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OFA's impotent "climate change" congressional "events" won't deter unilateral actions against the people's will.

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Tom Blumer

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August 18, 2013 - 12:04 am
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On Tuesday, I visited the offices of two local congressmen: Cincinnati’s Steve Chabot and Northern Kentucky’s Thomas Massie.

My self-appointed mission was to observe appearances by protesting members of Organizing for Action, the now supposedly “independent” entity which until late last year ran President Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

All of OFA’s protest visits “just so happen” to target 135 Republicans characterized as “climate deniers.” As a result, on Wednesday, Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, one of the very few real heroes in what used to be the world’s greatest deliberative body, announced an investigation into whether OFA has violated the Hatch Act’s prohibition against engaging in political campaign activities.

OFA recruited activists for the day’s visits around the country from its email list of millions to “draw attention to” and pressure these “deniers” to accept the supposedly irrefutable “science” of climate change, aka allegedly human-caused global warming. After all, as Obama himself tweeted, “#ScienceSaysSo.”

Unfortunately for Team Obama, the climate hasn’t been cooperating with their corrupted “science” for quite some time. Despite attempts by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to spin it as yet another disastrous year for warming, calendar 2012 was among the coolest so far this century. More importantly, the warmists’ meme, which is that most of the warmest years since records have been kept have occurred since the turn of the century, is more than a little suspect. NOAA, in a possible move to increase the credibility of future results, is closing 600 “hot” weather stations, many of which were apparently placed in locations deliberately designed to generate artificially high temperatures to rig overall results.

OFA insists that “97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is real.” What a crock. In February, James Taylor at Forbes pointed to a peer-reviewed study which showed, in Taylor’s words, that “only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis.” The rest of the “scientists” must be those who, like so many other Americans, have been duped by over two decades of non-stop propaganda.

OFA’s visit to Chabot’s office was scheduled for noon. As I rode up the elevator to the 30th floor of downtown Cincinnati’s iconic Carew Tower to get there, I was concerned that I was only five minutes early, and that it might be difficult to make my way through the teeming crowd which would surely be occupying the congressman’s lobby.

I need not have worried. After buzzing me in, Chabot’s staff greeted me in a nearly empty waiting room. I told them that I would stay there until the OFA people arrived. The staff had apparently just become aware that they would be having visitors because of the one and only OFA supporter who preceded me, good ol’ Steve.

As it turns out, Steve doesn’t even live in Chabot’s district, but felt like he could come to the event and represent others in his extended family who do.

After sitting down, I snapped a picture of Steve, who proceeded to ask me why I did that. I vaguely told him I was “monitoring the situation.”

Noon went by. Then it became 12:05. Then 12:10.

At 12:12, we were told by someone on Chabot’s staff that the OFA group had said they were on their way up from the ground floor.

12:15 become 12:20, 12:25, and 12:30.

Finally, an exasperated Steve asked to have a one-on-one meeting with a member of the congressman’s staff. They agreed to a two-on-two, with yours truly being the other “OFA” person.

Just as we were starting whatever profound discussion Steve thought he was going to have in the office’s conference room, the OFA contingent showed up in the waiting room — all two dozen of them, at most (click on each picture to view in a separate tab or window):

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Keep in mind that on any given business day, 60,000 people are working in downtown Cincinnati, a large plurality of whom could easily have taken an hour-long lunch to be on hand for such a momentous occasion, and who would still have had plenty of time to grab a bite to eat before getting back to work.

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The State uses "climate change" (and all other crisis) to increase it's political power, at Societies expense.
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No, I interpreted "this century" to mean since 2000. Probably because I actually have a triple-digit IQ and the literacy skills to realize that "this century" is in the same form as "17th century," "19th century," or "21st century." The common literary form when one wishes to reference the past 100 years is "the past 100 years."

We really need a better quality of troll around here.
49 weeks ago
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Global warming is regarded by the sheeple as true, by those who can think for themselves as false and by the power mad and money grubbers as … … useful.
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As a resident of Kentucky, I greatly enjoyed the article.
One thing is clear: facts and logic have no meaning to liberals on a mission.
49 weeks ago
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I'm sick of parasitic "activists" whose only hobby is protesting, doesn't matter against what. A pox on all their houses.
49 weeks ago
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What a great report--I laughed all the way! I keep hearing how OFA is going to make Barack Obama a force to be reckoned with in his post-presidency. Heck, it isn't even making him a force to be reckoned with in his pre-post-presidency.

Congress Massie is quite an interesting fellow, isn't he. I didn't know anything about him before--I'd like to know more. Perhaps in due time, he'll be a force to be reckoned with.

Thanks for the report. I hope you'll do more.
49 weeks ago
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1st it was Global Warming; then it was Climate Change; now it's Obama's way or the highway.
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Thousands of scientists disagree with this "consensus of science".

The founder of the Weather Channel quit the channel due to an oppressive climate of believe in global warming or else.

Carbon is necessary for all life. CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) is necessary for plant life. More CO2 emissions means more and stronger plants.

Half of the people involved in the climate change movement can't figure out the math and calculus used to get the results, much less determine if the results are accurate.

Large government grants if you agree, nothing but abuse if you disagree.

Don't Mess With Texas.
49 weeks ago
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this year winter started in the artic much, much sooner than usual.
last winter china had a port frozen solid. thousands of ships stranded. never happened before.
Atlanta just set records for august cool temps this past week.
Europe seeing colder winters, and summers.
everywhere there are stories like these every day.

these people claim knowledge of climate change. shucks, they can't even predict the weather w/ any reliability, much less the world's climate. our transparent kenyan brings out the 'stupid' rhetoric when he needs a new reason to inflict new taxes on us peons to pay for his vacations, or reward his friends. his sheeple will believe anything he says.
49 weeks ago
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They'll just make excuses even when the new glaciers are knocking at their door. They'll tell us how much worse it would be without Global Warming, and to shut up and freeze to death quietly.
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Great point. The major problem in my view is the NSA providing covert information to other agencies to charge people with crimes. The assumption is the NSA information is accurate and that they would not lie. So anyone the administration doesn't like can be put in jail on false information.
49 weeks ago
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To Art Chance: I apologize, I went to click 'like' and the "expletive deleted" mouse moved and it 'reported' your post. My fault, purely unintentional.
49 weeks ago
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No problem; I've done it too.
49 weeks ago
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The term "peoples will" does not inspire confidence. It did not inspire confidence in John Adams or his contemporaries, but rather fear and caution. For the left, it inspires contempt and spells opportunity.
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The problem leftist elites have with a cheap, plentiful supply of energy is that it translates to rampant liberty. To them, it's senseless for the average person to be able to move about freely and pursue their own goals because those goals may conflict with those of the state. To that end, they, who see themselves as superior to commoners, must then devise methods to abuse human nature and coordinate behavior according to a stricture of their invention. Naturally, this life schedule must constantly evolve and thus create havoc and dislocation, with the promise of utopian paradise at the end of the very next rainbow.
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Cheap energy means freedom of movement, freedom to create jobs, wealth, personal security without their involvement or input. Cheap energy allows people to have security and contentment without their laws, power or grants/entitlements. Cheap energy creates well paying jobs. I've almost talked myself into moving to the Dakotas now...
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