September 20, 2019
Quote of the Week: “It was totally against my alignment, what went down. The guy has a very impressive record. He has a very impressive record. So the bottom line is, you just don’t screw with the process here, I don’t think. That’s my firm belief."
WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!
Not to get all hyperbolic, but we’re all going to die – soon – according to climate prophets.
But claims regarding the impending death of Mother Earth have been around for some time. Climate alarmism is really nothing new.
In fact, it’s pretty comical.
For some Friday humor, let’s take a look back at some recent climate hysteria.
1967: Infamous apocalyptic prophet Paul Ehrlich (Stanford professor) proclaims impending famine for all. He declared that a “time of famines” was upon the world, that would reach its peak in 1975. He went on to proclaim the “battle to feed humanity will end in a route.”
1970: Professor James Lodge predicts that air pollution will obliterate sunlight, causing a new Ice Age by 2000. Furthermore, the generation of electricity will demand so much cooling water, clean water sources will run dry.
1970: Infamous Paul Ehrlich declares that the oceans will be “dead” by 1980. Sticking with the 1980 theme, he further predicts water and food rationing by that date.
1971: Columbia professor S.I. Rasool predicts a new Ice Age by 2021, predicting cooling temperatures year after year.
1974: Time magazine proclaims a coming Ice Age. “Telltale signs are everywhere. From the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving animal like the armadillo from the Midwest,” the magazine warned readers.
1974: Remember the ozone “hole?” Dozens of experts spent years warning that millions would die of skin cancer if drastic steps weren’t taken immediately. 45 years later, the ozone layer remains with its “hole” and skin cancer rates aren’t too much different.
1980: Remember acid rain? Experts predicted that our lakes and rivers would resemble a moonscape if radical action wasn’t taken. Congress commissioned a $537 million study on the subject. Ten years later, the study concluded that acid rain wasn’t an environmental crisis.
1988: Australian climate experts predict that the Maldives Island chain will be under water by 2018 because of rising ocean waters from global warming. Hasn’t happened.
1989: The United Nations predicts that entire nations will be “obliterated” by rising ocean waters, creating millions of “eco-refugees.” The UN predicts all this to happen by 2000.
2000: British professor David Viner declares that “within a few years” Britain will be completely free of snow fall in the winter because of global warming.
2004: The federal government publishes a paper declaring that Britain will have a “Siberian” climate by 2020.
2008-2015: Various climate experts predict that the Arctic will be “ice free” soon. The statistics don’t support the claim in the least.
The reality is that weather and climate alarmism is as old as mankind. It’s a sort of mysticism that has existed since time immemorial, now supported by junk science instead of mystical dogma.
Don’t worry, the world isn’t about to end. Plan your day, live your life.
THE MEDIA DEATH SPIRAL
Loyal readers may roll their eyes and give this publication a loud “duh!”, but the media continues to look more and more ridiculous, petty, venal, and downright hateful by the day.
This week, headlines went on full alert that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was yet again the subject of a sexual harassment claim.
The claim was made by a former Yale classmate of Kavanaugh, who claimed that the supreme court justice thrust his naughty bits into the unwilling hand of a female party guest.
The media went wild, and it took about 2 minutes beyond that for numerous democrats to start using the “I” word. Is there anyone or anything they don’t want to impeach these days?
These days, it’s a wonderful idea to wait 24 hours before believing anything the mainstream media pedals as “news.”
Sure enough, Americans learned shortly after the story was run in the New York Times that a key fact was omitted from the story.
The woman in question has no recollection of such an event ever happening.
From there, the journalistic malpractice got worse. No recollection from the alleged victim, no eyewitness corroboration, an outing of the name of the female in question, and no mention that the FBI was made aware of the claim and declined to investigate.
By the way, the person who offered the raw, unsubstantiated allegation was a man who served as a defense lawyer to Bill Clinton.
The media just gets worse and worse.
Just yesterday, as this issue went to press, the headlines were once again screaming at us that President Trump was the subject of an anonymous whistle blower complaint regarding an unspecified “promise” to an unspecified foreign person at an unspecified time regarding an unspecified issue.
Pardon us if we’re a bit skeptical right now with respect to the veracity and validity of the complaint.
It was just a few short weeks ago that CNN went all fake news on Trump by claiming that his mishandling of classified information resulted in the CIA expeditiously removing a human asset from Russia in order to presumably save the asset from compromise and certain death.
CNN shortly reversed itself when it was revealed that the asset was removed during the Obama administration.
The media now beclowns itself in their pursuit of this president.
BANNED WORDS AND PHRASES
The following words and phrases have been banned from the Watchdog, as they have lost all meaning and context, thanks to Democrats:
More to follow, no doubt.
Attention public school teachers.
The month of September is your designated “opt-out” month from paying dues to Education Minnesota, your union and overlord.
As you likely know, the Supreme Court has declared your compulsory union membership to be unconstitutional.
Unfortunately, the union decided that teachers only get to opt out one month a year, which isn’t what the Court said. The Court said compulsory dues offend the constitution – period.
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I created this website in response to governmental waste and abuse in Anoka County.
Many taxpayers don’t know that our local governments spend millions of tax dollars every year on things like public relations teams, lobbyists, and junkets to places like Hawaii.
Since there seemed to be no place to turn for the “other side” of these issues, I created the Anoka County Watchdog. My intent is to create a one-stop-shop where concerned taxpayers can find fact-supported information and other resources to counter the governmental machine. Many people want to confront their elected officials regarding waste and abuse but feel they don’t have the information they need to make an effective argument. This web site offers that information.
Some of our elected officials in Anoka County have become arrogant and unresponsive, forgetting that they work for the very people who put them in office. It’s high time to hold them accountable for their decisions.
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