Idiotic Comment of the Day: Ed Markey

Stifling free speech weekdays

Free Speech Alert as the senator that gave his name to half of the doomed Waxman-Markey bill thinks sceptics should be transported to a place of their own:

“An iceberg four times the size of Manhattan has broken off Greenland, creating plenty of room for global warming deniers to start their own country,” Markey said in a statement. (source)


UPDATE: Anthony Watts nails it with this comment: “If it were a race or class issue, he’d be vilified.”


  1. Laurie Williams says:

    Did anyone remind him that it’s been reported as the biggest “since 1962”? And what that means for his argument?

    I assume that the parasites will conveniently omit that qualifier from all mention of this, using “four times the size of Manhattan” instead.

    And of course it’s not four times the size of Manhattan, it’s four times the area.

  2. Paul Drewry says:

    Yep, any thing unusual happens to support CC aka AGW they’re all over it. Boringly predictable. No mention of solar activity… there’s something that can, funnily enough, effect the Earth’s climate. I believe that there is a lot of money to be made from Carbon Trading…doesn’t Al Gore own a number of Carbon Trading Houses? Seems that it has replaced the Dot Com thing of the nineties which was a market that traded nothing…and of course it it went belly up. So who’s is going to pay and who benefits?…..We are already paying with exorbitant electricity prices! Good luck everyone.

  3. The Loaded Dog says:


    I concur…..

  4. Oh top marks to Ed Markey, hit the nail on the head. Also, ignorant people do not yet constitute a class or a race, thankfully.

    And Mr Drewry; affect, not effect. Solar activity affects the Earth’s climate. I just thought you would like to know 🙂

  5. I just came back to say that perhaps I’d been a tad mean in my last comment on this post, but it seems as though I need not worry, it has been deleted anyway.

    There were no offensive words, at least in the @#$% sense. However there were views contrary to those displayed here.

    So much for freedom of speech indeed.

    • @Eb: There’s freedom of speech, and there’s trolling. You need to understand the difference. I am not going to waste time dealing with purposefully antagonistic comments. If you disagree with the sentiments expressed on this web site, go elsewhere. If you have something constructive to add to the debate, it will be approved, and responded to.

      Your previous comment was deleted in error and was reinstated almost immediately.

  6. Paul Drewry says:

    EB,Yaaah, but it does have an effect on the Earths Climate …thanks for the spelling lesson…BTW what exactly is your point on all of this?

  7. Simon, you’re right, I was stirring a bit, which is why I had come back to rectify that. However, when I did I found that my comment had been deleted and in the context of the present argument I’ll admit I was pissed off. If it truly was an error then I rescind my later comment. My apologies.

    Mr Drewry, of course it does. That particular part of your argument was a good point too, I am in no way disputing that. For instance, there was at least one abnormally large solar flare just prior to the breaking off of the ice-chunk or whatever people are calling it. It may have infulenced the timing of the break. And no worries, glad to help.

    What specifically would you like to know about my “point”?

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