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Adorable cat gifs! (And something about Global Warming)

Oct

03

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“There is no race more human/ No one throws it away like they do.”
–Titus Andronicus, Battle of Hampton Roads

“Awwww! Look at that cat try to run up that slide. Silly cat.”
–You, Right Now

Global warming used to be an issue that galvanized the public. In the mid-aughts, you couldn’t watch television or open up a newspaper without hearing something about greenhouse gases, or lowering our carbon footprint. Thanks, in part, to documentaries such as Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, global warming—an issue that had remained in the cultural and political periphery for decades—had finally hit the mainstream.

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Nick Judd: President of Technology

Jun

19

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Personal Democracy and Our Brutally Stupid Meatspace

 

So Nick Judd, The One & True President of Technology Whom I’ve Never Heard of Before (PBUH), posted a response to my article about the Personal Democracy Forum last week called “Fake David Koch, #PDF12 and the New Gullibility“. I wasn’t going to respond to his response, but I heard you like critiques of your critiques, so here you go:

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The Pigman Snorteth

Mar

07

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Anthony Watts and Joe Farah eat dragon dick


So I’m out here in Madtown, doing my thing, but I couldn’t resist taking a few minutes to mention this post from Fox News pig-fucker and climate change denier Anthony Watts:

From World Net Daily(not the tabloid site World News Daily), with h/t to Green Hell Blog, something that if proven is quite disturbing. Yet given the kind of treatment I’ve recently received at the hands of an eco-zealot who can’t tolerate my views on climate, I’m not surprised.

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KOCH KILLS

Feb

14

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Billionaire Bashing in Rancho Mirage, CA

by Mike Roddy

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We came dressed for battle at Rancho Las Palmas Hotel. Gail Zawacki and I had matching tuxedo shirts, top hats, ghoul masks, and the best sign ever: KOCH KILLS, on an eight by two foot banner, painted in dripping red by Gail. We’d been planning it for weeks, and came from New Jersey and Seattle, respectively, for this important event.
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And we’re not talking about whatever the gathering inside the hotel met for—no mystery there: “How can we evade paying taxes? When can we destroy Social Security? Those pesky pollution and climate change rules are cutting into our bottom lines; who should we bribe?”

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The BP Tapes

Jun

09

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BEAST bug at Podesta Group catches candid conversation

A SPECIAL BEAST REPORT!

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Several months ago, while investigating the apparent ties between former Clinton Chief of Staff, and current President of the Center for American Progress, John Podesta and the fossil fuel industry (a charge he vehemently denies), we at The BEAST couldn’t help but notice: The Podesta Group, the lobbying firm John founded with his brother Tony in ’88, represents BP America. While John’s not been on payroll, for a few years now, Tony has since become a DC powerhouse.

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Slick Talk

Jun

01

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Bipartisan Kool-Aid Threatens Media Ecosystem

BY IAN MURPHY


It’s all relative

While it’s borderline retarded to call the BP disaster “Obama’s Katrina,” like comparing apples and a bunch of dead black people, it’s not entirely unfair of Sarah Palin to bring up Obama’s ties to the unsafe oil giant.

As emotionally satisfying as it is to pin this black eco-death on Palin’s moronic “Drill, baby, drill!” ethos, it’s totally meaningless, because, you know, she is meaningless.

The partisan slick talk in the Gulf is killing objectivity — an already threatened species in the media marshlands. The relativism and blame-gaming obscures one very basic truism in American politics: fossil fuels are still a bipartisan issue. Seeing the established “left” and the “right’ snipe at each other over the web and TV is to watch the American people being lied to through omission.

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Oil Spills: Scientific Consensus?

Jun

01

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I’m not convinced

BY FORREST OAK

Oak-Forrest2-120x120Good evening. I’m Forrest Oak.

There’s a lot being made over this BP “oil spill” down in the Gulf. A lot of green-mongering. A lot of the same old Chicken Little routine we’ve seen coming out of the Gore-ista camp, for the last 700 years in this country. And, frankly, it’s just a whole mess of environmentalist bed-wetting.

Is anyone asking the tough questions? I mean, besides me. I’m Forrest Oak. For instance, is there really scientific consensus that this “spill” exists? And if there is scientific consensus on its existence, can we say with absolute certainty that it is man-made? It seems a little egotistical to think that humans could affect their environment on such a large and catastrophic scale. Some things are just not within our power. Now, if God wants to release a million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico – if oil spills really exist – then that is within his divine power. But to suggest we could do that? Pure arrogance.

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We-a culpa

May

31

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The long overdue story of how Roger Pielke Jr., Alternet & I caused the next holocaust

BY IAN MURPHY

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“The phrase ‘climate change denier’ is meant to be evocative of the phrase ‘holocaust denier.’”
– Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., political scientist, environmental studies professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, blogger and Senior Fellow at The Breakthrough Institute (TBI) think tank

“‘Global warming denier’ has long been viewed as a loaded term, Wikipedia notes, because it conjures an association with Holocaust deniers.”
– Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger, founders of TBI

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