#ExxonKnew leader Eric Schneiderman resigns in disgrace amid physical abuse allegations

From the New York Times: New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, has resigned, hours after multiple women accused him of being physically abusive.

Eric T. Schneiderman, the New York State attorney general who rose to prominence as an antagonist of the Trump administration, abruptly resigned on Monday night hours after The New Yorker reported that four women had accused him of physically assaulting them.

Read it all here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/nyregion/new-york-attorney-general-eric-schneiderman-abuse.html

WUWT readers may recall he’s the bozo (along with Bill McKibben and Al Gore) that dreamt up the “Exxon Knew” libel outfit, and got a bunch of other Attorney Generals to sign on to the scam.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a coalition of attorneys general, supported by former Vice President Al Gore, vowed on March 29, 2016, to hold fossil fuel companies accountable if their words and deeds on climate change had crossed into illegality.

Al Gore had his masseuse incidents:


Pachauri left the IPCC over sexual harassment issues:


Eric Worrall notes in an email to me:

“Quite a string of high profile alleged sex abuse cases associated with leading climate figures. “Moral License” in action?”

These climate chumps can’t seem to contain themselves, be it ego or their pants.

James Woods on Twitter:

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May 7, 2018 11:32 pm

Hmmm, I know people will disagree with me on this, but I think it’s a little off to conflate aggressive and / or sexual behaviour with their political stance.
Idiots are idiots, abusers are abusers, no matter what side of the fence they come from.

Reply to  MangoChutney
May 7, 2018 11:45 pm

A man who will abuse women is much more likely to abuse his position of power as well … and Schneiderman has assuredly done both.

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 7, 2018 11:50 pm

I agree, Willis, his political leaning is irrelevant imho

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 12:27 am

And vice versa. It has a name – “the nobility disease.”
Above the law.
Not subject to any moral restraints, either, so long as they signal their virtue. In the old days, the noble could found a convent – and that made it just fine to enjoy their droits among the commoners thereafter.
The “Trump wave,” #MeToo, etc. are in my opinion more a revolt against the modern nobility than any specific ideology. So far, peaceful and lawful – here’s hoping it stays that way, and the guillotines do not start their grisly work once again – those get out of hand all too easily.

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 12:27 am

Thanks, Mango … but you’ll have to define what you are calling his “political stance” or “political leaning”. Is his support of the climate lunacy part of his “political stance? What about his prosecution of Harvey Weinberg?
How about his arrogant power grab in the Exxon lawsuit? Political?
Consider this article …

AG uses Exxon probe to further own political ambitions – Times Union

Mar 14, 2017 – Taking on national causes can also pay political dividends. Witness New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. He’s positioning himself as the leading Democrat AG to oppose President Trump’s policies, and he has not been shy about letting his political supporters know it. …

I fear that the distinction between power, climate, and politics is not as clear as you seem to think …
Best to you,

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 12:50 am

Just to be clear, I am not condoning his actions.
The guy is a hypocrite. His support of the #MeToo whilst abusing women campaign is reprehensible.
The point I am trying to make, clearly not very well, is his stance on climate change, Exxon, etc is irrelevant.
The guy is simply a scumbag especially while he excuses his behaviour as

In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity

Of course, this is not the way women see his abuse

Tanya Selvaratnam: Says Mr Schneiderman warned her he could have her followed and phone-tapped and said he would kill her if she broke up with him, all of which he denies. The Sri Lanka-born author and actor says Mr Schneiderman called her “brown slave”, adding: “Sometimes, he’d tell me to call him Master, and he’d slap me until I did.”

(From the BBC of all places) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44035718

dodgy geezer
Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 1:44 am

I have a suspicion that the issue may be both more and less complex than we think. Because I’ve been reading Chesterton.
Theorising before the facts are in is, of course, fatal to the deductive mind (S. Holmes (paraphrased)), while Feynman tells us that we need to start any investigation by guessing. I wonder whether the answer is simply that Mr Schneiderman moves in the sort of circles which worship and blindly follow the latest crazes.
This would explain why he attacks oil companies, and also why he is the target of sexual assault allegations. His female colleagues are simply following the latest fashion and accusing him of assault. They will probably accuse him of bullying as well, and incorrect recycling of plastic.
This comment is made, of course, with no data to go no. But it has the merit of being the most parsimonious explanation…

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 2:01 am

Mango, mate. How the devil are you old chap. Long time no blog. Glad to see you back.

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 2:21 am

Still alive and kicking, thanks. Missing Richard Black lol

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 3:20 am

dodgy geezer May 8, 2018 at 1:44 am
… His female colleagues are simply following the latest fashion and accusing him of assault. They will probably accuse him of bullying as well, and incorrect recycling of plastic.

This latest fad takes us away from the enlightenment and back to the days of lynch mobs and witch burnings.

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 9:23 am

“In the privacy of intimate relationships” blah blah blah
It’s “private” (and none of our business) unless she is a porn actress, right?

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 10:22 am

Right you are Willis.

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 10:30 am

Yep, I miss the old fella too. Come back Richard all is forgiven. The BBC’s science pages are almost completely worthless these days. As is the level of debate. Very glad you’re still with us though. I really do miss the good old days. We used to have a better class of alarmists to debate with. These days they just scream and post links to dana and the boys on sks. It’s hardly worth blogging any more. Still, mustn’t let the $#&*)(#@ grind me down.

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 12:24 pm

These revelations are predicted perfectly but the WUWT post from several days ago about a study showing so-called skeptics being more environmentally friendly in their actions that the warmunists. Public stance and “political leanings” are typically a front for some urge to dominate and demean others in various forms, not as a genuine expression of how the believers actually act or think.

