Saturday, August 2, 2014

If it Was Good Enough For Tommy Jeff, It's Good Enough For The Gadfly . . .

Sometimes they just tell it like it is . . .

Sometimes, when people try to use the weather to argue that climate change isn’t happening, it can help to patiently explain to them the difference between weather and climate, and how global warming refers to long-term changes in the latter.
But sometimes, as in the case of this Fox Nation article aggregated from the uber-conservativeWashington Times – which pretends to catch Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project in a “gotcha” moment for passing out ice cream on what turned out to be a chilly, rainy day in Denver — it’s hard to pretend that the deniers are actually interested in having a fact-based debate. In that moment, as CNN anchor Bill Weir brilliantly demonstrates,  you’ve just got to acknowledge that the trolls should (and probably do) know better, and call them out for being … well, we’ll let him take it from here:

Now if only we could get him to say that on air …UPDATE: Weir later apologized for the vulgar language used in his tweet:

The only regrettable thing about Weir's testy outburst is that he then went and apologized for it.

Apologize for what?  Stating the goddamn truth?

These wingnut climate change deniers absolutely are "willfully ignorant fucksticks" -- forever henceforth to be known as WIF's.  Weir has no cause to apologize and if his bosses at CNN forced him to do so, fuck them too - they then are part and parcel of the problem of coddling these idiots and letting them get away with their easily debunked ignorance, and as such have miserably failed at their job of factually informing the American public.

Frankly, The Gadfly will stick with the advice of our nation's most intellectually gifted founding father as it pertains to dealing with ignoramuses:

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.
Thomas Jefferson


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