You Know Who Else Believed in Global Warming?

Hitler. The Unabomber, Manson, Castro and Osama bin Laden.

These people are insane.

117 replies
  1. 1
    Alison says:

    So they’re saying that the Unabomber et al are smarter than they are?

    I’m okay with that.

  2. 2
    Mark S. says:

    Hey, I made that joke a couple hours ago!

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    kdaug says:

    Know who else believes in global warming?

    Me.

    Fuck off.

  4. 4
    MobiusKlein says:

    You know else did?
    John McCain

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    NancyDarling says:

    And the Vatican newspaper is going all Godwin on birth control, comparing it to the holocaust. Why am I not surprised? The god-bothers and Koch funded Heartland are equally insane.

    Sorry I couldn’t fine a link except Huffpo religion page.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....79111.html

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    AnotherBruce says:

    Why did God curse us with so many stupid people with money?

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    jl says:

    And John Huntsman’s wife.

    And maybe John Huntsman.

    Edit: I read in a news piece that John Huntman’s wife threatened to leave him if he said too much stupid stuff during the primary campaign.

    Too late to run Huntsman’s wife for GOP nomination? She has guts, can make tough decisions, and stands her ground, look like. We need a person like that in the WH. I would go with Megs McCain, but she has been declared a commie by GOP and not old enough.

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    Cathyx says:

    They probably all believe that life begins at conception too, so what’s their point?

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    4tehlulz says:

    Sorest winners in the world.

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    lamh35 says:

    wow, sign of apocalypse?

    Yglesias Award Nominee

    “There is no need to butt into a fast moving story when the secretary of state is in Beijing with delicate negotiations and say it’s a day of shame for the Obama administration. Hillary Clinton is waking up right now. Let’s see if she can pull this off in the next 12 hours or so,” – Bill Kristol, on Romney’s approach to Chen Guangcheng.

    broken clock & all that!

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    4tehlulz says:

    @NancyDarling: They know a thing or two about killing Jews, so we should defer to their expertise.

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    Oh crap! This is all my fault. They got ahold of my copy of The Protocols of the Elders of Scion and read up on our inner secrets detailing how it is that hybrid cars, green energy, and global warming alarmism are all a huge hoax to cover our plan for world domination bwaahaaahaaaaha!
    __
    I must have left it on the front seat down at the gayabortion clinic. Shitshitshitshit!

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    Bill T. says:

    They mock Global Climate Change, but they all appear to believe in Social Darwinism.

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    4tehlulz says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ: I see what you did there; I’m stealing that.

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    Urza says:

    Heartland Institute says they pulled the billboard after just 24 hours. Perhaps Chicago wasn’t the best place to use it. South Carolina on the other hand.

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    President Obama’s dinner with George Clooney “has officially sold out,” and campaign sources are telling The Hollywood Reporter that “the event is expected to raise up to $12 million for the president’s re-election bid, making it the biggest presidential fundraiser in U.S. history.”

    In response, the Mitt Romney campaign announces a counter fundraiser featuring computer generated Lawrence Welk with Ted Nugent performing Ted’s non hit song

    Rawdogs and Warhogs

    .I’m a RawDog WarHog yeah, yes I am, RawDog WarHog yeah, and I’m ready to fight, just pick out a night, here I come!

    Sweet. They don’t make em like they used to

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    kindness says:

    You know who doesn’t believe in man made climate change (now)?

    Mittens.

    Don’t hold your breath. That like every other bedrock principle of his will probably change shortly.

    @Urza: Unless they put it under water it will still burn….just sayin’.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Let’s see, who else?

    Darwin, Galileo, Herschel, Beethoven, DaVinci, Archimedes, Mendel, Einstein, Teller…

    Oh, wait. Strike that last one. He’s one of theirs.

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    jl says:

    @Urza:

    Too bad. Maybe the BJ hordes should contact Heartland to get that genius ad campaign up and running again.

