Rush Limbaugh apparently believes those crazy environmentalists blew up the oil rig that exploded and sank 50 miles off shore in the Gulf of Mexico. This, courtesy of Ezra Klein of the Washington Post.
I want to get back to the timing of the blowing up, the explosion out there in the Gulf of Mexico of this oil rig. … Now, lest we forget, ladies and gentlemen, the carbon tax bill, cap and trade, that was scheduled to be announced on Earth Day. I remember that. And then it was postponed for a couple of days later after Earth Day, and then of course immigration has now moved in front of it. But this bill, the cap-and-trade bill, was strongly criticized by hardcore environmentalist wackos because it supposedly allowed more offshore drilling and nuclear plants, nuclear plant investment. So, since they’re sending SWAT teams down there, folks, since they’re sending SWAT teams to inspect the other rigs, what better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plants, than by blowing up a rig? I’m just noting the timing here.
Cute, Rush. You’re timing is perfect. The oil spill will cost billions of dollars in lost economic revenue for the already struggling tourist and fishing businesses along with threatening to kill tens of thousands of wildlife creatures critical to the ecological stability of the Gulf coastline. And you make a joke of it.
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Jerry Remmers worked 26 years in the newspaper business. His last 23 years was with the Evening Tribune in San Diego where assignments included reporter, assistant city editor, county and politics editor.