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Chris Christie Global Warming Around His Waistline
Pajamas Media ^ | 10/1/2011 | Roger L Simon

Posted on 10/02/2011 4:52:35 AM PDT by IbJensen

As Chris Christie continues to play footsie with a presidential run, we should be aware that the New Jersey governor is yet another example of the politician as scientific know-nothing, warning of the dangers of anthropogenic global warming. Christie — a graduate of the University of Delaware in political science [sic] with a law degree from Seton Hall — has decided global warming is real. How does he know?

Says Christie: “I’m certainly not a scientist, which is the first problem. So I can’t claim to fully understand all of this, certainly not after just a few months of study. But when you have over 90 percent of the world’s scientists who have studied this stating that climate change is occurring and that humans play a contributing role, it’s time to defer to the experts.”

No, it’s not. Anyone who understands anything about the history of science knows that kind of reasoning is antithetical to the scientific method (repetitive testing of an hypothesis) and to the search for truth. Of course, that’s what our uneducated politicians have to do, trust the experts they choose, since they themselves have no background. Only a handful with medical degrees are qualified to have any kind of opinion about global warming at all.

Frankly, Christie worries me with this simple-minded statement. (Ironically, of all the candidates, including the incumbent, the only one with substantive scientific or technical training is Herman Cain, who has a degree in mathematics from Morehouse and computer science from Purdue.)

One more thing. My friend Scott Johnson, with whom I normally agree, is unconcerned with Christie’s girth. I would certainly concur that we have had more than enough nanny state nattering about our excessive avoirdupois from such pot-to-kettle hypocrites as Michelle Obama. And Scott’s prediction that big bellies will come back into fashion with a Christie presidency might be true.

But the truth is being president isn’t remotely the same thing as it was during the days of that famous Man of Belly Scott cites, William Howard Taft. The modern presidency is a 24/7 high-stress job beyond the imagination of the people of Taft’s time, a hundred years ago. Even Barack Obama — a lithe, devoted basketball player — looks physically wrecked after three years. Christie could keel over in three weeks.

I have some advice for the Jersey governor. If he’s really serious about running, he should do it from a spa where he is on an exercise and calorie restriction plan. The press could come and interview him there about his policies while he works out. It would be a good thing for his family too.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christie; globalwarming; gorebalwarming; junkscience; newjersey
Christie is very heavy and the presidency is grueling. He is way beyond chubby and the guy just looks like a heart attack waiting to happen.

As regards the junk science designed to make some other fat cats rich, the earth has never been environmentally stable for eons, and we are overdue for severe change if the earth matches its past history.

The question is how much humanity contributes….which is a minute if any amount. Mild volcano activity releases millions of tons of “greenhouse” gas into the atmosphere….Moderate volcano activity will release hundreds of millions of tons within a few hours. A major volcanic eruption has the potential to wipe out most of humanity if lasting long enough.

The ocean releases 200 million tons of methane into the atmosphere every year..this is all part of earths geology.

Most people have no idea how difficult or treacherous the earth has been to our ancestors, A short study of geology or recent earth science will reveal just how hard life was in our past, and how difficult life will be again.

But Humanity has little to do with this, it is just how the earth works.

1 posted on 10/02/2011 4:52:39 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Some historical reality for Crispy Creme...

In SW Ohio where I live, we were once covered by a 2-mile thick glacier. Eventually the temps increased and began melting the glacier “back” to the Artic.

In addition, Greenland was indeed green when Lief and the boys landed.

Christie is just another liberal RINO in the GOP...and supports the islamic 9-11 victory mosque at Ground Zero.


2 posted on 10/02/2011 5:01:09 AM PDT by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: All

Sorry Ann Coulter, but we should be aware that the New Jersey governor is yet another example of the politician as scientific know-nothing.


3 posted on 10/02/2011 5:01:31 AM PDT by IbJensen (EWE)
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To: IbJensen
TO AUTHOR Roger L Simon: It is so much easier to do a smear like this, isn't it?

Did you go to journalism hit-man school?

4 posted on 10/02/2011 5:08:57 AM PDT by Rapscallion (This administration is so bad even their corruption is incompetent)
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To: IbJensen
Chris Christie has a bright future ahead of him.

Just not as a republican candidate for president.

I hope he doesn't enter the ring, we'll have to tear down his name and expose his liberal policies which are as bad as any RINO.

Compelling us to scrutinize his record would be his own fault.

5 posted on 10/02/2011 5:12:19 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: IbJensen

BTW—He ALSO hates gun ownership; and LOVES illegals. Muzzies, and Sharia law.

What’s not to like?


6 posted on 10/02/2011 5:13:46 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voters--let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: IbJensen

Normally I ignore single issue political positions on the grounds that humanity is infuriatingly diverse and therefore very gray-scale.
But as a scientist, I regard blatant ignorance of basic scientific tenets to be a crippling personality flaw. Christie and Gengrich, along with many others, have demonstrated intellectual lazyness when giving voice to MMGW positions. If a politician can’t be bothered to digest simple physiology and earth science realities, they give me no reason to believe much thought was put into other topics.
Science is not a democracy. Flawed data and irresponsible analysis cannot be massaged into a scientific truth. Pandering to the MMGW mindset is scientific idolatry.


7 posted on 10/02/2011 5:17:38 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: IbJensen
As someone who voted for Christie - and has come to regret it - let me warn Freepers and others about going after his waistline as a way of defeating him.

