Friday, January 16, 2009

Obama's Inauguration - Boy, Is That Gonna Leave a Mark!

...well, a footprint. A carbon footprint. And an especially large one, which is all the more galling since the proletariat is always told that we are to blame - with our SUVs and houses heated to 7o degrees - for this "global warming" we are allegedly experiencing.

The carbon footprint of Barack Obama's inauguration could exceed 575 million pounds of CO2. According to the Institute for Liberty, it would take the average U.S. household nearly 60,000 years of naughty ecological behavior to produce a carbon footprint equal to the largest self-congratulatory event in the history of humankind.

The same congressfolk who are now handing out thousands of tickets to this ecological disaster only last year mandated the phased elimination of the incandescent light bulb — a mere carbon tiptoe, if you will. The whole thing seems a bit unfair.

Tiny cars and freezing cold homes for thee, but not for me. That's the liberal way! And speaking of galling:

...on the day millions of Americans were freezing their collective backsides off, new Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman announced that Congress would fast-track climate change legislation. Waxman claimed "inaction on the climate issue is causing uncertainties that make it more difficult to emerge from the recession"...

What does that mean, exactly? Are investors looking at 30-year climate models before buying shares of Apple or Intel?

I think Obama's biggest problems won't come from the Republicans; they're still too busy licking their wounds to come up with a comprehensive counterattack. It'll be fighting back the Waxmans and the Reids and Pelosiniks that will be his biggest challenge. If he loses - and look how easily Obama was rolled by Blago in Illinois - and gets tarred by Congress' liberal idocy, he'll be a lame duck by summertime, no matter how much the media tries to cover.

And throwing a huge inagural - expensive and ecologically runious - while the rest of us shiver and suffer is not really such a smart way to kick off your regime, Baracky.

And yet I keep hearing how bright this guy is....maybe that word does not mean what you think it means?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think the real cause of global warming is all that CO2 emitted from Waxman's cavernous nostrils.