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Lauren Boebert Tries To Troll Greta Thunberg But Only Succeeds In Owning Herself

Much like her political idol, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) loves to try and use social media for the purposes of trolling those she disagrees with.

The problem, however, is that Boebert is so dense that most of the time all she accomplishes is owning herself in the most humiliating ways imaginable.

And that’s most certainly the case with a tweet Boebert sent out in reaction to remarks made by climate change activist Greta Thunberg, according to HuffPost:

Conspiracy theory-endorsing Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) faced mockery on Monday after she attacked climate activist Greta Thunberg’s “no more blah blah blah” comments at the United Nations COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

Outside the summit, Thunberg called out world leaders for being all talk and too little action on addressing global warming. “No more blah blah blah,” she said. “No more whatever the fuck they’re doing inside there.”

That led Boebert to provide her own snarky take on the well-known “tell me without telling me” meme that’s become a staple online:

Here’s the thing Boebert completely neglected to realize: She’s making fun of an 18-year-old girl who is genuinely trying to make the world a better place. Thunberg has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and will likely win that honor before she reaches the age of 21, which is virtually unheard of.

Lauren Boebert, on the other hand, is a loudmouth and a boor who barely managed to earn a high school diploma and seems to get dumber with each every word she speaks or tweets, suggesting on Monday that she would like to use explosives in order to blow up metal detectors at the U.S. Capitol.

It didn’t take long before Boebert got exactly what she deserved: A thorough verbal drubbing on Twitter:

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Climate Change National Security U.S. Senate WTF?!

Ted Cruz Says The Joint Chiefs Of Staff Should Be Fired For Believing In Climate Change

Bless his tiny, coal-black heart, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) just cannot accept facts that go against his own fantasies and lies about something as fundamentally hazardous to every person who lives in this planet as climate change and and global warming.

It’s not that Cruz doesn’t know any better. He does. But he chooses to deny scientific evidence so he can continue to get large campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies, many of whom have major operations in the Lone Star State.

However, this time Ted is going even further over the crazy line and demanding that the the Joint Chiefs of Staff who run the U.S. armed forces be fired for daring to agree with something President Joe Biden said during a speech.

Biden told a collection of Air Force personnel that the Joint Chiefs of Staff had told him that global warming is the “greatest threat facing America.”

And yes, the Defense Department has indeed warned that global warming and climate change will greatly worsen “poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries.”

Despite that, Cruz couldn’t resist tweeting out a video of Biden’s speech along with a sarcastic notation that the either the top military brass be fired or President Biden was lying:

Actually, Ted, neither of those options is the least bit factual. The joint chiefs do not need to be fired and President Biden isn’t lying. Also, why did Cruz never see fit to call Donald Trump a liar? At least he’d have been right on that one.

However, something good did come out of Teddy’s snarky posting: The reactions he received from others on social media:

Sorry, Ted, but as usual you’re full of shit and too arrogant to admit your own ignorance.

 

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Climate Change U.S. Senate WTF?!

Ron Johnson Proves His Complete Ignorance Of Geography In Disastrous NY Times Interview

Proving yet again that he’s an empty suit with an even emptier skull, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is making national news as the result of a disastrous interview he gave to the New York Times, expounding on climate change (which he doesn’t understand) and even world geography (which he must have flunked in school).

Attempting to make a point about climate change, Johnson told the Times:

“You know, there’s a reason Greenland was called Greenland. It was actually green at one point in time. And it’s been, you know, since, it’s a whole lot whiter now so we’ve experienced climate change throughout geologic time.”

The Times quickly fact-checked the Wisconsin Republican, noting:

“In the interview on Thursday, Mr. Johnson was still misinformed about the etymology of Greenland, which got its name from the explorer Erik the Red’s attempt to lure settlers to the ice-covered island,” adding Johnson continued, ‘I could be wrong there, but that’s always been my assumption that, at some point in time, those early explorers saw green. I have no idea.'”

No idea? That’s an understatement. Even those who have worked with Johnson acknowledge that he’s a fool, with a former campaign worker pointing to what he called the senator’s “muscular ignorance” and a critic laughing about Johnson being a “gullible rube.”

