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Bill Nye “The Science Guy” implored Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday to stop wasting time by denying that the climate was changing and to start leading the charge to do something about it…

Nye pointed out that Blackburn and other climate change deniers were trying to introduce uncertainty.

“This is unscientific, this is not logical,” he said. “It is a way, apparently, that the fossil fuel industry had dealt with our politics. This is not good. You don’t need a PhD in climate science to understand what’s going on, that we have overwhelming evidence that the climate is changing… Would you say that the Antarctic has less ice than it used to? When you asserted, Congresswoman, 320 to 400 parts per million is insignificant, my goodness… That’s 30 percent!” [Nye] said. “I mean, that’s an enormous change. And it’s changing the world. And that’s just over the last few decades.”

- Nye Shames Blackburn On Climate Change: Stop Denying And Start Leading

Making $2.15 an hour certainly does sound worse than today’s minimum wage, which federal law mandates must be at least $7.25 an hour. But what Blackburn didn’t realize is that she accidentally undermined her own argument, since the value of the dollar has changed immensely since her teenage years. Blackburn was born in 1952, so she likely took that retail job at some point between 1968 and 1970. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ inflation calculator, the $2.15 an hour Blackburn made then is worth somewhere between $12.72 and $14.18 an hour in today’s dollars, depending on which year she started.
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“Meet the Press” to host climate change “debate” between GOP’s Marsha Blackburn and Bill Nye “the Science Guy”

This Sunday, “Meet the Press,” the renowned televised political news forum, will host a discussion of climate change — perhaps the single most pressing issue of our time — featuring a professional children’s entertainer and a Republican member of Congress. Yes, David Gregory will be refereeing a “debate” — their word — between “Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ and Tennessee Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.” Nye will be arguing the pro (climate change is real and bad) and Blackburn will be arguing the anti (climate change is made up and not bad). By the end, America will be just a little bit more stupid and doomed.

Hey, Bill, a word please? I admire greatly your passion for science and your desire to teach it and promote it at every opportunity. I really do. But debating irredeemably stupid people like Ken Ham and now Congresswoman Marsha Bachmann, er, I mean Michele Blackburn … er or is it Marsha Blackburn, R-Batshitstan, is not really helping anything. You’re not going to convince hordes of ignorants to see things your way no matter how solid your rhetoric is. Again, see Ken Ham debate.

There’s words of wisdom: “Never argue with an idiot. They’ll drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” Might want to heed it in the future. For the good of us all.

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Congresswoman Backed By AT&T, Comcast Introduces Bill To Kill Net Neutrality

“We’re not saying that Rep. Blackburn introduced this bill because of the substantial donations from these groups, but when the congresswoman states that “My legislation will put the brakes on this FCC overreach and protect our innovators from these job-killing regulations,” you might be getting an insight into whether she’s on the side of consumers or the ISP industry”

Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): A true misogynist

Voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act ✔

Voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act ✔

Voted against the Violence Against Women Act ✔

Voted to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔

Opposes Planned Parenthood ✔

Republican spokesperson for the House anti-abortion trap law ✔

Here’s her e-mail (it requires you enter a valid TN zip code: 37098-2013) if anyone wants to say hi and let her know it’s not cool to trample on women and their reproductive rights. Oh, and here’s the phone number: (202) 225-2811

ICYMI: Bill Nye debated Rep. Marsha Blackburn on climate change and it was glorious

On Sunday’s episode of Meet the Press, Bill Nye the Science Guy debated Marsha Blackburn, the Republican congresswoman from Tennessee who staunchly denies climate change, calling it an “unsettled science.”

Instead of having an actual conversation, Blackburn, who is vice-chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, relied on standard talking points to try to cast doubt on climate change and argued that there isn’t a scientific consensus on the issue (not true, by the way) and that “you don’t make good laws, sustainable laws, when you’re making them on hypotheses, or theories, or unproven sciences." 

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Bill Nye the Science Guy vs. Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn on climate change (For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/76758108110/vice-chair-of-the-house-energy-and-commerce)

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Watch: Bill Nye debates Rep. Marsha Blackburn on climate change

On Sunday’s episode of Meet the Press, Bill Nye the Science Guy debated Marsha Blackburn, the Republican congresswoman from Tennessee who staunchly denies climate change, calling it an “unsettled science.”

Instead of having an actual conversation, Blackburn, who is vice-chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, relied on standard talking points to try to cast doubt on climate change and argued that there isn’t a scientific consensus on the issue (not true, by the way) and that “you don’t make good laws, sustainable laws, when you’re making them on hypotheses, or theories, or unproven sciences.” Meet the Press’s host David Gregory had to correct her on this a couple times, so when that didn’t work, Blackburn tried to just discredit Bill Nye.

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Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn disgraces our country yet again by defending the GOP's blocking of Paycheck Fairness Act

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Marsha Blackburn defends blocking equal pay law: GOP ‘led the fight for women’s equality’ (via Raw Story )

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asserted over the weekend that the Republican Party was the party of “women’s equality” days after Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act. In a party line Senate vote last week, Republicans refused to…



 
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Congresswoman Votes Against VAWA Because of LGBT Inclusiveness
Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn said she rejected the VAWA because of its LGBT inclusion.

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A Republican congresswoman admitted that the only thing preventing her from voting in favor of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act because of its’ LGBT-inclusive provisions, among others. Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn told MSNBC that she voted against the newly approved House version of the VAWA due to added protections for LGBT people subjected to partner violence, as well as Native American people and immigrants. Blackburn was one of the 138 to vote against the bill, with 286 in favor. Eighty-seven Republicans supported the LGBT-inclusive VAWA.

“I didn’t like the way it was expanded to include other different groups,” she said. “What you need is something that is focused specifically to help the shelters and to help out law enforcement who is trying to work with the crimes that have been committed against women and helping them to stand up.”

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Rep. Blackburn Falsely Claims Majority Supports Defunding Planned Parenthood | Right Wing Watch

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is encouraging her colleagues in the House GOP to once again attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, even though in the last election 59% of voters said they were pro-choice and 53% opposed efforts to defund the women’s health organization. But not according to Blackburn, who told Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council yesterday that “the majority of the American people,” and “the majority of American women,” oppose abortion rights and Planned Parenthood funding.

Blackburn claimed that Planned Parenthood “outsources” cancer screenings and birth control services and uses federal money “to subsidize the abortion services,” while Perkins worried that the government was creating a “feeder system for the abortion business” by naming it as a “resource” for women.

Contrary to their assertions, the government is banned from funding abortion services (which represent just 3% of Planned Parenthood services) and the dollars are not fungible.

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW