Saturday, April 05, 2014

153.5 - Clown Award: Sen. James Inhofe

Clown Award: Sen. James Inhofe

That discussion about climate change slides very neatly and comfortably into our other regular feature, the Clown Award, given as always for meritorious stupidity. And oh boy do we have teh stupid this week.

The big red nose this week goes to a previous winner, Sen. James Mountain Inhofe - and yes, Mountain really is his middle name, which is appropriate because he clearly has rocks in his head.

A couple of weeks ago, Senate Democrats staged an all-night Senate session to discuss the importance of climate change. More than 20 Democrats participated, including members of the leadership.

Well, in response, Senator RocksInHisHead, who has previously insisted that climate change is a "hoax" - apparently there is some secret cabal involving thousands of scientists and scores of both governmental and independent scientific groups from around the world along with dozens of governments - the Senator said on the Senate floor that, quoting,
Tonight for all night long, you can say ‘[climate change] is real, it’s real, it’s real,’ but people have heard that before. We’ve gone through some cold spells that are shocking and setting records.
That's right: Even leaving aside the fact that a prediction of global warming is for more severe weather both hot and cold, Inhofe is actually saying, as a serious argument, that climate change can't be real because it gets cold in the winter.

In some cases, it can be hard to figure out why a nanny-nanny naysayer thinks the way they do. But in the case of Senator James Inhofe, it's easy: It's because he's a clown.


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