Gropenhagen: Prostitutes Offer Free Climate Summit Sex

You just can’t make this stuff up. The Hookers Union fights back.

MORE NEWS FROM COPENHAGEN – –

Prostitutes Offer Free Climate Summit Sex

Copenhagen Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards to city hotels warning summit guests not to patronize Danish sex workers during the upcoming conference. Now, the prostitutes have struck back, offering free sex to anyone who produces one of the warnings.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,665182,00.html

Seems easy enough to find:

Google makes shopping easy

Excerpts:

Copenhagen’s city council in conjunction with Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards out to 160 Copenhagen hotels urging COP15 guests and delegates to ‘Be sustainable – don’t buy sex’.

“Dear hotel owner, we would like to urge you not to arrange contacts between hotel guests and prostitutes,” the approach to hotels says.Now, Copenhagen prostitutes are up in arms, saying that the council has no business meddling in their affairs. They have now offered free sex to anyone who can produce one of the offending postcards and their COP15 identity card, according to the Web site avisen.dk.

Discrimination

According to the report, the move has been organized by the Sex Workers Interest Group (SIO).

“This is sheer discrimination. Ritt Bjerregaard is abusing her position as Lord Mayor in using her power to prevent us carrying out our perfectly legal job.
h/t to WUWT reader John Egan
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Neil McEvoy
December 4, 2009 7:41 am

Another example of negative feedback.

Sean Peake
December 4, 2009 7:42 am

The ladies of Copenhagen are willing to do something to the delegates one at a time what the delegates want to do to us all at once

CodeTech
December 4, 2009 7:43 am

Awesome!
Imagine the traffic in counterfeit warnings!
Then again, we’re talking eurohookers here… not exactly worth lining up for.

Mark
December 4, 2009 7:44 am

I’m sure that everyone else will say the same thing, but I guess I’ve become a believer in Global Warming, so I think I’ll go to Copenhagen.

Henry chance
December 4, 2009 7:48 am

NYC was sending theirs to the Virgin Islands for recycling. Now that is sustainable.

Skeptic Tank
December 4, 2009 7:51 am

It takes one to know one.

Jim Carson
December 4, 2009 7:51 am

Brings new meaning to “tipping point.”

Jim Carson
December 4, 2009 7:52 am

Climactigate

Max
December 4, 2009 7:52 am

Everything boils down to sex eventually. what a hoot!

Billyquiz
December 4, 2009 7:54 am

Quote; ‘Be sustainable – don’t buy sex’
What a bunch of “self-sustainables” the delegates are!

Leon Brozyna
December 4, 2009 7:55 am

Hey! This isn’t Bali or Tahiti. This is chilly Copenhagen in December. The poor COP15 attendees need something with which to warm themselves.

John Bowman
December 4, 2009 7:56 am

Jolly hockey sticks!

Cromagnum
December 4, 2009 7:57 am

The Politicians are now working for free? Who would have guessed the climate has changed over there.

Rhys Jaggar
December 4, 2009 7:58 am

I don’t quite understand this – what’s not sustainable about having sex?
You have sex with your wife/partner, 99 times of 100 you don’t reproduce, so that’s hardly sustaining the human race is it?
So unless these hookers are all HIV positive, what’s it got to do with ‘Green issues’?
If these guys wanna have sex, that’s their business.

SpenceBC
December 4, 2009 7:58 am

They’ll be F@@ked in more ways then one at Copenhagen!

Jim Carson
December 4, 2009 7:58 am

Here’s something fun:
1) Go to YouTube
2) Type in “hide the”
YouTube will helpfully present you with suggestions on hiding watermelons, pain, the rum or the knife. And it will offer you two suggestions on hiding the fart, depending on whether you wish to make a game of it.
But it will offer you nothing on hiding the decline. This, despite over 350,000 views of Minnesotans For Global Warming’s “Hide The Decline.”

DonEduardo
December 4, 2009 7:58 am

Global warming leads to local heating!

SpenceBC
December 4, 2009 8:00 am

They’ll be Scre@ed in more ways then one at Copenhagen!

SpenceBC
December 4, 2009 8:00 am

Snip if you want I couldn’t resist!

Cromagnum
December 4, 2009 8:02 am

Q. Whats the difference between a Copenhagen Prositute and an AGW Prophet?
A. Grant Money

rabidfox
December 4, 2009 8:02 am

What I don’t understand is, since prostitution IS legal, why is the Lord Mayor sending out this warning.

Ian B
December 4, 2009 8:02 am

Well, it’s interesting because there is a strange link between these two things. The ultimate driver of greenism is puritanism; it is an ascetic, sackcloth and ashes philosophy which blames pleasure and comfort for the moral and practical destruction of mankind… and the planet. I believe there is a powerful argument that the anglosphere left in particular is driven, as with the right, by a kind of post-protestantism. “Progressivism” is simply moral fervour- not marxism, as many believe, but a desperate evangelical zeal to reform the lower orders. The model of the authoritarian modern western state is not some kind of marxist derived ideal, but rather the model villages of the nineteenth century, in which the wise factory owner housed his workers and carefully monitored and controlled their moral fibre. And we must remember that many of the anti-libertine restrictions we sadly take for granted today- laws against drugs, booze, prostitution, censorship and so on (and which many conservatives now like to think are eternal traditions of the western world) are the product of the progressive era.
The various wars on drugs, sex and rock’n’roll are bedfellows of the war on comfort, economic development and real progress exemplified by greenism. What irks the deep green deep down is that people are, in their view, just having too much of the good life and need to be pushed back into a life of ascetism.
So, the attitude of the mayor- no doubt, as a member of the western political class a person utterly drenched in the ascetic zeitgeist- is entirely consistent.
Three cheers for the whores for striking back so positively.

TerryBixler
December 4, 2009 8:04 am

[snip]

Fred Lightfoot
December 4, 2009 8:06 am

Just Googled ‘climategate’ “26,800,000′ anybody know which one of these was Obama ?

