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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Our Cutesy-Wootsie Little Planet Needs To Be Mommied!

Here's Gore pleading with the Congress for emergency intervention to save a sick infant:

"The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don't say, `Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it's not a problem.' If the crib's on fire, you don't speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action."

Yes, not Earth, but "the planet," the cute little baby planet that has a "fever." It has the sniffles.

Then, in the next breath, he kicks it up several hundred degrees fahrenheit without missing a beat and bellows: "THE CRIB'S ON FIRE!"

Note how abruptly the language evolved from "a baby's fever" to "THE CRIB'S ON FIRE!!!"

It's a characteristic, knee-jerk tendency of the Left to get hysterically hyperbolic on everything:

We have a two-term president who has been epically consequential, has steadily and with good cheer guided the nation through the successive traumas of 9/11, the collapse of the over-inflated stock market, mega-corporate malfeasance, an ensuing recession, and a reactionary, global war with two fronts, all costing billions and billions of dollars but having earlier pushed for and enacted historically large tax-cuts and so saving many more billions in the private sector and now presiding over the wealthiest nation in the world at the wealthiest time in her history (Behold the real Comeback Kid, ladies and gentlemen) while all along being vociferously and viciously attacked on multiple fronts both by foreigners, enemies we're at war with, and by the shameless Democrats and the implacable left, who hyperbolically characterize him as "THE VERY WORST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES!"

We have a deficit-to-GNP ratio being not too bad at all (all things considered) described as "DEFICITS AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE!"

Sixteen words in a State of The Union Address (which still stand) are hysterically turned into "THE SIXTEEN WORDS!" that were uttered by "THE LIAR-IN-CHIEF!" and "THE MISLEADER!" and the "LYING LIAR WHO TELLS LIES!" as triggered by the liar Joseph Wilson III.

The quick overthrow of an entrenched dictatorship in the heart of the Middle East, the successful proceedings of three democratic elections with large, national turnouts there, the writing and adopting of the most progressive constititution in the Arab world, and now that very same country an ally in the War on Terror in under four years time and achieved with far less force and casualties than any other operation in history of similar magnitude, all of that hysterically being described as a "DISASTROUS DEBACLE!"

The routine firing of those who serve at the pleasure of the executive is described as being an "UNPRECEDENTED, SERIOUS MATTER!"

And now the increase of one degree fahrenheit over the twentieth century means "The Planet" is like "A BABY'S CRIB THAT'S ON FIRE!"

(And all of that from a crowd who self-righteously howled to high heaven about the High Crimes and Misdemeanors of Bush's "exaggerations")

As for the latter exaggeration (if not lie), such a man who addresses the United States Congress in that manner on such an important and controversial issue should quite simply be laughed off the stage or forcibly removed, but that won't happen because the Democratic Party itself is complicit in all of that.

The way things are going, don't be surprised if "Global Warming"--by the same fear-mongering compulsion-- gets kicked up a notch and is referred to as "Global Heating." All that will need to happen to justify such an increase in volume to a Spinal-Tapesque "11" is a "Record-breaking!" heat wave this summer that can be exploited for that and cause "The People" (i.e. the hordes of inattentive, gullible shmucks who never hold these shameless mountebanks--and their party-- to account) to forget that other people froze to death this very first month of Spring.

Earth is not a "baby." The earth is over four billion years old and has undergone many dramatic climate changes (because capricious Nature, it appears, is indeed a woman, as the hard-core environmentalist Gaia worshippers themselvers would tell you) before mankind even existed.

Those lefty hyenas like to heckle at Creationists for their biblical "young Earth" belief (i.e. that Earth is about 6,000 years old), but it is one of their champions--Al Gore--who is frantically running around with a thermometer because "The Planet" is just a baby, and it--Oh no!-- has a warm forehead!

What is all that, irony?

Or insanity?

