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RUSH: Tim McCarver… I can’t believe this. I love Tim McCarver. I grew up when Tim McCarver was a catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. Every year Joe Buck had his golf tournament outside St. Louis for a long time, and I would go to it, and I just loved Tim McCarver. Tim McCarver said something on a Fox broadcast a couple Saturdays ago that just disappoints me. But, again, it’s an example of how reasonably intelligent people get caught.

He said that the reason there are more home runs being hit in baseball — which there aren’t by the way. Home run totals are down. What do you think he’s gonna say? He’s blaming it on thinner air because of global warming. The air is thinner, there is less resistance, and so the balls off the bat are flying farther! The problem is that home run totals are down since the steroid era was kind of gotten control of. Home run totals are down.

It’s a disappointing thing.


RUSH: Here’s Tim McCarver. This was Saturday on Fox Sports. It’s Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Joe Buck and Tim McCarver talking about the impact of climate change on home runs and McCarver starts out by saying, “It has not been proven.” Now, there’s stadium noise in the background. McCarver says, “It’s not been proven,” and then he says this.

MCCARVER: (stadium noise) I think ultimately it will be proven that the air’s thinner now. There have been climactic (sic) changes over the last 50 years in the world, and I think that’s one of the reasons that balls are carrying much better now than I remember.

BUCK: So that’s your inconvenient truth about these things.

MCCARVER: Well, I think they’re gonna find that out one of these days. Yes, I do.

RUSH: Tim McCarver. It’s just so disappointing. When you lose Tim McCarver… You know, it was just three weeks ago I was speculating here, and I had a call about it. I was speculating here on the program asking whether it would be helpful or not if sports figures entered the political arena because of the influence they have with fans. And I think we’ve got a partial answer here. As I say, I love Tim McCarver, and he’s one of the best at what he does. But this is how insidious this propaganda is. But the fact of the matter is, in the past few years, home run totals have been in a fairly steady decline. From 2000 to 2009, home run totals are down! There aren’t more baseballs flying out of the park in the last 10 years or 11 years, for whatever reason.

There aren’t.

Home run totals are on the decline.

And, of course, it has nothing to do with baseball players being 20% bigger today than they were in years past.


RUSH: Home run totals in Major League Baseball in the year 2000: 5600 home runs. In 2011: 4500. We’re down 1100 home runs per year since the year 2000, and ESPN has a story: “Offense Drops to Two-Decade Low — If you thought the 2011 season seemed like a throwback, you were right. Offense dropped to a level not seen…” Now, this is runs scored, home runs, everything. But the home run average from this ESPN story, the home run average was down to less than one home run per team, per game, the lowest in 19 years. By the way, if you’re just joining us here and wondering, “What the heck are you talking about?” Grab sound bite 22. Tim McCarver on Saturday, in St. Louis, the Brewers and the Cardinals, Tim McCarver.

MCCARVER: (stadium noise) I think ultimately it will be proven that the air’s thinner now. There have been climactic changes over the last 50 years in the world, and I think that’s one of the reasons that balls are carrying much better now than I remember.

BUCK: So that’s your inconvenient truth about these things.

MCCARVER: Well, I think they’re gonna find that out one of these days. Yes, I do.

RUSH: How do you… I mean, Tim McCarver worked every year through the steroid era where players weighed on average 20% more than they did when he played back in the sixties and seventies. But home run totals are down. This is how pervasive this is. Tim McCarver’s not a dumb guy. You know, I’ve spoken to Tim McCarver on a number of occasions. I can’t say that I know him as a friend, but I saw him at Joe Buck’s golf tournament. Global warming is supposed to cause more humidity, which is heavier air. Global warming does not create thinner air. It’s just the opposite. By the way, he said “climactic” in there, meaning “climatic.” “Climactic” means apocalyptic. “Climactic,” a climax. For those of you in Rio Linda, “climax” — ha-ha — could go either way. The end. And he meant to say “climatic.”

Now, let’s go to Algore. Algore, he’s responsible for this. “Inconvenient Truth,” all this global warming folderol. Algore was in Amherst, Massachusetts, on Friday at Hampshire College during the inauguration of their new president, a guy named Jonathan Lash, who is a good friend of Algore’s. We have two sound bites from Algore.

GORE: Every single professional scientific society in every field related to earth science or climate science says it is an urgent problem that requires urgent attention and must be addressed. Ninety-seven to 98% of all the climate scientists most actively publishing in the world say it is an urgent problem that must be urgently addressed. Now, there’s some talk radio show hosts that say it’s not. (laughter) It’s up to you.

RUSH: He-he-he-he. So here we have these young skulls full of mush, once again being propagandized by this guy, who knows, by the way, that what he’s saying isn’t true. Maybe he doesn’t know. Maybe he’s so caught up in this now that he’s like Clinton, who believed all of his lies. The “talk show hosts” against these 97, 98% scientists, and the talk show host is winning, because Algore has to go up there and tell the students that the talk show host is wrong, and there are 97, 98% scientists. And that’s not true. By the way, for those of you young people who are new to this program the last six weeks, let me give you what I call a profundity. And this is unarguable. Science does not, cannot be determined by consensus.

Now, I know that the way you’ve been educated and taught is that consensus is good, consensus is the result of people talking and discussing and compromising. Yes. And compromise, that’s good. Because that’s people working together. Barney compromises. The Muppets compromise. Big Bird compromises. And so compromise led to consensus on science and global warming. Except for one problem. It specifically is not science if it is established by consensus. Science is not subject to opinion. And this is the problem with global warming.

