Monday, December 14th, 2009   9:15 am | Author: freethinker | Environment, Politics/Government | Add Comment
Tags: Barton, climate change, global threat
An intelligence test should be a requirement before you can run for any office, especially on a national level.
Joe Barton (R-TX) is one of these idiots who should never been allowed to run for office.
In an interview with C-Span Barton complained about clean energy legislation by stating “I don’t want to go back to the 1870s where my great-grandparents lived on a dry land cotton farm in Texas with no running water and no electricity and their power source was their own muscles or animal power”.
“CO2 is odorless, colorless, tasteless – it’s not a threat to human health in terms of being exposed to it. We create it as we talk back and forth. So, and if you go beyond that, on a net basis, there’s ample evidence that warming generically — however it is caused — is a net benefit to mankind.“
As thinkprogress notes Barton is know by his nick name, “Smokey” because ..continue reading