Wild Claim: President Trump Quoted Hitler When Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t JoNova – According to The Nation, anyone who suggests others are laughing at their nation’s past policy mistakes is channeling Adolf Hitler.

Trump Echoed Hitler in His Speech Withdrawing From the Paris Climate Accord

Seriously—it’s not a direct quote from the Führer, but it’s perilously close.

By Sasha AbramskyJUNE 2, 2017

On September 30, 1942, shortly after the death camps began gassing Jews, Hitler declared, “In Germany too the Jews once laughed at my prophecies. I don’t know whether they are still laughing, or whether they have already lost the inclination to laugh, but I can assure you that everywhere they will stop laughing. With these prophecies I shall prove to be right.”

Five weeks later, he declared, “Today countless numbers of those who laughed at that time, laugh no longer. Those who are still laughing now, also will perhaps laugh no longer after a while.”

On June 1, 2017, Donald Trump announced that he was pulling America out of the Paris climate accord. “At what point does America get demeaned? At what point do they start laughing at us as a country? We want fair treatment for its citizens and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers. We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore, and they won’t be. They won’t be.”

It’s not a direct quote from Hitler, but it’s perilously close.

Read more: https://www.thenation.com/article/trump-echoed-hitler-speech-withdrawing-paris-climate-accord/

I would suggest that the ongoing efforts by some of America’s Mainstream Media to try to smear President Trump couldn’t possibly get any sillier, but I’m worried I might be accused of quoting Attila the Hun.

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Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 9:07 am

Sheesh, maybe that’s what inspired this wardrobe malfunction by the SkS Kiddies. Yep, that’s der Fuehrer’s head on John Cook’s body !

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 9:09 am
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 12:56 pm

Didn’t Farage say something similar to EU parliament just after the Brexit vote ?
Funny, I thought “they aren’t laughing now” was a common english expression. I did not realise it came from a translation of a german expression.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Greg
June 5, 2017 12:58 pm

Funny, I thought “they aren’t laughing now” was a common english expression.
No, “they aren’t funny now” is a common English expression, used to describe German expressions.

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 12:58 pm

Here we are Farage channelling Hilter 😉
‘You are not laughing now, are you?’ Nigel Farage at European Parliament

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 2:38 pm

A related English expression is “it’s gone all quiet over there” – when your football (soccer) team scores an away goal.

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 2:40 pm
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 11, 2017 8:30 am

Contrary to “Brad Keyes”, “They aren’t laughing now” is a common British expression, and “they aren’t funny now” is not.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 9:14 am

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Crispin in Waterloo
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 9:53 am

That last important leader to pull out of Paris was Ayot’o’llah Ruh’o’llah Khomeni.
The only important leader to pull out of the Paris Accord was Donald Trump.
Paris is so much more than the Paris Accord.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
June 5, 2017 9:56 am


Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 10:15 am

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Brad Keyes
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 10:34 am

“The previous image should be replaced with this one:”
Why? People are trying to eat here. That face deserves a trigger warning, at least. Besides, my version was funnier.
Truth is funniness, funniness truth, and that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 10:37 am

Sorry Phil, I messed up yet another URL, didn’t I? I’m fast becoming the John Cook of blogging.

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 1:04 pm

If we want to know the last guy who pulled out of Paris, maybe should just ask her?

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Menicholas
June 5, 2017 1:10 pm

I wouldn’t know. I can’t afford to spend a night in a Hilton.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 1:32 pm

Hmmm … Hitler and the Nazis invaded Paris. They occupied it for a number of years. The Allies (with a lot of US muscle) liberated Paris from a draconian Government.
OK. I can see the comparison.
But this time it’s more than just a city being liberated.

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 6, 2017 12:27 am

Phil, why are you posting pictures of evil murdering scum?
That man is no better than islamist terrorists.
Is this a climate blog, or what?

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Griff
June 6, 2017 5:00 am

Griff, some restraint please:
“Phil, why are you posting pictures of evil murdering scum?”
Cook (or der Johannes Koch) may be scum, but when has he ever murdered evil?

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 1:02 pm

So I guess Kathy Griffin is the new Goebbels in this scenario?

Reply to  Menicholas
June 5, 2017 2:47 pm

I highly suspect “we” are supposed to be outraged by this sort of ditsy crap, and agree that “hate speech” needs to be banned . . or at least earn a share of the “snowflake” label.

Reply to  Menicholas
June 5, 2017 8:31 pm

No hate speech shouldn’t be banned. Only ban it if it isn’t socialist hate speech.
Anything said by the BLIGT community (Bisecual, Lesbian, Inter-sex, Gay, Transvestite) is fine & just “fair turnabout”.

Reply to  Menicholas
June 5, 2017 11:47 pm

No, Goebels understood how to make propaganda work, not to fail totally and draw fire even from you own side.
Kathy Griffin is an idiot. No comparison.

Reply to  Menicholas
June 6, 2017 3:53 am

I think closer to Heydrich or Eichman or Himmler since I don’t believe any of them personally killed anyone but had their proxies do the slaughtering. There’s no evidence that Griffin actually form the prop, script, organize the photo shoot, paint it, etc., etc. I.E., she had a cast of dozens, or maybe even hundreds actively working on the project — Goebbels only blew hot air around and killed his kids.

Reply to  Menicholas
June 6, 2017 6:54 am

Wait, Griff is Kathy Griffin?

Reply to  Menicholas
June 6, 2017 1:48 pm

Can’t be. Whilst we may not often agree with Griff (well, perhaps never) – his comments are far too lucid to be the product of Kathy Griffin.

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 6, 2017 4:17 pm

I thought that people always “laughed all the way to the bank.” – at least the U.S. economy will, while other countries will still be depleting their economies on the non-problem of climate change.

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 6, 2017 5:08 pm

Hitler was a vegetarian, so then all ……

Tom Halla
June 5, 2017 9:10 am

At the risk of getting into an interminable argument about labeling in politics, the green blob is much closer to classical fascism than a populist like Trump. Psychological projection, anyone?

Reply to  Tom Halla
June 5, 2017 9:34 am

Can you name any attack by alarmists against skeptics which isn’t a case of psychological projection?
It would be hilarious how pathologically absurd the alarmists behave if the consequences of attempting to mitigate the catastrophe they model weren’t so dire and there weren’t so many, ideologically driven people who believe in the fake science behind the unverifiable models.

Rhoda R
Reply to  co2isnotevil
June 5, 2017 1:17 pm

And if some of them weren’t advocating elimination of people who disagree and some of them are unstable enough to actually try.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Tom Halla
June 5, 2017 9:49 am

Can you really blame them for continually projecting, though?
We all know they can’t predict their way out of a wet paper bag, so what alternative do they have?

Ron Clutz
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 9:57 am

Oh. So that’s why the climate models are projecting rather than predicting.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Ron Clutz
June 5, 2017 9:59 am

There’s a reason the term ‘speculative science’ comes from the Latin meaning ‘mirror knowledge.’ The models, who (let’s face it) are all anorexic apart from the ones who are bulimic, reflect—no pun intended—something we see in ourselves.

Ron Clutz
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 10:01 am

Are you actually saying that climate change is in the eye of the beholder, like beauty?

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 10:27 am

Ron, I believe I’ve been as eminently clear as the written word permits:
Climate change is like any other kind. Pessimists see a glass half-full, optimists see a glass half-empty, and optometrists see a profit in claiming both glasses are wrong.

Reply to  Tom Halla
June 5, 2017 6:23 pm

This “nothing burger” needs to be filed under “ridiculae.”

Reply to  Goldrider
June 5, 2017 11:15 pm

UNEP: Partnerships
Select: Partnerships > Commission on Sustainable Development > follow the links to NGOs and the Private Sector.
Page also has the whole structure of UNEP including the IPCC.
‘Accredited Major Groups and Stakeholders Organizations: Non-Governmental Organizations’
Atlantic States Legal Foundation
Climate Action Network
Greenpeace International
Forest Action Network
Friends of the Earth
Greenpeace International
Bird Life International
Environmental Defense
Sierra Club
And many others including religious organizations and Canadian organizations.

Reply to  Goldrider
June 6, 2017 7:02 am

UNEP RONA, Washington, D.C., Est.2000, one of 6 regional offices
Global Environment Facility/GEF
International Union for Conservation of Nature/IUCN
International Institute for Sustainable Development/IISD, Canada
United Nations Foundation
World Resources Institute/WRI
UNEP RONA is UNEP Regional Office North America.

