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Al Gore vs. Wallace Stevens

February 5th, 2014 - 8:26 am

This morning, I walked out our front door and across the street to take a picture:

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It reminded me of something Al Gore said a few years back: “the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.”

Then I thought of something Wallace Stevens said:

The Snow Man

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

I think I’ll stick with Stevens.

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The Washington Post is not exactly an oracle of truth.

P.S. It's kind of hard to fact check that, so I guess we should take their word for it, not.
10 weeks ago
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And last year the west had more rain than we knew what to do with.

Also, you might want to look up the word "unprecedented" so that you know it's definition, rather than just puking talking points you picked up somewhere.

Further, you might want to grasp how CLIMATE works, such as La Nina and El Ninos, ocean cycles, maybe even weather systems, like fronts, troughs, ridges. That way you won't wound so ignorant when you try to impress someone outside your 5th grade class.
10 weeks ago
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Global Warming? Number of 100 Degree Days In U.S. During 2013 Lowest In Last 100 Years…Global Warming? What a snow job!

Antarctic sea ice hit 35-year record high Saturday By Jason Samenow, September 23 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/09/23/antarctic-sea-ice-hit-35-year-record-high-saturday/

Global Warming? Temperature Up 'Very Close to Zero' Over 15 Years June 24, 2013

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/global-warming-temperature-very-close-zero-over-15-years
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Global Warming, Climate Change, Climate Chaos, or whichever new name they've dreamed up, all boils down to one simple goal:

Making the world save for Communism.

Pre-industrial agrarian feudal societies are the only nations where Communism has ever evolved from within. It has been imposed from without, but its followers have never succeeded in seizing power from within in industrialized nations.

Industrialization, economic growth, and the increase in standard of living that comes with them are inoculations against Marxism and its synonyms.

The left understands this. But they cannot make the argument that economic growth in nations that are trying to make the transition out of 3rd world status will prevent those nations from becoming Marxist dystopias.

So, as is usual for them, they lie. They have dreamed up non-falsifiable (and therefore non-scientific) excuses intended to prevent economic growth.

7 weeks ago
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my friend's ex-wife makes $85 /hr on the computer . She has been without a job for eight months but last month her pay was $16032 just working on the computer for a few hours. have a peek here.......http://www.work71.com
9 weeks ago
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My neighbor's step-aunt makes $77 /hour on the computer . She has been out of a job for six months but last month her pay check was $17185 just working on the computer for a few hours. try this >>>>>>> x.co/3qUxw
10 weeks ago
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Patrick 778 says:

"The Washington Post....notes that while the Antarctic ice increased, the water below it is warming"

Yeah, because all the ice cubes in MY drinks get BIGGER when the liquid gets WARMER...no really...happens all the time...had a gin and tonic in the blazing sun freeze up SOLID this summer!.....no really, I swear!

Do any of these AGW people realize the physical and mechanical absurdities they pretend are happening?

Al Gore said on stage at Obamas Correnation "it is possible, WITHIN THE NEXT PRESIDENTAL ADMINISTRATION (4 years time) that the ENTIRE ARTIC ICE SHELF could melt if we dont act NOW"

Umm...thats a lot of ice dude...anyone bother to do the math ...Cuzzzz... It would need to be, like 100 degrees for, like, 100 years, for that to actually happen....

But, when you believe ice gets bigger as the water its in gets warmer....anything is possible, all you have to do is dream (of a permanent Taxpayers Grant to study your "theory")



10 weeks ago
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Actually, the Arctic is becoming increasingly navigable, and many nations are scrambling to claim rights to its underwater real estate.
10 weeks ago
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Snow problems? Call Algore Snow Shoveling (ASS, LLC)
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My understanding, from an old geography class, was that the Appalachian Mtns were formed by a glacier which extended all the way down to where Kentucky is today. My question to all global warmers is: What caused that glacier to melt and recede all the way back up into far northern Canada, 100's of 1000's of years ago? It sure wasn't the human industrial complex. If the earth’s warming back then happened without human input, why all of a sudden is a .01 degree increase over a period of 100’s years all about human pollution? I never get an answer, they just shift their argument.
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Of course, if you go over to wunderground.com you'll hear almost nothing of this. It's usually "Second warmest February" or some such nonsense. Today's version is: World's Oceans Got a Lot Warmer In 2013, and a bunch of NOAA data. I don't have the time or resources to see if the data are accurate, or are from compromised recording stations like NOAA's undisclosed land stations.
10 weeks ago
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There are people in insane asylums who have no hope of every getting out who have a better grip on reality than Al Gore.
10 weeks ago
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Old Al has a very firm grip on reality. It's the reality of his net worth of several hundred million dollars.

Those that tried to make him our president are the ones who don't have a firm grip on reality.
10 weeks ago
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One of the truly great lectures I heard as an undergrad - 35 years ago - was by Harold Bloom; it focused on three great poems by Stevens - Sunday Morning, The Snow Man and Tea at the Palaz of Hoon; thank you for reminding me of it, and them. And yes, Gore is a much less considerable figure than Stevens (or Bloom, for that matter).
10 weeks ago
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Using the unprotesting dead to support an argument is an old habit of Kimball's.
10 weeks ago
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And you said that with a straight face? The Oscar goes to....
10 weeks ago
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Maybe you missed the title of his post: "Al Gore vs. Wallace Steven
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Roger, thanx for the pic! I'll use it as wallpaper. Very nice!
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