A speech from the president on Earth Day – with warming as the topic

While Dr. Roy Spencer reports on a number of politically incorrect cartoons about Earth Day, saying,

“I mostly find Earth Day just plain annoying for the rank hypocrisy on display. A state-sponsored religious day of worship, along with all of the 1st Amendment-violating regulations to codify it. “

In response, the president has weighed in with a short speech.


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Bloke down the pub
April 22, 2014 6:50 am

If only all his speeches came from a machine like that. There’s usually an isolation box where you could pull out the fuse.

April 22, 2014 6:52 am

Bravo! Great speech, so true!!

Ed, Mr. Jones
April 22, 2014 6:55 am

An unusually substantive and constructive Obama oratorical effort.

April 22, 2014 6:55 am

Thank you! I thought I was going to be subjected to the abbreviated version!

April 22, 2014 6:56 am

Sorry, that is “unabbreviated” above.

Tom J
April 22, 2014 6:56 am

Mr. Watts, I will never forgive you for this. I saw the heading, “A speech from the President on Earth Day.” And It instantly got my dander up. What a ghastly way to begin the day. That is, until I tapped ‘continue reading’, and actually had the opportunity to ‘see’ the speech. You sure pulled one over on me.
I salute you!

Mike Bromley the Kurd
April 22, 2014 7:06 am

Some of these devices put out a hefty stream of hot air, such that you can modify the flow by cupping your hands and making sounds resembling that which can be generated by stretching a blade of grass between your thumbs…an ungodly shredding shriek. Or better, the sound made by operating one of these:

April 22, 2014 7:10 am

Oh, the hypocrisy!
He didn’t even use the “environmental friendly” Dyson Airblade drier!
Oh, wait …
it does the job in a much shorter time.
Can’t have that.

April 22, 2014 7:11 am

I plan to at some point tonight, turn every damn light on in the house for a few minutes.

Mickey Reno
April 22, 2014 7:14 am

Now that’s funny! An instant classic. I won’t hate those silly machines so much, now. Although that won’t eliminate the need to wipe my wet hands on my pants after using one of these Presidential Speech Machines.

April 22, 2014 7:16 am

So, by not using a teleprompter,
Obama was making “off hand” comments?

April 22, 2014 7:20 am

I find this image to be objectionably insulting to hard working hand driers everywhere.

Pamela Gray
April 22, 2014 7:37 am

I too call for a huge protest against the obvious discrimination against hand dryers! How could you be so unthinking?!?!? To equate the extremely valuable service provided by these always-on-the-job workers with the stinky putridness of Obama’s foul exhale is something I cannot allow to stand!…pause to catch my breath…We must!…..(flmllthehe)……protest!….(mflhehehLOLOL)………ah hell…..funniest thing I’ve read in a long time!

April 22, 2014 7:47 am

I recommend everyone be armed with a permanent ink marker every time they go into a public restroom. That way we can help the President get his message out.

Reply to  pottereaton
April 22, 2014 12:44 pm

@pottereaton – no ink marker needed to get his message out.

Harry Passfield
April 22, 2014 7:56 am

Where else can you find an instant punditry machine that helps you develop your hand-waving techniques?

Dell from Michigan
April 22, 2014 8:06 am

Bloke down the pub says:
“If only all his speeches came from a machine like that. There’s usually an isolation box where you could pull out the fuse.”
Well basically they do come” from a machine like that”. It’s called a teleprompter.

R. de Haan
April 22, 2014 8:09 am

April 22, Stalin’s birthday.
Please wake up.

Reply to  R. de Haan
April 22, 2014 12:50 pm

@R. de Haan – Lenin – 4/22/1870

April 22, 2014 8:10 am

Sun celebrated Earth Day.

R. de Haan
April 22, 2014 8:10 am

The coal powered speech of the President that is.

