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EDITORIAL: Hurray for polar bears--Growing population negates climate-change hysteria
The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2009 | Editorial

Posted on 08/23/2009 11:04:04 AM PDT by jazusamo

It's a good time to be a polar bear. Unusually cool temperatures in the northern climes last winter produced thicker-than-usual polar ice. This gave the lucky bears an extra two weeks to roam the ice floes to hunt ringed seals. As a result, adult bears are better fed and more cubs are surviving their first year. The bears will go into the winter with greater energy stores, which will mean a better chance of survival and even more cubs.

~snip~

The global-warming religion is highly resistant to facts. This came home to us recently when Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, told the Detroit News that global warming is increasing "volatility" in the atmosphere. "I feel it when I'm flying," she claimed. "We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes." The notion that Mrs. Stabenow can sense climate volatility while jetting about is risible, but the fact that she serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and is a leading proponent of the job-killing, growth-destroying cap-and-trade legislation is no laughing matter.

Compare the senator's sensory perception to hard data. In the past three years, the number of hurricanes has fallen dramatically, and tropical-cyclone activity is at one of the lowest points in the last 50 years. We hope that facts such as thickening Arctic ice and decreasing climate volatility can overcome the almost mystical attachment some politicians have to global-warming orthodoxy.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: arctic; capandtrade; environuts; globalwarming; polarbear; polarbears

1 posted on 08/23/2009 11:04:05 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: All
Please bump the Freepathon and donate if you haven’t done so!

2 posted on 08/23/2009 11:05:36 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: xcamel; steelyourfaith

Ping!


3 posted on 08/23/2009 11:06:12 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

No! Say it isn’t true!


4 posted on 08/23/2009 11:06:16 AM PDT by _Jim
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To: jazusamo

"Um, could you guys shut up about that? Some of us had wanted to star in Al Gore's next movie. You're screwing with our gigs here."

5 posted on 08/23/2009 11:11:22 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Hah! Not only that but being on the endangered species list would be security for them.


6 posted on 08/23/2009 11:19:19 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
You just watch, Stabenow is going to find out about the Hurricane deficit and demand creation of a new federal program that will send demolition teams out to blow up the buildings the missing hurricanes failed to knock down.

She'll claim it's a great victory for AGW.

(Clue, Stabenow is mad)

7 posted on 08/23/2009 11:24:05 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jazusamo
"I feel it when I'm flying," she claimed.

Higher than a kite, I suspect.

8 posted on 08/23/2009 11:24:38 AM PDT by seowulf (Petraeus, cross the Rubicon.)
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To: muawiyah; seowulf

I believe you’re both right.


9 posted on 08/23/2009 11:28:19 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, told the Detroit News that global warming is increasing "volatility" in the atmosphere. "I feel it when I'm flying," she claimed.

So, Stabenow drinks heavily when she flies.

10 posted on 08/23/2009 11:46:56 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: jazusamo

“Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, told the Detroit News that global warming is increasing “volatility” in the atmosphere. “I feel it when I’m flying,” she claimed.”

The stupidity of these people is astounding.


11 posted on 08/23/2009 11:49:26 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Question Marxist Authority)
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To: Yaelle

What do polar bears get when they sit in one place too long?? Polariods! Tee hee hee ....


12 posted on 08/23/2009 11:50:23 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: jazusamo

This information will never make the MSM. And if it did no one on the left would believe it.


13 posted on 08/23/2009 12:02:29 PM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: jazusamo
WASHINGTON — Has Earth's fever broken?

Official government measurements show that the world's temperature has cooled a bit since reaching its most recent peak in 1998.

That's given global warming skeptics new ammunition to attack the prevailing theory of climate change. The skeptics argue that the current stretch of slightly cooler temperatures means that costly measures to limit carbon dioxide emissions are ill-founded and unnecessary.

...Others go further. For example, Don Easterbrook, a geologist at Western Washington University in Bellingham, thinks the world is in a 30-year cooling phase.