Reply to  Goldrider
June 6, 2017 9:06 am

UN STAP/Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel, Washington, D.C.
GEF UN Environment
The STAP was established as an advisory body to the GEF (Global Environment Facility).
Panel includes:
Rosina Bierbaum, Chair.
Michael Stocking
Thomas E. Lovejoy
And others
And: Secretariat
Christopher Whaley
GEF/Global Environment Facility was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.

Reply to  Goldrider
June 6, 2017 12:10 pm

‘EPA’s Role in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’
“UNEP is governed by the United Nations Environment Assembly, a council with universal membership that sets the UNEP agenda.”

Reply to  Goldrider
June 6, 2017 1:32 pm

UN Environment
About the UN Environment Assembly
“The United Nations Environment Assembly was created in June 2012, when world leaders called for UN Environment to be strengthened and upgraded during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also referred to as RIO + 20.”

Reply to  Goldrider
June 6, 2017 2:09 pm

“Goldrider June 5, 2017 at 6:23 pm
This “nothing burger” needs to be filed under “ridiculae.”

What are you writing about?
I’ve searched the page for “nothing burger”.
Whether you’re deriding, denouncing, ridiculing, etc. an author, article, publisher, whatever; that does not mean the one in your mind is also in anyone else’s; at least without strong hints.

Reply to  Tom Halla
June 6, 2017 6:21 am

According to the new left, f@scism is defined as anyone they don’t like.

June 5, 2017 9:14 am

That was a pretty quick invocation of Godwin’s Law.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  taz1999
June 5, 2017 9:25 am

I can hear them doing a Dana Carvey right now: “I said GodWIN, not GodLOSE!”

Brad Keyes
Reply to  taz1999
June 5, 2017 9:26 am

Psst: the idea that “invocation” and “violation/infraction” are synonyms is an urban myth.

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 9:35 am

So you confused me here. I did not mean to imply infraction or violation. Maybe I meant application who knows?
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1

Brad Keyes
Reply to  taz1999
June 5, 2017 9:55 am

Yep, that’s the “Law.”
Interestingly, in its original form it doesn’t even imply that you *lose* the debate by mentioning der Fuehrer.
So “infraction” wouldn’t really make sense, would it? I guess we both should have said “fulfilment.”
In fact Godwin had nothing against the use of WW2/Shoah analogies when appropriate.
He must be rolling in his chair to see how daily misused and misquoted his contribution to science is on the Internet.

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 9:44 am

Even the wikipedia definition for Godwin’s law gets you robo-moderated review. Don’t use the H word.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  taz1999
June 5, 2017 9:46 am

Thanks taz. I thought I was careful to use the der-F word instead. (Not “der Fred”, as Aussie kids say when mocking their peers, but the German one.)

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 10:11 am

I like fulfilment that’s the word that wasn’t coming to my thesaurus addled brain in the original post

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 5:30 pm

Godwin’s Law says nothing about the merit of the comparison, merely the likelihood (1.00) that it will be made. The usefulness of Godwin’s Law, for any debate length, remains nullity (0.00).

Brad Keyes
Reply to  jorgekafkazar
June 5, 2017 5:38 pm

Jorge, that’s correct—you don’t “win” or “lose” anything by “Godwinning” yourself.

Reply to  taz1999
June 5, 2017 9:45 am

Since the election …?

Reply to  taz1999
June 5, 2017 10:05 am

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1.

– Mike Godwin
Hitler is always mentioned by the warriors of good cause, unless they’re trying to implement a Holocaust.
Hugs’ corollary

June 5, 2017 9:14 am

Well, it wasn’t a direct quote and inferences are easy to capture while on the hunt. I’m apolitical but overthinking and making such far-reaching analogies works to polarize an already divided nation. Let’s work to galvanize instead.
-Sarah Sobieski

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Sarah Sobieski
June 5, 2017 9:28 am

How about we prioritize? America first!

richard verney
June 5, 2017 9:15 am

Clearly that post by Sasha Abramsky JUNE 2, 2017 demonstrates that he/she has not got 2 connected brain cells. Talk about scraping the barrel.

Mike Bromley the Kurd
June 5, 2017 9:17 am

Not perilously close. Not close at all!!!! Only through a mess of context mangling could anyone make the comparison..

Reply to  Mike Bromley the Kurd
June 5, 2017 9:21 am

Wadda you mean? They both used nouns and vowels, didn’t the??

Reply to  ShrNfr
June 5, 2017 3:41 pm

Not to mention consonants and verbs.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Mike Bromley the Kurd
June 5, 2017 10:01 am

not to put too fine a point on it, but our learned friends on the Affirmative team have a somewhat lower threshold for “peril” than the average well-adapted organism.
That’s what we mean when we call believalists “alarmists.”

Reply to  Mike Bromley the Kurd
June 5, 2017 10:07 am

Because Hitler loved animals and was vegetarian this mean that all vegetarians and animals lovers are like him and we are in trouble?

Bill Murphy
Reply to  marianomarini
June 5, 2017 1:58 pm

I once dated a girl named Eva and owned a German shepherd at one time. So did Hitler. Does that mean I’m a Nazi? If I was important enough to be mentioned in the MSM, somebody there would claim I am. The greenspeak in the press is out of control.

Reply to  marianomarini
June 5, 2017 2:38 pm

Because Hitler used to paint landscapes this mean all landscape painters are like him?
This cannot be more spurious. That is how this people do science. Find spurious trees in Yamal.

Reply to  marianomarini
June 5, 2017 5:33 pm

Actually, Adolf “predicted” (in 1942, during his endless “table talks”) that “clean, sustainable energy” is the way of the future (in his time, he meant hydroelectric and geothermal sources).
He was a progressive man all around, Bloomberg, Soros, and DiCaprio would hug him and kiss him… ahem.. if he would allow them.

Reply to  marianomarini
June 5, 2017 5:47 pm

Hitler’s abstemiousness was a carefully constructed, Goebbelsesque image. In actuality, he drank in moderation until late in the war. Officially, he was anti-drug, but Dr. Morell repeatedly injected him or supplied him with almost 100 substances, including puree of bull testicles and methamphetamines. Der Fuehrer was known to eat a bit of ham or other morsels that weren’t clearly of animal origin. Though he claimed to be “married to Germany,” he was sexually active with several women and, quite likely, based on statements of a number of high Nazis, more than several men. Did he love animals? He passed several strict animal protection laws. On the other hand, he ordered his dog poisoned with cyanide in order to test how effective it would be. Apparently it wasn’t fast enough, so he shot himself with his Walther pistol instantly after crushing his suicide pill in his mouth.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  marianomarini
June 5, 2017 11:42 pm

so der Fuehrer was a pharma hypocrite, eh? Clean living for dich but not for mich? That would make him the L Ron Hubbard of craziness.
Thanks for those (and your other) historical insights in this thread.
Stay venerable, Jorge!

Reply to  marianomarini
June 6, 2017 5:59 am

Hitler did not laugh.

Reply to  marianomarini
June 6, 2017 6:10 am

Now why might my Venerable-Jorge-like comment be moderated?
Jest sayin’ ‘ H+++++ did not laugh.’ (

Reply to  marianomarini
June 6, 2017 6:26 am

Alexander, the progressives of his day loved H1tler. Right up to the time he invaded Russia.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Mike Bromley the Kurd
June 5, 2017 7:27 pm

If anyone wishes to take the time, you can find many excerpts from speeches by past American presidential candidates that can be matched up to similar statements by Adolph himself. This includes Gore, Bush and others who used euphemisms such as “family values” (for example) to endear themselves to the voters.
Just because leaders say the things popular with their electorate does not put them in the same category as a megalomaniac who wished to distill the human race into his concept of perfection.

Reply to  Mike Bromley the Kurd
June 6, 2017 6:24 am

There were 5 or 6 words in common, even though they weren’t in the same order.
That’s close enough for leftists.

June 5, 2017 9:20 am

“…perilously close,” is an overstatement, to be sure. The President is not justifying a prediction but rather viewing the economics of the Paris agreement as totally one sided. And he is absolutely correct!!!
I rather would have seen him highlighting facts that 1: CO2 has caused no worldwide acceleration in Sea-Level Rise whatsoever, 2: CO2’s rise actually correlates with a decrease in US Hurricane landfalls, 3: CO2’s rise actually correlates with a decrease in US Tornado frequency, and 4: CO2’s rise actually correlates with a decrease in US Tornado intensity.
Perhaps these will appear in future press releases?

