Waiting for the Storm (to Be Blamed on the Bush Administration)

By Lloyd the Idiot

It seems like every big storm is, in the eyes of at least one so-called expert, the result of global warming and, of course, that is solely the result of the Bush Administration’s environmental policies.  To that yet-to-be-named expert, and to the others who will chime in, I offer the following because each of you rightfully deserve to be branded a fool.

 


Comments

  • Leej says:

    Don’t worry on dec 12 2012 the world as we know it will not exist :-)

    Romney does not need the presidency because on Dec 12 he will get his own world to rule as mormons believe. Well at least they believe they will get there own world sometime in the future if they do all these things too numerous to mention here :-) I know my brothers are secretly preparing for it. ;-)

  • Steve Randolph says:

    As Sandy nears, there are thousands of us
    that should give thanks that we a have a
    first class FEMA and not a Bush era
    “Hell of a job, Brownie” agency run by political
    hacks . Unless, of course, you want a repeat
    of Katrina – this time in Virginia.

  • Scout says:

    Lloyd – I’ve never heard even the most Gore-ian wacked-out enviro say that a particular storm was the result of Bush Administration policies. What I have heard from that sector is that succeeding American Administrations, as well as governments of other countries should do more to counter overall global warming trends. Thus the debate, properly configured is whether global warming is: 1) induced or exacerbated by human activity and 2), if the answer to the first question is affirmative, whether there is anything that can realistically be done to mitigate human impacts on warming trends. There does not appear to be much question from anyone that we are in some kind of climate-affecting warming trend.

    There’s enough silly buggers cause-and-effect stuff that gets thrown around in an election year by partisans of both major parties (see, e.g., charges that the Obama Administration has caused or could have prevented the rise of democratic forces in the Arab world or efforts at the beginning of the Bush Administration to imply that it could have prevented or somehow was culpable for intelligence failures that permitted 9/11) without compounding it by making up new things, especially when attributing them to the other guy before he even makes them.

  • Scout says:

    Leej gets to the heart of the matter, in any event. I plan to empty out my 401K on a swell party on the 11th of December. You can’t take it with you.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Scout, then you missed the people who said Katrina was caused by Bush not going for Kyoto.

    Google Bush, katrina, kyoto and you’ll get NYT references, international press, and even Michael Mann.

  • Eric the 1/2 Troll says:

    More of Lloyd’s idiocies (do I get an emoticon? C’mon, give it up!!)

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    Katrina wasn’t Bush’s fault. Not getting help there for days was his fault. The bungled FEMA response, the “recovery” half-effort. That’s all on Bush.

  • Scout says:

    Efforts by Gore and other Dems to politicize criticisms of the response to Katrina were patently silly. The response was inadequate, but that was a helluva storm. However, while I remember Gore (and many others) charging that the response to Katrina was a blot on the Bush (II) administration’s copy book, but I don’t recall that Gore said that Bush’s policies caused the storm. There is a significant difference.

  • Lloyd says:

    Another one more on point, although I don’t know who the guys are

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=143

  • BlackOut says:

    This storm will come through and no matter what happens fair and balanced will say Obama did not respond appropriately.

    Count on it.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Just as with the elections, I am sick to death of all the storm coverage.

  • Shiloh says:

    Where has York been all week?

    At 10:30 Sunday night, on the very eve of Sandy, Scott sent out an email telling people the storm was coming and they should do such things as clean out their gutters, tie down porch furniture, and collect necessities, like batteries, blankets in a central place. Now? At 10:30 Sunday night? With the rain already falling? It’s a little late to be cleaning out gutters and running around outside in the dark tying down furniture. Too little too late, Scott!

  • Ed Myers says:

    If you are tired on one note coverage you could end up with a chord…the two stories merging into one. The storm is going to suppress voter turnout which is going to tip the the election. Talking heads will blather.

  • Scout says:

    I wonder how they would have handled the election in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast if this storm were hitting next week instead of this week.

  • Eric the half a troll says:

    Can’t wait for the inevitable nut job to start spouting about how God is weighing in on the election. Just a matter of time.

  • Hillsboro says:

    Yep… God is unleashing his wrath upon you heathen libs and deviants for daring to attack Eugene :)

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Eric, the only story I saw approximating that was how, after all of the (inevitable) stories on the hurricane during the R convention being a judgment on Rs (and that stupid clown from yahoo news talking on open mike about “partying while black people drown”–he’s already been hired again by another news organ too), no one had yet made any bad jokes about what this storm means to the election.

    I doubt it has anything to do with Eugene, but I DO think it will make it much harder for lots of dead people to vote five times apiece! :D

  • Scout says:

    Lloyd – I went back and read your links from 1733 and 2159 yesterday. The first addressed response. It’s predictable that the out party will blame the in party for poor response. I personally feel the Katrina response, given the intensity of the storm, would have been about as miserable regardless of whether Bush, Clinton, Obama or the Pope had been in charge. The second one uses Katrina as a backdrop to flail away at the enviros’ point that more needs to be done by the US government to address global warming. That’s a far cry from blaming Katrina on Bush. I’m a skeptic on whether global warming has enough man-made inputs to make it feasible for man-made corrections to influence it, but it’s not illegitimate for activists to use a high profile event to flog their causes.

  • A.E. Gnat says:

    Here… put on your tinfoil hat and peruse this…

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/most-outrageous-hurricane-sandy-consipiracy-theori

    “It is like the hurricane is a huge bucket of vomit in America’s face during the election… I see this storm as a warning from the LORD to call His church to repentance…”

    Oy vey.

  • CathysClown says:

    Scott York’s nothing but another useless, big spending, democrat. Too bad he fooled so many republican fools into thinking otherwise. There’s a sucker born every minute and many of them are republicans right here in Loudoun county.

  • Shiloh says:

    CC – York is and always has been a Republican (even when he called himself an independent). He would absolutely never be a Democrat. It’s not in his DNA.

  • Smith says:

    I think Brownie is right. OBAMA ACTED TOO QUICKLY!!!!

    I bet Romney is loving Christie complimenting Obama so much.

    But isnt Obama total evil. I am so confused.

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