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Journal Journal: Off to a cracking good start 3

Breitbart London packs heat:

because environmental propagandists have set the bar so low that were night found to follow day, or water prove to be wet, or sheep discovered to go "baa", these too would no doubt be cited by the likes of the BBC, the Guardian and the Huffington Post as incontrovertible proof that "global warming" (or whatever they're calling it right now) is real.

I think today it's "socially constructed universal non-constant entropy"

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Journal Journal: I'm guessing the Senator knows 6

INHOFE SLAMS OBAMA'S OUTRAGEOUS LIE: BENGHAZI WILL BE THE 'GREATEST COVER-UP' IN US HISTORY

"It's just an outrageous lie. It's kind of hard to call it anything else. It's kind of like ObamaCare and the things he said in the beginning and now he's denying it."
I will say this till my dying day, I know people don't realize it now, that's going to go down in history as the greatest cover-up. And I'm talking about the Pentagon Papers, Iran-Contra, Watergate and the rest of them"

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Journal Journal: Oh no, they don't 4

Climate-Change Skeptics Have a Right to Free Speech, Too

The lawsuit centers around an article published by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and reprinted by the National Review that labeled Mann--co-author of the well-known hockey-stick graph--"the Jerry Sandusky of climate science, except that instead of molesting children, he has molested and tortured data in the service of politicized science that could have dire economic consequences for the nation and planet."

We cannot reach full Orwellian bloom unless guys who falsely claim to be Nobel Prize winners are treated like nobility and privileged to lord power over this pesky serf, Mark Steyn.

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Journal Journal: I'm sure the detractors will revise their opinions 52

Long before MSNBC began defending mass surveillance or even before the Republican National Committee began denouncing it, the leftâ(TM)s favorite bogeymen saw the Patriot Act as an attack on civil liberties.
In fact, the Koch Brothers mightâ(TM)ve given more to repeal the Patriot Act than any other individual political campaign.

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Journal Journal: I'll fall short of a full on conspiracy theory 10

This link throws out some dots about the strange intensity of government targeting of conservatives => http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/01/24/this-is-starting-to-look-like-a-pattern-of-political-moves-and-prosecutions/
My motives for rejecting a conspiracy are selfish: I don't want to believe that the U.S. has turned into that sort of banana republic, or is even tending that direction.
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Journal Journal: Reply to damn_registrars 27

The way I see it O'Reilly is a right wing propaganda machine that seldom gets his facts right and shows less tolerance for people who disagree with him with each passing day. That is a compliment in comparison to most other radio & TV hosts from that part of the American political spectrum.
By comparison Colbert is (to paraphrase the actor's description) a "poorly informed idiot". More so, he's an act that parodies the conservative stance by taking their most extreme viewpoints and then - by intent or otherwise - showing how they fall apart.

Conservatives can laugh at Colbert's parody of O'Reilly, because Bill is rather a pompous ass. They can also laugh at Colbert because the character, while not entirely bereft of truthiness, doesn't really relate to actual people. Stephen Colbert is admired for his craft at playing the role, as much as for the role itself.
If you think Colbert is somehow representative, then I submit you've veered into some heavy stereotyping. And it happens. But the irony is that we have a group of people today in the media, in academia, in government that seem to be every bit as illiberal as the barbarism they decry.



And speaking of barbarism:

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Journal Journal: No, wait: damn_registrars is one of our moral superiors 2

It may be the case that

However, as a member of Academia, d_r is among the petty nobility of Obama America. Therefore, we peasants are supposed to genuflect, or something. Bwahahahahaha.

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