Picking Rotten Cherries At The Washington Post

I’m headed to DC shortly, land of cherry trees and politicized science. Angela Fritz at the fake news Washington Post is back pushing the climate scam, claiming that cherry trees are blooming earlier than they used to.

The warm winter means cherry blossoms will peak early — here’s how soon it could be – The Washington Post

She says “11 of those instances were post-1990.” What she didn’t mention is that 11 of those instances were also between 1921 and 1953.

1990March 15
2000March 17
1921, 1927, 1945, 2012March 20
1946, 1976March 23
1938March 25
1977, 1997March 26
1925, 1953, 1998March 27
1948, 1987March 28
1949, 1989, 1991, 2008, 2011March 29
1939, 1968, 2006March 30
1929, 1988, 2004, 2010

Not to mention that Virginia hit 88 degrees in February, 1946

A few years ago the fake news Washington Post was forecasting blooming beginning in January.

Could cherry blossoms one day be blooming in winter? – The Washington Post

Two years ago the Potomac was frozen solid on March 7.

In 1946, Cherry trees bloomed twice in DC. Once on March 15, and again in November.


Ludington Daily News – Google News Archive Search


1 Nov 1946, Page 3 – at Newspapers.com

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38 Responses to Picking Rotten Cherries At The Washington Post

  1. RAH says:

    There is a lot more rotten than cherries in DC and the WP has their own share of rotten fruits and nuts that need to be disposed of.

  2. Weylan McAnally says:

    The talking heads are going nuts today about record high temps in the central US. All directly attributable to AGW.

  3. gator69 says:

    Here we see two climate experts whose careers are on fire, eagerly discussing data, and man are they crazed over cherries…


    • RAH says:

      My wife had ordered a toy box from Little Tikes that despite being good sized will only hold about 1/2 of the toys we keep here for our Granddaughter. The thing cost $25.00 including delivery through Zulily. On Tuesdays she watches our 26 month old granddaughter Alison, and I happened to be home. The toy box came while Alison was here. Grandpa took the thing out of the box and did the tiny bit of assembly required. But knowing that often the big box a thing comes in is initially more entertaining than what came in it, I cut a window out of it and cut the flaps on one end to fashion doors and left it in the living room. Alison loved her little cardboard play house so much she didn’t want to leave it to take here standard nap time. Once she had her nap she was still playing in it when her Mom came to get her.

      The kid is a sponge. She can count to 10 and recite her alphabet already. We’re currently working on getting her to learn to read the letters she already knows how to recite. I have a wall hanging with a picture of Lincoln giving the Gettysburg address and every US postage stamp ever issued with the likeness of Lincoln. She now knows how to say Gettysburg. But you sure have to watch what you say when she’s around.

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        They hear everything. They remember everything. One day in the near future they will repeat it.

        It is not whether but when as I know you and your ex-fiancée already know since this is the second time around the block. :)

        • RAH says:

          It’s good to be G-parents. We can spoil her and give her back and Grandma is a past master at handling any misbehavior. And we have toys in the attic waiting for her to grow into them. She’s coming over for us to watch her in less than an hour. Warm enough for me to take her across the road to feed Holly the pony some carrots and an apple and for her to play in the sandbox for a bit.

          • Gail Combs says:

            And all I get to do is play with the ponies. One of whom decided to bolt through the gate and yanked my poor back muscle.

            Ithink I am going to borrow some more of the neighborhood kids to spoil. They keep growing up or moving away so then I have to start on a new batch.

          • RAH says:

            Having a hard time teaching Alison (we call her “bug”) to trust the pony when feeding her. Holly is pretty gentle but those big teeth scare the bug. I have showed her how to rest the food in the palm of her hand with her hand open so the pony can get it without getting any fingers, but she ends up putting her hand through the fence then as Holly gets close dropping the carrot or apple segment on the ground as she jerks her hand back. It’ll just take time I guess.

          • AndyG55 says:

            Get a flattish wooden bowl with a handle.

            Then Alison can still feed the pony without that worry of getting her fingers nipped.

          • Gail Combs says:

            Very good idea. We never allow feeding outside of the feed bowl. We do not want the animal to associate human hands with food. Otherwise the hand may get ‘punished’ for NOT having food.

  4. QV says:

    I think that eventually cherry trees will blossom 12 months earlier than they used to – in fact they probably already are!

  5. John Niclasen says:

    According to the greenhouse effect theory, more CO2 should mean warmer winter. The january has been cooling in Germany for the last more than 30 years.

    “Where is the CO2 greenhouse effect? January has been colder for over 30 years”

    The article concludes, that “Carbon dioxide and temperatures have nothing or almost nothing to do with each other.”

    • RAH says:

      As we have witnessed over the whole course of this scam; Global warming continually migrates anywhere in the world to wherever the scammers deem the weather best supports their scam and everywhere else is ignored.

    • Squidly says:

      You are correct John. The whole notion of a Radiative Greenhouse Effect (which is what AGW and the supposed CO2 warming is all about) is impossible in this universe. A cooler object (the atmosphere) cannot make a warmer object (the surface) warmer still. It is simply impossible and violates the Laws of Thermodynamics (and just about every other law of nature we know of).

      • Advocatus Diaboli says:

        Wow, nice. I’ll have to read up on the physics a bit so I can spring this gem on the next warmist who talks about the hot February weather.

        No doubt they’ll scramble to rationalize that “the experts MUST have already taken that into account, otherwise why would they think the Earth is warming.”

        • AndyG55 says:

          They argue that the back radiation from CO2 slows down the cooling from the surface.

          Absolute nonsense of course. The atmosphere is CONTROLLED by pressure difference, ie wind convection etc etc.

          And CO2 does absolutely nothing to effect pressure differences.

    • AndyG55 says:

      Antarctic has been cooling in winter as well. (graph when I get home from work)

      Now, seeing it is one place where H2O has very little effect, it is where you would expect CO2 to have more effect.

  6. RAH says:

    Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe tells us exactly what the “Media” thinks it’s function is and not a person on the panel disputes it:

    • AZ1971 says:

      Well if you’re an MSNBC viewer, you have no brain and therefore you ARE being controlled by those who want you to think exactly the way they want you to think.

      I mean, have you seen how warmists’ heads practically explode when you confront them with confounding empirical data regarding climate change? It’s like their whole universe paradigm has been upended and they don’t know how to cope. But then instead of doing their own research and critical thinking, they go home and pout or post online about how triggered they were.

      There is no hope for the far-left non-thinking liberals. They would rather have us all succumb to incompetence and group-think than perform introspection and swallow their pride.

    • Tom says:

      In fairness, I can’t tell that’s what she was actually saying – Joe did cut her off.

      • RAH says:

        “I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he’s is trying to undermine the media, trying to make up his own facts. And it could be that, while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that is our job.”

        So, if Joe had let her finish her thought what could she have said to modify “And That’s our job” to mean something else?

        • Colorado Wellington says:

          Two officers are standing in a hotel lobby as two women are coming down the stairs.

          “That must be the ugliest woman I’ve ever seen,” remarks the captain.

          “That’s my wife,” replies the major.

          “I meant the other one,” corrects the captain.

          “That’s my mother,” says the major.

          “I didn’t say it,” explains the captain.

          • Jason Calley says:

            Hey Colorado, I am reminded of a story which I saw on the internet (that means it must be TRUE!) some years back. A wife suspected her husband of having an affair with another woman. The wife and a detective burst into a hotel room and caught the husband and mistress in bed together. The poor chap was so frightened and flustered that all he could do was yell, “IT’S NOT ME! IT’S NOT ME!!

          • Colorado Wellington says:

            Hey Jason!

            I expect our chief climate investigator Ms Griff will want to know:

            Was it really him?

  7. Andy DC says:

    When the Potomac was entirely snow and ice covered on March 7, 2015, it was the first time since DC became a city in 1800 that the Potomac had been ice covered in March.

