Early speculation that Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire was travelling to California to audition for a lead role—opposite Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger—in the sequel to the 1989 Movie “Twins,” fell apart when producers refused to honor hizzoner’s request that (just like in New Hampshire) all his dialogue be delivered while sitting on a fence.
Not to be dissuaded Governor Lynch instead wandered over to Mr. Schwarzenegger’s “Governors Global Climate Summit” sequel to mix it up with international leaders paying lip-service to the initiative, and 12 other US governors (10 democrats and two RINO’s) who actually appeared to be taking this stuff seriously.
The Governor’s climate summit provided an opportunity for local warlords from across the globe—some appointed some elected—to join hands with the UN, and dance backwards and counter clockwise around a fire made entirely of renewable energy sources hand fashioned in the shape of Al Gore holding his Nobel “Piece” Prize--(Yes, I meant ‘piece’). They probably sang Kumbaya as they signed the international declaration, a promise to keep looking for innovative alternative energy schemes by which to enrich government coffers and further demolishing their own economies in a fiscal effigy of taxes laundered through utility companies. All this to grease the skids on the road to Copenhagen and the next UN conference on greenhouse gas emission (sorry--Global Climate Change), on the promise of tearing out the heart of future prosperity and burning whatever advantage America might still have on Gaia’s tumultuous—but fragile-- alter.
Mr. Lynch has already tried to “Buy the world a Coke” by hitching New Hampshire’s wagon to the RGGI tax laundering scheme. He’s also inked a deal to buy wind power from New Jersey for a state that already generates more power than it uses, with 64% of its total capacity from renewable sources like Nuclear and Hydro. So it should come as no surprise that he is in California frolicking with a cadre of US governors from US states in economic decline to polish his creds as a Green-scheme enthusiast. That puts him in good company if good means blundering incompetent. If Mr. Lynch treated government spending like CO2 emissions we wouldn’t have 40 some odd new taxes and a budget deficit hovering at half a billion dollars. But if misery loves company, Mr. Lynch picked the right sty to wallow in.
The *thirteen US governors that attended “The Governor’s Climate Summit 2” have an average unemployment rate of 9.6% and a combined state deficit of over 63 billion dollars between them, averaging almost 5 billion in deficits per governor. (Despite 86 Billion in estimated stimuls money allocated to the lot of them). Talk about role models. Surrounded as he was with such an array of irresponsible governance he could not help but look up in awe, not that he wasn’t looking up already. And trapped as he was in the shadow of the mother ship of mismanagement known as the UN, how could he not bow in the presence of such incompetence?
Pursuing opportunities, focusing on research, scaling up investments, fostering exchanges, all to mitigate a gas that can’t possibly be making the planet warmer given the simple fact that despite exponential increases, the planet has been cooling for a decade. But then graphs with disparate trends are a problem for Governor Lynch. Just imagine that rising CO2 is his rising budget, and the temperature is his revenue. When it comes to taxpayer money, you don’t mitigate spending by punishing the spending-emitters, you let them spend more. Then you stroll off to California with a dozen elected losers and pretend green energy is the answer to your prayers.
Tell that to Spain or Germany, or even England.
Harsh realities aside Mr. Lynch has signed us on to another Climate Change masquerade—but at least this one has only (so far) cost us air fare and hotel accommodation--- with as little thought to the facts on the ground (and in the air) as with any other thought he may have mustered that proceeded it.
As long as we are willing to suffer such fools in our state government, we should understand that the budget gratuity for democrat governance is steep and always climbing no matter what the economic weather.
*CA, NY, WI, MI, CT, ME, KS, IL, OR, VA, NM, MD, NH