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Outside of the state Republican convention in 2006 when signs declared them as running mates, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sen. Tom McClintock haven't agreed on much in the last couple of years.

As Schwarzenegger has been a worldwide global warming icon, McClintock continues to fume about the topic.

As Capitol Alert pointed out earlier this morning, Schwarzenegger, on national TV, compared global warming deniers to those who believe the world is flat.

"I think there is a lot of people that still think that the world is flat," Schwarzenegger said.

Funny thing is, McClintock uses the flat earth analogy to make an different point:

When some of the most accomplished and reputable scientists on the planet in the fields of climatology, meteorology and solar physics all vigorously challenge the global warming doctrine, how can anyone who respects science and the scientific method declare the debate is over and that all dissenters are "traitors?"

Global warming doctrine cannot withstand scientific inquiry or open debate, and they know it. And that's why they believe that dissent must be ridiculed, bullied, suppressed and eradicated. After all, it was the "flat-earthers" who, in the Dark Ages, declared the debate on the origins of Earth to be over and scientific inquiry to be heresy. It was the men of science who welcomed a full debate over all aspects of human knowledge, secure in the belief that reason would ultimately prevail in any free debate.

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