Like We Used to Say in the Army: Hurry Up and Wait


Don’t the members of the main stream media ever notice that when the people of this country want something that they believe is necessary, this administration drags its feet for a ludicrous amount of time before any action is contemplated, much less taken.  Look at the elapsed time for making any decision regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline.  There is always the claim that more study is needed, more analysis is required, a greater evaluation of potential dangers is essential, so nothing ever actually happens.

On the other hand, when the people (that would be the voting citizens of BOTH parties) are against something, anything in fact, the action of the administration appears to act against the desires of the citizens at a speed that rivals Superman.

Look at ramming through unconstitutional immigration laws and enforcement, or “investing” billions, if not trillions, into “global warming” or “climate change”.  Regardless of the fact that there is no clear and unequivocal evidence that global warming even exists there is a loud outcry for action to be taken NOW!  And even among the high priests and acolytes of global warming who worship at that altar still profess that although this issue is one of extreme danger to the earth and will destroy us all, they still admit that the problem is a hundred years or more in the future.  They still claim (and are supported by the administration and Progressives in general) that we (“we” as in all of us) must simply accept the wisdom of so-called “objective” scientists, and begin immediately raising taxes and then spending those taxes to address this near-term crisis.

It is perfectly understandable to look at tornados, hurricanes and so on as true emergencies or crises.  No question.  We know somewhere, at some unknown time, such events will occur and are unpredictable and possibly in the near future.  Note the phrase “possibly in the near future”, especially the word “possibly”.

This isn’t to infer that earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and what not aren’t emergencies.  But, technically, they really don’t have anything to do with climate.  Of course since climate change is blamed for the latest snowfall in Boston, the next volcanic eruption will probably be blamed on global warming as well, but let’s keep it simple for the time being.

However, there are other climatological events that are never categorized as emergencies or crises.  There are four such not-so-critical events that come most easily to mind:  “Spring”, “Summer”, “Fall” and “Winter”.  Needless to say, each of these “events” has consequences associated with it and almost all are undesirable.

“Spring”, for example, generally has more than needed water, depending on the rapidity of the melting rate of the previous winter’s snow and the amount of rain that falls.

“Summer” often has extreme heat and occasionally a drought which affects farmers and everyone else who depends on those farmers for sustenance.

“Fall” frequently causes psychological trauma, particularly for those who are parents who have to suffer the inevitable pre-school shopping excursion.  Traffic is exceptionally heavy in certain regions because drivers often seek to see the elusive fall leaves.  The changing color of fall leaves in northern climes are treated as if the current fall might be the only example of such a display to occur in an individual’s lifetime, so they all get in the car and off they go.

And the perennial favorite: “Winter”.  Regardless of what the narrative for “global climate change” might be, winter is ALWAYS predicted as being worse than it is now and that tremendous amounts of snow that will fall, creating a crisis because of “snow days”.

This actually does create a crisis situation for those with school age offspring.  Who will care for the tykes if both parents have to struggle to work through all that white stuff?

Given the wonders of Obamacare, there is also the crisis of removing the snow itself with its self-created damage to the backs and spines of those forced to shovel this stuff.  Yet as we try to get a heating pad to help ease the pain, we are assured by this same main stream media that snow will cease to exist in no more than a century.  Climate change will be good for you, don’t you know.  Only a century. You can be patient for just a few score more years, can’t you?

If the climate won’t be fully “changed” for a century, you’d think they could spare a day or two to do some further analysis and evaluation before they start raising taxes, mandating that all vehicles be impossibly frugal when it comes to the amount of gas that they use (even though killing the Keystone pipeline will make sure you never have enough gas anyway), surrendering control of home thermostats to the experts in Washington so you won’t waste oil on avoiding frostbite while you’re in bed, and on and on and on.

I know, I know, I have an odd view of what’s important, but setting priorities to work on something staring us in the face over something that has no evidence, but I can’t help myself.

 Published at Canada Free Press on February 13, 2015

 

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About Jim Yardley

Retired after 30 years as a financial controller for a variety of manufacturing firms, a two-tour Vietnam veteran, and independent voter.
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