    The last few weeks have been frustrating, total reactionary/GOP meltdown seems to close, but they keep stepping back from the edge.

    Maybe if the Dems act all defensive about it, the GOP can be lured over. The Dems are good at that.

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    Steve says:

    These people are idiots. “The science is still inconclusive” was a load of bullshit, but at least it was a message you might get the mushy middle of the country to buy into. “Only crazy people still believe in climate change” is a classic case of overplaying one’s hand.

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    kdaug says:

    They got ahold of my copy of The Protocols of the Elders of Spoon

    There is no spoon.

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    MattR says:

    FYi – a three judge panel in the Fifth Circuit reversed the stay on the injunction against Texas filed by Planned Parenthood (meaning the injunction is back in effect until the full appeal of that injunction is heard)

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    Chyron HR says:

    To Republicans, George W. Bush was the ruler of an ancient nation-state, and the details of his reign are forever buried in the sands of time. Not like the Unabomber, who’s probably out there bombing unas as we speak!

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    Tonal Crow says:

    These people are insane.

    No, they’re propagandists. However, I think they jumped the shark on this campaign, and even LGF agrees.

    I eagerly anticipate the day when these people sit in the dock at the International Criminal Court, Climate Crimes Division, ‘cuz honey, 3+ degrees C is going to be real ugly.

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    beltane says:

    @NancyDarling: Wait a minute. Given the pope’s Hiter Youth roots does this statement mean that the Vatican is now in favor of birth control?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @MattR:

    That’s good news. Sanity prevails over wingtard idiocy. For now.

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    Mike in NC says:

    Hitler. The Unabomber, Manson, Castro and Osama bin Laden.

    That would make for an awesome poker game lineup.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Tonal Crow:

    I’m not surprised that LGF agrees. They renounced the Dark Side some time back.

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    Walker says:

    Billboards are generally close together. Someone needs to buy space on an adjacent billboard with tag lines like “Heartland Group: Crazier than the Unibomber”

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    MattF says:

    I’m thinking that asking “Is this a good idea?” involves concepts like ‘good’ and ‘idea’ and ‘is’, so it’s just too compliplicacated.

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    jl says:

    @Steve:

    “Only crazy people still believe in climate change”

    I for one am deeply concerned that Arrhenius and a century of theorists and experimneters were followers of The Unabomber, Manson, Castro and Osama bin Laden and other extremist scum.

    It brings a whole range of the prideful presumptions of modern science into question. IMHO also too.

    I’m voting for Rih in November.

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    pragmatism says:

    Hmmmm. They forgot that the billboards weren’t safely ensconced within their bubble.

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    Jeff Spender says:

    Whoo! I’m on par with the Unibomber. You know, we have the same Alma mater so that makes sense.

    Honestly, though–anti-science sentiment is sharply on the rise in the U.S. People are buying in the anti-vax bullshit, and I don’t even need to tell you what I think about CAM (complementary and alternative medicines).

    I know people are more likely to buy into emotive narratives, but damn. It’s just getting ridiculous.

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    Quicksand says:

    Wow, bravo Heartland. Now there’s an argument that has never been made in such detail or with such care.

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    Mino says:

    @MattR: Good on them.

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    jl says:

    @Tonal Crow: Gulp and gasp! Thanks for the link, I guess.

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    gex says:

    They are petulant 3 year olds. If you suggest that they moderate their behavior because of the consequences of it, you will get a loud “NO!” and a temper tantrum.

    And, although it wasn’t related to this particular campaign, kudos to conservative religions to add AGW denialism to the dogma.

    Whatever. I will keep fighting the good fight, but if they suffer greatly because they get their way, I will not shed one tear for them. Only for the innocents.

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    Citizen_X says:

    You know who did believe in global warming? Mitt Romney.

    You know who doesn’t believe in global warming? Mitt Romney.

    You know who might believe in global warming tomorrow? Mitt Romney.

    Repeat ad nauseum.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @gex:

    They are petulant 3 year olds

    This describes glibertarians perfectly.

