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(Townhall)   "The United States should do what it can to enlarge its carbon footprint, not shrink it. It's the misbegotten idea that energy costs our economy rather than fuels it"   (finance.townhall.com) divider line 194
    More: Obvious, United States, carbon footprints, Energy Star, energy consumption, economic liberalism, incandescent light bulb, Electric energy consumption, President Jimmy Carter  
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2012-08-06 09:19:24 AM
30 years ago, the same was said of sulfur and acid rain.
50 years ago, this was said of smog.
 
2012-08-06 09:19:27 AM
Someone remind me how they can call themselves "conservatives" and still be expected to be taken seriously.
 
2012-08-06 09:28:02 AM
BURN ALL THE THINGS!
 
2012-08-06 09:47:43 AM
These grandkids don't need forests.
 
2012-08-06 09:54:16 AM
They should all just wear one of these when talking about Climate Change.

megathailand.com
 
2012-08-06 10:06:28 AM
I don't throw this word around a lot, but anyone who says that is a traitor. A straight-up traitor.
 
2012-08-06 10:30:44 AM
Sure! Why not go for gold and start spraying CFCs into the atmosphere? Holes grow the economy since they need to be filled, right?
 
2012-08-06 10:45:22 AM
It's so sad, the world that republicans are working to leave their children. It's impossible to believe they love their children as much as liberals.
 
2012-08-06 10:55:35 AM

miss diminutive: Sure! Why not go for gold and start spraying CFCs into the atmosphere? Holes grow the economy since they need to be filled, right?


don't forget the unbanning of DDT (some conservitards thought "it was time to unbanned DDT") - because who needs a healthy Bald Eagle population!?
 
2012-08-06 10:56:27 AM

Sleeping Monkey: It's so sad, the world that republicans are working to leave their children. It's impossible to believe they love their children as much as liberals.


See but it doesn't matter.. god will make sure everything is all right. they're going to be raptured anyway. Plus god said to be "stewards of the earth", but we all knows that means we are meant to rape and pillage it.
 
2012-08-06 10:58:46 AM
They're lucky Teddy Roosevelt is busy in another galaxy punching planets into correct orbits, or he'd come back here and use his Grizzly-Skull Gloves to cockslap them so hard their entire ancestry would disappear.
 
2012-08-06 11:09:00 AM

Kazan: don't forget the unbanning of DDT (some conservitards thought "it was time to unbanned DDT")


I heard a lot of people say this about the recent bedbug epidemic. However, the problem is that bedbugs already were resistant to DDT by the time it was banned, so reintroducing DDT now wouldn't really do anything to solve the problem.
 
2012-08-06 11:11:20 AM

Kazan: miss diminutive: Sure! Why not go for gold and start spraying CFCs into the atmosphere? Holes grow the economy since they need to be filled, right?

don't forget the unbanning of DDT (some conservitards thought "it was time to unbanned DDT") - because who needs a healthy Bald Eagle population!?


Maybe that's how the get all those eagles to shed tears in their glittery jpgs.
 
2012-08-06 11:50:19 AM
Nothing says responsibility like increasing consumption of dwindling resources for sheer spite.
 
2012-08-06 11:52:20 AM
fark yeah

I'm going to do my part and drive to work in this:

www.extremeexcursions.net
 
2012-08-06 11:53:31 AM

Aarontology: Nothing says responsibility like increasing consumption of dwindling resources for sheer spite.


All Republican victories in this century have been Pyrrhic victories.
 
2012-08-06 11:53:58 AM

RexTalionis: Kazan: don't forget the unbanning of DDT (some conservitards thought "it was time to unbanned DDT")

I heard a lot of people say this about the recent bedbug epidemic. However, the problem is that bedbugs already were resistant to DDT by the time it was banned, so reintroducing DDT now wouldn't really do anything to solve the problem.


I don't think the people saying we unban DDT cared or knew anything about that.
 
2012-08-06 12:02:36 PM

Diogenes: Aarontology: Nothing says responsibility like increasing consumption of dwindling resources for sheer spite.

All Republican victories in this century have been Pyrrhic victories.


This one is particularly stupid though. They're basically saying go out and waste your hard earned dollars on increased bills because "LOL LIBS"
 
2012-08-06 12:11:18 PM

Aarontology: Diogenes: Aarontology: Nothing says responsibility like increasing consumption of dwindling resources for sheer spite.

All Republican victories in this century have been Pyrrhic victories.

This one is particularly stupid though. They're basically saying go out and waste your hard earned dollars on increased bills because "LOL LIBS"


...and you have to wonder if our Dear Author worked for a utility company...
 
2012-08-06 12:33:44 PM
The CEO of Exelon would like a word with this moron.
 
2012-08-06 12:34:39 PM
THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICAN VOTERS ACTUALLY BELIEVE
 
2012-08-06 12:34:42 PM
There's nothing to save
You're my slave
Burn the earth
For minimum wage
 
2012-08-06 12:36:02 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: They're lucky Teddy Roosevelt is busy in another galaxy punching planets into correct orbits, or he'd come back here and use his Grizzly-Skull Gloves to cockslap them so hard their entire ancestry would disappear.


God that made me laugh loud enough that I woke the wife. Bravo.
 
