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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 21 2012

Santorum to nation: God likes greenhouse gases

Speaking on Face the Nation this weekend, GOP front-runner and future guest-in-a sweater vest Romper Room host Rick Santourm decreed that Barack Obama is following a phony, dare we say heretical theology, in which the end goal is to enslave man to that commie bitch mother earth. Or something like that:

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Feb 21 2012

Anthony Watts may have some ‘splainin to do

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A few days ago an insider at the industry friendly Heartland Institute reportedly released some internal emails and other documents. One of them seems to feature Anthony Watts of the climate change denier site WhatsUpWithThat in a very bad light:

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Feb 20 2012

Other than that …

Move over John Glenn, I’m a half century old today. So I’m taking it easy. Maybe that would be cause for the blues, but considering the crazy shit I’ve done over the years, from heads down vertical relative work skydiving to broken bones right and left, to a decade and a half of technical rock climbing …

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Feb 20 2012

Book review: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

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The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From The Front Lines by Dr. Michael Mann, Ph.D Columbia University Press; Cost $10 to $30 Imagine a place where you and your family are threatened, your employer pressured by the most powerful people on earth to fire you, your email hacked and posted by the usual …

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Feb 18 2012

Ed’s right on the money about reality TV

Riffing off Ed’s post about reality TV, there are some shows that fall under the taxon that aren’t half bad. COPS, Survivorman, and Pawn Stars, just to name a few. They aren’t my top favorite shows, but they’re decent, interesting things happen, you might even learn something. And while there’s little doubt some of the scenes …

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Feb 18 2012

War on Drugs: Another dangerous criminal off the streets!

Chalk up another sterling success in the War on Drugs. A group of brave, young undercover officers are making our schools safe!

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Feb 18 2012

Let’s all go to the lobby: Santorum dissed protestants

Let's see, who could it be ... SATAN!?

Wuh-woh. Rick Santorum took a shot at what he called mainline protestants back in 2008. Can you imagine the shitstorm if Obama had said anything like this?

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Feb 17 2012

Researchers report embryonic stem cells reversed blindness

Imagine how restoring sight to the blind using embryonic stem cells would put the inane debate over contraception and personhood into stark perspective. That’s exactly what could happen given a report from embryonic stem cells researchers:

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Feb 17 2012

Nothing says small government like forcing women to be mechanically raped

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Ahh Republicans, once the proud party of Lincoln, now reduced by conservative dominionists to a Medieval spectre of horror. The latest proclamtion by purported small government conservatives? How about we tie down those fornicating sluts and rape them with high tech dildos:

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Feb 17 2012

The big difference between Mittens and Santorum on climate change

Santorum's NASA conspiracy incarnate. Who ya gonna believe?

Mitt Romney may have accepted the role humans are playing in global warming — before he was against it. But Tricky Rick Santorum has been priming the misinformation and character assassination industries consistently from the get go. Santorum, speaking at CPAC, demonstrates that, unlike Mittens, he may be sincerely clueless:

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