Johnson is even being compared to an infamous Wisconsin senator who preceded him: Joe McCarthy:

“The drumbeat of distortions, false theories and lies reminds some Wisconsin Republicans of a figure from the state’s past who also rarely let facts get in the way of his agenda: Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose witch hunt for communists in and out of government in the 1950s ruined lives and bitterly divided the country.”

Hopefully Johnson will meet a similar fate as McCarthy and wind up a defeated, broken man.

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Right-Wingers Say Bill Gates And Joe Biden Created ‘Synthetic Snow’ To Make Texas Look Bad

If you were thinking you’d heard just about all of the batshit crazy conspiracy theories floating around these days in the midst of the QAnon/Trump/stolen election morass that can be found all over right-wing media outlets, a new one has been added that may well prove to be the next big thing among the tinfoil hat wearing crowd.

The Independent reports that videos are circulating on social media sites which allege the snow and ice from Winter Storm Uri in Texas were actually created by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and President Joe Biden to make GOP officials in the Lone Star State look bad:

“One of the stranger responses to the disaster was the spread of viral conspiracy theory videos on TikTok, Facebook and Twitter claiming that the severe snow was actually ‘fake’ and ‘government generated’ as part of a sinister plot instigated by shadowy ‘elites.’ presumably intentionally plunging Texas into its present state of chaos.”

Consider some of the comments from the videos in question:

“‘This goes out to our government and Bill Gates. Thank you Bill Gates for trying to fucking trick us that this is real snow,’ a woman says in one video as she holds a cigarette lighter to a snowball over her bathroom basin.

“’You’ll see it’s not melting and it’s going to burn. Snow don’t burn. Snow fucking melts. No water, no dripping, no nothing. If I put this shit in the microwave, it’s going to start sparking because there’s metal mixed in it.'”

There’s also a clip of a girl who collects snow from her yard and holds it over a tealight candle, commenting that it doesn’t melt but instead appears to burn:

PolitiFact has already debunked all of this “government snow” crap, noting:

“Ice and snow have distinct physical properties, which leads them to react to heat differently. Snow consists of frozen water droplets that have fallen to Earth. When snow is compressed into snowballs, there’s a lot of space between the crystals, making them soft and porous.”

Ergo: Using a lighter on snow will indeed turn it black, but that’s because the lighter burns butane or some other gas, all of which are hydrocarbons and leave sooty marks on virtually everything when they burn.

Since the nutjob conspiracy theorists are so damn fond of videos, here’s one that completely destroys their “synthetic snow” nonsense. Feel free to spread it far and wide as needed to counter the MAGA morons who think everything is some sort of evil plot to make them look dumber than they are and always will be:

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Climate Change WTF?!

Climate Change Denier Trump Promises Farmers He Will Make Droughts ‘Go Away…Disappear’

Even though he steadfastly maintains that climate change isn’t real, President Trump is now promising that he can take care of a major side-effect of global warming.

During an appearance in North Dakota on Wednesday, which was supposed to serve as a showcase for the administration’s tax cut plan, Trump said that while the state may be suffering from droughts, they’re better off than the people in Texas who are having to endure the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey:

“I know you have a little bit of a drought. They had the opposite, believe me. You’re better off. You are better off, they had the absolute opposite.”

Next, Trump proved what a complete idiot he is by remarking:

“We’re doing everything we can but you have a very serious drought. I just said to the governor, I didn’t know you had droughts this far north. Guess what: you have them.”

Good thing he told them they have droughts, huh? Otherwise they might not have known.

But it was what Trump then told the audience that will leave you scratching your head:

“We’re working hard on it, and it will disappear, it will all go away.”


Is he planning to sign a proclamation that declares drought must depart or he’ll deport it? Or does this illegitimate head of state have some magical power he hasn’t told us about until now?

Not wanting to miss a chance to kiss up to the farmers and ranchers who were there to see the pretend POTUS make a fool of himself, Trump added:

“We will always stand strong with our farmers and our ranchers, the backbone of America, that I can tell you 100 percent.”

No need to worry North Dakota, Donnie’s gonna take care of everything. And if that doesn’t work, he’ll just send Ivanka to bestow some of her sweatshop-made clothes on all of you and make you forget there’s not enough rain.

h/t Addicting Info

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org