The other day, I read an article about the disappearance of the polar ice cap. This means that the oceans will rise, and we will pretty much all drown, or something. Even if we survive, we will have to find some way to get through life without polar bears (unless we go to the zoo, which is the only place any of us would see a polar bear anyway.) Of course, the reason that the polar ice cap is melting is global warming, also known as climate change also known as man made climate change also knows as man made catastrophic climate change. Let’s stipulate that we believe in the oxymoron “scientific consensus” (an oxymoron because there is no consensus where science is involved; to be scientific it has to be provable.)
Okay, so the North Pole is melting. Bad news for Santa Claus and polar bears but good news for Eskimos (they can finally wear shorts.) But today I read another piece that said that the ice sheet on the South Pole is expanding, and that that is also due to global warming et al. So. global warming is causing both the shrinking of the ice cap and the expansion of the ice cap. Does that mean if we stop global warming, the South Pole will shrink and the North Pole will expand? If so, what’s the point? The take home lesson:
Drill, baby, drill.
Even as humankind faces extinction due to man made global warming, a researcher at NASA (National Association of Suicide Actuaries) has identified and even bigger threat to the survival of the United States: Suicide. According to Sergey Dyov, Senior Fellow at the federally-funded think tank, if the growth of the suicide rate among Americans maintains its current pace, by the year 4714, there are unlikely to be any of us left. “With a few minor adjustments to the computer model, and allowing for immigration, we might make it to 5200, but no further” stated a terse Dyov speaking before an alarmed audience at the National Underwriters of Theoretical Scenarios (NUTS) convention, which included the democratic congressional caucus. Dyov further stated that not even the election nor re-election of President Barack Obama seemed to reverse this trend. On the contrary, said the noted actuary and part-time fantasy football statistician, “The trend toward desiring to end one’s life since the Obama ascendancy has increased, especially among property owners, the employed and people with I.Q.’s over 77. This is very disturbing.”
In response, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi immediately announced that the democrats would be proposing a $60 trillion suicide prevention initiative intended to dovetail with the 2016 Presidential campaign. “We can’t just sit by and let ourselves kill ourselves” a tearful Pelosi told the editorial board of the New York Times over ice cream at the Cheesecake Factory in suburban New York. “If there’s one thing we can do for the children, it’s to make sure they’re aware of the finality of death.” As such, Pelosi announced that she was teaming up with Hollywood powerhouse Dreamworks SKG to develop a series of theme-based videos and cartoons based on “Larry the Lemming”, a fictional character who refuses to follow his friends over a steep cliff. Additionally, Pelosi, in conjunction with retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, announced new line of low rise, hip-hugging blue jeans for teen girls emblazoned with the campaign’s motto “Don’t Kill Yourself” across the derriers.
Despite strong support from President Obama, Pelosi said she expects to face strong opposition from the Republicans, but anticipates that they’ll eventually succumb.
I am often reminded of this quote:
Liberalism is a disease, just like tuberculosis of the spine. Liberalism works like that on the soul. Appearances become deceptive and the consequences of clearly present causes are dismissed as superstition. There are people even now who don’t believe that Napoleon was in Moscow. … The most shameful products of godlessness destroy human feelings of nobility … Black becomes white, darkness is called light …. I have, as in the case of physical disease, mentioned the mental symptoms of the final stages. God forbid that you, my friend, should be seriously ill. But you seem to me to be sick, because disbelief in conspiracy is the first unmistakable symptom of the liberalism that dessicates the soul.-Letter of Friedrich Wilhelm IV to Christian Bunsen, Prussian Ambassador to England, March 1848.
But never so much as when I read this.
In this article I am going to suggest that the death penalty is an appropriate punishment for influential GW [Glowbull Worming] deniers. But before coming to this surprising conclusion, please allow me to explain where I am coming from.
This guy is Richard Parncutt, a Professor at the University of Graz, Austria. Parncutt, an expert on the psychology of music, originally from Australia. Maybe he spent too much time in Austria, or rap ‘music’.
I have always been opposed to the death penalty in all cases, and I have always supported the clear and consistent stand of Amnesty International on this issue. The death penalty is barbaric, racist, expensive, and is often applied by mistake. Apparently, it does not even act as a deterrent to would-be murderers. Hopefully, the USA and China will come to their senses soon.
Blah, blah.. Wait! Barbaric? That’s racist! The Barbary Coast is now Libya and Tunisia.
GW deniers fall into a completely different category from Behring Breivik. They are already causing the deaths of hundreds of millions of future people. We could be speaking of billions, but I am making a conservative estimate.
My estimate of “hundreds of millions” is based on diverse scientific publications about GW.
A “conservative estimate”? About GW? See how he tosses that in there conjuring ideas of George W. Bush and Conservativism?
…it is clear that there is a dividing line somewhere between murders for which the death penalty is appropriate and murders for which it is inappropriate. I am proposing to make that dividing line concrete at about one million people. I wish to claim that it is generally ok to kill someone in order to save one million people. Similarly, the death penalty is an appropriate punishment for GW deniers who are so influential that one million future deaths can with high probability be traced to their personal actions. Please note also that I am only talking about prevention of future deaths – not punishment or revenge after the event.
Why should I even bother with a leftist screed if it doesn’t contain any Christian bashing? Oh. Wait. Never mind. It is Christmas Day.
There is a clear causal relationship between the Vatican’s continuing active discouragement of the use of condoms and the spead [sic] of AIDS, especially in Africa. We are talking about millions of deaths, so according to the principle I have proposed, the Pope and perhaps some of his closest advisers should be sentenced to death. I am talking about the current Pope, because his continuing refusal to make a significant change to the church’s position on contraception (more) will certainly result in millions of further unnecessary deaths from AIDS in the future.
How refreshing! A leftist rant without a mention of Nazism! Oh wait. There’s more…
Those who deny the holocaust certainly belong behind bars. The death penalty would be too much for them, because holocaust deniers are not directly causing the deaths of other people. The holocaust is in the past, not the future. Those who died in the holocaust cannot be brought back to life.
How magnanimous. As Teri always says, you have to look all the way at the bottom to get the “money quote”.
I would just like my grandchildren and great grandchildren, and the human race in general, to enjoy the world that I have enjoyed, as much as I have enjoyed it. Andto achieve that goal I think it is justified for a few heads to roll. Does that make me crazy? I don’t think so. I am certainly far less crazy than those people today who are in favor of the death penalty for everyday cases of murder, in my opinion. And like them I have freedom of speech, which is a very valuable thing.
Indeed. A very valuable thing until the State deprives you of it. Nothing screams “Shut up!” like “we will kill you”.In fairness, this moron has revised his article, here. I didn’t bother to read it. Idiocy, like Glowbull Wormening is contagious, studies would show.