Thursday, January 29, 2009

Volcano God in Alaska Apparently Unhappy

Every time some national disaster occurs, some on the uber religious right start pointing to various groups admonishing guilt. It happened after 911, happened after Katrina.

In an interesting spin, Redoubt volcano, located approximately 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, is showing increased signs of getting ready to blow according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

The photo here, courtesy of the Observatory (photo by R. Clucas), was taken of Redoubt erupting in 1990. The eruption reportedly shot ash eight miles into the air. Just what we need in an era of climate change.

So, I was thinking... What would the cause of this eruption be?

Would it be Sarah Palin and her campaign lies or perhaps her recently announced SarahPac? Ted Stevens and his corruption case? Gosh, there is such a long list of potentials it's hard to pick.