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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 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

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WATCH Jake Tapper Laugh At Nikki Haley As She Tries To Explain Trump’s Views On Climate Change

Ever since President Trump decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, reporters have been trying to get an answer to a simple question from a member of the administration: Does Trump believe climate change is real?

The latest to face the question is UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who appeared on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday morning. Host Jake Tapper why the president had made the decision to exit the Paris agreement. Haley replied:

“What I will tell you is that the regulations from the Paris agreement were disadvantaging our companies. The jobs were not attainable as long as we had to live under those regulations. It wasn’t possible to meet the conditions under the Paris agreement.

“We’ve got a president who is going to watch out for the environment. The rest of the world wanted to tell us how to do it and we’re saying we will do it but under our terms.”

Laughing, Tapper reminded Haley:

“But, but, the standards were set by the United States for the United States.”

Oddly, Haley then said:

“No, the standards were set by President Obama.”

Tapper reminded the UN Ambassador:

“My point is that you said the world is imposing standards on the United States. President Obama — the president of the United States at the time — set the standards.”

Finally, Tapper directly confronted Haley with one of the patently ridiculous things Trump has said about climate change:

“But moving that aside for one second, I just want to be clear on this. You’re not willing to acknowledge that calling climate change a Chinese hoax is just a big box of crazy.”

Haley:

“President Trump believes the climate is changing, and he believes pollutants are part of that equation. That is the fact. That is where we are, that is where we stand.”

Then why doesn’t he just say so? Why this dissembling and evasion? Could it be because this president is so used to lying about everything that lying is now the default position of his entire administration?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR1df55Gdx4

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

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WATCH Bill Nye DESTROY A Climate Change-Denying Adviser To Donald Trump

In honor of Earth Day 2017, CNN decided to have a discussion Saturday morning on the topic of climate change, and two of the invited guests were Bill Nye (aka the “Science Guy) and William Happer, a physicist at Princeton University who is an ardent denier of climate change and has also advised Donald Trump on the issue.

Happer started off his comments with blatant lies:

“There’s this myth that’s developed around carbon dioxide that it’s a pollutant, but you and I both exhale carbon dioxide with every breath. Each of us emits about two pounds of carbon dioxide a day, so are we polluting the planet. Carbon dioxide is a perfectly natural gas, it’s just like water vapor, it’s something that plants love. They grow better with more carbon dioxide, and you can see the greening of the earth already from the additional carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.”

A clearly exasperated Nye responded by criticizing both CNN and Professor Happer:

“What he claims to not understand is the rate. it’s the speed at which we’re adding carbon dioxide. And I will say, much as I love the CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change.”

Later in the debate, Nye again called Happer out for pretending that climate change is some sort of non-issue:

“I encourage you to cut this out so we can move forward and make the United States a world leader in technology. We want advanced wind turbines, advanced concentrated energy plants. If we were to do that, we would have at least 3 million new jobs in the United States that could not be outsourced. We would not need to have our military on the other of the world defending what people call ‘our oil.’ We could move forward and we could export this technology. We could be world leaders in this instead of wringing our hands and cherry picking data and pretending that this problem that’s obvious to the scientific community but it is somehow not obvious to you.”

But Happer was far from finished making a complete jackass of himself,  comparing the 2016 Paris Agreement on the environment to Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of Hitler. CNN host Victor Blackwell asked how in the world Happer could make such a statement, to which the completely clueless professor replied:

“It is an appropriate comparison because it was a treaty that was not going to do any good. This treaty also will not do any good. Anyone who looks at the results of doing what the treaty says can see that the effect on the earth’s climate is — even if you take the alarmist computer models, trivial. It will not make any difference and yet it will cause enormous harm to many people.”

And this man calls himself a scientist?! I say we put William Happer out on a ice floe somewhere in Antarctica and not allow him to return until he manages to get all the excrement out from between his ears.

Here’s the segment from CNN:

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

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Trump Advisor Says Not To Worry About Climate Change: ‘Ivanka’s Working On This Issue’ (VIDEO)

First we had President-elect Trump appointing a well-known opponent of environmental regulation to head the EPA. Then Trump announced Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson would be Secretary of State. And as if that wasn’t more than enough, yesterday it was announced that former Texas Governor Rick Perry will be the nominee to head the Department of Energy, an agency he once advocated eliminating. But a senior advisor to Trump said this morning there’s no need to worry about climate change or the environment.

Anthony Scaramucci was being interviewed by Chris Cuomo on CNN Wednesday morning when Scaramucci commented:

“Look, I know the current president believes that the human beings are affecting the climate. There are scientists that believe that that’s not happening.”

That led Cuomo to retort:

“The overwhelming consensus is that man’s actions have an impact on climate.”

Scaramucci brought logical debate to a grinding halt by responding:

“Chris, there was an overwhelming science that the earth was flat. We were the center of the world. 100%. You know, we did a lot of things wrong in the scientific community. You and I both know that. I’m not suggesting that we’re affecting the change. I honestly don’t know, I’m not a scientist.”

Cuomo attempted to get the discussion back on solid footing by again reminding Scaramucci that all available scientific data proves that climate change is indeed real. Once more, the Trump advisor proved just how utterly clueless he was by declaring:

“I just told you that we met with Leo DiCaprio last week, and we met with Vice President Al Gore. As you just mentioned, Ivanka is working on this issue. The president-elect is a very common sense oriented guy and basically what he said is if we reduce carbon emissions, the air is going to get cleaner.”

Ivanka Trump is working on the issue? The same Ivanka Trump who knows diddly shit about science and is an expert on women’s shoes is now in charge of climate change for the United States? Dear God, we are even more deeply screwed than was ever thought possible!

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