Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cooking the Science

Republican senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma (pictured here posing for Guinness' "World's Smallest Eyes" portrait) has blown the lid off what he calls "probably the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people". That's right. "Global warming". (For full effect, make exaggerated air quotes while saying those words out loud in an effeminate sing-song.) He says the Environmental Protection Agency has been "cooking the science" on global warming since 1998, and that they purposefully falsified a report to eliminate research showing carbon dioxide has no harmful effect on the environment. Their motive? To further the Obama administration's climate change initiatives. See, according to global warming conspiracy theorists, evil socialist fascists in the government want to declare your guns a federally protected wetland so that they might steal them from you and throw you into an internment camp. Or at least, I think that's what they believe. Regardless, it's hard to tell how nutty people like Inhofe are, since they rarely provide any sort of evidence to back up their claims. But that's not stopping Inhofe from suggesting there should be a criminal investigation into the EPA's coverup. With all those tax-and-spend Democrats in congress, it's good to know there's someone making sure our money is put to good use. More details here.