Watch the Senate climate pajama party all-nighter live

NA_COALPLANTIn case you haven’t heard about it, the Senate is having a “denier bashing fest” while they bask in the warmth provided by steam from the coal-fired Capitol Power Plant.

If Jim Hansen and Senator Tim Wirth can turn up the heat (like he did in a Senate hearing in 1988 by turning off the A/C in summer), you’d think these clowns would have the good sense to turn off the fossil fueled heat while they tell everyone how wrong it is to use fossil fuels.

Watch live here:

http://www.c-span.org/live/?channel=c-span-2

The Washington Post says it is little more than a fund raiser

Senate Democrats’ donor-friendly global warming show

On Monday night into Tuesday morning, two dozen Senate Democrats — members of the party’s newly-formed Climate Action Task Force — plan to hold an all-night, filibuster-like talkathon on the issue of global warming. “Congress must act,” Hawaii Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz, a leader of the group, said in a statement. “On Monday night we’re going to show the growing number of senators who are committed to working together to confront climate change.”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/senate-democrats-donor-friendly-global-warming-show/article/2545354

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Latitude

Don’t tell me…..Hawaii is sinking/tipping over too

As the Washington notes:

“because these senators are calling for action in a chamber they control but without any specific legislation to offer up for a vote, or any timetable for action this year.”

Which if there is an epitaph of the Reid senate, that is it.

Sweet Old Bob

Is Obama Care pajama boy going to be there?
They’re on the same wavelength…

T-Bird

Why doesn’t Senator Reid, the Majority Leader who kicked-off tonight’s clown show, simply bring the bill to the floor for a vote? Because it doesn’t have anything close to the votes it needs?

T-Bird

They could always re-vote Kyoto, Love to see that thing crash and burn again.

Alan Robertson

Where to begin… LYING LYING LYING

PaulH

It could be worse. These geniuses could be working on a solution for the Ukrainian crisis.
/snark

Alan Robertson

I can’t watch anymore.

theyouk

It would be fun to query each of these morons about their knowledge of the science on video…Wait, on second thought, that would simply add to our collective shame that our fellow Citizens elected these childish buffoons.
While they’re at it, they should protest ‘Perturbations in the Aether’, ‘The Diminishing Effectiveness of Rabbit’s Feet’ (due to global warming, of course), and the man-caused sharpening of the 90 degree corner of right triangles (models show this to be happening). Maybe ‘Socks Lost in Dryers’, too.

Gamecock

“the growing number of senators”
Meaningless, marketing talk.

Doug S

Watching the Senate as I write this. It’s truly amazing that the United States Senators in attendance still believe that temperatures are accelerating. It’s as if they refuse to investigate the issue for themselves. Democrat leaders in the Senate are either liars or grossly uninformed.

Steve O

Spoiler alert: They’ll need your cash contributions to save the world. (For just $5 a day, you can save all of civilization.)
The solutions will be 1) higher taxes, 2) more government regulation, and 3) wealth transfers of various shapes and sizes.

I can see old geezers taking their paws off their share of the gold heist from the Ukraine to rub their greedy hands in glee and to chuckle about the many useful idiots in Washington they’ve bribed with mere change into telling scary sci-fi stories about climate. May there never be a wind chill factor where they’re going.

All for show, and only for show.requiring more “climate change” restrictions ….
But the national ABCNNBCBS media will refuse to tell you (us!) that they DON’T WANT A VOTE to br on record
Too many democrats are up for re-election, and those that are up for re-election are losing. Losing big in many states.
So, the democrats need their crisis, they need their mainstream TV time to pretend to be concerned while they blame “the lack of progress” on the ignorant republican flat-earth deniers anti-science religiously bigoted creationists. But the democrats will at the same time as they condemn repubbies for “no progress” will refuse to hold a real vote, nor any vote that might reduce the current CO2 restrictions and rules that would help restore the economy and jobs. A real vote would be defeated, but would put on record the democrats who want to continue to destroy the economy worldwide.

hunter

Senator Joe McCarthy would be so proud of their tactics and cheap sleazy posturing.

Alan Robertson

Doug S says:
March 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm
Watching the Senate as I write this. It’s truly amazing that the United States Senators in attendance still believe that temperatures are accelerating. It’s as if they refuse to investigate the issue for themselves. Democrat leaders in the Senate are either liars or grossly uninformed.
_____________________________
The Senators are lying. The issue is not about saving the world from Climate Change and they know it.

