Still not as ridiculous as Paul Ryan’s proposals.
"Small government" my ass.
Conservatives never change. They want small government for everyone else, but big government for themselves.
Remember that time that the US shot down an Iranian passenger plane in 1988 and denied it for the better part of a decade?
===Fury and frustration still mount over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and justly so. But before accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes or dismissing the entire episode as a tragic fluke, it’s worth looking back at another doomed passenger plane—Iran Air Flight 655—shot down on July 3, 1988, not by some scruffy rebel on contested soil but by a U.S. Navy captain in command of an Aegis-class cruiser called the Vincennes.
The four countries with the most active denial campaigns:
- United States
- United Kingdom
What do three of those four have in common? Rupert Murdoch’s (Fox News, News Corp., etc) vast media influence.
Thus, while there may not be anything inherent to the English language that impels climate denial, the fact that English language media are such a major source of that denial may in effect create a language barrier.
This is a Cracked piece and if you hate Cracked because it’s clickbait, I’m with you, but these paintings are pretty funny.
It also doesn’t escape my notice that everyone (included Jesus) in all these paintings is white. Well, other than those depicted as “bad guys”, anyway.
Today, a large number of Americans don’t believe in science and their wishes are being enacted by a reactionary Republican Party. Research funding is being smothered. This nation doesn’t have a manned space program; we are dependent on Russia to send our astronauts to the International Space Station. As we face climate change, an existential challenge even greater than that of the Soviet Union at its worst, we are doing…nothing. The middle class has been wrecked by more than thirty years of policy changes that destroyed unions, sent jobs overseas, chained us to bad “free trade” agreements. Inequality is the highest it has been since the Gilded Age, which is no coincidence as taxes have been repeatedly cut, especially on the rich, especially with loopholes and welfare for big corporations — the latter still complaining and threatening to move overseas. “Welfare as we know it” is gone for the poor. But jobs are more difficult to find than any recovery in modern history, and those that are available likely pay poorly. Unless one is in the elite.
ScHoolboy Q - Studio (ft BJ the Chicago Kid)