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Your Republican congresscritters:

Rep. Scott Perry was asked at a town hall in Red Lion on Saturday if he supported President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency in light of Pennsylvania’s “history of environmental problems.”

“Don’t we need a stronger EPA to protect the environment?” the questioner asked.

Perry, who has worked to restrict and limit the EPA’s abilities, didn’t directly answer the question.

Instead, he spoke of the Chesapeake Bay strategy, which he said was “forced on” the state and “left some violators out.”

Then he added:

“And by the way, some violators ― if you believe in, if you’re spiritual and you believe in God ― one of the violators was God, because the forests were providing a certain amount of nitrates and phosphates to the Chesapeake Bay.”

The crowd can be heard shouting in disbelief as Perry spoke.

“Oh, c’mon,” one person cried out.

The first thing everyone should learn about politics is that there is zero correlation between political success and intelligence.

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  • Vance Maverick

    Trees cause more pollution than cars do!

    Also, policy questions should all be re-thought in terms of sin and guilt, not rules for practical effect.

    • Rob in CT

      Anything to avoid governmental interference in the holy market (except military spending which doesn’t count because shut up, that’s why).

      Also faith-based.

  • The Temporary Name

    I’ve been itching to find a way to get back at that God dude for YEARS.

  • Scott P.

    Remember folks, this goes back to Reagan:

    “The American Petroleum Institute filed suit against the EPA [and] charged that the agency was suppressing a scientific study for fear it might be misinterpreted… The suppressed study reveals that 80 percent of air pollution comes not from chimneys and auto exhaust pipes, but from plants and trees.” (1981)

  • los

    God created salt. Perry should swallow three 8 ounce cups of salt per day, unless he plans to disobey god, a violator.

  • Hells Littlest Angel

    I often see the face of god in the clouds of black smoke produced by hillbillies rolling coal, and I’ve been accused of being crazy!

  • “And by the way, some violators ― if you believe in, if you’re spiritual and you believe in God ― one of the violators was God, because the forests were providing a certain amount of nitrates and phosphates to the Chesapeake Bay.”

    I’m neither spiritual nor believe in an omniscient Galactic Overlord, so no. And the nitrates and phosphates the trees put back into the environment is part of a delicate ecological balance that hairless monkeys like you have taken great joy in destroying for your own personal monkeyshines, irrespective of your fictional Galactic Overlord.

    • efgoldman

      part of a delicate ecological balance that hairless monkeys like you have taken great joy in destroying

      No, see, Perry can’t be any kind of monkey, because there’s no such thing as evolution, right?
      He can, however, be an ass, a jackal, and an asshole; he clearly is all three.

  • diogenes

    Unbelievable how godists misread scripture.

    “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.’

    “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field…”

    A close reading of that means that the God-given job to First Man was that of conservationist and zoologist, or more simply, a scientist.

  • Instead, he spoke of the Chesapeake Bay strategy, which he said was “forced on” the state and “left some violators out.”

    Yes it was those damn liberal elitist fisheries and oyster farmers out on the Eastern Shore who tried to shove a clean bay down everyone’s throats. Thank goodness they couldn’t completely overpower the plucky underdog poultry corporations.

  • jimpharo

    The first thing everyone should learn about politics is that there is zero correlation between political success and intelligence.

    I’d have thought the correlation was closer to -1…

  • dogboy

    Are just going to ignore the most important part of this story: the fact that there is town in America called Red Lion?

  • YosemiteSemite

    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Attributed to Napoleon.

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