Grumpy Editor says look for reams of stories this week --- and beyond --- coming out of the United Nations climate change conference, widely known as COP 21, that gets under way today in Paris.
Also look for President Barack Obama while in Paris to be a frequent utterer of “climate change” which, for months, he considered to be the biggest threat facing the U.S.
This is contrary to a Fox News poll that found 97 percent of Americans don’t seem to care about climate change when stacked up against other concerns such as terrorism or the economy.
Climate change has been uppermost in Obama’s mind going back to his last state of the union address to Congress when he declared, "No challenge, no challenge, poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change."
Even the Pentagon --- with its 23,000 military and civilian employees as headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense --- is backing climate change, jumping into a field far remote from its focus on military activities.
A Pentagon report called “National Security Implications of Climate-Related Risks and a Changing Climate,” released four months ago and sent to U.S. combat commanders around the world, pointed out climate change as an “urgent and growing threat to our national security.”
In June, along with foreign policy remarks to more than 1,000 graduating West Point cadets, the president called for energizing the global effort to combat climate change which he termed “a creeping national security crisis that will help shape your time in uniform.”
Breitbart recently tallied “22 times Obama or his administrative officials claimed climate change a greater threat than radical Islamic terrorism.”
Meanwhile, something that will not be covered in Paris:
Is a new ice age coming?
Listeners to tonight’s Coast to Coast AM, airing on more than 600 U.S. radio stations, will hear a discussion on disturbing trends in global climate models pointing to Earth entering an ice age.
Trump recollection of jubilant Muslims backed
While major media were quick to shoot down what Donald Trump insisted he saw in New Jersey following the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on New York City, a writer for BizPac Review, West Palm Beach, Fla. backed up the GOP presidential front runner, observed Grumpy Editor.
Trump is telling the truth about Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on that day, said Carmine Sabia. “It did happen, and I saw it," he maintained, “while driving with family members through Paterson, N.J. that morning, after the planes hit. It’s not the kind of thing you forget.”
"We witnessed people in traditional Muslim garb dancing, jumping, shouting and celebrating like their team had won the Super Bowl,” added Sabia. “I didn’t see thousands of Muslims celebrating but I absolutely saw a pocket, perhaps 100, jumping for joy at the sight of the smoke rising from where the Twin Towers used to be."
Meanwhile, a Washington Post Sept. 18, 2001 story reported: “In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river.”
Sabia pointed out, “The funny part of the media-made controversy is that until Trump recalled his experience on that day, these events were a commonly accepted fact by Jerseyans.”
On Sunday’s Meet the Press on NBC, Trump said he has received hundreds of tweets and calls backing up his version.
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Harris County, Ga. sheriff Mike Jolley personally paid $553 for a sign in front of his office that warns visitors that his county is “politically incorrect.” It reads:
“We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and in God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag.
If this offends you…LEAVE!”