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    gex says:

    @Jeff Spender: We are a Christian nation. Or at least the people who are most susceptible to anti-science propaganda believe so. I guess we’ll find out. Looking at any number of issues, they are correct so far.

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    Violet says:

    @Tonal Crow:

    I eagerly anticipate the day when these people sit in the dock at the International Criminal Court, Climate Crimes Division, ‘cuz honey, 3+ degrees C is going to be real ugly.

    Thought you were going to say “sit on the dock at Gulf of Mexico port Oklahoma City” or “sit on the dock at Atlantic Ocean port Atlanta, Georgia.”

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    MattR says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: IANAL but the decision said that the motion of an injunction was filed at 10:30 pm on April 30 with the claim that “the administrative provisions at issue are scheduled to go into effect (and Texas will be irreparably injured if they do not) at midnight tonight [April 30].” and that Judge Smith bought that claim in issuing the injunction.

    However, in their response, PP included an affidavit from a state official that contradicted the need for an emergency injunction “Language in that affidavit reasonably calls into question the State’s declaration of an emergency need for a stay, because it states that any injunction will have the effect of requiring the State to cease operating the program at issue “upon termination of federal funding.” Evidence in the record indicates that such funding is continuing until November 2012.“.

    So the three judge panel, which included Judge Smith, ruled there was no need for an emergency stay after allsince the injunction won’t affect the State until November 2012. A good decision to be sure, but I am not sure how much practical difference there is in having the ruling reversed if nothing was going to change before November anyway. (EDIT: I could not tell if the panel decision was unanimous)

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    jrg says:

    Who on earth do they think buys this line of horseshit? Anyone dumb enough to think that the Unibomber believing in AGW makes AGW false is probably a wingnut, anyway.

    I guess when your only argument is moronic, every person looks like a retard.

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    Violet says:

    @Cathyx:

    They probably all believe that life begins at conception too, so what’s their point?

    No, they believe life begins two weeks before conception.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @MattR: That’s great news. Do you have a link for that? All I found with google was a poorly written article that seemed to leave out information about the ruling today and how it came about.

    Edit: I see you posted more about this before my comment posted. Thanks.

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    Steve says:

    @MattR: I find it interesting that Judge Smith didn’t dissent from the reversal of his own order. Also, something very important was going to change before November – Planned Parenthood was going to stop getting reimbursement for providing health care services, effectively immediately. Now Texas has to continue reimbursing them until the appeal is decided.

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    maya says:

    I tells ya folks, the right eats way too much tuna fish.

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    WereBear says:

    I try to be philosophical about it: only in old science fiction movies does the scientific community come out and tell everyone the world is in danger; and gets taken seriously.

    However, I do pat myself on the back for leaving Florida quite some time ago. Constantly in the news lately; for the worst of reasons.

    And it’s only going to get worse; to the point where we might just lose it.

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    JGabriel says:

    I hear the Unabomber, Manson, and Castro* also like puppies. Must we hate puppies now too?

    (*I left Bin Laden out of this list for a reason. It’s not that Bin Laden didn’t like puppies, it’s that he liked them gassed & curried.)

    .

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    Tonal Crow says:

    @JGabriel:

    I hear the Unabomber, Manson, and Castro* also like puppies. Must we hate puppies now too?

    Yes, and adult Irish Setters too.

  51. 51
    John M. Burt says:

    Meanwhile, Heartland Institute spokesmodel Anders Breivik says . . . .

  52. 52

    @Mark S.:
    Do you know who else liked to claim that they made “that joke two hours ago”?

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    j says:

    GOD believed in global warming. FIRE & BRIMSTONE!

    And Ted Kaszinski has a PhD in mathematics. Most of these lunatics are evil geniuses. So what is their point?

    According to Frothy “Educated people are ALL evil”. (And “snobs”).

    Frothy has 3 degrees, 2 of which came from PUBLIC colleges.

