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Apocalypse Not, Cont'd: In 2008, ABC News Aired Some Amusing Climate Catastrophe Visions for 2015

In our latest Liberty Update we highlighted in "10 Years After Katrina, Failed Global Warming Prophecies Accumulate" how global warming alarmists continue to rely on predictions of imminent doom, despite the fact that their record of prediction is one of failure after failure.

Add another glaring and amusing example to that list.  In 2008, ABC News ran a "news" feature entitled "Earth 2100."  It's worth watching the 9-minute clip, which suggests such possibilities as milk at $12.00 per gallon and gas at $9.00 per gallon, as recalled by The Daily Caller:

Newsbusters notes that then GMA anchor Chris Cuomo, who teased the special at the time, said to [Bob] Woodruff of the predictions, 'I think we're familiar with some of these issues, but boy, 2015?  That's seven years from now…[more]

September 01, 2015 • 09:22 am

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On Clinton's 2016 Inevitability:
 
 

"I doubt a Biden-Warren ticket will happen, but it remains the only threat to Clinton outside of some Justice Department prosecutor showing the same zeal in going after Hillary Clinton as the administration did in going after David Petraeus.

Otherwise the Democrats remain lashed to Clinton. Their only hope is that the Republicans self-destruct in a blaze of intraparty warfare. Something for which they are showing an impressive talent."

 
 
— Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist
— Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist
Posted September 04, 2015 • 12:31 pm
 
 
On Rejecting the Proposition that All Lives Matter:
 
 

"Those who reject the proposition that 'all lives matter' have chosen payback as their guiding principle and have consigned the call of Martin Luther King for a color-blind society to the dustbin of history. Americans yearning for a similar leader won't find him in Barack Obama, whose presidency has cultivated racial resentment and anger. The model they seek is reflected in the love and kindness of the black Christians of North Charleston, S.C., who, when their loved ones were murdered by a white man with hate in his heart, responded with forgiveness. Only their conviction that humankind is one family has the power to forge a nation unified."

 
 
— The Editors, The Washington Times
— The Editors, The Washington Times
Posted September 03, 2015 • 12:31 pm
 
 
On Classified Emails on Private Clinton Server:
 
 

"While she was secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote and sent at least six e-mails using her private server that contained what government officials now say is classified information, according to thousands of e-mails released by the State Department.

"Although government officials deemed the e-mails classified after Clinton left office, they could complicate her efforts to move beyond the political fallout from the controversy. They suggest that her role in distributing sensitive material via her private e-mail system went beyond receiving notes written by others, and appears to contradict earlier public statements in which she denied sending or receiving e-mails containing classified information."

 
 
— Carol D. Leonnig and Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post
— Carol D. Leonnig and Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post
Posted September 02, 2015 • 12:07 pm
 
 
On the Opacity of the Obama Administration:
 
 

"Government officials need some modicum of privacy to get work done. But this Administration's evasion goes way past a reasonable standard of conduct. Why shouldn't the public conclude that officials serving in the Obama Administration are flouting the disclosure system because they are engaged in practices they wish to hide from public knowledge and debate?

"President Obama favors government by executive order. How about this one: A Presidential directive requiring every appointee and bureaucrat to attest to the existence of any private email, texting or instant-messaging systems being used for government work. All off-the-reservation documentation must cease. Private email is for personal needs.

"The chances of this happening are nil. Opacity has served the Obama Administration's political purposes if not the country. A sunnier day will have to wait until 2017."

 
 
— The Editors, The Wall Street Journal
— The Editors, The Wall Street Journal
Posted September 01, 2015 • 11:51 am
 
 
On Playing Hardball on the Iran Nuclear Deal:
 
 

"Whether to approve the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran is the most important question to face Congress in years -- yet the president wants to stop the Senate from even debating it.

"He's pushing Democrats to use the filibuster rule to stop the question from making it to the Senate floor -- and Minority Leader Harry Reid's rallying the votes to do it. ...

"It's time for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to go nuclear: To do just what Reid threatened when he ran the Senate, and change the rules for the filibuster. ...

"Obama and Reid are resorting to low politics on an issue vital to the nation. Republicans have a duty to finally answer hardball with hardball."

