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Saturday, June 01, 2013

Wrath Of God

On May 28:

The liberal media and Senate colleagues are “trying to exploit” Oklahoma’s deadly tornado to advance their “agenda” on climate change, according to Oklahoma’s Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe, famous for describing human-caused global warming as a man-made “hoax.”
Inhofe was on climatologists’ case early this month when Oklahoma experienced below normal temperatures. “Global Warming Alarmists Should Send Some of their Hot Air to Warm Up Oklahoma,” Inhofe declared in a May 3 statement. But that was almost three weeks before a Level 5 tornado tore through Moore, Okla., killing 24 people.
But this week, Inhofe is reacting to speeches by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., that climate change is a possible cause of such weather violence as late-season super hurricanes, mile-wide tornadoes and prolonged drought.
The liberal media are “trying to exploit a tragedy and advance its (sic) own agenda, and believe me, the victims all know this,” Inhofe told the right-wing Newsmax website. “We were being hit by tornadoes long before anyone talked about climate change, and even before it was called ‘global cooling,’ before it became ‘global warming’ and then climate change.
But today his fellow Oklahomans were not seeking blame, merely seeking shelter:
Yahoo News
Frightened Okla. residents opt to flee tornadoes
Associated PressBy SEAN MURPHY | Associated Press – 33 mins ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It's a warning as familiar as a daily prayer for Tornado Alley residents: When a twister approaches, take shelter in a basement or low-level interior room or closet, away from windows and exterior walls.
But with the powerful devastation from the May 20 twister that killed 24 and pummeled the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore still etched in their minds, many Oklahomans instead opted to flee Friday night when a violent tornado developed and headed toward the state's capital city.
It was a dangerous decision to make.
Interstates and roadways already packed with rush-hour traffic quickly became parking lots as people tried to escape the oncoming storm. Motorists were trapped in their vehicles — a place emergency officials say is one of the worst to be in a tornado.
I have lived through such things, in which our welfare is politicized by idiotic politicians.


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