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2019-07-10 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
‘New York Times’ Wants Ban on ‘Sexist’ Air Conditioning
No. It clearly hasn’t occurred to the clever lads and lasses at the New York Times that air conditioning is what keeps all those old folks and kiddies from dying of the heat like they used to in the old days before air conditioning was invented.
[BREITBART] Air conditioning is a sexist and unnecessary luxury that’s killing the planet, according to the New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

This is what a Luddite looks like. This is what a backwards, anti-science, anti-progress, spoiled, imperialist, bullying bigot of a Luddite looks like. This, right here.
Lead by example. Turn off the A/C in the NYT building
You know, we always laugh at this whackery; we always dismiss it and write it off to left-wing lunacy that no sane country will ever allow ... and then the next thing you know men are marrying men, mentally ill men in skirts are sharing restrooms with our daughters, and we’re all being forced to bake their goddamned wedding cakes as the next Democrat nominee for the president promises to open the borders and confiscate our guns.

The left ‐ and by the left I include the media ‐ are already coming for our guns, our health insurance, our private schools, our churches, our automobiles, our backyard grills, and now they want to take away our cooled air.

So this is nothing to laugh at. Yesterday’s insanity almost always becomes tomorrow’s reality. The Luddites are dead serious. And this is not the first time the far-Left Times has come for our A/C, and it won’t be the last.

You see, per the pro-science New York Times, were we to rid ourselves of air conditioning, over time we would not miss it, we wouldn’t even notice it’s gone because we are pampered Americans who have become acclimated:

People in countries with lower G.D.P.s, said David Lehrer, the communications director and a researcher there, are more comfortable with a wider range of temperatures. It appears that first world discomfort is a learned behavior.

Besides, air conditioning is sexist:

There is an oft-cited study published in Nature.com that notes how building temperatures, once set to the comfort preferences of 1960s-era men in suits, disregard the "thermal comfort" of female staffers.

Come summer, Twitter invariably lights up with charges that air-conditioning is sexist, an engine of the patriarchy, in threads that in turn fire up conservative commentators eager to prove the daftness of the opposition.

Building temperatures are largely controlled by building managers, to industry standards that aim for the thermal comfort of 80 percent of a building’s occupants ‐ which means, of course, that 20 percent will be uncomfortable, if not miserable.

Posted by Fred 2019-07-10 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [399 views ]  Top

#1 Periodic influence 'flexing' or classic Pavlovian trickery ? They're just trying to get 'woke' businesses to shut down their ACs, so the workers therein can be more susceptible to the suggestions of Climate Change fanatics. Nothing reinforces repeated verbal suggestion like discomfortsensory stimuli.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-07-10 03:06||   2019-07-10 03:06|| Front Page Top

#2 Based on the times I've visited NYC, there are many places (hotels, museums) that are overheated in the winter and over cooled in the summer.

If true, this may have something to do with the type of HVAC that was installed (in many cases retrofitted) into the buildings.
Posted by lord garth 2019-07-10 04:07||   2019-07-10 04:07|| Front Page Top

#3 Bad Aircon is a massive blight on a building...
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-07-10 06:42||   2019-07-10 06:42|| Front Page Top

#4 I spent a summer in Las Vegas with no AC.
In the pool, on my back, on a floatee,
with a margarita pitcher beside me.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-07-10 07:23||   2019-07-10 07:23|| Front Page Top

#5 Let the Times be the first to turn it off in their offices.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2019-07-10 07:50||   2019-07-10 07:50|| Front Page Top

#6 In Texas, the men don't wear suits, but the A/C is too cold for the ladies. So they have little space heaters under their desks. Now that's a double waste of energy.

But wearing slacks and a sweater? "Well, I shouldn't have to do that." [wipes tear]

Show us how it's done, Slimes.
Posted by Bobby 2019-07-10 07:58||   2019-07-10 07:58|| Front Page Top

#7 Move their offices to Yumma with no AC.

Enjoy.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-07-10 09:16||   2019-07-10 09:16|| Front Page Top

#8 You're not gonna get much work done if the simple act of turning on your computer makes you break out in a sweat. And nobody's forcing young ladies to wear sleeveless tops with mini-skirts. If the AC is too chilly for you, put on a sweater.

Of course, the big advantage of living in coastal California is that we don't need AC.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-07-10 10:51||   2019-07-10 10:51|| Front Page Top

#9 Anti-Air Conditioning ‘New York Times’ Enjoys 6250-Ton Cooling System
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-07-10 10:56||   2019-07-10 10:56|| Front Page Top

#10 If Trump really wanted to drain the swamp in DC, he could order govt agencies to turn off the AC. People would be begging to move somewhere else.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia  2019-07-10 11:13||   2019-07-10 11:13|| Front Page Top

#11 PJ Media: The New York Times Enlists in the War on 'Sexist' Air Conditioning. The Internet Isn't Having It.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-10 12:25||   2019-07-10 12:25|| Front Page Top

#12 The fundamental problem is not A/C, but that they are using electricity which, as we all know, was invented by a dead white man.
Posted by SteveS 2019-07-10 12:30||   2019-07-10 12:30|| Front Page Top

#13 #4 I spent a summer in Las Vegas with no AC.
In the pool, on my back, on a floatee,
with a margarita pitcher beside me.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-07-10 07:23


Got you beat I spent a summer in Macon,Ga with no AC. It was the summer in 1969 when man first set foot on the moon but they hadn't heard if air conditioning. Except in the movie theaters which helps explain their popularity.
Posted by jpal 2019-07-10 19:49||   2019-07-10 19:49|| Front Page Top

#14 summer in macon with no ac is pretty tough dude
Posted by chris 2019-07-10 20:54||   2019-07-10 20:54|| Front Page Top

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