Skip to comments.Mark Steyn Destroys "Internet Teleporting" Senator Markey
Posted on 12/15/2015 8:54:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Mark Steyn went down to the Senate to testify about Warmunism to a bunch of Democrats who can barely read a thermometer, but know how to repeat, "Scientists say" until everyone falls asleep. Eventually Mark got tired of it and got into an exchange with Senator Ed Markey.
Back when Markey ran for office, he tried to take credit for smartphones, eBay, Facebook and Twitter. So you know he knows what he's talking about.
Markey has a set of talking points and no idea what he's talking about. He's been trained to chant, "Scientists say" even if he can't tell a scientist from a scuba diver. When asked about specific issues, he just repeats back his glorious scientism mantra. Somewhere there are scientists who say things and he is merely their humble servant, in between making eBay and Twitter possible.
Steyn: What percentage of climate change is man causing, senator? What percentage of climate change in anthropogenic?
Markey: Well, according to the scientists who are in Paris right now, which would fill pretty much the entire space of the building in which we're in right now and the number of deniers would still be the ones who are at the table.
Steyn: Yeah, what's the percentage senator?
Markey has no idea. He has his Galileo talking point. He is in the majority. The "deniers" are in the minority. He has some memorized statistics that he doesn't know and can't verify to rattle off.
Markey: What I am saying is that this warming is something that while it may have variability, year-to-year in specific parts of the planet that the trend is straight up.
Steyn: Yeah, do you know what the Little Ice Age was, Senator?
Markey: Again it is climate change. We had a hundred and ten inches of snow in Boston last year with measurements of water 21 degrees warmer than normal off the coast of Massachusetts. This was an unusual event for us. The warming of the ocean intensifies the amount of precipitation when arctic air hits that water. Now if you want to deny that, if you watch these changes are taking place and that they're having a dramatic impact, you are in the right place.
Steyn: You know what the winters were like at Plymouth Rock, Senator?
But let's give Markey some credit, he was the first Senator from Second Life where he achieved internet teleportation.
Ladies, gentlemenâ¦avatars, thank you for joining me today on the virtual island of Bali created by One Climate in Second Life
As some of you may know, I serve as the Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming in the U.S. House of Representatives. I have teleported here over the Internet, as you can see, as an avatar, taking advantage of the new possibilities of digital collaboration that mimic in-person travel without the carbon footprint that comes with taking a jet to a place as remote from the United States as Bali.
If only there were some way to keep Markey in his imaginary Global Warming world in Second Life and away from the Senate and the real world.
Markey sets some records in that video for smugness. He is not actually lying because he obviously knows nothing himeself.
I watched the Senate hearing in its entirety. Highly entertaining as Steyn refused to let any of the Democratic Senators get by with any of their usual BS and Chairman Cruz basically let Steyn have a free hand. At one point, Professor Curry wanted to say something but one of the Senators said “I didn’t ask you a question”. Steyn jumped in and said “you’ve impugned her integrity and now you are saying that she can’t respond?” Curry then went on to respond. Now THAT is the way to be a witness in a senate hearing with those misguided arrogant pricks. For the Democratic Senators, it’s a good thing it ended when it did.... as it was, they only had to leave with their tails between their legs while carrying their a$$e$. And all this from a fellow who started off his introductory remarks by acknowledging, “just to let you all know, I’m not a scientist.”
That story has to end with Markey eternally trapped inside a server at YouPorn
A bump to the top. Markey was just obnoxious and patently ignorant.
Markey: Howie Carr’s favorite politician... ‘-)
Global Warming PING!
Markey is a poster child for hyperspeed term limits Two fifteen minute terms for the more limited critters before forcing them out to get a real job.In Markey’s case, maybe have to climb behind the wheel of the ice cream truck he used to drive before he found the government trough.
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