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ICYMI: Bill Nye debated Rep. Marsha Blackburn on climate change and it was glorious

On Sunday’s episode of Meet the Press, Bill Nye the Science Guy debated Marsha Blackburn, the Republican congresswoman from Tennessee who staunchly denies climate change, calling it an “unsettled science.”

Instead of having an actual conversation, Blackburn, who is vice-chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, relied on standard talking points to try to cast doubt on climate change and argued that there isn’t a scientific consensus on the issue (not true, by the way) and that “you don’t make good laws, sustainable laws, when you’re making them on hypotheses, or theories, or unproven sciences." 

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Watch: Bill Nye debates Rep. Marsha Blackburn on climate change

On Sunday’s episode of Meet the Press, Bill Nye the Science Guy debated Marsha Blackburn, the Republican congresswoman from Tennessee who staunchly denies climate change, calling it an “unsettled science.”

Instead of having an actual conversation, Blackburn, who is vice-chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, relied on standard talking points to try to cast doubt on climate change and argued that there isn’t a scientific consensus on the issue (not true, by the way) and that “you don’t make good laws, sustainable laws, when you’re making them on hypotheses, or theories, or unproven sciences.” Meet the Press’s host David Gregory had to correct her on this a couple times, so when that didn’t work, Blackburn tried to just discredit Bill Nye.

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I can't take Tennessee politicians seriously.

One of our congresswomen, Marsha Blackburn, got all upset over new ceiling fan regulations today. 

“there are additional mandates that will impact everything from the angle of the blade shape, airflow, light kits…THEY ARE DETERMINED TO REDESIGN THE AMERICAN FAN.”

“First, they came for our health care…now they are coming after our ceiling fans. Nothing is safe from the Obama administration’s excessive regulatory tentacles"

You just can’t make this shit up.

Make sure none of these dickheads ever get elected again.

Harry Reid (D-NV)
Howard Berman (D-CA)
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
Steve Chabot (R-OH)
John Conyers (D-MI)
Ted Deutch (D-FL)
Elton Gallegly (R-CA)
Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Timothy Griffin (R-AR)
Dennis A. Ross (R-FL)
Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Lee Terry (R-NE)

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The New Republican Congress Is Wasting No Time Restricting Abortion

On the first day of the 114th Congress, the newly ascendant Republican anti-abortion zealots in control of the House and Senate didn’t waste any time proposing draconian new restrictions on women’s rights.

ThinkProgress reports that Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) already reintroduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on Tuesday. The proposed bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks, in contradiction with the rights afforded women by the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.