Ian B
December 4, 2009 8:06 am

Addendum: I evoked the anglosphere in talking about Denmark. I think it’s time we recognised that most of the ascetic fug permeating the global governance community is being generated by the anglosphere- the USA, UK, etc. As a Brit, I’ve come to the conclusion that the best reason for us to withdraw from the EU would be to protect them from us 🙂

December 4, 2009 8:11 am

[snip]

December 4, 2009 8:14 am

Hot stuff! I wonder if they are Pro-AGW pros, or anti-AGW pros? Either way, there’ll be a bit of warming going on…

Bob Kutz
December 4, 2009 8:15 am

I am surprised, actually, that they sent out those postcards, given that (to my understanding) this was actually one of the (implied) selling points of having the summit in Cope in the first place.
In fact, at the May conference, it was one of the highlighted activities;
http://newledger.com/2009/05/copenhagen%E2%80%99s-sex-trade-did-brisk-business-during-the-recent-climate-conference/
Just one more example.
Elitists never fail to exhibit the most debauched and excessive behavior. It’s the hallmark of an empires decline; Egypt, Greece, Persia, Rome, even Ming and the British Empire all showed a cavalier attitude toward excesses and moral degradation among the ruling class.
Of course, in the past, it’s always been regional in nature. One dominant nation, one part of the world in chaos. This time the elitism and debauchery have succeeded on a global scale. If the ruling elite suddenly disintegrated under the weight of their own hubris world wide, what would that mean? They will surely have a difficult time convincing citizens of the world at large of their veracity, wisdom and character, after their cardinal ox is gored, and they are found to be a class of charlatans with little concern for the people of the world.
Food for thought.

Myrddin Wyn
December 4, 2009 8:16 am

The head of the UN’s climate science body says claims that UK scientists manipulated data on global warming should be investigated.
BBC News

Erik Anderson
December 4, 2009 8:17 am

Keep it clean… tricky! Limerick challenge everyone!
In December the world’s elite
Gathered in Denmark to meet
To reinvent Global Warming
But despite mayoral warnings
The elite created heat ‘tween the sheets!

December 4, 2009 8:18 am

“Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”, Santayana
History tells us that nothing is more sustainable than prostitution. It ain’t referred to as “the oldest profession” for nothing.
Who knows, they might just “warm up” some of the attendees suffering from Denmark’s particular brand of seasonal “global cooling”.
Copenhagen in December must be nearly the limiting condition of the “Gore Effect”. 🙂

MikeE
December 4, 2009 8:20 am

Counterfeit postcards won’t be enough, as you also need id….well presumably Al Gore’s COP15 ID card will be up for grabs.
Off-topic in passing, Copenhagen’s symbol is a mermaid, sitting on a rock. Sort of between a rock and…

Severian
December 4, 2009 8:20 am

Well, one can make the point that, being prostitutes for AGW alarmist funding, the representatives attending this summit don’t want the competition.

JustPassiing
December 4, 2009 8:22 am

I’ve just witnessed how serious Sky news in the UK are treating the climategate story.
Ed Milliband (UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change) gets interviewed live regarding the e-mail affair, but gets cut off mid way through the interview by Sky to report on David Beckham arriving at some soccer ground.
Yep, you can’t make this stuff up.

Hopalong
December 4, 2009 8:22 am

It may not be Anthony, but someone’s liable to be upwiththat

Gordon Ford
December 4, 2009 8:22 am

Think of the back stabbing that will be going on in the civil service and at universities to get the permission to go to Copenhagen. They need to take a lesson from Tiger! The Lawyers will win, as always.

radun
December 4, 2009 8:24 am

From Cuplehagen hotel manager:
“Dear AGW visitor: turn off heating in your hotel room and have a ‘guest’ to keep you warm. It is free after all, but don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, have fun instead!”

December 4, 2009 8:25 am

With all the wh0res attending this conference, I’m not surprised the locals have to lower their rates.

royfomr
December 4, 2009 8:25 am

“Ditch Cap And Trade!”
I thought you said Dutch Cap and Trade!!!!

Denbo
December 4, 2009 8:25 am

[snip]

JonesII
December 4, 2009 8:27 am

If girls breath too rapidly, when in action, they will be exhaling a lot of CO2. These activities should be banned!

Neo
December 4, 2009 8:28 am

I wonder if this explains Al Gore’s change in schedule ?

John Egan
December 4, 2009 8:28 am

The only problem is – –
You can’t get a room.

JonesII
December 4, 2009 8:29 am

Were not all hockey sticks debunked?…They will need some Briffa codes!

chainpin
December 4, 2009 8:30 am

Who was the whistleblower?
Good article:
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/

Sean Peake
December 4, 2009 8:31 am

A serious question: With the pressure put on the warmers increasing, what is the likelihood that the more radicalized side of the group will become violent to press home their views and ultimate goal? Copenhagen could get rough?

Clive
December 4, 2009 8:33 am

Sustainable sex … carbon neutral condoms perhaps. Buying offsets from Al Gore and we know he is well versed in sc**wing people. Joke. [I feel a snip..☺]
Hey, prostitution has a grand sales gimmick:
“You got got it. You sell it. You still got it.” </b. ☺ ☺ ☺
Clive

H.R.
December 4, 2009 8:34 am

“The Hookers Union fights back.”
UNION hookers!?!?
Listen up, delegates: don’t patronize any of those scab hookers, ‘kay?
Solidarity and all that…

December 4, 2009 8:34 am

I saw here
http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s2i64447
that it was Al Gore who was doing the job. Please read the disclaimer at the page though 😉
Ecotretas

December 4, 2009 8:35 am

As the Good Book says, “Many are chilled, but few are frozen.”

DG
December 4, 2009 8:36 am

Google is backsliding – they don’t even list “climate gate scandal” in AutoSuggest anymore.

PhilW
December 4, 2009 8:37 am

Another twist in the tale………….
http://rt.com/Top_News.html

Malaga View
December 4, 2009 8:39 am

Free sex for those that have sold their souls for a slice of the AGW gravy train…
Free sex for those that can hide the decline and raise a hockeystick…
Looking forward to the peer-reviewed congress reports in Nature…
I just hope they remember to wrap up well in Copenhagen… its getting cold out there… Missing you all ready! 🙂

Alexej Buergin
December 4, 2009 8:41 am

When I stayed at the Hotel Absolon, I did not even notice. But that was 30 years ago, and they did not have 20’000 eco-tourists in town then.

pwl
December 4, 2009 8:42 am

UN Set to Investigate Climategate Scientists! Whitewash or For Real?
http://pathstoknowledge.net/2009/12/04/un-set-to-investigate-climategate-scientists-whitewash-or-for-real/

CodeTech
December 4, 2009 8:42 am

How, exactly, is the use of a prostitute not sustainable?
I realize that “sustainable” is just a buzz word, however the word is used to imply that you are only using as much of a resource as can be replaced. If one uses a postitute, is said prostitute now gone? Of course not. Then again, is it even possible to refer to a prostitute as a resource?
However, the fact that prostitution is legal there may have been a factor in the choice of location. Some of that grant money may well have been allocated for this kind of assistance.

December 4, 2009 8:42 am

This is the sex part that the media needs to really blow the doors open on this story.

FlatPackHamster
December 4, 2009 8:42 am

[snip]

Nigel S
December 4, 2009 8:43 am

Oops, wrong thread, try again…
Hope they check Indur M. Goklany’s risk factors first.

