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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:25 PM

Trump Says Earth Will Cool Down If Everyone Just Turns On Air-Conditioning

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Blasting “dumb scientists for not thinking of this before,” Donald J. Trump said that the planet would cool down “right away” if everyone would just turn on the air-conditioning.

“Scientists go around with their lab coats and test tubes and act like the planet is burning up,” he said. “I guess those beauties have never thought of turning on the A.C.”

“Air-conditioning is the answer,” he said. “It’s the hydroxychloroquine of climate.”

Arguing that his theory was “based on math,” Trump illustrated what would happen to the planet’s temperature if people around the world all turned on the air-conditioning at the exact same time.

“Let’s say two billion people each turned down the A.C. four degrees,” he said. “Just like that, the planet would be eight billion degrees cooler.”

Trump disclosed that he did not come up with this mathematical equation all by himself, acknowledging the assistance of the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.


Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-says-earth-will-cool-down-if-everyone-just-turns-on-air-conditioning



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Reply Trump Says Earth Will Cool Down If Everyone Just Turns On Air-Conditioning (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Tuesday OP
TigressDem Tuesday #1
Dial H For Hero Tuesday #4
TigressDem Tuesday #7
Dial H For Hero Tuesday #8
TigressDem Tuesday #12
Dial H For Hero Tuesday #14
Claustrum Tuesday #2
Rhiannon12866 Tuesday #5
Claustrum Tuesday #6
TigressDem Tuesday #13
Disaffected Tuesday #3
AmyStrange Tuesday #9
Stallion Tuesday #10
msongs Tuesday #11
GeoWilliam750 Tuesday #15
Initech Tuesday #16
Rhiannon12866 Tuesday #17
Silent3 Tuesday #18
smirkymonkey Tuesday #19
Rhiannon12866 Tuesday #20
Gothmog Wednesday #21
Rhiannon12866 Wednesday #22
treestar Wednesday #23
grantcart Wednesday #24
A HERETIC I AM Wednesday #25

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:27 PM

1. Except that anyone who actually SEES their air conditioner knows that AC kicks the hot air OUTSIDE.

OMG what an ignoramus.


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Response to TigressDem (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:29 PM

4. If you go to the link, you'll see this is satire.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:32 PM

7. Well, with his track record, he could have said it. Easily.

Doesn't the Onion have to keep re-writing stuff because they think something is so far fetched it couldn't be true, then it is.


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Response to TigressDem (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:35 PM

8. It struck me a a bit over the top.

Only a bit, mind you.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:51 PM

12. From the guy who suggested people use bleach against Covid, I could believe just about anything. nt

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Response to TigressDem (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:57 PM

14. Point in your favor.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:28 PM

2. You got me this time 0.o

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:30 PM

5. There are people who would believe this...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:32 PM

6. I am usually very good at picking up that it's satire.

Of course it is increasingly hard to because of how crazy Trump is. But this is really something he could say.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:53 PM

13. But how do you KNOW any more?

The Daily Newspapers read like an Onion article.


https://www.theonion.com/

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:29 PM

3. As usual, I had to

read the article b/f I knew it was satire.

I'll bet if someone actually told Trump that, he would believe it.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:44 PM

9. You'd think the ice at the North and South poles would...

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do the same thing, but as usual, stupid is as stupid does.
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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:44 PM

10. Duh! What do you think we are a bunch of "Morans"

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:48 PM

11. only if we all open our doors and windows 24/7 nt

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:52 PM

15. I was wondering

Has the Department of Irony stopped issuing new licences?

Is it still operating?

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:56 PM

16. Or we could just use the Futurama solution and drop a giant ice cube in the ocean.



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Response to Initech (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:02 PM

17. Oh, let's hope that Trump never sees that!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:03 PM

18. While most people, even fairly stupid people, know this coudn't work...

...I'll bet a lot of people don't understand the thermodynamics of A/C, that A/C works by simply moving heat from one place to another, and because of the inherent inefficiencies of that process, the result of A/C is a net INCREASE in heat.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:07 PM

19. Well! I'm willing to do my part!

Cranking it down to 55 degrees tonight! That should do the trick.

OMG, this is getting so insane that even poor Andy Borowitz might be out of a job!

Thanks for posting, Rhiannon!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:15 PM

20. The scary part is that these are the kinds of things Trump actually believes!

AND he's able to convince his "followers" to believe them, too! I read that there were folks who really drank bleach! Now that is truly insane, but that's the kind of effect he has on these cult members! Like you said, Andy Borowitz's job gets easier every day, eventually it's going to just be mainstream news...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:51 AM

21. I love good satire

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 05:36 AM

22. So do I - as well as smart political cartoons...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 08:28 AM

23. That actually sounds like something the idiot would say

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 08:35 AM

24. This sounds like a caller on the Phil Hendrie show and


Like the show about half of the people on this thread never got the premise.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 08:42 AM

25. I actually had a guy insist the answer to California's water problems was air conditioners.

I shit you not. This guy looked me right in the eye and proceeded to explain how air conditioners “got water from the air” and all you had to do was turn enough of them on, collect the water they produced and put it in a reservoir.

I was astounded. When I pushed back, saying it was an absurd notion that electrically powered AC units could possibly condense enough water to replace the reduced snowpack in the Sierra’s, he called me “stupid”!!

I shook my head and went back to my beer.

Borowitz is funny as hell, but between him and “The Onion”, these writers have to take an extra step to go past the absurd reality that is this president.

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