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Sun May 26, 2013, 07:56 AM

"This American Life - Hot in my Backyard"...

Many examples of people (especially Republican Congress Critters) who know Climate Change is real, will tell you so in private, and then vote the opposite.

And there's a throw-away line or two in there about Climate Scientists who will say it's only a mild problem in public, then build Prepper retreats for themselves.

Very, very important stuff:

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/495/hot-in-my-backyard

Heard about it, you guessed it, over at Climate Crocks:

http://climatecrocks.com/2013/05/23/republican-reps-terror-in-the-climate-closet/

where it's generating a larger than usual discussion.

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Reply "This American Life - Hot in my Backyard"... (Original post)
Junkdrawer May 2013 OP
Cirque du So-What May 2013 #1
Junkdrawer May 2013 #2
Cirque du So-What May 2013 #3
Junkdrawer May 2013 #4
Liberal_in_LA May 2013 #5

Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:02 AM

1. I listened to this when it was broadcast

Some infuriating things in there - not least of which you mention in the OP: repugs in Congress who know climate change is real, yet keep voting in line with the interests of their corporate puppetmasters.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:33 AM

2. Made this comment over at Climate Crocks many people liked:

The Fox/Limbaugh wing of the party operated so long unchallenged, that there are massive amounts of people whose minds have been corrupted, not but a week/month/or year of lies, but by decades of out-and-out lies.

Will that change? Yes but now, as they say, it will be one funeral at a time.

http://climatecrocks.com/2013/05/21/guest-post-same-old-gop-on-climate/comment-page-1/#comment-21964


In the 90s, when we could have shut down Limbaugh pronto, people at the top said "Ignore him and he'll go away. You're giving him the attention he craves" And I said "Mistake...Big Mistake".

Times have changed. Now the problem is at Fox and, God love him, Jon Stewart seems to be making it his mission in life to shut down Bullshit Mountain.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:42 AM

3. Yep

Even when OxyRush was just starting out, I recognized that his bloviations represented powerful interests and that he wasn't going away, even in the face of declining ratings or advertisers who bailed. The RW interests would prop up the bilious gasbag even if it had to come out of their pockets, valuable to their agenda as he is.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:53 AM

4. His big technique was empty chair debates....

Had, say Al Gore, called him out for a national debate on Prime Time....

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:35 AM

5. love this amer life. thanks for notifying us about this ep

 

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