Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Basket of Gullibles?

I did mention that (in an aside in an update) this fracking aspect of the recent intelligence memo (it is too short to be a report) on Russian interference in our recent election would not be taken to heart:

The much anticipated intelligence report which concluded that Russia tried to influence the recent presidential election had another startling, yet widely ignored, conclusion: The Russian government promotes anti-fracking propaganda in the United States.

I also noted that the Green types lauded natural gas as an alternative to oil and coal right up until fracking made natural gas cheap.

Perhaps I was wrong to assume that the Greens just wanted us to live in innocent poverty in harmony with Mother Earth by ruling out anything but intermittent solar and wind power.

Perhaps the poor, biased, ignorant lads and lassies--a basket of gullibles?--just succumbed to Russian fake news on the issue.

Or maybe on this issue they think Putin is a reasonably enlightened despot.