An Angry Rose

Bette blames the same weather as 1949 on global warming.



Last year, she blamed cold weather on global warming.



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82 Responses to An Angry Rose

    • Jason Calley says:

      Hey scott! I have a couple of relatives who are strong in their CAGW faith. They tell me how we are destroying the planet with CO2, but they also own a BIG recreational vehicle that they drive all over the country in for amusement.

      To CAGW people, it is not important how much CO2 you produce. It is only important how bad you claim it to be. I guess that Tony produces the least amount of CO2 of anyone around — but he does not BELIEVE in the CAGW dogma so he is EVIL!

      (Just kidding about the EVIL part…)


    • DD More says:

      Scott – seems the D Mail is altering their stance on Jet-setters vs climate hypocrites.

      Green campaigner Madonna uses her private jet for 120 mile journey from Birmingham to London
      Driving would have taken almost three hours but a private jet took just over one.
      So it was a no-brainer for Madonna, who chartered her own airline for a trip home from a Birmingham concert to London last Wednesday, according to new reports in The Sun newspaper.
      The decision enraged environmental activists, as well as her loyal followers who accused the 57-year-old Unapologetic singer of being a ‘hypocrite’ for increasing her carbon footprint when she herself campaigns to help the climate crisis.

      Read more:

      • rah says:

        Driving “almost 3 hours” for 120 miles? Not unless your in LA during high traffic hours. Otherwise I could beat her time by a long ways even driving a big truck!

        • Donna K. Becker says:

          In L.A., I doubt that one could manage more than 25 mph during peak hours–if even that.

        • rah says:

          When I was team driving we picked up a pre-loaded trailer with exercise machines bound for Miami, FL from the port at Long Beach and it took my entire 11 hour driving shift to make it from there to the wind farm on I-10. Had I known what I was getting into I would have cut south to catch I-8 instead of heading out of the metro area west on I-10. That clutch sure gave my left leg a workout that day.

  1. vorlath says:

    LOL! This is one of the many reasons why this site is great.

  2. gator69 says:

    So why is she blaming the IPCC?

  3. Rosco says:

    Why do these wankers always blame ordinary people who can think and form their own opinion and who use far less energy than they do anyway ?

    Strange aggressive behaviour – guess they have so much money they can afford to offend large numbers of people – oh – I forgot – she did that with the caterwauling “wind beneath my wings”.

    • Gail Combs says:

      It is hatred of the middle class for having the gall to challenge their betters.

      The goal is a return to a two class system. That is what ‘Social Justice’ and Marxism has always been about. The hatred of the producers by the parasites/elite/aristocracy.

      • Ted says:

        We’re getting pretty close to that two class system. Out here in the Land of Fruits and Nuts, about half of the Craigslist adds for minimum wage jobs want at least a year of experience. I don’t know how kids are supposed to get started today.

    • Latitude says:

      rabid insecurity….trying to justify by showing the world what “good” people they are

  4. Andy DC says:

    Why are the environmental nut cases so opposed to nuclear energy? It is very clean and unless you get a 9.0 earthquake and a 20 foot tidal wave, it is quite safe. It shows they are a humanity hating cult, not looking for solutions, as every solution has downsides and some risk.

    • wizzum says:

      Thorcon has entered into an agreement with the Indonesian gov to build some Thorium reactors based on the one that the USAF built in 1959. If this is successful, any advantage the US had with cheap energy will be gone.
      Thorium is 10 times more plentiful than uranium and is a byproduct of rare earth mining in many places.
      Molten salt reactors appear on the surface to have very few drawbacks compared to “conventional” nuclear power and if Thorcon’s spiel can be believed will be cheaper than coal.

      Check it out,

      • Gail Combs says:

        Been following thorium nuclear for years. The Chinese visited Oak Ridge on a regular basis and then hacked into the Oak Ridge computer system. They want the patent rights and our @sshole government is handing it to them on a gold platter.

