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The Army Of Climate Change Darkness Marches On

Posted on | October 17, 2011 | 14 Comments

by Smitty

Guilt by association is an ugly thing. So I disclaim at the outset any attempt to say that, merely because John Holdren,

the president’s current science czar — an advocate of de-developing America and population control.

has been a source of advice to Mitt Romney on “global warming and carbon emissions”. And the two should know:

Massachusetts is the first and only state to set CO2 emissions limits on power plants. The limits, which target the six largest and oldest power plants in the state, are the toughest in the nation…

Also interesting:

One of Romney’s former top state environmental officials during his tenure as Massachusetts governor now oversees air quality at Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, playing a key role in the march of environmental regulations to fight climate change and slash pollution from coal-fired power plants that is regularly blasted by Republicans seeking Obama’s job. Sometimes, even Romney himself.

I’d like to dub these climate change/carbon tax weenies the Army Of Climate Change Darkness, because:

  • they perpetuate this climate change myth in the face of scandal,
  • they pursue the kind of centralized market control that breeds failure wherever it goes, in this case, power failure,
  • they do seem an army invading our formerly capitalist country, and,
  • this blog still has not seen Bruce Campbell and Mitt Romney in the same place simultaneously.

Yeah, so what? Mitt is a smart guy. It may be that John Holdren does know something useful. Just because there is a bit of a professional tie there cannot be construed to mean that Holdren is a tool of the plutocrats and crony capitalists, and Mitt Romney is the anointed favorite who can be relied upon to ensure the correct wheels get greased. Why, that would be  a cheap shot, and this blog is far above such.

But wait! There’s more!

Washington, D.C., October 17, 2011 – The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request today with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), run by controversial White House Science Adviser (and former Mitt Romney climate adviser) John Holdren. The FOIA request seeks records involving an apparently co-ordinated effort between OSTP and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to subvert and circumvent U.S. law.

Specifically, CEI’s FOIA request seeks details of the Obama Administration’s involvement in a UN IPCC plan to hide official online correspondence in non-governmental accounts. The express purpose of creating a non-government web-site “cloud” communications system was to avoid national transparency laws, such as the U. S. FOIA. However, with OSTP having taken over the lead U.S. role in the IPCC in 2009, this also implicates the Presidential Records Act of 1978 (PRA).

The new IPCC system sought to shield U. S. government employees working on the Fifth Assessment Report from FOIA requests by hiding their correspondence, even though they are being tasked and paid by the federal government to work on the report. The scandal-plagued IPCC is funded with millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars. CEI demonstrates in its FOIA request that the IPCC’s motivation to avoid future FOIA requests was past embarrassment over releases of earlier communications between IPCC officials and participating bureaucrats, appointees and scientists working on the assessment reports.

Read, as they say, the whole thing. At first blush, it doesn’t seem to pass the ‘So, what?’ test. However, given the U.N. non-command of doing anything useful, and the heretofore unbelievable hijinks of this administration, these guys are likely of everything under the sun except recognizing legitimate solar ventures. One assumes the worst and is rarely proven wrong.

And so what does that mean for the Mr. Squeaky Clean? Is it as bad as lauding Ted Kennedy when signing RomneyCare into law? Between the carbon tax, the RomneCare, and the seeming non-grasp of the fact that TeaPartiers are standing athwart the GOP yelling STOP, one sincerely hopes Somebody Arises Resurrecting American Hope.


14 Responses to “The Army Of Climate Change Darkness Marches On”

  1. Anonymous
    October 17th, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

    If Perry is disqualified as a candidate for calling people “heartless,” then ObamoRomneyCare and advisors like John-“Let’s-put-sterilant-in-drinking-water”-Holdren should be doubly disqualifying for Romney.

  2. Anonymous
    October 17th, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    About ten years ago, there was an upsurge in the numbers of big business/establishment/elite Republicans who genuinely bought into the Global Warming scare among the larger “sustainability” scam. And since the green future was a social imperative, they figured they might as well get a piece of the action.