Ed Fix
December 4, 2009 8:44 am

Can I be a warmist conspirator? Just for a couple of weeks? Please?

John Galt
December 4, 2009 8:45 am

When I lived in Las Vegas, prostitutes used to fly in from all over when we had a major convention in town. Remember when Comdex was in it’s hey-dey and dot com millionaires where crawling out of the wood work like cockroaches?
They don’t call it Sin City for nothing.

J.Hansford
December 4, 2009 8:45 am

Yup… Ya just can’t make this stuff up…. Fact is indeed stranger than fiction.

North of 43 south of 44
December 4, 2009 8:47 am

Way to go EFV, that’s not a bad Google placement.
I’m commenting on europeforvisitors.com placement in that search and yes I know the owner of that site.
He is a former Playboy editor.

December 4, 2009 8:48 am

everyone is doing their part to save the earth

Jerry English
December 4, 2009 8:50 am

I bet a dollar to a doughnut this gets MSM coverage before climategate.

adamskirving
December 4, 2009 8:50 am

[snip]

December 4, 2009 8:50 am

Brilliant – the free market strikes back 🙂

Rick, michigan
December 4, 2009 8:52 am

[snip]

Billyquiz
December 4, 2009 8:52 am

[snip]

AlanG
December 4, 2009 8:52 am

This is worth a look:
Climate email mess hits Australia
LONDON: Australian weather records for an international database on climate change were a “bloody mess”, riddled with entry errors, duplication and inaccuracies, leaked British computer files reveal.
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-email-mess-hits-australia-20091204-kb39.html

amateur soc. scientist
December 4, 2009 8:53 am

This only confirms one of the major climate forcings that has been overlooked. A plot of Viagra use produces a pronounced hockey stick shaped graph.
And you guessed it…the year Viagra was introduced: 1998.

Craig Moore
December 4, 2009 8:53 am

Looks like ManBearPig will have to make do with the Consensus.

JJ
December 4, 2009 8:57 am

Just when I thought that ‘climate science’ like this:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/177346/climate-change-pushes-poor-women-to-prostitution-dangerous-work
was absolute junk, along comes corroberation from Copenhagen.
Maybe there is something to this ‘global warming’ after all. LOL.

royfomr
December 4, 2009 8:57 am

Given that recent revelations about the Church Of Global Warming have exposed the fallacies (sp?) of the case for AGW has led to a massive shrinkage of the fan base that will go down even more in the near future then I, for one, would not be surprised
if many of the Climate Missionaries, going to Gropenhagen, have to re-evaluate their position!

skepticjoe
December 4, 2009 8:58 am

Who are the real prostitutes at Copenhagen?

Methow Ken
December 4, 2009 8:58 am

Yes, but . . . . .:
Just WHO are the real prostitutes at COP15:
The local hookers, or the attendees ?? . . .
Like thread start astutely said:
You just COULDN’T ever have made this up.

Sioned L
December 4, 2009 8:59 am

[snip]
This is a hoot. I’m sitting in the hospital waiting for surgery, have a headache, but now it is gone due to my LOL.
Thanks for the comments.

Rick
December 4, 2009 8:59 am

[snip]

Ken Hall
December 4, 2009 9:00 am

Climate conference delegates told not to patronise Prostitutes?
Why not? What is so special about prostitutes? After all, the climate alarmists have been patronising the rest of us for years!

Richard deSousa
December 4, 2009 9:09 am

Now they’re doing hockey tricks in Copenhagen….. 😉

tomjtx
December 4, 2009 9:10 am

Climaxgate

Craig Moore
December 4, 2009 9:10 am

Have the various scientific unions set the going rate for warmist cohort studies?

Malaga View
December 4, 2009 9:11 am

Climategate: A collection of zipped up documents.
COP15: A collection of zipped up members of the AGW faith.

December 4, 2009 9:15 am

A poster here linked to a site with all the woes attributed to global warming – I can’t find it – if you can repost or send me the link that’d be really great.
email platosays at gmail dot com

RDay
December 4, 2009 9:15 am

I feel sorry for the hookers.

CalGrad
December 4, 2009 9:15 am

The jokes write themselves. Nice work everyone!

December 4, 2009 9:16 am

“Climaxgate”
~APPLAUSE~

Malaga View
December 4, 2009 9:22 am

These guys have had a free ride for soooo long I can´t see them refusing this offer…

Malaga View
December 4, 2009 9:32 am

Perhaps we should encourage these guys here… they might get first hand experience of what goes up must come done naturally… just like temperatures…

December 4, 2009 9:37 am

Well, several newsreaders have been mispronouncing CRU as “Climactic Research Unit”…

December 4, 2009 9:38 am

Since this thread seems to be about blowing and whistles — How does the whistleblower protection law in England? It can be a goldmine for the leaker here in the US.

Michael
December 4, 2009 9:38 am

Climategate Investigator Is Member Of Vehemently Pro-Man Made Global Warming Organization
A civil servant who is a member of one of the most vehemently pro man-made global warming advocacy organizations in Europe which also has direct ties to the IPCC has been handed the job of whitewashing the investigation into the University of East Anglia, while absurdly billing himself as impartial and unconnected to climate science.
There’s little doubt that Russell is an establishment insider who has been tasked with whitewashing the whole affair.

Jimbo
December 4, 2009 9:42 am

Well at least this is one AGW prediction that has come true and maybe a self-fullfilling prophesy. 😉
“Climate change has resulted in the increase of prostitution….”
http://www.examiner.com/x-3562-Hartford-Conservative-Examiner~y2009m11d23-Climate-change-and-the-expected-increase-in-prostitution-as-a-result

Chad Woodburn
December 4, 2009 9:43 am

Not surprised. After all, Phil Jones and the UEA-CRU crowd has been into doing tricks for years. And besides, they are experts at coming up with imaginative curve fitting.

shiloh
December 4, 2009 9:50 am

this may be the first time the IPCC has ever tried to hide a ‘rise’ instead of a ‘decline’.

Clare
December 4, 2009 9:55 am

One group of warmers helping out another…
(Is that allowed, as I’m a woman? 🙂 )

Maarten
December 4, 2009 10:04 am

Free sex? CO2 rising… or, how is that thing called…rising up beyond sea level?

Dave B
December 4, 2009 10:10 am

“How does the whistleblower protection law [work] in England?”
“Hacking” is definitely an illegal act though in this case one with a potential public-interest defence. If , as many suspect, the documents were “leaked”, that would probably be covered by the 1998 Public Interest Disclosure Act. See: http://www.pcaw.co.uk/index.htm
May I, an unrepentant though far from mainstream left-winger, add that Ian B’s analysis of “left” morality is insightful, informative and IMHO spot on.