Reply to  tomwys1
June 5, 2017 1:14 pm

An overstatement?
They put forth the position that objecting to being laughed at makes one a Hitler clone.

Reply to  tomwys1
June 5, 2017 2:08 pm

“Perhaps these will appear in future press releases?”
Let’s hope. Right now the Trump administration seems to be running away from explaining their position on whether humans are causing the climate to change of not, just as fast as they can.
One has to wonder why they are dodging answering this question. Instead of answering, they change the subject to the economics of the Paris Accord. Totally unsatisfactory. The Trump administration needs to answer this question.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  TA
June 5, 2017 8:04 pm

True, I have not heard any mention of the global greening which NASA documented and then ignored.
Seriously, if someone had shot up Dr Mann’s research quarters at Penn State, Obama would have made it into an attack on our freedom. Why can’t Trump even mention the misbehavior of the left? Is it just not newsworthy, given the present ‘climate’ in the press?

Bill Murphy
Reply to  tomwys1
June 5, 2017 2:10 pm

“Perhaps these will appear in future press releases?”
Don’t hold your breath. We are one F5 away from 90% of the media freaking out on air in apoplectic rage and panic.

Reply to  tomwys1
June 5, 2017 5:35 pm

DJT is wise to stay out of making a DEFINITIVE statement on the science.
In the current political climate, all the MSM has to do is roll out Bill Nye (or Bill Kibbon) as the “expert” who would then demonize Trump to the applause of 1/2 of America.
On the other hand, what he (and his surrogates) CAN do is to continue to emphasise that the Paris decision is about global politics and economics, and that we lead the world in CO2 REDUCTION while China emits twice the amount and would be allowed to INCREASE at least until 2030. Continue to give uncontested data around the resulting loss in specific US industries, e.g. mining, steel and automotive jobs.
He could THEN “play a blinder” (as our friends across the pond would say) and agree that the possibility that increasing CO2 could be catastrophic is VERY concerning to him, and therefore he is funding Red and Blue teams to publicly study and then present their findings on the issue with interactive and public dialogue.

Reply to  George Daddis
June 5, 2017 6:15 pm

Trump needs to recruit Senator Rand Paul. I heard Paul give a very good rebuttal to the AGW/CAGW narrative. Paul was just brimming with facts, whereas, so far, Trump’s spokespeople are hemming and hawing rather than giving any kind of decent answer.
I’m not saying Trump’s people should refute the science in detail, I just think they ought to say one way or the other, whether Trump thinks humans and their production of CO2 are causing the climate to do things it would not ordinarily do. Trump has *me* confused as to what he thinks about it now.
Just remember, if he gives the alamists an inch, they will take a mile. Hemming and hawing are giving the alarmists an inch.

Reply to  George Daddis
June 5, 2017 9:08 pm

“I’m not saying Trump’s people should refute the science in detail, I just think they ought to say one way or the other, whether Trump thinks humans and their production of CO2 are causing the climate to do things it would not ordinarily do.”
He’s basically got the climate alarmists/UN team rotating on a spit as it is, as far as I can tell, stuck with trying to somehow justify that atrocious “accord” . . Let ’em roast awhile, I say. As they flounder with their supposed solution, their credibility regarding the supposed problem will naturally suffer, it seems to me. What’s the hurry? Let ’em cook awhile, I say . . I’m sure they’d rather be calling him a “climate denier” and parading out the “experts” to do some more brainwashing . . I would if I were them ; )

Reply to  George Daddis
June 6, 2017 5:19 am

I do wish Trump would adopt Senator Paul’s take on CAGW. Trump should refer all questions to Paul. 🙂

June 5, 2017 9:23 am

Comparing Trump with a famous socialist leader … Wow! Those bad losers have already tried to connect him to Putin.
Who’s next?

Reply to  SasjaL
June 5, 2017 9:32 am

Maybe Hit1er hacked the election too?

Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
June 5, 2017 9:40 am

Anything is possible today. The imagination is the limit.

Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
June 5, 2017 11:08 am

They Saved His Brain, you know.

Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
June 5, 2017 1:04 pm

He hacked anyone who opposedhis election.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
June 5, 2017 8:10 pm

Hacking was a bit different then. More permanent outcome.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  SasjaL
June 5, 2017 8:29 pm

“Those bad losers have already tried to connect him to Putin.”
Just curious, did anybody get a phone call from someone who sounded like Boris or Natasha telling them to vote for the Donald? I never did.
You have to give credit to anybody who can hack the results of all the rural counties in the country to offset the illegal voting in urban counties, I guess.

Reply to  Pop Piasa
June 6, 2017 6:30 am

They still haven’t provided a shred of evidence to support the claim that it was the Russians that hacked Hillary’s wide open e-mail server.

Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 9:23 am

Gotta love it when people who are slightly to the left of Che Guevara accuse me of being “slightly to the right of Attila the Hun” or, interchangeably, “…of Genghis Khan.”
I doubt they know the difference; and I doubt it matters.
Because, y’know, Genghis was notorious for his small-government ideology, distrust of supranational aparatchiks, flat-tax advocacy, contempt for PC speech codes, preference for laissez-faire markets and deregulation wherever reasonable, friendship to small business owners and belief in the power of entrepreneurialism.
Oh wait, what they mean is “slightly to the EVIL of EVIL.”
It’s a revealing insult, as most insults are.

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 9:38 am

I think guys like Attila and Temüjin are a little hard to peg as left or right leaning. Their main historical records were related to their war strategies.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
June 5, 2017 9:44 am

You’re absolutely correct-wing, of course.
Personally, I’m harder to peg than a yurt in a mudslide. I may deny the existence of science, but contrary to cliché my politics might least-badly be described as extremely centre-leaning.
Whether it’s possible to lean centripetally is a question for another day.

Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
June 5, 2017 11:29 am

Well Brad, I have always said that I am exactly in the centre. Everyone else is either Right or Left of me.
(ps most people would call me right leaning)

Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
June 5, 2017 2:41 pm

Depending on whether they were left or right handed they would have been riding their horses left leaning or right leaning. It is very difficult indeed, to lop of an enemy’s riding by while sitting centered on the horse.

Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
June 5, 2017 7:26 pm

Which strategies involved the erection of mounds of skulls of their enemies, sparing those craftsmen who might be of use as slaves, not washing so as to smell not just foul but scary and of raping nubile female captives in order to make more Huns and Mongols, as the case might be.

I Came I Saw I Left
June 5, 2017 9:24 am

“Seriously—it’s not a direct quote from the Führer, but it’s perilously close.”
Let me add some clarity:
“Seriously—it’s not a direct quote from the Führer, but it’s perilously close.[as I can make it]”

Reply to  I Came I Saw I Left
June 5, 2017 1:50 pm

Note that the writer even sees peril in Trump’s words, which of themselves are innocent of such perils.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  I Came I Saw I Left
June 5, 2017 2:19 pm

It’s ‘perilously close’ to end of the world because of climate change. Why so much hyperbole from these self loathing, pasty white scientists who run this climate show. Oh I see other races in it but they are just scattered among the cheerleaders, who are largely pasty white plump girls waving dumb signs printed on demand by other pasty white organizers. Man they sure know how to attract a crowd with this stuff.
It’s okay mods. I’m a pasty white guy, although I don’t loathe myself.

Reply to  Gary Pearse
June 5, 2017 7:22 pm

White men ran out of stuff to invent and had to come up with something to try to stay relevant.
The people have all the comforts in place and the white male is now to be discarded. I guess it will be up to the japanese to keep things running once we are gone.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Gary Pearse
June 5, 2017 8:56 pm

Get out and buck hay if you’re able. That cures the pasty white syndrome and gives you an appreciation for how fast stuff grows anymore.

Jimmy Haigh
June 5, 2017 9:26 am

Didn’t JFK do that?..

I Came I Saw I Left
June 5, 2017 9:27 am

“We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore, and they won’t be. They won’t be.”
That’s because the US is laughing at them gnashing their teeth.

June 5, 2017 9:32 am

Meh, just more noise. The Left are beginning to eat themselves. Hopefully nobody will appear and provide meaningful leadership to the Left.

Reply to  SMC
June 6, 2017 6:32 am

How many did Michael Moore eat?

Reasonable Skeptic
June 5, 2017 9:33 am

I think Trump should quote The Pope a bit. Just find similar innocuous stuff, the throw it into a speech and have Spicer tell the media how the President quoted the Pope.

I Came I Saw I Left
Reply to  Reasonable Skeptic
June 5, 2017 9:41 am

Why validate that poser? That is so not Trump’s style..

