Thursday, April 11, 2013

Armageddon Follies

Comforting that we elect so many truly powerful intellects to serve in Congress -- (when so many out there are clearly more qualified)
A Republican Congressman cited the biblical flood as an example of climate change that had not been caused by humans. Texas Rep. Joe Barton made those remarks Wednesday at the Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing on H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, a bill that would give Congress the authority approve the Keystone pipeline. "I don't think it's a secret that I'm a proponent and supporter of the Keystone pipeline," Barton said.

So to be clear, we must approved a potentially environmentally catastrophic pipeline because not only could humans cause it to be faulty -- or nature -- but God might also get in on the act and who are we to deny him a good solid smiting opportunity?

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

Mount Carmel, Tennessee “Vice” Mayor William Blakely would be a natural for the Ways and Means committee. That would only have been anatomically possible in a Jeep Wrangler.

Anonymous said...

Uh, I'm no theologian, but I'm pretty sure that humans *did* cause the flood.

Anonymous said...

Blakely's a potential Darwin Award winner.

NonyNony said...

I'm confused. If God wants a Keystone pipeline laid, why doesn't He just create the pipeline?

pansypoo said...

so glad i am not gonna have to live with most of the worst of the results of humanity. SORRY KIDS.

Anonymous said...

do these pinheads ever READ the bible they keep talkin bout?

the dipstick is dry on this one.


Montag said...

Barton can play to the evangelical peanut gallery all day long. It doesn't change the fact that he's a corrupt shill for the oil and gas industry, and transparently so. That's his entire political history. He rented himself out a long, long time ago.