News Roundup for 7/7/10

Global warming map
Totally happening

-Headline of the day-
"British climate scientists cleared of dishonesty."

Remember when those emails were hacked out from the servers of the University of East Anglia and all the wingnuts went nuts? They thought it turned out that they proved that global warming was a bunch of crap, which totally surprised them, since they believed it was crap before anyway.

Well, there was a big inquiry and turns out that the wingnuts were wrong and the scientists were cleared. Imagine that, 97% of scientists are right and the people who march around with "OBBAMA=HITLER!" signs are wrong.

It's almost like you shouldn't listen to crazy people. Weird, huh?

As far as I know, the hackers are still at large, though. They seem to be the only ones who'd done anything wrong here. (Agence France-Presse)

-O'Reilly's position of the day-
Blowhard Bill O'Reilly doesn't get near the attention he used to, now that FOX's resident lunatic Glenn Beck is sucking up all the oxygen in the room. But that doesn't mean that Bill's any less of a boob lately.

On his show, Bill claimed that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "doesn't care about the Constitution" and ought to be taken out and shot or something. I don't know. It's hard to tell what his point is sometimes. One thing's for sure though, not caring about the Constitution is the worst thing ever!

That and the amazing fact that Bill O'Reilly can read Ginsburg's mind.

One thing, though. Just a trifle really. Nitpicking. Here's Bill a few months ago with former judge Andrew Napolitano:

Bill says, "I don't care about the Constitution!" and calls Judge Andy a "pinhead" because Judge Andy does care about the Constitution.

That's what you love about modern conservatives, isn't it? Only they have the courage to plant their feet firmly on a position and hold it -- until it contradicts another position.

In any case, this proves Ol' Bill's still got what it takes to be a FOX News pundit. Suck it, Glenn Beck. (Think Progress)

-Bonus HotD-
"Angle repeats her threat to sue Reid over site."

I can so give you the abridged version here: Nev. GOP senate candidate Sharron Angle is a lunatic.

Slightly longer: Angle puts up website proclaiming her rightwing frootloopiness. Angle wins GOP primary. General election voters aren't fans of frootloopiness, so Angle totally rewrites her website. Harry Reid's campaign reposts Angle's positions -- positions she herself advocated only weeks ago. Angle threatens to sue Reid, because general election voters aren't fans of frootloopiness and it's bad for her if they know her... Ummm... positions on the issues.

As a result, the lawsuit threat becomes a big story and Angle's frootloopiness is splattered all over the news from Maine to Hawaii, for all the world to see.

So that's working out great for her. (The Upshot)

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