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.
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 a 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.