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RFK, Jr. 15 months ago: Global warming means no snow or cold in DC
Washington Examiner ^ | February 7, 2010 | David Freddoso

Posted on 02/07/2010 6:00:44 AM PST by Zakeet

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who flies around on private planes so as to tell larger numbers of people how they must live their lives in order to save the planet, wrote a column last year on the lack of winter weather in Washington, D.C.

"In Virginia, the weather also has changed dramatically. Recently arrived residents in the northern suburbs, accustomed to today's anemic winters, might find it astonishing to learn that there were once ski runs on Ballantrae Hill in McLean, with a rope tow and local ski club. Snow is so scarce today that most Virginia children probably don't own a sled. But neighbors came to our home at Hickory Hill nearly every winter weekend to ride saucers and Flexible Flyers.

"In those days, I recall my uncle, President Kennedy, standing erect as he rode a toboggan in his top coat, never faltering until he slid into the boxwood at the bottom of the hill. Once, my father, Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, brought a delegation of visiting Eskimos home from the Justice Department for lunch at our house. They spent the afternoon building a great igloo in the deep snow in our backyard. My brothers and sisters played in the structure for several weeks before it began to melt. On weekend afternoons, we commonly joined hundreds of Georgetown residents for ice skating on Washington's C&O Canal, which these days rarely freezes enough to safely skate.

"Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil and its carbon cronies continue to pour money into think tanks whose purpose is to deceive the American public into believing that global warming is a fantasy."


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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: alarmists; environment; environmentalrwords; environuts; fraud; globalwarming; gorebullwarming; hoax; kennedy; rfkjr; scam; weather
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To: Zakeet

I heard an interesting analysis of people like this...they have an amount of money that they can push this type of legislation...and it doesnt affect them in the slightest. so they vote this way to feel better about themselves.


51 posted on 02/07/2010 7:52:30 AM PST by bike800
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To: Zakeet

For once can a Kennedy talk about something without bringing up all their dead relatives? Sheesh, move on and live your own crooked life.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the hackers that let out the emails on the global warming scam. The wheels have come off that hoax and I’m not sure it would have without those emails. That’s ruined a bunch of socialist politicians plan for control and theft of tax dollars. But they’ll keep trying anyway...


52 posted on 02/07/2010 7:57:24 AM PST by Reagan is King (Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave.)
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To: Reaganesque

“Mr. Kennedy was not available for comment.”

Unfortunately, in reality, too many Kennedys are available for comment. Fortunately, fewer and fewer Kennedys are available for comment. And. truly fortunately, fewer and fewer Kennedys are around to tell us about their Uncle President and Dad Attorney General.


53 posted on 02/07/2010 8:07:00 AM PST by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: DariusBane
“anecdotal observations have no bearing on the validity of globull warming”

There's a LOT of that kind of rationalization going on at DU lately, particularly with the snow storm that just buried the East Coast Commune known as our capitol.

54 posted on 02/07/2010 8:12:01 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Note to self: Never post in a thread about religion again.)
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To: Zakeet

“Snow” may have more than one meaning to RFK, Jr. and his ilk.


55 posted on 02/07/2010 8:21:25 AM PST by Mobties
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To: Zakeet
America is now a Camelot-free zone.

Honestly, I am so happy to be out from under this stupid media-driven fantasy of some ersatz lovely, gracious American aristocracy. Every magazine I'd pick up as a teen or a young woman had its obligatory Kennedy-worshiping article and photo spread. Always on TV, always running for office. Crimes and scandals and the overweening air of entitlement.

I remember my astonishment at the horror of Chappaquidick, how appalling was Teddy's avoidance of any responsibility. It was considered punishment enough that he lost the WH.

The legacy of the Kennedys should be the Death of Mary Jo Kopechne, why she died and how she died. Her death is the emblem of that wretched warren of buck-toothed, destructive, immoral, and vulgar human trash!

56 posted on 02/07/2010 8:25:40 AM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: Titus-Maximus

How do windmills perform in heavy snow?


57 posted on 02/07/2010 8:27:42 AM PST by maryz
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To: maryz
How do windmills perform in heavy snow?

Better yet, how do windmills perform after freezing rain has given them a nice, heavy coating of ice?

58 posted on 02/07/2010 8:30:33 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Zakeet
Junkies... is there anything they DON'T know???
59 posted on 02/07/2010 8:31:05 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: slumber1
brought a delegation of visiting Eskimos home from the Justice Department for lunch at our house.