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    jummy says:

    Geez. Wouldn’t it really frost your chaps if AGW supporters were compared to holocaust deniers and targeted with public ad campaigns like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR73mcZW7B4

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    amk says:

    @Tonal Crow: johnson went cole long time back.

  57. 57

    I think this is going to be a close election, about no matter what. I think it will be highly tribal, and outside news, unless epic in nature, whether good or bad will have little effect on the split that we saw in the voting for 2008.

    Also, in this way, unlike any election we’ve ever had with the first black president asking the country to be reelected for another 4 years. In a white majority country, there are all kinds of reasons why such a proposal, is tricky, at least as tricky as the issues themselves and Obama’s record.

    And unfortunately for Obama and dems, there will be a ceiling of possible votes received, and I see no reason why it should be any different than the voting in 2008.

    Accordingly, republicans will have a floor of vote totals similar to the 2008 election, regardless of economic conditions improving as they are, slowly.

    But the ceiling dems have, I don’t think exist for republicans, and Romney will be given wide sway to fuck many chickens before voting day, and he will need every inch of that sway, being the gawd awful candidate he has been and will likely be going forward.

    This is where we are as a country on the scale of enlightenment . A little brighter, maybe in some ways, but still with our prejudices in play, as a people.

    I think Obama and his aids get this, and why this is nice to see as a campaign strategy for 2012/

    Facing the reality of running as a bruised incumbent in a politically divided country, Obama’s advisors say they are plotting a strategy that doesn’t depend on a wave of support to lift the president’s chances across the country. And it won’t hinge on a single theme based on ideas such as “hope” and “change” that defined the campaign and captured the zeitgeist in 2008.

    Instead, the Obama campaign is prepping for a block-by-block, hard-slog approach. The campaign, which the president kicks off this weekend, will be tailored to swing states and key voters in those states.

    Correct attitude and strategy, imo.

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    Mark S. says:

    @gocart mozart:

    Yes, but Hitler never linked to proof that he had.

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    jl says:

    @jummy: Yeah, so what? That add was stupid and also pulled. However, it did not slander people.

    And it was a bright idea by a PR group that apparently was not cleared by the campaign sponsors.

    Is that the case with the aborted Heartland ad campaign?

    Edit: Oh, gosh golly, links in post say that Heartland knew about the campaign and had material ready to back up their trash. But the idea was so offensive and stupid they backed off. Huh? Who wudda thunk?

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    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ:

    “The Protocols of the Elders of Scion”

    :-)

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    Tonal Crow says:

    @General Stuck: Wrong thread, General.

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    Gian says:

    @NancyDarling:

    you mean the organizarion run by a member of the Hitler Youth is comparing something to err Hitler?

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    amk says:

    mehmney’s latest stratergy – ‘surround‘ obama’s campaign bus.

    /eyeroll

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Mark S.:

    So it’s your fault? Quit giving them ideas!!

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    The Thin Black Duke says:

    @JGabriel: Problem is, in some of the old SF movies, by the time the sane voices in the scientific community are finally listened to, it’s already too late.

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    jummy says:

    @jl:

    Precisely, “So what?”. If I thought pointing to analogous examples would pierce the bubble of phony outrage in here I wouldn’t have framed my comment in sarcasm.

  67. 67
    jl says:

    @jummy: I followed a few links, the parallels are weak. See my edits.

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    mclaren says:

    Not only that, Hitler was a vegan — just like those far-left hippie pinkos.

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    @Tonal Crow:

    Wrong thread, General.

    I catapult the propaganda and it lands where it lands. Add an OT then

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    jl says:

    @jummy: I think there is a difference between one ad that was done without major campaign sponsors knowledge and this campaign, which the Heartland Institute knew about and had press materials ready to go to back it up. But they backed off because the idea is so stupid.

    And, since the Heartland slanders people, a whole research community in fact, I think that it is in fact worse than the bad taste of the 10 10 clip.

