Thursday, January 11, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth - NOT SAFE FOR KIDS!!!!

Federal Way schools restrict Gore film: 'Inconvenient Truth' called too controversial

VUBOQ is reminded that there are a lot of idiots out there:

"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who also said that he believes the Earth is 14,000 years old. "The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is. ... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD."

The article goes on to state:

School Board members adopted a three-point policy that says teachers who want to show the movie must ensure that a "credible, legitimate opposing view will be presented," that they must get the OK of the principal and the superintendent, and that any teachers who have shown the film must now present an "opposing view."

UM? "credible, legitimate opposing view?" Considering that nearly ever single climate scientist out there knows that climate change is actually occuring, the only opposing views you are going to get are from right-wing nutjobs and biblical-fanatics. I would hardly call those views credible or legitimate.

Way to go, Federal Way! What's next, a Kansas-style revocation of evolution?

At least, there is some sanity in that school system:

"I think that a movie like that is a really great way to open people's eyes up about what you can do and what you are doing to the planet and how that's going to affect the human race," said Kenna Patrick, a senior at Jefferson High School.

When it comes to the idea of presenting global warming skeptics, Patrick wasn't sure how necessary that would be. She hadn't seen the movie but had read about it and would like to see it.

"Watching a movie doesn't mean that you have to believe everything you see in it," she said.


  1. Christ on a crutch. WHO THE HELL ARE THESE IDIOTS?!?!

  2. I... don't... know. Of course, I'm not a climatologist, and neither are you. But, it all has a kind of reminiscent smell. So familiar.

    We were going to run out of oil before the year 2000, and out of metals and minerals. There would be a massive population boom, and starving people, and we'd all be eating Soylent Green. I believed it, then. Every bit of it. I pitied the fools who denied the obvious truth. We'd see who was laughing when the Ice Age came back and tested their frosticles, if the upcoming rendezvous with a comet didn't smash the world to bits, first.

    Oddly enough, it didn't happen, though, did it? Not any one part of it. And, now, we're getting doom and gloom from the "new heatwave" crowd. Maybe... but...

    Like I said, it has a reminiscent smell. Sort of like a natural source of fertilizer.

  3. zeph: I may not be a climatologist; however, I do have a Master's degree in Global Environmental Policy and have read enough books and articles and studies to have a very good understanding of the subject. Refusing to teach children about how their actions impact the climate and the rest of the world is stupid and foolhardy. Americans use 25% of the world's resources but make up a much smaller percentage of the population. What we do affects everyone. And, it's our responsibility as global citizens to make a change, or at the very least educate ourselves.

    [As for the population boom, have you not read about the populations of China and India? The Green Revolution provided food for those expanding populations, but take a look at what's happening to food production across the globe. It's leveling off, while populations are still growing.]