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Houston, Texas Has Heat Wave, Drought, Ozone Alert & West Nile Disease—This Is The Rick Perry Texas Miracle

Above is a picture of the front page of today’s Houston Chronicle.

I took the picture outside on the hot and parched Texas grass.

It sure is hot.

The newspaper above reports that Texas farmers and ranchers have suffered major losses due to the current drought in Texas, while at the same time Texas Governor and Presidential candidate Rick Perry denies the existence of global warming.

While nobody can be sure that one cause of the terrible weather in Texas for the past few months has been global warming, it is quite possible that this is indeed the case.  However, of course, Rick Perry won’t even consider the very idea that this is possible.

No letup in the Texas drought is predicted in the months to come.

Three other stories in the Houston Chronicle today detail record heat in Houston, mosquitio spraying by Harris County out of concern that tropical West Nile disease may occur in the area, and the fact trees are dying in Houston due to the drought.

Here are facts about West Nile Disease. 

Also, an ozone alert has been declared for today in the Houston area. 

In Texas, the air quality is often so bad that it offends deeply conservative Oklahoma. 

Meanwhile, out on the Presidential campaign trial, the Republican field is bashing the EPA. 

In the end, people are just going to have to decide what kind of future they want. If you want Rick Perry and how he governs Texas for your future, then that is your call to make.

And–since I have you here–please also note that the Texas Miracle Rick Perry has been touting as his economic record, involves one in four Texas children living in poverty and the highest rate of uninsured children in the nation.

Rick Perry has called for prayer to end the drought. His prayers and the prayers of his supporters have not been heard in this regard. Under Governor Perry’s reasoning for why we are being afflicted with terrible weather, maybe the State of Texas is being judged for harsh treatment of the poor and neglect of those in need.

(Below—It is very hot in Houston, Texas. Both photos in this post copyright Neil Aquino 2011.)

August 18, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. His ignorance has George Bush written all over it. he claims in his book that not only is there insufficient evidence to support man-made global warming but even suggests that Al Gore Is Part Of A Conspiracy To Deny The Existence Of Global Cooling</a. He gets this from conspiracy theorists hired by the oil and coal lobbies.

    Comment by lbwoodgate | August 18, 2011

  2. There seems to be less West Nile this year than last because it has rained so little. Notice the first cases popped up after that last good rain a couple weeks ago.

    Quick check around the web tells me at least one of the types of mosquitoes that spreads West Nile in the Houston area mostly breeds in artificial containers and doesn’t fly far from home. So clean those leaves out of your roof gutters.

    Comment by Bacopa | August 19, 2011

  3. ibwood–The lies get bigger all the time.

    Bacopa—I thought that as well. Though it seems that some conditions related to the drought can also breed the disease.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | August 19, 2011

  4. This person obviously has tunnel vision when he claims “global warming” is the likely cause of the Texas heat this year. The northern part of the country has been getting record rainfall also this year. This person has a short memory–last year we had a record number of cold months that lasted into May !! So where were the global warming people last year? And the Earth has been in a cooling trend for the last 7-8 years. So the global warming people had to change their logo – “climate change”. Obviously this person and the global warming community don’t under stand a elementary concept known as “climate”

    Comment by Jeffrey Sinclair | August 25, 2011

  5. Global warming=propaganda

    Comment by Jay Ward | August 28, 2011


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