Airline Security, Climategate, George Monbiot, Global Warming, Natural History, No-Fly List, North Carolina, Paul Krugman, Vanity, Vultures
I bet it would work on democrats, too.
Hat tip to Glenn Reynolds.
The federal government has nearly doubled the no-fly list since the Xmas bomb attempt.
“There goes my life’s work.” George Monbiot (the original moonbat) laments the impact of Climategate. The experts, he observes, are “Like squabbling evangelical churches in the 19th century, they can form as many schismatic sects as they like, nobody is listening to them any more.”
The recent New Yorker profile of Paul Krugman features some particularly fine examples of superbia.
â€œWe were the only textbook that incorporated the financial crisis, as we were chronically late. We were supposed to have the manuscript delivered in August or September, and by October we were still working, and we just said, â€˜We canâ€™t send it out like this, too much is going on.â€™ We were really in nail-biting territory, because you have to get it to the printers by a certain date or you miss the academic year.â€
â€œWe were right in the middle of that when the Nobel Prize committee called, and Robinâ€™s reaction was â€˜We donâ€™t have time for this! …
â€œPaul is really averse to being drawn into a social network, to being groomed,â€ Wells says. â€œHe doesnâ€™t go to Washington because he doesnâ€™t want to fall into that. As a spouse, you have your little list of things that you jokingly wonâ€™t forgive your spouse for. Right after he started writing for the Times and attacking George Bush, we got an invitation to have dinner with Paul Newman and his wife, but he wouldnâ€™t go. And now heâ€™s dead.â€
â€œIt was inconvenient,â€ Krugman says. â€œI just donâ€™t get any joy out of thinking, Oh, here I am with the movers and shakers. It would have required really discombobulating my schedule just to be able to say Iâ€™d had dinner with Paul Newman, and itâ€™s not worth it.â€
Richard Murphy explains to his readers why he fights.
Tory parliamentary candidates have undergone training by a rightwing group whose leadership has described the NHS as â€œthe biggest waste of money in the UKâ€, claimed global warming is â€œa scamâ€ and suggested that the waterboarding of prisoners can be justified.
This is the reality of the libertarian right – openly hostile to humanity at large, embracing abuses of human rights, putting profits before else, contemptuous of the needs of the majority, denying facts when it suits them, seeking to destroy society as we know it, and wishing to make life for most considerably worse than it is now to advance their own enrichment.
Thatâ€™s why I take them on here – and the bogus economics some of them use to support their arguments.