Thursday, April 05, 2007

Is President Bush smarter than a fifth grader?

Some reflections at http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2007/04/05/more_pollution_does_not_equal_less.php

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's a tidbit from the Ennis Daily News for you.

Gathering to honor Congressman Joe Barton, about 40 members of the business community assembled at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce (Ennis Texas) Tuesday morning for a brief coffee reception and address from Barton.
Barton spoke to the group indicating his pride in the changes taking place in Ennis commerce.
“I still vote here,” said Barton. “I still spend some weekends here. I still call Ennis home.”
-- (Yeah, like he comes to Ennis.)
Concerning national news, Barton said he would support the President’s veto of legislation regarding troop pullout and supplemental funding for the troops in Iraq, even though the President does not want to set a return date for the men and women of the Armed Forces.
“I don’t think we need to tie the hands of the president,” said Barton. “As long as our troops are in the field, we play to win.”
-- (What is it with this guy and football. THe problem here is politicians who think they're playing Texas' national pastime of football. Ask the mothers and wives who've lost their soldiers if it's a game.)
Closer to home, Barton addressed the matter of high natural gas prices in Texas. Barton said there was some diversity when it came to energy sources, but natural gas makes up 70 percent in Texas. With the price increasing for gas, electricity in turn is also going up.
“I want a deal that the average price we pay goes down,” said Barton. “That’s not an impossible dream.”
Barton said currently the average cost of electricity in Texas is 16.5 cents per kilowatt hour (pkh), as compared to 8.6 cents pkh in Oklahoma, six cents pkh in Virginia and 10.5 cents pkh for the nation. To lower the cost, Barton said the state would need to turn to alternative energy sources such as coal, wind and nuclear power.
When it came to his choice for America’s next president, Barton said, “I don’t have a clue.”
Claiming to advocate anybody but Hillary Clinton, Barton said Clinton was a smart lady but he had trouble seeing her as president, not because she was a woman but because of her policies.

http://www.ennisdailynews.com/news.php?id=598