Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the foggy, rainy, raw island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this 15th day of January, 2015, another soggy one here at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), a good day for ducks as they say… I know we all look forward to another day of beautiful political TALK in Washington D.C., everything from Bush v. Romney to what the hell are we going to do about terror threats all ’round the world…
But if you want terror, look no further than Texas’ crazy man, give it up for Senator Ted Cruz, who, as a loyal Republican, lo, one of the few proud plutocratic mules de jour, believes that “…the climate changes everyday,” hence does not buy into all of that ‘nonsense’ regarding GLOBAL WARMING. A moronic philosophy/policy position that WILL prove to be exponentially scarier to millions more people across the globe than localized radical, militant Islamic terrorism. Having said that I must say it warms the heart to know Cruz will be the next chair–sitting right next to another famous Republican climate change denier and head on the U.S. Senate’s Committee on the “Environment and Public Works”, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), who has classically painted himself into a corner with his numb skull statement of “…global warming is the greatest hoax ever played on the American people”–of that body’s committee on “Space, Science and Competitiveness”.
Translation? Cruz will be in charge of the NASA budget, solely responsible for keeping an eye on the sky, while explaining to US stupid humans just how much of that ice is really melting and how cataclysmic is it really going to be! Stuff like that. In fact, most experts say that NASA’s days could be numbered as Cruz and the rest of the knuckleheads, exclusively plutocrat boot licking Republicans who have their collective heads up their you know whats’, continue cutting off their collective noses despite their collective faces. Going way past that Ostrich merely using the sand as a cover from reality, for it will not be long until the curtain is pulled all the way back and it is revealed just how much damage mankind has done to his only environment, one on which he depends to live LIFE!
Taking away NASA’s satellites will take away DATA, thus making it near impossible for climatologists to do their job, working for NASA to guide the world as the climate continues to warm.
“Data should guide policy, not ideology.”
On “The ED SHOW” (MSNBC five p.m. eastern) yesterday, Michio Kaku, a CUNY Professor of Physics, put the whole Ted Cruz “Defender of the Galaxy” in perspective, moreover, the Republicans (big oil and gas corporations rather), hell bent effort to keep the masses in the dark about the dangers that are on the horizon because the earth is warming at an alarming speed, as they fret about their sacred PROFITS while the rest of US are left twisting in the wind!
‘Point of Parliamentary Procedure!’ I yield the floor to the kind professor of PHYSICS, sir!
“…we need an instantaneous snap shot (NASA satellites) of the earth. So that we can use computer projections into the future. That’s how we do it. WE don’t put our finger into the wind (like GOP politicians) and guess what the weather is going to be tomorrow. We have satellites giving us instantaneous readouts of air temperature, water temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide content on the planet Earth. If the budget is cut, we will be going BLIND! (just like the GOP). We’re not going to know which way the atmosphere is going and then it’s strictly a question of political football as to how the presidential candidates are going to align on this question. We have to have data, that’s the bottom line. Data is the key to the future. Data is the key to our prosperity. DATA is the key to the next generation of Americans and if we cut it, we’re just going to have chicken bones (referring to the FOX guarding the hen house).”
Again, NASA satellites provide critical data about what’s happening on our planet today and provide scientists with “real life observations” they use to hone their predictions.
What could be more terrorizing than an increasingly warming planet and the world’s only super power without the political and moral WILL to keep their EYES in the SKY to keep ‘the American people’ safe from the CATACLYSM that is GLOBAL WARMING?
I know some in this not your grandfather’s GOP, at least not mine, have completely lost their minds. Or are simply what we all know them to be–boot lickin’ plutocratic puppets who care nothing for said American people evidenced in their actions and/or in-actions. NOT in that empty self serving rhetoric, hollow words that hold no iron.
Have a nice day everybody!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M