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Thursday, March 19, 2015

GOP Censors Tell Pentagon and CIA to Stop Talking About Climate Change

Stop Talking About Climate Change, House Republicans Tell the Pentagon and CIA

David G. Hawkins, director of the climate program at the environmentalist Natural Resources Defense Council, called the swipe at climate science "stupid but not surprising." "It's just a political stunt for these people," Hawkins told VICE News. 

"Because they are so locked into denial on the issue of climate protection, they think it's politically easy to identify these activities to cut," he said. "It's very unwise, and most of the time the people who are sponsoring these cuts are the ones who say we ought to listen to our military leaders."

The Republican legislators, whose goal is to shut down any discussion about climate change/global warming, can look to the problematic governor of Florida who does not want even the words "climate change" or "global warming" to pass the lips of his minions--or anyone else.

The thinking is that if no one talks about climate change or global warming IT ISN'T HAPPENING!

Remember, these are the people we warned you about in 2014.  Now they're in charge of two branches of government.  And how do they govern?


That's their solution to how the United States of America will address this worldwide problem!

Again, we warned everyone about the extremists who took over the GOP and now we have them censoring words they don't like because the words don't fit their ideology. It's really quite amusing, since their keyboard commandos are the first to howler-monkey hoot about liberals and PC, yet here they are telling the Pentagon and the CIA to STFU and about climate change!

Here's another one of their heroes, telling NASA to concentrate on space exploration and not Earth sciences, because like all the other ideologues in the current GOP, Ted Cruz isn't concerned with what is happening on our planet--because, well, CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING is a taboo subject in the GOP, so by shutting down any discussion and banning words, the issue will just go away.

This is their idea of competent governing and scientific understanding:  IGNORE, REDIRECT, AND CENSOR!

When we accuse the current GOP of being anti-science, that isn't a partisan attack, it is the truth.


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Ronnie's Raygun said...

Are the Goopers planning on putting duck tape over the mouths of 97% of climatologists? Or will they just march them off to re-education camps?

Everything the crazies on the right accuse liberals of doing, they engage in themselves. PC indeed. They hate it unless THEY DO IT.

PS. Ted Cruz is an attention whore who knows better but loves playing the rubes for their votes. They think he's brilliant when in fact he laughs at them behind their backs.

Rusty Old Ford said...

This is from the Miami Herald link on Florida Gov. Scott:

"Bill Taylor was the assistant district right of way manager for the Florida Department of Transportation's District 4 office in Fort Lauderdale. He retired last year after 19 years with the DOT.

He said he was told not to use certain terms during a meeting of district managers.

“It was at a routine meeting in probably 2012 or 2013,” Taylor said. “At one point, it was mentioned very casually that in our future dealings with the public, we were not to use the terms ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming.’ But it was OK to talk about sea-level rise, because for some projects that had to be taken into consideration.”

Don't forget Florida's twice elected governor Scott’s prior tenure as CEO of Columbia/HCA about a decade ago, when the hospital company was fined $1.7 billion for Medicare fraud.

Scott started what was first Columbia in 1987, purchasing two El Paso, Texas, hospitals. Over the next decade he would add hundreds of hospitals, surgery centers and home health locations. In 1994, Scott’s Columbia purchased Tennessee-headquartered HCA and its 100 hospitals, and merged the companies.

In 1997, federal agents went public with an investigation into the company, first seizing records from four El Paso-area hospitals and then expanding across the country. The investigation focused on whether Columbia/HCA had committed Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

Scott resigned as CEO in July 1997, less than four months after the inquiry became public. Company executives said had Scott remained CEO, the entire chain could have been in jeopardy.

During his 2010 race, the Miami Herald reported that Scott had said he would have immediately stopped his company from committing fraud -- if only "somebody told me something was wrong." But there were such warnings in the company’s annual public reports to stockholders -- which Scott had to sign as president and CEO."

So the Repubes supported a governor who as a CEO of a medical company oversaw the biggest Medicare fraud case in the country and who now presides over a state government that forbids the use of the words "climate change and Global warming."

But Obama's destroying the country?

Frank J. said...

They're good at whipping the country into a frenzy of stupid.

The Surfer Dude said...

Inhofe has been a slow, constant burn of stupidity, a landfill of derp for so long that his histrionics don't get as much attention anymore. That being said, he's still an original shitmuffin if not THE original senate shitmuffin...

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

This time I let Governor Grifter off the hook and blame voters from the orange concentrate state of Florid-Duh!

Four years ago, they knew Scott was a Medicare fraudster; yet they elected him. Last year, they re-elected him. They elected Marco Rubio of Cup-o-Water fame. In 2000, they bumbled us into a stolen election.

Voters put the DUH in Florid-Duh. Blame them!

Rational Nation USA said...

In the fog of Tea Land and the GOP god always trumps science. It is what gives them comfort, placing mysticism over science, reason, and reality.

Ducky's here said...

Not uncommon.

A seismologist at the University of Oklahoma (Inhofe's state, surprise) published a paper linking earthquake activity to fracking and a bunch of big oil university boosters had the university president tell him to shut up.

Academic freedom and free speech are optional concepts in right wing world.

Go Friars !

Ahab said...

If the far right is trying to stifle discussion of climate change, we have an even greater responsibility to talk about it. So much is at stake with climate change that we can't afford to be silent.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"So much is at stake with climate change that we can't afford to be silent."

No, we can't be silent, but right wing governors are trying their damndest to stop any discussion on climate. They are beholden to the energy lobby and they will do its bidding even at the expense of future generations.

Thanks for stopping by, Ahab.