No, Mr President

US President Barack Obama has hit out at critics of green energy, labelling them as “stuck in the past”.

They dismiss wind power. They dismiss solar power. They make jokes about biofuels. They were against raising fuel standards. I guess they like gas-guzzlers. They think that’s good for our future. We’re trying to move towards the future, they’re trying to be stuck in the past. We’ve heard this kind of thinking before. Now, let me tell you something, if some of the folks were around when Columbus set sail…they must have been founding members of the flat-earth society. They would not have believed that the world is round. One of my predecessors, Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the  telephone, ‘It’s a great invention, but who would ever want to use one’ That’s  why he’s not on Mt. Rushmore — because he’s looking backwards. He’s not looking  forwards. He’s explaining why we can’t do something, instead of why we can do  something.

Ha ha. Good one, Barack. Flat-earthers. How original. I haven’t heard that one before.

Obama would also take a poke at those who were skeptical of the television and the automobile (I saw this on Hannity, but can’t find any video of this part). Well, Mr President, how many subsidies did Alexander Graham Bell receive? How much public money was given to Henry Ford? How much taxpayer’s money was required to make the television viable in the market place? And now, how much money has the president thrown at his renewable energy cronies?

History shows that government has a bad record of picking winners and losers, and right now, western politicians are backing the wrong horse. When and if renewable energy becomes efficient and cost-effective, the market will ensure its proliferation.

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Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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4 Responses to No, Mr President

  1. nigelf says:

    Our power sources as they exist today are viable because they are cheap and they work wonderfully for their intended purposes. Obama wants to reinvent the wheel fully convinced it will just take that extra government money to make it happen. I could have told them years ago it wouldn’t fly, not in the marketplace or in practicality. Same goes for the Chevy Volt. If Chevy had just talked to me first I could have convinced them it wouldn’t sell and they would have saved billions.I work at a Chevy dealership and I told the owner outright about a year ago that it was a boondoggle and wouldn’t sell. Told him it was the “electric Edsel”. He said I was probably right and we have yet to take delivery of our first Volt.
    Why aren’t people just using their heads anymore?

  2. Dude says:

    The president just showed what a simple mind he has.
    Most technological advances are usually improvements on the current version….
    Telegraph>Telephone>Cell Phone>IPhone….break this off to another tree
    Television>Color Television>Computer> Internet ( thanks Al Gore)
    Phonograph>Tape>CD>MP3…….

    All of them use the same basic premise. Use what works and improve it.
    What the president wants to do is BAN what works and force us to use something else…that has not been proven to work.

    Now who is the flat earther?

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