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    Mark S. says:

    @General Stuck:

    What makes me fairly confident is Obama is doing really well in several key swing states. I love these numbers in Virginia. Someone linked earlier today to 270towin.com (doesn’t work real hot in FF, works fine in IE), and just screwing around I found several plausible scenarios where Obama could win without winning Ohio or Florida.

    IOW, Dems have an advantage in the Electoral College. Bush really had to thread a needle to win both times (well, especially the first time). Could you imagine the butthurt if the Dems won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote?

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    jl says:

    @jl: Far as I can see from following links, Guardian newspaper was only major sponsor mentioned that had knowledge of the ad or collaborated in production and distribution. And they stood by the ad, unfortunately.

  73. 73
    TenguPhule says:

    Why did God curse us with so many stupid people with money?

    The Devil won the last great war and is playing with us.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    Rmoney’s campaign is much like his infamous family trip across the country with Seamus the Dog strapped to the top of the family car. Unfortunately for Willard, the poor dog (his mouth) won’t stop shitting all over the car so he keeps having to pull over to hose everything down. This is going to be one long, crazy trip to Willie’s World for him.

    I hope he finds it closed when he gets there.

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    Richard says:

    I’m just picturing what the reaction would be if someone put up a billboard that combined the words “I still believe in Christianity. Do you?”, with a photo of Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Behring Breivik.

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    gaz says:

    @jummy: Regarding that 10-10 ad? Was that supposed to be FOR reducing carbon footprint, or was it painting people who think it’s important as like terrorists or something?

    In any case, that ad seems as dumb as me as washington state’s fucked off “Say WA” tourism ad campaign. (ETA: it was dumb but at least not as offensive to all parties)

  77. 77
    gaz says:

    @Richard: T-Shirt. Armless boy. Zales Logo. “A Diamond is forever”

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    Geeno says:

    Re: People buying the anti-Vaccination BS:
    Natural selection in action.
    I’m personally having a harder an harder time caring about their kids.

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    handy says:

    @gaz:

    “Say WA”

    Say WA again! Say WA again! I dare ya, I doubledare ya motherfucka say WA one more goddamn time!

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    jummy says:

    @jl:

    It’s not that the parallels are weak. It’s that your outrage is phony and contrived.

    As an aside, in referencing a pro-AGW advertising campaign in which schoolchildren are violently executed for not joining in, I wasn’t showing a “parallel”. I was showing pro-AGW advocates displaying a class of vileness that has no comparison.

    My reference to the established tendency of prominent AGW advocates to compare AGW skeptics to holocaust “deniers” was meant to be taken as parallel; again, one which is not weak, and is arguably more egregious than comparing advocates to, for instance, James Lee, who was an AGW advocate who tried to blow up the Discovery Chanel HQ.

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    namekarB says:

    You know what else they all have in common?

    They are all left-handed.

    If it has the word “left” in the the name, it must be evil. “Left-handers,” the latest special interest group.

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    Dee Loralei says:

    @amk: LOL Mittster needs to ask Harold Ford Jr., how that plan worked for him in his election with Corker.

    And he needs to learn the lesson that took Hillary and McCain a long time to learn, never speak after Obama.

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    gaz says:

    @handy: if they used samuel l jackson it would have made it all worth it.

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    Anya says:

    You know what Osama bin Laden didn’t believe? Gay rights, women’s rights, birth control and he was also against abortion. And I am pretty sure he was a gun nut. I am not sure what any of that signifies though.

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    JimTheNewb says:

    @Geeno:
    It’s not just about “their kids” – look up “herd immunity”.

    Also, some people due to other illnesses can’t get immunized and thus rely on the rest of us to help protect them.

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    JGabriel says:

    namekarB:

    If it has the word “left” in the the name, it must be evil.

    It’s true that the word sinister is derived from a Latin word meaning left handed or on the left side.

    .

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Mark S.:

    Could you imagine the butthurt if the Dems won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote?

    Especially if Obama went over the top with a State that was oh so very close …

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    Violet says:

    @mclaren:

    Not only that, Hitler was a vegan—just like those far-left hippie pinkos.

