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Climate Change Denial

Posted in Opinion, Politics & Religion, Republicans & Democrats with tags , , on December 13, 2009 by jackpot12

Paula Kirby

Paula Kirby sums up the mind-set of Christians on global warming the way only an ex-Christian can understand.

After years of observing the “climate change debate” on message boards and with some people I’ve called “friends” (Though I can barely stand the presence of them), it has occurred to me that the lay public who get fired up against the idea of anthropogenic global warming and listen to talk radio every day really have no grasp of what they are talking about and have no desire to obtain one. But they stand undaunted. There is something about the concept of “faith” (belief in things unseen) which makes Christians more easily able to deny facts that sit right in front of their face en masse. They have become good at maintaining certain beliefs, not just in the absence of evidence, but in the presence of an enormous amount of evidence to the contrary. They take pride in this skill.

On these message boards the AGW deniers outweigh the rest in a way that is strangely disproportionate to the weight of the scientific arguments. I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t know so many of these people myself. They throw out all sorts of crap about volcanoes and natural cycles as if somehow nobody has looked at these things or thought about these things before. One of our old blog readers once went on and on about sun spots and solar irradiance based on some guest who appeared on the Art Bell show years ago. Never mind that we are in a trough in the solar cycle with fewer sunspots than usual and the last decade was the warmest on record. They get worked up over the fact that 1998 was the warmest year on record and we haven’t surpassed that since. This happened twice before over the last 20 years where a temperature spike was followed by a decrease and skeptics said GW was over both times only to have the old records smashed in the future. There’s no reason to think that it won’t happen again. In fact the year of 1998 is just a cherry picked starting point. 2005 was almost identically warm globally as 1998. These idiots are fond of talking about how the earth is in a cooling trend because 1998 hasn’t been surpassed. But we can cherry pick that 2007 was the warmest winter globally in recorded history, and the warmest 6 month period in history has happened just recently, not to mention record thawing of the polar ice-caps faster than expected, warming in ocean readings and thawing glaciers world-wide. But these people know this. They just know that playing dumb for their audience of knuckle dragging fools works. It works. And it will help destroy consensus for any policy or action which might constrain business practices. That’s all they know. That’s all that matters to them. The science and all the numbers and data are nothing but incidental superfluous pieces of irrelevant information that can be distorted and twisted and muffled and spewed out to the howling masses of cult following twits by the think tanks (reincarnations of the tobacco industry denialists) that churn these fake talking points out just as fast as a stenographer can dictate them and email them to Rush.

The lay talk radio listener gets all keen every winter and determines that since he’s still as cold as always scraping ice off the windows that this is absolute proof positive that global warming is a scam. Once again, you wouldn’t believe such profound stupidity could be possible if you didn’t witness it yourself. I did last winter by checking out the Glen Beck radio show on my way to work occasionally and almost every time I listened someone was using their own local weather as an absolute verified proof positive point of certainty that global warming was entirely made up. I listened just wondering if any of these buffoons had the slightest idea how incredibly stupid they sound as they belched out their confused conflations of local weather with global climate. Turns out the listeners don’t, but the hosts do. They’re acting. Beck, Limbaugh, Gretchen Carlson, all very bright and talented douche-bag thespians who are literally pretending to be stupid on purpose and scattering known nonsense to a listening audience who takes scientific illiteracy as a badge of honor and emblem of the monocular “real American”. Stewart delivered a gem recently to illustrate how these lying buffoons of unreason and groomed facades of shallow rehearsed salesmanship make an appearance on set as cartoonish distortions of their actual knowledge base.

The truth will win in the end, but will it be too late? How many Stanford honors grads who probably came close to acing their SAT can proudly say they need to look up Czar in the dictionary and come to the conclusion that they are like kings and somehow this whole position and rank was just magically invented when Obama became president?

