Sunday, June 04, 2017

23.8 - Clown Award: Rep. Tim Walberg

Clown Award: Rep. Tim Walberg

Now for one of our regular features, the Clown Award, given for meritorious stupidity.

As always, there were plenty of nominees this week.

For example, we had Ben Carson, secretary of HUD, heading up a department he himself said before his nomination he wasn't qualified to lead, telling an interviewer that "I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind."

Then we had TheRump himself, after a Reuters report that the way his aides get him to read national security briefings is by mentioning his name in as many paragraphs as possible.

The there was one Alex Gardega, who decided to make a supposedly artistic comment on the "Fearless Girl" statue facing the charging bull on Wall Street by placing a statue of a pug appearing to pee on the girl's leg.

But our winner topped them all. So this week the Big Red Nose goes to Rep. Tim Walberg.

Tim Walberg
At a constituent town hall on May 26, Walberg, asked a question about climate change, gave the by-now familiar dodge "the climate is always changing" - actually it's not; climate tends to be relatively stable for long periods - and then added that he's not concerned about climate change because, quoting,
I believe that there is a creator, God, who's much bigger than us. And I'm confident that, if there's a real problem, he can take care of it.
He then topped that off by saying that he won't take a back seat to anyone on a commitment to be "a good steward" of the Earth, proving it by recalling trout fishing in some mountain stream.

So yuppers, no need to worry about climate change. God will fix it. Just like God has stepped in to head off every other major catastrophe, plague, or extinction throughout history.

Do I need to say it? Tim Walberg is a clown.

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