The Annointed One(funny how Chavez still says the President stinks of sulphur) was just heard on the radio announcing the 'agreement' from Copenhagen. Basically, "It's not legally binding, but it allows people to talk, there's no actual monitoring but it does move us forward" blah etc. freaking blah. Added: Ah, here we are!
So they decided they'd look like even bigger fools than they already do if they didn't come to SOME agreement. Especially The Obama couldn't come back from meeting the EUnuchs & Co. once more with no win. So the 'agreement'. I'm going to borrow a chunk from Roger Simon:
On the last day of COP 15, staring at a Jumbotron where Hugo Chavez was addressing the conference, something was nagging at me besides the obvious (that half the audience was enthusiastically applauding a maniac). I was trying to figure out what it was about the conference that so perplexed and disturbed. And then, before the Caudillo had concluded his tedious remarks and long before the “meaningful deal” between the world leaders was announced, I realized what it was. We had returned to the Middle Ages.
A high tech Middle Ages, of course, but still the Middle Ages. Forget the Renaissance, forget the Enlightenment, forget Spinoza, Locke, Galileo and everybody else, we had returned to our roots as gullible and idiotic human beings, as willing to believe in the primacy of anthropogenic global warming as we would in the sighting of the Madonna at a river crossing twelve kilometers south of Sienna in 1340.
And this even after the revelation of the Climategate emails and documents, not to mention the further revelations about the manipulation of Russian climate data with NOAA and NASA themselves complicit. No, the show must go on. The UN Pope had convened the College of Cardinals in Copenhagen. Everyone must attend, including the Princes of Macedonia and the President of Tuvalu.
Not that anyone believed it.
Except perhaps the earnest young woman from Mother Jones, I watched question, in a style reminiscent of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, some Republican House Members at a press conference, demanding to know if they believed in man-made global warming.
The 'four horsemen'? Kerry, you are a freaking moron; doesn't matter how much money you have, that won't change.
China's saying "No, you can't monitor our pollution, we'll tell you what you need to know", Chavez and that moron who's murdering Zimbabwe are standing around saying "Where's our case, you dirty capitalists?" and the socialists are all agreeing "It's a wonderful agreement, since we don't have to actually do anything except have more meetings and I get paid for doing those and have the use of the jet and limo." Yeah. Hope and Change from the True Believers of AGW*.
*That is, the few who actually do; I'm just lumping in the power-grabbers along with the useful idiots.