George Will, Climate Scientist, Explains the Weather: It’s Just Summer

By: Sunday July 8, 2012 11:40 am

Okay, let’s see. half of Colorado is on fire, threatening hundreds of homes, communities, the Air Force Academy. There’s a massive drought going on across much of US; corn fields are dying in several states. Thousands of high temperature records were broken just this month. Unprecedented freak storms ripped through many parts of the US, taking out power systems and causing local blackouts for days. Dozens of people die in the heat. With the blackouts now into their second week, there is a human catastrophe going on in many areas, including West Virginia.

So it was about time that the host on ABC’s This Week asked its astute panel whether this might have some connection to global climate change. Ya think? Here, for all time, is the dumbest answer this year, delivered by the erudite and witty George Will, who couldn’t resist making fun of an unfolding catastrophe. Except he was probably serious.

The explanation: “Summer.”


ABC’s This Week Continues the Dumbing of America

By: Sunday April 29, 2012 12:20 pm

Some time ago, after ABC began occasionally including Paul Krugman on This Week panels, which began to expose the silliness and misrepresentations of people like George Will, someone must have realized that it was highly risky to give Paul Krugman or his type too much time, because that would expose how silly and dishonest most of the This Week panelists usually are.

Rick Santorum Wants to Throw Up on the First Amendment, Afghans See Us in Religious War

By: Monday February 27, 2012 6:15 am

When Rick Santorum repeated his view that Kennedy’s promise to honor separation of church and state makes him want to throw up, he’s telling us that he wants to puke on a critical piece of the U.S. Constitution. And it’s not just any part; it’s the very first “freedom” mentioned in the Bill of Rights.

Scarecrow’s Nightmare: Austan Goolsbee Defends President’s Romney’s Economic Plan

By: Sunday June 5, 2011 8:30 am

If I’d been asleep for the last decade and woke up to ABC This Week’s interview of Presidential economic advisor Austan Goolgbee, I would assume that Mitt Romney won the 2008 election, that he was predictably following Republican dogma about how to recover from a severe financial collapse and recession and that media folks like Christiane Amanpour were realizing those standard GOP policies aren’t working.

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