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Right Wing Prof says that this NYT piece on Bio-bigotry makes him want somebody to shoot him. The NYT should have made it a companion piece to their Rev. Wright article, who is a genuine bio-bigot. I hate rats and Starlings. Sue me.
Imus, who refers to Hillary Clinton as Satan, referred to Obama this morning as a pencil-neck wimp, or pansy, or something like that. Dean Barnett wonders the same thing.
"The team says it expects natural shifts in ocean circulation to affect temperatures in ways that temporarily out-wrestle the effects of rising greenhouse-gas emissions.
Classic misdirection. Anyone who says, "See? According to this article, there's no global warming!" has also just conceded that global warming exists, it's man-made, and we'd better do something about it NOW before it's too late.
This is the same tactic they pulled last month. Remember this?
All kinds of otherwise-smart bloggers misread that one for good news. It was the same sleight-of-hand, though. Yep, it's not warming anymore -- because of these unnatural El Nino forces. Like the 10-year respite, as soon as things get back to normal, look out!
Someone needs to write an article and call it "The Age of Reverse Trends" or something.
There was a point back in the early 90's when the scaremongers were saying so many bad things about the food we ate that I said on my "blog" (aka BBS) that we needed a list of the foods that actually hadn't been placed on somebody's Bad List yet, just so we'd have something handy to check off as the last few were taken away.
During the congressional incandescent light bulb law passed a while back, I listed out a number of liberties that had been taken away from us in recent years by the food nannies, the PC Police and the right-wing Moral Police and said we needed a list of the few remaing liberties we had, just so we'd have something to check off as the last few were taken away.
And now we have this:
"Bet you didn't know that global warming causes AIDS. Silly you."
Likewise, it's come to the point where we don't need lists of the things global warming causes -- we need a list of the few remaining things it doesn't cause.
Just to make it easy for us, as we check off the last few items.
I fear that the list would be very short, probably null since there is nothing that cannot or will not be blamed on GW or CC. Even global cooling is blamed on global warming. And its all your fault anyway.
Why do people want to believe all the alarmist and catastrophist dogma? Maybe feeling bad about the climate is the modern incarnation of the "hair shirt" of old.