"President" Schwarzenegger Discusses Climate with President Macron of France

President Emmanuel Macron
President Emmanuel Macron. By Kremlin.ru, CC BY 4.0, Link

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is demonstrating his total disregard for the will of the American People, joining with President Macron of France to do everything in their power to overturn US voters’ decision to embrace President Trump’s repudiation of the Paris Agreement.

Schwarzenegger And Macron Troll Trump Over Climate Change

Former California governor meets in France with “great leader” to talk about environmental issues.

25/06/2017 5:09 PM AEST | Updated 7 hours ago

Trends Reporter, HuffPost

Twitter Video of Arnie and Macron

New best bros Arnold Schwarzenegger and French President Emmanuel Macron met in Paris to talk about the Paris climate agreement and global warming. They also teamed up for a selfie video not-so-surreptitiously aimed at you-know-who: that other president.

The video, posted to Schwarzenegger’s Twitter account on Friday, is labeled: “With President Macron, a great leader.” The former California governor says on it: “I’m here with President Macron. We’re talking about environmental issues and a green future.”

Macron adds: “And now we will deliver together to make the planet great again.”

Trump had previously scorched Schwarzenegger for poor ratings when he took over “Celebrity Apprentice” from the president (though Trump always exaggerated his own ratings).

Schwarzenegger shot back that maybe Trump should head the reality program again, and let Schwarzenegger move into the White House.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/06/25/schwarzenegger-and-macron-troll-trump-over-climate-change_a_22980114/

I can’t help thinking Macron is going to be a one hit wonder as French President, a bit like Schwarzenegger’s run with The Apprentice.

France has very real problems – out of control illegal immigration related violence, a major domestic terror threat, and a very shaky economy.

President Macron wasting his time grandstanding, taking cheap shots at President Trump, is not doing anything to fix those problems.

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theButcher
June 26, 2017 12:58 am

Is it true that Arnie believed the movies he was doing were real events?

Hivemind
Reply to  theButcher
June 26, 2017 1:05 am

Documentaries, apparently.

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Hivemind
June 26, 2017 1:48 am

Historical documents, I’d say.

Urederra
Reply to  theButcher
June 26, 2017 2:40 am

Oh, c´mon, you can do better.
How about his hummer collection?, or the daily 5000+ Calories diet he needed to inflate his ego and his body?

mike
Reply to  Urederra
June 26, 2017 10:12 pm

and steroidal delusions…

Alex
June 26, 2017 1:00 am

Why don’t they just kiss publicly and be done with it.

Jim Masterson
Reply to  Griff
June 26, 2017 3:35 am

>>
Griff
June 26, 2017 at 1:09 am
<<
It’s a clear violation of the Constitution:
Article I Section 10 – Powers prohibited of States
“No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.”
And if States don’t have those powers, they can’t grant them as charters to cities either.
Of course, Congress may have given the store away as the third paragraph says:
“No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.”
Jim

Garacka
Reply to  Jim Masterson
June 26, 2017 4:26 am

So the “imminent danger as will not admit of delay” is nigh ….

DaveS
Reply to  Jim Masterson
June 26, 2017 4:27 am

Perhaps California claims to be in imminent danger of climate change 🙂

Jim Masterson
Reply to  Jim Masterson
June 26, 2017 4:41 am

Constitutional law is tricky:
“. . . In Holmes v. Jennison (1840), Justice Roger B. Taney, writing for himself and three other Justices, commented that the clause ‘positively and unconditionally’ forbade states from entering into treaties, and that ‘even the consent of Congress could not authorize’ them to do so. He also distinguished formal ‘treaties,’ which were expressly forbidden to states, from ‘agreements’ and ‘compacts’ that Congress could authorize.”
The term “agreement” is rather slippery. In reference to a treaty, it’s denied to States; however, non-treaty agreements may be authorized. Now, did Congress grant agreements as a “carte blanche,” or do States have to get the approval of Congress in each case? In any case, Congress can revoke its approval.
Jim

Jim Masterson
Reply to  Jim Masterson
June 26, 2017 5:15 am

>>
Garacka
June 26, 2017 at 4:26 am
So the “imminent danger as will not admit of delay” is nigh ….
<<
Apparently.
Jim

Reply to  Jim Masterson
June 26, 2017 5:26 am

If ‘no private person may negotiate with foreign powers’ is a reason why Trump’s team’s per-innauguration talks with Russians et al got Trump in hot water, then why is it OK for Arnie to do it? Double standard anyone?

