Sunday, July 05, 2009


Thought of the Day

A week ago, the House of Representatives passed some gargantuan "cap-and-trade" bill designed to "save" "the environment." Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, accused those Neanderthals who voted against the bill of committing "treason against the planet." By that standard, most of the planet is guilty of treason against the planet. I don't mean just in the sense that China, already the world's No. 1 CO2 emitter, and India and other rising economic powers have absolutely no intention of doing what the Democrats have done, no way, no how – because they don't see why they should stay poor just because New York Times columnists think it's good for them.

Mark Steyn


You know, the reason I hate Mark Styne is because he just shamelessly lies: consistently. You really shouldn't quote him if you are still interested in credibility.

The US emits 20% more CO2 than China, and it isn't hard to find that out.
I imagine it is a difficult thing to measure as CO2 is colorless, odorless and blends in with the atmosphere quickly. I have heard that China is recently #1, and you have heard we still have the honor. I wouldn't necessarily call it a lie, and the point that neither China nor India is agreeing to be poorer than us for the good of the planet is still the salient one. Good to hear from you.
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