        A brief History of the Liquid Fluoride Reactor “… About this time a young Navy captain, Hyman Rickover, was beginning to think about the possibilities of nuclear energy for powering submarines, and the Air Force, not to be left behind, was imagining long-range bombers that could fly indefinitely, powered only by nuclear energy…”

        Why Not Thorium? from mining com

        Lots of info on nuclear here
        Current and Future — Thorium world nuclear org

        • gator69 says:

          If thorium reactors were practical, the Chinese would not be building so many coal plants.

        • Gail Combs says:

          Gator it ain’t dead yet.
          Feb 2015: The U.S. is helping China build a novel, superior nuclear reactor

          The Department of Energy is dusting off one of the old betamaxes of nuclear technology: The molten salt reactor. But with political will lacking at home, it will rise in China.
          … DOE plans to sign a 10-year collaboration agreement with China to help that country build at least one molten-salt machine within the next decade. And in a smaller development, Oak Ridge publicly announced in January that it will advise Terrestrial Energy, a privately held Canadian start-up, on development of a molten-salt reactor that draws on Weinberg designs and on the reactor scheme that briefly hatched at Oak Ridge after Weinberg left.

          The idea from the U.S. perspective—especially with the larger DOE collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences—is to foster a reactor that could eventually gain hold in the U.S….


        • gator69 says:

          What has yet to be born is of course not dead, unless you are a leftist. I am all for alternative energy sources, pro-nuclear, and plan to find a source that permanently takes me off the grid. But thorium is not ready for prime time.

      • Gail Combs says:

        Fusion looks like it has made some steps forward too.

        Oct 2013 A hush-hush nuclear fusion project that’s received $12 million from the U.S. Navy is now sharing what it calls encouraging results

        MIT FINALLY Fusion takes Small Steps Towards Reality

        … Several privately funded companies and small university-based research groups pursuing novel fusion reactor designs have delivered promising results that could shorten the timeline for producing a prototype machine from decades to several years. Commercial power generation from fusion is still a long way off, but the outlines of such a reactor can now be perceived….


        I think the main difference between us and the Alarmists is our basic faith in mankind and his ingenuity. Instead of Luddites fearing the future, pining for the ‘old days’ and smashing progress, we see a bright future if the idiots would just get the H… out of the way.

        Several decades ago I met the Grandma of a friend while visiting DC. She had lived through The Wright brothers flight, Ford’s model T and gone from one room schools and horse and buggy to seeing a man walk on the moon. — INCREDIBLE when you think of it.

        • Allan says:

          Billions poured down the drain in Tokomak folly ….. LENR/CF is the enemy. Plasma Focus Fusion also looked promising, I wonder how Eric Lerner and his team are getting on in their Lawrenceville Lab.

        • wizzum says:

          Gail, I often think of things like that (the huge increase in technology and std of living in the last 100 years). I’m only 48 and still remember the outhouse when I was 4 or 5, the “dunny man” would come by a couple of times a week and change out the cans from the outhouse. This was in a residential area only 12 miles south of Brisbane CBD.
          My mother grew up in the same place (next door) and did not even have tank water as a child, her uncle would cart it in kerosene drums from a spring fed dam from where the High School is now (a mile away) and their light was kerosene lanterns.
          I’m sure there are many in the US with similar stories, I know an ex-boss of mine grew up real poor in New Orleans and he had similar stories to my mother.

        • Gail Combs says:

          wizzum, I had a lot of friends grow up with no electric, an outhouse and no running water. ‘Little Jimmy’s’ family farmed with horses and when they killed a cow his mother would boil it up in a huge cauldron in the back yard and can the meat. Jimmy never had the chance to get an education passed 6th grade because he was needed as labor. However he still ran a successful business.

          That huge jump in technology is because we freed people from a subsistence farming life style and brain power could go into invention. Unfortunately it also meant that excess food/production was available to support more and more brainless parasites; the politicians, bureaucrats and do-nothing gimmes who vote for them.