Reply to  Reasonable Skeptic
June 5, 2017 9:47 am

Then his inner social conservative/anti-choice.fascist would be coming out.

Stephen Skinner
June 5, 2017 9:37 am

Both use the words ‘the’. That’s really perilously close. Unprecedented? Worse than we thought?

June 5, 2017 9:40 am

The Führer said a lot of stuff. I suppose most speeches made today could be found to have some parallel with something the Führer said at some point…

Henning Nielsen
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
June 5, 2017 9:47 am

Hitler liked dogs, though. He couldn’t attach himself to any humans, but at least to a dog. I don’t think Stalin managed even that.

Reply to  Henning Nielsen
June 5, 2017 10:07 am

That’s not completly true. He had a niece that he cared deeply for.

Reply to  Henning Nielsen
June 5, 2017 1:13 pm

Until she killed herself.

Reply to  Henning Nielsen
June 5, 2017 2:53 pm

Yeah but he forced his meat loving Alsatians to become vegetarians like him – as case of do as I say and do as I do. As far as we know the dogs weren’t forced to do like him and shoot up on crystal meth cocktails… Some attachment.
Stalin didn’t do meth as was less complicated: got his kicks from a few executions at Lubyanka prison every week, having a few million wasting away in the gulag and some nice ice pick work in Mexico City in 1940.

Reply to  Henning Nielsen
June 5, 2017 5:56 pm

Until he killed her.

Jim Masterson
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
June 5, 2017 5:36 pm

The Führer said a lot of stuff.
If you look on the Washington family coat of arms you see the famous Latin phrase from the Roman Poet, Ovid: “EXITUS ACTA PROBAT.” Roughly translated it means: “The result proves the acts.” It’s often translated to mean “The end justifies the means.” Hitler used that phrase, so both Washington and Ovid were directly quoting Hitler, and it’s perilously close–exact in fact. Shame on them both. /sarc

Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
June 7, 2017 11:27 am

Profoundly so.
“This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!” – Adolph Hitler, 1935, on The Weapons Act of Nazi Germany
Hitler shot himself…how fitting.

June 5, 2017 9:42 am

“He’s stealing my lines!” Cue the next Hitler parody…

Bruce Cobb
June 5, 2017 9:51 am

It’s all part of the elaborate liar-dance they are doing. They just can’t help themselves, being pathological liars.

Steve Case
June 5, 2017 9:51 am

Sasha Abramskycomment image

Curious George
Reply to  Steve Case
June 5, 2017 10:48 am

Definitely a Big Thinker. From Balliol, as well.

John Bell
Reply to  Steve Case
June 5, 2017 12:25 pm

He rather looks like a leftist, eh?

Gustaf Warren
Reply to  John Bell
June 6, 2017 12:34 pm

John he looks like someone educated to think magical insulation makes more light leak out of a rock, it makes less light reach.

Reply to  Steve Case
June 5, 2017 3:07 pm

Head tilted slightly left… check.
Don’t know why those types can’t just stand up straight.

Reply to  Steve Case
June 5, 2017 7:24 pm

Frank Zappa?

Reply to  Steve Case
June 5, 2017 9:31 pm

What a brilliant specimen of manhood.
Is he another who has stolen our rainbow, stolen our most beautiful word [gay] and bites pillows?

J Mac
Reply to  Steve Case
June 5, 2017 9:37 pm

There were lots of geeks like that, when I was on campus at UW-Madison WI back in 1982-86.
Teaching Assistants, Associate Profs, and wannabe socialist students. Skinny, scruffy, scraggly beards and hair….. yep, just like that on the ‘social sciences’ (east) end of campus.

June 5, 2017 9:55 am

A hack journalist,whines…..
Yawn…… Zzz…..

June 5, 2017 9:58 am

Strangely, when Plants and Phytoplankton get gassed with CO2, they produce more Food and Oxygen for animals. What’s laughable are the Paris Accord Nations who will continue their suicidal war on CO2, Plants, Phytoplankton, and Animals, when they”ll only tend to exterminate themselves.

Reply to  JPeden
June 5, 2017 10:09 am

The Quick SolutionTM

Reply to  SasjaL
June 5, 2017 2:58 pm

That’s final then?

June 5, 2017 9:59 am

Merely more ad hominem journalism, better suited for the playground.
It seems all we have today are publications more suited for the bird cage or fish wrapping. It used to be these quality “journals” were only found in the supermarket check-out lines.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  rocketscientist
June 5, 2017 11:12 pm

Journalism was never a bastion of Truth At Last at the best of times, so its decadence is less heartbreaking than that of science. Clisci has been called a very expensive scientia ad hominem, by me, and I tend to agree with myself.

June 5, 2017 10:01 am

Just to be clear – anything Hitler said is bad, right?

Reply to  JohnWho
June 5, 2017 12:37 pm

Absolutely! When he said “I like Brussels Sprouts” it damned Brussels Sprouts as an acceptable dinner food for All Time.

Reply to  wws
June 5, 2017 1:18 pm

When he said “I like Brussels Sprouts” did he know that Brussels would become the jihad hub of Europe?

Reply to  JohnWho
June 5, 2017 5:11 pm

Lots of urban leftivists probably drive through cloverleaf intersections on a daily basis, completely unaware that ol’Adolf invented it.

Reply to  drednicolson
June 5, 2017 5:29 pm

Wow, so you mean Aldolf was here in the USA in 1916? Did he work for Aurthur Hale?

Ed Zuiderwijk
June 5, 2017 10:05 am

Nigel Farage in June 2016 after the Brexit referendum in the UK, speaking in the European Parliament: 25 years ago I became member of this parliament with one purpose, to take the UK out of this organisation. You were laughing at me then. Well, you are not laughing now.
Was Farage quoting a) Julius Ceasar, b) Adolf Hitler or c) Dr Spock.
There a French brand of cheese called ‘the laughing cow’. I wonder who they are quoting.

Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
June 5, 2017 3:01 pm

You mean the laughing cow with Trump’s severed head – who’s now crying in her milk?

Jaakko Kateenkorva
June 5, 2017 10:09 am

Sasha Abramsky, Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Apocalypse is not only a war against the mankind, but against all carbon-based life-forms on Earth. I challenge you to find worse atrocities written in the past.

Reply to  Jaakko Kateenkorva
June 5, 2017 11:53 am

Come on now, guys, human-Caused-CO2-Climate-Change skepticism is clearly genocidal, because by adopting the attitude of NOT taking steps to limit human-caused CO2, we are furthering the extermination of life, … no different than if we put all Earth’s creatures into a big greenhouse and turned on the CO2 gas that we heated up to kill them, … a striking parallel to death camps. How can you not see this ! And with Trump being a leader advocating such a mindset, … a leader who uses words in speeches, … specifically words about other people laughing at us, … well … what more do you need ? It’s history repeating itself on a grander, more sinister scale. Wake up !

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
June 5, 2017 6:01 pm

You forgot the “sarc” tag, but your comment was funny just the same.

June 5, 2017 10:11 am

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
It’s not a direct quote from Hitler, but it’s perilously close.

Reply to  Neo
June 5, 2017 8:07 pm

Neo, Gandhi and the Reverend Martin Luther King used non-violent tactics. But, that only works against Christians. It wouldn’t work against the NAZIs, or Communists, or Muslims.

Reply to  Jon Jewett
June 6, 2017 12:08 am

In ancient Rome (494 BC), the common people were being oppressed and retreated from the city and didn’t come back until their demands were met. link
Islam, like Christianity, has many branches. It does have a non-violent tradition. link By the same token, Christians do have a history of bloodshed. link

Janice Moore
June 5, 2017 10:12 am

I wish my countrymen to consider, that whatever the human law may be, neither an individual nor a nation can ever commit the least act of injustice against the obscurest individual without having to pay the penalty for it. A government which deliberately enacts injustice, and persists in it, will at length even become the laughing-stock of the world. …

Henry David Thoreau

A Democratic group is pressuring a trio of House Republicans to support an independent inquiry into President Donald Trump’s possible ties to Russia, launching radio ads in the lawmakers’ districts that feature the sound of a Russian voice laughing.
“That’s the sound of the Russians and Vladimir Putin laughing at us,” a narrator says. ….
The ads are being funded by American Bridge 21st Century Foundation, a Democratic firm

Democrat TV ad, April, 2017
(Source: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article145708054.html )
Moreover, there has been laughing at the U.S., largely thanks to B. Hussein:
(this is a typical example — other groups were also laughing up their sleeves — or guffawing out loud — including China, Mu$l!m j1had!s, and Europeans (see reaction to the “grand tour” by O in 2009))

as president, Mr. Obama and his aides have caved, leaving Sudan gloating at American weakness.

