05 May, 2008

Rampant Right-Wing Stupidity: America's #1 Export

What do global warming deniers and IDiot liars have in common? Three guesses before I send you over to Canadian Cynic, where PSA has your answer.

Give up?

Here you go:

Controversy! Evidently the scientific community's doubts about global warming aren't as clear cut as the lying fuckwits at the Heartland Institute might like us all to believe. The Heartland Institute published a list of 500, count 'em 500 scientists that they claim were united in disavowing the concept of global warming. Pretty impressive... until the scientists named start to find out and demand their names be removed from the list.

What does that remind me of? Oh, yes, I remember:

You remember that list of scientists who signed a Discovery Institute declaration against Evolution, the Universe and everything? Well, funny thing, and I know this will shock you, but... they lied about the signatories...

That's right, my darlings. The Heartland Institute seems to enjoy taking its tactics right from Disco's playbook, and now, just like the IDiots, the Chicago-based fuckwits are exporting the fuckery:

Of course a group as shoddy and unethical as the Heartland Institute won't have just one fucking atrocity on the go at a time. Lawd no. They have petrodollars to spend. And petrodollars will buy a lot of bovine feces and a lot of envelopes to mail it out in. The Vancouver Sun reports that our good pals down at the Heartland Institute are trying to inflict their retarded agenda on Canadian kids.

An American think tank has sent out more than 11,000 brochures and DVDs to Canadian schools urging them to teach their students that
scientists are exaggerating how human activity is the driving force behind global warming.The Chicago-based group, the Heartland Institute, said its goal is to ensure that students are provided with a "balanced" education about "an important and controversial issue," but critics, including a leading climate scientist, described it as a campaign of misinformation.

Stop, I've heard this one before. Any minute now, they'll spout the words "Teach the Controversy!" Next you know, they'll be behind a slew of Academic Freedom bills designed to ensure the anti-global warming nitwits get to spread their disinformation in schools. They could be more pernicious, considering global warming denial doesn't track back to religion as easily. Why couldn't the Constitution have required a separation between stupid and State?

Seems we've had anti-science buggers swarming out of their fetid lairs lately. Could they have been emboldened by Bush's determined efforts to stupify the world?

A senior United Nations official has accused President George Bush of "doing damage to Africa" by cutting funding for condoms, a move which may jeopardise the successful fight against HIV/Aids in Uganda.

Stephen Lewis, the UN secretary general's special envoy for HIV/Aids in Africa, said US cuts in funding for condoms and an emphasis on promoting abstinence had contributed to a shortage of condoms in Uganda, one of the few African countries which has succeeded in reducing its infection rate.

"There is no doubt in my mind that the condom crisis in Uganda is being driven by [US policies]," Mr Lewis said yesterday. "To impose a dogma-driven policy that is fundamentally flawed is doing damage to Africa."
And his continuing committment to keeping us warm, toasty, and completely ignorant of science:

White House officials have undermined their own government scientists' research into climate change to play down the impact of global warming, an investigation by The Observer can reveal.


Emails and internal government documents obtained by The Observer show that officials have sought to edit or remove research warning that the problem is serious. They have enlisted the help of conservative lobby groups funded by the oil industry to attack US government scientists if they produce work seen as accepting too readily that pollution is an issue.

America's Right-Wing Fuckwits: making the world safe for neocon stupidity since 2001.

*Rational Americans would like to apologize to Canada, Great Britain, Spain and Uganda, along with every other country in the world that has suffered from the influx of inanity. Please be assured we're trying very hard to remedy this situation, and will hopefully have good news to report this November.

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