The Deplorable Vlad the Impaler
Reply to  Jim Masterson
June 26, 2017 6:02 am

Just as some Californians, I am completely in favor of California (or part of it, at least) seceding from the rest of the US. Once accomplished, San-San (San Diego – San Francisco) should be completely cut off from the mainland, including all of the electrical power (coal-fired) that they get from other states (Intermountain Power Project was almost 100% at the behest of the L.A. Basin, who didn’t want “dirty” coal generating electricity in their back yard … ). Cut off all Air Traffic Control, cut off all water, and especially cut off all the Federal tax subsidies going to San-San.
Wonder how long they’d last. Maybe a week?
Vlad

I Came I Saw I Left
Reply to  Jim Masterson
June 26, 2017 7:51 am

“Double standard anyone?”
If progressives didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any. It’s the “have your cake and eat it too” thing.

Tom O
Reply to  Jim Masterson
June 26, 2017 10:02 am

“Unless actually invaded?” Now I understand the “sanctuary” approach. At their convenience they can call it an invasion and can then do whatever! And I just thought they were far left and had an IQ lower than the average temperature in Nome, Alaska!

MarkW
Reply to  Griff
June 26, 2017 6:33 am

In Griff’s world, proclamations by politicians take precedence of reality and physics.

Javert Chip
Reply to  MarkW
June 26, 2017 2:32 pm

So are we betting Arnold will impregnate Macron’s maid?
Or what?

hunter
Reply to  Griff
June 26, 2017 11:19 am

The coup is unraveling and the left-wing snakes will be slithering away presently. The unconstituional efforts of climate extremists just remind us that at the end of the day climate kooks are enemies of law, civil society and humanity.

Major Meteor
Reply to  Griff
June 26, 2017 11:34 am

I hope California can cough up 2 billion dollars per year to foreign governments and the UN Green Fund in order to be in compliance with their share of the Paris Accord.

Barbara
Reply to  Major Meteor
June 26, 2017 1:34 pm

California & Gov. Schwarzenegger were also participants in the U.S.Supreme Court 2006 EPA case. His name appears in 2006 Case documents.

Barbara
Reply to  Major Meteor
June 26, 2017 2:09 pm

FindLaw
Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, 2006
Parties
Download: Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Gov. Sahwarzenegger’s name is in this Case/Court document.
https://supreme.findlaw.com/supreme_court/docket/2006/november/05-1120-massachusettes-v-environmental-protection-agency.html

Barbara
Reply to  Major Meteor
June 26, 2017 6:25 pm

UN Environment / Climate Initiatives Platform
R20, Geneva
Starting year: 2010
Funders: Green Finance Network (GFN)
http://climateinitiativesplatform.org/index.php/R20
And
R20, Geneva with California office
Operates on the sub-national level.
Governance
Founding chair: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Vice chair. North America: Gregor Robertson, mayor of Vancouver, B.C., Canada
https://regions20.org

J.H.
June 26, 2017 1:33 am

Reality is fast catching up with Europe and the European Union. An insignificant increase of an Atmospheric trace gas is going to be the least of their concerns.
Their political ineptitude, economic corruption and ideological flaws have left an absolute mess.

Kenw
Reply to  J.H.
June 26, 2017 9:00 am

I would say that Insignificance’ caught up with Europe years ago.

Auto
Reply to  J.H.
June 26, 2017 3:05 pm

J.H.
Indeed.
And, as mentioned here before, to the nearest one-tenth of one percent, there is Zero CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere.
And – please – I will not (much) allow myself to get started on Europe . . . .. . .
It has fouled up the UK big time – and we’re leaving.
Do ask the Greeks – or any of the Club Med nations – how being yoked to the almighty Deutschmark (aka Euro, aka Teuro) has worked for them.
Destroy Wealth (Outside Germany)!
For sure.
And unemployment rates?
And Youth unemployment rates??
Ahh.
Enough.
Auto – halting hypertension by hating H’Euro hate-fests. [Sorry!!!]

Geoff
June 26, 2017 1:42 am

Looks like the ‘girls’ are planning a party – Angie has got the Wurst
ttps://kleinefeldmausorgnz.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/arnie-merkel-macron-girlies.jpg?w=640

Geoff
June 26, 2017 1:44 am

Looks like the ‘girls’ are planning a party – Angie has got the Wurstcomment image?w=640

Ed Zuiderwijk
June 26, 2017 1:49 am

Will he be back?

Sheri
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
June 26, 2017 9:36 am

We certainly hope not, but probably…

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
June 26, 2017 7:29 pm

He certainly won’t be Bach…
But he might fly off the Handel soon.
😉

Kleinefeldmaus
Reply to  Pop Piasa
June 26, 2017 8:52 pm

He’certainly not Most-art

David John Charles
June 26, 2017 1:59 am

Arnie said that we all drink the same water, and breathe the same air. No difference for Democrats or Republicans. Yeah, but what about we all burn the same coal, natural gas, kill the same birds with wind turbines; or the minerals used to make solar panels; or the benefits we get from nuclear powerplants?

