Six years ago, North Carolina Republicans voted in a law decreeing that the seas weren't rising


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/13/north-canute.html


#2

I guess it’s time for North Carolina State Troopers to arrest Posiedon then.


#3

These areas the developers were worried about were among my old fishing haunts.

Too bad. Nice houses on 10ft. stilts. Soon to be gone in the 15ft. swells.


#4

Which reality did the flood insurance mongers subscribe to tho…?

You know the old saying “Better Safe than Sorry” “Better Sorry/Not Sorry and Rich Now than Safe Later”


#5

“…voted in a law decreeing that the seas weren’t rising”

Good luck with telling the sea that.


#6

The only way they could enforce that law is to get the Sand Guardian (aka Guardian of the Sand) to tell Poseidon to f*ck off.


#7

I mean… You can tell the sea whatever you want.


#8

Isn’t that basically the plot of the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie?


#9

Only one thing left to do: North Carolina is going to have to arrest the ocean for breaking the law. It might be a tight squeeze getting it into their already overcrowded prison system, but the lawmakers have never worried about that before.


#10

You’d think this would force a moment of reflection, but reality catching up doesn catch up with everyone…


#11

i know, even king cnut was being ironic when he sat next to the tide and bade it not come in.


#12

When it comes to climate change, sooner or later, it will.

Terraforming Mars is just a pipe dream right now; we better start getting our shit together here on Earth…


#13

Also:


#14

We know exactly how that will play out:

Half of the naysayers will claim that it would have happened anyways, due to the sun.

The other half will find a way to blame Democrats.


#15

The ocean might be coming to turn itself in! Looks like they’re evacuating the prisons to make room.


#16

What a bunch of Cnuts.


#17

“Hey, if you think really hard, maybe we can stop this rain … No Rain! No Rain!”


#18

“… thanks to sea-level rises that outstripped the legally decreed limits on what the ocean was allowed to do.”

LOL!


#19

Republicans have a long history of metaphorically yelling at clouds…


#20

That was pretty dark, bro. Funny, but so dark.