No more tolerance: Senate Democrat wants leftists to ‘ridicule’ global warming skeptics

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz
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U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

By Dustin Hurst |

Skeptics of man-made global warming need to be “ridiculed” said U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii who spoke at last week’s Netroots Nation gathering in San Jose, Calif.


“These people have to be ridiculed,” Schatz said at the gathering of liberal activists. “They have to be run out of town rhetorically.”

So much for tolerance and civil discourse, a supposed hallmark of America’s supposedly peaceful progressive movement.

Schatz, appointed to fill the vacancy caused by Sen. Daniel Inouye’s passing last year, is a global warming alarmist who believes in his heart that climate change is man made and solvable.

Earlier this year, Schatz worked with Democrats to write a “discussion draft” of legislation that would impose fees — known as taxes outside the Beltway — on carbon emissions.

The group didn’t outline how they’d plan to spend their treasure, likely to be in the billions each year. They suggested, though, that the money be redistributed to low-income families or used to invest in green technologies.

Schatz also filed an amendment to the immigration reform bill moving through the U.S. Senate that would grant legal status to immigrants displaced by global warming.

“It simply recognizes that climate change, like war, is one of the most significant contributors to homelessness in the world,” Schatz said previously, according to Think Progress. “And like with states torn apart and made uninhabitable by war, we have an obligation not to deport people back to a country made uninhabitable by sea level rise and other extreme environmental changes that render these states desolate.”

The effort earned Schatz some ridicule of his own on Twitter. Umm…Hawaii…you have a “leader” who is mindnumbingly stupid. You might want to change that.

— John LaRosa (@jslconsulting) June 21, 2013





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  1. On June 11 U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D,HI) delivered his maiden floor speech, entirely devoted to pleading with his colleagues to support the concept of federal recognition for a phony Akaka tribe. Senator Schatz told the usual twisted version of Hawaiian history that we have come to expect from Hawaiian sovereignty activists.

    Schatz' ineffectiveness as Senator is shown by the fact that he waited six months before giving his first floor speech; and it was squeezed in during a quorum call (pause in the debate) around noontime in the middle of a heated discussion of the controversial immigration reform bill. Schatz has squandered whatever political capital he had by devoting his maiden speech to a topic his colleagues consider unimportant and of concern only to a special interest group in his home state (the powerful, wealthy institutions dependent on government and private handouts for racially exclusionary programs).

    More significantly for people who care about truth and justice, his speech was filled with falsehoods about Hawaiian history and support for legislation which the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has called racist in written statements in three different years.

    On June 12 Ken Conklin published a webpage describing the circumstances of Senator Schatz' speech and providing detailed rebuttals to 23 of Senator Schatz' assertions, together with documentation for those rebuttals. The webpage is at
    An 1800-word condensed version of it was published on June 13 in Hawaii Political Info online newspaper at

  2. @RealDeal 36-ken Conklin sites a website which has the Protocols of the Learned Elders Of Zion.the website is Hawaii political and the site appears to be your garden variety alternative( anti-war.anti-state,pro-market,etc).your thoughts,please?i remember your concern about anti semetism back in this what you are concerned about?

  3. B.S. is pretty cocky after HGEA's early endorsement of him running for U.S. Senate

    Wonder how HGEA members feel about him & his statements?

  4. Schatz is just another dangerous public servant for the islands and nation from the Triple D party.

  5. @Blue Eyed Devil- hey Blue thank you for your response.Ken Conklin is passionate and articulate with his arguments against special preferences and treatments for native-Hawaiians,etc.and my thoughts on that is special preferences and legislation mandating special anything regarding race is unconstitutional and rascist.All humans are EQUAL.All humans are born EQUAL. and anyone that thinks that native-Hawaiian are entitled to certain rights are mistaken.and I don't think that Conklin is anti-semetic just because some of his work was submitted to I am a TRUTHER and proud to be a truther and I am also not anti-semetic. and as far as Brian Schultz,he is a typical congress criminal.and maybe not too bright?

    • Schatz
      Either way the space between his 2 front teeth make him 1 rice ball short of a plate lunch.

  6. @atomic monkey-what's eric ryan up to these days? I don't like what he did to jon carrol.

  7. When faced with a covert attack, strong leaders don't announce to the world that they've been covertly attacked

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