JIM CREES: The polar vortex: A liberal conspiracy!
Well, we survived the Polar Vortex. Most of us did anyway. Sadly, there is no doubt the recent consistently hypercold weather is responsible for a number of deaths.
Thank goodness it was no worse than it was.
It was cold. Still is for that matter.
While most folks dealt with the cold in normal fashion — doing everything possible to stay warm while moaning and groaning about the weather — a select few simply had to turn this recent weather phenomenon into a political conspiracy.
As it turned ever-so cold, some people were left looking for their left-hand glove that slid under the drivers seat back in November. Others were out scalding themselves while joyfully tossing boiling hot water into the air to see what would happen, and still others other were trying to convince the world that the whole “polar vortex” thing was just a bunch of silliness.
Radio personality, bitter blusterer, and well-known scientific genius Rush Limbaugh decided very, very vociferously that the entire concept of a “polar vortex” was something invented by the leftist, liberal media and their supporters in the meteorological world to promote the idea of climate change.
“So, ladies and gentlemen, we are having a record-breaking cold snap in many parts of the country,” announced Rush in a recent broadcast.
And right on schedule the media have to come up with a way to make it sound like it’s completely unprecedented. Because they’ve got to find a way to attach this to the global warming agenda, and they have. It’s called the “polar vortex.”
“The dreaded polar vortex.”
“Do you know what the polar vortex is? Have you ever heard of it?
Well, they just created it for this week ...”
Seriously? Just created the idea?
Actually, meteorologists described the whole “polar vortex” thing in detail back in the early 1950s. The concept was actually discussed way back in the mid 1800s.
Nobody just “made it up” to support some liberal agenda.
I mean, really? But Rush followers thrilled to his explanations.
Look. Polar vortex situations happen. They just do.
They are kind of like the polar opposites of heat waves, (no pun intended.)
Heat waves happen. Polar vortexes happen. (Vortexes? Vortices?)
They happen, and they move around.
Some even reach ... us!
But, for Heavens sake, they aren’t the figment of some liberal scientists imagination as Rush would have his loyal listeners think.
Unfortunately, they — the Rush listeners — are going to think pretty much as they do despite whatever facts may stand in their way.
Here is just a sampling of the stuff the folks who refuse to “believe” in polar vortexes DO believe.
- David Usher of the Center for Marriage Policy has got The Faithful all heated up by claiming same-sex marriage is nothing more than a lesbian plot to enslave men.
- Barack Obama is the Antichrist and is conspiring with Moslem leaders around the globe to place the U.S. firmly under Sharia law.
- Liberal forces use Planned Parenthood to get kids “... hooked on sex.”
- Charles Darwin recanted his entire theory, all that evolution stuff, on his death bed.
And more, and more, and more ...
It’s sad, but the anti-science/anti-logic preachers and believers are a growing phenomenon in these United States.
People just blow proven science and prominent, respected scientists away as a bunch of cranks and kooks. At the same time, they believe Rush Limbaugh, (a guy who failed to graduate from Southeast Missouri State University), and others of his ilk.
It’s not too surprising the Rush fans support his view on science. They also support his views on marriage, women, and ... everything!
Rush Limbaugh, the guy who has been married not one, not two, not three, but FOUR times says:
“We’ve arrived at a point where the President of the United States is going to lead a war on traditional marriage.”
Traditional marriage??? Rush must be VERY traditional — times four??
Rush respects women about as much as he respects science. Still, lets stick to Rush and his followers with regard to science (and there are more and more folks denigrating science in any form).
Back during the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Rush disputed scientific reports on the incident saying:
“The ocean will take care of this on its own if it was left alone and left out there. It’s natural. It (oil) is as natural as the ocean water is.”
And people cheered.
Then there’s Rush’s scientific view on keeping physically fit and healthy:
“Cholesterol has nothing to do with heart disease. Nothing wrong with saturated fats.”
“Exercise freaks … are the ones putting stress on the health care system.”
Then there’s Rush disputing scientific worries about the limitations of fossil fuels.
“Obama is a clown. You don’t have to be a scientist to know that the President doesn’t know what he’s talking about when he says fossil fuels are the energy of the past. We have more oil than we need. We’ll never run out of it. It’s all we’ve got.”
And on, ad infinitum.