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  •  limbaugh is likely the main source of death threat (8+ / 0-)

    s to climate scientist michael mann and others when he got "climate gate" going to derail the copenhagen talks.

    he was named denier of the year in 2011 by media matters but really has been leading the  way on denial from talk radio for 20 years.

    the worst part is more than 28% of his stations and many other RW stations dedicated to denial put college sports logos on their megaphones. why communities and environmental groups don't make an issue out of it is hard to fathom.

    those 1000+ stations are regular deniers and soapboxes for guest denial experts from the think tanks.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 06:56:48 PM PST

    •  I occasionally listen to Rush (12+ / 0-)

      and his response to global warming is sad and disturbing.  He is actually proud and boastful that he "KNEW" that global warming was a hoax when he first heard about in the late 1980's.  It takes a special kind of person to not read the scientific literature but be able to come to a definitive conclusion about that literature.

      For better or worse, the conservative movement is betting their entire future on this one issue.  There are few things more stupid than betting against science to increase our understanding of the world and yet we have an entire political party doing exactly that.

      We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

      by theotherside on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 06:46:40 AM PST

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      •  Not only did he come to a conclusion that early... (10+ / 0-)

        ... but he has managed to ignore all the empirical data supporting the theory in the intervening decades since.

        There are few things more stupid than betting against science to increase our understanding of the world
        It's worse than stupid: it's destructive.  It'd be one thing if this line of "thought" hurt only those determined to remain ignorant, but it doesn't: it affects everyone, including every other creature on the earth and human beings who haven't even been born yet.

        But I guess it's typical of those who think that the only thing that matters is that those who can make a short-term monetary profit in any given area be able to do so, regardless of the long-term cost to other species and other humans.

      •  it may be a case of ignorance and denial, and (2+ / 0-)
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        probably is, but there's a lot of money in it for him too. and others.

        in my opinion, denial for money is officially a form of treason considering it is a national security issue.

        This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

        by certainot on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 09:38:33 AM PST

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      •  There will never, ever be a "Peak Stupid"™ point (2+ / 0-)
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        for the Cons and Republikkkans.
        They have an inexhaustible supply of the world's most useless and counterproductive resource: "Stupid".

        We’re Ready, Wendy’s Ready! WTF Are We Waiting For? Bring ‘em on! The revolution has begun! Come and take it!

        by Bluefin on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 12:05:43 PM PST

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      •  Non-Global Warming Hoax (2+ / 0-)
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        For better or worse, the conservative movement is betting their entire future on this one issue.
        That is because of fresh infusions of Koch Bros. cash to Limbaugh and many RW institutions are flowing as the scientific consensus on the threat of climate change becomes more grim.

        You meet them halfway with love, peace, and persuasion ~ And expect them to rise for the occasion...

        by paz3 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 01:25:49 PM PST

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