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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:52 PM
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Pat Robertson a Global Warming "Convert"
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=dom...

Before you snicker and say, "Who gives a rat's ass WHAT that nutjob thinks"?, remember: that's OUR (Democrats) issue: we are pushing solutions to address global warming, while Republicans push denial. SO... is there a tipping point when Pat Robertson and his ilk start to worry more about the "inconvenient truth" of the earth's heating up than they do about turning embryonic stem cells into snowflakes? They ARE an enormous voting block; if we can soften them up with an issue like global warming and send enoguh of them our way, it could make a difference.


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Conservative Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson said on Thursday the wave of scorching temperatures across the United States has converted him into a believer in global warming.

"We really need to address the burning of fossil fuels," Robertson said on his "700 Club" broadcast. "It is getting hotter, and the icecaps are melting and there is a buildup of carbon dioxide in the air."

This week the heat index, the perceived temperature based on both air temperatures and humidity, reached 115 Fahrenheit in some regions of the U.S. East Coast. The 76-year-old Robertson told viewers that was "the most convincing evidence I've seen on global warming in a long time."

Last year, Robertson said natural disasters affecting the globe, including hurricanes Katrina and Rita that wrecked the U.S. Gulf Coast, might be signs that the biblical apocalypse was nearing.



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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:04 PM
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1. More like...
He's taken a big investment position in nuclear and alternative energy technologies.

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Xeric Donating Member (586 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:09 PM
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2. On the plus side.....
Hell seems to have frozen over.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:10 PM
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3. Would hell freezing over reverse global warming?
:rofl: I love this shit.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:16 PM
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4. Now if he'd only convert to Christianity...
nt
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:33 PM
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5. As usual, science rolls over another bunch of religious superstitions.
And the preachers have to finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the future.
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