On Thursday's "O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News, Dennis Miller put in an uproariously funny but also insightful appearance.
On the more serious side, Miller and O'Reilly also discussed former Vice President Al Gore's expressed preference for punishing those who dare to question the conventional wisdom on "climate change." Someone needs to mention Gore's disturbing posture, as the Associated Press and the New York Times are acting as if Gore hasn't uttered a single threatening word. A March 16 full-length feature on Gore and his (cough, cough) "New Optimism" at the Times "somehow" missed his March 13 statement that “We need to put a price on denial in politics.” They apparently realize that wannabe tyrants make progress towards their goals the less sunlight there is. The O'Reilly-Miller video and highlights follow the jump (HT Real Clear Politics):
Highlights (bolds are mine):
BILL O'REILLY: So what about this Starbucks deal, Miller?
DENNIS MILLER: Billy, I just came from Starbucks, and there was a Sandinista behind the counter.
O'REILLY: Miller, that's, no, that's a barista, not a Sandinista.
MILLER: Obviously, it's a barista. He was working at Starbucks. I'm also saying the kid was a member of the Democratic Socialist Party of Nicaragua.
Anyway, I go up to the kid, and I ordered a black coffee, and he told me, "they're no longer called black. It's called 'uncreamed.'" So I immediately had to recoil.
Then I had to, I had to leave and get over to Der Weiner Schnitzel, because the kid at the drive-thru window wanted to talk to me about whether life begins at conception. He said, "Do you believe life begins at conception?" I said, "I believe life begins when you give me that chili dog, Jocko. That's what I believe."
And then finally I just wrapped up talking to the death-penalty symposium over at Jiffy Lube. It never ends, Billy, it's a busy day.
... I don't even know where the lines are drawn any more.
... They took a black magic marker and wrote "Race Together" on the cup, and behind me there was a transgendered Native American married couple who were wondering where the red ink was. There were PO'd because there was no red ink. Then somebody else ordered an iced coffee. The Mexican illegal people in the place heard "ICE," they got skittish. They told me you can't order it "iced" any more. It's just crazy over there.
... (On Al Gore)
O'REILLY: Al Gore, he doesn't like people who don't believe in global warming.
... MILLER: Guys like Gore Comato worry me, because they are nuts enough, they're so irony-inoculated, that literally this is how like the Salem witch trials and stuff like that (occurred). Guy like Gore are the nuts behind stuff like that, where eventually they'll burn you at the stake, claiming you don't believe in global warming.
All I know is this: Al Gore himself has a bigger carbon footprint than Emmett Kelly with plantar fasciitis.
He sold Current TV to Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is owned by Qatar. Qatar produces 1.6 million barrels of oil a day. He is the height of hypocrisy. But I also think he is a bit of a dangerous cat. I think he's loony enough, I think he would eventually make the call on what he feels the punishments should be, and that's creepy stuff.
... (on Putin)
O'REILLY: So Miller, where's Putin? What happened to Putin? Where was he? What was he doing?
MILLER: Billy, he was out of town in New Haven opening up his new musical production that he's taking to Broadway called "Putin on the Ritz."
Readers will have to watch the rest. Words can't do justice to how funny the rest of the segment is.
As to Gore, Miller's serious point is quite apt, given that Democratic politicians in Washington have clearly embarked on a campaign to intimidate scientists who won't blindly buy into the "climate change" orthodoxy. And yes, it is "scary stuff."
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.