Sunday News Roundup: France Violates Its Own Climate Accords as Gas Prices and Gun Sales Rocket Skyward

Oh. You don’t saaaaaayyyyy… – I’ve pointed out in several pieces the fact that the United States, the only nation on earth that was not a formal participant in the Paris Climate Accords thanks to the foresight of Donald Trump, was also the only industrialized nation on earth that has not only met its unenforceable “targets” under that sham wealth redistribution scheme, but exceeded them.

The U.S. has surpassed its emissions targets all the way through 2025, in fact, mainly thanks to the fact that clean natural gas has displaced huge amounts of coal in power generation. At the same time, European nations that had forced their economies heavily into wind and solar with massive government programs have been falling far short.

One of those countries is Germany. Another, of course, France – ironically where the agreement was consummated years ago – whose leaders were also among the most petulant and snarky in their condemnation of America’s non-participation. France has fallen so far and obviously short that a court in Paris actually found the country guilty this week of this imaginary “crime.”

No, I’m not making this stuff up:

Here’s an excerpt from the CBS News piece:

Paris — Four environmental groups are crying victory after France was found guilty of failing to meet climate change goals it committed to in a historic accord signed in and named after its own capital city. The Administrative Tribunal in Paris ruled Wednesday that France had fallen short of its promise to reduce greenhouse gases under commitments made in the 2015 Paris Agreement, and was “responsible for ecological damage.”

While the court declared the government guilty of inaction, it rejected a claim for damages by the four NGOs that brought the suit, ordering the government to pay just one symbolic euro to them instead. The tribunal also said it would decide within two months whether to recommend any measures for the government to resolve its failure to meet its own commitments.

In January, the court called the proceedings the “first major climate trial in France.”

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Thus, just as with the Paris Accords themselves, this climate “trial” ends in an empty gesture involving a lot of hot air, pontificating and toothless threats of future action.

Things are not good in America right now, but it could be worse: We could be France.

Today’s Short-Term Memory Reminder. – Speaking of climate-related scams, remember that your clean, pretty and very expensive electric vehicle derives most of its power from the burning of fossil fuels:

That isn’t Gina McCarthy, as @LawyerForLaws incorrectly claims, but it is fun to watch her squirm nonetheless.

Do you get the feeling that it’s costing you more to fill up your gas tank at the local station? Yes? – Well, that’s because it is. The price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas, which plummeted to decades-long lows under Donald Trump, has now risen by 37 cents per gallon since Election Day as traders drive up the price for crude oil in anticipation of the Biden/Harris socialist policy onslaught:

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Thanks, Democrats! You voted for this!

The Babylon Bee just keeps getting better. – Here, America’s best satirists (eat your heart out, Saturday Night Live) perfectly capture the public pronouncements of the little menace to society, Anthony Fauci:

Here’s an excerpt from this hilarious story:

WASHINGTON, DC—In a development no one saw coming, Dr. Anthony Fauci has again changed his recommendation about what to do with masks by consulting his tested and proven “Wheel of SCIENCE.”

“Now I know it confuses people when the science changes so quickly, as if we are just making all this up as we go along,” explained Dr. Fauci from his bunker full of neckties. “That’s why I developed this handy ‘Wheel of SCIENCE’ for us to spin every morning, so people can really see that this isn’t just me saying whatever pops into my head!”

“Now– let’s give this puppy a spin!” he exclaimed as he gave the wheel a mighty turn.

“What will it be today, gang?” asked a giddy Dr. Fauci. “‘Masks Cause Bladder Cancer?’ ‘Eating Dirt Prevents Halitosis?’ hmmm…”

The dial slowed, clicking just past “Cover Your Kids With Grocery Bags” and finally came to rest on: “Attach A Live Octopus Directly To Your Face.”

