Monday, September 26, 2011

Obama Draws Perry Ire

Rick Perry is shocked, shocked I tell you, that President Obama would turn a Texas disaster into a political attack (others would say, a joke).

From The Chron:

“‘It’s outrageous President Obama would use the burning of 1,500 homes, the worst fires in state history, as a political attack,’ Mark Miner, a Perry presidential campaign spokesman, told ABC.”
Texas is, on average 6 times more wet than California in a normal year. Only this year it isn’t normal, not by half. And some would say that this is an effect of climate change, something that has been noticed by climatologists for decades now.

Something that Rick Perry denies, just as he denies that the earth is older than dirt and evolution has occurred.

So when Barack Obama said this, “You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change,” Perry came all unglued. How. Dare. He.

How dare Rick Perry sign a budget that cut back his fire fighting forces by 75% in the worst drought since the Dust Bowl days? How dare he do that in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence that increases in greenhouse gases in our atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial revolution has significantly added to the heat budget of the planet? Add to that the fact that when you build cities you increase overall temperature due to heat absorption.

Add to that the fact that Earth has a normal cycle of warming and cooling on top of what mankind has done. In short, if we are in a cooling cycle, mankind’s contribution may have canceled that effect. Alternately, if we are in a warming cycle, mankind’s contribution will exacerbate the problem.

Rick Perry is full of foeces. He makes Jim Carey, in “Dumb and Dumber” look like Albert Einstein.

But Rick Perry’s political skills seem to be outstripping his skills at debate. And clearly the GOP is starting to notice (except for the TEA Party whose ilk match his IQ in the double digits).

Too bad. Rick Perry is Barack Obama’s dream opponent.

Only it wasn’t quite true, was it? President Obama was merely pointing out the obvious fact that Texas is undergoing a drought that brings wildfires as anyone from California knows about. In California which is collectively a desert south of Stockton, they get fires, especially during the dry season, but defining wet and dry is different in California. In Cali, if it rains more than 10 inches per year, that’s a deluge.

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