Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Unicorns Fail To Fly. The Government, In Response, Fines The Oil Companies...

The inevitable result of the immaturity of the progressive movement, I suppose.  Or maybe it's their insanity.  Either way, it's a dangerous group of people to give power to.  Because when they don't get what they want - even if it only exists in their fevered imagination - they lash out.  Usually at convenient cartoon criminals or the enemy du jour, although, in a pinch, Jews will do just fine.

Case in point:  Fining oil companies millions of dollars for the failure to use an "environment-friendly" biofuel that doesn't even exist:

When the companies that supply motor fuel close the books on 2011, they will pay about $6.8 million in penalties to the Treasury because they failed to mix a special type of biofuel into their gasoline and diesel as required by law.

But there was none to be had. Outside a handful of laboratories and workshops, the ingredient, cellulosic biofuel, does not exist.

In 2012, the oil companies expect to pay even higher penalties for failing to blend in the fuel, which is made from wood chips or the inedible parts of plants like corncobs. Refiners were required to blend 6.6 million gallons into gasoline and diesel in 2011 and face a quota of 8.65 million gallons this year.

 “It belies logic,”
Charles T. Drevna, the president of the National Petrochemicals and Refiners Association, said of the 2011 quota. And raising the quota for 2012 when there is no production makes even less sense, he said.

Penalizing the fuel suppliers demonstrates what happens when the federal government really, really wants something that technology is not ready to provide...

Soon, we'll all be riding him to work!  And he'll like it...

Wait until 2013, when the government gets to apply the same rational thinking to your health care.  You know, the same health care that will become more efficient and less expensive because progressives say it will?

Typical celebrity privilege, getting all the best forms of motive power...no wonder Sarah Silverman can't get her tongue out of her unicorn's mouth...

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