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DeSoggyBog strikes back

DeSoggy Bog

From the new parody of DeSmog, DeSoggy Bog, some cutting truths are exposed about the active attack site that thinks it helps the planet by launching ad hominem attacks on scientists.

There will come a time when Jim Hoggan will regret the back-lash that comes against his PR firm Hoggan and Associates. So will David Suzuki, who gives his active approval of the illogical rude rants by by appointing Jim Hoggan as Chair of his board of directors and linking to DeSmog (here and here) from his Foundation website.

Quote Suzuki: “DeSmogBlog.com – Excellent blog on the skeptics”.

DeSoggyBog
If you disagree with us YOU’RE SCUM
 

We are the keepers of the only permissible views on global warming.

Since your opinions differ from ours you are an evil-doer, part of a cover-up orchestrated by baddies.

You have been scanned by our x-ray vision and found to be a deliberate liar. Free speech, therefore, does not apply to you. Shame on you for trying to confuse and mislead the public.

It isn’t (yet) within our power to consign you to the dungeons, …

Read More  here

   

“Desmog Makes Five outrageous claims:

1. That its own views about the complex topic of global warming are THE TRUTH

2. That anyone who disagrees with its views is deliberately lying

3. That liars are not entitled to free speech

4. That democracy depends not on free and open debate, but on the public being shielded from inaccurate ideas

5. That journalists, politicians, and business leaders should silence certain opinions”

Ultimately the patronizing stance of the Alarmists betrays them. How stupid are we-the-public that we need to be shielded from dangerous data — like temperature sets! And which God, exactly, decides who are The Chosen Ones with an exclusive handle on The Truth?

DeSmog blog are one of the funded attack dogs of the alarmists. Censorship by bullying and intimidation is what they do… and it’s good to see it being mocked. Donna Laframboise points out that their complaint about thousands of scientists’ right to speak is written on every page of their site.

Given that DeSmogBlog’s anti-free-expression philosophy is displayed so brazenly, what should we conclude about the prominent media outlets that portray this website favorably and apparently follow its direction when reporting on global warming? Can so many professional journalists be that blind? Do they not recognize anti-democratic impulses when the banners flutter beneath their noses?”

Check it out! Well done Donna…

Standing up to bullies works. My reply to DeSmog page ranks #3 on a google search for “DeSmog”. That must hurt. (Especially when they’ve put up at least five pages attacking The Skeptics Handbook and myself.) The world is not convinced by bullies.

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18 comments to DeSoggyBog strikes back

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    Brian G Valentine

    Very nice.

    Next to Dave Suzuki, Jim Jones doesn’t even look like a “cultist”


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    Phillip Bratby

    Joanne:
    In claims 1 and 2, “it’s” should be “its”. Claim 5 should start “That” not “The”. Sorry to be pernickety (if that’s how it’s spelt!) Otherwise, good stuff.

    [Thanks Phillip - Fixed! - JN]


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    papertiger

    Jennifer Marohasy is my first love from Australia (well actually I have a long standing warm and fuzzy for the Koala bear, but that’s a species so I don’t know if it’s directly comparable to an individual), but JoNo is making a strong case for second.
    If Jo can cook it might be a toss up. ;D


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    Mike Davis

    I am glad to hear your site comes up om Google related to Dsmog. I have been on the receiving end of their logic from some of their faithful but have only read a bit at the site. I am glad to see a parody of that site and there are others that deserve the same attention.
    As my nephew would say: Good on you!


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    Brian G Valentine

    I think I’m inspired to compose a song

    Jo – anne No – va
    The Pride of Austral – ia, …


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    papertiger

    Whatever happened to Richard Littlemore?

    It’s seems like ever since Lord Monckton pointed out that Desmog is financed by a money laundering con artist Richard has changed his name from Littlemore to Nevermore.

    Wait. Desmog is financed by an internet crook?

    Cha-yeah.

    (means the same as “but of course”)


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    Brian G Valentine

    Richard appeared little more than a dunce when he “debated” Christopher Monckton over global warming.

    Richard provided little more explanation for his disaterous debate debut than he wasn’t quite ready that day.

    Richard had little more to say about the matter than Monckton is a “denier.”

    Richard appears to be little more than a con artist.

    No wait – he isn’t much of an “artist” is he.


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    Brian G Valentine

    Richard Littlemore Science:

    Ice at the North Pole will all melt, causing sea level rise and flooding.

    BWAAAAHAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAA


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    Tel

    I’ve been seeing a bunch of articles about the Great Barrier Reef lately and what I’ve noticed is that newspaper reporters feel no concern about tapping out articles containing strange logical discontinuities and leaps of faith.

    I am told that the main threats to the reef are:

    * Climate change
    * Ocean acidification
    * Fertilizer runoff from inland farms
    * Illegal fishing
    * Introduced species

    In response to this, we are introducing tough new laws to stop… ummm… land clearing. Why land clearing? I’m sure those illegal fishermen are shivering in their rubber boots merely thinking about this new crackdown on land clearing.

    No doubt the introduced species are taking one look at all that uncleared land and packing up and going home. They were hoping for a nice condo on the coast and now clearly they aren’t going to get one.

    I can imagine that under some circumstances, there may be justification to prevent land clearing. However, none of the supposed treats to the reef represent these circumstances. Apparently we have reached the stage where any arbitrary natural disaster can be used to justify any arbitrary regulation in response. Welcome to stupidland.


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    co2isnotevil

    The most recent claim of the disinformation campaign is that 1998-2008 has been the warmest period in the Arctic for the last 2000 years. The claim is that the little ice age was the start of global cooling that the industrial revolution has reversed. This was reported in the Sept 4 issue of Science magazine and has already been repeated in almost every newspaper in the world over the last few days. It’s based on the usual assemblage of indirect and inaccurate measurements and of course neglects the Medieval warm period.

    It seems that even if this was the case, it’s a whole lot more beneficial than harmful. After all, a kilometer wall of ice bearing down on Manhattan (as occurred during previous ice ages) would be a lot more inconvenient than a little bit of warming.

    George


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    Brian G Valentine

    The article appearing in Science contradicted a previous study that showed the Arctic has been cooling for the last 1500 years.

    I thought the hysteria had cooled; it seems to be getting worse by the day


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    co2isnotevil

    I’m more concerned about how quickly the rest of the news media latched on to this obvious fabrication. It seems that vetting science has gone the way of vetting czars. The dumbing down of the world is proceeding as planned!

    At least it looks like Van Jones is on the way out. This guy makes Jeremiah Jones seem moderate. Even Willy Brown considered this guy a lunatic and watched in amazement how he wrapped the greenie movement around his Communist agenda. It’s beyond belief that a guy like this would end up as a key adviser for implementing cap and tax. Isn’t the intent of requiring cabinet positions to be approved by Congress there to prevent people like this from obtaining power?


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    Brian G Valentine

    Too bad the Catlin team didn’t hear about this news, why those darned sissies, the place is like Lake Tahoe now

    “couldn’t make it to the North Pole” my foot.


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    Tel:
    I think the “Land clearing” link to the reef is that here in Oz we have pretty serious erosion problems, and when land is cleared and our dammned thin top soil washes away, it often ends up “fertilizing” the reef, which doesn’t help the reef.


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    papertiger

    Re : 14

    Makes perfect sense to me, but what I need to know is can you cook?

    ~ I’m just kidding

    You’ll be happy to know Van Jones, President O’s green climate czar, slinked out of town in dead of night over the weekend.

    Is ‘slinked’ a word? How about ‘slunked’?
    Slanked?

    oh whatever. He’s out.


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    Martin

    Sorry if I’m a bit late to this article, you might have already gone through it. But it is pretty convenient – IPCC chief modeler says we have to wait 20 years before we might see the atmosphere warm again. Plenty enough time for the cultural revolutionaries to do their worst I suppose.

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17742-worlds-climate-could-cool-first-warm-later.html

    Some funny comments :)


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