While much of the mainstream media has been slobbering over Sen. Rand Paul’s Fake-Presidential Campaign & Book-Hawking Tour 2011, his reptoid counterpart in the senate, Mitch McConnell, has been working tirelessly to pass amendments to the Clean Air Act in order to make the air we breathe dirtier, more dangerous and more akin to his home planet of Rigel 7.
McClatchy reports that the shape-shifting McConnell has been leading a Kentucky-fried charge to overturn not only elements of the act, but of science itself (bullshit emphasis mine):
This week alone, there are three measures up for debate in the Senate that would revise critical parts of the Clean Air Act. The proposals, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, Senate finance committee chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., are vital to helping shore up the economy, say supporters.
“Americans are tired of the White House paying lip service to their struggles while quietly promoting effort after effort, either through legislation or through some back-door regulation, that make it harder, not easier, for businesses to create new jobs,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Tuesday.
McConnell’s amendment, which is based on legislation by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., advocates an outright block on the EPA’s power to issue new regulations on greenhouse gasses.
The amendment, much like the Inhofe bill, would overturn a scientific finding that heat-trapping gases from fossil fuels are changing the climate in ways that will be harmful to human health and the environment.
But let’s not waste our time with silly facts and boring words: We have multi-color infographics!
Courtesy of the Sierra Club, here’s a map of Kentucky featuring the location of coal-fired power plants, which are represented by skull-and-crossbones symbols:
No wonder we’re so depressed here: Only a politician/malevolent reptilian humanoid from Rigel 7/Wall Street banker would have the cojones to tell the American people that lowering your quality of life standards and shaving a year or two off of their lives is a good recipe for economic resurgence.
In McConnell’s hometown of Louisville, LG&E’s Cane Run Road power plant is putting America back to work by annually pumping 200 lbs. of mercury into the air and water of the city’s Rubbertown neighborhood, seen below:
To the north and south of Cane Run are Duke Energy’s New Albany-based “R Gallagher” coal plant and LG&E’s Mill Creek station, both of which belch a combined 648 pounds of job-creating mercury into the environment annually.
By this logic, Kentucky, which is ranked 6th worst in the nation for brain-damaging mercury pollution, should be 6th greatest in job creation.
But we’re not, because this isn’t Rigel 7, and our lungs aren’t adapted to breathe sulfur dioxide unlike some “people,” so why not pick up that phone and scream at an alien?