I will never let Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Steve Beshear or David Williams drive my car.
Here’s why: A few years ago I bought a car, like the one in the picture, just because I wanted it. My wife’s comment has always been “Its’ such a guy car”. My daughter wanted to know if I was having a mid-life crisis. I assured her it was only a crisis if a 19 year old blond coed was sitting in the passenger seat.
On page 146 of the manual there is this warning. “ESP (Electronic Stability Program) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded.”
This is the reason I will never let these four guys drive my car. Because they don’t seem have a good grasp on basic science. Case in point from the Herald Leader:
McConnell's amendment, which is based on legislation by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., advocates an outright block on the EPA's power to issue new regulations on greenhouse gasses.
The amendment, much like the Inhofe bill, would overturn a scientific finding that heat-trapping gases from fossil fuels are changing the climate in ways that will be harmful to human health and the environment.
The finding was made by the EPA during the George W. Bush administration but was made public by the Obama administration.
That finding is in line with the consensus view of the vast majority of the world's climate experts, the National Academy of Science and similar top government science advisory groups in other countries.
McConnell's measure, which is expected to fail, is aimed in part at forcing lawmakers — especially politically vulnerable moderate Democrats — to vote on the issue. "
This is about elections. It's about politics. It's about using this issue as a metaphor to gain points in partisan politics," said Michael Livermore, the executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity, a non-partisan advocacy organization that focuses on governmental decision making, and an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law.
McConnell's effort comes as state lawmakers and officials — including Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, whose administration sued the EPA over delays in issuing coal mining permits — have criticized what they see as the EPA's overly-aggressive regulatory efforts.
I can understand how three lawyers don’t get the science stuff, but I thought doctors had to know about science.