Don’t Fund Evil

 Posted by at 1:05 am  Personal, Politics
Jul 072013

Almost fifteen years ago, I set my home page and have left it there ever since.  I’m completely used to it.  I took the Bing Challenge and Bing lost.  It wasn’t even close.  So for me to change my home page to anything but Google, would have required something very important.  I changed my home page this morning.

7GoogleGoogle’s motto is “Don’t Be Evil,” but it is supporting one of the worst deniers of climate science in the world: Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK). On July 11, Google is hosting a lunchtime $250-$2500 a plate fundraiser for Inhofe with the National Republican Senatorial Committee at its Washington, DC headquarters at 1101 New York Ave NW.

The Washington Post also recently revealed that Google was the biggest single donor to the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s annual dinner on Thursday, June 20, dropping $50,000 in support of this anti-science group. The dinner was headlined by radical global warming denier Sen. Rand Paul. CEI’s other donors include a who’s who of polluters: American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, Altria (Phillip Morris), Koch Companies, and Koch’s Americans For Prosperity. CEI is famed for its ad promoting carbon dioxide emissions: “They call it pollution. We call it life.”

CO2 does not cause catastrophic disasters,” Sen. Inhofe claimed in 2003, the first time of many he call global warming a “hoax” on the Senate floor. “Actually, it would be beneficial to our environment and the economy.”…

Inserted from <Think Progress>

The news has been so dominated by Egypt and the Republican War on Women, that finding recent video on climate change proved difficult.  I did, however, find a rare occurrence in which Cenk Uygur, on balance, actually supports Obama.

Uygur may be right about Obama approving the pipeline, but I can’t tell you how many times pundits have wiped egg from their faces after accusing Obama of things that he hasn’t done yet. So I’ll wait and see what Obama actually does.  But Uygur is clearly right that Republicans would have been far worse.

I’m glad to see that the Flat Earth Society has jumped ahead of the Republican Party in scientific level of understanding.


  17 Responses to “Don’t Fund Evil”

  1. Thanks for this TC – I completely concur – except that I abandoned Google around 18 months ago – granted others aren't as big, but some are more ethical, perhaps most, are more ethical!  I look things up with DuckDuckGo – who do not stalk you and sell info about you to others.  Only if they fail (which happens very occasionally) do I use Google.

    I hope to have a more usable laptop next week …..


    • Thanks Pat.  I like DDG for sebsitive political searches, but for general research, I need a full-service engine so I boinged Bing.

  2. I hope for failure of the key stone pipeline or trains hauling this $hit into our country… Train wreck yesterday on the Canada – Maine boarder…

    • Richard, when I heard of the train wreck and the monumental fire, I wondered if the spill was of bitumen (tar sands) oil.  All the news said here (west coast Canada) was "crude oil" spilling into water ways etc that Lac-Megantic use for their water supply.  Both are bad of course, but the bitumen is more toxic and impossible to clean up satisfactorily.  Both have such long range devastating effects.

    • What Lynn said!

  3. Of course McTurtle would jump all over this because he is a senator from a coal state, and anything that Mr Obama tries to do, he loves to oppose.  But where was he and is he when it comes to "Jobs, jobs, jobs!" for other states?  Where is he when it comes to creating jobs in the clean energy sector?  Nowhere to be found!  I'll bet he has black lungs to match his black heart!

    Daniel Shenton, Flat Earth Society President:

    "For what it's worth, the Flat Earth Society doesn't have an 'official' position on climate change.   Personally, though, I believe the evidence available does support the position that climate change is at least partially influenced by human industrialisation."

    I think everybody is ahead of the Republicanus/Teabagger party because their position is solely an ideological position based on greed.

    Keystone must be stopped dead in its tracks, and train transport of oil of any sort must be stopped.

    • Or the black void between his ears.


      No offense to you lovely Canadians, but that bitumen loaded poison needs to stay on YOUR side of the border.

      • No offense taken.  I think it should stay there as many other Canadians do too!  I read somewhere recently that some of the oil in Venezuela is also bitumen.

  4. Welcome to the Bing family!

    I have been a part of it since February.

  5. You should be ashamed of yourselves Google!

  6. I joined Bing in April, and have been completely satisfied with the results.  I became dissatisfied with Google after they release so much information to the Chinese government a few years ago.

  7. Oh well. My website and blog are under Google, along with my email. I changed to Google webs when Microsoft screwed me out of my domain name. Of course, it's unlikely anybody else has, but I don't have it either. Microsoft is the enemy to me. I won't be switching to Bing anytime soon.

    I also like Google+ much better than Facebook (which is a whole other piece of evil). It's like the difference between grad school and grade school students.


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