I sometimes think that there are those elected officials who come up with gob-smacking stupidity just to test the creative limits of people who read what they say and then try to explain it to others.
Case in point: Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL). He’s a climate-change skeptic of the first order. He thinks it’s naturally occurring and there’s nothing we can do about it, and like a Creationist, he uses storybook paleontology to make his point. He had this to say to MSNBC’s Richard Liu:
“Well, I think anybody would answer a poll and say that they believe the scientists, but you have to understand that it is not settled science,” Miller said. “The issue of climate change has been happening for a long time, and for us to be able to think that we, as matter of fact, can change what’s going on right now to any substantive measure is really kind of foolish in my opinion.”
“But, manmade, isn’t that the question?” Lui pressed.
“Then why did the dinosaurs go extinct? Were there men that were causing — were there cars running around at that point that were causing global warming? No,” Miller concluded. “The climate has changed since Earth was created.”
The dinosaurs went extinct because an asteroid smashed into what is now the Yucatan peninsula and wiped out almost every living thing on the planet through climate change.
At this point you’d almost wish for another asteroid to put us out of our misery.