Virginia State Senator Don gets the Smash Mouth treatment for his idiotic opinion piece in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Let’s look at some of the more idiotic parts, shall we?
He starts right out just ignoring dissenters who argue that global climate change is a hoax perpetuated by liberals as an excuse to raise our taxes. “As we all recognize, our environment is in danger, our climate at risk, and the health of our Earth perilous. We must take steps to remedy this situation for our children and grandchildren.” Run for your lives! The sky is falling, the sky is falling! [And as St. Gore says, “don’t discuss the merits of global warming, just act like it is true and scare the bejeebers out of the sheeples.”]
…”The ACES Act [the Act that he sponsored and which he is shamelessly promoting] will cut the carbon emissions that cause global warming 80 percent by 2050, a significant accomplishment necessary to preserve our planet for future generations.” Suuuuure it will save the planet. What did we ever do before Don “Al Gore Junior” McEachin came along!
“If we fail to act, hundreds of billions of dollars will continue to be shipped overseas to hostile foreign regimes to pay for dirty energy that America can no longer afford nor wants.” Sounds as though he is in favor of “drill baby drill” off our coasts, but nooooo, he is in favor of wind turbines [the same ones that were not good enough to be placed offshore of the Kennedy compound?] and conservation. Why not just call it a conservation bill and quit with the global warming hysteria crap? Everybody is against pollution-within reason-and in favor of conserving energy. Just STFU with the Al Gore propaganda, will you, my old friend?
And quit blowing smoke up our ass that the changes mandated will “jump-start our economy.” It is going to cost us money in the short term. Make the sale that it will be worth it in the long run, if you can, don’t lie to us. You, sir, are no Al Gore. Thank God. And let’s keep it that way.