The Onion Hits the Nail on the Head
Phil Plait posted this link on his blog, and I had to share it as well.
It so well articulates the current political climate in the United States that, despite the fact that an asteroid is not headed for Earth, it should get circulated like mainstream news stories.
The Onion: you are awesome!
My favourite quote from the article:
In an effort to counter Republicans’ claims, Democrats have asserted that the long-term benefits of preventing the United States from being incinerated by an explosion several billion times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb would far outweigh the initial monetary outlay.