“I run into a lot of people that really don’t like Obama at all,” an unnamed Wisconsin seller of smoke stack kits told Slate’s David Weigel, explaining some of the rationale behind the movement. “If he’s into the environment, if he’s into this or that, we’re not. I hear a lot of that. To get a single stack on my truck—that’s my way of giving them the finger. You want clean air and a tiny carbon footprint? Well, screw you.”
A great example of cutting your nose off to spite your face. You’re increasing your chances of cancer and the amount of money you pay for gas, and all to protest something just because another guy you don’t like believes in it?
The BBC will be having none of your false balance, climate change haters:
The BBC Trust on Thursday published a progress report into the corporation’s science coverage which was criticised in 2012 for giving too much air-time to critics who oppose non-contentious issues.
The report found that there was still an ‘over-rigid application of editorial guidelines on impartiality’ which sought to give the ‘other side’ of the argument, even if that viewpoint was widely dismissed.
Some 200 staff have already attended seminars and workshops and more will be invited on courses in the coming months to stop them giving ‘undue attention to marginal opinion.’
“The Trust wishes to emphasise the importance of attempting to establish where the weight of scientific agreement may be found and make that clear to audiences,” wrote the report authors.
This right here is how I wish more American news media outlets would treat crazy people with unscientific claims.
On the other hand, I’ve been considering claiming that giraffes are really space monkeys, science be damned, so that I can get fifteen minutes of airtime.
Sigh, one of those late nights where I can’t sleep, can’t rally figure out what to watch or read, and have a desire to do something creative but I can’t figure out what it is I want to do.
This ‘job’ I currently have is killing the creative, inspired, me, but I haven’t figured out what to do about it. Meanwhile I feel like waxing philosophic about the state of the world and humanity, but that itself almost seems like an exercise in futility.
It might be time to close my eyes for a few minutes and listen to something uplifting or inspiring and see where that takes me.