Saturday, May 06, 2006

Did Rove Leak Critical Data to China?

That's what I had to ask myself, after reading THIS story.

Everybody knows that Karl Rove has the ability to control the weather, and uses that ability to attack his enemies, and benefit the illegal and illegitimate Republican fascist rule in our country.

It was Rove who not only set Katrina in Motion, but also steered it away from New Orleans to give the residents a false sense of relief, before blowing up the levees and putting the city underwater.

A month later, he steered Rita away from Texas and through Louisiana again, just to show them who was boss.

Anyway, from the above story, we find out that China is now controlling the weather. This can only mean that Rove has leaked the technical details of his secret Weather Control Machine to our enemies:

China Makes Artificial Rain for Beijing

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese weather specialists used chemicals to engineer Beijing's heaviest rainfall of the year, helping to relieve drought and rinse dust from China's capital, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.

Technicians with the Beijing Weather Modification Office fired seven rocket shells containing 163 cigarette-size sticks of silver iodide over the city's skies on Thursday, Xinhua said.

The reaction that occurred brought as much as four-tenths of an inch of rain, the heaviest rainfall this year, helping to "alleviate drought, add soil moisture and remove dust from the air for better air quality," Xinhua said.

My favorite part of this story is this line:

Though unusual in many parts of the world, China has been tinkering with artificial rainmaking for decades, using it frequently in the drought-plagued north. Last month, another artificial rainfall was generated to clear Beijing after the city suffered some of the fiercest dust storms this decade.

Unusual? I should say so. This does however illustrate a serious point about government. Government, in any form, often does pointless things, completely guaranteed to not be any help whatsoever.

But, much like people getting better when given a placebo, once in a while good things happen independent of a government program -- and this can lead people to the false conclusion that government is good at something.

So, it is unlikely Rove gave away the secrets to his Weather Machine. The Chinese obviously have a pale imitation knockoff.

Update: I know Karl Rove uses a K, but every time I write his name I spell it Carl, and someone corrects me.

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