2020 Will The Last Election Not About ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

If ‘climate change’ is so darned important, why is 2020 not about ‘climate change’? Oh, right, because most people care only in theory, not practice, and don’t want to even spend $10 a month of their own money on “solving” it. But, the Cult of Climastrology will keep pushing pushing pushing

2020 Will Be the Last Election That’s Not About Climate Change

It didn’t take long for Donald Trump to notice he was not named Time magazine’s person of the year for 2019.

So, of course this piece starts out with some Trump Derangement Syndrome. That goes a couple more paragraphs, let’s skip them

That article was real. “In a world where hundreds of millions of human beings still go hungry and the global recession has left all but the wealthiest fearing for their future, it’s easy to wonder why we should be concerned about the dwindling of the planet’s biodiversity,” Bryan Walsh wrote from Madagascar in 2009. “The answer is that we can’t afford not to.”

The substance of that argument hasn’t changed in the last decade, only its urgency. “People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing,” Thunberg told the United Nations in September. “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”

So, what did Obama and the rest of the climate scam believing world leaders do?

Yet, as an election looms in 2020, money and fairy tales about economic growth are still most likely motivating voters, not climate change. But things are changing. It’s almost inevitable that this will be the last election where climate change is not the top issue at the ballot box.

Haven’t we heard this for 30 years?

In November, polling firm Engagious hosted a focus group of swing voters in Youngstown, Ohio. A few of them supported Thunberg, but also said she shouldn’t be the face of the global climate movement. “You have to win hearts and minds,” one man said. “It’s as much marketing as it is education… In this kind of argument, where you have people say it’s a hoax and people who say the world is coming to an end, you have to be able to persuade.”

And yet it seems Thunberg has been persuasive. She’s inspired millions of people to march in climate protests across the planet. Her success is no doubt partly due to her being so young, so firm, and so committed to her cause, and she deserves the accolades she has received. At the same time, Thunberg appears to be pushing against an open door, globally and in the United States.

And yet it seems that most of those young people aren’t actually making changes in their own lives, just marching and Demanding stuff that affects Other People. So, pretty much business as usual with members of the Cult of Climastrology.

Despite the ongoing blind fealty Republicans in Washington, D.C. pay to Trump, his decisions to remove the United States from the Paris climate accord, or to roll back offshore drilling regulations, or to allow for more logging on federal lands, may start to play badly within his party — particularly with its youth wing. This year, Pew found that younger Republicans are more likely to support climate-conscious policies. They’re less likely to support expanding coal mining than their older GOP peers, and more likely to support expanding solar farms. Millennial Republicans are also more likely than older Republicans to say that climate change is having “at least some effect” on their community.

And then they enter the Real World and put away childish things.

Climate change, David Wallace-Wells writes in The Uninhabitable Earth, is “not merely one challenge among many facing a planet already struggling with civil strife and war and horrifying inequality and far too many other insoluble hardships to iterate, but the all-encompassing stage on which all those challenges will be met — a whole sphere, in other words, which literally contains within it all of the world’s future problems and all of its possible solutions.”

Climate cultists like to place every issue under the banner of Hotcoldwetdry. But, if they think this and young voters will somehow make it a major force in elections after 2020, well, good luck. People really do not care that much.

You know what this does show, though? That this is all about politics, not science.

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29 Responses to “2020 Will The Last Election Not About ‘Climate Change’ Or Something”

  1. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host quoted:

    “In a world where hundreds of millions of human beings still go hungry and the global recession has left all but the wealthiest fearing for their future, it’s easy to wonder why we should be concerned about the dwindling of the planet’s biodiversity,” Bryan Walsh wrote from Madagascar in 2009. “The answer is that we can’t afford not to.”

    When people are hungry, when they don’t have enough food today, that tends to take precedence over whether the climate will be 1.5º warmer a hundred years from now. When you aren’t reasonably certain that you’ll be alive next week, your attention seems to get more focused on that than something that might happen next century.

    This is what the left just don’t understand. It’s easy for Jeffrey Jeffery — who has some crow to eat today — who has told us that he is at least somewhat wealthy, to push for policies that, if enacted, wouldn’t make him poor, but would make life significantly harder for those who are just barely making it in life.