Democrats and liberals are not perfect or guiltless of their distortions. The difference is that the conservatives and republicans make lunacy the mainstream heart of their movement. Who is the intellectual voice in a movement where intellectuals are naturally outcasted? The whole of movement conservatism is propped up like a wounded soldier on the hearty shoulder of rapture millennialists who will eventually come to realize that Jesus is not coming back, and fall under the weight of the hollow sham they’ve held us all hostage with.

Amerika!

Posted in Republicans & Democrats on October 22, 2009 by jackpot12

No fancy tricks here. I started off just screwing around, but then had so much fun I regretted not spending more time on this to make some sort of quality¬† video. I may redo it, but I don’t want t stay up late. Had to share it today.

I also had the idea of using a digital greenscreen. It worked! I made a blank green screen in keynote, put some stuff on it and sent it to imovie and overlapped it.

Youtube won’t allow me to play the America theme song, despite several videos on their site which do allow it. Beats me why. That’s two videos I can’t share.

Frank Schaeffer on GOP evangelical lunatics

Posted in Republicans & Democrats on September 18, 2009 by jackpot12

Poll- More than 1 in 3 conservatives in New Jersey thinks the president might be the antichrist. What is the tally in South Carolina?

I don’t think I’ve ever seen it described so well… maybe by Sam Harris, but Sam was never a Christian. This man knows intimately the minds of the evangelicals. The left doesn’t fully get it, much of the right doesn’t even get it. Facts literally do not matter to these people and it is a waste of everyone’s time trying to debate, just like Dawkins debating Comfort would be a sure win for Comfort and loss for Dawkins despite what was said.

We watch Fox news and wonder how on *earth* anyone can listen to Sean Hannity for five minutes without their bullshit detector smoking and going on tilt. We’re talking about a bloc of Christianity who are very comfortable and adept at defending beliefs and opinions that are totally independent of facts and evidence. Their preoccupation with faith spills into their politics- birthers, deathers, antichrist… facts hold no sway. Their description of the world is determined by how they want to paint it. However they want to describe it *becomes* the truth to them. Everything else is just liberal bias,

Pretty Much the Same People

Posted in Republicans & Democrats on September 13, 2009 by jackpot12

Conservative beliefs die so slowly only history notices. Eventually what was once an acceptable rallying cry is a disgrace. As silly as the tea baggers seem with their cries of socialism and communism and emphasis on “Hussein” , they are a mile ahead of their predecessors. That’s the only thing I have to say that is positive about them. The more the power of their movement dwindles, ¬†the more shrill and loud their media figures and outbursts will become.

Fighting to keep America free, "because I love my country...(sniffle sniffle)"

Fighting to keep America free, "because I love my country...(sniffle sniffle)"

Fighting to America free!

Fighting to keep America free!

Have you ever seen so many fake Christians whining over money issues?

Have you ever seen so many fake Christians whining over money issues?

Death of Conservatism

Posted in Republicans & Democrats with tags on September 5, 2009 by jackpot12

Book Review The Death of ConservatismRelated Article with Tanenhaus

This little 120 page book just came out this week and I read about half of it at Barnes and Nobles the other day. It observes the history of conservatism and the obsolescence of “movement conservatism” characterized by the Limbaughs of the world. This is not a particularly light read, and spends the majority of the time covering history and not current issues.

Tanenhaus speculates about a hopeful future where sane conservatism can offer a meaningful counterbalance to liberalism by defining itself by things it stands for as opposed to things it hates.

Until then we will be dealing with the lunatics who are now the mainstream voice of the republican party.

Government fire panels deciding whose house to save and whose to let burn.

Government fire panels deciding whose house to save and whose to let burn.

The Triad of Human Filth

Posted in Republicans & Democrats, Uncategorized on August 15, 2009 by jackpot12

Glenn Beck, the third head of the snake is revealed in his fraudulence as a human being once again. Doing my part to make this video go viral.

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Glenn Beck Caught in Web of Own Bullshit

Posted in Humor, Opinion, Republicans & Democrats on May 21, 2009 by jackpot12

The walking antithesis of science, reason, rationality, and otherwise general piece of human shit- Glenn Beck- displays the veracity of his quest for truth.