Thursday, December 17, 2009

High Scientific Standards

You sure have to admire the scholarly integrity of the climate change denialist crowd. Or, you know, not.

The Wikipedia plagiarism is my favorite part, but the whole thing is thoroughly astonishing in its awfulness. Note that this is to do with a report prepared in 2006 for Texas GOP congressman Smokey Joe Barton, of recent "global warming is good for mankind" fame. At the time, the GOP saw fit to have Barton as chair of the frickin' House Energy and Commerce Committee.

It's crap like this that makes me spend so much money on clothespins to put over my nose whenever election time comes around: I vote Democrat, no matter how much they annoy me, because the modern GOP really is catastrophically horrible.