Skip to comments.Rick Perry Needn't Sweat His Global Warming Skepticism
Posted on 08/30/2011 1:27:35 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Washington Post op-ed writer Richard Cohen is concerned that Climate Change May Be Ruin of Perry Campaign. Far less clear was whether he regards that imminent ruination to be a bad thing, or rather, a cause for celebration. There are excellent reasons to suspect the latter.
Cohen doesnt hold a very high opinion of the Texas governor, of anyone who doesnt buy into the notion of a looming global man-made global warming disaster, or of Republicans. Referring to Perry in an Aug. 22 Washington Post article, he opined Its not his thinking I fear, its the lack of any at all.
Cohen observed that [Perry] occupies the cultural and intellectually empty heartland of the Republican party. The article scorned Perry for publicly stating that he stood with an increasing number of scientists who have challenged the existence of man-made global warming threats, commenting whoever they (italics noted) might be. In Appleton, Wis., Sen. Joe McCarthys skeleton rattled a bit. His reference to McCarthy went on to elaborate that The late and hardly lamented demagogue pioneered the use of the concocted statistic in suggesting that communists were literally everywhere. He further amplified There were some, of course, just as there are some scientists who are global warming skeptics, but these few about 2% of climate researchers could hold their annual meeting in a phone booth, if there are any left. (Perhaps 2% of scientists think they are).
This would require a pretty big phone booth,.....
Since 2007 more than 31,000 American scientists from diverse climate-related disciplines, including more than 9,000 with Ph.D.s, have signed a public petition announcing their belief that
there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause...
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
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I’m a Palin supporter but I must comment....CW, you are a tenacious one women army.
I’ll take that as a nice compliment.
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“...Cohen doesnt hold a very high opinion of the Texas governor, of anyone who doesnt buy into the notion of a looming global man-made global warming disaster, or of Republicans...”
Yup, Cohen is a mental giant, all right. I still remember him sitting next to me in my grad quantum class....NOT.
Cohen is as dumb as...a democratic president.
Whether global warming is true or not, any cap & trade tax legislation is going to wreck the economy worse than it already is. I firmly believe the EPA is shutting down coal fired electric plants in order to try and get people to agree to some kind of cap & trade legislation. Then the coal fired plants will be allowed to continue to operate, as long as they pay the tax (passed onto the consumer, of course).
St Rick isn’t bragging about that $3 billion in windmills these days.
Ironically, anyone making such a statement demonstrates their complete ignorance of the philosophy of science, the scientific method, and the history of science.
Every major scientific advancement, throughout history, has come at the expense of the previous “scientific con census”.
con census = consensus
On second thought — in this case “con census” is the correct term.
It certainly does.
I hate to be on the fence but.. I think it is possible to be a skeptic of AGW, while not being a denier. I think it might be possible, theoretically, and there is some data that suggests that it might be happening, but I am not convinced. I do think its something to keep an eye on however.
THEIR COUNTRY?! Perry thinks America is THEIR COUNTRY?!
Perry wants to give ILLEGAL aliens citizenship
In 2001, Perry signed into law the very first Texas Dream ACT. It allowed the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at any Texas university. Perry defended the Texas Dream ACT, saying, To punish these young Texans for their parents' actions is not what America has always been about.
Perry then jetted off to Mexico and bragged to the Mexicans that Texas passed this law, saying, The message is simple, educacion es el futuro, y si se puede. Education is the future, and yes we can.
Rick Perrys immigration problem
The number of illegal immigrant college students paying in-state tuition and receiving financial aid at Texas' public colleges and universities continues to climb, according to state higher education records.
Number of illegal immigrants getting in-state tuition for Texas colleges rises
In February 2007, Perry signed a shocking executive order forcing every sixth-grade girl to submit to a three-jab regimen of the Gardasil vaccine. He also forced state health officials to make the vaccine available "free" to girls ages 9 to 18. The drug, promoted by manufacturer Merck as an effective shield against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) and genital warts, as well as cervical cancer, had only been approved by the Food and Drug Administration eight months prior to Perry's edict.
Perry defenders pointed to a bogus "opt-out" provision in his mandate "to protect the right of parents to be the final authority on their children's health care." But requiring parents to seek the government's permission to keep an untested drug out of their kids' veins is a plain usurpation of their authority. Translation: Ask your bureaucratic overlord to determine if a Gardasil waiver is right for you.
Libertarians and social conservatives alike slammed Perry's reckless disregard for parental rights and individual liberty. The Republican-dominated legislature also balked. In May 2007, both chambers passed bills overturning the governor's unilaterally imposed health order.
Perry's vaccine order exposed lapse in political, policy judgments Rick Perrys Superficial Extremism The Texas governors record doesnt live up to his rhetoric.
The Gardasil debacle is just one of many concerns a wide range of grass-roots conservative activists have about Perrys record as governor. Hes soft on illegal immigration despite a few recent nods to border enforcement. Hes prone to crony capitalism. And as the vaccine mandate scandal shows, he demonstrated Nanny State tendencies that are anathema to Tea Party core principles.
Once again, the Perry campaign proves my point about the non-walkback-walkback. If Perry erred on the side of life, what his campaign continues to suggest is that those who opposed his Gardasil mandate from the beginning chose death. Instead of renouncing the human shield demagoguery he engaged it after the repeal, the Perry campaign has doubled-down. There is nothing nothing Tea Party about this.
The Gardasil debacle is a useful red flag on Perrys basic political instincts, judgment, core values, and trust. It is no surprise given his ties to Merck that Perry is a consummate practitioner of corporate welfare public-private partnerships.
Plumbing the rest of the Perry record
Perrys campaign website lists the Trans-Texas Corridor as one of his accomplishments. But is it something Perry really wants broadcast as an achievement? The Texas Republican Partys 2010 platform includes a plank specifically opposing the Trans-Texas Corridor.
Rick Perry's NAFTA Superhighway Problem
QUIT...trolling the Perry threads with all your same old garbage...thank you.
Does anyone EVER read the spam-bots’ bullsquat? I never have and never will, how about you folks....show of hands?
Global warming is a collectivist scam.
Social Security is a collapsing Ponzi scheme.
“Quantitative easing” is treason.
By my count the RINO cowboy dummy is three for three.
>> “Does anyone EVER read the spam-bots bullsquat?” <<
No, I just read your first line and quit.
Oh, look, you dribbled something down the front of your spam. Better zip up.
Looks like two.
And I am not a troll. That distinction has been bestowed on the originator of this thread.
Have a nice day.
>> “I think it might be possible, theoretically, and there is some data that suggests that it might be happening”
And which data would that be?
There aren’t even any data that indicate any increase in temps happened at all, outside of confined urban space that is artificially heated. When all the missing Siberian stations are simulated, there appears to be considerable cooling going on.
Or are you still clinging to the fudged Hadley CRU ‘data?’
Well there is certainly a whole lot of evidence available as well as uncertainty of what that evidence means. It seems to me the High Priests of Global Warming are actually more the deniers than the sceptics.
Information is not trolling; it is balancing your disinformation.
So things coming directly from St Rick’s own website are now spam? LOL
>> “Looks like two.” <<
you’re not pregnant, are you?
Texas is the energy capital of the US. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be looking at all forms of energy production to reduce our dependency on foreign oil.
That’s the way it was intended.
We do not troll Palin threads...so stop trolling on Perry threads.
Now, Cohen trying to make Perry into Joe McCarthy is interesting to me.
Seems McCarthy got things pretty right and as we can see, the new communism is green environmentalism -- consensus science to control the masses. It's Lysenkoism named for Trofim Lysenko [Stalin's pet environmentalist who was allowed to kill skeptical scientists]
It's in our government, in our schools, in our churches -- it affects what we can buy, what we can do, how we think and where we can go.
Global warming, cooling, change, disruption -- whatever they call it today or will call it tomorrow -- it's purpose is to control you (by the way, in case you hadn't noticed, environmentalism is being slowly change over to being called conservation -- which is what true "stewards" of the natural world around us have always considered themselves - conservationists, so the "greens" are changing their discredited brand and co-opting a respected one).
The Left is gearing up to "McCarthy" Rick Perry because he called out scientists who demand our belief in global warming with ginned up the data and are doing it for money and control.
Cohen finds Rick Perry's position dangerous, as we need government to make rules about this and we need to have international cooperation.
Could it be any clearer folks?
Perry: We are fed up with being overtaxed and overregulated. We are tired of being told how much salt we can put on our food, what windows we can buy for our house, what kinds of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kinds of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what political speech we are allowed to use to elect candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what kind of food we can grow, what doctor we can see, and countless other restrictions on our right to live as we see fit.
CERN has demonstrated that the sun’s magnetic field is responsible for decreased cosmic rays, which reduces cloud formation. Global warming is a result of the sun’s activity.
See the following article: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100102296/sun-causes-climate-change-shock/
Pregnant with possibilities, my darling.
Yes, it is. When it becomes the same old same old over, and over and over and over...that is trolling.
Solar PV generation takes over 15 years to break even, and then the panels only have 5 years of their estimated life left.
No, if the threads keep on getting posted, then the necessary info needs to be reposted; that’s just common sense.
That’s our Deb! :o)
Actually, I thought this was the first time.
Not near as much as the spew from you, RED SOUTH etc.
As someone who is behind Palin 1st, I’m embarrassed for you and some of your ilk. Frankly I doubt Sarah would be proud of your support, I know I’m not.
Then why the fear over hearing the other side of the story form Perry’s own official website?
I have had many FReepers tell me they didn't know the things about RINO Mitt Perry that they read in my posts. I know you RINO Mitt Perry apologists don't want them to see it but they deserve to know the truth about a man who is pro-ILLEGAL alien, pro-amnesty RINO Mitt Perry.
And this has nothing to do with Palin, so there was no reason for you to even bring up her name. But if you want to post what you deem a nagative about her in a Palin thread, I'm sure you are free to do so.
I did at first, but after the 1,000th time...
But every mistake isn't a sign of evil, if it was Sarah wouldn't have supported Perry.
Agreed! CHeers! :)
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