Curtis Dahlgren
Peace prize proves need to pray "'4" the president
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By Curtis Dahlgren
October 12, 2009

"The left believes in 'experts.' The liberal is bowled over by the title 'Nobel laureate.' The conservative is more likely to wonder why a Nobel laureate in physics has anything more meaningful to say about [issues] than, let us say, a taxi driver." Dennis Prager

IT'S SNOWING AND BLOWING OUTSIDE. Al Gore is nuttier than a fruitcake. He's going to have to hire a new public relations firm if he wants to convince the American people of his inconvenient "truths." It's approaching mid-day here in the U.P., and the temperature is still in the 30s.

- Rocky Mountain ski resorts opened early this fall.

- Montana and other states are setting new low temperature records.

- The potato crop in Idaho is in danger.

- Much of the Midwest's corn crop was frozen out prematurely a week or so ago.

- Despite a summer-without-a-summer, Al Gore chose to come to Madison, Wisconsin in October to deliver an "address" to a gathering of "Environmental Journalists." [At the same time, I was attending a church gathering not far from Madison, and we had to scrape frost off our windshields. I even talked to a family from Nashville, and heard about their cold summer, too.]

Now it's against my religion to disrespect "public figures," but Al Gore (the Nobel laureate for Intergalactic weather control), is no longer a public figure. I spit on the horse he came in on (and the spit may freeze before it hits the ground this winter).

A shocking thing happened during Gore's visit to Mad-town; one of the "environmentalist journalists" turned out to be a skeptic and asked a skeptical question about the errors in his "docu-drama" on Global Warming (so inconveniently that the questioner's microphone was cut off). A front-page headline on the Milwaukee "Journal-Sentinel" (10/10/09) said:

"Gore optimistic about climate treaty" ("Former Vice President Al Gore tells a Madison audience that he's optimistic a new treaty will be approved at a United Nations climate summit in December in Copenhagen"). The newspaper said nothing whatsoever about the skeptic at the Madison address, but a video of the incident can be accessed at Drudge Report and other sites such as SykesWrites (www.620wtmj.com).

The skeptical journalist was Phelan McAleer, producer of a documentary film on the green movement, "Not Evil, Just Wrong," and also the producer and writer of "Mine Your Own Business" (which I mentioned in a recent column):
www.RenewAmerica.com/columns/dahlgren/090926 And here are today's headlines at the DrudgeReport:

BBC: What happened to global warming?

Montana cold breaks records...

Record Cold temps in Idaho threaten potato crops...

Hundreds protest Gore in chilly Wisconsin...

Man has microphone cut off after asking about 'errors' in film...

Video...

Evidently the "Journal-Sentinel" missed the protesters at the Gore event in Madison (the mainstream media has Selective Cognizance Disorder, you know). I see that the snow is still falling outside my window, so I must cut this short and get out there splitting wood before the weather turns bad. But here are some more of the wacky headlines-of-the-week:

- "40-year-old QB wins fifth straight game for Vikings"

- "Chicago Cubs file for bankruptcy"

- "Cuba may soon be saying adios to ration books, which have long been at the center of its socialist system" [we may soon have ration books for doctors visits]

I didn't read the story, but either the Castros are giving up on socialism, or there's just nothing left to ration, I guess.

The only thing that could top those stories would be if a 40-something POTUS nationalized our auto industry and won a Nobel Peace prize.

Ha ha LIKE THAT WOULD EVER HAPPEN!


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Curtis Dahlgren

Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)

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