Sneaky Saturday

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Remember that scene in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy hits a fork in the Yellow Brick Road? As she stands there stumped, a friendly character who will accompany her to the Emerald Palace pipes up.

“Pardon me, that way is a very nice way,” the Scarecrow advises as he points in one direction. “It’s pleasant down that way too,” he adds, now pointing in the other. Then the Scarecrow crosses his straw-stuffed arms and unhelpfully declares, “Of course people do go both ways.”

President Barack Obama’s climate leadership is as hard to follow as the Scarecrow’s directions.

After seven years of waffling, Obama finally rejected the Keystone XL pipeline. If completed, this conduit would have moved more than 800,000 barrels a day of filthy oil mined from the Canadian tar sands through Nebraska and five other states to refineries along the Gulf Coast.

Rejecting the $8 billion pipeline early in his first term would have been bold. But Obama dallied. He only stopped it once the thing made no financial sense because of low oil prices and similar infrastructure that rendered the project unnecessary. Making this move now, on the eve of global climate talks in Paris, was merely expedient. He made his choice sound like a bigger deal than it was anyway.

Emily Schwartz Greco @ OTHERWORDS

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15 Responses to Sneaky Saturday

  1. Den says:

    Winner of Chicago Tribune’s best Tweet of the week:

    “I thought my vasectomy would keep my wife from getting
    pregnant but……apparently it just changes the color of the baby.”

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  2. Den says:

    Well, here we are again, Saturday, the Monday of the weekend.

    Managed to clean and lube the roll-up door tracks, since an endless chain opens and closes it and I have to yank on that chain followed by shoulder pain, I thought it in my best interest to make it as smooth as possible.

    30 days down and 60 to go for total statin depletion, my mind has already changed course in several areas, the depression is gone, grudges are gone, perkiness has returned. Similar to Lipitor another mind altering statin.

    Laundry duties are next…

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Yawn.

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  4. º¿carol says:

    The Paris horror has brought out our American conservatives in all their idiocy. Like this one, if only the people in the venue had been armed.

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  5. Den says:

    This weeks Darwin award winner from the Duluth News Tribune:

    A 19-year-old Cook man died in a fireworks accident in Mountain Iron on Friday morning.

    A mortar-style firework was placed on top of a hard hat Trevor Reichel was wearing in a backyard on the 5600 block of Oriole Avenue in Mountain Iron, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. Reichel was injured after the firework went off and he was transported to Essentia Health-Virginia. He then was airlifted to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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  6. Den says:

    The cat and the cucumber:

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  7. Den says:

    Off to see the wizard…

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  8. David B. Benson says:

    Went to the Nuevo Vallarta before a trip to the grocery store.

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  9. David B. Benson says:

    Alice played her solo in Danse Baccanale by Saint-saens. There is a good recording online by Klackner conducting the University of Utah Philharmonia.

    It is always better live.

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