Talk about “green energy”. This is about as green as it gets. Just replace gas tanks with fish tanks full of green slime.
“The American people aren’t stupid,” President Obama said on Thursday — as he insisted that drilling for more oil on U.S. territory is “not a strategy to solve our energy challenge.”
The president’s solution? Algae, for one.
There are no quick fixes to the nation’s energy problem, the president said, dismissing Republican calls for more drilling as a “bumper sticker.”
We’ll know on November 6, 2012 how stupid the American people are. In the meantime, a sardonic Charles Krauthammer congratulated Obama for his amazing vision of growing algae here in the United States, saying, “he’s on to something”.
“I was impressed by the president’s analysis of this situation where we have no control over the global price of oil,” Charles Krauthammer said. “We’re dependent on oil from unfriendlies. And he says, as we heard, drilling for oil to relieve our dependency is not a solution, it’s not a plan. He said we have to go to clean energy. He talks about something really revolutionary today. Algae. A $14 million grant for the development of algae. It’s not oil. His solution is algae. And because we know that the Secretary of Energy is physicist that won the Nobel Prize, the president knowing this stuff said that one of the reasons we should do this is because we can grow algae here in the United States.”
“Now, it happens that algae will grow on anywhere on earth. I looked it up while I was away for those three days. You thought I was sunning myself. I did research. It grows in oceans, in lakes and ponds, in your swimming pool when the pool man is on vacation. In snow, in ice, on soil, on turtles, on sloths, the bark of trees and rocks. Why are we drilling for oil? We are the Saudi Arabia of rocks. We have a mountain range called the Rockies and we are allowing ourselves to be dominated by these oil producers. I think he’s on to something here that is truly revolutionary. Why would you build a pipeline, the Keystone pipeline with real oil from Canada to put in real refineries and put in real existing cars when you can do algae? I think he is on to something. And I think this shows the vision, the hope and change he promised in 2008.”