This F#@king Guy

[Content Note: Climate change.]

If you're not familiar with Jim Inhofe, here are two things you need to know about him:

1. In 2012, he published a book titled The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, in which he laid out his genius theory about global climate change: Because "God's still up there," the "arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous."

2. He is a Republican Senator from the state of Oklahoma, and he is the chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Just perfect decision-making from the Republican Party, as always: Appoint a guy who believes global climate change is a hoax to lead the Senate Committee on the environment.

Yesterday, during a debate on the Senate floor, Inhofe "opened by showing pictures of an igloo his daughter's family built during a snowstorm five years ago, when he said 'the hysteria on global warming' began. Then Inhofe reached into a bag he had brought with him and pulled out a robust snowball."

Video Transcript beginning at 0:08, after C-SPAN intro:

Inhofe, an older thin white man, stands on the Senate floor, with a giant picture of an "igloo" sitting on an easel behind him and a snowball sitting in a plastic bag in front of him.

He says, as he reaches into the plastic bag: "—of national attention, in case we have forgotten, because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record." He pulls out the snowball and holds it up in his hand. "I ask the chair: You know what this is? It's a snowball. And that, just, from outside here. So it's very, very cold out. Very unseasonable. So, here, Mr. President—catch this!" He tosses the snowball (which was caught by a Senate page, offscreen). "Mm-hmm!"
So, basically, the Republican chair of the environment committee just threw a snowball "to the president" to prove that global climate change is a hoax, because he has all the scientific sophistication of your conservative uncle who posts shit on Facebook like, "If global warming is real, then why is it so cold outside?!"

There ain't enough heaving sigh in the world for this fucking guy.

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