Thursday, April 28, 2011

Once Again, It Happens

For the second time in two weeks, violent storms have left a trail of carnage in the Southern U.S. Even here, in the Northeast, there were tornado warnings for parts of New York and New Jersey. Damnit, global warming is happening and it is causing severe storms. I never lived in a goddamn tornado zone until recently, and I haven't moved! The time to address the problem has long passed.

Tonight, I am planning on attending an opera in Lincoln Center, in the David Koch auditorium (phooey!). David Koch also affixed his name to the dinosaur wing of the American Museum of Natural History, this really pissed me off at first (the dinosaur wing of the AMNH is one of my favorite places on the planet), but I have come to realize that having David Koch's name on it is a good thing. What better tribute to David Koch could there be than a room filled with fossils (fossil fuels being the foundation of his inherited wealth) of extinct animals (the policies fostered by Koch's businesses and his pet politicians are contributing to an ongoing mass extinction event).

Let David Fucking Koch believe that the Koch Hall in the AMNH is an honor- it's really an indictment.

UPDATE: Holy crap, there are reports that the tornado which hit Tuscaloosa was a mile in diameter!


fish said...

He is also the monniker for the Cancer Center at MIT. Heh.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

He (and his brother) are both cancers inflicting America.

But we have plenty of the same who call themselves Democrats:

The most strident anti-WikiLeaks politicians -- such as Dianne Feinstein and Newt Gingrich -- have called for the prosecution of the whistle-blowing group under this law, and it appears that the Obama DOJ is at least strongly considering that possibility.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

But we have plenty of the same who call themselves Democrats:

Hell, NY Governor Cuomo apparently took $87,000 from the Kochs, according to the report by the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Substance McGravitas said...

Damnit, global warming is happening and it is causing severe storms.

Art Bell vindicated!

Jennifer said...

I'm used to being around tornadoes, but this season is insane. Those poor people down South. I can't even imagine. However... carry on... nothing odd to notice here! Sure.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Art Bell vindicated!

Bell is a strange duck- he's largely a right-winger, and he's made a living by playing straight man to a coterie of kooks, but I guess the "stopped clock" characterization applies here.

TruculentandUnreliable said...

Five people died not far from where my mom and brother live in Tennessee (I have a friend who lives in that area, too, and she's okay).

This is not a fucking sustainable situation.

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

Glad your mom's ok, T&U.

Yeah, this afternoon hubby was noting the irony of these global warming-induced tornadoes hitting areas of the country where I'm sure there's the largest concentration of global warming denialists. And people who, you know, want gubmint out of their lives and stuff. Hmmm. Wonder how they'll feel about gubmint now.

Glennis said...

Better Koch's money should go to a museum than to politics. If only every dollar to the opera meant one dollar less to the right wing.

And year, Alabama. Those poor folks.