As this post goes to press the local newspaper had three headlines:
TALIBAN CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ROADSIDE BOMB MURDERING 18 IN AFGHANISTAN
OBAMA INSIDER SAID HE IS LEANING TO SENDING FEWER TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN WHILE LETTING TALIBAN PARTICIPATE IN GOVERNMENT
OBAMA WINS NOBLE PEACE PRIZE
I will let you mull on this while I join the coffee drinkers this PM for their response to today's news.
Long time readers of this blog have followed closely the debate between the coffee drinkers at the Hubbard City Drug Store (the Libs) and Scott Riddle, local cattle baron. As you recall the Libs feel that excess gas aimed by Scott's cows at downtown Hubbard has caused severe warming on a global scale in both of the months of July and August for the past "re-callable" years.
Well the debate escalated to a Town Hall Meeting last week in which local unpaid consultant, D.W. Castellaw, gave the following presentation after having done no research on the subject whatsoever, however, D. W. did live in California at one time for several years.
"First let me say there are those who say the earth is doomed by 'Global Warming' which is clearly caused by excessive CO2 emissions which are caused by excessive energy consumption which is caused by the increase in the world's standard of living. These doomsayers argue the only thing that will save mankind is the 'greening' of he world by reducing our standard of living at a very high cost. This greening process will also make an elite group of people very rich (Algore, W. J. Clinton, T. Boone Pickens, and other recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize and friends). This greening will take place from proposed legislation called 'Cap and Trade'."
"Bottom line, these global warmers are proposing an expensive solution to an unproven problem. Meanwhile, anyone that questions their plan is accused of being so stupid they still believe the earth is flat."
Mr. Castellaw continued, "Scientists have been studying the process of temperature change for years including factors such as sunspot activity, the Earth's tilt, and elliptical orbit around the sun, the Earth's albedo, atmospheric heat retention, ocean current cycles, and land mass distribution. The question of global climate change should be left to scientists and not to Nobel Peace Prize winners who are in collusion with the United Nations to destroy the United States of America and make an elite group of slimy people a lot of money. Certainly as we better understand the causes we know that controlling human-caused CO2 is not the answer and in fact may be the biggest scam perpetrated on mankind in all of history."
As Mr. Castellaw concluded his remarks Billy Roy Mitcham, local C&W singing star and philosopher specializing on local issues, turned to the only two people who had not already left during the presentation and said, "why the hell don't we just point Riddle's cows the other direction?"
Think about CAP and TRADE,