Ken Cuccinelli

Beaten with his own hockey schtick

Mann Made Hoax

Michael Mann is going down, exposed as a fraud and charlatan after initiating legal action for defamation against Mark Steyn.

Like many who pursue litigation to protect their reputation it has ended in tears and his reputation in tatters. Now he faces bankruptcy, beaten with his own hockey stick.

Massive counterclaims, in excess of $10 million, have just been filed against climate scientist Michael Mann after lawyers affirmed that the former golden boy of global warming alarmism had sensationally failed in his exasperating three-year bid to sue skeptic Canadian climatologist, Tim Ball. Door now wide open for criminal investigation into Climategate conspiracy.

Buoyed by Dr Ball’s successes, journalist and free-speech defender,Mark Steyn has promptly decided to likewise countersue Michael Mann for $10 million in response to a similar SLAPP suit filed by the litigious professor from Penn. State University against not just Steyn, but also the National Review, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Rand Simberg. Ball’s countersuit against Mann seeks “exemplary and punitive damages. ” Bishop Hill blog is running extracts of Steyn’s counterclaim, plus link.

Mann’s chief undoing in all such lawsuits is highlighted in a quote in Steyn’s latest counterclaim:

“Plaintiff continues to evade the one action that might definitively establish its [his science’s] respectability – by objecting, in the courts of Virginia, British Columbia and elsewhere, to the release of his research in this field. See Cuccinelli vs Rectors and Visitors of the University of Virginia…”  Read more »

Some Republicans make your skin crawl

via The Dish

Sometimes you have to wonder about the humanity of some people and whether or not they have all their faculties. Like Ken Cuccinelli. He wants to reinstate sodomy laws so that child molesters can be prosecuted…because apparently they are getting off crimes…he, of course, presents no evidence to sustain his position, just plain old bigotry.

In Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli is running for governor in part on a platform to reinstate the sodomy laws. Yes, you read that right.

Again, this seems completely insane, and then you realize that’s because the GOP base is in favor of it:   Read more »