Ah, fun season! Winter is upon us… well, in the northern hemisphere anyway… and it’s another chance for Conservapedia founder and racist bigot Andrew Schlafly to show the world that he is utterly clueless and a complete moron when it comes to climate change.
Now, I have no problem if people want to be climate denialists, as long as they do it on scientific grounds. Sadly, Schlafly’s arguments border along the lines of “It snowed in winter, therefore global warming is a hoax” – usually accompanied by some childish dig at liberals, scientists, or both. The term is probably interchangeable in what passes for Schlafly’s mind. Likewise, his response to the heat wave that sizzled the US this past summer was, “It’s summer. It’s supposed to be warm.” I’d like to think that if Schlafly spouts these truisms at dinner parties (yeah, right, like he ever gets invited to any!), people pause mid-bite of their canapés, cough politely and change the topic, before hurrying off to saner pastures.
I have a feeling that Schlafly goes this route, because he’s too lazy to come up with a sensible answer. After all, climate science is pretty complicated stuff, and we’re talking about a man too lazy to mark more than three or four sentences, written by the children he mentally abuses in a church basement. Even somebody as monumentally dim as Schlafly honestly can’t believe that “it’s cold, therefore the climate isn’t changing” is a viable argument.Then again, he did use the fact that Orange County was unseasonably cool as another proof that global warming in bunkum.
And that’s the strange thing – Schlafly has no problem using words like “unusual”, “record”, “unexpected”, “rare” to highlight his point, without once wondering just why these events are “unusual”, “record”, “unexpected” and “rare”. It really is a strange little world in which Schlafly moves. I’ll highlight all such words in the examples below and in days to come.
So, that said, I’m going to use this winter of Schlafly’s discontent to document his every inane utterance about “it’s cold, ergo…” Let’s see just how much stupidity the man can roll out.
- Liberal global warming? Central Park is expected to receive the most snow before Halloween in its history.
- “Wintery mix dumps record snow on New York.” Where’s the phony global warming that liberals have been yipping about?
- What says all those liberal “scientists” who insisted there was a crisis of global warming? “Rare October snow cuts power to thousands in Pa.”
- Energy rationing by liberals is great, isn’t it? “Over 2 million without power as snowstorm slams Northeast, Mid-Atlantic.”
That last one is a classic Schlafly-ism. Early snow, landing on trees which have not yet lost their leaves, brings down more branches, resulting in broken cables and power cuts. And yet somehow in what passes for his mind, this is “liberals” “rationing energy.” It must be awful to live in a world where liberals are waiting around every corner, ready to suck your blood. What a bitter little man he is.
Watch this space, I’m going to be making periodic updates of this stupidity.