Yeah, I'm sure this delegation really built an igloo w/their suits and shoes on during lunch time!!
60 posted on 02/07/2010 8:36:44 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Qout

LOL!


61 posted on 02/07/2010 9:33:51 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Zakeet

In all of history I cannot think of a political fraud that reality so ruthlessly refuted-Globle Warming!


62 posted on 02/07/2010 9:39:02 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Woops! Globle=global still having morting coffee and it has not yet taken effect.


63 posted on 02/07/2010 9:40:29 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Zakeet; All

This story is now on Drudge.


64 posted on 02/07/2010 9:47:33 AM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: maryz

Don’t even need to go as far as snow to stop them;

Minnesota wind turbines won’t work in cold weather

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2442370/posts


65 posted on 02/07/2010 9:56:51 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: maryz

They can shut down in heavy ice and snow. They can also hurl ice as well.


66 posted on 02/07/2010 10:15:46 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Zakeet

Attorney General Robert Kennedy

Time in Office: 1961-1964

Virginia’s Weather History - 1960-1964

The Winter of 1960-1961: The stormy pattern of the last couple winters continued with three more significant storms. The first one was December 10-12, 1960. Heavy snow and high winds hit from Virginia into New York. In Virginia, snow fall ranged from 4 to 13 inches in the north and west. There were seven fatalities in Virginia attributed to the storm. The next snowstorm struck on January 19-20 from North Carolina to New York. Virginia saw up to 12 inches. It caused a great traffic jam in northern and central Virginia and D.C.. Two deaths were blamed on the storm in Virginia, due to overexertion and accidents. The third storm struck February 3-5 and hit like a blizzard with severe cold and gale force winds. Eight inches fell in Washington, 2 to 13 inches across Virginia with as much as 36 inches in New York. There four fatalities in Virginia.

March 5-9, 1962, The “Ash Wednesday Storm”: The storm hit Virginia during “Spring Tide” (sun and moon phase to produce a higher than normal tide). The storm moved north off the coast past Virginia Beach and then reversed its course moving again to the south and bringing with it higher tides and higher waves which battered the coast for several days. The storm’s center was 500 miles off the Virginia Capes when water reached nine feet at Norfolk and 7 feet on the coast. Huge waves toppled houses into the ocean and broke through Virginia Beach’s concrete boardwalk and sea wall. Houses on the Bay side also saw extensive tidal flooding and wave damage. The beaches and shorefront had severe erosion. Locals felt the damage from this storm was worst in Virginia Beach than that of the 1933 Hurricane. The islands of Chincoteague and Assateague were completely underwater. When the water receded, hundreds of thousands of dead chickens were left and the Virginia Department of Health indicating it was an extreme health hazard asked all women, children and elderly to evacuate. A million dollars in damage was done to NASA’s Wallops Island Launch facility and an estimated $4 million in wind and flood damages occurred to the City of Hampton. Winds up to 70 mph built 40-foot waves at sea.

Heavy snows fell inland. Big Meadows, in Shenandoah National Park on the Blue Ridge Mountains just southeast of Luray, recorded Virginia’s greatest 24-hour snowfall with 33 inches and the greatest single storm snowfall with 42 inches. Two feet of snow fell from Charlottesville (21 inches) to Luray (24 inches) to Winchester (22 inches) setting new records. Hot Springs (in the mountains northwest of Roanoke) recorded 17 inches of snow, Culpeper 15 inches, and Richmond 12 inches from the storm. Roads were blocked and electrical service was out for several days in some areas.

http://tinyurl.com/ygrhzh9


67 posted on 02/07/2010 11:02:43 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Titus-Maximus

Thanks! I believe MA was given something like $25 million in “stimulus” money for windmills. MA — as you’ve probably heard ;-) — gets a fair amount of snow, sleet and ice in the winter!


68 posted on 02/07/2010 11:03:03 AM PST by maryz
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To: PapaBear3625

In our area we had a few burn up because of malfunctioning parts and also due to lightning strikes. One wonders how much the premiums are for lightning insurance or if there is insurance for them. If not, then the cost of all those replacements should be included in the cost of the power generated, along with the smelting of the steel and the other costs.


69 posted on 02/07/2010 11:38:34 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Reaganesque

“RFK, Jr. 15 months ago: Global warming means no snow or cold in DC”

LOL

What’s sad is that we will still have some people believing him, Obama and other EnvrionMENTALists.


