FF to today, in the local news:
Ideas & Trends; The Blacklist Era Won't Fade to Black
October 5, 1997, Sunday
By BERNARD WEINRAUB (NYT); Week in Review Desk
Late Edition - Final, Section 4, Page 5, Column 1, 957 words
DISPLAYING ABSTRACT - Blacklist still torments Hollywood; 50 years after many of victims and accusers of Hollywood blacklist have died, movie industry is struggling to make amends for McCarthy era, when studios, unions, stars, and film makers crumbled before House Committee on Un-American Activities and its investigation of Communist influence; Writers Guild of America, one of several Hollywood unions that failed to support members blacklisted in 1950's, recently announced that it is restoring credits on 23 films written by blacklisted screenwriters
Global warming debate spurs Ore. title tiff
06:51 AM PST on Wednesday, February 7, 2007
By VINCE PATTON, KGW Staff
Taylor has held the title of "state climatologist" since 1991 when the legislature created a state climate office at OSU The university created the job title, not the state.
His opinions conflict not only with many other scientists, but with the state of Oregon's policies.
So the governor wants to take that title from Taylor and make it a position that he would appoint.
Of course. The governor wants to appoint someone who's political and scientific opinions line up with his own.
Kulongoski said the state needs a consistent message on reducing greenhouse gases to combat climate change.And the state runs the Ministry of Truth. So, get Winston on the horn and tell him to erase those dissenting views from the history books.
The Governor says, "I just think there has to be somebody that says, 'this is the state position on this.'"
Del. scientist's view on climate change criticized
By Jeff Montgomery
The News Journal
WILMINGTON, Del. David Legates is skeptical of global warming data.
"I certainly think that Legates is a good example of someone who has chosen, for whatever reason, to have much of his work sponsored indirectly by ExxonMobil," said Seth Shulman, primary author of the Union of Concerned Scientists report.
"In these cases, these people are often putting out information as the 'state climatologist,' whereas it's really at best an incomplete accounting of their affiliation," Shulman said.
ExxonMobil, which posted a record $39.5 billion profit last year, was accused by UCS of funneling $16 million to advocacy groups over a seven-year period in an effort to "confuse the public on global warming science," including some groups that have worked closely with Legates or other climate change critics.
I'm sure glad Concerned Scientists, like Seth Shulman, are breaking down the facts of the science for us, instead of targeting the person's financial backing. We all know for certain, if your backing for the global warming 'concensus' is funded by Greenpeace, Sierra or any whackadoo moonbat source, it must be driven by pure nobility and social justice. So facts need not apply, or be challenged. The Spanish Inquisition has spoken.
Heh. Seth Shulman. I can smell the marajuana smoke wafting from that name. Yes. That was a personal attack. It was intentional.
Reexaming the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator
By ARTHUR HERMAN
When Richard Rovere would publish his dark masterpiece, Senator Joe McCarthy, two years later, he asserted that, "like Hitler, McCarthy was a screamer, a political thug, a master of the mob," and that he "usurped executive and judicial authority whenever the fancy struck him." As for McCarthy's supporters, "the bat-haunted Minute Women of the U.S.A., to the Texas millionaires, to the China Lobby, to the 'hard' anti-Communist intelligentsia of New York,"
...they came to McCarthy "from the outmost fringes, where grievances and anxieties were the strongest and the least grounded in reason; where the passion for authoritarian leadership was greatest; where the will to hate and condemn and punish could most easily be transformed into political action."
Yeah. Screaming mob master and political thug, doesn't in any way resemble Al Gore's behavior. I guess blacklisting people and stifling their opinions with threats over losing their jobs, simply because they want to engage in genuine scientific debate, is not a form of classic McCarthyism. The tree huggers are just trying to save you from yourself. They are trying to save you from an impending threat, which you are too stupid to understand by looking at the facts. Trust them. It's not a witch hunt.
BTW, I buy gasoline. My views are in no way funded by ExxonMobil.