Hardball | January 24, 2013
>>> global warming is a total hoax, and i'll tell you how i know. because it's cold today where i live. that's just science. if anything there's a new ice age coming today where i live. which we're totally unprepared for because it's been so unseasonably warm this winter.
>> back to "hardball." going after climate change may be on president obama 's second term agenda but what are the odds of congress doing something when members of the house science committee are known to say things like this.
>> whether or not how dramatic this change will be or is, what it's caused by, are things that honest people i think can disagree with. we don't know what those other cycles were caused by in the past, could be dinosaur flatulence or who knows.
>> well, bill maher took to his realtime blog to describe the climate debate this planet of the apes stuff. it's just another case of not being able to craft a solution or even begin a discussion because one side is dealing in science and facts and reality and the other is suck in a state of uninformed ideologically based paranoia. the people maher is talking about is part of the club president obama called out in the campaign. remember what he said?
>> these guys were around when columbus set sail. they would be charter members of the plat faert society.
>>> another nod to the soviets. last week mississippi governor phil bryant said that if people don't get high capacity gun magazines they'd look to places like bra zell or the soviet union to get them. the soviet union which hasn't existed for over 20 years now. phil bryant , meet georgia congressman paul broun who thinks evolution and the big bang theory are lies straight from the pit of hell. broun was asked by a local newspaper about his role in congress as a far right republican. his answer, i think my role is to uphold support and defend our constitution. i don't know what constitution that other members of congress uphold, but it's not this one. i think the only constitution that barack obama upholds is the soviet constitution , not this one. he has no concept of this one, though he claimed to be a constitutional lawyer. okay. call the soviet stuff a gaffe on the part of the congressman but the president claims to be a constitutional lawyer. is broun not convinced that priz graduated from harvard law school and served as press of the harvard law review ?
>>> i think president obama had some unfinished business with the al green song he started singing. for now we have to settle for the auto tune version.
>> reverend al green was here. i'm so in love with you whatever you want to do i'll do it too let's stay together loving you whether, whether times are good or bad happy or sad
>> well, basically he's a really good singer.
>>> up next the pentagon officially lifts the ban on women in combat . women are already serving in combat as congresswoman tammy duckworth can attest. congresswoman duck worth is going to join us next. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics.