Saturday, October 27, 2007

GDS! GDS!

Awhile ago, Times columnist Paul Krugman was talking about the tendency among Republicans to become unglued at the very mention of Al Gore's name, much less a reminder of his recent Nobel win. I didn't take much note until a colleague was telling me about a recent university funciton attended by the university Regents. The colleague was making small talk with one of the regents, who apparently was a nuclear scientist at one time, about the California fires and their likely connection to global warming. The regent became belligerent at this apparent violation of Republican theology--and it is a theological belief, since it is all faith with absolutely no reason--and snarled, "GLOBAL WARMING is a FALLACY--it is an INVENTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY for the RE-INVIGORATION of the CANDIDACY of AL GORE!!" Then he turned on his heel and flounced off.

I think there must be something to "Gore Derangement Syndrome," based on this bizarre incident. I also think the university in question must be in a lot of trouble, given the fact that this man sits on its Board of Regents, a scientist who doesn't believe in science.

3 Comments:

Blogger LaPopessa said...

That is a troubling science department. Just tell me that there isn't a creationist on the staff, let me keep some hope alive.

9:29 PM  
Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

well, technically this man isn't in a department, he's a regent, but that's bad enough...he can shape policy that affects the science department!

9:57 PM  
Blogger Mr. Natural said...

Sign-a-the-times my friend. I am afraid that sorta thing getting worse yet...

GORE- DLC - LOST (?) TO DUBYA
KERRY- DLC - LOST (?) TO DUBYA
KILLARY DLC - ???

12:20 AM  

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