atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5866: I guess the science isn't so settled after all, is it? YOU COCKMONKEYS

"It goes to show, this carbon-budget approach is still much more, let's say, immature scientifically than what we often assume."

You know what "immature scientifically" means? It means we don't have any actual unfucked-with data which supports our thesis, that's what it means.

"...[T]he scientific predictions from the models has been falsified."

"Global warming skeptics" and "climate change skeptics" are all supposed to be rounded up and shot because "the science is settled", but the fucking science ain't settled and it never was, and the fucktards who said it was are only now getting the fucking memo; and meanwhile we've wasted a crapton of time and money on windmills and solar panels which could have better been spent on a crapton of other USEFUL things.

In the meantime, we should stop listening to climate doomsayers because they're never right and they're always full of shit clear up to their eyebrows. Borepatch's conclusion is apt:
Bad science leading to disastrous public policy that kills and impoverishes without achieving its own stated goals, there's your modern environmental movement.
That's exactly so.

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Speaking of fucknuts, Illinois' new budget which raised income taxes nearly 60% has done absolutely nothing to fix the problems that those new taxes are supposed to fix. Illinois was $15 billion in debt during the budget debate. Oh, we have to raise taxes! No, we can't pass any reforms!

So the Democrat machine raised income taxes over Governor Rauner's veto, and now Illinois has a $16 billion backlog in unpaid bills--having added an additional billion dollars in six weeks!--and they're saying now that the only way to fix that is for the state to borrow another $6 billion, to pay off the most critical bills.

That's the Democrat way: tax, borrow, and spend spend spend! We can't be out of money; we still have checks left! (Oh, by the way--someone call the printing office and tell 'em we need a dozen gross more checks!) So what if we don't have the $500 million a year to pay off these new bonds? The taxpayers will just have to pay it!

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Number 12:
Remember Rachel Dolezal? Neither did TOF, but she was the daughter of two Midwestern parents of impeccably white ancestry who spent years passing herself off as black and rose to leadership positions in the local NAACP. This violated the No True Black principle and she was shortly after divested. Then, a while back, Rebecca Tuvel published an article in Hypatia, titled "In Defense of Transracialism," in which she argued that the arguments in favor of transgenderism would by a simple change of variable compel us to favor transitions in racial identity. But whites who think they are black is bad, while men who believe they are women is good. One is to be encouraged and assisted; the other is to be shunned. Therefore, Controversy arose to resolve the cognitive dissonance.

A lynchmob of the Usual Suspects, unable to refute the reasoning in Tuvel's article--she favored both transgenderism and transracialism--threatened the journal that had published her article. The journal, with the usual staunch courage of academics, caved in to the bullying and issued an apology, throwing the good progressive Tuvel under the bus.
The whole system of leftist politics is dependent on race being immutable. If a white person can decide he's a black person born in a white person's body--if we have to humor his delusion--then the entire system of racial spoils that the left has spent decades building and adjusting comes crashing down.

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The pool is nearly drained, and of course the weather forecast says that the next several days will feature swimming weather. As predicted.

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