DDP
June 26, 2017 2:09 am

Sure, Macron is a great leader. Just like Arnold is a great actor.

Andrew Bennett
Reply to  DDP
June 26, 2017 5:04 am

In my opinion the French people have fallen for the ultimate con trick. The powers that be knew that the people were not going to elect anyone from the old parties so in a year the “created” this new party which for some crazy reason is exactly the same now it is elected as the old parties. quelle surprise

Steve (Paris)
Reply to  Andrew Bennett
June 26, 2017 6:34 am

My thoughts exactly

Auto
Reply to  DDP
June 26, 2017 3:08 pm

DDP
Almost a monitor down!!
Please, please, Please, Puhleeze, pretty please!, add /Sarc to those comments that reasonably require that addendum.
Thanks for the guffaw!!
Auto

jipebe29
June 26, 2017 2:45 am

When 2 incompetent notorious in the fields of science and energy speak of what they do not know, one can be sure that they tell only nonsense … Especially they do not know that it There is no evidence that CO2 has a measurable effect on temperature, that there has been no global warming since the early 2000s, and that numerical models persist in miserably crashing.
Usque tandem, delirium carbonum, abutere patientia nostra ?

John from Europe
Reply to  jipebe29
June 26, 2017 4:01 am

Indeed.
So who is the denier?

Reply to  jipebe29
June 26, 2017 4:03 am

‘Borrowed’ from Merriam-Webster:
Definition of simplism
: the act or an instance of oversimplifying; especially : the reduction of a problem to a false simplicity by ignoring complicating factors.
Does profound ignorance leave an option to not ignore complicating factors?
Does ‘simplism’ at least somewhat describe the place where we have arrived in the global climate bloviathon?

Ivor Ward
June 26, 2017 2:54 am

Macron is France’s Obama. Great at making speeches about how he is going to save the world but he was a failure in the Socialist government of Hollande and ran off with his tail between his legs. He has yet to face up to the French Unions and the economic stagnation of France’s economy. He has already offended the East Europeans by declaring that France and Germany will run the EU. I’m surprised he has not been awarded the Nobel prize for making speeches that Obama got as yet. Soon maybe. Before the Unions take his ball off him.

commieBob
Reply to  Ivor Ward
June 26, 2017 3:43 am

Obama got the Nobel Prize just because he wasn’t Bush. The Nobel Peace prize has become a joke. Even Obama is puzzled about why he won the Peace Prize. link

JohnKnight
Reply to  commieBob
June 26, 2017 4:17 am

With his humanitarian bombing of Libya I thought maybe they would award him a War prize, and he could be the first with a matching set ; )

gnomish
Reply to  commieBob
June 26, 2017 4:49 am

i think he got the nobel prize for the same reason gore did- to slaughter of the american economy and serve up the spoils as a feast for the parisites

I Came I Saw I Left
Reply to  commieBob
June 26, 2017 7:59 am

Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama was the first US president to bomb other countries every day of his 8-year time in office.

Sheri
Reply to  commieBob
June 26, 2017 9:38 am

I think they ran out of people to give the prize too, so now they just draw names out of a hat and try to make up reasons why that person should get the prize.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  commieBob
June 26, 2017 1:57 pm

@JohnKnight
Considering the foreign relations situation as a result of 2 Obutthead terms, it’s clear he’s missing at least one other matching set as well.

Barbara
Reply to  commieBob
June 26, 2017 2:27 pm

IPCC / History
Al Gore’s name appears on this IPCC webpage along with Nobel Peace Prize.
The IPCC was created in 1988 by the WMO and UNEP
http://www.ipcc.ch/organization/organization_history.shtml
Perhaps more attention should be paid to UNEP and its role in the IPCC?

Dave
Reply to  commieBob
June 26, 2017 6:34 pm

Well if they made Tony Blair a peace envoy to the Middle East then Obama deserved the prize.

Roger Knights
Reply to  Ivor Ward
June 26, 2017 12:13 pm

“Macron is France’s Obama.”
Another of the same ilk is Justin Trudeau.

commieBob
Reply to  Roger Knights
June 26, 2017 5:54 pm

Trudeau says one thing and does another. He pretends to be real green but he’s working on getting Alberta oil to tidewater. The newly elected government of British Columbia will do its best to keep that from happening. We’ll see what kind of guy Trudeau really is by how he handles that problem.

