Morning Must Reads: February 19

In the news: Obama bullies the press, Reagonomics gets a facelift, Simpson-Bowles Round II, and Dave Chappelle, political visionary.

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

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paulejb
paulejb

How will sequestration affect Obamaphones and free condoms?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Why that looks like a credible website you posted Paule. Credible if you are a troll with an axe to grind.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Does it really matter? Is this really all you trolls and your sites have to cry over. If it is Obama is doing and even better job than anticipated.

MementoMori
MementoMori

@paulejb Just popping in for a moment.

First, just in case anyone pays attention to paulie's drivel. His little 'article' was written by James Taylor, senior fellow for environment policy at the Heartland Institute. The Heartland Institute is largely funded by the petroleum industry and has been disputing climate change since it started to threaten the oil industry's profits.. The rely on useful idiots to believe their propaganda and repeat. The bad news is: There are lots of useful idiots out there.

Second, the linked study says, "while outright disagreement has risen from 0% to 6% (Oreskes, 2004Schulte, 2008). ... the rise in disagreement may be a result of increased funding of sceptics (sic) by fossil fuel industries"

And thirdly, I doubt any study that leads off with a quote from Sen Inhofe (R - Nutsville) and can't spell "skeptic" correctly.

Ok, I'm done with you paulie. You may resume your two minute hate.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb You mean the survey of Petroleum engineers that make money from the continued extraction of fossil fuels? Perhaps they should next survey tobacco CEOs on whether smoking has been proven to cause cancer.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Yes because we saw how hard  the media pursued Mittens and his possible involvement in Swiss Amnesty. Thank you for playing Troll, try again.

bobell
bobell

@MementoMori Not to disagree otherwise, but "sceptic" [sic] is the standard British spelling of the word.  Conpare "honour."

paulejb
paulejb

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb ,

Not a problem, Bugs. I made a series of good investments. I can leave the government cheese for you and your fellow drones.

sacredh
sacredh

I knew something was up when she wore that meat dress. They have studied us but apparently didn't realize that we only wore animal skins, not their meat.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb @mantisdragon91 I know what a CBO estimate is Troll, I just don't see where the coverup BS is shown to be factual. But keep screaming and stomping your feet, every time you post a doze more people swear to never vote Republican again.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

Ypu forgot Hurricane Katrina and the disappearance of NOLA under water overseen by a horse trainer.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb @mantisdragon91 879 days on the ranch Bush spent, but it wasn't like we had any calamities during his terms that he needed to concern himself with, you know like 9/11, two wars or the financial collapse.

MementoMori
MementoMori

@bobell Thanks bob, I hadn't realised that was the UK spelling. Colour me red.

paulejb
paulejb

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb

 "Drawing from survey responses of 1077 professional engineers and geoscientists, we reconstruct their framings of the issue and knowledge claims to position themselves within their organizational and their professional institutions."

Now you are just blatantly lying, Bugs. 

paulejb
paulejb

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb 

According to MrOblivious, I own the bridge, Bugs. You people are not on the same page at all. The Hive Mind will not be amused.

paulejb
paulejb

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb ,

You are the expert on the dole, Bugs. How many generations of your family have the rest of us supported, Bugs?