SOPA Author Likely To Head Congress’s Science, Space, And Technology Committee

Popular Science reports on who will lead us into our bold and bright future:

Lamar Smith was not very popular with the Internet a while back. The GOP congressman from Texas sponsored the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which, you may recall, was not well-loved by much of the Internet. He also doesn’t believe global warming is man-made.

But now Smith is being recommended by his party to chair the Science, Space, and Technology committee, and he’ll probably end up with the job. This may be slightly controversial.

  • 5by5

    This guy’s a moron, plain and simple.

    I fear for/pity all those on the committee who actually UNDERSTAND the scientific method, who have to deal with this goober for the next two years.

    Two more years in which we NEED rational legislation to gain energy independence that is CLEAN and RENEWABLE and SAFE (which means NOT nuclear), and when we are running out of time to deal with catastrophic climate change that — HELLO — just trashed the entire Eastern Seaboard!

  • mamagriff

    I can’t believe we’re letting he fox guard the chicken coop! ……… But then again, with all the bullsh*t going on what do you expect?! tsktsk

  • BuzzCoastin

    it’s just a trick
    they intend to use him as chimp pilot for a deep space probe
    his do-lap will protect his brain from anything that might enlighten anything buried beneath it

  • Ceausescu

    How the fuck can someone who has no background in Science, Space, or Technology be the chair of this committee ?
    Oh, and he graduated from the “Episcopal School of Texas”. I’m not kidding.