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Since 2008 – Progress Through Politics


I remember all those teabagging morons who claimed that because we were having record breaking snowfall six weeks ago, climate change isn’t real and is just a liberal fantasy.

I also remember climate change defenders shooting back by saying “watch, in like a month or two, it’ll be 90 degrees”

The temperature outside my Queens office is 92, five and a half weeks after 21 inches of snow fell on the same spot. There’s actually still a mountain of snow in the parking lot of the Brooklyn shopping center I go to often.

Open Thread, is it hot by you?

PS- Jobs Part II- The Ridiculous Right is coming very soon.  


  1. louisprandtl

    because according to our climatological experts Professor Sarah Palin, Prof. Drudge, Dr. Hannity and Dr Limbaugh we are actually encountering a period of cooling

  2. creamer

    Real change in regards to us dealing with climate change may have to wait until the early baby boomers die off or become irrelavant politicaly. That or somthing real big light parting the Red Sea.

  3. DTOzone

    and you thought passing healthcare was going to make the base happy?

    Obama was clearly the wrong man for the job. He might have been the kind of reformer for the good times, when you really do not need him, dedicated to getting the various squabbling parties to hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Unfortunately, a crisis demands leadership, and Obama is all fluff in that department. Leaders lead, they do not hold other people up as the leaders, and take them to task for their failure to do the risky things when their leader hides behind a non-existent consensus. I hate to say this, but both Clinton and W were far superior leaders, unfortunately with deeply flawed visions and moral compasses.

  4. HappyinVT

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a planned trip to Washington next week to take part in President Barack Obama’s 47-country nuclear security summit conference.

    He made the decision after learning that Egypt and Turkey intended to raise the issue of Israel’s presumed nuclear arsenal at the conference, a senior government official said on Friday.


    It would be interesting to see what happens if the issue is still raised.  If Iran and North Korea are fair game for discussion then Israel should be as well.

  5. HappyinVT

    President Barack Obama on Thursday made clear he was not going to take advice from Republican Sarah Palin when it comes to decisions about the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

    Palin, the former vice presidential candidate, has not been shy about criticizing Obama’s policies and this week weighed in on his revamped nuclear strategy, saying it was like a child in a playground who says ‘punch me in the face, I’m not going to retaliate.’

    “I really have no response to that. The last I checked, Sarah Palin is not much of an expert on nuclear issues,” Obama said in an interview with ABC News.

    Pressed further on Republican criticism that his strategy restricts the use of nuclear weapons too much, Obama added:

    “What I would say to them is, is that if the secretary of defense and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff are comfortable with it, I’m probably going to take my advice from them and not from Sarah Palin.”

    I’d kill for video of this.

  6. DTOzone

    Stupak is retiring and Nate Silver thinks there’s a good possibility of Democrats losing the House;

    I’d like to say “wait till November” but November is less than seven months away and in the last few years, things didn’t change much in the last seven months of a campaign. Democrats looked likely to win Congress in April 2006, and Democrats were favored to expand their majority and win the Presidency in April 2008. I don’t know how much things can swing back to the Democrats now, even if the economy gets better.  

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