinda like what this guy is saying about Gaia. And if you disagree with me, you have to be a racist/fascist/bigbusinessfunded denialist shill

Posted by: Charles Johnson's Science Mentor at January 29, 2010 09:09 AM (wnU1W)

7 Charles Johnson is writing Osama's press releases now.

Posted by: CJ at January 29, 2010 09:09 AM (+uoRK)

8 Helios's golden chariot, not Apollos.

Posted by: Johnny at January 29, 2010 09:10 AM (xVKXy)

9 The president can sign international treaties?  Since when?

Yeah, I know.  Most people aren't going to know that.

Posted by: CUS at January 29, 2010 09:10 AM (wOGfT)

10 Osana bin Ladien and Barak Heusein Obama find another common ground.

FIXORD!!

Posted by: jukin at January 29, 2010 09:10 AM (vkkNZ)

11 Well, Osama is trying to eliminate air travel...

Posted by: FailedState at January 29, 2010 09:10 AM (Hu/Da)

12 Global Warming made me a paranoid douchebag and humorless control freak. It's the spores out in my back yard that wouldn't be there if it weren't for AGW.

I read up on it, so I'm an expert.

You can read up on it too by getting a Kindle through my Amazon store.

Posted by: Charles Johnson at January 29, 2010 09:10 AM (sYxEE)

13 Charles Johnson is writing Osama's press releases now.

Yeah, so what.  Calendar sales are off.

Posted by: Charles Johnson at January 29, 2010 09:10 AM (wOGfT)

14 ::facepalm::

Posted by: vai2112 at January 29, 2010 09:11 AM (TcILN)

15 Well at least Saudi Arabia and Iran are still denying climate change.

Posted by: sheik Yamani at January 29, 2010 09:11 AM (mhD2v)

16 Blames Bush, never saw that comin'

Posted by: Unclefacts, Proprietor, International House of Bacon at January 29, 2010 09:11 AM (erIg9)

17 It's a really slow news day when we have to pay attention to anything "bin Laden" says, huh.

Posted by: mongerel at January 29, 2010 09:11 AM (loJMW)

18 Apparently speaking in his second audio broadcast of the month, Bin Laden criticised George W Bush, the former US president, for not signing the Kyoto Protocol on regulating carbon emissions, and spoke out against excessive corporate influence in the United States.

He also demanded that former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards immediately return to him "any and all video recordings and photographs that depict matters of a private and personal nature" between himself and Mr. Edwards.

Posted by: angler at January 29, 2010 09:11 AM (SwjAj)

19 Cold is the new warm.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 29, 2010 09:11 AM (UOM48)

20

OT  Reading O'Keefe's statement, I suspect his intent was more to embarrass the MSM

http://tiny.cc/uR8kw

 

Posted by: MDr VB1.0 CS1st at January 29, 2010 09:13 AM (ucq49)

21

It comes at a time when, despite a wealth of scientific because of a host of evidence of fraudulent studies, the American public is increasingly skeptical that climate change is happening at all.

FTFY

How anyne can still try to maintain this lie is beyond me. Everyday a new example of fraud is uncovered. I still fall back on my original saying; "imagine if they were finding this kind of fraud in studies performed by drug companies or evil tobacco".

They would be screaming for jail and it would be non-stop congressional witch hunts.

Posted by: Vic at January 29, 2010 09:13 AM (QrA9E)

22 Sorry.  Missed the earlier post.

Posted by: MDr VB1.0 CS1st at January 29, 2010 09:14 AM (ucq49)

23

Every successful  suicide bomber  is just another victory for Gaia. 

That's the winner there

Posted by: Truman North at January 29, 2010 09:15 AM (e8YaH)

24 Words of wisdom from a mass murderer living in a cave.  Nice fan base, Barky.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at January 29, 2010 09:16 AM (UOM48)

25 Climate change is like the Unified Field Theory -- it explains everything.

Posted by: rockhead at January 29, 2010 09:17 AM (RykTt)

26 Are you threatening me?!!

Posted by: ZEUSholio at January 29, 2010 09:18 AM (CVZGO)

27 Note that the solution to warming is to reduce CO2. And by a brilliant and adaptive stroke of genius, the solution for climate change is.....reduce CO2.

Under what conditions can both these strategies be true?

Posted by: Dan Storm at January 29, 2010 09:19 AM (Gr6ja)

28 thanks re: helios, rather than correcting it, I just omitted it, I didn't really need three examples.

Posted by: Chi-Chi at January 29, 2010 09:19 AM (jlvw3)

29 Next up.

Karl Rove's weather machine.

News at 11.

Posted by: trainer at January 29, 2010 09:19 AM (K5X44)

30

Guy has virtually endorsed the entirety of the Democrats' agenda.

Masochists (self-hating, suicidal Western leftists) and the sadists who want to help them achieve their goals of self-destruction find common ground.  It's an old story.

