Quote of the week – Gore gets tipper, er tippy, er whatever

qotw_croppedIt’s the same old tired stuff, Koch, anti-science, big fundraisers while claiming skeptics are well funded, etc., but at least there’s a new humorous label from Gore.

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Former Vice President Al Gore made an appearance at a Democratic fundraising dinner Wednesday night at the home of Tom Steyer and referred to the California billionaire as:

“Mr. Tipping Point” in the fight against climate change, according to a source who attended.

Gore “discussed the need to not just win — but to win quickly enough to make a difference,” according to the source.

The roughly 70 guests who attended the two-hour dinner at Steyer’s abode in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood ate grass-fed beef from Steyer’s ranch, as well as salmon, while a large California flag hung on the wall. The event raised $400,000 for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of six Senate Democrats to attend, “focused on the importance of creating an offset” to billionaire fossil-fuel backers Charles and David Koch, the source said.

Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) “focused on how exposed the Republicans are for adopting and promoting a basic anti-science position,” the source said.

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75 Responses to Quote of the week – Gore gets tipper, er tippy, er whatever

  1. Pat Frank says:

    It’s ludicrous. San Francisco’s sea cliff neighborhood is the land of 20 million $ homes. It’s where Senator Diane Feinstein lives, poor thing.

    So Gore is there complaining about the skeptic money machine, while dining on lobster with his his well-heeled progressive buddies in a 20 million dollar mansion with a to-die-for view in the ritziest neighborhood of one of the most expensive cities in the world.

    It would be ironic if it weren’t insane.

  2. CD (@CD153) says:

    “Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) “focused on how exposed the Republicans are for adopting and promoting a basic anti-science position,” the source said.”

    Many people on the alarmist side of the CAGW debate routinely get the relationship between climate change and weather bass ackwards when they blame weather events on climate change.
    Aren’t changes in the average weather or weather patterns over time supposed to be the basis for
    a presumed change in climate? If the skeptics make any attempt to correct them on mistakes like this, they are branded as “anti-science”.

    Skepticism, as I understand it, is supposed to be the basis for discourse in science whenever an scientific issue or theory is discussed and debated, is it not? So how can skeptics be “anti-science”?

    Very strange if you ask me.

  3. knr says:

    ‘The event raised $400,000 for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.’
    So less than St Gore charges for 3 public speaking events , reminds me again just who is making themselves rich out of this ?

  4. In June 2010, the Gores announced their marital separation, “a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration”.
    -Wikipaedia
    ————
    Yeah right.

    algore must have reached the tipper point.

    I bet she has some stories to tell. Wish she would write a tell-all!

  5. H.R. says:

    Gore “discussed the need to not just win — but to win quickly enough to make a difference,” according to the source.
    ==============================
    More like, “before the sheeple catch on that they have been shorn.”

  6. Robin says:

    http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Tom-Steyer-Speaks-at-the-DNC-on-the-State-of-Renewable-Energy-

    Renewable energy is so much fun for the connected oligarchs. You hire who we want. You pay what we want. You locate where we say. Public money to finance, private gain, public underwriting of losses. It’s called Cronyism and it adores access to political power.

  7. Dudley Horscroft says:

    Actually I think that Senator (?) John Kerry provided the quote of the week when, in Indonesia to lecture Australia on something or other, he said “If sea level rises one metre, Chicago will be under water.” I heard him say this – picked up by Sky news and broadcast on “Paul Murray Live”. Strangely enough none of the participants on the show realised the discrepancy.

    Text of a letter I sent to The Australian – not printed –

    “Paul Murray Live” has just broadcast a clip of John Kerry telling Indonesia that “if sea level rises one metre, Chicago will be under water”. According to Wikipaedia, Chicago is on the shores of Lake Michigan which is at an elevation of 176 metres. To put Chicago underwater will require a sea level rise of 177 metres. Is John Kerry for real? His arithmetic seems to be as bad as most other warmist/alarmists.

  8. A.D. Everard says:

    Gore “discussed the need to not just win — but to win quickly enough to make a difference,” according to the source.

