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

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.