May 23, 2008

Stupid Memes

Just like clockwork, the wingnut brigade is coming out with the talking point that Obama is the most liberal member of the Senate.

Wait a minute. I thought it was John Kerry?

Oh well, nevermind all that. Here is an intellectually honest debunking of that crap. We liberals WISH he were one of the most liberal, but actually, he ranks around 40th among Dems when you look at all the votes (and not much better if you cherry pick).

Another one on the horizon, I am sure, is based on this story, which talks about a newly discovered spot in Jupiter's atmosphere that is a result of the planet warming. It is only a matter of time before we get the same kind of spin we got with the evidence that Mars is warming.

The wingnuts will say that because Jupiter or Mars can warm on its own without human interference, that means the whole argument that humans may be causing global warming on Earth is bogus.

I assume these wingnuts do not employ air conditioning in their cars or homes.

After all, why turn on the A/C to cool off your house? Back in January, I'm sure the temperature in the house was well below 70 degrees naturally. Since the house can get that cold on its own, there is no reason to believe that you can cause the temperature to change on your house, right?

Posted by Observer at May 23, 2008 01:37 PM
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