Journalism Today: AP Says Heat Waves Are Sign of Global Warming, Even Though It May Not Be Global Warming

July 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm (Associated Press, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gases, Kyoto Protocol, Venus)

Holy hell, did the Obama administration’s penchant for saying one thing on a given day, and the complete opposite the next, rub off on the Dissociated Press this week?

This is one of the most unintentionally funny articles I’ve read in some time.

First, the record heat temperatures in the United States are definitely a sign of global warming:

If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks.

Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves. Devastating droughts. Flooding from giant deluges. And a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho.

Second, the report immediately took the heat off of their own argument by saying this: 

These are the kinds of extremes climate scientists have predicted will come with climate change, although it’s far too early to say that is the cause. Nor will they say global warming is the reason 3,215 daily high temperature records were set in the month of June.

Scientifically linking individual weather events to climate change takes intensive study, complicated mathematics, computer models and lots of time. Sometimes it isn’t caused by global warming. Weather is always variable; freak things happen.

Finally, they start delving into the fact that the assessment can’t even be made on the global level, because weather extremes such as these have been witnessed … locally.

And this weather has been local. Europe, Asia and Africa aren’t having similar disasters now, although they’ve had their own extreme events in recent years.

Thanks for going through all of that to tell me that summer is hot.

You know what else is hot?  The second closest planet to the sun – Venus – which experiences blazing surface temperatures due to an atmosphere consisting mostly of carbon dioxide, which causes a greenhouse effect.

How did the carbon dioxide get on an uninhabitable planet?  Um, naturally…  Not by man surprisingly enough.

But global warming alarmists would have you believe it’s because Venusian businesses don’t have to adhere to the Kyoto Protocol. 

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In Response to Obamacare Sham, Congressman Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Stop Bait and Switch Practices

July 3, 2012 at 8:30 am (Arizona, Ben Quayle, Congress, Healthcare, Jack Lew, Jay Carney, Nancy Pelosi, Obamacare, President Obama)

Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ) introduced a constitutional amendment late last week, that would require Congress to clearly label new taxes in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling that Obamacare could be upheld based on it’s nature as a tax – something the President vehemently denied during the sales pitch.

In other words, he wants to eliminate a business tactic of bait-and-switch, which is typically referred to as fraud.
Quayle’s office sent this statement on the proposed amendment:

“Most Americans figured out long ago that President Obama had attempted to sell them a bill of goods with Obamacare.  Yesterday, the Supreme Court confirmed it.  The President stated clearly, and on multiple occasions that the individual mandate was not a tax as he sold it to Congress and the American people.  However, he was more than happy to see the Supreme Court uphold the law on the basis that it is in fact a tax.  

“My amendment requires that all taxes levied by Congress be labeled honestly and openly as taxes during the legislative process.  The American people deserve to know the full implications and consequences of legislation passed by Congress.  Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision illustrated plainly the dangers of deceptive labeling by our leaders.”

How the amendment would force governing bodies to actually tell the truth is unclear.

Since the Supreme Court ruling which clearly stated that Obamacare could only be upheld under Congress’s authority to tax, multiple members of the administration have continued to declare that it is still not a tax. Chief of Staff Jack Lew, Press Secretary Jay Carney, and Nancy Pelosi to name a few, have continued to lie to the public, essentially trying to convince Americans that the sky is not blue.

Bottom line – Obama argued that it is most definitely not a tax, then sent his lawyers in to argue that it was a tax, the Supreme Court agreed, calling it a tax, and now the President is back to insisting it is not a tax.

Followed that right?  It’s not easy to keep a web of lies from getting tangled.

Unless you’re the President.  Lying comes second-nature to this administration.

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