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RUSH: The Obama administration is one gigantic, Big Lie. The Democrat Party is one gigantic, Big Lie. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: ‘Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli turned up the heat on global warming yesterday. On behalf of the state, Cuccinelli filed a petition asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its December finding that global warming poses a threat to people. Cuccinelli also filed a petition with the federal appeals court in Washington seeking a court review of the EPA finding. Cuccinelli had no comment beyond a brief e-mail to news organizations. A news conference on the issue is scheduled for this afternoon. Gov. Bob McDonnell supported the moves.’ Basically what’s happening here is the same thing that happened in Texas yesterday, and that is the states are fighting Obama crap. They’re fighting the EPA having blanket authority to regulate carbon dioxide, on the premise that there is man-made global warming. They want to opt out! So it’s interesting, under the rubric of the Big Lie, to go back to the audio sound bites. This afternoon in Washington at the National Press Club: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administrator Jane Lubchenco presented the NOAA fiscal year 2011 budget request, and here is a portion of what she said.

LUBCHENCO: NOAA’s 2011 request includes investments for the core climate services and observations needed to enable the nation to effectively address the impacts of climate change. Climate science covers a range of inquiry from topics that have been well studied and documented, such as the tracking and fate of greenhouse gases; to those on the cutting edge of knowledge, such as the consequences of ocean acidification and the melting of sea ice.

RUSH: Big Lie continues. Dr. Jones, University of East Anglia has admitted there hasn’t been any warming since 1995. All of his data he ‘lost.’ It’s a hoax. The e-mails from the university prove it’s a hoax. Responsible people, smart people are backing away from this now. But it’s government people, politicians, who will be the last to give this up because it’s a political thing. They wail and they moan about everything being politicized. They’re the ones that are politicizing even the weather! She says forget the evidence. Forget the evidence. Global warming is happening. A reporter, Karen Schuberg, from the Cybercast News Service. I’m wondering your opinion on what climate change expert Phil Jones, former head of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia when he told the BBC last weekend he agreed with the statement that from 1995 to the present there has been no significant statistical global warming. I’m wondering do you agree with Dr. Jones there has been no statistically significant global warming since 1995?’

LUBCHENCO: There is very strong evidence that, uh, there have been global increases in global temperatures over… Let’s take the last century just to hone in on that. Umm, over that period of time, there have been significant periods where there are ups and downs and periods where there are no changes. And if you choose to be selective in highlighting any decade in there, you can see different patterns. Sometimes increases, sometimes decreases, sometimes no change. What you really need to do is look at a longer history of temperature records, which is what we have because we’ve been taking good data, and that longer history shows unequivocal increases in global average temperatures.

RUSH: So the reporter says, ‘So you would agree with Dr. Jones? There has been no significant statistical global warming since 1995?’

LUBCHENCO: I am saying that, uhh, it is inappropriate to look at any particular short period of time to discern the long-term trend.

RUSH: The Big Lie. Jane Lubchenco of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Obama administration. Not only did Phil Jones say there hadn’t been any warming between ’95 and the present. He also pointed out that the hockey stick graph (of this fraud scientist from Penn State, Michael Mann) was also wrong, that there was medieval warming, much warmer than it is today. The whole thing’s a hoax, folks, but they’re not going to give it up. Because it’s not about global warming, and it’s not about ‘saving the planet.’ It’s because advancing socialism, Marxism, whatever you want to call it; expanding government and taking away people’s freedom and liberty and raising their taxes and making you feel guilty and responsible for all of this destruction that has taken place.

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