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Obama declares war on reality
Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/22/2013 12:13:56 AM

When George W Bush declared war on an abstract noun--"Terror"--he was widely and inevitably mocked by the left for his foolishness. Not to be outdone, Barack Obama has used his second inaugural address to declare war on an even more nebulous threat to the security of the world: reality, itself.[Snip]The first sentence is a blatant untruth. Concerted global action so far to deal with the threat of climate change has resulted in: higher energy prices; more deaths from fuel poverty; more intrusive regulation; the destruction of rainforests and the squandering of agricultural land on biofuels; higher food prices;

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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 1/22/2013 1:31:10 AM     (No. 9131510)

War on Reality, yes, But what the Left really boils down to is a War on Humanity.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/22/2013 1:34:51 AM     (No. 9131514)

And the reality is that America is living a nightmare in the face of evil, very evil.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/22/2013 3:46:16 AM     (No. 9131561)

We´re now spending an incredible $80 billion a year on food stamps and the overwhelming majority of those people are able bodied enough to do some work. In Obama´s alternative universe,this is a sign of government success,not a disgrace to the jobless situation in this country as we free wheel ourselves towards national bankruptcy.

the idea of working is becoming obsolete except if you can land a cushy government job.

The post office is a microcosm of all that´s wrong in government administration but according to Obama we can´t turn back to the failures of the recent past.

You have branches of the gov´t being ordered by Obama to cook the books on the real unemployment rate. Isn´t it just amazing that the 7.8% figure matches exactly the rate as when Obama took over. Never mind that there´s millions less in the workforce.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/22/2013 4:03:25 AM     (No. 9131564)

I like James concept of the attack on reality - when you oconsider all the things we always beleived in as normal, you have to agrre that nothing is normal anymore - fantasy reigns.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/22/2013 4:13:26 AM     (No. 9131567)

This Brit is spot on.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: johngalt1, 1/22/2013 4:42:22 AM     (No. 9131581)

This is all very simple to understand, Mr. Delingpole.

The “threat of climate change” is being used by anthrophobic environmentalists to punish consumption and curtail human activity.

It is being used by grant-seeking academics for job security.

It is being used by politicians to extract campaign contributions from “green” industries that require subsidies to operate, bribes from businesses that would be adversely affected by a tangled web of costly regulations, and kickbacks from operators of carbon credit exchanges that were created out of thin air.

It is being used by the U.N. to extract wealth from rich nations to bribe the leaders of poor nations to remain underdeveloped.

And it is being used by China, Russia, and India to gain advantage over the West.

There is no consensus describing an ideal global climate, no ceiling on what climate change alarmists are willing to spend in an attempt to preserve today’s climate, and no serious consideration of whether it makes more moral and economic sense to simply adapt to warmer or cooler global climates.

Climate change alarmism is simply the greatest scientific, political and economic scam ever perpetrated in history.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lala, 1/22/2013 5:03:58 AM     (No. 9131591)

Yes #6 made it very simple to understand. Thanks for the run-down on the climate change scam. We should all memorize those points and be prepared to repeat over and over until this farce is finally put to bed.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/22/2013 5:20:28 AM     (No. 9131599)

When Bush declared war on "Terror", he wasn´t only derided by liberals. Anyone with a brain knew what that meant no matter which side of the aisle you were on...as long as you could keep redefining "Terror", you could keep a "War" going that would profit a few at the expense of the rest of us.

It took us 3-1/2 years to defeat the Japanese and the Nazis. It´s now 10 years later and things aren´tany better...Where´s that darned ol´ "Terror" hiding out? We oughta go get him!! We are all so totally scr***d.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: altoona, 1/22/2013 5:38:56 AM     (No. 9131614)

Great list, #6, to which I would add only: It is being used by self-righteous, hypocritical "environmentalists" like DiCaprio (and like my brother and sister-in-law)to make the rest of us SUV-driving schlubs feel guilty and make themselves appear superior.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Melody, 1/22/2013 5:45:51 AM     (No. 9131622)

´´Still, for all that, I applaud the President´s chutzpah and ingenuity.´´ I think that´s one hand clapping, but that´s lovely using a Jewish word to describe that man´s ´´war.´´

The article concludes, ´´Obama´s glorious war on reality will be a war without end. Bad luck, America.´´ There I have to disagree. It´s not luck; it´s reaping the whirlwind. After all the blessings this nation has been given, the people turned away from the loving Father who had bestowed them. No luck involved there. It´s a direct consequence that people who deal in reality could predict. Neither is it without end. Read the back of The Book.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/22/2013 10:10:32 AM     (No. 9132053)

When China and Russia curtail their "greenhouse gas" output, we´ll talk. Until then, blow it out your UN sanctioned ......

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