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How a liberal Congress plots to trick Americans into believing in global warming:

(As seen in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, as reported on above)

You may have noticed that March of this year was particularly hot.
As a matter of fact, I understand that it was the hottest March
since the beginning of the last century. All of the trees were
fully leafed out and legions of bugs and snakes were crawling
around during a time in Arkansas when, on a normal year, we might
see a snowflake or two. This should come as no surprise to any
reasonable person. As you know, Daylight Saving Time started almost
a month early this year. You would think that members of Congress
would have considered the warming effect that an extra hour of
daylight would have on our climate. Or did they ?

Perhaps this is another plot by a liberal Congress to make us believe that global warming is a real threat. Perhaps next time there should be serious studies performed before Congress passes laws with such far-reaching effects.

CONNIE M. MESKIMEN / Hot Springs


Seen via lederhosen

That has to be a joke. Or a troll. Or something.

Nobody, even in Arkansas, is THAT stupid, right?

- Ken

OMG I really really hope that was a joke . . . but seeing as apparently some of my country-folk couldn't tell you how many sides there are on a triangle . . . I am not going to hold my breath. BTW - I am pretty sure it was P.Bush's DST plan, not "liberal congress's"

The sponsor on the bill was my congressman, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, one of the more liberal of the liberal Democrats.

It's about the only thing he's done that I really, really oppose.

Addendum to my "Good god"

morchades

2007-04-24 03:43 am (UTC)

Good god, she's a lawyer.

Re: Addendum to my "Good god"

theweaselking

2007-04-24 03:22 pm (UTC)

#1: "He".
#2: From other livejournal users who claim to know him in person, this is satirical and he's probably got one hell of a laugh out of it.

Frankly, the diction is *far* too good for it to be real, in my opinion, but it's still hilarious.

::dies::

You tell 'em, Connie.

My in-laws in Jonesboro, Arkansas thought that letter was hilarious....

Ah, I miss the days of reading the Arkansas Demozette's letter section. I'm surprised my parents didn't clip this out to send to me, perhaps with "HA!" scrawled in the margins.

samantha2074 reports finding a letter in the most recent Dartmouth alumni magazine attacking Dinesh D'Souza as a politically correct leftist.

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He wrote an article about "understanding radical Islam" that was probably the least howlingly stupid thing he's ever written--the conclusions were still kind of odious, but by and large he was on his best behavior and refrained from urging World War XVI or blaming liberals for 9/11, and I think this upset the letter writer.

...this is by way of observing that the Dartmouth alumni magazine prints more right-wing nutjob letters than any other alumni magazine I've read, including William and Mary's, which is strange because W&M's student body is probably considerably more conservative.

I think there are a couple of reasons for this--Dartmouth admitted women relatively late, so there are a lot of older alumni from before the change who like to moan about how the place went to the dogs after they let the girls into the treehouse. Also I think the presence of the Dartmouth Review and the interest of various big-name conservatives in conservatizing Dartmouth (for reasons not entirely clear to me--why William F. Buckley considers Dartmouth his pet college, I do not know) attracted a certain subpopulation.

Mmm. Look upon my works ye mighty and despair.

That's absolutely fabulous. Have you enjoyed Fundies Say The Darnedest Things yet? I highly recommend donning your 'anti-headsplodie' cap before clicking, though. They're not nearly as articulate as our Connie there.

That's a joke, right?

Please God, tell me that's a joke.

A Little Rock attorney who read this book in manuscript says that 'it applies only to a few ignorant old folks who live in the most backward and isolated sections of the Ozark country.' Well, it is true that much of my information was obtained from elderly people in the back hills. The educated young folk are certainly less concerned with witchcraft and the like than were their parents and grandparents. And yet I have known college boys, proud possessors of dinner jackets and fraternity pins, to say and do things which would be quite inexplicable to anyone not familiar with the superstitions of their childhood. And there was a pretty girl once, a senior at one of our best Ozark colleges, who obtained her heart's desire by a semipublic 'conjuration' which would not seem out of place in a medieval book on demonology.
-- Vance Randolph, Ozark Superstitions, 1947.

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If you ever wonder why so many televangelists are nutters about the influence of the occult on our society...
I met an old-time healer near Gainesville, Missouri, who cured sores, sprains, and bruises... I asked the old man if the magic words were from the Bible. "No, they shore aint!" said he.

You know, I'd say this was a joke if I didn't live in a place where people actually do believe things like this. Thanks, I needed the laugh, even though it was a laugh of despair.

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Re: How a liberal Congress plots to trick Americans into believing in global warming

james_nicoll

2007-04-24 02:04 pm (UTC)

I am very uncomfortable with the idea of other people's phone numbers being posted on my LJ without their permission, so I am afraid I will be deleting your post.

(The other part is "Funny thing about this is when this law was passed the Congress was in control of the Republicans!!" and was posted anonymously.

Sadly, there are just a lot of stupid people out there. I used to drive public bat watching cruises here in Austin, and people would ask if falling back/springing forward would affect the time the bats came out. I used to say, "Only if they've forgotten to reset their watches (you jackass)."

Let's just hope that Congress doesn't exacerbate global warming by deciding to extend summer by a month on either side or we're all in BIG TROUBLE, lol.

I really hope this person was being sarcastic, or something.