April 22, 2014 8:10 am

The round button on the side…
Is that the “reset” button?
When you hit “reset” do the oceans recede? Or do they rise up and carve off some extra land for themselves while insisting that the land wanted it that way? And that tube thing, is that the phone that Obama will use to call the oceans and have a stern conversation with them?

April 22, 2014 8:12 am

Now I find out it’s for drying one’s hands

April 22, 2014 8:25 am

(y) ;-D

April 22, 2014 8:30 am

Number of hardcore skeptics in the USA has doubled to 25%. This is real bad news for the warmistas. I reckon these are actually now “deniahs” LOL
THis is simply going to keep on doubling every two years until the AGW warmistas will be a small looney fringe of 2-3% of the total population. It will then surely be possible to bring to trial those that have purposely induced scientist to fraudently “fiddle” the books/records LOL

April 22, 2014 8:30 am

But, you see, after I use an electrical hand dryer, I STILL have to use a handkerchief or a dishtowel or a paper towel (or Pamela’s shirt) to actually get my hands dry!
Now, in the winter, at least I am heating up the restroom (and its surrounding building) while running the Presidential speech-maker through its endless cycles of “trying-dry-my-hands” we are from the government and we-are-here-to-help-you while-blowing-noisy-air-at-dangerous-decibel-levels-into-your-ears. But in the summer, I am heating the air in the building that has to be re-cooled by electricity in the air conditioner …

April 22, 2014 8:32 am

R. de Haan says:
April 22, 2014 at 8:09 am
April 22, Stalin’s birthday.
Please wake up.
You mean Lenin’s birthday – but this is an understandable mistake.

DD More
April 22, 2014 8:57 am

If it is a climate speech, you will have to include the white handkerchief to wipe away the sweat.

April 22, 2014 9:24 am

Lenin’s Birthday,not Stain’s, and Easter was Hitler’s Birthday.

April 22, 2014 9:48 am

Easter is a movable feast, thus it was only that year (and possibly others) for Hitler.

Jim Clarke
April 22, 2014 10:01 am

If only the President’s actual speeches could dry our hands after washing. At least then they would be good for something!

R. de Haan
April 22, 2014 10:05 am

Yeah, sorry, Lenin’s birthday, sorry for the mix up. The message however remains.
In the mean time, this should be the real news:

April 22, 2014 10:13 am

I agree with the hot air metaphor, but our President sprinkles all his speeches with platitudes, misdirection, half truths and outright lies. Hand driers at least do what they claim they will do, although in an unsatisfactory, slow and noisy manner. I would vote for the hand drier over Obama any day.

April 22, 2014 10:16 am

Just heard this morning…the Lake Superior ski resort, Lutsen, is staying open (weekends) until May 4th. 120″ of snow this year.
Got to love that GW in MN!

April 22, 2014 10:35 am

I am disappointed that a great scientific site has to resort to toilet humor…

April 22, 2014 10:59 am

“Bloke down the pub says: April 22, 2014 at 6:50 am
If only all his speeches came from a machine like that. …”

If only anything he did was as useful as that dryer or even a broken dryer.

Janice Moore
April 22, 2014 11:22 am

“Glo-buhll — War-ming……. Glo-buhll — War–ming….”
After hearing it and hearing it and HEARING IT (for, like over TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, NOW!!!)
THIS is how that phrase now sounds to the average American:
“Di–a– rrhe–a….. Di — a — rrhe — a”

LOL. The world is SO done with you Algore.

April 22, 2014 11:25 am

say what?
I said what? Where?
I am not sure what you are referring to
but if I had said (somewhere) that climate was part of the design by the Creator, yes, then I plead guilty. It is, whether you believe it or not. If you are referring to a private e-mail, of mine,
then I was merely trying to make you understand your own subtitle, (of the name of this website)
which clearly leaves openings to scientific subjects other than climate.
Did you actually watch the video that I asked you check?
REPLY: Every one of your comments at WUWT has a link back to your religious site (Hour of Power) in your name – Anthony

Frank K.
April 22, 2014 11:27 am

Yes, pretty much near 100% of all CAGW believers are hypocrites. And they show up here at WUWT on a regular basis.

