RI senator gives climate change speech during OKC tornadoes

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WASILA, AK – Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is making news because of comment she posted on her Facebook page over the weekend comments about snow.

Under a photo of her daughter Piper in the snow following graduation, Palin scoffed at the idea of global warming, posting: ‘Global warming my gluteus maximus’.

But if there is an award for the political doofus of the day, it surely must go to Rhode Island Democratic senator Sheldon Whitehouse.

Every week, Whitehouse delivers a speech in the senate on climate change. On Monday afternoon, he rose to attack Republicans and others who do not believe in global warming:

“When cyclones tear up Oklahoma, and hurricanes swamp Alabama, and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas; it hits Rhode Island with floods and storms, and Oregon with acidified seas, and Montana with dying forests. So like it or not, we’re in this together. You drag America with you to your fate.”

Whitehouse’s office issued a news release saying the senator did not know a tornado was killing people in Moore, Oklahoma, during his speech.

It appears he also never heard about the tornado that hit Shawnee, Oklahoma, several hours earlier, killing two elderly residents.

We may not be able to control Mother Nature, but surely we can control the hot air that comes out of our mouths, especially at times like these.

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