Dispatches from the Creation Wars

GOP Mainstreaming the Crazy, Take 2

Juan Cole reports that one of the candidates for the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois, has a batshit crazy reason not to believe in global warming: Because God will decide when the earth will end, and he promised that he wouldn’t destroy the world with bad weather again after Noah’s flood. Here’s the video.

Comments

  1. #1 Juice
    November 10, 2010

    Some ecologists claimed in a controversial paper that by 2050 (that’s only 40 freaking years) up to 35% of terrestrial species will be “committed to extinction”.

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v427/n6970/full/nature02121.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_risk_from_global_warming

    Which leads this rich lunkhead who lives an extravagant lifestyle and works in a highly carbon emitting industry to do a linear extrapolation (70% of all species will be extinct by 2100) and calls for anyone who denies this to be jailed.

    (Sorry that it’s a link to Breitbart, but it is video of Cameron saying those exact words in context.)

    http://www.breitbart.tv/james-cameron-google-ceo-criminal-to-deny-global-warming/

    When you have the crazy being mainstreamed like this, you’re going to get more of the crazy mainstreamed in response.