Letters to the editor: Republicans signed a pact with the devil
August 16, 2017
The face of evil
Republicans (including our own Senator Gardner) signed a pact with the devil when they chose Donald Trump as their candidate for president. It remains to be seen when they will finally decide to stop enabling this sorry excuse for a human being. We have seen the face of evil in Charlottesville last Friday night and Saturday and have also seen its casual dismissal by our president on Sunday. The Donald could not even bring himself to call the bereaved mother of Heather Heyer, the young woman murdered by a white supremacist, nor the families of the two police officers who died while covering the demonstrations!
All of us who recognize and abhor this domestic terrorism need to closely examine our local, state and national representatives, not only for their often meaningless words, but also for their actions in denouncing and fighting domestic terrorism, hate and bigotry. We need to actively support and vote for those who stand with us to fight this evil.
Peter and Donna Raich
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I suppose the people of Summit County who packed the house for Al Gore's fear-mongering about climate and weather in his "Inconvenient Sequel" feel they are the only smart people in the country, since his movie bombed nationwide. Funny. When CFACT's "Climate Hustle" hit theaters it came in at No. 1 per screen and it was shown in over 400 theaters nationwide. Perhaps those in Gore's audience should not only view that movie for a reality check, but also check the debunking of Gore's latest at Marc Morano's ClimateDepot.com
Despite all of Gore's claims in his original "Inconvenient Truth," for which the leftist loonie Hollywood types bestowed him with an Academy Award, all of his claims in that movie, as well as all of the alarmist claims for the past 50 years, starting with Paul Ehrlich saying we would all starve to death by 1980, have proven false.
As for the Summit Daily News printing comments about the "new" government report, not recently released as it was touted, but on the shelf for several months, stating climate change (i.e. global warming) is causing more serious and extreme weather, this is another fake news story by the climate bogeymen that cannot stand up to scrutiny. Real data shows an overall decrease in cyclonic activity not only in the USA but worldwide. After hurricanes Rita and Katrina in 2005, Gore & Company announced we would see increased cyclonic activity due to global warming. Activity then dropped to a 30-year low. Today's storms are even more benign than in the recent past, with the USA having no major hurricanes, Class 3 or above, for over a decade … "Superstorm" Sandy wasn't. Although widespread and causing a lot of flooding, it was barely a Class 1 storm. Tornadic activity in the USA has also been on a 50-year decline. Noted Colorado hurricane scientist Roger Pielke noted the U.S. has seen a decrease of about 20 percent in both hurricane frequency and intensity at landfall since 1900. Even the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded in their latest report no robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin. Lastly, the United Kingdom's Meteorological Office was recently accused of misleading its citizenry about weather extremes, the Australia Weather Bureau was caught tampering with their climate numbers and researchers here found NOAA/NASA temperature data was "adjusted" 16 times over a 3-year period, upward of course.
Noted author Clive James wrote: Proponents of man-made climate catastrophe asked us for so many leaps of faith that they were bound to run out of credibility in the end. And yet it would be unwise to think mankind's capacity to believe in fashionable nonsense can be cured anytime soon. When this "threat" collapses, it will be replaced with another. And the believers in Goreligion will bow once again to the hobgoblins' alarmism. As an acquaintance says, people will do anything to save the planet, except take a class in science.
Terry W. Donze
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