Rumor-killing on cap-and-trade

Conservative provocateur Sean Hannity announced on his radio program Friday that U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal of Georgia — now a Republican candidate for governor — would vote for the cap-and-trade bill this evening.

Uh, no, he won’t, said campaign spokesman Harris Blackwood — Deal’s been talking down the measure in every speech.

Hannity retracted his statement — and apologized to Deal — after an on-air intervention from Newt Gingrich, Blackwood said.

But Baby Jesus’ initial statement continues to live on the Internet, and Deal’s office has been inundated with Twitter-driven calls.

The proof will be available soon enough. But consider this rumor killed.

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18 comments Add your comment

Dash Riptide

June 26th, 2009
10:21 pm

Legally, I don’t think a blogger can refer to Hannity as “Baby Jesus” without putting their pocket change in Boortz’s personal Pocket Change Savings Plan jar.

Curly Girly-man

June 27th, 2009
12:28 am

Hannity is a real sissy. We GOPers can’t get enough of his cute girly baby-face.


June 27th, 2009
7:01 am

hannity & limbaugh = chickenhawk cowards
boortz = moron
franken = even bigger moron
savage-weiner = psychopath

There, I’ve covered all of them.

The Snark

June 27th, 2009
10:00 am

This is news! I’m used to Hannity simply making up his own “facts” when he rants against “liberals.” Now, he’s making up facts to attack his beloved “conservatives.” I guess his ratings were slipping.


June 27th, 2009
12:52 pm

hannity has never had respect for anyone or anything, other than lining his wallet. He would attack his mother if a buck is to be made. That said, he is still a turd.


June 28th, 2009
7:45 am

Hannity a coward? Why, remember when he allowed himself to be water-boarded for charity?

Yeah, me, neither.


June 29th, 2009
6:44 am

I hope Dean wasn’t one of those Repbulicans who stood on the House floor on Friday lying about climate change. It seemed like almost every other Republican speaker stood there denying that global warming was real, primarily man-made and that the consequences would be catastrophic. It’s hard to take the Republican Party seriously when they will not acknowledge the overwhelming evidence.

Please tell me that our next governor is not going to be in denial about global warming. We don’t need an idiot to represent us.

Sadly, Hannity’s reaction indicates that talk show hosts and most of their listeners will villify any politician who dares to be rational when it comes to climate change.


June 29th, 2009
9:03 am

This shows the folly of getting your “news” from talk radio. It starts out false and then you’re too invested in believing it to accept the truth.

Stupid and stubborn is a bad combination, as conservatives demonstrate every day.

confederated GOP lost in space along with FOX news

June 29th, 2009
10:16 am

Hannity is a chicken hawk more chicken than hawk. GOP is stupid and yes very stubborn even when they know the fact. This speaks of Fox new they are stuck on stupid and you can’t fix stupid. You have to be a Obama hater to watch Fox news. They care nothing about the facts or working. The sold purpose is to destroy Obama and the DEM.’s. They are not real news! But they will fail because they are stock on stupid!


June 29th, 2009
10:46 am


You missed Beck and Levin.


June 29th, 2009
3:33 pm

dmac…..what evidence? There is no real scientific evidence supporting that man is causing global warming.

The Earth heats and cools itself during periodic cycles and hundreds of scientist all over the globe have lined up to put down this hysteria of global warming. Even our own EPA recently cut out a report that suggests man has little, if any effect on the Earth warming or cooling and these are natural cycles that the planet will go through and has gone through since the beginning of time.

Of course those of you who are educated by the government wouldn’t know sound science if it hit you in the face. Like how the oceans are rising because Arctic ice is melting (a simple science project from 3rd grade would disprove this as being possible). Keep following the hysteria and drinking the kool-aid while the Earth begins to go through a cooling cycle. Don’t worry though because after that it will once again go through a warm cycle and we are right back where we are at today.


June 30th, 2009
7:55 am

OH, this should be fun! Please explain, Gary, how it’s “scientifically impossible” for the ocean levels to rice because of melting ice.

