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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Meet the Possible New Head of the Energy and Commerce Committee

Posted by Anthony Hecht on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 11:13 AM

It might be John Shimkus (R-IL). Keep in mind that the Energy and Commerce Committee plays a key role in determining our government's climate policy.

Rep. Shimkus believes that climate change isn't a problem because God said he wouldn't destroy the Earth. Shumkus believes the Bible "is the infallible word of God" and so we shouldn't waste our time worrying about stuff that's not in there.


Attention idiot Congressman: Nobody said climate change will "destroy the Earth." If I can anthropomorphize for a minute, the Earth doesn't give a shit about climate change. It's perfectly happy to be the way it is now, or to be completely uninhabitable by humans or any other creatures. The question is whether humans would be happy if the Earth were uninhabitable by humans, and most of us would not.

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