It’s Trump Vs The Planet On ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

Members of the Cult of Climastrology seem a bit upset that Trump is going to actually do what he said during the campaign season and since winning the election, namely, doing away with government sponsored climate change insanity

Trump vs. The Planet: Climate in Crosshairs of Executive Pen

Given what is known about his cabinet picks and plans for fossil fuel extraction and executive actions, the former reality TV star who became the 45th President of the United States on Friday appears poised to kick off a “deregulatory agenda” and take actions to fast-track climate catastrophe.

Michael Halpern, deputy director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, predicts the new administration to continue its shock therapy strategy:

A major strategy has been—and will likely continue to be—to institute radical proposals by overwhelming the public with an avalanche of activity and by attempting to distract us with the president’s cult of personality.

And given the corporate cabinet, a climate-denying transition team, and a dearth of debate on appointees, Halpern expects “significant industry influence over the role of science in government decisions.”

So, instead of the influence of shady interest groups, attempting to impose their views on all citizens by government regulation while fundraising and refusing to implement their beliefs in their own lives, you could get people who are not full of BS.

Trump himself laid out after Election Day what he’d do on his first day in office, including allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to move forward; lifting restrictions on fossil fuel production; and canceling “billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs.”

Excellent!

As Michael Slezak wrote Friday at the Guardian, “regardless of what climate deniers (yes, deniers) like Trump may say about the science, the stark reality is that it is happening now.”

“We are no longer fighting to stop climate change, but fighting to stop a runaway catastrophe,” he added.

And that’s exactly why belief in anthropogenic climate change has plummeted, and is generally a low ranked issue by most Americans: this apocalyptic viewpoint from people who seem less like scientists and more like the person standing on the corner with sign saying “The end is nigh!”

And, to reiterate, the debate from Skeptics is not on warming, but causation. It’s going to be a long, unhinged four years for Warmists. Here’s a clue for them: you lost.

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Trump Signs Obamacare Order Potentially Gutting The Mandate

One of Mr. Trump’s first acts as President was to sign an order on Obamacare

(The Hill) President Trump on Friday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “ease the burden of ObamaCare.”

The order did not direct any specific actions, instead giving broad authority to the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies to take actions available to them under the law to ease regulatory requirements from ObamaCare.

It pushes agencies to target provisions that impose a “fiscal burden” on a state or a “cost” or “regulatory burden” on individuals or businesses.

It is not clear what practical effects will come from the order.

But, they can guess

But the move could eat away at the law’s individual mandate by granting more exemptions to people so they do not have to purchase insurance.

The Washington Post is a bit hysterical over this

Trump signs executive order that could effectively gut Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate

President Trump signed an executive order late Friday giving federal agencies broad powers to unwind regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, which might include enforcement of the penalty for people who fail to carry the health insurance that the law requires of most Americans.

The executive order, signed in the Oval Office as one of the new president’s first actions, directs agencies to grant relief to all constituencies affected by the sprawling 2010 health-care law: consumers, insurers, hospitals, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, states and others. It does not describe specific federal rules to be softened or lifted, but it appears to give room for agencies to eliminate an array of ACA taxes and requirements.

That sounds like a good thing, does it not? Not in Liberal World

“Potentially the biggest effect of this order could be widespread waivers from the individual mandate, which would likely create chaos in the individual insurance market,” said Larry Levitt, senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation. In addition, he said, the order suggests that insurers may have new flexibility on the benefits they must provide. (snip)

But in giving agencies permission to “waive, defer, grant ­exemptions from or delay” ACA rules, the order appears to create room for the Department of Health and Human Services to narrow or gut a set of medical benefits that the ACA compels insurers to include in health plans that they sell to individuals and small businesses.

Mr. Trump, nor those in HHS, cannot do away with the mandate. That’s part of the actual law, unlike, say, the Contraception mandate, which was created out of thin air. But, they could change the hardship exemption, and provide other exemptions, just like Obama did. Because the Mandate portion is pretty specific about the timeframe which applies the penalty/tax/fee, and what that penalty would be. Perhaps the hysterical writer of the Washington Post article, and those who wrote others, should read the actual text of the bill. The hardship exemptions could be broadened to make everyone exempt. Team Trump could simply use the “you have another hardship” portion, and allow whatever people say is a hardship.

They could narrow or gut some medical benefits not included in the actual text of the bill. HHS was give broad latitude to create certain benefits, and others, like the aforementioned Contraception mandate, were simply invented.

