s skippy the bush kangaroo: hart to hart

skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, November 20, 2006

hart to hart

our good friend allison of hartsongs sends us a couple of items:

the denial machine - a dcoumentary about the faux-science behind the "debate" about global warming:

the documentary shows how fossil fuel corporations have kept the global warming debate alive long after most scientists believed that global warming was real and had potentially catastrophic consequences. it shows that companies such as exxon mobil are working with top public relations firms and using many of the same tactics and personnel as those employed by phillip morris and rj reynolds to dispute the cigarette-cancer link in the 1990s. exxon mobil sought out those willing to question the science behind climate change, providing funding for some of them, their organizations and their studies.
and the gazetteer finds background on the group of armed men in arizona who intimidated latino voters during the election earlier this month:

well, cliff at rusty idols now has more information about the perpetrators, one of whom has been linked to a well-known anti-immigrant group called the 'border guardians' by the southern poverty law center.

by all accounts the 'border guardians' are a more extreme version of the minutemen, the vigilantes with guns that have been encouraged at every opportunity by george w. bush and the republican party.

it is not a pretty picture, and if the spl piece is not bad enough, many of the comments attached to a story in the tuscon citizen describing yesterday's events are enough to make any thinking person shudder.
posted by skippy at 6:01 PM |


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