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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Top 100

Inspired by Bernard Goldberg's "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken Is #37)", my list of 100 living (as far as I know) people who screw up any hope we have in fighting our way out of the U.S.A.'s energy predicament. No particular order (and none of this "group of people" nonsense that the intellectually dishonest Goldberg presents -- otherwise I would vote all the SUV drivers in the world as one item).
  • James R. Bath (mysterious Bush oil man)
  • David Bellamy (enviro turncoat)
  • Charles Johnson of LGF (nice roadbike, sad agenda)
  • S. Fred Singer (all-time denier, carries mantle of Julian Simon)
  • Tim Blair/Mark Steyn (are these the same person?)
  • Tom Coburn (Oklahoman called global warming, "just a lot of crap")
  • James M. Inhofe (Oklahoman, "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.")
  • Ernest Istook (Oklahoman, guilt by association)
  • Steven Milloy (junk author of the JunkScience.com projectionism exhibit)
  • Michael Guillen ("science" reporter)
  • Charles Krauthammer (armchair analyst)
  • George Will (armchair analyst squared)
  • Rush Limbaugh (fecal-nazi)
  • Donald Trump (abuser of outdoor air conditioning)
  • Bernard "Anita Bryant" Goldberg (!)
  • John Stoessel (weekly reporter of strange assertions)
  • Michael Reagan (moronic talk-show host)
  • Michael Savage (we agree with Goldberg on this one)
  • Ron "Wise Use" Arnold (an angry man)
  • Tom DeLay (a bad man)
  • Tim Lee (run-o-the-mill blogger)
  • Phil Gramm (grade-school failure, Texas economist cum senator)
  • Dave McGowan (taking up theories of Thomas Gold)
  • James Schlesinger ("Michael Mann responded, "I am not familiar with any peer-reviewed work that he has submitted to the scientific literature.")
  • Elliott Abrams (Project of the New America Century [PNAC] signer)
  • Richard L. Armitage (PNAC signer)
  • William J. Bennett (PNAC signer)
  • Jeffrey Bergner (PNAC signer)
  • John Bolton (PNAC signer)
  • Paula Dobriansky (PNAC signer)
  • Francis Fukuyama (PNAC signer)
  • Robert Kagan (PNAC signer)
  • Zalmay Khalilzad (PNAC signer)
  • William Kristol (PNAC signer)
  • Richard Perle (PNAC signer)
  • Peter W. Rodman (PNAC signer)
  • Donald Rumsfeld (PNAC signer)
  • William Schneider, Jr. (PNAC signer)
  • Vin Weber (PNAC signer and check kiter)
  • Paul Wolfowitz (PNAC signer)
  • R. James Woolsey (PNAC signer)
  • Robert B. Zoellick (PNAC signer)
  • Frank Gaffney, Jr (Neo-con who likes his Prius, how precious)
  • Grover Norquist
  • Alan Greenspan
  • Eric Drexler (cuz Smalley thwacks him good)
  • Chairman of Exxon (pick any living one, how about the one in charge of the Valdez)
  • Condoleeza Rice (favorite of Chevron)
  • Charles Koch (philanthropist of evil)
  • David Koch (brother of evil)
  • Martin Fleischmann (cold fusion scammer)
  • Stanley Pons (cold fusion co-scammer)
  • Margaret Thatcher (developer of the Enron scam)
  • Ted Stevens (porker, the Alaska Robert Byrd )
  • Robert C. Byrd (porker, the West Virginia Ted Stevens)
  • Bud Shuster (transportation pork barrel)
  • Philip Cooney (science rewriter, Exxon consultant)
  • Joe Barton (congressional Dilbert's boss of science)
  • James Baker (works for the highest bidder)
  • Amy Jaffe (works at James Baker Institute of energy propaganda)
  • George H.W. Bush (#41)
  • George Gilder (over-rated science writer)
  • Ross McKitrick (Canadian hockey-stick enforcer)
  • Ken Lay (Enron warlord)
  • Jeffrey Skilling (Lots of Enron possibilities in this list)
  • James Watt (Reagan dominionist)
  • Gale Norton (Bush dominionist)
  • Arthur Laffer (favorite Reagan economist)
  • Milton Friedman (favorite Reagan economist)
  • David Stockman (early Reagan henchman)
  • Ralph Nader (Gore!)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (and his HumVee)
  • Peter W. Huber (MIT M.E. PhD who should know better)
  • Mark P. Mills (Huber's buddy)
  • InstaPundit (top-blogger, sits on a nanotech foundation board, but says nothing about oil depletion)
  • SpewSpewitt (spud)
  • AssMissile (son of spud)
  • Michael Lynch (conehead of Peak oil symmetry)
  • Emeritus Professor Philip Stott (Muppet-like global warming curmudgeon)
  • James Glassman (DOW 35000 and Tech Central Station dunderhead)
  • Michael Crichton (dinosaur writer)
  • Bjorn Lonborg (global warming skeptic)
  • Dick Cheney (Taliburton and the missing energy report)
  • George W. Bush (#43)
  • Ann Coulter
  • Sean Hannity
  • Pat Robertson (fundie dominionist)
  • D. James Kennedy (fundie dominionist)
  • James Dobson (fundie dominionist)
  • Spencer Abraham, Jr. (energy porker)
  • Dr. Ahmad Chalabi (Iraq oil minister, huh?)
  • Mitch McConnell/Elaine Chao (husband/wife duo of coal industry porking)
  • King Fahd (namesake of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, hah!)
  • Granny Clampett (oil tycoon, for warning us about the Grunion Invasion but not about Peak Oil)

That's less than 100, but who's counting anyways?


Professor Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are the 100 screwing the WORLD ?

Hint: W makes it on my list, but he is not a cognitive mover, just a well voiced puppet.

7:58 AM  
Professor Blogger WHT said...

One and the same. amen.

7:22 PM  
Professor Blogger darth-google said...

People, people, we're thinking short term here. The evils you list ... it will take us 1,000 years maximum to recover from their mistakes: a drop in the bucket. I can think of a few people who are screwing up humanity for ever and ever ... and they probably don't even know it.

The Scarlet Letter mentality lives, my friends, and we support it every time we click.

7:10 AM  
Professor Blogger darth-google said...

P.S. Forgot to mention, the Joy Division reference ... you gotta know that less than .001% of the population gets that. I feel your pain, brother; keep up the thinking for yourself.

7:12 AM  
Professor Blogger darth-google said...

Last comment, I promise. I have to mention this because (just by coincidence) I ran across it about an hour ago; it's a coincidence because I've been looking for people who speak their minds despite what everyone else says, not necessarily just energy stuff.

"However, all you freaks who whine about how bad the U.S. government is for being in Iraq but STILL put gas in your Toyotas so you can drive to the video store and rent boring independent movies....JUST WHO DO YOU THINK IS PAYING FOR THIS WAR? THAT'S RIGHT---YOU ARE. If you'd like to whine about capitalism, then again I say restrict your driving only to necessary driving...."

7:18 AM  
Professor Anonymous Anonymous said...

The quantum entanglement that the MOBJECTIVIST weaves hints at information theory without disproving Shannon's elucidation of maximum entropic dystopia. Much like my grandson's school project essay called "Chaotic Fractals in Banana Pudding".

I usually rely on the tools of the Information Age to guide me through the shifting paradigms leading to Intelligent Design. Alas, the denizens of this blog have not seen the pinnacle of Dow 36,000 -- how sad.

George Gilder

11:29 PM  

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