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(The Raw Story)   KY Lawmaker: "I won't get into the debate about climate change but I'll simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars"   ( rawstory.com) divider line
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2014-07-08 11:33:40 PM  
Checkmate, libtards.
 
2014-07-08 11:34:55 PM  
I mean... it's just that... look, I...

Fark it.  I'm out.
 
2014-07-08 11:37:49 PM  

Mentat: I mean... it's just that... look, I...

Fark it.  I'm out.


chezapocalypse.com
 
2014-07-08 11:39:31 PM  

Sid_6.7: Mentat: I mean... it's just that... look, I...

Fark it.  I'm out.

[chezapocalypse.com image 350x197]


What he said.
 
2014-07-08 11:42:43 PM  
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2014-07-08 11:44:45 PM  
What is this I don't even...
 
2014-07-08 11:47:26 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-09 12:01:39 AM  
He's right about one thing.  There are no coal mines on Mars.  that's probably it.
 
2014-07-09 12:01:55 AM  
I'll preface this for those who didn't RTFA that this isn't the guy who made the stupid Mars comment, but:

FTFA:   Another lawmaker said the extinction of the dinosaurs proved that climate change was not caused by humans.
"The dinosaurs died, and we don't know why, but the world adjusted, and to say that this is what's going to cause detriment to people, I just don't think it's out there," said state Rep. Kevin Sinnette (D-Ashland).


Seriously, kick this guy out of the party right now.
 
2014-07-09 12:01:55 AM  
Are we sure this isn't satire? This really sounds like it has to be satire.  I'm surprised they didn't pull out "and the atmosphere on mars is mostly CO2 but they don't have global warming" cannard.  That would have actually been accurate.
 
2014-07-09 12:05:26 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: I'll preface this for those who didn't RTFA that this isn't the guy who made the stupid Mars comment, but:

FTFA:   Another lawmaker said the extinction of the dinosaurs proved that climate change was not caused by humans.
"The dinosaurs died, and we don't know why, but the world adjusted, and to say that this is what's going to cause detriment to people, I just don't think it's out there," said state Rep. Kevin Sinnette (D-Ashland).

Seriously, kick this guy out of the party right now.


Good times.

ichef.bbci.co.uk

ichef.bbci.co.uk

cdn.zmescience.com
 
2014-07-09 12:09:21 AM  

make me some tea: TuteTibiImperes: I'll preface this for those who didn't RTFA that this isn't the guy who made the stupid Mars comment, but:

FTFA:   Another lawmaker said the extinction of the dinosaurs proved that climate change was not caused by humans.
"The dinosaurs died, and we don't know why, but the world adjusted, and to say that this is what's going to cause detriment to people, I just don't think it's out there," said state Rep. Kevin Sinnette (D-Ashland).

Seriously, kick this guy out of the party right now.

Good times.

[ichef.bbci.co.uk image 640x395]

[ichef.bbci.co.uk image 640x395]

[cdn.zmescience.com image 464x290]


I mean, he's right in that what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs isn't the cause of our current climate change issues, but I really have no clue how that argument is supposed to mean that the current climate change issues aren't serious or that we shouldn't take measure to stop them.
 
2014-07-09 12:12:21 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: make me some tea: TuteTibiImperes: I'll preface this for those who didn't RTFA that this isn't the guy who made the stupid Mars comment, but:

FTFA:   Another lawmaker said the extinction of the dinosaurs proved that climate change was not caused by humans.
"The dinosaurs died, and we don't know why, but the world adjusted, and to say that this is what's going to cause detriment to people, I just don't think it's out there," said state Rep. Kevin Sinnette (D-Ashland).

Seriously, kick this guy out of the party right now.

Good times.

[ichef.bbci.co.uk image 640x395]

[ichef.bbci.co.uk image 640x395]

[cdn.zmescience.com image 464x290]

I mean, he's right in that what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs isn't the cause of our current climate change issues, but I really have no clue how that argument is supposed to mean that the current climate change issues aren't serious or that we shouldn't take measure to stop them.


He's riffing on the dubious argument people use to deny anthropogenic causes for climate change. The easy answer to that: natural climate change typically happens over the course of 10,000 years, or due to a massive volcanic eruption or other even which alters the atmospheric chemistry. Neither of those things are true in our current predicament.
 
2014-07-09 12:19:01 AM  
i.imgur.com
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Alright. Which one of you is responsible for this?
 
2014-07-09 12:26:04 AM  
lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-07-09 12:27:19 AM  

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 646x150]
==

Alright. Which one of you is responsible for this?


BWAAAHAHAHAH
 
2014-07-09 12:30:55 AM  

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 646x150]
==

Alright. Which one of you is responsible for this?


Damn, they fixed it back already.  The Wikipedia fun-nazis are on point tonight.

/wasn't me, but kudos for whoever slipped that in
 
2014-07-09 12:44:19 AM  

Mentat: Sid_6.7: Mentat: I mean... it's just that... look, I...

Fark it.  I'm out.

[chezapocalypse.com image 350x197]

What he said.


He's slightly dumber than a used bag of hammers.
 
