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The hippies, they are not happy.

John Lanchbery, Birdlife International: “It sounds very vague. There’s no next step, nothing to link through to how to get a final deal done.”

Heh heh.

Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club: “President Obama and the rest of the world paid a steep price here in Copenhagen because of obstructionism in the United States Senate.”

Say what?

Kate Horner, Friends of the Earth: “This is the United Nations and the nations here are not united on this secret backroom declaration. The US has lied to the world when they called it a deal and they lied to over a hundred countries when they said would listen to their needs. This toothless declaration, being spun by the US as an historic success, reflects contempt for the multilateral process and we expect more from our Nobel prize winning President.”

But he means well. And he’s got a fabulous crease in his pants.

From what I can glean, they’ve agreed that the earth shouldn’t be allowed to warm more than 2°C, but how they’re going to bully the planet into that unclear. There’s no set target, oversight or enforcement involved. It’s less a treaty than a serving suggestion.

I love this quote from Obama: “We are confident that we are moving in the direction of a significant accord.”

We’ve agreed to take the first steps toward talking about a framework for considering the implications of actually doing something.

Thank you, O Lord, for the incompetence of our enemies.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 18, 2009, 7:42 pm

Do follow the link and read more the Guardian goodness. I mean, if you’re into schadenfreude. And you must be, since you’re all evil ‘wingers.

Obama apparently didn’t even stick around for the vote, ONE MORE TIME in his career. On account of the weather back home, supposedly.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 18, 2009, 7:48 pm

God rot them all.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: December 18, 2009, 7:59 pm

Am I the only one that thinks of the Golgafrinchans, from the Hitch-hikers guide, when you hear about these enviro-weenies?

You know…the race that convinced 1/3 of their poulation, the worthless 1/3, that the planet was about to be eaten by some space-beastie so as to get them onto “evacuation” ships and get rid of them? Then once they landed on the new planet (the other 2/3 had promised they’d “be following right behind!”) they did things like adopt tree leaves as currency, followed by planetary deforestation to combat inflation /argue about what color a “wheel” should be before they decided that an actual round shape was the critical design feature? Anyone?

I need to ge read some Douglas Adams again…it’s been too long.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: December 18, 2009, 8:17 pm

Obama’s fecklessness and divagating ways are to be welcomed when it’s the Warmenistas being given the shaft, but it’s the same rudderless, simpleton reliance on his solar-powered anus that is going to let the Iranians build nukes. He’s an empty vessel, and we all know they make the most noise. Reality is a bitch, but Obama still seems to persist in his strange belief that his mere existence is a substantive factor in getting things done. The idea in politics is to get everyone else to buy your bullshit, not get fooled by it yourself.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 18, 2009, 8:32 pm

Interesting you should say that, DG. As various sages predicted weeks ago (I hesitate to say I was among them, but I was) this carefully scripted pantomime always was going to end with The One dashing in at the last minute to save the show.

Still, with a populace opiated by television and Hollywood, it was inevitable they’d stick to a formula the proletariat would feel warm and cosy with.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 18, 2009, 9:13 pm

UB – Given all the Pro Boner Hooker work at the conference, I think that ‘Crotch Rot them all’ is both more likely and more appropriate….

Comment from JeffS
Time: December 18, 2009, 10:46 pm

Thank you, O Lord, for the incompetence of our enemies.


Comment from EZnSF
Time: December 18, 2009, 10:57 pm

Just found a new favorite word in a British newspaper; scupper.

BO has been scuppered! Sweet.

Thanks to Gromulin for helping give definition to what, in my mind, has been a boggling, gaseous view of this administration and the government I find myself under.

It’s a whole new genre of reality: Douglas Adams re-writes, for a new TV mini-series, Kafka’s ‘The Trial’.

