But, but…we don't really mean the word that way!

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McCartney, in Interview, Compares Global Warming Skeptics to Holocaust Deniers

Sir Paul McCartney just can’t let it be.

The former Beatle predicted in an interview that the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico might expedite a move to cleaner, renewable energy sources in the world.

Sir Paul could have stopped while he was ahead, but McCartney went on to compare people who don’t believe in global warming to “those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust.”

“Sadly we need disasters like this to show people,” McCartney said in an exclusive interview with The Sun. “Some people don’t believe in climate warning — like those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust.”

McCartney continued, “But the facts indicate that there’s something going on and we’ve got to be aware of it if we want our kids to inherit a decent world, not a complete nightmare of a planet — clean, renewable energy is for starters.”

McCartney also defended President Obama’s handling of the two-month-old crisis.

“I don’t accept the criticism of Barack over the oil spill,” said McCartney, who met the president for the first time earlier this month.

“I think he’s been great. It’s tough if we Brits whinge that he’s whingeing at us. Tough, then don’t spill oil.”

A representative for McCartney in London said the singer would have no further comment.

Read the rest of the story at FoxNews and the original interview at the Sun

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174 thoughts on “But, but…we don't really mean the word that way!

  1. It always amazes me that the opinions of people who play the gitar on MTV are taken so seriously

  2. Why doesn’t McCartney show leadership and cancel all future CO2 spewing concerts of his and instead ask everyone to go to bed early on those nights to save the planet.

  3. “Sadly we need disasters like this to show people … Some people don’t believe in climate warning.”
    Just how is he trying to link a technical failure a mile underwater to anything climate-related? Is that really what he said?

  4. I love how stupid it is for someone to link an oil rig disaster to global warming. I’ve spent thousands of dollars over the years watching McCartney in concert. Who knew he was such a goober?
    Paul, shut yer trap, and play the guitar.

  5. The rock ‘n roller Alice Cooper pretty much sums up the intellectual expertise of rock musicians:

    Never one to avoid self-examination, Alice (
    aka Vincent Damon Furnier) added: “If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we’re morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal.”

  6. Hmm. I’m not sure how an oil spill can convince me that global warming from anthropogenic greenhouse gases exists beyond a token effect on land surface temperatures. An oil spill is an environmental catastrophe, but, in and of itself, it has nothing to do with anthropogenic global warming.

  7. “A representative for McCartney in London said the singer would have no further comment.”
    That is wise, as he’s already dug a deep enough hole for himself. Does he really think he can afford to p…. off millions of fans worldwide?

  8. Oh, McCartney! Why did you hold all those big Concerts! Why, oh, why!
    Was it because you wanted to be rich? I rest my case.

  9. Rules only apply to “little people” and we all know sir Paul is above that. Why just the other day he and Obama discussed their scientific breakthrough for clean free energy by harnessing the power of song. All together now, all together now, all together now see my tank is full isn’t yours as well.

  10. Uh Uh, he played the Holocaust card. Guess we better all just shut up now.
    If we say we disbeleive in AGW then clearly, we don’t agree that the Holocaust occurred. The two topics are intimately related after all. Did you know that if there was no AGW in the late 20th century, then the Holocaust would not have happened? Didn’t you realise that the Holocaust was caused not by the Nazis, but by AGW? You cannot deny one without denying the other. Face it, questioning AGW is Anti Semitic.

  11. Because spilling oil is related to global warming how?
    So if I spill a large amount of milk into a natural aqueous system, should we be worried about global cooling since the milk is “natural” (better be organic)?
    Oh wait, the oil was already present under the gulf…naturally!
    So how again does being a music star give him authority on the matter?
    -Scott

  12. The main error made by BP was to employ Americans to work on the rig for them.
    Perhaps they should have used British personnel for all the more risky procedures.
    I’d be interested to know whether anything in US employment regulations insisted on the use of American personnel in the Gulf.

  13. It’s the private jet travel. Their excessive lifestyle makes them feel guilty – “What if everyone would do what i do? The planet couldn’t stand it!” – and to compensate this guilt feeling they project it onto others – “We’re all guilty.” – and start becoming moral apostles.
    This is just a hypothesis and i haven’t had time to analyze it properly, but i have a good correlation and abundant sample data: Al Gore, David Laurie, Paul McCartney, Prince Charles, Annie Lennox, well just about the entire pop jet set, just enter the name of your favourite internationally performing artist in google and add “global warming” and you inevitably find your favourite artist proving him- or herselves to be a scientific doofus.
    So i’m not sure about the direction of the causation or whether there is one but the hypothesis is: Frequent jet travel, especially when in privately owned jets, causes AGW activism. AGW activism causes frequent jet travel to a much lesser degree – only during conferences like COP15. There might be a potential for positive feedback, locking the affected individual in an ever-increasing loop of activism and jet travel.
    Maybe EADS, Boeing, Bombardier and Textron are behind this.

  14. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:
    June 25, 2010 at 6:56 am
    “wow that makes sense, an oil spill causes global warming, and if you don’t believe this connection your a holocaust denier.”
    Yeah, an oil rig blows out and it’s a straight line of reasoning direct to holocaust denier.
    I don’t believe in the Easter Bunny. Therefore it’s obvious that I’m a holocaust denier, right?

  15. I deny that the Battle of Little Bighorn (“Custer’s Last Stand”) ever happened.
    I deny that the Red Sox will win the series in 2011.
    Do these people not see the difference?
    Best,
    Frank

  16. “Sadly we need disasters like this to show people,” McCartney said in an exclusive interview with The Sun. “Some people don’t believe in climate warning — like those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust.”
    I think the worst part about this quote is how he says “WE NEED DISASTERS LIKE THIS”. This guy is seriously nuts.

  17. “DirkH says:
    […]
    This is just a hypothesis and i haven’t had time to analyze it properly, but i have a good correlation and abundant sample data: Al Gore, David Laurie, Paul

    Sorry that’s Laurie David not David Laurie. Didn’t want to imply anything innuendous.

  18. I wonder how Sir Paul travels around the world?
    By solar powered aircraft and sailing ship I am sure.

  19. Clean, renewable energy? OK, then let’s show the strip mines for the metals, and the hazardous chemicals and wastes produced making these windmills and solar plants. Not to mention the CO2 produced shipping these materials around the world.
    There was a show running in the US that shows these windmills being shipped all over the country by DIESEL powered trucks.
    I won’t even get started on the visual pollution that these escapees from a Japanese robot movie present every single day that they are standing. Someone take my soapbox away, quick!

