More Snow, More Government, and More Loonies

Let me re-post something from MSNBC regarding the snow earlier this week in the nation’s capital: "These Snowpocalypses that have been going through DC and other extreme weather events are precisely what climate scientists have been predicting, fearing and anticipating because of global warming.”

So, global warming is the cause of more snow. That’s nice to know.

But wait a minute. Not long ago, we were being told that LESS snow meant global warming. Here are a few quotes:

Robert Byrd, U.S. Senator, West Virginia in 2002: “We need a climate change strategy badly. Look at the kind of winter we've had here in Washington. One snow, three inches? What can we expect for the spring and summer seasons? What's going to happen to our crops, our livestock, our economy? This is serious. I've lived a long time, 84 years. Something's going wrong out there. I don't need a scientist to tell me that. We had better do something about it.”

April 22nd, 2008, in Washington, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota, on the Senate floor. “I heard it from the head of our snowmobile association who testified at a forum that I had with our governor on climate change in January because they've seen decreasing snow levels. I hear about it from ice fishermen because they have seen that it takes longer for the ice to freeze and they can't put their fish house out.”

Barbara Boxer, California Ma’am, um, excuse me, Senator, 2009: “Looking at the United States of America, the IPCC clearly warned that unchecked global warming will lead to reduced snow pack in the western mountains, critically reducing access to water, which is our lifeblood.”

Diane Feinstein, California’s other Senator, 2005: “The Sierra Nevada snow pack is the largest source of water. The snow pack equals about half the storage capacity of all of California's man-made reservoirs. By the end of the century, the shrinking of the snow pack will eliminate the water source for 16 million people.”

Jay Inslee, representative, Democrat, Washington, on the House floor, 2005: “The ski industry in the Cascade Mountains in Washington essentially was shut down this year. My son's on ski patrol and he worked for three days this year, there was no snow. And having no snow is consistent with what the models will predict will become a significant problem for us in the future.”

Which is it? Does global warming cause MORE snow or LESS snow? You can’t have it both ways, but that’s what the environmental movement is trying to do.

Let me repeat something I’ve said more than once on this blog. The environmental movement, with its hatred of capitalism and industry, is where all Marxists went after the fall of the Soviet Union and the breakup of its empire. They didn’t give up their ideology, not at all. They can’t; it’s their religion. So they simply moved to the environmental movement because of the similarity of economic philosophy.

All the Marxists did was change colors from red to green. And they’ve got to have global warming, because it is the current major attack on the West and western industry. So whether there is not enough snow, or whether there is too much…it’s all caused by global warming.

Not that Byrd, Boxer, et al are Marxists.  They are simply what Vladimir Lenin called "useful idiots."

Addendum:  I want to give credit where credit is due.  The above quotes from Senators/Congressman were on the Rush Limbaugh Show on February 12.  Rush puts all his program, and a whole lot more, on his website:  Worth looking at if you like Rush or even if you don't.