Kamala Harris’ Record: Lawfare Against Climate Skeptics, “A Level of Indifference” to the Violation of Constitutional Rights

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Kamala Harris. By the United States Senate

h/t JoNova; Kamala has already been very active promoting green narratives, aligning herself with green firebrands like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

From Kamala Harris’ website;

July 29, 2019

Harris, Ocasio-Cortez Announce Landmark Legislation to Ensure Green New Deal Lifts Up Every Community

Climate Equity Act will hold government accountable to interests of communities who have faced historic, systemic environmental injustice 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) on Monday announced the Climate Equity Act, a draft legislative proposal to ensure that the United States government makes communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis the foundation of policy related to climate and the environment, including the policies to build a Green New Deal. To that end, frontline community leaders will have an opportunity to provide feedback on this legislative proposal prior to its formal introduction this fall.

At its core, a Green New Deal must be based on three principles: First, fighting climate change by ending the use of fossil fuels; second, building a clean economy with good jobs of the 21st century, and third, ensuring that no community gets left behind.

The Climate Equity Act is a legislative proposal to achieve that third key principle of justice for frontline communities to guarantee that the policies comprising a future Green New Deal protect the health and economic wellbeing of all Americans for generations to come.

Read more: https://www.harris.senate.gov/news/press-releases/harris-ocasio-cortez-announce-landmark-legislation-to-ensure-green-new-deal-lifts-up-every-community

Kamala Harris was also part of the notorious 2016 AGs United for Clean Power effort to “Defend Climate Change Progress Made Under President Obama“, by promoting AG green activism, using the executive powers of their office to attempt to frustrate the will of voters who put President Trump into office.

The AG for Alabama had this to say about the AGs United for Clean Power group.

… this investigation inescapably implicates a public policy debate and raises substantial First Amendment concerns. As our colleagues must know, a vigorous debate exists in this country regarding the risks of climate change and the appropriate response to those risks. Both sides are well-funded and sophisticated public policy participants. Whatever our country’s response, it will affect people, communities, and businesses that all have a right to participate in this debate. Actions indicating that one side of the climate change debate should fear prosecution chills speech in violation of a formerly bi-partisan First Amendment consensus. As expressed by Justice Brandeis, it has been a foundational principle that when faced with “danger flowing from speech … the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.” Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357, 377 (1927) (Brandeis, J., concurring). Here, the remedy chosen is silence through threat of subpoena. This threat distorts the debate and impoverishes consumers and the general public who may wish to better educate themselves by hearing and evaluating both sides. …

Read more: Open Letter, State of Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange

This is not the first time Harris has acted with apparent disregard for the constitutional rights of the American people, or the proper exercise of the powers of her office.

In 2010, according to SF Gate, Judge Anne-Christine Massullo ruled Kamala Harris’ office had violated the constitutional rights of defendants, by trying to conceal a crime lab scandal from the courts and defence attorneys. The judge ruled Kamala Harris’ office had displayed “a level of indifference.” to the judge’s demands for an explanation.

Instead of apologising for this grievous error, and taking vigorous steps to investigate and correct the problems which led to the coverup and systematic violation of defendant’s constitutional rights, Kamala Harris’ office went on the attack, claiming the judge had a conflict of interest because the judge’s husband is a defence attorney with a keen interest in Brady disclosure issues. Brady disclosure is the absolute requirement for prosecutors to disclose information in their possession, even if it helps the case of defendants.

Can you imagine what a Kamala Harris presidency would be like, if you are opposed to any part of her deep green agenda, or seek to criticise her actions? Because that would be the likely outcome of a Biden victory. Even CNN thinks Biden could “step aside” for his VP.

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Joel O’Bryan
August 12, 2020 6:22 pm

Either Dementia Joe or More likely Borg Queen Kamala will sign an Executive Order on DayOne declaring Climate Crisis.

And just like they are doing now with the genuine COVID pandemic, Big Tech that controls Alphabet, YouTube, WordPress, Twitter, Facebook will begin censoring climate change views that do not align with a climate crisis narrative. Dissenting views and blogs on the climate scam will be blocked, removed and/or de-platformed from the internet on those hosting platforms using this nationally declared climate crisis from The Borg Queen. And the federal government will just stand aside while liberal Bug Tech censors and the Liberal media covers for them by running the Marxists’ climate propo campaign.

Resistance will be futile.

commieBob
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
August 12, 2020 8:19 pm

You don’t have to make up names for her. You just have to realize that Kamala means ‘horrible’ in Finnish. From now on I will make a point of pronouncing her name correctly.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  commieBob
August 12, 2020 8:55 pm

“You don’t have to make up names for her.

Sure I do. I also am kinda fond of Queen Kamala-lala-Dingdong.
It kinda rolls off the tongue nicely.
If Democrats take control of Congress and the White House, I cannot see how things will turn out well for the USA. They will destroy everything to acquire evermore power once (if) they get that toehold. They won’t make the “mistake” they made in 2009-2010 of not doing away with the Senate filibuster when they lost their 60 vote supermajority there.

I have the utmost of contempt for Democrats. They want to strip me of my Constitutional rights found in the 1st and 2nd Amendment in order to pursue their Agenda of raw political power. They want to make the Supreme Court a progressive rubber stamp for anything goes. And most all, their entire party quest for power is based on a divide and conquer identity politics agenda.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
August 13, 2020 7:47 am

Frankly, I’m scared to say her name out loud, or she might appear behind me in the mirror, like Bloody Mary.

John Endicott
Reply to  commieBob
August 13, 2020 3:15 am

True you don’t have to, but disparaging nicknames have a long, long tradition in presidential politics. what, you thought Trump was the first one to ever give his opponent a disparaging nickname? How soon we’ve forgotten “Tricky Dick” (Richard Nixon), “Rutherfraud”/“His Fraudulency” (Rutherford B Hayes), “Generalissimo Jefferson” (Thomas Jefferson), “10 Cent Jimmy,” (James Buchannan) , “the Beast of Buffalo,” (Grover Cleveland), and “Slick Willy”/“Bubba,” (Bill Clinton) just to name a few historical presidential examples.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  John Endicott
August 13, 2020 5:12 am

How about OBAMAMAO suggested by others on this blog?

Hari Seldon
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
August 13, 2020 7:39 am

OBOMBER would be more appropriate after killing so many children, women, brides, and so on by terrorist drone attacks approved by Obomber.

Joel Snider
Reply to  John Endicott
August 13, 2020 7:49 am

Yeah – Trump was actually the first republican politician in memory to adapt the progressive tactic of derisive nicknames.

It’s actually amazing to watch how well it works on those who have basically made a career out of it.

The Devil can’t handle mockery.

Adrian Mann
Reply to  Joel Snider
August 13, 2020 3:44 pm

I like “One-Term-Trump”.

He’s going to lose, you know. And then he’ll be Trump the Loser.

MarkW
Reply to  Joel Snider
August 13, 2020 6:57 pm

Are you charging Trump for the space he occupies in your mind? Make sure to charge a lot, it’s not like there’s much room up there in the first place.

niceguy
Reply to  commieBob
August 13, 2020 10:44 am

I’m French. I understand American English correctly (easily for the standard accent on news channel – I mostly understand Senator Kennedy’s Louisiana accent, but not always).

I was puzzled by the correct Kamala pronunciation segment on Fox.

I just couldn’t hear the difference between Tucker “incorrect” pronunciation and Goodstein “correct” pronunciation.