Auto
Reply to  Ivor Ward
June 26, 2017 3:19 pm

Ivor,
The EU has its own prizes.
Mostly named after folk who wanted to draw the continent together, I believe.
A Prize named after some French Apparatchik from the 40s or 50s.
The Napoleon Prize for something. [Not, I think, for losing to General Winter, though. I think.]
Another chap who lost to the same General, more recently, correctly, has no prize.
Is there a Juncker prize for the most imaginative tax evasion scandal?
The Luxembourg Dark Award [maybe]?
Not yet.
Probably.
So why wait for the Nobble?
[PS do we know if Mikey Mann was awarded a hand-writing prize at elementary [UK – = Primary] School?
I think we need to know.]
Or Beard of the Year, at bachelor school?
Auto
Amused, amazed, at anonymous Mann awards . . . .

Michael of oz
June 26, 2017 3:19 am

that Macron is at least a 3rd gen cuck.

Stephen Richards
Reply to  Michael of oz
June 26, 2017 3:26 am

Sarkozy = Hungarian; Macon = Canadian. I wish you lot would take out your own garbage. 🙂

commieBob
Reply to  Stephen Richards
June 26, 2017 4:36 am

Did you mean Macron? As far as I can tell, he has no substantial links with Canada.

MarkW
Reply to  Stephen Richards
June 26, 2017 6:38 am

On the other hand, Canadian bacon is yummy.

Hans-Georg
Reply to  Michael of oz
June 26, 2017 3:35 am

In the parliamentary elections in France, only 43 per cent of the electorate voted, and of these 10 per cent gave an invalid ballot. Although only two people were on the paper. Macron, the big macron, can therefore rely on just over a half of a third of the French electorate and are currently facing great problems of bringing together a ministry team. Several of the ministers already resigned before they were appointed. Not to mention the great economic and cultural problems. Macron is no more than a large macaroon. It will not be long before France is re-elected. Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Greek, and Portuguese conditions have long taken possession of France. This is why Trump can sit back and relax, the large macaroon bake is already cold.

Reply to  Hans-Georg
June 26, 2017 7:24 am

Hans-Georg June 26, 2017 at 3:35 am
In the parliamentary elections in France, only 43 per cent of the electorate voted, and of these 10 per cent gave an invalid ballot. Although only two people were on the paper. Macron, the big macron, can therefore rely on just over a half of a third of the French electorate

You appear be confusing the presidential elections with the parliamentary elections, in the parliamentary elections there were more than ‘two people on the paper’. About 60% of the representatives elected were supporters of Macron.
In the presidential elections where there were only ‘two people on the paper’ the turnout was ~75% of which Macron won 66%.
By comparison about 55% of the US electorate voted in the recent presidential election of which Trump gained 46% so by your logic Trump can rely on just over a quarter of the US electorate’.
You also pointed out that “Several of the ministers already resigned before they were appointed.”,
that is also true for Trump, I can think of at least four of his cabinet nominees that have withdrawn.

Hans-Georg
Reply to  Hans-Georg
June 26, 2017 8:15 am

That is not right. There were also two ballot elections in the parliamentary elections, so that in the second round, in fact, in many cases only two persons or parties were in the election. In addition, Macron has no 60 per cent majority in parliament. His party, La Republique en Marche, received 306 seats of 577. The other seats of his government were given to Mouvement démocrate (MoDem), the coalition partner. The electoral participation in the second ballot was only 43 per cent and of these 43 per cent, 10 per cent still gave a false or empty ballot. Since I made a mistake, it chose not more than half a third of Macron, but a little more since the 10 percent of the wrong electoral cards went off the 43 percent and not from all the electorate. I do not know, however, a Minister nominated by Trump who resigned before his appointment. There were usually several in the selection, but those of Trump finally nominated have also adopted the selection. Unlike Macron, whose ministers resigned after the selection. The development of the economy in the USA has also gone upwards since Trump, in France it looks more gloomy.

Hans-Georg
Reply to  Hans-Georg
June 26, 2017 8:35 am

Only 3 seats in the parliament are chosen in the first round of the parliament election, 574 in the second…..

Reply to  Hans-Georg
June 26, 2017 9:10 am

Hans-Georg June 26, 2017 at 8:15 am
I do not know, however, a Minister nominated by Trump who resigned before his appointment. There were usually several in the selection, but those of Trump finally nominated have also adopted the selection. Unlike Macron, whose ministers resigned after the selection.

Well you know of them now.
James Donovan, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. President Trump notified the senate of his nominee’s withdrawal.
Todd M. Ricketts, of Illinois, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce. President Trump notified the senate of his nominee’s withdrawal.
Vincent Viola, of New York, to be Secretary of the Army. President Trump notified the senate of his nominee’s withdrawal.
Andrew F. Puzder, of Tennessee, to be Secretary of Labor. President Trump notified the senate of his nominee’s withdrawal.
Mark Green, of Tennessee, to be Secretary of the Army also withdrew.

Reply to  Hans-Georg
June 26, 2017 9:38 am

Hans-Georg June 26, 2017 at 8:35 am
Only 3 seats in the parliament are chosen in the first round of the parliament election, 574 in the second…..

Actually 4 seats were chosen in the first round, 2 of which went to Macron’s party (total 308). By agreement with the MoDem his party did not contest the seats in which MoDem were running. Consequently 350 deputies who supported Macron were elected (60.66%).

Hans-Georg
Reply to  Hans-Georg
June 26, 2017 12:43 pm

@Phil. Well, that supports my view. Such agreements exist between coalition parties. Nevertheless, Republique en Marche is not MoDem, but there is a coalition. If so, in Germany it is with CDU / SPD currently still higher majorities for the government. Nevertheless, the CDU is not the SPD. Macron did not have a good start. There were more than 400 mandates after the primaries, only 306 he got after the second round, so that he had to coalesce to carry out the essential reforms. I also read in the case of Trump of 3 Viceministers, who correspond to us and in France Secretaries of State (#staatssekretäre) no ministers, who resigned before the hearing. In addition, Puzder has not resigned, but he was forced to come because of the conclusion that he had employed a foreigner without a work permit. A No Go at Trump.

I Came I Saw I Left
Reply to  Michael of oz
June 26, 2017 8:02 am

President Macaroon is cut from the same mold as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Bieber.

June 26, 2017 3:42 am

Macron gotta do something quick. In the final round of the presidential election over one quarter stayed home. It’s not a lot in this type of elections. And among those who did show up, >45% voted for something else. Whatever Schwarzenegger has to say, it’s unlikely to increase Macron’s popularity.

Reply to  jaakkokateenkorva
June 26, 2017 3:43 am

*Turnout isn’t a lot…

Reply to  jaakkokateenkorva
June 26, 2017 6:25 am

Whereas in the US presidential election ~45% stayed home and of those who voted 56% ‘voted for something else’ than Trump.

JonA
Reply to  Phil.
June 26, 2017 8:12 am

What’s your point? You can’t argue that Trump doesn’t have a mandate
based on turnout then argue that Macron does because it’s ever so slightly
better. The turnout was 65% in the final poll in France split approx 66/33.

Mark T
Reply to  Phil.
June 26, 2017 10:35 am

What does Trump and the US have to do with France? Ever heard of a red herring?

Reply to  Phil.
June 26, 2017 12:09 pm

JonA June 26, 2017 at 8:12 am
What’s your point? You can’t argue that Trump doesn’t have a mandate
based on turnout then argue that Macron does because it’s ever so slightly
better. The turnout was 65% in the final poll in France split approx 66/33.

I didn’t, two posters above suggested that Macron was not well supported and gave (faulty) statistics to support that. I pointed out that Trump had even less support based on that metric. The OP said that Trump represented “the will of the American people”, and that this was an attempt to “overturn US voters’ decision to embrace President Trump’s repudiation of the Paris Agreement”.
Well on that basis Macron represents ‘the will of the French people’.
Macron: 66% of 75% (sic.) about 43.6% of the electorate.
Trump: 46% of 60% about 27.6% of the electorate.

Griff
June 26, 2017 4:30 am

while we’re on the subject of new presidents who reduce their country’s use of nuclear and coal…
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/19/south-koreas-president-vows-end-reliance-nuclear-power/

stevekeohane
Reply to  Griff
June 26, 2017 9:21 am

Coal use is up 6% this year over last. Link in Tips & notes by TA today.

Sheri
Reply to  Griff
June 26, 2017 9:40 am

South Korea can be blacked out just like North Korea. Why not? Who needs lights and power anyway?

Leigh
June 26, 2017 4:39 am

If President Trump sought to be really nasty and return fire at these very rich celebrity holier than now Johny come lately green evangelists. A simple exposure of where their hundreds of millions is invested. If (if) they are investing in “government subsidys” to “save the planef”. It would certainly blunt these never ending attacks on your president.
Trump the business man would know.
Gores massive wealth, Arnies and Decaprios to name a few of the most vocal “mega rich celebrities” is not just sitting in a bank collecting dust. It’d certainly make for interesting reading.

Jim G1
Reply to  Leigh
June 26, 2017 7:15 am

I’d be surprised if most of Arnold’s is not sitting in his ex wife’s bank account.

Javert Chip
Reply to  Jim G1
June 26, 2017 2:43 pm

Or his ex-maid’s, er…mother of his most recent illegitimate child. Whatever.

Michael Jennings
June 26, 2017 4:40 am

Anyone else getting a WUWT sea ice page (and it won’t refresh) that is dated 2012? As for AHRNOLD all those steroids have ruined his thought processes

MikeP
Reply to  Michael Jennings
June 26, 2017 1:06 pm

Yep … the page is still out …

June 26, 2017 4:56 am

Two massive brains get together to display their massive ignorance. Arnie’s brain weighs at least 45 pounds. Need I say more?

Hans-Georg
Reply to  arthur4563
June 26, 2017 8:29 am

But Arnies Brain has no possibility to speak since Conan.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  arthur4563
June 26, 2017 9:29 am

And while most of us went to college to exercise our brains, ‘Ahnold’ spent his youth lifting weights. Yet, like many celebrities, he feels that public adulation confers special insights on science and politics. As Lord Acton observed, “Power corrupts,…”

June 26, 2017 4:57 am

Merkron is comfortably exceeding all expectations in the dangerously stupid department. Fresh from telling the V4 that they are traitors to Europe for not complying with strenuous German efforts to blackmail them into joining the cult of suicide-by-Islam – currently all the rage in Europe – he now want to play spot-the-pseudoscientist games with Arnie. Something tells me Emmangela isn’t going to last very long.

PaulH
June 26, 2017 5:04 am

Sure, France has to worry about the temperature in 2100 and not what’s happening in 2017:
“Eiffel Tower to be surrounded by a bulletproof glass wall”
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/eiffel-tower-to-be-surrounded-by-a-bulletproof-glass-wall-how-to-buy-ticket-changes-book-online-6xgjj038r

Sheri
Reply to  Eric Worrall
June 26, 2017 9:44 am

For reasons unknown, there is a belief among those running countries that terrorists only use guns, in spite of the evidence of using planes, trucks, explosives, knives, etc. You are absolutely correct—a terrorist with even a knife will have captive victims.

June 26, 2017 5:12 am

Two guys, neither of whom have ever set foot in a science classroom, of any subject, have appointed themselves fountains of public knowledge about a subject about which they could not answer a single simple question. This would be judged fraudulent behavior in any courtroom.

John of Cloverdale, WA, Australia
June 26, 2017 5:42 am

Looks like Los Angeles is about to drown from those accelerating sea levels. No wonder Arnie is worried.
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=9410660

Dr. Strangelove
June 26, 2017 5:50 am

Now showing: Arnold Schwarzenegger as “The Terminated”
hasta la vista baby!comment image

A C Osborn
June 26, 2017 5:51 am

On top of that Macron wants to phase out Nuclear Power Plants in favour of Wind Power.
What macaroon he is.

Sheri
Reply to  A C Osborn
June 26, 2017 9:45 am

He wants to keep France in the dark.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  A C Osborn
June 26, 2017 7:54 pm

How many wind turbines does it take to replace a nuclear plant and guarantee 24/7 power that’s stable and uninterrupted? The infrastructure would have to be massive and “apparently widely distributed” to begin to compete with the energy density of nuclear power.

June 26, 2017 6:19 am

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is demonstrating his total disregard for the will of the American People, joining with President Macron of France to do everything in their power to overturn US voters’ decision to embrace President Trump’s repudiation of the Paris Agreement.
Was there a national referendum on this that I missed? Since when is the US a totalitarian state where individual citizens are bound not to disagree with the president’s opinion?

jclarke341
Reply to  Phil.
June 26, 2017 7:36 am

Not a single person here is denying that Arnold has a right to speak his opinion, but he does not have the right to avoid criticism for his words and actions.

Mark T
Reply to  Phil.
June 26, 2017 10:36 am

He also does not have a right to negotiate with a foreign power.

Mark T
Reply to  Mark T
June 26, 2017 10:37 am

Not for anything official, at least.

Dave
Reply to  Mark T
June 26, 2017 6:44 pm

Not even Russia?

Mark T
Reply to  Phil.
June 26, 2017 10:40 am

sedition
[si-dish-uh n]
noun
1. incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
2. any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
3. Archaic. rebellious disorder.
Having a difference of opinion only goes so far.

Javert Chip
Reply to  Phil.
June 26, 2017 2:47 pm

Well, under Obama you couldn’t disagree without the MSM calling you a racist, or Nancy Pelosi (the GOP gift that keeps on giving) calling you a terrorist. Just saying.

Kpar
June 26, 2017 6:42 am

I had such hopes for Ahnold- what a disappointment!

Mark T
Reply to  Kpar
June 26, 2017 12:10 pm

He’s always been a liberal. He’s a Kennedy. How is this any less (or more) than expected?

Javert Chip
Reply to  Mark T
June 26, 2017 2:49 pm

I doubt his Kennedy wife expected him to boink the maid. Hell, I didn’t even expect that.

SAMURAI
June 26, 2017 6:54 am

Oh, goody… The Warmunator vs Inspector Clouseau:

Reply to  SAMURAI
June 26, 2017 8:52 am

Samurai….. Many Tks for Clouseau..clips. Got almost as good a laugh as reading Griff,s posts.

