May 04, 2007

Because You Never Know When Global Warming Is Going to Fly Into a Building

A ship of fools, if ever there was one:

Senior House Republicans are complaining about Democrats' plans to divert "scarce" intelligence funds to study global warming.

The House next week will consider the Democrat-crafted Intelligence Authorization bill, which includes a provision directing an assessment of the effects that climate change has on national security.

"Our job is to steal secrets," said Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, the ranking Republican on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

"There are all kinds of people analyzing global warming, the Democrats even have a special committee on this," he told The Washington Times. "There's no value added by the intelligence community here; they have no special expertise, and this takes money and resources away from other threats."

Democrats, who outnumber Republicans on the committee, blocked the minority from stripping the warming language from the bill.

Intelligence panel Chairman Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat, said the climate-change study is one of several shifts his party has made to intelligence policy.

"We're concerned that global warming might impact our ability to maintain national security," he told The Times, describing the idea as "cutting edge."

As Ace notes, Reyes, the chairman of Intelligence Panel, is the man that doesn't know the difference between Shia and Sunni, or or which al Qaeda is, and had no clue at all about the nature of Hezbollah.

Of course, he belong to a Democratic House whose Speaker doesn't even know that al Qaeda is in Iraq, so that bit of incompetence is sadly par for the course.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 4, 2007 03:29 PM

Polar bears are MUCH more advanced than we ever realized. They're perfecting flying iceberg technology at this very moment.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 4, 2007 04:55 PM

Idiots. I said we needed and intelligent debate about global warming

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at May 4, 2007 08:43 PM

Stupid Democrats, missing an opportunity to add "a provision to direct an assessment of the effects of " on National security.

What effect will Ethanol have on National security? We must fund this research at ANY cost!

What effect will socialized healthcare have on National security? Gun control? Etc.

And the thing is, they CANNOT lose their support! It can't happen. I don't know why, I can't explain it, but they just won't.

Posted by: DoorHold at May 5, 2007 10:32 AM

(A little HTML boo-boo there, "fill-in-the-current-religion" should be where a single quotation mark appears.)

Posted by: DoorHold at May 5, 2007 10:34 AM

Hey, I apologise in advance if this is a bit off topic. I was looking for a contact form on your site but didn't see one.

Anyway, a while back I got kind of pissed off flipping between the O'Rielly Factor and Democracy Now, not so much because the had such completely different views, but rather because they both claimed to be objective. So I started coding a website that would allow people to be called out on biased opinions, where the community would decide which ideas get the most recognition. Well, after 6 months of work, today Iím finally launching it:

Anyway, Iím placing the control of this site, and control of the debate, largely in the hands of those who read this message. I'm starting things off by just picking a handful of conservative and liberal blogs to mention this to so that it will at least start off with a good balance of opinions from either side. I'm hoping that you could mention the site to your readers? After that, I guess it'll be the side with the strongest arguments that'll take control dictate what direction the conversation goes. May the best side win.

Also if you don't want this post on your site, could you please at least let me know so I can add another blogger in your place to keep it balanced to start off with?

Thanks - Tony

Posted by: Tony at May 5, 2007 08:11 PM

Bob, you have got to take these things more seriously! You do realize of course that big tornado in Kansas wouldn't have happened if Bush hadn't repealed the Kyoto treaty. Don't you? Of course you do. I added a link to my 2007.05.06 Dem Perfidy // Islamism Delenda Est Roundup

Posted by: Bill Faith at May 6, 2007 03:39 AM

How about a study of the effects of the Democratic Party on national security?

Posted by: buddy larsen at May 6, 2007 05:14 PM

Reyes needs to know that the centuries old conflict between Shia and Sunni is actually the chief cause of global warming. A billion Muslims fuming and seething and spewing out all that hateful rhetoric is warming the planet.

Posted by: Zhombre at May 6, 2007 09:29 PM