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RUSH: All right, we got big, big, big global warming news here today, ladies and gentlemen. Yes siree bob. The news we have fits perfectly with this global warming update theme.

(Playing of Ball of Fire spoof song.)

EIB Network and the Rush Limbaugh program, a global warming update. Paul Shanklin here with our theme song.

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There you have it. That’s Paul Shanklin as Johnny Cash — actually as Algore, takeoff on Ring of Fire, Ball of Fire. I sometimes wonder what it must be like to be Algore. I really do. I have to think that his life has got to be such denial. The guy is out propounding one of the biggest lies in American politics ever, and every day the lie that Algore is out there propagating is disproven, or at the very least serious evidence emerges to challenge what he’s saying. How does he get up every day and deal with the fact that the biggest lie ever perpetrated — I don’t know about ever, but one of the biggest lies perpetrated in American politics, and this guy is the lead salesman. This guy is leading the charge. What must it be like to be Algore each and every day? When he shows up, the temperature plummets, snowstorms happen.

Here’s the story. ‘X-ray images taken from a new international spacecraft show that the sun’s magnet field is much more turbulent than scientists knew.’ NASA reported this yesterday. I wonder if there’s a consensus on this issue yet. Now, this opening paragraph is loaded. First off, the vanity. I thought we knew everything about the sun. I thought there was everything to know that was known and that we knew it. Now these x-ray images show that the sun’s magnet field is much more turbulent than scientists knew. Scientists are learning something every day but guess what, global warming is unassailable as a concept. ‘They saw twisting plumes of gas rising from the sun’s corona and reacting with the star’s magnetic field, a process that releases energy and may power solar storms and coronal mass ejections, which in turn affect the Earth. A turbulent magnetic field would, in theory, generate more energy than a steady-state field. ‘Theorists suggested that twisted, tangled magnetic fields might exist. With the X-Ray Telescope, we can see them clearly for the first time.” The story has images from the telescope.

”For the first time, we are now able to make out tiny granules of hot gas that rise and fall in the sun’s magnetized atmosphere,’ said Dick Fisher, director of NASA’s Heliophysics Division. ‘It’s going to put us in a whole new realm of understanding,” really? Algore said yesterday that the science was all settled. Scientists all settled. New realm of understanding. Yep, ‘These images will open a new era of study on some of the sun’s processes that affect Earth, astronauts, orbiting satellites and the solar system,’ which means all those distant planets out there as well. Now, might this new discovery of these multiple magnetic fields have any effect on temperature here? Might it have any affect on global warming whatsoever? Since the sun, could we say is not just primary, the sun is the source of all energy on the planet? It is. You let that baby go out, folks, and it’s all over. The idea that it is excluded totally from all of these global warming crises is indication itself that this is bogus.

‘Scientists hope the observations can help explain and perhaps predict space weather — the ejections from the sun that can disable satellites, knock out electricity grids on Earth and cause the spectacular auroras in extreme northern and southern skies.’ Now, this is a Reuters story, and the version of this that’s on NewScientist.com has intriguing headline: ‘Dazzling New Images Reveal the ‘Impossible’ on the Sun.’ Well, who the hell are we to say what’s possible and impossible on the sun? There’s nobody from here that’s ever been there. There’s nobody from here that’s ever been close enough to get any kind of idea what’s possible and not possible on the sun. How many people have the IQ, even the most learned among us, how many have the IQ to understand the physics and the concept of a star like Earth, which is a tiny one, lasting billions and billions and billions of years? How many of us have the IQ to understand the energy required for that and where the hell does it come from and how does it last, because, you know, the sun does not pull into a gas station.

Who the hell do we think we are? What kind of vanity do we have that we would dare admit that there are things on the sun that are impossible? It’s like telling God that things are impossible. At any rate. It’s gotta make me wonder. Here you’ve got Gore, the leading snake oil salesman of one of the biggest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the planet, what must it be like to be this guy every day? Now, yesterday at the Senate hearing that they had on this, Algore refused to take the personal energy ethics pledge. It was offered to him by Senator Inhofe. Senator Inhofe showed Gore a film frame from ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ where it asks viewers, ‘Are you ready to change the way you live?’ Gore has been criticized for excessive home energy usage at his residence in Tennessee, and it’s been reported that many of these so-called carbon offset projects would have been done anyway whether he got involved in it or not. He was asked, ‘Are you willing to make a commitment here today by taking this pledge to consume no more energy for use in your residence than the average American household by one year from today?’

Gore is telling everybody else we gotta downsize. We have to reduce our carbon footprint. We’ve got to do all this. So he asked Gore, would you do it? Here’s the pledge. ‘As a believer that human caused global warming is a moral, ethical, and spiritual issue affecting our survival, as a believer that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use, as a believer that reducing my fossil fuel based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and as a believer that leaders on moral issues should lead by example, I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my home than the average American household by March 21st, 2008?’ Gore refused to take the pledge.

Now, I understand he’s not going to take a pledge offered by a Republican senator up there and the senator probably just made up the pledge, but we get these pledges from the left all the time. Gore wouldn’t take it. Gore would not. In essence, Algore was saying, ‘I’m not going to change my life. That’s up to you plebes to do. I’m the leading snake oil salesman of this hoax, and that’s what gives me my power and I need to use as much power and energy as I can to maintain my power. That’s what carbon offsets are about.’

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