    He was also European. Soshulism.

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    @Anya:

    I am not sure what any of that signifies though.

    It signifies the wingers are desperate and are deploying the Bullwinkle campaign strategy. Pulling wabbits out of their hats.

    And trying to play their own boogymen against Obama, and apparently have not gotten the memo that Obama sent OBL to sleep with the fishes.

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    fasteddie9318 says:

    @lamh35: Of course by next week, regardless of the outcome, Kristol will be declaring that Obama was on his knees for the Chinese government and totally ruined everything because he’s a big ruiner and if we just made our SUPER MAD FACE at those yellow bastards this would all be over and zOMG OBUMMER LOST CHINER!!!! It’s completely predictable.

    Equally predictable is that Sullivan would be so easily duped by the turn so as to be suckered in for the prestige.

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    amk says:

    And the coverup begins in rupie’s ‘trial’

    Lord Justice Leveson has granted eight government ministers “core participant” status at his inquiry – allowing them advance sight of witness statements.

    The ministers are David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Vince Cable, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Theresa May, Ken Clarke and George Osborne.

    Amazing how one man could ‘terrorize’ gobinments world over.

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    jummy says:

    @jl:

    “…ad that was done without major campaign sponsors knowledge…”

    That is not actually true. It appears to be Magical Balance Fairy dust and as far as I can tell, you just invented it.

    The 10:10 campaign is a significant group which enjoys the the wide support of prominent figures in government and private life. The “No Pressure” advertisement was produced by them and was intended for television and cinema release.

    “…since the Heartland slanders people…”

    Really? Have they gone so far as to anonymously distribute defamatory forgeries concerning their opponents to the press? Perhaps they’ve done something in poor taste. For instance, suggest that it would be a good laugh if everyone, including school children, who disagrees with them were bloodily executed.

    really?

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    Steve says:

    @jummy: It’s really stupid to accuse people who are discussing something amongst themselves of “phony” outrage. It’s not some public campaign like Ann Romney pretending to be angry about Hilary Rosen’s comments. How dumb do you have to be to think all of the participants in this discussion actually see nothing wrong with the Heartland campaign and are just pretending to be offended in order to deceive… each other?

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    Anya says:

    @Dee Loralei:

    LOL Mittster needs to ask Harold Ford Jr., how that plan worked for him in his election with Corker.

    OH. MY. GOD. Harold Ford Jr., is the best Romney VP. Think about it, all of those in the press who fetishize centrism will have a collective orgasm and America Select will be happy. Can I hear an amen?

    @General Stuck: Yeah, but Bin-Laden has more in common with the winguts than with the left, so why go there? I can find million quotes from Bin-Laden and other Muslim fanatics that sound like Santorum.

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    jummy says:

    @Steve:
    “… pretending to be offended in order to deceive… each other?”

    Themselves, each other, etc..

    You know what they say: you can have a religion without a god, but not one without a devil.

    You’re in it for the hategasm, and since this nothingburger of phony outrage and deliberate offense is among the top stories on memorandum today, it’s pretty disingenuous of you to portray it a “a couple of people jawing on some blog”.

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    amk says:

    @Anya: Hey, he could be the goopers’ answer to that blackitty black in WH. Victory!

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    Sly says:

    @jummy:

    You know what they say: you can have a religion without a god, but not one without a devil.

    Which reminds me:

    You know who else believes in God?

    Satan.

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    jl says:

    @jummy: Can you read? If you follow the links, they state that the 10 10 ad was done without knowledge of the major corporate sponsors and other organizations partnering with the group that made the ad, and they disavowed the ad, and some stopped coordination with the 10 10 campaign. The Guardian was the only organization I could find that was named as collaborating with the group in making the ad.

    ” The 10:10 campaign is a significant group which enjoys the the wide support of prominent figures in government and private life. The “No Pressure” advertisement was produced by them and was intended for television and cinema release ”

    That does not say that major corporations and other global warming research groups had knowledge of the individual ads that were made.

