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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Science, according to a Trump appointee at the Department of the Interior, is "a Democrat thing." Those words were reportedly used to justify the abrupt 2017 cancellation of a study into the health effects of mountaintop removal for coal-mining.

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He personally felt cold when he went outside last week.

And it's April, so...

That settles it.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-04-11 09:08 AM | Reply

Any conservatives or republicans on this blog want to explain/defend this?

#2 | Posted by schmanch at 2019-04-11 10:18 AM | Reply

Any conservatives or republicans on this blog want to explain/defend this?

#2 | Posted by schmanch at 2019-04-11 10:18 AM | Reply

I've learned that there's often a huge difference between what they're willing to defend out loud and the secret convictions they mutter to themselves alone in bed at night, when they think no on hears.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-11 10:31 AM | Reply

Any conservatives or republicans on this blog want to explain/defend this?

#2 | Posted by schmanch

There's nothing to defend.

As long as somebody is making money off of it, they're cool with it.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-11 10:56 AM | Reply

Any conservatives or republicans on this blog want to explain/defend this?

#2 | POSTED BY SCHMANCH

Defend what? Where is the full quote, not a contextomy from some partisan hack.

People here claiming to be all for "science"; they just don't practice it, nor know what it is.

Zinke graduated with a degree in Geology. He was against the transfer of lands to the States, something I believe many on the left are in agreement with.

His only flaw in your eyes is he worked for Trump ...

This is why you people are terrible at science, you go with your feelers.

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-11 11:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 4

His only flaw in your eyes is he worked for Trump ...

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris

People who work for Trump leave early or confirm that they are corrupt.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-11 11:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

His only flaw in your eyes is he worked for Trump ...

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris

No honest person knowingly works for the Mob.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-11 11:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

6/6

that's --------. There are hundreds and hundreds of good people, hard working, non-corrupt people who choose to serve and work for the executive branch of the USA.

They'll do it for republicans and democrats. They serve the office, not the man.

Don't run them down because of your temper tantrum.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2019-04-11 11:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

His only flaw in your eyes is he worked for Trump ...

Zinke had plenty of other flaws. He canceled a study on the health effects of MTR, scaled back our national monuments, reversed a ban on lead contamination in our wildlife refuges, and ripped off taxpayers for hundreds of thousands of dollars taking private jets and helicopters everywhere.

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-11 11:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Don't run them down because of your temper tantrum.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2019-04-11 11:42

You appear to see anger everywhere.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-11 12:20 PM | Reply

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because I see it in you?

YOU represent "everywhere".

my my....

#11 | Posted by eberly at 2019-04-11 12:32 PM | Reply

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You're trying too hard, EBERLY. Makes you look mad, or something.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-11 12:49 PM | Reply

#5 - So...... A lot of word salad and you try and turn it around and blame liberals, but nowhere do I see you explaining this dim bulbs statement. All he and you are doing is confirming that the republican party is the party of stupid.

#13 | Posted by schmanch at 2019-04-11 01:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"This is why you people are terrible at science, you go with your feelers."

"Science, according to a Trump appointee at the Department of the Interior, is "a Democrat thing."

Nuf said.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-11 01:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Where's the exact, verifiable quote, not a paraphrase from a Democrat hack?

#15 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-11 01:55 PM | Reply

He's not wrong.

#16 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2019-04-11 02:11 PM | Reply

#15

There is no direct quote, according to snippets in the Salon article it was "reported" by a source from a "private interview."

Looking at the DOI website, Tucker Davis appears to be nothing other than a GOP operative/hack, and a low level one at that, having graduated from Radford college in 2013 and worked on campaigns ever since.

#17 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-11 02:22 PM | Reply

In my old age, I've given up on people, especially conservatives. One percent of conservatives are avarists. The other 99 percent are just plain dumb. I lived in a place called Newfane, New York, the only GOP county in Western New York. It was so remote that it didn't have a Burger King or a cell phone tower. It was so poor that the women couldn't make it as prostitutes because there was no money in it. Instead they worked the only employer that didn't have a waiting list - Newfane Rehab and Nursing Home. That nursing home is the 11th worst nursing home all of New York State. The only other employer is a Dollar General and it has a waiting list. If you bought a new house, Spectrum charged $67K to run a line from the main box to your house if you wanted cable and WIFI. Otherwise you're stuck with whatever WiFi you could find that did not exceed 1990's AOL dial-up speeds. The people were so malnourished that most women there are FLAT chested. Not one could feed a mosquito. Can you imagine being fat as a redwood tree and flat chested? This place was so remote and rural that the Amish wouldn't come here. That's a fact.

They're all as useful as a wet bag of glass hammers. Dumb as fluck. It was people like this that voted Trump into office.

#18 | Posted by MisterCarajo at 2019-04-11 02:55 PM | Reply

"as useful as a wet bag of glass hammers" - I have to remember that!

#19 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2019-04-11 03:32 PM | Reply

--Tucker Davis appears to be nothing other than a GOP operative/hack, and a low level one at that,

And yet he's magically transformed into "team trump."

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-11 03:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Team Trump Says Science Is a 'Democrat Thing'

One needs only to look at the actions of his admin to see it.

#21 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-11 03:56 PM | Reply

And yet he's magically transformed into "team trump."

#20 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

LOL poor Mr Grumpy Pants suddenly has an issue with generalizations.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-11 04:49 PM | Reply

Science is "a Democrat thing"?????

Yes, yes it is.

Attention all Republicans drop out of school before you are forced to learn any science.

For those who have already graduated renounce media in general and refuse to read anything mass produced.

#23 | Posted by Tor at 2019-04-11 07:10 PM | Reply

People here claiming to be all for "science"; they just don't practice it, nor know what it is.

I do it for a living.

Wanna bet I'd eviscerate your "science"?

Zinke graduated with a degree in Geology.

Having the degree doesn't make one a scientist. Especially a BS, which doesn't really teach you to be a scientist.

He was against the transfer of lands to the States, something I believe many on the left are in agreement with.

Probably because it's easier to parcel them out to oil, gas and mining companies at the federal level when you control them.

His only flaw in your eyes is he worked for Trump ...

His major flaw is he's a corporate stooge who would sell something we all own for his and a few other people's profit.

This is why you people are terrible at science, you go with your feelers.

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Totally a spoof account.

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-12 12:32 AM | Reply

What the Left wants to do to science:

Princeton

AMS 324 -- Science After Feminism Science is commonly held to be the objective, empirical pursuit of natural facts about the world. In this course, we will consider an array of theoretical, methodological, and substantive challenges that feminism has posed for this account of science, and for the practice of scientific knowledge production. In the course of this survey, we shall engage a number of key questions such as: is science gendered, racialized, ableist or classist? Does the presence or absence of women (and other marginalized individuals) lead to the production of different kinds of scientific knowledge?

#25 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-12 01:19 AM | Reply

AI will never exist as long it's attempted to be produced by the likes of "woke" companies like google, amazon, facebook, etc. The moment one starts working from empirical data that produces results unfavorable to leftism, it's e-lobotomized or discarded outright. And that's a good thing!

www.theguardian.com

#26 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-12 02:14 AM | Reply

As long as AIs like what I linked above are NOT regularly recommending the tippy-toppest of the progressive stack (quadriplegic, dyslexic, lesbian muslim transgender eskimo dolphins instead of the hated straight white (christian?) male), they will not be utilized because blue-haired feminist landwhales will screech endlessly until amazon/google/etc capitulates. As long as the latter demographic has disproportionate influence on the "woke" leftist dinosaur media, any AI efforts will be roundly disparaged as well. Take that to the bank.

#27 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-12 02:19 AM | Reply

Remember, children:

We are undergoing a grand uncontrolled (in the scientific sense) and uncontrollable society-wide experiment in which leftist/neo-marxist ideologues attempt to re-engineer humynkind. If we raise more awareness and throw more money at the problem everything will work out grandly, though.