  20. It could’ve been hilarious if not for the seriousness of this debacle.
    I mean only a class a a*ole of the self proclaimed co2 spewing famous green hobnobs can claim a horrid disaster is a good thing. Is that how they rationalize all the air milage?
    We spew out so much evil co2 so that you, the poor sods, will come to realize just how bad it is when the world turns to shit. Trust us it’s a good thing really, I mean like the ice ages was an effect of global warming. :p

  21. McCartney, in Interview, Compares Global Warming Skeptics to Holocaust Deniers
    this is getting surreal

  22. Now I wish Heather Mills would beat him over the head with her wooden leg!
    (actually she once accused him of doing that to her)

  23. Why are celebrities like Paul McCartney, religious leaders, politicians and scientists so fond to warn mankind for upcoming disasters? Maybe they think we easier listen to them, and we become better willing followers (and rise easily public money)?
    McCartney gives no substantive arguments why we should believe that global warming is going to cause the predicted disaster. Without his argumentation and sources we can’t have a discussion at all.
    Now it is just his “belief”. Hallelujah! Nothing more, nothing less

  24. Steve in SC: “Useful idiot”
    No, in this case I think “Useless idiot” is more apropos. Doesn’t help anyone’s case.

  25. Actually, this made me sad. I always liked Paul, of the 4 he seemed to be the practical one that was there to have fun.
    Why are the ones who did the most drugs the same ones who believe “we” have damaged the planet so badly? Anyway, for someone who flies around the world in a pair of 747s, he sure has weird opinions.

  26. It’s a crying shame that “Entertainers” (everyone from old West Saloon Girls and Piano Players to modern day Opera Singers and Movie MegaStars) don’t have the common sense to keep their mouth shut once they leave the stage/studio. In general, they are really not very bright and their popularity suffers more and more with each uttered word they speak in public. They tend to show amazing and unique talent in one area and absolute stupidity in nearly everything else.

  27. AGW, a faith based belief system and the trendy new “church” for the 21st century. I won’t be joining you Sir Paul for Sunday services but I might just play some of your music now and again.

  28. That is wise, as he’s already dug a deep enough hole for himself.

    If he digs any deeper, he might hit a high-pressure oilfield, and then be forced to denounce himself for making such a mess of things.

  29. Poor Paul. He’s about ready for the Old Folk’s Home. We can put him in the room next to Jimmy Carter. Or better yet, lock them in the same room.

  30. “We need disasters like this to show people.”
    So, Sir Paul, I’d like to see you stand up in front of those thousands of Americans whose livelihoods have been devastaded by this oil spill, and explain that this is what we need – before flying back to your private island in your private jet. And of course, you won’t be worried about missing those vital BP dividend payments in your pension will you sir Paul – the rest of the British public can go hang themselves for spilling oil.
    What an utterly moronic, self righteous, little snip he really is.

  31. “An oil spill is an environmental catastrophe, but, in and of itself, it has nothing to do with anthropogenic global warming.”
    Why, it’s easy! We wouldn’t have that oil spill murdering gazillions of fish and turtles and birds if we were serious about AGW and had switched to windmills instead, thereby murdering gazillions of birds and bats instead! Oh, wait…
    And if we didn’t have this horrible addiction to oil me Mum wouldn’t have been killed in that traffic accident either, so BP is responsible for her death. Makes as much sense as what Sir Paul expounds.

  32. A representative for McCartney in London said the singer would have no further comment.

    Indeed, he said enough already. The logic here is impeccable “There was a holocaust. There is a blown well in the Gulf. Ergo. Global warming is real.”

  33. Bruce Cobb says:
    June 25, 2010 at 7:08 am
    “A representative for McCartney in London said the singer would have no further comment.”
    That is wise, as he’s already dug a deep enough hole for himself. Does he really think he can afford to p…. off millions of fans worldwide?
    I don’t think he needs to worry any more about p***ing off his fans. I’ve always thought his early music, i.e. with the Beatles, was great, but after that……..remember Mull of Kintyre and that stupid Frog Song.
    Alice Cooper was right but these songsters get ideas above their station – look at Bonio, oops, Bono – they need to stop playing god and learn to keep their mouths shut.
    Idiot.

  34. Well, ya know AGW is what caused the quake in Haiti. Anything that powerful can easily take down an oil rig if it is in a bad mood. Or, er, uh, maybe it was the other way around. No matter! It’s all because Gaia is angry.

  35. Since McCartney has major fortune & investments all over the world, maybe he should commit all that instead to “green energy.” You know, generate some green jobs, make a world saving commitment, demonstrate his confidence in O-ZerO’s plans, etc, etc.
    Preaching is easy, investing is harder… Lord McCartney, where are your beatles to save the world?

  36. I really liked his music, but music keys and emotional response, not rational. Anyone that gives any credence or validity to what a musician has to say is a twit. I feel like a twit for reading the whole damned article in the Sun. I know the Sun is full of twits for interviewing and publishing the idiot. And now I’m wondering about WUWT for reiterating what that twit had to say. Lol, no wonder we’re in the shape we’re in. My last sentence reminds me of a song in the only socially redeemable album ever compiled. Johnny Cash’s Patriot. This time of year, it is apropos for Americans.

  37. Such deep, insightful comments by Mr McCartney. I never knew he was such an expert on these worldly topics. Yeah, right. I’d rather listen to Caroline Lucas’s rantings. On second thoughts, I’d rather have a beer.

  38. Bob and Dave you just don’t get it. You see that extra CO2 in the atmosphere puts pressure on the ocean. It’s that extra pressure on the ocean that caused the well to rupture and spew all that evil oil into the ocean. See it is easy to link CO2 to this disaster.
    Do I really need to add a sarc. tag?

  39. “Sadly we need disasters like this to show people. Some people don’t believe in climate warming – like those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust. – Head Librarian Paul
    How does the gulf oil spill demonstrate that there is “climate warming” man made or otherwise?

  40. And Sir Paul’s scientific creds are what exactly?
    Does he want a Revolution? Time to get back in the USSR. With a little help from his friends, he might find reality over logical fallacies.

  41. Bob Tisdale says:
    June 25, 2010 at 7:05 am
    Hmm. I’m not sure how an oil spill can convince me that global warming from anthropogenic greenhouse gases exists beyond a token effect on land surface temperatures. An oil spill is an environmental catastrophe, but, in and of itself, it has nothing to do with anthropogenic global warming.
    ________
    I think there is tendency to lump all environmental issues together under the general category of “look what the stupid humans are doing now to destroy the planet.” And specifically related to Mr. McCartney’s statement, while it was unfortunate to bring up the holocaust in relationship to AGW skepticism, I think the underlying psychological dynamic for SOME, but not all AGW “warmist” and skeptic alike, is similar to a doctrine of faith rather than science, in that no matter what the evidence is or appears to be, they will not change their belief patterns.

