Climate spin – more than just a game, it's 'Wheel of Gore'

Over at Ben Garrison’s website, he writes about climate change and produces a grrraphic.

One thing I don’t like about true believers is they like to set up extreme negatives for those who disbelieve.

Whistleblowers who don’t go along with statism are called ‘traitors’ and threatened with imprisonment. Don’t believe in war? You’re unpatriotic. Don’t agree with Obama? You’re racist. Don’t agree with Hillary? You’re sexist.

Don’t believe in global warming, er, climate change? Your intelligence is questioned and your character impugned. You get called a stupid racist redneck or a planet hater. Some statists have even called ‘climate deniers’ to be imprisoned.

Yep. But at least Ben can visualize the climate spin and laugh about it afterwards.

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Pat Frank
July 28, 2014 6:04 pm

Can we get Steve Goddard to animate that thing? 🙂

P@ Dolan
July 28, 2014 6:14 pm

What’s needed is one of those 8-balls that predicts the future that has all those sayings in it… The Climate Change AlGoricleTM!

Sweet Old Bob
July 28, 2014 6:15 pm

Can I use a hockey stick to spin Gore? I sure don’t want to get any gore on my hands….

July 28, 2014 6:17 pm

“Spin the wheel and win a prize,
A prize on every spin.
And even when the wheel is still,
for every prize there’s spin!”

July 28, 2014 6:18 pm

Gore is pretty tricky – which hand is pointing to the prize?

D.J. Hawkins
July 28, 2014 6:22 pm

JohnWho says:
July 28, 2014 at 6:18 pm
Gore is pretty tricky – which hand is pointing to the prize?

I’m pretty sure it’s the left. You know, the sinister side.

Pamela Gray
July 28, 2014 6:24 pm

JohnWho, good one! I had to ponder a bit but the other outstretched hand waiting for coinage suddenly clicked.

July 28, 2014 6:25 pm

D.J. Hawkins says:
July 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm
JohnWho says:
July 28, 2014 at 6:18 pm
Gore is pretty tricky – which hand is pointing to the prize?
I’m pretty sure it’s the left. You know, the sinister side.

He’s only sinister on one side? You sure?
🙂

Pamela Gray
July 28, 2014 6:27 pm

Whoever realizes that this game could actually become a best seller needs to understand one very important thing: The spinner MUST be made out of wood.

Rud Istvan
July 28, 2014 6:29 pm

Sweet Old Bob, please recognize that a further abbreviation would make you an SOB. Now if you intended that, why not just say so… (ok, about as far as my humor challenged mind can go…)
And no. Gore gets gored on his own hockey sticks. There is no need for any goring assistance.

July 28, 2014 6:30 pm

@ Pamela Gray
Some irony: fossilized wood.
🙂

July 28, 2014 6:35 pm

Pamela: From that famous tree in Yamal.

July 28, 2014 6:40 pm

Great graphic. So true!

Michael John Elliott
July 28, 2014 6:49 pm

Wonderful. Its amazing how Gore has made so much money out of demonising that life giving gas CO2. Shows how Darwin was wrong, evolution does not always improve the species, people especially politicians, are actually getting dumber. Hi.
Michael John Elliott.

July 28, 2014 6:51 pm

Thank you for sharing our Al Gore Climate Change Game Cartoon, remember Al says…”Pay me..Today. Today. Today. (nod to “Goodfellas” )

Sweet Old Bob
July 28, 2014 6:52 pm

Rud at 6:29
Dang! You are on to me! 97% of my friends call me sweet old bob, the rest just use my initials!
And I am old enough to have outlived most of the 3% !! (8<)))

Robert in Calgary
July 28, 2014 7:01 pm

This needs a month in next year’s calendar.

Ged
July 28, 2014 7:12 pm

I particularly enjoy how dust bowls are “climate change”.

July 28, 2014 7:15 pm

Robert in Calgary says:
July 28, 2014 at 7:01 pm
This needs a month in next year’s calendar.
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Agreed. Would make a reasonable bumper sticker, too. Not a game, though. A person would get really bored with it after two seconds.

Paul Marko
July 28, 2014 7:31 pm

Unfortunately, whether we knew it or not, we’ve all been playing his game

Pamela Gray
July 28, 2014 7:33 pm

Not if you turn it into spin the bottle!!!

clipe
July 28, 2014 7:35 pm
July 28, 2014 7:47 pm

Satire at its best? If You play along you will loose all your money?