    *

    Yep. A difference to them. They can see the writing on the wall and they know they are running out of time. If they don’t lock it down soon their Master Plan will be on the fire along with everything else Green.

  9. Aphan says:

    H.R.

    They have to “win” NOW because temps are going to start dropping ON THEIR OWN. If they win ahead of that, they can, and will, claim that their policies and green tech turned this thing around! They can literally use a Natural Tipping Point, to claim their own success at mitigating climate change. THINK about it. If WE (skeptics) are right, their window is starting to close. What urgency this creates for them!

  10. papiertigre says:

    [snip -policy violation -mod]

  11. Janice Moore says:

    Whitehouse (btw: isn’t he the guy that said New England fishermen “drive to the fish?”) and Leahy in one word: desperate.

    Envirostalinists (a.k.a. Democrats and RINOs) in a nutshell:

    CO2 UP. WARMING STOPPED.

    Come November, …. Game Over.

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaaaa!

  12. Pete says:

    It’s all just political BS, preaching to the choir … and their media mouthpieces.

    Sooner or later, the truth will out (it certainly appears to be well on it’s way, already).

    Notwithstanding the opinions of the CAGW crowd to the contrary, normal average people are not stupid,

    November 2014 will provide a dose of reality to this sad crowd of rich entitled “children”.

    Keep the faith folks … and vote.

  13. Cynical Scientst says:

    [snip -policy violation -mod]

  14. papiertigre says:

    RE: Cynical Scientst says:
    February 20, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    The tree of liberty could use the refreshment.

  15. papiertigre says:

    Especially out here in liberty parched California.

  16. pat says:

    we shouldn’t mock, they’re trying to save us from more crime!

    19 Feb: LA Times: Louis Sahagun: Climate change brings more crime
    The study by Matthew Ranson of Abt Associates, a research and consulting firm in Cambridge, Mass., suggests global warming will trigger more crimes including murders and rapes over the next century, with social costs estimated to run as high as $115 billion.
    Between 2010 and 2099, climate change can be expected to cause an additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft, the study published this week in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management says.
    Compared with the number of crimes expected to occur during this period in the absence of climate change, these figures represent a 2.2% increase in murders, a 3.1% increase in cases of rape, a 2.3% increase in aggravated assaults, a 1.2% increase in simple assaults, a 1% increase in robberies, a 0.9% increase in burglaries, a 0.5% increase in cases of larceny and a 0.8% increase in cases of vehicle theft, the study says.
    The social costs of these increases would be roughly $38 billion to $115 billion, based on dollar values of per-offense losses established by earlier research…
    The study merged monthly reports on criminal activity from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting files with temperature and precipitation records for 2997 counties from the U.S. National Climatic Data Center’s Global Historical Climatology Network Daily and projections of future climate drawn from 15 global circulation models.
    The data set covers a 30-year period and contains 891,000 unique county-by-year-by-month observations.

    http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-change-crime-20140219,0,2765136.story#axzz2tu6Uh2v2

  17. @ papiertigre
    [snip]

    There is no excuse, whether this blog or any other, for any of us to use images of violence against anyone. It is counterproductive, and we have witnessed multiple times how it always backfires. (remember–no pressure)
    I am surprised and disappointed that your comment survived moderation.
    Stop it.
    [agreed -comment removed - moderator]

  18. Truthseeker says:

    I have a better Friday Funny …

    Dr Roy Spencer has had enough and is biting back …

    http://www.drroyspencer.com/2014/02/time-to-push-back-against-the-global-warming-nazis/

    Our favourite climate pratt Peter Gleik left the following comment (uncensored) …

    Peter Gleick says:
    February 20, 2014 at 4:17 PM
    Roy, have you lost your fucking mind?
    Peter

    There were a few choice replies to this (my own included), but the funny part comes a little later …

    Chuck L says:
    February 20, 2014 at 6:31 PM
    Right, you certainly have the moral and ethical authority to criticize Dr. Spencer.
    Reply

    Peter Gleick says:
    February 20, 2014 at 7:34 PM
    Thank you. No one else on this completely bizarre thread seems to.
    Reply

    cynical1 says:
    February 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM
    “Thank you. No one else on this completely bizarre thread seems to”.
    It’s called “Sarcasm”, you pompous twit.

    You wouldn’t read about it … oh wait …

  19. Steve from Rockwood says:

    I never get invited to these things.

  20. Greg Cavanagh says:

    Quote: “Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) “focused on how exposed the Republicans are for adopting and promoting a basic anti-science position,” the source said.”

    This tells me that they aren’t going to discover any truth any time soon. They are dug in.

  21. pat says:

    19 Feb: WaPo: Ed Rogers: The Insiders: Democrats have turned the global warming debate into a cartoon
    Additionally, a California billionaire and anti-Keystone XL pipeline activist, Tom Steyer, has burst onto the stage pledging to spend $100 million to try to elect Democrats who share his views on climate change/global warming. The bottom line is the left is obsessed with raising people’s power bills..
    That’s really what this is all about. The 2014 election should be a referendum on the economy, and I hope voters — in part — vote on whether or not they want to let the Obama administration and the likes of Mr. Steyer raise their power bills. The Democrats have made it a crusade. The left cannot get enough of bogus reasons why Americans should have to pay more for the electricity they use.
    Liberals want to blame everything on climate change, from any significant weather event to beached whales to the proliferation of boring beetles…
    Well, I have my own theory. I’m not a scientist, but I do watch a lot of the Discovery Channel with my 11-year-old daughter, and I say global warming will result in more meteorites hitting the Earth. That’s right. I say carbon dioxide and other greenhouses gases are displacing oxygen, resulting in an atmospheric shift that will deplete the accelerants that are necessary to completely incinerate asteroids before they impact the Earth’s surface. Why not? Sounds about as reasonable as a lot of the other wacky claims about global warming that are out there…
    Even if voters had to endure a meteor shower in a superstorm during an earthquake, and the Democrats said it was all because of global warming, I still don’t think Americans would vote to let them raise their home electricity bills. Let’s have an election about that.
    Secretary Kerry’s latest comments and Mr. Steyer’s millions have made the climate-change debate even more surreal than it already was. They are crowding out any rational discussion about the diplomacy, mitigation and technology that might actually make sense to voters and make a difference.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2014/02/19/the-insiders-democrats-have-turned-the-global-warming-debate-into-a-cartoon/

  22. Mark Luhman says:

    Dudley Horscroft, you are giving John Kerry and his audience to much credit, after all he knows like you and I Chicago has a beach and water front, In his world if the sea rises obviously that water in lake Michigan has to rise. You and I know Chicago is on a lake well above sea level, John Kerry and his audience do not know the difference. Yet they are the one that call us unscientific! We just have to remember that our media and politicians went into those profession to the most part because science was [too] hard! At this point in our sorry state of affair all I can say is God help us! In forty years we went from Kissinger to Kerry, on my have not like most of Kissinger [positions] but you could not call him stupid. When I look at the Democrats President list of Secretaries of State since Nixon they are a list C and D students from high school, To the most part they are and were a bunch buffoons and hate anyone smarter then them, unfortunately for us and the world that is the majority of population the world.

  23. Bill H says:

    Do liberals have mirrors in their homes? Are they magical so that they cannot see the tyranny they want to bring on others? These people are so disconnected from reality it is scary!

  24. Ossqss says:

    Well, it certainly seems this is an opportune time to post this little ditty. :LOL
    Thank you M4GW! Once again!

  25. Steve in SC says:

    [snip]

  26. hunter says:

    Feinstein, Pelosi, Gore and Reid- super rich due to their government connections and inside dealings. Each and everyone of them dare to criticize the Koch’s, who work hard, risk their own capital and create real jobs. And support NOVA and other science programs with real money and more.
    They are nothing more than nasty parasites, feasting off of and weakening the national body.

  27. hunter says:

    @ Truthseeker:
    Gleick is pathological if that is what he actually tweeted.

  28. john robertson says:

    Translation
    Al Bore’ “We are doomed, if we can’t sell our product today, the public is going to make us eat it”.
    If the taxpayer notices it is starting to cool, we must be in a position to say, our product is working as advertised.

  29. Benlomond says:

    [snip]

  30. Truthseeker says:

    @ Hunter:
    These are not tweets. These are comments from Dr Roy Spenser blog. The link is to the relevant thread. So unless there has been identify theft (something that Peter Gleick knows about), they are genuine comments.

  31. Physics Major says:

    Another gathering of the 1% plotting to screw the 99%.

  32. Janice Moore says:

    @ Oss Qss — thanks for the fun video at 6:45pm — hadn’t seen that one. lol

    Re: “Gleick is pathological” — I think he is mainly just kinda dumb. Clever with the “dull cunning of the snake.” But, dumb. Most criminals are. Their big EGO’s (here’s where the “pathological” comes in) blind them to that fact. They also tend to believe that beautiful women (or handsome men) find them attractive and that they have the respect of intelligent, well-educated, morally decent, people. Pathetic.

  33. john robertson says:

    CAGW, best scheme so far, robbing the many to enrich the few.
    If we fail to clear our civil services of the fools and bandits the collapse of this scheme has revealed, we can only expect ever more ornate enslavements.

  34. pottereaton says:

    Pat Frank says:
    February 20, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    It’s ludicrous. San Francisco’s sea cliff neighborhood is the land of 20 million $ homes. It’s where Senator Diane Feinstein lives, poor thing.

    —————————————————————–

    Off topic, Pat, but I think she might still live in Pacific Heights, or at least she did thirty years ago when I did a renovation on a mansion across the street from her house. If I recall correctly, it was a big, interesting, shingled, Tudor house with a fake thatched roof motif. I won’t give the street name, but it’s right outside the Presidio and one of the only developments in San Francisco that has a circular street. We called it Pacific Heights at the time, but Presidio Heights might be more accurate.

    Maybe you have more recent knowledge. Sea Cliff is at the other end of Lake Street, right out on the water. Spectacular.

    theduke

  35. ossqss says:

    Apologies in advance, I just thought this was something from somewhere I never expected/.

    Keep an eye on the breaking news bar……. Too funny!

    One for the ditch, if you will :-)

  36. geologyjim says:

    Let me get this straight. [hmmm --- inadvertent SFO pun]

    You invite a buncha rich libs to a greeny-lib billionaire’s posh pad in the tony section of the most liberal city in the country, sprinkle in the headliners of the uber-liberal DC lib-government establishment – – and all you get is a measley $400K???

    They’d have gotten more if they’d just checked the couch cushions.

    I believe this is a sign – – no, an absolute “tipping point!” – – that the tide has turned and that the true voices of science and reason are winning.

  37. Alan Robertson says:

    Janice Moore says:
    February 20, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    “They also tend to believe that beautiful women… find them attractive…”
    ________________________
    Janice, I could have sworn that you found me attractive, but does that make me pathological?

  38. Janice Moore says:

    Alan! Awww, of COURSE I do. However, you seem to have overlooked one tiny detail: I may be quite plain. Well, hm. Here on WUWT, I AM usually quite plain, aren’t I? There. So that question is resolved. Because I am plain, you are not pathological!
    #(;))

    Now, just to be sure that Alan sees this response from his admirer…

    Alan! Alan! Alan!… Steve…. Alan!

    …. of course, if you ignore me…. AS YOU DID THE LAST TIME I POSTED THIS VIDEO, you can (along with Frankie) call yourself “Unreliable” and throw in “Undependable” tooooooo….

  39. Pete Olson says:

    Anthony (or anybody): Please block these two idiots (papiertigre & Steve in SC) before they undermine all the good work being done here. As for you two: crawl back in your holes – there are plenty of creepy places for you to entertain your ugly fantasies. Not here.

  40. Alan Robertson says:

    Janice Moore says:
    February 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm
    __________________
    Did someone just say my name? Eh? Eh? Eh? Eh?

    Makes as much sense as that chorus of rich (cheap) clowns in SF, eh, eh?

  41. Janice Moore says:

    On the other hand, Alan Robertson… , BIG EGO’s think ALL women find them attractive… . Nevertheless, because you are not dumb, with only “the dull cunning of the snake,” your assumption is not pathological.

