Byron York: “Who told Obama that drilling is ‘absolutely safe’?”

Hopefully not the same person who told Obama that nuclear power plants can be absolutely safe.

There are in fact no “absolutely safe” energy sources. Consider one of the simplest and most convenient energy sources we have available: Ourselves. Obama recently expressed an interest in leg power — getting people to ride bikes and walk to where they’re going more (and spent a fortune of our money on it as a matter of fact). Do you know how many pedestrians and bicyclists are killed each year? Me neither, but I do know that it’s a lot.

If “leg power” is a dangerous source of energy, I’m certain that any energy source from there on up is going to carry with it risks. We should spend our time planning how to manage inevitable risks instead of on the futile exercise of trying to eliminate them.

Just a little something to Chu on heading into the weekend.

Now, speaking of energy sources, it’s about time to light the grill! Have a good weekend, and if you don’t see new posts here over the weekend, be sure to check in over at Michelle’s site.


5 Responses to “‘Absolutely Safe’ Energy Sources? Not Possible”

  1. laree on June 18th, 2010 9:06 pm

    Obama not JAEL after all Epic FAEL – Obama’s Crypt-o-nite.

  2. Nanny on June 19th, 2010 12:18 am

    Happy Fathers Day Doug – just heading up to Burt Lake and God's country. Do love your posts at MM's site too – glad you are getting the exposure as you are the best and this is my favorite site and you are a Michigan man to boot (well not really I think you are a State man). Congrats on Izzo by the way – we live in the Lansing area and even though we are Go Blue fans we always root for what ever Michigan team is in the thick of it.

    See you on Monday!

  3. Doug on June 19th, 2010 12:11 pm

    Thanks Nanny, and have a good weekend!

    Will the Wolves' football team turn it around this year, or will RichRod be going back to West Virginia in November?

  4. Nanny on June 21st, 2010 1:56 am

    We'll see – those damn old fart alumni are trying to run him out on a rail. What's funny about that is not many of our football coaches were "Michigan Men" to begin with. