Friday, May 29, 2009

Global Warming Heats Up in Hubbard

Scott Riddle, local Hubbard City cattle baron, has been accused by the coffee drinkers at the Drug Store of causing global warming in downtown Hubbard due to the excessive expulsion of gas from the cattle on his ranch (see May 5 blog). Scott has responded by threatening to go on the attack by buying and importing sheep into this Central Texas community quoting the United Kingdom’s CEO of Climate Change who has reportedly made Scott a really good offer:

“Changing our lifestyles, including our diets, is going to be one of the crucial elements in cutting carbon emissions,” says David Kennedy, the UK’s chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change. “This includes giving up carbon-intensive food: Government advisers are developing menus to combat climate change by cutting out “high carbon” food such as meat from sheep, whose burping and passing of gas poses a serious threat to the environment.”

Scott, an avowed non-drinker of adult alcoholic beverages, has also launched a PR campaign against the brand new bar in Hubbard, named “Old Town”. Scott made the following statement to Aunt Martha who writes for the Hubbard City News: “Alcoholic drinks are another significant contributory factor to global warming, with the growing and processing of crops such as hops and malt into beer and whisky helping to generate 1.5% of the nation’s greenhouse gases.”

Needless to say, this has caused quite a stir. I called Butch Jackson, local historian, general research specialist, and strong supporter of Old Town to check out the latest polling on the global warming debate.

Butch Cited the Latest Rasmussen poll:

Just one-out-of-three voters (34%) now believe global warming is caused by human activity, the lowest finding yet in Rasmussen Reports national surveying. Forty-eight percent (48%) of all likely voters attribute climate change to long-term planetary trends, while seven percent (7%) blame some other reason. Eleven percent (11%) aren’t sure.

Note: Rasmussen did not have a number for those blaming Scott Riddle but it would be in the 7% group.

Makes you wonder how our Washington Politicians will decide just what to CAP and what to TRADE? Billy Roy Meechum thinks they should CAP their mouths and TRADE their easy chairs for real jobs back home.

Think about it,


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