    Over twenty minutes, now…. (raise refined eyebrows, cock head to right, narrow lovely eyes…)

  42. Janice Moore says:

    Thanks, Mr. Robertson. (sarcasm ON and… OFF)

    Glad to know that my attempt at humor made no sense. Sigh.

    Well, you are kindly and I like you, but, that remark definitely takes you out of the “attractive” category. And I’m sure you are relieved.

    Aaaaaa! Why do I even try!!!!!!!

  43. Alan Robertson says:

    Janice Moore says:
    February 20, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Nevertheless, because you are not dumb…
    _____________________
    Actually, I am the dumbest guy I know.

    Plain? Yeah, right. Ain’t an ordinary bone in your body.
    Eh? Eh?

  44. Janice Moore says:

    Dear Alan,

    Thanks for your sort-of compliment at 8:24pm. Then, you must associate with only exceptionally intelligent people.

    Your extraordinary WUWT pal,

    Janice

  45. asybot says:

    Pat says @ 6.44 pm feb 20th,
    Even if voters had to endure a meteor shower in a superstorm during an earthquake, and the Democrats said it was all because of global warming, I still don’t think Americans would vote to let them raise their home electricity bills. Let’s have an election about that.

    I sincerely hope so, (You forgot to add a X 8.9 solar flair, a blown up oil rig and 2 tankers colliding in NY harbor.) They hopefully still would not vote for that. Except if you don’t pay your bill? These days you are very likely going to end up in jail. The incredible assault on the constitution is very frightening. Some of the news about rights being thrown out the window are unreal. The story about the young girl and her parents fight, the young girl’s assault in her car by an officer ( recorded on her cell) and others are scary.

  46. goldminor says:

    Steve from Rockwood says:
    February 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I never get invited to these things.
    ——————————————-
    You have to know the wrong people to get invited.

  47. Goldie says:

    Follow the money – Al wouldn’t be concerned if the skeptic perspective wasn’t impacting on his ability to make money out of “green” or “sustainable” industries.
    He’s not insane, because he doesn’t believe this stuff. He’s just doesn’t want his gravy train derailed.

  48. davidmhoffer says:

    papiertigre and steve in sc;

    When you propose death to those with whom you disagree, you must by default expect that those who disagree with you will similarly propose your death. Then the facts are set aside and he with the most guns wins the argument. You want that? Or a civil society?

    I too am dismayed that these comments have survived moderation.

  49. Janice Moore says:

    @ Gold Min(er?) — re: 9:05pm — lol. #(:))

  50. Goldie says:

    I forgot to say – we know he doesn’t believe this stuff, because you can’t believe in something you don’t understand. What he does understand is that it makes him plenty of greenbacks.

  51. goldminor says:

    pottereaton says:
    February 20, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Pat Frank says:
    February 20, 2014 at 4:17 pm
    but Presidio Heights might be more accurate.
    —————————————————————-
    That location is called Presidio Terrace. It is the only gated community in SF. The main Jewish synagogue in the city is right outside at the corner.

    I used to live outside the western Presidio gates on 25th Ave off of Lake St in the late 50s till early 60s, in a beautiful 3 story home where Teddy Roosevelt used to stay when he came to the city.

  52. papiertigre says:

    re: Benlomond : @ February 20, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Mainly, I meant it as pointing out a fact, like Kerry’s scientific facts. It’s just simple reality that the global warming political movement (which is all of it) could have been snuffed out in it’s entirety in that room. Never to bother anyone again. The thing is that shaky.

    It could have been a bad salmon mouse, like from the python movie.

  53. kenin says:

    “Democratic fundraising dinner”

    Again, i’m reaching that point where my blood is turning black. I cannot stand that corporate word ‘democracy”; because I know most people associate that word with freedom- its not freedom.

    The dinner party was pretty much intended for those internal to a foreign corporate body known as a democracy.
    Imagine this for a second:

    Hey, are you Tom Seyer the owner of this ranch? Why yes I am. Well, under the guise of climate change, we’re going to take the right of use to your land. Why? well, you use too much water, have cut down way to many trees and we found a threatened species of bird on you property. You can’t use my land grabber tactics against me…….i’m friends with Al Gore.

