“It is O'Reilly's willingness to bully people of opposing views that makes his show a sad gladiatorial spectacle. It is O'Reilly's willingness to suspend any attempts to question his own views or to think about them or discuss them that make his show perfect for people who, similarly, do not question, inquire, or think outside of their safe little religio-economic box. O'Reilly is a great show for bullies to watch, so they can learn to shout down people who think.”
54-bos on Jun 1, 2014 at 07:32:25
“He shouts down and overtalks people at times (not nearly as badly as people like Hannity), but he lets people get their point across. It's not true that he doesn't let the other side speak.”
“Let's see, the Senator from the state where some of the most egregious known offenses occurred wants to weigh in with his selection? Isn't that the same Senator who chose a lightweight, air headed, quitter, beauty queen runner up, wanna be sportscaster to be heartbeat from the presidency should he be elected?
And Tom Coburn...Let's see.. isn't he the guy who denies the science of climatology? The guy who doubts evolution?
Senator McBumble.... why don't you do everybody a favor and retire. Soon.”
murphthesurf3 on Jun 1, 2014 at 02:19:15
“Have you seen this? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/otto-toth/were-movin... Moving all comments to Facebook on Monday. HP is shutting down conversations and pundits at the same time. I am trying to contact everyone I can and getting them to contact me at murphthesurf350 @gmail.com Close up the space so it works. We are trying to figure out options and alternatives. If interested e mail me. We have had too many good conversations to just lie down.”
“Killing fossil fuel will leverage change in our climate for a number of reasons. First, our sixth of global emissions is not an insignificant amount. Second, India and China have zero incentive to end their addiction to fossil fuel until we end ours.
The fossil fuel propagandists like to spread misinformation about the toxic properties of carbon dioxide, because it is one of their favorite straw men. Their imbecilic reasoning is apparently to argue that carbon dioxide is not toxic (actually, it is ) when the issue of importance is not carbon dioxide’s toxicity but rather that fact that it is a powerful thermal pollutant. And, oh by the way, carbon dioxide IS toxic to animals, that is why we exhale it. And oh, by the way, LC50 lethal concentration of carbon dioxide is only 250 times what is in the air we breath today.
The fossil fuel pom pom girls also like to point out that the ratio of carbon dioxide to other gases that make up the atmosphere is small, therefore, we don’t have to worry about it. I guess when Ronald Reagan helped dumb down our school systems, he really succeeded. If small is not important, why aren’t we all unconcerned about small things like viruses, bacteria, or tiny radioactive particles?
Well, good. Obama is showing incredible courage in taking on the huge fossil fuel interests of the world. They will try to discredit him every way that they possibly can. For money.”
Bufford P Tusser on May 31, 2014 at 12:18:02
“"argue that carbon dioxide is not toxic"
They could always conduct their own experiment and run the car in an enclosed garage.”
“If you didn't live in your Mom's basement, you might realize that your food prices are going up far faster than your utility bills. You might realize that you can live without most of your electricity but you can't live without your food. You might realize that you can obtain most of your heat from sun and wind on your own roof. You might realize that the effects of increased carbon dioxide in the form of drought and weather kinks is rapidly wrecking this country's agricultural infrastructure.
But instead, why don't you defend the billionaires of the right, who profit, consequence free, from the million pounds of carbon dioxide we all collectively create every second, laughably dwarfing the few gas emissions of even the largest presidential airplane, all of Al Gore's mansions, and your pointless little screed.”
jnl2131 on May 30, 2014 at 09:08:27
“WOOOOOW .... hope you're smoking a cigarette after that orgasmic rant! You rage on against the right and in the end excuse the elitist left with the likes of Gore, O and all other liberals whose cf release via their excessive lifestyles leaving a carbon footprint that is much, much, much larger than those of us who are simply living a meager life feeding and educating our children and require the basic resources that the evil capitalist empire you disparage provide. Ask your president to lead by example ... after all it has to start somewhere and he is the one you wanted to lead”
“Gun lovers are a group with a couple of characteristics that Republican power brokers love. Their passion for guns is so intense that it makes them easy prey for manipulative politicians. The love of guns, which for many people are a social, emotional, and psychological Viagra, seems to make many people willing to figuratively strike a bargain with the devil to maintain their access to them. And that is great for Republcans.”
