Krugman: Republicans Against Science

Mr. Perry suggests; those scientists are just in it for the money, “manipulating data” to create a fake threat. In his book “Fed Up,” he dismissed climate science as a “contrived phony mess that is falling apart.”

I could point out that Mr. Perry is buying into a truly crazy conspiracy theory, which asserts that thousands of scientists all around the world are on the take, with not one willing to break the code of silence. I could also point out that multiple investigations into charges of intellectual malpractice on the part of climate scientists have ended up exonerating the accused researchers of all accusations. But never mind: Mr. Perry and those who think like him know what they want to believe, and their response to anyone who contradicts them is to start a witch hunt.

From Republicans Against Science

This is normal practice for pseudo intellectual flat-earthers and creation-science folk. When science isn’t on their side, they pick at the way the science is being done. Never mind that the same techniques are being used elsewhere without controversy.

Gov. Rick Perry’s Cash Machine

The exchange of campaign contributions for government contracts, favors or positions is all too common in Washington and around the country. It has been developed to an especially high art — or more to the point, a low art — by Gov. Rick Perry in Texas.

From NYTimes

The Texas Taliban loves crony capitalism.

Stopping GOP bailouts and GOP socialism

Can we borrow a page from the tea party and start referring to the corporate subsidies and tax breaks to the energy, defense and agribusiness firms as bailouts? And any no-bid or closed-door contract as a take-over? And any new program or spending as socialism?

I realize that this is a cynical way of doing it, but why not take this tactic to make the words meaningless?