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Dems Completely Lose Touch with Reality, Call Kids' TV Host Bill Nye to Testify Before Homeland Security Subcommittee

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There’s a reason why William Sanford Nye is known professionally as Bill Nye the Science Guy and not Bill Nye the Eminent Scientist.

A “science guy” is someone who does science-y stuff but isn’t necessarily an expert on anything except being mediagenic. He’s made a comeback of late because left-leaning millennials fond of using “Science!” as a retort remember his 1990s PBS show fondly. Thus, his support of liberal causes is enough for Democrats to trot the bow-tied one out to drum up excitement among the under-40 crowd.

There’s a reason he’s called Bill Nye the Science Guy: Without a script, he doesn’t have a lot of original things to say.

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The reason you never heard the professional monikers Albert Einstein the Science Guy, Richard Feynman the Science Guy or Marie Curie the Science Gal used wasn’t because they didn’t rhyme. They were scientists. You knew their accomplishments. Einstein’s work is so ingrained in our culture that, even if you don’t know what it means, you know the equation E=MC². The most recent William Sanford Nye accomplishment I can recall is a 2017 viral video from his Netflix show that was somehow supposed to debunk LGBT conversion therapy via a cartoon ice cream orgy.

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Alas, Einstein, Feynman and Curie are no longer with us, so the Democrats settled for inviting the ice cream orgy guy to make the case that climate change is a national security threat.

On Tuesday, Nye testified before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery, according to Roll Call. During the session, titled “Examining Climate Change: A Threat to the Homeland,” Nye didn’t say anything that couldn’t plausibly have come from any Democratic voter with a bow-tie, some public speaking ability and subscriptions to The Atlantic and Scientific American. Good work.

“When it comes to climate change, we need big ideas, huge ideas,” Nye said during the virtual hearing. “Recycling water bottles alone will not address climate change or prepare us for disaster.”

Nye, a supporter of the Green New Deal, doesn’t take kindly to those who aren’t on board with his predictions of impending climate doom. According to Yahoo News, Nye went off on “climate deniers” when pitched a softball question by Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green about how to reach an agreement on the issue when so many just don’t think the science is there.

“I’ve fought this for 30 years: trying to get people to accept the science of climate change. I offered four bets to two notorious climate deniers,” Nye responded.

“I offered them $10,000 that 2016 would be the hottest year on record, 2010-2020 would be the hottest decade on record. Neither one of them would take either one of the bets.”

“They wouldn’t take the bets because they’re scared. We’re all frightened,” Nye said.

And this is part of why, he claimed, birth rates were down across the globe.

“This thing is overwhelming and if you don’t believe me, there have been these studies lately that, worldwide, people are having fewer and fewer children,” Nye said. “That’s because women and men are a little reticent to bring a kid into a world where the world’s on fire. So, everybody, we’re in this together. We’ve got to fight this fight together. I’m scared too. Let’s get to work.”

Oh, well, a Netflix host in a bow-tie has made it official: The time for debate is over. Ice cream orgy guy is scared, everyone. Let’s get to work.

Also, don’t expect Nye to be loquacious when it comes to the impact that China, the world’s biggest carbon polluter, has on this threat. When Florida GOP Rep. Kat Cammack brought the subject up, Nye was so evasive you’d think he had a contract with the NBA.

“Everything every single one of us does affects everyone in the world because we all share the air,” Nye said.

Here’s a longer version of that answer — which is slightly less evasive while still having almost nothing to do with the threat China’s emissions pose:

“As people in China try to reach the level of service we have in transportation and energy use here in the States and the Western world, they’re going to use more and more energy,” Nye said. “And what we want is for China — and places in the developing world everywhere — to skip the greenhouse gas-intensive step and go to more energy-efficient, more renewably produced energy systems.”

And this is why he’s not called Bill Nye the Political Science Guy. But then again, the hearing didn’t really require a “science guy.” The only substantive thing Nye seemed to add to the discussion was a call for more funding for nuclear fusion research.

“Well, if you want to do something bold, let’s invest in fusion energy. I’m not saying it will work, but let’s take a chance,” Nye said. At another point in the hearing, he said he “would like us to take some risks and invest in fusion technologies. This could, as I like to say, change the world.”

What is nuclear fusion? “Simply put, nuclear fusion is the process by which two light atomic nuclei combine to form a single heavier one while releasing massive amounts of energy,” the International Atomic Energy Agency notes. “Fusion reactions take place in a state of matter called plasma — a hot, charged gas made of positive ions and free-moving electrons that has unique properties distinct from solids, liquids and gases.”