Truth Disciple

In another lifetime my engineering firm was hired to ameliorate the solids discharge from the coal-fired Capitol Power Plant, yes in Washington D.C.
The design incorporated state-of-the art, second and tertiary dust collection.
After the bidding process, the Congress would not appropriate sufficient funds even though my firm offer to complete the project for the budget we advanced. They chose not to proceed with the project.
There was a Democratic Congress, House and Senate. Such hypocrites.

Al Franken just said that all the Cold this winter was caused by Global Warming. And we should expect more cold winters. Then says there are propane shortages. That’s all I could take. Morons should not get re-elected. I hope these ignorant Dems push this as their agenda in the fall

Doonman

I watched for a while. Its the same thing all over again, 97%, Hurricane Sandy, lets do something before its too late, think of the children. Yawn.
There are a couple of important things to note here.
The first is that there are no senators in this climate action task force who are vulnerable this election.
The second is that all revenue bills must be introduced in the House. They can promote cap and tax all they want, but they can’t introduce a bill in the Senate that would fund it.
That leaves caterwauling, which is exactly what they are doing. You would think they would wait until the summer though. Most Americans are really tired of this winter’s weather.

Bob Diaz

This has me REALLY worried, all that Hot Air they’re spewing out is going to put a big spike in Global Warming!!! ;-))

Call it for what it clearly is. McCarthyism : A general term for the phenomenon of mass pressure, harassment, or blacklisting used to instill conformity with prevailing political beliefs

Harry Reid won’t let them do anything else, so this is an effort to get press time before the election. At least this will demonstrate the lowest IQ members that show up to demostrate their knowledge on the subject. lol pg

Martin 457

Could somebody with some real sense crash the party?

Doug Danhoff

Posturing and primping for the cause. It would be instructive to learn who told these people they had to do this. No one is dumb enough to do this voluntarily are they? ………….hello!?

K-Bob

I tuned in for a brief moment and listened to the senator from Oregon. He went on and on about “forest fires burning hotter and hotter”. I threw up a bit in my mouth and turned it off.

The transcripts will be a gift that keeps on giving.
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/LegislativeData.php?&n=Record
Check them tomorrow.

InMAGICn

Davetherealist
Senator(giggle) Franken has just committed himself to a prediction which is falsifiable. If the severe winter this year experienced does NOT repeat itself it means his statement is wrong, hence his hypothesis is also wrong. The main alternative is that there is some other mechanism that overwhelms the supposed forcing effect of carbon dioxide. If it is so overwhelmed, how can it be a primary forcing agent?
I have come up with some other alternatives, but Occam’s razor has only two edges, if that.
Hey senators. Explain the Carboniferous!

SIGINT EX

Oh Dear !
I do hope that the participants use condoms and wash their hands with soap and water and gargle twice with Listerine after every XXXX and use the toilet for heavens sake instead of the corner of the room.
Adult supervision needed !

hswiseman

The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body…a complete embarrassment to anyone with half a brain.

NotAGolfer

What a yawner.

hunter

Wow, that Senator from Oregon just let out a deeply guarded secret: The laws of chemistry are changing and forest fires are now burning hotter than ever before.
And all because of CO2!

Tim Obrien

If they think it’s so warm let them spend the night out on the Mall in their underwear…

george e. conant

Senator from Mass just said fifty footballs fields of land a year are washed to sea in his state a year…. that the oceans are getting “MORE ACIDIC” … waite I thought the oceans are not in an acid state yet…. and after 45 secconds I had to turn it off… hurts to watch this lying liars fest

Owen in GA

I refuse to watch one second of this charade. The current senate leadership doesn’t have enough mental horsepower to light a (now-banned) 100 watt light bulb.

rogerknights

davetherealist says:
March 10, 2014 at 6:26 pm
Al Franken just said that all the Cold this winter was caused by Global Warming. And we should expect more cold winters. Then says there are propane shortages.

Here’s a subtle but pointed billboard-campaign idea. It should be run after a lengthy or substantial period of global cooling that alarmists and the media have spun as being consistent with—if not actually proof of—global warming:
Image: Big Brother (the well-known guy with the scowl, dark hair, and crew cut)
Caption: Cool Is the New Warm!
Sub-caption: And Don’t You Forget It!

