Sunday, June 23, 2013

Rick Perry is Shockingly Stupid

 Gov Rick Perry, shown here giving the two-fingered ignorant douche salute, has issued a renewed declaration of a state of emergency for Texas.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry extends drought emergency in most of state

By CNN Staff
-- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has renewed a drought emergency in more than 200 counties throughout the state, authorizing "all necessary measures" be implemented to aid response efforts.
"Prolonged dry conditions continue to increase the threat of wildfire across many portions of the state," the governor's proclamation said this week.
 "These drought conditions have reached historic levels and continue to pose an imminent threat to public health, property and the economy."
Low rainfall and record high temperatures have reduced water supplies and aquifer levels, threatening many parts of the state, the proclamation said.
(emphases added)
So, one might be tempted to think that this constitutes an admission on the governor's part that yes, indeed, climate science is real, the global climate is indeed continuing to heat up. But no. No, Perry doesn't see the inherent contradiction between his proclamation that his state is experiencing "record high temperatures" and drought conditions of "historic levels" and his bedrock belief that climate science is “all one contrived phony mess that is falling apart under its own weight” and that "we have been experiencing a cooling trend, that the complexities of the global atmosphere have often eluded the most sophisticated scientists. . ." (source)
He really doesn't see it.

The fact that Texas has been in a drought-and-heat-related state of emergency since July of 2011 has no bearing on his apparently faith-based belief that global warming can't be real because Al Gore believes it and fuck that guy! 
Oh, but don't worry, he's got a plan for dealing with the worst drought since the dust bowl:
Which, by the way, is his answer for pretty much every problem that elected officials ought to be dealing with:
Because when you really think about it, if everybody can just pray to the Almighty to fix everything, why do they even need Perry?
If I may paraphrase Louie DePalma, I wish Rick Perry was a little bit smarter just so that he could realize how stupid he is.