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Senator Blames Okla. Tornado On Climate Change, GOP
Investor'sBusiness Daily ^ | May 21, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 05/21/2013 3:52:48 PM PDT by raptor22

Junk Science: Despite no evidence that devastating tornadoes have increased in frequency or intensity due to fossil fuel use, another warm-monger blames the Moore, Okla., disaster on GOP "polluters and deniers."

Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., thought the devastation of Moore was a crisis that should not be wasted as he took to the Senate floor Monday to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming (known by its acronym, AGW).

Other Democratic leaders like Al Gore, who profited handsomely off the manufactured hysteria, and President Obama, who promised the sea level would stop rising and the planet would begin to heal upon his election, have exploited every natural disaster, such as Superstorm Sandy, as proof that fossil-fuel pollution is leading us to planetary doom.

Whitehouse's rant was epic. "So, you may have a question for me," Whitehouse said. "Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings and disgrace ourselves? I'll tell you why. We're stuck in this together. We are stuck in this together. When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn't just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas."

Whitehouse went on to blame AGW for floods, storms, dying forests and acidified sea, stopping just this side of plagues of locusts.

We do have a question for him: Why are you, Sen. Whitehouse, politicizing this tragedy without one shred of scientific evidence to back you up?

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; US: Oklahoma; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: agw; algore; climatechange; climatefraud; climatesacam; globalwarming; ibd; ibdclimate; junkscience

1 posted on 05/21/2013 3:52:48 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

I said it before I’ll say it again. That guy needs to be drug tested.


2 posted on 05/21/2013 3:55:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
You beat me to it. Most of the guberment needs drug testing and IRS audits.
3 posted on 05/21/2013 3:58:12 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: raptor22

The arrogance of these politicians in thinking that they can affect global climate by passing a convoluted tax increase is just astounding.


4 posted on 05/21/2013 3:58:16 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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5 posted on 05/21/2013 3:59:07 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

The Honorable Gentleman from Rhode Island is a moron. This has been a relatively light tornado season. OK City is in a tornado prone area, it was hit with one like this in 1999, how does he explain that?


6 posted on 05/21/2013 3:59:52 PM PDT by mak5
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To: raptor22

Sheldon Whitehouse is an embarrassment to the corrupt state of Rhode Island!


7 posted on 05/21/2013 4:01:45 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: raptor22
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Wot an Idiot!

Shouldn't politicians have to have an IQ at least in the double digits?!?!?!

8 posted on 05/21/2013 4:03:26 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: raptor22

Evidence isn’t needed for bad theory, and those who would use it to control the rest of us.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 4:04:30 PM PDT by pallis
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To: mak5

It was White people’s fault?


10 posted on 05/21/2013 4:04:35 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: raptor22

He’s SO worried about the “billions of dollars to recover”.

Funny he’s not worried about the 700 TRILLION that cap n’ trad taxes and laws would cost us if put into effect.

Besides, when did an extreme Leftist/Communist politician ever care about wasting billions of dollars? They do it with the stroke of a pen almost daily.


11 posted on 05/21/2013 4:06:16 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: EEGator
*It was White people’s fault?*

I think the next theory is that Oompa Loompas from the part of Middle Earth where man-bear-pig says it's “millions of degrees” are the real cause of it. Or perhaps the Morlocks.

Hard to tell. The Climate Change/Global Warming/Global Cooling/Disruptification hucksters change their stories so often that it's hard to keep up with their lies.

12 posted on 05/21/2013 4:09:51 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: raptor22
This isn't an isolated incident. Even Liberals on some mainstream sites like Yahoo are advocating for withholding help from Oklahoma victims because they live in a conservative stronghold.

Their logic is that since Conservatives and Republicans are for smaller government and reduced spending they don't deserve any kind of aid.

I challenge Freepers to look around and read some of the comments floating about. This guys view point among the left is more widespread then you think and they are not just blaming the GOP and Conservatives for the tornado, but they don't think Conservative districts are even deserving of aid.

Every time I think that the Left in the country couldn't possibly stoop any lower......they DO.

13 posted on 05/21/2013 4:10:47 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: raptor22
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is dumber than the contents of a septic tank.
14 posted on 05/21/2013 4:12:40 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: raptor22

He is an embaressment.


15 posted on 05/21/2013 4:14:08 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SandRat
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is dumber than the contents of a septic tank.

Probably expected this from your home team, but there are single cell amoeba in a pile of poo that are rightfully offended.. :)

Can't believe there are still "people in charge" that believe in AGW.

16 posted on 05/21/2013 4:15:36 PM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Here is a true story. I was at The Tulane University graduation ceremony in New Orleans when Presidents Bush Sr and Clinton were there to give speeches. This was right after Katrina when those two were hanging out together.

Bush’s speech was good, had class, and was interesting.

When Clinton got up to speak he started by saying Katrina was caused by global warming which started THIS DECADE which means he blamed it on W. Global warming apparently did not exist during Clintons era. He claimed that we would see many devastating hurricanes from then on due to what W caused. It was the most disgusting speech I had ever heard.

When his followers stood up to cheer him on I just remained seated. Many others did the same thing. .


17 posted on 05/21/2013 4:15:51 PM PDT by shelterguy
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18 posted on 05/21/2013 4:22:43 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: PATRIOT1876

There truly is no end to their nonsense.