Posted by: neurosculptor at January 29, 2010 09:19 AM (o/ioC)

31 Huh?  Smart diplomacy works?!

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at January 29, 2010 09:21 AM (r1h5M)

32 Are you guys sure The Onion wasn't the source of this Bin Laden story? 

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 29, 2010 09:22 AM (IIYyC)

33 A List of All (and there's a lot of them) the Things Caused by Global Warming....

http://tinyurl.com/f4xnr


Posted by: TennDon at January 29, 2010 09:22 AM (o6Yv2)

34 If I had been elected President, none of this would be happening.

Posted by: Al Gore at January 29, 2010 09:22 AM (wPZU5)

35

Barak Hussein Obama

mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm

Posted by: International Brotherhood of Islamic Asshole Terrorists, Local 666 at January 29, 2010 09:22 AM (Zj8fM)

36

When do we get Osama Bin Laden's review of "Avatar"? You just know he loved the anti-American message in it. I mean, just because the guy murdered three thousand Americans doesn't mean he can't do movie reviews; at least as far as the US government is concerned.

Posted by: Chas at January 29, 2010 09:23 AM (yjDfo)

37 Obama got laughed at when he mentioned "settled science" AGW during the SOTU. Today he says the US will cut 17% CO2 emissions. Fucking a turkey this time.

Posted by: dagny at January 29, 2010 09:23 AM (oVO2j)

38 Osama would also like to announce that he is against earmarks except when they benefit terrorists, tranparency except when it hurts terrorists, and bi-partisanship. He is also taking up basketball and enjoys tuscan kale. He hates pick-up trucks.

Posted by: dagny at January 29, 2010 09:25 AM (oVO2j)

39 Osama is angling in with the socialists. Indeed, al Qaeda has ties with the Dinnerjacket/ Insane Clown cabal. And Obama likes these guys as well. Hmmmmmm...

Posted by: nobody, everybody at January 29, 2010 09:26 AM (C39a6)

40 Does it go without saying that Bin Laden has an interest in supporting Dems, and it's not global warming?

Posted by: Agnostica at January 29, 2010 09:27 AM (gbCNS)

41

Dear Osama,

Do you have room in your cave for a skinny Kenyan?  He doesn't eat much, only waffles.

Posted by: The American Electorate at January 29, 2010 09:28 AM (LKkE8)

42

"It gets hot, it's global warming. It gets cold, it's global warming -- err, we'll call it "climate change" in such circumstances, to disguise the still-painfully-clear irony. If it rains, it's global warming. If there's a drought, well, duh, that's global warming."

 

Not always. When people used to laugh at the climate change folks when they held a conference and it snowed like hell their counter argument was "WEATHER DOESN'T EQUAL CLIMATE". And they'd say that small localized hiccups in the 'normal' way things where were just weather, but that they didn't have a relation to the overall big picture of 'climate'.

I guess they've changed that again and weather equals climate now.

Posted by: Spade at January 29, 2010 09:28 AM (7WUru)

43 When do we get Osama Bin Laden's review of "Avatar"?

I'm waiting for OBL's explanation of how the election of Scott Brown proves the need for universal health care.

Posted by: Methos at January 29, 2010 09:28 AM (Xsi7M)

44 LOL; you missed the best part: 

The terror chief also appeared to reveal himself to be a reader of the Guardian when he quoted from an interview with Noam Chomsky, the liberal linguistics professor, which appeared in the newspaper in November.

"Chomsky was right when he pointed to a resemblance between American policies and the approach of mafia gangs," he said. "Those are the real terrorists." Western intelligence has yet to be verify the authenticity of the recording, which was broadcast on al-Jazeera television, but independent experts said the voice on it appeared to be Bin Laden's.

I see al-Jizz's fact checkers were really working OT on verifying this crock

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 29, 2010 09:28 AM (mnCO0)

45

11 Well, Osama is trying to eliminate air travel...

Yeah, so's the TSA.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at January 29, 2010 09:29 AM (r1h5M)

46

The Great Lakes region is also experiencing more snow, the report says, because during warmer winters, "the lakes are less likely to freeze over or are freezing later [and] surface water evaporation is recharging the atmosphere with moisture."

Oh come on.  You're just making shit up now.

The Great Lakes region had unusually cold winter in late December, lasting through mid-January.  The lakes froze sooner than usual, not later.  Snow affects lake ice thickness, not how soon it freezes over.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 29, 2010 09:29 AM (rf03a)

47

And so it goes. And so it goes.

And now that Nick Lowe tune is stuck in my head.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 29, 2010 09:30 AM (ujg0T)

48 I guess they've changed that again and weather equals climate now.


Weather equals climate only when we say it does.

Posted by: Climate Research Unit at January 29, 2010 09:31 AM (wPZU5)

49 Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun global-warming induced thermal excursion having nothing whatever to do with the sun, nosirree.

Posted by: pep at January 29, 2010 09:32 AM (5GcKk)

50

From Drudge:  Bin Laden claims habitat of the desert vole has been significantly reduced by anthropogenic global warming.  Petitions UN for endangered species status which would outlaw bombing in all mountainous, desert regions.

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 29, 2010 09:32 AM (IIYyC)

51 I tell you I am shocked. Shocked I tell you that Democrats are in agreement with out sworn enemies. Good thing Walter Cronkite is not alive to see something like this. What? Oh, never mind.