70 posted on 02/07/2010 2:55:42 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Zakeet

Sweet.


71 posted on 02/07/2010 3:02:44 PM PST by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: squarebarb
"That doesn't sound true."

Having built and slept in igloos, snow caves and snow trenches, I have to tell you this is BS. Fluffy or slush snow will not work, some snow can be compressed into blocks and cut but it takes time. The guests just happened to have a 24' snow saw in their pocket?

72 posted on 02/07/2010 5:29:46 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Zakeet
I get the point of the quote, but I'd bet a fair bit that it all is pure fiction. Liberal a-holes lie when they don't even have to. Just ask billyBoy, since the relevant Kennedy schmucks have exited the scene.
73 posted on 02/07/2010 7:43:52 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Impy; TigersEye; floriduh voter; snippy_about_it; ovrtaxt; syriacus; TigerLikesRooster; ...

Ping. Wow, and the Kennedeys think their voters are a joke?

I hope they enjoy their new windmill farm.


74 posted on 02/08/2010 3:36:51 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (2010 HOUSE RACES! Help everyone get the goods on their House Rats. See my profile.)
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To: All

Drowning Polar Bears!

DRILL BABY DRILL! [REAL stimulus.]

RFK, Jr. 15 months ago: Global warming means no snow or cold in DC...
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/RFK-79834057.html

Drudge headlines over the weekend:
Historic snowstorm rages on...
Paralyzing nation’s capital...
200,000+ without power in DC metro...
Nearing all-time storm total snowfall record for Baltimore...
Snow measurements for DC/MD/VA/WVA...
Multipe Roof Collapses Around Region...
Up to 30 inches in parts of Philadelphia...
Severe Winter Storm Striking Mid-Atlantic...
[Related, outside Drudge]
‘Snowmageddon’ blankets Mid-Atlantic in heavy snow
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2445883/posts

PEW: Global warming ranks dead last as concern for Americans...
http://people-press.org/report/584/policy-priorities-2010.

Democratic Climate Revolt
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2446552/posts?page=9

The IPCC’s Latest Climate Change Blunder “To Boldly Go Where No Stupidity Has Gone Before.”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2446504/posts

CLIMATE SCANDAL PROFESSOR: I THOUGHT OF KILLING MYSELF...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7017922.ece

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FReeper Kitchen’s link blast:

Holes in climate science:

http://research.fit.edu/sealevelriselibrary/documents/doc_mgr/328/Global_Holes_in_Climate_Science_-_Nature_2010.pdf
Climate-gate:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100020126/climategate-goes-serial-now-the-russians-confirm-that-uk-climate-scientists-manipulated-data-to-exaggerate-global-warming/
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/18584

http://www.createspace.com/3423467

Glacier-gate (aka Pachauri-gate):

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/01/20/panels-glacier-disaster-claims-melting-away/
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7009081.ece

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/7062667/Pachauri-the-real-story-behind-the-Glaciergate-scandal.html

Amazon-gate:

http://www.hotair.com/archives/2010/01/26/more-bogus-agw-information-in-ipcc-report/http://grandrants.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/discredited-scientific-theory-receives-yet-another-blow/
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7009705.ece

Thermometer-gate:

http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/surfacestationsreport_spring09.pdf
Temperature-gate:

http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/originals/surface_temp.pdf
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Scientists+using+selective+temperature+data+skeptics/2468634/story.html

Greenhouse-gate:

http://www.worldscinet.com/ijmpb/23/2303/S021797920904984X.html
http://www.junkscience.com/Greenhouse/index.html

Greenland-gate:

http://www.cfact.org/a/886/Melting-the-facts-about-Greenlands-ice-sheet
IPCC-gate:

Scandal Deepens: UN IPCC Lead Author Turns on Pachauri: Calls for his Resignation – Declares IPCC ‘tainted by political advocacy’
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2010/01/26/terence-corcoran-heat-wave-closes-in-on-the-ipcc.aspx

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,673944,00.html

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/19458

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/7111525/UN-climate-change-panel-based-claims-on-student-dissertation-and-magazine-article.html

NASA-gate:

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=514429
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/dec/03/researcher-says-nasa-hiding-climate-data/

NODC-gate:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/01/31/nodc-revises-ocean-heat-content-data/#more-15879
Climate crooks:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7004936.ece
http://www.cfact.org/a/1652/Monckton-names-names-on-Climategate

32,000 scientists [the Oregon Petition AGAINST global warming]:

http://www.oism.org/pproject/

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‘The great global warming collapse’...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/the-great-global-warming-collapse/article1458206

UNBELIEVABLE ! Still Another IPCC Screw-Up Found
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2446092/posts

Top British scientist says UN panel is losing credibility [UK Times]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2446028/posts

Graham: Congress Needs A ‘Win’ On Climate Policy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2440629/posts
Timing, Grahamnesty, timing. Ever hear about Climatgate? [Good grief.]

