Archive for the ‘Guilt By Association’ Category


Hitler was a Vegetarian

January 30, 2010

Joy of joys, Osama bin Laden has just gotten all up in our shit about our failure to act on climate change. It is a ticklish pleasure whenever history’s great super-villains lecture us on our moral failings.

Best part about this? It demonstrates, beyond a reasonable shadow of a doubt — a doubtful shadow of reason? — the moral depravity of caring about the earth. Either that, or it illustrates just how cozy the enviros are with Al Qaida. Veritable jihadists next door, I tell you.

Meanwhile, it may have escaped the world’s attention, but both Hitler and Osama bin Laden are heterosexuals. Mighty curious, then, that the NFL would deign to ban this ad from the Superbowl. Coincidence? I think not.


Firewords, Round II

November 10, 2009

Ding, ding, ding. Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger have offered another volley in their earlier criticism of Joe Romm. In doing so, they’ve blown the whistle on a clash between Romm and my colleague Roger Pielke Jr. Following suit, Roger has now entered the fray as well.

Nordhaus and Shellenberger do a nice job of pitching a blogospheric version of the guilt by association fallacy, while I do an equally superb job of mangling metaphors.