Thursday, February 02, 2006

Bush: "I got some beachfront property back in Midland for ya"

So in W's exceedingly weak (one blogger said "castrated") State of the Onion lay one single nugget of life-- the promise to use alternative energy sources to cut our reliance on foreign oil by 75% (where have I heard that before? Oh yeah, that was part of John Kerry's platform!). We've already seen that his own administration said he didn't mean that "literally."

Now, for the grand finale, courtesy of the New York Times! This is rich:
The Energy Department will begin laying off researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the next week or two because of cuts to its budget.

A veteran researcher said the staff had been told that the cuts would be concentrated among researchers in wind and biomass, which includes ethanol. Those are two of the technologies that Mr. Bush cited on Tuesday night as holding the promise to replace part of the nation's oil imports.

1 comment:

Guin said...