#28 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-12 02:25 AM | Reply

Between the admissions scandals and the courses offered at Princeton (RIP) and the university of Kansas - that is to say, the across-the-board, all-hands-on-deck advocacy for deluded leftism, although this is of course not limited to these two universities - not to mention the cost of tuition which is outpacing inflation always, the universities in America are well on the way to becoming obsolete. They are already on life-support eagerly provided by the hoax perpetrated by pre-university education that the gateway to success is obtaining a grievance studies major and paying it off over a lifetime of working as a barista.

#29 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-12 02:35 AM | Reply

Where's the exact, verifiable quote, not a paraphrase from a Democrat hack?

#15 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-11 01:55 PM

My kids taught me this handy device for looking up things. JFGI. Just Fxxking Google it. Just Fxxxing Duck-Duck Go it. Et al. In other word, look up the alleged quote on the Internet Webs. Usually, however, people such as yourself minds are already made up, and they do not care for facts. Thank you for playing, though.

#30 | Posted by john47 at 2019-04-12 11:16 AM | Reply

Who let the new poster out of the looney bin?

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-12 01:25 PM | Reply

Berserkone?

My money is that he's a regular poster who needed a new username.

#32 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-12 01:31 PM | Reply

What you see is what you get, an orange sloth con-artist with long fingernails on small hands digging deep into your pocket.

#33 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-04-12 02:21 PM | Reply

Nobel Prize Winners in Physics from UC Berkeley.

Barry Barish[329] (B.A, PhD) - 2017
David Wineland[19] (B.S) - 2012
Saul Perlmutter[22] (PhD) - 2011
John C. Mather[330] (PhD) - 2006
David Gross[43] (PhD) - 2004
Robert Laughlin[331] (B.S) - 1998
Steven Chu[332] (PhD) - 1997
Owen Chamberlain[333] (Grad Atten) - 1959
Willis Lamb[334] (B.S, PhD) - 1955
Saul Perlmutter[22] (Prof) - 2011*
George Smoot[335] (Prof) - 2006*
Steven Chu[332] (Prof) - 1997
Frederick Reines[336] (LANL Res Leader) - 1995
Sheldon Glashow[29] (Assoc Prof) - 1979
Steven Weinberg[337] (Prof) - 1979
Luis W. Alvarez[338] (Prof) - 1968*
Charles Townes[339] (Prof) - 1964
Donald Glaser[340] (Prof) - 1960*
Emilio Segrè[341] (Prof) - 1959*
Owen Chamberlain[333] (Prof) - 1959*
Ernest Lawrence[342] (Prof) - 1939*
Arthur Compton[343][344] (Prof) - 1927
Barry Barish[329] (Res Fel) - 2017
David Thouless[198][345] (PSD) - 2016
Adam Riess[20] (Miller Fel) - 2011
Steven Chu[332] (PSD) - 1997
Pierre de Gennes[346][347] (PSD) - 1991
Richard E. Taylor[348] (LBNL Res) - 1990
Jack Steinberger[349] (Res Asst) - 1988
Nico Bloembergen[28][350] (Vis Prof) - 1981
James Cronin[351] (Res) - 1980
Ben Mottelson[32] (Vis Prof) - 1975
Leon Cooper[352] (LBNL Vis Prof) - 1972
Julian Schwinger[40] (PSD) - 1965
Hans D. Jensen[353][354] (Vis Prof) - 1963
T. D. Lee[355] (Res Assoc) - 1957
Felix Bloch[356][357] (Res) - 1952
Otto Stern[358] (Vis Prof) - 1943

Looks like CA is the place to go for an education if the Ivy Leagues aren't a good fit.

#34 | Posted by Tor at 2019-04-12 02:41 PM | Reply

My kids taught me this handy device for looking up things. JFGI. Just Fxxking Google it. Just Fxxxing Duck-Duck Go it. Et al. In other word, look up the alleged quote on the Internet Webs.

Tried that, doesn't exist, since by the article's own admission it was a "private conversation." If you had actually read my #17 you should have realized that.

Maybe you should have your kids teach you a handy skill called Reading Comprehension.

#35 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-12 02:50 PM | Reply

Maybe his kids should google "nursing home", or "physician assisted suicide"...

Hey Johnny, why don't you produce the quote? Put your google skillz to the test, pops.

#36 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-04-12 04:57 PM | Reply

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