On Saturday’s Cashin’ In (5/25/13), host Eric Bolling attacked Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for having criticized “global warming deniers” shortly after the Oklahoma tornadoes. Whitehouse later apologized but Bolling said, “Apology not accepted.” In fact, the entire segment was little more than a thinly disguised excuse for demonizing Democrats and anyone else concerned with climate change. But regular Jonathan Hoenig took it to a new, ridiculous level when he declared that laws to protect the environment are “anti man” and “The more carbon we burn, the better humans lives have become.”
Hoenig started the discussion by saying about Whitehouse, “This is straight out of the book of Rahm (Emanuel), Eric. You know: never let a crisis go to waste, and Barbara Boxer, Frank Lautenberg, of course Al Gore are always quick to blame any natural catastrophe, which of course is terrible, on man-made global warming. It’s really argument through emotion, right? They look at these terrible pictures of devastation and say, ‘Don’t you care about these people? If you do, then you’re going to pass these laws and regulations which are profoundly anti-man. Thank God for gasoline and oil to help clean up the terrible mess from this devastation. …The greens have been wrong on every single prediction they’ve made since it was called the ecology movement back in the 1950’s.”
Kirsten Powers said, “I did a little research on it, and global warming people don’t even really believe that tornadoes are caused by global warming. …They will say that droughts are caused by global warming and hurricanes but tornadoes, that’s not even something that they would really even say.”
Kimberly Guilfoyle laughably said that Democrats “don’t miss any opportunity to advance their goals." This, right after she seized the opportunity to seize an opportunity to advance her goal of demonizing the left: “This was ill-timed and insensitive. The guy has just no clue and but he’s not the only one, and what we’ve seen is the Democrats and liberals using opportunities like this tragedy that has befallen people – families, children that have been killed - and trying to piggyback it for his own political agenda, which is unconscionable.”
When it was Hoenig’s turn again, he said, "One fact we do know is that the more carbon we burn, the better humans lives have become. Longer life spans. Healthier, wealthier in almost every way. So the greenhouse gas emissions that people like the Lautenberg’s fight against are helping mankind in innumerable ways. That’s why we need more.”
Kirsten Powers laughed. “I don’t see how greenhouse gases are helping the world.”
Bolling interrupted, “Our standard of living has risen, our GDP is rising. I think that’s what Jonathan’s alluding to.”
“Not because of greenhouse gasses,” Powers said.
“Well, not because of it,” Bolling acknowledged. But then, as Powers went on to defend Democrats and liberals for speaking out on behalf of causes they support – sorry, no time left! Well, except for the time that Bolling took to get in one last dig at liberals and gun control.
They don’t give a rat’s ass about the environment, today or 50 years from now since they’ll all be dead. All they care about adding wealth to their personal portfolios today since that how they keep score in life.
And don’t you just love those BP public relations BS ads proclaiming that they have poured $23 billion into the cleanup of the Gulf, while having those charming folks from each state telling us we should spend our tourism dollars in their states? The part they fail to mention is that whatever the cost is, are passed to consumers in higher prices at the pumps. You don’t really think that company executives would sacrifice their beloved profits?
Yes, Hoe-pig. I’m sure that’s what the people in the Gulf were saying right after the Deepwater Horizon rig blew up . . .
Hoe-pig and Boring are right: we need more greenhouse gases. And I heartily encourage them to breathe in as much of those gases, in lieu of oxygen, as possible.
What these folks don’t really get is the fact that, in the last 50 years, a major reason for the increasing climate change has to do with “nature’s detoxifiers” (ie, trees) being cut down (A) for more farmland or industrial development or (B) for fuel. When the Industrial Revolution began, while the growing pollution problem seriously affected large cities, the planet as a whole wasn’t too badly affected since there were still vast tracts of trees all over the planet’s temperate climes (even in Jolly Old England, there were huge swaths of forests while the folks in London were choking on pollution thick enough to cut with a knife). These trees helped to regulate the natural conversion of CO2 to good old O2 (sorry—not really sure how to subscript the 2s). Nowadays, however, the trees have to do so much more work (not too unlike a business which makes its 6 paid employees work 12 hours a day, for 6 days a week instead of having 9 paid employees work 8 hours a day, 6 days a week) since there are so many fewer to do the work, and it takes a much longer time to get “new labor.”