Progressives Believe The Koch Brothers Are More Powerful Than The Gods

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17 Responses to Progressives Believe The Koch Brothers Are More Powerful Than The Gods

  1. emsnews says:

    Since we are entering a long, long global cooling cycle, just tell the people in Seattle that they will eventually have severe winters, too.

    It snowed nearly every year in Tucson during the previous global cooling cycle, I remember well.

  2. bleakhouses says:

    It fascinates me that these folks think can perceive that legislatures are subject to “capture” by lobbies but only those lobbies that are against them. It has to be a mental illness, not simple cognitive dissonance; its too replete.

  3. gator69 says:

    Love it! That’s one of your best responses to alarmist idiocy yet.

  4. David, UK says:

    Haha! Even before reading the perfect response, the ignorance and blind stupidity of the original comment made me chuckle! One thing I will say to the credit of the watermelons: their tactic is certainly working at getting fools like him to demand more Government power, which is, after all, the whole purpose.

  5. Joseph says:

    Progressives are allergic to facts. Simple as that.

  6. That’s it. That does it. You have abused Bill T with reason and threatened him with facts. In full public view. You won’t be able to deny it. This time the complaints will stick.

    • Gail Combs says:

      It’s Called Microaggression

      Facts don’t matter. Only feelings matter and your accuser is the one who is totally in control because of that..At a growing number of campuses, professors now attach “trigger warnings” to texts that may upset students, and there is a campaign to eradicate “microaggressions,” or small social slights that might cause searing trauma. These newly fashionable terms merely repackage a central tenet of the Politically Correct Movement.

      …Trigger warnings aren’t much help in actually overcoming trauma — an analysis by the Institute of Medicine has found that the best approach is controlled exposure to it, and experts say avoidance can reinforce suffering. Indeed, one professor at a prestigious university told me that, just in the last few years, she has noticed a dramatic upsurge in her students’ sensitivity toward even the mildest social or ideological slights; she and her fellow faculty members are terrified of facing accusations of triggering trauma — or, more consequentially, violating her school’s new sexual-harassment policy — merely by carrying out the traditional academic work of intellectual exploration.

      …..If a person who is accused of bias attempts to defend his intentions, he merely compounds his own guilt. (Here one might find oneself accused of man/white/straightsplaining.) It is likewise taboo to request that the accusation be rendered in a less hostile manner. This is called “tone policing.” If you are accused of bias, or “called out,” reflection and apology are the only acceptable response — to dispute a call-out only makes it worse. There is no allowance in p.c. culture for the possibility that the accusation may be erroneous. A white person or a man can achieve the status of “ally,” however, if he follows the rules of p.c. dialogue. A community, virtual or real, that adheres to the rules is deemed “safe.” The extensive terminology plays a crucial role, locking in shared ideological assumptions that make meaningful disagreement impossible….

      Hitler would be proud.

      An example:

      … Last March at University of California–Santa Barbara, in, ironically, a “free-speech zone,” a 16-year-old anti-abortion protester named Thrin Short and her 21-year-old sister Joan displayed a sign arrayed with graphic images of aborted fetuses. They caught the attention of Mireille Miller-Young, a professor of feminist studies. Miller-Young, angered by the sign, demanded that they take it down. When they refused, Miller-Young snatched the sign, took it back to her office to destroy it, and shoved one of the Short sisters on the way.

      Speaking to police after the altercation, Miller-Young told them that the images of the fetuses had “triggered” her and violated her “personal right to go to work and not be in harm.” A Facebook group called “UCSB Microaggressions” declared themselves “in solidarity” with Miller-Young and urged the campus “to provide as much support as possible.”

      By the prevailing standards of the American criminal-justice system, Miller-Young had engaged in vandalism, battery, and robbery. By the logic of the p.c. movement, she was the victim of a trigger and had acted in the righteous cause of social justice. Her colleagues across the country wrote letters to the sentencing judge pleading for leniency. Jennifer Morgan, an NYU professor, blamed the anti-­abortion protesters for instigating the confrontation through their exercise of free speech. “Miller-Young’s actions should be mitigated both by her history as an educator as well as by her conviction that the [anti-abortion] images were an assault on her students,” Morgan wrote. Again, the mere expression of opposing ideas, in the form of a poster, is presented as a threatening act….

      So the haters are whipping up the emotions to make ANYONE who uses an incorrect word or heaven forbid disagrees an object of attack. I ran into this a couple of years ago and even an abject apology did not stop the 15 minutes of screaming invective by the bitch. Since I was a ‘captive vendor’ and she had already complained to management I had to sit there and take it.

      It is only a matter of time before this crap explodes. It hasn’t so far because conservatives are in general polite.

      • Anthony Scalzi says:

        It has been exploding for the past several months in the video game industry. Video gamers have gotten tired of putting up with all the cries of harassment and misogyny, and are now working to drive the progressives (SJW) out of the industry, starting with video game journalism.

  7. Tel says:

    Why is anyone upset over a warmer than average winter? Did anyone ask the people of Seattle how they feel about it?

    • inMAGICn says:

      Not in Seattle, but nearby Thurston County (Olympia area). We have had a great winter, and we are mostly very happy to be missing both the insane winter back east and the dogged dryness down south. Of course, the winter sports people are disappointed, but we have had on my property flowering trees and bushes since mid-February, lots of bees out already, and some truly nice cloudless, warm days.
      Of course, it has nothing to do with “Global Warming” or any such nonsense; we’ve had a mild winter.

  8. emsnews says:

    In LA today they have snow in the mountains and rain. And are whining about THAT.

    And yes, during cool cycles Los Angeles and Phoenix both can see lots of colder weather, too. It just isn’t as brutal cold as NYC or Boston, that’s all.

    I lived on both coasts during the 1960-1970’s cold period and lived in Europe, too, for a year and saw first hand how all parts descended in temperature. The only place I didn’t experience this was when I visited Hawaii in 1980.

  9. gofer says:

    Its a tad insane to think that weather can be legislated. They are simply nuts and I have to shake my head at such crazy views. Surely they aren’t that stupid and have to be lieing.

  10. John Robinson says:

    Bill T is conflicted. First he says “massive government intervention” is necessary, then “climate is not on the agenda”   In the words of John Holdren, Obama’s Science Czar. From “Human Ecology: Problems & Solutions”
    “ A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environ­ment in North America and to de-develop the United States. De-development means bringing our economic system (especially patterns of consumption) into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation. Resources and energy must be diverted from frivolous and wasteful uses in over devel­oped countries to filling the genuine needs of underdeveloped countries. This effort must be largely political, especially with regard to our overexploitation of world resources, but the campaign should be strongly supplemented by legal and boycott action against polluters and others whose activities damage the environment. The need for de-development presents our economists with a major challenge. They must design a stable, low-consumption economy in which there is a much more equitable distribution of wealth than in the present one. Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely necessary. “

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