For Canadians, let it be said that CLIMATEGATE makes ADSCAM look kind of small, though the Liberals who perpetuated the latter have infamously bought into the former.
Story here. Emphasis mine.
Obama Science Czar John Holdren is directly involved in CRU’s unfolding Climategate scandal. In fact, according to files released by a CEU hacker or whistleblower, Holdren is involved in what Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball terms “a truculent and nasty manner that provides a brief demonstration of his lack of understanding, commitment on faith and willingness to ridicule and bully people”.
“The files contain so much material that it is going to take some time t o put it all in context,” says Ball. “However, enough is already known to underscore their explosive nature. It is already clear the entire claims and positions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are based on falsified manipulated material and is therefore completely compromised.
“The fallout will be extensive as material continues to emerge. Reputations of the scientists involved are already destroyed, however fringe players will continue to be identified and their reputations destroyed or sullied.”
(...)“Holdren provides lengthy responses on October 13, 14, and 16 but comments fail to answer Schulz’s questions. After the first response Schulz replies, “I guess my problem concerns what lawyers call the burden of proof. The burden weighs heavily, much more heavily, given the claims on Mann et.al. than it does on Soon/Baliunas. Would you agree?” Of course, Holdren doesn’t agree. He replies, “But, in practice, burden of proof is an evolving thing-it evolves as the amount of evidence relevant to a particular proposition grows.” No it doesn’t evolve; it is either on one side or the other. This argument is in line with what has happened with AGW. He then demonstrates his lack of understanding of science and climate science by opting for Mann and his hockey stick over Soon and Baliunas. His entire defense and position devolves to a political position. His attempt to belittle Soon and Baliunas in front of colleagues is a measure of the man’s blindness and political opportunism that pervades everything he says or does.
"...burden of proof is an evolving thing..."
-Thus spake John Holdren, Obama Science Czar.
Reminds me of the time I wrote about the fact that there's no such thing as a "separation of church and state" as allegedly being in the US Constitution. Some weird Leftist commentor tried to screw around with bizarre semantic sophistry and babble about the meaning of the word "thereof", as if doing so would somehow prove that the foregoing passage in the Constitution actually somehow must be interpreted as meaning "separation of church and state". As if the commentor thought I'd be impressed with this sophistic diarrhea and just nod weakly and agree. As if anyone bought Bill Clinton's nonsense of "...depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is...".
Leftists are constantly trying to screw with peoples' heads by uttering fancy-sounding verbal diarrhea as if they know what they're talking about, and insist that because we can't possibly (because it's impossible, and that's their intention) make sense of their so-called "argument", that we must submit to their imposition of dogma. Perhaps they learned that trick from Noam Chomsky, the Ultra-Left-Wing Cunning Linguist Extraordinaire.
Here we go again with Hard-Left delusion. First they wrongly claimed that the Constitution is a "living document". Now they're claiming that the concept of "burden of proof" is an "evolving thing".
Such nonsense, such mental disorder, such arrogance, such delusion. Oh, yeah, whatever those folks say is... is. We must not question... we must acquiesce or else.
Just like the Nazi "intellectuals" and the horrific bullshit they came up with.
Fire. Them. All.
Oh, and by the way, I cannot help but post a picture of Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff demonstrating that he's bought into the Big Lie, himself...
Hey, Michael... I'll be happy to tell you where you can screw that stupid CFL thing in... At least you'll be able to finally see what's inside your butt up inside which you've got your head stuck.
These folks just keep on doing it to themselves, wrongly believing that there can't possibly be any consequences for pushing forward with their arrogant, dogmatic delusions and trying to impose it all on The People against their will, trying to change the lives of The People, whilst refusing to change their own lives...
They might win big for a while, but the truth will come out... and The People, not the Big Old Media, will expose the truth from now on! Let's see... the Obama "Czars" are being exposed, and one already forced to resign (be reassigned, actually)... then ACORN was exposed (and is continuing to get exposed)... then the Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas front, the CAIR gets exposed in the explosive bestseller "Muslim Mafia"...
And the story has just begun...
We've barely scratched the surface of the tip of the iceberg, which, by the way, has apparently been melting for millenia, not just since we started using incandescents and driving cars, not that anyone ever proved that doing those things makes any difference whatsoever.