Nicholas Kristof, April, 2010 (here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/22/opinion/22kristof.html )

Reply to  Janice Moore
June 5, 2017 11:03 am

Well done! Bravo!

Janice Moore
Reply to  commieBob
June 5, 2017 12:40 pm

Aw, Mr. King of the Great Cites — thanks you! 🙂

Reply to  Janice Moore
June 5, 2017 11:41 am

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
Mahatma Gandhi

J Mac
Reply to  JDN
June 5, 2017 9:44 pm

For the first time in quite a while, the ‘fight’ is out in the open and we are ‘winning’ a few significant skirmishes!

June 5, 2017 10:36 am

Laughter is the best medicine. … Up ! … dangerously close to a Hitler quote.
[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. … Mark Twain channeling Hitler.
As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. … Jewish proverb talking about laughter in the same context as soap, implying showers, implying death-camp showers — WOW, blasphemous to the nth degree ! … Hitler !
Words about being laughed at = Hitler talk. … same old simple-minded correlation crap … No real surprise here.
Desperate to demean is what I see.
I’m trying to encourage myself not to laugh at myself. How Hitlerish of me.
ARE YOU LAUGHING AT ME !!! I object. I’m asking you to stop. I am Hitler [placing two fingers above upper lip].

Brian R
June 5, 2017 10:45 am

It’s almost the same thing since they both used words in their speeches.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Brian R
June 5, 2017 1:21 pm

“It’s almost the same thing since they both used words in their speeches.”
Not even close. German oratory has no concept of the ‘word.’ It doesn’t even have a word for it. The atomic unit is the complete sentence, and these are strung together in a sliding volume scale, separated only by a variable number of exclamation marks to indicate one of the language’s five tones: plangent, trenchant, strident, and two others I can’t name within the character limitations of Anthony’s stupid WordPress setup.
So no.
Sorry for being such a German Nahtsee, but in linguistics, pedantry matters. It’s all that separates us from the lower races.

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 1:59 pm

hahaha!! very funny
oh, the germanity!

June 5, 2017 10:48 am
Reply to  Resourceguy
June 5, 2017 2:15 pm

“Putin is right, we do have too much time on our hands.”
Putin is talking about the MSM and the Left. And yes, they do have too much time on their hands because their side lost the election and they are reduced to sniping from the sidelines. Even Putin is mocking the MSM and the American Left.

Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 10:52 am

The false-positive-prone hackademic wibbles:
…as a lecturer in journalism, I know that were a student of mine to try to pass such words off as original, they would be flying perilously close to a plagiarism citation.
Such mustelism gives weasels a bad name. Hey, I can do that too:
…as someone who can read and write, I know that Sasha Abramsky flies perilously close to being a competent journalist, a competent journalism teacher, and a guy who doesn’t owe his students a refund on their tuition (where “perilously” = “not”).

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 10:56 am

I just noticed the money shot:
“….a plagiarism citation.”
When Abramsky learns English, will it be his second or third language? I’m assuming his parents only spoke Gibberish in the house.
Hey genius, I think you mean “…a non-citation citation.”

F. Ross
June 5, 2017 10:57 am

What utter nonsense!

Pamela Gray
June 5, 2017 11:00 am

Laugh on laugh on my friend
Hee laugheth best that laugheth to the end
According to liberal logic, Hitler was paraphrasing a Tudor play?
(critique that Mosher)

June 5, 2017 11:14 am

Reply to  Gabro
June 5, 2017 6:12 pm

♥ Bruno Ganz. He’s Swiss, BTW.

June 5, 2017 11:26 am

Also, Trump spoke in English. The other dude spoke in German.
I wonder whether the German language can be … adjusted … to come closer to the sought-after meaning, as temperature data can be … adjusted.

June 5, 2017 11:30 am

“Michael Mann” sort of reminds me of “Mein Fuhrer” — they both start with “m”.

June 5, 2017 11:30 am

Wow. Just wow. The historical literacy of the climate kooks is only matched by their lack of critical thinking skills.

Reply to  hunter
June 5, 2017 2:55 pm
Reply to  hunter
June 7, 2017 11:33 am

All puppets parroting away!

Bruce Cobb
June 5, 2017 11:36 am

Abramsky. Abramsky.
Rhymes with Alinski.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 5, 2017 1:40 pm

Abramsky. Abramsky.
Rhymes with Alinski.

It’s not a direct copy of Alinski’s name, but it’s perilously close.
As a lecturer in journalism, I know that were a student of mine to try to pass such a surname off as original, they would be flying perilously close to a plagiarism citation.
By the way, in the second sentence of your comment (“Abramsky.”) you directly quoted your first sentence (“Abramsky.”).
As a lecturer in journalism, I know that were a student of mine to try to pass such a word off as original, they would be flying perilously close to a plagiarism citation.

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 3:59 pm


Walter Sobchak
June 5, 2017 11:38 am

“He who laughs last laughs best”
The phrase is so old in English that it goes back to the time, if not the pen, of Shakespeare:
This proverb originated in Tudor England but, for once, wasn’t coined by Shakespeare. It is found in print in the play Christmas Prince, which was first performed, at Cambridge, around 1608:
Laugh on laugh on my friend
Hee laugheth best that laugheth to the end
Hitler? These people have lost it.

June 5, 2017 11:49 am

When you get the beauty or as you know them the BBC also on the fake news by planting people in audiences then lord Haw Haw is alive in londonistan, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ffRiUQPgDYo&feature=youtu.be

June 5, 2017 11:52 am

In 2018 it will be a cake walk to win a congressional seat running as a Republican. Just put together all the garbage coming out of these hater’s mouths in a political commercial and then ask the question, do you want these people to govern you?
I think the climate discussion is just about dead, I hope it can be replaced with wiser discussions on striking a long term balance between man and nature.

Reply to  DavidQ
June 5, 2017 6:16 pm

You are assuming the electorate is currently rational.
The anti Trumps are energised.
Donald will keep most of his base, but too many of my Republican friends and family have fallen for the “anti-science” frenzy effectively manufactured by the Dems and the MSM.
A similar scenario is occurring w/r/t health insurance. Many who shouted “repeal ObamaCare” are lamenting the manufactured statistic that 20 million poor will lose “health care”.
To AVOID a loss of seats Trump needs to:;
– avoid a major blunder (BHO made many and survived, Trump won’t survive one.)
– continue to deliver on campaign promises. (Obamacare replacement, budget, immigration)
…and in my opinion, stop IMPULSIVE tweeting. Pass them by SOMEBODY.
The problem is at present there are too many “intelligent” voters who AGREE with the garbage coming out of the haters mouths.

Joel Snider
June 5, 2017 12:00 pm

Well, this is certainly not the first time Warmists/Progressives have cried ‘Hitler’ or the Holocaust. That was the whole point of the ‘denier’ label.

June 5, 2017 12:00 pm

Oh this is ripe for a Hitler Downfall parody.

Reply to  englandrichard
June 5, 2017 12:01 pm

ooops delete , Gabro above has it covered.

June 5, 2017 12:04 pm

Spent the precautionary principal argue that we should not spend any money on climate until we know for sure it won’t make things worse? What I’d the cure is worse than the disease?

Reply to  ferdberple
June 5, 2017 5:57 pm

Fred, shame on you.
You missed 180 degree day.
Just as the Consensus Scientists reversed the null hypothesis re natural variation, they also reversed the Precautionary Principle.
It now means that if an action to avert climate catastrophe is uncertain in its effectiveness you should still do it anyway as a precaution to avert calamity.
Now you think I’m being facetious, or exaggerating.
Google “Precautionary Principle” and you will get pages and pages of variations of the definition I just gave backed by references to Climate agreements (e.g the Rio Convention). You will NOT find any references to the original meaning (Think before you jump).

June 5, 2017 12:08 pm

More material for the “Re-elect Trump 2020” campaign provided for free by his opponents.

June 5, 2017 12:08 pm

Lee Christal
June 5, 2017 12:31 pm

If Trump was quoting Hitler, I agree that he made a mistake. He should have used the following quote from Hitler to explain the global warming exaggerator’s insistence on perpetuating the scientifically incorrect proposition of catastrophic anthropologic global warming:
Adolph Hitler: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
Better yet, he should have quoted Joseph Goebbels, who goes further in explaining that the State must also be involved to perpetuate the lie:
Joseph Goebbels: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Ian W
June 5, 2017 12:35 pm

People used to laugh at me when I said I was going to be a standup comedian.
Well they are not laughing now!

