"Small government" my ass.
Conservatives never change. They want small government for everyone else, but big government for themselves.
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.
In terms of irritating, incompetent creatures who get in the way of everything we want to see, most Americans overwhelmingly prefer Jar Jar Binks to the United States Congress. That’s according to a chart put together by the Washington Post, which combined favorability ratings for political figures taken from a Gallup Poll, and a recent survey FiveThirtyEight conducted on the Star Wars films.
This spring, a prominent Democratic pollster sent a memo to party leaders and Democratic elected officials advising them to speak and think differently. The nation’s economy had deteriorated so drastically, he cautioned, that they needed to abandon their references to the “middle class,” substituting for those hallowed words the phrase “working people.” “In today’s harsh economic reality,” he wrote, “many voters no longer identify as middle class.”
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, under fire for blocking public access to state records documenting the location of dangerous chemicals, said Texans still have a right to find out where the substances are stored.
As long as they know which companies to ask.
“You know where they are if you drive around,” Abbott told reporters Tuesday. “You can ask every facility whether or not they have chemicals or not. You can ask them if they do, and they can tell you, ‘Well we do have chemicals or we don’t have chemicals,’ and if they do, they tell which ones they have.”
John Oliver vs Hobby Lobby