Oh please let this person be the nominee: Romney Parks Millions in Cayman Islands – ABC News. video platform video management video solutions video player Incredibly, even after this, Mitt’s probably the most “electable” of the remaining Repubs. (And yes, let’s use scare quotes around “electable”, because we’re not actually talking about someone who could be elected in an actual election.) Now, this could mean two things for the Republican Cognitive Dissonance Movement and its relationship towards its prohibitively-likely nominee: 1. Republicans could admit there’s a bit of a problem between Mitt’s effective tax rate and evasion sheltering. And they might criticize him for it. They might even vote for Obama er, stay home. 2. They could declare that in fact, offshore bank accounts are a necessary prerogative of our betters excuse me, our Galtian overlords, sorry, the job creators; and that the mere suggestion that there might be something not quite right about stashing such wealth away from the prying eyes of the IRS — an option not available to us proles — is tantamount to Bolshevism. I am clearly expecting #2.
“I DON’T LIKE WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. THEREFORE I’M GOING TO HURT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.” That sounds like you’ve pretty much given up winning the argument. It’s desperation time for the climate denialists. We know this. Unfortunately, it’s shoot-the-messenger time — almost literally. MIT Climate Scientist’s Wife Threatened in a “Frenzy of Hate” and Cyberbullying Fomented by Deniers | ThinkProgress. Prominent MIT researcher Kerry Emanuel has been receiving an unprecedented “frenzy of hate” after a video featuring an interview with him was published recently by Climate Desk. Emails contained “veiled threats against my wife,” and other “tangible threats,” Emanuel, a highly-regarded atmospheric scientist and director of MIT’s Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate program, said in an interview. “They were vile, these emails. They were the kind of emails nobody would like to receive.” “What was a little bit new about it was dragging family members into it and feeling that my family might be under threat, so naturally I didn’t feel very good about that at all,” Emanuel said. “I thought it was low to drag somebody’s spouse into arguments like this.” Climate Desk has seen a sample of the emails and can confirm they are laced with menacing language and expletives, [...]