Does Godwin’s law apply to that as well?

Reply to  Ian W
June 5, 2017 12:46 pm

British comedian Bob Monkhouse (1928-2003)

Reply to  Ian W
June 5, 2017 12:59 pm

I guess you can’t say this anymore: “He who laughs last laughs best.” It’s just as close to Hitler’s quote as Trump’s comment is.

June 5, 2017 12:49 pm

Ah, my video of Ash from Evil Dead quoting Hitler (“Who’s laughing now?”) got sent to another dimension. (Well, it’s as much quoting Hitler as Trump did, isn’t it? There were some words that were the same.)

June 5, 2017 12:54 pm

Headline: “The leaders of France, Germany and Italy say the Paris climate accord cannot be renegotiated as President Donald Trump has demanded.”
Riddle me this: If pulling out of the Paris accord is going to destroy the planet, why is no one willing to renegotiate with Trump to save the world? They don’t really believe their own propaganda, do they?

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Louis
June 5, 2017 1:02 pm

Nope. And Trump knows it.

Rhoda R
Reply to  Louis
June 5, 2017 1:33 pm

Nor did Pres Trump demand the treaty be renegotiated – he merely threw that out there as the only way that we’d come back. As a sop.

Reply to  Rhoda R
June 5, 2017 4:58 pm

Yup. The twisted EU aren’t going to go anywhere near that ‘deal’ ever again. They know full well that any kind of actual public scrutiny of it – sans the hysterical lunatics in clown costumes in Paris – would reveal them in stark relief for the lying charlatans they actually are.
Trump’s fortitude here in the face of massive adversity is something beautiful to behold. Furthermore his offer to renegotiate, thereby sending the EU cockroaches scuttling back under their rock at the double, was a master stroke.

Reply to  Rhoda R
June 5, 2017 6:27 pm

Just like you have to read and understand the WHOLE Constitution before you can interpret any phrase contained therein, you have to understand DJT’s entire speech before you can quote a sentence.
Whether it fits the definition of a “sop” or not, Trump’s offer of a renegotiation can also be treated as sincere (e.g. as an argument to Ivanka). When China’s and India’s agreements can be said to be comparable to the US commitments, the US will come to the table to talk about CO2 reduction.

Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 1:07 pm

Gandhi echoed Hit1er during his own campaign of nationalist jingoism.
It’s not a direct quote, but it’s perilously close:comment image
As a lecturer in journalism, I know that were a student of mine to try to pass such words off as original, they would be flying perilously close to a plagiarism citation.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 1:23 pm

I’m sure, Mr. Keyes, you would want to acknowledge your colleague above, JDN (https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/06/05/claim-president-trump-quoted-hitler-when-withdrawing-from-the-paris-agreement/comment-page-1/#comment-2520266 ).
Great minds. 🙂
IOW: independent genius, I’m sure. (just didn’t want JDN to go overlooked with your more dramatic presentation of that quote).

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 1:37 pm

I echoed JDN’s 11:41am comment during my own Gandhironic attempt.
It wasn’t a direct quote of JDN’s comment, but it was perilously close.
As a lecturer in journalism, I know that were a student of mine to try to pass such words off as original, they would be flying perilously close to a plagiarism citation.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 2:56 pm

Good for you, Mr. Keyes. And, please, ignore my 1:23pm comment (it has yet to appear, for the link to JDN’s comment has the “H” word in it — grrr) — in moderation at this time) about acknowledging JDN.
Independent genius — great minds! 🙂

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 4:21 pm

Looks like Neo beat me to it!

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 4:25 pm

JDN, Neo’s comment included a Word of Power, which resulted (from what I could tell) in his scoop being delayed, thus giving you de jure if not de facto priority.

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 1:55 pm

He was an admirer of Hitler.

Brad Keyes
Reply to  Joel
June 5, 2017 11:10 pm

And Pachauri is an admirer of Gandhi, so by the transitive property, all inappropriate SMSs are perilously close to previous inappropriate SMSs and genocide is a form of plagiarism.
But then, who remembers the Armoricans?

Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 1:57 pm

He admired the German leader.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Brad Keyes
June 5, 2017 6:55 pm

Gandhi’s statement carries weight, of course, only when referring to opponents civilized enough to not just murder you outright for your opposition; i.e., the British.
Guess what would have happened to a Gandhi publicly protesting the Moghuls. Or King Saud, or the late unlamented Saddam Hussein, or Bashar al-Assad. Or the Soviets. Or Dear Leader Kim Jong Un. Or either Castro brother, for that matter.
In all those cases, quoting the alt-Gandhi, “First, they kill you. . . .” end quote.

Reply to  Pat Frank
June 5, 2017 6:59 pm

If Turkey, Persia, China, Germany or Russia ruled India, all those protesters lying down on train tracks would have been run over. All those offering to be beaten would have been caned to death, if not shot on the spot.
Might apply to the French Empire as well. India was lucky to be liberated from M@slim domination by Britain rather than any of the other empires then on offer.

Janice Moore
June 5, 2017 1:17 pm

U.S. politician, let’s call him Hank (just felt like it) going over next day’s speech with staff let’s call him Yank, (shrug):
H: Okay, Yank …… Yank hand me that phone. Me and “funny photos of hippopotamuses” do not go well together. (cleeeearrrr throat!) Okay. The future is ours a —
Y: — Uh – uh. A certain German Chancellor said that.
H: Ooo-kay. (ahem) Under the previous administration, you suffered mu —
Y: Sorry. No can do.
H: You endured?
Y: Nope. Precariously close to old you-know-who.
H: …….Televisions! Everyone should have one. Vote for me and I will put a TV into everyone’s living room! How about that?
Y: Well…. use kitchen instead of “living room” (too much like the Chancellor) and it’s acceptable. Kinda cheesy, like a cheap furniture ad, though….
H: I know it’s “kinda cheesy.” I DON’T EVEN WANT TO SAY IT! I just can’t think of anything that ol’ Lebensraum Lector didn’t say!!!!
Y: Hm……. Hey! I know! I’ll look up some old Obama speeches – then, when you say what he did, we’ll just fire right back at the ol’ state media, “Obama said that.”
H: (sigh) I don’t speak Austrian. I’ve been to all 57 states. My parents met for the first time {a couple years after I was born}. If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it. Vote. For. Me.
Y: Yeah. (sigh)

Reply to  Janice Moore
June 7, 2017 11:49 am

The end of original thought…don’t think…just do. Or just parrot the person next to you. Today’s memo for democrats: Not to worry, it’s just a cliff. On the way down, blame someone else…lol

June 5, 2017 1:20 pm

Is Abramsky intoxicated 24/7?
Anyway such a guys is called “un gros con” in France (I’m a froggy )…I’m sure he deserves to be called a “big shithead” in the USA.

June 5, 2017 1:49 pm

The author is obviously correct in drawing his analogy. Look,there is even an ‘T’ and an ‘R’ in each of their names. How much more proof do you need?

Reply to  climatereason
June 5, 2017 6:22 pm

Not only that, these are extreme letters of anthropogenic origin.

Gary Pearse
June 5, 2017 1:50 pm

You can see the grey faced folk have the minions combing the speeches and literature of the fuherer, Stalin, Ivan the Terrible, Pol Pot…. looking for smear material. What is it with these unhappy sick people? They write stuff they know is totally beyond the fringe of reality. They are unconstrained – the end justifies the means – and this my friends is the foundation for fake news. Do they know that they have also impotently invoked Godwin’s Law? Probably don’t know it’s evoked when the debate is protracted and being lost.

June 5, 2017 1:54 pm

Comrade, tell us how you are so familiar with the sayings of der Fuhrer? It is, as you must know, forbidden knowledge. Tell us the truth, and we will go easy on you, and we will spare your family.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Joel
June 5, 2017 6:21 pm


Killer Marmot
June 5, 2017 2:06 pm

So I guess the procedure is now…
1. Take a public person’s complete set of speeches and statements.
2. Use a computer to compare it against Hitler’s complete set of speeches and statements.
3. If there are any blocks of text which are vaguely reminiscent of each other then that person is Hitler.
Good to know. We could also compare people to Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Julie Andrews … why the possibilities are endless.

