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.


  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”.



    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.)


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

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