    Yeah, the day.

    Democracy
    “tyranny of the majority”.
    Its where 51% rule over the 49% the minority have no say.

    keep voting everyone and you’ll keep hearing about more parties like this one.

  54. papiertigre says:

    [snip]

  55. negrum says:

    papiertigre says:
    February 20, 2014 at 9:30 pm
    ” …Mainly, I meant it as pointing out a fact, like Kerry’s scientific facts. …”
    —-l
    Weaseling. It was accurately describedas an ugly fantasy. Best to keep that kind of thing inside your head, since it tends to show your immaturity.

  56. goldminor says:

    papiertigre says:
    February 20, 2014 at 9:30 pm
    —————————————–
    It is an undignified comment for these pages.

  57. davidmhoffer says:

    papiertigre;
    It’s just simple reality that the global warming political movement (which is all of it) could have been snuffed out in it’s entirety in that room.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>

    Really? Was James Hanson their? Phil Jones? Keith Briffa? Kevin Trenberth? The political leadership of a couple of hundred countries? The entire membership of Greenpeace and WWF? All the employees of the UN IPCC, NASA GISS, Hadley CRU, the MET Office, the WMO, journalists from hundreds of media outlets… they were all there just waiting to be “snuffed” all at the same time?

    Not only are your comments sick, twisted, and disgusting, but you demonstrate that your reasoning skills are so weak that there is not point trying to explain to you why.

    someone snip this guy or buy him a plane ticket to Syria to he can experience first hand what society turns into when a whole bunch of people decide that they are so morally superior that they can “snuff” out those with whom they disagree.

  58. Here’s the list of political donors – Koch Industries is #59 on the list.:

    http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php

    Of course those higher up on the list never contributed to “climate change” promoters, lol.

  59. dalyplanet says:

    @papiertigre

    I laughed

  60. Louis says:

    I don’t understand why Al Gore called Tom Steyer “Mr. Tipping Point.” Is it because Steyer’s carbon footprint is big enough to tip us over the edge on its own?

  61. Crispin in Waterloo says:

    If Lake Michigan were to rise 3 metres it would once again empty through the channel on the south end of the city into the Mississippi River. The channel is a canal at the moment. Were this to occur almost none of Chicago would be under water. Post-glacial rebound of the region may still tilt the Lake up at the north end causing the old course to be taken with no average rise at all. Previously the North exit was blocked by ice. Oh what a glorious climate we had in those days!

  62. jauntycyclist says:

    ‘The refusal to accept global warming is driven by corporate interests ‘

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/20/climate-change-deniers-markets-fix

    oh so all we need to do is dismantle the capitalist system live in mud huts in an eco utopia and the climate will never change again and all the climate change ‘mass murder’ will stop? Seems like a plan.

    there is no co2 deathstar that is going to kill us all. There are eco utopians who want to ‘break the system’ thro taxation and live in an anarchist utopia where people have names like ‘pine tree’ and ‘big owl’

  63. jauntycyclist says:

    if climate change is caused by the capitalist system then they will be embarrassed by “A California hedge fund investor has pledged $100 million in contributions to pro-environmentalist congressional campaigns, bolstering the battle against climate change.”

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/02/20/us-usa-campaign-climatechange-idUKBREA1J1IZ20140220

    in the interests of climate change they should refuse the money?

  64. papiertigre says:

    Let’s see. Tom Steyer was the principle financer of No on California Prop 23. He contributed millions of dollars. You know how the rest of us, we can contribute $2600 max to a political campaign. Apparently that rule doesn’t apply to Steyer.
    This dude bought so many elections that it prompted Kim Alexander, president of the California Voter Foundation, to say: “We’ve seen companies giving that much, and unions and PACs that have a lot at stake giving $10, $20 million in an election, but you didn’t see that so much for individual donors.”

