Thursday, June 17, 2010
Rachel Maddow - MSNBC - What President Obama Should've Said About the BP Oil Spill
I commend Rachel Maddow's candor in what was her version of the Oval Office address that President Obama should've delivered on Tuesday evening. For that, she joins a long list of lesbians that I wish I could pork were it not for the inconvenient nature of their sexual orientation, a list that includes but is not limited to Ellen DeGeneres, Tabatha Coffey of Tabatha's Salon Takeover, Sex and The City star Cynthia Nixon, and Portia de Rossi.
Rachel, like many advocates of the development of renewable energy and the elimination of our nation's dependence on foreign oil, fails to acknowledge is the tremendous amount of money and favors that change hands between traditional energy executives and our elected officials and the lack of viability currently inherent in the development if renewable energy sources at this point in their development. The truth of the matter is, if the energy produced by windmills, solar panels, water turbines, and hydrogen cells (to name a few) were enough to create a financial windfall expansive enough to line the pockets of our elected officials as well as those of the executives producing the energy, the regulations on the fossil fuel industry would beyond stringent before tomorrow morning.
The real President Obama and the fake President Obama (Rachel Maddow) can pay lip service to reducing America's dependence on foreign oil but they both know that the regulations, like many other things in life, follows the money.