Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Limbaugh: Heat Wave Reports Are Part Of A Government Plot

You’re not as hot as you think you are. You’ve just been brainwashed by the media and victimized by a government conspiracy to persuade you that climate change is real. Listen as Rush Limbaugh explains it to you:

Limbaugh: And they’re playing games with us on this heat wave again. Even Drudge. Drudge getting sucked in here. Gonna be 116 in Washington. No it’s not. It’s going to be like 100, maybe 99. The heat index manufactured by the government to tell you what it feels like when you add the humidity in there, 116. When’s the last time the heat index was reported as an actual temperature. It hasn’t been, but it looks like they’re trying to get away with doing that now. 116. Drudge is just linking to other people reporting this. He’s not saying it. I don’t want to misunderstand, but he’s linking to stories which say 116 degrees in Washington. No. It’s what 100, 97, 99? It’s going to top out at 102, 103. It does this every year. We have this. There’s a heat dome over half the country. Midwest it’s moving East, and it happens every summer. It happens every summer. (h/t: PoliticusUSA)

Despite Limbaugh’s statement that this kind of heat wave happens every year, the National Weather Service states that 1,000 heat records have been broken in the past month throughout the country. Dr. Heidi Cullen also provides valuable testimony on the warming climate change over the past decade.


Michael The Molar Maven said...

Although I completely disagree with Limbaugh's message beneath the message, I happen to agree with him about this "feels like" figure. Russell Baker once wrote a column about the wind-chill factor and the THI (remember the temperature humidity index?) He said that the media (not the government) likes to tell us how uncomfoprtable we should be feeling. As far as I am concerned, just tell me the temperature and any pertinant mitigating factors like wind velocity and direction and let me figure the rest out for myself. BTW, does a northwest wind come from the NW or is it heading in that direction?

Jeff Tone said...

I've heard that one can't be any hotter or colder than the actual temperature. Regardless, Limbaugh's conspiracy talk is absurd.