#1 GOP Rep. Michael Grimm Decides Climate Change Is Real After Actually Looking At Research by Frank Cannon 28.04.2014 20:05

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/25..._n_5213523.html

Before anyone gets sad that this GOP'er is going to jail, don't forget he is a kook believer in global warming and has a real soft spot for amnesty....

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Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) appears to have completely reversed his views on climate change as he fights to be reelected to a district hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

Grimm tells MSNBC's Chris Hayes that his views have evolved in an excerpt from Showtime's “Years of Living Dangerously” series:

CHRIS HAYES: Last time you and I spoke, you said the jury was still out on climate science. Do you still feel that way?

MICHAEL GRIMM: After speaking with Bob Inglis, it made me do some of my own research, you know, I looked at some of the stuff that he sent over, my staff looked at. But the mass majority of respected scientists say that it’s conclusive, the evidence is clear. So I don't think the jury is out.

CHRIS HAYES: The basic story of -- we’re putting carbon in the atmosphere, the planet’s getting warmer, that’s gonna make the sea levels rise -- like, the basic story of that, you pretty much agree with, right?

MICHAEL GRIMM: Sure, I mean there’s no question that, um, you know, the oceans have risen, right? And the climate change part is, is a real part of it. The problem that we're gonna have right now -- there's no oxygen left in the room in Washington for another big debate, that’s the reality.

Grimm's comments to Hayes come just four years after he said at a candidate debate that "the jury is obviously still out" in response to a question about whether he believed climate change is "real."

“I have been one of the guys who have been skeptical of global warming from the beginning," Grimm said at the debate. "The jury is obviously still out on it. We see nothing but conflicting reports from across the globe. I’m not sure, I’m not a scientist.”

The second-term congressman represents New York's 11th District, including Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. He is a top target for Democrats this election cycle, so his new comments on climate change may be part and parcel with his recent support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Grimm received a dose of negative attention in January after he physically threatened a reporter at the Capitol. He also gets an unflattering mention in Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) new book as an example of a tea party candidate who benefitted for much of his life from government, but doesn't believe in government.

#2 RE: GOP Rep. Michael Grimm Decides Climate Change Is Real After Actually Looking At Research by Sanguine 28.04.2014 22:51

Sounds like a really principled guy.

#3 RE: GOP Rep. Michael Grimm Decides Climate Change Is Real After Actually Looking At Research by Frank Cannon 29.04.2014 00:09

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Quote: Sanguine wrote in post #2
Sounds like a really principled guy.


Oh, this dude is stellar....

New York Rep. Michael Grimm threatens reporter after being asked about fundraising allegations

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics...7#ixzz30FEeVmqq

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Embattled New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm threatened to "break" a NY1 reporter and throw him off a balcony after President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

The confrontation occurred on Capitol Hill when reporter Michael Scotto followed up questions about the President's speech by pressing the congressman on a federal investigation into his fund-raising.

“Congressman Michael Grimm does not want to talk about some of the allegations concerning his campaign finances ... but as you saw he refused to talk about that,” Scotto said as Grimm began to walk away.

Hearing Scotto’s comment, Grimm turned and walked toward the NY1 reporter.

"Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this f-----g balcony,” Grimm said, according to the cable news channel.

“Why, why, I just wanted to ask you?” Scotto responded.

“If you ever do that to me again,” the Staten Island congressman shot back.

When Scotto replied, “why, why it’s a valid question,” Grimm said: “No, no, you're not man enough, you're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy,” according to the NY1 transcript.


#4 RE: GOP Rep. Michael Grimm Decides Climate Change Is Real After Actually Looking At Research by Rev 29.04.2014 00:58

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Climate change is real.

It's called seasons.

#5 RE: GOP Rep. Michael Grimm Decides Climate Change Is Real After Actually Looking At Research by Sanguine 29.04.2014 09:21

Quote: Rev wrote in post #4
Climate change is real.

It's called seasons.


And, other naturally occurring variations in climate over time.

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