Reply to  commieBob
August 15, 2020 2:06 pm

So it seems:

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Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  commieBob
August 16, 2020 12:47 pm

Sticker I saw today:

BASEMENT JOE &
MATTRESS HOE

Bryan A
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
August 16, 2020 10:17 pm

Almost as bad as the Mondale/Ferraro nickname
Wally and the Beaver

niceguy
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
August 12, 2020 8:20 pm

Yes. Remember that nothing in the Covid phony pandemic matters as much (not even Crooked Pharma) as much as a dry run for ultimate cancellation of civil rights under “emergency” pretext.

Abolition Man
Reply to  niceguy
August 13, 2020 12:07 am

niceguy,
While I think running Sleepy Joe for president is elder abuse, it is nothing compared to DemoKKKrat policies of forcing infected individuals into nursing homes or the continued suppression of an effective treatment for the Chi-Com Virus; HCQ with AZ and zinc!

I hope everyone has seen the Real Clear Politics article by a virologist that shows the difference in death rates between countries that have allowed HCQ use and those that have not. There is also an interesting graph of the death rate in Switzerland as they banned and then reinstated it’s use! Those authoritarian allies of Joe and Kamala who have denied the use of this drug for solely political purposes are responsible for thousands of American deaths; a policy that would undoubtedly be continued under a Harris presidency! But Progressives are only concerned about “the little people” when it suits their pursuit of power; they have no qualms about killing them in job lots when they stand in the way!

Reply to  Abolition Man
August 14, 2020 5:58 am

An excellent article, thank you. Author Steven Hatfill is a veteran virologist who helped establish the Rapid Hemorrhagic Fever Response Teams for the National Medical Disaster Unit in Kenya, Africa. He is an adjunct assistant professor in two departments at the George Washington University Medical Center where he teaches mass casualty medicine. He is principle author of the prophetic book “Three Seconds Until Midnight — Preparing for the Next Pandemic,” published by Amazon in 2019.

If I caught Covid-19 I would want early treatment with HCQ with AZ and zinc.

Regards, Allan

AN EFFECTIVE COVID TREATMENT THE MEDIA CONTINUES TO BESMIRCH
Analysis

By Steven Hatfill
August 04, 2020
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/08/04/an_effective_covid_treatment_the_media_continues_to_besmirch_143875.html#!

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
August 12, 2020 9:11 pm

David Daleiden Explains Why Harris Is the ‘Greatest Threat to Civil Rights’ in US History:

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/08/12/david-daleiden-on-kamala-n2574184

Meanwhile Dementia Slow Joe can’t even hold an iPhone to see what the screen shows.

F.LEGHORN in Alabama
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 13, 2020 2:53 am

Yep. It was upside down. And his handlers had the entire “phone call” scripted so he wouldn’t sound like the blithering idiot he is. That is why there will be no debates.

Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 13, 2020 3:45 am

It’s all a leftist scam and Harris knows that – the enviro BS including the climate and green-energy fraud, the full-Gulag lockdown for Covid-19, paid-and-planned protests by Antifa and BLM and the breakdown of Rule of Law – it’s all lies.

We published that the climate-and-green-energy scam was a false narrative in 2002, and by 2012 I wrote that there was a covert agenda, Now the greens are admitting that climate-and-energy was false propaganda, a smokescreen for their Marxist objectives.

The green objective is to destroy prosperity and move the USA into a planned economy – with a few rich at the top looking down on the many poor peasants. That model now describes most of the countries in the world. Europe and Canada are far down that path, and the USA will follow if Biden and the Demo-Marxists are elected.

The book “1984”, written by George Orwell in 1949, foresaw a time “when most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation”.

Here is the REAL “1984”, an interview that year with ex-KGB officer and Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov, who describes the slow, long-term “ideological subversion” of Western societies. It’s all about manipulating the “Useful Idiots” – the leftists in the West.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX3EZCVj2XA&feature=youtu.be

One commenter on the video wrote: “this is crazy, almost everything predicted by this guy is already happening.”

Adrian Mann
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 13, 2020 4:19 pm

You got almost everything right there, apart from one thing. The Russians don’t actually care who wins – left, right… doesn’t matter. The object is to destabilise the target society by throwing everything into doubt, and making the people demoralised, fearful and divided, so that they’ll fight amongst each other, distrust everything, and do more and more extreme and stupid things. “Useful idiots” does not mean ‘The Left’ – it means anyone stupid enough to be hoodwinked and lied to, and you find as many, if not more, on the Right as on the Left. Right wing politics are by their very nature simplistic and appeal to the lowest level of intelligence and lack of education or critical thinking. As the saying goes: “If you’ve half a mind to vote for Trump, that’s all you need”. Evidence? Trump in the Whitehouse, complaining about his low-pressure shower head messing up his perfect, perfect hair.
That is how they manipulated the last election – not by doing anything as crass or obvious as favouring one side or the other, and leaving a papertrail that could be uncovered – they’re much smarter than that. That’s why when you look for obvious collusion between Trump and the Russians, you won’t find it. It means that you’re looking for the wrong thing, in the wrong place. They absolutely DID interfere with the last election, as they did with Brexit in the UK, for the same reasons, and in many other elections around the world. The US and the UK didn’t see it for what it was and did nothing about it. But what the hell – the US has been interfering in other peoples elections for decades.
Meanwhile, Putin (another ex-KGB officer who knows exactly how it all works) sits in the Kremlin and laughs his head off, incredulous that it’s all worked out so well. They’ll quite happily interfere with the next US election to get Trump out, as the switch will just add to the chaos and demoralisation. And you won’t spot that either. In fact, the ideal outcome would be a narrow Biden win, which Trump can dispute and drag out his tenure as long as possible, leading to even more chaos, acrimony, division and mistrust as the US turns against itself. Who got the most votes? Who really won? Did anybody win? Was the election valid? Who can we trust? Is the whole system broken? Is the whole US idea broken? Imagine what that looks like from the Kremlin.
You’re sleepwalking into it, by insisting that it’s all about Marxists, destroying prosperity, planned economies, covert agendas… if only you’d take off that silly tinfoil hat and stop with all this obviously ludicrous nonsense, you might stand a chance. The US hegemony is truly over.

MarkW
Reply to  Adrian Mann
August 13, 2020 7:00 pm

What is with these socialists, claiming that anyone who doesn’t agree with them must be stupid?

Even as he celebrates how he and his fellow travelers fell for Putin’s plans.

I’m guessing that socialists have to keep telling each other how smart they are, because they can’t find anyone else who will.

Reply to  Adrian Mann
August 13, 2020 11:09 pm

Adrian “Piltdown” Mann:
Your nihilistic view is inconsistent with the known facts – the Marxist greens have made ~fifty false predictions to date on global warming/climate/green energy – they have perfect negative credibility and no rational person should believe them – about anything..
In contrast, I and others have an excellent technical predictive track record. It is clear that the Green New Deal will be the ruin of America – it will fail utterly, due to intermittency and diffusivity.
It is also clear that greens are the great killers of our age, due in part to their effective 30-year ban of DDT in the fight against malaria and their vicious opposition to golden rice.
American voters have a clear choice between Trump on the one hand, and economic and political ruin on the other.

Andrew Lale
Reply to  Adrian Mann
August 25, 2020 10:20 am

‘That is how they manipulated the last election – not by doing anything as crass or obvious as favouring one side or the other, and leaving a papertrail that could be uncovered – they’re much smarter than that.’ They are smarter than everybody- except you! Man, are you smart.

Federico Bär
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
August 13, 2020 6:07 pm

That interview with Yuri Bezmenov took my breath away, in the same manner as George Orwell had done in 1950. I was 19, somehow the title “1984” attracted me, and the copy I bought may well have been one of the first few thousands that appeared in the bookstores. I didn’t read it at a stretch because I opened it at 10 o’clock in the night before a working day…
.-

Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 14, 2020 1:58 pm

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/08/12/david-daleiden-on-kamala-n2574184

David Daleiden
@daviddaleiden
Lots of people are asking me what I think of the news tonight—

@KamalaHarris is the greatest threat to First Amendment civil rights our country has ever seen. I know because she had my home raided for speaking the truth about her political patrons at Planned Parenthood.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
August 13, 2020 7:22 am

Joel, in your post identified as August 12 at 6:22 , you stated: “. . . Big Tech that controls Alphabet, YouTube, WordPress, Twitter, Facebook will begin censoring climate change views that do not align with a climate crisis narrative.”

Just one question: why did you use the words “will begin”? I believe you have the wrong verb tense there, my friend. 😉

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 13, 2020 10:34 am

And, right on cue, here comes a WUWT story within the last several hours to reinforce my point: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/08/13/cliff-mass-fights-back-against-knkxfm/

c1ue
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
August 13, 2020 11:37 am

You’re assuming Biden wins. With Kamala as VP – I think the odds got even better for Trump to get a 2nd term.
She’s such a weak candidate as is possible to imagine: an identitarian darling that is publicly known to have been slammed as picking on minorities as an Attorney General (minus for minorities?). A candidate of such low charisma and capability that she couldn’t even carry her own state (minus for Californians?). A former girlfriend of a married politician (minus for women?).
And if Joe has a heart attack, this will be the President of the United States? Even as a progressive, I would be terrified.

Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
August 13, 2020 2:07 pm

Obryan and othets
Let’s immediately stop the name calling and claims of dementia.

Biden did well in a debate with Bernie Sanders not long ago.

Biden and Harris must be attacked on their far left policies.

Trump is the most obnoxious president in my
lifetime and spends far too much time bragging
about himself. I would never vote for him.
But at least he likes this country, supports
capitalism and does not believe in the
imaginary coming climate crisis unlike the
Biden Harris team.

This libertarian would vote for Trump
if he needed one vote to win Michigan.

The Green New Ordeal is mainly spending
on social programs completely unrelated
to expensive unreliable intermittent
green energy. Most people don’t know that.

John Dilks
Reply to  Richard Greene
August 13, 2020 2:54 pm

Then you need to plan on voting for Trump. Just in case he needs that one vote to overcome the cheating.

Sara
August 12, 2020 6:23 pm

The words I would use to describe this individual are inappropriate for this blog, and therefore, I will not use them. They start with such alphabet letters as ‘f’, ‘b’, ‘w’, ‘s’, and so on until you’ve used up the entire alphabet.

Gut feeling that anyone who might oppose her even a little on her side of the political fence will not last long.

Well, it was nice while it lasted….

Yirgach
Reply to  Sara
August 12, 2020 7:01 pm

Interesting to note that Trump was quoted as saying that “She was his number one choice” for Biden’s VP.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Yirgach
August 13, 2020 4:58 am

That’s trumpish bravado, I think. IIRC he said the same thing when the DNC decided that Dementia Joe would “miraculously” win Super Tuesday rather than Bernie Sandernista.

Trump obviously would have preferred to run against Bernie. I’m sure he would also have preferred it if DJ had picked Karen Bass or Stacey Abrams rather than Horizontal Harris.

But DJ doesn’t have anything to do with the decision of course. No doubt the DNC picked HH based on intensive polling. The only serious contender was Susan Rice, but in the end it must have been clear that she couldn’t pass the smell test. The other options make HH look eminently qualified to be president.

So after agonizing over the least bad choice, they accepted the reality that HH was their only option. At least she has won elections in the past, and the fact that she ran for president gives her some minimal credibility at least among the low-information crowd.

Now it’s time for the DNC to have Harris embrace her law-and-order resume and speak out about the scattered incidents of minor violence (or unpeace?) that on rare occasion have broken out during the mostly peaceful riots.

Suggestion to the DNC—it’s a false flag operation run by Orange Man Bad’s KKK white supremacists with help from his ally Putin.

RockyRoad
Reply to  Rich Davis
August 14, 2020 7:41 am

“Ally” Putin?

What kind of “ally” is Trump when his energy policies cut the price of crude in half and crude was what Putin had geared his whole economy on?

This whole Putin-Russia-Trump fiasco is merely deflection from the most obvious menace, which is China!

But along comes a China-enginerred pandemic that destroys their economy in less than three years as the rest of the world avoids junk Made in China, supply chains are yanked from China, and investment seeks greener fields than China!!

The CCP was no smarter than the Soviets!

Rich Davis
Reply to  RockyRoad
August 14, 2020 1:40 pm

You’re such a xenophobic racist. Don’t you know that logic is racist?

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
August 12, 2020 6:29 pm

Is she a + or a – in terms of net voter attraction?

I can see that for some Harris will be the reason they vote Democrat for President.

I would think also that there will be some who will be deterred from voting Democrat.

How does it net off? How will it play out in terms of votes switching, non-voters becoming voters and voters becoming non-voters or voting for Kanye?

commieBob
Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
August 12, 2020 6:56 pm

Given that even the most obtuse will notice Biden’s cognitive decline, the race will be all about Kamala. If Biden is elected, she will be the de facto president until he, sooner rather than later, resigns or is removed.

Once again, the Democrat establishment has found a way to cheat all the other contenders in favor of their chosen one.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  commieBob
August 12, 2020 7:13 pm

This is exactly what I was expecting from the start, when Bernie was sidelined. Though I was expecting Hillary to be the final candidate.

Stephen Philbrick
Reply to  Greg Cavanagh
August 14, 2020 5:03 pm

We’re not done yet

ozspeaksup
Reply to  commieBob
August 13, 2020 6:47 am

looks like a back door way to get the first fem black president in without having to BE elected
after ohbummers example ..how many will be deterred by that now ? enough to make sure to vote in person
Bidet sure wont last 4yrs.

MarkW
Reply to  ozspeaksup
August 13, 2020 12:21 pm

I was reading the other day that 50% of Democrats don’t expect Biden to make through his first term.

MarkW
Reply to  commieBob
August 13, 2020 6:57 am

In 2019, she was rated the most liberal member of the Senate. More liberal than Bernie Sanders.

Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
August 12, 2020 7:07 pm

She will help him win California …
In the Democratic primary, she was at 2% of the national vote and had to drop out of the race owing to the lack of interest by her fellow Democratic voters. The Democrats didn’t consider her capable of being President just last year, yet if Biden wins, Chameleon Harris would become President before the end of 2021.

Chad C. Mulligan
Reply to  co2isnotevil
August 12, 2020 8:24 pm

Like CA isn’t a deep blue state anyway?

Aside from her GND stance, she’s got a semi-load of other skeletons in her closet. Trump’s team is going to have a field day with her.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Chad C. Mulligan
August 13, 2020 5:23 am

Obviously that was co2’s point.

Will it move the needle in WI, MI, OH, PA, IA, MN, NC, FL, NV, or AZ?

The relevant question is what is the impact on the largely non-partisan swing voters in the battleground states? They will decide based on their impression of the impact on the economy and the Covid response.

It’s irrelevant to the outcome in 80% of the country.

To me the obvious advice to team Trump is to have a racially-diverse set of surrogates focus on the harm to the economy that would come from reversing the policies that led to the pre-Covid boom, and keep accelerating the vaccine.

Reply to  Rich Davis
August 13, 2020 9:57 am

I think he also needs to put distance between Democratic voters and the candidates representing the Democrats by always calling Biden/Harris Socialists or Marxist and never even refer to them as Democrats. Democratic voters are a sensitive bunch and when you generically attack Democrats, Democratic voters think you’re attacking them.

TDS is a very serious disease that blinds the infected to the fact that progressive Socialism is an oxymoron and is just a ‘friendly’ tag for regressive Marxism. It’s a classic bait and switch using language alone. But then again, misusing language is a common tool of the political left, especially when they can warp language to project their shortcomings and overall insanity on the opposition.

Sommer
Reply to  Chad C. Mulligan
August 13, 2020 10:35 am

Yes, Chad, they’ve started already.

Louis Hunt
Reply to  co2isnotevil
August 12, 2020 8:31 pm

Even if Joe was comatose, he wouldn’t need help to win California.

eck
Reply to  co2isnotevil
August 12, 2020 9:13 pm

Dems win in CA automatically these days. She doesn’t change that at all. My vote for president is only symbolic. He could have picked the Cookie Monster (TM), and would still win here. Not to be too crass, I heard the term “mattress back” Harris today. Just saying.

John Endicott
Reply to  co2isnotevil
August 13, 2020 3:32 am

She will help him win California …

LOL, as if there was any doubt that sleepy, creepy, dementia Joe would be able to win in Commiefornia. I agree, with your post co2isnotevil. Commie Harris didn’t have what it takes to get the elected in the primary, now she’s set to get in through the “backdoor” if dementia Joe can manage to avoid unscripted public speaking (IE definitely no debates) for the next few months and somehow manage to get enough votes in enough states to become the next president elect.

Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
August 12, 2020 9:01 pm

You have to realize that the people who actually care enough to go vote are still not political junkies. They will pay attention to those who they perceive are possible winners, not the side liners. (If you look back at the primaries, candidates like Beto and Buttigieg got more attention from those to the right of center than they did from the “progressive” pundits.)

Kamala had a good start, with enough money to push the positive image of her, and rose to be the “Biden beater.” Once the poll numbers went up, though, people (Democrats, and yes, the majority of them are not lizards) began looking at her in more depth than the shiny front. Then ran away screaming… She dropped out of the race before a single primary vote was cast*; her numbers sank that fast.

* I see some people referring to her dismal 2% showing in California, her “home” State. That is not relevant to actual popularity; her name was there, but she was not. Her boat sank on dry land.

Scissor
Reply to  Writing Observer
August 13, 2020 5:42 am

Tulsi destroyed Kamala and Tulsi has being thrown under the bus.

There is something wholesome about Tulsi that the demo☭rats don’t like. Conversely, there is likely something evil that they like about Kamala. Late term abortion, pro-war, anti-constitution?

Reply to  Scissor
August 14, 2020 1:47 pm
John Endicott
Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
August 13, 2020 3:43 am

Is she a + or a – in terms of net voter attraction?

neither. +/- in politics tends to be a function of enthusiasm (either for or against). Commie Harris just doesn’t spark that kind of enthusiasm (there’s a reason she dropped out of the running before the first primary vote was cast – she couldn’t get her poll numbers up because the enthusiasm simply was not there)

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
August 13, 2020 9:19 am

“Is she a + or a – in terms of net voter attraction?”

During the Democrat runup to picking a presidential candidate, Kamala Harris lost political support every week. She started out strong, but went downhill from there as more and more people heard what she had to say on various topics. She is not a very likeable person. Eventually her elitism, arrogance and authoritarian view of the world come out.

I expect the same thing to happen during this presidential race.

Bryan A
August 12, 2020 6:32 pm

Kamala Harris…
There’s DIRT in her past…
DIG DIG DIG

Nashville
August 12, 2020 6:35 pm

Joe and the Ho…
This will be fun to watch.

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
Reply to  Nashville
August 12, 2020 7:17 pm

I know this epithet for her has basis in fact – that she was having an affair with someone who gave her a considerable promotion – something like that. However, I think using it as a sledge during the campaign could well have the effect of turning potential voters away from Trump. Therefore, it would be best to avoid this put down – refer to the affair and the promotion or whatever happened but don’t use sledges that could be deemed to be anti-women or just offensive to some people’s sensibilities.

BCBill
Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
August 12, 2020 7:43 pm

I have noticed in a number of television shows and movies that it is becoming increasingly acceptable for women to use sex as a route to promotion. The left uses movies to change social values. Now we see the real reason that feminists advocate the acceptance of sexually provocative dress in the workplace. They want access to all their weapons.

StephenP
Reply to  BCBill
August 13, 2020 6:52 am

What was Me Too all about?

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
August 12, 2020 7:55 pm

I disagree; just let the facts fall where they may. No need to hide her history behind careful language.

The descriptive name is correct on all counts.

Bryan A
Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
August 12, 2020 8:08 pm

Plus, it would allow for a focus on his past Liaisons

Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
August 12, 2020 9:04 pm

Sorry, but you are going to hear a LOT of “Heels Up Harris.”

Rich Davis
Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
August 13, 2020 5:45 pm

Tactically KG, I think you’re right.

“Independents” tend to hate ideological arguments and “labels”. They are susceptible to emotional appeals and memes. Usually they are more likely to react negatively to prudish criticism than they would be to condemn Harris for sleeping her way to the top. At best they will probably be apathetic about it.

To win these voters, convince them that they are about to pay more or get less free stuff. Also convince them that Dem policies are going to put them at risk from violent crime.

They don’t care how many men, women, or farm animals Kamala has had in her bedroom. And an abstract concept of socialism means nothing to them.

These are the voters for which the slogan was invented: “It’s the economy, stupid!”

Rob_Dawg
August 12, 2020 6:58 pm

Sleepy/Head 2020

Rob_Dawg
August 12, 2020 6:59 pm

> “This is not the first time Harris has acted with apparent disregard for the constitutional rights of the American people, or the proper exercise of the powers of her office. ”

It would be easier to list the exceptions.

n.n
August 12, 2020 7:08 pm

She operates under the alt-Constitution, a Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic quasi-religious (“ethical”) framework.

Ancient Wrench
August 12, 2020 7:23 pm

A Republic…if you can keep it…away from Foggy Joe and Giggles Harris.

Fraizer
August 12, 2020 7:31 pm

Can you imagine what a Kamala Harris presidency would be like…

That is absolutely the correct way to frame it. SloJoe probably won’t make it to the inauguration.

TimG
August 12, 2020 7:42 pm

The current occupant of the white house blatantly abused his power by holding up aid until he got personal benefit paid by the government of Ukraine. Yet this was OK according to many people here. Why are Trump’s justifications for his personal benefit any less absurd than the KH claims about the “Green New Deal” and the need for “climate justice”?

Every hear of “live by the sword, die by the sword”?

Every one who supports Trump will get what they deserve from Biden/KH.

Scissor
Reply to  TimG
August 12, 2020 8:12 pm

If everyone supports Trump, then they don’t.

fred250
Reply to  TimG
August 12, 2020 8:21 pm

“by holding up aid until he got personal benefit paid by the government of Ukraine.”

Which was a LIE..

Leftists never let the truth get in the way, do they.

MarkW
Reply to  TimG
August 12, 2020 8:21 pm

Why is it that most trolls actually seem to believe the lies they are paid to repeat?

Reply to  MarkW
August 13, 2020 10:24 am

It’s a symptom of TDS whose pathology is progressive brain rot.

MarkW
Reply to  TimG
August 12, 2020 8:22 pm

PS: Also the not so veiled threats towards anyone who dares to get between the troll and free money.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  MarkW
August 13, 2020 5:50 am

Yes, totally transparent.

Abolition Man
Reply to  TimG
August 12, 2020 11:26 pm

Wait, you mean the Ukraine where the DemoKKKrats used foreign aid money like an ATM machine for their family, friends and cronies? The one where Sleepy Joe threatened to withhold aid if the prosecutor looking into corruption by the company employing his son wasn’t fired?
You use the word blatant; I don’t think you know what it means! The “Ukraine scandal” was a pathetic attempt by the DemooKKKrats to tarnish President Trump with their own corruption! Please try to get the facts straight or, at the least, try a rectal- cranial inversion reversal!

Reply to  Eric Worrall
August 13, 2020 10:31 am

He did so well, the Chinese decided to spend $1B to buy similar access through Hunter acting as a proxy for the Obama/Biden administration and what they hoped would be a future Biden administration.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  TimG
August 13, 2020 5:48 am

Chairman Schiff, is this you??

Tom Abbott
Reply to  TimG
August 13, 2020 9:29 am

“The current occupant of the white house blatantly abused his power by holding up aid until he got personal benefit paid by the government of Ukraine.”

You must be talking about Joe Biden. That’s what Biden did: He held up money for Ukraine until they fired the prosecutor who was looking into Biden’s son’s business in Ukraine. Joe even bragged about it on camera.

What did Trump get from Ukraine? All he got was a bunch of grief from the Democrats over a phone call. What did Ukraine get from Trump? A lot.

The Democrats are Domestic Enemies of the People of the United States.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 13, 2020 10:36 am

The Marxists and Socialists who have subverted control of the Democratic party are the real Domestic Enemies of the People of the United States.

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
Reply to  TimG
August 13, 2020 7:15 pm

is that you, Lt Col Vindman?

August 12, 2020 7:46 pm

California’s Kamala Harris is the “perfect” fit for Biden. With her California experiences, she will want to have America “clone” California!

California already imports most (58%) of its crude oil from foreign countries, and she and Biden want America to become dependent of foreign entities for America’s energy demands just like California!

Under their potential “leadership” America will begin to import from foreign countries to make up for the losses from shuttered fracking, just like California importing more and more as in-state production gets shuttered daily.

Putin of Russia will get his wish come true, as he has been funding the “stop fracking” campaigns.

Putin knows, the country that controls natural gas and oil controls the world! He’s a student of the military and knows the America won WW I and II because we had access to more fossil fuels than the competition.

damp
August 12, 2020 7:47 pm

“If you want to find snakes, look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.” – Terry Pratchett

Climate Equity?

Zane
August 12, 2020 7:53 pm

My hunch is current low gasoline prices will decisively swing the election in favor of the incumbent. I rewatched a Top Gear special a few months ago where Clarkson and the lads were driving through deepest Alabama in cars painted with offensive slogans. Dumb idea, BBC producers. They almost got themselves lynched after pulling into a gas station to fuel up. This show was filmed sometime in 2006. Gas price on the signboard then was $2.75. Fast forward to now, gas in Sweet Home Trump Country Alabama is around $1.80, 14 years later. Cheep. Trump is cruising for a second term. Call it the Gas Price Election Predicator. No PhD required.

Chad C. Mulligan
August 12, 2020 8:33 pm

Am I allowed to point to a 2016 City Journal article that catalogs her misdeeds as a prosecutor in California?

https://www.city-journal.org/html/next-obama-14181.html

It’s a long read – there’s a LOT.

I see two wings to the democrat Party. The doctrinaire far Left, and the old traditional Corruptocrats, (for which Biden is a poster child). Kamala brings credentials from both.

ANDY MANSELL
Reply to  Chad C. Mulligan
August 12, 2020 10:06 pm

…and yet in the UK the Guardian is singing her praises and calling it brave, excellent, etc. I immediately thought she must be a power crazy, woke far left nutter with little regard for freedom of choice or speech and even less understanding of economics or simple facts. That was before I read anything about her. I hope to God you guys return President Trump to office in November or the free world is stuffed- he is the only thing standing between the lunatics and total control.

Simon
Reply to  ANDY MANSELL
August 13, 2020 12:54 am

“and yet in the UK the Guardian is singing her praises ”
As did Chris Wallace on Fox ….

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Eric Worrall
August 13, 2020 10:00 am

Fox News is definitely leaning more to the Left, especially in their daytime programming. It’s not so much they are leaning Left as it is that they treat every lying leftwing meme put out by the New York Times and Washington Post and others as though they are legitimate, when they should be skeptical of the contents right off the bat considering the sources.

And they put dishonest people like Donna Brazille on the channel. I have to turn the channel every time she appears.

Apparently someone does analysis of minute-to-minute viewing of Fox News (and probably others). I found this out when I read a story about how they calculated that Fox News had a viewership of about 3.5 million at the beginning of John Lewis’ funeral last week, which fell in a matter of minutes to under one million views during the funeral.

The news article was apparently trying to imply that Fox News viewers were racist and turned off John Lewis’s funeral because of it. My guess is the loss of views was when Bill Clinton and Barack Obama got up to speak. Especially Obama, who hijacked John Lewis’ funeral to make political attacks on President Trump. My guess is that is about the time most viewers switched to another channel. That’s when I switched channels. It didn’t have anything to do with racism. It had everything to do with having to listen to an arrogant traitor spewing even more lies.

That being said, I hope they note when I turn the channel, and maybe they will connect it with Donna Brazille coming on, and then, if there are a lot of people like me, who vote with the channel changer, then maybe the folks at Fox News will find an honest commentator to replace Donna Brazille.

I’ve got my channel changer all oiled and warmed up for the upcoming NFL football season. I’ll tune in the game and see if any knees hit the ground during the National Anthem, and if any do, then I’m changing the channel, and will do so as long as the spitting on the National Anthem continues and it won’t be limited to football, either, it will be any and all sports who think it is a good idea to disparge the United States by taking a knee during the National Anthem.

The NFL commissioner better think long and hard about how he handles this. I have no problem with people kneeling or protesting unless that kneeling disparages the National Anthem, or the United States. The commissioner can allow these people to express themselves while leaving the National Anthem out of it.

I saw two baseball team kneeling the other day before a game but they didn’t do it during the National Anthem, they did it before, and then they all stood for the National Anthem. Something like that is perfectly acceptable to me, even though I prefer no politics in my sports.

The NFL commissioner should do something like that, or else he may be putting the future of the game in great jeopardy. Maybe he doesn’t understand how strongly people feel about this. He better wise up quick or he won’t have enough viewers to stay in business, and then there goes the college game, too. Wise up, commissioner.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
August 13, 2020 11:46 am

Tom,
Just because CNN, MSNBC and the rest of the MSM spins news as far as they can to one side doesn’t mean Fox should spin it the other way. The job of news reporting is to present information in an unbiased manner, not to pick sides. Although you can’t hide the reporters faces who ask hard questions that Brazille and others can’t answer except to change the topic and filibuster.

MarkW
Reply to  Eric Worrall
August 13, 2020 12:27 pm

Tom, towards the end of last year’s season, I noted that they almost always went to commercial rather than air the national anthem. The few times they did air it, they always had a tight shot of the singer, usually from above, so that there was no way the home audience could see either sideline.

They knew that these actions offended most fans, so they did their best to hide it.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Eric Worrall
August 13, 2020 4:03 pm

Here’s a timely followup to the kneeling issue.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/fc-dallas-reggie-cannon-blasts-fans-booing-knelt-national-anthem

FC Dallas’ Reggie Cannon blasts fans for booing as players knelt for national anthem: ‘I think it was disgusting’

“FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon lashed out at fans who booed as his teammates and Nashville SC players knelt during the national anthem ahead of their Wednesday night matchup.

Cannon told reporters he was baffled that fans in Toyota Stadium – the home of FC Dallas – were booing as players knelt in protest of racial injustice and police brutality.”

end excerpt

It appears that Reggie is a little clueless. Reggie, here’s a headsup: You are going to see more booing if you continue to trash the U.S. National Anthem by kneeling.

The anti-American Kaepernik tied this police brutality protest to the National Anthem and to the United States because Kaepernik hates the United States. He wants to condemn the whole United States for the actions of a few psychopaths.

Don’t hate the United States, Reggie, like that moron Kaepernik. Untie your protest from the U.S. National Anthem. Or suffer the consequences. Consequences you are apparently too clueless to know are coming. A word from the wise is sufficient, Reggie.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Simon
August 13, 2020 9:35 am

“As did Chris Wallace on Fox”

There’s not much difference between Chris Wallace and the Guardian when it comes to worldviews. They are both on the far left. I wouldn’t quite go so far as to call Wallace a radical, but he’s pretty far out there, just the same.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 13, 2020 12:28 pm

It’s kind of like the left’s insistence that everyone who has money, must be a capitalist.
They have been trying to spin the line that everyone on Fox is a hard core conservative.

Simon
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 13, 2020 12:31 pm

Tom
Wallace asks the hard questions unlike Hannity and others at Fox. You should be grateful he does given Trump is going to have to answer them over the coming weeks.
” person, woman, man, camera”

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 13, 2020 3:53 pm

One thing about it, Simon, Trump goes and does the interview with Chris Wallace, unlike Biden, who has been dodging all requests by Wallace for an interview.

I think you left out “tv”, Simon, if my memory serves me right.

There are a number of people who work at Fox who are not big fans of Trump, such as Chris Wallace. They kind of reared their ugly heads a little on the runup to the 2016, election, thinking, imo, that Trump was going to lose and therefore it wasn’t as necessary to hide their true feelings, and I think a lot of that is taking place in our current situation where the Leftwing Media is doing their best to make it look like Trump is losing by rigging polls and other methods, so some of the people who are not fond of Trump at Fox are starting to let some of their true feelings into their reporting.

On the plus side, the Fox&Friends morning news program from 5am to 8am weekdays and 5am to 9am on weekends is rock solid, the best news program segment on television, and the evening opinion shows, MacCallum, Carlson, Hannity, Ingraham and Bream are solid conservative shows, especially the middle three. And there are other good conservatives too.

I remember, and it wasn’t too long ago, when the Left had a monopoly on the television news (pre-1996). There were no conservative voices to counter the Leftwing propaganda.

As far as I’m concerned Fox News and President Trump are the best things that ever happened to turn the tide of the lying Leftwing Media. The latest Gallop poll shows that 84 percent of those polled think the Leftwing Media is the principal cause of the divisions in the United States, presumably because the Leftwing Media is distorting and lying about the situation. Thank you, President Trump! You have exposed the liars on the Left for what they are and people see it, despite the best efforts of the Leftwing Media to make them focus elsewhere.

The Leftwing Media is the most dangerous organization in the Western world. Because they are looked to as the voice of authority yet they lie for partisan political advantage.

People cannot govern themselves properly based on lies and delusions. That is a recipe for disaster.

Adrian Mann
Reply to  ANDY MANSELL
August 13, 2020 4:28 pm

You voted for Brexit, didn’t you Andy? And the Tories… oh dear… I suppose the charitable thing to do would be to pity you, rather than mock you.

MarkW
Reply to  Adrian Mann
August 13, 2020 7:03 pm

How pitiful, someone who doesn’t want government to run their lives.
The humanity of it.

August 12, 2020 9:51 pm

Kamala Haris is an African American black? You must be kidding! She is whiter than a white Scandanavian!

Bryan A
Reply to  Yoda
August 12, 2020 10:46 pm

“B L M”
Black Lives Matter
Blue Lives Matter
Brown Lives Matter
Beige Lives Matter (WHITE is a pejorative generalization utilized negatively against Melanin Deficient Races)
“B L M” all the way

saveenergy
Reply to  Bryan A
August 13, 2020 1:32 am

BLM stands for – Bacon Lettuce & Mushroom Sandwich ( a variation on BLT, bacon, lettuce and tomato ).

John Endicott
Reply to  saveenergy
August 13, 2020 3:03 am

Kamala Haris is from California, I’m sure she’s had plenty of experience with Mushroom (of the magic variety). Would certainly explain a lot! (/sarc for the humor impaired).

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Bryan A
August 13, 2020 7:26 am

Don’t forget the latest spinoff, “Black Thugs Looters and Rioters Matter” (BTLRM). Notice their latest handiwork in Chicago. #disgusting.

MarkW
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
August 13, 2020 12:29 pm

A BLM leader from Chicago excused looting as just being a form of reparations.

sky king
Reply to  Yoda
August 13, 2020 5:06 am

She is a Jamaican-Indian American. She pretends to be a Black American descended from slaves and has a pretend chip on her shoulder bigger than Barack Obama’s.

beng135
Reply to  sky king
August 13, 2020 7:37 am

Instead of the Manchurian Candidate, we have the Jamaican-Indian Candidate. The same goal — destroy the USA.

MarkW
Reply to  Yoda
August 13, 2020 7:19 am

Democrat: She’s from the moderate wing of the party.
Republican: In 2019 she was rated as the most liberal member of the Senate.
Democrat: Racist

Abolition Man
August 12, 2020 11:47 pm

This campaign comes down to only one question really! How much voter fraud can the DemoKKKrats get away with to steal the election? With Voter Fraud Commisar Stacey Abrams pushing the vote-by-mail fraud and the state of California, et. al., using ballot harvesting and illegals to inflate their popular vote, 2020 looks to be the biggest voter fraud push since the Daley machine in Chicago stole the 1960 election for Kennedy!

Kamala Harris is the ideal candidate from this perspective since it makes anyone who questions the validity of the DemoKKKrat fraud a raycist! I hope that there will be thousands of concerned individuals with their smartphones at polling places to record the comings and goings of potential fraudsters; but since it is the party of crooks and crazies we’re talking about it had best be done in groups for a protection against their thugs and enforcers!

This vote in 2020 is the last chance to preserve our liberty and prosperity the erosion of which got overlooked during the Clinton/Bush/Obama globalist elite dynasty. It’s sad to think of the utter despondency of the current twenty-somethings protesting against Trump when they wake up to the fact that they have been fighting for their own impoverishment and subjugation under the corporate global elite. But then they have been variously described as “cannon fodder” and “useful idiots;” I guess no matter how big the change seems some things stay the same!

gbaikie
August 13, 2020 12:30 am

It seems to me, Kamala Harris is looking a lot like AOC

Reply to  gbaikie
August 13, 2020 12:24 pm

As Sen. Kennedy said, she’s smarter, but without the bartending experience.

https://dailycaller.com/2020/08/12/john-kennedy-rips-kamala-harris-ocasio-cortez-bartending-experience/

Miso Alkalaj
August 13, 2020 12:35 am

If I may suggest a nick-name for Biden’s running mate: Kamala “Bomber” Harris or Kamala “Butcher” Harris.

For those of you unfamiliar with the history of WW2, Marshal Sir Arthur Harris was appointed as Commander-in-Chief of UK RAF Bomber Command in February 1942 and quickly became famous for his strategy of carpet bombing German cities, with his frequently expressed opinion that these raids against civilian targets will reduce population’s support for Nazi regime. They didn’t – but they did provide Sir Arthur with his nick-names: “Bomber” – as he was known in the press; and “Butcher” as he was referred to in the RAF.

StephenP
Reply to  Miso Alkalaj
August 13, 2020 6:27 am

Bomber Harris was so fixated with bombing German cities to destroy German civilian morale that he wouldn’t allow a few Lancaster’s to be diverted to bomb the U-boat pens as they were being being built in Brest, Lorient, St Nazaire and La Rochelle, or free long range planes to protect the convoys bringing supplies from the USA.
The result was the ‘Happy Time’ for the U-boat crews who sank immense tonnages of shipping with the loss of many lives.
It was the introduction of the Liberator long range bomber and centimetric radar on British warships that helped the allies get on top of the U-boat menace.
Churchill said that the U-boats were the one thing that kept him awake at night.
This fixation on one thing at the expense of everything else can cause serious problems elsewhere, viz. Climate change extremists.

Walt D.
Reply to  Miso Alkalaj
August 14, 2020 8:49 am

CommieLiar Harris?

Ed Zuiderwijk
August 13, 2020 12:36 am

Biden as Trojan Horse. That would he winner for Trump.

HotScot
August 13, 2020 1:35 am

Sorry folks, I must have missed something over the last 15 years of my interest in the climate ‘debate’.

“….communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis”

Who are these people – precisely?

griff
Reply to  HotScot
August 13, 2020 2:53 am

assuming you are in Scotland, that’d be you: the violent storms which flash flooded you and derailed a train were undoubtedly intensified by climate change as it affects the UK: as also were the more frequent and severe winter floods.

Other side effects have been Edinburgh residents taking off their pullovers as it hit 20 c in summer…

bonbon
Reply to  griff
August 13, 2020 3:43 am

Strange connect-the-dots there.
Isn’t ScotRail a Dutch-owned Abellio subsidiary?
Looks like it failed to save enough money, sorry report enough profits, and will loose franchise in 2022.

I wonder where they cut corners?

griff
Reply to  bonbon
August 13, 2020 4:33 am

It is rather that the changing climate means older structures can’t now cope with the extreme weather:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/aug/13/scottish-minister-warns-of-climate-challenge-after-stonehaven-crash

‘Scottish minister warns of climate challenge after Stonehaven crash’

Ali Chegini, the director of system safety and health at the Rail Safety Standards Board, said changing weather was likely to see more landslips that posed a high risk of train accidents.

Chegini told the BBC Today programme: “We know that there is a strong correlation between frequent extreme weather events and these very aged earth structures around the country. We have seen an uptick in earth failures in the last couple of years and that is a tendency that is likely to continue as we get more and more frequent weather events.”

He added: “The ORR, the safety regulator, is aware that this is a high risk to train accident causation, as is Network Rail … Its experts look at this on a day to day basis. It’s a risk they are acutely aware of.”

Chegini said that events such as the crumbling of the Whaley Bridge reservoir wall in Derbyshire last year, showed the increasing risk. “What is happening around us is that these structures built 150 years ago were not built for the sort of environment and conditions we are putting them to,” he said. “Whaley Bridge was a very old structure that was not up to the sort of loadings placed on it in the current circumstances.”

LdB
Reply to  griff
August 13, 2020 7:20 am

Griff … So is this going to be like your no new coal power stations in 50 year in Africa … stupidly wrong?

The hint here is the crazy leftard politician is probably not a reliable source he will basically be as stupid as you … so do you want me to fact check it?

MarkW
Reply to  griff
August 13, 2020 7:25 am

Weather always changes.
The weather that has been seen lately is not outside of historical norms.

Bryan A
Reply to  griff
August 13, 2020 7:02 pm

Of course the problem is Climate Change exacerbation of storm intensity (by exactly how much has the intensity been increased by CC?) and has naught to do with time’s effect on “These aged Earth Structures”

griff
Reply to  griff
August 14, 2020 1:39 am

LdB – I haven’t claimed no new coal plants in Africa: I’m telling you it is quite plain that the electrification of Africa through coal power the article demands has not happened in 50 years… so why will it happen now? what changes to enable it?

MarkW
Reply to  griff
August 14, 2020 8:14 am

In griff’s world, if something hasn’t happened, then it can never happen.

Tom in Florida
Reply to  griff
August 13, 2020 4:58 am

“undoubtedly intensified by climate change ”
Fail.

damp
Reply to  Tom in Florida
August 13, 2020 9:08 am

“Undoubtedly.” No argument needed, then. Convenient!

Bill Toland
Reply to  griff
August 13, 2020 5:29 am

Griff, not for the first time you have made a statement which is unsupported by evidence. Where is your scientific support for “violent storms which flash flooded you and derailed a train were undoubtedly intensified by climate change”?

MarkW
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 13, 2020 7:26 am

As every good troll knows, there was never any violent weather prior to 1970.

Matthew Schilling
Reply to  griff
August 13, 2020 6:50 am

So “undoubtedly” is now a synonym for “I think so” and “I hope so”… got it, thanks!

MarkW
Reply to  griff
August 13, 2020 7:24 am

Ah yes, the classic troll line. Any violent weather is caused by CO2, since there was never any storms prior to 1970.

Matthew Schilling
Reply to  MarkW
August 13, 2020 8:37 am

Perhaps you should move your selected year forward, since 1970 was part of the oncoming man-caused Ice Age that never happened.

John Endicott
Reply to  griff
August 13, 2020 9:35 am

” undoubtedly intensified by climate change “

Translation: There’s no evidence this is the case but I’m going to assert it as if it was a proven fact.

MarkW
Reply to  John Endicott
August 13, 2020 12:31 pm

The models have spoken.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  griff
August 13, 2020 10:05 am

“assuming you are in Scotland, that’d be you: the violent storms which flash flooded you and derailed a train were undoubtedly intensified by climate change as it affects the UK: as also were the more frequent and severe winter floods.”

I doubt it. Prove it.

You can’t, can you. All you can do is make unsubstantiated assertions. You Alarmists are all alike!

Geoff Sherrington
August 13, 2020 1:40 am

Serious concerns arise from the increasingly strident, ideological, facts-be-damned approach of a number of prominent female Americans just now.
While I do not feel any more that “a woman’s place is in the home”, I do feel that “a woman’s place is not at the cutting edge of violent political confrontation”. There comes a point where men of any strength, experience and stature have to call outrageous women to heel, in the interests of an acceptable level of social violence. Geoff S

bonbon
Reply to  Eric Worrall
August 13, 2020 3:50 am

She got on very well with Chicago Boy Pinochet, and even had the Chilean dictator to tea!
Had her own jolly little war in the Malvina’s, an’ all.
Someone even Armageddon-Mike Pompeo would be in Rapture over….

MarkW
Reply to  bonbon
August 13, 2020 7:27 am

Unlike the French, when someone attacks England, they fight back.
As to Pinochet, he wasn’t as bad as the alternative.

