Global Warming Caused Arab Spring Sayeth Friedman

Oh, dear God.

Below are the bitter fruits of my decision to get out of bed at 2:30 a.m. after inexplicably awakening and staring a the ceiling for a half an hour.  Recklessly, and without a wingman, I read the New York Times editorial page.  I do this for cheap thrills, too often, and it’s far past time I admitted it publicly.

I read the first sentence (below) of Thomas Friedman’s latest polemic, “Kansas and Al Qaeda,” and literally snorted my gulp of coffee through my nose.   I will only share this gem of a first sentence and the last, both jaw-droppingly immune to gravity.  The in-between is too ridiculous to litter my blog, but if your stash of acid has run out, click here and read it for a natural high.

Breathe deep, ’cause God knows, Friedman does.

Kansas and Al Qaeda

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN ~ SALINA, Kan. — I’VE spent the last few months filming a Showtime documentary about how climate and environmental stresses helped trigger the Arab awakening.

Got that?  It’s not King Barack being “dismissive and derisive” and deposing Mubarek, who, while deeply, murderously flawed, acted as a firewall between the Muslim world and the destruction of Israel, which, of course, leads to the destruction of peace in the Middle East, which, will naturally lead to World War III, if we’re lucky to get that far…


Next, and mercifully, last:

Pluralism, diversity and tolerance were once native plants in the Middle East — the way the polyculture prairie was in the Middle West. Neither ecosystem will be healthy without restoring its diversity.

Has Friedman cracked a history book… like… EVER???????  Did he miss that our Navy, our very N-A-V-Y was birthed because of the (Muslim!) Barbary Pirates?  Jefferson, after having given in to their demand for a bribe for peace, realized – RAPIDLY – that it would never end.  He did this within a couple of years.  We learned this, as a Republic, from a FOUNDER of our Republic, but a couple of CENTURIES later, we’ve got the “paper of record” printing that the Muslim world – who behead people who disagree with them – was once “pluralistic, diverse, and tolerant”?i-dream-of-jeannie-major-nelson-and-jeannie-6737721-1024-768


On “I Dream of Jeannie”???????

Oh, Dear God… It’s going to be a long day if it starts this early, this bad…

Break Out the Bell Bottoms, Baby!

Time Magazine, December 1973.  Back then it was The Coming Ice Age.  I remember being in grade school and being scared to death that glaciers were coming down from Canada… It’s all cr-p, and anyone who isn’t concerned with fashion knows it.  Besides which, it’s arrogant as all hell to think that man can move the heavens… Give me a break.  The same narcissism that made Obama transformed Global Warming into “Climate Change.”

And this just in…..
February 14, 2010

Climategate’s Phil Jones Confesses to Climate Fraud

By Marc Sheppard

By now, Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) should require no introduction, so let’s get right to it.  In a BBC Q&A and corresponding interview released Friday, the discredited Climategate conspirator revealed a number of surprising insights into his true climate beliefs, the most shocking of which was that 20th-century global warming may not have been unprecedented.  As the entire anthropogenic global warming (AGW) theory is predicated on correlation with rising CO2 levels, this first-such confession from an IPCC senior scientist is nothing short of earth-shattering.

Of course, much will be made of Jones’s claim that the refusal to share raw temperature data was partially based on the fact that it “was not well enough organized.” And rightly so, as the very idea that the major datasets CRU released for use in vital anomaly and temperature reconstructions were based on data not “organized” enough to be made public reeks of fraudulent behavior.
See the entire article in The American Thinker here.