[cite as: F. Bi. 2010. We need more summaries of stuff. Intl. J. Inact., 3:2]
Shorter Tom Harris: The organizers of the Copenhagen climate conference gave out way more NGO participant registrations than the conference centre could hold, leading to some really bad riots. This shows that global warming is a scam. [cached]
Shorter Frederik Engel: In the light of the Climatic Research Unit crack, the global warming alarmists are becoming the true deniers of truth! To show why this is the case, I’ll simply insinuate that the e-mails show climate scientists manipulating data. Manipulating data! No, I don’t need to show that they manipulated data, but the fact that they did manipulate data (which I don’t need to show) is proof that the global warming alarmists are trying to bring about a UN-led One World Government, and therefore the alarmists are wrong. Or something. [cached]
cite as: F. Bi. 2008. The Way of the Astroturf V: no nefarious or lobbying connections. Intl. J. Inact., 1:193–194
Dan, commenting at New Matilda, brings up inactivist Tom Harris‘s past employment at the Canadian PR and lobbying firm High Park Group. (The same SourceWatch article later points out indications that Harris was in the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP) even while he was still in HPG.) So, what does Harris do? Answer: ignore ignore ignore :
No one has shown I have any nefarious or lobbying connections, for one simple reason – I DON’T. It would be obviously offensive if I asked you the same question since it would imply that your opinion is for sale. Why will you not extend me the same courtesy?
(Also, even if — even if — he were a lobbyist for vested interests and you can prove that, it’ll be very very wrong to point that out. Because it’ll be an ad hominem, which is Latin for “oh lookie I’m being crucified by evil inquisitors who refuse to discuss only what I want them to discuss oh noes”. Note, however, that comparing people to dictators, like so:
dazza complains: “Sometimes one could wish for godlike powers to silence these people” – yes, this is the wish of most of the dictators in history. Thankfully, our countries still allow dissent from the politically correct wisdom of the gods.
…is not an ad hominem attack.)
cite as: F. Bi. 2008. Internet Goracularities: Michelle Malkin was here. Intl. J. Inact., 1:181–184
The Internet Goracle has pondered your question deeply. Your question was:
O Great Goracle whose feet I am unworthy to look up to: Michelle Malkin hath cited a manifestation of your supreme logo as it appeared on my humble blog. Is this good or bad? Please dispel my doubts, O Goracle Most Wise!
Your humble supplicant,
And in response, thus spake the Goracle:
Goracle: Michelle Malkin? On thy blog? Ah, an interesting question; let’s see — (more…)