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Friday, May 28, 2010

BHO and his Administration: the Luddites

Look up Luddites - I had to! But such an appropriate description! Here is a portion of a blog entry from Hugh Hewitt on yesterdays press conference. Newt Gingrich "played" BHO and gave his answers to the actual questions directed to BHO:

"HH: Here’s some more on that subject, the president in the press conference today, cut number six.

BHO: We should be pretty modest in understanding that the easily accessible oil has already been sucked up out of the ground. And as we are moving forward, the technology gets more complicated, the oil sources are more remote, and that means that there’s probably going to end up being more risk.

HH: You know, Newt Gingrich, he’s like a Luddite.

NG: Well, of course he’s a Luddite. He’s a left winger. All left wingers tend to be Luddites. The fact is that the technology overall is fairly safe. The fact is that if we had any kind of reasonable commitment to technology, we would have much better cleanup materials. You know, we’re still using many of the techniques we used forty years ago. And as I said at the very beginning of the show, the people, the former Shell employees have been yelling on every television channel they can get on, because 17 years ago, they had a dramatically better solution in the Middle East when this happened, and nobody from BP, and nobody from the federal government is willing to look at it. And so I mean, you have a historic fact that they did in fact use supertankers, they did suck up water and oil, they did separate the two, and they had a dramatic impact in cleaning up the ocean in a way that was very effective. And yet you cannot get either the federal government or BP to look at these kinds of historic examples."

This is for my Sustainability friends to ponder. Is being a Luddite the path to Sustainability? Now, of course, you will deny you are a Luddite because you equate wind power - which any rational person knows cannot satisfy the needs of the world short term, much less long term - with nuclear power which would solve our short term and long term problem but is POLITICALLY INCORRECT! Fear of a nuclear disaster drives your "religion"! Silly.

Postscript: Sources of oil are only more remote because BHO and the Dems will not allow us to use readily available sources in our country - such as oil shale, etc. Dems love the "self fulfilling prophesy" stuff!!



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