Firing up the cause for regressive politics, Sen. Inhofe’s new book, “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future,” furthers his plight of inexcusable denial and conspiracy-theorizing while blaming “government regulations” for the state of energy insecurity in which the nation currently finds itself.
America’s obsession with dumb dictates our means of entertainment; what we watch, read and in turn believe is indicative of who we are as a modern culture.
As we enter an election year – and a rather big one at that – the Right wing is arming to the teeth with pro-domionist, anti-science propaganda; intent on riding the climate denialist horse either into the ground or to the White House – whichever comes first.
In a recent appearance, former president Bill Clinton remarked that we in the United States “look like a joke” when compared to the vast majority of educated nations in regard to the GOP’s criticism of climate science.
Michele Bachmann’s erroneous claims that HPV vaccinations cause mental retardation are just the latest mainstream example of the surge of anti-science, anti-progress denialism that is infecting this country.
It is a sad reality when a concept so simple and downright logical can become the subject of controversy amongst politicos – specifically those vying to lead the country over the next 4-or-more years should Barack Obama lose in November 2012.
Fox News personalities willfully and falsely validate rank-and-file members of modern day, anti-science denialism in an effort to convince them that fact-proven climate change is a liberal conspiracy of global proportions. And somehow, SpongeBob – the screaming, obnoxious, arguably stupid, square-pants’d cartoon that lives in a make-believe pineapple under the sea – is now public enemy #1.
As health care costs continue to rise and economic woes pile upon the poorest in the country, proper and thorough distribution of adequate contraception as well as a viable level of sexual education would improve women’s health while greatly reducing the amount of (expensive) abortions that are typically far too costly for low-income women.
What ever happened to bipartisan compromise? Oh wait, that’s right – it doesn’t apply to the good old GOP, only to Democrats who are so-obviously “out of touch” with the American people.
The past few months have been a wildly frustrating assault on the capabilities of Americans to come to terms with the state of the country as a whole from within, as well as in the eyes of the world. And after so many months, after years of disbelief, what I saw and experienced last night was something I was not ready for.