100 percent consensus finally achieved on climate

100pct_consensusWe all know that the bogus “97% consensus” number has been the staple bullet point of non-thinking climate activists everywhere. Now, I’m sure they will be thrilled to see that we have proof (with video) of a 100 percent consensus on climate.

In the video below, about 1 minute and 20 seconds in, Senator Jeff Sessions asks the $64,000 question of Democrat-invited EPA wonks during the Senate EPW hearing on Wednesday. He said:

The President on November 14th 2012 said, ‘The temperature around the globe is increasing faster than was predicted, even ten years ago.’ And then on May 29th last year he also said – quote – ‘We also know that the climate is warming faster than anybody anticipated five or ten years ago.’  close quote

So I would ask each of our former Administrators if any of you agree that that’s an accurate statement on the climate. So if you do, raise your hand.

Watch the response:

Senator Sessions then said: “Thank you. The record will reflect no one raised their hand.”.

Wow. That’s a 100 percent consensus that the President’s words were not an “accurate statement”.

What a great vote of confidence on display.

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87 Responses to 100 percent consensus finally achieved on climate

  1. AndyE says:

    The funniest 5 minutes I have had for a long time — I laughed aloud just about continually!

  2. A rare display of an assessment of reality!

  3. cnxtim says:

    Schoolboy test for a juvenile theory…Oh-oh little “o”

  4. prjindigo says:

    not present = no

  5. jones says:

    Will they all be looking for new jobs shortly?

  6. ImranCan says:

    The man is absolutely spot on. The problem is that senior leaders and officials are being given free rein by to wander around the country basically making stuff up.

  7. Londo says:

    It is a strange world indeed. I’m sure Obama believes he stands behind every word of the IPCC while he gets his “science” from the NGO and lobbyists. I is hardly possible that nobody in the administration has read the IPCC report and the conclusion must be that he acts according to some other agenda. I’ve said it before, this president is bought and paid for. But then again, maybe every president is though I don’t believe that. Though lately, the world has become increasingly insane which probably means that it is money talking, not reason.

  8. philjourdan says:

    Lame duck – not even the parrots want to be grouped with him.

  9. Olaf Koenders says:

    The beginning of the end..

  10. Kenny says:

    I live in Bama….Proud to see this!

  11. Lame duck – not even the parrots want to be grouped with him.

    How can one soar like an eagle ….. when they have to fly along with the turkeys?

  12. Let us not forget that “reality” or “fact” has little meaning to the modern man. Just look around at all the utterly stupid things that your friends believe. The human mind creates a myth or filter by which it interprets incoming data. The method called “science”, when practiced correctly, is a way around our preconceived beliefs and a path toward finding the truth rather than the myth.

    The myth that most warming activists or alarmists live by is that there are about 6 Billion too many humans on the planet (out of the 7.2 Billion) and we need to get rid of them. CAGW is only a stalking horse for cutting back on the industrialization that has allowed humanity to grow to its present size. It is for that reason that you will wait in vain for the day that anyone apologizes for the deaths in winter due to high energy costs in places like England.

    The CAGW cult is a death cult.

  13. wws says:

    Obviously, Senator Sessions is a racist. That’s the only reason anyone would ever criticize Dear Glorious Leader. /SARC

  14. James Ard says:

    That needs to be turned into a political advertisement.

  15. D day in the climate wars!

  16. latecommer2014 says:

    They probably thought they were agreeing with O…..never assume intelligence in a political appointee

  17. Alan Robertson says:

    Mark Stoval (@MarkStoval) says:
    June 20, 2014 at 4:57 am

    __________________
    You’ve been paying attention. You nailed them.

  18. johnmarshall says:

    The United States is a federation of independent States. Apart from federal taxes, to cover defense the first responsibility of government, all State laws should be cast by each State.

    The EPA is not a required office of State.

  19. M Simon says:

    Mark Stoval (@MarkStoval) says:
    June 20, 2014 at 4:57 am

    The CAGW cult is a death cult.

    Yes.

