tornadoes

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R) on Sunday said that the federal government had "created kind of a predicate, that you don't have to be responsible for what goes on in your state" by providing aid after disasters like the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City area last week. Read more...
You know that wingnut theory claiming that President Obama manipulated the weather to bring tornadoes down on Oklahoma? It's been around awhile, and got its start with the Militia of Montana in the 1990s. Read more...
A Christmas Day tornado touched down west of downtown Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday afternoon, during a live weather broadcast. At least one man is dead as severe winter storms struck across the country on Christmas day, bringing heavy snow, Read more...
It's very strange, isn't it? There's this big ginormous gorilla called "global warming" sitting in the middle of the room, and yet very few prominent people acknowledge it as such. In the meantime, we're setting all kinds of records for Read more...
April 10, 1979 - The View From Tornado Alley
April 10, 1979 - Tornadoes tear up Mid-West, leaving 59 dead. Truckers Strike in tentative settlement. Steel Workers strike. Tanzania troops take Uganda Capital of Kampala, end of Idi Amin regime. Begin calls Sadat to discuss "personal matters". Iran Executes 13 by firing squad. Tests around 3 Mile Island Nuclear facility prove negative. 41 days of testimony in Marvin vs. Marvin case ends. Read more...

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Here's a headline we're tempted to write - or rather, one that we would be tempted to write if we weren't so nice, or so dedicated to avoiding oversimplification: "Climate-Change Deniers Struck by Climate Change in Texas Tornado Read more...
He's back at it again. Pat Robertson continues to lower the IQ points of anyone unfortunate enough to actually watch his show with this nonsense. From Right Wing Watch -- Pat Robertson Says People could have Stopped Deadly Tornadoes through Read more...
See, climate is what you expect—and weather is what you get. (Dr. Jeff Masters explains here.] The more of certain kinds of weather you get, the bigger the effect on the climate—and that's why we're seeing bigger, more frequent extreme Read more...
Meet Rick Perry's Florida Co-Chair: Gays Cause Tornadoes Read more...
June 28, 1947 - We Aren't Getting Any Smarter.
News of the day for June 28, 1947 - threatened Coal Strike, Mississippi Flooding (again), Tornadoes in South Dakota, last of the former Japanese Fleet broken up, Paris Economic Conference reconvenes and the Population Bureau says Americans aren't getting any smarter, in fact are getting dumber all the time (now you know). Read more...