Mitch pointed out to us:
>> Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney sums up her
>>philosophy on energy thusly:
> >"Leave the oil in the soil."
>> "Right now we've got two energy policies in this country. One is war,
> >the other is drilling. And neither one of them works."
> Does she use discarded frying oil for her heat, electricity
and transportation needs?
One comment I saw some y ago on earlier utterances of this poli was
"Did she say these things on a grassy knoll near
These quotes from her are fatuous. Nobody thinks we should
try to keep civilisation going without lubricants - it can't be
done - and in distilling those lubricant components from oil you
can't avoid getting also a certain flux of kerosene (jet fuel;
lighting & cooking fuel for non-electrified villages), petrol,
dieseline, etc, and at the bottom of the still, asphalt for roads.
It is not inherently wrong to do so; the question is, at what rate.
Oil is nasty stuff for that most valuable resource soil; but
this drongo McKinney so lusts for a catchy-sounding slogan that this
takes second place. Or does she not know the difference between soil
It is not helpful to call the USA war policy an energy policy
- indeed it's largely inimical to energy policy.
I'm very sorry that the USA green party can't do better for a
presidential candidate than this raver. I live in the first country
that ever had a green party, and I was involved with its founders and
many candidates from early on (1972) - they even tried to get me to
run for parliament as I was one of the few academics then propounding
applied ecology. So I have been participating in green politics most
of my life. I strongly advise Yanks not to vote for just anybody
that has seized a 'green' label; for instance, in my country lately
the green party has become the spearhead in parliament for the PC
Axis (sexism, the new racism, and militant homosexualism), and I
despise many of the present 6 'green' MPs. What little I've seen of
this operative McKinney suggests she's not particularly green or even
intelligent, so I hope people don't blindly vote for her on account
she's calling herself 'green'. If she's such an idiot as she looks
to me, she'll get applied ecology a bad name, which you can't afford.