Wednesday, August 31, 2005

New lies for old Orleans

As human chaos and predictable environmental catastrophe unfolds in New Orleans, Myron Ebell and the rest of the clowns at the Confidential Exxon Irritation are rubbing crude oil into the faces of the dying by advocating more and bigger petrochemical dependency and infrastructure.

That way all future hurricanes will be guaranteed to hit their target and devastate at least one oil major refinery resulting in the widespread toxic pollution of the environment that Myron so desires. He knows that every disaster is an opportunity for our corporate-owned government to hand more of our public money to the rich.

In an unusually pathetic display of touting for work, the CEI puts up a page stating that they have so-called "experts" available for comment.

No doubt when pressed about the events they will roll out the usual horse-fart about it being nothing to do with global warming. No, it's just the natural storm cycle, as regular and predictable as the tides, and all these people who have lost their homes and their lives are fools for having suffered the equivalent of pitching their tent on the beach below the high water mark.

I don't need to make this up. The contempt that these thin-skulled meat-heads, such as Chris Horner, a Senior fellow at the "Institute" show to humanity is reknown.

In July 2003, over lunch, he pointed out that the planet Pluto is warming up despite moving away from the sun. This, he said, "is a reminder that no matter where you are climate happens... with or without SUVs. There will [now] be... claims [from environmentalists] that mankind is also causing Plutonian global warming."

I tell you, anyone who hires this intellectual scrotum to represent them in law has got to be an idiot.

More recently, this fellow drooled over the dead in London on 7/7, each one a life a thousand times more worthy than his own, and said how dare any politician mention that climate change is more important than this. How dare they assert that these forces of nature are where the the real killing power lies, when political capital can still be wrung out of these insignificant numbers who have died at the hands of terrorists. How dare anyone look to reality through the prism of science and quake with fear, without first shielding themselves with the irrational belief that some unforeseen technology based on this science will somehow see us through.

Meanwhile, on a nearby planet 250 million years ago...


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