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(AZ Family)   When a reporter asks her a question about climate change, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer answers with a reasoned and nuanced response. Just kidding. She punches the reporter in the arm. "Where in the hell did that come from?"   (azfamily.com) divider line 72
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2012-12-06 12:34:31 PM  
You have to love the "everybody has an opinion on climate change" statement. There are no opinions on the subject, there are those who are informed, and those who aren't.
 
2012-12-06 12:38:00 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: WTF is wrong with the South. How do we keep electing these batshiat insane (insert just about any Southern Republican)?

/that's usable in just about all threads, actually



What do you expect from a region too stupid to wear shoes to war and so lazy that they used black people like farm equipment. The South has never been, and never will be, a fountainhead of knowledge or decency.
 
2012-12-06 12:45:03 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: You have to love the "everybody has an opinion on climate change" statement. There are no opinions on the subject, there are those who are informed, and those who aren't.


And lets be honest, the vast majority of people are uninformed, including many on the side who agree with climate change.
 
2012-12-06 12:50:25 PM  
I live in the mountains of southwest Virginia and I wore shorts and a t-shirt last weekend, therefore, Global Warming is real
 
2012-12-06 12:50:56 PM  

Kornchex: Too bad the reporter didn't stand his ground.


I don't think getting tapped on a the shoulder applies
 
2012-12-06 12:52:58 PM  
I wouldn't call that a punch so much as a tap.
 
2012-12-06 12:59:27 PM  

skullkrusher: Kornchex: Too bad the reporter didn't stand his ground.

I don't think getting tapped on a the shoulder applies


Well to be fair, that does seem a bit more intimidating than standing in front of her truck waving a dog collar would.
 
2012-12-06 12:59:33 PM  
That was definitely not a punch, but her answer was still incredibly stupid and lame.
 
2012-12-06 01:01:16 PM  

lennavan: BraveNewCheneyWorld: You have to love the "everybody has an opinion on climate change" statement. There are no opinions on the subject, there are those who are informed, and those who aren't.

And lets be honest, the vast majority of people are uninformed, including many on the side who agree with climate change.


Absolutely. But why is it people who'd never presume to say they know more about particle physics than particle physicists, more about molecular biology than molecular biologists, etc., all of a sudden know more about climate change than climatologists?
 
2012-12-06 01:01:53 PM  

lennavan: BraveNewCheneyWorld: You have to love the "everybody has an opinion on climate change" statement. There are no opinions on the subject, there are those who are informed, and those who aren't.

And lets be honest, the vast majority of people are uninformed, including many on the side who agree with climate change.


I'll admit it, I don't know a lot about climatology. But the NOAA does, and I believe them when they say climate change is a problem. When the voice of the opposition believes a lot of other kooky bullsh*t, that alone lends credence to the idea that yeah, maybe we are mucking up the environment too much.
 
2012-12-06 01:02:28 PM  

verbaltoxin: No, please, continue to elect morons like this, AZ. Have fun when you run out of potable well water.


aww hell no. CAP

/i wish she went back to 'missing' status
 
2012-12-06 01:18:38 PM  

skullkrusher: Kornchex: Too bad the reporter didn't stand his ground.

I don't think getting tapped on a the shoulder applies


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2012-12-06 01:23:51 PM  

Gaumond: I am so glad that this nut bag can't run for re-election in a couple years


Meh. With the way Arizona is going, they'll be lucky to get someone as sensible and stable as Joe Arpaio to be the next governor.
 
2012-12-06 01:32:22 PM  

Speaker2Animals: lennavan: BraveNewCheneyWorld: You have to love the "everybody has an opinion on climate change" statement. There are no opinions on the subject, there are those who are informed, and those who aren't.

And lets be honest, the vast majority of people are uninformed, including many on the side who agree with climate change.

Absolutely. But why is it people who'd never presume to say they know more about particle physics than particle physicists, more about molecular biology than molecular biologists, etc., all of a sudden know more about climate change than climatologists?


