Friday, February 12, 2010

Utah lawmakers making us laugh

Legislators in one of the most right-wing states provide lots of competition for comedy clubs.

The Republican-run Utah House has now passed a resolution completely denying climate change science. The resolution says greenhouse gases are "essentially harmless" to humans - a statement that flies in the face of modern scientific findings.

The measure passed 56 to 17.

Science seems to be alien to the modern GOP. This is the same party that now thinks eating mercury is safe and that nuclear power is "green energy." The Republican Right rejects the very foundations of social science as well - by not recognizing basic human rights such as food, housing, and medical care.

The Utah House's action is amusing because it does nothing except prove what a bunch of whack-a-doos the action's supporters are. They try policing thought by passing resolutions that don't even do anything.

It's especially comical because Big Oil spent gabillions electing these idiots - only to have them turn out to be such a self-parody that nobody's even going to listen to them.

It's hard to fathom how idiotic this is until you realize how much money was dumped into these lawmakers' campaign coffers only to generate this latest nonsense.


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