Saturday, April 25, 2009

Embarassment on Behalf of Planet Earth

Michele Bachman is a member of the US Congress, which means several thousand people thought she had the knowledge and experience for that role. They were gravely mistaken.

I want to believe those voters were unaware of her profound psychological and intellectual shortcomings, as revealed recently when she said the following -- mind you, this was on the floor of the House of Representatives, where every word spoken is entered into a permanent and public record:

Carbon dioxide, Mister Speaker, is a natural byproduct of nature. Carbon dioxide is natural. It occurs in Earth. It is a part of the regular lifecycle of Earth. In fact, life on planet Earth can't even exist without carbon dioxide. So necessary is it to human life, to animal life, to plant life, to the oceans, to the vegetation that's on the Earth, to the, to the fowl that -- that flies in the air, we need to have carbon dioxide as part of the fundamental lifecycle of Earth.
Regrettably, underscoring the perils of live broadcasting, cameras and microphones were trained on her as she spoke these words, delivering a real-time feed of the proceedings to viewers of C-Span and, sadly, to any advanced alien species that may ever chance to pick up earth's signals.

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