Yes, it must be close to the end of times. Mother Nature is clearly out to purify herself of her pestilence of people. The midwest is pretty much underwater right now. And that is going to be bad news for gas and food prices.

The good news from all of this is the likely increased pressure on liberal politicians to stop stonewalling any internal development of fossil fuel resources, whether it is offshore drilling, ANWAR, building new refineries or pursuing oil shale or oil sands resources.

I’ve said before that the result of U.S. policies on fossil fuel development is that after we’ve sucked the rest of the world dry, we’ll be sitting on our own undeveloped resources, which isn’t really all that bad of a strategic approach, if you think about it….