Friday, March 27, 2009


I know everybody's calling this Republican "budget" ridiculously goofy. It is.

But THIS one is just a howler:

Americans realize that the future of energy is in alternative and renewable sources. In order to promote the development of renewable and alternative energy, Republicans support promoting the leasing of federal lands which contain alternative energy such as oil shale. The Interior Department should provide lease sales of oil shale in an environmentally-sound manner, rather than hinder leasing plans. Republicans also supportenabling federal agencies to take the lead in spurring a market byusing fuels derived from oil shale, tar sands, and coal.
Bolding mine; see title.

Okay, let's leave aside the health care folderol about dying Britons and the massive handout to the wealthy and the lack of actual, erm, budgeting aside. How delusional do you have be to call oil shale an "alternative energy?"

It's not "alternative?" It's oil! Just dirtier and more expensive! Just go ask the Albertans!


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