Some retromingent Genius of Pseudo-Science who goes by the nom de fraude of David Roberts (see artist's sketch at left) gets a tiny woody because somebody noticed him when he jokingly advocated the execution of people who disagree with him. We now join Dave's favorite masturbatory fantasy at the point where he is...
...publicly attacked by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works. They hate me!
They really hate me!
Some background: EPW is chaired by everyone's favorite flat-earther, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Mongo). A while back, Inhofe hired Marc Morano of CNS news -- famous (if that's the word) for writing this piece questioning whether war veteran Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA) faked the wounds that got him two purple hearts -- to head up his communications operation. Morano wasted no time firing off press release blasts attacking various reporters and public figures for "bias." (Remember, in the right-wing dictionary, "bias" means a stubborn insistence on distinguishing truth from falsehood.)
Today, I have the dubious honor of being the target of one of these attacks.
Now, Morano's a standard-issue movement hack and Inhofe is increasingly regarded as a clown, even by his Senate colleagues, so the value of responding to this kind of thing is questionable. But Morano has accidentally raised an interesting point, so here goes.
What caught Morano's attention is a blog post in which I, in the grandiose rhetorical style for which I am so marginally beloved, said:
When we've finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards -- some sort of climate Nuremberg.Memo To The Moron: Don't let it go to your head, Dave. We always notice those who advocate the killing of their political opponents. Even jokingly, as you claim. Why? Well...Mao, for instance. He really loved his whoopie cushions.