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"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

"I love you and I'm not afraid." -- Evanescence, "My Last Breath"

“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Saturday, February 09, 2013

They Get Paid for This

I've seen this a couple of places this morning, and finally stopped to watch the video. It's pretty unbelievable:

Notice how Gretchen Carlson practically has an on-camera orgasm when she says "subsidized with taxpayer dollars." And Shibani Joshi is supposed to be a reporter? Puh-leeze.

Aside from being an idiot, she's either appallingly ill-informed (she must watch Fox News) or an outright liar. Germany has more sun than the U.S.? Excuse me? Lady, have you ever been to Phoenix? Or Los Angeles? Or Miami?

One wonders how much Exxon-Mobil -- excuse me, mean "Fox News" -- is paying her. She gets a Through the Looking Glass award for this one.

Via just about everyone, but especially Digby, who has a great take-down -- with visuals.


Piet B said...

When I read your post, I immediately thought of my experience travelling in Germany in the 1970s and 80s. Over the course of several extended business trips, primarily in the northern half of the country, I never once saw the sun -- there was heavy cloud cover every time I was there. Digby's solar map proved my memories correct. Little actual sunlght. They get more sun, do they? Right.

Hunter said...

I've never been to Germany, but I remember seeing pictures of the Baltic coast -- bleak, and cloudy. As Digby points out, what Germany does have is a coherent national policy and a commitment to move away from fossil fuels.