Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Friday, 4 November 2016

California politician likes climate change because 'our enemies' live in hot places

From the Guardian - Republican assembly candidate stands by his belief that global warming is a good thing because it will negatively affect ‘our enemies in desert climates’

"Randy Voepel is a big fan of climate change because America’s “enemies are on the equator” and a warmer climate will make their lives worse.

Voepel, a Republican running unopposed to be a California assemblyman, told a reporter in 2007 that he likes global warming because of the harm it will bring to certain nations and because “warmer weather gives the region warm days in November”, the Voice of San Diego reported at the time.

Nine years later, as he prepares to become a state legislator in the liberal Golden State, Voepel’s unusual stance hasn’t shifted.

“Most of our enemies live in hot climates, desert climates,” he told the Guardian on Friday, saying he stands by his remarks. “It will probably have a negative effect on their environment.”

Voepel, currently the mayor of Santee, a San Diego suburb, has a history of making bizarre statements about communism, homelessness and the environment, among other things, according to the Los Angeles Times, which rounded up his most memorable comments over the years."

The full article can be read here.

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