Claude Harvey
December 4, 2009 10:10 am

The Lord Mayor somehow got her wires crossed on this one. Prostitution is legal in Copenhagen. Fraud is not legal in Copenhagen.
Shouldn’t the Lord Mayer instead warn those hotels to be on the lookout for certain charlatans posing as “climate scientists” ?
Shouldn’t the Lord Mayor issue a warning to the union that their working girls could contract a terminal case of “mendacity” from cavorting with some of those delegates?
CH

MattN
December 4, 2009 10:13 am

Lights = 0

December 4, 2009 10:17 am

Is that a hockey stick in your pocket, big boy, or are you glad to see me?
(Oh, wait, it’s pointing downwards; let me just graft on the instrumental record)

Malaga View
December 4, 2009 10:19 am

These guys always predicted mankind would come to a sticky end…
Well now they can go out with a bang and a whimper….

December 4, 2009 10:25 am
Jon Jewett
December 4, 2009 10:39 am

Clare (09:55:00) :
One group of warmers helping out another…
(Is that allowed, as I’m a woman? 🙂 )
***********************************************
Clare,
Don’t you fret one little bit. As “progressive” as the Danes are. I am sure that you could also be, ahhhhh….serviced. To deny you would be sexist! (Think of it as a “service”, sort of like going to the dentist, only different.)
Hurrah for the Heroes of the Worker’s Proletariat! Champion Union Solidarity! Stand with the Union Working Persons! You have nothing to loose but your chains! (Chains and fuzzy hand cuffs available at a slight additional charge.)
Regards,
Steamboat Jack
(Who spent most of his life as a sailor in the merchant marine and is amused)

DT
December 4, 2009 10:46 am

How does not buying sex = sustainability?
I’m confused… :-/

John Whitman
December 4, 2009 10:49 am

Tipping point. The snipping is just causing a positive feedback loop that just leas to more comments that need snipping. This is just like an IPCC climate model.
John

December 4, 2009 10:55 am

Cromagnum (08:02:25) :
Q. Whats the difference between a Copenhagen Prositute and an AGW Prophet?

One hypes the ride….

Tim Clark
December 4, 2009 10:59 am

It’s rising faster than the “models” predicted…

Glenn
December 4, 2009 11:04 am

The mayor said be sustainable, don’t buy sex
and Guitar Gore sings
Money for nothin’ and chicks for free.

Malaga View
December 4, 2009 11:06 am

tallbloke (10:55:01) :
One hypes the ride…

And the other rides the hype?

December 4, 2009 11:11 am

Malaga View (11:06:04) :
tallbloke (10:55:01) :
One hypes the ride…
And the other rides the hype?

Ba-boom tish
🙂

Malaga View
December 4, 2009 11:16 am

Houston braces for about 2 inches….
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/12/04/houston-we-have-a-problem-its-snowing/
So have all the big shots left town for Copenhagen already?

J. Peden
December 4, 2009 11:20 am

“No more Climate Porn!”
-apologies if anyone already copywrited it above

Glenn
December 4, 2009 11:20 am

DT (10:46:30) :
“How does not buying sex = sustainability?”
How is buying sex sustainable?

J. Peden
December 4, 2009 11:26 am

So that’s where all the valid Warming Models went. I guess Kofi Anan wore them out, then recycled ’em.

mike
December 4, 2009 11:33 am

C’mon, sampling the local hookers is obviously the whole point of these sort of international get-togethers. Otherwise, all these carbon-footprint sensitive attendees would just do it all by teleconference.

J. Peden
December 4, 2009 11:33 am

“The Pimps must go!”

Alba
December 4, 2009 11:38 am

On the subject “You could not make it up” see this:
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100018807/us-creationists-back-climategate-scientists/
Sorry if this has already been posted (or whatever the correct word is). For some of you who read it there is a very apt offer from Personaingratissir. You have to go a long way down the comments to find it but some of you may find it well worth while finding it.

John Whitman
December 4, 2009 11:38 am

(this did not appear to make it to the blog page the first attempt, so here goes again)
There once was a prof from Penn State
Who tried to escape Climategate
So to Copenhagen he went
And to his room free was sent
Someone warm to investigate & mate
My apologies to serious limerics everywhere
John

December 4, 2009 11:40 am

They’re selling postcards of the hanging
They’re painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner
They’ve got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other is in his pants
And the riot squad they’re restless
They need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight
From Desolation Row

David Walton
December 4, 2009 11:42 am

In a related matter –=
‘Climate change pushes poor women to prostitution, dangerous work’
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/177346/climate-change-pushes-poor-women-to-prostitution-dangerous-work

Gary Hladik
December 4, 2009 11:43 am

With a convention in town, that silly mayor could hardly expect the pros to curtail their fossil fool use.

Ed Scott
December 4, 2009 11:48 am

During the Korean War, there was a mass exodus from Paris to Nice just before the 7th Fleet dropped anchor bringing the promise of sailors with money and unfulfilled lust.
It is reasonable to assume that there will be a mass exodus from Paris to Copenhagen in anticipation of the presence of thousands of politicians freeloading on taxpayer money (via the UN) and desiring the all expenses paid companionship of hospitable Danes, who may be Parisians in actual fact.
Given the advance notice, the necessary visas will have been acquired.
As in all occupations, you follow the money..

Reed Coray
December 4, 2009 11:49 am

Question: When a Copenhagen attendee and a prostitute are alone in a room, how do you tell who is who?
Answer: You can’t.

Bruce Cobb
December 4, 2009 11:50 am

“Sustainability” seems to have become a type of religion, with numerous moral and ethical “codes”. From the “Earth Charter”, here are a couple of sections, parts of which could conceivably cover prostitution, and how it might not be considered “sustainable”:
III. Social and Economic Justice
9. Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social and environmental imperative.
10. Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner.
11. Affirm gender equality and equity as prerequisites to sustainable development and ensure universal access to education, health care and economic opportunity.
12. Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.
IV. Democracy, Nonviolence, and Peace
13. Strengthen democratic institutions at all levels, and provide transparency and accountability in governance, inclusive participation in decision-making, and access to justice.
14. Integrate into formal education and lifelong learning the knowledge, values and skills needed for a sustainable way of life.
15. Treat all living beings with respect and consideration.
16. Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence and peace.
It would seem, though, that Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard’s primary concern is trying to keep the image of her city and of Hokumhagen clean. Seems the postcard idea has backfired though.

jorgekafkazar
December 4, 2009 11:51 am

This all reminds me of H Allen Smith, the newspaper man. He once told all of his coworkers that his parents were visiting New York City. “If you run into me and my parents, whatever you do, don’t let them know I work for United Press. They don’t know I’m a journalist.”
“What do they think you do for a living?” one of his friends asked.
“I told them I play the piano in a whorehouse,” Smith replied.