    Proposition 23 was the modest urging for the government to abide by the terms of it’s own global warming law, AB32, that during periods of exceptional financial hardship the global warming law’s implementation be posponed (Yep. They actually wrote that into AB32, an admission by the authors that AB32 will cost the state business in the best of times – proving the lie “investing in green energy will create jobs” , “we can’t afford to let the Chinese beat us to the ‘clean energy'” and so forth.

    The Cali democrats knew that line of campaign rhetoric was a pack of lies before Mr. Steyer bought the posters and ad spots. And yeah that was him. Mr Tipping Point.

    Steyer also contributed millions to defeat Ken Cuccinelli, in the Virginia Governors race.
    Ken lost by what? A couple hundred votes? How you feel about that Virginia, that a rich New Yorker transplant in California can buy your election? Does it feel good?

    According to the Wiki, it was reported in January 2013 that Steyer might be named as a replacement for Energy Secretary Steven Chu. What an investor in politicians knows about energy, I have no idea, but I do know Steyer is one of Obama’s bestest money bagmen.
    SO if he wants to be Energy Secretary of the United States, he will be, nitpicks like professional competence be damned!

    Or he might replace Diane Feinstein in 2018. Maybe both. Why not?
    If he does either I’ll have the smug satisfaction of him doing to you good folk out in fly over country directly, what he has been doing to the good people of California through the backdoor for years.

  65. Billyjack says:

    Algorian Logic
    A reasoning technique that entails reaching a supposition about a subject in which one has no expertise and subsequently creating factoids to support the supposition without using critical thinking skills or research to discern the obvious implausibility of the factoids or the conclusion.

  66. Krebs v Carnot says:

    Right… more “anti-science GOP” spewings from the AGW cargo cultists, with their Head Shaman, “Interior of the Earth is Extremely Hot, Several Million Degrees”, in the room.

  67. Chuck Nolan says:

    imho, I have a concept for controlling donations.
    Only eligible voters can vote and/or donate money.
    If you can’t vote for it you don’t get to have a say, plain and simple.
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  68. more soylent green! says:

    CO2 UP. WARMING STOPPED.

    Come November, …. Game Over.

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaaaa!

    You must be unfamiliar with the Republican party and their uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. See Election 2012 for details.

  69. Resourceguy says:

    This is not exactly news, but you can see the party leadership together in the madness and not just the usual puppet President crowing the line for them. Some day we will rise above the election as personality runway project and debate style and get to the real issues of party planks behind the curtain, including the planks aimed at your heads and basic science process.

  70. rogerknights says:

    Dudley Horscroft says:
    February 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Actually I think that Senator (?) John Kerry provided the quote of the week when, in Indonesia to lecture Australia on something or other, he said “If sea level rises one metre, Chicago will be under water.”

    He actually said Jakarta. I guess it was mis-reported.

    Here’s a funny cartoon of Gore in a straitjacket:

    http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/zegs-take/2013/10/burning-mad/

  71. Brad Rich says:

    Exploiters are in a hurry to do ‘something’ so they can claim credit for the change, much like they used the Montreal Protocol to exploit reduction of the southern ozone hole, even though it wasn’t directly related (it was likely caused by warmer temperatures in the Antarctic in 2002), and the hole continues but the headlines ignore that little detail. They are masters of illusion.

  72. Specter says:

    Quote: “Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) “focused on how exposed the Republicans are for adopting and promoting a basic anti-science position,” the source said.”

    I wonder how long it took these two to get there from the northeast while riding their minimal-carbon-release horse and buggies….wait…

  73. True Conservative says:

    “Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) “focused on how exposed the Republicans are for adopting and promoting a basic anti-science position,” the source said.”
    So laughable, the democrats / leftists are all strong believers in science … until they see study after study showing leftist economics doesn’t work [not to mention reality slapping them hard across the face]. Or, studies showing the relationship between gun ownership and reduced crime. That kind of science escapes the “science-based” hacks [as does any other that doesn't fit their agenda].

  74. DickY says:

    Wow looking at the list of “notables” who attended the fund raising event I was very happy that I was not on the invite list. I must admit that the likes of Reid, Gore, Feinstein, would have probably made me sick and I would have upchucked the expensive meal. I only hope that I could have made it to the balcony on time before it all came up.

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