Friday, July 28, 2006

The Stupidest Thing I Have Heard This Week.

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) compared people who believed in global warming to Nazis. Yeah, we regularly gas millions of people to death while trying to convince our politicians and corporations that they are harming the human race’s chances for maintaining a somewhat pleasant existence on this planet.

This isn’t the first time this guy has said something completely “out there”. From Wikipedia:

Inhofe is one of the most conservative members of either house of Congress; among other political stances, he strongly opposes abortion and gay rights. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, he was among the panelists questioning witnesses about the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse. There he made news by claiming he was "outraged by the outrage" over the revelations of abuse, suggesting that shock at the crimes was more offensive than the crimes themselves. He has also criticized the Red Cross as a "bleeding heart." Against the wishes of the Bush administration, the Pentagon, and the American Petroleum Institute, Inhofe has persistently blocked American ratification of the international Convention on the Law of the Sea, claiming that the treaty would infringe on American sovereignty.

Here’s some more, courtesy of David Corn of AlterNet.

"One of the reason I believe the spiritual door was opened for an attack against the United States of America," Inhofe huffed, "is that the policy of our government has been to ask the Israelis, and demand it with pressure, not to retaliate in a significant way against the terrorist strikes that have been launched against them."

"In other words, on Sept. 11, God allowed airliners to be piloted into the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon because U.S. actions related to Israel were not to His/Her liking. How else to interpret Inhofe's words? A "spiritual door opened" for the attack? Well, who's in charge of spiritual doors -- and opening and closing them?"

Shouldn’t there be some sort of test for sanity before someone is allowed to run for office in Oklahoma?

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