DT
December 4, 2009 11:53 am

Glenn (11:20:29) :
DT (10:46:30) :
“How does not buying sex = sustainability?”
How is buying sex sustainable?

How does either relate to sustainability? That’s my point. What, are they worried about the extra CO2 exhaled during the act???

TnE
December 4, 2009 11:56 am

Makes me proud to be a Dane…our politics are like this too basically.

John Whitman
December 4, 2009 12:03 pm

Moderator,
Consider adding as background music to this thread “Bad to the Bone” by ZZ Top.
Perfect.
John

December 4, 2009 12:07 pm

The Telegraph has this nonsense and no place for comment.Are they afraid that they might get cards from Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard ??
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6720751/Copenhagen-climate-conference-World-risks-4C-rise-even-if-there-is-a-deal.html

Glenn
December 4, 2009 12:09 pm

Bruce Cobb (11:50:47) :
“It would seem, though, that Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard’s primary concern is trying to keep the image of her city and of Hokumhagen clean. Seems the postcard idea has backfired though.”
Or perhaps she’s a politician and got free sex to the attendees.
Prostitution in Denmark, as in most European countries including the UK, has been legal for a decade, and accepted or at least tolerated way before then. Mexico, Canada and many other countries around the world allow prostitution. I don’t really know why the Mayor would be concerned about the image of her city. She just can’t overtly pimp.

MattN
December 4, 2009 12:12 pm

“Consider adding as background music to this thread “Bad to the Bone” by ZZ Top.”
That would be George Thorogood…

Lars Dane
December 4, 2009 12:12 pm

According to the largest Danish daily, the legitimate hookers (i.e. not those poor souls from eastern Europe or Africa who have been forced/coerced/deceived etc. into doing this type of work) have tired of the new age “prissiness” – if that is the correct word – of the leftist parties which run Greater Copenhagen. This is their demo against the city council.

Ian B
December 4, 2009 12:13 pm

How does either relate to sustainability? That’s my point. What, are they worried about the extra CO2 exhaled during the act???
You’re misunderstanding the word “sustainable”. It is now used simply as a synonym for “moral”.
I think the basic reasoning, if you can dignify it is that, is the fact that doing anything at all consumes energy and resources. Therefore, doing anything which is not specifically moral is a crime against sustainability, because it is consuming resources that could have been put to a moral purpose.
Basically, the Consensus measure everything by moral outputs rather than e.g. by economic outputs. This is why it’s acceptable for Fat Al to consume lots of resources; he’s producing (in the Consensus view) a great moral output. A normal economist (either capitalist or traditional marxist) would measure productivity by production of goods or services. The Consensus measures production of moral goods, so economically rewards those who are highly morally productive i.e. themselves. Energy and resources consumed by prostitution have (in the Consensus view) a negative moral output, and are thus, in the jargon, “unsustainable”.
Something like that, anyhoo.

Gary Pearse
December 4, 2009 12:13 pm

Wow! This is an opportunity for some paparazzi photos of prominent “hotty” climate primates at play.

Ian B
December 4, 2009 12:16 pm

The Telegraph has this nonsense and no place for comment
I knew that article was going to be by the fragrant and indefatigable Louise Gray before the page even appeared. She must be wearing her keyboard flat.
This is the woman who a while ago in an article declared that a comet the size of the Earth had left a crater on Jupiter, I kid you not. Some hours after I’d blogged it (I was blogging then) and we’d all had a good laugh, it was corrected. Her knowledge of science seems to be rather patchy, though.

JonesII
December 4, 2009 12:21 pm

John Whitman (12:03:46) :
Background music…not a bad idea. Some Requiem perhaps?

Mike Core
December 4, 2009 12:26 pm

If somebody hasn’t said this already:
‘Hey boy. Is that a hockey stick in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?’
‘Come with Me and I will make a Mann of you’.
Good night.

Nigel S
December 4, 2009 12:29 pm

Mike D. (11:40:52)
Cinderella, she seems so easy
“It takes one to know one,” she smiles
And puts her hands in her back pockets
Bette Davis style
And in comes Romeo, he’s moaning
“You Belong to Me I Believe”
And someone says,” You’re in the wrong place, my friend
You better leave”

Bruce Cobb
December 4, 2009 12:32 pm

David Walton (11:42:04) :
In a related matter –=
‘Climate change pushes poor women to prostitution, dangerous work’
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/177346/climate-change-pushes-poor-women-to-prostitution-dangerous-work
Holy smoke, is that article lame, or what?
“Of the 92 million Filipinos, about 60 percent are living in coastal areas and depend on the seas for livelihood, said former Environment secretary Dr. Angel Alcala.
Alcala said that “we have already exceeded the carrying capacity of our marine environment.”
But as the sea’s resources are depleted due to overpopulation and overfishing, fishermen start losing their livelihood and women are forced to share the traditional role of the man in providing for the family.”
So, “Climate Change” causes overpopulation and overfishing, causing unemployment, thus forcing some women into prostitution. What amazing bright lights these Alarmists are.
Oh, and then there’s this gem: “Climate change could reduce income from farming and fishing, possibly driving some women into sex work and thereby increase HIV infection,” Mukherjee said during the Wednesday launch of the UNFPA annual State of World Population Report in Pasay City. The only question is; Is there anything bad that “Climate Change” can’t do?

December 4, 2009 12:38 pm

Apparently there have been a lot of cancelations, and they want to generate some excitement about the Copenhagen meeting (among the politicians and diplomats). That would be my take.

Dr A Burns
December 4, 2009 12:46 pm

A google reveals that “ClimateGate” is much bigger than tits, breasts, bust, jugs and boobs, but still not as good as sex.
However, today for the first time, “Climategate” is bigger than “Climate change”, having exceeded “global warming” days ago.

guidoLaMoto
December 4, 2009 1:00 pm

Professional courtesy.

John Whitman
December 4, 2009 1:13 pm

MattN (12:12:07) :
“That would be George Thorogood…”
Matt,
Correct you are. I was thinking of ZZ Top’s tribute version.
John

December 4, 2009 1:17 pm

Glenn (11:20:29) :
DT (10:46:30) :
“How does not buying sex = sustainability?”
How is buying sex sustainable?