The Cheshire Cat has nothing on Barack Obama.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: December 19, 2009, 2:06 am

Uncle B.: we now have some ludicrous statement of intent that the politicians can use to wave, Chamberlain-like, at the more excitable of their constituents, but it’s pretty much status quo ante at the moment. Had Obama not done his deus ex machina routine the Warmenistas might not even have had that scanty fig-leaf, but what this does (it is to be earnestly hoped) is push back anything substantive for enough years for thermometers all over the world to call the Watermelons’ bluff (assuming the buggers aren’t ‘adjusting’ them). Which is to say, I don’t think we’re in an abnormal warming period; the base state of the world is to be a lot colder than right now, and that were we to revert to that it would be very, very bad, and that if we can fend off the fundamental derangement of the world economy by a bunch of neo-Marxist bullshit that the ecofascist Morlocks desire we might just stave off Ragnarok.

Comment from TimB52
Time: December 19, 2009, 2:25 am

You just watch. When the planet naturally doesn’t warm two degrees by 2050, these jackasses will claim victory. This assumes of course, that they haven’t all been hung by then.

Comment from Mike C.
Time: December 19, 2009, 5:34 am

Well, if it will cheer any hearts, rest assured that DC is getting buried right the hell now. They’re in for 15″ or so of global warming, which in DC means the End of Civilization, such as it is.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: December 19, 2009, 1:22 pm

DG: Heinlein said con-artists can be lived with; it’s the arrogant idiots who believe their own press releases that cause all the serious trouble.

Comment from Allen
Time: December 19, 2009, 2:57 pm

Enforcement? No problem. When you reach the two degrees Celsius point, nuclear winter. Now for all their preaching about environment and such, if you gave these envirowhackos nukes, does anyone think they wouldn’t hesitate to use ’em to “save the planet?”

It’s a twofer for these idiots. The problems on the planet are due to people according to them. People = Warming therefore…

Comment from iamfelix
Time: December 19, 2009, 5:27 pm

Hundreds gather in protest of Global Warming. Merry Christmas to Stoaty & Uncle B & all their minions.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 19, 2009, 6:01 pm

Hahaha on felix!

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 19, 2009, 7:35 pm

Great link, Felix!

Merry Christmas!

Comment from porknbean
Time: December 19, 2009, 7:59 pm

The US has lied to the world when they called it a deal and they lied to over a hundred countries when they said would listen to their needs.

Who the hell is Kate Horner and would someone please slap her upside the head.

F*ck the other countries for not dealing with their own needs. Big f*cking crack-addled thieving crybabies.

Comment from Aurvant
Time: December 19, 2009, 9:26 pm

Remember, S.Weasel, Voltaire’s illustrious words that have never fit better than now:

“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: “O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it.”


Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: December 20, 2009, 11:42 am


Comment from porknbean
Time: December 20, 2009, 4:20 pm

How about another round of Celebrity Dead Pool?

Brittany Murphy, 32. Goner.

It comes in threes, no? My pick, Harry Reid.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 20, 2009, 6:10 pm

Believe it or not, PnB, nobody on the list has died yet. We’ll have another round once one of those lazy bastards croaks.

Comment from yonason
Time: December 21, 2009, 2:08 pm


That was just the ruse to get us on the road to global fascism, as Lord Monckton explains…


(first four there. Watch all 4 parts; they’re quite informative)

Soon they won’t need the pretense of AGW, and so the Greenies had better get used to being relegated to the “useful idiot” dustbin. “Thanks, suckers.”

Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: December 21, 2009, 3:34 pm

How about another round of Celebrity Dead Pool?

Ah…..I pick:

Sheldon Whitehouse(fooled you there didn’t I)

Who is a useless sack of crap, if useless sacks of crap were worse than pus bucket scum with rickets.


Giving Patches quite a run for the money I thinks.

I can’t stay here and I can’t leave. Shoot me now.

Comment from nbpundit
Time: December 21, 2009, 9:03 pm

So the O!ne is going to personally cap global temperatures?
How sweet!!
Just be glad though….
Merry Christmas y’all!

Comment from BillT (aka "The .0004572% Of Traffic That’s From Iraq)
Time: December 26, 2009, 9:41 am

I think it was a *great* idea to hold the next Eeeek-It’s-Globally-Warming convention in May-hee-co City in July.

First, the delegates will have the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl in every background shot as graphic reminders that Teh Planet ain’t melting.

Second, the watermelons protesting in the streets will be introduced to Mexican cops.

And Mexican jails…

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