Thursday, January 11, 2007

Inconvenient News

So, there's an article on the front page of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website today, entitled "Federal Way schools restrict Gore film," about how, in response to the complaint from a wingnut ignoramus parent who thinks, among other wacky ideas, that the earth is 14,000 years old, the schools will require special permission and a presentation of the "opposing viewpoint" if a teacher wants to show An Inconvenient Truth, the documentary featuring Al Gore's discussion of global warming. Apparently, all "controversial" issues are to be taught that way in Federal Way schools. I could spend time ranting about the idiocy of this whole issue, and how when 99.9% of the scientific community agrees on something, it's no longer "controversial" just because a bunch of greedy corporate honchos and their ignorant mouthpieces won't acknowledge it, but I'd rather point out how funny it was to me that, right below that article on the website, was this one:

Global warming to cost us
Global warming will cost Washington state and its residents millions of dollars in higher prices and remedial measures, a new study says.

I think someone over there at the Post-Intelligencer was being funny. And I heartily approve.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Alexander said...

Is it that hard to just tell these people "no"? I understand that someone may be irritated that it's Gore's movie on Global Warming, if they fall on the other side of the ideological divide. But if they want their kids to learn about something else other than the actual science behind global warming, than they can teach them that at home...or in church.

1/12/2007 9:05 AM  
Blogger 123txpublicdefender123 said...

I know. One of this parent's complaints was something along the lines of, "The Bible says the Earth is going to burn up at the end, but you don't see that in Gore's movie!" Well, yeah, because, you know, it's based on science, and not apocalyptic religious texts.

1/12/2007 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason they're complaining is that the movie is full of falsehoods. Proven falsehoods. The fact is that Gore is using a time-tested liberal tactic of scare the hell out of people to prove your point. Even if most of it is a total lie. 99.9% of scientists agree on this? What a crock. Less than half do and it's getting lower by the day. This HOAX, aka, man-made global warming is being found out for what it is. A HOAX. While Al Gore-baby is getting free jaunts around the world on private, fossil fuel burning jets, he's telling us we must stop driving. We have John Edwards telling us we must give up our SUV's while he runs up electric bills that would make up puke, in his 28,000 square foot house. Not to mention the same with Al Gore. It's the constant left-wing drum beat of do as I say, not as I do.

I feel bad that you've bought into this crap. You are obviously bright, but years at UW must have warped your mind.

9/11/2007 4:36 AM  

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