I put my truck in 4-wheel drive this morning to help me get to work . . . in March. Late last week, I was assuming that we were dealing with a spring snow, the kind of thing we have to put up with in Idaho from time to time. But no, this is the real deal, a winter storm that is, as I write, still coming down hard. Of course, I cannot let the moment pass without offering my tribute to the really smart people who believe that the threat of global warming is so real and so pressing that we have to slap all kinds of extra-cost burdens on industry in the middle of a hard recession in order to save us from the perils of having to take our coats off.
I know, I know, somebody is going to say the science is undisputed. And it is undisputed if anyone who disagrees with this naked statist power grab is, by definition, a crank. It is undisputed if you are allowed to exclude from the ranks of respectability everyone who disputes it. The way these global temperatures are measured, they stopped rising ten years ago, and are now in a marked decline. Even some of the fanboys of statist climate salvation are acknowledging this, and have taken to saying that when this current cooling trend ends, boy howdy, then all that pent-up global warming will take off with a vengeance. These people are genuinely religious, and they walk by faith, not by sight. Or, as is more likely, they put their play for power in motion and cannot stop the play until it is whistled dead. When it is whistled dead, it will be for a loss of about twenty yards.