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OMG I’m Going To Jail! I hope they don’t put me in a cell next to Hillary Clinton.

In a letter to President Obama, Attorney General Lynch, and OSTP Director Holdren, UN IPCC Lead Author Kevin Trenberth and 19 other climate: scientists asked President Obama to have the thought police put climate skeptics in the pokey.

“We appreciate that you are making aggressive and imaginative use of the limited tools available to you in the face of a recalcitrant Congress. One additional tool – recently proposed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) – is a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change. We strongly endorse Senator Whitehouse’s call for a RICO investigation.”

No really, this is not a joke–Senator Whitehouse who never met a freedom he didn’t want to take away and 20 of his climate friends want the thought police to charge climate skeptics using the exact same RICO statute that sent John Gotti to jail for life.  Now granted I was in Sparks Restaurant the same day that Paulie Castellano got whacked, but I was there for lunch, Paulie took a bullet dinner time when I was on the subway heading home.

This isn’t the first UN-American act by a member of congress who drank the climate change Kool-aid. Back in March the National Journal covered the case of a crazy Democratic Party congressman from Arizona who wanted to look at the mail of university professors who didn’t buy the climate change hypothesis.

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A prom­in­ent Demo­crat prob­ing out­side fund­ing for sev­en uni­versity pro­fess­ors who stake out skep­tic­al or con­tro­ver­sial po­s­i­tions on cli­mate change said his re­quest for their cor­res­pond­ence with fun­ders and oth­ers was an “over­reach.”

 

But Rep. Raul Gri­jalva is also strongly de­fend­ing his search for ties between fossil-fuel in­terests and cli­mate re­search against charges that it’s a “witch hunt,” ar­guing that the thrust of the in­quiry is aimed at provid­ing im­port­ant dis­clos­ures.

 

The Ari­zona Demo­crat sent let­ters last week to sev­en uni­versit­ies seek­ing in­form­a­tion on the sources and amounts of ex­tern­al fund­ing for re­search, con­sult­ing, travel, and more.

 

The let­ters also broadly asked for “com­mu­nic­a­tion” re­gard­ing the fund­ing, and com­mu­nic­a­tion re­lated to testi­mony to Con­gress and oth­er bod­ies pre­pared by the pro­fess­ors.

 

“The com­mu­nic­a­tions back-and-forth is hon­estly sec­ond­ary, and I would even on my own say that that was an over­reach in that let­ter,” Gri­jalva, the top Demo­crat on the Nat­ur­al Re­sources Com­mit­tee, told Na­tion­al Journ­al on Monday. “I want the dis­clos­ure [of fund­ing sources]. Then people can draw their own con­clu­sions.”

 

Now there’s a guy who never took a civics course where he had to read the first amendment to constitution. He doesn’t do any research either.  Because using the government’s own satellite data as of the end of August 2015 the Earth hasn’t warmed in 18 years 8 months.

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Think about that for a moment, most of the kids who are entering school this year as college freshman were born after the last time the earth showed any warming.

Maybe the climate scientists should drop the RICO idea and open their minds to the fact that they may be wrong.

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