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Friday, May 04, 2012

News Roundup for 5/4/12

Makes exactly as much sense

-Headline of the Day-
"Heartland Institute Compares Climate Science Believers And Reporters To Mass ‘Murderers And Madmen.'"

You remember the Heartland Institute? Yeah, they were the guys who got in trouble for trying to brainwash kids with discredited climate denial stuff. So they're just great people.

Anyway, since it turns out that turning kids brains into mush is considered a bad thing by people who actually give a crap about children, Heartland has had to try something a little different -- and a lot more transparently stupid.

According to the report, Heartland "has launched one of the most offensive billboard campaigns in U.S. history. The Chicago-based anti-science think tank is comparing all those who accept climate science -- and the journalists who report on it accurately -- to Charles Manson, the Unabomber, and Osama Bin Laden." Why pick on these guys?

Because they've said they believe in global warming.

You see the problem here, right? Just because some crazy fucker believes something doesn't automatically make it untrue. For example, Ted "The Unabomber" Kaczynski believed that the proper chemicals in the correct combinations could create some pretty nasty explosions. Oddly, he was 100% right about that.

And wouldn't the reverse also be true? You know that crazy 'bagger guy who killed a bunch of people in arizona? I'd bet real good money he thought global warming was a crock -- after all, he seemed to believe in all the other rightwing bullshit. Does that mean he's wrong or what? No matter how you look at it, the logic here is nonexistent.

But the most ironic part is this: anyone who looks at these billboards and thinks they make any damned sense at all is as crazy as the people depicted on them. (ThinkProgress)

-More adventures in bad logic-

No comment needed. (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

-Bonus HotD-
"Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill Would Force Doctors To Warn Women Of False Cancer Risk."

"Please have a seat. The state requires that I lie to you for a little while..." (ThinkProgress)
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