Senator Joni Ernst on Climate, and Bill Maher on Senator Joni Ernst on Climate

January 25, 2015

Newly minted Tea Party Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa delivered the official (of five) GOP responses to the President’s State of the Union Address this week.
Above, her take on climate change.

And Bill Maher’s take(down):


4 Responses to “Senator Joni Ernst on Climate, and Bill Maher on Senator Joni Ernst on Climate”

  1. jimbills Says:

    If the goal was to add fire to the culture wars, then Maher did a great job at that. He could have cited these recent articles instead of making cheap cultural, regional, and sexual cracks:

    And a more cartoonish approach:

  2. toby52 Says:

    Maher was a bit hard on the Senator, who sounds as if she should change her name to Joni Earnest.

    But it is hard to take any Republican Senator seriously at the moment, until you think of the damage they might do. A clown car might be funny, but not when it is going down an up ramp at 100mph.

  3. lesliegraham1 Says:

    Given that the GOP are currently performing their own version of the Monty Python show I think laughing at them is a perfectly appropriate response.
    Satire is one of the few remaining tools now that the fossil-fuel lobby is beyond parody.

  4. redskylite Says:

    Apologies – I’m way off topic but in Jan 19th’s Post “With New Temp Record – Climate Change Becoming Conventional Wisdom. Deniers Freak Out, Backpedal ”

    Peterjazz says:

    “I have heard that in Bangladesh there is solar panel installed every minute. But I haven’t been able to get it verified”

    This in today’s Thomson Reuters press releases:

    Bangladesh aims to be world’s ‘first solar nation’

    “Every month, 50,000-60,000 Bangladeshi households are connected with a solar home system. In May 2014, more than 80,000 connections were made,” said Mahmood Malik, head of IDCOL. The company runs the scheme with 47 partners, including nongovernmental organisations and businesses.”

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