So, we have overwhelming scientific consensus that recent global warming is anthropogenic, i.e. human caused. And what’s the reaction from some of Wisconsin’s prominent conservative politicians?
Enter the Ostrich Caucus. While sticking their heads in the sand on climate change, 14 Wisconsin conservatives simultaneously signed the Koch brothers backed ” No Climate Tax Pledge “, which simply states that they’ll oppose any climate related legislation that results in a net increase in government revenues. To date 411 elected officials from across the country have signed on, 14 of them from Wisconsin, which would seem to give our delegation a robust over-representation within the caucus. By comparison Minnesota has two signers, one of them the noted intellectual Michelle Bachmann.
Wisconsin’s pledge signers are Scott Walker, Rebecca Kleefish, Ron Johnson, Sean Duffy, Reid Ribble, Jim Sensenbrenner, Leah Vukmir, Glenn Grothman, Alberta Darling, Mary Lazich, Dale Kooyenga, Jim Ott, Bill Kramer and Don Pridemore. It’s worth noting that Lazich and Pridemore are already members of a well known caucus within the state legislature.
So, here’s to ostriches and ass clowns!
My apologies to real ostriches.