Oh Look, A Shab’wak!

McCain is a lesser evil than racist Obama or fantasist Clinton. But he’s a warmist, so although he’ll probably keep Americans safe, he’ll impoverish them with carbon taxes.

McCain shares the warmist obsession with the poles – in 2004 he pontificated (my ellipsis):

…Mr. McCain said yesterday that the evidence (for AGW), which he called alarming, was clearer than ever…

Particularly disturbing, he went on, is the rapid pace of warming.

“The Inuit language for 10,000 years never had a word for robin,” he said, “and now there are robins all over their villages.”

Imagine the poor Eskimos screaming “Argh, swarms of filthy whateverthey’recalleds”!

But they don’t because (my ellipsis):

(A well known ornithologist ) refers to an earlier compilation of Eskimo names for birds, “The most complete list of Eskimo bird names for this part of Alaska so far published” that can be found in the book My Life with the Eskimo by V. Stefansson published in 1913.

As it so happens, the contents of this book are accessible through Amazon.com. If you visit the link http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1417923954# , and enter the search term “robin” and read the contents of page 493, you will see a description of where robins have been sighted in the Canadian Arctic prior…to 1913, including along the far northern coast.

Accompanying these location descriptions are the word for ‘robin’ in several other Eskimo tongues, including (phonetically) “Kre-ku-ak’tu-yok” (Mackenzie Eskimo) and “Shab’wak” (Alaskan Eskimo).

Fortunately, McCain’s age ensures he’ll only be able to tank the economy for a single term.

And Alaskan Eskimos can survive his reign by harpooning their plentiful robins.

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