Monday, February 11, 2008

Just as predicted

Former presidential candidate John "Lurch" Kerry stepped forward as the first asshat in line to prove the contention of New York Times science writer John Tierney (as highlighted by the Vulture in my post on January 6th) that Global Warming True Believers would use any and all inclement weather occurring for the foreseeable future as "proof" that Global Warming is "real". Here is a sampling of what Mr. Tierney had to say:

Today’s interpreters of the weather are what social scientists call availability entrepreneurs: the activists, journalists and publicity-savvy scientists who selectively monitor the globe looking for newsworthy evidence of a new form of sinfulness, burning fossil fuels.

“In the last few months,” Mr. Gore said, “it has been harder and harder to misinterpret the signs that our world is spinning out of kilter.” But he was being too modest. Thanks to availability entrepreneurs like him, misinterpreting the weather is getting easier and easier.
Here's what Mr. Botox had to say, speaking on MSNBC on February 6th:
[I] don’t want to sort of leap into the larger meaning of, you know, inappropriately, but on the other hand, the weather service has told us we are going to have more and more intense storms,” Kerry said. “And insurance companies are beginning to look at this issue and understand this is related to the intensity of storms that is related to the warming of the earth. And so it goes to global warming and larger issues that we’re not paying attention to. The fact is the hurricanes are more intensive, the storms are more intensive and the rainfall is more intense at certain places at certain times and the weather patterns have changed.
Ah, yes! It's inarticulate, it's circular reasoning, and it's the expression of belief in the One True Faith - Global Warming. Who better to prove Mr. Tierney (and the Vulture) correct than Senator Frankenstein? The next original thought John Kommie has will be his first.