Too bad we can’t harness stupidity as an alternate energy source.

Joe Barton is one of the brightest stars in the firmament of elected officials seeking to right the wrongs of the BCS.  His supporters in the fight for a playoff are legion.

And it’s not hard to see why, when you observe the intellectual power of the man.  Take, for example, his brilliant exposé of wind power (Barton is as equally passionate about opposing global warning fears as he is the BCS):

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.

My head hurts.

The line to the cliff forms on the left, lemmings.

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12 responses to “Too bad we can’t harness stupidity as an alternate energy source.

  1. aristoggle

    Wha …? Oh, never mind.

  2. Sadly, his followers are even dumber. The idiots are breeding and there is nothing we can do to stop it!

  3. Hackerdog

    Insert something about polar bears in there and it sounds just about as intelligible as anything heard from the Gore/Pelosi camp.

  4. Bobby Fenton

    I mean, it’s pretty easy to rip someone who is in a position as a senator to be an esteemed and distinguished leader in our society, and who instead believes that harnessing energy from the wind ACTUALLY DEPLETES WIND.

    However, as pointed out above, not a single one of those type of people can get into a position of power without being elected, and the people of Texas VOTED FOR THIS MAN.. It may sound snobby, but we are living and walking amongst a society of humanoids. The general populace is a frightening thing.

  5. Bobby Fenton

    Check that, he is a congressman, not senator. My mistake. At least this means only a smaller portion of people was required to get him elected, so maybe there’s hope.

  6. thewhiteshark

    I believe man made global warming is a load of bunk. There’s an abundance of pre-industrial historical data on climate shifts but having thrown my two cents in– that is bizarre. Maybe he could debate Al Gore. They could be bizaree together. It’s hard to blame a single state though. I’m from the one that sent Cynthia McKinney to Congress.

    • Doc

      Cynthia, the self-proclaimed “female congresswoman”.

    • RedCrake

      I am from not only the state but the district that sent Paul Broun to the House.

      Aside from the Obama/Hitler comparison, the man actually managed to persuade other Republicans to vote for the Clean Energy act after speaking in his uniquely eloquent way against the bill.

      Regardless of our beliefs about global warming, all must admit that is an extremely impressive level of ineptitude.

  7. There should be passage of a standardized test required before a candidate’s name can be placed on a ballot. Just basic math, science and civics should eliminate a great deal of the problems in Washington.

    I, for one, do not accept global warming as a call to arms against capitalism/industry, etc… But pollution is measurable and should be reduced.

    All that being said, give me Barton over Jacksonville’s C Brown or I-16′s former C. McKinney.

    It really is a crying shame stupidity to does disqualify politicians (or voters).

  8. kcits

    +1 for the standardized test idea. But, alas, they would find a way to cheat their way around it. I feel maybe a smarter (or maybe just more diligent?) electorate would make for smarter/better candidates. But there is so much misinformation coming from both sides of the aisle, that the average voter cannot possibly be properly informed of their choices. And that leads us to politicians, who quite frankly, aren’t even up to par with Stewie Mandel in the reasoning department!

  9. almightytmc1

    After reading the fine congressman’s statement, I see that we have even further need for new drug testing legislation on Capital Hill.
    Come on, that is just plain obtuse.

  10. 69Dawg

    535 versus 300,000,000. We let 535 really stupid people make life hard for 300,000,000. If we don’t vote the aholes out we get what we deserve.
    (435 congress + 100 senate)