No, the media doesn’t exaggerate or make stuff up, why do you ask? Part 4,305: Hurricane ‘journalism’

Hurricane Florence brought with it another opportunity to play “what’s wrong with this video” thanks to a Weather Channel reporter:

The Weather Channel’s explanation is as embarrassing as the video:

“It’s important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted,” the network said.

Science! Except people who are exhausted exaggerate less, not more.

Oh, and keep in mind that these are the same people pushing climate change alarmism, but I’m sure they wouldn’t exaggerate about that stuff. /s

The above video reminded me of this classic:

JOURNALISM!

(h/t Twitchy)

Washington Post editorial board spots more Trump collusion, this time with… a hurricane?

Gee, why do so many Americans distrust the media?

The Trump presidency has made liberals so effing insane that even the mainstream media is heavily infected with TDS. Here’s just one example:

Trump hasn’t even been in office two years and already he’s trying to help destroy the Carolinas, or something:

President Trump issued several warnings on his Twitter feed Monday, counseling those in Florence’s projected path to prepare and listen to local officials. That was good advice.

Yet when it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit. He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. It is hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change. But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters.

As Rahm Emanuel once said, “never let a crisis go to waste,” and the mainstream media was paying attention. In other news, the mainstream media wonders why two-thirds of Americans view them with skepticism.

Next up from the WaPo editorial board: Hurricane Florence and how Russia made it worse with Trump’s help.

Latest awful thing that global warming denial has helped cause: Aretha Franklin’s death

Science!

The list of things that are alleged to have been caused by global warming (the preferred summertime usage) and climate change (the preferred wintertime usage) “denial” can already wrap twice around the Earth at the equator, and thanks to Stevie Wonder the list just got a little longer:

Stevie Wonder visited the ailing star days before she died and said that at that point she was unable to speak.

“We have to celebrate her life and continue the legacy by letting people of all the various genres hear the music that influenced us all,” Wonder told CBS This Morning’.

Wonder drew a line between the increase of cancer and the ignorance of global warming. “I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all that is happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming, don’t believe that what we do affects the world,” he said. “What we eat affects the world and affects us. I just hope that people will grow up out of the foolishness and know that we all, by how we think, how we view, how we treat others, we will never unlock the key until we truly let go of the hatred, the bigotry, the evilness, the selfishness. We do that and we can unlock some of those things that keep us in this place”.

A 76-year-old woman passed away. If that’s not enough evidence to convince you man-made global warming is real and an emergency, nothing will.

NOT The Onion:

SCIENCE!

GREEN movement: DNC decides after 2 long months that maybe fossil fuel industry donations aren’t all that bad after all

THAT didn’t last long

My tweet best summed up how I feel about this story:

The DNC just wanted to make sure they remain fully committed to the “green” movement:

The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution Friday afternoon that activists say effectively reverses a ban on fossil fuel company donations.

The resolution introduced by DNC Chair Tom Perez states that the party “support[s] fossil fuel workers” and will accept donations from “employers’ political action committees.” It was approved by a 30-2 vote just two months after the committee adopted another resolution prohibiting donations from fossil fuel companies by a unanimous vote.

The new resolution nods to “forward-looking employers” that are “powering America’s all-of-the-above energy economy and moving us towards a future fueled by clean and low-emissions energy technology, from renewables to carbon capture and storage to advanced nuclear technology.”

Just watch now, in an Al Gore-ian twist, the Democrats will spin this to their angry base by pledging to spend the fossil fuel company donations to support candidates who will warn the world that fossil fuels are destroying the earth.

Break out the tiny violins! U.N. tells member states to pay up because they’re running out of cash

What’ll they do about it? Repo Norway?

Not unlike some of the socialists they help keep propped up, the U.N. is finding out the universal truth that eventually the non-self-sustaining end up running out of somebody else’s money:

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the U.N. is running out of money and is urging members to pay up amid a looming financial crisis for the international body.

In a letter to staff this week, seen by Fox News, Guterres says he has warned member states of a “troubling financial situation facing the United Nations,” which he says is caused by late payments to the U.N. by member states.

“Our cash flow has never been this low so early in the calendar year, and the broader trend is also concerning; we are running out of cash sooner and staying in the red longer,” he says.

The fundraising telethon should be hilarious! And what would the U.N. do to collect anyway? Repo Norway?

Gee, they had plenty of cash to make their NYC headquarters more “green”:

With the capital master plan in its final phase after nearly 15 years and an investment of $2.31 billion, the United Nations must take stock of lessons learned and best practices from the ambitious Headquarters renovation effort to guide the implementation plans of other capital projects and avoid losses, the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) heard today.

As much money as the U.N. burns through, my violin couldn’t get any tinier over news that they’re running out of cash.

Of course: U.N. finds way to tie soccer team being trapped in a cave in Thailand to climate change

They’re SO predictable.

They say that to a hammer everything looks like a nail, and the same is true when it comes to United Nations bureaucrats and “climate change.” Here’s the latest evidence:

And there’s this from the U.N. weather alarmist in question:

“It is the start of the monsoon season in Thailand,” she said. “I’ve been looking at the weather forecast there for Chiang-Rai, for the region, every day for the past week. Every day it has consistently shown the risk of thundershowers; now they haven’t, fortunately, materialized.”

So the thundershowers she forecast didn’t materialize. She says that’s a result of man-made climate change, but might I offer another radical explanation: She got the forecast wrong. It’s a crazy suggestion, I know.

They’s SO predictable.

Climate Change Alarmism on Parade — a two-act play, starring Bette Midler

I’ve always said that no matter what happens outside, climate change alarmists will link it to man-made climate change. One of the left’s biggest panic-button pushers about global warming is Bette Midler, who proved that point quite nicely.

First up we have this from yesterday:

June/July heat = Effect of climate change that must be reversed before we all die in a man-made eco crock pot. Got that?

Rewind the tape to the exact same date, except five years earlier in 2013:

June/July cole = Effect of climate change that must be reversed before we all die in a freezer of humanity’s making.

And yet liberals mock non-believers for not being able to grasp their “science.”

Notorious fuel terminator from Hollywood challenges Trump to get more ‘green’ on gas

If only we could tap Hollywood eco-hypocrisy as a clean energy source.

Arnold Schwarzenegger traveled all the way from California to Austria by bicycle, rowboat and kumquat-powered golf cart in order to sound the alarm about fossil fuels and ask President Trump to join the cause:

Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging President Donald Trump to join in efforts to promote green energy, saying he would have “a lot of victories.”

The former California governor spoke Tuesday at the R20 Austrian World Summit, an offshoot of a Schwarzenegger climate change initiative. Schwarzenegger has sparred with Trump, who last year announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

Schwarzenegger said: “Those of you who resist because you can’t imagine success without fossil fuels: we ask you to join us. Everyone. Also you, President Trump: Join us.”

Schwarzenegger’s certainly doing his part to get rid of fossil fuels — he’s burning as much of it as he possibly can so there’s none left for the rest of us:

I wonder if Ah-nuld got to the emergency summit on ending fossil fuels on this:

Arnold Schwarzenegger – Gulfstream III

The body builder turned actor, turned State Governor decieded in 2011, that he needed his own private jet.

For a cool $38 million he got himself a fabulous private jet.

The Gulfstream 3 has a capacity for 12 passengers and can go a range of 6,760 km

“Climate crisis” y’all!

If only we could tap Hollywood eco-hypocrisy as a clean energy source.

This week’s Albert Gore Jr. Award for Brazen Achievement in Eco-Hypocrisy goes to…

HAHAHA!

Here’s a shot & chaser so hot it could single-handedly trigger a global warming apocalypse all on its own.

Singer Katy Perry is very concerned about man-made climate change caused by fossil fuel emissions:

Fortunately Mother Nature suspends all natural law if an eco-hypocrite celeb has needs on the night of a gala or awards show:

What’s even more amazing is that they’re shocked more people don’t buy into their BS.

(h/t Twitchy)

Elizabeth Warren’s Earth Day plea: Elect Dems so things like the BP spill won’t happen again (Um…)

Give it a rest, Dances With Identity Fraud.

Another Earth Day is upon us, which means a fresh round of sanctimonious “fossil fuels and capitalism are killing the planet” BS from rich liberals tweeting on iPhones from their private jets en route to one of their many mansions. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is among Dems all over the Earth Day lectures.

Check out how Dances with Identity Fraud is putting an Earth Day spin on the BP spill and trying to make it about Trump:

That’s not the touting of liberal regulatory prowess Warren thinks it is. When the BP spill happened, the Democrats already had full control of Congress AND the White House for nearly a year-and-a-half. But sure, let’s blame the guy who didn’t even take office until almost seven years later.

Also, the Animas River spill didn’t happen under Trump and the Republicans — it happened during the regulation-happy EPA under Obama. Take your “shilling for the regulatory genius of the bloated bureaucracy” shtick back to the teepee, Fauxcahontas.

On a related note, this cracked me up this morning: EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s Earth Day observance might be enough to hospitalize triggered liberals:

Pass the smelling salts, Leo!

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Just for fun, here’s a portion of something I wrote for Earth Day a few years ago. I think it still holds up:

Why am I so grumpy about Earth Day yet again this year? Because I don’t like being preached to about what I should be doing, especially when I already do it. For starters, in my house, we celebrate Earth Day every day, like no doubt many of you do. How so? We don’t leave lights on in rooms that nobody is in. We keep the thermostat fairly low (mostly because I’m usually too hot). We carpool when possible. We don’t waste gas. We pick up trash when we’re out walking. We volunteer to clean up the river walk, and we plant trees because we like trees — not because we’ve fooled ourselves into believing that planting trees is our noble contribution towards helping make Al Gore’s mansions carbon-neutral.

As such, I tend to get a little put off when being preached to by mega-hypocrites who swim in their own heated pools, travel in private jets, play sports under bright lights at night, heat cavernous homes they’re not even living in for months at a time, trash national monuments when celebrating politicians who are going to save the environment, and ride in limo caravans to speeches where they tell the rest of us how our pickup trucks, lawn mowers, hamburgers and 75-watt light bulbs are killing the planet. I mean… F**K. YOU.

Here’s another reason I won’t participate in Earth Day celebrations: I refuse to acknowledge, symbolically or otherwise, that electricity and fuel — and the generation and refining thereof — is the problem and that civilization can be saved by turning itself into North Korea for any length of time.

The harnessing and generation of electricity are among the greatest discoveries ever. It’s helped make the world safer and more sanitary. Electricity runs the equipment that is used to make the medicine that saves lives. It runs the cameras, televisions and computers that allow us to see evils that are being perpetuated around the world that we might not have otherwise known about. And fossil fuels, an energy source that there is currently no substitute for when it comes to powering the masses, will remain a necessity for the wellbeing of the human race no matter how many times progressives click their heels together three times while repeating “There’s no place like Solyndra… There’s no place like Solyndra…” We should be celebrating electricity and fuel instead of pretending it’s some sort of cancer that needs to be cut out of our lives. Notice I said “our” lives, meaning the “regular” people — the rich eco-hypocrites, who will of course still fly on private jets and own multiple mansions, have no intention of ever living by their own proposed rules.

I’ll say this though: The co-founder of Earth Day wasn’t a hypocrite, at least when it comes to composting.