This posting is not going to endure me to the hard right or the left…. but:
When it comes to greenhouse-gas emissions, Energy Secretary Steven Chu sees Americans as unruly teenagers and the Administration as the parent that will have to teach them a few lessons.
Speaking on the sidelines of a smart grid conference in Washington, Dr. Chu said he didn’t think average folks had the know-how or will to to change their behavior enough to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
“The American public…just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act,” Dr. Chu said. “The American public has to really understand in their core how important this issue is.” (In that case, the Energy Department has a few renegade teens of its own.)
The administration aims to teach them—literally. The Environmental Protection Agency is focusing on real children. Partnering with the Parent Teacher Organization, the agency earlier this month launched a cross-country tour of 6,000 schools to teach students about climate change and energy efficiency.
Of course, when the heat got bad, his office issued this little statement:
An update: Energy Department spokesman Dan Leistikow added: “Secretary Chu was not comparing the public to teenagers. He was saying that we need to educate teenagers about ways to save energy. He also recognized the need to educate the broader public about how important clean energy industries are to our competitive position in the global economy. He believes public officials do have an obligation to make their case to the American people on major legislation, and that’s what he’s doing.”
I got better idea; how about we tell this idiot to go back to fucking China where he belongs and stay there? I mean, seriously. Teenagers? God-damned Bastard Communist, I hate them, almost as much as I hate sin and the devil.
Thank You Richard Nixion, for royally screwing America. Of course, I am still a little ticked about what China did to John Birch. Am I a “Bircher?” No. I don’t belong to that society. But I have much respect for the man and the Pastor who trained him to be a Missionary. We Fundamentalists never die; we just graduate to another plane.