Communists Gather in Chicago for Annual Convention

CPUSA
(wikimedia.org)

As the Communist Party USA gathers in Chicago this weekend, its rhetoric strikes a somewhat familiar tone as those from the city currently in national power:

From the party’s convention announcement:

Put people before profits: Help build a movement to transform this country

Announcing the 30th Convention of the Communist Party USA

June 13-15, 2014, Chicago, Illinois

The people of the United States face enormous challenges today.

We live in a capitalist system where the 99% of people struggle every day to survive and the richest 1% control the vast majority of wealth and power. Capitalism cannot meet the needs of the vast majority.

Economic inequality and job insecurity are increasing. Working families are living with less and working longer hours. The infrastructure of our cities and towns is deteriorating. Our schools are underfunded and essential public services are strapped and slashed. Home foreclosures are everywhere and millions of people are homeless and hungry in the richest country in the world. Racism, sexism, homophobia and all kinds of discrimination are commonplace. Working men and women fight and die in wars around the globe for U.S. corporate interests.

We also face an urgent threat to the very survival of life on the planet. Climate change is the byproduct of capitalism. It is working people, the poor and communities of color who face the most direct consequences of global warming and the poisoning of our environment.

The drive of the rich and powerful to gain wealth at the expense of working people is the only logic of capitalism.

But everywhere in our country people unite to fight to improve their lives, to change the world for the better.

The main obstacle to progress today is right-wing extremism. Right wing spokespeople and groups represent and are funded by the most conservative sections of the rich and powerful.

EPA Freakout: Seas Will Rise, Temperatures Soar without Gov’t Action on Global Warming

freakout
(minddisorders.com)

The Environmental Protection Agency has declared war on energy is its mission to supposedly curb global warming.

The Blaze reports:

The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday justified the EPA’s sweeping new regulation on power plant emissions as a necessary step to prevent catastrophic increases in both the Earth’s temperature and sea levels.

“If we do nothing, in our grandkids’ lifetimes, temperatures could rise 10 degrees and seas could rise by 4 feet,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in a Washington press conference announcing the new rule.

“I’m tired of people pointing to the polar vortex as a reason not to act on climate,” she said. “It’s exactly the opposite. Climate change heightens risks from extreme cold that freezes power grids, superstorms that drown power plants, and heat waves that stress power supplies.”

On Monday morning, the EPA released its regulatory plan, which seeks to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent in 2030, compared to 2005 levels. Early assessments of that plan indicate that many power plants are nearly halfway to that mark, since the baseline of 2005 was before the recession hit.

House Speaker John Boehner called the EPA’s plan “nuts.”

The Left is using latest round of climate hysteria to distract from Obama’s ruinous policies

Michael Fish weather forecast
(BBC/PA – theguardian.com)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Perhaps you’ve noticed that Democrats and their co-workers in the media are acting especially hysterical lately about “man-made climate change.”

In just the past few days, there’ve been news stories warning that climate change could destroy America’s national landmarks, imperil our national security, lead to more wildfires, and even disrupt corn and rice production. (“Cereal lovers of the world may want to start stocking up now,” warns Time.com.)

On Wednesday, a group of leading Democrats gathered outside a Senate office building to highlight the need for immediate legislative action. California Sen. Barbara Boxer even called for an end to climate change “denial,” a deliberate word choice to subtly link climate-change skeptics to Holocaust deniers.

The environmentalists and their media groupies have obviously decided to crank up the volume of their alarmism to “11,” but why now?

That’s easy.

Leftists want to talk about the weather because the rest of their agenda has proven to be a total flop with the American people. Just consider the list of issues Democrats don’t want to talk about with the November elections looming.
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Left-wing environmentalists enlist evangelical scientist as ambassador to win over skeptical Christians

Hayhoe
Katharine Hayhoe (BioLogos.com)

LUBBOCK, Texas – Katharine Hayhoe is not a household name, but that could change quickly if the mainstream media has anything to say about it.

Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University who believes man-made global warming is real and poses a serious existential threat for the planet. She is also an author and a scientific advisor for several organizations dedicated to raising awareness about climate change (or “climate disruption,” “global warming,” or whatever the weather alarmists are calling it these days).

What distinguishes Hayhoe from the hundreds of other scientists with similar résumés is the fact that she’s also an evangelical Christian. Typically, evangelicals are Christians who hold very conservative political and social views.

Finding a born-again believer in the upper levels of the scientific community is about as rare as finding an honest politician in Washington D.C. One 2010 survey revealed that only 2 percent of “elite” scientists identify themselves as evangelical Christians.

That’s why the mainstream media appear to be giving Hayhoe “the big push” to establish her as the environmentalists’ ambassador to the U.S. evangelical community, which is estimated at 20 million people. Hayhoe media exposure includes an appearance on Showtime’s TV series about climate change, “The Years of Living Dangerously,” and inclusion in Time magazine’s 100 “Most Influential People in the World in 2014.”
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HYPOCRISY IS: Stupid Leftists Blaming Malaria Deaths on Global Warming…Instead of Blaming Selves

So, in the never-ending parade of horribles from the global warming climate change alarmists crowd, a new concern has emerged: malaria.

From the morons Sarah Lazare at Common Dreams (a jerk-water leftist blog):

“Global warming could lead to an explosion of malaria in population centers in Africa, South America, and other regions across the world, researchers revealed Thursday.

The mosquito-borne disease already disproportionately affects poor and rural communities in the global south, killing approximately 1.2 million people a year, hitting sub-Saharan Africa the hardest. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University of Michigan report in the journal Science that they are the first to uncover evidence that changes in climate push this disease to higher elevations — an outcome that is not good for humans.”

So, the Left is sooooooo damned concerned about malaria deaths, eh?

Common Dreams staff writer Sarah Lazare: she cares about malaria in the 3rd world…but only when it fits her politics.
Common Dreams staff writer Sarah Lazare: she cares about malaria in the 3rd world…but only when it fits her politics.

HERE’S WHAT’S STUPID: Progressives have deliberately prevented developing countries from utilizing dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (aka “DDT“), a move which has caused the deaths of TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, GLOBALLY. See also Paul Driessen’s classic “Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death.”

That’s just great, Sarah. I’m sure the 50 million people who died because of the decades-long progressive anti-DDT fad are gratified by your newfound concern about malaria.

Idiot.