EDITORIAL FROM THE WASHINGTON POST:
“The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from the Consulate at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm.
“Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds. Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coast cities uninhabitable.”
I must apologize – I neglected to mention that this editorial was from November 2, 1922. It was published in the Washington Post – 99 years ago!
That was 20 years and 18 days before Joe Biden was born.
That was 26 years before Al Gore was born. Gore’s a professional politician who has made millions traveling around the country in his ozone-killing private plane warning us that the end of the world is near.
Climate change has been with us forever.
You have to know when the first loud clap of thunder and the first bolt of lightning hit their caves, the cavemen were hugging each other and screaming, “It’s the end of the world!”
So I decided, before I included the 1922 editorial in this column, to play it safe and show it to my wife, the beautiful Judy Licht, and get her opinion.
Judy flew into a rage and asked me the usual three-word question she asks when she thinks I’ve crossed over the line: “ARE YOU CRAZY?”
“You can say you are an atheist and you don’t believe in God and no one will care. But say you don’t believe in climate change and no one, not even your best friends, or your own children, will ever forgive you. For crying out loud, even Donald Trump believes in climate change, sort of.”
Then she said, “You can doubt Santa Claus. You can even doubt the Easter Bunny. But you must never doubt climate change.
“You run this column and you will destroy the Della Femina name forever.
“You run this column and we will never be invited to another swanky Hamptons dinner.
“You run this column and they won’t even invite us to a political fundraiser for Chuck Schumer.
“You run this column and our grandchildren will never get into a hideously expensive nursery school.”
Then she fumed, “As for me, I’m changing my name.”
“What’s wrong with the name Judy?” I asked.
“Not Judy, you dope. I’m dropping the name Della Femina.”
OK, let me state right now that I believe in climate change.
Hell, I even believed in it in the old days when it was called global warming.
Here’s what I don’t believe in: politicians.
Politicians who have fallen in love with climate change and now use it as a political weapon.
Take President Joe Bullshit Artist.
Along with Donald Trump, he’s another politician who totally dropped the ball on Covid-19.
How can you believe anything they say?
Judy and I found a way to get our booster shots a month ago.
Why? Because we couldn’t wait for the phony politicians/scientists to give us their permission.
We chose to be proactive on our own because we believed the positive science on booster shots coming months ago from Israel.
Instead of our befuddled politicians who say let’s wait and see…and if you should catch it and die, while we take our time giving permission, that’s your problem…we love those death totals on the national news…they will scare the unvaccinated, who are all we care about.
So we got our booster shots more than 30 days before President Biden, who got his yesterday.
We knew boosters would be approved sooner or later. We chose to move faster.
Now, let’s talk about politicians who are screwing up global warming, or, as it’s currently known, climate change.
What makes you think any politician has the slightest idea how to fight it?
Biden’s bloviating and killing hundreds of thousands of real jobs while he promises a million fake jobs around electric cars, solar energy and wind energy.
Wind energy? No one dares talk about what happened a month ago, when the wind in the stormy North Sea stopped blowing.
The sudden slowdown in wind-driven electricity production off the coast of the U.K. in recent weeks whipsawed through regional energy markets. Gas and coal-fired electricity plants were called in to make up the shortfall from wind.
Wind as a solution may be just a lot of hot air.
Why would you trust Biden, Trump, Pelosi, McConnell, Lindsey Graham or any of the losers we have leading us from either party on Covid or climate change?
Here’s the real question:
Why hasn’t President Bullshit Artist said anything about nuclear energy?
I’ll tell you why. It’s easier to give solutions for 2050, when Biden will be 108, than to do something that can be built and running in a few years.
Here’s what we know about nuclear energy.
During operation, nuclear power plants produce almost no greenhouse gas emissions. According to the IEA, the use of nuclear power has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than 60 gigatons over the past 50 years, which is almost two years’ worth of global energy-related emissions.
Nuclear energy is one of our safest forms of energy and is our largest source of carbon-free power in the United States.
While safety concerns should always be addressed, the fear of nuclear energy is misguided. Moving forward, we should embrace more nuclear energy, not less.
President Bullshit Artist would rather dance around, cut all oil drilling, issue proclamations that won’t come true until 2050 and act like an expert today.
Doesn’t he remind you of the neighbor or uncle we’ve all had who is a know-it-all until you listen to him and realize he is talking through his ass?
Is there a single politician out there with a brain who can help us or are we doomed to be victims of political mediocrity?
OK, enough doom and gloom. It’s time for five of my favorite internet jokes.
1. A young Jewish man phones his mother and tells her, “Mama, I’ve found the woman I love, and we are getting married.” The mother says, “That is wonderful.” “But,” says the son, “Mama, she is a Native American. Her name is Running Brook. For the ceremony I had to take a Native American name. I am now known as Tall Tree. And Mama, we want you to attend, but you also need to take a Native American name.” The mother replies, “Of course, my son. You can call me Sitting Shiva.”
2. The biggest joke on mankind is that a computer program is asking a human to prove that he/she isn’t a robot.
3. Q: How can you tell if someone is half Catholic and half Jewish?
A: When he goes to confession, he takes a lawyer with him.
4. Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
5. Is it wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly?
-If you wish to comment on "Jerry’s Ink" please send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org