Considering the feverish zeal with which Obama-haters are pushing their conspiracy theories these days, I guess THIS KIND OF THING was inevitable:
If our planet’s increasingly extreme weather isn’t caused by man-made climate change, then it stands to reason that it’s actually caused by man-made supervillains using government technology to take American Freedoms with superstorms like Monday’s mile-wide monster tornadoes.
If that makes no sense at all, it’s because the Powers That Be don’t want you know the real truth about Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy and this week’s devastating twisters that mowed down entire towns in Oklahoma.
HERE‘s a great collection of arguments to use against the disinformation campaigns of global-warming deniers.
Each of these quick responses is accompanied by a link to a scientific article dealing with the specific subject at issue.
Harvard Law School Professor Cass Sunstein WRITES HERE of a fascinating study conducted by Philip Fernbach and a team of academics at the University of Colorado whereby political extremists are turned into comparative moderates:
Their central finding is that if you ask people to explain exactly why they think as they do, they discover how much they don’t know — and they become more humble and therefore more moderate.
As you may already know, some of the vermin on the far, far right of the American political spectrum have been peddling theories that last month’s Boston Marathon bombings were a nefarious plot hatched by the Obama administration — a “false flag” operation, as the loonies like to put it — as part of some broader scheme to disarm decent folks or put all the true patriots in concentration camps or something.
Well, there’s BREAKING NEWS this morning that an FBI agent has killed a man who was said to have had connections with suspected Boston bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev …
THIS is pretty interesting:
GOP aides are criticizing the House Republicans’ partisan witch-hunt over the Obama administration’s handling of the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya last year, arguing that the Party should focus more on substantive issues, such as lessons learned and how to recalibrate diplomatic security.
Roll Call reports that Republican aides are saying staffers are getting bogged down chasing bogus accusations.