Posted by: Mephitis at January 29, 2010 09:35 AM (kXy6X)

52 Marxists are supposed to unshackle man from religion. What went wrong?

Posted by: torabora at January 29, 2010 09:36 AM (w1kxr)

53 The real question is if I buy a Prius, will I get 72 virgins?

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 29, 2010 09:36 AM (xxgag)

54 Global warming causes my knees to hurt all the time too. It's true! It's in the paper I coauthored with the janitor from the World Wildlife Fund titled Relationship of Global Warming to the Pain in Joncelli's Knees, Because God Knows It Can't Be Because He's A Fat Guy.

Posted by: joncelli at January 29, 2010 09:37 AM (RD7QR)

55

It's going to be VERY WARM where Bin Laden is going.

Posted by: gus at January 29, 2010 09:38 AM (Vqruj)

56 Is Bin Laden working at the Univeristy in East Anglia now??

Posted by: gus at January 29, 2010 09:39 AM (Vqruj)

57

Praise be to Gaia! 

I never realized that we evil, resource hogging Americans, eating whatever we want, driving our SUV's and having our thermostats turned up to 70 degrees were making it hotter and more uncomfortable for Osama and all his Jihadis hiding out in the desert and the caves in the mountains.  I think I'll my ratchet up my heat to 80 and take a 400 mile frivolous road trip in my Pathfinder.  Gaia Akbar!

Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 09:39 AM (CfmlF)

58 I read a translation of the tape, and it appears as though Bin Laden would have punched Snookie as well

Posted by: eddiebear at January 29, 2010 09:39 AM (wnU1W)

59

Suicide bombings OK.

American economy bad.

Posted by: gus at January 29, 2010 09:40 AM (Vqruj)

60 "Chomsky was right when he pointed to a resemblance between American policies and the approach of mafia gangs," he said. "Those are the real terrorists."

These goat rapers outta thank their death god that we aren't the evil terrorist mafiosos they're always cranking on about. I'd go Roman on these cocksuckers. Every drop of American blood they spilled, I'd aim for a gallon of theirs in exchange. Fuckers.

Posted by: nightwitch at January 29, 2010 09:40 AM (HFFM8)

61 53 The real question is if I buy a Prius, will I get 72 virgins?

 

Yeah, but the bad news is they will be Birkenstock wearing, non-bathing, unshaven, patchouli choking, fat hippie chicks!


Posted by: runningrn at January 29, 2010 09:41 AM (CfmlF)

62 This is the same logic that says " A vote for Scott Brown is a vote for Obama's agenda to go forward" and " A vote for Coakley would have been a vote for Obama's agenda to go forward".


Thank you
howard dean

Posted by: mama winger at January 29, 2010 09:41 AM (Ue9UN)

63

The Great Lakes region is also experiencing more snow, the report says, because during warmer winters, "the lakes are less likely to freeze over or are freezing later [and] surface water evaporation is recharging the atmosphere with moisture."

Oh come on.  You're just making shit up now.

The Great Lakes region had unusually cold winter in late December, lasting through mid-January.  The lakes froze sooner than usual, not later.  Snow affects lake ice thickness, not how soon it freezes over.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 29, 2010 02:29 PM (rf03a)

Snowfall in northeast Ohio is lower than average because prior to late December we got almost no snow.  Do those assholes expect to just pull misleading garbage out of their asses and not get called on it by us non-MSM types?

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 29, 2010 09:41 AM (mnCO0)

64 Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) — Russia urged China to dump its Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds in 2008 in a bid to force a bailout of the largest U.S. mortgage-finance companies, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said.
Paulson learned of the “disruptive scheme” while attending the Beijing Summer Olympics, according to his memoir, “On The Brink.”
The Russians made a “top-level approach” to the Chinese “that together they might sell big chunks of their GSE holdings to force the U.S. to use its emergency authorities to prop up these companies,” Paulson said, referring to the acronym for government sponsored entities. The Chinese declined, he said.

Why does this smell of South Ossetia ?

Did the Russians eventually trigger the near financial collapse ?

Doesn this mean it wasn't Bush's fault ?

This does show that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have foreign policy/national security elements that can't be delegated to Barney Frank and his "boyfriend" at Fannie Mae.


Posted by: Neo at January 29, 2010 09:42 AM (tE8FB)

65

Also, I would like to say that just discussing universal healthcare is not enough.  We need action now.  The time for talk is over.

Some would have you believe that the status quo is just fine.  I say it's time to stop pandering to insurance companies and special interests.  Healthcare is a fundamental right.

 

Allah Ahkbar!

Posted by: Osama bin Laden at January 29, 2010 09:42 AM (E0EDC)

66 So is King B+rry gonna bow to bin Laden when they meet in Davos for their peace summit?

Posted by: torabora at January 29, 2010 09:44 AM (w1kxr)

67 The Great Lakes region had unusually cold winter in late December, lasting through mid-January.

Hell, it's still freezing in my neck o' the Great Lakes. Last night I walked my Netflix to the mailbox in a brisk 8 degrees while a light glittery snow was swirling.