Good point. Selling sex seems to be far more sustainable than buying it.
Ask some members of ‘the oldest profession’. The proceeds have been sustaining them for thousands of years.

pai mei
December 4, 2009 1:17 pm

Hide the salami, oh I meant decline

December 4, 2009 1:20 pm

JonesII (12:21:49) :
John Whitman (12:03:46) :
Background music…not a bad idea. Some Requie

The movie music from ‘Some like it hot’?

I R A Darth Aggie
December 4, 2009 1:31 pm

OH. DEER. AND. FLUFFY. LORD.

P Walker
December 4, 2009 1:53 pm

Lars , Would that mean that Greater Copenhagen is now Gropenhagen ?

rbateman
December 4, 2009 1:54 pm

Judging from the spate of recent politicians caught with thier knickers down, calling attention to the situation is like telling the kids the candy jar is full, but no-no while I step out for the day.

December 4, 2009 1:58 pm

How many Copenhagen summiteers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

John Whitman
December 4, 2009 2:00 pm

I R A Darth Aggie (13:31:33) :
“OH. DEER. AND. FLUFFY. LORD.”
mawwhhhhh . . . . I just spewed a mouthful of $100 Cabernet all over my KOHJINSHA!!!
That was wonderful . . . .
John

Craig Moore
December 4, 2009 2:01 pm

I thought these green workers were really in the sustainable poultry business. Too bad the Cash for Flockers program expired before the full strut of the climate roosters.

Russ R.
December 4, 2009 2:14 pm

I wonder how many wives of delegates are reading about this, and thinking about a possible “broken bone” that might keep her husband at home.
I wonder how many wives are reading about this and thinking “last time he went he said that $500 cash payment was for carbon credits”.
I wonder how many wives are reading about this and thinking “if he brings me back something he picked up for free, I’ll never dress up as Uncle Sam again”.
I wonder how many wives are reading about this and thinking, “he can hide the decline at work, but at home, the hockey stick is just a distant memory”.

John Trigge
December 4, 2009 2:15 pm

My wife insists on turning the lights off when doing the same thing these prostitutes are offering. Isn’t that going to be good for energy reduction?
This may just be the ‘tipping point’ I need to change to pro-AGW (pun intended) and look for a ticket on the Copenhagen gravy train.

December 4, 2009 2:21 pm

Ian B, have another butchers at that telegraph item.Is that not the infamous “lost polar bear” photo in reverse? The one that was taken from a beach by an amateur?
Journalistic Harlotism if you ask me 🙂

December 4, 2009 2:21 pm

This comment thread contains some great stand-up comedy material. Way to go, folks.

December 4, 2009 2:28 pm

Ironic isn’t it Ed.

Glenn
December 4, 2009 2:28 pm

tallbloke (13:17:31) :
Glenn (11:20:29) :
DT (10:46:30) :
“How does not buying sex = sustainability?”
How is buying sex sustainable?
Good point. Selling sex seems to be far more sustainable than buying it.
Ask some members of ‘the oldest profession’. The proceeds have been sustaining them for thousands of years.
*****************************************
But not always sustaining governments. The social democrats in Denmark appear to claim some moral purpose behind their opposition to prostitution, but the real reason may be
“Earnings from prostitution are undeclared, no tax is paid, and prostitutes have no contracts specifying pay, working hours, working conditions or pension schemes. Many prostitutes are also in receipt of social security benefits.”
http://www.kvinfo.dk/side/676/article/55/
The mayor of Copenhagen is a social democrat.
“The Social Democrats’ social policy through the 1990s and continuing in the 21st century involved a significant redistribution of income and the maintenance of a large state apparatus with collectively financed core services such as healthcare, education and infrastructure.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Democrats_%28Denmark%29
By the way, a “maintenance of a large state apparatus” and “redistribution of income” in some cases apparently equates to supporting and advancing
“the most autocratic, absolutist, centralist and undemocratic of all”,
in addition to other behaviors:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritt_Bjerregaard

Jeff
December 4, 2009 2:31 pm

Dorothy Parker punned “You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think” …. perhaps she was looking ahead to the AGW crowd?
(as opposed to the unionized professionals…)

Glenn
December 4, 2009 2:33 pm

Russ R. (14:14:35) :
I wonder how many wives are reading about this and thinking “if he brings me back something he picked up for free, I’ll never dress up as Uncle Sam again”.
I wonder how many husbands are reading this and thinking “huh?”
Sorry, off topic.

December 4, 2009 2:37 pm

Mike D. (13:58:32) :
How many Copenhagen summiteers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

They’re not going to. They will change the design of the fittings you have to have fitted by law, and then sell you their ‘value added’ low wattage-high price bulbs instead.

December 4, 2009 2:47 pm

Bit of a non event actually, as it is so cold in Condomhagen at this time of year, interest is likely to quickly drop off.

December 4, 2009 2:48 pm

When you ask a Copenhagen convention hooker for an “Around the World,” she packs you in ice and lifts your wallet.

December 4, 2009 2:54 pm

I hear the biggest prostitute of them all, AL GORE, will not be in Copenhagen.

H.R.
December 4, 2009 2:58 pm

Russ R. (14:14:35) :
“I wonder how many wives are reading about this and thinking “last time he went he said that $500 cash payment was for carbon credits”.”
I wonder how many first time delegates are saying, “Thanks Russ.”

December 4, 2009 3:00 pm

Anagram of Copenhagen:
Change? Nope.
Or in the current thread:
Can he peg? No!

Stephen Brown
December 4, 2009 3:09 pm

“How many Copenhagen summiteers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?”
You can do THAT in a light bulb?

December 4, 2009 3:15 pm

Anagrams for ‘Copenhagen Summit’:
A Scheme, Impugn Not!
or
A Scheming Met Upon
One for Wigley Worm
A Scene! Tom Humping. Ewwwwww
My favourite
I’m past huge conmen

Nigel S
December 4, 2009 3:30 pm

As long as they don’t dance the Hokey Cokey.

December 4, 2009 3:55 pm

Come and Plyyourtradenhagen.

Craig Moore
December 4, 2009 3:57 pm

Copenhagen anagram–
“Hence! A pong”
by any other name
is still a momentary warmist comfort .

December 4, 2009 4:09 pm

Seeing the huge gap between what lead writers still think they can get away with saying, and what more and more ordinary people commenting in the threads are now saying, I think a bangfest is a good idea. The hookers might teach the professors something. Clearly they are a lot more principled than most of the COP15 lot.

Russ R.
December 4, 2009 4:16 pm

Glenn:
The use of Uncle Sam is an American colloquialism for the public at large, or in this case the taxpayers.
Although in this case, it is applicable to all those footing the bill for this conference, that could have been done using tele-conference.
The rest is on-topic as the husband is “getting something for free”, although not your usual conference “booty”, and he may get more than he bargined for.

