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Conservative snow-trolling of global warming expected to reach record highs today

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Conservatives are having a field day “sticking it” to liberals about the weather. They have no time for scientific theories like “Arctic amplification,” which only perfectly models how general warming trends can lead to increasingly severe cold snaps. After all, like evolution, Arctic amplification is “just a theory.”

The common refrain, in light of the “polar vortex” sweeping the country, reads a little something — and just about as intelligently — as this:

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Even fictional antagonists, like “Shooter McGavin” from Adam Sandler’s magnum opus Happy Gilmore, are declaring global warming a dead issue:

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Some conservatives are, however, attempting to take the high road:

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Of course, they fail to realize that they’re talking not about the underlying theory, but what it’s called in the popular press. Declaring that a theory’s “named wrong” doesn’t disprove it any more than the fact that the Obamacare website launch was a disaster “proves” that the Affordable Care Act will destroy America.

Given that the “polar vortex” engulfing the nation sounds like a plan masterminded by a mustache-twirling evil genius, the story requires a villain, and conservatives have found theirs:

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The larger conservative outlets are following suit, refusing to acknowledge that cold weather could be a cascade effect of global warming. For example, Red State‘s Erick Erickson designed what looks to him like a scientific study:

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Rush Limbaugh, of course, just thinks liberals are making it all up:

Conservative radio host Bryan Fischer has issued a series of “catastrophic global warming alerts”:

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But, of course, reason should win out in the end:

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Some liberals are, however, incapable of responding to rightwing stupidity on the subject anymore:

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Rosh Hashanah services interrupted by death of the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court

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The death of the first Jewish woman on the U.S. Supreme Court interrupted Rosh Hashanah services on Friday evening.

"On Friday, Jewish people around the country celebrating Rosh Hashanah were stunned to learn that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent member of their own tribe, had died," the HuffPost reported. "People received alerts, Zoom messages and announcements from their rabbis about Ginsburg Friday night."

While many people were saddened by the passing of the iconic jurist, Twitter user Leora Horwitz noted a silver lining.

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‘Big mistake’: Trump’s favorite pollster tells Fox News why Republicans shouldn’t push nomination before the election

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Fox News on Friday examined why it would be a "big mistake" for Republicans to attempt to force through a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

Following Ginsburg's death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed that Trump's nominee would receive a vote, but did not specify whether it would occur before the election or during the "lame duck" session of Congress that occurs before the 2020 election victors are sworn in.

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LISTEN: Mourners sing ‘Amazing Grace’ outside the Supreme Court to celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Heartwarming videos were shared on social media on Friday night showing the spontaneous gathering at the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The large crowd, with many people wearing masks, sang the hymn "Amazing Grace."

Here are some of the videos of the scene:

A moving moments as dozens join in to sing “Amazing Grace” on the steps of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/NGZyZi4YR4

— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) September 19, 2020

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