14 posted on 08/23/2009 12:04:10 PM PDT by Eva (union motto - Aim for mediocrity, it's only fair.)
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To: muawiyah

I guess Debbie doesn’t remember the “Great Outbreak” of 1974 when 149 tornadoes swept through the Midwest. Killed a lot of people, let alone the billions in damages.


15 posted on 08/23/2009 12:06:07 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Eva

Thanks for the link.

The warming fanatics won’t give up even when confronted with reality, they seem to always come up with excuses.

Those supposed scientists, enviro nuts and leftist politicians are bound and determined to not only mandate us spending billions to try to combat a false premise but mainly to have more control over us all.


16 posted on 08/23/2009 12:15:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: norge
Debbie simply doesn't have that much memory, and she doesn't want any of us to get an idea of exactly how old she is.

Maybe she wants to become a cougar after this regime is out of office.

17 posted on 08/23/2009 12:19:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: savedbygrace
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, told the Detroit News that global warming is increasing "volatility" in the atmosphere. "I feel it when I'm flying," she claimed.

So, Stabenow drinks heavily when she flies.

It's probably menopause, but this gives her another excuse.

18 posted on 08/23/2009 12:24:45 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Jimmy Carter - now the second worst POTUS ever. BHO has #1 spot in his sights.)
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To: muawiyah
Stabenow is going to find out about the Hurricane deficit and demand creation of a new federal program

Devastating hurricanes are good, because they promote jobs and urban renewal; increase the 'dependency' population; create an exploitable crisis and increased opportunities for graft; and reduce the chances for unregulated public potlatch ceremonies.

19 posted on 08/23/2009 12:27:25 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: jazusamo

She might be (or be related to) a SP4 that worked for me in Korea..... silly bitch told the IG she could “hear” what I was thinking about her. Scary part was how accurate she was....


20 posted on 08/23/2009 12:35:27 PM PDT by Feckless (The oath I took said "...all enemies, foreign and domestic".)
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To: norge

Debbie and her ilk conveniently forget those kind of facts when it doesn’t fit their agenda, it’s really frustrating that many don’t see these people for what they are.


21 posted on 08/23/2009 12:36:05 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Feckless

LOL! A real head case. Sounds like she knew what you thinking because it was true that she was a head case and knew it.


22 posted on 08/23/2009 12:38:22 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

What a person has to realize is that global warming is much like heath care,it isn’t about global warming, it is about controlling the populace and stealing money from the taxpayer.


23 posted on 08/23/2009 12:40:27 PM PDT by calex59
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To: jazusamo

Don’t confuse me with facts, my mind is made up!!


24 posted on 08/23/2009 12:55:05 PM PDT by jesseam (G)
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To: jazusamo; potlatch; devolve; MeekOneGOP
Al Gore is still "not a scientist" and Debbie Stabenow now gets delirium tremens in addition to jet lag.

What's dba Obama got his thermostat set at in the multimillion-dollar castle on Martha's Vineyard.

25 posted on 08/23/2009 1:06:21 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo; jazusamo; potlatch; devolve
Al Gore is still "not a scientist" ...

- - - - -

You've got THAT right!

But he IS still an elitist / statist / hypocrite!!!

- - - - -


26 posted on 08/23/2009 1:55:11 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: savedbygrace

The article indicates the educational and intelligence level of some (if not most) of our elected representatives.


27 posted on 08/23/2009 2:01:37 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine
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To: jazusamo
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, told the Detroit News that global warming is increasing "volatility" in the atmosphere. "I feel it when I'm flying," she claimed.

And she's a Senator??? Forget the citizenship requirement, there needs to be a minimum IQ and Knowledge requirement to be a Senator. Poor lil' Debbie is an imbecile.

28 posted on 08/23/2009 2:02:11 PM PDT by GBA
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To: PhilDragoo
[Al Gore is still "not a scientist"]

 


29 posted on 08/23/2009 2:10:28 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: MeekOneGOP

Good ‘toon’ Meek, that’s just how HE lives!


