The Washigton Post has an editorial making fun of the people in France who are dying becuse of the heat.
The bastard who wrote it is mocking Europeans for not having sealed buildings with air conditioning and saying that Americans can take high temperatures, what's wrong with those wussy Europeans?
Well, if the US had been suffering through a month of record temperatures with no rain, gee, we'd be in pretty bad shape ourselves, AC or no AC, don't you think?
Also, as usual, there is no mention of the fact that the oil, gas & coal burned in America to make our ACs run so nicely is demonstrably adding to the greenhouse effect - which is what is triggering weather abnormalities around the globe.
Yes, politics matter. It matters that we get politicians in office who do not believe it is their God-given, Xtian right to rape the earth and rob their neighbors and kill the heathens they can't convert.
Oh, and another soldier dead in Iraq, more civilians killed there, and still no end to the floundering malaise of joblessness in America.