Most Americans have gotten too poor while regularly experiencing cold climate over the past five years to seriously indulge in man-made global warming aka climate change fetishes any longer. Especially if that means voting for higher taxes or job-killing regulations that purport to save endangered species, unless that species is jobless or under-employed Homo sapiens.
But of course, President Barack Obama has no qualms with imposing new regulations in his war on coal and cheap energy for the poor via executive fiat. After all he was re-elected, knows best what’s good for us, and the Republican Party in the House only cares about politics…right?
But given that the GOP did take back control of the House after the 2010 election and due to disgust with Obamacare even before the fact of policy cancellations and premium hikes were made manifest; and that even enough Democrats opposed cap-and-trade energy regs in 2009-10 when they controlled both houses of Congress; it appears the only way for more liberal Democrat dreams to come true before the next elections is for Obama’s EPA to impose its will. So why not join the old scare of Chevy exhaust fumes with Americans’ love of sports:
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) warns sports stadiums are at risk from the “sea level rise effects of climate change,” and that climate change specifically threatens hockey and skiing.
“We see significant sports facilities, the palaces of – of sport that are at risk from the storm, climate, sea-level rise effects of climate change,” Sen. Whitehouse said today following a closed-door climate discussion with executives from the NFL, NHL and NBA. He said the threat to hockey is that people will no longer be able to play outdoors on frozen ponds: “Without cold enough weather for frozen ponds, the kind of hockey that you play out of doors with your friends gets a little bit harder to achieve.”
Whitehouse also suggested climate change will prevent his family from continuing to go skiing in Rhode Island: “I took my kids skiing at Yawgoo Valley ski slopes in Rhode Island. The New York Times recently reported that we can expect all the ski slopes in Connecticut and Massachusetts to be gone. Obviously, given Rhode Island’s location, if that’s true of Connecticut and Massachusetts, that will also be unfortunately true of Rhode Island.” The senator is no stranger to such Chicken Little scare tactics. In May 2013, Whitehouse blamed Republican inaction on climate change for deadly tornados in Oklahoma.
Senator Whitehouse and his fellow Democrat in the White House seem determined to put those left in the Buckeye State with non-government jobs (union and non-union) out of work, admit them to Food Stamp Nation and further freeze the homeless north of where the Knicks play.
In other news:
The price of electricity hit a record for the month of October, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That made October the eleventh straight month when the average price of electricity hit or matched the record level for that month. The average price of electricity in October was 13.2 cents per kilowatt hour (KWH), up from 12.8 cents per KWH in October 2012—and up from 9.3 cents per KWH in October 2003. Americans now pay 42 percent more for electricity than they did a decade ago.
The myth of liberal compassion for the needy is almost as much of a hoax as man-made global warming. In fact, I still represent The Sun in his defamation lawsuit against Al Gore …
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson