November 20, 2008

Silver Linings...

Climate change is fading as a priority in the Pacific Rim as the gloomy state of the global economy takes precedence, a survey of opinion leaders showed Wednesday.

And you guys thought this global depression thingy was going to be bad.

Deleterious Anthropogenic Warming of the Globe Posted by John Kranz at November 20, 2008 2:02 PM

Climate change is fading as a priority in the Pacific Rim as the gloomy state of the global economy takes precedence, a survey of opinion leaders showed Wednesday.

And you guys thought this global depression thingy was going to be bad.


Wow, flawless timing on the part of Governator Schwarzenegger and his "international climate change summit" being held this week. There's a deliciously ironic feeling I get from that.

So, the governator holds this conference, at which Obama shares a taped message promising to "engage vigorously in these negotiations and help lead the world toward a new era of global cooperation on climate change" and further wreck America's economy, just as the world is losing interest in the issue of climate change and turning their attention to the economy. Brilliant! I wonder how much jet fuel was burned to ferry the 800-or-so attendees to the conference.

And Schwarzenegger promises to spend - er, invest - more taxpayer money that California's economy doesn't have to combat global warmer (or cooling, or whatever the manufactured flavor of the week it), while California's unionized teachers and a bevy of elected officials go hysterical that we're not pouring enough money into the bottomless black hole of our useless public education system.

We're trading a phony crisis invented by liberals (anthropogenic climate change) for a real crisis manufactured by liberals (the tanking economy), and the liberals swear they're the only ones that can fix it.

The inmates are running the asylum...

Posted by: Keith at November 20, 2008 2:59 PM

By the way, forgive the typos, such as "warmer" for "warming," "it" for "is," and the like. I'm caffeine-challenged today.

And thank you for the reciprocal blogroll posting! Y'all are awesome -

Posted by: Keith at November 20, 2008 3:05 PM

Keith! I love your comments! And coming from a Pastor? This is almost enough to get me believing in God again!

Ah, well... I'm sure we'll cross swords on a morality issue now and then.

Posted by: johngalt at November 20, 2008 10:15 PM

johngalt: even Robin Hood and his Merry Men had Friar Tuck in their company, and Shepherd Book had his place on Serenity.

Besides, where else are you going to find a pastor who thinks Objectivism is well-suited to Christianity... well, except for that inconvenient atheism thing? I'm a huge fan of that namesake of yours, and Atlas Shrugged should be required reading for anyone holding public office.

Crossing swords? "As iron sharpens iron, so does one man sharpen another." You and I will certainly keep each other sharp...

Posted by: Keith at November 21, 2008 2:39 AM

And a "Firefly" reference? Welcome home.

Posted by: jk at November 21, 2008 11:00 AM

Yes, that was my point exactly: A pastor who cites Rand. Quite a rare gem indeed. Welcome! By all means, welcome.

I look forward to our discussions about why gay marriage should never be condoned by the state - and why abortion should never be banned by it.

Now, as a reader of Atlas Shrugged you should know better than to cite Robin Hood as a symbol of virtue! Mal Reynolds, yes.

Posted by: johngalt at November 21, 2008 11:03 AM | What do you think? [6]