Let us indulge the hysterical Gore's position that the Earth is undergoing some kind of catastrophic change (of diapers):

The proper personification--in a worst-case scenario, which would involve giant meteors or solar flares or dramatically abrupt tectonic shifting (neither of which having anything to do with Exxon-Mobil) and not an uptick of one degree fahrenheit (if that) over decades-- is that the earth is having a mid-life crisis, but the associations with that (e.g. implying a long, sordid past of cold spells and hot flashes alike with more of the same down the road) compromises the immediacy and exceptionality of the prognosis (which to succeed relies upon the contrived image of a pre-human Earth being a young, pristine, Eden-like maiden that was doing fine until the human monsters freakishly popped out and began to child-molest and rape the young virgin).

"What?" you ask, "Manipulation of language to mold perception?"

Of course. Where have you been? The leftists have always shamelessly thrived on that (under the belief that they have the best of intentions for all and know better than the average Joe & Jane who can only understand baby talk, and stuff like "If you don't behave yourselves, Children, the bogeyman will come!").

The UN itself admitted as much and so self-consciously toned down the language in the last report with such qualifiers as "Nearly" and "Almost" and "Perhaps" and "Quite Possibly" and "It appears."

That's admitting that the language (along with "the facts") of the Kyoto Treaty was overblown and misleading, and needed to be toned down, and yet you still have them harping about the president's rejection of "the facts" of Kyoto (though that's a mischaracterization, as well).

And that "rejection" was turned into "AN ATTACK ON SCIENCE!"

...while the very same Luddite president (as characterized) gave NASA the greenlight to boldly plan a moon colony and manned missions to Mars.

However, the funding for those missions (which would boldly push technologies to places where no man has been before) was one of the very first things that was slashed by the new "progressive" Democratic majority of the Congress before whining: "The President should propose a new energy policy as bold as JFK's Apollo missions!"


Anyway, again, Earth is not a "baby" (and even when it was at the stage of its development that could properly be called its "infancy," it's "normal" temperature was volcanic), and so Gore's choice to characterize it as such is not only Mediaeval in a geological sense, but furthermore manipulative in a demagogic one, shamelessly appealing to disgraceful intellects and emotions which have been programmed by Leftists to value cutesy-wootsieness as the ideal state of things, i.e. Teletubbiness.

"Oo, the poor baby Earth! Wet's make it fee-oo bett-oh!"

It's really quite sickening.

"Hold on there, Republicus," you may be asking, "Aren't you making too big a deal about a metaphor?"

No, Republicus is not. The metaphor was Gore's to choose, and his choice speaks volumes about how he thinks, or--worse, and quite likely both--how he thinks we think, or should think:

"Earth is like a sick baby that needs nursing!" regulated by the government.

"Wha-a-at?" you gasp. Of course.

That, after all, comes from a man who is a true believer in the nanny state.

That, after all, comes from a man who believes the State can--and should--see to every citizen's health-care needs.

That, after all, comes from a man who, in his own mid-life, sought the advice of his daughter's feminist girlfriend (i.e. writer Naomi Wolf) on how to dress like an "Alpha Male" for his run to be the President of the United States of America (of course, she recommended "earth-tones").

One more time: Al Gore consulted his daughter's feminist girlfriend to tell him how to dress like a man while he saw fit to assure the American pople that he was "his own man" and well-suited to be the next President of the United States of America and Leader of the Free World.

So you can can understand the choice to use a little baby with a fever when referring to a chunk of rock with a mass of 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms and that plunges and careens spinning through space at 1,113 mph around a star that has a surface temperature of 6000°C and belches flares that interfere with that rock's electromagnetic fields (and also its temperature, it should be added), because babies with fevers are so much easier to understand and manage--and besides, they're funzy-wunzy to handle!

But look what else he does: He describes the far sounder science of those opposed to his take on climatology (which has been debunked by scientists who have not been compromised by The Agenda, and no, they are not on Texaco's payroll, either) as peddlers of "Science Fiction."

Well, the good scientists (and those who agree with the simple logic of their findings) whom Al Gore just maligned should take heart, because being called writers (or readers) of science fiction is a step up from being earlier described as "Mediaeval Flat-Earthers" with their "Heads in the Sand," and "Deniers," but what's depraved is that such a childish attack is bred out of typical leftist projection:

The science fiction is Al Gore's, and he is well aware of his enviro-drama being labeled as exactly such--i.e. "science fiction"-- from sober scientists.

So he was just pettily and vindictively throwing it back (like a baby would).