December 4, 2009 4:16 pm

COPENHAGEN
Hang ‘e’ ponce!
Penn ‘e gocha!

Glenn
December 4, 2009 4:16 pm

Z System (14:54:02) :
“I hear the biggest prostitute of them all, AL GORE, will not be in Copenhagen.”
He only canceled a personal event hawking his new book, shaking hands and eating chips.
“Mr. Gore will still be present in Copenhagen for the climate talks, according to Kalee Krieder, a spokeswoman.”
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/04/gore-cancels-copenhagen-book-event/

December 4, 2009 4:21 pm

Come and Plyyourtradenhagen.
I was only referring to the politicians and the climate scientists by that phrase.
Zeke the Clean

John M
December 4, 2009 4:26 pm

John Trigge (14:15:28) :

My wife insists on turning the lights off when doing the same thing these prostitutes are offering. Isn’t that going to be good for energy reduction?
This may just be the ‘tipping point’ I need to change to pro-AGW (pun intended) and look for a ticket on the Copenhagen gravy train.

Whoa big fella’!
I think you shoulda’ posted that one under “John T”.
🙂

Indiana Bones
December 4, 2009 4:27 pm

COP15 could have a happy ending after all.

Craig Moore
December 4, 2009 4:30 pm

Lucy, have you been partying with the polar bears?
http://www.greenworldtrust.org.uk/Science/Images/b-stickers/PolarBearParty.jpg

December 4, 2009 4:32 pm

COPENHAGEN
Ace Penn Hag
Gone ‘n’ Cheap
Chap No Gene
Ge, Hang Open
With those anagrams hidden “in open sight” within COPENHAGEN, I’m not surprised it was chosen.

Craig Moore
December 4, 2009 4:33 pm

Glenn, it appears from your link that ManBearPig is still coming for the sticky wicket sessions.

Leo R
December 4, 2009 4:47 pm

How fitting, the delegates have prostituted their morality so they might as well indulge in the freebies.

Glenn
December 4, 2009 4:54 pm

Leo R (16:47:24) :
“How fitting, the delegates have prostituted their morality so they might as well indulge in the freebies.”
No doubt a complementary, basic package one time offer. They’ll have to pay for the value added data.

Claude Harvey
December 4, 2009 4:58 pm

Re: John Trigge (14:15:28) :
“My wife insists on turning the lights off when doing the same thing these prostitutes are offering.”
What are her hours and what does she charge?
CH

Russ R.
December 4, 2009 4:59 pm

It’s good training, that the may need later in life. Customer satisfaction is an important concept, that those in acedemia never learn very well.
If there is any justice, they will need to service whoever their pimp, sells them to, for a pack of smokes.
Brings a whole new non-scientific meaning to the phrase “trick”.

Craig Moore
December 4, 2009 5:08 pm

Glenn, I have stayed at the SAS Royal Copenhagen near Tivoli many times. Back in the 90’s, SAS use to offer a complementary night’s stay when flying SAS from Seattle. No other fringe benefits to my knowledge.

royfomr
December 4, 2009 5:37 pm

Never confuse Libido with Albedo, it’ll always reflect on you badly!

Jesper Berg
December 4, 2009 5:42 pm

Ian B (08:02:47) :
Well, it’s interesting because there is a strange link between these two things. The ultimate driver of greenism is puritanism; it is an ascetic, sackcloth and ashes philosophy which blames pleasure and comfort for the moral and practical destruction of mankind… and the planet. I believe there is a powerful argument that the anglosphere left in particular is driven, as with the right, by a kind of post-protestantism. “Progressivism” is simply moral fervour- not marxism, as many believe, but a desperate evangelical zeal to reform the lower orders. The model of the authoritarian modern western state is not some kind of marxist derived ideal, but rather the model villages of the nineteenth century, in which the wise factory owner housed his workers and carefully monitored and controlled their moral fibre. And we must remember that many of the anti-libertine restrictions we sadly take for granted today- laws against drugs, booze, prostitution, censorship and so on (and which many conservatives now like to think are eternal traditions of the western world) are the product of the progressive era.
I think your analysis is absolutely spot-on. I wish I had written that piece.

Roger Knights
December 4, 2009 5:50 pm

“Gropenhagen” isn’t bad, but the mayor’s “Just say no” message adds another layer of meaning to “Nopenhagen,” which originally meant “Nothing’s going to happen here.”

Capn Jack Walker
December 4, 2009 6:04 pm

That’s stuffed the Sydney to Hobart, the gun just went off and everyone just done a u turn and gone north.

photon without a Higgs
December 4, 2009 8:15 pm

i burst out laughing at this one

photon without a Higgs
December 4, 2009 8:18 pm

Dr A Burns (12:46:26) :
However, today for the first time, “Climategate” is bigger than “Climate change”, having exceeded “global warming” days ago.
just unfrigginbelievable!
Thanks Dr.!

RoHa
December 4, 2009 8:20 pm

“NOTE TO COMMENTERS: keep this thread clean – there’s lots of potential for abuse”
Gee! Ya think?

December 4, 2009 9:12 pm

I know that it will probably be pretty cold in Copenhagen this time of year. It’s telling that they didn’t organize themselves to be in Adelaide or Brisbane where it will be hot and there would have been lots of headlines about drought…
…Poor planning by propagandists, I’d say.
At least the beer will be excellent. Maybe that’s what’s important.

Roger Knights
December 4, 2009 10:13 pm

Here’s a billboard or poster those sex workers could put up on their roofs, or in their windows:
“Hey big spenders, spend a little time with us.”
Maybe Copenhagen’s new motto?

Clive
December 4, 2009 10:36 pm

This IS clean…. sorta. ☺
A young Copenhagen lass,
Had a magnificent ass.
It was not rosy and pink,
Like you might think,
But was gray, had long ears and ate grass.

Postscript.
The donkey’s name was Al Gore.

Glenn
December 4, 2009 10:43 pm

Roger Knights (22:13:11) :
Here’s a billboard or poster those sex workers could put up on their roofs, or in their windows:
“Hey big spenders, spend a little time with us.”
“Maybe Copenhagen’s new motto?”
How bout “Got Tricks?”

Norm in Calgary
December 4, 2009 11:11 pm

Gored of the Rings.
Jones: If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. You have my sword…
Mann: …and you have my bow…
Hansen: …and my axe.
Briffa: You carry the fate of us all, little one. If this is indeed the will of the IPCC, then Gore will see it done.

Malaga View
December 4, 2009 11:24 pm

Lucy Skywalker (16:09:40) :
Clearly they are a lot more principled than most of the COP15 lot.

