I write all the time about the incredibly stupid things legislators say, especially Republicans and especially at the state level. But nothing could prepare me for the epic idiocy of Sen. Brandon Smith of Kentucky. This is an actual quote from him during a hearing on climate change.
“As you (Energy & Environment Cabinet official) sit there in your chair with your data, we sit up here in ours with our data and our constituents and stuff behind us. I don’t want to get into the debate about climate change, but I will 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. There are no factories on Mars that I’m aware of.”
And get this: Smith has been elected to the Kentucky House four times and the Kentucky Senate twice. This weapons-grade moron shouldn’t be able to get hired to run a tilt-a-whirl, for crying out loud.