Javert Chip
Reply to  Ross King
June 26, 2017 2:50 pm

BTW, did Griff contribute to Anthony’s vacation?

Griff
Reply to  Ross King
June 27, 2017 6:46 am

I gave him a useful tip on a place to visit in NZ!

Jim G1
June 26, 2017 7:09 am

Apparently those steroids eventually have an impact upon one’s mental capacities as well as one’s circulatory system. Or perhaps it’s just something in the air or water in S. California that causes folks to be idiots. Whatever, it seems to be concentrated heavily in Hollywood as well as farther north in Sacramento.

Jim G1
Reply to  Jim G1
June 26, 2017 7:20 am

I forgot the Bay area.

Tom Halla
Reply to  Jim G1
June 26, 2017 8:32 am

I think it is mostly hanging out with the Kennedys that causes viewpoint distortion. If one compares Arnold’s positions with the Kennedys, Arnold is a moderate.

Javert Chip
Reply to  Tom Halla
June 26, 2017 2:51 pm

His position on his maid appeared to upset the Kennedys.

John F. Hultquist
June 26, 2017 7:55 am

Eric Worrall,
Here is a new one for you.
New island forms NC coast
Will this be reported as a result of melting glaciers? How? How soon?

Gary Pearse
June 26, 2017 8:19 am

Trump needs to make sure there are no tax deductions for upholders of anti-American policy. By all means let them spend their own money 100%. This won’t last long! They’ll fold fast. Also, while I’m in a forecasting mode. 1)There will be a big wave of headliner retirements from the climate stokers ranks.
2) Younger entrants will segue into luke and neutral clime positions, largely stole… err… inspired by unorganized sceptics’ scientific works. Signs of change are the rapidly increasing influx of women into this former cubby white male bastion, desperado shrill papers on end of world scenarios (this would make for crisp psychological fodder for studies on transference from scientists’ unwitting plaint about the end of their own personal world, if there were any uncorrupted psychologists left on the planet), the cynical Ehrlichest changing of horses in progress by the indestructible climate carp of the sector and the release from political bondage of sceptical scientists.

June 26, 2017 8:28 am

Proposed new movie title: The Carbonator

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
June 26, 2017 8:43 am

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Reply to  Robert Kernodle
June 26, 2017 8:52 am

Listen, and understand! That Carbonator is out there! It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel facts, or reason, or real-world evidence. And it absolutely will not stop… ever, until CO2 technology is dead!

Matthew Epp
Reply to  Robert Kernodle
June 26, 2017 9:04 am

I like the sound of The Carbonator, reminds of the Holly 650 double pumper I installed on my 429 back in high school.
As another alternative name for the Schwartz (with apologies to Mel Brooks) I suggest The Warminator.

South River Independent
Reply to  Robert Kernodle
June 26, 2017 8:52 am

Pumping CO2 – Making the Planet Greener.

June 26, 2017 8:49 am

Remember that France is in the state of emergency since November 2015. That is a mark of a great leadership.

TA
Reply to  Curious George
June 26, 2017 10:06 am

The U.S. is in a state of renewal. That is the mark of great leadership.

June 26, 2017 8:50 am

Please work on your stutter.

Tom Anderson
June 26, 2017 8:58 am

It is easy to get caught up in airhead noise these days with so much of it filling the air. Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution of the United States provides that
“No State shall, without the Consent of Congress … enter into any Agreement or Compact with … a foreign Power …”
Schwarzenegger & Brown’s cackle falls into the big So-What?
Will somebody open a window, please?

Harry Passfield
June 26, 2017 8:59 am

I listened to to the Therminator in his interview after meeting Macron. After all these years of living in the West he still has a very pronounced accent.
I distinctly heard him say: “There is no left ear; there is no right ear; we all breathe the same ear. We need to keep Paris” Seems he’s moved on from CO2 and its (claimed) effects. The man’s the south end of a north-facing donkey.

Reply to  Harry Passfield
June 26, 2017 9:11 am

He hopes to become an equal of Leonardo DiCaprio.

Sheri
Reply to  Curious George
June 26, 2017 9:48 am

He can only hope. No one can ever attain the level of Leonardo.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Curious George
June 26, 2017 12:22 pm

He’s trying desperately to resurrect a floundering career, by pandering to his Hollywood peers.
He’s already lost his fan base.

Griff
Reply to  Harry Passfield
June 27, 2017 6:45 am

did he mention space? The final front ear?

David S
June 26, 2017 9:09 am

The next time Germany invades France… let ’em.

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  David S
June 26, 2017 9:33 am

That’s an awful thing to wish on the Germans.

Rhoda R
Reply to  David S
June 26, 2017 9:44 am

They already are. What do you think Merkel is up to tthese days.

