I'm stunned! STUNNED, I tell you! Shocked, even!
UPDATE: When realities collide! Check out this piece by some guy named Rob Sullivan:
The 4,000-square-foot house is a model of environmental rectitude.
Geothermal heat pumps located in a central closet circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground where the temperature is a constant 67 degrees; the water heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. Systems such as the one in this "eco-friendly" dwelling use about 25% of the electricity that traditional heating and cooling systems utilize.
A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof runs; wastewater from sinks, toilets and showers goes into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into the cistern. The water from the cistern is used to irrigate the landscaping surrounding the four-bedroom home. Plants and flowers native to the high prairie area blend the structure into the surrounding ecosystem.
No, this is not the home of some eccentrically wealthy eco-freak trying to shame his fellow citizens into following the pristineness of his self-righteous example. And no, it is not the wilderness retreat of the Sierra Club or the Natural Resources Defense Council, a haven where tree-huggers plot political strategy.
This is President George W. Bush's "Texas White House" outside the small town of Crawford.
Sullivan then digs deep to find things to whip the President with, and falls victim to the most common problem you can find with Leftists - the kool-aid guzzling doesn't help them do research of think on their own, they can only regurgitate DNC talking points.
Yes, the same George W. who believes arsenic and drinking water might not be such a bad combo, the same man who reneged on his campaign promise to lower carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the same man who is doing everything in his power to fling open the Alaskan Natural Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
Memo to Sullivan: Arsenic occurs naturally. I know that getting your memes straight from the
What George W. Bush did was veto legislation that would have made drinking water standards so damn stringent that the naturally occuring arsenic, which in no way reached dangerous levels, would have forced rural communities to build million-dollar water treament plants that they flat out couldn't afford. I know that in the simplistic, empty-headed, "Bush-bad-Clinton-good" world that most Leftists live in, thinking really isn't required, but us adults would appreciate it if you would give it a try once in a while.
Second - Air Pollution Levels are better under Bush than they were under Clinton. Look it up. I won't give Bush any credit for this, however, because the changes that occurred did so due to market forces. Blaming either president for the condition of the air when they were in office would be moronic at this point. But if you're going to make political points about the President's control over air quality, having facts on your side might just be a good place to start. Too bad you failed on that.
Third - the ANWR argument has been hashed out, re-hashed, flogged, beaten, killed, then flogged some more. You don't want to hear about the flourishing herds of Caribou near the Alaskan Pipeline. You don't want to actually LOOK AT THE PLACE THEY WANT TO DRILL AT, you don't want to hear about the technology that's involved. No, you eco-freaks just want to halt all human expansion, which might not be a bad thing if you assholes weren't so flat out hypcritical about it. Here's a clue - the area they want to drill in is, to put it lightly, an arctic swamp, filled with mud, crap, and biting insects. And it's one tiny little section that they want to poke around in. Yet the Leftists howl like Bush wants to clearcut the entire refuge and enslave the caribou to transport all the little brown children that Cheney enslaved when Haliburton went into Iraq. It's idiocy. And by the way, every day we DON'T drill in ANWR is another day we pay money to theocrats who want to kill us. Thanks, Liberals!
How does the President reconcile an eco-friendly abode for his own family with his persistent stand against anything that smacks of an environmentally friendly agenda for the nation as a whole? The answer to that perplexing question is a real mystery.
Maybe because since he actually practices ecologically friendly methods, he knows what works, as opposed to the Marxist pipedreams of Watermelon eco-freaks from the Left?
Perhaps sound ecological practices are only for those who can afford them: as a self-proclaimed strict constructionist of the U.S. Constitution, Bush must be aware that clean air and clean water are not guaranteed in that glorious document. Perhaps in Bush's Brave New Corporate World, clean natural resources are merely commodities in a free-market economy: if you can pay for them, fine; if not, tough. The rest of us will just have to put up with more toxic dumps and more public lands being turned over to logging, mining and oil companies.
There's so much wrong in one paragraph that I can't even think about where to begin. This Sullivan character didn't just drink the kool-aid, he had it put into an enema bag and shot up his ass until the pure flow of poisonous bullshit reached his brain and stunned it into a permanent coma. At least, that's the only explination I can give for why somebody would write such a pathetically wretched piece of propaganda-like garbage such as this. I suppose this Sullivan would be just fine with other countries stripmining their resources so long as he doesn't have to look at it and he still gets all the things that he wants. I'll bet this arrogant bastard drives a car (EVIL OIL CONSUMER!), reads magazines and newspapers (EVIL KILLER OF INNOCENT TREES!) and gets his water from a faucet somewhere (EVIL METAL USER! MINE ENABLER!)
Again, these people are Watermelons. Oh, they're green on the outside, but the inside is pure red, folks. Marxism at it's best. The Ecological movement is less about the ecology and damn near all about control - the control these supposedly enlightened people want to have over our lives.
If someone wants to fisk the entire piece for me, I'll post it. As it is, I've got other things to do, and I'm late in getting them done.