June 5, 2017 2:07 pm

The funny thing, or normal since we are talking about a political solution, is that the Paris accord will do exactly the opposite of what it is supposed to do. It will not lower the amount of carbon going into the atmosphere at all. The simple fact is that as the developed world cuts, China India and the developing world will expand. This is simple as they will gladly manufacture all the high CO2 intensive goods for us. This would allow us to live up to our commitments and they will peak their production sometime in the future when we have no manufacturing left. But what happens to CO2 as this is taking place. It goes up more than if the manufacturing was left in the developed world in numerous ways.
The first is that the US has stringent environmental laws and high efficient co-cycle natural gas fired power plants. China still has old coal plants with much lower efficiency so for a pound of goods produced more carbon will go into the environment.
The second is that the goods need to be shipped out to the world from China and the raw materials need to be shipped to China. This increases th carbon footprint of each pound of goods produced.
Third, the goods coming from China tend to be cheaper. Thus, we buy more of them and treat the products as disposable. Why keep and repair it when you can buy another for less money. Once again this increases the carbon footprint.
Fourth, the developing world will develop faster and this will increase the calls for a better lifestyle. Once again increasing the amount of carbon going into the atmosphere.
So, it is clear that the Paris accord will actually promote more carbon in the atmosphere by its very design. A better approach would be to assign the carbon to the end consuming nation of the products not to the country where the products are made.
Regardless of where you are on the climate debate the Paris accord is not a viable solution to a the so called problem of increased CO2 in the atmosphere..

The Reverend Badger
June 5, 2017 2:23 pm

The sun on the meadow is 240W/m2 warm
The stag in the Siberian forest runs free
But gather together to greet the exceptional storm
Tomorrow belongs to me
The branch of the linden is leafy and greener
The Rhine gives its gold to the rising sea level
But somewhere a glory awaits unseen
Tomorrow belongs to me
The babe in his cradle is closing his eyes
The blossom embraces the bee
But soon, says a whisper
“Arise, a 2 degree rise, tomorrow belongs
To me!

Gunga Din
June 5, 2017 2:24 pm

Quoted Hitler (sort of)?
I’d say closer to this.

George Washington’s Farewell Address
Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens,) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove, that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government. But that jealousy, to be useful, must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defence against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation, and excessive dislike of another, cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favorite, are liable to become suspected and odious; while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.
The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connexion as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop.

Trump on quitting Paris

Staying in the agreement could also pose serious obstacles for the United States as we begin the process of unlocking the restrictions on America’s abundant energy reserves, which we have started very strongly. It would once have been unthinkable that an international agreement could prevent the United States from conducting its own domestic economic affairs, but this is the new reality we face if we do not leave the agreement or if we do not negotiate a far better deal.
The risks grow as historically these agreements only tend to become more and more ambitious over time. In other words, the Paris framework is a starting point — as bad as it is — not an end point. And exiting the agreement protects the United States from future intrusions on the United States’ sovereignty and massive future legal liability. Believe me, we have massive legal liability if we stay in.
As President, I have one obligation, and that obligation is to the American people. The Paris Accord would undermine our economy, hamstring our workers, weaken our sovereignty, impose unacceptable legal risks, and put us at a permanent disadvantage to the other countries of the world. It is time to exit the Paris Accord — (applause) — and time to pursue a new deal that protects the environment, our companies, our citizens, and our country.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Gunga Din
June 5, 2017 2:30 pm

PS “So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop.”
The Paris Accord is not and never was a treaty. The US is not “engaged”.
Send Obama the bill.
(I hear Bloomburg is willing to chip in. Maybe Soros will too?)

June 5, 2017 2:40 pm

If you look hard enough at the world’s writings, I am sure you will find that Shakespeare anticipated the speeches of Der Fuhrer, in translation.
However, Trump did not speak German when he pulled out of the Paris accord, and there is so much leeway in translation, that it is grabbing at the ridiculous to make any such sleazy and questionable comparison.

June 5, 2017 2:59 pm

What’s the world’s record for a collective temper tantrum?

J Mac
Reply to  Merovign
June 5, 2017 10:18 pm

It will be perilously close to either 4 or 8 years…..

Reply to  J Mac
June 7, 2017 11:51 am

For the Brits: 1776 to present. Sorry Brits…couldn’t resist.

Reply to  Merovign
June 6, 2017 5:30 am

That’s a good question.
I note that some Democrats are starting to say other Democrats are focusing too much on the Russians. So it seems to take about a year of no evidence of wrongdoing to get the first Democrats nervous.
Democrats in Calfornia are balking at Governor Brown’s propsed carbon tax. They are afraid they are going to alienate their voters, since they just raised gasoline taxes in California. So Democrats can balk, if they think it will harm them politically.

June 5, 2017 3:04 pm

Channelling Godwin
As a ‘discussion’ grows longer, the probability of the left making a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1 Sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or his deeds.
Like Dr Mills and his hypothesis that global warming propelled Hitler into power.
The Ultimate Godwin

Kaiser Derden
June 5, 2017 3:10 pm

Perilously close ? no, Bill Clinton and an intern got Perilously Close … this is off by a mile …

June 5, 2017 3:11 pm

I think we have our next big internet meme:
“It’s not [blank], but it’s perilously close.”

Janice Moore
Reply to  James Schrumpf
June 5, 2017 3:52 pm

You may be right, Mr. Schrumpf.
In the instant case, however, it is:comment image

Janice Moore
Reply to  James Schrumpf
June 5, 2017 4:21 pm

Furthermore, Mr. Schrumpf, given the befuddled originator’s useage —
That meme would be used to mean:

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 5, 2017 4:26 pm

As in: “Perilously close — NOT!”
Example use: Hillary Clinton is perilously close to winning “Ms. Congeniality.”

June 5, 2017 3:15 pm

Hitler??? #Getting tired of this shit…

Reply to  john
June 5, 2017 3:20 pm

BTW. Al Gore kinda resembles a fat version. Have him become a wind turbine technician on a windy day….

June 5, 2017 4:07 pm

Has Trump ever owned a dog or married a European woman?
That would clinch it.

Reply to  Lewskannen
June 5, 2017 4:13 pm

Dog lover. Check.
Two European wives. Check. Check.
Unlike H!tler, however, Trump has two German grandparents.

Reply to  Gabro
June 5, 2017 6:27 pm

We don’t know the identity of the big AH’s grandfather on the Schicklgruber side. He’s a man of mystery. Austrian, probably.

Reply to  Gabro
June 5, 2017 6:40 pm

Many have speculated about possible Czech, Jewish and African ancestry, but nobody supposes that the Austrian artist/bum had any German ancestry, as in subject of the Second Reich or any of its predecessor states.

Reply to  Gabro
June 5, 2017 6:49 pm

Interestingly enough, Trump’s granddad was 20 years older than Adolf the Austrian artist/bum.
Friedrich Drumpf was born in Kallstadt, Germany in 1869, and came to America at the age of sixteen with empty pockets. He moved to Seattle, WA, and briefly to Alaska, to work in real estate (some say his main business in the AK gold fields was a brothel).
By the time he died in Queens, NY at the age of 49, during the Spanish flu epidemic, Fred Sr. had built up a fortune worth $31,642.54, or around $542,000 in today’s money. He left this small fortune to his German immigrant wife Elizabeth, who used it to go into business with her eldest son Fred Jr, who was just fifteen at the time. The mother-son pair created the Trump empire, headed by Fred Jr’s son, Donald (named by his Scottish immigrant mom), until DJT became president of the USA.

June 5, 2017 4:29 pm

AMAC Poll – Update
Which of the following statements on the Paris Climate Accord do you agree with?
The Paris deal imposed unfair targets and set America’s standards higher than those for much of the world, while giving countries like China a relatively free pass. (50%, 12,731 Votes)
Withdrawing from the Paris Accord is a win for American jobs and U.S. energy prices. (48%, 12,367 Votes)
Leaving the Paris Climate accord threatens to isolate the U. S. in the effort to curb global warming, and leaves an opening for countries like China to fill the leadership void. (1%, 229 Votes)
None of the above. (1%, 205 Votes)
Withdrawing from the Paris Accord is a mistake. I am very concerned about climate change. (0%, 103 Votes)
Total Voters: 25,158

Reply to  TCE
June 5, 2017 6:55 pm

AMAC = the Association of Mature American Citizens
Great! We got the “old foggie” vote. 🙂
Seriously, all that proves is that those of us who have been around for a while (I’m 75) have built up an Anti-BS shield.
We’ve experienced the ups and downs of temperature by decade, experienced the floods, droughts and hurricanes over our lifetimes. We have also experienced REAL catastrophes, the Korean and Vietnamese wars, and NEAR catastrophes (the Cuban missile crisis). We’ve seen the silliness of the previous scares: the coming Ice Age, the Nuclear Winter, overpopulation, peak oil; as well as the scams the left have not yet given up on: the Ozone hole, Acid rain, DDT etc.
Anyone who either listened to or read Trump’s speech and then goes on an “anti-science” rant is not worthy of continued dialogue. (Nor persuadable.)

