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August 05, 2008

Congratulations, Greens

Well, we have to hand it to them. The high fuel costs that they secretly cheer for have ignited public interest in alternative energy sources.

Like coal. Wood. And seeds n' trash n' shit like that.


The worst, most extreme type of leftists are actually happy with the rise in the cost of oil. Since fuel drives industry and by extension, American capitalism, they enjoy the groaning sound that our economy makes when fuel costs are high.
It's healthy to point and guffaw at them when the Law of Unintended Consequences inevitably springs forth to make foolish monkeys of them.

When people, especially American people, are asked to ratchet back their standard of living for some unprovable global gain, they say they feel just terrible about pollution and global warming, but their actions say "Screw You, my kids aren't going to be cold this Winter."

Some of us in Northern climes have noticed this as a local phenomenon:

People are buying coal and wood burning furnaces at an astonishing rate for the middle of Summer.

Area stove installers and fuel dealers say climbing heating oil prices have promoted intense interest in coal and wood at a level not seen since the 1970s, when the Arab oil embargo roiled the markets and inspired many to seek energy alternatives. "Our sales are up easily 200 to 300 percent," said Eric Strom, co-owner of Kirley Masonry Supply Co. in Mansfield, which sells and installs wood pellet heating equipment.

It ain't just local, folks.


Not since the Carter administration have water-cooler conversations been so dominated by the subject of heating alternatives such as pellet stoves, wood stoves, coal stoves and solar panels. Those options beat cranking up the thermostat and burning oil that's becoming as precious as gold.

...after story.

As international energy experts search for a feasible alternative to gasoline, some people are simply turning to alternative ways to heat their homes.

Outdoor furnaces, which burn coal, seeds and wood, are becoming an increasingly popular commodity in the region, as the cost of natural gas, oil and electricity continue to climb.

Coal, wood, seeds....that stuff burns super squeaky-clean, right?


Well, some of it does. But most people are going for cheap and dirty.
As always. Bless their hearts.

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