Incumbent Governor Jon Corzine used that tactic in almost every television ad against Christie. It got so bad that reporters were asking Corzine about his baldness problem - just to get him to shut up about Christie's weight problem.

In other words, the weight issue backfired against the Democrat. There are MANY fat people in the United States and they will not take kindly to being insulted on this issue.

8 posted on 10/02/2011 5:17:44 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Flintlock

Gun control is a deal breaker. If he is in favor of gun control, he did not take his oath of office seriously. Too many politicians are like this. They swear to uphold and defend the constitution, then go about destroying it. Enough already!


9 posted on 10/02/2011 5:18:51 AM PDT by Roklok
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To: IbJensen; golux; proud_yank; Bockscar; grey_whiskers; WL-law; IrishCatholic; Whenifhow; ...
CC is about as good as it gets as a NJ GOP governor (more conservative than Christie Todd Whitman) but with foolishness like believing in AGW he's not what the country needs right now at the national level.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

10 posted on 10/02/2011 5:22:18 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: IbJensen

>>As Chris Christie continues to play footsie with a presidential run<<

Chris Christie said he isn’t running. The press has made up this meme.


11 posted on 10/02/2011 6:06:19 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: IbJensen

Says Christie: “I’m certainly not a scientist, which is the first problem. So I can’t claim to fully understand all of this, certainly not after just a few months of study. But when you have over 90 percent of the world’s scientists who have studied this stating that climate change is occurring and that humans play a contributing role, it’s time to defer to the experts.”

I think he has just signed onto the political economics of self enrichment.

Vote for Sarah.


12 posted on 10/02/2011 6:07:20 AM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: miss marmelstein

>>In other words, the weight issue backfired against the Democrat. There are MANY fat people in the United States and they will not take kindly to being insulted on this issue. <<

Because not everyone has an obsession with weight.
Some people are or know people who are fat. It just looks classless after a while.

Like the way the left attacks. Not on the issues, but on looks.


13 posted on 10/02/2011 6:10:04 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: netmilsmom

Saul Alinsky tactics are ugly and childish no matter which side uses them.


14 posted on 10/02/2011 6:24:17 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

Truth be told.


15 posted on 10/02/2011 6:26:22 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: bossmechanic

Nicely put.


16 posted on 10/02/2011 6:44:35 AM PDT by onona (Words spring songs in my head, what can I say ?)
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To: newfreep

I get so tired of this kind of reporting. I don’t care about the color of people, their weight, their gender ... when it comes to my freedoms and my security ... how will they VOTE! Will they try to get rid of the EPA, IRS, will they secure the borders, etc? If they will try, whothehell cares what color they are or what weight they might carry. The press gets this process confused with hollywood ... (Bigger breasts are better) ... this is not hollywood, this is about what people BELIEVE now how they “look”. Geesh!


17 posted on 10/02/2011 6:45:26 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

You really get it! Bravo.


18 posted on 10/02/2011 7:37:52 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: IbJensen

Plus Gun control, in-state tuition(horror of horrors), etc etc.


19 posted on 10/02/2011 8:16:37 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62

And I forgot the muslim he appointed to the state court.


20 posted on 10/02/2011 8:32:45 AM PDT by IbJensen (EWE)
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To: IbJensen

Her love affair with Tubby casts a shadow across her judgement.


21 posted on 10/02/2011 8:33:53 AM PDT by IbJensen (EWE)
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To: Rapscallion

Hey, Rapsy, when you total up all his shortcomings they far outweigh the good points. He can talk back to stupid teachers, but hopefully the next president will be able to do much more while the central socialist government does with much less.

Catering to junk science like gorebal warming is stupid and most thinkers know that. It’s designed to make hypocritical fatheads like Al Gored wealthier.


22 posted on 10/02/2011 8:37:44 AM PDT by IbJensen (EWE)
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To: IbJensen

Like all hibernating animals Christie is putting on more weight on as global cooling approaches.


23 posted on 10/02/2011 8:40:29 AM PDT by monocle
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To: IbJensen

Mr. Moderator:

Someone hacked into my personal info, erased my tagline and added EWE after my name; whatever the hell that is supposed to mean!


24 posted on 10/02/2011 8:43:16 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Ann Coulter isn’t who she pretends to be by supporting Christie and now Mittens. We are know by our fruits. I for the life of me could never understand how such a supposed conservative could date a liberal. Well, she must have some rather strong liberal leanings by supporting Christie and now Mittens.


25 posted on 10/02/2011 8:44:51 AM PDT by shield ((Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield

Ann’s at that age where she worries that she won’t get invites to swell Washington cocktail parties on her looks alone.


26 posted on 10/02/2011 8:48:01 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Well, a lot of Ann is fake anyway...like her boobs for one.


27 posted on 10/02/2011 8:57:32 AM PDT by shield ((Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: newfreep

My view is that any Republican who buys into the AGW scare gets his news from The New York Times and still hasn’t figured out that he’s being strung along. If elected president, a guy like that will be blown around by the media like a leaf in the wind.


28 posted on 10/02/2011 9:27:18 AM PDT by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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To: IbJensen

Many of those “scientists” are merely applicants for federal, state, and foundation grants. They say what it takes to collect the money, but the Americzan people can’t yet understand, and I wonder if they ever will.


29 posted on 10/02/2011 2:42:46 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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