As I've previously blogged, the wing-nuts of the right have been throwing eggs at the climate bill. Then Soon-to-be-Former-Governor Sarah Palin remixed a number of tired talking points about the climate bill. The combination of which prompted an amusing little flash video "Losing it Over Climate Bill: America's Right-Wing Nuts".
In about a minute it highlights the bizarre logic (a charitable usage), behavior and metaphors some of these same wing-nuts use when talking about climate. And it does so with citations. So if you find yourself wondering:
- Did Sarah Palin really acknowledge that Alaskans are experiencing climate change ... and then turn around and call for more oil drilling;
- Did Glenn Beck really call clean energy and climate bill supporters "treasonous"...and did he really pour gasoline on a guest during one of his rants;
- Did Michelle Malkin really make some weird "crap sandwich" comments in the context of elucidating her conspiracy theory that clean energy supporters are trying to seize control of the Senate;
- Is Rush Limbaugh really worried about getting taxed for his CO2 whenever he exhales;
Then check out the video on YouTube or here:
Fortunately, another key item sourced in this YouTube video is also accurate - 78 percent of Americans support Congressional action on clean energy and climate issues. The majority of Americans support action on energy and climate. For example, according to recent polling by the Mellman Group, Inc. and Public Opinion Strategies, a supermajority of voters (78%) wants the U.S. to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide that cause global warming. What's more, support for action is intense, that 60% not only favor U.S. action but do so "strongly."
So the question becomes very simple: Who is Congress going to listen to - the right-wing nuts or the American people?