“John Boehner IS qualified to represent the oil, gas, and coal companies who own him. It is really as simple as that. John is slaving away for the rewards that come with being the steward of the legislative interests of oil, gas, and coal billionaires.
Since the rest of us can't fill John's coffers as easily as his billionaire buddies, he is not qualified to represent our interest in a problem effecting all of us.
“Scientists say that carbon dioxide prevents infrared from leaving and cooling the lower atmosphere. Any doubters of that?
Engineers say that humans are adding a million pounds of carbon dioxide to the air per second, and that humans have increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the air by 40% over the last two hundred years. Any deniers want to question that?
Coal is the worst large scale carbon polluter on the planet. And it is also a creator of vast amounts of smog and toxic and radioactive solid waste. Anybody have any questions on that?
Finally, the amount that people pay for electrical energy per year is trivial. People crying about increased energy rates should bite their tongues off. The cost of cheap energy is being carried by future generations so stop whining and pay your fair amount.”
“April 2014 tied as the hottest April on record.
Arctic sea ice extent is far below the average for the satellite era. In fact, it is on track with the lowest extents ever measured.
Antarctic and Greenland land ice is diminishing at an accelerating pace.
So, as far as I can see, the surface of the planet is warming, just as climate science predicts.
There is absolutely no doubt that carbon dioxide prevents a lot of infrared from escaping to higher levels of the atmosphere, and that this raises temperatures in the lower atmosphere.
There is absolutely no doubt about the magnitude of the amount of carbon dioxide release by burning fossil fuels...it is in the area of a million pounds a second, every second of the day.
But doubt is constantly distributed by the manure spreaders of the fossil fuel industry.
Replacing fossil fuels is not scientifically impossible. But currently, it is culturally impossible. Our culture of corruption ensures that it doesn't happen as fast as it needs to happen. Something will have to give at some point though. I can't wait.”
“The foolish house politicians who voted for this idiocy need to realize something. They need to realize that if the rest of the world decides that fossil fuel users are detrimental to the entire human population of Earth, our military could be put in the position of having to be ready to protect us from the combined assembled might of whomever decides that climate change is an issue worth fighting over.”
“So, when the reality of the damaging changes to our climate become clear to even the most addle brained Republicans, at that point will people decide to penalize the fossil fuel barons and their political minions for their contribution to the public woe?”
DanDan1155 on May 26, 2014 at 12:13:31
“Google up "Global cooling in the 21st century".
Oh man, are these folks gonna have some 'splaining to do in a few years, LOL.”
“The Authoritarian flavor of climate change denialists is unmistakable. They try to attack the whole edifice of climate change facts by trying to attack some straw man climate change "authority" of their own choosing. Whether it is the IPCC or Al Gore, they never seem to realize that the only authority to which a scientific fact must answer is its resonance with reality.
It never seems to dawn on the climate change denialists that we are talking about a massive amount of information and unmistakable trends. The climate change denialists never seem to be able to take this issue out of the context of the threat to their culture of comfort, of the threat to their cobbled together ideology made up of mythology and anecdotes and dollar signs.
It is scientific fact that carbon dioxide from fossil fuel interferes with the ability of the lower atmosphere to cool itself. It is a scientific fact that the temperature of the surface of the planet is rising from decade to decade. It is a scientific fact that the Arctic sea ice is steadily melting from decade to decade and that Antarctic land ice is similarly melting.
I find it very interesting that the leaders of climate change denialism tend to be tied to fossil fuel financial interests in one way or another. Very interesting.”
“Trying to reason with someone who doesn't know any of the science involved in this issue, or someone who is innumerate, or someone who is trying to think with their feelings, is like trying to argue with a dead fish. We can cite scientific facts from now until the cows come home, but the fish will neither understand nor respond. The fish is doing its dead fish thing quite well.”
tbone133 on May 27, 2014 at 10:00:14
“Steve you are much to kind to me. I am far less than a dead fish. I'm a board office worker. I know I took this one too far and for that I apologize. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Thanks for your time.”
“Representative McKinley is essentially owned by the fossil fuel sector. Check his campaign finances.
Whether or not McKinley believes that the Koch Koolaid he is selling is healthy or not is besides the point. He is peddling a defective product which is antithetical to the best interests of the people of the United States, and his actions need to be called out for what they are.... self serving, short sighted, touchy feely, and unintelligent.
