Monday, August 29, 2011

Bachmann's Such A Kidder

Never one to let a ridiculous Republican trend pass her by, Michele Bachmann was quoted this weekend in a claim of particular stupidity:
“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”
Of course, her spokesperson, realizing what a complete and utter stupid thing this is to say, now claims that Bachmann was kidding.  Duh!  Ol' Crazy Eyes would never ever say anything insane and mean it.

In an interesting counterpoint to her theory is one actually supported by science and rational thinking: some scientists are saying Irene's intensity is a direct result of man-made climate change:
While the number of the most intense storms has clearly been rising since the 1970s, researchers have come to differing conclusions about whether that increase can be attributed to human activities. 
“On a longer time scale, I think — but not all of my colleagues agree — that the evidence for a connection between Atlantic hurricanes and global climate change is fairly compelling,” said Kerry Emanuel, an expert on the issue at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
I think it far more likely that hurricanes are intensified by greenhouse gases than evidence of God's displeasure over Obamacare.  Just sayin'.

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