Monday, December 04, 2006

When Will The Snowe Go?

I am a global warming denier. I AM a global warming denier. I am a global warming DENIER! ... Huummmh … there is no wrong way to say it. The Wall Street Journal prints an Extortion Letter and exposes the players.

Global Warming Gag Order: Washington has no shortage of bullies, but even we can't quite believe an October 27 letter that Senators Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe sent to ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. Its message: Start toeing the Senators' line on climate change, or else.

Variations of the root word 'deny' are used eighteen times in the Senator’s short missive so the political message is bright sunny day clear: deniers in denial about the undeniable are not to be encouraged and will not be tolerated. Of all the reactions this one may be the most concise.

Don Surber: If the science is there, then arm-twisting is not needed. Since they are threatening to twist arms, the science is suspect.

But this one is simply the best. Please … read the entire thing.

Show Trials to Follow; Economy to be found Guilty: Short story: Mr. Tillerson is told to confess to crimes against the state, spend his shareholder’s money only on politically correct projects, and never, ever, indulge in any kind of independent thinking. They don’t mention it directly, but the underlying current is that much unpleasantness could have been avoided for some additional funding supporting the political ambitions of a couple of unnamed Senators I’ll refer to as Rocksferbrains and Sleete to protect their identities.