Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Age of Miracles and Wonders
The Oklahoma tornado is still terrifying the next day. Climate-change denier Senator James Inhofe says it's "hard to explain." He's apparently going to make sure Oklahoma gets disaster assistance from the federal government, even though he voted against disaster assistance for states hit by Hurricane Sandy. Of course they'll get it (and should).
I'm disgusted with myself for getting political about this, but politics is not just a distasteful parlor game. Lives are lost or wasted when we make bad policy decisions, we've been making terrible ones for 33 years, our survival depends on turning that around, and the chances of doing that look very bleak.
But just to prove I'm human, let me share some joy amid the sorrow: