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Jim Inhofe promoted his new book on The Rachel Maddow Show (video)

8:30 AM EDT on March 19, 2012

Wacko US Senator (and infamous global warming skeptic) Jim Inhofe appeared on the Rachel Maddow show last Thursday. Inhofe and Maddow discussed the Senator's new book “The Greatest Hoax,” debated global warming and talked about Ugandans wanting to kill gay people or something.

Here’s the video:

(Part 1)

(Part 2)

Wow, I know the energy lobby has leased all the mineral rights in Jim Inhofe’s brain, but even that was ridiculous. I'm surprised he wasn't in front of fireplace fueled by petroleum, natural gas and a V8 engine. The energy companies have so much control over him that he shits tar sand and pees fracking fluid.

I will admit, though, that Jim Inhofe's debating-style is kind of brilliant. Arguing with him is a lot like arguing with a 5-year-old kid, 85-year-old widow and my ex-wife combined. When presented with facts, figures and logical counterpoints that strongly contradict his ridiculous views and claims, he just says “fuck it” and totally ignores them. Basically, it makes the debate easy to win, but it sure leaves you frustrated. Here's an example:

Jim Inhofe: “Clouds are made of cotton candy.”

Normal Person: “Actually, most of the world’s scientists agree that clouds are a visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the earth's surface.”

Jim Inhofe: “That’s a myth perpetuated by the liberal media! How can you explain Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company?

Normal Person: That’s just the name of a candy store.

Jim Inhofe: Oh well, you just believe what the liberal media wants you to believe. I'm going to go eat more cotton candy!

Anyway, I’m not sure what’s more of an embarrassment. Is it that Oklahoma is represented by a senile old Senator, that Oklahomans elected a senile old senator or that the senile old senator is popular in Oklahoma??? I would guess option 3, but then again I still watch Survivor and really do want to know who gets injured in this week’s episode. I really shouldn’t be allowed to have an opinion on anything.

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