Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Time and Time Again

I found the recent cover of Time magazine that associated the flag raising at Iwo Jima with the junk science of global warming offensive. How dare that liberal rag equate the sacrifice and courage of our forces in World War II to the political football of global warming.

This is not the first time that Time has sounded the "global climate upheaval" alarm. In June of 1974 Time warned all of us that another Ice Age was coming. Well Time, which is it? Are we freezing or burning up?

I know for a fact that I'm burning up! The man that I am named for, my uncle, died at Iwo Jima after having survived the D-Day landing in France. That's right, my uncle fought in Normandy and then at Iwo Jima. He was a medic and died attempting to save the lives of other courageous men. He fought and died for the freedoms which many, like Time magazine, abuse and twist into political sewage.

Global warming is not proven - it's hardly a decent theory. The facts are the Earth gets colder and the Earth gets warmer. Mainly due to solar activity which correlates much better with temperature than greenhouse gases. Until we nuke the place, the Earth will continue to go through warming and cooling cycles.

If Time magazine wants to make a positive impact on the environment, stop printing the magazine. That should reduce the heat by a few degrees.

##That's my opinion##


Name: Soapboxgod said...

"In June of 1974 Time warned all of us that another Ice Age was coming."

That was actually Newsweek. Nonetheless, your overall premise is correct. The earth cools and the earth warms.

One day in Minnesota it's 30 degrees and the next day it's 72 degrees.

What's really pitiful in all of this is that Republicans are suppose to be the antithesis of the Democratic party. And yet, on this environmental non-sense, they've adopted their playbook.

Lucid Guy said...

Thx for stopping by soapboxgod. I researched the 1974 article on Time's website - the June 24, 1974 edition. If it was originally Newsweek, that is very confusing.

Your point about the Dems and Reps on this issue is right on - it's hard to tell the difference anymore. It's almost like they are in partnership with each other to pull one over on the dumb masses - don't read that too fast.

Name: Soapboxgod said...

Maybe we're both right. Just as they are today, perhaps back then they both championed the same cause.

A link to the Newsweek article can be accessed here:


I've maintained for quite sometime that this Environmental/Global Climate Change issue would serve as a litmus test for me. I simply would not vote for any Republican who advocated Al Gore's doomsday scenario.

Of course, I took (and continue to) a lot of heat from fellow Republicans who all have maintained their position that the Global Warming thing is a "non-issue".

I think that's naive to the core.

I mean seriously, is it any coincidence that virtually every solution to Global Warming encompasses the very thing that Socialists, Liberals, and Communists have been pushing towards for how many decades??

Of course many of these Republicans were the same group that said the smoking ban issue was too a "non-issue". That was before it starting gaining momentum and moved towards including outdoor parks, one's own home and automobile, golf courses, etc.

Ordinary Guy said...


Awesome points. Did you read the Michael Crichton article in the previous post?

Al Gore is using Global Warming to get rich... nothing more. I agree with your comments. Thank you for sharing them!

Ordinary Guy said...


Great post... Great Article...

So many people forget about the warnings of the next ice age coming. How do we go from that to global warming in 30 years?

Name: Soapboxgod said...

Thanks for the compliments. I can't help being analytical on these issues. I'm a public policy junkie by nature I guess.

I didn't read that Michael Crichton post but nonetheless it's funny you mention him because I am at present reading his book "State of Fear" which is about Global Warming. Maybe I ought to check out that post.