Art
June 26, 2017 10:45 am

‘Former California governor meets in France with “great leader” to talk about environmental issues.
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Must be great to be in as good a shape as Arnie, that’s a mighty long swim for him, all the way across the Atlantic.
Oops, sorry, of course he didn’t swim – he rowed a boat.
Sure got there fast.
Being as concerned as he is about CO2 emissions, there’s no way he’d even consider flying there in a CO2 spewing, fossil fuel powered plane, right? Right???

Jose Melkander
Reply to  Art
June 26, 2017 11:32 pm

He had special ”green” fabric sent back from the future and constructed a small sailing vessel of reclaimed plastic products he found lying around the beach and sailed, so he wouldn’t ”pollute” with the plant food that gives the planet life.
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Art June 26, 2017 at 10:45 am
‘Former California governor meets in France with “great leader” to talk about environmental issues.
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Must be great to be in as good a shape as Arnie, that’s a mighty long swim for him, all the way across the Atlantic.
Oops, sorry, of course he didn’t swim – he rowed a boat.
Sure got there fast.
Being as concerned as he is about CO2 emissions, there’s no way he’d even consider flying there in a CO2 spewing, fossil fuel powered plane, right? Right???
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June 26, 2017 12:07 pm

“And now we will deliver together to make the planet great again.”
The planet has not been better for a long time, plants are thriving and the planet is greening. The only ones who can not like that are the Greens.

Joel Snider
June 26, 2017 12:14 pm

Arnold pretty much goes with the crowd and he’s surrounded by eco-nuts, so that’s his whole perspective. It’s not like you can accuse him of creativity. He has VERY basic business and promotional understanding. His entire career is based on a couple of two and three word catch-phrases that were written for him – basically in one movie – all to keep him from having to say too much.
Perhaps he should just focus on population control by leaving his housekeepers alone.

Terry Warner
June 26, 2017 12:34 pm

Trump is an egotistical bully or clown depending on your point of view. He marginally won an election, albeit with fewer votes than crooked H. He certainly is not an expert on climate change or any other science – he hasn’t the intellect for it.
Schwarzenegger has every right to talk to whomsoever he wishes. Whether you agree or disagree with his views on climate change is of course a personal judgement (I largely don’t agree with them).
Vilifying those who hold views at variance to your own should not be a feature of the greatest democracy in the world, but a behaviour expected of a despot or dictator.

Hans-Georg
Reply to  Terry Warner
June 26, 2017 12:48 pm

You’ve forgotten the sarc-tag, lovely terry

Joel Snider
Reply to  Terry Warner
June 26, 2017 12:53 pm

‘Trump is an egotistical bully or clown depending on your point of view.’
So, since you said so, I guess those are the only two options.
Talk about ego.

R. Shearer
Reply to  Terry Warner
June 26, 2017 1:53 pm

Schwarzenegger has a proclivity for showing poor judgment, not the least of which is his affair and subsequent child with a housekeeper.

Javert Chip
Reply to  Terry Warner
June 26, 2017 2:57 pm

TW
But what you accuse others of appears to be what you have just done.
I guess leading by example…

Jose Melkander
Reply to  Terry Warner
June 26, 2017 11:28 pm

Actually we all have good reason to believe several million of Hillary’s votes are fake.
Trump seems to be an expert on climate change, he said it’s a scam. It is a scam.
Trump certainly mastered the science of staying competitive in a changing high stakes world.
Which part of ”climate signts” do you think is science Terry? The part about insulation being able to stop light from arriving at the earth, but make the earth warm like more light reached it?
You don’t need a science degree to figure out that never was, isn’t now, and never will be science.
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Terry Warner June 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm
Trump is an egotistical bully or clown depending on your point of view. He marginally won an election, albeit with fewer votes than crooked H. He certainly is not an expert on climate change or any other science – he hasn’t the intellect for it.
Schwarzenegger has every right to talk to whomsoever he wishes. Whether you agree or disagree with his views on climate change is of course a personal judgement (I largely don’t agree with them).
Vilifying those who hold views at variance to your own should not be a feature of the greatest democracy in the world, but a behaviour expected of a despot or dictator.
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JasG
June 26, 2017 3:05 pm

They seem to have stepped into the marvel universe? Captain Planet and his sidekick the Smug Windbag! Let’s all plant a tree in our neighbours garden to celebrate this union of mindless!

Kleinefeldmaus
June 26, 2017 3:46 pm

They seek their reward…..50.000 virgins? Surely not …..comment image?w=640

LewSkannen
June 27, 2017 4:49 am

Arnie has really turned into a disappointment.

Resourceguy
June 27, 2017 10:40 am

It’s a conference/tourism issue for France and burning lots of jet fuel to get there is just part of the sacrifices that have to be made.

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