12 Days, 3 Networks and No Mention of ClimateGate Scandal
http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2009/20091202135822.aspx

Boxer: Hackers should face criminal probe over ‘Climategate’ - The ...
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/70249-boxer-hacked-climategate-emails-may-face-criminal-probe
Dec 2, 2009 ... Leaked e-mails allegedly undermining climate change science should be treated as a criminal matter, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.

Climategate Mashup
http://www.infowars.com/climategate-mashup/
CLIMATEGATE!!! arrest al gore! protos Says: November 25th, 2009 at 12:56 pm. Way to go hackers. Now we need you to expose the rest of their Lies. ...

YouTube – Lord Monckton on Climategate: Whistle Blower, Not A “Hacker”.
http://climategate.tv/?p=451

Van Jones [communist revolutionary] on the Advisory Board of the Presidential Climate Action Project
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2436607/posts

UN scientist admits unverified data used for politics...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1245636/Glacier-scientists-says-knew-data-verified.html
Calls for UN climate chief to resign...
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/geoffreylean/100023489/pachauri-must-quit-as-head-of-official-science-panel

Climategate: CRU Was But the Tip of the Iceberg
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2434568/posts

UN abandons climate change deadline...
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/87479ee2-0600-11df-8c97-00144feabdc0.html

Chief admits mistake on Himalayas warning...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6994774.ece

James Cameron: ‘I Believe In Eco-Terrorism’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2430694/posts

ClimateGate’s Michael Mann Received Stimulus Funds
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2431012/posts

THE NEW CLIMATE CHANGE SCANDAL
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2431016/posts
“Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 was lifted from a 1999 magazine article.”

IPCC Pondering New Steps in Wake of Hacked E-mails Episode
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2430998/posts

PAPER: World Misled over Himalayan Glacier Meltdown...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6991177.ece

Computer accused of ‘warm bias’ by BBC weatherman...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1243846/Met-Office-accused-warm-bias-BBC-weatherman.html

ClimateGate’s Michael Mann Received Stimulus Funds
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2431012/posts

THE NEW CLIMATE CHANGE SCANDAL
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2431016/posts

IPCC Pondering New Steps in Wake of Hacked E-mails Episode
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2430998/posts

PAPER: World Misled over Himalayan Glacier Meltdown...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6991177.ece

Computer accused of ‘warm bias’ by BBC weatherman...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1243846/Met-Office-accused-warm-bias-BBC-weatherman.html

Danny Glover:Haitian earthquake was caused by climate change and global warming
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2429022/posts

BIN LADEN’S ‘GLOBAL WARMING’ RANT [FR link]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2439926/posts

EPA Suppresses Internal Global Warming Study [previous Infowar Headline]


75 posted on 02/08/2010 3:37:38 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (2010 HOUSE RACES! Help everyone get the goods on their House Rats. See my profile.)
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To: kitchen

I used your link blast here too. TY again and try to keep warm!


76 posted on 02/08/2010 3:38:20 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (2010 HOUSE RACES! Help everyone get the goods on their House Rats. See my profile.)
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To: Zakeet

This Kennedy lunatic has found his greater purpose in life. He’s a messiah like 0bama. He jets all over the world lecturing the commoners on how they are slobs with huge carbon footprints. How the commoners must restrain themselves

Does this kook ever temper his remarks? Where is his restraint?


77 posted on 02/08/2010 3:47:39 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Zakeet

(The view this morning)

Thanks, Robert.

78 posted on 02/08/2010 5:13:20 AM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Zakeet
"Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil and its carbon cronies continue to pour money into think tanks whose purpose is to deceive the American public into believing that global warming is a fantasy."

How's that fantasy working out for you? Seen enough already?

79 posted on 02/08/2010 5:20:30 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

He may be arrogant and a charlatan, but he is still a hero to the American liberal community for just being born. Oh, I thought they didn’t approve of “just being born”.


80 posted on 02/08/2010 5:46:18 AM PST by Theodore R. (...)
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