Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Hay Theft Boosts Food Costs ... by gimleteye

December and sixty plus degrees in NYC. Record warm weather in the American midwest. Super high tides climbing over tourist beaches in South Florida. And food is about to get a whole lot more expensive.

NPR's "Crime On The Farm" Hay Thefts Soar As Drought Deepens" is worth a listen and thought. The deepest drought in the heartland since the Great Depression hasn't dented GOP radicals like Oklahoma's wacky senator James Inhofe whose fulminations against science clearly have harmed his own constituents suffering under historic drought conditions.

Florida's aspiring GOP presidential candidate, Marco Rubio, won't even meet with climate change scientists.

Then again, according to a recent poll by Public Policy Polling, 49 percent of Republicans believe that ACORN stole the 2012 presidential election for Obama, despite the fact that ACORN has been shuttered since 2010.

When hay is valuable enough to steal, food is not far behind.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the Herald just hire EOM?