Saturday, April 9, 2011

California--Where Ignorance Is A Virtue

Senator Barbara Boxer is shown shortly before demanding that one of the peasants go get her a bottle of prune juice. I admit to finding Her High and Mightiness a guilty pleasure for me. If Carly Fiorina had defeated Boxer at the polls, we wouldn't be treated to our daily dose of Boxer stupidity. Her latest attack on Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-TN) over the Small Business Innovation Research Bill is just another example of her royal ignorance.

The main purpose of the act was to get the Environmental Protection Agency out of the business of regulating greenhouse gases. And naturally, the greenhouse gas that gives the green weenies far too much nefarious control is carbon dioxide. Based on junk science and ginned-up hockey-stick graphs, the Democratic Congress tried to pass cap and tax legislation that would solve nothing except to further enrich Al Gore. In the meantime, energy prices would go through the roof, and Alice-in-Wonderland green businesses would receive tax-breaks and gobs of gummint money. Even with both houses of Congress and the White House, they couldn't pull it off. But--if you can't legislate, regulate.

Well, back to carbon dioxide. Not carbon steel. Not carbon fiber. Not carboniferous plants. Not carbon carbon. Carbon dioxide. The Queen of the Democratic Dunces, our Babs, went off on a rant. "It is essentially a repeal of the Clean Air Act as it involves a particular pollutant, carbon, which has been found to be an endangerment to our people." I'll pass on the temptation to mock the use of the word "endangerment." Babs, baby, it's carbon dioxide and you have yet to prove that man caused or can fix that endangerment.

Lest you think that this was a simple slip of the tongue, Boxer then said "And what is the science telling us? That it is dangerous to breathe in air pollution with lots of carbon in it." Aside from not knowing the difference between carbon (a solid) and carbon dioxide (a gas), Boxer flat-out lied about the "science." Absolutely no reputable scientist considers CO2 a pollutant. It is a trace gas, essential for plant life and a natural product of all animals who bother to breathe now and then. Without carbon dioxide, the CO2-absorbing plants would die causing us to croak as well since along with the ocean, plants are the major source of the production of oxygen. Whatever you do, don't ask her to explain photosynthesis.

Her "science" and statistics are made-up garbage produced by the Goracle and pseudo-scientists looking for government funding. The CO2 that the green weenies wanted to tax and relocate because of global warming was insufficient junk science. So Babs added how it poisons the air. Well, no it doesn't. And we have a lot of work to do to get it to the level that it would affect breathing animals. Submariners breathe air with as much as 8,000 parts per million and survive quite nicely. The current proportion in the air around us is 390 parts per million.

Considering herself to be on a roll, Boxer (the wife of Joe Boxer?) went completely off the reservation. Never forget the children, the children! "Compromising the work of the EPA means that more Americans, particularly young children, will suffer from the impacts of severe asthma attacks," Boxer said, creating a new terror out of whole cloth. "More children will end up in hospitals attached to respirators." I know of absolutely no scientific, or even unscientific theory that connects CO2 to asthma at any age. But harking back to global warming, she finally got around to protecting us old geezers: "More seniors' lives will be put at risk from heat waves and severe weather."

"Don't Call Me Ma'am" Boxer is not just certifiably nuts, she's certifiably ignorant. Her summation was equally berserk. After getting carbon and carbon dioxide mixed up more than four times during her rant, and calling a trace gas a pollutant, Babs capped it all with "If you can't breathe you can't work." Well, if the EPA drives carbon-based product prices up through the roof by regulating carbon products to death and screwing up our tax code with "trading and capping" while destroying major energy industries in the name of pie-in-the-sky green technology, we'll all soon be taking our final breaths.

Old Senators never die, but this one won't even fade away. She's like a low-IQ vampire, sucking the life out of others in order to preserve her own useless life.


Tehachapi Tom said...

I missed this and am really glad I did. There is enough stupidity among the ruling group to create a whole country of dunces. Only California could have a large enough population dumb enough to keep re-electing this person. I believe Kern County is the only sane and reasonably bright county in this whole state.

With this as an example of our chosen few we are in deep ka-ka.

Unknown said...

Tehachapi Tom: My beloved former County of Ventura went heavily for Fiorina as well. Needless to say, my not-so-beloved former County of San Francisco made up for it in the opposite direction. But at least I now have Kern County to cling to.

Proving that she knows about as much as Boxer, my other bete noir, Nancy Pelosi continues to send me e-mail updates on her activities. Guess what showed up yesterday. Echoing Boxer, San Fran Nan said: "Yesterday, the House majority voted to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its authority to regulate greenhouse gases. . . . This misguided bill comes at the expense of the millions of Americans who suffer from asthma, respiratory illness and other pollution-related disease." Two great minds run in the same gutter.

BevfromNYC said...

Her new name should be Senator Barbara "Don't Call Me A Carbon-based Life Form" Boxer. Does she know how much carbon (dioxide) she spews every time she opens her mouth?

Unknown said...

Bev: She probably does, but she was counting on getting a carbon-exchange credit via Al Gore. Life does have its twists, doesn't it?

T_Rav said...

Ah, vampiric senators. Gotta love them--or not.

So what should we be doing to combat them? Drive a copy of the Constitution through their hearts? (Oh, no. I keep forgetting this is an era of civility. Please forgive my violent and divisive outburst.)

Tennessee Jed said...

This blog should be required reading by all California high school seniors. If that were to happen, maybe, just maybe, the state would take a critical step towards changing the title of your article, and send this horrible woman into deserved retirement until she takes her last breath.

Unknown said...

T_Rav: You are forgiven. And besides, I was thinking of the grave-digger's shovel remedy.

Unknown said...

Tennessee: Thanks. I'll suggest that to the State Board of Education. But first I'll have to make the words simpler.

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, Sorry I didn't comment early, I've had internet issues. California never fails to amaze me how insane they get. The only good thing I can say is that they are a great example to the rest of us!

Unknown said...

Andrew: It must be catching. I was having internet problems most of the day. Long pauses between entries and occasional frozen screens.

California used to be the model for the rest of the nation. In a way it still is. Watch California to see what it does, then do the opposite.

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