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Manmade Global Warming: The Solution (Pat Sajak, Host of Wheel of Fortune, gives a modest proposal)
Ricochet ^ | 07/26/2010 | Pat Sajak

Posted on 07/26/2010 2:11:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Manmade global warming, like so many other social and economic issues, has become hopelessly politicized. Each side has dug in its heels and has accused the other of acting irresponsibly and dishonestly. For the believers, the other side has become the equivalent of Holocaust deniers; and for the doubters, the other side has become a cult intent on manipulating mankind to remake the world in some sort of natural Utopian image.

The divide has become so great, it seems virtually impossible to bridge the gap. However, I’m not writing for Ricochet merely to outline problems; I’m here to offer real solutions. And I’m not just blowing carbon dioxide.

Let’s assume that a third of the world’s population really believes mankind has the power to adjust the Earth’s thermostat through lifestyle decisions. The percentage may be higher or lower, but, for the sake of this exercise, let’s put it at one-third. Now it seems to me these people have a special obligation to change their lives dramatically because they truly believe catastrophe lies ahead if they don’t. The other two-thirds are merely ignorant, so they can hardly be blamed for their actions.

Now, if those True Believers would give up their cars and big homes and truly change the way they live, I can’t imagine that there wouldn’t be some measurable impact on the Earth in just a few short years. I’m not talking about recycling Evian bottles, but truly simplifying their lives. Even if you were, say, a former Vice President, you would give up extra homes and jets and limos. I see communes with organic farms and lives freed from polluting technology.

Then, when the rest of us saw the results of their actions—you know, the earth cooling, oceans lowering, polar bears frolicking and glaciers growing—we would see the error of our ways and join the crusade voluntarily and enthusiastically.

How about it? Why wait for governments to change us? You who have already seen the light have it within your grasp to act in concert with each other and change the world forever. And I hate to be a scold, but you have a special obligation to do it because you believe it so strongly. Then, instead of looking at isolated tree rings and computer models, you’d have real results to point to, and even the skeptics would see the error of their ways and join you.

So start Tweeting each other and get the ball rolling. We’ll anxiously await results. See, I told you I had the solution. My work here is done.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; patsajak

1 posted on 07/26/2010 2:12:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Rational idea.


2 posted on 07/26/2010 2:13:00 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SeekAndFind

wow-that’s actually pretty brilliant


3 posted on 07/26/2010 2:13:36 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL, sounds like a plan!


4 posted on 07/26/2010 2:14:33 PM PDT by txroadkill (Is it November yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Pat knows the real score. He' just poking a little fun at the lefties.
5 posted on 07/26/2010 2:18:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Not bad. Photobucket
6 posted on 07/26/2010 2:18:56 PM PDT by xuberalles (The Right Stuff: The Best Anti-Liberal Novelties On The Net ! http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: SeekAndFind
Then, when the rest of us saw the results of their actions—you know, the earth cooling, oceans lowering, polar bears frolicking and glaciers growing—we would see the error of our ways and join the crusade voluntarily and enthusiastically.

And when these things do not happen....and they won't...the Moonbats and Hippies will start their rants all over again and say the rest of "us" aren't doing enough. Then we're right back where we started from.

Though, I would like to see "their" numbers plummet when "they" try to live on 'organic' food alone.

7 posted on 07/26/2010 2:18:56 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A fearless person cannot be controlled.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Algore will get back to you on that, Pat.

Right now he has an appointment with a massage therapist to get to.

8 posted on 07/26/2010 2:19:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: SeekAndFind

If they do and there is clear demonstration it works, I’ll join them. I agree Al Gore, lead by example.


9 posted on 07/26/2010 2:20:16 PM PDT by Techster
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To: SeekAndFind
Great idea. It reminds me of so many situations where people profess ideas they refuse to act on. Like abortion; if the leftists see such great good in abortion, why don't they start a fund and use it to pay for them? Why do they demand that people who find abortion abhorrent foot the bill?
10 posted on 07/26/2010 2:27:04 PM PDT by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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To: SeekAndFind

-—great—I’m going to forward it to every warmist I know—


11 posted on 07/26/2010 2:27:28 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: SeekAndFind

bookmark


12 posted on 07/26/2010 2:28:48 PM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: SeekAndFind

13 posted on 07/26/2010 2:31:39 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: Techster
If they do and there is clear demonstration it works, I’ll join them.

Just curious. Let's say the after the "Great Experiment" we observe temperatures worldwide that are lower on average by half a degree F, why would you want that? Would you want temperatures that were even lower? I used to play ice hockey when I was a kid, but now I'd sorta like to be the first one on my block here to have a palm tree.

ML/NJ

14 posted on 07/26/2010 2:35:49 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: SeekAndFind
I reject the premise of man-made global warming, so there isn't any point in considering a proposal (modest or otherwise). Pat is having a little fun with those who would inflict their stupidity on others without feeling the pain themselves.
15 posted on 07/26/2010 2:45:27 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: SeekAndFind
"Sajak is an External Director of conservative publishing house Eagle Publishing[6] and is on the Board of Trustees at Hillsdale College in southern Michigan, currently as vice chairman. He has written for Human Events and served on the Board of Directors for the Claremont Institute."

