Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The "535"


President Al Gore (oh, snap!) had a heart-to-heart with Congressional panels today about global warming and the need to respond, in an aggressive manner, to this incoming "planetary emergency."

Now, don't get me wrong: I do believe that global warming exists, and I do think it is - at least partly - the cause of human beings. However, I am a little troubled with the following paragraph in the article:

Evoking the hit movie “300,” about the ancient Spartans’ stand at Thermopylae, Mr. Gore called on Congress to put aside partisan differences, accept the scientific consensus on global warming as unambiguous and become “the 535,” a reference to the total number of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The original 300 were mostly Spartans, and they eventually got wiped out by the Persians. It is interesting to note here that as we prepare for a response to global warming (either passively or aggressively), the Bush Administration is complaining and cawing on about Iran/Persia and their attempts at enriching uranium.

Will the "535" fall to one of the Axes of Evil?

Will Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia have digitally enhanced abdominal muscles?

Will President Mahmud Ahmadinejad wear glamfabulous jewelry?

These are important questions and must be answered!

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