          In 1790s Farmers made up about 90% of the labor force. The cradle and scythe were introduced and the first patented cast-iron plow. Prior to that crude wooden plows were used, all sowing was done by hand, cultivating by hoe, hay and grain cutting with sickle, and threshing with flail. — everything powered by human labor. (This was the reason for slavery.)

          Even with the new agricultural implements invented in the following forty years, in 1830 it still took 250-300 labor-hours to produce 100 bushels (5 acres) of wheat with a walking plow, brush harrow, hand broadcast of seed, a sickle, and a flail. Farmers dropped to 69% of labor force by 1840 and invention accelerated.

          A hundred years later in 1890 most of the agricultural machinery that was dependent on horsepower had been discovered and it only took 40-50 labor-hours to produce 100 bushels (5 acres) of wheat with gang plow, seeder, harrow, binder, thresher, wagons, and horses. This First Agricultural Revolution, dependent on animal power, freed a lot more people from farming, dropping farmers to 43% of the labor force.

          By 1910-15 big open-geared gas tractors came into common use on the big open farms and we were off and running. By 1930 farmers were 21% of labor force and it took only 15-20 labor-hours to produce 100 bushels (5 acres) of wheat and one farmer could now supplied 9.8 persons.

          Forty years later by 1970, with more inventions, one farmer supplied 75.8 persons and only 3-3/4 labor-hours were required to produce 100 bushels (3 acres) of wheat. 1987 saw a further drop to 3 labor-hours required to produce 100 bushels (3 acres) of wheat and less than 3% of the labor force. (And yes the amount of land needed per bushel dropped too.)

          As I said above there is a bright future if the idiots parasites would just get the H… out of the way!

          Ag info stolen from:

        • Jason Calley says:

          Gail, you may already have seen this talk by Robert Bussard on what he claimed was a workable method of fusion. Bussard is sadly dead now, but he was a world class physicist and not one to lightly discount. The approach which his team was researching is very similar to the polywell ideas — and while we are on the subject, that whole approach goes back to Philo Farnsworth, who was another very bright human!

        • Gail Combs says:

          Repression of useful technology does not surprise me in the slightest. An old boy friend in the early 1980s was a metallurgist. He worked on a project that took a full size 8 cyclinder gas gussler that got under 10 mpg normally and got well over 50MPG. We went out to dinner to celebrate the successful field trial.

          It is over thirty years later. Where the heck are all those big 50MPG plus vehicles?

          Even the 4 bangers have a hard time getting over 50 MPG

          (Much of the loss is from EPA regulation crap.)

  5. Tom Harley says:

    Self-projection is an epidemic of the left.

  6. ristvan says:

    Shows why the internet is so wonderful. Folks like Bette Midler cannot resist indelibly flaunting their utter ignorance, inconsistency, and hypocrasy. Of course ‘scientists’ like Mann and Schmidt cannot resist either. It would be more rewarding taking them apart if it was less easy.

  7. Latitude says:

    post is on the front page of Drudge now……….

  8. Psalmon says:

    Engineer here. Steve is right.

  9. Frank K. says:

    I remember that it got this warm in New Hampshire back in 2007. In fact, on January 7, 2007, the high temperature in Concord, NH was 69 F! Also – New York City was 63F and Washington DC was 73 F!

    • gator69 says:

      I remember cruising around St Louis at night in my 1969 Buick GS 400 convertible with the top down in the mid 1980’s. It was just a few days before Christmas, and you would have thought we were in Miami, it was warm enough to go swimming. Back then nobody complained about good weather.

    • Frank K. says:

      One of the reasons I remember the 2007 warm spell is that I was training for my first marathon, and having warm temps in New Hampshire that time of year was great for us runners!

  10. rah says:

    Old Bette sure has the Christmas spirit now doesn’t she? No wonder she played such a great witch. When are these fools going to learn that just because they can sing and/or act we don’t give a damn about their opinions on stuff they don’t know squat about? They are as disconnected from reality as the politicians in DC, if not more so.

