A185: Arrogant Asswipe

The G8 summit ends without any significant change. This is not a surprise. Sadly, this WTF incident also doesn't really surprise us. From the British press we can learn . . .
The American leader, who has been condemned throughout his presidency for failing to tackle climate change, ended a private meeting with the words: "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter."

He then punched the air while grinning widely, as the rest of those present including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy looked on in shock.

To clarify what I meant 'without significant change' I quote the same article.

Concluding the three-day event, leaders from the G8 and developing countries proclaimed a "shared vision" on climate change. However, they failed to bridge differences between rich and emerging nations on curbing emissions.

Hat tip to Dependable Renegade

Arrogant Asswipe - Vice version
While this was going on, news of Vice President Cheney directing the CDC to edit findings. From Earthfamilyalpha:

He also noted that in the fall of 2007, the Council on Environmental Quality and the Cheney's office asked him to work with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to remove portions of a report detailing the threats that climate change poses to human health. The document in question was the testimony that Julie Gerberding, director of the CDC, had prepared to give before the Senate environment and public works committee about the human impacts of global warming.

After her testimony in October 2007, it came to light that the White House had edited it down from 14 pages to a mere four, cutting the six pages detailing the diseases and other health problems that would be exacerbated by a warming planet.

Burnett's letter this week was the first evidence, however, that the call for edits came directly from Cheney's office, which he says asked him to "remove from the testimony any discussion of the human health consequences of climate change".

Update: The more I look at that photograph the more it looks photoshopped . . . What is the black panel behind Angela M.? Just sayin' . . .
It doesn't refute the dumbassery of mondo fucko (as Melissa McEwan often calls him).


daharja said...

Asswipe? Who are you kidding? I wouldn't pollute my rear end with that trash!


What can we do with these types? Trying them for crimes against humanity is too good for them, because all the rest of the planet won't be represented, and they have just grievances too.

We need a new court - to try crimes against the earth.

katecontinued said...

Funny you should write that, dharja. Today I was washing 75 cloth wipes in my manual washer, wringing them and carefully stacking them to take to the drying rack I set up outside. I laughed to myself that I take time and care with something that is for wiping my ass. Life is quite different in the sustainability circles.

A new court, a new kind of justice and a different way of life. You are right.