2014-07-09 12:48:34 AM  
Looks like we have our first volunteer to man a Martian colony. Let's get a Kickstarter going for Branson to send him there.
 
2014-07-09 12:56:10 AM  
Says a lot about the people of Kentucky that they put this guy into office.

I mean, it doesn't say anything we didn't already suspect, but it is nice to get confirmation sometimes.
 
2014-07-09 01:00:31 AM  
It's not just Kentucky after all. Find me anyone in politics with a tenth-grade science education, and I'll show you a guy who won't ever be re-elected by people who get angry at the uppity educated folk.
 
2014-07-09 01:11:45 AM  

ytterbium: Looks like we have our first volunteer to man a Martian colony. Let's get a Kickstarter going for Branson to send him there.


What do you have against Mars that you would send such people there when there are people who would actually love to go to Mars and attempt to start a colony.

Personally, I nominate this man to lead the expedition for a proposed colony on the Sun. :)
 
2014-07-09 01:11:50 AM  
He was pointing out that academia likes to throw out "facts" like their god's own law and then retreat behind the oh-so-tired cliche of "it's just a theory" when they're proven wrong. It's obviously ridiculous that global "warming" made the earth's temperature as cool as Mars; it's a mute point to even debate that fact. And yet what happens when "global warming" makes glaciers melt?

Riiiight....now it's "global climate change."

 *sigh* I guess ironic satire is just too difficult a concept for this place.
 
2014-07-09 01:13:43 AM  
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-07-09 01:26:54 AM  
i.imgur.com
They're only the same temperature because Cohagen won't give the people air by turning on the reactor.

Wait. Hold on. I have to eat this carrot.

i.imgur.com
Ah. Good! Filled with nutrients for strong muscles.

i.imgur.com
Uh... Where was I? I can't seem to... Recall.

i.imgur.com
Oh, right. Mars. Cohagen needs to give the people air, otherwise they'll wind up all gunked up in their noses like me.

i.imgur.com
Hey, buddy. Can I go to Mars, too?

i.imgur.com
No! Get out of here, Colin Farrell! Your remake was the worst thing ever. It was so bad, I was completely disarmed, just like Richter.
 
2014-07-09 01:38:50 AM  
I blame NASA mohawk guy. He's here, but he's controlling some extraterrestrial science thing over there.

img.photobucket.com

He who controls the extraterrestrial science thing, controls the GOP.
 
2014-07-09 02:14:36 AM  
I just...

It hurts. And he'll probably be reelected, which means that people won't mind that he's painfully ignorant.

CSB: Over the weekend I was on my building's roof for fireworks watching, and, it being a clear night, I brought up my telescope to look at the Moon, Mars, and Saturn. While letting other tenants take a look through my scope I heard one of them say to a friend "we still don't know what the dark side of the Moon looks like because light never shines there."

I live in Northwest DC, where everyone who can afford to live here has at least a bachelor's degree. I don't understand how all that schooling failed this man so much.
 
2014-07-09 02:36:46 AM  

nmrsnr: I just...

It hurts. And he'll probably be reelected, which means that people won't mind that he's painfully ignorant.

CSB: Over the weekend I was on my building's roof for fireworks watching, and, it being a clear night, I brought up my telescope to look at the Moon, Mars, and Saturn. While letting other tenants take a look through my scope I heard one of them say to a friend "we still don't know what the dark side of the Moon looks like because light never shines there."

I live in Northwest DC, where everyone who can afford to live here has at least a bachelor's degree. I don't understand how all that schooling failed this man so much.


Welcome to professional politics ...
 
2014-07-09 03:03:44 AM  
Party of family values, indeed.

Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids,
In fact, it's cold as hell.
And there's no one there to raise them,
If you did.
 
2014-07-09 03:10:12 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-09 03:16:39 AM  
Mars is essentially in the same orbit.... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe.
 
2014-07-09 03:20:19 AM  
Look, Hazzard county isn't all bad:

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2014-07-09 03:43:08 AM  

ytterbium: Looks like we have our first volunteer to man a Martian colony. Let's get a Kickstarter going for Branson to send him there.


Mars ain't the kind of place to raise a kid...
 
2014-07-09 04:02:33 AM  

GreenAdder: [i.imgur.com image 400x215]
They're only the same temperature because Cohagen won't give the people air by turning on the reactor.

Wait. Hold on. I have to eat this carrot.

[i.imgur.com image 140x139]
Ah. Good! Filled with nutrients for strong muscles.

[i.imgur.com image 565x308]
Uh... Where was I? I can't seem to... Recall.

[i.imgur.com image 300x206]
Oh, right. Mars. Cohagen needs to give the people air, otherwise they'll wind up all gunked up in their noses like me.

[i.imgur.com image 360x218]
Hey, buddy. Can I go to Mars, too?

[i.imgur.com image 510x278]
No! Get out of here, Colin Farrell! Your remake was the worst thing ever. It was so bad, I was completely disarmed, just like Richter.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-09 04:08:17 AM  
 
2014-07-09 04:14:29 AM  
What the actual fark did I just read.
 