  11. Ernest Bush says:

    In 1963 on an airbase in San Angelo, Tx., some of my military buddies went off on New Year’s Day to play tennis in the bright, warm, sunshine. Earlier in the 50’s there was winter snow measured in inches on the ground in Houston some years as I was growing up. We actually had a couple of white Christmases near Many, LA, during the same time, although the snow accumulation was only an inch or so both times.

    That area of the country has cycled in and out of freezing winters several times since the 40’s. There is absolutely nothing new in temperatures and weather conditions anywhere in the world. The falling strength of the magnetic shield will certainly have an effect on weather and climate worldwide, and we may experience conditions no human has seen in our brief history. Huge numbers may not survive the result.

  12. rachase says:

    Our low information (little education) populace has a curious idea that “global” (as in Global Warming) means what is happening in their yard or maybe in their town or city. In NC, for example, we are facing a very green Christmas (balmy 75 degrees), and, of course, it’s because of global warming. Obviously the folks in the western 2/3 of the country think it’s winter. Above the Arctic Circle it’s been below zero for weeks. But the alarmist idiots along the Eastern seaboard (including the alarmist-in-chief) are content in their ignorance that the whole world is in the grips of a December heat wave.

  13. rah says:

    The kids and their significant others will be here soon. Christmas music playing on the new Bose sound system I installed last night (Lord save me from the frustrations of modern electronics). The presents are under the lighted tree.

    We celebrate Christmas at our house on this day so we can go to my parents on Christmas day. I just finished carving the Turkey. The Bird came out excellent and my carving job was the best I’ve ever done. Even if I do say so myself. But the Turkey is for sandwiches and not a big sit down dinner. The table has all the fixins for sandwiches, a vegetable plate. cheese balls and crackers, stuffing, cheesy potatoes. The side board is full of sweet things like oranges, fudge, chocolate cremes, cordial chocolate covered cherries, and Sherrys version of “Puppy Chow”. In the fridge is chocolate truffle tort to die for.

    Personally I would like it to be a White Christmas but that is not really important. What is important is that during this very special time my family is here and all are well or at least alive.

    • inMAGICn says:

      Congrats on the sound system. I hope the Bose 901 speakers are not part of it. (For various acoustic reasons.)

      • rah says:

        Nope, it’s just a SoundTouch 120 system. Plenty for our small living room. Hooked a Okoyno 6 disc carousel CD player into it.

        I also soon join the 21st century in computing speed and connect-ability between devices. My big Christmas present was a DELL Inspiron 24, series 3000 computer with all the bells and whistles except the touch screen technology, which I didn’t want anyway.

        Back when I was a PFC at Ft. Bragg waiting to start Med Lab (The final part of the three of the SF medic training) I bought a Seiko divers watch at the PX. It cost me nearly a 1/4th of my months base pay but was worth it. A very tough yet simple self-winding watch. I had it for many years and my son remembered me wearing it. Eventually the rubber watch band dry rotted and I bought a generic vinyl tactical replacement band for it. I lost it one night during a jump when the replacement band broke.

        I guess I mentioned that watch to him this summer and how I had never found another that suited me as well. So I have not worn a watch for years though I have two, simply because I haven’t bought one for myself and really haven’t liked either of the two that were given to me. He remembered that conversation (though I don’t) and found that same model Seiko with a nearly identical rubber watch band that I liked so much. So once again, after years without doing so, I will be wearing a watch all the time.

  14. She’s a recruiter for the Bilderberg Group

  15. It’s sad to see there was so much hatred on Xmas day at this blog.

    I am relieved to see Devine Miss M didn’t feed the troll who blogs under the name
    Steve Goddard.

  16. To think of it, Lawrence, you don’t seem to understand the word “hate” either. People in the thread above are laughing at the presumptuous ignorance of the aging diva but I don’t see any hate. Are you projecting?

    And when it comes to “Devine” Miss M’s own angry twittering, cut her some slack. We may all be old and grumpy one day.

  17. Gail Combs says:

    Don’t you love it the Progressives always try to slap a guilt trip on the white Christians in order to grab the ‘moral high ground’ when it is they who actually have the morals of a rabid mink.