The very fact is, Democrats said if Republicans want to do something about Ocare, we had to win elections. We did. As Obama stated, elections have consequences. Deal with it.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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President Trump Takes Aim At ‘Climate Change’ Cult

Is this the end of Los Federales sponsored climate change religion?

(Fox News) While new President Donald Trump was laying out a short version of his agenda in an inaugural speech, his communications team was busy rewriting the White House website with a slew of new objectives including scrapping environmental regulations it claims kill jobs.

Among the commitments was immediate elimination of the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule, two administrative regulations Trump’s predecessor, President Obama, considered environmental safeguards. Team Trump deemed them “harmful and unnecessary policies” that hurt the economy and said so on the official Whitehouse.gov website.

Obviously, this sent members of the Cult of Climastrology into level 10 apoplexy, with none of them pledging to give up their own use of fossil fuels.

It gets even more fun (hat tip drowingpuppies)

(Climate Depot)  A climate of change! Perhaps the most stark contrast between the Obama administration and the Trump administration is on “global warming”. The climate differences were visible today as the White House website was scrubbed of all references to “climate change” at exactly noon today just as President Donald Trump was sworn in.

Climate Depot statement: “Climate skeptics are thrilled that one of the very first visible changes of the transition of power between President Obama and President Trump is the booting of “climate change” from the White House website. Trump is truly going to make science great again and reject the notion that humans are the control knob of the climate and UN treaties and EPA regulations can somehow regulate temperature and storminess. Welcome to the era of sound science!”

Anthony Watts has a fun screenshot of what used to be at www.whitehouse.gov/energy/climate-change. Which is now essentially a “not found”. It’s not so much deleted as just moved to the Obama White House archives. Still, as Anthony writes, this is making heads explode.

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If All You See…

…is a world drying up from carbon pollution from President Trump, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Creeping Sharia, with a post on on yet another hoax Islamophobia story.

BTW, food for thought

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Assassination Chic Popping Out On Twitter

Will these fantasies continue for at least the next four years?

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This Message Of Doom Brought To You By Brenda The Civil Disobedience Penguin

Did you know that today is Penguin Awareness Day? Of course, this is all linked to ‘climate change.’

There’s lots more to that cartoon, good form and proper blogging etiquette keeps me from publishing it all. Hit the UK Guardian for the rest.

Of course, being the 20th of January, Gizmodo is horrified over what Trump has said about ‘climate change.’ A guy who made himself very rich by pushing anthopogenic climate change, Al Gore, has a message for Trump, namely that one person, meaning Trump, can’t stop the Cult Of Climastrology.

And, essentially being Day 1, what will we get?

Donald Trump’s presidency begins today, giving him the ability to act on numerous pledges he has made related to global warming. They include “canceling” American involvement in the Paris climate accord, reviving the coal industry and rolling back federal environmental regulations. If Trump follows through, scientists say it could have a profound long-term effect on the planet.

(LIberal) Scientific American is Very Concerned that the above might happen, because that would mean Doom. The question that begins today is “will Trump do the above?”

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Today’s Inauguration Day Trump Derangement Syndrome Brought To You By Most Of The Media

The day has finally arrived when Donald Trump, the most unlikely of candidates, will be inaugurated as America’s 45th President. Rather than attempting to show some hope, maybe offer some ideas for Mr. Trump, the national news media continues it’s meltdown. Here’s the NY Times Editorial Board, part of the paper that published an unsubstantiated hit piece on Trump’s Energy Dept pick, Rick Perry. Those layers and layers of fact checkers took a nap

Can President Trump Be Presidential?

A special strength of American democracy has been the desire of newly elected presidents to unite the public with healing words after the sound and fury of the campaign.

Now comes President-elect Donald Trump. He has won the office and yet has continued his vindictive, disruptive style of politicking. He has run a post-campaign that has corroded the traditional grace period of considerate political transition that the nation needs. The hope of citizens for a better future, for a sense of uplift, has wound up hostage to his impetuous Twitter attacks on individuals, institutions and nations. (snip)

Mr. Obama’s final news conference this week was a study in the sort of intelligent public speaking on complex issues that has characterized his eight years of scandal-free governance. It was leavened with a bit of self-deprecation, as Mr. Obama referred to “No-Drama Obama” in noting his own optimism, as if mindful of the years of melodramatics that might follow.

Yeah, no scandals, because the media failed to do its job. And just whining peevishness at the NY Times, which continues with

And plenty more meltdowns.

Robert De Niro and Alec Baldwin, along with Michael Moore, are having continued meltdowns. Democrats are upset that Trump is calling for deep spending cuts. John Zeigler is assigning blame for Trump being elected, and saying those people should be blamed for the doooooooom to come. The LA Times is telling people how to stop Trump.

