Jebus help us, these are supposed to be our elected leaders!
These Republicans on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology don't even have a fifth-grade understanding of science! (Of course, they're also being paid off by the oil industry. But they're not being paid to look dumb. That's all natural.)
Frankly, "pushing a million pounds of idiot up a mountain" would be easy compared to educating these guys. But, as I say, they're being paid to remain willfully ignorant. (Yup, best government money can buy, huh?)
Keep in mind that Republicans control the House of Representatives despite receiving more than a million fewer votes than their Democratic opponents in the last election. They've stayed in control of the House only because Republican politicians gerrymandered House districts so they can remain in power as a minority party.
And now, there's a very good chance they'll take the Senate, too. Yeah, many Americans are actually stupid enough to vote for these guys (and even more are too stupid or too lazy to bother voting at all). Depressing, isn't it?
It's not inevitable, though. We can still vote. No matter how much money they get from oil companies, no matter how much they spend to buy elections, they still have to get votes. It is pure laziness to give up. It is pure laziness to say that your vote doesn't matter. It's pure laziness to say that, well, 'both parties are the same.'
The really depressing thing is that only a minority of Americans will bother voting at all. Yeah, they've all got an excuse. But this is how we get idiots in Congress. Their supporters might be stupid, but they're smart enough to vote.