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More than 50 inches of rain have fallen on Texas from Storm Harvey, setting a new record for the continental United States, according to the National Weather Service.
BREAKING: National Weather Service: Cedar Bayou, Texas, records 51.88 inches of rain from Harvey; new continental U.S. record. — The Associated Press (@The Associated Press)
Experts have pointed to climate change as a direct cause of the storm.
Most of us will solemnly nod our heads on reading such an argument. But not Ann Coulter
The right-wing commentator managed, in one sentence, to rubbish climate change and reunite that old argument that homosexuals can cause bad weather.
She tweeted that it's more credible that Houston electing a lesbian mayor is more likely to be the cause of the storm than climate change.
Oh wait, "climate change" - We can't miss off those all-important quotation marks Coulter used.
Annise Parker was one of the first openly gay mayors in a major US city, and served from 2010 – 2016.
People are quite frankly baffled at the sentiment.
@AnnCoulter We get it, Ann. Life is difficult when you weren't hugged as a child. — Sleeping Giants (@Sleeping Giants)
@AnnCoulter As a lesbian woman, I can confirm we have Hurricane magic — madrigal brainrot (@madrigal brainrot)
@AnnCoulter You are God's punishment for anyone with ears. — Misty may have (@Misty may have)
@TsinKletsin @AnnCoulter No. Houston has suffered enough. — Holly Torpey (@Holly Torpey)
Meanwhile, Parker is tweeting various ways people can help with the relief effort...
Houston's hurting. Many have lost everything. But Houston's a huge, sprawling city--many are dry, safe. To help: https://t.co/2bMNjK6cSP — Annise Parker (@Annise Parker)
Another way to help. https://t.co/bIUAVUH51o — Annise Parker (@Annise Parker)
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