Archive for September 2nd, 2011

Every once in awhile, they say exactly what they think.

Sep 02, 2011 in Clueless Conservatives, Crazy Tea Party People

Because hey, when the country formed only property owners had real rights. He’s just keeping it real.

“Encouraging those who burden society to participate in elections isn’t about helping the poor,” Vadum writes. “It’s about helping the poor to help themselves to others’ money. It’s about raw so-called social justice. It’s about moving America ever farther away from the small-government ideals of the Founding Fathers.”

Seriously. Go to rightwing blogs, listen to talk radio, this is merely the logical conclusion of what these guys talk about all day. It’s all “Horrible liberal parasites vs. noble rich conservative wealth creators!” All day, every day.

-hw

Dr. Mann exonerated YET AGAIN.

Sep 02, 2011 in Politics

How many times must Dr. Michael Mann be exonerated of scientific misconduct before Republican climate change denialists believe him to be innocent? The question is moot, no investigation that finds Mann to be innocent can be valid, so you might as well answer, “infinity.” Every time he’s found innocent, it’s just further proof of how deep and sinister the conspiracy is.

The National Science Foundation has cleared climatologist and Penn State professor Michael Mann of any misconduct in the “Climate-Gate” controversy, which became a lightning rod for climate change skeptics in 2009.

In a memo Tuesday, the NSF’s Inspector General’s office said that “the research in question was originally completed over 10 years ago. Although the subject’s data is still available and still the focus of significant critical examination, no direct evidence has been presented that indicates the subject fabricated the raw data he used for his research or falsified his results.”

“Lacking any direct evidence of research misconduct,” the review concludes, “as defined under the NSF Research Misconduct Regulation, we are closing this investigation with no further action.”

The bastards!

-henry “Down with science” whistler