Terry Warner
June 5, 2017 4:35 pm

I know some see this action as a ringing endorsement of his election to president – but……..
Trump is not a politician. He is a businessman who started with a golden spoon and ended up with two or three. He got to be president through bullying, lying and espousing policies that would make Attila the Hun seem like a moderate. Actually it would be wrong to characterise his election by the word “policy” – his key attribute was to adapt policy on the hoof depending on the audience.
It was as well that his opponent was at least equally deficient – albeit for different reasons.
He made his choice on Paris (I suspect) not from an overwhelmingly thorough intellectual study of the evidence (he hasn’t got the brain) but simply from political expediency:
– he promised it, so he is doing what he said (no action yet on walls and muslims though)
– he wants to show he acts on “USA first – I can buy this as a rationale
– all must pay their share. USA will not finance the rest of the world – Paris, NATO, UN…. I can buy this too
The outcome from his display of international non-cooperation is predictable – someone had to do it. But by withdrawing the US from elements of international cooperation he may ultimately diminish the standing of the US.
Irrespective of the climate science there are entirely legitimate arguments to suggest that reducing CO2 is neither the most urgent world class issue, nor the best way to spend the money anyway (mitigation) .

June 5, 2017 5:00 pm

Hitler once said ‘Good morning’ to someone. Woe betide anyone who quotes Hitler!

June 5, 2017 5:33 pm

Oh how the left loves to associate Hitler with anyone they disagree with. More lazy “journalism”.
It’s all slop for the trough and these days there’s more of it than ever.

June 5, 2017 6:34 pm

Look! They both use hand gestures!

Proof positive of evil intent. Or something.

Bryan A
Reply to  Gabro
June 5, 2017 8:08 pm

Three ranking House Democrats on Monday urged teachers to throw away copies of a book written by climate scientists challenging the catastrophic global-warming view, saying the nation’s schools are “inappropriate” forums for such a discussion.
The Democratic blast at “climate deniers” came in response to a campaign by the conservative Heartland Institute to distribute free DVDs and copies of the 2015 book, “Why Climate Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to about 200,000 K-12 science teachers.


Portland School Board Goes Full Book-Burning Over Climate Change-Denying Books


Last week, the Portland Public Schools board voted to eliminate the use of any textbooks or other materials that are “found to express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its root in human activities.”
The resolution, which was created by the Portland chapter of 350.org and other community members, also directs the school system’s superintendent to work with students, teachers, and members of the community to come up with a plan to ensure all Portland public schools include climate change and climate justice in their curricula

And of course other regimes thought banning and burning certain books was the right thing to do
Forbidden, burned, forgotten – Exhibition on 80 years of book burning

Bryan A
Reply to  Gabro
June 5, 2017 9:55 pm

Bill Nye calling for Climate Deniers to be jailed
Eric Idle says the same thing
Didn’t the Nazi’s try that with the Jews in the late 1930’s
Seems to me that, like the Nazi’s, AGWers want to persecute those that don’t share their beliefs

Reply to  Gabro
June 7, 2017 12:02 pm

Actually, Trump is gesturing the size of something CAGW’ers use to tinkle…on the hottest day of the year. While Hitler gestures a fight with his shadow.

June 5, 2017 6:59 pm

Shameful Misdirection of Priorities: 75% of Black California Boys don’t meet State Reading Standards While California Focuses on Climate Change

Reply to  co2islife
June 5, 2017 7:34 pm

That is because they don’t study. Personal responsibility. Not much else.

Reply to  Mick
June 5, 2017 8:20 pm

Also, the pubic education system in California has collapsed.

Reply to  Mick
June 5, 2017 9:42 pm

They also had a useless President for 8 years who led them [and everyone else] up a garden path for nothing. That trek up the garden path was very expensive.

June 5, 2017 7:39 pm

I met a guy who met Mr. H. I know a few words of German. I have read extensively about this era of history including Mr. H. I have quoted Mr. H a number of times to make a point, back in the day when I thought making a point was something to do. (Now I don’t care what people think.) So, am I a Nazi?
Bonus points: Where and when was this phrase uttered by Mr. H?
Es tut mir viel leid, aber es geht nicht mehr.
(Translation: I am very sorry, but that won’t be enough anymore.

June 5, 2017 7:43 pm

Next the deranged media will be claiming that Hitler recycled Trump.

Reply to  Graham
June 6, 2017 5:18 am

Exactly, … the scientific explanation is that Adolph traveled forward in time to the era of Trump, did a character study, followed his style, went back in time to his homeland and proceeded to apply Trump’s style to his dictatorship. … It makes perfect sense.

June 5, 2017 7:51 pm

Next time, he should directly quote the Koran. That would leave them with quite a conundrum.

June 5, 2017 8:06 pm

Nonsense – it is nowhere close to plagiarism – the only “common denominator word” is laugh, isn’t it?

old white guy
Reply to  AndyE
June 6, 2017 5:57 am

When one is educated and speaks and writes a great deal, sooner or later they are going to say or write something that is similar to what someone else has said. I would bet you can get odds on this at Vegas.

Steve Case
June 5, 2017 8:23 pm

No matter what President Trump says the press will put a negative spin on it:

He seemed to be referring to Mr Khan’s earlier statement that “Londoners
will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next
few days. There’s no reason to be alarmed”.
Following the atrocity, Mr Trump wrote: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in
terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!'”

Seven dead, 48 wounded more cops on the street, and the populace is told
“There’s no reason to be alarmed” Oh wow! And the media beats up President
Trump because he has the same reaction I do.

June 5, 2017 8:56 pm

Evil tries … and fails, again.

June 5, 2017 9:01 pm

I think there is a parallel between the election of Trump and HItler. Trump was elected because people are desperate for anything but the status quo. Hitler came to power in a similar way. Germany was downtrodden after WW1. In both cases a charismatic leader promising “change” was elected. You could say that Obama’s election was similar too. Remember “hope and change”? Unfortunately they didn’t get hope and change, they got more of the same.

Reply to  Albert
June 6, 2017 5:46 am

“Unfortunately they didn’t get hope and change, they got more of the same.”
That’s true. Let’s hope it is different with Trump. Just think what Trump could accomplish for us if he had a cooperative Republican congress. The Republican Congress looks like the weak link in this situation. Are they incapable of coming together? Do we need to replace some of them with others more attuned to the needs and wants of the People? On that last question, there is no doubt some Repubicans need to be replaced with more sensible people.

June 5, 2017 9:46 pm

“Seems like nice weather today!”
Oh, so now you’re just going around quoting Hitler now?

June 6, 2017 12:19 am

Maybe they want to ban the word ‘laughing’. Progressives hate it when we’re happy like they hate freedom.Living in constant fear for them is the way to go. Progressives need crisis to gain power. They will NEVER solve it because it would make them useless. Who needs a cancer?
But beware! They know who we are and where we live. 10:10 No Pressure.

Reply to  Robertvd
June 6, 2017 12:38 am

Remember how progressives always attack the rich to gain the vote of the poor. Who were most of the wealthy people in a very poor Germany.
Of course they want to be rich and wealthy too.
Al Gore, Dicaprio, Obama, Pelosi etc etc etc

Geoff Sherrington
June 6, 2017 2:12 am

Nigel Farage, UKIP politician, tells EU “you are not laughing now”.
However, I suspect Nigel was well aware of the words quoted by Adolph, particularly for this audience. Geoff.

Non Nomen
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
June 6, 2017 12:14 pm

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win” originated with Mahatma Gandhi.

“They” fought DJT – and he won. No wonder, they are not laughing any more. DJT will have the last and best laugh in this droll story.

Chris Wright
June 6, 2017 2:20 am

To compare Trump with Hitler because of that common phrase is completely ridiculous. Many people use versions of that phrase. These morons like to claim that climate change causes *everything*. One thing is completely provable: climate change drives many people mad.
A quote from Bob Monkhouse:
“They laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian … They’re not laughing now.”
Bob Monkhouse was a famous UK comedian. Do you get the joke?

June 6, 2017 4:06 am

They’re not laughing at Kathy Griffin any more, either.