Oh the pain! #Kochmachine is in many American universities, including Penn State

While Dr. Michael Mann tries to paint being funded by the Koch Corporation as being equivalent to pure evil in his attempts to smear people like myself…


…it is enlightening to learn that his current employer, Penn State, gets funds from Koch, and so does where Dr. Mann did his thesis from, the University of Virginia. Those darn facts, they are stubborn things. See the list that follows.

Meanwhile…climate activist Brad Johnson who runs the overzealous “Forecast the Facts” hit squad is also trying to get Koch out of the PBS board and funding. Apparently Koch funds that WGBH “Nova” program, well known for being anti-science /sarc

We’re turning up the heat on Boston’s PBS affiliate to kick climate denier David Koch off the board.

I wonder if they got a license from PBS to use “Big Bird”?

Given the depth that Koch is invested in American education via the list that follows, it makes his quest seem even more irrational. The obvious next step is to have Dr. Mann and Mr. Johnson try to divest Penn State from Koch. I’m sure this will go over well.

Thanks to commenter “climatebeagle” for providing a link to this list which I’ve reproduced below.


Colleges and Universities with Programs Supported by the Charles Koch Foundation  

September 2013

Albany State University

Alma College

American University

Andrew College

Arizona State University

Assumption College

Augustana College

Azusa Pacific University

Ball State University

Barry College

Barton College

Baylor University

Beloit College

Benedictine College*

Berry College

Bethel College – Indiana Biola University

Birmingham-Southern College

Boise State University

Bridgewater State University

Brigham Young University

Brooklyn Law School

Brown University Buena Vista University

California State University – East Bay

California State University – Fresno

California State University – Northridge

California State University – San Bernardino

Campbell University

Carthage College

Catholic University of America

Cedarville University

Central Connecticut State University

Chapman University

Charleston Southern University

Chestnut Hill College

Christopher Newport University

City University of New York – Brooklyn College

Claremont McKenna College

Clemson University

Coastal Carolina University

Colgate University

College of Charleston

College of Coastal Georgia

College of New Jersey

College of the Holy Cross

College of William and Mary

Cornell College

Dartmouth College

Delta State University

Duke University

Duquesne University

Eastern University

Fayetteville State University

Florida A&M University

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida State University

Friends University*

Geneva College

George Fox University

George Mason University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Georgia State University

Grossmont College

Grove City College

Hamilton College

Hampden-Sydney College

Hanover College

Harvard University

Hawaii Pacific University

High Point University

Hillsdale College

Hope College Houghton College

Houston Baptist University

Illinois State University

Indiana University

Indiana University – Bloomington

Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis

Iowa State University

Jacksonville State University

James Madison University

John Brown University

John Jay College of Criminal

Justice Johns Hopkins University

Johnson and Wales University – Charlotte Kansas State University*

Kennesaw State

University Kenyon College

King’s College – London La Sierra University

Lake Forest College

Lakeland College Lee University

Lindenwood University

Linfield College Lipscomb University

Long Island University

Loyola University – New Orleans

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

McGill University

McKendree University

Menlo College

Mercer University

Metropolitan State

University of Denver

Michigan State University

Middle Tennessee State University

Milligan College

Millikin University

Millsaps College

Mississippi State University

Montana State University – Bozeman

Morehead State University

Mount Holyoke College

Mount St. Mary’s University

Murray State University

National University

New York University

Newman University*

North Carolina State University

North Dakota State University

North Park University

Northern Illinois University

Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest University

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Northwestern University

Northwood University – Florida

Northwood University – Michigan

Northwood University – Texas

Nova Southeastern University

Ohio State University

Ohio University

Ohio University – Zanesville

Oklahoma State University

Patrick Henry College

Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University – Erie

Pepperdine University

Presbyterian College

Providence College

Radford University

Ramapo College Regent University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Roanoke College

