I drove to work tonight in a goddamn monsoon... I'm talking, sheets of water, walls of rain, my damn car left a wake on the roadway. The storm, which has subsided (the moonset is particularly gorgeous now) was the remnants of a monster which left a trail of death and devastation in the Southern U.S. Let's look at a map showing representation in the Senate by state... we've got solid Republicans representing the area devastated by the storm. Researchers studying anthropogenic climate change have long predicted that more virulent storms would result from global warming.
So, let's see the response of the Republican politicians representing the people who were hit by the storm to the global warming dilemma... shit, they're conducting a witch hunt to try to discredit scientists who have been warning about the problem of global warming. Shit, not only do they want to prevent any attempts to ameliorate the storm world situation our descendents will inherit, they want to slash funding to the agency that would warn their constituents of impending disaster.
Yet, when Cletus' double-wide gets creamed by a twister, he doesn't receive a goddamn nickel of aid from the paid-shill sociopaths at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Cato, or any of the other right-wing front groups. He doesn't receive a thin dime of the Koch money that goes to pay off AGW deniers. He goes to the responsible adults for aid, the federal bureaucracies that he despises, that his elected officials underfund and staff with incompetent cronies. Shit, St Ronbo stupidly said, "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" Yeah, Cletus those nine words are scarier than, "A tornado's coming and you'll be dead or homeless."
Keep voting Republican ya goddamn Red State dumbasses... will the fact that the middle-aged lady who looks like an NPR listener, possibly a lesbian, can't get a mammogram keep you sheltered when your goddamn home gets destroyed? Will you sit in the ruins of your home, cradling the remains of your dead child and be consoled by thinking, "At least them queers can't get married?"
I want to heap special scorn on denialism crusader James Inhofe (R-Fossil Fuel Industry)- Inhofe recently landed on a closed runway, putting airport workers in grave danger. The airport manager said of Inhofe- "...I can assure you I have never seen such a reckless disregard for human life in my life." He must not have looked at the fucker's voting record.