    You see this house? It’s in eastern Kentucky, and guess what: it isn’t empty! There’s a man who actually lives there! I’m not sure how he survives, but at least this far, he has. But with whatever meager means he has, he manages to buy some food. The warmunists, however, would make that food more expensive, as they would greatly increase processing and transportation costs for food.

    It’s so very easy for the well-to-do to think that the increased costs, well, they’re worth it, when they won’t suffer the hardships due to those increased costs. They might have to spend just one week’s vacation in Vail or Gstaad instead of two, but they’ll somehow survive that. They have no concept of what life is like for those who live in poverty.

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      It’s easy for Jeffery — who has some crow to eat today-…

      Not a chance, Dana.
      You know better than that. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Dana Pico,

      Did Jeffery predict that?

      Earlier you said it was Jethro. Jethro was wrong about when President Trump will resign! Jethro was wrong, wrong, wrong!

      MY prediction: When will he resign? Probably the moment he realizes he can’t be re-elected. Mark my word! But he is so disturbed he may wait until he loses this November, although he’ll be less likely to craft a deal with prosecutors. He would count on then President Pence for a pardon but would still be susceptible to state charges. Trump should do America a big favor and resign. As bad as Pence and the GOPHers are, they can’t be worse than Trump, but that’s just my opinion.

      Mr. Trump’s actions against China has caused increases in costs for Americans, but partially offset by counterintuitive imports of cheap goods and changes in American shopping behaviors (online shopping, price reductions by brick and mortar competition from online suppliers). Ironically, the tariffs coincide with larger trade deficits for the US and no improvement in US manufacturing.

      Do you feel/believe that the impact of reducing CO2 emissions would be greater than other impacts or do you have evidence? That’s what we thought…

      • formwiz says:

        MY prediction: When will he resign? Probably the moment he realizes he can’t be re-elected. Mark my word! But he is so disturbed he may wait until he loses this November, although he’ll be less likely to craft a deal with prosecutors.

        You do realize the polls you love to quote have him beating all Democrats.

        He would count on then President Pence for a pardon but would still be susceptible to state charges. Trump should do America a big favor and resign. As bad as Pence and the GOPHers are, they can’t be worse than Trump, but that’s just my opinion.

        Well, it looks like it’s Gropin’ Joe and you’ve seen some of his desperation ploys.

        Plans to give citizenship And driver’s licenses to illegals

        Warns coal miners he’s coming after their jobs

        Choosing a Republican as his Vice President

        Promising 15 year olds “something special” (creepy)

        No, Trump isn’t resigning, so your big prediction is already a joke.

        Mr. Trump’s actions against China has caused increases in costs for Americans, but partially offset by counterintuitive imports of cheap goods and changes in American shopping behaviors (online shopping, price reductions by brick and mortar competition from online suppliers). Ironically, the tariffs coincide with larger trade deficits for the US and no improvement in US manufacturing.

        Sure.

        That’s why the US has gone from controlling a fifth of the global economy to a fourth in the years he’s been Prez.

        That’s why Phase 1 of the new agreement with Red China will be signed in 2 weeks, so there will be fewer imports of cheap goods.

        That’s why relative living standards of blue collar and no collar households are growing faster than white collar ones.

        Ironically, the tariffs coincide with larger trade deficits for the US and no improvement in US manufacturing.

        What does he have, a magic wand? Those jobs are never coming back.

        Do you feel/believe that the impact of reducing CO2 emissions would be greater than other impacts or do you have evidence? That’s what we thought…

        Lots of evidence. Unfaked data.

        You thought wrong.

      • Dana says:

        Mr Dowd, who previously admitted to being Jethro, and who writes a lot like Jeffrey Jeffery, wrote:

        MY prediction: When will he resign? Probably the moment he realizes he can’t be re-elected. Mark my word! But he is so disturbed he may wait until he loses this November, although he’ll be less likely to craft a deal with prosecutors. He would count on then President Pence for a pardon but would still be susceptible to state charges. Trump should do America a big favor and resign. As bad as Pence and the GOPHers are, they can’t be worse than Trump, but that’s just my opinion.

