|Credit: NOAA, Sandy|
In the wake of Sandy, with millions still without power the biggest storm of the year uncovered a surprising endorsement for President Obama. Mayor Bloomberg has endorsed the president,
mainly for three important reasons.
One believes a woman’s right to choose should be protected
for future generations; one does not. That difference, given the
likelihood of Supreme Court vacancies, weighs heavily on my
One recognizes marriage equality as consistent with
America’s march of freedom; one does not. I want our president
to be on the right side of history.
One sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens
our planet; one does not. I want our president to place
scientific evidence and risk management above electoral
During the GOP's hurricane shortened convention, Mitt Romney delivered this epically lame line:
President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans — [pauses for audience laughter(!)] — and to heal the planet.
Scientific evidence and risk management are anathema to the republican party. In the face of world wide acceptance of man made global climate change the republican party stands alone, thumbing its nose at the evidence. Recently, US House Science, Space and Technology committee member Paul Broun (R-GA) summarized the republican party's relationship with science stating that embroyology, evolution and the big bang theory are all: "lies straight from the pit of hell".
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