I swear that I am not making this up. Rep. Dana Rohrbacher (R-CA) said the following during a hearing on global warming last week, talking about a previous point in the Earth's history when greenhouse gasses were also amassed and caused widespread extinctions and a period of substantial warming and change across the planet (via ThinkProgress):
"We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. Could be dinosaur flatulence, you know, or who knows?"
They have the video, and you can watch Rep. Dinosaur Flatulence actually say this. Out loud. Now, I know it was probably some sort of smart-assed retort to protect whatever pollution-friendly interests were funding whatever was making Rohrbacher happy in the moment but…hello?!? Yes, I'm certain that we can all stop for a moment in our day to pause and reflect on how dinosaur farts could, indeed, be the cause of a mass, global extinction. Now THAT is some powerful tooting, if you ask me.
There is this whole branch of study that I like to call "science." Perhaps the Republican party might consider delving into it a bit more before violating Mark Twain's axiom if idiocy: "It is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
TRex says: Oh, my gosh, I'm so embarrassed.
No more black bean burritos for me.
Here, I'll open a window…