Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Let It Burn, Wanna Let It Burn

This is the man who decides our environmental policy, for fuck's sake. I've never seen such cross purposes since... well, James Watt's quote of dubious origins.

Indeed, Inhofe insists that he feels even stronger about taking on what he sees as the current hysteria about global warming than he did several years ago when he first uttered that now-famous hoax statement.

In an interview, he heaped criticism on what he saw as the strategy used by those on the other side of the debate and offered a historical comparison.

"It kind of reminds . . . I could use the Third Reich, the big lie," Inhofe said.

"You say something over and over and over and over again, and people will believe it, and that's their strategy."

Yay for another Godwin's Law violation.

I've heard this meme over and over again in the past few months. Global warming is like Nazi propaganda, Gore is like Goebbels. Why are people like Inhofe so opposed to this idea? When 928 out of 928 abstracts in scientific journals do not disagree with the premise that global climate change is man-made, why do they stick their heads in the sand and continue to deny that nothing is going on, everything will be okay, it's all the fault of those dirty hippies? Can they really not stand the idea that we'll need to rejigger the economy?

Or are they just unable to admit that the earth is not their bitch?

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