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 5:14 pm

This slime is the latest in a long list of leaders of the left, not ordinary rank and file type folks: Thought leaders, political leaders, entertainment leaders, business leaders, media and press leaders…and they are pretty much all the most sanctimonious of the liberal scolds. Think of it, so many of them are without exaggeration clamorous moralizing scolds and wickedly depraved sociopaths.
The Jimmy Swaggert Effect on steroids.
I think we might as well take it is a given that the loudest and most sanctimonious of the virtue signaling finger pointers are in fact the ones who are desperately buying up indulgence credits in a desperate bid for absolution for their sins.
No need to wait for them to be caught. Or called out.
It is all of the loudest and most self righteous.
Schneiderman is a special case, infected with a very virulent strain of the JSE malady.
The lurid details being revealed are not simply scandalous…this guy is a multiple felon.
“She told me that her boyfriend of a year, Eric Schneiderman, the Attorney General of New York, has been choking, beating, and threatening her for the entirety of their relationship and that several times he threatened to have her killed if she ever tried to leave him. She said he knows that she has a lot of really damning information about him, his alcoholism, sexual deviance, and drug use, and she worries about her safety.”
Racist, woman beating, drug abusing, thieving, alcoholic rapist.
And his resignation and lame not really denials look damning.
“Manning Barish says that Schneiderman also took prescription tranquillizers [sic], and often asked her to refill a prescription that she had for Xanax, so that he could reserve “about half” the pills for himself. (Schneiderman’s spokesperson said that he has “never commandeered anyone’s medications.”) Sometimes in bed, she recalls, he would be “shaking me and grabbing my face” while demanding that she repeat such things as “I’m a little whore.” She says that he also told her, “If you ever left me, I’d kill you.””
“Sometimes, he’d tell me to call him Master, and he’d slap me until I did,” Selvaratnam claimed. “He started calling me his ‘brown slave’ and demanding that I repeat that I was ‘his property.’”
“The slaps started after we’d gotten to know each other,” she told the New Yorker. “It was at first as if he were testing me. Then it got stronger and harder. It wasn’t consensual. This wasn’t sexual playacting. This was abusive, demeaning, threatening behavior.”
She further alleges that Schneiderman would “hit me until I agreed” to engage in a threesome with another woman. Something she never did.
“The abuse escalated,” the New Yorker reports. “Schneiderman not only slapped her across the face, often four or five times, back and forth, with his open hand; he also spat at her and choked her.”
“He was cutting off my ability to breathe,” she claims. Things escalated to a point where “we could rarely have sex without him beating me.”
She also says that he drank too much, took sedatives, and often forced her to drink with him. “In the middle of the night, he staggered through the apartment, as if in a trance,” is how the New Yorker describes it. “The next morning, she says, he’d seem fine, but often berated her for not having kept him away from the alcohol.”
Things only worsened after President Trump won the presidency. Selvaratnan says that he had counted on “forging an ambitious partnership with a White House led by Hillary Clinton.” On the night before Trump’s inauguration, Schneiderman was forced to cancel a public appearance. “He told me that he’d been drinking the night before he fell down. He didn’t realize he’d cut himself, and got into bed, and when he woke up he was in a pool of blood,” Selvaratnam says.”
No, nothing to do with his political leanings.
All a coincidence.
It could be anyone from either party.
It just never is.

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 5:56 pm

Mods, it has not been very long but I have a post in moderation, or so I hope, which seemed to disappear in a odd way.
Thank you for your attention when you get a chance.
Me, Nicholas

Reply to  MangoChutney
May 8, 2018 5:17 am

I don’t believe you understand the concept of “Moral License”. Why do you think it is that all of the Big Names brought down by the “MeTOO” movement (Weinstein, Spacey, a host of others) have all been Loud and Proud leftists who spent years loudly proclaiming how “pro-women” they were?
Political activism on the left is the most convenient and socially acceptable way in current society for hard core sexual abusers to use to cover up their abuse. That is why they gravitate to the left; that is why they are so heavily represented in that class.

Reply to  wws
May 8, 2018 7:43 am

There is also at the core, a philosophical difference between liberals and conservatives in regard to what constitutes acceptable behavior and who gets to decide what is acceptable and what isn’t.

Reply to  wws
May 8, 2018 8:05 am

Yeah, I agree — enough w/the apologizing for these marxists. Time to get James Woods with them….

Samuel C Cogar
Reply to  wws
May 8, 2018 9:49 am

There is also at the core, ……. excluding one’s inherited survival instincts, ….. the literal fact that ……. “You are what your environment nurtured you to be”.
Therefore, claiming that there is “a philosophical difference between liberals and conservatives” is akin to claiming that an item/object is “beautiful” ……… when everyone knows that “Beauty is only in the eyes of the beholder”.

Caligula Jones
Reply to  MangoChutney
May 8, 2018 6:38 am

I will agree with that, there is enough hypocrisy on both sides: the left are supposed to be the ones who are about gender equality and anti-patriarchy, the right is supposed to be ones with the family or religious values.
When someone from either side is caught with the proverbial pants down (or “wide stance”…) it can be seen as a “win” or a “gotcha”, but in general, its just a sad state of affairs (pun unintended) and a sign of sickening society (although, it truly is nothing new, we just hid it there for so long…)

Reply to  Caligula Jones
May 8, 2018 5:26 pm

Caligula Jones – I agree. And none of this has anything remotely to do with science, climate change, etc. I find it disturbing that some here are trying to draw a connection.

Reply to  Caligula Jones
May 9, 2018 6:10 am

I agree. Politicians across the spectrum are equally capable of stupid and morally reprehensible behavior. Politicians, who typically have inflated egos and powers of self-justification, are in the public eye and their fall from grace is steeper and deeper when they screw up.
The hunger for power and fame is always a corrupting influence to one degree or another – corruption in the traditional sense or simply in the erosion of moral values. There are so many examples of hypocrisy and bad behavior, and it’s easy to conclude that political success brings out the absolute worst in those attracted to the system.
Obviously, it’s not always this way. There are political figures who have used their power to further the public good. God bless them. But they’re always complicated people. George Washington owned slaves, as did Jefferson. Alexander Hamilton, as much good as he did, was almost dangerously eccentric. But God bless these men for directing their many talents to the improvement of the commonweal.

Reply to  MangoChutney
May 8, 2018 7:41 am

Conservatives in general do a better job of policing their own. Liberals tend to find excuses for bad behavior in their leaders, up to the point where they can’t excuse it any longer.

Reply to  MarkW
May 8, 2018 7:46 am

For example, what Bill Clinton was accused of doing was way more serious than what Bob Packwood was accused of doing. The same liberals who demanded Packwood’s immediate resignation (incidentally allowing him to be replaced by a Democrat governor) rallied behind Clinton. The president of NOW even went so far as to create a “one free group rule” in order to defend his actions.

Reply to  MarkW
May 8, 2018 8:48 am

grope, not group

Reply to  MarkW
May 8, 2018 10:42 am

Mark, while Packwood was accused of sexual misconduct with women he was also accused of having a sexual relations with a minor. That puts his acts a bit above Clintons in my book even when considering the non consensual (rape) sex with adult women.

Javert Chip
Reply to  MarkW
May 8, 2018 11:07 am

If we’re using a micrometer to differentiate between Packwood’s alleged sexual abuse of women & a minor vs Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual abuse (and beating) of women (including employees), Clinton also scores with private flights to some pervert’s magic island with child sex.
Bill Clinton pretty much scores as full-spectrum pervert.

Reply to  MarkW
May 8, 2018 1:36 pm

“Sexual relations” is defined as what?
Bill says oral in the oval office does not fall under the definition.
In Packwood’s (minor) case the girl was strong and confident enough to get away from him before he got his tongue into her mouth. That was it.
Some (democrats mostly) might agree with the Clinton definition. I don’t know anyone but you that would go along with your definition.

Reply to  MarkW
May 9, 2018 6:20 am

“Conservatives in general do a better job of policing their own.”
This is blatant hogwash. I assume you exclude Donald Trump from this thoughtless bit of political favoritism. I consider myself conservative but our current president continually sullies the term itself. I can’t imagine an elected politician with fewer of the attributes that enable true public service.

Reply to  MarkW
May 9, 2018 6:52 am

Trump is only a conservative when compared to the modern Democrat.
The best thing about Trump is the way he drives liberals absolutely bonkers.
Not that it’s a long drive for most of them.

Joel Snider
Reply to  MangoChutney
May 8, 2018 8:05 am

Yes, but notice where the preponderance of this sort of behavior dominates.

Boff Doff
Reply to  MangoChutney
May 8, 2018 8:13 am

It is not his abusive sexual misbehaviour that is being condemned in this thread, as reprehensible as that is. It is his dishonesty, hypocrisy and corruption that is being denounced here.
To stand as a champion of the #metoo blah blah at the same time as you’re slapping those b*t*h*s about. Wow!! That takes hypocrisy to a new level. He should start a new hashtag #meattoo.

Javert Chip
Reply to  Boff Doff
May 8, 2018 11:12 am

Boff Doff
Just to be clear: at lest some of us find his sexual misbehavior worth condemnation.
Politicians are all hypocrites; some are a little more fetid.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Boff Doff
May 8, 2018 12:15 pm

‘It is not his abusive sexual misbehaviour that is being condemned in this thread.’
Well, to be fair, there’s a lot there to condemn. And it’s all quite worth it.

Reply to  Boff Doff
May 10, 2018 12:15 am

I believe the French have an expression for such casually brazen behavior. Having sang froi. (loosely translated: cold blood)

Hot under the collar
Reply to  MangoChutney
May 8, 2018 9:22 am

Political stance?? He has abused his position and power to lead a moral crusade against fossil fuel companies. if these allegations have any foundation then, again, it is an abuse of trust using his position and power against women.
Many of these leading alarmists take the moral high ground; when they are caught out being hypocrites they need to be called out on it.

Bryan A
May 7, 2018 11:33 pm

Now Eric Schneiderman can be associated with 2 hashtags
An A. G. began #ExxonKnew
But wound up totally screwed
With Eric his name
fighting Carbon his fame
He wound up just another #MeToo

Go Home
May 7, 2018 11:35 pm

I just want to know when this liberal pig will be arrested. Before or after the 2019 Nenana Ice Classic prize winner is announced?

Reply to  Go Home
May 8, 2018 5:22 pm

Soon. The allegations are as bad as it gets.
And highly credible.
He will be in federal prison for a very long time.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Menicholas
May 8, 2018 5:58 pm

Things change quickly, but as I understand it, the issue is not forced sex, but physical assault during “role-playing.” If there is no injury requiring medical attention, it’s misdemeanor assault with a statute of limitations of 1 year. Even with a conviction, prison time is doubtful, and it would be a state or county lockup, not federal.

Tom Halla
Reply to  D. J. Hawkins
May 8, 2018 6:02 pm

The allegations in the Farrow story in the New Yorker was that the violence was not part of a consensual game, which Schneiderman is asserting in his defense.

Reply to  Menicholas
May 8, 2018 6:15 pm

We should give Schneiderman the same benefit of the doubt he gives to all the people he has prosecuted: Load up a mountain of charges and all of the evidence, and offer a plea deal for a lesser charge and lighter sentence, by a little and only maybe, if he pleads guilty.
Or take your chances in court where conviction rate is between 60-90%.
No better than the practice of putting people on the rack and waiting to see if they confessed.

May 7, 2018 11:45 pm


Reply to  Jer0me
May 7, 2018 11:47 pm

Jer0me May 7, 2018 at 11:45 pm


Schneidenfraud …

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 1:03 am


Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 6:36 am


Pamela Gray
Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 6:37 am


Mr Bliss
Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 8, 2018 7:09 am

Stick a hashtag in front of that Willis, and your work is done here!

May 7, 2018 11:49 pm

“CO2 made me do it.”

John Endicott
Reply to  Max Photon
May 8, 2018 5:48 am

did Exxon Know that CO2 would make him do it? 😉

Reply to  Max Photon
May 8, 2018 5:54 am

Oh, no. Why do I have a picture of research being published claiming CO2 is a male hormone disrupter, causing men to do things against their moral conscience? And that those men most exposed to its production – lots of traveling, big cities, near fossil fueled power plants – are affected the most?
So Weiner, Schneiderman, Spitzer, Gore, Patchuri, and Weinsten are all fine nobel men who are actually VICTIMS of the evils they are fighting. Trump, of course, is different. Not sure how…

Reply to  Jtom
May 8, 2018 9:39 am

need to annotate the past headlines
“Disproportionate Harm to Women/Children Caused by Climate Change (fighters)”

J Mac
May 7, 2018 11:58 pm


Reply to  J Mac
May 8, 2018 3:39 am

According to the NYT,

Mr. Schneiderman, 63, denied abusing the women, saying in a statement: “In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity.