Also, note his recommendation: "You go see a doctor (when the baby--i.e. Earth-- has a fever)."

There have been many scientists with doctorates in climatology--real doctors--who have indeed explicitly debunked Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth as science fiction, but Gore's prescription to "see a doctor" obviously does not apply to them because they're..."Science fiction" writers! (i.e. "I know you are, but what am I?")

In other words, climatologists with doctorates in that very field who disagree with Al Gore are belittled and dismissed out of hand (and even lose their jobs and receive death threats), and are not the doctors you should "see."

So which "doctor" is he talking about, then, if real ones are dismissed? He can only be talking about the somewhat sizable (but by no means universally consensual, however insistent they are about that) cabal of environmentalist "experts"-- like himself-- as being the only real "doctors" and arbiters of scientific "facts" and "Truth" on the matter (which is essentially that CO2 produced by human industry is the prime culprit for environmental warming, which is demonstrably false by the very premises of what causes the warming--i.e. greenhouse gases of which man-made CO2 comprises very little of-- and which are faulty premises to begin with as other agents--like solar flares-- play a part) and anyone who disagrees is a quack and should be stripped of their license to practice medicine (if not a heretic who should be burned at the stake of censure--if not ostracism).

But that, too, is a projection: Al Gore is the quack.

Leftists love to wave their diplomas and titles when demanding to be recognized as authorities. "I have a PhD from Thornton College in antipodal magnetic variations which means I know more than you about everything else!" they harumph (or whine).

Fine. Let's indulge that one, too: What, then, qualifies Al Gore? Is he a certified "scientist?"


Was his Master's Thesis on climatology?


And does he have a PhD, since he implied that "experts" like himself were the "doctor to go see" and heed?

How can that be? He just compared Earth to a human baby! That is not the language of science!

And remember, he wasn't addressing an elementary school classroom, but the United States Congress!

Who tolerates being lectured to in such a condescending manner?

Who buys that garbage?

Millions of us, astonishingly enough, and even our presumptively-adult representatives.


Blogger Kelly said...

...and yet they want to kill a little polar bear...a cutesy wootsie little polar bear cub.

Leftist Whackos want this polar bear DEAD

10:50 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...


This is the same guy who "invented" the internet, who uses twice as much electricity in his one house for one month than the average person uses in a year.

Reminds me of the lyrics to a Michael Jackson song...

"I'm gonna make a change, for once in my life
It's gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right..."


"I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
(If you wanna make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change."

10:59 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

OK, so I am going to advertise for my own blog here, but I wrote a small essay on how I think of this issue.

For those that are bored, go to
node/12 and leave a comment.

John and Kelly, you guys already did, but we have had a change of server since then and I was not able to import the comments. The reason I am telling you this is that I did not want you to think that I edited out your comments :-)

Those that wish to claim that Humans are the sole source of global climate change now have to contend with proof that Mars has been warming at the same time.

That being said, I think it is a bad idea to abuse our environment. Good stewardship means taking care of your own 'house,' and taking a crap in your living room is never advisable. I think there are very few people that would disagree with this principle.

Al, though, is a different animal altogether. For him, his claims about humans changing the climate is nothing less than a bid for power, and make no mistake, he intends to capitalize on it.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

This is an easier way to get to the link that Phelonius left. Proof that the Wacky Belong Together

JB, I think you made mention of Gore's house in that post.

9:56 PM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks Kelly.

10:39 PM  
Blogger John said...

Phelonius: Absolutely, no argument about pollution, but that's neither here nor there when arguing about manmade CO2--or even just CO2, for that matter-- being the primary culprit causing warming.

3:12 PM  
Blogger John said...

Well, CO2 does play a part.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous duggie said...

oh my god. i'm drunk on beer and pastis, it's 3:17 a.m., the kids and wife are out of town for the night, i'm listening obsessively to Quadrophenia, and i'm reading this, and it's a window into sheer, pure, unadulterated, distillate of madness. Madness. MADNESS!

2:23 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

John, I came on this morning and found the latest comment...ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Stark raving mad!! AND drunk!

9:56 AM  
Blogger John said...

Welcome duggie. :)

3:30 PM  

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