Critical thinking is defined as the ability to objectively analyze a situation or object in order to form a rational, informed judgement. In other words, to apply critical thinking skills is to be skeptical. Especially of statements made by a man who believes that global warming isn’t a thing because God still grants us snowballs.
Via the Tulsa World…
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., told a military audience this week not to trust the media.
“If there’s one group that knows this and doesn’t have to be told it’s you, and that is, don’t trust the media,” Inhofe said Thursday during a speech at the National Defense University that was billed as his first public address since becoming committee chairman in September. The speech was largely focused on his priorities for the committee next year and taking public his argument to President Trump on increasing the defense budget.
According to The Hill, Inhofe’s priorities include making sure that Russia knows that the US knows that Russia is lying about the big fancy weapons it is supposedly creating… as well as making sure Russia knows that the US has enough money to make even bigger, fancier weapons if Russia isn’t lying about the big fancy weapons it is supposedly creating. Wow, that makes as much sense as using a snowball to disprove the 97% of scholarly journals on global warming that suggested the climate is in fact changing. So what does Inhofe’s plan have to do with the media?
But Inhofe also warned the crowd of uniformed military officers, officers from allied countries and other officials about media coverage of the defense budget.
“The general public, a lot of the media is making them believe that we don’t have any threats out there and a lot of this is a waste of money,” he said.
First of all, I don’t think the military has ever relied on the “media” for their updates on military funding and global threats. I’m sure they have other sources making them aware that the US accounts for 35% of global defense spending and likes to find new and exciting reasons to use its money. And I also don’t think they need the guy who can’t even hunt with a gun without first caging the animal up so it can’t get away giving any advice on military defense.
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