11 Apr '11, 11pm

As record drought hits Texas, Congressional delegation votes to deny climate change

Texas is chock-full of “who coulda thought?” characters. The fierce Texan independence has always been supported by USDA checks and oil depletion allowances, so you can bet they will be looking for that disaster designation. Governor Perry hates taking that Federal money though. He will try to enhance his national image with this situation some way or other, probably failing as per usual. Having lived in Texas my entire life it is still amazing to see so much wrong-headed decision making here and such “fiercely independent” sheepishness when it comes to questioning authority. Come on Texans! Take off the blinders! The 225 men who stepped across Travis’ line in the sand at the Alamo were not fighting to preserve Texas for the likes of the Koch brothers and the corporations. Climate Disruption is real and it is in Texas today, and our representatives in Austin and Washington...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/04/11/texas-record-drough...

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