Posts tagged: politics
I think the tragedy of climate change is that this is a culture war pretending to be a scientific argument. The truth is, most people don’t — we’re not climate scientists. We don’t know. And everyone is very confident on both sides; that, you know, on the green side, that Americans are greedy people who drive big cars and they’re selfish. On the conservative side, people say the science is junk; our opponents are basically Malthusian miserablists who want us all to be wearing hair shirts.
I think people are basically falling back on kind of cultural and ideological instincts, because we don’t really know the science.
-David Rennie on The Mclaughlin Group this weekend making what I felt was the Conservative argument for believing in the 3rd IPCC Climate Change report. Mr Rennie indicated that he was a Libertarian who believed in science, even though he clearly despises environmentalists as anti-capitalists. I think for their discussion they were confusing environmentalism with eco-socialism. that’s why I felt the real reason for their distrust is that they all bet big in the markets on fossil fuels and on agribusiness ventures that are turning out to be big losers in the long run. IMAO Conservatives are good at missing the Big Picture. It’s their strength and their key weakness.
The newshour just reported that an apocalyptic future awaits us all without a carbon tax of some sort and a drastic change in cultural attitudes towards conservation as a major goal unto itself. BTW the Newshour take their money from fossil fuel interests too, but they don’t run their environment desk with a clean coal lobbyist like The McLaughlin Group does. zionist Mort Zuckerman dissed the whole Climate discussion to kiss up to fish
MR. ZUCKERMAN: — and the fish, which is a huge source of food for large parts of the world. There, that supply is being affected. We don’t — that’s something we can do something about. This is a much more difficult thing to do something about.
MR. BUCHANAN: No, John. But I’ll tell you what it is. I mean, Richard Tol, the scientist, said, look, even if you concede the worst rise in two degrees Centigrade, the idea that this is going to destroy the planet is laughable when you consider all the things we have overcome.
John, when I was in Iowa campaigning for president, they said that’s where the Ice Age stopped. The icecap came all the way down to central Iowa. And we’re worried about some glacier —
MR. RENNIE: Iowa wasn’t much fun during the Ice Age.
Clearly conservatard political scientists still have a ways to go in digesting the Third IPCC Climate Change report. I give them another year or two to turn the carbon tax idea onto its head into a back door fee for welfare recipients and retired civil servants.
Freshman Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) officially joins the Congressional Climate Denier Caucus.
Muckraking polemicist Matt Taibbi said that when it comes to the last two presidents, there’s no question who did a better job of holding America’s tycoons accountable.
"There is no question that Bush was much tougher about corporate prosecutions than Obama"
This ties into my political science observations about the polarized Democrat-Republican divide, “Modern Democrats are corporate fascists & reformed Mafia while Modern Republicans are reformed plutocrats & neo-Nazis” So we actually have a Corporate Fascism party and a Kleptocrat party, nothing to do really with either Liberal democracy or federal republicanism at all. That’s why I am planning to vote for Socialist Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and the Illinois Green Party in the coming elections. I had been planning to vote for Lady President Hillary in 2016 but she will have to make do with her little band of Robert Rubin & Larry Summers corporate fascists. So while I still consider Hillary vastly superior to Obama, I have never actually voted for her, opting instead to vote for Libertarians in the Republican primaries before crossing back over. Illinois election law lets you split your vote a little.
FYI: I also plan to buy the book
@Intellihub @MoxNews #Kochbros: Is There A Dangerous Precedent If Law Does Not Get Enforced If You Get 100s Of People Bearing Arms?
Published on Apr 14, 2014
oldParasiteSingle: They just need to peel off a few of the sillier ones in the ‘burbs. Suburban women don’t care if rural abortion clinics are attacked by mobs of zionist thugs.
Charles Keating was best known for his shady financial dealings, but his politics were even more destructive.