Cynical Synapse

Sun, 16 Oct 2011

Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

Filed under: Candidates, Environment, Global warming, Government, Hypocrits, Indecision, Politics — cynicalsynapse @ 3:04 pm

flopping fish

In the polls, Mitt Romney is wallowing in second place at best, with Herman Cain taking first from Rick Perry. Still, 51% of Republicans expect Romney to become the party’s candidate in the 2012 elections. Why? Romney’s done more flip-flopping than a freshly landed fish. People don’t trust Romney but think he’s electable, so they’ll likely nominate him. Seriously?

Earlier this week, the long term care provisions of the Federal health care reform—ObamaCare—were rescinded, having been determined to be unsustainable. This must be why Romney opposes the Federal plan despite continuing support for its template, health care reform in Massachussetts—RomneyCare. Herman Cain summed it up this way:

I don’t think he’s a staunch conservative because he’s changed his position on too many things over the years. The other thing is, if you just look at Romneycare in Massachusetts, no matter how much he tries to pretend that it was supposed to be good for Massachusetts, a conservative would never have signed that Romneycare legislation in Massachusetts.

doctor mitt will see you know

In all likelihood, Romney probably wouldn’t repeal national health care reform as he promises during the campaign. During his public life, Romney has held opposing views on just about every key topic, demonstrating a lack of political courage or moral conviction. Consider Romney’s position on abortion in 2002 while running for Massachussetts governor: “I don’t accept either label, pro-life or pro-choice. Instead, I make it clear that I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose.”

You may recall, Romney opposed bailouts for the Detroit-based automakers, even though his dad, former Michigan governor George Romney, had once been CEO of American Motors, which was subsumed into Chrysler. Still, Romney supported Pres. Bush and the Wall Street bailout and now opposes future bailouts. Flip-flop-flip! As if that all is not bad enough, Romney is a climate changer:

I don’t speak for the scientific community, of course, but I believe the world’s getting warmer. I can’t prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that. I don’t know how much our contribution is to that, because I know that there have been periods of greater heat and warmth in the past but I believe we contribute to that.

For those who really know who Romney is and what he stands for, please let the rest of us know. As far as I can tell, he’s a liberal, not a conservative, who can’t or won’t say what he believes in, with two exceptions. He praises RomneyCare, which is just baby ObamaCare, and he believes the global warming meme. And that’s different from the current guy in the White House how?
 

Previously on Mitt Romney:

Fri, 14 Oct 2011

Gore Spews CO2 at Detroit Great Lakes Conference

Filed under: Environment, Global warming, Hypocrits, Life — cynicalsynapse @ 6:01 am

Al Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore linked recent natural disasters and Great Lakes health to climate change on Thursday. Gore spoke before the International Joint Commission at Wayne State University in Detroit. “There is a relationship between continuing progress in the Great Lakes basin and progress in dealing with the climate crisis,” he said.

As if there wasn’t enough carbon dioxide coming out of that emissions port Al Gore calls his mouth, he ratcheted up his climate change meme. Gore said increased water vapor in the atmosphere, due to climate change, causes more violent storms. These, in turn, overwhelm sewer systems, which overflow, and algae results. Except a report released at the concurrent Great Lakes conference found no scientific basis for Gore’s anecdotal claims.

Al Gore's mouth an exhaust port

While there is disparate information about just how big Al Gore’s carbon footprint is, but Gore claims to be carbon neutral, a slight of hand trick achieved through purchasing carbon offsets. Just how does that work, since there’s no agreed-upon standard, or even a recognized cap-n-trade exhange. If I rode the bus, would that make me carbon-neutral since I’d be using the bus as a carbon offset?

In his remarks, Gore said climate change is real:

Every single national academy of sciences of every major nation in the entire world agrees with the consensus [on global warming], and together they have called on governments and nations to act urgently. They say the need to act urgently is now, to use their words, indisputable.

Previously on climate change:

Sat, 20 Aug 2011

Seriously? Space Aliens Might Kill Humans over Global Warming

Filed under: Deceit, Environment, Global warming, Government, Hypocrits, Politics — cynicalsynapse @ 12:48 pm

'aliens' ponder their risk over so-called climate change

You just can’t make this stuff up! The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, released a research report warning aliens may be forced to attack to save themselves. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University collaborated with NASA scientists. It seems these pseudo-scientists believe so-called climate change is more than just a global threat:

A band of moralistic, environmental-loving aliens may attack and destroy humanity (for the greater good of the universe, of course!), unless we can get our carbon emissions under control.

