An early contestant for 2008:

Say what you will about the looming catastrophe facing the world as the pace of global heating and polar melting accelerates. There is a silver lining.

Look at a map of the US.

The area that will by completely inundated by the rising oceanand not in a century but in the lifetime of my two catsare the American southeast, including the most populated area of Texas, almost all of Florida, most of Louisiana, and half of Alabama and Mississippi, as well as goodly portions of eastern Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina ... What we see is that huge swaths of conservative America are set to face a biblical deluge in a few more presidential cycles.

One more day to vote for 2007's contestants! Right now, it looks as if the award may be renamed the Olbermann. There go my cable invites. Check it out.

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