Monday, October 15, 2012

Meet Akin and Broun's boss

To the right of W, in more ways than one Ralph Hall with some other Texas Republican

A GOP assEight days ago, we met Paul Broun (R-Obvs). And wasn't that a treat!

Here's a related note.

Aside from their political affiliations, what do Akin and Broun have in common? Membership on the House's Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. And they're in good company there. Take the Committee's chair, Texas' Ralph Hall. When asked about the evidence that humans were altering the climate, Hall replied, "I don't think we can control what God controls." When it was pointed out to him that the National Academies of Science disagreed with his position, Hall basically accused them of being in it for the money. "They each get $5,000 for every report like that they give out."

His evidence? "That's just my guess. I don't have any proof of that."

It's a hell of a thing to have science policy for the Greatest Nation On Earth™ being decided by a bunch of clowns in thrall to religious wingnuts and the oil industry, isn't it?

(pic. sources: Republican ass | Republican asses)

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