  20. Chuck Nolan says:

    Samuel C Cogar says:
    June 20, 2014 at 4:57 am
    “Lame duck – not even the parrots want to be grouped with him.”

    How can one soar like an eagle ….. when they have to fly along with the turkeys
    ——————————————
    Funny thing about turkeys.

    cn

  21. JohnWho says:

    He could have asked any of dozens of questions regarding the accuracy of statements make by the President regarding “climate change” and not seen any hands go up.

    The obvious question that should now be present in many folks mind is, since the President lied with these statements, how many other statements has Obama made regarding “climate change” are also false?

    My unscientific guess is:

    all of them if they were implying we should “act now”.

  22. richard verney says:

    Mark Stoval (@MarkStoval) says:
    June 20, 2014 at 4:57 am
    ///////////////////

    I have often thought that the opening question (by say Andrew Neil, or the like) to the Energy Secretary should be ‘what have you got against the poor and elderly, such that you wish to see about 25,000 of these people die needlessly and prematurely each year’?

    The follow up question should be ‘why do you so adamantly pursue energy policies that result in such a large number of premature deaths’?

    You are right to point iut that these people deal in death. Unfortunately, the public do not appreciate this point, and if they did, it is likely that far fewer would support ‘Green@ energy policies.

  23. Rod Everson says:

    ImranCan says:
    June 20, 2014 at 4:07 am
    The man is absolutely spot on. The problem is that senior leaders and officials are being given free rein by to wander around the country basically making stuff up.

    Test question: By whom?

  24. CodeTech says:

    It is rare enough to see any sort of sanity in climate issues, especially when it comes to officialdom. This was a breath of fresh air.

    And of course, in my personal opinion the EPA has done a complete end-run around laws and their mandate to declare CO2 a pollutant. It’s shameful, it’s unlawful, and heads should definitely be rolling.

  25. evanmjones says:

    How can one soar like an eagle ….. when they have to fly along with the turkeys?

    As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could soar.

    D day in the climate wars!

    Reminds me more of Kursk. They keep trying to cut us off, but we are getting wise.

  26. ATheoK says:

    Seems to me that this is the second time that question has been asked with virtually no-one (or no-one as in this case) wanting to agree with the POTUS’s wild flights of fancy.

    Excellent summarization Mark Stoval!

  27. Mark Bofill says:

    Kenny says:
    June 20, 2014 at 4:50 am

    I live in Bama….Proud to see this!

    Me too. I like Jeff Sessions.

  28. SteveT says:

    Another consensus is to spell achieved i before e – not as in the headline e before i

    SteveT

  29. cba says:

    amazing how the prospect of being charged with perjury for lying tends to make small fish tell the truth. the big fish think they can get away with lying

  30. SunSword says:

    “I[t] is hardly possible that nobody in the administration has read the IPCC report and the conclusion must be that he acts according to some other agenda. ”

    Actually it is almost certain that no one in the current administration has read the IPCC report. They don’t listen to or understand anything with the slighted degree of complexity. In this administration they get their knowledge from network news.

  31. opluso says:

    I’m not sure why you stressed the fact that the Democrats put together the witness panel since the Democrats, as the majority, run the committee. The four former EPA Administrators were chosen because they were all appointed by Republican presidents. Nevertheless, Sen. Sessions’ question was still an important one.

  32. Katou says:

    And in other news, Russia in secret Anti-Fracking plot with Greenpeace ,warns NATO boss “Russian secret agents have infiltrated Greenpeace and other campaign groups to co-ordinate the war against fracking, it has been alleged.
    After Russia unceremoniously locked 30 Greenpeace activists in jail after a protest at a Gazprom oil rig, it may seem unlikely that Putin and the environmentalists would ever find common ground. But according to the secretary-general of Nato, they have – fracking.

    The Kremlin’s distaste for shale gas fracking is not down to a keenly-felt concern for its environmental impact. It is pure economics, born from a desire to keep Europe dependent on gas imports from Moscow.” http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06/20/russia-greenpeace-nato-fracking_n_5513992.html

    Talk about grabbing for straws to build your house .

