where else but las vegas, an entertainer from bogan land can joke about his deliberate ignorance and incomprehension...
One of the Prime Minister's backbenchers has likened the climate change debate to a science fiction film plot, but says "alarmist" claims are more comedic than frightening.
Liberal National Party MP George Christensen made the comments in Las Vegas at a conference hosted by the Heartland Institute, a prominent think tank questioning man-made climate change.
Mr Christensen drew heavily from Hollywood films to mock claims made about the effects of climate change, which he says are exaggerated.
"In Australia, we have crossed that point where the horror genre is descending into a comedy," he told the audience.
"It's hard to tell the difference between an alarmist claim about global effects and the basic premise of a disaster movie plot.
"The weather and climate in Australia has not changed in the last century but a new religious interpretation has arisen since then.
"When we are in a flood, they tell us 'too much rain is a sign, more hurricanes is a sign, fewer hurricanes is a sign, the sky is blue – it's a sign, gravity – it's a sign'."
Mr Christensen poked fun at what he said were alarmist claims from climate change campaigners, asking if global warming would lead to a zombie apocalypse, cannibalism, a prostitute shortage in Bulgaria and the death of the Loch Ness monster.
"I look forward to Johnny Depp doing Pirates Of The Antarctic," he quipped.
Obviously, this Member of parliament is a joker — a great rolly-polly clown — and good on him for telling jokes... Obviously he is pissing on all the good work that the scientist have done in collecting data supporting the science of global warming... But then he was in good company at the Heartland Institute... and his boss, the Turd in Chief, the big Tonicchio, the man who lies with a straight face, supports him all the way to porkiedom.