Well no – a Republican that’s for sure.
Glenn – in his ever increasing wisdom has a go at taking the proverbial out of Obama and his speaking about correct tyre pressure. Now – many experts in the field have agreed with this policy. Glenn goes on a hissy-fit about it by saying:
But one phrase that he used deserves a little more attention: “but if everyone did.”
“But if everyone” donated their organs then people wouldn’t die waiting for them.
“But if everyone” ate only lettuce then our health care system would be fixed.
“But if everyone” just sent me one dollar then I’d retire with $300 million in the bank.
Of course, the reality is that people still die waiting for organs, obesity is an epidemic, and I’m still writing these columns. That’s why saying “but if everyone did” is such a red herring.
Actually Glenn is correct in a couple of cases there. If everyone did donate their organs there wouldn’t be a waiting list. If everyone sent him a dollar he could retire – don’t hold your breath – but he could. As usual he takes on McCain stature with his lettuce comment – obviously he knows as much about nutrition as he does about conserving energy and oil.
Now – Glenn being Glenn goes on:
Not surprisingly, drilling was nowhere to be found in the article, but Grunwald did include plenty of other, “simple” things we can do:
“We can use those twisty carbon fluorescent light bulbs. We can unplug our televisions, computers and phone chargers when we’re not using them.”
He’s living in a dream world! Not only is unplugging a television not going to do a darn thing, it’s annoying and almost no one in their right mind will ever, ever, ever, ever do it! Ever!
Using low energy bulbs can save you a fortune! Switching off the TV and other electrical products instead of putting them on stand-by can, again, save you money. Glenn Beck says that the American people are – essentially, lazy bastards.
Not only does he say that – essentially, he says that Americans want to drill off their shores to get to the oil that will fuel their SUVs and trucks. But, and Glenn in his comical role, says to do this Americans should drive naked, what they could do is drive much smaller engined cars – oh, they have started to do that anyway. I’ll bet they have their tyres inflated correctly!
European PRODUCTION car can now deliver upwards of 73 mpg! yes, 73 mpg – and the American government are asking that car manufacturers deliver 35? Are they nuts?
No Glenn – what you want is cheap, cheap oil so you can drive your [whatever you car is] that does X mpg and it costs you 3 cents to fill the tank.
You can read Glenn’s rant here.