Wednesday, May 31, 2006

What a bunch of [FILL IN REACTIONARY DESCRIPTION OF GRANOLA-LOVING HIPPIES HERE]

I can't think of anything else to say about this story:
Before President Bush touched down in Pennsylvania Wednesday to promote his nuclear energy policy, the environmental group Greenpeace was mobilizing.

"This volatile and dangerous source of energy" is no answer to the country's energy needs, shouted a Greenpeace fact sheet decrying the "threat" posed by the Limerick reactors Bush visited.

But a factoid or two later, the Greenpeace authors were stumped while searching for the ideal menacing metaphor.

We present it here exactly as it was written, capital letters and all: "In the twenty years since the Chernobyl tragedy, the world's worst nuclear accident, there have been nearly [FILL IN ALARMIST AND ARMAGEDDONIST FACTOID HERE]."
Whoops, Apocalypticism!

1 comment:

Joseph said...

Meanwhile, there's this story about protesters at today's ExxonMobil meeting shouting insightful pearls of wisdom like "No planet, no dividends". Apparently, these granola-loving hippies want XOM to invest in cleaner, alternative energy sources, like maybe . . . oh, I don't know, how 'bout nuclear energy?? That's as clean and efficient as it gets, but I'm thinking these guys must not be on the same side as the Greenpeace alarmists.