“Expert” testimony before congress
I’m sure you’ll all be glad to hear that world-renown scientist and global warming climate change expert, Sigourney Weaver, will testify before congress on ocean acidification. (story here from CATO) Her testimony is eagerly awaited by the congressional nutjob investigation – SHEESH!
Today in Washington: actress Sigourney Weaver testifies before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on the topic of ocean acidification. Because, you know, she played an environmental scientist in Avatar. It’s the best fit since Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, and Sissy Spacek — all of whom had played farm women — testified on America’s agricultural crisis.
Congress doesn’t have time to vote on presidential nominations. It doesn’t bother engaging in serious oversight of presidential power and civil liberties abuses. It looks at the ceiling and whistles as the national debt approaches Greek levels. But members of Congress have time to listen to an actress discuss the topic of ocean acidification.
Great. Perhaps she can do a wardrobe change and run over to the House Committee on the impact of Paranormal Activity and the Effects of Ectoplasmic Emanations on New York City for her expert testimony on the second coming of The Gatekeeper. I understand that Dr. Peter Venkman is also scheduled to testify. I’m sure it will be enlightening.
Finally, she could slip into something more appropriate and join David Duchovney over at the Joint Senate and House Agriculture Committee on the Crisis of Geometric Shapes Left in Wheat and Corn Fields. Her insight about whether or not aliens are responsible will be critical to this congressional investigation. Uh, just leave the plasma weapon behind – OK, Sigourney?