  33. harkin says:

    This video needs to be edited down to the money quote and response for distribution on all the climate cultist boards.

  34. pyeatte says:

    Obama is nothing more than a propagandist. He is a student of Saul Alinsky who advocated saying anything necessary to move the agenda forward. Lies are fine, just keep repeating them because a few people will believe them, and soon more and more will believe them.

  35. Alan Robertson says:

    opluso says:
    June 20, 2014 at 7:25 am

    I’m not sure why you stressed the fact that the Democrats put together the witness panel since the Democrats, as the majority, run the committee. The four former EPA Administrators were chosen because they were all appointed by Republican presidents. Nevertheless, Sen. Sessions’ question was still an important one.
    ______________________
    Try this: A DEMOCRAT POTUS and a current Democrat head of the EPA are trying their best to foul up our nation’s energy infrastructure. A Democrat Secretary of State and a former Democrat Presidential candidate are running around the globe as climate fear mongers. How far do you want to take this?

  36. Alan Robertson says:

    Make that two former Democratic party presidential candidates…

  37. tadchem says:

    When I first started working in a civil service job back in 1985, I was told that the curse of being a civil servant is that the most important decisions are always made by political hacks (appointees, SES executives, or elected officials) with absolutely no understanding of the situation and only a political interest in the outcome.
    It is still true.

  38. Claire says:

    How can you soar like an eagle with murderous wind turbines invading your skies?

  39. frozenohio says:

    Heretics!

    /sarc

  40. pottereaton says:

    Forgive me for changing the subject, but there’s also a 100% consensus in Washington that it would be impossible to lose all of Lois Lerner’s relevant emails the way they say they were lost, which means there is a 97% chance that obstruction of justice is going on.

  41. wayne Job says:

    Looking from the outside in it would appear that a few need a good kick in the @rse and a good talking too.Politics has it’s place, but it should be deciding the way forward for what the populace wants, not telling the populace what to do. Listening these gentlemen was a bit of a surprise, such a pity they are being usurped by dictate.

  42. John says:

    It seems people are slowly jumping off the bandwagon of lies that is global warming. Praise common sense. Much more to say but…

  43. Tom J says:

    ‘Wow. That’s a 100 percent consensus that the President’s words were not an “accurate statement”.’

    Um, I hate to be a party pooper but I’m not impressed. You see Obama came to Chicago to launch his political career. And I have little doubt that this mostest smartest president we ever had did so because he recognized that Chicago is the mostest enlightenedest city in the country. Heck, the world. The Universe, even. Chicago harkens to the very motto that expressed the sentiments of the colonies when they threw off the yoke of English oppression: ‘No taxation without representation.’ And, since we all know dead people are taxed (and unless you live in a parallel universe you’ll recognize that fact), Chicago has made it a priority to ensure that those dead people are counted in its elections. Yes, Chicago is so enlightened that it gives the right to vote to the dead. This is how some precincts can actually report vote counts that are over 100% of the registered voters. Now, I know what you’re thinking; ‘well, why don’t those dead people register then?’ And my answer is; ‘don’t be silly, do you have any idea how hard it is for a dead person to get to the precinct houses to register, let alone sign their names?’

    So, unless there’s over, and I mean ‘over,’ a 100% consensus then I don’t think it means anything to Barry. I don’t see any dead people joining those former administrators in not raising their hands (um, I think maybe I should use different example, but anyway, you get what I mean).

  44. Robert W Turner says:

    History will not be a kind judge of B Hussein Obama.

  45. dp says:

    I’m also in the “Achieved” vs “Acheived” consensus.

  46. StoptheRot says:

    Mark Stoval (@MarkStoval) says:
    June 20, 2014 at 4:57 am

    The CAGW cult is a death cult

    Asolutely nailed it!
    To call CAGW a religion is an understament!

  47. talldave2 says:

    Still makes me laugh.

    “CNN reports that after reading this blog and seeing the correlation between major league baseball teams and temperature trends, governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to shut down all five major league stadiums in California as part of his fight against global warming.

    As a result, the Los Angeles Angels are looking to move to Snoqualmie Falls where they will be known as the Fallen Angels.”

    http://climateaudit.org/2007/08/04/1859/

  48. Bryan says:

    ImranCan says:
    June 20, 2014 at 4:07 am
    The man is absolutely spot on. The problem is that senior leaders and officials are being given free rein by to wander around the country basically making stuff up.

    Test question: By whom?

    =================
    Answer: By the mainstream media. If this were not a president they like talking about a cause they believe in, every misstatement would be highlighted and mocked prominently and repeatedly on news and entertainment shows, and in the newspapers.

  49. jlurtz says:

    Realize that “The OBAMA” is just a figure head of the Democratic Party. “The REID” is no different. Climate Change is the Democratic Party’s mantra. Is that party still the “party of the people?”

  50. more soylent green! says:

    Perhaps more than any other president in my lifetime, Obama lives in a bubble of isolation. He has no one telling him he’s wrong, no one honestly discussing contrary beliefs or bring up those pesky facts which directly contradict his beliefs.

    The man also cut his teeth as part of the Chicago political machine. The truth is the truth is because you say it’s the truth, and what the facts are depends upon who controls the message. The “big lie” is just part of the Chicago way.

  51. Aphan says:

    The important thing is how Sessions phrased his question…”Is that an accurate statement on the climate?” None of the EPA officials agreed that it was. So now ANYONE who uses that statement/argument is either wrong according to the EPA, or the EPA is wrong. Win-win.

  52. Taxed to death says:

    “Make the lie big, make it simply, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it.”
    ……Adolf Hitler

  53. J Calvert N(UK) says:

    Is the GLARING spelling error in the headline part of the joke? (If so, I’m not getting it.) It’s achieved not ‘acheived’!!!!!

  54. me says:

    The official consensus for the last 32 years from science has been one of 95% certainty that it could be not will be a climate crisis after all

  55. harkin says:

    The president is lying through his teeth/woefully uninformed/inexcusably passing on falsehoods but what matters is how you spell “achieved”!

  56. Kevin Schurig says:

    The funniest part is that the results from this survey is more scientific than the 97% garbage.

  57. Brian H says:

    The only statements of the Prez that are reliable are his (domestic) threats.

  58. Steve Reddish says:

    The misspelling of a word only matters if that word is thereby transformed into some other word which causes the reader to miss the author’s intended point. Please apply your efforts instead to promoting clarity of dialogue by noting misuse or conflation of words such as, but not limited to, “average”, “normal” and “typical”.

    SR

  59. nutso fasst says:

    The Democrat senators all sound like they have Mussolini as their public speaking coach.

    However, it should be noted there was also 100% consensus among ex-EPA administrators favoring regulation of CO2 emissions.

  60. philjourdan says:

    @SunSword- indeed, if they do not even read the legislation they pass, why would anyone believe they read other people’s work?

  61. willhaas says:

    Our President is in the habit of saying things that sound good to him at the time but that turn out to be just bs. For example, the President said that the White House dog would be a mutt, “like me”, from a shelter yet the dog they got was a purebred that has never set foot in a shelter. The President is suppose to be the most powerful man in the free world yet he could not keep his word on something as trivial as the White House dog. The President gets his climate information from his advisor’s who are chosen based on their ideology and not their abilities. The reality is that global temperatures have been significantly lower than what the IPCC models have predicted and the IPCC doed not really know why. They have been guessing.

  62. Political Junkie says:

    When Obama said ‘recent warming was unprecedented’ he may have been misinformed. The second time he was lying.

    “It’s great to soar like an eagle, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.”

  63. Dr Burns says:

    Too embarrassing for Youtube ? Video seems to have been deleted.

  64. wayne says:

    This is nothing but the great fleecing of the common citizens of America and it is good some senators are not falling for it, have some morals and a dose of commonsense.

  65. Michael says:

    Mark Stovall: “The myth that most warming activists or alarmists live by is that there are about 6 Billion too many humans on the planet (out of the 7.2 Billion) and we need to get rid of them.”

    Absent a replacement for the subsidy of petroleum and coal, they will either be gotten rid of or just die of starvation, and the highest rate of attrition will be in the most developed nations. Transportation is the elephant in the room — no tractors on farms, no trucks or railroad. Every major city in the United States will become a ghost town. The French Revolution also showed that self-sufficient farmers will not be spared, they will be raided, the goose that lays golden eggs sacrificed for immediate needs. North Dakota seems increasingly attractive.

    Where a difference can be found (warmist versus cautious) is one’s faith in a substitute such as solar power. IF solar power is rolled out on a large scale the impact of losing petroleum is not a disaster and petroleum preserved for airplanes and ships (and biofuels and/or hydrogen for same). Solar power is enormous. Distributing it not yet possible on a large scale and that’s where “unobtainium” in Avatar comes into the picture — said to be a room temperature superconductor. That would be a huge discovery.

    Lucky are places such as Norway that have sufficient hydroelectric to operate public transportation and a sea to separate them from migrating hordes.

  66. Michael says:

    Absent a replacement for the subsidy of petroleum and coal, they will either be gotten rid of or just die of starvation, and the highest rate of attrition will be in the most developed nations. Transportation is the elephant in the room — no tractors on farms, no trucks or railroad. Every major city in the United States will become a ghost town.

    Solar is no answer, but time will tell if it can ever be made to be of much use other than heating swimming pools in hot climates.

    We have been told we are running out of oil my entire lifetime. (and I am old) And yet we still have centuries of oil and gas reserves; and then there is also nuclear power. I favor massive use of thorium reactors myself, but we will have plenty of fuel as long as the government stays out of the way.

    Ever read about the alarmism over the limits of whale oil once upon a time?

  67. Political Junkie at 1:56 pm

    Perfect. Thanks for the gut-chuckle. It happened again upon re-reading it. Well Played!

  68. Gary Pearse says:

    more soylent green! says:
    June 20, 2014 at 9:12 am

    “Perhaps more than any other president in my lifetime, Obama lives in a bubble of isolation. He has no one telling him he’s wrong, no one honestly discussing contrary beliefs or bring up those pesky facts which directly contradict his beliefs.”

    This may arise from a form of modern subtle racism. I believe I observed something similar in Africa a few years after independence in the early 1960s. I was with the Geological Survey of Nigeria and the ministry offered field jobs to indigenous new geology graduates. I was assigned one to assist in the evaluation of a mineral deposit and quickly learned that these young people were being turned out without even the basic knowledge of simple surveying, mineralogy and structural geology. Their professors were European who clearly didn’t want to upset anyone by giving a bad grade or making students think and solve problems. The quality of their teaching was abominable. It was a time of 40 something virgin missionary ladies with sensible skirts and white ankle socks – misfits in their own countries- teaching grade school children to be barely literate, although they gave them a heavy dose of the gospel.

    My grad assistant learned more from me in a few months than he had in 4 years of college. He complained a lot to start with and threatened to “report” me, but I used mornings to teach him geology, mineralogy and surveying and the afternoons practicing what he had learned on the project. I also sent a letter to the head of the geology department that the quality of their teaching was totally unacceptable if they were hoping to turn out self-starters.

  69. Katherine says:

    Mods, typo in the headline. It should be “achieved”

    [Fixed, thank you. .mod]

  70. RoHa says:

    Misspelling of words, like gross errors of grammar, create the impression that the writer is either ignorant or careless, as well as being a discourtesy to the reader. Writers who wish to be taken seriously, and those who wish to be courteous to their readers, try to avoid such solecisms.

    [You are invited to specifically identify what you believe should be corrected. No ID, no fixee. .mod]

  71. bushbunny says:

    ‘i’ before ‘e’ oh come on! Petty and unnecessary. I wouldn’t have noticed it actually. Obama has nothing to lose he won’t be standing for election again, and might be searching for a job with the UN? Like our Kevin Rudd was rumoured to have done. Oh sorry, we Brits type rumour with a ‘u’ before you take offense.

  72. Mark Luhman says:

    RoHa I cannot type well spell well, or proof read if my life depended on it, the education system failed me because they failed to understand the phonetics is not is my base wiring or there subtleties of language I cannot hear, I had to teach myself to read so when I read, I read thoughts, not words, to you misspell something badly and misconstruct the sentence confuses you. I will read it back to you in the correct format using the proper pronunciation as well as I can hear it. Peoples misspelling and misuse of words mean nothing to me it how they think that counts and the though they are try to put down on paper. You in you little world, you think a superior because have a good grasp of language, I can tell you if something is broke I can fix it werther it a bicycle or a million dollar computer. I have master computer operating system from PC to mainframes I have installed and gotten operating operating system from Dos 1.1 to Unisys A series and IBM I series, Presently I am a network engineer, I configure and implement them from ordering the communications to install and configuring the router switches and firewalls. Yet I cannot spell correctly, sound out a word, or tell you if a sentence is structured correctly, I am married to an English major and I can easy beat her in scrabble. So when you so willing criticise people on their English skill remember some of us are wired very differently and when is comes to other skill set we will leave you in the dust. Oh by the way another skill I have is I can traverse wilderness and not get lost, are you up for a hike in the Northern forest or the Arizona desert? I only use a GPS to tell me how far I walk had during the day that evening. Let see if you superior English skills help you when you a mile off a road and it gets dark. On last thing I can read what on this URL http://www.funny-potato.com/read-this.html I can, can you?

  73. Jaakko Kateenkorva says:

    Senator Jeff Sessions and the Senate seem to know the bottom line: accurate content weighs more than political prose.

  74. evanmjones says:
    June 20, 2014 at 6:48 am

    As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could soar.
    ——————–

    Turkey buzzards can soar, …. as good or even better than an eagle. They can “ride” those thermals for hours n’ hours. And “sniffing” the air for rotting carcasses on the ground.

    But not a turkey-turkey. They are “runners” on the ground and good at quick. short flights. They will run upgrade to a higher elevation and then “glide” back down to a lower elevation. Will fly up to a tree branch for roosting and then glide back down to the ground.

    ================

    And ps, …. it is an act of silliness for anyone to be claiming that all of Lois Lerner’s relevant emails
    were destroyed when her PC’s hard drive “crashed n’ burned”.

    Why you could bet your last dollar that the NSA has several “copies” of every one of them somewhere in/on their humongus “wire-tapping” data base storage.

    To wit:

    The Washington Post and the Guardian reported earlier Thursday the existence of the previously undisclosed program, which was described as providing the NSA and FBI direct access to server systems operated by tech companies that include Google Inc., GOOG +0.26%Apple Inc., AAPL -1.03%Facebook Inc., FB +0.25%Yahoo Inc., YHOO -1.82%Microsoft Corp. MSFT +0.41% and Skype. The newspapers, citing what they said was an internal NSA document, said the agencies received the contents of emails, file transfers and live chats of the companies’ customers as part of their surveillance activities of foreigners whose activity online is routed routed through the U.S. The companies mentioned denied knowledge or participation in the program.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324299104578529112289298922

  75. Steve says:

    It was interesting to see Sen. Seldom Righthouse (D-RI) stick his head in the shot early in the piece…I only wish there had been a camera fixed on him when the 4 EPA Horsemen of the Apocalypse kept their hands in their laps after the question was asked…THAT would have been entertaining…

  76. SteveT says:

    Steve Reddish says:
    June 20, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    The misspelling of a word only matters if that word is thereby transformed into some other word which causes the reader to miss the author’s intended point. Please apply your efforts instead to promoting clarity of dialogue by noting misuse or conflation of words such as, but not limited to, “average”, “normal” and “typical”.