And four of the women come out of the closet saying it wasn’t consensual. Yuck. #goreknew #goretoo

Reply to  Hugs
May 8, 2018 5:19 am

The fact that he resigned so quickly tells me that he knew that they had pictures and medical examinations to back up their claims of physical abuse.

michael hart
Reply to  Hugs
May 8, 2018 5:35 am

wws, I too wondered about the speed of resignation. A cynic might think maybe there is something even worse in closet.

Reply to  Hugs
May 8, 2018 5:49 am

The speed needs to match his realization that his chances are nil, but resigning limits the pr damage.

Reply to  Hugs
May 8, 2018 5:53 am

Forgive me my naturally suspicious mind but “In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity.” Is an admission that he indulged in Sado Masochistic activities, consensual or otherwise, this implies he either enjoyed giving or receiving, or both, physical and/or mental abuse.
I’m afraid that exposes the man as one who enjoys punishment, and irrespective of one’s personal predisposition to the subject, it says a lot about the mental condition of these people if it’s done a pre determined fashion.
We may all recall the case of Max Mosely, son of the infamous UK fascist Oswald Mosley, who was secretly photographed with prostitutes dressed in N*z* uniforms.
And UK politics is littered with incidents of sexual child abuse and accusations of sexually motivated murder, much of it just for fun, most of course, found to be unfounded.
It is said that anyone promoting themself for political office should never achieve their ambition (paraphrasing).
Does their sexual preference spill over into their working lives? I would suggest it does, Jimmy Savile, the serial child abuser used his position of influence in the pop music world to predate on children, indeed, it seems there was a ring of these people, including Gary Glitter.
In my opinion, these people are unacceptable in positions of authority.

Reply to  Hugs
May 8, 2018 6:56 am

A little Role-Playing in the bedroom can spice up your sex life, but it can get out of hand quickly.
You know things have gone to far when someone shouts ‘Roll for Initiative!’

Reply to  Hugs
May 8, 2018 7:50 am

Interesting. Now stay away from my daughter.

John Endicott
Reply to  Hugs
May 8, 2018 10:58 am

“A little Role-Playing in the bedroom can spice up your sex life, but it can get out of hand quickly”
Schneiderman needed to set up a safe word. The women in his lives needed a safe space.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Hugs
May 8, 2018 6:02 pm

It isn’t the sort of thing that floats my boat, but isn’t the liberal crowd all about “nothing is forbidden between consenting adults”? I’m having trouble wrapping my head around their indignation while they jeer at my “tired old sexual mores.”

May 8, 2018 12:07 am

Watch for the next step in the case: the hearing of the motion to dismiss on May 24. The transcript of this will be fascinating.
As you read through what has appeared so far in the way of amicus briefs and the motions to dismiss, you have the impression that plaintiffs are not on this planet. Its perhaps a very odd conclusion. Usually in high profile cases its not at all clear to those outside the law what the case turns on, or whose arguments are strongest.
Here one has the clear impression that the case for dismissal is overwhelming. The bearing of the precedents and facts alleged in support of dismissal is quite obvious, and the force of the logic seems unanswerable. But, not a lawyer, so who knows?
Its going to be very interesting indeed.

Reply to  michel
May 8, 2018 6:16 pm

The criminal investigation has not even begun, as such, yet.

Reply to  Menicholas
May 9, 2018 6:54 am

I believe michel has diverted back to the ExxonKnew case.

charles nelson
May 8, 2018 12:12 am

A Sadist and a Masochist got together for a sordid session.
The Masochist whimpered…”Beat me”.
The Sadist chuckled…”No.”

Reply to  charles nelson
May 8, 2018 5:55 am

My favourite joke.

Reply to  charles nelson
May 8, 2018 5:59 am

And the voyeur watched as nothing happened.

Bob Denby
Reply to  JohnWho
May 8, 2018 7:17 am

The joke has whiskers but your comment is new to me — thanks!

Reply to  Eliza
May 8, 2018 4:05 am

Facebook is partnering with a group accused of spreading misinformation about climate science

The problem is ‘skeptics’ provide an easy target by saying far-fetchedly optimistic views on climate change without having a grip over media as alarmists have. It is enough to say we don’t know how dangerous 1 C of warming is, but we already have 0.8C, which does not seem to be very devastating. The observation-based estimates of warming are small enough to completely question the danger an adaptation scenario.
It is difficult to scientificly exclude bad things. and alarmists are very creative in inventing new scenarios with both plausible and pretty implausible catastrophes.
They tell we’re spreding misinformation, but they spread worse when they say the RCP8.5 is business as usual and Greenland will collapse (as Gore did), Yet, they wouldn’t ever call Gore or friends somebody who’s accused of spreading misinformation about climate change (though they did, seriously).

Reply to  Hugs
May 8, 2018 7:52 am

We can point to the fact that the world has been as much as 2 to 3C warmer in the recent past, and nothing bad happened.

Reply to  Hugs
May 9, 2018 12:27 am

I don’t know how much warmer it was. I’m sure alarmists are working on how to lower the figures as low as possible. Soon we’ll find out (according to The Guardian, when the time comes), that the Eemian peak, last interglacial, was actually colder than the present. That this current peak was even before our intervention warmer than before.
This kind of retrospect rewrite of history (oh no, nobody was seriously worried on a new ice age in the seventies) is always useful for those capable of doing it. DDT was never banned. Shall we talk about how Connelly rewrote English language Wikipedia in order to remove contrarian views?
I’m just wondering why SWJ:s are so well represented among those who write, where practical people appear to do something else? Why newspapers are written by morons for whom differentiation is far too difficult and DHMO is a dangerous chemical? Just asking. Perhaps writing is what they best can.

Reply to  Hugs
May 9, 2018 4:05 pm

The Devil makes work for idle hands, probably why SJW’s are so often heard

Patrick MJD
May 8, 2018 12:23 am

I guess when the world is about to end…they go out with a bang!

Patrick MJD
May 8, 2018 12:45 am

One word I find common with these doom cultists; Deviant.

May 8, 2018 2:24 am

For this rather innocent Australian it seems that the with a rather large and aggressive Caiman who has expressed his intention to feed on the piranhas of the swamp until they are all gone and cleaned out and who is now resident in the Whitehouse, all those piranhas of the swamp who no longer have a big piranha Godfather in the White house, are turning on their own as their swamp gets murkier and murkier and stinks even more if that is possible, to the point where even the local residents are beginning to hold their noses and avoid the swamp and its resident piranhas where. ever and when ever possible..
Every now and then that big Caiman in the White house flicks his tail and there goes another carefully crafted swamp piranha created structure and another bunch of swamp piranhas begin to fight it out amongst themselves leaving the ever present carrion crows of the swamp media screeching and slobbering on the sidelines and hoping for another round of swamp piranha carrion to come floating their way and soon.

Steve B
Reply to  ROM
May 8, 2018 4:15 am

+ 100

May 8, 2018 2:39 am

Algore seems kind of ‘stone faced’ in the picture. Seems a little fat too. Everyone else has some form of expression on their face.
Is that a wax figure of gore? Is he dead? Is he dreaming of his next masseuse? I hope he doesn’t think he’s gonna be on Mt Rushmore.

Reply to  eyesonu
May 8, 2018 3:05 am

He doesn’t know how to handle being a figure head that is not the center of attention when climate crooks get together. After all he IS the only Nobel laureate up there isn’t he?

Reply to  eyesonu
May 8, 2018 3:05 am

I think he merely looks excessively pleased with himself. But then he always does.

Reply to  eyesonu
May 8, 2018 3:06 am

It’s just a bit of jet lag.

Peta of Newark
Reply to  eyesonu
May 8, 2018 3:07 am

I’d suggest Gore is The Very Picture of sanctimonious smug.
Stomach churning, you just sooooo want to slap it.
Take it that the human animal cannot pass off untruths *and* that girls have a whole different way of looking at things. They have an intuition that is miles ahead of boys.
So why is the one girl in the picture not looking at the camera?
I venture that she ‘knows’ that its all a monumental haox and, with *almost* every fibre of her being, is wishing she were not there.
Is that what Gore is doing. He has practised and practised and practised that bland sanctimonious smug so as to try hide his intuition.
Hence why he won’t take questions usually at speeches etc, the veneer would crack.

Peta of Newark
Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 8, 2018 3:14 am

If you can, get a peek at Series 1 of “The Bridge” a Swedish/Danish police thriller.
Spiderman looks *exactly* like the evil mastermind villain – a former law enforcer. ‘good with the girls’ and desperately into calculating, violence and control.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 8, 2018 4:15 am

Gore looks like he has been getting botox injections. His face never seems to move.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 8, 2018 5:52 am

I believe the woman in the picture is the Massachusetts AG, Maura Healey. She did not back away from the anti-Exxon crusade as most of the other AGs did.
Notice that Al Gore has placed himself the farthest forward, and has assumed an angelic, saintly demeanor.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 8, 2018 7:11 am

Peta of Newark – was ‘Spiderman’ intentional or a happy spellchecker accident?

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 9, 2018 12:06 am

“Notice that Al Gore has placed himself the farthest forward, and has assumed an angelic, saintly demeanor.”
Oh, is that it?
I thought it was his vast girthy bulk and notoriously rancid body odor that necessitated he stand well clear of the rest.
As for the expressions…that appears to be the various looks that different individuals adopt in anticipation of their next big heist.
The look of a Scrooge McDuck daydreaming about swimming in a vault killed with money and jewels, or of a mob of bank robbers looking forward to counting and then spending their ill-gotten gains.
Trust me, those sort only look that happy, all of them at the same time, when the subject is a large amount of someone else’s money coming their way.

Reply to  eyesonu
May 8, 2018 6:54 am

Imagine rather than a “Weekend at Bernie’s” you had a “Weekend with Al”. STOP right there or you’ll have nightmares!
But a “Weekend with the new older political Bernie” and at the same time a “Weekend with Al” could leave you well ………. no, no, no …….don’t even think about it.

Tom Halla
May 8, 2018 3:24 am

What a pity Scneiderman was not convicted of civil rights abuses for political prosecutions, but having him out as a perv is sufficient. Oddly, there was a D. Trump tweet in 2012, noting that Spitzer and Weiner were out, and that Schneiderman would be next. What did he know?

Reply to  Hugs
May 8, 2018 4:13 am

I’m sure Dims make it so it’s Trump’s fault Schneiderman was in office for the last five years?

Reply to  Tom Halla
May 8, 2018 9:57 am

He heard the rumors. He thought he knew what a lot of people knew … that Schneiderman thought viagra was for losers & old geezers, and that real men just needed to slap somebody around for a while.

May 8, 2018 4:02 am

What is it with all these lefties? Why can’t they keep it in their pants?
Why do they have to force themselves upon women? Are they so hard-up that the only way they can get laid is to force themselves upon women?
Or do they get a power-rush from engaging in abusive behavior?
Seems to be a problem, particularly with the political left. Maybe it’s the lack of a moral center.
Read below about “Slick Willie” Clinton and Jack “Mehoff” Layton:
“MILLWEE: He [Bill Clinton] came in [to the editing room] behind me, started hunching me to the point that he had an orgasm. He’s touching, trying to touch my breasts and I’m just sitting there very stiffly, just waiting for him to leave me alone. And I’m asking him the whole time, ‘Please do not do this. Do not touch me. Do not hunch me. I do not want this.’ And he finished doing what he was doing and walked out.”
Bill reminds me of my friend’s dachshund. When I was a kid I used to visit my genius friend Peter, and he would always admonish me to put my shoes in the closet and close the door. Seems his dog had a shoe fetish, and would make wild passionate love to your footwear if you left them in sight. Gives whole new meaning to the term “wiener dog”. If I ever encounter a dog like this again. I’m going to call him “Clinton”. 🙂
Even notice how the press gives lefties a free pass when they (all too frequently) reveal themselves as sexual predators? Canadian NDP leader Jack Mehoff Layton was caught by the Toronto police in a raid of notorious massage parlour, famous for their “happy endings”, and was given a free pass by the police AND the press.

May 8, 2018 4:13 am

Like the engineer, hoist (blown up) with his own petard (bomb)… – Hamlet.
There’s a massive inflation of the ego going on in this, which involves the attempts to blackmail Exxon through the courts. It has never, ever been about anything except cash. If you think it was anything else, you weren’t paying attention. Whether or not these women were smacked around by him, he has a rather aggressive personality that is something he’s tripping over. In that James Woods ‘tweets’, he’s also being investigated for bank fraud. So he resigns from it all in the blink of an eye – covering his tracks, perhaps.
It’s not that I care what happens to this individual – I don’t – but he was scrambling his way right up to the top with no thought for the consequences of what he may/may not have done prior to his scramble. Bank fraud, physical abuse of women (only 4 so far) – what else is simmering around under the surface with this guy?
This is like looking at a wound that has festering for a while and wondering just how long it will be before it explodes – which is going on now. The whole climate shebang is just a small part of it.

May 8, 2018 4:36 am

Everyone should read the NYT article for the grisly details. Hypocrisy doesn’t even begin to describe Schneiderman’s conduct.

Reply to  Graemethecat
May 8, 2018 5:44 am

When these things happen, Leftists love to say “All powerful men do it!” because it’s a way for them to pull their political enemies in on the blame that they have earned for themselves.
In point of fact, in this day and time, it is primarily leftists who keep getting found out doing these things. I would argue it that it’s because Leftism as a philosophy give them the ideal way to hide what they’re doing. In this Schneidermann story, there is an account from one of the women who said she went to her friends and told them what had happened, asked them their advice, and they told her “Oh don’t go to the police, or to the paper, we (meaning their political side) need him too much!!!”
Leftists are always willing to cover up individual suffering and abuse as long as they think it is good for “the cause”.

Reply to  Graemethecat
May 8, 2018 10:32 am

Actually the New Yorker article is the true source, that’s where Ronan Farrow published his findings. It was a truly disgusting read and hard to slog through to the end.

Reply to  Rhee
May 8, 2018 6:18 pm

Here is the New Yorker article – I did not finish it – yeeechh!
*** Warning ***
*** Unfit for human consumption ***
After reading, shower for one hour; then gargle with full-strength Listerine.

Dr. Bob
May 8, 2018 5:45 am

So typical of the left to say one thing and mean or do another. Much like their propensity to be litterbugs when defending green energy. I typically take anything a liberal says and turn it 180 degrees to get closer to what they do.
A friend sent me this like to a video on the other party:
The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party

May 8, 2018 5:45 am

So climate change causes sexually abusive behavior. #Who Knew
Of course it’s common knowledge at this point and debate has ended /sarc

May 8, 2018 5:51 am

Come on Tipper, it’s time to help other women with the real story.

Thomas Stone
May 8, 2018 6:15 am

The woman who was victimized by all three (Schneiderman, Gore and Pachauri) is this lady:

May 8, 2018 6:26 am

Send him in exile to an Australian academic post.

Randy in Ridgecrest
May 8, 2018 6:30 am

I don’t know, I think it looks like Al had gas pains during that shoot.

May 8, 2018 6:39 am

Guy wakes up in hospital, all busted up. groaning. The doctor asks him ‘What happened ? people saw you come flying through a fourth floor window’
‘Well, I remember going to see some bigwig lawyer about the anti Slapp law’
‘then what?’
‘He said , I don’t wanna talk about no anti slap law’
‘I said , me too. and that’s the last thing I remember’

May 8, 2018 6:39 am

I still want Exxon counsel to depose him. This shouldn’t let him off the hook.

May 8, 2018 6:45 am

Moral licensing

May 8, 2018 6:47 am

The Left has some sort of a sickness.
Individuals are anxious about something, which may be taught or natural.
The next step is that they believe it can be relieved by forcing someone else to something they would not have done otherwise,
Case in point is anxiety about climate, which has been taught. And you must endure greater taxation and regulations.
The sad thing is that it never works. But fortunately, they seem to have only one anxiety at a time.
Forty years ago it was “acid rain”. Then, horror of horrors, it was Alar on apples.
In order to get off climate-altering as a means of relieving Leftist anxiety, another one will have to be found. Hopefully less harmful to real science and the wallet.
Any ideas?
Bob Hoye

Michael C. Roberts
Reply to  subtle2
May 8, 2018 11:00 am

subtle2 (Bob Hoye) – Try the next thing on the horizon – PFOA/PFAS:

Thomas Stone
Reply to  subtle2
May 8, 2018 12:54 pm

G. K Chesterton had a great quote on this topic:
“When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing, they believe in everything.”

Roger Knights
Reply to  subtle2
May 9, 2018 7:54 pm

Correction: “… they believe in anything.”

May 8, 2018 6:48 am

A marxist lawyer? They have to look up to see worms…..

May 8, 2018 7:00 am

Next up we have the Rockefeller Foundation tax exempt schemers to review.

May 8, 2018 7:01 am

From the article: “WUWT readers may recall he’s the bozo (along with Bill McKibben and Al Gore) that dreamt up the “Exxon Knew” libel outfit, and got a bunch of other Attorney Generals to sign on to the scam.”
It has also been reported that Schneiderman was involved in meetings in Washington DC with disgraced FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, two of the principle FBI agents involved in both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the investigation into President Trump.
The report I heard implied that this meeting involved colluding on some level to resist President Trump.
Schneiderman looks vulnerable legally on several fronts.
Perhaps Congress or the Special Cousel will look into Schneiderman’s collusion with rogue FBI agents. He is not only abusing women, he is abusing the power of his office and the U.S. Constitution. And btw, there are psychopaths like Schneiderman in all walks of life and all political parties. They claim that about 10 percent of any group of people you see are psychopaths to one degree or another. And they hide it so well. Unfortunately.
Got to love those U.S. Federal Judges sometimes, like the one who has called into question the Special Counsel’s mandate, Judge Bliss! The right judge can be very valuable in defending our Constitutional rights (just as the wrong judge can take our freedoms away: A judge that can’t read the U.S. Constitution). Trump is appointing conservative federal judges in large numbers.
The leader of the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, should make the Senate stay in session 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until all of President Trump’s nominees have been given a vote in the Senate.
The U.S. Senate is where the logjam is located. The Republcian Senate leadership has the ability to remove these logjams. They should do so in order to allow President Trump’s government to get in place and if they do not do this, then conservatives should work to oust every one of these useless Republicans and replace them with Trump supporters.
It is estimated that at the current pace in the U.S. Senate, it will take nine Years for the Senate to vote on all of Trump’s nominees. This is Sedition! The Democrats are underming the governing of this country. The Republcian Senate leadership has in its power the abilty to stop this slow-motion coup, and they better do so.
And where does the DOJ and the FBI get off refusing unredacted documents to Congress? Can’t they read the U.S. Constitution? It says Congress has oversight over the DOJ and the FBI and the entire Executive Branch and part of that oversight is having ALL the information those agencies have available. Security clearances are not an issue as those members of Congress involved have just as high a security clearance and those refusing to supply the documents.
Attorney General Sessions and his deputy better start turning over the unredacted documents to the American people, and if he doesn’t, then he and anyone else who is standing in the way of tranparency should be removed from office and replaced with someone who will follow the law and the U.S Constitution. The DOJ and the FBI are not just keeping these documents from Congress, they are keeping them from the people of the United States. We aren’t going to let them do that.
Demanding the documents is not extortion as the Deputy Attorney General claims, it’s the job of Congress to see the documents, and it is the duty of the Deputy Attorney General to turn them over to Congress, whether you like it or not.
Think Mitch McConnell. Ask what Mitch McConnell is doing to fix this stonewalling situation. Where’s Mitch McConnell?

John Endicott
Reply to  TA
May 8, 2018 7:51 am

+100 #where’sMitch

Reply to  TA
May 8, 2018 8:00 am

The Republican leadership has no interest in seeing Trump be successful.

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
May 8, 2018 8:49 am

That’s because they’re part of the swamp that needs draining.

May 8, 2018 7:17 am

Global warming is political fraud and much more needs to be done to stand against it at all levels.

May 8, 2018 7:18 am

Not just a terrible AG then…

May 8, 2018 7:27 am

Trump should either pardon or commute Anthony Weiner, hope that he and Huma get back together, in so far as sharing a condo + laptop. Also allow Weiner to resume internet “dating” with discrete FBI monitoring. Its the gift that keeps on giving.

Reply to  Joe
May 8, 2018 12:21 pm

What is the statute of limitation for having improper access to an illegal email server and storing classified information?

May 8, 2018 8:00 am

It wasn’t until the eighth paragraph in the The New York Times article where they indicated that Schneiderman is a Democrat. Funny, that. ;->

Joel Snider
Reply to  PaulH
May 8, 2018 8:09 am

The rule of thumb in journalism is that not very many people read past the headline, and those that do, not manly of those read past the lead.
Theoretically, that’s supposed to prompt reporters to put the ‘who, where, what, why, and how’, all in the first paragraph.
If, on the other hand, this is used in modern propaganda messaging, it means ‘if you wanna bury something, but still have plausible deniability, put it in the eight paragraph.”
Then you can say, ‘see, I reported it… in a place where statistically very few people will see it.”
Tricks of the trade. These sort of shell games are all over.

John Endicott
Reply to  PaulH
May 8, 2018 10:52 am

“It wasn’t until the eighth paragraph in the The New York Times article where they indicated that Schneiderman is a Democrat. Funny, that”
Yeah, for something like this it’s come to the point that if they don’t mention the party affiliation within the first couple of paragraphs I assume they are talking about a Democrat. Most of the time my assumption proves correct.

Joel Snider
May 8, 2018 8:05 am

And just think – these are the people preaching the moral high ground.

May 8, 2018 8:38 am

I find the alleged actions of AG Shneiderman abhorent. At this point in time, they are alleged.
Let’s not engage in trial by journalism. That is not how the USA justice system is supposed to function.
Immediate resignation does not have good optics, but we don’t know the whole story.
The fact that Shneiderman no longer has the bully pulpit to attempt to extort oil companies is a simply bonus points to this episode.

Joel Snider
Reply to  PRDJ
May 8, 2018 4:19 pm

Well, he sure got the hell out of Dodge pretty fast. People’s reactions to accusations are usually telling.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  PRDJ
May 8, 2018 7:02 pm

“Immediate resignation does not have good optics”
OMFG PLEASE don’t abuse the word “optics” in this millennial manner.

John Endicott
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
May 9, 2018 7:14 am

it the current zeitgeist, it’s not good optics to be against the use of the word optics. #itsnotgoodoptics #whydoweneedhastagsforeverything #bafflegab 😉

May 8, 2018 9:02 am

If he was using his office to wire tap any of these women as suggested by one of them he has even bigger problems .
The new AG motto … AG’s United for Clean Sex .
Never understood how these AG’s were allowed to act as lobbyist’s while on the government payroll .
What a flame out .

May 8, 2018 9:06 am

When the story broke last night my first thought was, “I wonder what Exxon knew?”

Reply to  Henry Matusek
May 9, 2018 9:37 am

… and when did they know it 😉
They were probably aware (through their nasty corporate slime division research) that Schneiderman was a threat to women. AND they didn’t do anything about it. EXXON is corporate anti women.
The four women that were harmed should sue EXXON for its blatant, obviously harmful, lack of action.
(maybe we could even get some children in Oregon to file a separate lawsuit with Jeff Merkely as a sponsor?)

May 8, 2018 9:39 am

When the news of this sexual creep came on the telly I said to my wife, “I’ll betcha ten bucks he’s a graduate of Harvard Law.” I won the bet. What is it about that school that produces so many political types who seem determined to hate the nation and do all they can to destroy it. Think Barack Obama who’s a Harvard Law grad too. Or how about Bill McKibben who’s a English major from Harvard?

