Ladies & gentlemen, here is our future, and it is DUMBPosted by Jack Howser on Friday, October 28th, 2011 @ 9:22 am.
JACKSON CO.—I know the younger generations are somewhat naive in some areas, but seriously…why interview them for something as huge as a ‘global’ cause? Because really…this kinda thing, it makes our whole STATE look bad.
Such was the case when this morning, upon perusing our usual regional news sites, I came upon this article in the Southern Illinoisan. (We like the Southern; we particularly like one of their journalists, Becky Malkovich…Hi Becky!!)
Here, we have a little marching moron from Chicago attending school in southern Illinois, at SIU-Carbondale to be exact. Apparently in Chicago, they have electricity, otherwise young dude might not have made it as far through his primary and secondary schooling to get to where he can attend SIU-C. But apparently, young dude believes it inconsequential that the power plants that gave his home electricity are fueled largely by COAL.
So he, along with other marching moron youth, is out protesting the use of coal, and wants the school (which is a taxpayer-supported university) to “wean themselves off coal” used to power their institute of higher learning:
Students demonstrated at the Free Forum Area on Thursday to reinforce their desire to see SIU Carbondale wean off of coal.
The Demand Healthy Air rally was organized as a way to tell the administration that students are concerned the campus power plant has negative effects on the air quality and on student health. The demonstration included a large inflatable hand holding an inhaler. Passing students were asked to sign a petition and letters to be delivered to the administration.
The little tree-huggers want “green” power. How they’re going to accomplish this isn’t up to them; they don’t have the solutions nor the money. They, like all the other leftwingnutjobs out there a la Occupy Wall Street, think that someone else should come up with the solution, someone else should enact it, and then, of course, lots of someone elses (US) should pay for this.
But here’s the part that lead me to spew the “marching moron” phrase of which I am so fond…the kid from Chicago:
Bryan Pumphrey, a senior in information technology and radio-television from Chicago, said he has developed asthma since he started at SIU and is concerned that unclean air could be contributing to it. He said if there is a possibility that the plant is hazardous, the university should be looking for alternatives.
Really, Bryan? (seriously…is there something inherently wrong with people with that name…? But I digress). You don’t have coal-fired power plants where you’re from? To my understanding, aside from the smaller plants like at SIU-C and some area municipal plants, there aren’t very many LARGE power plants south of, say, Jasper County, deep downstate. Most of the state’s big power plants are north of that line…and hey, BryBry….98 percent of them use COAL (there are a couple that are nuke…we don’t know if that’s a viable alternative in Bryan’s World, but we’re just sayin).
So…the coal-fired power plants, located largely up north, never bothered Bryan’s asthma at home. What’s the change down here? Ohhhhh, I dunno….Pollen? Ragweed? Animal dander? Harvest-time corn-and-soybean shit flying in the air? DUST? This is, after all, RURAL SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. Hey Bryan….WAKE THE HELL UP. YOU’RE IN THE COUNTRY.
But he won’t. Because that’s not what the ‘university’ system is about. It’s about churning out leftwingnutjob tree-huggers like the OWS fools who want the rest of us to pay for THEIR desires and demands. And no, I’m not doing that. You shouldn’t, either.
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