Talking Points

From today’s TFN News Clips:

“Are you kidding me, Earth Day in the schools? We’ve got to save the Earth? I mean, that’s like a tick . . . trying to save a whole heard of cattle. I mean, ticks go along for the ride, they don’t manage the cattle, they don’t tell them where to go. And that’s our arrogance in thinking that we can do something to save the planet and control where the planet goes. You know, we’re just along for the ride and we’re insignificant peons on this thing.”

— David Barton, head of the Texas-based religious-right group WallBuilders, arguing that it’s silly to think human beings can do anything to lessen problems caused by pollution and climate change (problems he doesn’t recognize anyway).

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2 thoughts on “Talking Points

  1. Well, the ticks may not be able to order the cattle around but in league with the right kind of infection (those bugs are even smaller!*) they (or even it, a single one) can very well destroy the whole herd.

    *as the old joke goes: atoms are so small. And if you split, them they get even smaller. It’s unthinkable that things so small can do any harm.

  2. I have never heard of a “heard of cattle”, but I have heard of herds of idiots who think that David Barton is the “gratest thang sinse slahst bred”.

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