It’s cold. Real cold in New York. Twenty-six degrees as I write this. We’ve been deluged for the past two days. Not with snow. Nah, that was easy. We’ve been deluged by and with the most vapid and insipid media coverage over said snow imaginable. Interminable, mindless and vacuous coverage, each more inhumanely mind-numbing than the next. Sadistic news directors sent anchors to the outskirts of hell to plunge yardsticks into snow banks and warn citizens to stay home and not venture forth into the gelid world of the snowblind — as the anchor has indeed done! B-roll of Walmart and Home Depot shoppers looking now for a snow shovel. Cars careening out of control and spinning out perilously to the delight of demented news personnel who scream the sickeningly shrill “See! See, I told you!”
While I’m on the subject of weather. The idea of anthropogenic global warming causation models has never been clearly and accurately explicated by anyone. Leftie environmentaloids are being attacked by right-wing climate ignoramuses who, knowing nothing about microclimates, swear that this snow is a refutation of global warming and/or climate change. Leftie greenfolk hem and haw and flip through their playbooks in search of a valid riposte. Look, this is called winter. Followed by spring. It’s called “the seasons.” Cue Vivaldi.
And I prepare to make a visit to MSNBC to discuss the insane plans of newly-minted Democrat Hawaiian Governor Neil Abercrombie, a friend of Obama and his parents. Get this, he vows to end the birther controversy — which, frankly, had been all but forgotten in our torpid media — surrounding President Obama’s true nationality and prove once and for all that Obama was born in Hawaii. What a schmuck. Here’s what CNN reports.
“We’ll do what we can as quickly as we can to make it inevitable that only those who wish the president ill, only the ones with a political agenda, will be the ones doing this kind of thing,” Abercrombie said. “The president is entitled to the respect of his office and he’s entitled to have his mother and father respected.”
POTUS is thinking, “That’s great. Thanks for nothing, Neil.” My point: I’m amazed that our great intelligence apparatus hasn’t forged whatever document(s) birthers insist have yet to be presented. Or, better, to produce that which is alleged to have been withheld. And, moreover, with Obama’s second year into office, don’t the doctrines of mootness or laches enter in? Does anyone even care? If it were revealed now, 124 years after his death, that Chester A. Arthur were born in Singapore, would anyone care? Obama was already elected in 2008. Granted, just two years ago, but what do you think could and should happen now if he was born in Kenya? And is it not amazing that his opponents, who would even sacrifice their young to oust Barry, have failed to seize upon this gem of invalidation. You know, as in “Hail to the Thief.” Sorry, this issue has no traction among voters. And even Fox News won’t touch it. So there.