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Sunday, July 24, 2016

We Can't Overlook This Stuff

There's been a lot going on in the world in the last few weeks.  Terrorism, the GOP convention, the leaked emails from the DNC, and more have held the headlines.  Nevertheless, we need to take a moment to remember perhaps the single most idiotic statement from an American official in a long, long time.  Secretary of state John Kerry was in Europe at a meeting to modify limitations on certain types of chemicals.  Decades ago, it was agreed to phase out these chemicals based upon the fear that they were the cause of lessening the ozone in the upper atmosphere.  The modification to that agreement makes a minor change; it is the equivalent of changing the speed limit on a local road from 35 to 40 miles per hour.  So here's what Kerry had to say:

“As we were working together on the challenge of Daesh and terrorism, it’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”

There you have it.  A very minor tweak to a treaty phasing out one chemical is equally important as the war on terrorism.

What will Kerry say next?  I know.  Here's my prediction.  Kerry will announce that serving nutricious school lunches on November 13, 2016 is equally important to ending the Syrian Civil War that kills thousand of people each week.  Or maybe he will state that reducing littering on the mall in Washington, DC is of equal importance to ending the fighting in eastern Ukraine between the Ukrainian soldiers and Russian invaders.

John Kerry is truly a moron. 

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