So Much for Newt...

Damn -- I was rooting for this obnoxious SOB to join the '08 GOP race and break double digits, just in the hope that he'd help drag the party down. Alas, it can't possibly be:

Gingrich to Urge Action on Global Warming

Add former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to the list of former (and possibly future) politicians who are urging action to fight global warming. His forthcoming book,
A Contract With the Earth, will present a 10 point plan of "market oriented" policies that will lead to a "bipartisan environmentalism."

The book is due in November, around the same time Gingrich said he would decide about a possible presidential race.


But … but … but global warming is a hoax, dammit! A hoax perpetrated by Algore! Et tu, Newtie?

"Market oriented" isn't going to help him. The base will never forgive him for this.

That report is from Taegan Goddard, who also tells us that another right-wing love object has deviated from correct thinking:

Fred Thompson (R) said in 1994, during his first run for the U.S. Senate, "that the ultimate decision to have an abortion 'must be made by the woman,'" according to the American Spectator.

Speaking to a reporter, Thompson said: "Government should stay out of it. No public financing. The ultimate decision must be made by the woman. Government should treat its citizens as adults capable of making moral decisions on their own."


That's gonna hurt, though I have a feeling the base will forgive Fred and just accept his flip-flop -- he's on TV! He played an admiral in a movie!

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UPDATE: Told ya -- Freepers are calling him an "ecotard" (and one even says, "Et tu Newt?").

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Imagine you've forgotten once again the difference between a gorilla and a chimpanzee, so you do a quick Google image search of “gorilla." But instead of finding images of adorable animals, photos of a Black couple pop up.

Is this just a glitch in the algorithm? Or, is Google an ad company, not an information company, that's replicating the discrimination of the world it operates in? How can this discrimination be addressed and who is accountable for it?

“These platforms are encoded with racism," says UCLA professor and best-selling author of Algorithms of Oppression, Dr. Safiya Noble. “The logic is racist and sexist because it would allow for these kinds of false, misleading, kinds of results to come to the fore…There are unfortunately thousands of examples now of harm that comes from algorithmic discrimination."

On At Liberty this week, Dr. Noble joined us to discuss what she calls “algorithmic oppression," and what needs to be done to end this kind of bias and dismantle systemic racism in software, predictive analytics, search platforms, surveillance systems, and other technologies.

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