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Shit that Pissed me Off This Week – 5/11

The Heartland Institute Goes for Broke on a New Series of Billboards

The Heartland Institute is a Climate Change Denial think tank and they just put up a series of billboards to support their point of view.  Let’s see if you can tell why the campaign pisses me off:

OMG!!! He’s crazy! I don’t want to be crazy too!!!

They also have billboards planned featuring Charles Manson and Osama Bin Laden.

You know, because only crazy people believe that Climate Change is real and caused by human behavior.  It is a spurious and insulting argument that has nothing to do with facts or science.

You think 97% of the world’s climate scientists are wrong?  Prove it!!!  Don’t waste time saying that they must be wrong because some crackpot out there believes them.  It’s like saying that I shouldn’t be against the death penalty because most prisoners on death row are also against the death penalty.

Update: after extensive public outcry, they have decided to take down the billboards.  They haven’t apologized for them, of course, but they took ’em down…

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