People who PASSED the third grade know that water is less dense than ice, but they ALSO learned that a large portion of Earth’s ice is on land, not in the water.

See above reference on “getting your information from talk radio.”


June 30th, 2009
10:34 am

CopyLeft….a simple science project of water in a cup and some ice will show you that water levels do not rise when the ice melts. The water level stays the same. Obviously you flunked the third grade or begged your teacher to pass you. Or it could be that you just went to a underachieving government school and they thought you were right.

Now explain to me why over 600 hundred scientists across the globe have come out against the hysteria that is global warming? Did they flunk science class? And tell me just how melting ice can cause the ocean levels to rise, because as I had stated a simple science project from grade school will disprove it.


June 30th, 2009
10:37 am

Oh and I don’t get my information from talk radio. I could care less for Hannity or Rush. I actually do my own research on issues and use my brain.

I don’t need the government to help me and I sure as he** don’t follow loser politicians sheepishly like you global warming hysterics.


June 30th, 2009
10:42 am

And to your earlier comment and stupid and stubborn. I am conservative and when I debate issues I come back with facts, not insults to make me look cute as you often do on these blogs.

I am sure you will come back with something about me being a stupid conservative, listen to too much talk radio, or that I am one of the 20%ers. You will not come back with any logic because quite frankly you cannot find any.

Here’s a tip… some research and know the topic you are discussing before commenting. Btw…that 20%er is now becoming a 40%er and growing everyday.


June 30th, 2009
3:02 pm

Gary: That’s just sad. I even GAVE you the answer in my earlier post, and you STILL missed it. In fact, you made the exact mistake I predicted in my question, and you probably STILL don’t see what you’ve missed.

I’ll go over it again, at a third-grade level: Melting ice would lower the sea level… if it were floating in water. Melting ice on LAND, however, flows down rivers and into the ocean, RAISING the see level.

See? You’re not just watching ice cubes in a cup; you’re pouring more into the cup from a faucet up above. THAT’s what the lamebrains of Fox Noise and talk radio always “conveniently” leave out when they try to “disprove” global warming with simpleminded arguments, rather than legitimate science.

(By the way, how many of your 600 “scientists” are actual climatologists? You know, the guys who know what they’re talking about, rather than just paid partisan hacks with PhDs in civil engineering, or math, or some other irrelevant field that knows nothing about climate study? Please provide reference–and I hope you have something better than the lame online “Petition Project” signed by such profound thinkers as Homer Simpson and Daffy Duck.)

Les Horn

June 30th, 2009
3:46 pm

CAP and TRADE is ENRON forced onto everyone.
CAP and TRADE places the entire U.S. economy on the shoulders of speculation and manipulation
within the Chicago Climate Exchange(CCX)
CAP and TRADE is not about lowering emissions. It’s a sleezy back door way to TAX everything so
that the federal government can create a hugh slush fund for world government expansion.
Under the CAP and TRADE plan the wealthy and the poor will have no worries.
The rich will get rich from speculation and manipulation in the energy carbon commodity markets,
and the poor will get free government grants to pay for high manipulated energy bills.
Middle class America along with small business will get slaughtered with high energy bills, Ferderal TAXES, State TAXES, and Local TAXES/property TAXES.
Local and State Governments would get hit hard for high energy costs along with myopic unfunded
mandates and more and more layers of government.
Obama’s CAP and TRADE ENRON type trading scheme is the most damaging plan for America.
Don’t just say no to CAP and TRADE(TAX)!
Just say hell no to CAP and TRADE(TAX)!


June 30th, 2009
8:09 pm

Gary and Copyleft –
Gary you are wrong. Copyleft you are half wrong. Since ice floats on water it is less dense. Also, notice that all water does not freeze, water reaches its maximum density at 4deg. C keeping frozen stuff always on top. And, melting sea ice does not lower sea level, since the water is already “in the water” — as ice. What we could hope/look forward too is that enough land ice — fresh water — melts into the oceans and diminishes salinity and density changing oceanic heat transfer and you could ice fish on lake lanier.