Quote of the day: Ellen Goodman
What a moronic and patently offensive comparison to make! From leftard columnist Ellen Goodman of the Boston Globe:
I would like to say we're at a point where global warming is impossible to deny. Let's just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the past and the other denies the present and future.So now I am like a Holocaust denier because I see a large amount of scientific data that casts doubt on this "certainty" that global "warming" is manmade?
Let's see: the Holocaust had actual pictures of the event; there are actually people today who survived it or had family members/friends who were there; Germany admits it. In other words, there is tangible (i.e. "seeing and feeling" concrete) evidence that the Holocaust was real and man-made.
Let's see: scientists have shown that the sun is hotter, thus warming everything around it; scientists have shown that global "warming" is happening on Mars, despite the absence of Hummers; scientists' "hockey stick" methodology is flawed and intentionally omits a warm period in its "record" that predated the industrial revolution. In other words, there is NO tangible evidence that global "warming" is real, much less man-made. Sure, there is "evidence", just as there was "evidence" and "consensus" once upon a time that the Earth was flat!
Plus, what's this "denying the past is as bad as denying the future" crap? If I denied that the Colts just won the Super Bowl, it would be factually possible to prove me wrong. Why? Because it happened, past tense, and we all know it and saw it and can attest to it. If I denied that I would die from an elephant falling on top of me, that would be harder to prove and disprove. Why? Because it has yet to happen. However, I do know that I am going to the zoo, and the zoo has elephants, so what say you now, deniers??
In other words, we KNOW for SURE what the past is, but we can only SPECULATE as to what the future holds. Apparently, speculating in a way contrary to Goodman's sensibilities makes one a "denier" of the Holocaust kind!
While I never found Goodman to be anything more than an only-slightly-to-the-right-of-Marx DNC parrot, I never thought she would stoop so low as to be deliberately inflammatory and offensive this way. Like most leftards, though, the true colors eventually shine through.