Posted by: nightwitch at January 29, 2010 09:44 AM (HFFM8)

68 From Hot Air:  "Bin Laden recenty seen piloting Zodiac speedboat and warding a Japanese whaling ship away from a pod of humpbacks.  According to crew members, it appears he replaced his turban and robes with a red stocking cap and a Speedo." 

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 29, 2010 09:45 AM (IIYyC)

69

Why not to give your lunch money to the NRSC.

Screencap of the decade:  http://tinyurl.com/yjx5dya

Posted by: RushBabe at January 29, 2010 09:46 AM (LKkE8)

70 Related parody: Bin Laden to Use Clean Fuels for Bombs to Eliminate Industrialized Populations, Global Warming: www.optoons.blogspot.com

Posted by: Justin Camp at January 29, 2010 09:48 AM (nF4Jh)

71 Healthcare is a fundamental right.

So is keeping your head attached to your body via your neck.   Might want to run that one by your minions there.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 29, 2010 09:48 AM (mR7mk)

72

Curmudgeon.

I remeber the night the kid cut off his right arm!!!

Posted by: gus at January 29, 2010 09:49 AM (Vqruj)

73 I am always amazed how they can get these recordings out of a wet spot on a cave wall in Tora Bora.

Frinkin' Amazed, I tell ya.

Posted by: trainer at January 29, 2010 09:50 AM (K5X44)

74 From CNN:  "Al Gore and Osama Bin Laden to host climate summit in Aspen, Colorado.  Summit to correspond with film festival."

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 29, 2010 09:50 AM (IIYyC)

75

All those people SICK in New York after the towers collapsed.

Care to discuss Mr Bin Laden?

Posted by: gus at January 29, 2010 09:50 AM (Vqruj)

76 DID YOU MORONS KNOW THAT YOUR INTERNET SPEED IS DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL TO THE MEAN TEMPERATURE AT THE EQUATOR AT 12 MIDNIGHT?

IPPC feel tree to use this information in your next press release.

Posted by: GarandFan at January 29, 2010 09:51 AM (ZQBnQ)

77

I know!  Maybe Barry could Osama could get together - you know, tete a tete, or more appropriately moob a moob, and they could reach an agreement where Barry would support Osama blowing up a few more people as long as they started and ended with the climate scientists.

Yeah, I know.  Sometimes I amaze myself.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at January 29, 2010 09:52 AM (r1h5M)

78 I also propose salary caps on Wall Street fat cats. 

Posted by: Osama bin Laden at January 29, 2010 09:52 AM (E0EDC)

79 Wow!  Bin Laden seems to have missed the news about Climategate.  It's almost like he's living in a cave or something.

Posted by: cinyc at January 29, 2010 09:53 AM (unWkY)

80 These truly are strange times we live in.

If this trend continues, pretty soon Osama bin Laden will release a sex tape.

Posted by: sandy burger at January 29, 2010 09:53 AM (MT+0i)

81 From CNN:  "Al Gore and Osama Bin Laden to host climate summit in Aspen, Colorado.  Summit to correspond with film festival."

Osama still has a private plane, or will Al be picking him up?

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 29, 2010 09:54 AM (mR7mk)

82

I'll bet Bin Laden doesn't buy his insurance from GEICO.

Posted by: gus at January 29, 2010 09:54 AM (Vqruj)

83

Equal pay for equal work!

 

Allah Ahkbar!

Posted by: Osama bin Laden at January 29, 2010 09:55 AM (E0EDC)

84

Maybe he'll be having sex with Gore in that tape.

Posted by: gus at January 29, 2010 09:55 AM (Vqruj)

85

Dear Osama,

Do you have room in your cave for a skinny Kenyan?  He doesn't eat much, only waffles.

The Jugears make him too wide.

Posted by: Osama at January 29, 2010 09:55 AM (ujg0T)

86

And speaking of bin Laden, shouldn't he be dead?  I mean it's been a year for crying out loud.

 

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at January 29, 2010 09:56 AM (r1h5M)

87 And he never eats his pie/

Posted by: gus at January 29, 2010 09:57 AM (Vqruj)

88
Have you SEEN the price of arugula at the Islamabad Whole Foods?

Posted by: Osama Bin Laden - D (AQ) at January 29, 2010 09:57 AM (fx8sm)

89 This statement has confused me.

First of all, I doubt that Bin Laden is even alive, so who put this out?

Here are my two ideas, strange though they may be:

1. This is put out by the Obama administration- they feel the US is in full appeasement mode, and want cap and tax to pass, so they are using Bin Laden as an excuse to do it- ie, passing cap and tax will stop terrorism.

2. The enemies of Obama (I don't know who that would be, maybe the vast "military industrial complex") put this out to discredit Obama, and show him to be on the same side as Bin Laden. You know Obama=Osama. You know to stop cap and tax.

Yes, I know this is all insane. The cold, cold weather, brought about by global warming, is obviously effecting my tiny conservative brain.