The Girl Scouts are being blasted by the Usual Suspects for daring to be involved with the Inauguration. Perhaps they should be careful, because Lefties love to get violent to the point of getting pepper sprayed.

We’re up to 66 weenie Democrats planning to skip the inauguration. When they come calling for things, like budget measures for their districts, they should be told “no.”

Examples of Liberal meltdown is everywhere. Here’s a cute one from the Boston Globe: Trump doesn’t like a watchdog press. Too bad, we’re here to stay. Except for the lat 8 years.

Fortunately, this occurs on a Friday, so, Democrats have all weekend to scream their little hearts out, set off smoke bombs, blow whistles, get maced, get arrested, leave litter everywhere, scuffle with the police, then head home realizing that the good jobs are coming back so they best get their resumes ready.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Climate Change And Women Are Linked In March On Washington

Good news, women! The Cult Of Climastrology is trying to appropriate the march on Washington, much like it attempts to do with everything

Why we march against Trump: violence against women and the Earth is linked

The incoming president of the United States will assume office as a tide of hundreds of thousands of women and allies from across the country, and over 350 cities worldwide, take to the streets to demonstrate their dire concerns, resistance, opposition and demands to the new administration.

On 21 January, women and men will join the Women’s March on Washington, the largest protest in response to a new president in American history, to stand for a spectrum of diverse causes – including women’s and LGBTQ rights, racial justice, indigenous rights, immigration rights, worker’s rights and environmental justice.

Unless you are pro-life, then they don’t want those women there. Oh, and let’s not forget that “Women Of Color” have told white Women to sit down and shut up.

Within the many distinct calls being made, however, there remains a collective driving force – a fierce understanding of the need to stand boldly for the safety of our world at a critical juncture for the Earth, women’s rights and the American democratic experiment.

In response to Donald Trump’s dangerous position on climate change and appointment of fossil fuel industry executives and climate deniers to the country’s top leadership positions, a coalition of diverse groups will join the march as a Women for Climate Justice contingent. The groups are calling for immediate action on climate change, an end to extraction of fossil fuels, and protection of our lands, waters and children’s futures.

Hmm. You have women (and wimpy liberal males) taking fossil fueled trips from all over America to Washington, D.C., and there are even folks coming from around the world on fossil fueled flights. You’ll see the same thing in those 350 cities world wide.

It is important to highlight that violence against the Earth is directly linked to violence against women – and that patriarchy, colonization, imperialism and capitalism are all based in great part upon power over and exploitation of women, the land and peoples of color around the world.

You know what? If only these same nutters were as concerned with the plight of women in Muslim dominated countries. And the way women are treated by Muslim men as those “refugees” stream into Europe and molest, sexually assault, and rape women, not too mention the way they disrespect women.

BTW, it’s capitalism that allows these Moonbats to publish their screeds, travel to protests, and dress themselves for the protests. Oh, and take all the pictures and put them on Twitter, Facebook, etc, during the protests.

 

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If All You See…

…is a wonderful green space which would be perfect for government funded wind turbines, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Feral Irishman, with some well wishes for Barack and Michelle.

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Assassination Chic: CNN Fantasizes About Trump And Pence Being Killed To Keep Obama Admin Around

During most of George W. Bush’s two terms, there was a constant fantasy about him being assassinated, especially starting around the time of the 2004 general election. Michelle Malkin did a great job in highlighting this through the years, and noted the big return back in November aimed at Trump. Now we get this

(Breitbart) As the nation prepares for the peaceful transfer of power on Inauguration Day, CNN is dreaming up scenarios whereby the Obama administration can keep power if President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were blown up as they prepared to take to oath of office.

On the Wednesday, January 18 broadcast of CNN’s The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer aired a segment with a chyron featuring the headline “Developing Now.” During that “developing” segment, Blitzer and correspondent Brian Todd discussed what would happen if the unthinkable occurred on January 20.

Blitzer introduced the segment, saying, “What if an incoming president and his immediate successors were wiped out on day one?” and from there, CNN contributor Brian Todd took over to outline the line of succession if an attack blew up the inaugural dais, killing both Trump and Pence.

Seriously, can you imagine if Fox News ran something like this in 2008? This degenerated into a fantasy of how Team Obama could be kept around if this happened before both Trump and Pence could be sworn in, coming to the conclusion that Team Obama would be able to hang around running things, at least for the time being. Obama and Biden would be gone, but, the lower ranking degenerates would keep power, with possibly one of the current cabinet members being installed as POTUS.

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