30 posted on 08/23/2009 2:12:00 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: MeekOneGOP; potlatch

Both your toons are good ones and most appropriate, Gore is a real hypocrite.


31 posted on 08/23/2009 2:19:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Thank you jazusamo.


32 posted on 08/23/2009 2:22:39 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

LOL!

Dat’s algore alrighty !!!


33 posted on 08/23/2009 2:26:33 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: potlatch

Sometimes the old blind hog finds an acorn now and then.

:^D


34 posted on 08/23/2009 2:27:19 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Lol, I have huge Live Oak trees in my yard. One is probably a hundred years old. The squirrels plant acorns in all my potted plants and I yank them out with a vengeance!!
35 posted on 08/23/2009 2:36:46 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: jazusamo

but but buttt...

what about those poor ringed seals that got eaten by all those big nasty polar bears????


36 posted on 08/23/2009 2:50:20 PM PDT by AFPhys
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To: Ken522

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What do polar bears get when they sit in one place too long?? Polaroids! Tee hee hee ....

-—<>-—<>-—<>-—<>-—<>-—

ROTFLMPO!

Excellent Pun!


37 posted on 08/23/2009 2:52:10 PM PDT by AFPhys
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To: potlatch

Squirrels = Rat cousins!

Acorns ... it’s what’s for dinner! :)


38 posted on 08/23/2009 3:31:29 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: jazusamo

Those (#*&^$%$% polar bears are nothing but paid shills for big oil. It’s so obvious, only a fundamentalist Republican nutbag could miss it. Every one of them, I’ll bet, has a big fat bank account and consultancy agreement with Royal Dutch Petroleum and Exxon with the proceeds deposited in some offshore bank. Their nondisclosure agreements are ironclad, that’s why none of them will talk. Every Thursday, Sarah Palin threatens their children with Down’s syndrome by waving Trig out of a helicopter on fly-bys paid for by Conoco executives who hate government health care and then the polar bear cubs won’t be able to use any of the library books Palin’s already pulled from the shelves from her little base of operations in Wasilla.


39 posted on 08/23/2009 3:52:25 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (What kind of organization answers the phone if you call a suicide hotline in Gaza City?)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

LOL!

If it were only that simple. :-)


40 posted on 08/23/2009 3:58:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

In Debbie’s case I tend to think it’s not necessarily her agenda, I think she’s stupid, and buys the agenda that others cook up.

But hey, I’m not arguing with you.

Keyword, stupid.

Oh, and by the way, the Congress Critter Stupak spoke at my grandson’s HS graduation, and he sure didn’t impress me as being the liveliest gerbil in the litter.


41 posted on 08/23/2009 4:31:26 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: muawiyah

Meant to include you in my post 41, but, talk about stupid, I couldn’t remember how to spell your name.


42 posted on 08/23/2009 4:36:15 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: jazusamo; All

Can anyone draw well enough to draw a Coca Cola ad showing a couple of cute polar bears clinging for dear life onto a floating Coke bottle?


43 posted on 08/23/2009 4:40:48 PM PDT by sand lake bar
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To: jazusamo
We hope that facts such as thickening Arctic ice and decreasing climate volatility can overcome the almost mystical attachment some politicians have to global-warming orthodoxy any lie, trick or scheme imaginable to suck more and more money from productive people.

Not a chance in hell a Marxist looter like Stabenow will ever get over that attachment. Even if this AWG scam blows up in their face, they will not blush for a moment. They will quickly move to the next scam. They never give up!

44 posted on 08/23/2009 6:33:04 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: jazusamo; TenthAmendmentChampion; Horusra; Delacon; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; ...
Thanx !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

45 posted on 08/24/2009 1:19:31 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Power is not alluring to pure minds." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: AFPhys

“what about those poor ringed seals that got eaten by all those big nasty polar bears????”

I’ve said for awhile now that the seals need better press agents!


46 posted on 08/24/2009 1:25:03 PM PDT by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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