Tuesday, December 13, 2016

I Hear Petroleum Is Great for Burning Witches

In another of a long string of alarming actions by Trump's transition team, Team Trump requested that the Department of Energy send a list of any and all employees who have attended climate change conferences within the past five years and a list of all research papers published by employees within the past three years. Thankfully, the Department refused to comply with this request. In order to start a witch hunt, the Trumpistas need a list of anyone who'll float when thrown into a pond.

To compound matters, Trump wants to appoint Rick Perry, who wanted to abolish the Department of Energy, to head the department. Leave it to the ur-Republicans to put a fox weasel in charge of a henhouse. It gets worse, the Department of Energy manages the nation's nuclear infrastructure... it's not the sort of task for a moron who has 'OOOPS' moments even when he's reading from a script.

At the beginning of this year, I binge-watched all one-hundred and five episodes of the seminal 1970s anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, and I swear that the current Republican party is modeled after the fictional terrorist organization Galactor:

At this point, I sure hope that President Obama has tapped Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Janna Levin, James Hansen, and Michael Mann to form a Science Ninja Team of his own... goodness knows, the planet's gonna need it.


Smut Clyde said...


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I remember your rueful prediction that the last can of petrol on Earth will be used to burn the last climate scientist at the stake.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Rick is such a dumbie. The kicker is he was Texas' Lt. Governor when G.W. was the gov...and in Texas, the Lt. Governor has all the responsibility.