Second Inaugural Drinking Game: Climate Change (aka Sobriety) Edition

Breaking update: Obama went all climate hawk on America in his second inaugural, his longest remarks on the subject in any major national speech, I think. So Charlie and Chelsea — here I come. My post on his address is here.

Since the inaugural address is in the middle of the day, I propose the following drinking game:

  1. The first time the President uses the phrase “climate change” or “global warming,” down the drink of your choice.
  2. The second time, empty out the liquor cabinet.
  3. The third time, it’s a weekend in Las Vegas with Charlie Sheen or Chelsea Handler.

This is best called a sobriety game, given the Administration’s obsession with climate silence (see “Team Obama Launched The Inane Strategy Of Downplaying Climate Change Back In March 2009“).

Given that Obama called for increasing fossil fuel production in his last State Of The Union address, and given that we don’t want you plastered before all the parties tonight, I’m adding this:

  1. Every time Obama talks up domestic oil production, drink one cup of coffee.
  2. Every time Obama talks up domestic natural gas production, drink one cup of non-herbal tea.

Finally, if Obama mentions “clean coal,” check yourself into the Betty Ford clinic just to be safe.

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12 Responses to Second Inaugural Drinking Game: Climate Change (aka Sobriety) Edition

  1. Niall says:

    I’m hoping for a weekend of drunken, raunchy s*x.

    I suspect I’m going to be curled up alone in bed with the caffeine jitters.

    Obama has the potential to be a Winston Churchill. He’s looking more like, what’s his name, Neville Chamberlaine.

  2. Mike Roddy says:

    Looks like I’m going to be jittery tonight from all of that coffee.

    Obama actually does talk the talk occasionally, as in the MTV interview below. When it comes to action, though, the most telling ones are speeding up Arctic drilling, opening up more public land to gas and coal, and weakening EPA regs. I see very little difference between Obama and W Bush on all of these issues.

    We are battered and delusional, but there’s always the chance that he will wake up some day. Unfortunately, even if he does he will roll out his new climate policy by opening negotiations with John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, promising them a pipeline somewhere.

  3. Oh boy! All of about what? 20 seconds?

  4. Artful Dodger says:

    “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” — Obama #inaug2013

  5. ABC talking heads say he tacked to the left with this speech, and they were first out of the gate with a remark on climate change.

    ABC sXXks.

  6. DRT says:

    Is there any possibility of influencing climate policy via the newly announced ‘Organizing For Action’ nonprofit org.?

  7. Artful Dodger says:

    “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgement of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.”

  8. Artful Dodger says:

    “The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult, but America can not resist this transition, we must lead it.”

  9. I have to take it all back. ABC is really hammering on about climate change, although Sam Donaldson managed to repeat denier claptrap from Sen. Inhofe.

  10. BillD says:

    Great that President’s speech has very strong paragraph about climate change and nothing about how we may further exploit fossil fuels. I think that speaking out in this way will be a strong positive influence on national opinion. The president and pro-science voices need to keep this view before the people.

  11. Niall says:

    Okay. I can get a bit tipsy. Still celibate.

  12. prokaryotes says:

    Ha ha isn’t that cool’ish ?!