My apologies for crossing the border without calling first, but I thought that I would share this piece by Jim Hightower with the neighbors. Hightower was the former agriculture commissioner who lost to Rick Perry in the lieutenant governor's race.
Global warming, God, and Jim Inhofe
Here's an amazing fact: Oklahoma is the only state in the Union with a U.S. senator worse than its own far-out right-winger, Tom Coburn.
That would be Jim Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican extremist and dedicated nutballist who's further out than Pluto. For example, Inhofe is completely obsessed with the fantasy that global climate change is an elaborate hoax, perpetrated by a vast conspiracy of left-wing environmentalists, Democrats, non-Evangelical Christians, the media, and 99-percent of the world's climate scientists.
How does he know it's a hoax? Because the Bible tells him so! In a radio interview with an equally-conspiratorial outfit called Voice of Christian Youth America, this august United States Senator explained that the truth is right there in Genesis 8:22 "As long as the Earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heatů will never cease."
In case that's too opaque for us infidels, Inhofe goes deeper: "My point is God's still up there." It's outrageous arrogance, spaketh the senator, "to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate."