This morning as I flipped past Squint and the Meat Puppet to make sure the world hadn't blowed up (Magic Eight Ball Says, "Try Again Later") it suddenly registered with me that this was the I-don't-know-how-manyeth consecutive day during which Joe Scarborough was using his three hour block of time on my Liberal teevee to shamelessly pimp for the Keystone Death Funnel.
In fact, as I recall from skimming past this oil industry knocking shoppe at roughly the same time yesterday...or the day before...according to the bilaterally symmetrical remains of what used to be refereed to as "Presidential hopeful" John Thune, if Democrats would just STFU and give a global mega-corporation the OK to sluice the world's filthiest sludge down the middle of our country so that it can be turned into barrels of profit and sold to China, Republicans maybe-could-be-sorta willing to consider at least discussing the possibility of raising the minimum wage from "insulting" to merely "penurious".
The Great Keystone Whoring from this inept stooge at whom Phil Griffin heaves millions of dollars every year to mouth Fox News talking points has been embarrassing to witness even in passing, and the lowest was probably this characterization of any energy plan that does not involve fracking the living shit out of every thing, everywhere, right now, as well as immediately approving the (h/t Charles Pierce) the "...proposed continent-spanning death funnel that would bring the world's dirtiest fossil fuel from the environmental hellscape of northern Alberta down through the richest farmlands on the planet all the way to refineries in Texas, and thence to the world."
“Eating granola bars at the base of a windmill.” That is how MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough described the alternative energy component of President Obama’s “all of the above” strategy in an on-air conversation with Fracking King Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania. The comment came during a discussion between the two about the urgency of pulling out all the stops on hydrofracking and the Keystone Pipeline.
This was, as usual, followed by cackles and nods from the Skid Row of washed-up media hacks which Squint uses to fill up the empty chairs around his table.
If you want to get a bead on just how universally acceptable and risk-free it is to bash Liberals on teevee, imagine the house that would have been dropped on Squint had he said:
“Flying some rainbow, LGBT flag from the top of a windmill.”
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