Dan Bodine Has a New Post

abom11thDan Bodine Has a New Post

It is with great pleasure I post a portion of Dan Bodine’s new post at the Desert Mountain Times. Please go to his web site and read it. Sign up as a follower and enjoy being part of a real writer’s experience.

James Pilant

All this talk about Texas being “backwards” is a conspiracy

Want to pass along a link to a new HBO film series that includes Texas’ “religiosity” – vis a vis its “backward” political culture – that’s guaranteed to ruffle some feathers! Even has my favorite congressman in it.

Maybe the picky theme should be why should climate denialists, science denialists, far-right conservatives, religious extremists, and a backwards religious and political culture all have to do with our beloved, great state of Texas?

You lookin’ to buy a car, young man?

Yeah, I’ve mellowed some. Twenty-five years ago in Johnson County as my first-career world was collapsing on me, loveboat and all, one of the memorable conversations that arose in it was with my business pardner, the late Don R. McNiel. I’d disappointed him in a writing piece.

Don, a wealthy Republican entrepreneur who Barton listens to testimony during a hearing on synthetic genomics by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in Washingtona year or so earlier had unsuccessfully challenged House Speaker Jim Wright of Fort Worth for his house seat, accused me of “taking a cheap shot” at our GOP Congressman Joe Barton for his whole hog support of capitalism. …


From Around the Web.

From the web site, Rethink, Renew, Revive.


This is paraphrased, the full quote is: (Joe Barton’s)

“Wind is God’s way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it’s hotter to areas where it’s cooler. That’s what wind is. Wouldn’t it be ironic if in the interest of global warming we mandated massive switches to energy, which is a finite resource, which slows the winds down, which causes the temperature to go up? Now, I’m not saying that’s going to happen, Mr. Chairman, but that is definitely something on the massive scale. I mean, it does make some sense. You stop something, you can’t transfer that heat, and the heat goes up. It’s just something to think about.”

Not as cringe worthy, as he made the thought hypothetical, but clearly doesn’t have a grasp of the scientific principles here.  Yet, he would tell you that there is NO way that humans are POSSIBLY responsible for Climate Change.  He would say it’s something more like Noah’s flood.

4 thoughts on “Dan Bodine Has a New Post

  1. We wouldn’t have to worry so much about the consequences of mandating energy (that darned finite resource) switches as long as Joe Barton is allowed to continue to speak at hearings. This way, there will be plenty of hot wind to go around.

    I wonder what Joe thinks will happen to the ‘heat’ when we’ve exploited oil reserves? I suppose he won’t have to worry about it since he’ll be dead by then, but surely God will find a way to sort it out!

    It’s just something to think about.


  2. desertmountainair

    Thanks much for the referral and the kind words, Mr. Pilant. Equal regards for your work, too. I wish I had the energy to be half as prolific as you. It does seem at times the only “daylight” hopes for us *old-time*, Democratic conservatives is to keep *pecking away*.

    Best wishes, Dan Bodine


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