Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Activist group creates video proposing the idea of naming devastating weather events on climate change deniers. Ooh, I like it!

Courtesy of Raw Story:  

The activist group 350 Action and advertiser Barton F. Graf 9000 created a video suggesting that rather than naming hurricanes and tropical storms after various innocent men and women, the World Meteorological Association should name dangerous storms after climate change deniers in government. 

For instance, how about a Hurricane Marco Rubio? Or as one emergency official in the video warned, “If you value your life, please seek shelter from Michele Bachmann.”

Awesome idea! After all if you want to inspire people to run from their lives, what better why then to tell them that Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry is coming their way?


  1. GrannyMe6:37 AM

    First thought in my dirty little mind is what meteorological catastrophe would the associate with John Boner? (and yes, I deliberately misspelled his last name)

    1. Anonymous6:53 AM

      whatever it is, we're taking it in the dirt road

  2. Anonymous6:49 AM

    What a great idea! It would be a hoot if the World Meteorological Association actually did it; although, they would probably be sued by the nitwits for ridiculing their 'good' names.

  3. Anonymous8:30 AM

    Fox News is bleeding young viewers! Obviously, they're just too smart to go for the propaganda that is spewed there 24/7.

    Fox News Feels The Hate From Young Viewers As Ratings Plummet to a 12 Year Low

    Younger viewers continue to tune out Fox News as the network’s ratings for the month of August hit their lowest level since 2001. Young viewers are tuning out the conservative network in record numbers.

    According to TVNewser:

    Compared to August 2012, Fox News was down -10% in total viewers and -24% in the A25-54 demographic in total day. In primetime, the network was down -15% and -24%, respectively. The network was down in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic in every hour of programming from 9am-11pmET, except for “The Five,” which was flat in total viewers and down -25% in the demo.

    … “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” were down for the month compared to August 2012: Bill O’Reilly’s program was down -9% in total viewers and -25% in the demo, while Sean Hannity’s show was down -21% in total viewers and -26% in the demo. “On the Record” was down -20% in both ratings measurements.

    Fox News has been bleeding younger viewers for the years, but has been able to stay number one because their older audience is extremely loyal. So far Fox has been able to beat back the inevitable march of time, but their recent schedule shakeups suggest that Fox News execs are getting a little nervous.

    If you want to know why Sean Hannity got bounced from the coveted 9 PM slot behind Bill O’Reilly the answer is that 42% of Hannity viewers are senior citizens. The move of Megyn Kelly to nine is an attempt by Fox News to attract younger viewers to their crypt like primetime line up.

    The hiring of Elizabeth Hasselbeck for Fox and Friends was done for the same reason, and it gave the network the added bonus of moving Gretchen Carlson into the afternoon. All of these moves were made because Fox News knows that it can’t keep dominating the ratings forever if their viewership continues to get older.

    Younger viewers (age 25-54) are avoiding Fox News like the plague. The reason why younger viewers don’t watch Fox mirrors the struggles of the Republican Party. Instead of embracing issues that matter to younger people, Fox News and the Republican Party have taken positions of opposition. It doesn’t matter how young the Fox News on air talent gets, as long as they cater to the old while male base of the Republican Party, younger people will not tune in.

    Fox News is trapped between pleasing the old audience that keeps them number one, and fighting a demographic battle that they are destined to lose.

    Beneath the high ratings there are some serious problems brewing at Fox News. Roger Ailes may win the battles against CNN and MSNBC, but he can’t beat Father Time.

  4. Anonymous8:41 AM

    What a terrific idea.
    Rush Limbaugh is the primary mover on the right-the rest , like Palin and Hannity follow.
    Limbaugh is now launching a new denier movement.
    I am not making this up.
    Head injuries caused in football games are not as serious as the medical community makes them out to be.
    Nor are the effects long lasting.
    He's angry that football might make changes to protect the players.
    A guy who barely made it out of high school
    and has never written or let alone read a scientific paper
    is the oracle on all things
    genetic, scientific, meteorological and medical , etc
    for the far right kooks.

  5. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Oh how great is this idea! I can hear it now on Fox, "Hurricane Rand Paul has caused billions of dollars in damage and contributed to lost lives...". As long as they put 'Hurricane" in front of the name...which sometimes they might forget and just say "Rand Paul has caused...". Hearing something like that on Fox News would be sweet. Not the part about damage and lost lives, of course, but attaching those results to these ignorant climate change deniers would be sweet!

    O/T but some more news about Syria, Gryphen. They're surrounding them:

    MAP OF THE DAY: Here's A Look At The US, British, French, And NATO Forces Surrounding Syria

    ...There are several developments today, which we've rounded up here, including more reports of intelligence officials in various countries confirming the use of chemical weapons, and the fact that the U.K. intends to bring a resolution authorizing a strike to the U.N.

    Meanwhile, from Reuters, this is a useful map to keep as a reference.

    Former White House Official: It 'Would Be Devastating' If Obama 'Fails To Act' In Syria

    ..."Obama has to consider the implications for other policy areas if he fails to act," said William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, who was a domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton. "Doing nothing - that is what would be devastating."

    After the chemical attack near Damascus last week that killed hundreds of Syrian adults and children and injured many more, Obama "doesn't have that luxury," of inaction, he said.

    Obama, who has long been wary of any involvement in Syria's civil war, and U.S. allies appeared on Tuesday to be carefully laying the groundwork for a coordinated military response.

    Tomahawk Missiles Would Send A Crystal Clear Message To Syria

    ...Stephanie Gaskell of Defense One talked to a few experts about the choice:

    “Using newer technology in this situation leaves opportunity for misinterpretation. If we executed a cyber-strike would the Syrians and the international community understand what we meant?” Ben FitzGerald, an adjunct fellow with the Center for a New American Security and expert on the impact of technology on conflict, told Defense One. “The messaging associated with more traditional weapons, like Tomahawks, is less ambiguous,” he said. “They’ve been used before and precedents have been set. Clarity and certainty is more important than sophistication.”

    1. Anonymous9:47 AM


      Uncertainty over how the escalation of the conflict at the heart of the oil-exporting Middle East will affect trade and the world economy sent oil prices to their highest levels in six months, while stocks fell. Fears over the economy of Syria's hostile neighbor Turkey pushed its lira to a record low.

      Obama and his allies, not to mention Western electorates, show little appetite for new foreign wars and are wary of Islamist militants among the Syrian rebels. But leaders say they cannot let Assad get away with using chemical weapons and that they feel obliged to act to enforce a ban on using poison gas.

      Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would propose a resolution on Wednesday to the other four permanent Security Council members in New York, seeking authority to take "necessary measures" to protect Syrian civilians. Sure of a Russian veto, Western diplomats saw it as part of diplomatic strategy to isolate Moscow and rally a broad coalition behind Washington.

  6. Anonymous9:09 AM

    Watch out for flying objects as Tornado Palin whips through town.

  7. Anonymous9:27 AM

    Sand storms in Phoenix can be renamed from Haboobs to Sarahboobs

    1. Anita Winecooler6:16 PM

      Good One!

  8. Anita Winecooler6:17 PM

    What a brilliant idea!


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