On Thursday’s program, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh responded to an environmental magazine’s call for Nuremberg-style war crimes trials for folks who speak out against Dr. Gore’s manmade global warming theories as reported by NewsBusters. First, El Rushbo expressed facetious concern about the likelihood of him "[being] in the top ten." He then elaborated that this is typical behavior of the left:
Now, this is who liberals are. They don't want to hear a viewpoint other than what they believe.
What follows is a full transcript of this segment, with an audio link.
RUSH: All right, the anniversary of the earliest snowfall in Chicago is September 25th, and this is October the 12th. September 25th, 1928 (and also 1942) is the earliest fall snow, even though it's just flurries with a little trace in Chicago. None of them resulted in any accumulation. According to Tom Skilling, WGN-TV, chief meteorologist, "They created quite a public stir at the time. "September 25th in '28 was a raw day, the high-low temperatures were 50 and 39. It was even worse in 1942. It was 46 and 30 degrees high and low." It caused a big public stir, and it's causing a big public stir today, too, and of course it's "Climate change! Massive climate change!"
Speaking of "massive climate change," ladies and gentlemen, I don't know how many of you people saw this, but I know that I am probably going to be target number... Well, I'm going to be in the top ten. "Nuremberg-Style Trials Proposed for Global Warming Skeptics -- A US-based environmental magazine that both former Vice President Al Gore and PBS newsman Bill Moyers have deemed respectable enough to grant one-on-one interviews to, is now advocating 'Nuremberg-style war crimes trials' for skeptics of human-caused catastrophic global warming. The name of the magazine is Grist, Grist magazine. The staff writer, David Roberts, called for the Nuremberg-style trials for the 'bastards' who were members of what he termed the 'global warming-denial industry.'
"Roberts wrote in the online publication September 19th this year, 'When we've finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards, some sort of climate Nuremberg.'" I wonder if anybody's going to ask Gore and Moyers about this. Now, "The global warming-denial industry" has got some people upset because that's Holocaust terminology, and Roger Pielke, Jr. of the University of Colorado's Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, said, "The phrase 'climate change denier' is meant to be evocative of the phrase 'holocaust denier.' Pielke wrote on October 9," a couple of days ago, three days ago, this year, "'Let's be blunt. This allusion is an affront to those who suffered and died in the Holocaust. This allusion has no place in the discourse on climate change. I say this as one fully convinced of a significant human role in the behavior of the climate system.'"
"The article: 'Global Warming: the Chilling Effect on Free Speech' last week in Spiked Online addresses this new-found penchant by environmentalists, wackos, and some media members to charge skeptics of human-caused catastrophic global warming with crimes against humanity and urged Nuremberg-style prosecution of them." Now, before you just react and say, "Oh, man are these people funny or what?" These are liberals. I have often on this program in the past referred to liberals as Stalinists. Just yesterday I had some guy call me and argue with me when I said that liberals are opposed to liberty.
"No, they are not. You explain that!"
And I cited countless examples. Here's another one: Nuremberg-style trials for global warming, manmade global warming "deniers." Now, this is who liberals are. They don't want to hear a viewpoint other than what they believe. These are not conservatives doing this. These are not moderates. These people are liberals.