Back when Bill Nye volunteered to debate Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) we thought he was wrong and we said so — see Ken Ham to Debate Bill Nye — Big Mistake! Although Nye certainly won the debate, Hambo has never stopped bragging about the event.
But that was nothing. Take a look at this headline in the New York Post: Bill Nye surprises Ocasio-Cortez at SXSW. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
“Science Guy” Bill Nye showed up at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s appearance at the South By Southwest festival in Austin on Saturday — turning up at a Q&A microphone to chat about climate change and immigration. … “Do you have a plan to work with people in Congress who are afraid?” he asked. “People are just afraid of what will happen if we try to make these big changes,” Nye lamented.
AOC leaped at the opportunity Nye gave her:
But “Courage begets courage,” responded Ocasio-Cortez, whose push for a radical, emissions-limiting, public-works program called the Green New Deal has been met with widespread opposition. “Once that one person stands up, it becomes immensely easier for the second person and the third.”
There’s not much more to the article, so where does this leave us?
First of all, your Curmudgeon is far from being a climate change denier. Our only concern is that when politicians get involved, they’ll use the issue to enhance their power over the economy, and then never let it go. For that reason, we’re opposed to politicians doing much more than promoting research and education. Well, they should certainly cut back on their opposition to nuclear power, and there may be another thing or two we wouldn’t oppose, but generally speaking, politicians are mindlessly using the issue as the pretext for a power-grab.
Anyway, it appears that Bill Nye will appear anywhere, with anyone. First he boosted Hambo’s career, now he’s doing it for AOC. Is there anyone he won’t show up with?
We know that many of don’t share our opinion of AOC, but your Curmudgeon thinks that she is to economics what Hambo is to science. And Nye is willing to hang out with both of them.
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