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Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Three Rules

There are a few rules that those of us who are long time residents of FL, a state that is frequently in the path of hurricanes, expect to be followed: 

  1. we expect competent leadership in our state—leadership that is capable of responding intelligently once a storm hits;
  2. we expect the federal government to assist via FEMA and coordinate with our state government after the storm hits;
  3. we expect that the storm will NOT be used as an excuse to make ideological points at the expense of those who lives have been affected by the storm's fury.

Rules (1) and (2) appear to have been met in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Rule (3), on the other hand, was violated as soon as our cognitively-disabled president arrived in FL to "assess the damage." 

In his remarks as he toured the landfall of the storm, we get this:

Biden: "I think the one thing [the hurricane] has ended is the discussion about whether or not there is climate change and we should do something about it."

Reporter: "What do state and local and federal officials need to do differently to prevent future loss of life?"

Biden: "The biggest thing governors have done, and so many others have done, they've recognized there's a thing called global warming."

Poor Joe. The man was never the brightest bulb in the pack, and now that he struggles to string together three coherent sentences in a row, his handlers have him making statements that they think score political points.

According to one of the strongest climate change advocacy organizations, the UN IPCC, "no robust trends in the annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricane counts, have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin." A similar position is taken by NOAA, an government agency that is under Biden's purview.

Over the past 90 years, five storms that are equivalent to Ian's intensity have struck Florida. Even if we could reduce global temperatures by a few tenths of a degree by the year 2100—and that's a VERY big if—there is absolutely no guarantee that it would have any effect on the number or intensity of hurricanes like Ian. Such storms are rare, natural disasters. Only an ideology supported by the intense hubris of the Left could claim that draconian changes in energy use —with all of the collateral damage those changes might cause—could have sufficient impact on the earth's climate to soften the impact of hurricanes.

Joe Biden is long past being able to understand any of that, so he mouths the words his left-wing handlers feed to him, thinking he looks tough and virtuous when in reality, he is neither.