    SR
    and
    RoHa says:
    June 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Misspelling of words, like gross errors of grammar, create the impression that the writer is either ignorant or careless, as well as being a discourtesy to the reader. Writers who wish to be taken seriously, and those who wish to be courteous to their readers, try to avoid such solecisms.

    *************************************************************************************
    I do not like the idea that critics of WUWT can turn to people and say that contributors of items can’t spell simple words and therefore what else don’t they know.

    I agree with Roha a certain level of communication skill is necessary to make yourself understood if you need proof read
    Mark Luhman says:
    June 20, 2014 at 10:51 pm
    and I’m not having a go at Mark who clearly has problems with the written word. While he is productively making a living in the IT world no problems, but I would have a problem if he moved to being a writer of articles here or such like.

    Steve T

  77. Siberian_husky says:

    Best bit of this hearing is when all republican apointed EPA leaders said that it was beyond doubt that the earth was warming due to anthropogenic sources. A 100% consensus indeed.

    Except not surprisingly you don’t see that posted here.

    Cherry picked data, cherry picked faux experts, and now cherry picked testimony.

  78. Pietro says:

    Sen. Sessions: .. my favorites from his voting record (irony)

    Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act’s roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
    Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
    Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
    Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act’s wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
    Voted NO on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
    Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
    Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
    Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)

    honorable mentions (no irony)

    Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
    Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)

    source (www.ontheissues.org)

    well I wish he would be so feisty on other issues than CO2.. all in all his record ain’t that bad in comparison to other republicans

  79. Richard says:

    I approve of the 100% consensus. 97% would always have been a bit dodgy.

    It was like the cures for baldness or acne, The medicines worked on 60% of the cases. Trouble was the bald and pimply men were always in the 40% that never worked.

    Even the disinfectants that removed 99.99% of the germs, you were infected by the 0.01% that survived, while the disinfectant itself gave you cancer.

    Its the same with 97%. Its sounds like the margin that Kim Jong-un or Kim Il-sung win their elections with. I would never settle for less than 100%. Now they can safely tax us and take away our freedoms. Hurray!

  80. Michael says:

    Richard, I am interested in that 3 percent. That’s like saying in 3 percent of reports on gravity the apple fell UP. Maybe that phenomenon should be investigated a bit closer.

  81. Richard says:

    Actually Michael in quantum physics apples falling up cannot be completely ruled out. However in consensus science, pesky observations don’t even come into the picture. They are merely an inconvenient intrusion. Like the little boy who observed that the Emperor had no clothes, while 97% were discussing the qualities of his attire. Right now 97% agree that apples fall up. That’s not good enough. 100% should agree, just as 100% agreed the world was flat and the Sun moved around the Earth some time ago.

  82. Frank says:

    Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your article. I like to write a little comment to support you

  83. Michael says:

    Mark Luhman says: “Presently I am a network engineer … Yet I cannot spell correctly, sound out a word, or tell you if a sentence is structured correctly”

    In my experience with network engineers this is remarkably common. The theory that I sort of subscribe to is that network engineering is left-brain and language is right-brain, skill in one tends to be rival with the other. Unfortunately, Cisco ISO is very language dependant so improving spelling skills seems important to network engineering.

  84. Michael says:

    Whups — Cisco IOS, not ISO. Getting my letter-soup mixed up.

  85. Michael says:

    Mark Stoval “Solar is no answer, but time will tell if it can ever be made to be of much use other than heating swimming pools in hot climates.”

    Good heavens. Solar is THE answer. All energy, save only geothermal, is solar. Coal is solar. Petroleum is solar. Wind is solar. Tides are solar.

    With a kilowatt per square meter, even at 10 percent efficiency that’s 100 watts per square meter — in a square kilometer you have a million of these, or 100 megawatts extractable power using current technology in a square kilometer.

    You don’t even need a grid. A few hundred megawatts of power can be harnessed to crack hydrogen from seawater down in the gulf of California. Use it for fuel cells in cars and trucks or anything in Washington State where the sun doesn’t shine much.

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