This afternoon, a friend sent me a link to a column by Susan Stamper Brown, who writes for something called “GOPUSA”. I have no idea if this is an official publication of the Republican Party. Its tag line is “Bringing the Conservative Message to America.”
Here’s how today’s column started:
“Baby, it’s hot outside. If it wasn’t for the refreshing cold front pushing through parts of the U.S. right now, one might be tempted to think there is something to all that global warming nonsense that conveniently breaks out every time it is warm enough for a climate change alarmist to break out in a sweat.”
She proceeded to explain her theory that climate change is caused by seasons (I’m not joking).
But her comment about the “refreshing cold front” made me curious. We haven’t experienced this in my part of the country, unless by “refreshing” she means “less than 100 degrees”. So I looked up the current weather forecast for tomorrow, to see what parts of the U.S. the “refreshing cold front” was pushing through.
Here’s a map I downloaded for tomorrow’s forecast:
All the forecast maps look pretty much the same, but this one happened to be easy to copy so it’s the one I’m using.
Now I imagine a columnist who spends her time sitting in an air-conditioned office doesn’t break much of a sweat when she writes. But most Americans actually go outside and can feel the temperature for themselves.
Scientists say it’s hot. Meteorologists say it’s hot. Weather maps say it’s hot. Thermometers say it’s hot. It feels hot. But Susan Stamper Brown tells us it’s “refreshing.”
Who do you believe? Susan Stamper Brown or your lying nerve endings and sweat glands? And what, exactly, is “conservative” about making stuff up?