“There it is, folks!  Science has proven that the best way to prevent COVID transmission is to affix a live octopus directly over your mouth, nose, and probably eyes. I’ve been keeping this little guy here for this very moment,” said Dr. Fauci, reaching into an aquarium and plastering the surprised sea creature’s tentacles directly onto his face.

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Go read the rest. It gets even funnier.

If this surprises you, you haven’t been paying close enough attention. – In a bit of positive news, Americans continue to exercise their gun rights in record numbers. Barack Obama used to be the all-time record-holder for stimulating sales of guns and ammo in America, until the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s brutish response to it, along with last summer’s endless BLM/Antifa rioting, came along, . But China Joe Biden is threatening to surpass all previous records as his barrage of onerous executive orders and radical leftism continue to sow a rising level of fear among the public.

January, in fact, was the busiest month on record for gun and  background checks in the U.S., a clear indicator that the month likely also saw record sales of guns and bullets.

From a story at JustTheNews.com:

Gun background checks in the United States shattered monthly records in January, blowing past the four million mark for the first time in U.S. history.

Americans underwent nearly 4,318,000 checks for firearm purchases last month, handily defeating December’s then-record of nearly 3,940,000 checks and recording over four million checks in one month for the first time in the 23-year history of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

The four-million-plus checks performed in January total nearly 11% of the roughly 39,700,000 checks performed in the entirety of 2020. January of last year, for comparison, saw just over 2,700,000 background checks nationwide.

Last year’s record checks came amid sustained national unrest driven by often-violent protests led by Black Lives Matter in numerous cities nationwide, as well as record-high unemployment and economic devastation stemming from COVID-19 lockdowns and closures.

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The establishment elite have over the past year destroyed Americans’ right to free speech, our right of free assembly, our right to go to church and our right against unreasonable search and seizure. But they have not yet been able to destroy our right to keep and bear arms, or to go out and buy a bunch more of them at the local gun shop. When they make their inevitable effort in the next few years to send out soldiers to confiscate everyone’s guns – and believe me, that’s coming, and sooner than you expect – they’ll find that the only way to do that will be to pry them out of the cold, dead hands of millions of ordinary citizens.

Good luck with that.

That is all.

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Blinkie

Based on the face diaper crowd running around, I expect at least 90% of the “cold dead hands” crowd to hand over every weapon they have and rat on their neighbors, friends and family.

After that, they will get that one way train ride that communists like to reward their informants with.

RedDawn

It will be the police and military who will try to disarm us. Many of them have families. All of them need to eat, pay for a roof over their heads, etc.. they are no different than the guards of the concentration camps in Germany in the 1940’s. The vast majority will do what they are commanded to do.

It’s time NOW to stop idolizing them and treating them like the ‘good guys”. They will be the ones who will carry out the communists despots orders and keep them in their lifetime positions.

Ben Colder

If it wasn’t real it would be funny but it gets more real every day.I am so glad to see that Creepy Joe and the Ho have become the best firearm sales rep the gun industry has.I agree with the writer that the day is coming when they will send the troops to take our guns and yes I believe it will be very bloody to do that, but the communists don’t really care how many they kill never have One thing it may cause is the revolt to start I think that trying to take our firearms may be the one last straw I know I will not comply.Some of the guns I have have been in the family for over a hundred years and I will not give them up no way no how should not say no how because they will get them only when I am dead and some of them will be also.That is what they will have to consider is how many of them will it take.

Jay Whitcraft

Except for a few isolated cases, I don’t think that the military will respond to any order to take people’s guns. The awful FBI however, might be another story. Jay

Blinkie

I think the trannies in Joe’s SOCOM teams will not hesitate to blow us away.

Silas

Yes, the Stassi will be our biggest threat. We need a network of patriotic lawyers to keep them in check. If they do show up at your doorstep, refuse to let them in or speak to you without an attorney present. No matter how snarky or threatening they may get.

Mike

Wait. First the left will refund the police, drive many good LEO’s from the force, then replace them with their stooges

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