2014-07-09 04:15:46 AM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-07-09 04:22:19 AM  
img.fark.net
Okay... that is a level of stupidity that actually endangers everyone else on the Earth.  What we must do is hound this person out of office and into the grave to preserve the rest of the population on this planet.
 
2014-07-09 04:32:20 AM  

real_headhoncho: [img.fark.net image 850x680]
Okay... that is a level of stupidity that actually endangers everyone else on the Earth.  What we must do is hound this person out of office and into the grave to preserve the rest of the population on this planet.



Politicians only need Charisma. The rest are dump stats.
 
2014-07-09 04:34:39 AM  
This is Kentucky. Home of the Creation Museum and the "Kentucky Science Education and Intellectual Freedom Act" which permits teaching Creationism in classrooms.

Why are we so surprised at this?
 
2014-07-09 04:36:52 AM  

Ishkur: This is Kentucky. Home of the Creation Museum and the "Kentucky Science Education and Intellectual Freedom Act" which permits teaching Creationism in classrooms.

Why are we so surprised at this?


Okay... then we bomb the state of Kentucky.  Any drawbacks to this?
 
2014-07-09 04:39:16 AM  
I saw something about this a few days ago.. I wondered if his source material was the Martian Chronicles, or John Carter of Mars.
 
2014-07-09 04:43:17 AM  
Starting the headline I was just nodding along, all happy to hear about the new reinvented Derp Classic...

And then it went downhill reeeeeeal fast like...

img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-07-09 04:45:18 AM  
Actually both sides sound stupid, new studies show the dinosaurs became extinct due to aliens terraforming earth for transformiumn....
 
2014-07-09 04:51:20 AM  
Whenever a person says, "Nobody will dispute that" you know they are lying. Hell, someone like Sarah Palin will dispute stones. In the last election Romney would dispute himself on a regular basis.

His problem is he mispoke. He was told to say something like "the temperature rise" or "the temperature change" on Mars is the same as the temperature change on Earth. Since he has no idea whether that denier Talking Point, that he was told to say, is true or false - he ad libbed, "nobody will dispute that."

See, saying stuff like this doesn't mean these shills are morons and can't think. These guys are hired to communicate stuff they are told, not to think.

They are as loyal as puppy dogs to the bad guys who are willfully damaging the Earth and know damn well what they are doing.
 
2014-07-09 04:54:23 AM  

real_headhoncho: Ishkur: This is Kentucky. Home of the Creation Museum and the "Kentucky Science Education and Intellectual Freedom Act" which permits teaching Creationism in classrooms.

Why are we so surprised at this?

Okay... then we bomb the state of Kentucky.  Any drawbacks to this?


Bourbon shortage. Oh, and, you know ... Fark.com.
 
2014-07-09 04:58:09 AM  

Delay: See, saying stuff like this doesn't mean these shills are morons and can't think. These guys are hired to communicate stuff they are told, not to think.

They are as loyal as puppy dogs to the bad guys who are willfully damaging the Earth and know damn well what they are doing.


And that is everything in a nutshell. Dumb people getting rewarded handsomely and living great lives by spouting ignorance that harms us as a nation and a species.

I'd do it too. Why bother thinking when you get all the best tables and drinks?
 
2014-07-09 04:59:41 AM  

Gyzhor: real_headhoncho: Ishkur: This is Kentucky. Home of the Creation Museum and the "Kentucky Science Education and Intellectual Freedom Act" which permits teaching Creationism in classrooms.

Why are we so surprised at this?

Okay... then we bomb the state of Kentucky.  Any drawbacks to this?

Bourbon shortage. Oh, and, you know ... Fark.com.


Fark runs on Bourbon?  I thought that was just the admins and mods?
 
2014-07-09 05:02:17 AM  
"All this stems, this carbon capture, all this other stuff, it stems back to a scare, generated years ago about global warming," said state Rep. Stan Lee (R-Fayette County). "Finally it turned out there hasn't been global warming in 15 or 20 years, then they changed the name to climate change."

Nuff said.

Okay, this is Kentucky. Coal country.

Is it possible they are just repeating the laughably stupid talking points given to them by the industry in order to keep their jobs within the GOP or are they actually this deeply ignorant about the most basic facts about Climate Change?

The idea that any elected officials actually could be this breathtakingly ignorant about anything is more a little unnerving to me TBH.
 
2014-07-09 05:08:02 AM  

quatchi: "All this stems, this carbon capture, all this other stuff, it stems back to a scare, generated years ago about global warming," said state Rep. Stan Lee (R-Fayette County). "Finally it turned out there hasn't been global warming in 15 or 20 years, then they changed the name to climate change."

Nuff said.

Okay, this is Kentucky. Coal country.

Is it possible they are just repeating the laughably stupid talking points given to them by the industry in order to keep their jobs within the GOP or are they actually this deeply ignorant about the most basic facts about Climate Change?

The idea that any elected officials actually could be this breathtakingly ignorant about anything is more a little unnerving to me TBH.


I'm not sure how you are just finding out about this. They are paid and elected to be this ignorant. It's what their constituents WANT.
 
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