Sunday, June 04, 2006

Republican humor

Granted, Al Gore takes himself way too seriously, and his global warming crusade is not without opportunistic hyperbole. That said, Gore has evidence on his side, and the Republican approach of mocking the alarmists instead of offering rational solutions to a growing crisis makes them all the more vulnerable to electoral catastrophe.

Freeze out cataclysmic environmental scare tactics with a little humor. The Oklahoma University College Republicans gave out free snow cones to students for an event they called "Global Cooling Day."

Stage an event like this one to grab the attention of your campus and raise awareness on the falsities of the global warming phenomenon. Engage with students and debunk some of the myths and cool the hyperbole surrounding the issue. ...

Prior to your "Global Cooling Day" event, arm your College Republican chapter with solid talking points on the issue, and then kick-back and enjoy the sun. The facts are on your side.

And where do those "talking points" come from?

Dr. Jay Lehr is an internationally known scientist, motivational speaker, and author. He is considered the world’s leading authority on groundwater hydrology. ... Dr. Lehr is Science Director for the Heartland Institute, a non-profit think tank based in Chicago, Illinois, and he’s ready to speak to your College Republican chapter.

I can't vouch for or debunk Lehr's qualifications, but when you combine motivational speaking with science I suspect ulterior motives. As in, pay me to disprove what you don't want to believe.

Have you hugger your Hummer today?

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