Political Pomposity

Well, it’s official. Global warming is not a hoax. So says the senate. So say we all. What a relief. Before they made their pronouncement, none of us could be sure. Pffft.

An even bigger relief (not) is that they voted that human activity has not impacted climate change. Yay! We can all keep our SUVs!

These people are supposed to be our leaders. And yet they’re way behind the rest of us. By about 100 years. History will not look kindly upon them. In fact, they’ll be bitterly laughed at by our progeny.

And here’s a good question: What makes the senate think they are so important that they even have the right to be voting on such topics? Next they’ll be declaring that the world isn’t flat after all, and that the earth, in fact, does revolve around the sun. Politicians, please don’t think that your petty pronouncements actually impact the facts in any way, shape, or form. You’re not that special.

A friend recently reminded me of the Indiana Pi Bill. In 1897 the august politicians of that great state attempted to introduce legislation that would, among other things, declare that the value of pi was 3.2. What an embarrassment to the human race. And what a monumental waste of time.

It just makes you want to crawl into bed with a pint of Häagen-Dazs.


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