Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ex-Clinton Official Ties Minneapolis Bridge Collapse to Global Warming

Oh, how I wish, I wish, I wish I were creative enough to make this stuff up! Just when you thought you'd heard it all. This is soooo bizarre and asinine I would have thought even the Gor(acle) faithful would reject it. Not so. Yes you read it right, the faithful are trying to blame the Minnesota bridge collapse on you and I. We make such handy villains in all of their stories. Here's how it goes. Are you ready for this thrilling chilling (I mean warming) ride in liberal logic?

First from Climate The Latest on Climate Science, Solutions, and Politics

Did Climate Change Contribute To The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse?

A former member of the Clinton administration, and current Senior Fellow at the virtual Clinton think tank the Center for American Progress, (code for progressive) claimed Monday that global warming might have played a factor in the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis.

Writing at Climate Progress, the global warming blog of CAP, Joseph Romm (above) - who served as Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy in 1997 and as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary from 1995 though 1998 - stated in a piece incredibly entitled "Did Climate Change Contribute To The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse?" (Note how the question is posed in the affirmative, which is used to elicit an affirmative answer.) Mr. Romm states:

I was skeptical at first, but after doing a Google search - and after NBC reported Sunday that National Transportation Safety Board investigators are "looking at everything" including "the weather" - I think it is a legitimate question to ask.

As I have pointed out in other articles, to the faithful any adverse event may be legitimately attributed to Anthropogenic Global Warming. (AGW) AWG, that's one of their big fancy words they craft to make them look and sound authoritative - smart. It means man-made global warming where I'm from. But wait, not to be outdone in the anthropo-hate speech is another one of the AGW faithful to further bless the newest holy proclamation.

This absolute jewel of liberal logic from Melissa Hortman (D-MN)

Melissa Hortman of the Minnesota House of Representatives and long time greenie - “speculated that 90-plus-degree heat Wednesday and the above-normal temperatures of the past two summers may have been a contributing factor,” and said “You wonder if this bridge was built to withstand the massive heat we have had this summer.” Or even if it was built to withstand heat, whether its structural deficiencies undermined the design integrity to a point where heat contributed to the collapse.

Did you catch what she said? “You wonder if this bridge was built to withstand the massive heat we have had this summer.” It was 91 degrees that day. Steel doesn't begin to weaken till the temps reach in excess of 570 degrees Fahrenheit. I don't recall seeing weather reports of 570 degrees for that day. She calls 91 degrees massive heat? By her standards of massive heat we should be seeing bridges falling everyday here in the desert southwest where I live. Our temps are above 105 (14 degrees more) most every day.

According to NOAA stats on Minneapolis weather the 2006 summer was hotter than this summer. (2007) Why didn't the bridge collapse in 2006 when it was warmer and the heat was much more "massive"?

Engineers design these all-weather bridges with extreme conditions in mind. They allow plenty of leeway for high temp thermal expansion in the joints. There would not have been structural buckling due to so-called "extreme heat" that day.

I don't pretend to know what caused the bridge to collapse. I don't have the facts. How is it they are promoting the least likely and most preposterous cause and getting away with it? That's like me blaming the stock market plunge on say Al Gore charging 100,000 per global warming lecture. (of which he has given over 1,000) He has made hundreds of millions off of his Church of the Immaculate Gor(acle) faithful. This is draining the economy of his followers, and adversely affecting the stock market. Now, he is also flying around giving his holy pronouncements and using up lots, and I do mean lots of fuel so this drives up the cost of gas and hurts would be investors even more.

You get the picture. As much as I would like to blame Al Gore I can't, it would be just plain nonsense. But, somehow they get away with this same sort of hyperbole constantly. I hope (and I have no doubt) Al Gore will make billions off of his useful idiots.

Don't feel too bad about yourselves there is redemption, you too can buy "Carbon Offset Credits" from Al Gore's firm and receive Gaia (Mother Earth) forgiveness for the right amount of protection money.

As long as anything bad happens in the world you can bet the Gorleones will be there to accuse, extort and offer protection for a price. And all of this while you and I are made out to be the villains and they are the global saviours! How incredibly ironic! Just you never mind that the Gorleones use more fuel in a week than we will use in our entire lives. Feel guilty yet?


trampus said...

I wish they wouldn't run stories like this! It really does make global warming look bad. Most of us are not this extreme!

mrgoogle said...

I see nothing wrong with thier logic. Maybe you need to go back to school!

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