Thursday, July 20, 2006

not a bleeding heart liberal


"The unexpected storms that swept through St. Louis Wednesday night left the region stewing in sweat this afternoon, as nearly half a million AmerenUE customers coped without power. ";_ylt=Alj87fLH3MVDNbdtCBBS6RoDW7oF;_ylu=X3oDMTBhcmljNmVhBHNlYwNtcm5ld3M-

"NEW YORK (Reuters) - Temperatures will average above normal in most of the United States in August, extending what has been the warmest year on record so far, the U.S.
National Weather Service said on Thursday."

I sent the following letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It may be harsh, but I am really fed up. Just a few weeks ago, at a political forum, a Democratic candidate said he is an expert in water quality "but, I am not an environmentalist", as if being an environmentalist were something to be ashamed of.

I'm sorry for people who were affected by the storm in your area, and in other areas of the country and world that are being devastated by weather unprecedented disasters. But we reap what we sow. This is exactly the type of problem weather scientists have been warning about for years, and that environmentalists have tried to forestall, to no avail. If you have not been trying to reduce your use of energy, you have gotten what you deserved. Unfortunately, the few who have tried to be good citizens of the country and world have to suffer along with you. But at least you can be happy, because Congress and the President are working hard to pass a constitutional amendment banning a handful of attention-seekers from hurting your oh so delicate feelings by misusing the American flag.


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