Texas Twirp Tuesday


Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday he does not believe carbon dioxide emissions are the main driver of the earth’s record-setting warming, a core finding of climate science. Instead, Perry said, the driver is most likely “the ocean waters and this environment that we live in.”

Perry became the second of President Donald Trump’s cabinet members to go on television to publicly dismiss the importance of CO2 in global warming, ignoring the scientific evidence. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt rejected its role in answer to essentially the same question in March, also on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

But Perry went further in his response to CNBC host Joe Kernen—who has expressed his own skepticism about climate science in the past—when asked whether he viewed carbon dioxide as the main “control knob” for climate.

“No. Most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in,” Perry, a former Texas governor, said.

Despite the fuzzy, circular illogic of that reply, Perry went on to say that skepticism about the scientific consensus is a sign of a “wise, intellectually engaged person.”



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8 Responses to Texas Twirp Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    Did you ever notice that Pugger turds never flush, they just keep bobbing to the surface to keep stinking up the process.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    After too little sleep, 36 minutes to the Old European for a fancy breakfast.


    • Den says:

      Don’t feel like the lone ranger in the illness category, nightmares and lousy sleep all night here, 2 episodes of the squirts this AM, 1 unintended, weak and tired also, must go get the mail and a new Tracphone minutes card before it gets bloody hot again.

      It looks like my St. Johns Wort is sprouting tiny leaves again, yay! watering everything to balance against the profound heat, nap in order this afternoon. AC again too, ugh.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Then on to Shopko for a prescription refill and then home again via Waddell & Reed for an air conditioned rest for a daily total of 126 minutes.

      Lots of new flowers, miniature daisies, more white, pink and now almost carmine roses, California poppies covering the railroad track down next to the Pufferbilly Depot. Still more along South Grand and a genuine butterfly there.

      Day 3: 76+126=202 minutes and my feet ache, especially the right one. Not sleepy enough to take a nap.


      • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

        I was soooo happy to see you post yesterday, Doc! You scared me with your absence. I didn’t like hearing you had no appetite to eat, but you seem to have bounced back. You’re out hoofing it, excellent sign! xox


      • David B. Benson says:

        Finally took a nap. Right foot still noticeable.


  3. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    It dropped to 56° a couple hours ago. It’s been rather cool, few windows open, but they’re all closed now.

    I mowed the place next door today, it looks beautiful, of course. The girl that is buying it hung a bird feeder and put a small piece of outdoor furniture on the front porch. I guess she’s eager. I’m elated! That means once she’s the actual owner and starts working on the place, she’s going to take care of it and it won’t be long before my mowing days over there will be over. Until the day she vacates, but hopefully she’ll be the one to stay and whip the place into shape and create a home.


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