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This is part of the reason the left likes big government. They love the idea of using government force against their opponents.

Red Alert Politics reported:

Bill Nye: Throw ‘climate deniers’ in jail [VIDEO]

Galileo was jailed for heresy when he spoke against the theory that the Earth was the center of the universe. Thankfully, the Catholic Church no longer calls for imprisoning scientists or politicians who question popular opinion — only some Social Justice Warriors still demand jailing heretics.

The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) posted a video to YouTube on Thursday with Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy,’ discussing whether “climate deniers” and energy CEOs should be jailed like war criminals.

“We’ll see what happens, was it appropriate to jail the guys at Enron?” Nye asked. “Was it appropriate to jail people from the cigarette industry who insisted that this addictive product was not addictive?”

“For me, as a taxpayer and voter, the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” he continued. “So I can see where people are very concerned about this and are pursuing criminal investigations as well as in engaging in discussions like this.”

Watch the video:

But the left is all about freedom and open mindedness, right?


Democrat Attorneys General to Begin Inquisition AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS

No one Expects the Spanish Inquisition

For many on the left, Climate Change is a form of religion. Multiple Democrat attorneys general are about to prove it by launching an inquisition of sorts against climate change deniers.

The Daily Signal reported:

16 Democrat AGs Begin Inquisition Against ‘Climate Change Disbelievers’

One of the lasting results of the Spanish Inquisition was a stifling of speech, thought, and scientific debate throughout Spain. By treating one set of scientific views as absolute, infallible, and above critique, Spain silenced many brilliant individuals and stopped the development of new ideas and technological innovations. Spain became a scientific backwater.

As an old adage says, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. So we now have a new inquisition underway in America in the 21st century—something that would have seemed unimaginable not too long ago.

Treating climate change as an absolute, unassailable fact, instead of what it is—an unproven, controversial scientific theory—a group of state attorneys general have announced that they will be targeting any companies that challenge the catastrophic climate change religion.

Speaking at a press conference on March 29, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said, “The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real.” He went on to say that if companies are committing fraud by “lying” about the dangers of climate change, they will “pursue them to the fullest extent of the law.”

The coalition of 17 inquisitors are calling themselves “AGs United for Clean Power.” The coalition consists of 15 state attorneys general (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington State), as well as the attorneys general of the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Sixteen of the seventeen members are Democrats, while the attorney general for the Virgin Islands, Claude Walker, is an independent.

Read the rest here.

If the right were forcing an ideology on the rest of the country in this way, the left would be screaming bloody murder with the full assistance of the media.

Meanwhile, this development has barely been noticed.

OF COURSE: Another Green Energy Company BITES THE DUST


Like Solyndra, another green energy company is calling it quits, this time in Ohio. If this industry is as viable as progressives suggest, why do so many of these companies go out of business?

Bizjournals reports:

SWACO pulls the plug on recycling/green energy venture

The project to usher Franklin County to a zero-waste future is dead.

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio has terminated a 3-year-old development agreement and evicted a private company that had planned a recycling facility and green energy park to divert waste from the Franklin County Landfill.

The holding company behind the project, Team Gemini Project Cardinal LLC, did not pay its $350,000 rent for this year by Tuesday’s deadline and its contractor has already vacated the construction site, according to the eviction notice sent Wednesday.

Rent is due each January and SWACO sent a default notice in February.

“They abandoned the site before we took any action to terminate the contract,” SWACO Executive Director Ty Marsh told me. “There are outstanding (road construction) bills yet to pay.”

Messages seeking comment were left with the holding company’s majority owner for the past year and the company that originally proposed the project.

They stiffed their landlord on the rent too?

How progressive.


Climate Change Activist Admits Movement’s Goal IS WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION

A protester holds a banner during a demonstration against climate change in central London

Drill down into any leftist cause and the solution they offer is almost always the same. Socialism. It seems there’s no problem which can’t be solved by taking wealth from some and giving it to others.

Here’s a prime example from Investor’s Business Daily:

Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare

Fraud: While the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed the catalyst driving the climate scare.

We have been told now for almost three decades that man has to change his ways or his fossil-fuel emissions will scorch Earth with catastrophic warming. Scientists, politicians and activists have maintained the narrative that their concern is only about caring for our planet and its inhabitants. But this is simply not true. The narrative is a ruse. They are after something entirely different.

If they were honest, the climate alarmists would admit that they are not working feverishly to hold down global temperatures — they would acknowledge that they are instead consumed with the goal of holding down capitalism and establishing a global welfare state.

