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Arguing With Psychotics

Posted on | February 27, 2014 | 30 Comments

How are we supposed to have meaningful discussions of politics and policy, when Democrats are devoted to promoting paranoia?

Study: Global Warming Will Cause
180,000 More Rapes by 2099

… Using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s warming projections, Ranson calculated that from 2010 to 2099, climate change will “cause” an additional “22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny, and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft” in the United States.

See? it’s science, and you can’t argue with science. This certainty of impending climate-induced doom is intended to provoke  global-warming panic that will elect more Democrats pledged to enact draconian anti-business regulations that will strangle the economy. The resulting poverty and misery can be blamed on “the rich,” who will be targeted with punitive confiscatory taxes.

Irrational fear and hatred are essential to the agenda of the Democrat Party, and this kind of “science” gives them an excuse to say that if you oppose their environmental policies, you are pro-rape. But of course, Amanda Marcotte knows you’re pro-rape:

I have a better suggestion for Republicans: If you want the war-on-women narrative to go away, stop waging it. The reason that “war on women” is such a simple, evocative phrase is that you don’t really have to explain what it means to the public. Indeed, the phrase was initially the “Republican war on women,” but the “Republican” part fell off because it was so clearly implied in the other three words. Just as the phrase “just do it” immediately calls to mind an athlete ready to spring in a pair of prominently featured Nikes, the phrase “war on women” immediately calls to voter minds a bunch of middle-aged men in suits trying to figure out how to take away control of the nation’s vaginas from the women who are currently sitting on them.

Show of hands: Any of you Republican guys want to “control” Amanda Marcotte’s vagina? I didn’t think so. But the agenda of paranoia — inducing people to fear non-existent threats — isn’t about facts or logic. Or vaginas, for that matter.

No, it’s about ginning up hate against Republicans, and then exploiting that hatred to elect Democrats. It is impossible to “debate” Democrats about this paranoid stuff — you’ll just get the taint of their craziness smeared all over you.

Meanwhile, left-wing filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz have created an anti-capitalist film called American Winter about how our nation must enact socialism now — for the children!

 

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  • http://deadrepublicanparty.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    Liberal scoundrels (but I repeat myself) always use fear mongering as a method to intellectually paralize people and scare them into the herd, into becoming part of the collective for ‘protection’ from their latest invented bugaboo …

  • Jeanette Victoria

    This is so far from rational I don’t even know how to address it. Liberalism is some kind of weird infection that causes mass insanity

  • jakee308

    I wouldn’t try to control Amanda Marcotte’s vagina with a remote robot. EWWWWWWW. Lesbian cooties ‘n stuff.

  • concern00

    Using the screwy logic of the left, surely rape is just another expression of love and haters should be called out.

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  • Christy Waters

    These are the same psychotics who are trying to prevent women from protecting themselves, by disarming them.

  • DaveO

    Why control any feminist’s vagina when she is required to give it away as a function of proving her feminist boner fides? Something about Marcotte and feminists: they never talk about age in connection or consent, just that women should take their sex from whatever male they can take, and the males should pay the consequences (literally and figuratively). So what’s the difference between Marcotte, a rapist and a pedophile? Funding?

  • RS

    I note the underlying research is unavailable for review unless one wishes to pony up $35 and change. The Mother Jones article tacitly acknowledges that while the raw numbers appear horrible, there is really little statistical significance. For example, the increase in murders resolves to less than 250 year. Bad for the victims, sure, but around a 1-2% change totally over the 89 year future measuring period. Further, the article notes that property crime rates level off and stabilize when the temperature reaches fifty degrees. Nobody’s talking ushering in a new Ice Age to protect my sedan. Finally, scroll to the bottom of this site to see that murder rates have declined since 1970. Query whether those stats have been factored in? Who knows?

  • Patrick Carroll

    If Democrats are so into this “War on Women” thing, why do they prefer to be seen with thug, liar, rapist Clinton, rather than thug, liar Obama?

  • RS

    One other thing. The rate of these crimes allegedly increases with temperature for a period of 89 years, but the total increases are the numbers presented. That means that most of the horrific stats are backloaded. What this means, in turn, is that the annual stats will be statistically insignificant early.

    When it’s impossible to determine whether they are, in fact, increasing.

