Back in 2014, I reported on a story that virtually defined “irony”:
Every now and again, a story comes along so filled with ironic goodness that I spend days chuckling whenever I think of it, and particularly, whenever I think of the intellectual energy the smug, effete, intellectual twits involved expended to deny and spin the obvious. In this case, the intellectual firepower involved surely is of the refrigerator bulb wattage variety.
You’ve heard of the ship stuck in the Antarctic–the MV Akademik Schokalskiy–and the unsuccessful attempts of Chinese and French icebreakers to reach her? What a tragedy…but hey, what was that ship doing so far out in the Antarctic this time of year anyway? Are you ready for this? Sit down…
The ship is full of climate scientists and assorted supportive greenies on a mission to prove global warming due to melting Antarctic ice. I’m not kidding. Surprising that the media hasn’t mentioned that…
That’s right: greenies and global warming Nazis seeking melting polar ice caps are stuck in polar ice that is unusually robust and thick. Shouldn’t that be added to all dictionary definitions of “irony?”
Did you see this one coming, gentle readers? Yes, it has happened again, as Powerline reports:
Another summer, another ice-bound ship of climate tourists:
Arctic tours ship MS MALMO with 16 passengers on board got stuck in ice on Sep 3 off Longyearbyen, Svalbard Archipelago, halfway between Norway and North Pole. The ship is on Arctic tour with Climate Change documentary film team, and tourists, concerned with Climate Change and melting Arctic ice. All 16 Climate Change warriors were evacuated by helicopter in challenging conditions, all are safe. 7 crew remains on board, waiting for Coast Guard ship assistance.
Something is very wrong with Arctic ice, instead of melting as ordered by UN/IPCC, it captured the ship with Climate Change Warriors.
But how can this happen? There is consensus on climate change! Just ask the climate scientists that won’t share their data sets or methods. Besides, I’m sure this wasn’t the melting ice they were sure was there. This was some kind of climate denier non-melting ice sent to make them look silly. Or something.
And speaking of looking silly, actually, it’s tragic, but it’s California, so they go hand in hand, as Legal Insurrection reports:
I have been covering the typhus and typhoid outbreaks that have hit Southern California as a result of the rat-infestation around homeless encampments.
Now an outbreak of a notorious disease, leprosy, is being reported. A recent study published as a Reuters Health report indicates the bacterial infection is emerging in the Los Angeles area (hat-tip ZeroHedge’s Tyler Durden):
Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.
‘Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,’ coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.
Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.
But I was told illegal immigration was a good thing, and illegal immigrants were bringing with them everything necessary to make America better and more diverse. Well, more diverse in deadly and disfiguring diseases, in any case. Whether that’s better, I’ll leave to open borders types to explain.
There are times when a politician manages to anger everyone. Such a rare feat was recently accomplished by fake Hispanic Beto O’Rourke, as Fox News reports:
2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, ramped up his rhetoric on gun control at the New Hampshire Democratic Party convention on Saturday, when he called for a mandatory gun buyback program, a national firearms registry and red flag laws, all in the same speech.
The former congressman and failed Senate candidate promised to stop the sale of ‘weapons of war’ and said every American will have to obtain a federal license if they want to own a firearm.
Hell yes, he’s going to take our AR-15s! Angering normal Americans, and also ticking off the Democrat/Socialist/Communists that want to take everyone’s guns, but don’t want anyone saying it out loud? Well done, fake Hispanic Beto!
Here’s the very definition of “tone deaf,” as Fox News reports:
Many on social media had some fun at the expense of former Secretary of State Hillary Clintonafter pictures emerged from her visit to an art exhibit in Venice, Italy, inspired by her tenure in office.
The exhibit at the Despar Teatro Italia, titled ‘HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails,’ displays a replica of the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk and over 60,000 pages of Clinton’s emails.
According to Kenneth Goldsmith, the artist behind the exhibit, Clinton ‘spent an hour’ reading her own emails and shared pictures of her visit.
Clinton reportedly told local media that the exhibit ‘is further proof that nothing wrong or controversial can be found on these emails.’
Well, since they’re not the 30,000 or more she illegally destroyed, I suppose not. But just how much talk about yoga lessons or her daughters wedding any anyone stand? I suppose if they did an exhibit titled “HILLARY: The post drinking binge vomit,” that would be a hit as well.
And what would an edition of Too Stupid To Survive be without Gropin’ Joe Biden? PJ Media explains:
On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden said his childcare tax credit would put ‘720 million’ women into the workforce. The problem? There were only 327.1 million people in America in 2018, according to the Census Bureau. The bureau’s ‘population clock’ estimated the current population at 329.7 million as of Tuesday evening.
‘If you get a tax break for a racehorse, why in god’s name couldn’t we provide an $8,000 tax credit for everybody who has childcare costs? It would put 720 million women back in the workforce,’ Biden said at a ‘Workers 2020’ summit put on by the Philadelphia AFL-CIO.
Now if the AFL-CIO can only unionize those 720 million women… Still, you don’t suppose the population of America has more than doubled since 2018—illegal immigrants?—and that entire increase has been female, and only Joe Biden knows about it? I await Snopes’ fact check on this one.
Too stupid to survive, particularly for anyone that votes for Biden, or any D/S/C.