Posted by: shibumi at January 29, 2010 09:59 AM (OKZrE)

90

I have also discarded our Don't Ask, Don't Cut Their Head Off policy for our brave fighters. We now accept gay and lesbian fighters in Al Queda. It smells better around here, the livestock is much less nervous, and the new decorating in the cave is FABULOUS!

Allah Akbar!

Posted by: Osama bin Laden at January 29, 2010 09:59 AM (ERJIu)

91 So if we pass cap and trade, the terrorists literally win? Good to know. Also good to know that the OBL sneer contains green smuggery in addition to the regular evilness. Semi OT, but does anyone remember when acid rain was THE environmental problem of the day? As a kid at the time, I was honestly convinced that acid rain was going to melt buildings and eating falling snow would poison you and stuff like that. Stupid, but I learned. Does ANYONE talk about acid rain anymore? What will be the next big eco thing if/when the whole climate change freakout goes the way of the dinosaurs?

Posted by: Liz Lemon at January 29, 2010 10:00 AM (lSuMX)

92 Gotta play to your base. Both men just happen to share the same base.

Posted by: The Drizzle at January 29, 2010 10:02 AM (F2Ul9)

93 Changing the name from Global Warming to Climate Change is the classic "Heads I Win, Tails You Lose" tactic. Childish doesn't even begin to describe it but hell, we've been putting up with this adolescent form of argument since Clinton got a way with saying "it depends on what the meaning of the word is, is" Everybody fell all over themselves over his cleverness over that so we shouldn't be surprised that the left keeps using this line.....

Posted by: LGoPs at January 29, 2010 10:02 AM (tm/sN)

94

Yeah, since when did Islamists give a shit about the environment?  That's not nearly as fun as guns, knives, and hot man-on-man action.  And blowing shit up.

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 29, 2010 10:02 AM (IIYyC)

95

I remeber the night the kid cut off his right arm!!!

In a fit to save a bit of power!

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 29, 2010 10:03 AM (ujg0T)

96 Co-opting the left has been part of Osama's strategy for a long time. He's cribbed Chomsky and Moore for years. This isn't even the first time he's gone Gore. He reflects whatever positions that are dear to the largest antiwar coalition—in the Anglosphere, it's the "stuff white people like" crowd—because he thinks he can gradually nudge them from enemy-of-my-enemy territory into his camp.

He's right. The serious lefties I know have gone from hating Bush to ranting against the Jews and defending "Muslim lands." The British establishment-left has gone full jihad. They didn't get that from Zinn and Hitchens.

OBL is a great politician. Best since Hitler.

Posted by: oblig. at January 29, 2010 10:05 AM (FWvuv)

97
Osama bin Laden just called me and said, "Oh yeah, and one more thing. Did you know Republican Scott Brown owns a time-share in Aruba?"

Posted by: This is lolboner at January 29, 2010 10:06 AM (jVldi)

98

The Great Lakes region had unusually cold winter in late December, lasting through mid-January.  The lakes froze sooner than usual, not later. 

Lake Superior entirely froze over last winter and in 2003 for freezing over twice in one decade when that usually only happens once every 20 years.

Lake Superior will freeze completely over approximately once in 20 years. When looking at past statistics ice coverage is measured in percentages. According to the Great Lakes Aquarium, Lake Superior froze over nearly 100 percent in 1996; 96 percent in 1994; and about 95 percent in 1972. The last records of complete ice coverage on the big lake is 1979 and 1962.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 29, 2010 10:07 AM (2qU2d)

99

Screencap of the decade:  http://tinyurl.com/yjx5dya

Posted by: RushBabe at January 29, 2010 02:46 PM (LKkE


"Obviously it's a donor name and they didn't catch it. Someone's going to catch hell. ha ha"

How the hell do you not catch that!?

Posted by: Tami at January 29, 2010 10:07 AM (VuLos)

100 42

Dear Osama,

Do you have room in your cave for a skinny Kenyan?  He doesn't eat much, only waffles.

Posted by: The American Electorate at January 29, 2010 02:28 PM (LKkE

 

Are you insane?

Have you seen the Wookie?

Posted by: always right at January 29, 2010 10:09 AM (HmCnI)

101 OT but....damn.

Warner calls it quits Cardinals QB Kurt Warner, a two-time league MVP and former Super Bowl MVP, will retire after 12 seasons.

Posted by: Tami at January 29, 2010 10:10 AM (VuLos)

102

Lake Superior will freeze completely over approximately once in 20 years

That's when the gales of November come early!

Posted by: Gordon Lightfoot at January 29, 2010 10:10 AM (ERJIu)

103 From NBC:  "Leading climate researcher, Osama Bin Laden, threatened fellow researchers with holy war if they failed to 'tow the global warming line.' Advised collegues to delete all emails associated with climate change and pulled pork sandwiches.  According to commentator, David Gergen, "porkgate" is just another invention of the right-wing."