    But of course, let’s spend a boatload of money now and send everyone back to the 18th Century technology-wise. I wonder how Amanda will enjoy hand-washing her knickers in the creek with a large rock.

  • http://www.blackmailersdontshoot.com/ ChandlersGhost

    Is there anything Global Warming can’t do?

  • ThomasD

    We are currently in an interglacial period of the current ice age.

    Since the Earth have existed there have been five ice ages.

    In that time, roughly 2.6 billion years, 15% of the time has been ice ages, the rest has been greenhouse conditions – no ice present in the polar region.

    It is a scientific certainty that the current ice age will end.

    Mother nature must hate women.

    Given that the rest of nature is decidedly rapey (think dolphins) Mother Nature must like her some rape.

  • Jman1961

    Is there an entry (or entries) in the DSM that describe the kind of crazy that these wackos are?

  • MrPaulRevere

    The nation is in a really bad place, the worse in my adult lifetime. Large swaths of it are asleep and /or bought off by the welfare state. The conservative movement seems adrift without a Reagan type to unify it. Lately I’ve been focusing on getting out of debt maximizing my income and procuring the instruments that will insure my protection. Oh yes, and pray.

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  • Rob Crawford

    “Any of you Republican guys want to “control” Amanda Marcotte’s vagina? ”

    I don’t even want to THINK about it. I don’t even want to admit it exists!

    Today, on the TV at the office that for some reason is kept on MSNBC, I saw a title “The Republican’s Culture War”. What a bunch of BS. I see conservatives fighting to maintain some influence over the society they live in, while leftists chop away at every foundational principle in existence. The “Culture War” is being waged by the left.

  • gastorgrab

    I guess we can let all those rapists out of prison then.

    It obviously wasn’t their fault.

  • RKae

    Calling it “the Republicans’ Culture War” is like saying that the sailors on the USS Arizona were the aggressors as they ran around the flaming deck.

  • RKae

    “Arguing With Psychotics” shouldn’t just be the headline of this article; it should be the name of this web-site! Every day I come here and discover, to my dismay, that there’s YET ANOTHER sub-category of lunatic (usually with a college degree) pushing YET ANOTHER brand of madness.

    I can’t take it. I’m going to turn on some reruns of “Adam-12″ and vanish into the past.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    It is generally true that crimes increase with temperatures, especially among certain demographic and income groups. The simple explanation is that what encourages people to leave their homes increases their opportunities for mischief. But as RS notes, if we had “warming” from 1970-present, how is it the crime rates declined?

    Notice also how far removed from the previously projected environmental disasters – rising seas! flooded lowlands! melting ice caps! starving polar bears! fierce hurricanes! more tornadoes! droughts and floods and famines, oh my! – is the current projection of potential marginal increases in crime rates (which seems on its face as unlikely to survive back-testing as the rest of their phony models).

    More and more are offering the idiotic argument that “even if we’re wrong, we’ll have a cleaner environment.” Nonsense. Efforts and progress towards environmental quality are directly proportional to national wealth. Diverting trillions to “climate change” nonsense costs environmental progress and, in fact, lives lost to lower growth. You can’t beat the math.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    I am singularly disinterested in Miss Mandy’s vagina, although I would not object to it being preserved for future scientific inquiry. The other end produces so much noxious pollution as to require some occasional attention, as unpleasant as that is for the attendee.

  • http://ak4mc.us/cms/ McGehee

    What she needs is for her vagina to stop controlling her brain.

  • Quartermaster

    Polar Bear starvation could easily be solved. There are than enough Democrats. We may need a train load of Prilosec, but it’s doable.

  • Quartermaster

    Addams Family. At least those psychotics are entertaining.

  • http://itsaboutliberty.com/index.php MNHawk

    Matthew Ranson’s Education
    Harvard University
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD),
    Public Policy
    2006 – 2012

    I guess bulls**tting the easily manipulated over at Mother Jones beats putting that Philosophy/Poli Sci degree work on a fry machine.

  • bridget

    As the saying goes, if it’s your vagina, maybe you could control it yourself so that we can stop having this stupid choice versus murder debate.

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    I find myself turning to those old shows more and more [Dragnet is my favorite]. They remind me of a time when the majority of people in America loved this country.

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