Sunday, April 29, 2012

♫Always Look On The Bright Side of Life♫

Chip Bok is obviously a Monthy Python fan, which is a good thang.

VIDEO: EPA Official Compares Agency Enforcement to Roman Crucifixions

A video surfaced on Wednesday showing a regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency comparing his agency’s philosophy with respect to regulation of oil and gas companies to brutal tactics employed by the ancient Roman army to intimidate its foes into submission.
EPA’s “philosophy of enforcement,” said EPA’s Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, is “kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean: they’d go into little Turkish towns somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they’d run into, and they’d crucify them.”
“That town was really easy to manage for the next few years,” Armendariz added.
His comments are indicative of the “EPA’s war on fossil fuels,” claimed Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) in a news release on Wednesday.
Inhofe reiterated the remarks in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon. Armendariz’s comments, Inhofe said, “give us a rare glimpse of the Obama administration’s true agenda.” The region over which Armendariz has authority includes Inhofe’s home state of Oklahoma.
Can you say intimidation by a third rate bureaucrat with delusions of grandeur? But he's part of Teh Won's Hope 'N Change administration, so it's ok. Hope y'all are comfortable with the energy policy being demonstrated - we want pie in the sky tech to save us from the nasty evil oil companies and their products. Never mind that the tech we're supposed to be depending on to support us is unproven, costly, and in many cases does not even exist. Kill the oil industry, which is keeping us going quite well, btw, cuz us ignernt rednecks gotta be saved in spite of ourselves. Toilets that don't flush, light bulbs that require an EPA approved hazmat disposal facility, subsidized electric cars that can't go far enough with toxic batteries and that catch fire - well, you get the idea.

The really bad thing is that people like Armendariz will still be firmly entrenched even if Romney wins the Presidential election.

Okay, now I feel better. Getting back to the cartoon - it's brilliant! Check out the references to the Secret Service (the centurion in boxer shorts with hearts and obviously a hooker riding with him). The GSA is being referenced due to not everything in Vegas staying in Vegas. Slow Jam references Obama appearing on the Jimmy Fallon show. Donald Verrelli made an ass of himself defending Obamacare before the Supremes. John Edwards, perhaps being thrown under the bus, is in hot water for diverting campaign funds to his mistress. Roger Clemens - perjury for denying steroid use. All sideshows in the entertaining world of the Roman toga party that is Obama's Washington - remember Obama's acceptance speech at Mile High - specifically the Roman columns on the stage? Freudian slip much???

And just for grins, here is the inspiration for Bok's cartoon:



Jess said...

There should be a bureaucrat hunting season every year. Only those with an unfortunate experience should be allowed to have a free license. Considering the number of possible license holders, bureaucrats will become an endangered species before the first season ends. After that, we can declare them an endangered species and place the remainder in zoos for our viewing pleasure.

There would need to be a special diet, since harming them further would cut their numbers drastically. I think fried salty foods and no vegetables should work. Yeah, that would be good. Add some alcohol and crack cocaine.

Bob's Blog said...

I have never seen that movie! The sentiment expressed is certainly valid, from a mental health standpoint. Your blog just keeps on getting better and better!

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