Thursday, June 15, 2006

Today's nutjobs

Wow, the nut cases are out in full force today. I’ll have to check…is there a full moon or something?

Stephen Hawking: "It is important for the human race to spread out into space for the survival of the species," Hawking said. "Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global warming, nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of."

Space colonies? Here’s a better idea: how about we start our own Jedi training academy. I’ll hide the secret death star plans in my VCR, you go ask the Ewoks for help.

Bill Clinton: "It is now generally recognized that while Al Gore and I were ridiculed, we were right about global warming," Clinton said at a fundraiser for the Florida Democratic Party. "It's a serious problem. It's going to lead to more hurricanes."

What? More hurricanes? Of course, you do have PROOF of that, right Mr Clinton? Surely you wouldn’t make any off-the-cuff remarks like that without scientific evidence to back you up, right? Are you sure you even know what global warming is? (Hint: it’s not what happens "down there" whenever the GoDaddy commercial comes on)

Al Gore’s army: The former vice president, a Democrat, said on Monday that by the end of the summer he would start a bipartisan education campaign to train 1,000 people to give a version of his slide show on global warming featured in the film "An Inconvenient Truth" and book of the same name.

Of course, they’re all going to travel on bicycles, right? I mean, if this were such a crisis you wouldn’t want 1,000 people flying around or driving those horrible polluting SUVs right?

Robert Redford: The Oscar-winning director was in Washington to discuss energy policy with the liberal group Campaign for America's Future and to present an award to Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers, for his work on energy independence.

I didn’t know Robert Redford was an expert on energy. I didn’t know that his opinion about energy policy was valuable. I thought he was an actor.


Dan Trabue said...

In fact, Redford is quite well-read on energy policy and I'd take his knowledgeable and unbiased policy over Cheney's oil-croneyism any day. Do you really want an energy policy designed by those who'd profit from a certain policy?

John The Patriot said...

Are you suggesting that our Vice President is gaining personal profit from America's energy policy? If so, that's a pretty strong accusation. Please provide your proof of that.

Dan Trabue said...

The energy policy was designed largely by folk from the oil/gas industries, or so it seems. (Cheney was ordered by the GAO to release the records of those meetings and he refused! so we don't know for sure, but it seems obvious at this point.) So, THEY'RE the ones who are going to and, in fact, HAVE been profiting by Bush/Cheney policy. Follow the money trail.

And, of course, Bush/Cheney have benefited by having their money and support to help keep them in office.

When will the people ever learn to stand up to the corporations who will always act in their (the corporations') own best interest, whether or not it's in the People's best interest?

What's good for Ford is NOT what's good for the rest of us necessarily.