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Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Denial Committee

The Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee are nearly all global warming deniers who think it’s all a conspiracy of one sort or another. They are holding hearings to provide an “update” on climate science – their report should provide interesting reading. 

Our Senate committee will see
What the climate on earth’s gonna be
We won’t entertain
Any data that’d strain
Our view of how things oughta be.

The climatologists say
The earth’s getting warmer each day
But it’s just a hoax
To scare common folks
Put out by our own EPA.
These scientists think they’re so smart
But we’re gonna take ‘em apart
We’ll give them all hell
and bid them farewell
as they take their charts and depart.

They’re saying it’s all CO2
That’s putting the earth in a stew
But we just don’t buy it
We’ll always deny it
Oil and coal we’ll stick to.

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