Remember about thirty-five years ago, when the Sequester was going to utterly destroy societies, completely annihilate Western thought, and thoroughly split infinitives? And it didnt happen, and the President plunged in the polls? And then he made a series of jokes about iteven down to quipping that a mundane lack of chairs at a speech was a Sequester effectand his popularity dropped again?
Because when you are seen as hysterical, and then nothing seems to happen, you basically shredded your credibility? Of course! This has been well known since antient times as the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Remember, though, that the story ends with a wolf actually showing up; when a person cries panic and no wolf shows up, we call him a liar.
Borepatch has done a series of really good pieces on another example: his latest on ClimateGate 3.0 is available to read. Borepatchs special gift is in taking the complex exchange of accusations and information, pulling out all the macguffins, and leaving you with a much simpler-to-understand analysis of what is going on.
As you may have heard, the Earth is DesTroYinG ITSelf AGain!!!#!!!@enty!! Irrefutable proof, or something, has popped up that Earth is something like four hundred degrees hotter now than even when it was formed out of super-condensing matter!!$! Little potshot comments about how stupid conservatives, Republicans, and conservative Republicans are can be found in scientific press, letters to editors, and all over Twitterbecause, you see, there is this little media offensive going on.
Note the Czar said you may have heard about this; frankly, the MSM are not covering this anymore. Curiously, they are more interested in other things than the End of The WORLD, and Borepatch provides a quick summary of why that is. But the Czar wants to draw a parallel between the Sequester as the end of all things, and Global Warming as the end of all things. With Progressives, you know, the world is always ending unless we make heaven here on earth…with the right people in charge, of course.
But as the Sequester has proven to be an embarrassment, so too is Climate Change: the whole thing is now page 86 material. People dont care anymore, and the media has been reduced to idiotic comments about it, such as the airhead who asked if the Russian meteor was the result of Global Warming. As long as this keeps happening, the public is not going to show interest.
Want to bet gun control winds up in the same Trash Can of Meh? As long as Chicagos crime rate exists as a middle finger to gun control enthusiasts, and people are starting to discover that ending gun restrictions has none-to-beneficial effects on crime rates, the Wolf Crying will continue. If a wolf even shows up, that is.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.