19 posted on 05/21/2013 4:27:13 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: raptor22

i myself are rezerving judgement until i hear aboud bill nye da sci guy’s take on all this....surly HE know if it true. yo


20 posted on 05/21/2013 4:36:14 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: BenLurkin

Everyone can reach this vermin at 202-224-3121.


21 posted on 05/21/2013 4:44:53 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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22 posted on 05/21/2013 4:46:12 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: BenLurkin

Or it’s called delusional disorder,seen and heard so much of this lately.....


23 posted on 05/21/2013 5:04:43 PM PDT by primrose (PRIMROSE)
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24 posted on 05/21/2013 5:11:00 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

They don’t call it Tornado Alley for nothing.

If Tornadoes are spawned by Global warming it has been warming for a thousand years.

This guy is trying to make a few points with Obama so he can get to the head of the butt kissing line.


25 posted on 05/21/2013 5:12:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: raptor22

Sheldon Whitehouse is a swine.


26 posted on 05/21/2013 5:14:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: raptor22

Fools like this guy give a bad name to irrational moronic rambling.


27 posted on 05/21/2013 5:15:09 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Carbonsteel
This isn't an isolated incident. Even Liberals on some mainstream sites like Yahoo are advocating for withholding help from Oklahoma victims because they live in a conservative stronghold. Their logic is that since Conservatives and Republicans are for smaller government and reduced spending they don't deserve any kind of aid.

I'd take that deal in a heartbeat, so long as the severance included paying IN to the feds, and the return of whatever monies were paid in since the last disaster that actually received federal aid, and from their regulations. You don't get to exclude someone from insurance coverage AFTER you sucked him dry for premiums for decades.

And they're getting screwed anyway. For every million in "aid" they get, what they paid in plus their share of new national debt is probably $10 million. You don't think they'd jump at the chance to opt out, so long as they get to opt out of BOTH?

I mean, by their "logic", why should conservative have to pay tax increases that were voted for only by liberal Congressmen?

28 posted on 05/21/2013 5:21:34 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: raptor22

Morons like Sheldon can’t help themselves. They believe in myths and legends. If Sheldon had his way, he and his tribe would be throwing human sacrifices of TEA Party members into volcanos to stop the tornadoes. He’s a low I.Q. moron.


29 posted on 05/21/2013 5:25:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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Just a few of the replies from Anthony Watts response to this today...(In the article he’s got nice graphs)

Continental US Temperature Lower Troposphere (TLT) – 1979 to Present; is currently below average.

US Strong to Violent Tornadoes (EF3-EF5) – 1950 to 2012; is currently below average

US Inflation Adjusted Annual Tornado Trend and Percentile Ranks; are currently below average.

US Tornadoes Daily Count and Running Annual Total; are currently WELL below average.

US Extremes in Landfalling Tropical Systems – 1910 to Present – Annual; are currently below average.


30 posted on 05/21/2013 5:28:16 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: PATRIOT1876
Shouldn't politicians have to have an IQ at least in the double digits?!?!?!


This is the logical result when you do away with "literacy tests"
/s
31 posted on 05/21/2013 5:58:23 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: raptor22
Well, you have to admit, there is one promise Obama kept. The sea levels are not rising (of course they weren't in the first place).
32 posted on 05/21/2013 6:19:44 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: raptor22
http://www.norman.noaa.gov/2009/03/us-annual-tornado-death-tolls-1875-present/

At the end of this post, we have a table of the annual death tolls going back to 1875 (1875-1949 from Grazulis, 1950-2008 from the National Weather Service.) Although the data represent our best understanding at this time, it is possible that the numbers could change, if additional information was found. Occasionally, it’s discovered that a fatality associated with a tornado was missed or double-counted. We’ll correct such entries if we find about about them, but that will likely be a rare event. The death tolls are for direct deaths, i.e., someone killed directly by the impact of the tornado. It does not include indirect deaths, which might not have occurred if the tornado had not happened, but the tornado was not an immediate cause. Examples of indirect deaths that have occurred include a heart attack upon seeing damage to a neighbor’s house, falls when going to shelter, and a fire caused by a candle lit when the power went out after a tornado.

Click the link to see year by year tornado death totals for the U.S., as well a graph of same, showing trends.

33 posted on 05/21/2013 6:29:44 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: raptor22

Liberals and other idiot life forms will never fail to use a disaster as a means to further their agenda. Not only is it a really incredible lack of manners and tact...it is assinine in the extreme.


34 posted on 05/21/2013 7:13:46 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: raptor22

Liberals and other idiot life forms will never fail to use a disaster as a means to further their agenda. Not only is it a really incredible lack of manners and tact...it is assinine in the extreme.


35 posted on 05/21/2013 7:13:52 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: raptor22

Dems keep proving me wrong. Whenever I think they can’t sink any lower, they do. Whitehouse must be in competition with Reid to see who can make the most despicable, untruthful, classless comment on the Senate floor.


36 posted on 05/21/2013 7:19:03 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: shelterguy

*When Clinton got up to speak he started by saying Katrina was caused by global warming which started THIS DECADE which means he blamed it on W. Global warming apparently did not exist during Clintons era.*

The science is settled.

Global warming only occurs when a Republican pressident is in office. It’s science!

Democrats will believe anything, but facts.


37 posted on 05/22/2013 8:07:27 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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