Bit of a long article. Good nonetheless. Here it is a bit condensed leaving out the bits about Global Bologna:
The Incredible Pliability of Fact and Statistics
This week's report is about energy and the crazy things the President, Democrats, media, college students, and professors believe about energy and why their inability to acknowledge reality and understand economics and statistical evidence places us in such great danger.
Do you believe that Presidents can affect the price of gasoline?
Well, sometimes the media thinks that he can and sometimes they think that, even though he can keep the waters from rising and the climate from changing, he can't. I'm talking, of course, about the disparate treatment the media gave George Bush when gasoline prices spiked to $3.51 per gallon -- even though he and Vice President Cheney tried desperately to override Democrat obstruction and increase production by opening ANWR, permitting drilling on the continental shelf, allowing the extraction of oil from tar sands on federal land and slashing red tape on new refinery and pipeline construction. Back then they blamed Bush.
But the media don't think that a president and head of a party which have done everything possible to reduce domestic petroleum production are at all responsible when after those efforts succeeded , the price of gasoline soars to far greater heights (right now about $5.00 per gallon)under Obama.
Do you believe that sitting in the first two rows of burlesque shows causes men to go bald? If you do, the AP "Fact Check" on the correlation of increased domestic energy production and increased gas prices is perfectly coherent. >>>
Do you believe that Obama is able to repeal the law of supply and demand?
The President says cutting demand will reduce prices but increasing production will not, and that we are producing too much oil and gas for our own good. >>>
Do you believe that the present Administration is not responsible "per se" for the half billion dollars they squandered on the failed Solyndra solar plant or is it the fault of Congress and the Chinese as Obama claims?
• More at American Thinker
• AP0bama: More US Drilling Didn't Drop Gas Prices, Data Show
Should note Lord Monckton's words which close this article:
Gently, and sadly, he said, "We shall lose the West unless we can restore the use of reason to pre-eminence in our institutions of what was once learning. It was the age of reason that built the West and made it prosperous and free. The age of reason gave you your great Constitution of liberty. It is the power of reason, the second of the three great powers of the soul in Christian theology, that marks our species out from the rest of the visible creation, and makes us closest to the image and likeness of our Creator. I cannot stand by and let the forces of darkness drive us unprotesting into a new Dark Age."
Obviously the Left in any and all endeavors is always depressingly the same: the reduction of human beings to the level of termites, and ultimately the extinction of same.