For those of you new to the program, global warming is a purely political issue. It is used by the left to advance every one of their ideals and beliefs: higher taxes, big government, you being made to feel guilty and responsible for the construction of something for which you now have to pay the price for your redemption, which is higher taxes, bigger government and simply rolling over and getting out of the way when the global warming crowd comes through town.

But there’s this talk show host that for 23 years has been opposing this. So Algore has to go back to the campi all over the country to convince these young students the talk show host doesn’t know what he’s talking about and claim there’s a 97, 98% consensus of scientists. Two plus two equals four not because of consensus was arrived at. You know, I was a troublemaker in school, and I’m sure you people can relate to this. In the fifth grade, I once asked the teacher who was teaching… I forget what it was. History? Her name was Langdon, Miss Langdon.

I asked, “Miss Langdon, how do we know that what we know is right?”

She was stumped. “What do you mean?”

“Well, how do we know, for example, that…?” She was big on the ancient Egyptians and the mummies. “How do we know that what we think is right about that is right? How do we know?”

And she didn’t have an answer. God love her, she tried but she didn’t have an answer.

It’s the same thing with global warming. How do you know that what you know is right? How does Algore know that what he knows is right? It’s an opinion; it’s “consensus.” A consensus of scientists agrees that there’s global warming? It’s a political issue, folks. It’s just another of the many tentacles of liberalism that make up the intricately woven web of deceit that is liberalism. You might be interested in knowing that Algore got a “D” in Natural Science when he was at Harvard. And now we know why! In the old days — and I’m not exaggerating — people used to get locked up in the loony bin for saying some of the stuff that Algore and the global warmists now not only say, but they teach!

They are teaching some of the most irresponsible, radical, untrue stuff that has ever been taught. The global polar bear population is growing. They are not threatened. The ice shelf is not melting. It’s not shrinking any more than normal. But the real question you young people who are new to this program need to ask yourselves is this: “Where did you acquire your arrogance and vanity?” And I’m not trying to be insulting. But my point is this: I’ve always believed that most people’s historical perspective begins the day they were born. Most people believe that whatever happens in their lifetimes is, in many cases, the first time anything has happened. Or certainly it’s the worst it’s ever been throughout history.

So you, because of that fact — because of the ability to think that history began when you were born — are open to the propaganda that whatever the temperature is now is “normal.” How do we know that? The earth is how many thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of years old, whatever the argument is. We don’t even know that. Let’s say the earth is a hundred thousand years. Just for the sake of discussion, the earth is a hundred thousand years old. How do any of us know that the temperatures in this year or in our lifetime constitute the norm, constitute what it’s supposed to be? Maybe it’s colder on average around the planet than it, quote, unquote, “should be.”

Maybe if there is warming, there’s a correction going on.

Maybe it’s not a crisis.

Maybe it’s not a problem.

The only way they can make you believe that global warming is a crisis requiring emergency procedures, which largely involve you giving up your freedom, is it’s incumbent on you being made to believe that what’s happening now is normal. “This is the way God intended it, and if it gets a Celsius degree warmer in a hundred years, we’ve got a problem!” How do we know this? We don’t know this. And we can’t control it anyway. Have you ever asked yourself, “If global warming is within our power, how do we make it cooler?” We can’t. We can’t, thus, be responsible for it getting warmer.

We’re just stewards here. We’re just placeholders on this planet. We have the ability to protect and guard and so forth, but in terms of inventing any of this or causing any of this or correcting it? We can’t. We have to adapt, is what we do. We adapt to whatever and so do animals. We have to adapt. And if you fail to adapt, sayonara. But this is all smoke and mirrors. Just remember two things. Ask yourself constantly: “Who wrote that what’s now is normal, and anything less or higher or lower than today is a panic? Who wrote that? What kind of thinking is that?”


RUSH: I got it wrong. My seventh grade teacher was Fannie Langdon, Miss Langdon. The fifth grade teacher that I asked, “How do we know that what we know is right?” was Miss Pierce. Seventh grade was Miss Langdon, who’s a big fan of mine to this day (or was). Now, the second thing is, in addition to the silly notion that our arrogance and vanity make us think that everything’s normal during our time on earth and that means we’re the destroyers… You gotta fight that, folks. We don’t destroy anything. We’re the builders! The second thing is: There’s no such thing as “consensus” in science. It cannot be science if consensus is how it has been arrived at. The earth is round not because 97% of scientists agree. It’s because it’s not flat.

There’s only one reason the earth isn’t flat and that is: It’s round. It’s not because 97 ore 98% of scientists decided to agree on that. (sigh) I love talking to the new young people here, ’cause there’s nobody that makes it easier to understand. That’s what I do. I make the complex understandable. By the way, from Reuters: “Large wind farms might have a warming effect on the local climate, research in the United States showed on Sunday, casting a shadow over the long-term sustainability of wind power.” Don’t you just love this? Here they’ve come up with these windmills which everybody wants when they’re not in their neighborhood, including the late Senator Kennedy.

He was a big believer in wind farms, but nowhere near where he lived, ’cause they’re noisy and they kill birds, bald eagles and that stuff. You’re not supposed see that and you’re not supposed to talk about it. Wind farms! Yes, so we don’t have to use evil oil or fossil fuels. We can have green energy, new jobs. Problem: “Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels contribute to global warming [but] large wind farms have a warming effect on the local climate.” So one of the “cures” for global warming has now been discovered to cause it; which, by the way, there isn’t any manmade global warming going on. And I say this with ontological certitude. It’s arrogance and vanity to suggest that we have the ability to do that.

It’s been warmer on this planet before oil was discovered, folks. All of this is absurd.

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