Curtis Dahlgren
Global warming? What "globe" are they talking about anyway?
By Curtis Dahlgren
December 22, 2008

'I'm already sick of winter, and we have nine days to go before it officially begins.' — resident of Portland, Maine (12/12/08)

FROM PORTLAND, OREGON TO PORTLAND, MAINE; from Las Vegas to New Orleans; the story's the same: it's colder than you-know-what!

The rain forests of Washington state have become snow forests; electricity was blacked out in seven states in the Northeast by an ice storm that "dwarfed" the infamous storm of '98; and the Great Lakes states aren't so hot anymore. Even the Yoopers, who normally love ice and snow, are complaining. But to whom does one complain, to Alfred E. Gore?

Jim Ott, a retired meteorologist and state legislator, says that when people complain about "global warming" these days, he just asks them, "HOW COLD DO YOU WANT IT?"

Our esteemed Liberal friends, of course, don't just want to bi-ch about the stinking weather — they want to "do something about it"! They want to literally STOP global "warming," and they like to say, "Yes, we can.' HAVE THEY GONE STARK RAVING, STINKING NUTS?

about the rhetorical question, but speaking of stinking, today's column features three articles from page 3A of the Milwaukee "Sentinel" of 12/13/08 (with help from the Associated Press in all cases). Story #1 was the ice storm story:

"This is the absolute, most significant power restoration effort we've ever had. There has not been a storm before that has affected more customers." — Public Service spokesman

Another story starts out by saying, "The nation's farms no longer have to report to authorities the toxic, smelly fumes released from manure." Another dumb question:

Ya mean to tell me that the authorities never would have known that manure stinks if the farmers hadn't "reported" that to them? Talk about the dumbing down of society since the people all moved to town! And as the towns grow closer together, the article reports that "Environmentalists lashed out again, saying that the new reporting rules will make it difficult [for 'authorities'] to keep track of farms polluting the environment and putting neighbors at risk."

This is the kind of nonsense we get when there are some "jobs that Americans won't do'; the "experts" are so over-specialized that they don't know the difference between hot and cold (it's all just "climate change" to them). And they don't know that the smell of manure isn't "toxic." If it were, I'd have been dead a long time ago. I've done all those jobs "Americans" won't do — from pitching manure to climbing trees covered with ice to get them off the power lines (of those two jobs, I would actually prefer the former).

But what's the #3 story on page 3A? Answer: the "pact" mentality of European "leaders."

"The leaders of Europe adopted what they described as a historic pact to combat global warming Friday and challenged President-elect Barack Obama to join in" blah, blah, blah.

"Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who had threatened a veto to protect . . industries in his country, said he backed off because . . . it became clear a strong majority favored going ahead with the pact."

Thus we see the effect of the "pack mentality" of the modern P.R. industry on geo-political affairs. And it certainly underlines General Patton's warning:

"If everybody is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking."

Tom Brokaw says that "we must examine the instruments of polarization" — meaning talk radio (the final roadblock in the way of Big Brother's groupthink)!

"Despotism begins in the nursery school,"
someone once said, and the first lesson kids learn in pre-school is the importance of "blending in" (as opposed to standing out). The 'TEAM' trumps individual originality from day one. The rug rats quickly learn how to give the answers the indoctrinators want to hear. The latter are seriously proposing giving a score of "50 percent" for a zero score or even if no work is turned in.

Burt Prelutsky has an excellent column that "stands out" at TownHall today ("The Dumbing Down of Academe"). In conjunction with the Liberal belief that there's a "Right" to a college diploma, Academia has come down to promoting the admission of the final "disadvantaged" group:


Every other group is already "represented" on the college campi, so why not rednecks from, say, Wasilla or Walla Walla?

Well, I'd love to continue this dialogue with you, but I'd better go out and start up my truck before the anti-freeze freezes solid in the engine.

P.S. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink; you can force a redneck into a "re-education" school, maybe, but you can't necessarily convince him that 2 + 2 = 5.

PPS: I hope you have a very Happy New Year (not that anyone should be any happier than anyone else — that would be unfair — but you know what I mean, I think — unless you've been more highly "educated" than your brain power warranted). See also:

"End-of-semester letter" to the alumni (some dissembling required)
Curtis Dahlgren
December 18, 2007

"Above this race of [lay]men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications, and to watch over their fate. . .

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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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