States which depend on the extraction of climate destroying mineral matter to keep their primitive economies running have to learn a different way of sustaining themselves, it is that simple. Throughout history, people have had to find new places to live, new sources of food and water, new ways to make a living. If West Virginia thinks that they are immune to this fact, they are sadly mistaken.
Trying to keep the military from being cognizant of scientific fact is the most profoundly unintelligent thing that the Republicans have done all year.
The Republican elephant mascot is morphing into something else. I can't tell yet whether it is a dodo or a Koch roach.....”
“Studies show that the majority of Republicans readily drink the anti-science, climate-change-is-a-hoax koolaid /lie sold by the koch roaches.
Follow the money.
I defy anyone to name a major anti-climate-science Republican or Democratic politician who has not received significant campaign funding from one of the fossil fuel or related industries.
Follow the science.
The consequences of loading up our atmosphere with more carbon dioxide than it can shed are going to be very interesting, very significant, and very dire. Stuffing more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere causes the atmosphere’s infrared emissions to be diminished. This means the temperature of the Earth’s surface is rising and our weather is going to change dramatically.
As a result, I hope that you all are not too fond of cheap, readily available food, because that stuff s already pretty much history.”
RedDog67 on May 26, 2014 at 03:02:18
“If you watch the new "Cosmos" program with Neil deGrasse Tyson, over the course of the series, he lays out a compelling argument that we are today dumping more CO2 into the atmosphere than has ever occurred naturally at any other point in the history of this planet. But these Kochs are willing to let it go to pot if it means making a few billion more of their precious dollars by selling the idea that climate change at our own hands is a hoax.
I say that their funds, their accounts, all their assets need to be frozen and put on complete lock down. That would be the only way I can see to stop these people in their tracks. They are the true enemies to America and the world.”
“So, the fossil fuel owned House wants to tie the Pentagon's hands on an issue relating to science. And, oh, by the way, the ideology we are talking about here is climate denial. The other side of the aisle is dealing with something called Science.
Republicans are the biggest threat to the security of the USA and need to be removed from office en mass in the next election.
Telling the Pentagon to ignore science is clearly proof that Republicans are not smart enough to govern.”
“I'm amused by the oh so powerfully intelligent people who try to make this a free speech issue!
Free speech relates to government power over your speech peeps!
In one sense, this is strictly a business issue. You know, free enterprise? Sterling entered into a business agreement with a basketball organization, and he broke at least one of their rules! So in other words, he violated a business contract!
And in another sense, Sterling was banning an employee of his from associating with people of a particular race! His free speech rights do not entitle him to break civil rights laws you know!
Your free speech rights do not entitle you to commit crimes with your mouth peeps!”
Bufford P Tusser on May 23, 2014 at 14:47:25
“And the man can continue to say whatever he'd like.”
“When climate goes totally off the rails due to fossil fuel induced climate perturbation, it will take take our agriculture and coastal infrastructure with it and guess what. Billions of people will die.
The wind and solar energy impinging on the average home can replace most or all of the fossil fuels used by that home. Of course, implementing the decentralized energy strategy implied by such a system would greatly limit the profit making ability of much of the petro-chemical-nuclear industrial complex, so we really don't want that to happen, do we.
You might be able to start winning people over to nuclear power when executives of the nuclear power/ utility industry start siting their homes right next to their own reactors. Until then, the feudal corporate society for which you are a de facto pom pom girl is going to have work just a bit harder to sell nuclear to a world that remembers Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima.
But you know, with our corrupt courts and oil and gas financed political system, pretty soon you won't have to sell anybody on anything because ordinary people simply won't have any say in the matter.”
“The major disconnect is that you cannot possibly have read any truthful, scientific articles that suggest that volcanoes release more greenhouse gases than humans, because humans release about a hundred times more carbon dioxide per year than all the world's volcanoes combined. Imagine that if you will Ty.”
tbone133 on May 22, 2014 at 15:11:49
“If you haven't done the scientific research and just post what you have read than how is your fact any more factual than my fact? Steve the point is we get fed crap a lot. I am not one of those people that say its nothing its just a mini cycle in the great scheme of things. I believe anyone with a brain will tell you the sun is getting hotter and the weather is becoming more unpredictable. Now we will probably disagree on why. I think that the world as we know it is going to change and many people will be dying as a result of this. I do not believe that it is all man made.”