Monday, June 28, 2010

Stop breathing now

"If you're against extra CO2 in the atmosphere then stop breathing" -- is one of the more stupid comments to come out of the Myron Ebell end of the human experiment.

But an equally dumb statement emerges in an article about people protesting offshore oil drilling:
Myron Ebell, director of the energy program at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., said he declined an invitation to join hands. Instead, he's asking people to e-mail the Obama administration, asking the president to stop pushing for a moratorium on new offshore drilling.

"Many Americans are now so removed from material reality that they have no idea where the energy they use comes from," Ebell said.

"Anyone who is sincere about stopping offshore oil production should walk or bike to the rally and then forswear all use of cars, trucks, trains, airplanes and products transported by trucks, trains and airplanes," he said. "That, of course, includes nearly all the food consumed in the United States."
This is not possible, owing to the success of Myron and pals in fighting with every tooth and nail any policy that would allow for a transition from an oil and coal based economy.

Instead, the political power of the oil companies has been such that they have gotten everyone else's taxes to pay for the US military to fight their wars and clean up their environmental devastation. Their financial and media power has paid for Myron Ebell to lie on their behalf, and have his crappy words printed in newspapers and spoken on TV.

Meanwhile: "The sea's filling with oil. A lot of people are very sentimental about the sea... We're going with the democratic solution: blame the president."

And here's a slightly sadder one.


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