Thursday, April 30, 2009

Evangelical Conservative Says Republicans Must Get Serious on the Environment Environment

U.S. Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas) says wind turbines will slow the wind down, causing higher temperatures but David Jenkins, an evangelical conservative no less doesn't think too much of his argument and says so at Suffice it to say, neither do I.

"Chu, a scientist who has won a Nobel Prize in physics, patiently explained that tectonic plates have moved around throughout earth history. Later, the GOP liveblog called Chu’s answer “perplexing.” What’s perplexing is why the blog writers find one of the basics of geology to be so difficult to grasp." - David Jenkins

Apparently, the Republicans don't know much about math either, which may explain why they didn't do too well balancing the budget when they were in power (tax cuts and increasing in spending don't lead to balanced budgets).

"Senator Jim DeMint told Arlen Specter last week he would be supporting Pat Toomey, Specter’s challenger in the Pennsylvania Republican primary. DeMint (R-SC) also said: “I would rather have 30 Republicans in the Senate who really believe in principles of limited government, free markets, free people, than to have 60 that don’t have a set of beliefs.” This is stupid on so many levels. Besides the obvious uselessness of 30 principled senators for anything (they can’t even block an international treaty or a constitutional amendment), there’s a real damage here. DeMint has effectively told Maine’s Republican senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe that he does not want them in his caucus, and that may have consequences." - Andrew Pavelyev at

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