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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2005 :  11:30:29  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message
Gotta love the pres.... NOT

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/02/21/bush.science.ap/index.html

Best line from the article....
quote:
Asked for comment, White House spokesman Ken Lisaius said, "The president makes policy decisions based on what the best policies for the country are, not politics. People who suggest otherwise are ill-informed."




Atleast it made me laugh for a second....


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth

filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2005 :  12:07:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message

quote:
Rosina Bierbaum, dean of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, said the Bush administration has cut scientists out of some of the policy-making processes, particularly on environmental issues.

"In previous administrations, scientists were always at the table when regulations were being developed," she said. "Science never had the last voice, but it had a voice."

Issues on global warming, for instance, that achieved a firm scientific consensus in earlier years are now being questioned by Bush policy makers. Proven, widely accepted research is being ignored or disputed, she said.

Government policy papers issued prior to the Bush years moved beyond questioning the validity of global warming science and addressed ways of confronting or dealing with climate change.

Under Bush, said Bierbaum, the questioning of the proven science has become more important than finding ways to cope with climate change.

One result of such actions, said Neal Lane of Rice University, a former director of the National Science Foundation, is that "we don't really have a policy right now to deal with what everybody agrees is a serious problem."

Like an organ-griender's monkey, Bush is a trained ignoramous controled by people only slightly more intelligent and even less scrupulous than himself.

Rachel Carson weeps in her grave.


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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chaloobi
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1620 Posts

Posted - 03/02/2005 :  11:59:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send chaloobi a Yahoo! Message Send chaloobi a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dude
<snip> "The president makes policy decisions based on what the best policies for the country are, not politics. People who suggest otherwise are ill-informed."




And I'm sure he believes it, which is what makes him more dangerous, as he's got this bad habit of putting minimal thought into his decisions.

-Chaloobi

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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2005 :  19:59:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
The Onion has a new infographic that is tragically humorous:

Edited by - Cuneiformist on 03/03/2005 19:59:46
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