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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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Dear North Carolina Voters

Dear Voters of North Carolina:

You blew it.

We all knew you would.  Every state that has tried to constitutionalize discrimination against homosexuals has pulled it off.  If California couldn’t defeat Prop 8, what hope did you have?

Now let me be clear, I’m not talking to the people who went to the polls and voted against Amendment One.  I’m talking to the 61% of the public that voted to ban not only gay marriage but civil unions and domestic partnerships.  You, specifically, blew it.  Every one of you.

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You know what the Gay Marriage movement needs? Someone at the Top with Conviction.

I was listening to MPR this morning and they had a report on the Obama Administration’s attempts to back pedal from the Vice President’s remarks on gay marriage.

Biden, committing one of his legendary “gaffes” said that he was “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage.  Note that “gaffe” is in quotes because saying you support gay marriage is not a gaffe.  For his part, the most Obama has ever said on the issue is that his position is “evolving.”

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