Posted by Oliver Renick on October 27, 2009
Barbara Boxer, in an effort to increase awareness about her (and John Kerry’s) new climate change bill, released this video on YouTube. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s almost comical; I highly recommend it. As we watch Senator (not Mrs.!) Boxer bottle feed a plump baby milk, we are shown catastrophic images of trafficked highways, erupting smokestacks, disintegrating glaciers, and Katrina victims holding up ‘Help Us’ signs. She obviously hasn’t been following the news lately, but, that is expected.
But what really surprises me here are the comments by the viewers- in the past, I have found that most political videos are flooded with (primarily unintelligent) comments from far-left viewers. I’m not sure why; possibly it is in part to the perpetuation of viewing by left-wing media organizations linking to such videos (i.e, huffpost, msnbc.com, dailykos). But this time, it seems to be the reverse way around. Perhaps public fear of ‘global warming’ is in fact lowering. One thing is for sure, fear-mongering videos like Boxer’s will only continue to drive this number down! The good news here is that views on this video are only at 300! And it took me quite a bit of searching to find it, too. Here’s some of the more funny comments I saw:
xempla: She looks uncomfortable. She looks like that’s the first baby she’s ever held on her lap in her life.
jamietud: If she really cared about her grandchild, she wouldn’t be helping to bury him under mounds of debt alongside everyone else’s grandchild.
nahlin356: A great pity no scientists are present, but then that would destroy the whole argument
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Posted by Cornell Insider Staff on October 4, 2009
-George Will writes about global warming theories that are seemingly impervious to new contradicting evidence.
Obamachev? from simonsez.com
- Yale edges out Cornell by a slim margin as the favorite to win the ECAC.
- Despite popular arguments to the contrary, new research says suggests that stimulus spending might not be as effective as the “New Keynesians” might like it to be.
- Oxford plans to adopt more “Ivy-League style scholarships.”
- Cornell dominates Ivy League Sports.
- More on Obama/Gorbachev comparisons.
- Cornell plans to be “climate neutral” by 2050.
- This is hardly a quick reading link, but if you’re trying to procrastinate before prelims, check out this great lecture by Cornell President Emeritus Hunter Rawlings on the origins of the American idea of freedom.
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Posted by Cornell Insider Staff on July 18, 2009
Here is the now famous video of the head of the Black Chamber of Commerce accusing California Senator Barbara Boxer of making unnecessary racial comparisons. Watch the whole thing:
When I watched this the first time, I really thought that the gentlemen was making a big fuss about nothing. So what? If he came to debate an issue related to the Black Chamber of Commerce, what’s wrong with Boxer citing the NAACP in the context of the discussion?
It turns out that the committee was there to discuss the energy bill going through Congress. The gentleman was there to argue that the bill would not create California jobs, and Boxer basically started citing different black organizations that disagreed with his point. It would be the same situation if I came to Congress to testify on global warming and was presented a list of prominent Russian scientists who disagreed with my claim. What was Boxer trying to get at here?
Posted in Miscellaneous, National News | Tagged: Barbara Boxer, Black Chamber of Commerce, Climate | 1 Comment »