    Hitlery being a case in point.

    Seems the Hispanic Community just handed Hitlery her Donkey and it wasn’t democratic.

    Sorry last I checked abuelitas don’t run political campaigns funded by big banks and the private prison lobby #NotMyAbuela #Hispandering

    Latino Rebels ?@latinorebels

    #Hispandering at its worst by @HillaryClinton campaign leads to #NotMyAbuela

    As I have said before the Hispanics know a useless socialist when they see one.

    Three cheers for Venezuela, which finally tossed its socialists out of power

    ….Meanwhile, a libertarian student movement is gaining steam in Brazil to oust leftist President Dilma Rousseff, who is accused of much the same.

    Chavismo’s defeat is the latest phase of South America’s awakening. A new generation is realizing the stagnation state control has wrought, particularly on countries with the resources to be much more prosperous, if only given the chance….

    Now if only the youth here in the USA would figure it out.

  18. Tony, you must intervene at once. Horrible, hateful things are happening on this thread. Gator said that Divine Miss M would join a Build-A-Bear group and that was very hurtful to Lawrence Martin. Then Gail told Lawrence that she’s not a Christian. He took it really bad and now he wouldn’t talk to her at all. He’s talking to himself in the corner. Please set up a safe zone for him where nobody can hurt him anymore.

    • Gail Combs says:

      This guy isn’t even up to M.Winston Smith’s standards. No fun at all!

      • Says the blogger at a “birther” website

        The man who blogs as Goddard is to be pitied more than laughed at…. Has he ever been successful at trolling anyone of substance on Twitter?

        • Gail Combs says:

          ???? “birther” website?????
          Now we know you are completely off your meds. The site mainly talks about the fraud in the weather records. (And yes I researched it independently)

          Of course a government that commits one fraud will commit others and that is certainly the case with the USA government.

          At this point after seeing fraud after fraud, I have nothing but contempt for the Criminals residing in DC.

        • AndyG55 says:

          “Has he ever been successful at trolling anyone of substance on Twitter?”

          Probably not, because he hasn’t been able to find anyone of substance on Twitter.

  19. Justa Joe says:

    Bullying Bette has assumed unto herself the divine authority adjudicate what constitutes “goodwill” towards mother earth and punish those that do not demonstrate said goodwill towards mother earth in their every thought, word, and deed. She will also enforce the quasi-pagan concept of the earth requiring the “goodwill” of mankind.

  20. Don’t shoot me, I am only the messenger
    Thank you to blogger who gave me the heads up regarding the chap in England
    I would have moved on and forgotten this, but a little work with the google got me several contacts, This is going to be fun to watch

    • gator69 says:

      Recently Reggie became privy to the FACT that Steve Goddard is soon be swimming with the fishes For a reason known only to himself the intellectual midget trolled the Divine One on Twitter which was wisely ignored.

      What utter tripe and sick juvenile fantasy. Or what passes for science in the Larry-verse.

      • AndyG55 says:

        I had a quick look. It seemed like a low-end twitter feed…… very full of mindless twits.

        • Gail Combs says:

          The John Dewey Progressive Education System was specifically designed to create mindless twits since they make the best slaves…. Errr serfs…. Ohmmmm, citizens.

          John Dewey over a hundred years ago realized that education was the key to the difference between a society of serfs and a society of free people. Dewey determined schools could produce little socialists and collectivists instead of little capitalists and individualists. The difference was the ability to READ!

          In 1896, via a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Dewey created his famous experimental Laboratory School at the University of Chicago where he could test the effects of his new psychology on real live children.

          Later in the 1950s I was subjected to his ‘new reading methods’ designed to produce reading problem and illiteracy in America.
          Dumbing Down America
          by Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld

          [Dewey] analyzed the traditional curriculum that sustained the capitalist, individualistic system and found what he believed was the sustaining linchpin — that is, the key element that held the entire system together: high literacy. To Dewey, the greatest obstacle to socialism was the private mind that seeks knowledge in order to exercise its own private judgment and intellectual authority. High literacy gave the individual the means to seek knowledge independently. It gave individuals the means to stand on their own two feet and think for themselves. This was detrimental to the “social spirit” needed to bring about a collectivist society.