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 29, 2010 10:10 AM (IIYyC)

104 How the hell do you not catch that!?

Neither the coder nor the people telling them what to code thought anyone would put dirty words in as their name when donating money, so they never wrote any code to check for it.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 29, 2010 10:13 AM (mR7mk)

105 If this trend continues, pretty soon Osama bin Laden will release a sex tape.

Hmmm.  Now there's an idea.  Produce one, and drop it all over the middle east.  It would be the only good deed for humanity of my entire life.  Well, until I finally die anyway.

Posted by: Larry Flynt at January 29, 2010 10:14 AM (wPZU5)

106 Finally you can legitimately make a verbal mistake and call Obama Osama.

I think the only people who believe that Osama is still eating camel dung somewhere are the same fruitcakes that believe in "Climate Change ."

Posted by: NortonPete at January 29, 2010 10:14 AM (fVuwW)

107 criticised George W Bush, the former US president, for not signing the Kyoto Protocol

Please review and correct your talking points you stupid goat fucker.  The material you were given contains the exact phrase: "George W Bush pulled out of the Kyoto Treaty in 2001".

Posted by: Axelrod at January 29, 2010 10:14 AM (F/4zf)

108
"The president can sign international treaties?  Since when?"

Since forever. Of course, until they're ratified by three-fifths of the Senate, they have all the authority of an Obama promise.

Posted by: Brown Line at January 29, 2010 10:15 AM (VrNoa)

109 Now we know that the Obama adm. is paying off the Taliban to run propaganda for the DNC..

Posted by: Hmmmm at January 29, 2010 10:15 AM (0MzSU)

110 criticised George W Bush, the former US president, for not signing the Kyoto Protocol

Neither did Bill Clinton.  This is notable because it was written in 1998.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 29, 2010 10:16 AM (mR7mk)

111

That's when the gales of November come early!

Posted by: Gordon Lightfoot at January 29, 2010 03:10 PM (ERJIu)

Too bad the Edmond Fitzgerald didn't wait a bit - it could have glided over the ice.

Posted by: stuiec at January 29, 2010 10:17 AM (keSj0)

112 Of course. The whole 9-11 terrorism thing was just a publicity ruse to get everyone to focus on Global Warming. Osama should be more concerned with the temperatures in Hell, if he isn't there already........

Posted by: LGoPs at January 29, 2010 10:17 AM (tm/sN)

113 If this trend continues, pretty soon Osama bin Laden will release a sex tape.

I'm nervous.

Posted by: The Donkey at January 29, 2010 10:17 AM (wOGfT)

114 If this trend continues, pretty soon Osama bin Laden will release a sex tape.

Osama baby.  Please call me quick. I've (uh) got a favor to ask you.

Posted by: The Ewe at January 29, 2010 10:17 AM (wOGfT)

115 I'm pretty sure that OBL has been carbon neutral for a few years now.  So, in that respect, at least he's willing to lead by example unlike that fat turd Al Gore with his 500' houseboats and fleet of luxury 747's.

Posted by: Ted Kennedy's Gristle Encased Head at January 29, 2010 10:17 AM (+lsX1)

116 If this trend continues, pretty soon Osama bin Laden will release a sex tape.

How did our beards look?

Posted by: The Goats at January 29, 2010 10:18 AM (wOGfT)

117

See!  Proof that my green jobs initiative is working, they're beating their swords into plowshares!

Posted by: Osama Obama at January 29, 2010 10:18 AM (CfmlF)

118

Global warming - now known as Climate Change - is tailor-made for the OBL/jihadi agenda and mindset. 

They're revanchist theocrats who are perfectly happy if 99% of the populace lives in pastoral squalor so long as they keep payin' the jizzy and keep their mouths shut. 

If he can use it to jawbone the West's weak-willed, guilt-ridden useful idiots into voluntary self-destruction, its a two-fer.

We could (and should) tailor our entire foreign and domestic policy around doing exactly what OBL doesn't want us to do.  Instead, on point after point, the Dali Bama and his fellow travelers find themselves being OBL's strange bedfellows. 

BTW Slu, don't get any ideas - stop clone-brusing that sheep head with the jug ears - I'm sorry I said it already.

Posted by: societyis2blame at January 29, 2010 10:18 AM (rPDD/)

119 If this trend continues, pretty soon Osama bin Laden will release a sex tape.

At least I'm safe.

Posted by: The Sow at January 29, 2010 10:19 AM (wOGfT)

120 I have every right to believe that the global warming movement has lost all street cred with the American Public. I think there was a recent Rassmussen poll that a majority did not believe in global warming and were sick of hearing about all this eco-crap.

The public is get getting eco-fatigue compounded  with the fatigue with all of Obama's leftist craptrap.

Posted by: Gary B at January 29, 2010 10:23 AM (1gWfF)

121 114 If this trend continues, pretty soon Osama bin Laden will release a sex tape.

I'm nervous.

Posted by: The Donkey at January 29, 2010 03:17 PM

Not as nervous as I am.

Posted by: the Goat at January 29, 2010 10:23 AM (OKZrE)

122 I take it that Bin Laden (or whoever is speaking for him or his ghost) wants to rally the terrorist troups and sympathizers around any idea that will bankrupt America, while lefties will poo poo any endorsement of his anyway. That's a huge fucking bill America is still paying after the twin towers triumph, but it's chump change next to what greenies propose. If my mushy brain is on track here, death to America!