        Well, as you might have guessed, I did indeed “Mark (your) word,” in that it has been saved to my Commonly used codes and pictures file on my site!

        Robert Mueller III spent two years and $40 million trying to find an actual crime that Mr Trump committed, and couldn’t do it. The Democrats in Congress said, yes, the Report indicates that he obstructed justice, but then, after six months of working on trying to find something, anything on which to impeach the President, used exactly nothing from Mr Mueller’s Report, and cobbled together two Articles of Impeachment, neither of which specify any law that they allege he has broken.

        President Trump will be acquitted by the Senate — assuming, of course, that Speakess Pelosi ever bothers to send the Articles to the Senate for trial in the first place — and he is more likely than not to be re-elected next November. You’d like to see President Trump resign, because that is the only real hope you have of getting him out of office before January 20, 2025.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Dana Pico,

          The right doesn’t understand impeachment. No crime needed. Do you understand that when the Constitution was enacted, there was no U.S. Code.

          “… defines high crimes and misdemeanors as any serious abuse of power — including both legal and illegal activities. Supporters of this reading believe that because impeachment is a public inquiry, first and foremost, it is appropriate to read the phrase broadly in order to provide the most thorough inquiry possible. Thus, a civil officer may face impeachment for misconduct, violations of oath of office, serious incompetence, or, in the case of judges, activities that undermine public confidence or damage the integrity of the judiciary.”

          https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/High+Crimes+and+Misdemeanors

          Attempting to win a national election by cheating using the power of office ranks pretty high.

          It’s almost certain that Trump will be acquitted by the Senate. The ongoing political contest between Moscow Mitch and Speaker Pelosi is whether Bolton, Mulvaney, Pompeo, Pence, Perry etc will be forced to testify. It’s likely Pelosi will win and the nation will hear some uncomfortable truths.

          It’s likely Trump will resign once he becomes convinced he’ll lose next November. After all, that’s why he tried to cheat by soliciting electoral help from Ukraine in exchange for allocated defense funds. But he got caught.

          That’s why he was impeached and why a majority of Americans agree with his impeachment. Can Trump engineer a win next November? It’s not impossible; he has the support of the GOP and 40% of Americans and a willingness to cheat to win. On the other side are handcuffs.

          We get it, Trump has made a deal with the far-right to support banning abortion, promote Christianity, a gun in every home, to demonize Black Americans, brown immigrants, Muslims and LGBTs, and to daily bash libs and Dems. Secondarily he agreed to slash regulations, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. This satisfies his far-right supporters, and tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, looking the other way on financial shenanigans and continued support of policies guaranteeing the transfer of wealth from the working classes to the wealthy keeps the donor class delight. But the votes come from conservative culture warriors.

          Out of envy he’s delighted to undo any accomplishment of President Obama, even at the expense of America. His supporters don’t give a shit about the economy or whether the economy serves all Americans. The economy is a campaign tool.

          You’ve expressed your desire to see poor people dying in the streets rather than pay even one penny toward their healthcare. The amoral Trump agrees with you, but just can’t declare it openly.

          Melania: Another immigrant doing a job no American wants! LOL

          • Dana says:

            Mr Dowd appears to have some problems with understanding what was written.

            It’s obvious that the House does not need to charge a specific crime to impeach, but your previous comment was about Mr Trump having to strike a deal with prosecutors to avoid criminal charges. I pointed out that the House Democrats, who wanted very much to have those charges for their Articles of Impeachment, were unable to come up with any.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Mr. Pico misunderstands. My apologies.

            Mr. Mueller listed 10 examples of Obstruction of Justice, which the House chose not to include as an article of impeachment, likely preferring to let the courts handle it later. Recall that the DOJ OLC policy is not to indict a sitting US President. Pence can only pardon him for federal crimes. Any charges the SDNY brings against Trump or his family can be indictable. This hangs like the sword of Damocles (also from Cicero!) over Trump.

            Trump was impeached for Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress.

          • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

            Little loser keeps making it up as he stumbles along.

            Bwaha. Lolgfy little sissybitch. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            LOLGFY https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

          • formwiz says:

            I’ll see your The right doesn’t understand impeachment. No crime needed. Do you understand that when the Constitution was enacted, there was no U.S. Code.