    In contrast, the Heartland Institute was involved in the the billboard campaign and had prepared press materials to follow up on the billboards.

    But if you want, sure, I will go ahead and damn the 10 10 campaign, and tell people they are not be trusted. And I will do the same for the Heartland institute. Fine with me. Global warming science can do very well without the 10 10 group. I have doubts that anti global warming propaganda would do was well without backing of groups like the Heartland Institute. Discredit just a few money bag organizations and the whole effort would fold.

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    jummy says:

    @Anya:

    i can’t imagine a scenario in which a community so measured and decent in thought and word would give voice to such a specious analogy.

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    cmorenc says:

    @kindness:

    You know who doesn’t believe in man made climate change (now)?
    Mittens.

    There’s the famous Groucho Marx line:
    “Those are my principles! And if you don’t like them – well, I have others!”

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    @jummy:

    It’s funny because wingnuts think it’s true.

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    Anya says:

    @amk: Precisely!

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    Socraticsilence says:

    I hear Stalin believed in gravity- why are the GOP on the side of a communist dictator.

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    jummy says:

    @jl:

    I’m comparing the Heartland Institute, an advocacy group which produced a campaign which was pulled down within 24 hours of its release due to controversy, to 10:10, an advocacy group which produced a campaign which was pulled down within 24 hours of its release due to controversy.

    You’re comparing the Heartland Group to everyone who ever gave 10:10 money or in-kind support in an attempt to widen the field so as to increase your chances of finding the enchanted mushrooms from which Magical Balance Fairy Dust is made.

    I can see you traipsing through the field with a straw basket, straying far, far from the conversation in which the Heartland Institute’s comparison of AGW advocates to AGW advocates who have committed acts of violence is an outrage, and 10:10’s eliminationist fantasies about murdering AGW skeptics shouldn’t be discussed.

    I just had a thought. Are there any anti-environmentalist terrorist organizations on the FBI list?

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    jl says:

    @jummy: You make no sense. I’ll let it stand and let others judge the exchange.

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    Steve says:

    @jummy:

    You’re in it for the hategasm, and since this nothingburger of phony outrage and deliberate offense is among the top stories on memorandum today, it’s pretty disingenuous of you to portray it a “a couple of people jawing on some blog”.

    So let me get this straight: when you post here in the BJ comments section, you think you’re talking to the entire Internet? Uh, no. You are talking to a handful of people who are discussing something amongst themselves in a blog comment section. If you think they are just pretending to find this ad offensive even though no one else is listening, you are really, really dumb.

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    amk says:

    Is jummy the new clime acts ?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steve: Balloon Juice is bigger than you think. I am just a commenter here and I got me an entire entourage (and groupies also too).

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    Chyron HR says:

    @jummy:

    I just had a thought.

    I can see why you would find that noteworthy.

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    mclaren says:

    No more insane that the obots who praise a nonexistent liberal president in total denial of his extreme far-right governance.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Mike in NC: Not really. None of them were nkniwn to play their hands close. I doubt that Hitler was any good at not tipping his hand with a smile while bin Laden just goes all in every hand.

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    amk says:

    @mclaren: Make sure you book a heart surgeon appointment for Nov 6th. I hear their schedules are gonna be pretty tight that day.

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    fasteddie9318 says:

    @jummy:

    I just had a thought.

    There’s a good lad. Now please give it back to the person from whom you stole it.

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    The prophet Nostradumbass says:

    I see Our Lady of Perpetual Outrage has checked in from her normal home in an alternate dimension.

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    moot23 says:

    You know who else wore socks? Also too, underpants.

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    Bubblegum Tate says:

    @Walker:

    Billboards are generally close together. Someone needs to buy space on an adjacent billboard with tag lines like “Heartland Group: Crazier than the Unibomber”

    Or just put a picture of a Muslim terrorist with the caption “I’m a religious conservative. Are you?”

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