I don't know that climatology is distinct in science, see for instance vaccines or evolution. But as a general rule, why do some people distrust science? Farked if I know but my best guess is believing in some of science is scary and comes with scary (yet wildly stupid and incorrect) outcomes. People believe the science that makes them feel better. If vaccines don't cause autism, then we don't know what causes autism and can't do anything to prevent it from getting our children (oh noes!). If we believe in evolution, then we're really just stupid hairless chimps and Jesus didn't exist (oh noes!). If we believe in global warming, we all have to walk to work, hug trees and shut off our air conditioners (oh noes!).
 
2012-12-06 01:35:34 PM  
A few years ago, there was a headline about how Russel Pearce, aka SB 1070 racist asshole, pushed a reporter. I watched the video. I felt bad for him- coming out to go to lunch and being hemmed in on all sides by reporters. His 'push' was simply turning his shoulder slightly. The guy then said 'Why'd you push me, Senator? Why'd you push me?' It was dumb.

Same with this. Brewer is a dim bulb, and acts like a stereotypical blond. Her finger wag wasn't even anything- she was unaware that she was doing it. Her initial reaction to the SB 1070 ruling put a spotlight on this.

The real fear I have of her is her handlers. They tell her how to vote, govern, what to say- everything. And at least one of them has pushed for (and gotten) a lot of money for private prisons. He's a lobbyist for them.

divgradcurl: verbaltoxin: No, please, continue to elect morons like this, AZ. Have fun when you run out of potable well water.

aww hell no. CAP

/i wish she went back to 'missing' status


A fantastic article on the CAP a few weeks ago in the Arizona Republic. Our vein of blue gold is quite fragile.
 
2012-12-06 01:37:48 PM  

lennavan: Speaker2Animals: lennavan: BraveNewCheneyWorld: You have to love the "everybody has an opinion on climate change" statement. There are no opinions on the subject, there are those who are informed, and those who aren't.

And lets be honest, the vast majority of people are uninformed, including many on the side who agree with climate change.

Absolutely. But why is it people who'd never presume to say they know more about particle physics than particle physicists, more about molecular biology than molecular biologists, etc., all of a sudden know more about climate change than climatologists?

I don't know that climatology is distinct in science, see for instance vaccines or evolution. But as a general rule, why do some people distrust science? Farked if I know but my best guess is believing in some of science is scary and comes with scary (yet wildly stupid and incorrect) outcomes. People believe the science that makes them feel better. If vaccines don't cause autism, then we don't know what causes autism and can't do anything to prevent it from getting our children (oh noes!). If we believe in evolution, then we're really just stupid hairless chimps and Jesus didn't exist (oh noes!). If we believe in global warming, we all have to walk to work, hug trees and shut off our air conditioners (oh noes!).


so basically, the demon-haunted world
 
2012-12-06 01:51:42 PM  
Maybe the reported had farted and Brewer said, "doorknobs."
 
2012-12-06 02:40:18 PM  

LiberalWeenie: Looking at the video, she tapped him with the back of her hand. Sort of like knocking on a door. And she didn't sound angry, more condescending/disappointed.

But it is kind of insane that she thinks it's an unfair or irrelevant question when talking about energy.


I agree wholeheartedly. She tapped him to get his attention, big whoop.
 
2012-12-06 03:27:23 PM  
Jinx, owe me a coke.
 
2012-12-06 10:47:05 PM  
Of course, they didn't cover the continuing struggle, in which Brewer then kneed him in the nuts, twice, after yelling "TWO FOR FLINCHING!"
 
2012-12-07 03:02:23 AM  

AirForceVet: Lady, what's your problem? I only punch friends and family in a playful manner, not strangers.

/They might be armed and/or crazy.


I only punch strangers in a playful manner, not friends and family.

/ They're armed and crazy.
 
2012-12-07 05:47:36 AM  
Did the reporter test for mummy rot?

Course, that sort of thing should be hard to miss.
 
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