Matthew Schilling
Reply to  bonbon
August 13, 2020 8:50 am

Right, because we should never talk to dictators, like FDR and Churchill did to Stalin. Or something.
There’s no apostrophe in Malvinas Islands. Further, they were named Malvinas by the French, so that’s an Epic Fail if you were trying to be dismissive of the rights of a former Colonial Power defending its interest in the Falkland Islands.
Oh, and your religious bigotry is showing in your last sentence.

Wow, Bonbon, what a thoroughly and pervasively awful comment you slapped together there! Don’t you change for anyone, Pumpkin, because you are special!

Matthew Schilling
August 13, 2020 4:47 am

What did Kamala know about Jussie’s racist hoax and when did she know it?

Robert W. Turner
August 13, 2020 5:39 am

The globalist dystopia is almost here. We are going to be forced to fight if we want to preserve freedom. Lookup “the great reset world economic forum”.

Gordon A. Dressler
August 13, 2020 7:12 am

From Horizontal Harris’s press release near the top of the above article: “. . . interests of communities who have faced historic, systemic environmental injustice.”

Can anyone decipher what those words actually mean? . . . of course, other than let’s send lots of money to certain select groups that I and my clan deem have suffered more than others due to climate change™.

Isn’t it unjust that Florida and other Gulf states suffer more from hurricanes than other states?
Isn’t it unjust that the midwest suffers from more tornadoes than states along either coast?
Isn’t it unjust that farmers suffer more from changing weather AND climate than do factory and office workers?
Isn’t it unjust that city dwellers suffer more from urban heat island effects than do those living in rural areas?

Isn’t it just plain environmentally unfair that 49 states in the US do not have the same gently year-round climate of Hawaii?

What to do about all such injustices?

“Oh, the humanity, and all the passengers screaming around here!”

MarkW
August 13, 2020 7:21 am

This morning the DNC released a memo to the press, reminding them to take into count her gender and ethnicity when conducting interviews.

(I wonder if our adversaries will be as obliging if she does become president?)

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  MarkW
August 13, 2020 8:44 am

In more reasonable times, such a memo would be call sexist and racist.

Reply to  MarkW
August 13, 2020 4:48 pm

That memo is sexist and raciest now !

– JPP

John Endicott
Reply to  Jon P Peterson
August 20, 2020 3:28 am

Only if it was written by a conservative/right-winger. It’s perfectly fine when written by the identity-politic following progressive/left. Remember the left have “rules for thee not for me”. That’s why you must believe all women (except those speaking out against a leftist), have zero tolerance for “black-face” (unless it was a leftist Governor or Prime Minister that was caught doing it), etc.

Wolf at the door
August 13, 2020 9:11 am

Griff.Lived in Scotland most of my life.Nothing unusual about the weather for as long as I can remember.Including flash floods.A few years back kids were skinny dipping in a public soccer park!
Please remember- the Scottish National Party(SNP) are the most incompetent bunch of Saltire wavers ever to reach Government.Also,for their majority in the Sottish Parliament ,they need the support of a few Green Mps.
(None of which has ever won a seat outright in an election .They still get seats due to the crazy system!

griff
Reply to  Wolf at the door
August 14, 2020 1:36 am

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/understanding-climate/uk-extreme-events-_heavy-rainfall-and-floods

“Several indicators in the latest UK State of the Climate report show that the UK’s climate is becoming wetter. For example the highest rainfall totals over a five day period are 4% higher during the most recent decade (2008-2017) compared to 1961-1990. Furthermore, the amount of rain from extremely wet days has increased by 17% when comparing the same time periods. In addition, there is a slight increase in the longest sequence of consecutive wet days for the UK.

The change in rainfall depends on your location – for example, changes are largest for Scotland and not significant for most southern and eastern areas of England.”

MarkW
Reply to  griff
August 14, 2020 8:17 am

Once again, any change must have been caused by CO2.
BTW, who cares what historical records show. The fact that this year’s weather is different from the weather 30 years ago proves that CO2 is the control knob for the climate.

Trolls sure are predictable.

Robert of Texas
August 13, 2020 9:31 am

Normally one votes for a president and the VP is basically a non-issue. In this case one can’t really be voting for Biden as he will not (maybe is already not) mentally able to run the presidency, so one is actually voting for the VP. If this does not scare people, nothing should – she could not even come close to winning her own primary but here she is going for presidency.

One can already see the effects of Alzheimer’s already at work on Biden, kind of like Reagan’s last few years.

Olen
August 13, 2020 10:54 am

The climate change crowd can’t tolerate debate because they have nothing to debate except for accusations and false claims.

Tom Abbott
August 13, 2020 4:12 pm

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/hydroxychloroquine-works-in-high-risk-patients-and-saying-otherwise-is-dangerous

Hydroxychloroquine works in high-risk patients, and saying otherwise is dangerous

by Harvey Risch August 12, 2020 10:29 AM

“As of Wednesday, some 165,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19. I have made the case in the American Journal of Epidemiology and in Newsweek that people who have a medical need to be treated can be treated early and successfully with hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and antibiotics such as azithromycin or doxycycline. I have also argued that these drugs are safe and have made that case privately to the Food and Drug Administration.

The pushback has been furious. Dr. Anthony Fauci has implied that I am incompetent, notwithstanding my hundreds of highly regarded, methodologically relevant publications in peer-reviewed scientific literature. A group of my Yale colleagues has publicly intimated that I am a zealot who is perpetrating a dangerous hoax and conspiracy theory. I have been attacked in news articles by journalists who, ignorant of the full picture, have spun hit pieces from cherry-picked sources.

These personal attacks are a dangerous distraction from the real issue of hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness, which is solidly grounded in both substantial evidence and appropriate medical decision-making logic. Much of the evidence is presented in my articles.

To date, there are no studies whatsoever, published or in pre-print, that provide scientific evidence against the treatment approach for high-risk outpatients that I have described. None. Assertions to the contrary, whether by Fauci, the FDA, or anyone else, are without foundation. They constitute misleading and toxic disinformation.”

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Wolf at the door
August 14, 2020 5:11 am

Griff.I LIVE in the damn country.Think these small %ages ,if they are accurate- which is open to doubt- and measured over a huge time scale NOT! make any difference to our lives? Disasters such as the train derailment are more likely to be caused by poor judgement ,unsafe equipment and\or crumbling infrastructure.And if ” Climate Change ” is responsible, surely it’s better to spend money alleviating events rather than on useless “renewables” which will make no difference to the climate.Climate is always changing.But CO2 does not cause drastic climate change and we certainly DON’T have that in Sotland.

Coeur de Lion
August 14, 2020 9:04 am

Griff still hasn’t taken my bet.
To return to the thread- the lady has wonderful dentition which is worth a huge number of votes.

August 14, 2020 6:07 pm

The Kamala-Ocasio principle that climate impact must be evaluated based on how much it impacts black people is racist and illogical and it implies the racist illogic that the prescribed climate action of not using fossil fuels should also be evaluated on how much it impacts black people.

https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/06/11/racism-and-climate-change/

ResourceGuy
August 15, 2020 3:10 pm

Will she be in charge of the special ops teams at DOJ to thin out more GOP Senators ahead of key votes?

And they need to restock the moles at FBI, IRS, and State Dept.

Peter K
August 22, 2020 5:53 pm

The ideology of climate change and goals for green energy killed off the Labor Party here in Oz in the last election. I am sure it helped Trump over the line as well, on top of the relentless bad publicity by the main stream media. You can rave on about green energy production, but you must demonstrate the cost and benefits. Such as consumer energy cost, reliability and a measure in the reduction of global temperature. Trump might be a loose cannon, but he really has no opposition.

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