Saturday, January 17, 2009

Liberal hypocrisy

Seen in the Denver Post, via Bob's Blog:

The carbon footprint of Barack Obama's inauguration could exceed 575 million pounds of CO2. According to the Institute for Liberty, it would take the average U.S. household nearly 60,000 years of naughty ecological behavior to produce a carbon footprint equal to the largest self-congratulatory event in the history of humankind.

Wow. 60,000 years. I'll need to remember that statistic when talking to environmentalists. I currently like to throw out an occasional reminder that Al Gore's jet, which measures fuel consumption not in MPG but GPM (gallons per minute), burns enough fuel on one cross-country flight to power our family SUV for seven years.

By the way, have you noticed the power of zeros? Instead of 575 million, let's write 575,000,000. Looks bigger that way, doesn't it?

Now let's look at Obama's projected budget deficit in long form: $1,000,000,000,000

I think there's power in the little head-bob maneuver you see people doing as they count commas.

Lives lost to abortion since Roe v. Wade: 50,000,000

1 comment:

Bob said...

Your title of your post says it all.