Robert Morris University

Rockford College

Rogers State University

Rollins College

Rutgers University

Rutgers University – Newark

Saginaw Valley State University

Saint Francis University

Salisbury University

Samford University

San Diego State University

San Jose State University

Sarah Lawrence College

Seton Hall University

Skidmore College

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

Southern Methodist University

Southern Utah University

Spelman College

St. Ambrose University

St. Bonaventure University

St. Cloud State University

St. Edwards University

St. John Fisher College

St. John’s University

St. Lawrence University

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Vincent College

State University of New York – Plattsburgh

Stephen F. Austin State University

Stonehill College

Suffolk University Syracuse University

Texas A&M University

Texas State University – San Marcos

Texas Tech University

The Citadel

Transylvania University

Trinity College

Trinity University

Troy University

University of Akron

University of Alabama

University of Alaska – Fairbanks

University of Arizona

University of Arkansas – Little Rock

University of California – Los Angeles

University of California – Riverside

University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Florida

University of Colorado – Boulder

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

University of Dallas

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Hawaii – Hilo

University of Houston

University of Kansas*

University of Kentucky

University of Louisville

University of Maine – Machias

University of Maine – Orono

University of Maryland – Baltimore

County University of Maryland – College Park

University of Memphis

University of Michigan

University of Mississippi

University of Missouri – Columbia

University of Nebraska – Omaha

University of Nevada – Las Vegas

University of Nevada – Reno

University of New Orleans

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina – Greensboro

University of North Carolina – Pembroke

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

University of Pennsylvania

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of South Alabama

University of Tennessee – Knoxville

University of Texas – Arlington

University of Texas – San Antonio University of Tulsa

University of Virginia

University of Virginia’s College at Wise

University of Washington

University of Washington – Bothell

University of West Florida

University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

University of Wisconsin – Madison Ursinus College

Utah State University

Villanova University

Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Wake Forest University

Washington and Lee University Washington College

Washington University – St. Louis

Webber International University

Wellesley College Wesleyan College

West Liberty State College

West Texas A&M University

West Virginia University

Western Carolina University

Western Kentucky University

Western Michigan University

Wheaton College

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wichita State University*

Winston-Salem State University

Wofford College


Source: http://www.kochfamilyfoundations.org/pdfs/CKFUniversityPrograms.pdf

Again for the record, I have never received a dime from Koch, never met them, never got a letter or email from them, and I doubt if they even know who I am. But, as I look at this list, maybe I should start asking? I’d be in good company.

Maybe the next time some wackadoodle activist cites #Kochmachine, you should simply ask them where they went to school or are at school.

Chances are, that school will be on this list, just like Mike Mann’s universities. Oh, the pain!


96 thoughts on “Oh the pain! #Kochmachine is in many American universities, including Penn State

  1. Big Bird???? Today is a special day for climate Grouches in the AGW boat. I commented this at Climate Etc.

    Sesame Street magazine has named October 15 “National Grouch Day” in honor of the lovable green frown-faced puppet, reports E! News.
    “A Grouch’s mission in life is to be as miserable and grouchy as possible, and pass that feeling on to everyone else,” a statement on Muppetedia explained. “Only then will a Grouch feel in touch with his or her world and be happy.”
    The Muppet himself sings about his grumpy existence in the “Grouch Anthem,” explaining how grumps everywhere should stand up for their grouchly rights. He adds: “Don’t let the sunshine spoil your rain. Just stand up and complain.”

    Anthony, you do good work!

  2. Anthony writes, “Again for the record, I have never received a dime from Koch, never met them, never got a letter or email from them, and I doubt if they even know who I am. But, as I look at this list, maybe I should start asking?”
    The Koch’s have been told so many times (incorrectly) that they fund skeptical bloggers they probably believe they do. I think I’ll set up a special sticky post at my blog just for Koch donations.

  3. Interesting that University of Texas, Austin, is not on the Koch-funded list above. (my undergraduate alma mater). However, it is a bastion of AGW. It is also heavily funded by Big Oil. And, it is very slightly funded by me. (emphasis on “very”).
    The U of Texas system receives substantial funds from oil that is produced in fields located in West Texas. The oil fields have helped fund the University for at least the past 50 years.

  4. Dang! My school is on the list. Is no one safe? I’m with you in Koch brother solidarity, Mikey.
    Hahahahahaha and ha!

  5. I’m outraged that U of OR (alma mater of my brothers) & Oregon State (pf my parents) haven’t yet gotten on the Koch gravy train! Why should my taxes keep funding these CACA hotbeds when Big Oil can ease the burden?

  6. Mikey should tell Penn State that they must give back every dime they ever took from the Koch Foundation or he will resign forthwith. That is the only honorable thing to do in his position.

  7. Did “Forecast The Facts” pay PBS royalties to use Big Bird’s image? Inquiring minds wish to know. Lord knows if somebody on the science side used it to debunk AGW, these guys could be heard howling in the moon.

  8. Is Michael Mann really the best front man the Koch Brothers can buy?
    Absolutely not, but (unlike Anthony) it seems he’s on the payroll anyway.

