Sunday, April 17, 2011

Enough to Drive One Batty

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.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

If it weren't for the contributions of the likes of Exxon Mobil, Inhofe wouldn't be a Senator.

It's our soulless corporations and the wealthiest Americans whose creatures they are that are driving us into 3rd world levels of income disparity.

They need to be busted up! Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Unknown said...

This is exactly the commentary I went looking for. It's ironic that in the US, climate change trends (at least today) wreak most havoc on the bastions of elected anthropomorphic climate-change deniers. It will take the electorate that put them there a long-time still to wake-up..but wake-up they will.

Hamish Mack said...

Jesus, Inhofe is an arsehole, sorry rectums but I was not really meaning youse.
IMO it is all to do with authority figures and the need that the right has for a dominant male to tell them what to do. Occasionally this spills over into sexual shenanigans.
One can show graphs and data to these bozos until ones fingers bleed but it will do no good. Inhofe and the like just say that it is a hoax and 'cause the daddy men say it is the crowds follow. their is a real pride in their shared ignorance that will defeat all logic. It helps to have a memory that sees 2 weeks either way as the limits of human experience.

TruculentandUnreliable said...

In Cletus in the double-wide's defense, he probably doesn't even vote. It's the nice church-going people with the cement geese who elect douchebags like Inhofe.

And, as ITTDY pointed out, it has a lot to do with money. Not just in our electoral process, but in our media. The average American, at best, is shown reports that treat the global warming "debate" as, well, a debate. Add in the fact that our educational system is BROKEN and has been failing to teach critical thinking skills for a while, and you get a lot of ignorant-ass people believing stupid-ass shit.

BTW, I've never understood why trailer parks didn't have some sort of communal tornado shelter. Owners could charge a little more rent to make up the expenses for them (and eventually make more of a profit), and there would be plenty of people who would be willing to pay an extra $10 a month to make sure their kids were safe.

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...


w/v: mintsoc. I wish my socks were minty-fresh.

Glennis said...

The last line says all that had to be said.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

If it weren't for the contributions of the likes of Exxon Mobil, Inhofe wouldn't be a Senator.

Yeah, I had thought of labelling him (R-Dumbfuckistan), but I decided to go with his real constituency.

This is exactly the commentary I went looking for.

You wish it, I dish it! It really needs to be said more often, and the dman (typo, or short for doucheman?) media will never cover it.

Yeah, show any concern for the environment and you're "effeminate" ("Why is that considered a pejorative?" asked the burly bald dude) or you favor "nature" over "humanity"- as if humans were somehow separate from and superior to, the natural world.

. The average American, at best, is shown reports that treat the global warming "debate" as, well, a debate

Teach the controversy!!!

He or she will join a lynchmob and use the last can of petrol to light the pyre for a climatologist for making the earth uninhabitable.

If you ever visit here, old chum, don't let on that you're a science talkin' guy- unless you're in Brooklyn, where you'll be expected to give a lecture for copious amounts of beer.


'specially the big bald dude!

The last line says all that had to be said.

Yeah, Inhofe is truly a repellent creature.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Technically speaking, the last line before The last line says all that had to be said is:

I wish my socks were minty-fresh.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I wish my socks were minty-fresh.

You can always wash them with Scope.