  42. “Just how is he trying to link a technical failure a mile underwater to anything climate-related?”
    For the members of the liberal hive-mind, feeeeelings replace the silly constraints of physical reality.

  43. Sir Paul McCartney decries the use of fossil fuels and, yet, he sure has a lot of stuff.

  44. hmm, according to sir paul, the gulf spill means that AGW is real. hmmm, does. not. compute.

  45. “Some people don’t believe in climate warning — like those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust.”
    warning or warming?

  46. I think the point, and Obama is also going this way, is that we wouldn’t be looking for oil a mile under the Gulf if we weren’t burning way too much oil and increasing CO2 and causing global warming. It is then further obvious that we wouldn’t be looking for oil a mile under the ocean surface if we weren’t running out of oil everywhere else. The dangers of deep-water drilling have also obviously been grossly understated by the evil oil industry (because otherwise we’d all be engineers and fully understand how difficult this might be). Since we are therefore obviously running out of oil and nobody had previously mentioned that drilling over a mile deep is potentially difficult and dangerous, clean, alternative energy sources must be pursued without question.
    The logic only falls apart if we have other oil sources relatively readily available that weren’t, for whatever reason, actively being pursued.
    How many people want to see Sir Paul’s next world concert tour by entirely powered by alternative energy?

  47. Boy, he’s sure right! It is so good that we have disasters like this because otherwise we wouldn’t know how bad we are being and we don’t have to imagine the disasters in the future that we’re imaging could happen but won’t.
    If only something worse would happen to convince us!! I bet we’d all be convinced if we got a giant solar sunstorm that would knock out all of our electronics and civilization as we know it would cease to exist and millions of people would starve to death! Then we’d learn! Boy, if only something like that would happen!

  48. So I didn’t notice his name on the list of approved accredited properly credentialled Climatologers.
    So who gives a rip about what he says; well about anything; maybe he can comment on teeny bopper singing.
    And he’s also met The President; or maybe it is that The President has met Paul McCartney. Well I haven’t met either of them; and I don’t think my life is any the worse for having missed those experiences.
    So “”” “But the facts indicate that there’s something going on and we’ve got to be aware of it. “””
    Such insight; from one of the great chroniclers of our times; do let us know Sir Paul, when you figure out just what the hell it is.

  49. “…– the rest of the British public can go hang themselves for spilling oil.”
    But I wasn’t even there, honest Guv.

  50. I have to agree with Codetech. Anyway, look, he’s a great songwriter and performer, and he’s entitled to his opinions. But they’re just his opinions, and matter not in the least. Why get so wound up over someone putting their foot in their mouth? It’s not like it’s the first time he’s done it…
    Perhaps he should pop up to Brian May’s house and have a chat with him on the subject. He’d be amazed at the opinions of *Dr.* Brian May.

  51. Presumably Sir Paul will be walking on water to his next concert rather than taking a polluting co2 spewing plane?
    tonyb

  52. I get a real kick out of the lefties that tell me we should shut down oil drilling in the gulf and move to wind/solar power. Say what? Seriously.. how does that conversion work?! Maybe theres a windmill that spits out gasoline that I didn’t know about !?

  53. Paul McCartney is a former, now rather wrinkled, pop-singer. I have absolutely no idea why he should have been given a knighthood, because, apart from pop-songs, he’s done nothing much else. He is also from Liverpool (a Scouser). They seem, at least in my experience, to have a tendency to mouth off too much. His support for Obama (something of a con-artist) is, to me, the support from one socialist to another. I really don’t know why you even troubled to report him; bit of a waste of space, really.

  54. I can’t grasp the logic.
    “I think the point, and Obama is also going this way, is that we wouldn’t be looking for oil a mile under the Gulf if we weren’t burning way too much oil and increasing CO2 and causing global warming. ” Mike86
    A person can logically argue that our dependence on petroleum has lead to the gulf spill, but I cannot accept the tie in to “climate warming”. If you want to argue that deep water drilling has unacceptable risks relative to other pursuits by mankind I’ll disagree, but the argument is logical.
    Obamaco are the group that are prohibiting land based oil exploitation within the USA. I’m not suggesting that this could displace off shore drilling. I understand that this particular oil field was accessible from shallow waters, but Govt. regulations forced them into deep water.

  55. So was the yellow submarine powered by nuclear or was it diesel-electric?
    But if you really want to see some idiocy, read this AP article on how anthropogenic heavy metals, including silver, are poisoning whales, which will soon all be extinct because of it.
    Given that the mass of the oceans is 1.38×10^18 metric tons, that normal silver concentration in seawater is 0.1 ppb and silver is selling at $18.69 a troy ounce, I want to know which moron dumped $83 trillion dollars worth of it in the ocean.
    No, I’m pretty sure the real pollution threat is from the bong water this team of researchers was drinking.

  56. Well I can tell you that no one here in the UK reveres him anymore! We all thought he was an idiot when he married Heather Mills – what rational thought, that was? He’s been dying his hair nut-brown for a while now, so perhaps the chemicals in the dye have seeped through to his brain. Moron.

  57. Hey Vincent: “the rest of the British public can go hang themselves for spilling oil”. Eh? You do realise that BP is a joint UK/US company, don’t you? Perhaps not. Go away, look it up, then report back here on your findings, old chap. We’re all waiting, breathless.

  58. Sadly we need disasters like McCartney to show people just how stupidly pretentious a few can become when they get rich.

  59. At least he has an excuse for his stupidity. No real education, lots of weed et al to burn out whatever brain he may have started with, and keeping company with other idiots. What excuse do all the supposed scientists who are on the AGW bandwagon have? Well, now that I think about it, probably all the same ones!

  60. “”Mike86 says:
    June 25, 2010 at 9:09 am “”
    We are obviously drilling out there because shallow water, where it’s safer, drilling is banned.
    Let this be a lesson to the morons that think drilling a hundred miles off the coast, in deep water where it’s almost impossible to get down there, is somehow better than drilling in shallow water, where it’s a whole lot easier and faster to fix.
    Banning our drilling will not stop the demand, will not stop other countries from drilling all over the world. The only thing it will hurt is us.

  61. Paul is a vegetarian who won’t even wear leather. My guess is that he wears a lot of synthetic materials. You know, the ones that are made from petroleum products.
    Paul, like many celebrities, just loves to wave his flag for the high profile causes that pull at your heart strings, but just like the rest of the celebrities along with him, he has absolutely no clue what the heck he is talking about.

