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Report: Democrats Refuse to Allow Skeptic to Testify Alongside Gore At Congressional Hearing

Thursday, April 23, 2009By Marc Morano

'House Democrats don't want Gore humiliated'


Climate Depot Exclusive - Updated



Washington, DC -- UK's Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, claimed House Democrats have refused to allow him to appear alongside former Vice President Al Gore at a high profile global warming hearing on Friday April 24, 2009 at 10am in Washington. Monckton told Climate Depot that the Democrats rescinded his scheduled joint appearance at the House Energy and Commerce hearing on Friday. Monckton said he was informed that he would not be allowed to testify alongside Gore when his plane landed from England Thursday afternoon.


“The House Democrats don't want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face,” Monckton told Climate Depot in an exclusive interview. “They are cowards.”


According to Monckton, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), Ranking Member on the Energy & Commerce Committee, had invited him to go head to head with Gore and testify at the hearing on Capitol Hill Friday. But Monckton now says that when his airplane from London landed in the U.S. on Thursday, he was informed that the former Vice-President had “chickened out” and there would be no joint appearance. Gore is scheduled to testify on Friday to the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment's fourth day of hearings on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. The hearing will be held in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.


According to Monckton, House Democrats told the Republican committee staff earlier this week that they would be putting forward an unnamed 'celebrity' as their star witness Friday at a multi-panel climate hearing examining the House global warming bill. The "celebrity" witness turned out to be Gore. Monckton said the GOP replied they would respond to the Democrats' "celebrity" with an unnamed "celebrity" of their own. But Monckton claims that when the Democrats were told who the GOP witness would be, they refused to allow him to testify alongside Gore.


[ Update: 1:55 PM EST: A GOP House source told Climate Depot that the Democrats on the Committee said “absolutely not” to allowing Monckton to appear during today's Gore hearing. The GOP committee “pushed at multiple levels” to bring Monckton in to testify but the Democrats “refused,” according to the GOP source. Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich was called in to testify after Monckton was rejected by the committee Democrats, according to the Congressional source.]


“The Democrats have a lot to learn about the right of free speech under the US Constitution. Congress Henry Waxman's (D-CA) refusal to expose Al Gore's sci-fi comedy-horror testimony to proper, independent scrutiny by the House minority reeks of naked fear,” Monckton said from the airport Thursday evening.


“Waxman knows there has been no 'global warming' for at least a decade. Waxman knows there has been seven and a half years' global cooling. Waxman knows that, in the words of the UK High Court judge who condemned Gore's mawkish movie as materially, seriously, serially inaccurate, 'the Armageddon scenario that he depicts is not based on any scientific view,'” Monckton explained. Monckton has previously testified before the House Committee in March. (See: Monckton: Have the courage to do nothing...US Congress told climate change is not real ) Monckton has also publicly challenged Gore to a debate. (See: Al Gore Challenged to International TV Debate on Global Warming By Lord Monckton - March 19, 2007 )


A call to the Democratic office of the House Energy and Commerce Committee seeking comment was not immediately returned Thursday night.



Related Links:


More Than 700 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims


NASA's James Hansen: Skepticism 'can confuse the public'


Monkton's Report: 35 Inconvenient Truths: The errors in Al Gore's movie


Monckton: Have the courage to do nothing...US Congress told climate change is not real


Monckton's Letter to Represenatives Ed Markey & Joe Barton - March 30, 2009


Al Gore Challenged to International TV Debate on Global Warming By Lord Monckton - March 19, 2007


Scientific Smackdown: Skeptics Voted The Clear Winners Against Global Warming Believers in Heated NYC Debate – March 16, 2007


Lord Monckton Declared Victor in Global Warming Debate – By His Opponent! – August 19, 2008


Debate Over Whether 'Global Warming is a Global Crisis' – March 6, 2009





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The "skeptics" as you call them have had 8 years to convince the world global warming is bullshit,and for all the blather they still cant make the issue go away.

Global warming is real ,will it change for the better in my lifetime? probably not.

Can we reverse this? I doubt it ,The population is growing to fast and people are living much longer.

Should we try ,YES.


Its funny,on one hand the tea party's represented worry that our government was going to pass on massive debt to our grandchildren and thats wrong but its cool to hand them a shitty enviroment?



Fair enough, but how is the proposed 'Cap and Trade' anything more than pushing money. For the most part it has turned into a scam in Europe b/c people will just stop producing anything so they can sell their 'credits' and remain profitable w/out really doing anything. That's not going to solve anything, the only thing I can really see it doing is driving up our (NE Ohio in particular) energy cost. The reason we haven't had it has bad as the rest of the country is because coal is relatively cheap. With the carbon tax the President admitted himself the coal will triple in cost (paraphrased, correct me if I'm wrong).

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I heard it again on the news - cap and trade will cost the average homeowning family


about $3000 dollars a year more for energy they use.


Cry about the environment? Put coal companies out of business?


But push people to buy woodburning stoves all over the country?


How is that fixing the environment, Dan?


Everybody, all of us, want a cleaner environment.


But man made global warming folks have had more than eight years to make their case.


In the end, all they have is "don't listen to the evil people who won't drink our make $$$$$ koolaid."


Time to get off that bandwagon, Dan. It's heading for a cliff.

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"don't listen to the evil people who won't drink our make $$$$$ koolaid."


You know those old sitcom grocery stores that have alarms sound and balloons fall from the ceiling when the millionth customer or something checks out at the register?


That's what just happened in my living room when I read cal drop "koolaid" for the millionth time on this board.


Is there anything more ignorant and uninformed than labeling someone else's different way of thinking as "drinking koolaid?"


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You do make me laugh without you even know your doing so and intelligent conversation eludes you at every turn ,so give it up and quit trying ,you cant hang and more importantly you make T look like a rocket scientist and the closest he ever came to that was with the airplane glue he sniffs.




well, at least I"M funny.


What do you have to offer? (now, if you say "intelligent, non-partisan conversation", that would be


almost funny, but not quite.)



Yeah, mz the pussy, the liberals around here who first started the use of the word "koolaid.


Hence, in my profound zeal for poetic justice, I use it often.

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Yeah, mz the pussy, the liberals around here who first started the use of the word "koolaid.


Wow, your response is even more childish than I expected.


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