This video from the USA is called Chris Mooney – “The Republican War on Science“.
From Glenn Smith in the USA:
It’s not surprising that the Earth doesn’t move for Warren Chisum, and maybe it’s not surprising that he blames a Jewish conspiracy for it.
Still, it’s enough to set the world a-spinning that the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, the most powerful committee in the [Texas] House [of Representatives], distributed to legislators a memo pitching crazed wingers who believe the earth stands still — doesn’t spin on its axis or revolve around the Sun — that Copernicus was part of a Jewish conspiracy to undermine the Old Testament.
That would be the same Old Testament that was written by the folks Chisum’s friends say are conspiring to undermine it.
Chisum has no problem believing that GOP interests revolve around the pocketbooks of its wealthy contributors.
And that’s why he wants to take dollars stolen from middle class Texans in higher tuition, double-taxed highways, underpaid teachers, sick kids and teachers and cut property taxes for those who own a lot of property — businesses and the very, very wealthy.
See also here.
Texas, of course, is George W. Bush’s state …