  62. Dr. Robert says:
    June 25, 2010 at 6:51 am
    Who knew he was such a goober?

    We’re talking about the same guy who, when talking to the Fox Pregame guys before the Super Bowl, refused to touch a football because it was made out of pigskin.
    “Goober” doesn’t even begin to describe him.

  63. Gary Hladik says:
    June 25, 2010 at 10:05 am
    Sadly we need disasters like McCartney to show people just how stupidly pretentious a few can become when they get rich.

    Quote of the week. I love it.

  64. His yellow submarine must have shorted his oxygen.
    For Obama, he could make a great drilling engineer. He is smart.

  65. Paul, shut up and eat your broccoli. It will keep your mouth busy so you don’t make a damn fool of yourself. You know, the Stones were always smarter than these guys anyway. Apparently Jagger is a good squash player too.

  66. “A representative for McCartney in London said the singer would have no further comment.”
    Too bad the representative didn’t say that before McCartney opened his pie hole in the first place.

  67. To me this is just more proof that the mainstream media (which is where the average person, including celebrities, obtain most of their information on topics such as climate change) have abdicated their responsibility to educate the public. People are simply not getting a balanced view of the science and all of its uncertainties and the public is being conditioned to assume that global warming is, at least in part, responsible for all environmental catastrophes, even earthquakes.
    It’s amazing how little has changed in media reporting on climate change, particularly in North America, since Climategate.
    – Dave

  68. Scott,
    Things are even worse than that AGW (if it even exists) is also perfectly natural.

  69. Stephen Wilde says:
    June 25, 2010 at 7:23 am
    The main error made by BP was to employ Americans to work on the rig for them
    ==========================================================
    Stephen you got it wrong, it was BP management that insisted on drilling with unsafe practices. The management that new nothing of the technicalities insisted on drilling when the roughnecks said it was not safe, they had big bonus’s in thier minds and it killed people, they should be charged !!

  70. Elderly guitar strummer wants job. Expert on logic, spouse seeking, manmade disasters and global warming. Anything legal considered.

  71. John was the “smart” Beatle
    George was the quiet Beatle
    Ringo was the goofy beatle
    Paul was the cute, stoopid Beetle!

  72. Elftone says:
    June 25, 2010 at 9:31 am
    “Why get so wound up over someone putting their foot in their mouth? ”
    Its easy to explain why you should get wound up;
    This is the way the CAGW’ers have been working all along. People read newspapers and magazines. They read this.It’s a part of the brainwashing. They dont go to the source of the data. Over time people tend to echo such statements just like parrots.
    So it is a very sly and successful approach. Show pictures of Obama and a Beatle together. Or Bono. Or Sting. Have an interview.
    You could say it is all about building a trademark. Authority. Concensus.
    What they say in detail is of no importance. Repeat the Mantra.Again and again.
    In the end its the truth. And you can make a Black-List of the deniers.
    And you can make money!
    http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=168077

  73. No one in their right mind wants or likes oil spill but lets put it into perspective.
    Suite101
    “….offshore oil production contributes only about 3% of the total global marine oil pollution while natural oil seeps add up to 45% of yearly oil pollution with the remaining 52% coming from “down the drain” oil pollution, petroleum transportation and industrial oil consumption.”
    * Natural oil seeps off the coast of Alaska release about 100,000 gallons of oil a year into the marine environment.
    * The rate of release of oil seeps off the coast of California is estimated to be nearly six million gallons of oil a year, with Coal Oil Point, in Santa Barbara Sound being the largest natural oil seep.
    * The Gulf of Mexico natural oil seeps release over 40 million gallons of oil into the marine environment every year easily dwarfing the BP oil spill so far.
    ——
    ScienceDaily (Jan. 27, 2000) — “Twice an Exxon Valdez spill worth of oil seeps into the Gulf of Mexico every year,…..”
    ——
    See also geology.com

  74. The bigger problem is that the only people who are thicker than McCartney are the morons who pay to read the comic called the Sun. They probably think holocaust is a bad goal keeper.

  75. ShrNfr says:
    June 25, 2010 at 10:39 am
    Paul, shut up and eat your broccoli. It will keep your mouth busy so you don’t make a damn fool of yourself. You know, the Stones were always smarter than these guys anyway. Apparently Jagger is a good squash player too.

    And Alice Cooper is a decent golf player 🙂 (is true, honest…)

  76. Mike86 said:
    “I think the point, and Obama is also going this way, is that we wouldn’t be looking for oil a mile under the Gulf if we weren’t burning way too much oil and increasing CO2 and causing global warming. It is then further obvious that we wouldn’t be looking for oil a mile under the ocean surface if we weren’t running out of oil everywhere else. The dangers of deep-water drilling have also obviously been grossly understated by the evil oil industry (because otherwise we’d all be engineers and fully understand how difficult this might be). Since we are therefore obviously running out of oil and nobody had previously mentioned that drilling over a mile deep is potentially difficult and dangerous, clean, alternative energy sources must be pursued without question.
    The logic only falls apart if we have other oil sources relatively readily available that weren’t, for whatever reason, actively being pursued. ”
    Not exactly sure what point you’re trying to make here, Mike, but to answer your question BP drilling in mile deep water had absolutely nothing to do with lack of availability of sources in shallower water but because the environmentalists (include Obama and current political majority) drove them further and further from shore in the name of environmentalism. That really work out great, yeah?

  77. Paul, Paul, Paul. Sigh. Old age can really make your mind go. Sad to see. Stick to promoting positive alternatives like your vegetarian eating, and your serious concern for the environment. Comparing people who are asking for serious scientific investigation into climate to those who deny any of the holocausts we humans have done to each other is stupid.

  78. .
    McCartney once wrote about “yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog’s eye”. His comments here are on about the same educational level.
    Sign of the times, I’m afraid. The wise sages of our era are amoeba-footballers, z-list celebrities, addle-brained singers and one-legged lying gold diggers. What would Socrates and Plato have thought of this era, I wonder.
    .

  79. Hey, Ghost of Big Jim Cooley:
    “Hey Vincent: “the rest of the British public can go hang themselves for spilling oil”. Eh? You do realise that BP is a joint UK/US company, don’t you? Perhaps not. Go away, look it up, then report back here on your findings, old chap. We’re all waiting, breathless.”
    Try again. It’s about to become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Obama Administration.

  80. Sun spot. One word, ‘Bhopal’. Look it up. As you Americans like to say, **it happens.

  81. D Caldwell says:
    June 25, 2010 at 7:28 am
    “I wonder how Sir Paul travels around the world?
    By solar powered aircraft and sailing ship I am sure.”
    This is from a paper in Puerto Rico when he did a concert there last April:
    “José Hernández, of AEG Live, said some 130 people would travel with the star and that the scenery and projections would be among the most spectacular of any production ever. Two 747 airplanes are expected to touch down with equipment for the concert, including a 125 by 80 foot stage, 12 miles of cable and 5,000 AMPS, as well as 31 buses.”
    The article is here:
    http://www.prdailysun.com/?page=news.article&id=1268964519
    My brother went to the concert and later told me that Sir Paul did not stay in a hotel, he stayed in the plane. His guess is that one of the aircraft is a VIP custom job, the other a cargo plane.
    Let’s see now, 2 747s from England to Puerto Rico… According to this “warmist” website:
    http://www.chooseclimate.org/flying/mapcalc.html
    He spewed out 1,122,580 kilograms of CO2 into the atmosphere in about 7-hours (approx.). Want to compare that to a Hummer?
    – and that was just one-way……
    – and he’s going all over the world doing this……
    The man should NEVER open his mouth about global warming – What an embarrassment! It’s always the ones who can claim the least that do most of the talking. They are all the same……
    Jose

  82. And further regarding the UK/US “jointness” of BP, here’s the current Board of Directors:
    The Board Members are:[48]
    Carl-Henric Svanberg – Chairman
    Sir Ian Prosser – Non-executive director
    Byron Grote – Chief Financial Officer
    Andy Inglis – Chief executive, Exploration and Production
    Antony Burgmans – Non-executive director, board of Mauritshuis, AEGON, Unilever
    Cynthia Carroll – Non-executive director, CEO of Anglo American, also board of De Beers
    Sir William Castell – Non-executive director chairman of The Prince’s Trust
    George David – Non-executive director
    Tony Hayward – CEO/MD BP Worldwide
    Iain Conn
    George David vice-chairman of the Peterson Institute for International Economics
    Erroll Davis, board of General Motors and Union Pacific.
    Douglas Flint, CBE director HSBC
    Dr DeAnne Julius, director of Chatham House
    Wow. Look at all of the Americans there!

  83. Jimbo says:
    June 25, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    The Gulf of Mexico natural oil seeps release over 40 million gallons of oil into the marine environment every year easily dwarfing the BP oil spill so far
    Then it seems that BP has found an INCONVENIENT sea of black gold over there and that would end any possibilities of success for “alternative energies” and obliterate all Al Baby’s dreams.
    You have to stop all drilling! Otherwise, Al Bedwetter Maximum will pee unceasingly!

  84. The ancient Greeks referred to actors as ‘hypocrites,’ and they did so for a reason.
    It would seem that not a few minstrels are deserving of that cognomen as well.
    Think: Who travels extensively and expends ~all of that carbon~ in the process, right along with inviting all of those admiring fans to do the same in the name of gross profits?
    Yep: Sir Paulie boy, the genuine HYPOCRITE!

  85. I can’t believe that after 100 or so comments, no one has pointed out that Paul has, yet again, re-affirmed that Ringo was and is actually the smartest one in the bunch.

  86. Paul has been assured that when the ultra-rich begin the culling he will be on their short list for preservation.
    Paul: Hell yeah- I’ll pitch your Global Die-Off BS.
    Probably one of the reasons, John was put down- He would never suck up to power.

  87. “But the facts indicate that there’s something going on and we’ve got to be aware of it if we want our kids to inherit a decent world, not a complete nightmare of a planet — clean, renewable energy is for starters.”
    A 5yr. old’s mentality and fact base, tops – no slight intended toward any true 5yr. old.

  88. I am getting more and more convinced that there are much more AGW followers who are scientifically-challenged, such as Paul McCartney, many Hollywood stars, journalists and politicians than there are scientifically knowledgable people who support AGW. On the other hand, skeptics tend to range between at least knowledgable in science, able to understand scientific reports to outright experts in scientific areas. More than this I have noted that the most skeptic of them all are solar scientists. In fact, the IPCC could only find one single solar ‘ scientist’ who was willing to cook a report for them, now debunked by many. Mr. McCartney should stick to music, or has he lost his genious there too? And he should also at least learn some science and accept that all energy on this planet comes from the sun.

  89. Response to all those above who claim that Sir Paul is hypocritical in spewing out CO2 in modern-day concerts. That’s nothing, folks.
    Paul and the others in the Fab Four were responsible for unprecedented fossil fuel use in the 60’s and onward, that was used to manufacture and transport massive numbers of things my generation purchased, including vinyl recordings and record players and the “needles” they required, portable radios and batteries to run them, gasoline for the car we borrowed from parents just so we could drive around with the radio at top volume playing Beatles tunes, then later 8-track tape decks and the 8-track tapes, later still cassette tape decks and cassette tapes so we could record the songs off the radio, later still CD players and the CDs to play in them, and later still DVDs of various movies and concerts The Lads played. It was known as Beatlemania; if you were there, then you know. If you are too young to remember it, try watching the 1965 Shea Stadium concert on youtube. Now, THAT was reality tv. And it lives on, as demonstrated by continued strong sales of their recordings even as the forms of digital media continue to evolve.
    I expect that nothing Sir Paul does from now on could ever equal even a small percentage of all that CO2 production.
    As to his wealth, it derives mostly from royalties from song copyrights he purchased. I suspect he plays concerts because they are so very much fun, not because he needs the money.
    However, I had hoped Sir Paul would have had just a bit more sense than he displayed in the interview. Perhaps he should have taken a cue from Elvis, who answered a reporter that asked him to comment on politics, “I’m just an entertainer.”
    Fab Four Forever.

  90. Since Mr. McCartney obviously cares so much about saving the planet and maintaining a small carbon foot print, I wonder what PUBLIC airline he flies on his trips between America and Britain? Just a hunch, but I am guessing it is the same PUBLIC airline that Al Gore flies.

  91. Hi Jimbo,
    Ummm. Your statement:
    * The Gulf of Mexico natural oil seeps release over 40 million gallons of oil into the marine environment every year easily dwarfing the BP oil spill so far.
    doesn’t seem to be correct. Estimates are now in the 1.5 million to 2.5 million gallons of crude per day range. Since it seems unreasonable to assume that the flow has gotten BIGGER over time, that means that for ~70 days it has been spewing the same amount. That means about 140 million gallons, raw number. BP has been capturing more and more, but I don’t think enough that 40 million galons per year dwarfs the total released thus far.

