Apparently the democrats in Chicago are using the same tactics to reduce welfare payments that the Obama administration uses to reduce the cost of veterans' benefits.
From CBS News:
CHICAGO - Police are dealing with the fallout from some unexpected fireworks over the past few days in Chicago. Eighty-two people were shot, 14 of them fatally, over the long Fourth of July weekend, according to the Chicago Tribune. The string of incidents kicked off in the afternoon on Thursday.Obviously I was just kidding when I suggested that democrats want to reduce rampaging, out of control welfare costs or any other social spending programs. They'll blame this on global warming and demand that we all ride bicycles to work.
But, oh dear, it looks like that train has left the station. From Climate Depot:
Ecologist Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, warned “I fear a global cooling,” during his keynote address to the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Moore, who left Greenpeace in 1986 because he felt it had become too radical, is the author of “Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist.”The liberals will have to search elsewhere for that all encompassing panacea.
Moore noted that a cooling would adversely impact agriculture, and said: “Let’s hope for a little warming as opposed to a little cooling. I would rather it got a little warmer.”
Moore noted that “the U.S. is currently been cooling” and noted that there has been “no global warming for nearly 18 years.” He also mocked the notion that “everything is due to global warming.”
I suggest lima beans. Lima beans are causing all the gun violence and other woes in America. I simply detest lima beans. We must ban lima beans now! Or, at the very least, all lima bean eaters must register with the government and wait at least three days before applying for a lima bean license! Mandatory jail time for anyone convicted of Criminal Possession of Succotash!
This post is officially off the rails. I'm bailing out.