2012-08-06 12:36:11 PM
What? How... (Town Hall link) Oh. Moving on.
 
2012-08-06 12:37:37 PM
Hmm, this fallacy is 90% false choice, but the way he intentionally creates an absurd conclusion is confusing as hell.

9/10
 
2012-08-06 12:38:50 PM

hubiestubert: ...and you have to wonder if our Dear Author worked for a utility company...


heh. Wouldn't surprise me.
 
2012-08-06 12:39:11 PM
Burning fossil fuels is awesome for the economy.*

* Provided you don't factor in any externalities.
 
2012-08-06 12:40:27 PM

sprawl15: There's nothing to save
You're my slave
Burn the earth
For minimum wage


Burma shave!
 
2012-08-06 12:40:48 PM

Blues_X: These grandkids don't need forests.


Aarontology: Nothing says responsibility like increasing consumption of dwindling resources for sheer spite.


Brought to you in full by the self-proclaimed party of Family Values™
 
2012-08-06 12:40:54 PM
That's why despite higher gas prices, Americans still make trucks the number-one selling domestic auto even though they are less "fuel efficient."

And THIS is where you know this guy has no clue, assuming you missed the TownHall link of course. Who doesn't agree that trucks are less fuel efficient? Why in the hell is the phrase in quotes?
 
2012-08-06 12:41:26 PM
Most patriotic?

1. Dodging taxes
2. Dodging drafts
3. Destroying US environment.
 
2012-08-06 12:41:29 PM
So we should revert to Third World standards of waste and consumption?
 
2012-08-06 12:41:32 PM

Sleeping Monkey: It's so sad, the world that republicans are working to leave their children. It's impossible to believe they love their children as much as liberals.


You misunderstand. They don't care about leaving a healthy world for their children. Their children are going to get raptured with them before the second coming of Jesus, so it's irrelevant if the world is on the verge of destruction at that time because the only people left will be Godless hippie socialists, and who cares about those farkers?
 
2012-08-06 12:41:42 PM
Time for Militant Environmentalists, the kind that storm in and shoot every dumbass politician who cares more about a few bucks for themselves than a future for humanity.
 
2012-08-06 12:41:55 PM
So they want to make more energy available? Great! It's wonderful the right is finally back on board with infrastructure spending. We can expect no resistance from their representatives, right? I guess public utilities are no longer soshulizm.
 
2012-08-06 12:42:39 PM

Mikey1969: That's why despite higher gas prices, Americans still make trucks the number-one selling domestic auto even though they are less "fuel efficient."

And THIS is where you know this guy has no clue, assuming you missed the TownHall link of course. Who doesn't agree that trucks are less fuel efficient? Why in the hell is the phrase in quotes?


"Fuel efficiency" is a lie created by the liberal media to scare you into using less gas.
 
2012-08-06 12:43:03 PM
ARE YOU RETARDED?
 
2012-08-06 12:44:26 PM

Jackson Herring: fark yeah

I'm going to do my part and drive to work in this:

[www.extremeexcursions.net image 600x259]


You sound poor, I have a driver for mine.
 
2012-08-06 12:44:28 PM
Fat white asshole says something stupid. This is not a repeat of every second since man walked upright.
 
2012-08-06 12:46:42 PM
Let's become more energy independent by burning all of our domestic supplies!
 
2012-08-06 12:47:01 PM
Disagrees.

ath-cdn.com
 
2012-08-06 12:47:34 PM

Jackson Herring: fark yeah

I'm going to do my part and drive to work in this:


Hummers are socialist vehicles who owe their existence to tax dollars and government contracts. Only a super lib would drive one.
 
2012-08-06 12:47:37 PM
The energy I burned reading the first few graphs of that is my contribution to the cause.
 
2012-08-06 12:48:37 PM
*headdesk*
 
2012-08-06 12:48:44 PM
So, Townhall's finance editor believes that industry and individuals are better off using greater resources to produce the same end product?

Yes, I can see why he's working at Townhall.
 
2012-08-06 12:49:10 PM
"Together, my lord Sauron, we shall rule this Middle-earth. The old world will burn in the fires of industry. Forests will fall. A new order will rise. We will drive the machine of war with the sword and the spear and the iron fist of the orc."
 
2012-08-06 12:50:00 PM
www.bradblog.com
/Same guy?
 
2012-08-06 12:50:20 PM
I tried so hard to read that. I really wanted to try to follow his reasoning. But it was just unreadable. Nothing but unnecessarily negative adjectives. I couldn't do it. I'd skip around in paragraphs looking for something I could just read, but there was nothing. Can anybody with a stronger stomach for hyperbole than I have summarize this for me?
 
2012-08-06 12:51:09 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: So, Townhall's finance editor believes that industry and individuals are better off using greater resources to produce the same end product?

Yes, I can see why he's working at Townhall.


Yeah really. I did some work at a company in New Mexico that used solar panels as their parking lot covers. They hit ROI on the panels in 3 years, after that it was all free money.
 
2012-08-06 12:51:21 PM
But don't ask ACEEE to demonstrate the economic- that is, monetary- benefits of being energy efficient, because they can't.

They might have thought the benefit of being energy efficient was self-explanatory; as in "You can drive 100 miles in your hummer for $40, while the same amount of money will drive a prius 500 miles."
 
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