America is fast becoming a nation of faith not fact. A nation where the unpleasant aspects of human existence are simply airbrushed away...Americans want to believe in miracles, their heads are in the clouds. While Europeans fret about what they regard as real life, about poverty and social justice and about combating AIDS, Americans find it easier to rally round a vision, however otherworldly it might be. Millions of Americans, 17% according to a recent survey, seriously believe that the end of the world is coming in their lifetimes and that they will be sucked up through the clouds to heaven.
Americans have long regarded Europeans as weak-willed, lily-livered, morally degenerate moaners, incapable of clear thinking or resolute action.
So do conservatives get confused between Europeans and Democrats? Well, Kerry was French, wasn't he?
That's telling it like it is.
Scientists have found the first unequivocal link between man-made greenhouse gases and a dramatic heating of the Earth's oceans. The researchers - many funded by the US government - have seen what they describe as a "stunning" correlation between a rise in ocean temperature over the past 40 years and pollution of the atmosphere.
The study destroys a central argument of global warming sceptics within the Bush administration - that climate change could be a natural phenomenon.
The paper then goes on to explain why Bush's advisors fight the evidence about climate change.
And Mike at Rhetoric and Rhythm asks :
What will the right-wing response be to these latest scientific studies.
A. Ignore it.
B. Denounce it as biased.
C. Call for more studies.
D. All of the above.
Then gets the answer in his comments.
When is a conservative like an ostritch? When he doesn't like the facts.