A friend of mine and I ventured out to Elk River tonight to check out the Global Warming Isn't Real Forum put on by local conservative legislators and the Heartland Institute.

Highlights include:

*Apparently Representative Jungbauer never believed he would be going to the legislature to work for the poor.

*An objective look at global warming means showing An Inconvenient Truth, allowing a global warming denier to cherry pick information in order to cast doubt on its content, then showing The Great Global Warming Swindle after which the same global warming denier controls the stage questioning none of its content.

*During questioning time, everyone's favorite scapegoat, educators were soundly raked over the coals for daring to show the Al Gore film. Oh, and apparently Al Gore is tantamount to Nazi filmaker Leni Reifenstahl.

I don't have the time or the energy to upload the corresponding youtubes with evidence conveniently left out of the discussion, however stay tuned as this will be a good one!

The question I have though, is what sort of copyright laws this group may have violated by showing An Inconvenient Truth without paying for it or getting consent. Perhaps we will have to look into that one a little closer.