As a mom, I've heard some real whoppers. On the second day of preschool, my eldest came to me, limping. "I can't go to school, Mom", she gasped out, her little face scrunched up, one hand grasping her leg. "What's wrong, honey? Why can't you go to school today?" I asked, concerned. "I can't go to school today because I broke my leg" she moaned, bottom lip stuck out to really sell it. Ooookaaay. Get your coat on and get in the car, kid.
I learned two things that day - one, my child definitely has a career in the theater if she so chooses, and two, there is no lie too ridiculous for some people. Now, my child was just 4 when she said this, so I will cut her some slack.
Unfortunately, there are people in high places whose mothers apparently never caught (or chose to ignore) their offspring's blatant fallacies. This has to be the case, or else why would we have been subjected to the obvious whoppers that have been tossed out for our consumption just this past week.
Our first example of creative modification of the parameters of a situation comes from the Goracle himself, the High Priest of Gaia, Al Gore. Mr. Gore has finally made a statement about ClimateGate. So what excuse has Mr. Gore given for the fiasco that is ClimateGate? He's had about three months to come up with something, so I'm sure it was worth the wait:
I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion. But unfortunately, the reality of the danger we are courting has not been changed by the discovery of at least two mistakes in the thousands of pages of careful scientific work over the last 22 years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Okay, maybe not.
Only two mistakes, huh Al? I think not. Let's see - the Himalayan glaciers aren't going to disappear by 2035. African agriculture is increasing, not decreasing. The sea levels are not rising. The rainforests are not at risk of becoming tropical savannahs. Not only aren't the polar bears waning into extinction, their numbers have increased fivefold in the past 25 years. The Arctic is not ice-free and most likely won't be for a long time. Those issues I just mentioned are the foundation and pillars upon which the Gaia cult has been built. The so-called 'scientists' involved in the scam have perverted the scientific process from one of empirical evidence, stringent peer review and theories proved by scientific fact into a quasi-religious ideology of hysterical what-if scenarios fobbed off as fact, alienation of skeptics to the point of ostracism and career destruction, and forcing facts (to the point of blatant fabrication) to support a theory. BTW - this is a point of view now supported by none other that Phil Jones, the disgraced former head of the CRU.
Mr. Gore, you are lying. You have been called out on it, and doubling down and pretending you wish it wasn't true doesn't make it so. The scam has been exposed. I myself would like to see hearings on this and see prosecutions of the scam artists at the center of it, Mr. Gore included.
Unfortunately, there seems to be an epidemic of liars on the liberal front. The entire agenda seems to be falling apart, so they are all doubling down and blatantly lying in a vain effort to further their plans.
Take Nancy Pelosi for instance. This weekend Queen Nan went on the talk show circuit and didn't just tell a strategic lie or two - it was more like a carpet-bombing expedition. The lies were flying so fast and thick that it was a little difficult to keep it all straight.
The most stunning lie was her assertion that she and the Tea Partiers had 'common ground'. I can only imagine the reaction of most tea partiers, but I for one, was utterly disgusted by the naked opportunism on display with that one. With one breath she talks about them being astroturf, and with the next, they are her long-lost brethren. Hey, wait...taken in that contex, maybe she's right.....
She spoke of fellow democrats giving up their careers to do what is best for Americans. Easy for her to say, since the odds of her losing her seat are about the same as her stimulus bill creating a job - about 787 billion to one. She says she is listening to the people and doing what is best for them.
She also mentioned a unique definition of 'bipartisan':
"Bipartisanship is a two-way street. A bill can be bipartisan without bipartisan votes. Republicans have left their imprint."
Fascinating. The only imprint I can think the Republicans have left in regards to this bill is the imprint of their knuckles on the locked door behind which Madame Sneaker wrote the bill with her closest cronies.
The blatant lying is reminiscent of my four year old, clutching her leg and really trying to sell it that it was broken. Sorry, honey, but I'm just not buying it. Or, better yet, in words she will be able to understand:
"Liar, liar, pantsuit on fire".