Democrat 49th legislative district Representative Jim Moeller is well known for his arrogance and “know it all” attitude and loves to portray himself and his fellow Democrats as the only people in the state who care about anything.
Such is the case back on January 8, 2014 when he commented to a Lazy C article, “Republicans on climate panel want more time.”
Moeller said, “Yes regretfully, only the Democrats seem to believe in doing something about climate change. It’s ‘nice’ to try and include the Republicans in the discussion about what to do but they have to look out for those who make money on pollution. The Democrats only have science – and lots of it.”
Besides it being obvious just what the Representative is full of, any thinking person realizes that scientists remain divided over the allegation of man-made climate change. More and more we are seeing scientist recanting their view as they realize how the “discussion” has been limited and data “corrupted,” for lack of a better word.
But, Moeller falls lock-step in anything he realizes will end up costing the middle class more taxes, shown when he joined a lawsuit to invalidate constituent votes over the 5 times passed desire of citizen putting a requirement on the legislature to have a 2/3 majority vote in order to increase our taxes.
Seeing Moeller’s comment on my facebook page, where I placed it to show the world what a nimrod he can be, Vancouver City Council Member Bill Turlay issued a challenge to Rep. Moeller earlier today to meet for an open debate on the climate.
Turlay said, “Jim Moeller, I challenge you or your team of 3 to a public debate on climate change. Your side defends the Hypothesis that anthropogenic (manmade) CO2 causes ‘climate change’ i.e., global warming. My team will defeat your hypothesis. We can schedule the debate sometime after the forthcoming 60 day legislation session. Looking forward to it.”
I contacted Turlay and verified this is a serious challenge and not just a flippant comment left on facebook.
Turlay came under ridicule some months ago in the Lazy C over a comment on his knowledge of the climate due to his years as a US Navy Fighter Pilot. The ridicule showed the absolute ignorance of the Lazy C on aviation as weather and climate conditions are a big part of a pilot’s duty and ability to properly plan mission and carry out flights, aircraft being very susceptible to the weather.
Be that as it may, Rep. Moeller is now being publicly challenged to openly debate the climate change issue he claims only his party cares about and that “science – and lots of it” he claims is on his side.
When and where would have to be determined and scheduled after the legislative session ends, but I would think Rep. Moeller would be more than willing to “put his money where his mouth is” and accept this challenge by Council Member Turlay.
The ball is in your court, Jim. Will you “man-up” and meet to openly debate your position and “science?”
Or will you Shuck and Jive your way out of defending your claims?
A link to this post and description of it being a challenge has been sent to Rep. Moeller personal and legislative email accounts.
We now wait to see if he responds.
UPDATE: An earlier email copied me from Gordon Fulks that I missed in my inbox reads, “Yes indeed, we would love the opportunity.”
The skeptics are prepared, what will Moeller do?