From the Cheap Seats: Obama and the Flat Earth Society

July 2, 2013
It turns out there is a Flat Earth Society -- and it believes in global warming

It turns out there actually is a Flat Earth Society — and its chief believes in global warming

President Barack Obama, who specializes in denigrating his enemies, as he likes to refer to what other presidents have called the loyal opposition, has managed to screw up. Again.

Obama, who thinks of himself as ever so much brighter than anyone else, memorably said, “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society,” when announcing that he was going to end-run Congress and kill the coal industry in the name of anthropogenic global warming.

Never one to stop digging when in  a hole, Obama then went on to say, “Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to protect you from the coming storm.”

It seems Mr. Obama and his most effective staff didn’t bother to check on whether there might actually be a Flat Earth Society.

It turns out there is one, and its president believes in anthropogenic global warming.

Daniel Shenton, who presides over the Flat Earthers, said the evidence suggests fossil fuel use has contributed to global warming.

“I accept that climate change is a process which has been ongoing since beginning of detectable history, but there seems to be a definite correlation between the recent increase in world-wide temperatures and man’s entry into the industrial age,” Shenton said  in a letter to the online magazine Salon. “If it’s a coincidence, it’s quite a remarkable one. We may have experienced a temperature increase even without our use of fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution, but I doubt it would be as dramatic as what we’re seeing now.”

Cheap Seats is no political genius, but it seems to us that even a journeyman politico would try not to insult his friends when making a political point.

But maybe that’s too much to ask from this president.

Cheap Seats would have thought Obama might at least have checked with the National Security Agency or Internal Revenue Service.

What’s the point of peeking into people’s lives. Mr. President, if you don’t use the information to at least get your facts straight?

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