I’ll Believe It’s A Crisis When The People Who Are Telling Me It’s A Crisis Start Acting Like It’s A Crisis, Part MCLVIII

Barack and Michelle Obama buy a place high up in the Rockies, as a hedge against rising sea levels.

Just kidding. They bought a place on Martha’s Vineyard.

Apparently he took that whole “We’ll make the ocean level recede” thing pretty seriously.

12 thoughts on “I’ll Believe It’s A Crisis When The People Who Are Telling Me It’s A Crisis Start Acting Like It’s A Crisis, Part MCLVIII

  1. All presidents sign lucrative book deals once they leave office, but for something like 5 or 6 million, maybe 8 tops.

    The light bringer and wookie wife? 65 million.

    Nothing to see here folks, move along.

  2. Take a penny and lay it flat. Take another penny and lay it flat on top of the first. That is 3mm, the height the seas rise every year.

    Now take the second penny away, because the seas have been rising 1.5 mm for centuries. So one could argue that human, in one way or another, cause the seas to rise the thickness of a penny every year.

    That is not particularly good – but it wouldn’t prevent me from buying beachfront property. Barack apparently feels the same.

    On the same note, several California cities joined a lawsuit which attempted to hold Exxon responsible for climate change. They claimed that they had suffered damages and anticipated future damages of rising seas, droughts, torrential rains and such.

    Well into the court case, a clever Exxon lawyer dug up the filings that the SEC requires when municipalities sell bonds. In those filings the cities must state risks to their financial position. One risk that the cites had to address was climate change because of its potential impact on infrastructure. In the filings, the cities downplayed the risks…..hey, they wrote, the sea only rises the thickness of a penny every year and there are no signs of drought and floods being anything above historic levels. It’s no big deal, so buy our bonds.

  3. I’m fascinated at how the first take on President Obama’s latest purchase of property, including Mr. Berg’s take, details the “global warming” angle.

    My first impression was “How does a man who worked as a ‘community organizer,’ then was appointed by fixers to several political slots in Illinois including U.S. senator, then improbably ran for president and won! while earning only nominal salaries, his last being $400,000-a-year become worth upwards of one-hundred-million dollars?”

    And why buy when you can simply hang out at the expense of your fixers?

  4. IMO, the money that Barack is allegedly making from his books, is a cover for all of the money he’s getting under the table from the Democrat party, for being a good stooge.

  5. Commenter Greg misses the point

    That is not particularly good – but it wouldn’t prevent me from buying beachfront property. Barack apparently feels the same.

    Climate Change alarmists like Obama promote the theory that the global warming engine causes catastrophic flooding by more than just melting ice. It also is supposed to whip up monster storms on a more frequent basis whose storm surges will wipe out coastal areas. I’ve been to Martha’s Vineyard. I wouldn’t be buying property just above sea level if I had $15 million lying around and believed in catastrophic climate change.
    So it begs the question. Does Obama believe his own forecasts, or was he just jumping on a bandwagon?

  6. I wouldnt ever buy anything on Marthas Vineyard even if I had the money. Too many pretentious Limosience Leftists live there. Obama and Moochele will fit in perfectly. And shes never going to run for President, he life is way too nice and comfterable now.

  7. Hey, maybe the Bringer of Light really knows his sh*t.

    1) If his Martha’s Vineyard mansion floods due to storm surge, the taxpayers are on the hook for the damages through hurricane insurance, not him.

    2) If the worst comes to pass and the Greenland ice sheet melts, the sea level around Martha’s Vineyard will go down, not up. It sounds counter-intuitive, but when you come to understand the gravitational effects of ice sheets, it is understandable.

    See http://sealevelstudy.org/sea-change-science/whats-in-a-number/attractive-ice-sheets

  8. It’s amazing how fast Negroes who make careers of spreading hate and discontent against wipipul, move into exclusive Caucasian neighborhoods as soon as they can afford to, don’t you think?

    I’m sure the neighbors will get used to the sight of Big Mike bench pressing Barry on the veranda, in the nude, quickly.

  9. Chicago has reached peak vibrancy, and if there is any truth in his background cover story, Barry had a lot to do with that. Why didn’t Barry and Big Mike move back to the community they spent so much time organizing?

  10. Barry is a Man From Nowhere. He is a person most comfortable in living within a class context, not a physical place. If you are attached to a geographical place, like Hawaii, or Indonesia, or Chicago, that is a weakness. You must only have class loyalty. None of your peers should ever say “He is where? What is he doing there?”

  11. Regarding Martha’s Vineyard digs, the big issue is not just what Greg discusses, overall rise of the oceans, but rather also the hypothetical increase in severe weather that could result in waves pummeling Dear Leader’s house.

    That noted, I think the big deal is that he’s not worried because his name will allow him to more or less coin money to live wherever the heck he wants. For you and I, losing a house on the shore would be catastrophic because we had to earn it. For him, losing ten thousand big on a Martha’s Vineyard estate is a way for him to say “see I told you so, now buy my next book.” My take anyways.

    Agreed, by the way, that the Obamas moving there shows precisely how much they value their constituents–by which of course I mean “coastal elites”, not the middle class and poor voters who put them in the White House. I believe the deacons of Trinity United Church of Christ did the same thing when they bought Jeremiah Wright a nice mansion in the suburbs, too.

    Regarding the latter, my first thought was how cruel it was to separate a man from the neighborhoods he’d lived in and the friends he had…..but now I’m coming around to the notion that for very sad reasons, it wasn’t as much of a loss for him as I’d have assumed.

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