Quote of the Week, an oldie but goodie

qotw_croppedThis QOTW comes courtesy of Willis Eschenbach, who spotted this gem in an essay from P. J. O’Rourke in The Weekly Standard, October 10, 2005 titled: P.J. O’Rourke: Two, Three, Many Katrinas (Rita disappoints the liberals).

It sounds so probable, you might actually think it is a serious quote, rather than satire.

Global warming is a fact. Now it’s up to liberals to make it a reality. Hence there is crucial importance in preventing powerful, greedy free market forces from getting in the way of worsening storms and rising sea levels. The Kyoto Accord is a good first step.

P. J. O’Rourke
From a hilarious essay here from 2005 …
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30 thoughts on “Quote of the Week, an oldie but goodie

  1. Hilarious :-). P. J. O’Rourke is one of my favourite authors.
    HE was once asked whether he minded when his critics described him as a NAZI. His reply was he didn’t mind, because “nobody ever fantasised about being tied up and molested by a socialist!”.

    • “Where would the LIberals be without a disaster?”
      Frantically inventing one, or In a communal circle jerk. Not sure we’ve ever witnessed a time with a cause?

  2. We may not have a hurricane season coming 2025, based on my theorem that during a solar sunspot minimum the hurricane season is reduced to zero.
    Let them eat cake.
    Paul Pierett

  3. “[. . .] Global warming is a fact. Now it’s up to liberals to make it a reality. Hence there is crucial importance in preventing powerful, greedy free market forces from getting in the way of worsening storms and rising sea levels. The Kyoto Accord is a good first step.
    [. . .]”
    P.J. O’Rourke: Two, Three, Many Katrinas (Rita disappoints the liberals)
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 10, 2005

    I will take the liberty to embellish P.J. O’Rourke’s satire with this modification by me (JW),

    JW satirically modifies P.J. O’Rourke’s original satirical quote to this,
    “Global warming is a fact radical opportunity. Now it’s up to liberals some paid subservient and myopic institutional scientists to make it it have the illusion of being a reality. Hence there is crucial importance for all comrades in the crusade for the climate change cause to help in preventing powerful, greedy free market forces from getting in the way of us crusaders in profiting from worsening storms and rising sea levels. The Kyoto Accord is a good first step was not even close to being strong enough to coerce any independent individuals to yield their freedoms. “
    Apologies to P.J. O’Rourke

    . . . better? . . . . or worse . . . ?
    John

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