Ignore what the outsiders say

Marc Sheppard and Thomas Lifson
Shortly after a piece about a global warming protest in the middle of a Maryland snowstorm was linked by Drudge last night, its comments section was bombarded by flamethrowers.  In fact, so many contrarian responses were posted that someone at the Baltimore Sun felt compelled to blame Drudge readers.

The article, which rightly downplayed any real irony in that day's intrepid weather, was written to cheerlead the very same bad policies that attracted the deluded demonstrators in the first place.

A whopping 400 Gorebots braved the snow and cold to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would:

"mandate that all businesses in Maryland cut emissions of global warming pollution by 25 percent by 2020 and 90 percent by 2050."
The piece sounds the usual alarms by quoting Dr. Cindy Parker of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health:

"This is the biggest threat to our health of anything going on right now, and anything we expect this century. We have to pass this bill for our health and for the health of everybody in the world and our children and their children."
And then tries to sell the plan as pro-economy with the unsupported opinions of Baltimore businessman Ted Rouse:

"You can make a profit while looking after the planet. There is opportunity in this bill for business. So business supports this bill as well."
This is where we would normally point out the colossal insanity of such a scheme. Particularly at a time when the Fed, the White House, and pols in both parties believe we need a government fiscal "stimulus package" enough to make the notion front-page news.  

But today the load will be lightened by those who showed up in great enough numbers to spark the appending of this disclaimer:

"(Note to readers: this story was featured on the Drudge Report soon after it went online this evening, and so many of the comments you'll see below are from Drudge readers)."
Liberal self-infatuation is in full bloom, with the Sun suggesting that the opinions of Drudge readers are somehow less relevant. Only comments from Sun readers really matter. Those outsiders, the smelly ignoramuses (deprived as they are of the Wisdom of the Sun), are not worthy of any consideration.

Warmists are becoming more and more cult-like, as they signal the true believers to ignore the lies that the outsiders tell about them.
Shortly after a piece about a global warming protest in the middle of a Maryland snowstorm was linked by Drudge last night, its comments section was bombarded by flamethrowers.  In fact, so many contrarian responses were posted that someone at the Baltimore Sun felt compelled to blame Drudge readers.

The article, which rightly downplayed any real irony in that day's intrepid weather, was written to cheerlead the very same bad policies that attracted the deluded demonstrators in the first place.

A whopping 400 Gorebots braved the snow and cold to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would:

"mandate that all businesses in Maryland cut emissions of global warming pollution by 25 percent by 2020 and 90 percent by 2050."
The piece sounds the usual alarms by quoting Dr. Cindy Parker of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health:

"This is the biggest threat to our health of anything going on right now, and anything we expect this century. We have to pass this bill for our health and for the health of everybody in the world and our children and their children."
And then tries to sell the plan as pro-economy with the unsupported opinions of Baltimore businessman Ted Rouse:

"You can make a profit while looking after the planet. There is opportunity in this bill for business. So business supports this bill as well."
This is where we would normally point out the colossal insanity of such a scheme. Particularly at a time when the Fed, the White House, and pols in both parties believe we need a government fiscal "stimulus package" enough to make the notion front-page news.  

But today the load will be lightened by those who showed up in great enough numbers to spark the appending of this disclaimer:

"(Note to readers: this story was featured on the Drudge Report soon after it went online this evening, and so many of the comments you'll see below are from Drudge readers)."
Liberal self-infatuation is in full bloom, with the Sun suggesting that the opinions of Drudge readers are somehow less relevant. Only comments from Sun readers really matter. Those outsiders, the smelly ignoramuses (deprived as they are of the Wisdom of the Sun), are not worthy of any consideration.

Warmists are becoming more and more cult-like, as they signal the true believers to ignore the lies that the outsiders tell about them.