President Obama has an excellent opportunity today to, one, reduce some of our dependence on Middle East oil, and two, reduce unemployment by several thousand people. I am talking about good paying jobs of construction, driving, and all the management that those positions require. Of course I am talking about the Keystone pipeline from Canada to Texas. It should be noted that there exists today many pipelines in so-called environmentally sensitive areas. This proposed pipeline will have no more effect on this area than any of the others do now. For reasons that could only be political, Obama has refused to even consider approving this pipeline until after the election next November. The Congress, however, has snookered him into having to make a decision well before he would like to. He now has less than two months.
think about this. Who would be opposed to such an opportunity? What
rational person could ever come up with any sane or logical opposition
to this prospect of both jobs and energy? Well it isn’t the unions. No,
they favor this job producer. The opposition comes from the so-called
environmental movement. I say so-called because the environment is not
at all what they are concerned about. No, they have a totally different
agenda. These are the same morons who ride their bicycles in heavy
automobile traffic headed for the recycling center to deposit their
aluminum cans clad only in their little spandex leotards looking for all
the world like rejected dancers from a ballet company. We call them
environmentalist wackos. Now please don’t get me wrong. I see myself as
an environmentalist. The big difference is that I am also a realist. I
believe in protecting the world and all of its natural resources. I
don’t want to waste anything and while I love the natural world, I also
love my fellow man. Oh, and by the way, humans are also a part of the
natural world. If I have to pick between a snail darter fish and a human
being, the fish is in trouble. If some lizard is compromised by our
need to feed, clothe, and warm humanity, sorry Mr. Lizard. You lose. If
that sounds harsh to you, too bad.
truth of the matter of this pipeline is something quite different. The
wackos don’t really care about fish or lizards. They just hate
capitalism. They despise the thought of American exceptionalism. It has
been said that the environmental movement is actually a refuge for
yesterday’s communists. I have no proof, but it certainly makes sense to
me. The real troubling part of all this is Obama’s willingness to put
the environmentalist’s feeble concerns over what’s best for the American
people. He has a real dilemma. Does he listen to the unions or does he
ignore them in favor of the environmentalist wackos? And why does he
want to wait until after the election to deal with this issue? Seems
pretty clear to me. He just wants to get re-elected. After that he will
not need his base, either group. But then I am something of a skeptic.
is something else for you to consider. With one little eruption of one
little volcano in Iceland, more pollution is spewed into the atmosphere
than all that the green movement could change in a hundred years. All
the Prius drivers and bicyclists combined couldn’t change the effect of
ten minutes of volcanic eruption. Reality sometimes sucks, huh?
whole thing is obvious to any thinking person. Obama is trying to
please too many of his base at the expense of the only people he should
be concerned about, the American people. They are the ones who will
judge his actions and will hold him responsible in November. Here is an
excellent opportunity for him to show true leadership and get this
pipeline going. The positives? Jobs, and energy. The negatives? A few
disgruntled environmentalist wackos. Doesn’t sound like too tough a
choice to me.
Ron Scarbro January 4, 2012
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