  9. A month or so ago, during a particularly unsettled time, I completely lost my cool with an old acquaintance and told them – twice in succession – to do something that’s physically impossible to do; as Clint Eastwood explained to an empty chair last year at the Republican National Convention.
    To be honest, I wasn’t entirely happy with myself that I had let my anger get the best of me to where I blasted out that confrontational, raging swear. I genuinely felt bad about having barked those two words out – and twice. So I sought the counsel of an older, more world traveled, and very much wiser, individual who I had known for a long time. After hearing my story this learned gentleman quickly counseled:
    “They had it coming.”
    I don’t know why, but the above story and response really seems to apply to Michael Mann.

  10. Those inconvenient real facts. They are just too available to us non-scientist types and to those scientists who want science to go back to working at learning all truths, not just the convenient ones.

  11. If Michael Mann did not exist, no one could have invented him….. he’s just too pathetic and ridiculous.

  12. “Penn State, also gets funds from Koch”
    That could be construed as an admission that you do receive money from him.

    I was referring to the context of the list but I see your point, I’ll make a change to the wording. Note what I say at the end of the list, which is the truth. – Anthony

  13. This is scandalous. Working at Mann’s Penn State salary comes out of funds contaminated by Koch Foundation money. Either the guy is a Koch puppet serving their covert agenda and his slurs against Anthony Watts are for camouflage purposes, or else he’s deeply ashamed of where his funding comes from and is hitting out at Anthony in an act of classic Freudian psychological projection.

  14. Koch brothers, et al, could spend their entire fortunes on pure propaganda and the amount wouldn’t be a drop in the bucket compared to what world governments have been spending on climate propaganda.

  15. Mike Smith: “Is Michael Mann really the best front man the Koch Brothers can buy?”
    I’ll just quote the guy that posted for me.

  16. I see New Mexico State University nor University of New Mexico didn’t get on the Koch gravy train, either. Too bad. Lots of sun… great for solar panels and spaceports!

  17. In light of the above facts, Michael Mann’s twit is a genuine embarrassment for the directors of his universities. They should sack him …

  18. so Koch is a right wing philanthropist. I wouldn’t imagine for one moment that he or his organisation funded any of Michael Mann’s research. I would have thought this is more about political idealism than anything else.

  19. Georgia State, Spelman, Kennesaw State, Berry, Andrew, Mercer, University of Georgia – lots of Georgia colleges and universities are on the list, but my alma mater, and Judith Curry’s place of employment – Georgia Tech – is not on the list. Maybe Judy needs to post her request for funding as well.. Makes me wonder who at Ga Tech made the Koch brothers mad.

  20. Wow, I have degrees from both the University of Delaware and the University of Rochester. Out of three degrees total (also Ga. Tech) I have 2/3’s “Koch” influence. So I’m confused, am I 2/3’s a skeptic or 2/3’s a denier, or 2/3’s a believer ???. Anyway, I have never gotten my check(s), and I would not recognize the Koch Brothers unless I ran them over by accident and checked their drivers license to help fill out the police report.
    Cheers, Kevin.

  21. Again, nobody answers the question,
    Whats so bad about takng money from a Koch (or a Gore) to do a thing you intended to do from the start.
    AFAIK Neither Koch (nor Gore) is a murderer.

  22. KevinM: “Whats so bad about takng money from a Koch (or a Gore) to do a thing you intended to do from the start.”
    The appearance of impropriety. Textbook example: The EPA is justly infamous for throwing empirical research in the round file if it failed to reach the conclusion they paid for.
    In an ideal world, the research is well argued, logical, doesn’t introduce superfluities or dialogues to moral touchstones and desired policy goals. And most of all, is possible to replicate. After that, no one should care until it has been replicated ridiculously and survived. But if we wait that long, Siberia will burst into flames and melt Greenland.

  23. It is always humorous to see cagw alarmists like Mann writhe in their hypocrisy…
    Keep Tweeting for “the Cause”(tm) Mike…[heh!]

  24. I hope the Koch children are of a similar mind with their fathers. I’d sure hate to see Michael Mann take a liking to the new KochMachine when it eventually replaces the classic KochMachine.

  25. UC Santa Barbara (BA, 1967); UC Santa Barbara, PhD (1970); MBA USC 1975. Not surprised to see USC absent from the list, but definitely surprised that super left-radical UCSB also isn’t there.
    Anthony, did you tweet His Ugliness to inform him that he, and not you, is living on the Big Oil nickel?

