gop goes medieval on science, tropical highway wallpaper, constitution trumps nullification nonsense

Not exactly new news, An Anti-Science Mania Takes Over GOP

Today, Republicans are falling over themselves in a rush to ridicule the science that shows our use of fossil fuels is producing greenhouse gases that are warming the planet to disastrous levels. These findings were confirmed even by the Bush administration before it left office, as well as by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and every other significant scientific academy around the world, not to mention the unpaid global work of hundreds of volunteer scientists for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

But anti-scientists are undaunted by facts. More than half of the incoming Republican caucus denies the validity of climate change science. Some 74 percent of Republicans in the U.S. Senate now take that stance, as do 53 percent of GOP in the House.

While I care about global warming I also think people tend to reap what they sow. If nothing else making changes in our economy based, working toward a greener future, might be the kind of kick-start the economy needs to recover in regards to full employment. A green tech revolution like the Web 1.0 revolution of the 90s. Failure to accept the rational and empirical will have consequences. As is always the case, those with money will be most able to shield themselves from the consequences, leaving those working class Americans that mindlessly genuflect for the anti-science crowd, looking like pitiful self flagellators waking up from what turned out to be blind to the future debauchery. Wondering how they ended up face down in a gutter. Fifty years from now there will probably be that generation’s Becks and Jonah Goldbergs to somehow blame the failure to act on global warming on liberals. Despite Subtle Differences, Global Temperature Records in Close Agreement

In 2010, global temperatures continued to rise. A new analysis from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies shows that 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record, and was part of the warmest decade on record.

Multiple institutions monitor global surface temperatures. Despite subtle differences in the ways the scientists perform their analyses, these four widely referenced records show remarkable agreement. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory/Robert Simmon)

Matthew Weiner, AMC ‘Mad Men’ Drama Continues, Season Five Pushed Back To 2012. AMC seems to have gotten a fat head. They think they can do Mad Men without Weiner. They canceled Rubicon without giving the audience a chance to even find it. From what I have read over the years channels try to find a success to define it’s brand. Now that AMC might be known to some as other than a place to watch golden era Hollywood movies, they seem to think they can do without the commitment to quality broadcasting that got them any attention in the first place.

A Mr. James Madison disagrees with the bubble-heads who think states have the Constitutional right to nullify federal laws, Augst. 28 1830.  Dr. Sir,

The Constitution, not relying on any of the preceding modifications for its safe & successful operation, has expressly declared on the one hand; 1. “That the Constitution, and the laws made in pursuance thereof, and all Treaties made under the authority of the U. S. shall be the supreme law of the land; 2. That the judges of every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constn or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding; 3. That the judicial power of the U. S. shall extend to all cases in law & equity arising under the Constitution, the laws of the U. S. and Treaties made under their authority &c.”

Idaho Lawmakers Cite Founder Of Neo-Confederate Hate Group To Justify Plan To Nullify Health Reform. This is the conservative movement which ABC- American Black Conservative Herman Cain belongs to. Cain believes, as all millionaires with too much idle time usually do, that he is being kept down on the plantation. Progress of sorts. Black conservatives apparently drink out of the same kool-aid bowl as white conservatives.

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