When Joe Barton apologized to BP most people thought he was merely doing his work as a highly paid shill for big oil. Other than being completely tone-deaf to how people were really feeling about the criminals over at BP there was nothing unusual about his kind of behaviour for a Republican - meaning no one thought he actually believed what he was saying. No one could be that stupid, right? Wrong!
Dan Quayle would look like an intellectual giant standing next to this half-wit who says of the wind: Wind is God's way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it's hotter to areas where it's cooler. That's what wind is. Wouldn't it be ironic if in the interest of global warming we mandated massive switches to energy, which is a finite resource, which slows the winds down, which causes the temperature to go up? Now, I'm not saying that's going to happen, Mr. Chairman, but that is definitely something on the massive scale. I mean, it does make some sense.
Here's what he has to say about clouds: (Caution: Be sure to have nothing in your mouth while viewing)
On Global Warming as a net benefit for mankind:
The really important thing to remember is that if the Republicans take back the House in November this sack of hammers would be the chair of the House energy committee.
(with apologies to sacks of hammers everywhere)
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