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.
Google’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.”…
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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.