Friday, March 13, 2009

Economy's Not So Bad; Maybe True For Climate?

Seems that if the economic crisis isn’t as bad as we think after proclaiming day-after-day that we were utterly doomed (just to get a huge spending/taxation package passed), you could probably see how the mythological global warming crisis is also not as bad as we think—as in it doesn’t exist at all!

How can something be so dire one moment and just fine the next? Well, a crisis (in the immortal words of Rahm Emmanuel), whether real or manufactured, allows one to ram through distasteful legislation; it allows one to gain more government control. But if one overplays one's hand and gets unintended consequences, it's time to reverse course and announce that all is hunky-dory. This is where you believing sheep come into play; if you call the politicians on their stupidity and threaten their power, they'll change course on this global warming baloney.

Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Confronting misgivings, even in his own party, President Barack Obama mounted a stout defense of his blueprint to overhaul the economy Thursday, declaring the national crisis is "not as bad as we think" and his plans will speed recovery.

Challenged to provide encouragement as the nation's "confidence builder in chief," Obama said Americans shouldn't be whipsawed by bursts of either bad or good news and he was "highly optimistic" about the long term.

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