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Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Village Elder Idiot

I have a hard time finding a right-wing pundit that will say anything, positive or negative, about global oil depletion. For whatever reason, I usually get luckier stumbling across something on the radio rather than the 'minionist side of the blogosphere. So, from the poltroons from the Powerlineblog radio show, I caught wind of some seriously deluded (mis)understanding of the current Mexico oil predicament. The Elder, one of the co-hosts of the program, yesterday tried to explain why Mexico has had recent problems with respect to their oil riches. He compared Mexico to Canada and said that if Mexico followed Canada's lead and privatized their Pemex operation, like Canada does and profits with its tar sands (!), they could likely extract all the oil they want. The damn socialism has kept the oil in the ground, apparently. Ha Ha.

I just recorded a minute of The Elder so we can identify a real doofus Minnesota accent, and realize why they don't dare write any of this tripe on their own blogs ( but realize that the radio-ready rapture of the right listens to this pablum all the time):
Audio [MP3] -- one minute 1

I think The Elder has gotten cross-checked a few too often times.

1Par for the course, the podcast of the show has this extended segment edited out. Whether they thought that this tripe would get laughed off of iTunes, I don't know. Suffice to say, they have done this cowardly self-censorship before. And these guys consider themselves "new-media" journalists.


Professor Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you really want to see some stupid peak oil comments visit the Free Republic site and do a search on peak oil (no quotes). I go there occasionally to have a good laugh and then cry that this mentality probably composes a large portion of the US electorate. I work in a blue-collar industry and hear this crap all the time.

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