GOP Lawmaker Mike Beard Claims God Will Provide Unlimited Natural Resources

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    Feb 17, 2011 6:40 AM GMT

    GOP Lawmaker Mike Beard Claims God Will Provide Unlimited Natural Resources

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/16/mike-beard-natural-resources-god_n_824312.html
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    Feb 17, 2011 6:52 AM GMT
    kisuke12 said
    GOP Lawmaker Mike Beard Claims God Will Provide Unlimited Natural Resources

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/16/mike-beard-natural-resources-god_n_824312.html


    Next up - Mike Beard's thoughts on rape.
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    Feb 17, 2011 6:58 AM GMT
    Who elects these lunatics? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 17, 2011 12:58 PM GMT
    He's perfectly right...except that God intended us to use solar and wind energy (nearly unlimited, in the grand scheme of human affairs), not coal!
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    Feb 17, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidWho elects these lunatics? icon_rolleyes.gif
    uneducated non thinking drones..... the majority of the US electorate (by design)
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    Feb 17, 2011 3:12 PM GMT
    This is an example of such F'n ignorance and religious Ideological stupidity, that leaves a person to just shake his head in disbelief, then suddenly it comes to mind that the only thing that really matches the stupidity would be to bitch slap the idiot. Maybe then some brain wiring would be shook back into place, so he could think more clearly. LOL !!

    Reality has it though that this is a warning sign of just what happens when religion starts getting mixed with government. Just imagine if 100 more like him were of the same mind in the halls of congress, They would take our country on a course back to the 1800's, praising god and thanking him for his guidance as rights are done away with, progress gets turned around and our countryside and natural recreation areas are destroyed or tragically marred for almighty gods endless natural resources.

    Personally I thank god there are very few of these godly idiots in the halls of congress, because they would produce the most ungodly of results if they were the majority.
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    Feb 17, 2011 3:15 PM GMT
    realifedad saidThis is an example of such F'n ignorance and religious Ideological stupidity, that leaves a person to just shake his head in disbelief, then suddenly it comes to mind that the only thing that really matches the stupidity would be to bitch slap the idiot. Maybe then some brain wiring would be shook back into place, so he could think more clearly. LOL !!

    Reality has it though that this is a warning sign of just what happens when religion starts getting mixed with government. Just imagine if 100 more like him were of the same mind in the halls of congress, They would take our country on a course back to the 1800's, praising god and thanking him for his guidance as rights are done away with, progress gets turned around and our countryside and natural recreation areas are destroyed or tragically marred for almighty gods endless natural resources.

    Personally I thank god there are very few of these godly idiots in the halls of congress, because they would produce the most ungodly of results if they were the majority.


    It's playing with fire. The US constitution states freedom of religion. This can mean, if the US is not secular, that elected muslims can demand Sharia law in gov't.

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    Feb 17, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    not sure what will happen if we start rumaging through what those darn representatives say .

    Honestly its just like when San Francisco city council bans happy meals and impeaches presidents.
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    Feb 17, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
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    realifedad saidThis is an example of such F'n ignorance and religious Ideological stupidity, that leaves a person to just shake his head in disbelief, then suddenly it comes to mind that the only thing that really matches the stupidity would be to bitch slap the idiot. Maybe then some brain wiring would be shook back into place, so he could think more clearly. LOL !!

    Reality has it though that this is a warning sign of just what happens when religion starts getting mixed with government. Just imagine if 100 more like him were of the same mind in the halls of congress, They would take our country on a course back to the 1800's, praising god and thanking him for his guidance as rights are done away with, progress gets turned around and our countryside and natural recreation areas are destroyed or tragically marred for almighty gods endless natural resources.

    Personally I thank god there are very few of these godly idiots in the halls of congress, because they would produce the most ungodly of results if they were the majority.


    It's playing with fire. The US constitution states freedom of religion. This can mean, if the US is not secular, that elected muslims can demand Sharia law in gov't.



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    Ha ha !! Interesting that you mention Sharia law, Several states with a large number of Fundamentalist Christian Righties have bought into fears of Obama's being a Muslim, Becks fear mongering about Take over by the Muslims, that they have actually put forth legislation to thwart Sharia laws being enacted in their states. I think it was Wyoming or a nearby state that passed such a law. Again, anyway you look at it, when religion is mixed with government, this is the crazy stuff that results.
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    Feb 17, 2011 5:18 PM GMT
    Its the primitive minded, right wingers with all their fairy tale views that need to be booted out of the GOP.
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    Feb 17, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    This is not just a primitive minded religious bigot. It would be easy to make fun of him if he was. But the will to self-deception in media is all too pervasive:

    http://www.minnpost.com/donshelby/2011/02/15/25784/picking_science_that_fits_politics_rep_mike_beard_on_climate_changeI wondered where Beard learned his climate science. He says he reads a lot. I asked him what he read, and he gave me the names of several conservative blogs sites. The scientist he pays particular attention to is Dr. Patrick Michaels. Michaels admitted on CNN that 40 percent of his funding comes from fossil fuel producers.

    It is understandable. Mike Beard is a free-market conservative and pro-business. No one who calls himself those things can afford global warming to be true. There is a political belief that solving global warming will destroy American business. American business deplores government interference. Global warming regulation and legislation requires governments to act. But Professor Abraham says he would love to see free-market solutions arise. The problem is, he says, nobody on the conservative side is coming up with ideas.
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    I couldn't help myself. I had to know the answer. Is the troposphere over the tropics really not warming, as Beard told the committee?
    I called Dr. Ben Santer. He is a climate researcher with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and was the convening lead author of Chapter 8 of the 1995 "IPCC Working Group Report."

    He said the troposphere above the tropics is warming. I asked him who says, beside Rep. Beard, that it isn't. Dr. Santer told me that two scientists at the University of Alabama, Huntsville (Christy and Spencer) reported that in a study several years ago, but when researchers from Livermore, Yale, Princeton and elsewhere found a "sign error" in the math, the authors admitted the mistake, corrected the error and found, by their own calculations, the troposphere above the tropics was, in fact, warming.

    There is another study floating around, but Santer says that, too, has been found to be bad science. An exasperated Dr. Santer told me, "Unfortunately, the wrong information is still out there."

    That is a problem because that kind of wrong information is often found on the websites Beard most admires. The research upon which he bases his public-policy decisions often comes from scientists working for fossil-fuel subsidized foundations and institutes. People seem to pick the science that fits their politics, whether the science is good or bad.

    Santer recommended instead that Beard and everyone else on the planet read the 21 reports from the U.S. Climate Change Science Program that have been distributed to every member of Congress. The reports are written in plain English and require no advanced degrees, but they do require an open mind.

    I told Dr. Santer that Rep. Beard would likely read the reports, because he does read a lot. The question only Mike Beard can answer is whether he has the required open mind.