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RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number 20. I mentioned in my monologue earlier today, quoted Dr. Sowell with a brilliant insight. This insight was highlighted today by Bob Tyrrell in his continuing Crisis Column at the AmericanSpectator.org. One of the most recent insights of Dr. Sowell goes like this: ‘The liberals’ favorite argument is that there is no argument — nothing uttered in opposition to liberal beliefs exists, at least nothing worthy of their intellectual engagement. Thus, a la Al Gore, they proceed to reiterate their point of view boldly, heroically and with the insistence that no other point of view is worthy of notice,’ i.e. global warming.

There is no alternative to a consensus. Not allowed to have an opposing view. That’s the way liberals are. There is no argument to liberalism, and so they don’t argue, and they don’t dare make public their views. It’s why these liberal talk show hosts are gigantic failures propped up by the Drive-By Media as though they’re big and accomplished. They haven’t done diddly-squat. They are just jokes. But yet they’re given the imprimatur of success with all this PR and buzz. The media can do that and make you think people have an audience when they don’t, but the truth eventually comes out; you go bankrupt; you have to quit because nobody is listening to you. Tuesday on CNBC, the anchor, Joe Kiernan was interviewing Laurie David. She’s on this bus tour with Sheryl Crow to try to convince people of global warming and to change their lifestyles and so forth. And here is what Laurie David said about CO2 in the atmosphere.

DAVID: I do believe in fact and science. I mean this is — you know, this again, isn’t my opinion, and the world has complete consensus on this. The debate is over. Let me just say this, okay? There’s now more CO2 in the atmosphere than the last 650,000 years. Now, just basic common sense says that cannot be a good thing. 2006 was the warmest year on record, and they’re saying 2007’s going to be worse. Something is happening, and we need to start acting. We really need to put the debate behind us.

RUSH: Put the debate behind — there’s nothing — there’s a consensus out there. The debate’s over. Don’t ask me these challenging questions. What do you mean there’s more CO2 in the atmosphere than the last 650,000 years? Where did you pull that? What is she, a vampire? Was she alive back then? Did she know it? She had measuring instruments back then? Folks, it has been a lot hotter — 650,000 years! It was hotter, what is it, 700 years ago than it is today. This just fills my bill. It exactly illustrates what I’ve been saying today. There is no debate. There is a consensus, a complete consensus. There is not a complete consensus on this, Ms. David. And, by the way, did you also note — 2006 was the warmest year on record — we’ve got snow in Minnesota later than anybody can ever remember it. We’ve got a major snowstorm in the Midwest and the northeast starting today through Monday.

The Major League Baseball season is in chaos. We’ve got record cold this year. She doesn’t mention that. How can you have global warming and record cold? No, she’s already talking about how 2007 is going to be worse than last year. Well, that’s who these people are. There’s no debate. Put the debate behind us. There’s complete consensus on this. Debate is over. ‘There’s more CO2 in the atmosphere than in the last 650,000 years, just basic common sense says that can’t be a good thing.’ Who says that can’t be good? A lot of things need CO2. I love this, don’t misunderstand. It frustrates me in a way I’m trying to explain this without being profane, that’s how it affects me, nor do I wish to name-call, ladies and gentlemen.

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