Saturday, May 09, 2009

Polar Bears Must Die to Save CO2

Abandoning his environmentalist base and flipping on another campaign promise, Obama will keep the Bush era policy against applying threatened species standards to the poor defenseless polar bear.

...Interior Secretary Ken Salazar refused to rescind a Bush administration rule that says actions that threaten the polar bear's survival cannot be considered when safeguarding the iconic mammal if they occur outside the bear's Arctic home.

The rule was aimed at heading off the possibility that the bear's survival could be cited by opponents of power plants and other facilities that produce carbon dioxide, a leading pollutant blamed for global warming.

So, if I'm understanding this, the polar bear is to be sacrificed for the good of the Stop the CO2 Movement even though CO2 is a bogus bogey man meant to scare us into producing less CO2, thus protecting the lives of polar bears, so that the pro-sanity folks can't use the polar bear survival as an arguement against CO2 pollution. If you think you are missing the logic of Obama, don't despair, there isn't any.


Personally, I think Obama looks more like Tuvok, the far less logical and engaging Vulcan of Voyager.

Either way, Obama lied. Vulcans don't.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Personally, I think Obama looks more like Tuvok, the far less logical and engaging Vulcan of Voyager.I've felt that for a while, now; like he's used Tuvok as a template for how to conduct himself. When Obama talks, he seems to take on a cerebrally Vulcan air, like he takes himself far too seriously.

Indigo Red said...

A full Vulcan, Tuvok has a complex personality, with internal conflict. Despite his undergoing the Kolinahr, there is a fair amount of evidence to suggest that he never entirely gained emotional control, and he feels bitterness over his Vulcan heritage. He is also shown to exhibit subdued moments of annoyance, anger, self-doubt and even sarcasm.

Despite this internal conflict, he is shown on numerous occasions to be capable of great nobility and altruism.
That's what Wikipedia says about Tuvak. Make the appropriate changes and one might as well be writing of Obama, except the "full" part. Obama seems embittered by his partial status.

Quantum_Flux said...

A common greenhouse gas that you rarely ever hear about these days is the "superheated steam vapor" that is heated by the burning of hydrocarbons and then the energy is used for spinning the turbines and generating electricity....going to nuclear, at least, would eliminate the burning hydrocarbon emissions step of the process.

Quantum_Flux said...

Actually, sorry, that last video never really addresses the formation of hydrocarbons in the form of king coal, natural gas, and petroleum.

Indigo Red said...

I and millions of others are becoming increasingly convinced that Greenhouse Gas is a smokescreen for White House Gas.