RUSH: Dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut. Trumpet fanfare. It’s update time, and it’s time for Algore. This is ‘Ball of Fire’ sung by white impressionist Paul Shanklin.
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Let’ er rip out there. Algore.
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Revving up for us one more time.
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That’s Algore, ‘Ball of Fire,’ as sung by white impressionist and satirist Paul Shanklin. Did you see the story out of Canada, this kid has finally gone public. He’s been forced to watch ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ four times at school. He’s a high school student. ‘Why am I having to watch this four times?’ He had to watch the movie four times. It’s happening all over the northern hemisphere, propagandizing kids.
‘Experts Predict Scorching Summer.’ Now, I know some people are going to read this in USA Today. ‘Oh, no, bad!’ Folks, ever since I can remember, it has been hot as hell in the summer. It’s why it’s called summer. I can remember playing Little League baseball, Babe Ruth league baseball, hot as hell in southeast Missouri. It’s a swamp in the summertime, high humidity, worse than it is in parts of Florida. When I was a kid, people, ‘Seems like the Earth is getting closer to the sun.’ It’s always been hot in the summer. ‘Experts predict scorching summer. As the Memorial Day weekend beckons…’ this is another thing for you to be fretting over, in panic and maybe even in fear of. ‘…federal climate scientists predict drought will intensify in much of the West this summer and persist in the fire-scorched Southeast despite recent rain.’
They do get one thing right here, lightning-sparked 70% of the wildfires in the west. Also tomorrow, big, big day for the Drive-Bys, the National Hurricane Center will announce its hurricane forecast. ‘Other forecasts envision more storms than normal. The Climate Center says that tropical storms can break droughts quickly but cautions that is unlikely in the southeast because rainfall deficits exceed one foot in many areas.’ Now, we are in the southeast. And finally, ‘Climate change will be considered a joke in five years’ time, meteorologist Augie Auer told the annual meeting of Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers in Ashburton this week. Man’s contribution to the greenhouse gases was so small we couldn’t change the climate if we tried, he maintained. ‘We’re all going to survive this. It’s all going to be a joke in five years,’ he said. A combination of misinterpreted and misguided science, media hype, and political spin had created the current hysteria and it was time to put a stop to it. ‘It is time to attack the myth of global warming,’ he said.” Now, Augie’s in New Zealand. He obviously doesn’t know that I’ve been doing that for about 15 years, but we welcome him now to the movement. Four times this kid has had to watch An Inconvenient Truth.
By the way, I didn’t know this. They named some rabbits, some bunnies after Hugh Hefner, way back some time ago, and they’re in Florida, in Big Pine Key, and the population of the Hefner rabbit, the Hef bunny is dwindled by about 50% in the past two years. You know who’s wiping ’em out? Pussycats.