Bow Tie Daddy

A few weeks ago, the Washington Post published a fact-free opinion piece on the global warming “doomsayers” authored by the dried up corpse of conservative intellectual George F. Will.  Because he uses big words and wears a bow tie, Will has the veneer of respectability.  Plus, back in the day he wrote some high-minded drivel about baseball (it’s a metaphor for the human condition!), so that makes him the Walt fucking Whitman of political pundits.  Which isn’t saying much since the profession is largely dominated by scumbags, but whatever, he’s their philosopher prince twerp.

In the article, Will attempted to trade on his intellectual cred by constructing a bullshit case against the (rigorous, accepted, verified) science of global warming.  Despite a steady drum beat from the environmental community for the Post to issue a factual correction, none was forthcoming.  After a couple weeks of abuse, Will decided to double-down on stupid and published a column castigating the “media-environmental complex” for criticizing his “skepticism”, all while managing to muddy the waters with some out of context statistics from various climate research papers.  This then forced the Post ombudsman to weigh in so as to ward off the inevitable shitstorm of protest.

Well, more than a month after the original column ran, now that everyone could care less, the Post has finally published a rebuttal to Will’s nonsense.  Goody for them.  The closing paragraph is a huge understatement.

Readers and commentators must learn to share some practices with scientists — following up on sources, taking scientific knowledge seriously rather than cherry-picking misleading bits of information, and applying critical thinking to the weighing of evidence. That, in the end, is all that good science really is. It’s also what good journalism and commentary alike must strive to be — now more than ever.

  • lookie lookie

    Uila, you are on a roll, keep it up with the shit and fuck, curse like a sailor, it makes everything sounds more true. George Will is a shit fucker if I ever saw one!!

  • lookie lookie

    here is the f word maine-style

  • Jimmy Reefercake

  • Jimmy Reefercake

    crap this is the one I wanted

  • lookie lookie

    God will test us. Due to pollution and volcanoe ash blocking the sun we experience a friggin FREEZING wintah, and last summer wasn’t too hot either, yes He will test us….

  • Pinko

    Mui is a Buddhist prodigy,
    Long past the age of maturity.

  • M.Uila

    Someday he knew it would set him free
    If he could see through all the hypocrisy

    I thought that was Spooby in #3 from the picture. Crazy baldheads…

  • lookie lookie

    Note that in the video the apartment features a stripper pole….could this be at Dick Vinegar’s?

  • Dick Vinegar

    what friggin kind of accent is that? love the song, but is that maine-y or irish?

    so this whole issue is luda-cris. What exactly are you advocating here Mr. Bill? Further dependence on foreign oil? Continued pursuit of the SAME TECHNOLOGY that has been fueling our world for more than 100 years? Not only does he lie to make his point, but he doesn’t really have a point.

    Forget whether global warming exists (it does), or whether or not it is caused by human actions (it is), or even whether there will be significant global calamity if it remains unchecked (there will). Being the annoying out of touch conservative that he is, Mr. bill should be concerned most of all with national security. If you take all the foreign governments with which Mr. Bill certainly has the most problems (Iran, Venezuela, Russia), not to mention all of the fundamental islamic terrorist groups, they are ALL funded by us and our quenchless thirst for oil. What the hell would happen to these countries and groups if we stopped buying oil?

    Nice work georgie girl – you used your position to lie to the people so that we can continue to destroy the planet AND our national security. Pretty diabolical for a guy in a bow-tie.