International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)

2008/10/21

Not political activism

Filed under: Anthony Watts,Barack Obama,James Hansen,news,not political activism — stepanovich @ 18:52

cite as: F. Bi. 2008. Not political activism. Intl. J. Inact., 1:159

Anthony Watts is not engaging in political activism:

In my opinion, this is lunacy – Obama’s thinking is completely off the rails now. He cites a new energy plan in August, then cripples it from the start with this sort of thinking. – Anthony


From Bloomberg News: Obama to Declare Carbon Dioxide Dangerous Pollutant

In contrast, James Hansen, by discussing global warming without reference to specific politicians, is actually guilty of political activism!

Also, the front page of Watts’s blog is a cornucopia of articles cut-and-pasted wholesale, mixed in with a bit of commentary that goes ‘Me too! The end.’ or ‘This is nuts! The end.’ (Well, there’s one exception.) But hey, he’s a meteorologist, so who am I to criticize him? 🙂

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In other non-news, it occurred to me that Barack “completely off the rails” Obama, while deflecting the righteous Swiftboat-style attacks aimed at him, has discovered a way to defeat the Gish Gallop: simply talk about it.

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