            And raise you The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

            And the free dictionary is not the relevant source on this.

            Attempting to win a national election by cheating using the power of office ranks pretty high.

            So every Democrat who benefitted from the graveyard vote should have all his policies declared null and void.

            It’s almost certain that Trump will be acquitted by the Senate. The ongoing political contest between Moscow Mitch and Speaker Pelosi is whether Bolton, Mulvaney, Pompeo, Pence, Perry etc will be forced to testify. It’s likely Pelosi will win and the nation will hear some uncomfortable truths.

            Too bad they haven’t heard them yet. As is, Cocaine Mitch holds all the cards.

            It’s likely Trump will resign once he becomes convinced he’ll lose next November. After all, that’s why he tried to cheat by soliciting electoral help from Ukraine in exchange for allocated defense funds. But he got caught.

            Yeah, doing the job he was elected to do. And what do you do if that great campaigner, Gropin’ Joe, makes us all watch his brain turn to tapioca as he debates Trump? He’s a joke now.

            And all the others have fallen out. You have nobody left. If Trump ran unopposed, he’d face a rougher time than any of the Demos could give him.

            That’s why he was impeached and why a majority of Americans agree with his impeachment. Can Trump engineer a win next November? It’s not impossible; he has the support of the GOP and 40% of Americans and a willingness to cheat to win. On the other side are handcuffs.

            We do? Last I looked, even Democrats were getting fed up with the whole charade.

            Can Trump engineer a win next November? Put him on a stage with Gropin’ Joe and it’s as over as it was when the Hildabeast swooned on 9/11/16 and the world saw her tossed into her van like a side of beef.

            Cheating to win is what the Demos do. And 40% is his floor, not his ceiling, as we’re learning every day. He has the support of a third of both blacks and Hispanics. He has at least 1 in 10 Hildabeast voters; and the Demos aren’t picking up the Trump voters they can’t win without.

            “On the other side are handcuffs.”? For whom? Zippy, for violating the 4th Amendment? For the Beast who left men to die in Benghazi?

            We get it, Trump has made a deal with the far-right to support banning abortion, promote Christianity, a gun in every home, to demonize Black Americans, brown immigrants, Muslims and LGBTs, and to daily bash libs and Dems. Secondarily he agreed to slash regulations, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. This satisfies his far-right supporters, and tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, looking the other way on financial shenanigans and continued support of policies guaranteeing the transfer of wealth from the working classes to the wealthy keeps the donor class delight.

            ICYMI Abortion has been losing ground since the Millennials came of age. And, if he’s demonized blacks, they have a funny way of showing their displeasure – by supporting him. And nobody’s been more accepting of the queers than Trump.

            As for “daily bash libs and Dems”, no need. They do it for him. And he didn’t agree to slash regulations, he did it. He may have tightened medical assistance, but he’s the one fighting for better drug prices and transparency after IdiotCare jacked them up.

            and we’ve showed how all your Commie rant about tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, looking the other way on financial shenanigans and continued support of policies guaranteeing the transfer of wealth from the working classes to the wealthy when, in fact, it’s the blue collar and no collar households that are prospering the fastest.

            But the votes come from conservative culture warriors.

            And there are more of us every day. All those people who’ve left CA and NY so each state loses a Congressional seat are right up front. Every woman, black, white, Hispanic, who saw the star chamber that was the Kavanaugh confirmation and realized it could be her husband, son, father, or brother just as easily are leading the charge.

            Out of envy he’s delighted to undo any accomplishment of President Obama, even at the expense of America.

            Uh, no, sweetheart, that’s what he was elected to do.

            Hear about Baghdad? No Americans dead. No Americans abandoned. The cavalry was on its way the second he heard about it.

            His supporters don’t give a shit about the economy or whether the economy serves all Americans. The economy is a campaign tool.

            As the saying goes, people vote their pocketbooks, and you’re screwed.

            You’ve expressed your desire to see poor people dying in the streets rather than pay even one penny toward their healthcare.

            We did? Care to give us a few quotes (because I’m sure you spend your time copying all that down)?

            The amoral Trump agrees with you, but just can’t declare it openly.

