AP News: “Obama’s move to strip the mountain of its name honoring former President William McKinley, a son of Ohio, drew loud condemnations from Ohio lawmakers, including House Speaker John Boehner, who said he was “deeply disappointed” in the decision.
“This political stunt is insulting to all Ohioans, and I will be working with the House Committee on Natural Resources to determine what can be done to prevent this action,” added Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio.
In renaming 20,320-foot Mount McKinely as Denali, Obama was instating a moniker Alaskans have informally used for centuries. The name means “the high one” in Athabascan.
Yet Obama was to navigate far more turbulent political waters when he arrived Monday afternoon in Anchorage, where his grand declarations on climate change have been met with skepticism by leaders in a state that’s heavily dependent on oil revenues that have fallen precipitously.
At the same time, environmental groups warned in the lead-up to Obama’s trip that he hadn’t done enough to protect Alaska and the climate.”
Opinion: The trip to Alaska’s Artic Circle is a choreographed prelude to Pope Francis’ September 24 speech to Congress, the UN meetings days later, and the November-December Climate Summit in Paris.
The new religion of the secular left is packed full of faulty science, made up hockey-stick graphs, and passionate speeches. The original founder of the phony religion had predicted that the ice caps that Obama is visiting today would be ice–free by the year 2015.
Way to go, Al.