International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)

2009/01/19

Senator Inhofe is not getting paid enough for this junk!

cite as: F. Bi. 2009. Senator Inhofe is not getting paid enough for this junk! Intl. J. Inact., 2:9–10

Michael Tobis says,

The [global warming] conspiracy theorists put that [$200 million dollars spent on climate science] up against some tens of millions spent by the conspiracists’ PR arm, but that is unfair. They claim to be outspent 5 to 1, but the $200 mn actually goes to people doing science, not to people doing outreach. The main outreach efforts from the climate science community are unfunded (RC [RealClimate], blogs, public talks typefied by Hansen’s). […] So the climate science community has unpaid, untrained volunteers telling the truth while the bad guys have tens of millions for PR professionals.

One might have hoped for a change recently with the unveiling of Gore’s “We” campaign, but I am sorry to say it strikes me as oblivious to the playing field and woefully incompetent.

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Listen to Morano at the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change” whinging about how Inhofe isn’t getting paid enough by oil companies (!) (360KB, 2′ MP3). Source: extracted and re-coded from a video from the Heartland Institute web site.

What’s more, the “bad guys” — the climate inactivists — fail to include the money that’s spent in the upkeep of the US Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works’s web server (epw.senate.gov). Now, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) and his sidekick Marc Morano see fit to use this public server as a vehicle to propagate inactivist propaganda opinion pieces, to the point of cutting-and-pasting entire newspaper op-eds wholesale. Ordinarily such an act would be seen as a flagrant misuse of the taxpayer money that’s gone into maintaining the web server, but I guess there’s a special exception to this rule for Republican Senators.

In fact, Morano tells us that Inhofe actually deserves to be paid more for this junk! The logic is that, well, since the UN spends lots of money to fund such trivial pursuits as running climate models and surveying research literature, therefore Inhofe should be allowed to

  • get more money from oil companies which goes directly into funding his own campaigns, and then
  • use public resources — funded not by Inhofe or Big Oil, but by taxpayer money, your money — to cut-and-paste op-eds to please the oily interests!

That’s ‘balancing the debate’, my friends. Certainly, in this time of financial crisis, Inhofe’s commitment to protecting taxpayer money has never been greater.

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6 Comments »

  1. Morano, doesn’t just post his junk at epw.senate.gov, but also goes trolling around the internet spreading his lies as much as he can.

    He has been over to my insignificant blog several times in the past, posting junk that falls apart under any scrutiny.

    Comment by ScruffyDan — 2009/01/19 @ 20:00 | Reply

  2. ScruffyDan:

    Well, Morano hasn’t come to this blog yet, but I’m already getting trolls on this blog entry saying that Morano should get a Congressional Medal and spewing the usual talking points. I guess if you don’t attract trolls and liars, then you’re not doing it right. 🙂

    (Brian G Valentine, Cathy, George E. Smith: no trolling.)

    Also, the fact that Inhofe and Morano use a government server to spread their stuff certainly puts a lie to the inactivists’ oft-repeated claim that they’re ‘independent’ of ‘government’…

    Comment by frankbi — 2009/01/20 @ 03:15 | Reply

  3. On one newssite, I’ve had “skeptics” tell me that the “warmist money machine” was funded to the tune of $40 billion!

    (Of course, no source or support for this remarkable figure was forthcoming.)

    Comment by Kevin McKinney — 2009/01/23 @ 16:57 | Reply

  4. Kevin McKinney:

    $40 billion, $50 billion, whatever, it’s all sausage. 🙂

    Comment by frankbi — 2009/01/23 @ 18:02 | Reply

  5. Morano’s getting paid for copypasta on blogs again. Things Break tells him off. (Good post, too.)

    Comment by Brian D — 2009/02/11 @ 22:48 | Reply

  6. Brian D:

    Haha… Morano had it coming. 🙂

    (Good post, too.)

    🙂

    Comment by frankbi — 2009/02/12 @ 15:16 | Reply


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