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Archive for January 21st, 2007

Weather Channel Goes Political

Posted by Mike on January 21, 2007

I don’t pretend to be an expert on the science of global warming, but I have to wonder why scientists on one side of the issue seek to silence scientists on the other side of the issue. The Weather Channel’s Heidi Cullen is the latest example. According to Cullen, meteorologists who disagree with the conclusion that human activity causes global warming should be stripped of their AMS certification. Rush Limbaugh has an interesting take on Cullen’s “logic.”

Any valid scientific theory should be able to withstand opposing hypotheses and free and open inquiry. I think it’s only reasonable to question the validity of one theory when its proponents hysterically attempt to silence proponents of the other. Disagree with them, lose your career. The man-made global warming scientists do themselves no favors with such hysterics.

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Now They Think She’s Margaret Thatcher

Posted by Mike on January 21, 2007

Prepare to vomit. Terry McAuliffe has come out swinging on behalf of She Who Must Not Be Named, somehow managing to tell the media with a straight face that his candidate is reminiscent of Margaret Thatcher. What Terry needs to realize is that notion of Thatcher having a pair was only a metaphor. There are no similarities between the two.

As Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher privatized a number of state-controlled entities, transforming Britain’s economy in the process. She also believed in confronting her nation’s enemies, standing beside Ronald Reagan in his crusade to topple the Soviet Union. Thatcher’s leadership and accomplishments as Prime Minister solidified her place on the “Trinity of Freedom.” The junior Senator from New York can only dream of such greatness.

As First Lady, the New York Senator attempted to nationalize one seventh of the U.S. economy. On the most important foreign policy issue of the day, her position has been to be as vague as possible until finally being forced to advocate the opposite of what President Bush advocates simply because it is what President Bush advocates. Even Thatcher’s opponents would not call her positions unclear or disingenuous.

She Who Must Not Be Named probably doesn’t really believe that she is anything like Margaret Thatcher, but she wants the voters to. In the end, this is latest example of the only viable strategy for electing a Democrat to national office. Confuse the voters into thinking you share some of the views from the right even when you don’t. McAuliffe will not be the last person to make this absurd comparison. It will be repeated ad nauseum until the soccer moms actually believe it. Hopefully, McAuliffe’s recent history will repeat itself.

Hot Air has a great roundup of these early stages of the “historic” campaign, including a video of the announcement straight from the horse’s mouth.

AP photo

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