Remember when Congressman Tom Cole referred to an oil spill as an act of god?
An Act of God is a legal term for tragic occurrences beyond human control. The Free Dictionary defines it like this:
“An event that directly and exclusively results from the occurrence of natural causes that could not have been prevented by the exercise of foresight or caution; an inevitable accident.
Courts have recognized various events as acts of God—tornadoes, earthquakes, death, extraordinarily high tides, violent winds, and floods. Many insurance policies for property damage exclude from their protection damage caused by acts of God.” – The Free Dictionary
Tom Cole of Oklahoma claims that in addition to: tornadoes, earthquakes, death, extraordinarily high tides, violent winds, and floods; we should now blame oil spill disasters on acts of God. God did it. It must be okay then. Hallelujah. BP. God works in mysterious ways.
“Tom Cole has received $80,100 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $50,500 of those dollars were from industry PACS. In total, Cole has accepted $305,050 from oil companies between 2000 and 2008, which makes him one of the top recipients of oil money.” — Source watch
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Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) claims oil spill an act of god