          What is really funny is Lenin even tried out Dewey’s methods.

          John Dewey & Soviet Progressives
          It turns out that progressive educator John Dewey’s books were not only influential in the United States. “Dewey’s first six books were rapidly translated into Russian,” historian Paul Kengor said in a conference sponsored by the group America’s Survival. “They told John Dewey his books were perfect for what they were trying to do in the USSR.”

          Kengor spoke at the America’s Survival conference at the National Press Club on October 21, 2010. “The Bolsheviks wasted no time getting John Dewey’s works into Russian,” Kengor writes in his book Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century. “In 1918, only three years after it was published in the United States, Dewey’s Schools of Tomorrow was published in Moscow.”

          “Given what was happening in Russia at the time, this is staggering.” To wit: the Soviets, broke, were fighting a bloody civil war.

          “Only a year after Schools of Tomorrow was published came a Russian translation of Dewey’s How We Think (1919) and then, in 1920, The School and Society,” Kengor relates. “These, too, came during the misery of the Russian Civil War (1918-21), which, according to historian W. Bruce Lincoln, snuffed out the lives of seven million men, women and children.” [Italics in original]

          “Dewey’s ideas were apparently judged as crucial to the revolution as any weapon in the arsenal of the Red Army.” Kengor did much of his research in the archives of the Communist International, about as primary a source as you can get….

          Actually, the epilogue to Dewey in the Soviet Union is comic. Lenin ordered the schools to adopt Dewey’s educational philosophies, and the test scores at the end of the semester were so abysmal, that he instituted the strictest form of European standards education, kind of a mix between the German and French forms.

          In the spirit of ‘dewey unto others’ the Soviets via George Count’s handler Anna Osipovna (transformed into Nucia Lodge) targeted US education.

          In 1931 Houghton Mifflin published New Russia’s Primer: The Story of the Five-Year Plan, by M. Ilin, translated from the Russian by George S. Counts, Associate Director of the International Institute and Professor of Education in Teachers College, and Nucia P. Lodge, Research Assistant in the International Institute.

          We see that Anna Osipovna has transformed herself into Nucia Lodge. And we see that the dapper professor Counts modestly claims that he translated the book, while grudgingly crediting his KGB handler. The payload of this unbelievably brazen covert influence operation is straight out of Muenzenberg’s manual.

          Muenzenberg’s payload: “You think the capitalist system is corrupt…You’re frightened…by the oppression of the working man…You think the Russians are trying a great human experiment…”
          Counts’ New Russia’s Primer:

          In America the machine is not a helper to the worker, not a friend, but an enemy. Every new machine, every new invention, throws out upon the streets thousands of workers. In glass factories one person now makes three thousand bottles an hour. In former times such a task required seventy-seven men. This means that each machine for the making of bottles deprives seventy-six men of employment. And the American worker despises the machine which takes away his bread.

          But how is it with us [Russians]? The more machines we have, the easier will be the work, the shorter will be the working day, the lighter and happier will be the lives of all.

          We build factories in order that there may be no poverty, no filth, no sickness, no unemployment, no exhausting labor— in order that life may be rational and just…We build in our country [the U.S.S.R.] a new, an unheard-of, a socialistic order.

          The newly-minted “Russian expert” from Columbia delivered the KGB payload directly into the cultural heart of America. “Capitalism is corrupt! Russia’s experiment is working!” screamed
          his text.

          The Primer was a selection for Book-a-Month Club members in May 1931, and 46,000 members chose it. Counts’ first influence project was a best-seller for seven months, and ranked eighty-first on the list of nonfiction bestsellers from 1921-1932. Cloaked in his non-partisan, academic-research cover, Counts delivered the anti-capitalist payload into schools, universities, and living rooms across America.

          From Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America by Kent Clizbe

  21. Tony is conspicuous by his absence.

    Why am I not surprised?

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