Snarling Dolphin
May 8, 2018 11:31 am

AGs United for Clean Power. See what they did there? Some are Attorneys General, some are Al Gore, all are abusive geezers. Litigiously and/or sexually abusive geezers.

May 8, 2018 11:46 am

If you only follow a handful of tweeter feeds, follow Katica; you know her most important discovery: Paul Combetta/stonetear Bleachbit story, that may have been the single most significant scandal of the election cycle, possibly the key to victory (“Hillary acid washed emails”).
Katica is right, as usual.
Still, it’s fun when a bully is humiliated. It doesn’t have to be for any good reason.

May 8, 2018 12:30 pm

Study: Climate skeptics engage in more eco-friendly behavior than climate alarmists: Whenever I hear of liberal men treating women badly I think of the principle at work in the above named study. By believing in causes that are for the greater good of all, these men think they have moral license to treat the women around them like dirt. Is it only true of men? Maybe the woman think the same way. What we need is a religious/moral leader who teaches that it is not what you believe that matters but what you do? Wait! I think that’s been done.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Joel Sprenger
May 8, 2018 6:59 pm

Riiight. Because religious leaders NEVER do stuff like this. Nope! No sirree!

Gary Pearse
May 8, 2018 1:24 pm

It definitely is a ‘moral license’ aka entitlement issue. I commented on this during the short heyday the Me too# had until it turned out it was largely the left that had been enjoying this license. This is similar to abuse that tends to occur in women’s prisons and other disenfranchized situations (underlings without power).
The withdrawal of a large segment of society from religious observances, most notably the left, without replacing the institutionalized ‘discipline’ with a strong self discipline could be the crux. Disclaimer: I’m not a church goer but self discipline, old fashioned honesty and moral character seems to be built into me.
Being good these has become an accounting exercise where abuses can be squared with the conscience by virtue signaling, supporting global warming or social justice or … helping some group in Africa that 60 yrs of help hasn’t helped. Africa is the virtue signalling gold standard for such types. Building a water treatment facility for a poor American community, or enhancing literacy and good health among inner city disadvantaged groups just doesn’t have the sexy pizzang that a perennially worthless project of the kind that seem designed to fail in Africa possesses. I guess without your Bible you can’t know that charity begins at home. There is a certain- what’s in it for me aspect, too.
I’ve also mentioned that corrupted sociologists and social psychologists don’t have a clue they are in the richest environment for real research in their fields and this is why an old mining engineer has to record a few notes on the phenomenon.

The Third EYE
May 8, 2018 2:05 pm

Top Bankers, People in Oil, Politics, Abuse of Women, Sex with Children, Slaves, Occult Satanism…
Welcome to the Club the Big Club!
All Psychos!
oh and they get involved in everything just look at all the people that go to the Bilderberg Group.
Don’t worry this includes everyone! Even that silly Trumped up Save us Trump and is lie
Make America Great, Make Israel Great?
CIA, FBI, Mossad, M15, M16, 5th Corridor, etc they are all involved. Once in a while someone will resign or get busted but it’s business as usual in the Big Club.

Reply to  The Third EYE
May 9, 2018 7:11 pm

Brianj, is that you?

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
May 8, 2018 2:51 pm

Idea for Josh cartoon:
A person freezing outside their house with no power, broken wind turbine in the background and a billboard with picture of Schneiderman with the caption “#ExxonKnew”. Freezing person is holding a cardboard sign saying “#MeToo”.

May 8, 2018 3:09 pm

Trump already knew this in 2013:comment image?w=640&h=260
American politics is high stakes poker at the moment.

Reply to  Scarface
May 8, 2018 3:10 pm

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Bill Illis
May 8, 2018 4:30 pm

For those of you that understand how much Chaos is caused by SOROS,comment image?w=620&s=b08d1403c611d8f86ec18152bb71f7f9

May 8, 2018 5:38 pm

Well at least all his electronic communication will be open and WIKIleaks didn’t even have to do it .
My oh my . Flying high to a complete disgraceful face plant in under 4 hours .
Why do all these jerks end up in photos with Hillary ?

May 8, 2018 6:09 pm

“As a result of Molière’s play, contemporary French and English both use the word “tartuffe” to designate a hypocrite who ostensibly and exaggeratedly feigns virtue, especially religious virtue.”

Jeff Alberts
May 8, 2018 6:55 pm

“and got a bunch of other Attorney Generals to sign on to the scam.”
Minor nit, should be Attorneys General.

May 8, 2018 9:43 pm

So far only 4 women have come forward . More to follow . By all means he is entitled to a fair trial and due process . What would possibly motivate more than 4 women to claim this guy abused them ?
They aren’t gold diggers like the current Storm .

Reply to  Amber
May 9, 2018 12:02 am

Daniels is a gold digger who wanted to dig the same dear many times with increasing price. No idea what she has done (wasn’t she caught of telling lies and then modifying them in order to continue), but I have no doubt her motive is just more money. It looks like Trump was blackmailed, which is not a good thing to have a president who can be blackmailed, but on the other hand, shouldn’t we damn a blackmailer?

May 9, 2018 6:17 pm

Her legal council accepted leaked confidential documents (bank records ) . Case over .

May 9, 2018 7:05 pm

NY’s former AG Schneiderman does seem like he’s a few Fruit Loops short of a bowl. Here he is lying outrageously about a group of pro-lifers that he was persecuting:

The very restrained young attorney with Thomas More Law Center who was interviewed in that clip is Mr. Tyler Brooks, who just won a Republican Primary Election in my NC House District, expecting to challenge the Democrat who currently represents me in the NC House… and that Democrat, strangely enough, has a lot in common with Schneiderman:
However, the incumbent Democrat lost his Primary yesterday, to a far-left Planned Parenthood & lesbian activist. It’s going to be an interesting Fall election.

May 9, 2018 8:19 pm

A book titled Snowball Earth introduced the concept in 2003. I would have thought that those interested in climate issues noticed.

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