Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Readers of this column will note that when Republicans act like assholes we call them on it - we do not just bash the left, although that is where 90% of the mischief in America comes from.
To this end, we present the demand from Lord Monckton, Viscount Brenchley, who has demanded that US Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) resign after they told ExxonMobil to stop funding research into the fraud of "global warming."
Now, we are not 100% with a foreign politician calling for the heads of any US politician. But Lord Monckton is correct - who are these two imbeciles to call for a corporation to do research which is legal? Especially when it shows what a fraudulent issue "global warming" truly is.
Rockefeller and Snowe should be condemned by the US Senate for trying to stifle free speech. They are boneheads, both of them.
British Lord Stings Senators Rockefeller and Snowe: 'Uphold Free Speech or Resign'
Lord Monckton, Viscount of Brenchley, has sent an open letter to Senators Rockefeller (D-WV) and Snowe (R-Maine) in response to their recent open letter telling the CEO of ExxonMobil to cease funding climate-skeptic scientists. (http://ff.org/centers/csspp/pdf/20061212_monckton.pdf).
Lord Monckton, former policy adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, writes: "You defy every tenet of democracy when you invite ExxonMobil to deny itself the right to provide information to 'senior elected and appointed government officials' who disagree with your opinion."
In what The Charleston (WV) Daily Mail has called "an intemperate attempt to squelch debate with a hint of political consequences," Senators Rockefeller and Snowe released an open letter dated October 30 to ExxonMobil CEO, Rex Tillerson, insisting he end Exxon's funding of a "climate change denial campaign." The Senators labeled scientists with whom they disagree as "deniers," a term usually directed at "Holocaust deniers." Some voices on the political left have called for the arrest and prosecution of skeptical scientists. The British Foreign Secretary has said skeptics should be treated like advocates of Islamic terror and must be denied access to the media.
Responds Lord Monckton, "Sceptics and those who have the courage to support them are actually helpful in getting the science right. They do not, as you improperly suggest, 'obfuscate' the issue: they assist in clarifying it by challenging weaknesses in the 'consensus' argument and they compel necessary corrections ... "
Cheers to Lord Monckton. And boos to the American media, which not only lies about the causes of alleged global warming, but refuses to condemn a blatant attempt to stifle free speech.