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September 27, 2005

Barbra Streisand has spent her life pretending...

...so why can't she have a go at pretending to be a climate scientist? Surely, opines Funny Girl in an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Katrina and Rita prove we're in a "global warming emergency". Not only are we in for unprecedented monster hurricanes, but we also have droughts and dust bowls to look forward to. Curse that George Bush and his evil sidekick, Karl Rasputin!

Drudge is thoroughly underwhelmed at her efforts, and gives her a good smackdown in the form of a Hurricane History lesson:
[A] Category 5 hurricane struck the Bahamas with 160 mph winds -- when the singer was five years old, in 1947!

And when Streisand was 8 years old, a Cat 5 hurricane -- named "Dog" -- packing 185 mph churned-away in the Atlantic.

When she was 9, a Cat 5 storm named "Easy" ripped the seas with 160 mph sustained winds.

Streisand was 13 years old when "Janet" hit Mexico with 150 mph winds.

Streisand was celebrating her sweet sixteen as "Cleo" formed with 140 mph.

At 18, Streisand read news about "Donna" AND "Ethel" -- both storms carried 140 mph winds and formed 9 days apart in 1960!

One year later, when Streisand was 19, it happened again: Two Category 5 storms scared the world: "Carla" and "Hattie!"

"Carla" maxed out at 175 mph winds the year Streisand made her television debut on "The Jack Paar Show."

And who could forget Hurricane "Camille" -- which smashed into the United States with 190 mph, just as "Funny Girl" garners eight Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture and one for Barbra as Best Actress.

(Credit: Right Mind)

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