The above is NOT a picture of Lindsey Graham. It is another white-haired, white skinned, pro-nuclear talking head. Remember kids, Don’t Question, The Answer Is Technology
This blog jokingly (gallows style, doncha kno) queried Joe Romm whether now was a good time to float Lindsey Graham‘s name for VP candidate in 2014.
This was, perhaps, after the second explosion (we are unsure with distribution of all the “Don’t Panic, Remain Calm” messages from the Japanese government) and before TEPCO announced a third explosion at one of the nuclear power plants damaged by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that caused catastrophic damage in Japan.
In the same quip, this blog also “adulted” (serious message in a joking manner) to another Climate Progress commentator, “Remain Calm, Don’t Panic, Spin Doctors Are Being Dispatched.”
“Well, they certainly have, Ollie.”
The Charlotte Observe (what they want us to observe and don’t observe what they don’t want us to observe) r tells us that the CEO of Duke Energy Corp. is leading the fundraising for the Democratic National Convention. Looks as if a good time will be had by all the ear-tagged and the sycophantic media since he guarantees “a $10 million line of credit for the event.”
Duke Energy, like Florida Power and Electric, is pro-nuclear. It’s “clean energy” (they have told us and both parties probably will be telling us in their 2014 election platforms) because of fewer greenhouse emissions (and even less radiation exposure to the populace than from coal ash). So, as long as they can keep the protesters out and their are no niggling problems like another series of meltdowns, we can expect the good times to roll.
Thinking Ahead, maybe, if we could get the disaster relief workers to wear attractive green contamination suits and not those yucky white ones, it would help convey that Clean Energy Message, eh?
The Demorats must have been jealous after coverage by this blog of the Repugnants. In a comment, this blog relayed the NY Times report that “Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) amplified the GOP gambit as he laid out a new project, dubbed the Global Devastation American Energy Initiative, calling for more new nuclear power plants.
Indeed, Joe Lieberman gives us a sample of how that rhetoric will sound. Pay no attention to a WSJ poll that says the most popular spending cut is subsidies to nuclear power. Nuclear power is safe. we just need to tweak the safety a bit more.
And, the Chernobyl Zombies. say, “Da. (Thinking: Now was that a tweak to the Left or a tweak to the Right?)”
The picture below is NOT a picture of Senator Joe Lieberman. It is another white-haired, white skinned, pro-nuclear talking head with loftier political ambitions.
Image via Crooks & Liars
- Japan Syndrome: 180,000 flee amid fears of multiple nuclear meltdowns – Lieberman: “Put the brakes” on new U.S. nuclear power plants (climateprogress.org)
- Obama Administration, Senators Stand Behind Nuclear Power Amid Meltdown Scare In Japan (huffingtonpost.com)
- Wall Street Journal poll: Most popular spending cut is subsidies for new nuclear plants (peakenergy.blogspot.com)