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Chris Matthews Claims GOP Ignorant of Science While Claiming Plants Absorb Carbon Monoxide
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/14/2012 8:34:23 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Note to Chris Matthews: when seeking to slam Republicans for their supposed ignorance of science, try not to expose your own. On Tuesday's Hardball, Matthews—mocking the Republican congressmen vying for the chairmanship of the House Science Committee— committed this whopper: "As we all learned in grammar school—young people watching—trees absorb carbon monoxide."

Uh, no, Chris. As even an MSNBC host might know, carbon monoxide is a toxic gas produced when there is insufficient oxygen to permit complete oxidation. Think running car in closed garage. Trees absorb carbon dioxide. Perhaps it was just a slip of the overworked Matthews' tongue, but when it comes to a guy who likes to jump down any available Republican throat, turnabout is fair play.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carbonmonoxide; chrismatthews; republicans; science

1 posted on 11/14/2012 8:34:30 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Matthews aims at Republicans, shoots self. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 8:35:38 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Matthews absorbs nonsense & emits hot air.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 8:36:59 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
“Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.”: Ronald Reagan
4 posted on 11/14/2012 8:37:39 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama murdered the SEALs.They "were hung out to dry, basically exposed like a set of dog balls,...")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chris Matthews...Is he still alive???


5 posted on 11/14/2012 8:41:06 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mattthews is pathetic.

That said, the chlorophytum comosum (i.e. spider plant) does absorb carbon monoxide.

6 posted on 11/14/2012 8:45:29 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Didn’t know that—interesting. Matthews’ claim was that “trees” absorb CO, which is apparently untrue.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 8:48:48 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This ass is crazy. He is the perfect example of the communists MSM that has been the biggest contributor to the destruction of America.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 8:49:28 AM PST by Logical me
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

9 posted on 11/14/2012 8:50:24 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’s a liberal. Math and science are hard.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 8:50:33 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chris Matthews has inhaled carbon monoxide one too many times.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 9:06:24 AM PST by Durbin
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He was a guinea pig for bath salts research? That’s my best guess as to what makes Chris whizz .. and buzzz.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 9:14:41 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Ah know. Let’s have a spellin’ bee.”


13 posted on 11/14/2012 9:14:47 AM PST by onedoug
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

In respect of the scientific method, Chris needs to gather a few plants, go into his closed garage, and start the car. See when entity thrives on the carbon monoxide that results.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 9:21:45 AM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ha, Ha!!

In other Stupid-Liberal- person, failed actor news, Jaennene Garafalo recently found out she has been married for the last 20 years and didn’t know it. And she called George Bush “dumb?”

(I don’t like spelling their names right, btw, they hate when you do that)


15 posted on 11/14/2012 9:26:53 AM PST by subterfuge (************ Believe Barry Obama's Propaganda At Your Own Peril **************)
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To: NormsRevenge
He probably has Alzheimer's like what his Mom died from a few years back.

Alcoholism,diabetes, which more and more reports link to Alzheimer's is a good bet.

Diabetes alone especially in a alcoholic will cause erratic behavior, Alzheimer's makes it much worse. He is 67 next month and may have had it for years.

16 posted on 11/14/2012 9:28:03 AM PST by samantha ( Sarah Palin TEAple leader to save America. Herman Cain & Santorum)
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To: meyer

Marx always claimed that his theories were “scientific” and any who opposed them were “unscientific” and not worthy of arguing with.

Gosh, do we see this today in modern “liberals”?


17 posted on 11/14/2012 9:31:02 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If there is anything worse than a sore looser it’s a sore winner. Matthews is a sore winner. He just can’t stop snipping.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 9:43:33 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 10:04:57 AM PST by madball
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To: Vaquero

As much as I hated us losing the election I will have 4 more years of chuckles because of these pics.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 10:14:38 AM PST by taterjay
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Carbon monoxide does eventually convert to carbon dioxide. There are microorganisms in the soil and water that speed the process along. You might notice that grass and plant growth along the sides of highways resembles riparian communities.

None of this, of course, is meant to suggest Chrissy has sense enough not to suck on an exhaust pipe.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 10:18:44 AM PST by pallis
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

On the planet where Chris Matthews was educated, the plants do absorb CO. And animals exhale it. For some reason, their respiratory systems do not fully oxidize carbon.

This may explain why every idea that Chris expresses is half-baked.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 10:30:16 AM PST by Skepolitic
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So, where is the picture of the handgun for liberals? You know. The one with the barrel that points at the person holding the gun! I think Chrissy inhaled way too much carbon monoxide on his many trips to the forest.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 10:47:09 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It could have been worse.

When I first skimmed the title of the article, I thought it said "Chris Matthews Claims GOP Ignorant of Science While Claiming Pants Absorb Carbon Monoxide."

24 posted on 11/14/2012 10:51:40 AM PST by Leaning Right
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I can’t believe that Chrissy could suffer from a slip of the tongue like that, his tongue is usually so firmly clenched between Obama’s butt cheeks.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 12:54:28 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: onedoug

I’m your Huckleberry.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 1:01:53 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ask a lib to eat GM corn.

Watch how fast they reject science.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 2:59:26 PM PST by NoLibZone ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic")
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