Wednesday Night time Owls: As with different questions, Barrett stonewalls on her views about local weather disaster


The backlash was sturdy. 

“Not being an astronomer, I am unable to actually supply an opinion on whether or not a large asteroid crashing into the planet can be fascinating,” co-founder Invoice McKibben quipped on Twitter.


In his newsletter Tuesday, local weather journalist and meteorologist Eric Holthaus wrote that he’s “fairly f’n pissed” that Barrett wouldn’t even concede that the local weather disaster is the “most consequential concern of our time.”

It’s the road “I’m actually not a scientist” that’s maybe so surreal. This has been the standard, canned answer that climate deniers have given for years. However now it’s 2020. We’re in a pandemic. You don’t must be a scientist to have the ability to take heed to scientists. For somebody whose ENTIRE JOB will depend on fastidiously evaluating proof, not having any “agency views” on local weather change is an unrecoverable deadly flaw.

“It’s a extremely large deal – and an indication of a whole failure of our democracy – to be confirming a local weather denier to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Courtroom throughout a second when pressing local weather motion is an existential precedence.”



“The extra the local weather is pressured to vary, the extra seemingly it’s to hit some unexpected threshold that may set off fairly quick, stunning and maybe disagreeable modifications.” 
~~Richard Alley, Penn State College, January 2002.



At Day by day Kos on this date in 2009—Race-Mixing? Oh! Consider the Youngsters!!

Because the Supreme Courtroom unanimously dominated in 1967 within the case of Loving v. Virginia, it has been towards the legislation to maintain interracial {couples} from marrying the way in which Virginia did with its Racial Integrity Act of 1924. The ruling additionally knocked down the anti-miscegenation legal guidelines of 15 different states nonetheless on the books within the late ’60s. However magistrate Keith Bardwell of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, did not get the memo, or somewhat, he did however will not obey the legislation. He not too long ago refused to marry an interracial couple, simply as he has finished on not less than three earlier events.

Bardwell, whose elected time period of workplace runs till 2014, informed the Related Press: “I am not a racist. I simply do not consider in mixing the races that approach. I’ve piles and piles of black associates. They arrive to my residence, I marry them, they use my rest room. I deal with them identical to everybody else.”

As lengthy, apparently, as they do not attempt to marry his sister. […]

The American Civil Liberties Union and native NAACP are trying into the matter. However how lengthy earlier than sure denizens of the nationwide pundithuggery begin braying that stopping Bardwell’s outlawry would violate his rules? We are able to hear Glenn now: “Denying him his proper to disclaim different folks their rights is denying his rights!”