Won't Someone Think of the Caribou?

That's what Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said, in defense of an Alaskan oil pipeline project. It's all about the caribou:

Here’s his theory: The caribou very much enjoy the warmth the pipeline radiates. “So when they want to go on a date, they invite each other to head over to the pipeline,” he informed his colleagues. It’s apparently the equivalent of being wined and dined. And that has resulted in a tenfold caribou population boom, he concluded.

“So my real concern now ...if oil stops running through the pipeline...do we need a study to see how adversely the caribou would be affected if that warm oil ever quit flowing?” he asked.

Link - via News of the Weird

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Politics in the USA are a joke to such an extent that it boggles the mind.

What boggles my mind even more is how people in the US put up with it. I guess that if you live long enough in an insane asylum you start to think that it's normal.
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@hmmm... Agreed. I wonder why as well. Everytime I am there i feel bombarded by their media, and it is all so very violent and overwhelming. It really is exhausting. Perhaps they just give up after so much saturation.
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