Back in July, the mostly dead climate bill went belly up. As I noted here , the bill has passed on! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘E’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-CLIMATE BILL!!
Still, it appears news travels slow these days, at least into certain states. That’s the charitable view of this ad by Gov. Joe Manchin (D-WV) — an ad that is otherwise notable for its faux bravado. After all, it’s not bloody hard to kill something that is dead:
Hmm. Perhaps Manchin is practicing trying to kill dead things because he’s in a tough race with John Raese (R), a climate zombie who blames volcanoes for global warming.
Either way, it seems like “almost heaven” will be purgatory once Manchin or Raese get through with it (see Science bombshell explodes myth of clean coal: Mountaintop “mining permits are being issued despite the preponderance of scientific evidence that impacts are pervasive and irreversible and that mitigation cannot compensate for losses”).
Somehow, I think John Denver would approve of this spoof:
We can now truly appreciate it what a great tragedy it was to lose Robert Byrd:
- Sen. Byrd stunner: “Coal Must Embrace The Future: The truth is that some form of climate legislation will likely become public policy because most American voters want a healthier environment.”
- Remembering Robert Byrd: Long-serving coal state Senator had shifted toward climate science and action