Originally Posted by MarcUK Global warming
What we HAVE done is accomplish nothing, destroying our economy as a result.
You would think that the typical republiscum having formed an orderly queue to rape their grandchildrens lives for a buck profit in warmongering - would be all over global warming - as indeed there is a ton of money to be made from it - and unlike most profit-related ventures, there could well be a vast improvement in the quality of life for everyone on the planet if we can do it right.
1. Excellent...Republiscums want WAR! WARMONGERS!
2. We can "fix" global warming and make Earth a paradise! Don't worry about how, we'll take care of that. Just send is more money. No worries.
But you have to wonder, i know we all do regularly, what is seriously wrong with the republiscums?
ask them if they would like to carpet bomb a country they do not even know the location of - with the consequence that trillions of dollars will disappear down a black hole, hundreds of thousands of lives lost - nothing achieved except the killing of the most secular leader in the ME, leaving a gaping hole for extremist militants to fill the void, increasing the price of oil by 400% leaving little money left in the pockets of people so that they can keep the economy afloat. - They'll jump for it.
1. We didn't "carpet bomb" anything.
2. I'm quite certain many know the location of Iraq.
3. Trillions? That's a bit of an exaggeration. <segue to you posting some batshit projection>
4. Saddam was secular, therefore we should have just let him hang out. Bravo.
5. Extremists: They'll only fill the void if we leave with our tail between our legs, which happens to be exactly what you're advocating. Oh wait..I just got it: We should do everything possible to win The War on Global Warming, but not do everything possible to stabilize Iraq. I see.
6. Please show that invading Iraq was responsible for oil prices increasing "400" percent.
Ask them if they'll take their unnafordable tax cuts now, and have their grandchildren pay it all back for them - They jump for it
Let's review: Tax cuts are not spending.
The problem with our fiscal situation is not income, it's expenditures. Tax cuts also stimulate the economy and end up helping to increase revenues (BRussell...this is your cue to deny 50 years of historical fact).
Ask them if they'll use all this money to overheat the economy and lead to the worst boom-bust situation in living memory - They'll jump for it
I don't know what that means, exactly.
Ask them if they want to deregulate the financial markets so crooks can sell bits of paper noones ever seen for hundreds of billions that are essentially worthless. Maybe putting the economy into a 1920's depression - They'll jump for it.
Yeah, it's the Republicans that "deregulated" the financial markets. Shit...do you have any
idea what the hell you're talking about...even a little bit?
ask them if they would like to invest in some real infrastructure to avert the single most pressing issue of everyones human existance - that would clear the smog from our cities, remove the poisons from the seas, stop trillions of dollars of revenue from ending up in the hands of dictators and human rights abusers, alleviate the most pressing national security issue. Offering them the chance to make money from a new developing industry as it replaces an outdated dirty ancient practise....
The single most pressing issue of human existence?
I see someone has been watching An Inconvenient Truth one to many times.
And...what is your solution for "clearing smog?"
...removing poisons from the seas?
...stop trillions of dollars going to "human rights abusers?" Who are these abusers? How would we stop that, exactly?
...alleviate the most pressing national security issue? Hmm...how about by DRILLING FOR DOMESTIC OIL??? Oh wait..we can't do that. Oil bad. Ethanol good.
...offering them chance? Because hey, it's the government doing the offering here, folks. How awesome of them...to give us a chance to change our ways! Viva Congress!
And they'll find every silly little reason to sabotage the effort...."Risking a few $'s might dent our economy"....
What would be someone's motivation for saying that if he didn't believe it? Embracers of Teh Global Warming always seem to comment along the lines of "they'll say any silly thing to deny TGW exists." But they never explain what would motivate someone to take the position in the first place. For example, what is my motivation? You won't be able to answer with anything other than a "you're stupid." And that's the next line of TGW hysteria....no one capable of comprehending science---no---with a brain cell in his head...could possible disagree with the TGW. It's effing inconceivable!
You shouldn't laugh at the mentally ill, handicapped spastics of our society, the losers who just dont get it, the weak of mind and the scared little sheep, but SDW....
Awesome...that took much less time than I expected!
Oh I forgot, Jesus is coming next week so it dont matter
Man, you even got that
in there! Kudos! I forgot about that one. No MarkUK post would be complete without a shot at evangelicals. Of course, I'm not one...but no matter. Really, it doesn't matter what you say. If called on it you'll just say you were embellishing or being cute. It doesn't matter how amazingly off base you are, or that you won't answer a single question I've posed.
In fact, you're the Hillary Rodham Clinton of AI.