Thursday, January 5, 2017

GOP House Science Committee Delusionals - Americans, now what are you going to do?

This is fresh news and fits right in with my little debate regarding the Republican disconnect from our planet's physical reality.  But I will have Graham Readfearn tell this story, thanks to DeSmogBlog's easy Republish option.  Although now with Trump and his cronies taking over all branches of our government what's a concerned citizen to do?  I don't know, but lots and lots of phone calls do make a difference up on the hill.
Voter Backlash Forced Republicans To Abandon Plans To Destroy Ethics Committee. - January 4, 2017
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House Science Committee's Twitter Account Is Now Just Another Climate Science Denial Troll

There are plenty of climate science-denying trolls out there happy to dump their logical fallacies and partisan hyperlinks all over your social media feeds. You know, just for kicks. They'll litter Twitter with claims that global warming has stopped and fill Facebook with conspiracy theories like climate change science is a secret socialist plot. But it…

1 comment:

citizenschallenge said...

Voter Backlash Forced Republicans To Abandon Plans To Destroy Ethics Committee
January 4, 2017

"... Tuesday, when this news really broke, voters, citizens, people across the United States got pissed off. They started calling their Congress people, calling their representatives, calling their senators, demanding that the Republicans do not go forward with this initiative to get rid of this ethics panel. You know what happened? It worked.

Twenty-four hours after Republicans in Committee voted to get rid of this ethics committee, they backtracked and withdrew that initiative.

This means that the public pressure actually worked. The anger that American citizens felt yesterday had a positive result because people got active, people got involved. That’s what’s going to have to happen over the next four years during the Donald Trump years, and the Republican control of Congress years and the Republican controlled Senate years. ..."