  92. Rich and gullible – his last wife proved that.
    Celebrities, like Jane Fonda, have a habit of grabbing hold of the wrong end of the stick (in science matters) and refusing to let go. The sensible celebrity knows to keep his or her mouth shut, or be subjected to ridicule, usually well deserved.

  93. Jackie says:
    June 25, 2010 at 6:50 am
    Why doesn’t McCartney show leadership and cancel all future CO2 spewing concerts of his and instead ask everyone to go to bed early on those nights to save the planet.”
    Well said! These hypocritical self righteous morons are sickening. And this goes for all the AGW crowd. Put your money where your mouth is. Stop using plastics, stop driving cars, stop using airplanes, shut off all power to your house, grow your own crops in your back yard, and wear lots of wool in the winter. With less demand for oil, there will be less drilling, less spills, less CO2.

  94. “Roger Sowell says:
    […]
    Paul and the others in the Fab Four were responsible for unprecedented fossil fuel use in the 60′s and onward, […]”
    Roger, that’s a wonderful illustration of Julian Simon’s argument – getting ever more value out of a given amount of raw material as technology progresses.
    Personally, i’m of the generation “All that phony beatlemania has bitten the dust… ”
    (i guess reciting the song predestines me for being a climate sceptic if you know how the text continues). Which didn’t stop me from buying a CD copy of Abbey Road a few weeks ago when EMI needed money and for the first time offered Beatles CD for knockdown prices.

  95. Okay, so if Mick Jagger is a good squash player, and Alice Cooper is a good golfer (he really is, he talks about it on his show which I listen to most evenings), and Brian May (Queen) is a PhD in Astrophysics… I’m thinking Sir Paul is as good at climatology as Keith Richards is at climbing trees…

  96. McCartney continued, “But the facts indicate that there’s something going on and we’ve got to be aware of it if we want our kids to inherit a decent world, not a complete nightmare of a planet — clean, renewable energy is for starters.”
    From the writer of the lyrics of “Band on the Run,” this phanopoeia wouldn’t surprise you.
    Although, “Barack” (known to the rest of us as “President Obama”) was very good to overlook the fact that this man is a foreigner and have him for a visit in the White House to listen to his policy ideas for American citizens.
    That is especially generous, since last I checked, it is illegal to accept campaign contributions from foreigners. Does the musician have any opinions about that, or just on how to ruin the standard of living for as many as possible as fast as possible?

  97. “Ralph says:
    June 25, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    .
    McCartney once wrote about “yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog’s eye”. His comments here are on about the same educational level.”
    Come on. That’s SOOO John Lennon. And it’s actually good.

  98. How much CO2 does he emit when he sings? Quick, apply for a grant to study the Global Warming Constant for Aged Former Rock Stars, sub-specie BeKnighted.

  99. Celebrities that have made gazillions of dollars, lived high consumption livestyles and then come on all sanctimonious about mother earth and precious resources absolutely gag me. The list of high living super stars preaching to everyone else about curbing their lifestyle is getting rather long.

  100. DirkH says:
    “[…]
    Personally, i’m of the generation “All that phony beatlemania has bitten the dust… ””
    Well, here’s the song for the ones who didn’t identify it by now:

    “The sun’s zoomin’ in … The wheat is growing thin..”

  101. The former Beatle predicted in an interview that the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico might expedite a move to cleaner, renewable energy sources in the world.
    Quite apart from the illogical link between oil spills and CO2 AGW, why would this disaster result in a move to renewable energy?
    Did the Exxon Valdez spill do anything to change energy behaviour? Did Saddam’s lighting of all those Kuwaiti wells do anything to change energy behaviour?
    I was brought up with a saying I find particularly useful when people hope that something will somehow change human behaviour: “if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
    If we are change to renewable resources, it will because they are cheaper and/or easier. Just wanting people to be better for its own sake is lovely, but totally futile.

  102. I try listening to his music every now and then. It’s not what it used to be and never was. Really, it’s not that good. I don’t know why anyone ever cared.
    [If you deny this, is true, you’re just another skinhead denying the holo…]

  103. Will we still love ‘im,
    Will we still need ‘im
    When ‘e’s sixty-four ….
    (OK, 64+) … but … in a word: No 🙂

  104. We could compare believers in Anthropogenic Global Warming to those who believe in Santa Claus, elfs, gnomes, dragons, Area 51, or that the Sun spins around the Earth.
    Gullible people are always swindled. They love to be swindled… they believe it makes them look important.

  105. I’m not Jewish but I know someone who is, and who has very well thought out reasons for not supporting this AGW theory. For him to be called a Holocaust Denier by this arrogant pontificator must be very hurtful. Too much of that Wacky Backy and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds in India long ago, methinks.

  106. @Elftone
    ‘Anyway, look, he’s a great songwriter and performer, and he’s entitled to his opinions. But they’re just his opinions, and matter not in the least. Why get so wound up over someone putting their foot in their mouth?’
    G’ding, but he actually managed to put his foot in his mouth?
    Who’s about to give a f*ck about that feat? Ding, ding, ring ding ding. :p

  107. People like McCartney and Bernie Sanders shouldn’t even comment at all on the Holocaust until they’ve dug around to find out how eugenics really came to be. There’s plenty of blame to go around, You can start here and go to archives and type in eugenics. What you see come up may astound you.
    http://hnn.us/articles/1796.html
    ‘Progressives’ were instrumental…. some ‘others’, present warmongers keep it alive “In God we trust” today. Or use poverty
    I’m just really am getting sick of it and I cannot bring myself to support hardly any political anybody.

  108. Everyone knows how Sir Paul travels. Yellow Submarine. I do believe in the Holocaust, because I have seen the evidence, but I do not believe in AGW, because I have not seen the actual evidence linking CO2 to a temperature rise without data manipulation . Where does that leave me? Am I just a Blue Meanie?

  109. I don’t think he needs to worry any more about p***ing off his fans. I’ve always thought his early music, i.e. with the Beatles, was great, but after that……..remember Mull of Kintyre and that stupid Frog Song.

    Yeah but Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey is fantastic.

  110. The Sun!!!!!!!!!! Now we are talking serious newspapers! lol, only good for page 3 😉 (go have a look you lot from the U.S. )

  111. Wind Rider says:
    June 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    I can’t believe that after 100 or so comments, no one has pointed out that Paul has, yet again, re-affirmed that Ringo was and is actually the smartest one in the bunch.
    Ah, Ringo! The voice behind Thomas the Tank Engine!
    We are all entitled to opinions but what is it with politicians like Obama meeting McCartney, Blair meeting….anyone…..etc? Did the likes of Bob Dilan etc scare them in the 60’s?
    I do not need ill educated, has beens, like Sting, Geldorf and above all, that pompous (snipped myself guys) Bono (why does someone wear sunglasses at night? Now there is something for scientists to research!) , trying to tell me how to lead a good life!
    –Rant off– Phew! Did like “Here comes the Sun” though…except……where are my sunspots!

  112. DirkH, re Beatlemania departed, I agree to the extent that the screaming teenage girls are now in their 60s, and are no longer prone to such fits of screaming. But the Beatles tribute bands are doing a wonderful business. I heard a pretty good one here in Southern California at the end of May – the band is Paperback Writer. And of course the Beatles’ music sales continue. I suspect that music piracy and copyright scofflaws have taken away a huge chunk of their sales, as has happened with all the good artists. Bad artists were not going to sell much anyway.

  113. “Sadly we need disasters like this to show people”.
    Oh my God, we’re only one step away from Michael Crichton’s “State of Fear” plot coming true. You know… the one where environmentalists plot to cause a global natural disaster to “show people” we need to mend our ways.
    If you have not read it – buy the book tomorrow – it was my awakening into AGW skepticism.
    The world is going going mad…

  114. So, according to Paul, “…“Sadly we need disasters like this to show people,” McCartney said in an exclusive interview with The Sun. “Some people don’t believe in climate warning — like those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust…”.
    Who would have believed that Ahmadinejad (Iran’s President) was a climate change denier. He’s constantly saying there was no such thing as a Holocaust.

  115. Lennon’s take on McCartney:

    “Those freaks was right when they said you was dead
    The one mistake you made was in your head
    ..
    You live with straights who tell you you was king
    Jump when your momma tell you anything
    The only thing you done was yesterday
    And since you’re gone you’re just another day
    ..
    The sound you make is muzak to my ears
    You must have learned something in all those years
    Ah, how do you sleep?
    Ah, how do you sleep at night? ”

    [from the 1971 song How do you sleep?]

  116. >>Who would have believed that Ahmadinejad (Iran’s President) was
    >>a climate change denier. He’s constantly saying there was no such
    >>thing as a Holocaust.
    Holocaust denial (and therefore AGW denial?) Is common across the Near and Middle East. In Syria the most popular book in every shop window is Mein Kampf. No kidding, it is there in the window surrounded by all the usual paraphernalia and memorabilia.
    .

  117. Tim says:
    June 25, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    Paul, Paul, Paul. Sigh. Old age can really make your mind go. Sad to see.

    “When I’m 64”
    “Hope I die before I grow old”
    ………..

    webofbelief says:
    June 25, 2010 at 10:45 am
    It’s amazing how little has changed in media reporting on climate change, particularly in North America, since Climategate.

    FWIW, the media has, however, sharply cut down on the amount of alarmist reportage and commentary.

  118. FerdinandAkin says:
    June 25, 2010 at 6:54 am
    LOL…… Excellent post… Yup.
    Alice Cooper = 1
    Paul McCartney = 0

  119. Bruce Cobb
    I liked the frog song! “… Sink or swim, we’ll all stand together”
    It would be a good song for BP right now.

  120. Pascvaks says:
    June 25, 2010 at 7:56 am
    Yeah, man.
    This guy makes me ashamed to be called a musician (at least I had a good education in the subject). But then I remember the ’60’s, ergo, I wasn’t there. And didn’t get my mind expanded expunged by illicit plant substances. But I have had to listen, for 50 years, to these idiots promising to liberate me so that I could be less than I am. Sounds like a poor bargain.
    I read a good definition of ‘intellectual’ in a Tom Wolfe essay. He got it from a French diplomat.:
    An intellectual is a person knowledgeable in one field who speaks out only in others.
    And Beethoven has not rolled over.
    James Sexton says:
    June 25, 2010 at 8:39 am
    I really liked his music, but music keys and emotional response, not rational. Anyone that gives any credence or validity to what a musician has to say is a twit.
    Not so. Try learning to perform a Beethoven piano sonata (etc.). It’s different from that end. And the illicit substances don’t help.

  121. Bob Tisdale says: June 25, 2010 at 7:05 am
    Hmm. I’m not sure how an oil spill can convince me that global warming from anthropogenic greenhouse gases exists beyond a token effect on land surface temperatures. An oil spill is an environmental catastrophe, but, in and of itself, it has nothing to do with anthropogenic global warming.

    Well, I remember to have read about an hypothesis which assumed there may have been geological periods with natural oil spill on a very large scale which could have calmed the waters, hence diminished the spray effect and therefore the water evaporation rate.

  122. It is kind of dangerous to be saying that if you believe in the holocaust you also have to believe in global warming, or if you believe cigarettes can cause cancer then you also have to believe in global warming. They are in effect saying that our predecessors once made a case that you believe, therefore everything we say is true. They are in effect staking the reputation of everything the politicians and beaurocrats proclaim on everything on AGW rather than answer the criticisms. They may as well just say you are right, but watch your back because we hate you for it. What on earth is pushing somebody like paul mccartney to froth such petty vindictiveness on something he clearly knows nothing about? I have a knighthood and don’t like to see titled people having their motives questioned perhaps…

  123. A guitar playing hippie from the 60’s. And I should put some value on his opinions because???????????

  124. Roger Sowell says:
    June 25, 2010 at 11:35 pm
    “DirkH, re Beatlemania departed, I agree to the extent that the screaming teenage girls are now in their 60s, and are no longer prone to such fits of screaming.[…]”
    Heh, it was just a quote from London Calling, indicating that Punk and New Wave was the music i grew up with. And coincidentally London Calling says “An ice age is coming, the sun is growing thin…” which doesn’t mean that Joe Strummer was a great climatologist but it’s just funny – i always admired the Beatles, especially John Lennon and George Harrison. There’s a great version of a Harrison song on Patti Smith’s album “12”, “Within You Without You”, very hippyesque but great music.

  125. Ralph says:
    June 26, 2010 at 2:39 am
    “Holocaust denial (and therefore AGW denial?) Is common across the Near and Middle East. In Syria the most popular book in every shop window is Mein Kampf.”
    I’m not surprised. Yasser Arrafats uncle, The Mufti of Jerusalem, was a high ranking officer in Waffen SS.

  126. BTW, here’s Alice Cooper in a recent German ad campaign for our biggest electronics discounter:

    (His voice has been dubbed over but the text is not important)

  127. I really wish that entertainers that have no clue about anything other than getting their mugs in the press would shut up about ecology or politics.
    I could say more but I think that’s is pretty concise and to the point and shouldn’t get me in trouble.
    🙂

  128. Casper,
    I agree with the idiot part but I’m not so sure about useful?
    I really don’t understand why pepoole waste money on concerts or record of men who prance around the stage in tight pants and faces that are so wrinkled and puckered that you have to wonder if they are alive or animatronics???????????
    I’m really not certain why people bought his stuff after helter skelter came out.