Posted by: Agnostica at January 29, 2010 10:24 AM (gbCNS)

123 SIX months! Hades kidnaps her for six months, one for each pomegranate seed she ate. Which she only ate because she was parched from GLOBAL WARMING!

Posted by: moviegique at January 29, 2010 10:27 AM (1y5Vr)

124 NO FREAKING WAY!!

A guy whose fondest desire is the destruction of the Western world and its evil capitalism is for Kyoto and Cap'n'Tax???

DOES NOT COMPUTE!

Posted by: Bender Bending Rodriguez at January 29, 2010 10:30 AM (1bLKF)

125 Note to terrorist hunters: Check the Greenpeace boats. I know all those guys/gals look the same but Bin Laden may be on one.

Posted by: dagny at January 29, 2010 10:31 AM (oVO2j)

126

I do not approve of the military coup in Honduras.

 

Allah Akbar!

Posted by: Osama bin Laden at January 29, 2010 10:33 AM (E0EDC)

127 Shit! I'm running out of popcorn. Could someone pause the imbecility until I get back from the store?

Posted by: Che Pizza at January 29, 2010 10:34 AM (SPSOE)

128

I'd be cool with Card Check.

 

Allah Akbar!

Posted by: Osama bin Laden at January 29, 2010 10:35 AM (E0EDC)

129
An observation that I keep hearing is that all these jihadists developed their terrorist tenancies in spite of having been educated in the West.
I beginning to wonder if this new jihadist strain is, in fact, a hybrid combination of old school Islamism and western leftism.
Did OBL become terrorist in spite of or because of his western education.
How big of step is it?
Leftists and Islamists both share a hatred of western civilization and they both hate America and Israel in particular.
They both hate capitalism.
Neither can tolerate the free expression of ideas that they disapprove of.

Why do more children of Muslim immigrants become terrorists than do their parents?
I think that it because they were picked up leftism in our school systems which enhanced their Islamic hatred of our culture.

Posted by: RayJ at January 29, 2010 10:38 AM (YcjCJ)

130

You know what else really puffs my cheese?  The recent Supreme Court ruling on McCain/Feingold.  It rolled back a century of legal precedence and left the door open to the corporate undermining of the electorate.

Death to the infadels!

Allah Akbar!

Posted by: Osama bin Laden at January 29, 2010 10:48 AM (E0EDC)

131

Why do more children of Muslim immigrants become terrorists than do their parents?
I think that it because they were picked up leftism in our school systems which enhanced their Islamic hatred of our culture
.

Pat Santy had a great historical flowchart of leftists along these lines.

It's time for a revived HUAC.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 29, 2010 10:52 AM (ujg0T)

132

The Great Lakes region is also experiencing more snow, the report says, because during warmer winters, "the lakes are less likely to freeze over or are freezing later [and] surface water evaporation is recharging the atmosphere with moisture."

Oh come on.  You're just making shit up now.

The Great Lakes region had unusually cold winter in late December, lasting through mid-January.  The lakes froze sooner than usual, not later.  Snow affects lake ice thickness, not how soon it freezes over.

 

Hollowpoint, in that section they're talking about lake effect snow, and they're somewhat correct. When I lived in Buffalo (my sister still does) you could get really slammed in late fall/early winter if you got a cold storm across Lake Erie and it hadn't frozen yet. Once it froze you stopped getting lake effect snow. Really cold winter means the lake might freeze early and stay that way meaning generally 'less' snow (less snow for Buffalo, which is different than less snow elsewhere). Warmer winters and the lake might not freeze and you'd keep getting hit.

Posted by: Spade at January 29, 2010 10:52 AM (7WUru)

133

Warmer winters and the lake might not freeze and you'd keep getting hit.

Sure, with regards to lake effect snow.  Point is, the lakes haven't been freezing later, at least not this year.  Even when they do, the resulting lake effect snow is localized rather than effecting an entire region.  The upstream side of the jet stream isn't likely to be affected like the downstream side.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 29, 2010 11:05 AM (rf03a)

134

The upstream side of the jet stream isn't likely to be affected like the downstream side.

And do you know why that is?  GLOBAL WARMING!!!1!

Posted by: Cautiously Pessimistic at January 29, 2010 11:09 AM (pZEar)

135

On the bright side, seeing as Osama is "obviously" still alive, it should make it real easy for Obama to track him down--like he promised during the election.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 29, 2010 11:12 AM (2qU2d)

136

"This winter's extreme weather -- with heavy snowfall in some places and unusually low temperatures -- is in fact a sign of how climate change disrupts long-standing patterns, according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation. "

To which I reply:  Bullbleep.

Note the unstated assumptions and claims:

* that "climate change" is something new---which it ain't

*  that "long-standing patterns" exist  -  which is a crock unless you can identify those patterns and how long they've existed.  

*  that the overall effect of "climate change"  is WARMING, not cold. Otherwise, why point out cold temps as more evidence of global warming, the real point of the piece.

