Joe Barton (R-TX) Thinks Sailboats Cause Global Warming, I Have Enough


Rep. Joe Barton TX

That up there is a quote from teabilly wannabe and Texas Congressman Joe “of course he’s from Texas” Barton. It’s from 2005, sure – but I just became aware of it. I’m betting that most of you don’t walk around thinking that this level of stupidity is possible, but it is. I also don’t think you need to be told that Barton’s been running around calling himself both a Republican and a Christian, and you probably won’t be surprised to learn that he’s been acting like neither.

That’s a fact, but many of the mental-midget teabillies who support Barton’s particular brand of bullshit would call it an “opinion”, as if Nixon’s policies weren’t a matter of public record and the Bible’s take on Jesus’ message of tolerance, compassion, healing, and that whole “camel passing through the eye of a needle” thing were cooked up by the mainstream liberal media. Those people are beyond reaching, and – if you’re one them – you’d be forgiven if you stopped reading right now. After all, what’s coming next is just “my opinion”, as far as you’re concerned.

For everyone else, please know this: this is what you’re fighting.

“This” isn’t Joe Barton. It’s not just Joe Barton, anyway. “This” is ignorance, held up as idealism. “This” is stupidity, held up as wisdom. “This” is a word game played out in the ears and minds of ignorant, under-educated Americans that’s been liberally peppered with words like “faith” and “beliefs” in order to foster a fertile breeding ground for cognitive dissonance … and I. Have. Had. Enough.

So, from here on out, there will be no pulled punches. The people who keep voting for people like this will be called what they are: ignorant, stupid, and awful people. The people who continue to perpetuate big oil/anti-green tech/AAPS lies will be called what they are: ignorant, stupid, and awful people. The people who keep funneling money and resources into the campaigns of these Republican candidates will be called what they are: ignorant, stupid, and awful people. The Republicans themselves are what they always have been: politicians, enacting the wills of the people that voted them into office. It is you, then, you ignorant, stupid, awful teabillies, that are the problem.

I choose to believe that there is a God in heaven. I assure you, however, you’ll never meet Him.

See you in Hell.



This post is what is called an “Op-ed.” post. It doesn’t necessarily reflect the views of IM’s management, or any other member of its staff. I do not speak for them, and they do not speak for me. That said, if you have a problem with anything I’ve said above, I do sincerely hope you were horribly offended, and that you choke to death on your own feces before the next election.


Sources: Rep. Joe Barton, via the Daily Caller, Facebook, Time Magazine, | AP Photo by Haraz N. Ghanbari

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  • topkill

    The sad part is that he, and the vast majority of the tea party candidates all fall into this same group: ignorant, and proud of their stupidity like it’s some badge of honor.

    I don’t even have a problem with their stated goal: smaller gov’t. But why does that have to mean acting like a moron and denying observable facts???

    • I’m 100% with you. I was proud to vote for Dole in ’96 and even admit to to voting for W. in 2000. Smaller government, personal responsibility, etc. all good stuff … denying any and all facts that negatively impact your agenda and hiding behind the flag and the Bible because you’re too stupid to do anything else? That is not good. Not. Good.

  • Wiggletoes

    They just love the Oil Industry money that keeps them in power and are too happy for others to expend their political capital to reduce carbon emissions.
    The thing to realize is that producing, transporting, and refining carbon cost money when the energy carrier is the hydrogen so it reduces cost to move to higher hydrocarbons, i.e., natural gas is cheaper than coal.
    Therefore, with Mother Nature as our guide, embellish the force by taking tax advantages from the oil industry and crediting them to the real improvements like fuel cell cars that get three times the mileage because even teabilies understand 3 times the mileage.

    • I agree, in principle, but I’d rather see (just me) no tax breaks or subsidies. None to oil, none to ethanol, etc. we either need an NEP that’s out in the open, or an open market. Right now, we have a clandestine NEP that markets itself as a free economy. I hate bullshit.

      Nice post, Wiggletoes.

  • drm2g

    Well said! Thanks for putting this out there. Being an optimist, I can say that one good thing is that I teach college critical thinking and these mental midgets provide endless examples of fallacies. Oh, and they make life easy for Jon Stewart.

  • Williewouter

    “Wouldn’t it be ironic if in the interest of global warming we mandated massive switches to energy, which is a finite resource, which slows the winds down, which causes the temperature to go up?”

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  • Janetrey

    Using his premise, then if we use solar power we will use up the sun! Please give Rep. Barton a 4th grade science book.

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  • If you believe Joe Barton said sailboats cause global warming, that makes you the idiot!!