The Nitty Gritty
During my days as a Boy Scout, our Scout Leader would occasionally take us on overnight camping trips and we’d always build a nice campfire after dark. There’s something unique about a campfire — besides creating smoke, floating fire particles and heat — it always seemed to encourage war stories, jokes and good conversation.
Even today, when we adult fishermen spend a few days at our fishing club, we always build a nice campfire after dark. We also enjoy the war stories, jokes and good conversation, but we have a habit of spicing up our conversations with a few lies, or what most good fishermen may call a convenient distortion of the truth.
And, folks, let me tell you, we fishermen have just as much right to distort the truth as the “tree hugging” environmentalists do when they’re talking about Global Warming. They all enjoyed blasting the United States when GW was President for failing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol — which was supposed to be a path to help reduce greenhouse emissions.
To begin with, I just don’t understand all this fuss about greenhouse emissions. It is said to be one of the major causes of Global Warming. Scientists also say that the burning of charcoal and dung in China and India helps increase Global Warming. If they stop doing that, would our old earth cool off a little, or would we just have a lot of cold Chinese and Indians.
The next thing you know, they’ll start telling Boy Scouts and lying fishermen not to build campfires. That might be a fix for some folks, but it could also have a tremendous impact on the future of our country. After all, a continued from page
Boy Scout who grows up to be President, without campfires in his youth, probably wouldn’t amount to very much in that position. Heck, he might even become a liar, a womanizer, or a “stimulus jockey” and not even know the meaning of the word “is.”
And, since I inadvertently mentioned Slick Willie — I reckon I should also mention his Vice President, who actually became somewhat of a celebrity after losing to George Bush. His movie and book about “An Inconvenient Truth” (aka: global warming) had some of those Hollywood elite folks so excited that they had to continuously change their own diapers.
You know, folks, when I think of old Al, I’m reminded of a quote by one of the greatest political humorists this country has ever known — Will Rogers. “After eating a bull,” Will said, “a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral of the story: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.” I’m not going to worry about global warming — I’ll just let Al Gore do all the worrying — I just wish he’d follow Will’s suggestion and keep his mouth shut.
One thing the “Global Warming” activists support is a reduction of births worldwide. After his inauguration, President Obama (an “anti-war” activist and “global warming” activist) immediately issued an Executive Order releasing U.S. funds to be used by international family planning groups that promote abortion.