Friday, 15 March 2013

Bipartisanship Just Means Both Sides Are Wrong

Busy around here today, isn't it?  Just one of those occasional confluences of idiots and idiots with an addiction to cheese, I guess.

Speaking of the former, there are days when studying basic logic can lead you to be very depressed with what passes for political thought.  Step right up, Barack Obama:
Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., said Obama appeared "conflicted" on the pipeline, saying that many of the promised jobs would be temporary and that much of the oil produced likely would be exported. But Terry said Obama also indicated that dire environmental consequences predicted by pipeline opponents were exaggerated. "He said there were no permanent jobs, and that the oil will be put on ships and exported and that the only ones who are going to get wealthy are the Canadians," Terry said.
So, to sum up: the US should allow their country to be bisected by a foreign company's pipeline because although there is no upside whatsoever, the downside might be smaller than some people are saying. 

There's no reason to build it, but there's only some reason not to build it.  To the JCBs, lads, and if you run over any spotted owls on the way, have the decency to pretend they were environmental protestors, if you'd be so good...

2 comments:

darkman said...

Fuckin' Canadians

SpaceSquid said...

Coming at you with a hockey stick or whatever they're carrying.