--Wiki

He is also a Viet Nam vet according to same source.

16 posted on 07/26/2010 2:51:35 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: SeekAndFind; meyer; SteamShovel; Desdemona; grey_whiskers; proud_yank; Horusra; Thunder90; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

17 posted on 07/26/2010 2:53:26 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve always said I’d give a better listen to the Greenies when they came to me in their solar or wind-powered car.


18 posted on 07/26/2010 2:59:23 PM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: SeekAndFind

While that is a rational and achievable idea, it breaks down when the assumption is that you are not the problem, but, everyone else is. Liberals do not believe that solutions apply to them.


19 posted on 07/26/2010 3:02:19 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (2012, the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: mnehring
Rational idea.

Since when did Progressives believe in reason?

20 posted on 07/26/2010 3:03:40 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: SeekAndFind

But of course the majority of greenies do exactly the opposite of what Sajak is calling for. They instead hold massive concerts with bands flying in on private jets and increase traffic tenfold. They power up their computers and type annoying greenie messages and arguments everyday and night.

If these greenies really believe as they claim then they should just all do away with their carbon footprints completely (if you know what I mean) and save us all from their annoying dreams of fascism.


21 posted on 07/26/2010 3:05:32 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Ken H
He is also a Viet Nam vet according to same source.

Yes. It was Pat Sajak, and not Adrian Cronauer, who originated the "GOOOOOOOD MOOOOOORNING VIETNAM!!!!"
22 posted on 07/26/2010 3:14:13 PM PDT by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: SeekAndFind

The leftist elite think they deserve big home and jets.

Their position entitles them..It’s the rest of us that need to suffer.


23 posted on 07/26/2010 3:41:34 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: SeekAndFind

We can post Ricochet? Cool!


24 posted on 07/26/2010 4:15:09 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, - W Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where is the real per reviewed science to prove we have “Made Made Global Warming” Pat?


25 posted on 07/26/2010 5:08:42 PM PDT by tubebender (Life is short so drink the good wine first...)
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To: tubebender

If you could see him you’d notice the tongue in his cheek.


26 posted on 07/26/2010 5:13:27 PM PDT by kanawa (Obama - "It's going to take a while for us to dig ourselves out of this hole.'')
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To: SeekAndFind

Pat’s just trying to atone for all the global warming caused by Vanna White.


27 posted on 07/26/2010 5:17:39 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: kanawa

I don’t see the keyword HUMOR and even humor perpetuates the myth...


28 posted on 07/26/2010 5:24:18 PM PDT by tubebender (Life is short so drink the good wine first...)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Vanna ain’t heatin’ things up the way she used to thirty years ago.


29 posted on 07/26/2010 6:09:16 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: SeekAndFind
From our side that is a logical argument. But you are missing the point. Do you ever wonder why Islam and Socialists have an almost love affair?

They both understand the meaning of control.

30 posted on 07/26/2010 6:27:26 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

‘polar bears frolicking”

This thread was worth it just for that line from Pat Sajak.


31 posted on 07/26/2010 6:37:12 PM PDT by BenKenobi (We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. -Silent Cal)
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To: mnehring

Really, rational idea?

Here’s a thought:

1) AGW is a scam.

2) Even if AGW is real, no matter what we do will change or affect/effect it. The AnnointedIdiot’s own spokesman on this has said that if the US ended all uses of fossil fuels, shut down all industries, all stopped driving cars and trucks, returned to the days of the Caveman, AGW and carbon output would not be changed in large part.

3) This world has gone through a number of periods of AGW and AGC.....in other words, its the planets natural cycle.

4) Did I forget to mention that there is no rational thought or an idea as it relates to AGW....its a scam. =.=


32 posted on 07/26/2010 6:38:26 PM PDT by cranked
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To: cranked

http://regnirts.blogspot.com/2008/12/inability-to-detect-sarcasm-sign-of.html


33 posted on 07/26/2010 6:45:52 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Some people simply denote sarcasm with /s....try it next time. :)


34 posted on 07/26/2010 6:47:21 PM PDT by cranked
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To: cranked

Sajak’s column was the sarcasm

Unless you think he was serious about Polar Bears frolicking.


35 posted on 07/26/2010 6:48:50 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

/s

:p


36 posted on 07/26/2010 6:49:28 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Ken H
He is also a Vietnam vet according to same source.

He and our Numbah 1 news anchor in Honolulu, Joe Moore, were good buddies in Vietnam and have frequently done plays together here in Honolulu. They've done the Odd Couple as well as a few original plays that Moore has authored.

They've done a few little bits here and there that get pasted into the opening of the news from time to time.

37 posted on 07/26/2010 9:14:32 PM PDT by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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To: Ken H

All around good guy.


38 posted on 11/05/2010 6:30:59 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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