 
 
— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted August 31, 2015 • 12:06 pm
 
 
On a Federal Judge Blocking the Administration's Water Pollution Rule:
 
 

"A federal judge in North Dakota acted late Thursday to block the Obama administration's controversial water pollution rule, hours before it was due to take effect.

"Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota found that the 13 states suing to block the rule met the conditions necessary for a preliminary injunction, including that they would likely be harmed if courts didn't act and that they are likely to succeed when their underlying lawsuit against the rule is decided.

"The decision is a major roadblock for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers, who were planning Friday to begin enforcing the Waters of the United States rule, expanding federal jurisdiction over small waterways like streams and wetlands.

"But the Obama administration says it will largely enforce the regulation as planned, arguing that the Thursday decision only applies to the 13 states that requested the injunction."

 
 
— Timothy Cama, The Hill
— Timothy Cama, The Hill
Posted August 28, 2015 • 11:57 am
 
 
On Getting the Iran Deal Through Congress:
 
 

"President Barack Obama's almost certain to get the Iran nuclear deal through Congress -- but whether he gets there by filibuster or sustained veto could make all the difference.

"A Democratic filibuster in the Senate would be a clear victory for the president, allowing Obama to say that for all the political noise there wasn't enough actual opposition to the nuclear agreement with the Islamic republic to even get to a final vote.

"Having to save the deal with a veto (just the fifth of his presidency) and relying on liberals in the House and Senate to sustain it would be much more trouble: a procedural pull across the finish line that sows more doubts in a public already skeptical of the deal, leaves international partners worried about America's long-term commitment and adds weeks of added time and tangles.

"The White House very much prefers option A."

 
 
— Edward-Isaac Dovere and Burgess Everett, POLITICO
— Edward-Isaac Dovere and Burgess Everett, POLITICO
Posted August 27, 2015 • 12:18 pm
 
 
On Lois Lerner's Secret Email Accounts:
 
 

"Move over, Carlos Danger, there's a new alias in town: Toby Miles, an electronic front for Lois Lerner.

"Lerner famously took the Fifth rather than testify about how the Internal Revenue Service came to target right-leaning advocacy nonprofits in the run-up to the 2012 election. ...

"Mind you, it's been two-plus years since the scandal broke, yet the agency that promised to clean up its act is only now revealing this fresh evidence. ...

"The capper: One Lerner acquaintance says 'Toby Miles' is the name of Lerner's dog.

"Nothing quite says truth and transparency like doing Uncle Sam's work under your dog's name."

 
 
— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted August 26, 2015 • 12:07 pm
 
 
On Obama 'Blessing' Biden's 2016 Presidential Bid:
 
 

"Washington (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden received President Barack Obama's 'blessing' to make a 2016 bid for the White House, according to a senior Democrat.

"But that's if Biden chooses to run -- the decision is his. While he doesn't need the President's permission, of course, a potential presidential candidacy was among the topics of their lunch Monday at the White House. The President made clear he would not stand in his way or counsel him against a run, the senior Democrat said."

 
 
— Jeff Zeleny and Peter Morris, CNN
— Jeff Zeleny and Peter Morris, CNN
Posted August 25, 2015 • 12:42 pm
 
 
On Appointing a Special Prosecutor in the Clinton Email Probe:
 
 

"[A]s the likely Democratic standard-bearer and former cabinet officer in the Obama administration, it is a stretch to assume the Justice Department will do a vigorous and impartial investigation into the email controversy and be entirely forthcoming with the results.

"For the sake of everyone's credibility, a special prosecutor should be appointed with the tools to quickly answer the questions before the presidential primaries begin.

"That's not a lot of time. The urgency of getting to the bottom of this argues for the tools a special prosecutor can bring to a probe."

 
 
— The Editors, The Detroit News
— The Editors, The Detroit News
Posted August 24, 2015 • 12:07 pm
 
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"I doubt a Biden-Warren ticket will happen, but it remains the only threat to Clinton outside of some Justice Department prosecutor showing the same zeal in going after Hillary Clinton as the administration did in going after David Petraeus. Otherwise the Democrats remain lashed to Clinton. Their only hope is that the Republicans self-destruct in a blaze of intraparty warfare. Something for which…[more]
 
 
—Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist
— Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist
 
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If your preferred candidate does not become the Republican presidential nominee, how many of the other candidates could you enthusiastically support?