Sunday, October 06, 2013

Rep. Joe Barton Says Dumb Things

The reason Rep. Joe Barton says laughable things is because he desperately wants to protect the oil industry. In 2010, Barton received more campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry than any other member of Congress. That explains why Barton spouted a crazy theory about wind power causing global warming.

Wind is God’s way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it’s hotter to areas where it’s cooler. That’s what wind is. Wouldn’t it be ironic if in the interest of global warming we mandated massive switches to energy, which is a finite resource, which slows the winds down, which causes the temperature to go up? Now, I’m not saying that’s going to happen, Mr. Chairman, but that is definitely something on the massive scale. I mean, it does make some sense. You stop something, you can’t transfer that heat, and the heat goes up. It’s just something to think about.

Barton wants to be a United States Senator. God help us all.

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