  26. No University of Illinois appearances….not surprising, considering how anti-business the faculty are. I see that the ultra-liberal University of Wisconsin system snagged some Koch-coin!
    Really, this type of information is useless. The big petrochem companies often sponsor research at schools with good chem-eng programs like Penn State, Univ of Mich, UI Urbana etc. I have yet to see ANY school turn down funding because of moral or ethical problems, although disinvestment is something they do (famously for apartheid South Africa).
    Hey Charles, throw some of that Koch coin my way!

  27. The Bear has a theory about why Michael Mann makes so many stupid mistakes: he’s as dumb as a brick.

  28. FWIW, I complained to Penn State about Professor Mann’s Tweeting …. here’s their response:
    “Michael Mann’s work in the lab has little to do with his right as a citizen to express his opinion under the First Amendment. His expressions on Twitter are his own and while you may disagree with them, they are protected speech (unless the courts deem otherwise).
    The topic of climate change is and has been one of great dissension and discussion. Dr. Mann himself has been the subject of many scathing attacks. We do not comment directly on the content of these attacks, except to say that we support his work as a researcher.
    His Constitutionally protected comments on Twitter are his own — much like the comments you are able to send in this email.”
    Also, FWIW, if I were to tweet such stuff on topics for which I am employed, I would be strongly disciplined or fired. Guess I should get a gig at Penn State!

  29. Mann reminds me of a second-rate gossipy drunk who sits in a club expounding loudly on his latest conspiracy theory…resting on laurels he may never have had….or in his present state, clinging, muttering, to a beat-up hockey stick.

  30. Glad to be of assistance. 🙂
    I am getting fed up of incorrect statements by AGWers (links to severe weather etc.), I think such statements need to be called out, maybe some grassroots/crowdsourced effort is needed. I’m trying to chase one down by Prof. Slingo, and Dr Mann’s claims today seemed interesting as well.
    Dr. Mann would be wise to do more research before making such claims, the articles he linked to today when attacking Anthony did not seem to back up his tweets at all.

  31. Observer, interesting, that’s not what’s Penn State’s policies say, specifically AD47 and HR64.
    He has responsibilities as a Penn State professor even when speaking for himself.

  32. The Koch Brothers should be made aware of this. A list that long is going to contain warmist universities. Maybe even all on the list are warmist (I’m beginning to doubt that there is such a thing as a university which hasn’t been infiltrated to push the warmist meme).
    Well, if those warmist universities don’t want anything to do with the Koch Brothers, maybe they should withdraw their financial support and find something more useful to do with it. I would imagine that genuine science, research and other efforts to wind back alarmist hysteria could use a helping hand.
    The Koch Brothers should be told that their current generosity is being thrown in their faces, their name is being constantly abused, and their donations thoroughly squandered. They should pull the plug.

  33. I like how these people hide behind Sesame Street.
    Republicans should take the CPB funding away from the lying leftist propaganda shows Frontline, PBS Newshour, bill moyers, charley rose, etc and direct it towards Sesame Street and double it and see what those liars then try to hide behind.

  34. ‘Stand against climate denial…’ Really?! I am 97% sure everyone agrees there is a climate.
    Perhaps Mr. Johnson should go to one of those schools Mr. Koch supports and take a freshman English course.

  35. games4us5 on October 15, 2013 at 6:48 pm
    I see New Mexico State University nor University of New Mexico didn’t get on the Koch gravy train, either. Too bad. Lots of sun… great for solar panels and spaceports!
    Watch it there… I graduated from UNM with a BSME in 1985. The ME bldg was a study in energy conservation, from thermal storage to a rankin cycle generator. I was involved in a EPRI thermal storage research project with Professors Wilden and Truman that was quite successful. We were not focused on climate change, simply energy conservation in commercial buildings.
    I am still doing that today…

  36. TomRude says:
    If Mann did not exist, we should have invented him!
    Sorry, I don’t think anyone could remain sane long enough to do that.
    The required hallucinogenic and mind altering substances would fry a normal persons mind long before they could even envisage anyone like him..

  37. I heard the Koch brothers will match, dollar for dollar, any money donated to Anthony via the shameless donation plug. 🙂 Be sure to let Dr. Mann know that.

  38. AndyG55 says:
    October 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm
    TomRude says:
    If Mann did not exist, we should have invented him!
    Sorry, I don’t think anyone could remain sane long enough to do that.
    The required hallucinogenic and mind altering substances would fry a normal persons mind long before they could even envisage anyone like him..
    Oh, I don’t know… a quart of tequila could set off a pretty good vision.

  39. Observer says:
    October 15, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    FWIW, I complained to Penn State about Professor Mann’s Tweeting …. here’s their response:
    “Michael Mann’s work in the lab has little to do with his right as a citizen to express his opinion under the First Amendment. His expressions on Twitter are his own and while you may disagree with them, they are protected speech
    Mann isn’t making a distinction that the comments are his and his alone and not as a Penn State representative.
    His twitter homepage:
    Climate Scientist, Professor, and Director of Penn State Earth System Science Center. Author of Dire Predictions & The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars
    Penn State University, PA · michaelmann.net

  40. I always considered it a stroke of luck to have Michael Mann’s clownish antics representing the alarmist position on GW. Now I find out the Koch Bros. have a hand in supporting him. I am awed by the Koch Bros. ability and foresight in planting such a time bomb of a mole in the alarmist camp so early in the debate.

  41. Liontooth remember Penn State ‘investigation ‘ of Mann , which constituted of asking him if he done anything wrong , and without further question just believing him when he said no. Despite the fact his words contained at least one bare face lie.
    Mann is a Penn ‘star’ because the AGW research bucket is still deep and well filled , and so he brings the money in. That his ‘science’ is junk means nothing compared to that.

  42. Is #MichaelEMann really the best front man
    the #KochBrothers can buy?
    #KochMachine #DenierForHire

    It is called psychological projection. Just always take what they say and turn it around. Yep, that’s the reality all right.

  43. Now, I know that ‘Koch’ rhymes with that well-known beverage, but I can’t get it out of my head that it should rhyme with ‘sock’.
    So when someone up thread accuses Mann of being a ‘Koch-puppet’ my keyboard nearly got a Coke-shower!

  44. Dear me! The Koch brothers (who must be evil, because they have lots of money) are funding some educational institutions. We should stop that right away.
    Of course, it’s not only the Kochs who are funding education. LOTS of rich people are funding all sorts of things. Dear me, again!
    I propose that we make it illegal for rich people to fund anything. Or, indeed, anyone to fund anything. All that evil money should be kept away from public service, and should be locked up in the mansions of all these evil millionaires. And the public services in our Utopian world will run on fresh air….

  45. Mods – Isn’t this a rather crude comment to allow?
    [snip . . probably, but it depends on who it is being read by I suppose . . mod]

  46. The facts of the matter is that all Public School Systems and most all colleges and universities were once non-profit institutions of learning and/or education of the populace …… but have since all morphed into non-taxpaying “profit (money) making” businesses whose primary interest is to expend said profits for the betterment of their “community” of employees ….. and thus they could care less what their revenue sources are as long as they continue to be “profitable”..

  47. So Dr. Mann has recieved funding sourced from Koch Corporation whereas our host has not. If the model Dr. doesn’t already know this he should be told. Over and over again.

  48. Aren’t “Brown University Buena Vista University” in fact two separate universities? If so, the list should be even longer (by one)!

  49. Hmmm….
    All beneficiaries of evil Koch money. The irony is so thick you can cut it with a knife.

  50. (Godwin alert!) Someone just try and tell me these people are not the same as the Sturmabteilung?
    ” A recent study found that 27% of TV meteorologists call global warming a “scam,” while over half deny that humans are the cause. ” ….
    “So we’re tracking meteorologists’ attitudes toward climate change across the country.”
    “Know what your meteorologist thinks? Drop us a line: tips@forecastthefacts.org

  51. Even if Mann’s tweets are indeed protected by First Amendment rights, how can PSU (my alma mater) tolerate his recent ad hominem attack on the head of Georgia Tech’s Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, Judith Curry, when he referred to her as a “serial denialist”? Disgraceful, PSU.

  52. Ben D says:
    October 15, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    Hmmm, interesting, I had noticed some time ago that North Carolina State University listed above, used John Cook’s Skeptical Science blog as an educational resource for students, the mind boggles at what they are turning out there,..the clones wars are coming…
    I was hoping my alma mater was doing better with the Koch money.
    My only complaint about the Koch brothers is that I never received any of their dirty money as an employee or any grants.

  53. Dean Ire says:
    October 16, 2013 at 7:27 am
    Mann, what a tit.

    I believe we should draw the line here on insulting tits.
    Just sayin’. 🙂

  54. Oh good! University of Central Florida is on the list! The Florida Solar Energy Center is a research institute of UCF. So I guess I am supported by the Kochs as well :>

  55. bagtoter says: “how can PSU (my alma mater) tolerate his recent ad hominem attack on the head of Georgia Tech’s Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, Judith Curry”
    Please ask PSU, their HR64 policy states “faculty member agrees at all times to be accurate, to exercise appropriate restraint, to show respect for the opinions of others”.
    Is that tweet following that policy?

