"Hey Al, How's All That Global Warming Working Out For You?"

The American Thinker's Lauri B. Regan co-stars in "My Dinner With AlGore:"

This past week, I was having lunch at a restaurant in midtown Manhattan when my colleague noticed Al and Tipper Gore dining across the room with another couple. It was a frigid day, with record-breaking temperatures keeping most people indoors, and we were the last two tables in the restaurant.

As the Gore party started walking out of the room, my colleague called out, "Hey, Al, how's all that global warming working out for you?" Gore turned around and stared at us with a completely dumbfounded look on his face. He was speechless. With a smile, my colleague repeated the question, again to a hapless look of dismay.

Finally, Gore mumbled under his breath, "Wow, you sound awfully angry." I responded with a thank you, explaining to him that we were actually extremely amused. The encounter concluded with Gore's friend mouthing a very animated "f--- you" at us, and they skulked away. My only regret is that no one at the table asked Gore, "What's the matter? The polar bear's got your tongue?"

"Wow, you sound awfully angry" -- this from a guy who compares global warming to the Holocaust and dubs his ideological opponents "Digital Brownshirts."

Meanwhile, decline itself is pretty cheesed off right about now! Tim Blair spots "Decline on the Rampage:"

Britain is totally snowed:

nasa-snow_1555054fMichael Dukes, the forecast manager at Meteogroup, says the Nasa satellite image of Britain shows snow over almost the entire country.

Indeed it does. But what precise area is the source of this extraordinary coldening?

He says that the swirl of cloud over East Anglia is the cumulus cloud system that caused snow showers today.

East Anglia? Oh, my. The massive cold is coming straight from Hide-The-Decline Central! Britain has evidently called upon itself a Gore Effect of terrifying power.

Meanwhile, Accuweather has this headline: "Worldwide Cold Not Seen Since 70s Ice Age Scare." An earlier era predicting climatic armageddon -- who knew?

Speaking of eschatological concerns,  many in the media are currently angry at a prominent journalist using his employer's facilities as a powerful soapbox to unfairly proselytize his religion.

I am of course, talking about Time magazine's Joe Klein and his self-professed "enviro-theistic" worldview.

And faith can cause men to make strange and mystical decisions, particularly when logic and Gaia's mighty will conflict. Or as Deceiver.com puts it: "Richard Branson, airline magnate, attacks global shipping."

Elsewhere, it's nice of Rolling Stone to start the year off calling their core subscribers by name:

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Finally, at Big Journalism, a look at "The Top Twelve Faux Media Scares of the Past Decade."

Two guesses as to what made number one.

Update: Back in 2007, former BBC journalist Robin Aitken asked "Can We Trust The BBC" -- evidently, as sort of an inverse of Spinal Tap envying itself, the BBC answers in the negative and launches its own internal envirotheistic-focused investigation.

Just a minute -- the BBC investigating itself? Oh sure, that would be like trusting without verifying, as the Gipper would say; the equivalent of allowing America's ACORN to investigate itself.

Oh wait...

Update: Also in England, "'Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past,' claimed the Independent, back in March 2000."