Thursday, December 11, 2014

ISBL Asshat of the Week: Senator James Inhofe

First off, though, we cannot forget to also name as asshats those in Congress who will, most likely, name Republican, and climate change and basic science denier, Oklahoman Senator James Inhofe as the next chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Inhofe has made a career, and, apparently, some pocket change, out of denying that global warming is real and, well, he knows who started this whole mess: Barbra Streisand.

According to David Corn, writing for Mother Jones, Inhofe first brought up this theory at the United Nations' climate change conference in Copenhagen in 2009:
Look around us, I said, spreading my arms wide. There are thousands of intelligent and well-meaning people in this gigantic conference center: scientists, heads of state, government officials, policy experts. They believe that climate change is a serious and pressing threat and that something must be done soon. Do you believe that they have all been fooled?
Yes, [Inhofe] said, grinning.
That these people who have traveled from all points of the globe to be here are victims of a well-orchestrated hoax?
Yes, [Inhofe] said, still smiling.
That's some hoax, I countered. But who has engineered such a scam?
Hollywood liberals and extreme environmentalists, Inhofe replied.
Really? I asked. Why would they conspire to scare all these smart people into believing a catastrophe was under way, when all was well?
Inhofe didn't skip a beat: To advance their radical environmental agenda.
I pressed on: Who in Hollywood is doing this?
The whole liberal crowd, Inhofe said.
But who?
Barbra Streisand, he responded.
I nearly laughed. All these people had assembled in Copenhagen because of Barbra Streisand. A singer and actor had perpetuated the grandest con of the past 100 years?
That's right, Inhofe said, with a straight face. And others, he added.
So, I guess while making Yentl, Babs decided to also perpetrate this huge, global lie about climate change; in between recording tunes for The Broadway Album, she gathered her minions and sent them out into the world like flying like monkeys spread this massive lie; and on the set of The Prince of Tides Barbra actually melted glaciers, raised temperatures, altered weather patterns.

Or at least she told people that this would happen, according to Inhofe. Maybe if you play Evergreen backwards you can really hear Streisand’s plan to make the entire world believe that climate change is real, but since Inhofe never had that record he didn’t buy into the hoax.

Or … maybe he’s just an asshat who refuses to listen to science.

While Barbra Streisand is active in the climate change movement, it’s not because she wanted to fool billions of people, but because she believes what 97% of scientists believe.

That climate change is real and that James Inhofe is an asshat, an ISBL Asshat of the Week.

via NCRM
David Corn's Mother Jones Article


Raybeard said...

Excuse me, but is it the case that people actually VOTED for this.... erm....guy?

Blobby said...

i think the biggest catastrophe in the last 100 yrs was Streisand's last duets album. Melting of the polar ice can't come soon enough if she keeps that shit up.

the dogs' mother said...

Barbra Streisand, who knew?

Professor Chaos said...

Hard to tell if Inhofe is actually that stupid/crazy or if he just wants to keep the Koch money flowing in, but i did notice he couldn't say that shit with a straight face.

Biki Honko said...

Wow......what a total waste of air he is. Barbra Streisand started this hoax? ummm, and HE is going to be in charge of anything at all, much less something important?

Scary times ahead me laddie, scary times indeed.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Unbelievable!!! And to think that such a complete idiot could actually be voted into office.