  56. Wake Forest in Winston-Salem is on there, but I don’t think this money went to cigarette smoking cessation research at Baptist Hospital (which would be terribly disappointing to the Liberals), just a hunch

  57. Craig says:
    October 16, 2013 at 9:19 am

    This all begs the question, what has Mann ever done to help anyone other than himself?

    Pedantry alert! This raises the question; it does not beg the question.
    See definition of begging the question, or petitio principii.
    Sorry, but this common incorrect usage bugs me.

  58. Now does someone have a list of colleges and universities with programs supported by
    1) Exxon
    2) Shell
    3) BP etc.?
    A quick search on Google shows ExxoMobil shelling out millions to universities. BP and Shell also providing funds to quite a few universities and colleges. I have no time to do a detailed search as my internet connection is on a crawl.
    [Snippet from search results / can’t open page due to net speed issues]
    “ExxonMobil and Employees Donate $36M to U.S. Universities”
    … to 900 colleges and universities across the United States through the ExxonMobil …

  59. Last Sunday night 60 Minutes ran an excellent piece about a 15 year old who has come up with a quick and low cost test for pancreatic cancer. The kid had to find a lab that would work with him to do the years of testing and validation required and was rejected by over 100 labs. One scientist, however, found his process worth testing further and invited him to work from their lab.
    60 Minutes briefly showed him walking into the lab but CBS didn’t comment that the name on the facility and benefactor for the lab was David H. Koch, that anti-science guy!

  60. Why stop at Koch funding?

    Exxon Mobil Corporation
    2012 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
    …….Pennsylvania State University [$] 258,230…..

    Exxon Mobil Corporation
    2011 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
    ………….Pennsylvania State University [$] 197,406…..

    ExxonMobil and Employees Donate $2.5 Million to Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities

    I wonder how many of these universities received Koch money?

    List of Climate Research Centres

  61. It appears as if Mann believes being required to reveal his papers/emails from UVa is an “attack on scientific research and academic freedom”. Amazing positioning. Asking to see your research is an attack on the research. Wow.

  62. Jquip says:
    October 15, 2013 at 7:12 pm
    “KevinM: “Whats so bad about takng money from a Koch (or a Gore) to do a thing you intended to do from the start.”
    The appearance of impropriety.”
    How about taking money that the petulant child in the spitehouse took from the taxpayer and gave you; also known as government grant?

  63. Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7 says:
    October 16, 2013 at 11:00 am
    Sorry, but…
    No you’re not, but your point is well-taken.

  64. I don’t know if this is worth mentioning for Mr. Watt but in one month time in Mann’s own confined Twitterspace I believe I counted 17 examples of him mentioning Watt’s name by Mr. Mann himself. As once someone famously said (with a slight modification) Mr. Watt is living rent-free in Mr. Mann’s brain. OCD comes to mind, too. Lather, rinse, repeat…

  65. O… M… G… those Koch demons … they are even buying … connector companies! Namely, Molex.
    Oh … the humanity!

  66. JohnWho says, “I believe we should draw the line here on insulting tits.”
    Collins English dictionary: tit
    4. Slang a despicable or unpleasant person: often used as a term of address
    Whereas , tits ahhh,
    never would insult their kind.

  67. Mann’s slurs at anyone he disagrees with and his suit against Mark Steyn and NRO continue to show what a little man Mann really is. He must really be feeling the pain from the on going disproving of the hockey stick by people of real science and mother nature. He really needs to “mann up”.

  68. Does Forecast the Facts have permission to use the Big Bird image in this way? I thought the Sesame Street production company guarded those characters zealously and allowing such use would degrade their intellectual property rights.

  69. “Michael Mann’s work in the lab has little to do with his right as a citizen to express his opinion under the First Amendment. His expressions on Twitter are his own and while you may disagree with them, they are protected speech”
    That is incorrect.
    Twitter is ultimately a private company. The First Amendment doesn’t apply there. In fact, the First Amendment of the US Constitution doesn’t apply at all and Mann’s defenders should actually read said First Amendment, because what it stands for and what it does is crystal clear and extremely well defined by the Founding Fathers.
    Says I, who’s neither American nor an English native speaker.

  70. Where is the equivalent horror by the media at George Soros’ myriad financial fingers in multiple leftist pots including academia and reaching into the White House?

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