Brute
July 28, 2014 8:10 pm

Ben uses the kind of strong language that makes you smile but that shows the person speaking does not carry the burden of responsibility. That’s fine, of course.

ossqss
July 28, 2014 9:03 pm

Archimedes would be proud!
Oh wait,,,,he did the screw. Similar though? 😉

lee
July 28, 2014 9:07 pm

D.J. Hawkins says:
July 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm
JohnWho says:
July 28, 2014 at 6:18 pm
Gore is pretty tricky – which hand is pointing to the prize?
I’m pretty sure it’s the left. You know, the sinister side.
When I was in the Army we didn’t need numbers- we [knew] each other by first names. Of course marching down the road we went sinister, dexter, sinister, dexter.
[But the new dextrous ones were sometimes the most sinister in battle, and out of battle. 8<) … .mod]

bushbunny
July 28, 2014 9:09 pm

Send it to mr Gore, he should have a laugh too!

July 28, 2014 9:16 pm

Reminds me of an animation I did a few years ago that Anthony was kind enough to post on WUWT.

noaaprogrammer
July 28, 2014 9:26 pm

There needs to be a sector labeled: “Local Cold Caused by my Visit.”

July 28, 2014 10:24 pm

A.D. Everard says:
July 28, 2014 at 7:15 pm
A person would get really bored with it after two seconds.
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I wouldn’t be so sure about that. Some of those warming zealots might get attached to this, similar to using a Buddhist prayer wheel.

norah4you
July 28, 2014 10:52 pm

Must have been too many students sleeping instead of listning to their tutors and teatchers….. Wheel of Gore might be used to prove that thesis.

Robert Clemenzi
July 28, 2014 11:13 pm

Les Clay (@LesClay) says:
Les, your youtube site suggests going to http://www.brickmoon.com/
Unfortunately, the account expired.between March and May 2014.

Joel O'Bryan
July 28, 2014 11:21 pm

The most Reverend Gore needs one of those big cool Pope hats.

accordionsrule
July 28, 2014 11:30 pm

There should be the pie slices that say “bankrupt” because that’s how this game is going to end.

Lil Fella from OZ
July 28, 2014 11:44 pm

I can animate it but two things. I need Ben’s permission to do so and how do I get the swf file to Anthony.
Rupert
[Reply: Anthony always reads Tips&Notes. Try posting there. ~mod.]

July 29, 2014 4:07 am

Ad hominems and insults are a result of the weakness of both the argument and the intelligence of the user. The smart people are the ones who do not need to try and shout down the opposition, they merely defeat them with the facts.

Cheshirered
July 29, 2014 4:50 am

Well-deserved ridicule.
Everything is now ‘climate change’, yet currently everything seems to be falling against the theory. My, they will be soooo mad.

July 29, 2014 5:07 am

I’ve discovered why all those very complicated computer climate models have got everything to wrong – they were using the wrong AlGoreRythms.

Joel O'Bryan
July 29, 2014 7:21 am

Philjourdan,
Do you fail to see the logic in showing how when algore blames every conceivable weather event on Climate change it ceases to bear any resemblance to science, as it becomes unfalsifiable faith-based assertions? Algore is not made up in the cartoon to some ridiculous caricature. That he seriously acts “serious” while he makes absurds claims, is the basis of using humor to connect to a wider audience.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 29, 2014 12:17 pm

@Joel O’Bryan – my short answer is my curse. I was not complaining about the cartoon – it is accurate. I was commenting on the fact that instead of debating the facts, alarmists merely use ad hominems and insults to dismiss the arguments (e.g. Mann’s anti-science, Gore’s deniers, etc.)
But thank you for making me clarify what was said. Having written it, I had to go back and read it to see how you were getting the wrong impression.

July 29, 2014 9:56 am

Pamela Gray says:
July 28, 2014 at 6:27 pm
Whoever realizes that this game could actually become a best seller needs to understand one very important thing: The spinner MUST be made out of wood.
It must be locally sourced wood from already dead trees.cut by hand and painted with only naturally occuring pigment. The tree must not have been artificially fertilized and the woodsman must certify the tree is not a GMO. He must also certify that the tree, when alive, didn’t really like CO2, it just needed it.
If the wood comes from Indonesia and was finished in the US, You’ll be raided by US Federal SWAT teams .,(Just like the Fender Guitar Co.).

bushbunny
July 29, 2014 10:26 pm

What did someone say. ” ’tis better to keep your mouth shut, and be thought an idiot, than open it and prove you are?” By the way, our Education minister replied over the University of WA, He said the article was withdrawn, and no legislation can make the custodians release it. i.e UWA.

July 29, 2014 10:53 pm

@Robert Clemenzi Thanks. I’ve just edited the link. I let the site hosting lapse, but still retain the domain name.

July 30, 2014 3:08 am

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