Tuesday, June 29, 2010

He Makes My Brain Hurt

Researching commentary on Andre Carson's trite op-ed screed in today's paper -- one of those, "our lust for cheap oil caused the Deepwater Horizon oil spill" chidings, I realized I have one of those headaches so bad the only real treatment is to close one's eyes and hope to faint.

...Since that's not gonna happen, let's take a closer look at the The Honorahorrible The Mister Representative Carson's pointette and ask a few questions: Does he ride the bus in DC? Did he take Amtrak from Indy to Our Nation's Capitol? If not, why not? Doesn't he care about the environment?

And while he touts "alternative energy," I wonder what his plan is to replace all the products from ammonia to bras to nylon zippers that account for the 28-some percent of non-fuel uses of crude oil?

But I guess glib Gaia-worship is easier than thinking, especially in the U. S. Congress.

6 comments:

Nathan said...

See what you get for reading the paper?

Stranger said...

The Dimocrats think the environment is a winning issue. Just like they thought gun control was a winning issue 42 years ago.

And major losses in thousands of elections have yet to convince most Dimocratic pols that gun control is not a winning issue.

Major losses in thousands more elections will not convince Dim pols that tree hugging is not a winning issue.

Some people are just born stupid. And they all run for office as Democrats.

Stranger

MO Bro said...

I'd bet the closest thing to a bus or a train he rides is the bandwagon that he's riding as he wrote that article.

Ritchie said...

Narrow issue folks are generally no so good at thinking on a system level. There is one school of thought holding that petroleum is too valuable to just burn, if there were only something else feasible (read economically viable) to spark up in it's place.

WV: scicksh- tipsy science chicks?

Lorimor said...

Feelings... it's all about feelings.

kahr40 said...

Gaia worship? Naw. More likely get my ass reelected by pandering to the environmental know nothing crowd. The only thing this twit worships is himself.