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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December 12, 2014 12:06 am

I spotted this on the Guardian website today. Typo for Freudian slip?
http://t.co/w8KPzwdThc

Zek202
Reply to  HG54
December 12, 2014 12:47 am

Probably a typo- the line should read ‘fond global warming’

Mike McMillan
Reply to  Zek202
December 12, 2014 12:54 am

Or ‘fend.’

Capell
Reply to  Zek202
December 12, 2014 1:15 am

Or ‘fund’

Admad
Reply to  Zek202
December 12, 2014 1:18 am

I rate that as a truism.

Nigel S
Reply to  Zek202
December 12, 2014 2:02 am

I expect Fiends of the Earth are up to finding it.

Reply to  Zek202
December 12, 2014 4:04 am

She meant “au fond” …
Pointman

Reply to  Zek202
December 12, 2014 1:05 pm

fondle

Alan the Brit
Reply to  HG54
December 12, 2014 3:38 am

What’s the betting they’ll claim something got lost in translation?

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  HG54
December 12, 2014 4:11 am

Hey this IS the Grauniad.
But, what was the typo? … a global agreement to FUND climate change… I thought these people were supposed to be opposed to climate change, now they want to fund it?

Mayor of Venus
Reply to  Robert of Ottawa
December 12, 2014 11:15 am

For a long time now we’ve had “a global agreement to FIND climate change…”

Admin
December 12, 2014 12:11 am

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!”.

Keith
December 12, 2014 12:17 am

P J O’rourke is a class act. He sees right through the liberal facade.

Admin
Reply to  Keith
December 12, 2014 1:36 am

In “Eat the Rich”, he admits he was once one of them.

Nigel S
Reply to  Keith
December 12, 2014 2:06 am

Yes, one of his finer efforts.
‘How to Drive Fast on Drugs
While Getting Your
Wing-Wang Squeezed
and
Not Spill Your Drink’

Man Bearpig
December 12, 2014 2:17 am

This must’ve come a close second ..
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30438566

Can yoga solve climate change?

Admin
Reply to  Man Bearpig
December 12, 2014 2:31 am

The Yoga option seems worth a try – it would surely be a lot cheaper than a carbon tax! 🙂

Reply to  Man Bearpig
December 12, 2014 2:55 am

Nope, try yogurt instead.

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  Man Bearpig
December 12, 2014 4:16 am

Another typo. It should read:
Can yogurt solve climate change ,,, seriously
350orbust.com/2011/02/14/fighting-climate-change-by-making-yogurt/

Otteryd
Reply to  Man Bearpig
December 12, 2014 6:19 am

No not Yogi but Booboo might. (Bubu?))

Dawtgtomis
Reply to  Otteryd
December 12, 2014 9:00 am

I heard Mr. Ranger is secretly a skeptic.

Reply to  Otteryd
December 12, 2014 1:08 pm

I’ve been known to pilfer a carbon atom or two!

michael hart
Reply to  Man Bearpig
December 12, 2014 9:31 am

I’ve heard master yoga has a very high midichlorian count, so perhaps he can force a climate change.

Jack
December 12, 2014 2:22 am

LOL. Where would the LIberals be without a disaster?

Paul
Reply to  Jack
December 12, 2014 6:17 am

“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?

Brandon Gates
Reply to  Jack
December 13, 2014 4:54 am

Jack, up the same creek as Conservatives without terrorists?

December 12, 2014 2:40 am

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

December 12, 2014 9:10 am

“[. . .] 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

BillyV
December 12, 2014 10:02 am

It is time for us to review what is said about greed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A
No one has said it better.

December 13, 2014 4:22 pm

Ha! too funny, it breaks my heart seeing these low life slime (and they are) stoop so low.

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