Return of the Political Commissar
What is news is that the assignment of political commissars by Bu$hCo may not be limited to NASA. Dr. James Hansen, NASA's top climate scientist and the man who spoke out about Deutsch's attempts to silence him, alleges that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists are receive the same treatment. Apparently NOAA insists on having an agency "minder" present when it's scientists speak to journalists.
Stomp one cockroach and you find 100 more.
The News about the NOAA is especially chilling. How much is this administration willing to do to hide from the fact of global warming? What are they going to say when NY City is underwater? Wait! Don't tell me! They'll build a really lousy levee system and announce all is right with the world.
That's a little scary. Using 'minders' is a favorite tactic of any good totalitarian regime.
Diane...welcome. As I understand it his appointment was a reward for working the 2004 Bush election campaign.
Abi, right you are. Though I should hedge a bit, this is an allegation that NOAA administrators have refused to comment on. Maybe we'll see more in the next few days.
There is no end to their stupidity and malice.
Ever hear of the Hitler Youth?
Right you are, Blood (or should I call you "Mr (Ms.) Hubris?). Did an earlier post on this where Master Deutsch added "theory" to every mention of the Big Bang.
I can understand that. Some of my best Big Bangs were only theoretical, too.
NBFH is a great blogger, but I too have been unsure as to how to address him/her.
Hitler Youth about sums it up...And he has been editing the work of esteemed scientists twice his age...and his only qualification is that he worked on the Bushco campaign...hmm, kind of the Brownie Resume..without the horses and horse shit,....