Teleconnections — Shoot your own foot
Posted by Jeff Condon on January 10, 2011
It is a sad day in America (and the world) when a lunatic in Arizona attempted to murder dozens of people, killing six and hospitalizing others including Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. If you pray, please pray for the victims.
It is even sadder when lunatics with agenda’s turn this into an anti-conservative political moment, taking gains from the nightmares of good people. This is exactly what has happened on leftist news media, blogs and now — climate blogs. Fox News had an article on some of the premature attacks on conservatives that started immediately after the shootings and well before anyone knew what was going on.
After the facts started coming in, Others tried to find a way to suggest that the lunatic was not-a-leftist writing anything to keep the anti-conservative lies in the public’s eye. People are sick to use a nutcase for a political example, but the sickness extends to unexpected quarters including prominent climate scientist James Annan.
that the US has had a surfeit of rabid violent nutters for a very long time indeed. Of course there is little motivation for the politicians to attempt to tame them, because they serve a useful purpose in enabling intimidation and even assassination by proxy. Not that the politicians are necessarily above the latter all the time anyway, but it’s obviously more convenient and much cleaner if the trigger is pulled by some delusional nutcase rather than a directly paid operative.
So I agree America is full of crazy people, but James apparently thinks that America has more than the global average and that politicians encourage them. Who does James intimate got the trigger pulled?
The completely unelectable Sarah Palin!!
James then took PZ Myers image of a Sarah Palin campaign poster and places an X over rep Giffords name!!
Just what the hell would make a guy like Annan spin a murder story this way? The murderer himself was far more likely to be listening to Chavez’s anti-capitalist rants at the IPCC conference than a Sarah Palin poster, but no — Annan has it all figured out.
All I can conclude is that these are not the people you want to follow for political solutions to global warming. He owes a bunch of people apologies at this point, but frankly if I need to be the one to tell him that, I don’t really care what he has to say.