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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:33 PM
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MA Senate Candidate Scott Brown Pushes Anti-Science Nonsense (AlterNet)
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MA Senate Candidate Scott Brown Pushes Anti-Science Nonsense

Posted by Dr. Joseph Romm, Climate Progress at 6:30 PM on January 17, 2010.


And he flip-flops on clean energy action.


Fivethirtyeight.com claims, Scott Brown is a Liberal Republican. Maybe the same way Mitt Romney is or is that was?

Back in mid-December, The Boston Globe had a piece on the Environmental differences between the two candidates to fill the seat that Ted Kennedy held. It contained this anti-science gem from the liberal Brown:


Just last week, Brown visited the home of a voter in Harvard, Jack Farren, who asked him, Do you think that whole global warming thing is a big fraud?

Browns answer was illustrative, in that he did not reject the fraud theory.

Its interesting. I think the globe is always heating and cooling, he said. Its a natural way of ebb and flow. The thing that concerns me lately is some of the information Ive heard about potential tampering with some of the information.

Brown continued, saying: I just want to make sure if in fact . . . the earth is heating up, that we have accurate information, and its unbiased by scientists with no agenda. Once thats done, then I think we can really move forward with a good plan.

Coakley, in an interview yesterday in Boston after addressing a breakfast meeting of commercial real estate developers, said she believes that the climate is changing, that human activity is to blame for much of the change, and that the time for action is now.



Yeah, that fickle globe it just cant make up its mind what it wants to do. Its always heating and cooling. Its natures way. How interesting.

Memo to Brown: The warming is unequivocal, and humans are the main cause. And nature isnt close to being as fickle as human beings like, say, you. Why exactly did you support New Englands regional cap-and-trade initiative, only to attack it now along with the bipartisan climate and clean energy bill?

The Globe offers Browns standard explanation, but then fails to point out how illogical it is:


Brown defended himself by saying the plan he voted for nearly two years ago did not work so he had changed his mind.


Uhh, why would you support a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if you dont even now if the world is warming, let alone that the warming is due to greenhouse gases?

Actually Browns flip-flopping is even lamer than that, as a recent Globe story, Brown showcases his conservative leanings, makes clear:

-snip-



Much more at the link...
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:00 PM
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1. why is this guy leading?
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:06 PM
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2. Easy - Do A Google Search On "Coakley, Brown, Issues, Comparison"
And you will find nothing. While most elections have nice snazzy charts that depict and compare the candidates on the major issues, what is striking is degree to which the candidate's stances on the issues are largely hidden by the media. Where are the comparisons? Where are the nifty charts? Instead, this election has become about optics and hype due in large part to the efforts of the media.

See for yourself. Try to find a nice comparison or chart by a mainstream media publication. The best thing I could find were the endorsements by the Boston Globe and a few other local newspapers. However, if you don't read a local rag, you will be out of luck trying to find where the candidates stand on the issues.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:02 AM
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3. kick
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:05 AM
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4. but...but...but...Doug Flutie...Curt Schilling!!11111 That's what counts!
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