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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ed Begley Jr: Enviro-Whacko Extraordinaire

Radical leftist enviro-wacko Ed Begley, Jr., who is a prominent leader in the Green movement that has been pushing this faux Global Warming (more like Global Cooling) racket for years, appeared in a November 24 interview with Stuart Varney on Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto. During the 4 minute and 23 second pissing contest on the air, Begley Jr. goes off his rocker on the show, arguing with Varney about the validity of the Global Warming theory (which has been the heart of ClimateGate). This nutjob (not to mention a hack of an actor) begins spewing his pro-big government, pro-state, loopy propaganda with his opening line that states the following, "I think the science is very clear on Global Warming." He keeps spouting the lines, "Peer reviewed studies. Those are the key words, Stuart." Then he claims, "Peer reviewed studies are the key words." He keeps chanting those words religiously as though he were citing chapter and verse from his Green Holy Bible.

At one point during his fightfest with Varney, this numbskull has the gall to say that one "can be skeptical but not a denier" about GW. When Varney calls him out on whether the debate on the issue "is over," Begley, Jr. does his best to dodge Varney's question by saying, "The debate is clear. It's out in the scientific community. Read peer reviewed studies. That's all you need to do. Don't get it from you or me."

This cretin doesn't fathom the fact that "peer reviewed studies" are often subject to subjective and erroneous conclusions, especially when the "data" surrounding this "apocalyptic phenomenon" is faulty, unreliable, inconclusive, and prone to misinterpretation. Moreover, there is no global temperature, as temperatures are measured regionally and locally. Climatology is NOT an exact science and prone to mistakes.

Not only that, where has this moron gotten his degree? What makes him qualified to make "objective" scientific fact gathering? What degree does he have? What subjects in college did he ever study? Botany? Biology? Chemistry? Earth science? I don't profess to be an expert on these matters myself, but I don't need a Ph.D. in science or any of the other sciences I mentioned to know that what Begley, Jr. has said is nonsense. What utter claptrap!

I remember him back in the mid 1990s, spouting this crap when he was a guest on America Online's chat room where paid AOL members were allowed to come into the room and ask celebrities like him some questions. If your question was hand picked by the AOL crew, it would read on the air. Begley, Jr. was on one night (his AOL nickname at the time was FoodFarmer; it's no longer active), and he was spewing his nonsensical drivel down the audience's throat. I wondered how the people could really buy into half of what he was throwing out there. (One paid AOL'er challenged his Green beliefs in the AOL chat room, but Begley Jr. shot him down in a rude fashion and was quite obnoxious about it as I recall.)

[H/T to Karen DeCoster on Lew Rockwell's blog.]

[Cross-posted at the Freeman Chronicles.]

Friday, November 27, 2009

The American Family Association's Attack on "Anti-Christmas" GAP Ad

The American Family Association, a conservative "pro-American family" organization, is enraged because of this latest GAP ad, which has been branded "anti-Christmas."

The AFA, like its allies on the Christian Right, are reigniting the culture war flames once again for this Christmas season, like they always do every year. The ad, as absurd and tacky as it is, is anything but anti-Christian. What proof does the AFA have that shows that it's spewing hated for Christmas or any aspect of it that is synonymous with Christianity? None whatsoever!!!

Besides, haven't they been really listening to what the ad says? One can hear the dancers cheer "Go Christmas!" as they are watching it. How is that "anti-Christmas"?

Fortunately, AFA has pulled the plug on its earlier call to boycott GAP and its products, except that the company has agreed to air an ad that has "a very strong Christmas theme." How nice of them!

I'm all for boycotts; after all, that's a market function that a group of individuals or individuals by themselves should take if a company is engaging in a type of practice, selling a message or theme, or offering products or services that they don't like. Having said that, it does not change the point that this boycott is foolhardy because it's done for all the wrong reasons.

Besides, this nonsense that GAP had launched a "War on Christmas" is just preposterous. I don't see a bunch of GAP employees lining up outside fundamentalist Christian churches or GAP customers standing outside the store with signs saying that Christmas is evil and should be abolished. This culture war hysteria has frankly gone too far (this ad is just the latest example of the AFA's lunacy!), and the Christian Right kooks need to fly a kite for once.

Here's another thing: it's okay for the Christian Right, including the AFA and its delusional members, to say that tax-funded municipal events that are not and have never been pro-Christian are only oppressive to Christians. But it's not oppressive to taxpayers (many of whom are not Christians by the way and are of different alternative religions).

[H/T to Ryan W. McMaken of Lew Rockwell's blog.]

[Cross-posted at The Freeman Chronicles.]

Thursday, November 26, 2009

It's Beginning to Look A Lot More Riskless

A great parody of the old song "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas"!

[H/T to David Kramer on Lew Rockwell's blog on his website.]

[Cross-posted at Let Liberty Ring.]

The Let Liberty Ring Blog Is Back

The Let Liberty Ring blog is back for good, and it will be updated daily. I have since left the Peace, Freedom, and Prosperity Movement because of the conservativesque and tyrannical delusions of its founder James Cox, who is well known as Facebook as a control freak, an evangelical atheist who has tried to convert me to Atheism while in the process of ditching my spiritual system (I hate the word "religion"!) known as Stregheria (a Tradition of Wicca), an inconsistent (and not a true one at that) Objectivist, and an Ayn Rand kook to top it off.

I'm glad to be done with him permanently. Just so everyone knows, I will no longer copy and paste my blog posts on PFP anymore.