Sounds amazing. The problem is, as NPR’s The Pulse pointed out in a May piece, that scientists have been working on nuclear fusion in some form since the 1950s and not a single reactor has produced more energy than it’s consumed. The latest attempt is a small-scale prototype reactor that promises to produce 10 times the energy it consumes. And it’ll be ready in … 2035, for anywhere between $25 billion and $65 billion. And it’ll maybe work. Just like all the other attempts that would maybe work.

Nye’s other message: Keep worrying, America.

“If you like to worry about things, you’re living at a great time,” Nye said, according to Yahoo News. “These are huge problems and the sooner we get started and the sooner we accept that we’re all in it together, the sooner we’re going to get it done.”

These are the legislators on a House Homeland Security Subcommittee charged with keeping our nation safe from and prepared for emergencies — a matter of national defense, in other words. The Democrats in charge think climate change is a serious enough threat in this department to warrant a hearing.

To level with us on this climate-related Sword of Damocles, they brought in a 1990s kids’ show host to tell us that we should all be scared and maybe bet a few chips on nuclear fusion.

If they’re not going to take this seriously, why should we?

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.


Tyranny: Concerned Parents Arrested After School Board Cuts Off Comments on Trans, CRT Policies

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Two Virginia parents protesting critical race theory and transgender policy proposals at their children’s schools were arrested Tuesday during a meeting of the Loudoun County School Board. The public comment session was held so parents could voice their concerns over the teaching of CRT as well as a new policy on “transgender and gender-expansive students.” Instead, the board ended the meeting midway and two parents were arrested. Two arrests made at the Loudoun County, Virginia school board meeting after it was declared an unlawful assembly and some parents here to protest against critical race theory and a transgender policy refused to leave right away #CriticalRaceTheory — Gabriella Borter (@gabriellaborter) June 22, 2021 A total of 259 people had signed up to offer public comments, but the meeting was shut down after just 51 had spoken, according to Fox News. Ian Prior, a father of two students and a spokesman for the parent advocacy group Fight for Schools, slammed the board for refusing to allow parents to have a say in how their children are educated on controversial topics such as critical race theory and transgenderism. Prior told Fox News that it’s imperative for parents to “get a seat at the table” to help shape what their children learn in the classroom. Otherwise, schools become vehicles for the mass brainwashing of children with destructive left-wing propaganda. The brouhaha at the Loudoun County School Board meeting came after former Republican state Sen. Dick Black slammed the board for suspending teacher Tanner Cross in May for stating at a school board meeting that he doesn’t believe “a biological boy can be a girl and vice-versa.” Two weeks ago, a judge ordered Cross’ school to reinstate him, saying his statements were constitutionally protected free speech under the First Amendment. After…

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Confirmed: Disguised Leftists Infiltrated Trump Crowd on Jan. 6, Said They Told FBI How to Infiltrate MAGA

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Recently released videos prove what conservatives have been saying for months now: Trump supporters were not the only ones at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Two leftists infiltrated the Jan. 6 mob that stormed the Capitol and later said they told the FBI how to “infiltrate Trump rallies.” The two men are Walter Masterson and Peter Scattini and a quick look skim through their respective Twitter feeds shows that they are, indeed, leftists. It’s been stoked by the media & by the president. It goes beyond institutional distrust & disgust. So many are painting these protestors as a monolith, when in reality it was an amalgam of families, business owners & anarchists who believed they were fighting for “their” America — Peter Scattini (@jpscattini) January 7, 2021 COVID Nurse at the MAGA Rally does not believe in wearing a mask. — Walter Masterson (@waltermasterson) December 13, 2020 Multiple videos on Scattini’s YouTube channel show him and Masterson — disguised as reporters from One America News Network — asking questions to a number of Trump supporters outside the Capitol on Jan. 6. An additional video blog posted on Feb. 17 features Scattini explaining how FBI agents approached the two men after their Jan. 6 stunt. “They introduced themselves as two agents of the FBI and one officer of the NYPD and asked if they could come inside and, of course, we said yes,” Scattini said. “We talked to them for about an hour, we are not in any trouble, but that was super weird.” “Walter is giving them tips on how to infiltrate Trump rallies.” This lines up with a recent assertion made by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson that the FBI had agents on the inside during the Jan. 6 incursion. “Strangely, some of the key people who…

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