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  1. Skip White says

    Wow, Joseph Farah does not look like I pictured him. He has sort of a “creepy uncle” look going on. I attempted to skim the article, and now I know why I don’t click on any links to the WND. Now I must bleach my eyeballs.

  2. says

    I’ll sum it up for you Ed:

    Ad hominem, strawman, strawman, ad hominem, appeal to ignorance, appeal to money, appeal to incredulity, appeal to authority, appeal to popular belief, missapplied anecdote, unverifiable anecdote, strawman, strawman, conspiracy.

    Note that I didn’t read it either, but I’m sure that’s what it is.

  3. wheatdogg says

    I scanned the article, and a Washington Times review of Sussman’s book. Same old John Birch Society-style blather about a Marxist influence on environmental protection and regulation, Obama, evilution, public school indoctrination of tender minds, etc., etc.

    Somehow Farah twists the ideas that we are descended from lower lifeforms, and that, unless we take better care of our environment, it may well kill us into the foundations of a death cult.

    Sussman, incidentally, wrote another book some time ago “debunking” anthropic global warming. He’s a former TV meteorologist and radio talking head, so he knows all about this stuff. You betcha.

  4. Ben P says

    Sussman, incidentally, wrote another book some time ago “debunking” anthropic global warming. He’s a former TV meteorologist and radio talking head, so he knows all about this stuff. You betcha.

    I think that’s an extension of the Dunning Kruger effect.

    I’ve read but never confirmed that among those with advanced degrees, engineers are the most likely to reject evolution.

    Likewise, of people who have at least some education, weathermen are among those likely to disbelieve climate change. I’ve seen the same argument several times. “We can’t even accurately model the weather two weeks in advance, and sometimes not even that, how can we possibly predict that the earth will be warming a hundred years from now.”

  5. interrobang says

    His grey hair combined with that huge black caterpillar he has parked under his nose look really weird.

    Speaking for myself, I wish these guys were right more often than they are — I think a little more socialist influence would be nice, and a welcome break from yet more neoconservative “suffering for thee, peon, but not for me” crap.

  6. RickR says

    Ah, Joe- still sporting that oh-so-rakish pornstache that drives all the girls wild, I see.

    Thank heaven for Just For Men™, amirite brah?

  7. galzotoh17 says

    ” I could tell you how one of the national organizers of the original Earth Day later murdered his wife, hid her body and fled the country to avoid prosecution.”

    I was curious about this claim. I checked Wikipedia’s Earth Day page, and glanced at the pages of all those invovled with the first Earth Day. No reference to any of them murdering their wives. It turns out that the source is that Ira Einhorn simply claims to have been involved in the founding of Earth Day. His claim is not substantiated and those known to have founded Earth Day dispute his claims. A little thing like facts aren’t going to get in the way of a good guilt by association though, right?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira_Einhorn

  8. d cwilson says

    Likewise, of people who have at least some education, weathermen are among those likely to disbelieve climate change.

    I’ve seen that as well. They also seem to be the most likely to insist the CO2 increases always follow temperature increases, even though the data collected about our current warmer trend is showing the opposite, ie, CO2 increases are preceding the temperature increases.

  9. d cwilson says

    And a like a good Bircher, Farah always manages to tie everyone he doesn’t like back to the old Soviet Union. Which is amazing, considering if anyone is following the Soviet model of insisting that black is white in the face of unrelenting evidence, it’s the folks at WND.

  10. dingojack says

    Hey Farah (love the pornstache BTW*, ever think of forming a tribute-band honouring The Village People? You could call it ‘The Village Idiots’) –
    I heard that Glen Bek killed, raped and ate several teenagers of indeterminate sex during the eighties (at least, he’s never denied that’s true), maybe should should publish an exposé of that fact too!

    Dingo
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    * not intended as a factual statement

  11. matty1 says

    That’s what the environmental movement, ultimately, is all about – the notion that government can better protect nature than can property owners.

    Sheer unadultarated bollocks, the environmental movement may lobby government but a huge amount of conservation work is about charities and community groups improving land they own or offering help, not force, to others. Some regulation is needed but environmentalists disagree among themselves about exactly what to regulate and how, while largely agreeing on the problems and the importance of working to fix them now rather than passively waiting for government.