Totally agree. Totally ironic. Totally hilarious.
Just how low can the COP15 lot go?
I guess we will have to watch this space!

J. Peden
December 4, 2009 11:33 pm

Nigel S (12:29:26) :
Mike D. (11:40:52)
Ophelia she’s neath the window
For her I feel so afraid
On her twenty second birthday
She already is an old maid
To her death is quite romantic
She wears an iron vest
Her profession’s her religion
Her sin is her lifelessness

Voleman
December 4, 2009 11:41 pm

Climaxgate..

Nigel S
December 4, 2009 11:52 pm

J. Peden (23:33:47) :
Nigel S (12:29:26) :
Mike D. (11:40:52)
‘Get thee to a nunnery…’

Voleman
December 4, 2009 11:53 pm

“Is that a hockey stick in your trousers or are you just pleased to see me?”

Tony Hansen
December 5, 2009 1:23 am

And there I was thinking that they were greatly concerned that someone amongst the great unwashed might be having fun…
but no……..
it includes everyone (including themselves).

Tony Hansen
December 5, 2009 2:07 am

Reed Coray (11:49:03) :
Question: When a Copenhagen attendee and a prostitute are alone in a room, how do you tell who is who?
Answer: You can’t
I beg to differ.
1. The working girls/guys (WG) are totally honest about what they do.
2. The WG are not part of some ‘new’ science
3. The WG have a thorough understanding of ‘Principal Components’
4. The WG readily admit that they are only in it for the money.
5. They really do know what a ‘trick’ is.
6. They are well aware that ‘virtual reality’ is no substitute for the real thing.
7. They make an effort to NOT be condescending.
8. They have a long track record of not concealing their work – In fact they had fought hard to bring it out into the open
9. All their methods can be inspected – most times for a reasonable fee, but this week they are not even charging that.

December 5, 2009 2:09 am

A jolly abroad for the CRU
They were wondering what else to do
Their data is crap
And they can’t read a map
But at least they can get a free screw

Kate
December 5, 2009 2:26 am

UPDATE ON COPENHAGEN
Obama to avoid ambush by arriving at the end of the summit instead of the start.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6731431/Copenhagen-climate-summit-Barack-Obama-to-attend-end-of-summit.html
Copenhagen climate summit: Barack Obama to attend end of summit
President Barack Obama will attend the end of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen instead of the beginning, the White House has said.
04 Dec 2009
Mr Obama had earlier planned to stop at the summit on his way to Nobel Peace Prize events in Oslo.
The US president abruptly altered the timing of his appearance at the conference, hoping to capitalise on steps by India and China in the effort to agree a new global warming pact, Robert Gibbs, the White House official press secretary, said. “The president believes that continued US leadership can be most productive through his participation at the end of the Copenhagen conference on December 18th rather than on December 9th,” Mr Gibbs said in a statement. “There are still outstanding issues that must be negotiated for an agreement to be reached, but this decision reflects the president’s commitment to doing all that he can to pursue a positive outcome.”
The move means that Mr Obama will be squeezing in a separate, 10th foreign trip before Christmas – a record pace of travel for a first-year president – as a means to giving momentum to a deal aimed at fighting global warming.
Mr Obama will now leave for Oslo late Wednesday, attend Nobel events on Thursday and return to Washington on Friday.
note: Thus avoiding any possibility of the threatened “blame it on America” mass walkout.

Nigel S
December 5, 2009 3:49 am

The email makes sense now; their favourite trick is Heidi de Klein.

dorlomin
December 5, 2009 4:15 am

my god, plumbing new lows in insinuation.
This one is a real keeper.

Clive
December 5, 2009 8:11 am

What no Tiger Woods jokes? (Brain starts to whirl … )

Ed Zuiderwijk
December 5, 2009 8:15 am

Condoms against Global Warming!

AirFiero
December 5, 2009 9:43 am

“Climate attendees encourage to take matters into their own hands”

AirFiero
December 5, 2009 9:44 am

Sorry, should be “encouraged”

Clive
December 5, 2009 11:29 am

““Is that a hockey stick in your trousers or are you just pleased to see me?””
Time to clean my screen once more … ☺ ☺ ☺

December 5, 2009 12:25 pm

Can I throw in a defence of Puritains please? I am a Congregationalist and trace my history back to the “Puritains”. Sorry to be excised about this, but Puritain has NOTHING to do with “purity” of life. It has to do with PURIFYING the ANGLICAN CHURCH of its ROMAN CATHOLIC TRAPPINGS.
In point of fact the orginal Plimoth Colony (spelled right) group in Mass. USA had the following practices which come as a shock to many:
1. A few bushels of “American Corn” could be traded for a lager of Ale from a passing trading ship. (Translation for the weekend, “PARTY!”)
2. Their native friends introduced them to a product to chase away the dark, damp, cold “humors” of the North East, they ground it to a powder, put it in a thing called a PIPE, ignited and breathed the vapors. It was a “health food”, what did the Indians call it? Oh, TOBACCO!!!!!
3. The early Pilgrim/Puritains just “lived together” as couples. They had no CHURCH marraige ceremony, nor did they recognize the “Crown’s” ceremonies. (There is NO ‘ceremony’ in the “Bible” either.)
SO please, can we come up with something ELSE besides “Puritain” to call the environmentalists? Let’s call them COERCIVE UTOPIANS, because THAT is what they really are!

Roger Knights
December 5, 2009 12:37 pm

The working gals in Nopenhagen could wear the T-shirts I’ve seen advertised recently whose slogan is, “I’m a hotspot.” That would give the conventioneers the pretext they need for doing some extra-mural temperature research.

December 5, 2009 1:43 pm

One set of prostitutes getting freebies from another set. What do you call it? Professional courtesy.

Sioned L
December 5, 2009 2:30 pm

Reed Corey Asks:
Question: When a Copenhagen attendee and a prostitute are alone in a room, how do you tell who is who?
Answer: You can’t.
Real answer is : The one with the artificially upturned “hockey stick.”

Nigel S
December 5, 2009 11:47 pm

dorlomin (04:15:23)
A bit harsh, my impression is that the Screaming Mercury Monkeys are quite fond of bad puns and there are some Dylan fans too.

JAN
December 6, 2009 9:28 am

Hide the Baloney.

Keith Minto
December 6, 2009 4:11 pm

HARRY-READ-ME
Is all that you want Harry to do ?

nightmanager
December 12, 2009 12:49 pm

It is rarely the hotel owner who arranges contacts between guests and prostitutes. Usually the guest will contact the barman or the porter, who will know the way and will collect a negotiating-fee from the prostitute or her pimp.
The mayor nor the hotel-owner have the power to interrupt this profitable business

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