Little Green Footballs

Sunday, December 06, 2009

The great global warming mudfight

Christmas comes early this year! I'm actually starting to like Charles Johnson's antics, most of all because of stuff like this:


Thank You, Climate Change Deniers

"A few years ago, I used to doubt that there really were climate change denialists.

But then I started posting at LGF about the scientific evidence for global warming, and lo, the denialists began to appear.

Hordes of them.

Posting one comment after another full of talking points, false claims, diversions, and complete BS.

I don’t doubt their existence any more.

So I want to say “thank you” to all the climate change denialists who post comments at LGF, relentlessly hyping every false claim, refusing to follow any links to evidence, and ceaselessly parroting the latest obfuscations.

You’ve really helped open my eyes to the truth."

Really, Charlie? You seriously didn't know whether or not global warming deniers existed? LGF from 2007 just called, claiming that back then you were actually defending those very people on your blog:


Global Warming Skeptics Threatened

"The Religion of Global Warming is apparently just as thin-skinned as the Religion of Peace™: Scientists threatened for ‘climate denial’. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)"

Scientists who questioned mankind’s impact on climate change have received death threats and claim to have been shunned by the scientific community.

They say the debate on global warming has been “hijacked” by a powerful alliance of politicians, scientists and environmentalists who have stifled all questioning about the true environmental impact of carbon dioxide emissions.

Timothy Ball, a former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, has received five deaths threats by email since raising concerns about the degree to which man was affectingclimate change.

One of the emails warned that, if he continued to speak out, he would not live to see further global warming.

“Western governments have pumped billions of dollars into careers and institutes and they feel threatened,” said the professor. “I can tolerate being called a sceptic because all scientists should be sceptics, but then they started calling us deniers, with all the connotations of the Holocaust. That is an obscenity. It has got really nasty and personal.”

Ah, LGF history, thou art a heartless bitch. Especially when the same members from back then are still around today. On the 2007 thread:
#290 Sharmuta

"This is vile- Mother-Earth-Loving-Peace-Nics so blinded by their ideology that they are blinded by their hypocrisy yet again. On the one hand they would appease a true Holocaust denier, while on the other they liken a reasoned man of science to the real deal. Obviously they have no concept of the true nature of evil to invoke the Holocaust into this debate. That these enviro-knee-jerk-reactionists would claim freedom of speech as their excuse to say anything they'd like while employing marxist-jihadi techniques to silence the free speech of others is so hypocritical it is beyond the pale.

Logic, reason, open and honest debate- these concepts are the death knell to global warming and the leftists will do anything to stop them. Do we need a global warming Theo van Gogh before people take a look at what is going on here?"

And on the thread from yesterday:
#13 Sharmuta

"I think this is another example in a long line of issues where you can see people aren't interested in facts and truth, but are rather interested in propaganda that confirms their existing biases. It's slow, hard work to chip away at such prejudice, but as always, the Truth is worth the effort."
Now let that second comment sink in for a minute, and read the first one again.

While we're at it, here's something for Chuckles (in both senses of the word):

Video is sadly defunct, but the comments are good as gold. Oh what I would give to see the present-day lizard circus meeting up with themselves from 2007..


tuborf said...

Hahaha good one. While Charles Johnson's schizoid lurch from right to left is strange, the lurch of his cultists like Sharmuta to wherever Charles is, is positively psychotic. I mean, he's obviously just a guy having a ball stirring up controversy, creating some drama and then starring in it, going against the tide some of which he created. When you get to the Sharmutas, you are talking about people who are not having a ball, being in the center of the drama, etc - they're just carefully re-crafting what their beliefs are everyday in order to stay in the favor of some guy on the other side of a computer. It's f'ing weird.

Danny F said...

The weirdest thing is Glenn Beck 2007 is exactly the same person as Glenn Beck 2009, only with a bigger soapbox.
Go back to being his biggest fan Chuckie! You were more LOL-some when you were, and the left doesn't want you back anyway.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Charles is suffering from blunt trauma. He seems to forget what he has written previously and how to search through his site for past posts.

I have no problem of someone changing their views, but they should explain why, and apologize for the insults they threw around.

Southside Suarez said...

If Sharmuta has seen this video, and remained undisturbed by Charles' glorious awfulness, there is truly no hope for her...

he who scoffs at danger said...

thank you for saving me the trouble.



V said...

@Anon 7:02: "I have no problem of someone changing their views, but they should explain why, and apologize for the insults they threw around."

Yes, precisely. Charles has sort of explained why, but the sheer volume and viciousness of his attacks on TheLeft™ over the previous 8 years mean that he has a lot, and I mean a lot, of 'splainin' to do.

Thanks for saving us the trouble. :)

Anonymous said...

There's no contradiction, sorry. He thought they were honest skeptics, not deniers, ergo he knew about skeptics, but did not know they were actually deniers. Come on guys, it's simple.