Have doubts? Then listen to the words of former United Nations climate official Ottmar Edenhofer:

“One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with the environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole,” said Edenhofer, who co-chaired the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change working group on Mitigation of Climate Change from 2008 to 2015.

So what is the goal of environmental policy?

“We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy,” said Edenhofer.

Who could have guessed?

Bloomberg Poaches American Heart Association Staffer


Everytown For Gun Safetown, Bloomberg’s umbrella organization for Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, as well as the research and PAC arm of his anti gun efforts, has recently poached one Sarah Higginbotham from the American Heart Association. Higginbotham had most recently served as the AHA’s “Oregon government relations director”, but has now taken on the role of “Regional Director of State Affairs” for Bloomberg.

An email that Higginbotham sent out to Oregon state legislators reads:

Today is my last day as the Oregon Government Relations Director for the American Heart Association.

I want to say how very much I appreciate the opportunity to have worked with you and your staff, and to thank you for your service and dedication.

In my absence, please feel free to contact Eric Batch, Vice President of Advocacy at (REDACTED).

In April, I’ll be starting as a Regional Director of State Affairs with Everytown for Gun Safety, based in NYC. It is certainly bittersweet as I think about leaving Oregon and the important work yet to be done to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke.

The AHA’s work in Oregon continues, and I encourage you to work with the new director when they are on board to protect Oregonian’s from tobacco; increase opportunities for physical activity and healthy food; and improve access to quality care for all Oregonians.

Luis Rodriguez, of the American Cancer Society, has replaced me as the Chair of the Oregon Partners for Tobacco Prevention coalition (OPTP). He can be reached at: (REDACTED).

The AHA is currently interviewing folks to take on the Government Relations Director role. The job is posted here.

Thank you again and best wishes,

According to Higginbotham’s Linked In page, she has quite the resume, having worked as the state director for wackjob greenie organization Environment Oregon, lobbying firm State Street Solutions, campaign manager for anti gun democrat Dan Rayfield‘s senate campaign in 2010, and as a paid organizer on Obama’s campaign in 2007 and 2008.

In fact, she was apparently so vital to the Obama campaign that he announces her by name at a campaign stop in Corvallis, Oregon, back in 2008.

Here she is in a video from the Alliance For Democracy, complaining about plastic bags in her role with Environment Oregon:

And along with that one, here she is appearing next to a “bag monster”.

So in the constant revolving door of pay-for-policy, who knows what organization she and others will be working for next year, and who might step up to fill her shoes.

Middle School Student Punished For Harassment After Saying VEGETARIANS ARE IDIOTS


Our schools have drifted so far left that students can be punished for expressing any opinion that offends progressive sensibilities.

EAG News reports:

MIDDLE SCHOOL: Student’s ‘vegetarians are idiots’ comment to classmate constitutes ‘harassment’

SKILLMAN, N.J. – A New Jersey sixth-grader was sentenced to five lunch-time detentions after school officials allege he harassed a vegetarian classmate by telling the student “he should eat meat because he’d be smarter and have bigger brains.”

The Board of Education of the Township of Montgomery concluded the comment and others amounted to “harassment, intimidation or bullying” and an administrative law judge backed the school district in a decision last week, The Washington Post reports.

The student, identified as “C.C.” in court records made the comments to a vegetarian classmate identified as “K.S.”

“The (Board) report found that C.C. told K.S. that ‘It’s not good to not eat meat,’ and ‘he should eat meat because he’d be smarter and have bigger brains,’” according to records cited by the Post. “C.C. himself wrote that he told K.S. that ‘vegetarians are idiots.’ The anti-bullying specialist found that C.C. stated that K.S.’s response to his comments was amusing to him.”

In the court’s decision on C.C. v. Board of Ed., the judge wrote that “the District concluded that C.C. made verbal communications that were reasonably perceived as being motivated by a distinguishing characteristic between the two boys, namely vegetarianism, which substantially interfered with the rights of K.S. and had the effect of insulting or demeaning him …,” the Post reports.

Do you think a student would ever be punished for saying something like that about conservatives?


Hillary Clinton Promises She Will Put Coal Miners OUT OF BUSINESS (VIDEO)

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Hillary Clinton recently bragged that she’s going to kill American jobs by putting coal miners out of business.

Obama has been doing it for eight years so Hillary would be more of the same.

From Legal Insurrection:

Hillary Clinton is apparently planning to continue President Obama’s war on coal if elected. She said as much at a CNN town hall event on Sunday night.

The Daily Wire reports:

Hillary Pledges To Put Coal Miners Out Of Business

Promising to kill the coal industry and its jobs via regulation and taxation if elected President, Hillary Clinton called for economic revitalization via the creation of an industry for “clean renewable energy” as a substitute. Speaking at the CNN-hosted Democratic town hall event in Columbus, Ohio, Clinton sanctioned the narrative of anthropogenic global warming in calling for the cessation of consumption of fossil fuels.

“I’m the only candidate which has a policy about to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country, because we’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” promised Clinton.

Seemingly noticing the gaffe, Clinton’s cadence changed as she asked, “Right, Tim?”

Watch the video:

Just like Obama, she’ll put the progressive “green” agenda ahead of American jobs.


Portland Plan Declares Cars Lowest Priority

15134500-mmmainAs the city of Portland continues to perfect its Orwellian “Comprehensive Plan”, the latest amendments to the project rank cars as the lowest priority for future transportation planning.

The Portland Tribune reports:

“The ordered list is a radical change for the community, to say this is the direction we’re going,” says Dr. Gary Oxman, a member of the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission.

The list is included in the recommended Comprehensive Plan update the commission approved last year and sent to the City Council for adoption. Oxman spoke to the council about the list during a work session on the update last week. He warned that sticking to the list could anger motorists, and he urged the council to educate the public about it.

“I think we’re going in the right direction, but there is some fine-tuning to do,” said Oxman, the former tri-county health officer for Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties.

Commissioner Steve Novick, who is in charge of the Portland Bureau of Transportation, explained the priorities are intended to guide those planning future transportation projects. He said it would result in more elevated sidewalks and bicycle paths that are physically separated from streets.

According to Novick, one goal is to encourage Portlanders to walk on trips up to a mile, use bikes on trips up to three miles, and take transit for longer trips.

Proposed priority uses for city streets, in order:

  • 1. Walking
  • 2. Bicycling
  • 3. Transit
  • 4. Taxi/ commercial transit/shared vehicles
  • 5. Zero-emission vehicles
  • 6. Other single-occupancy vehicles

According to the strategy, implementing this prioritization is intended to ensure that:

• The needs and safety of each group of users are considered, and changes do not make existing conditions worse for the most vulnerable users.

• All users’ needs are balanced with the intent of optimizing the right of way for multiple modes on the same street.

Obama Says He’s More Worried About Climate Change THAN ISIS


This sums up one of Obama’s greatest flaws as a president. He has always put his left wing ideology before everything, even America’s national security comes second.

Jihad Watch reported:

Obama: I’m more worried about climate change than the Islamic State

“OBAMA: I’m more worried about climate change than ISIS,” by Rob Wile, Fusion, March 10, 2016:

In a new interview published in The Atlantic magazine, President Obama says he is more worried about climate change than the terrorist group ISIS.

“ISIS is not an existential threat to the United States,” he told Atlantic correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg. “Climate change is a potential existential threat to the entire world if we don’t do something about it.”

Climate change is particularly worrisome, Obama said, because “it is a political problem perfectly designed to repel government intervention. It involves every single country, and it is a comparatively slow-moving emergency, so there is always something seemingly more urgent on the agenda.”

And climate change is probably helping fuel groups like ISIS, he said.

“Right now, across the globe, you’re seeing places that are undergoing severe stress because of globalization, because of the collision of cultures brought about by the Internet and social media, because of scarcities—some of which will be attributable to climate change over the next several decades—because of population growth,”

The end of Obama’s presidency can’t come soon enough.


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Here’s something to keep in mind the next time a progressive tries to tell you that Donald Trump is the second coming of Hitler.

The Blaze reports:

AG Lynch Testifies: Justice Dept. Has ‘Discussed’ Civil Legal Action Against Climate Change Deniers

Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified Wednesday that the Justice Department has “discussed” taking civil legal action against the fossil fuel industry for “denying” the “threat of carbon emissions” when it comes to climate change.

During Lynch’s testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said that he believes there are similarities between the tobacco industry denying scientific studies showing the dangers of using tobacco and companies within the fossil fuel industry denying studies allegedly showing the threat of carbon emissions.

He went on to point out that under President Bill Clinton, the Justice Department brought and won a civil case against the tobacco industry, while the Obama administration has “done nothing” so far with regard to the fossil fuel industry.

Whitehouse concluded his comments by posing a question to the country’s top law enforcement officer.

“My question to you is, other than civil forfeitures and matters attendant to a criminal case, are there other circumstances in which a civil matter under the authority of the Department of Justice has been referred to the FBI?” he asked.

“This matter has been discussed.”

Here’s the video:

Remember… It’s not fascism when they do it.