Cult of EMP Crazy: Local disparages Franks

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Extremism, Imminent Catastrophe at 10:45 am by George Smith

Trent Franks wasted no time in picking up the mantle of EMP crusader and anthrax denier Roscoe Bartlett (R – Maryland), initiating another bill to protect the nation from the fate of being hurled back to the time of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

Readers just stepping in should know the Cult has regularly tried to get bills through Congress, always failing. Bartlett’s last attempt, in 2010, was sent to the dumper by Lisa Murkowski.

In a manner similar to Roscoe Bartlett, Trent Franks is a nuisance as a Congressman. And his new legislation won’t survive, either. But no one will be around to note its passing when someone more significant than the junior GOP pest from Arizona nixes it.

Having the odious Franks as a leader of a caucus to protect the country from electromagnetic pulse doom might be seen as a setback for the Cult. He’s not a man to inspire much interest and collegial enthusiasm.

Writes the Kingman Miner newspaper:

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives Friday to protect the U.S. power system from electromagnetic attack. The bill has been assigned to the House Energy and Commerce and House Budget committees.

One commenter writes:

Only a moron like Franks would write a bill like this. Of all the things to be concerned about, a bill about sun spots. How about a bill to decentralize the grid to allow local power generation. How about a bill to create 1000 jobs in Mohave County — jobs that are not real estate agents. Franks is about as irrelevant as a Congressman could possibly be.

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