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  1. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

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    Mayor Bloomberg announced his endorsement for President Obama in a surprise op-ed today.

    His endorsement had been sought by both candidates but, until now, he had expressed dissatisfaction with both men.

    His change of heart seems to have been somewhat influenced by Hurricane Sandy.

    Bloomberg Endorses Obama, Saying Hurricane Sandy Affected Decision - NYTimes.com

    I'm sure no one here will be impressed - and some will argue his climate change worries and dismiss them as unfounded.....but there are voters out there who will be impressed and who will share his concerns - and that's a good thing for Obama supporters everywhere.
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    Re: Unexpected Obama Endorsement

    Real shocka...the democrat, turned republican, turned independent, but forever a moonbat liberal, endorsed Obama. :yawn2:

    BTW climate change is real high on voters minds this year. It's right up there with favorite color, and tastes great vs less filling. Which if you're in NYC better be tastes great, cuz the nanny state already made sure it will be less filling.
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    Re: Unexpected Obama Endorsement

    What about that hurricane they had in 1401, was that "climate change"
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    Re: Unexpected Obama Endorsement

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm. I'm not sure.

    Bloomberg is a well respected, highly successful businessman turned politician

    Bloomberg is a Moon bat

    Therefore, a Moonbat must be a highly successful, well respected businessman turned politician.

    :) See how easy that was?
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    Bloomberg endoreses Obama

    Citing climate change, Bloomberg endorses Obama – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

    Citing climate change, and the fact that nobody knows what the F the dude stands for

    Poor Mitt, he is having a rough couple of weeks.
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    Darn, looks like Obama will take NY and NJ too.

    Oh well.
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    He is one of the few high profile independent politicians, and it seems that undecided and independent voters will decide this election.

    Mitts gone off the edge, Bloomberg sounds like he wanted to support Romney, but Romney forced his hand.

    Bloomberg could've just stayed silent, but he didnt.
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    Moonbat/Wingnut basically mean the extremist, dellusional, hypocrite, fraud loons from their respective party. Bloomturd is a moonbat of monumental porportions. Bloomturd is by no means an independent, unless you mean to use the term to say independently self serving. I used to think the guy was solid when i read all the press clippings and headlines years ago when I first started to get into political news. Then the more I read and learned, the less I liked about him. He's a fraud. A billionaire elitist obsessed with being in power. So much so that he moves to use a crisis to circumvent term limits to retain the job. He's a bigtime nanny stater who knows what's best for you....or else. My favorite is the hundreds of millions in tax free, or taxpayer backed bonds he secured for the Yankees, for which he demanded a lfree uxury box for the mayors office. What a turd.
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    I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Al Gore back on TV, trying to convince people that Hurricane sandy was due to climate change. Then again we shouldn't be surprised that some slimeball would try and politicize a devastating event not even a week after it happens.

    Just how polluted and overpopulated was the earth in 1635, the first recorded hurricane packing winds of 130mph?
    Blast from the past; first hurricane hit Pilgrims in 1635 - USATODAY.com Kind of an interesting story actually.

    Al Gore's a dimwit, I'm not surprised Loonberg's hopped on his bandwagon:cool:

    Obama's the man with the money and Loonberg's all over it.
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    Most scientists believe in climate change; most Republicans do not. Most scientists are interested in knowledge and research and objective understanding of the facts to develop theories. In my view, the risk of addressing climate change is cleaner air and water. Most Republicans don't seem to think about this issue very deeply, and engage in the sort of groupthink that people like Rush Limbaugh foist upon them. That said, it's important to acknowledge, there is a small group of scientists and Republicans who do not believe in climate change for thoughtful reasons, just as there are still a small group of people who do not believe in relativity and evolution.
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    What do you expect? You have Republican doctors talking about evolution being the tool of the devil while serving on science committees.

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    All scientist know that the climate is always changing, an increasing number realize that the human activities have little to nothing to do with the process. ;)
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    Perhaps Bloomie's endorsement will help Obama hang on in NY. :D
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    This line of thinking suggests we need to discredit all science.
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    That the kind of anti-education crap the right is known for. Most scientists have integrity and are not involved in politics. I suppose ministers believe in god because they get their paychecks from the church, using you right wi ng anti-intellectual talking point.
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    If "climate change" was actually about the environment, it wouldn't be structured around making money, or taking it away from working people. :cool:
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    Except for those at East Anglia eh? :rolleyes:
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    It's funny that you mention god and religion. The age old battle, science vs religion. There is irony in that. There is faith in purpose when the truly great scientists seek their proof. Truth is not always obvious and sometimes the bigger the question requires the longer path driven by faith.
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    From what ive read over the years the rest of the world views global warming is a fact and that its main cause is polution. Its just taken for granted that its man made. Only here it seems is there a large group of people that believe either it isn't happening or that if it is it isn't man made, its just a natural occurance (which to some extent i'm sure it is) The warnings started coming 40 years ago and got more intense in the last ten years. Over the last five years we've experienced a once in one hundred year storm every two years or so.
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    You really ought to stop reading the right-wing blogosphere. The "scandal" was investigated to death by numerous scientific and other bodies (including the Commerce Dept.) and no fraud or scientific misconduct was found. The scandal involved some tacky emails, sort of like if one of us ran for office and our patsfans posts were discovered.

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    Yes, but how in the world can you trust any theologian who is probably paid in part by the government in many countries or his/her church? Carrying your anti-global-warming science to its logical conclusion, you can't trust people whose ideas are profitable. I've read a good amount of denier articles (layman's articles in mainstream scientific press), and I think they are people of good faith, but they are a minority.

    As I've said from the start, my support for manmade global warming originates with publications that I have always trusted even before the issue came up, such as Scientific American and National Geographic. I never saw them a politically biased publications. I think this issue is far more politicized on the right than the left. In my view, the risk of believing in MMGW is that in the worst case we would spend money in cleaning our air and water and we would still have global warming. It's bizarre that anyone would oppose that.
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    And anyone who goes against the consensus of their time must be paid by the Koch brothers or a flat-earther, right? Speaking of flat-earthers, in Galileo's time that was the "consensus" view. Need a more contemporary example? Ever heard of Barry Marshall? He's the medical scientist who discovered the link between ulcers and heliobacter pylori. When he first introduced the hypothesis the response was less than positive. Shame on him for going against the "consensus"!

    CO2 is not a pollutant. How will limiting carbon emissions lead to cleaner air and water? That's some deep thinking right there...and definitely an original thought! ;)

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