    Upon further review, the Potomac was frozen during March in the 1780’s, according to the Alexandria Gazette. Nevertheless, a one in 230 year event is still quite impressive and certainly does not indicate anything resembling catastrophic warming.

  8. JN says:

    More fun over at the Verge. After describing the California flooding of 1861-2, the article blames the current flooding on… climate change!

    “That’s the situation we’re in now, Ralph says, with about 30 atmospheric rivers since October 1st — and it’s something we can expect to see more of. As global temperatures continue to climb, the air can hold more water vapor — which means calmer winds, but warmer and wetter atmospheric rivers, more often. And that means more flooding.”


  9. Gail Combs says:

    Our wild cherry trees just started blooming today..

    One problem with very early blooming is cold snaps a few weeks later that kills the crop for the year.


    Survey by Trump on media. Worth looking at since they actually have decent questions unlike most surveys.

    (I donate ONLY directly to Trump.)

    • annieoakley says:

      I just came here to say: the problem with early blooming fruit is the cold that follows kills any chance of fruit that year. You beat me to it.

  10. Gail Combs says:


    Two interesting videos with English subtitles.
    Putin met with a representative of the “shadow government” Ruslan Ostashko: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjdjIleDzBY

    Disappointment in Trump, or hysteria over nothing. Ruslan Ostashko: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9z1mZ74Sgk

    This guy, Ruslan Ostashko, looks like he might be worth following to see what the other point of view is.

  11. Gail Combs says:

    Picking the rotten cherries out of the basket….

    Trump’s former head of the EPA transition, Myron Ebell, told media outlets that the administration is looking to cut the agency’s staff by two-thirds, dropping from 15,000 to 5,000 employees.


    Please let that be true ?

    • Gail Combs says:

      AND a bill to shut down the EPA COMPLETELY!

      H.R.861 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency. | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

      NOW that is a law I can get behind!

    • Gail Combs says:

      AND more chopping out of the Rotten Cherries floated…

      “The New York Times reported yesterday that the White House budget office has prepared a list of programs that could be eliminated in Trump’s first budget proposal. Among those programs are the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities and AmeriCorps… Other agencies on the budget office’s list of cuts include the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Corporation for National and Community Service, which finances programs run by AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps. The memo also proposed reducing funding for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, a nonprofit organization focused on urban development.”

      (Hot Air is Never-Trumpers)

  12. RAH says:

    Excellent article from Col. Kurt Schlichter:
    “Straightforward From Here To The Left’s Fascist, Maybe Violent, Endgame”


  13. Mark M says:

    Growing tips: cherries need a cold climate and well-drained soil.
    The best time to plant them is in winter, when they are bare-rooted.

  14. cdquarles says:

    Around here, the cherry trees are blooming. Yawn, just another ‘normal’ year. The trees almost always are blooming around now. Sometimes a few days earlier and sometimes a few days later. IOW cherry trees do bloom in the winter. You just need to be about 6 degrees closer to the equator than DC.

  15. rw says:

    We can play this game from the opposite end: to keep the total count similar to the one in the article, we can take those years when the days to bloom was >= 99 (29 years out of 96). If we do this we get the following (warmest-ever century in bold):

    1958 ——————————————– April 18 (108 days)
    1932, 1970 ————————————– April 16
    1934, 1960, 1965 ——————————- April 15
    1937, 1940 ————————————– April 14 (104 days)
    1924 ——————————————— April 13
    1941, 1947, 1964, 1972, 1978 —————— April 12
    1926, 1931, 1973, 1993 ————————- April 11
    1944, 1952, 2014, 2015 ————————- April 10 (100 days)
    1923, 1928, 1933, 1950, 1969, 2005, 2013 — April 9

    Perhaps even more telling are the frequencies of >= 99 per decade:

    1920s 4
    1930s 5
    1940s 4
    1950s 3
    1960s 4
    1970s 4
    1980s 0
    1990s 1
    2000s 1
    2010s 3

    It looks like there may be a pattern here, but it’s not the one being advertised.

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