    Also can we stop with this environment = Al Gore shit, he made a movie about an important issue. He is not the top guy even on that issue let alone the whole range of subjects that come under environmental science.

  12. Akira MacKenzie says

    Speaking for myself, I wish these guys were right more often than they are — I think a little more socialist influence would be nice, and a welcome break from yet more neoconservative “suffering for thee, peon, but not for me” crap.

    THANK YOU. For far too long what miserably passes for a left wing in this country has hiding under their beds or behind placards thinking that their pitiful protests will somehow affect policy that has been already bought and paid for by the rich and the bigoted.

    Rather than deny our socialist/secularist goals, I say we revel in them. We need to become the everything the right wing fears and we need to have the will to do what is necessary to justify those fears.

  13. matty1 says

    DingoJack

    I heard that Glen Bek killed, raped and ate several teenagers of indeterminate sex during the eighties (at least, he’s never denied that’s true)

    I heard a rumour that Farah helped hide the bodies, now I don’t believe this for a moment but he should settle the matter by providing video evidence covering every minute of his life between 1980 and 1989.

  14. dingojack says

    Matty – In fact, Farah said: ‘Yes I did it, and I’m glad I did it. I helped Glenn eat those [graphic description redacted] children (although I wasn’t thrilled about the spunk stuffing to be honest). Bwhahahahahaha!!’*

    Dingo
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    * or at least the source, Ellis Washington, thinks he mght have thought or said that, or even if he didn’t, he should have thought or said that (and for Washington that’s exactly the same as a direct quote dontchknow).

  15. kermit. says

    FArrah: First, these government schools teach as fact that humans evolved from lower life forms by random chance over billions of years. They tell the kids that their lives have no more value than the lives of other animals. They teach a religion of human secularism that provides no hope of an afterlife or a judgment of right and wrong. And they teach this as science, even though it is religion.

    Then the green agenda takes over and gives at least some children the feeling, like the girl in this video, that the world would be better off if they never existed.

    Is it any wonder we have an epidemic of teen suicide?

    Ah, yes. It was so much more cheerful and life affirming, growing up Southern Baptist, when I was told to thank Jesus for every accomplishment, but every screw up was my fault. And if you think you haven’t done anything wrong, well, that’s arrogance, and that’s a sin.

    It’s so depressing being told that we are descended from a long line of creatures who persevered and reproduced, compared to “properly educated” little Christbots who are told that they are the unworthy and degenerate spawn of Truly Great Men or Virtuous Women. Every Fundy knows that we will never measure up to Grandpa, let alone Abraham. (It was like growing up in prison. A private, for-profit prison.)

    I would rather be afflicted with secularistic humaniacal values, like being responsible here and now, valuing the planet, and wanting to leave a decent legacy to our children.

    I have partial immunity from early exposure, but this life-loathing hog swill makes me sick anyway.

  16. Michael Heath says

    Joe Farah:

    The green agenda is a death cult

    Psychological projection at its finest.

  17. says

    Conspiracy theorists have recently been going nuts over a U.N. action plan for sustainable development called Agenda 21. It was signed on to by the USA under Bush I, and is entirely voluntary with no force of law, and there are no U.S. laws associated with it.

    Of course, now the GOP and Tea Party are going nuts over it too, with Tennessee and Arizona passing anti-Agenda 21 legislation to thwart the dangers of the evils of…

    sustainable development…

    ????

    Honestly, I have never seen a more lily livered bunch of petulant children as the conservative right wing of the GOP.

  18. Chiroptera says

    tacitus, #18: …with Tennessee and Arizona passing anti-Agenda 21 legislation to thwart the dangers of the evils of…

    sustainable development…

    Yeah, the mind boggles at the sheer moral bankruptcy of such perversions as buying and using less, reusing as much as possible, and recycling.

  19. Doug Little says

    for the same reason that I don’t bother to see any movie starring any of the Wayans brothers

    To to be fair Requiem for a Dream is well worth a look, I guess to be pedantic Marlon didn’t actually star in it but he is one of the main characters.

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