Pat

Schatz happens to be my Senator. He is one of the dumbest people you have ever heard. He speaks in liberal cliche talk. He is a scientific moron. This guy could lose at Tic Tac Toe to Obama.

joelobryan

2 points:
1. They doing this to extract/capture campaign donations, first and foremost. We already know the giga-idiot Steyer is putting up $100 Million to pols who sign on to CAGW (“A fool and his money…,” as the saying goes).
2. You know the global warming paradigm is in deep scientific trouble when the vested-interest political cognoscenti go to great lengths to defend it by making ad hominem attacks on science-based rebuttals. Similar to 1633 when Galileo was imprisoned for his advocacy of heliocentrism. Prior to that in 1616 the Inquisition declared heliocentrism to be formally heretical.

john robertson

Time was the village idiot would get too annoying, we would convince them to run for senator and get rid of them that way.
Damn shame everybody else had the same idea.
Term limits will not be enough.

rogerknights

hswiseman says:
March 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm
The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body…a complete embarrassment to anyone with half a brain.
Stephen Rasey says:
March 10, 2014 at 7:27 pm
The transcripts will be a gift that keeps on giving.
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/LegislativeData.php?&n=Record
Check them tomorrow.

Here’s HL Mencken, in “On Being an American”:

The United States Senate will cost me perhaps $11 for the year, but against that expense set the subscription price of the Congressional Record, about $15, which, as a journalist, I receive for nothing. For $4 less than nothing I am thus entertained as Solomon never was by his hooch dancers.

Richard Day

Someone should turn off the heat and power. Unfortunately Capitol Hill security back in 1988 was pre-911. Try that stunt today and I bet those 2 clowns would know what 50000 volts from a tazer and zip ties feel like. Hey, maybe they can try and recreate that stunt now but tell security “THIS IS NO DRILL!!” Much hilarity ensues.

RMF

davetherealist says:
March 10, 2014 at 6:26 pm
“Al Franken just said that all the Cold this winter was caused by Global Warming. And we should expect more cold winters. Then says there are propane shortages. That’s all I could take. Morons should not get re-elected. I hope these ignorant Dems push this as their agenda in the fall”
Yes, and based on best projections, as these cold winters “increasify” in tandem with increased warming, leading to less propane and longer lines and more mothers with small children waiting in line for said scarce fuel, we shall very most likely see in short order with a certainty approaching 90% , a sharp increase in alcohol consumption and thereby scarcity, though more work is certainly needed to reduce the uncertainty as to the particular types being consumed at that time.
Be safe, stock up now.

Leon Brozyna

Where are hackers when you need ’em … they could replace the Senate CSPAN feed w/ something more intelligent … such as a Three Stooges marathon.

It’s a Free world!

NRG22

I tuned in late. Someone mentioned Non-Hurricane Sandy? I live on Long Island in NY, I was here for Sandy. Yes, it was a large storm, but it hit at high tide during a full moon! Was the timing also due to climate change? When Sandy was downgraded along the way I swear the tv news people looked disappointed.

Not a free for all.

Mac the Knife

Why would I want to see Patty ‘Cakes’ Murray in her PJs? I can’t take that chance….. no. I may have nightmares, just from vocalizing that image…. Oh, the humanity!.

If politicians are vested with the responsibility of saving our planet from its ultimate fate of death by pollution, then we are doomed.
Doomed I say !!!
This cartoon shows how it all ends . . . . .
http://cartoonmick.wordpress.com/editorial-political/#jp-carousel-205
Cheers
Mick

thegriss

They can see the temperature starting to drop.
The DESPERATION is palpable ! 🙂

Watching 5 minutes of that was enough. Schatz from Hawaii was ranting on. He uses comparisons to the opposition of removing lead from gasoline and some similar examples as correlation to what is happening now with the sceptical side against cagw. It shows how little they know about the supposed science facts they bring up. He can not see that the only argument with this issue is whether the concept is right or wrong. To point to examples where a contrarian view against a scientific consensus was proven wrong does not mean that the next science related debate will share the same result.

NikFromNYC

DRUDGE REPORT main headline: DEMS DECLARE WAR ON WEATHER!
Screenshot: http://i59.tinypic.com/qyix7c.jpg