This kind of crap reminds me Marx and Freud --- they could explain everything but predict nothing.

"settled pseudo-science", IOW.

 

 

 

 

Posted by: effinayright at January 29, 2010 11:16 AM (lQRmV)

137

Demonstrating a surprising concern for the environment, Bin Laden voiced his dismay at recent international efforts to tackle global warming.

I believe this may be the single most idiotic sentence ever crafted in the English language.

It is a sentence for which the word "fatuous" would be a glowing compliment.   The fact that it is uttered by a Brit means that every Brit on the face of the Earth should feel ashamed to share a national identity with him, and should seriously contremplate the redemptive power of suicide - either their own, or his, ably assisted.  There should be an immediate ban on travel abroad by Brits, the isles should be surrounded by an electrified fence, and all within should be sterilized, lest the genes causing the abberation be loosed upon normal humankind.  Chemical Ali would have known what to do.

Seriously, how can you Brits read what this cretin writes, and yet not descend upon his employer's building, wreck the presses, and burn it to the ground, after taking the sensible precaution of chaining shut all escape routes?  Good greif, have mercy on you fellow humans!

Posted by: sherlock at January 29, 2010 11:26 AM (G9/8V)

138

i didn't realize Chavez, Bin Ladin, and Gore all compared notes, to weaken the U.S. although maybe i should have

fellow travelers and all.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2010 11:37 AM (5Bf/7)

139 Somehow, in my twisted mind, this is the final curtain call for:
 Global Climate Changing Warming.

OBL has finally laid this madness to rest in his feces laced  cave where his bones are propped up in front of a tape recorder.

Thanks and good night

Posted by: NortonPete at January 29, 2010 12:13 PM (fVuwW)

140 This is the perfect scam, proving once and for all time that when it comes to organized crime, no one does it like the government. They have constructed a scenario by which, if one thing happens, it proves them right, AND if the exact opposite happens, it also proves them right. Insha'Allah, whatever. They're wearing me out.

Posted by: Bitsko at January 29, 2010 12:24 PM (8/KZN)

141 I think it's been pointed out somewhere else here that the National Wildlife Federation isn't qualified to speak on the subject of climate change. They speculate, rather than report on scientific evidence.

Posted by: Blinky2010 at January 29, 2010 01:06 PM (snlsw)

142

Maybe Osama wants a piece of all that green money that Gore is making.

I wonder how fun it would be to place Bin Laden global warming quotes next to Al Gores quotes and ask people to guess which belongs to who.

Posted by: Tantor at January 29, 2010 01:44 PM (Ek/Oc)

143

Let's see here, uh,, what's the word I'm looking for, oh yeah I remember------  DUH----.

 

 

OsamaHusseinIslamObama  2012'

(the terrorist-Uighur-ACORN-media choice)

-It's never too early to campaign-   

Posted by: Barry Soetoro (D-King OF The World!!) at January 29, 2010 02:03 PM (T2mAa)

144 Osama bin Laden (D-Tora Bora) announced today that he would no longer be running for re-election.  He said that the leadership, under Speaker Nancy Pelosi, had become too radical.

He said that we wanted to spend time with his families and continue to work against ManBearPig, whom he called the Really Great Satan.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 29, 2010 02:50 PM (Vo2Ef)

145 So not only is Man "perfectible," -- so is the weather... Whadda buncha maroons.

Posted by: Faye Kinnit at January 29, 2010 04:44 PM (l1oyw)

146

#92 So if we pass cap and trade, the terrorists literally win? Good to know. Also good to know that the OBL sneer contains green smuggery in addition to the regular evilness.

Exactly, impoverish your enemy and then it's easier to defeat him.

Posted by: Decaf at January 29, 2010 06:12 PM (NooBZ)

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Posted by: basim at January 29, 2010 07:13 PM (4LPhe)

148 The bullet-point summary at the Washington post makes me laugh... it's onionesque...

"Winter offered as proof of warming"

No, really; that's an entire statement summarizing their article.  I WISH I was funny enough to make that shit up, but it takes a true believer not to see the stupid and publish that...

Posted by: Gekkobear at January 29, 2010 07:47 PM (5/nmR)

149 "The gods are angry or happy, and that's why we have".....Ace of Spades: our divine offering to the weather gods, our token sex magic ritual to the fertility goddess, our primitive ewokian avatar. He who is the drinker of ambrosian vodkas and numinous patron saint of the dextrosphere. As John Bolton would say: only Ace can control climate change, by spreading sunshine and jujubes throughout the land.

Posted by: payola a. shinola, esq. at January 29, 2010 09:49 PM (o/6NB)

150

Crippling the US economy through the 'Green Movement' cripples the US ability to support aggressive war, hampers the ability to protect high value economic targets, and assists in recruiting the Green/Red movement as allies.

You will note that there are few references to Al Andalus anymore.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at January 30, 2010 07:23 AM (TUWci)

151 If it is cold that is just weather, but if it is hot then that's climate. Get with the program. larf.

Posted by: jonathan at February 01, 2010 01:55 PM (q3z9U)

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