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Sarah Palin ludicrously claims that Bill Nye ‘is as much a scientist as I am’

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) [Wonkette]

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) accused “Science Guy” Bill Nye of being an alarmist concerning global warming during an appearance on Capitol Hill, The Hill reported.

“Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am,” Palin said during a screening of Climate Hustle, a documentary by noted climate change-denier Marc Morano. “He’s a kids’ show actor, he’s not a scientist.”

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The remarks came shortly after Nye accused Morano of falsely claiming that Nye denied his invitation to take part in a May 2 panel discussion alongside Palin.

According to Nye, Morano never invited him at all, but did interview him. Footage from that discussion is reportedly included in Morano’s film, including Nye’s call for organizations making a living denying global warming.

“I can see where people are very concerned about this and are pursuing criminal investigations as well engaging in discussions like this,” Nye reportedly says in the film. “They’re keeping us from getting to work, they’re holding us back.”

Palin, who has advocated for increases in drilling for oil and natural gas, responded by saying, “Some people would say I’m pushing progress and development too aggressively, certainly not holding anybody back, I want people to work, I want people to produce.”

However, the former vice-presidential candidate’s accusations regarding Nye’s background do not hold up. Nye earned a Bachelors of Science from Cornell University, where he studied mechanical engineering. He has also served as both the vice-president and executive director of the Planetary Society, and was part of the design team behind sundials that were used in Mars Exploration Rover missions.

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‘Trump brought a whole new meaning to white noise’: Colbert says president gave crackheads a bad name

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"They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting Donald Trump to shut up," said Stephen Colbert as part of his debate wrap-up on Wednesday night.

"He brought a whole new meaning to white noise," the host quipped on "A Late Show."

"I don't know what Chris Wallace was supposed to do," said Colbert. "At the next debate, they should just give the moderator a button to bring on the slime. I'm not the only one who despised last night's debate, according to a CBS poll, of the people who watched it, 69 percent felt annoyed. Annoyed? Really, evidently, 'gouging out my eyes with a grapefruit spoon' was not an option."

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‘Classic projection’: Mary Trump says the president was triggered when Biden called a policy ‘not smart’

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President Donald Trump's niece Mary not only spent her life around the president and his family, but she also has the benefit of being a psychologist who could legitimately assess the life and mental health of her uncle.

Speaking to MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, she explained that in one particular moment in the Tuesday evening debate, Trump seemed triggered by former Vice President Joe Biden's use of the phrase "not smart" in reference to a policy. Trump went off.

"Did you use the word 'smart?'" Trump asked after Biden insulted Trump's coronavirus plan as not being "smart."

"So you said you went to Delaware State but you forgot the name of your college," Trump continued, falsely claiming something Biden never said. "You didn't go to Delaware state. You graduated either the lowest or almost the lowest in your class. Don't ever use the word 'smart' with me. Don't ever use that word."

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Trump attacks NBC for covering a hurricane instead of his Nobel Prize nomination: ‘These people are sick’

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In a series of bizarre nonsequiturs in Duluth, Minnesota Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump unleashed on NBC News for covering a monster hurricane hitting Louisiana and Mississippi instead of talking about his friend nominating him for a Nobel Prize.

Former President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize at the start of his presidency, and like the ever-illusive Emmy Trump also hasn't won, the Nobel Prize has never been within his grasp. The Obamas were nominated for seven Emmys for a series of things they produced with Netflix. They won an Emmy for outstanding directing for a documentary/nonfiction program for "American Factory."

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