As recently as the fall of 2009, the Heartland Institute's website featured a banner that flashed portraits of famous thinkers, including:
Joseph L. Bast
Dear bunnies, which of these names doesn't belong in a list of famous thinkers?
Sometime in fall 2009, Heartland removed Bast as a famous thinker. Joseph L. Bast founded the Heartland Institute, with the help of Big Tobacco money. Bast's most noteworthy publication is Please Don't Poop In My Salad, which is a collection of essays about freedom. Needless to say, one of the most precious freedoms (according to Bast) is the freedom to smoke, at a low tax rate per pack.
Source: The Inquisition of Climate Science, James Lawrence Powell (Columbia University Press, 2011).