  129. kwik has it at 11:38.
    Entertainers of all stripe, icons, pop flashes in the pan, are actively courted by those with something to sell because they can piggyback on the marketing success of the icon.
    If kids rush out in the first hour of an album release and buy it directly to platinum, how many kids’ minds will also soak in the fact that the artist said “global warming is real”? How many baby boomers and aging hippies still see a Beatle as youth, change, transformative, earth-shaking?
    Algore and others often invited rock people, whom they then sold on AGW crud.
    Look back on the Aerosmith website and blogsite, to see how they became not only believers but advocates on their fansite–they were guests of Gore, and OVERWHELMED that a former vice president would take an interest in meeting them personally, when they’re just…rock stars.
    How many rock stars come from the societal and educational backgrounds that give them standing other than their music?
    They are courted, they are used, and twitter-witted fans soak in the AGW spew along with everything else.
    It is a calculated marketing ploy.
    And I don’t know if John was the “smart” Beatle. he married Yoko, didn’t he? Yeesh.
    He was the angry bitter raving socialist.
    “Imagine” was so sweet when I was young, and so bittersweet after he was killed.
    Now it has enough distance to be an insipid nihilist anthem to nothingness.
    It isn’t sweet or smart in the least, other than using their immense popularity to get “the message” out in droning soft song.

  130. larry says:
    June 26, 2010 at 6:26 am
    It is kind of dangerous to be saying that if you believe in the holocaust you also have to believe in global warming, or if you believe cigarettes can cause cancer then you also have to believe in global warming. They are in effect saying that our predecessors once made a case that you believe, therefore everything we say is true. They are in effect staking the reputation of everything the politicians and beaurocrats proclaim on everything on AGW rather than answer the criticisms. They may as well just say you are right, but watch your back because we hate you for it. What on earth is pushing somebody like paul mccartney to froth such petty vindictiveness on something he clearly knows nothing about? I have a knighthood and don’t like to see titled people having their motives questioned perhaps…
    Maybe Prince Chaaahles —or his daddy— had a long talk with him?
    Maybe he’s in hock up to his gills, and needed some ‘relief?’
    Or maybe —just maybe— the boy is as clueless as he appears?
    Only time will tell.

  131. kwik says:
    June 26, 2010 at 7:55 am
    Ralph says:
    June 26, 2010 at 2:39 am
    “Holocaust denial (and therefore AGW denial?) Is common across the Near and Middle East. In Syria the most popular book in every shop window is Mein Kampf.”
    I’m not surprised. Yasser Arrafats uncle, The Mufti of Jerusalem, was a high ranking officer in Waffen SS.
    That’s interesting, in the consideration that the Nazis considered dark-skinned (non-Aryan) people to be ‘inferior’ and therefore in need of ‘elimination.’

  132. barbarausa says:
    June 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    [–snip–]It is a calculated marketing ploy.
    And I don’t know if John was the “smart” Beatle. he married Yoko, didn’t he? Yeesh.
    He was the angry bitter raving socialist.
    “Imagine” was so sweet when I was young, and so bittersweet after he was killed.
    Now it has enough distance to be an insipid nihilist anthem to nothingness.
    It isn’t sweet or smart in the least, other than using their immense popularity to get “the message” out in droning soft song.

    You’ve put your finger on it: Superficiality.
    Many people buy into it, if only that their own lives are essentially meaningless, droning ruts of boring sameness.

  133. Maybe I’m amazed at just how ignorant you are,
    maybe I,m amazed at your silly whining.
    Maybe I,m amazed at what a hypocrite you are,
    you drive a big,flash car,
    And maybe I,m amazed at your vanity and your ego.
    Maybe your a clown,maybe a performing clown who just really hasn,t noticed
    that his record sales are down.
    Maybe your a sham,maybe your a dumbass sham whos just been asked a question that he really doesnt understand.

  134. I see from a gossip news item that Paul McCartney has revealed that he has been ‘sneaking’ into parliament to watch the debates. I wonder if he is thinking of becoming a member — perhaps someday … PM?

  135. Paul McCartney wanted to say that we need catastrophes like the oil spill in order to realise that there’s a problem. He didn’t want to say that the spill is a proof of AGW.
    Just one logical step before the logic of the eco terrorists of Crishton’s “State of Fear”
    899 The nazis wanted to kill all the jews in all of Europe (and they were not dark skinned) , they had an alliance with the Japanese the Italians , radical muslims and some nationalist Hindous (Bose) .
    There existed a muslim division in the waffen ss (Handchar division) mainly Bosnian muslims and volunteers (estimated at about 50 000) who listened to al Husseinis calls on german arabic radio.
    We’re getting off the topic but this issue is a very intersting one.

  136. Well Spector, he IS a Lord, and he certainly has the bankbook to buy a seat.
    As for Prince Chaaaaaarles, I am in love with the end of the Simpsons episode, where cameras are installed by a British security team around Springfield. By the end of the episode, they’ve been removed, and the British security expert has to tell the Queen that Britain’s favorite reality show has gone dark.
    Her Majesty says, “I’ll miss that Ralph Wiggum (ADD/HD child on meds, who speaks in complete non sequitur); He reminds me of my boy.”
    Enter Charles stage right, with an angora cat on a pillow, saying “Mummy! Guess what?! My cat’s breath smells just like cat food!” Broad toothy grin. Queen rolls eyes.
    As we get progressively more stupid (by design? sigh), this is what we have to look forward to in one world governance.
    An “aristocracy” of moonbats.

  137. Now that mr. McCartney has demonstrated his level of intellectual faculties, I’m not surprised he is an AGW believer.

  138. kwik says:
    June 25, 2010 at 11:48 am
    “Its easy to explain why you should get wound up;”
    You missed my point – getting wound up about what the next bandwagon-jumping celebrity says is a pointless waste of energy. Good grief, get a grip… if we all got wound up about the likes of Bono and Leonardo DiCaprio spouting off from their platforms of celebrity, we’d all be dead from exhaustion.
    The best way to deal with this tripe is to ignore the hell out of it, and instead concentrate on the science. Those who sling mud tend to find it sticks to them by association, and those who blindly believe in what celebrity says will most certainly not be affected by the likes of thee and me pointing out the stupidity of his statements.
    Of course, if you want to get wound up, knock yourself out :).

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