Forgive me, but I don’t recall any proof extraterrestrial life actually exists. While I concede there are several places in the universe where life as we know it could exist, there’s no evidence it actually does. This makes me wonder why a taxpayer funded government scientific organization (NASA) could produce such a fatally flawed, laughable research paper. Was it peer-reviewed? If so, do those peers all take up residence in insane asylums?

Al Gore

Climate change proponents will get a boost from NASA’s science fiction. Global warming fanatics already want to suspend democracy so they can impliment Draconian measures for our own good. Never mind their plans would destroy an already feeble economy.

Many highly respected scientists have refuted claims of man-made climate change. Remember the blizzards in January, 2011? Al Gore said the blizzards proved the effects of climate change. Tell me that’s not quackery. Then there’s the University of East Anglia’s ClimateGate in which hacked emails show manipulated data by the Climate Research Unit.

While scientific research is challenging work, its basic premise is simple. If you start with a flawed hypothesis and prove it with selective data and analysis, your results will be wrong. Just sayin…

Previously on Global Warming:

Update:

22 Aug 2011

On 18 August 2011, the Guardian reported research suggested aliens may destroy humans over global warming. They correctly noted the authors of the report as a NASA-affiliated researcher and colleagues at Penn State. From there, the Drudge Report picked up the story and it went viral. Drudge’s headline: “NASA REPORT: Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilizations…” Interestingly, there’s no sign of the headline, or Drudge’s post on it, on their website or even when googling it. Hmmm.

The problem? It’s not a NASA report nor even work funded by NASA. Shawn D. Domagal-Goldman says:

Yes, I work at NASA. It’s also true that I work at NASA Headquarters. But I am not a civil servant… just a lowly postdoc. More importantly, this paper has nothing to do with my work there. I wasn’t funded for it, nor did I spend any of my time at work or any resources provided to me by NASA to participate in this effort. …

But I do admit to making a horrible mistake. It was an honest one, and a naive one… but it was a mistake nonetheless. I should not have listed my affiliation as “NASA Headquarters.” I did so because that is my current academic affiliation. But when I did so I did not realize the full implications that has. I’m deeply sorry for that, but it was a mistake born our of carelessness and inexperience and nothing more. …

For anything I have done to mis-convey that to those covering this story, to the public, or to the fine employees of NASA, I apologize.

No apology for aliens potentially attacking over global warming, which Domagal-Goldman considers a low likelihood, but possible all the same. And never mind he’s, essentially, destroyed a likely employment opportunity. Sheesh.

Fri, 14 Jan 2011

Snowpocalypse 2011

Filed under: Deceit, Environment, Global warming, Hypocrits, Politics — cynicalsynapse @ 8:19 pm

Snow map of the US

So far, 2011 has been rather challenging, weather wise. The northeast has been hit with a couple of snowstorms. This past week saw the south getting more snow than the northern midwest is used to. As a result, 49 states have snow on the ground! The only state without snow is Florida.

As of a couple days ago, snow is present on the ground for 69.4% of the lower 48 US states. More than two-thirds of the country is snow-covered. It’s not too late. We could still meet last February’s snow in all 50 states.

Cancun temperatures

The British Meteorological Office (BMO) predicted 2010 to be warmest year on record but it didn’t happen. The UN climate change conference experienced record low temperatures for Cancun, Mexico. To explain this, warmists claim winter weather proves climate change is real.

Because of their interests of the climate change hoax, BMO withheld record cold predictions. Not everyone is drinking global warming koolaid, however.

Sat, 13 Feb 2010

Snow on the Ground, Snow on the Ground

Filed under: Environment, Global warming, Humor, Life — cynicalsynapse @ 4:17 pm

US snowcover map 13 Feb 10

With the probability there is still snow on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa peaks, today marks the rare occasion of snow on the ground in all 50 states. The 13,000-foot Hawaiian peaks typically see snow every winter and got a dumping a couple weeks ago.

University of Oklahoma meteorological graduate student Patrick Marsh hopes to get pictures of snow on the ground today from all 50 states. Not sure if he’ll make it, but Dewey from Detroit has posted a song to mark this unusual event. You probably know the tune.


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