Bill Maher thinks the entire Brazilian economy runs on sugar cane ethanol. Seriously. He said:

“I believe they in the ’70s, they had a program to use sugar cane ethanol. And I believe that is what fuels their country.”

If he had said:

“I believe the planet Earth orbits around a jar of tomatoes known as The Ernest Borgnine.”

he would have been only slightly less correct.

As I’ve pointed out before in this space, Maher is not the sharpest political analyst in the drawer. Putting him at the same round table with George Will is like having Albert Einstein debate the theory of relativity with a Lincoln Log.