The opening line of the statement from the Republican House leadership taking Rep Joe Barton (R-TX) to the woodshed (my emphasis): “The oil spill in the Gulf is this nation’s largest natural disaster and stopping the leak and cleaning up the region is our top priority.”
Maybe they mean it’s been a disaster to nature? Or that it happened in nature? Or that man is natural and therefore his disasters are natural, too?
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