Okay, so this is way off the general climate topic, but I really got a kick out of this article from Bill Maher published in the LA Times.
If Al Franken can be a senator, why can`t Bill Maher be an LA Times columnist?
Here are a few notable quotables:
The governor of Texas, Rick Perry, is not afraid to say publicly that thinking out loud about Texas seceding from the Union is appropriate considering that … Obama wants to raise taxes 3% on 5% of the people? I’m not sure exactly what Perry’s independent nation would look like, but I’m pretty sure it would be free of taxes and Planned Parenthood. And I would have to totally rethink my position on a border fence.
And about the astro-turf tea party protests:
I know. It’s not about what Obama’s done. It’s what he’s planning. But you can’t be sick and tired of something someone might do.
Here he really nails the psychology of current republican politicking:
Look, I get it, “real America.” After an eight-year run of controlling the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court, this latest election has you feeling like a rejected husband. You’ve come home to find your things out on the front lawn — or at least more things than you usually keep out on the front lawn. You’re not ready to let go, but the country you love is moving on. And now you want to call it a whore and key its car.
The healthy thing to do is to just get past it and learn to cherish the memories. You’ll always have New Orleans and Abu Ghraib.
And the last word:
The thing that you people out of power have to remember is that the people in power are not secretly plotting against you. They don’t need to. They already beat you in public.