Sunday, January 07, 2007

Why Rush Limbaugh Really Is a Nazi Creep

When I'm in the combustion-engine family transportation device (which is rated 34 in the city) I sometimes find myself listening to A.M. radio, and we do after all have a flagship liberal talk station here in The Valley of Free Solar Energy Over Three-Hundred Days a Year Which We Have Yet to Fully Appreciate With Our Advanced Technology.

When they go to a commercial break I push different buttons and sometimes other voices, demonous and horrifying, emanating like loose neutrinos and just as piercing, come through.

As providence would have it, at just the moment I went to Rush a liberal caller had made it past the screeners. At first he politely expressed objection to Rush's term "enviromentalist whackos" when discussing people who advocate for clean air and water and such. The caller suggested that Rush might develop a better understanding of the beauty of nature if he'd go out and hike the forests and mountains, and that maybe Rush would then use less divisive terms.

As if. The image of Rush in a Boy Scout outfit trudging the mountain trails made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.

Rush defended his rudeness with more by claiming that we was merely "describing the truth" or some such obvious childish evasion. This was after he'd said that he had a greater appreciation for the enviroment and "creation" (tossing a sop) than the caller, who he had never personally met.

Then the caller said that they were not going to get anywhere on the enviroment and mentioned the Iraq war. Very few people support the McCain Doctrine (the caller did not use my terminology) for sending more troops into the grinder, the caller noted. Rush then told the caller that he "just hated America and wanted us to lose," and the caller said that was an unfair characterization and Rush had only spoken to him for a few minutes.

Then came the good part. Rush proclaimed that things were going well in Iraq and that more people were being killed in a lot of large cities here in America.

He meant, I am sure, that violent urban death rates here in The Land of The Formerly More-Or-Less Free outstrip the handfuls of American troops that die pulverized each day in Iraq.

Rush completely avoids any concern at all for the tens and most likely hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, women, children, and the elderly, who have been lost and crippled by the violence. He doesn't acknowledge their humanity. So these deaths do not concern him. He does not see these people as human, no more than Hitler and his ilk saw early twentieth-century Jewish people as fellow humans.

It's as if Rush is deliberately evading the simple scientific fact that all of us, each and every person, shares the genome. That probably accounts for some of his spectacular racist slip-up comments.


Jay Draiman said...


In order to insure energy and economic independence as well as better economic growth without being blackmailed by foreign countries, our country, the United States of America’s Utilization of Energy sources must change.
"Energy drives our entire economy." We must protect it. "Let's face it, without energy the whole economy and economic society we have set up would come to a halt. So you want to have control over such an important resource that you need for your society and your economy."
Our continued dependence on fossil fuels could and will lead to catastrophic consequences.

The federal, state and local government should implement a mandatory renewable energy installation program for residential and commercial property on new construction and remodeling projects with the use of energy efficient material, mechanical systems, appliances, lighting, etc. The source of energy must by renewable energy such as Solar-Photovoltaic, Geothermal, Wind, Biofuels, etc. including utilizing water from lakes, rivers and oceans to circulate in cooling towers to produce air conditioning and the utilization of proper landscaping to reduce energy consumption.

The implementation of mandatory renewable energy could be done on a gradual scale over the next 10 years. At the end of the 10 year period all construction and energy use in the structures throughout the United States must be 100% powered by renewable energy.

In addition, the governments must impose laws, rules and regulations whereby the utility companies must comply with a fair “NET METERING” (the buying of excess generation from the consumer), including the promotion of research and production of “renewable energy technology” with various long term incentives and grants. The various foundations in existence should be used to contribute to this cause.

A mandatory time table should also be established for the automobile industry to gradually produce an automobile powered by renewable energy. The American automobile industry is surely capable of accomplishing this task.

This is a way to expedite our energy independence and economic growth. (this will also creat a substantial amount of new jobs) It will take maximum effort and a relentless pursuit of the private, commercial and industrial government sectors commitment to renewable energy – energy generation (wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, geothermal, energy storage (fuel cells, advance batteries), energy infrastructure (management, transmission) and energy efficiency (lighting, sensors, automation, conservation) in order to achieve our energy independence.

Jay Draiman
Northridge, CA. 91325

P.S. I have a very deep belief in America's capabilities. Within the next 10 years we can accomplish our energy independence, if we as a nation truly set our goals to accomplish this.
I happen to believe that we can do it. In another crisis--the one in 1942--President Franklin D. Roosevelt said this country would build 60,000 [50,000] military aircraft. By 1943, production in that program had reached 125,000 aircraft annually. They did it then. We can do it now.
The American people resilience and determination to retain the way of life is unconquerable and we as a nation will succeed in this endeavor of Energy Independence.

Solar energy is the source of all energy on the earth (excepting volcanic geothermal). Wind, wave and fossil fuels all get their energy from the sun. Fossil fuels are only a battery which will eventually run out. The sooner we can exploit all forms of Solar energy (cost effectively or not against dubiously cheap FFs)the better off we will all be. If the battery runs out first, the survivors will all be living like in the 18th century again.

Every new home built should come with a solar package. A 1.5 kW per bedroom is a good rule of thumb. The formula 1.5 X's 5 hrs per day X's 30 days will produce about 225 kWh per bedroom monthly. This peak production period will offset 17 to 24 cents per kWh with a potential of $160 per month or about $60,000 over the 30-year mortgage period for a three-bedroom home. It is economically feasible at the current energy price and the interest portion of the loan is deductible. Why not?

Title 24 has been mandated forcing developers to build energy efficient homes. Their bull-headedness put them in that position and now they see that Title 24 works with little added cost. Solar should also be mandated and if the developer designs a home that solar is impossible to do then they should pay an equivalent mitigation fee allowing others to put solar on in place of their negligence..

Eli Blake said...

You're right about that. Right now there are about a hundred violent deaths every day in Iraq, and about sixty in the U.S. And we live in a much larger country.

But that is the line they like to take.

Myself, I'd rather spend a weekend in Phoenix than Baghdad, thank you. At least in Phoenix when I get in my car in the parking lot I don't have to worry that the car parked next to it is going to blow up.

Eli Blake said...

Further, compare apples to apples. If he is going to just look at U.S. troops, well we know that about 2 U.S. troops are being killed violently every day in Iraq. How many are being killed violently every day in America? When it does happen, it makes a headline.

But, you know, you can't blame the right wing too much. This whole situation is of their own making, and deep down they can't deny that fact, so they aren't so much lying as they are trying desperately to convince themselves that what they know is true, isn't.

And they will fail. Every time Rush says something patently false like that anymore, another listener someplace turns off the radio. You know, sort of like Peter Pan and saying 'I don't believe in fairies.'

shrimplate said...

You park your car in Phoenix and no, of course, it won't be blown up. But it could very well be stolen and subsequently modified in one of the chopshops along Van Buren or in south Phoenix.

We're very good at that kind of thing here.

Zelph said...

Your car won't be blown up unless you're an investigative reporter looking into the connections of organized crime to the Arizona political establishment.