Soon we’ll know. The Keystone Pipeline will either be approved, or not. Tar Sand Oil . . . nice stuff, lotsa MONEY in it, etc. All it takes to snag it is to cut down Canadian arboreal forests and then contaminate millions of acre feet of water in the clean-it-all-up process! YeeHaw!!!! Etc. After that, no worries: pump it into a pipeline that runs from Canada to Houston, and VOILA! INDEPENDENCE! YAY! AMURKA! IN GOD WE TRUST!!!!!
I read that somewhere (well, most of it at least).
So: what if the pipeline should ever spring a leak? NO WORRIES! Because HEY!! Only birds will die, and heaven only knows we’ve got way too many birds out there anyway, buzzing around, pooping on stuff, etc.
Yeah, right. So: here are, courtesy of my old college buddy (and naturalist) Denny Green, three of his recent photos of those intrusive goddam birds. You know the type . . . they poop EVERYWHERE, and don’t contribute even a DIME toward either reducing our national debt or toward blowing up Arab stuff. Birds are WORTHLESS!
See for yourself:
So there you have it: FIVE (bird) reasons for humans to destroy this planet! I mean, imagine it. Once we destroy THEM, there will be NO MORE BIRD POOP! Only lots of oil – oil — OIL!!! Diesel fuel! Gasoline! SMOG!!! YeeHaw!
It’s really tricky to pretend Wingnuttistanian heritage. I tried, but . . . well, I hope . . . I blew it. Etc. . . .
Final question: Could a Pelican, or an Avocet, or a Stilt . . . ever find the means to define EVIL? Or is that a concept — a gift of maybe a god? — that only we of superior intelligence (////) can manage???
This is today’s Open Thread. Have at it . . . and Shayne, get well soon, OK?