    I can forgive that mentality, to a certain extent, in the context of the times. Someone on our side who still believes that garbage, though, is either stupid or is a conman.

    At some point, Romney needs to explain how he saw the light on global warming/sustainability, or else he’s a conman (because he’s not stupid).       

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  4. Anonymous
    October 17th, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    Guilt by action is even uglier. From Hot Air.

    “So what has happened to Massachusetts’ electrical production since signing these regulations into law?  According to the EIA, whose latest data is for 2009, it dropped 18% in four years, from over 46 billion megawatt hours to 38 billion.  International imports, however, went from 697 million megawatt hours in 2006 to 4.177 billion megawatt hours two years later, and to almost 5 billion megawatt hours in 2009, more than twice the amount imported in any of the previous twenty years.”

    And people wonder why can’t get over 30% in national polls.

  5. Anonymous
    October 17th, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

    See, this also bothers me. How is it that Cain, for example, gets lambasted for admitting that he’s not expertly versed on every issue [And who possibly can be?], yet people who made and enforced policy can be given a pass because they’ve now seen the light? This doesn’t just apply to global warming/cooling/change/mood swinging but to a whole spectrum of planks in a platform.

    It’s the rank dishonesty of the pander that’s so offensive. Oh, sure, a candidate could experience an awakening, but when you see the changes happen so abruptly and in such concert with a particular campaign or even within a campaign season as the message is massaged, then it’s a pretty transparent lie.

    Maybe voters are finally tired enough of all the lying and just want honest if as of yet incompletely vetted ideas. Maybe we don’t really want a politician in politics as much as we want men and women of character and integrity.

    We reward “great politicians” yet deride politics. Anyone see the illogic here? I’ll take the honest man instead.

  6. htowt
    October 17th, 2011 @ 10:02 pm


    We’ve got to stop meeting like this.  Am I the only one to note the plea to Mrs. Palin?

  7. Anonymous
    October 17th, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    I’m giving Romney a tiny benefit of the doubt because he’s unfortunately still the odds on favorite to win the GOP nomination, but I’m no fan of his.

    Besides, it’s unlikely that Romney will admit to having “seen the light” on global warming. He refuses to do it with Obamneycare. So, when he refuses to do it with global warming, I’ll be saying he’s a conman (even as I vote for him over SCOAMF).

    Ten years ago, heck four years ago, a lot of otherwise intelligent people believed a lot of bad ideas. If we don’t give them the opportunity to “see the light” how will we ever reverse the “progressive” consensus?   

    Is that letting Romney off easy? Maybe, but it’s up to Cain to beat Romney so we don’t have to contort ourselves in these ways.   

  8. smitty
    October 17th, 2011 @ 10:35 pm

    What are you FNORDtalking about?

  9. Anonymous
    October 17th, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

    I didn’t mean to impugn your integrity with a premature endorsement of Romney. [wink] I’m in more than general agreement.

    My caveat is that Romney is a “conman” to me already, just orders of magnitude less of one compared to SCoaMFotUS.

    Ace wrote a very nice analysis some months ago reiterating your very point. It was derived from Milton Friedman and the incentivizing of “bad” people to do good things, so I understand your point on giving people an opportunity. I’m afraid I’m too much the cynic to believe we’ll escape the leviathan that is socialism and statism. It would be nice to give politicians who screwed Americans over the chance at to repent; but I don’t trust them in that they are trained – by choice and survival – to manage messaging rather than policy. They go to spend enormous capital to learn how to tell others what to do and then proceed to tell others what to do.

    My threshold for their second chance to ru(i)n my life is very high… probably higher than my threshold for their mere redemption.

  10. Bob Belvedere
    October 17th, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    Can you see them!

  11. Anonymous
    October 18th, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    When ever any solution to any problem is to give hundreds of billions a year to developing countries to atone for our “climate guilt” doesn’t set off the socialist redistribution alarms that politician is stupid or a liberal.

  12. Joe
    October 18th, 2011 @ 12:53 am

    Fortunately there is an alternative…Herman Cain, the real deal. 

  13. elaine
    October 18th, 2011 @ 1:39 am


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