Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More frightening than a tsunami - Updated

Scarier than the potential nuclear holocaust that threatens to engulf Japan. This is today's GOP on climate change:
Thirty-one Republicans on the House Energy And Commerce Committee -- the entire Republican contingent on the panel -- declined on Tuesday to vote in support of the very idea that climate change exists.
Every. Single. GOPer. On the committee. No doubt to pander to their science scorning base.

Meanwhile, as if the people in Japan haven't suffered enough, the tsunami ravaged northeast of the island is now being bombarded with heavy snow, further complicating search efforts. [via AlertNet]

Update: I see the entire committee, including the three Democrats, "unanimously voted in favor of the Upton-Inhofe bill to repeal the EPA’s scientific endangerment finding on greenhouse pollution." How the hell do you "repeal" a scientific study? Shouldn't that be ignore? And it's pretty obvious why:
The 31 Republicans and three Democrats who voted in favor of H.R. 910 have received a grand total of $343,750 from Koch Industries, an average of more than $10,000 each. Freshman Mike Pompeo (R-KS), Koch’s special man in Congress, tips the scales at $79,500.
This is your Congress, hooked on Koch money. [Via Dan of Pruning Shears who is tweeting the protest actions in Ohio today.]

[More posts daily at the Detroit News. Note I've been blogging the odious Snyder budget and the protests there for the last few days.]

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