            Hey, there’s a crime for your impeachment. Being a meanie.

            Melania: Another immigrant doing a job no American wants! LOL

            According to you, lots of women have wanted to do it. So there’s another LOL you can shove up your ass.

            Along with your other sex toys.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            TL:DNR but,

            LOLGFY https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

  2. Jl says:

    “Likely preferring to let the courts handle it later…”. What? Sounds like J is whistling past the grave yard. Why yes, they’d prefer to to have it handled later after Trump appoints more judges to the federal courts, gets rid of more regulations, builds more of the wall, etc. If they had it, they would have used it, sorry. And if Mueller had it, he would have charged him. But look, he didn’t…

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    TEACH,

    Every human activity occurs in the substrate of our environment, which of course includes the warming Earth, so of course it’s all related.

    Planning by federal, state and local governments and corporations and all organizations including militaries takes global warming into account.

    Are they all park of the communist plot to rule the world?

    • formwiz says:

      Every human activity occurs in the substrate of our environment, which of course includes the warming Earth, so of course it’s all related.

      Go on, say it, “It Takes A village”. Then you get to say, “Mistaykes have been mayde”. And, after that, “It is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring…”.

      Planning by federal, state and local governments and corporations and all organizations including militaries takes global warming into account.

      At the direction of Leftist politicians. You want to cut the deficit, that’s a great place to start.

      Are they all park of the communist plot to rule the world?

      Duh. and the word is part.

  4. formwiz says:

    Mr. Pico misunderstands. My apologies.

    Mr. Mueller listed 10 examples of Obstruction of Justice, which the House chose not to include as an article of impeachment, likely preferring to let the courts handle it later.

    They did? As I recall he said they had no evidence to back them up in a court of law.

    Recall that the DOJ OLC policy is not to indict a sitting US President.

    So? I thought he had to be removed at all cost. If there are valid charges, they should be in the articles.

    Of course, invoking executive privilege regarding requests, not subpoenas, for info is not a valid charge and Mule Ears used a specious Justice rule to weasel out of an embarrassing situation.

    Pence can only pardon him for federal crimes.

    He can? Where, exactly, do you come up with this little gem?

    Any charges the SDNY brings against Trump or his family can be indictable.

    No, any charges brought against Trump or his family must be indictable. There has to be evidence to get past a grand jury and into court.

    This hangs like the sword of Damocles (also from Cicero!) over Trump.

    It hangs further back than that, genius. About 300BC and illustrates the imminent and ever-present peril faced by those in positions of power. And SDNY is just another Federal district, so whatever they might bring, goes through the Federal system.

    Jerk.

    Trump was impeached for Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress.

    Which is more applicable to House Democrats than Trump. It’s a joke and the country knows it.

    Do you really think you’re fooling anybody or are you just a shill paid minimu wage to make an ass of yourself?

    LOLGFY

    That’s really all you have in the end (pun intended). Nothing new, nothing compelling or important, nothing intelligent.

    Just a little bit of regurgitated Netspeak that really only shows how lackluster your whole cause really is.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The word is minimum, not minimu.

    LOLGFY https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • formwiz says:

      Oh, wow, really? I never caught that. At all.

      The difference between you and Groucho Marx is Groucho was funny.

      He also liked girls.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The word is still minimum, not minimu.

        LOLGFY https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

        • formwiz says:

          No, the word was minimum, not minimu, nor still minimu.

          Too much booze trying to drink away the pain of another New Year’s alone. Even Commies are supposed to have dates on New Year’s, but even Commies can’t stand Bolshevik Bunny.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            DJT: covfefe minimu?

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            DJT: KopO

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            DJT: Sopeyop!

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            fw: nopoxilloximop???

            DJT: zonx nozpozixlloziboxp!!!

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            DJT: minimu https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_whistle3.gif

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  6. formwiz says:

    TL:DNR but,

    LOLGFY

    You will never need a DNR order. People will do anything they can to be rid of you.

    You seem to be in need of one of your 2 week stays at “hunt camp”.

    not only are you boring us, you’ve become too brain-dead to even be profane.

  7. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The word is still minimum, not minimu, moron.

    LOLGFY https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

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