Joe Born
April 22, 2014 11:58 am

Frank K. “Yes, pretty much near 100% of all CAGW believers are hypocrites.”
No doubt you were not completely serious about the “100%” and would admit that some significant percentage, reacting to what “the scientists” say without having much wherewithal to question “the science,” are sincere.
But I’ll take this opportunity to observe that despite my experience with the news media regarding things of which I’m intimately familiar I still find myself from time to time accepting uncritically what I read in the paper. People who don’t have that experience (which many of us lacked well into adulthood), people who are not familiar with scientists, and people who haven’t had much experience with the output of scientific journals are all particularly vulnerable to the kind of indoctrination abroad these days. Indeed, my guess is that even most scientists actually base their beliefs in this area only on what other scientists say. Add to that the fact that this is not a subject most people are likely to spend much time on, and it’s actually rather remarkable that skepticism has gotten as far as it has.
Yes, one suspects considerable hypocrisy among many if not most of the more-vocal catastrophic-anthropogenic-global-warming proponents, but to me it would hardly be surprising to find that most rank-and-file believers are sincere.

April 22, 2014 12:00 pm

You and my religion is true, and she will be very visible in full light of.

April 22, 2014 12:11 pm

don’t worry
we will plough and plant seeds and one day we will watch the harvests
but not on the Great Plains of America, starting 2021
Did you ever read my final report on this?

F. Ross
April 22, 2014 12:45 pm

Good one!
@pottereaton says:
April 22, 2014 at 7:47 am
Though I truly dislike graffiti, in this instance, I find myself in hearty agreement re felt tip pen.

April 22, 2014 1:03 pm

Would you prefer my other charity

April 22, 2014 2:35 pm

Do you like sex & travel?

Mac the Knife
April 22, 2014 2:41 pm

};>) Nice One, A!
(Or if you’re from Cudahy WI, that’s ” Nice One, Eh?”)
I do believe this is the first ‘speech’ from Our Dear Leader that contained no factual distortions. In addition, for Our Dear Leader to use his PetalipPrompter, he had to extend his hands forward….which meant, for that short duration, they were not in our pockets!
For that, I am thankful….

Gunga Din
April 22, 2014 2:57 pm

Wouldn’t it be more efficient to hang the it on a stall wall so it goes where it belongs that much sooner?

April 22, 2014 3:13 pm

When one watches some tired hack on the platform….one often has a curious feeling that one is not watching a live human being but some kind of dummy…..The appropriate noises are coming out of his larynx, but his brain is not involved……..If the speech he is making is one that he is accustomed to make over and over again, he may be almost unconscious of what he is saying…..
Political language…..is designed to make lies sound truthful…….and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell: Politics and the English Language

Janice Moore
April 22, 2014 3:25 pm

“…he may be almost unconscious of what he is saying… .” (mfo 3:13)
Puppets usually are.

Janice Moore
April 22, 2014 3:26 pm

@mfo — (forgot to add this): GREAT Orwell quote. Perfect.

April 22, 2014 3:41 pm

Perry says:
April 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm
Is this the sort of outrage to which you refer?

David L.
April 22, 2014 4:23 pm

Obama is qualified to speak on any scientific issue at all because why???? His qualifications are what exactly? Being a community organizer and winning a popularity contest (aka winning the presidential votes)

April 22, 2014 5:41 pm

Lenin’s Birthday, Shmennin’s Birthday! It’s MY birthday and the ##### greens have stolen it! I want it back!

Jeff Alberts
April 22, 2014 6:29 pm

I would extend Dr. Spencer’s missive to ALL religious days of worship, state-sponsored or not. Hypocrisy and magical thinking abounds in all of them.

Janice Moore
April 22, 2014 6:50 pm

Well, dear Chris “It’s MY birthday” Café, we must do something about that!
Happy Birthday” — A Cappella

Hoping it has been a good one,

April 22, 2014 8:33 pm

Reblogged this on gottadobetterthanthis and commented:
This isn’t necessarily limited to the President.

April 22, 2014 10:53 pm

henry, mildonharlani
no, I was referring to this article
clearly, religion and science working together to search for the truth
Why don’t you watch the (whole) video,

and let me know what you think of the SoT,

James Bull
April 22, 2014 11:13 pm

One place I worked they had chalk boards (in those unenlightened days called blackboards) in the toilet cubicles and some chalk for people to write their prose. Carved into one there was the phrase “Where’s the BLOODY chalk”.
You can learn much from toilet graffiti some you didn’t know and much you don’t!
James Bull

April 23, 2014 3:47 am

i forgot to celebrate earth day yesterday, so well done to the world!!!
How higher temps from global warming helps eradicate poverty.
“The world is witnessing a epochal ‘global rebalancing’ with higher growth in at least 40 poor countries helping lift hundreds of millions out of poverty and into a new ‘global middle class’. Never in history have the living conditions and prospects of so many people changed so dramatically and so fast.”
The report, by Oxford University’s poverty and human development initiative, predicts that countries among the most impoverished in the world could see acute poverty eradicated within 20 years if they continue at present rates”

April 23, 2014 3:47 am
Hot under the collar
April 23, 2014 5:10 am

I think you missed the point, the post is also tagged under ‘Humor, Politics and Satire’, I actually thought you were trying to be humorous inferring a picture of a hot air dryer in a washroom was “toilet humor” rather than the inference that the president giving a short speech about ‘global warming’ would likely be a load of hot air while handwaving.
Get out much?

April 23, 2014 9:14 am

pottereaton says:
April 22, 2014 at 7:47 am
I recommend everyone be armed with a permanent ink marker every time they go into a public restroom. That way we can help the President get his message out.
pottereaton says:
April 22, 2014 at 7:47 am
Though I truly dislike graffiti, in this instance, I find myself in hearty agreement re felt tip pen.

Print the message on a shipping label with a label printer. That way you won’t “deface” public property. (And you’ll be able to affix your message more quickly, and have no guilty evidence in your pocket afterwards.)

April 23, 2014 9:55 am

@Hot under the collar
I think between the lines, the discussion is actually about what an appropriate subject is for discussion, Anthony seemingly banning all religious-scientific discussions whereas promoting toilet humor (=anything, especially graffiti, that comes out of a toilet)
I wrote a letter to BO telling him no to worry about global warming, because there isn’t any.
Obviously I never received an answer because it got caught between him and me by a myriad of “assistants”
But what if there were a 100 or a 1000 letters, initiated by all those who frequent WUWT? Giving their own account as to why there is no global warming. From all over the world? That might attract some reaction from the white house?

April 23, 2014 7:46 pm

Henry – here’s one for you – while POTUS is hemming and hawing about Keystone, the railways have more than doubled their capacity to 170,000 barrels a day going south from Canada with a lot more expansion planned. By the time POTUS is gone, it could be that the total capacity is going to already being shipped by rail. (in fact, the Canadian gov. just passed a bill to force the Rail companies to haul grain, wonder why?) The State Department was correct in their initial assessment that Keystone would not result in additional CO2 and the oil would be produced anyway. Rail transport of course produces more CO2 and is less safe. But the end result is that when the current POTUS is gone (and many of us in Canada assume that it won’t be approved until he is gone) the next administration will approve it meaning that there will be a LOT more oil shipping capacity – so the delay, contrary to what the Eco-Fringe is promoting – the delay will result in an INCREASE in production. Ah, the land of unintended consequences.

Ed Mertin
April 24, 2014 11:17 pm

This is a little silly, seeing as Earth Day was co-founded by a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, Pete McCloskey.

April 30, 2014 1:01 pm
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