Global warming; The Democrats’ ‘Big Lie’ – Longmont Times-Call
Global warming cannot be faced with denial
The Marshall fire was a misfortune resulting from an unfortunate sequence and convergence of events. Against the prolonged western drought, we had an exceptionally wet spring and early summer. There were shades of green in the landscape that I had never seen here before and the vegetation in the Open Space was becoming lush. By midsummer, however, the drought and hot temperatures returned, almost with a vengeance. The meadows quickly turned ocher and fire, with no trace of green. Gale and hurricane force winds are not unusual in Boulder County, but those on the 30th lasted an entire day. A much needed snowfall came a day too late.
The ignition point has yet to be determined, but all it took was one all-too-human moment of recklessness with the fire to set off the hellish race through Marshall, Louisville and Superior. Essentially, it’s the same kind of negligence, a lack of foresight in burning fossil fuels, that has caused global warming and climate change. Like our other modern ills, homelessness, addiction, violence and mental illness, global warming cannot be met with denial, prayer or wishful thinking. The beginning simply has to be caring.
The Democrats’ ‘Big Lie’ About Trump
Ingrid Moore used two rather familiar techniques in her recent column against former President Trump: the “big lie” and the “straw man argument.” First, she set up a straw man by falsely accusing Trump of demagoguery, then spent the rest of the column attacking this demagogue straw man. She offers no evidence of the “popular biases and false claims and promises” of her quoted definition of a demagogue that Trump allegedly used.
Democrats, aided by much of the media, have tried to accuse Trump of bias, particularly racial bias, repeatedly without success. Probably their favorite lie in this regard is that he called the Charlottesville neo-Nazis “very good people.” And perhaps the most shameful use of this lie was that it was brought up by presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace and then by presidential candidate Joe Biden, who endorsed it.
The transcript of Trump’s remarks regarding Charlottesville, as published in the August 15, 2017, edition of the Los Angeles Times, for example, makes it abundantly clear that the “fine people” Trump was referring to were those on both sides of the issue. the demolition of public statues. Trump then clarified this by saying that the people he was referring to were not neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be totally condemned.
One of the best rebuttals to Trump’s alleged racial biases came in an October 2, 2020 USA Today column “Trump condemned white supremacists, shame so many people aren’t listening.” A quote from this column pretty much sums up the idiocy of all the prejudice garbage against Trump, “…are we supposed to believe that the first president to have orthodox Jews as members of his immediate family, a man with little -Jewish children, is somehow related to neo-Nazi ideology? Please.”