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Obama’s warmed-over fudge
on global warming

Washington Times, by Editorial

Original Article

Posted By:garnet, 2/11/2014 9:35:14 AM

President Obama was sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, but his oath of office shouldn’t be confused with the courtroom oath requiring witnesses to “tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” With every passing week, the whoppers served up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue grow ever more supersized, and in sheer size, nothing tops the fib about global warming. In his State of the Union speech, Mr. Obama said that “the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.” He knows better. Climate has never been static, even before the conveniences and machinery of the Industrial Revolution provoked an

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/11/2014 12:50:51 PM     (No. 9728169)

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Posted By: garnet- 2/22/2014 11:22:22 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 2/22/2014 11:12:35 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 2/21/2014 8:33:10 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 2/21/2014 8:27:08 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 2/21/2014 8:19:44 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 2/20/2014 8:29:25 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 2/20/2014 8:21:06 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 2/19/2014 8:57:21 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 2/19/2014 8:44:58 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 2/18/2014 8:58:40 AM     Post Reply
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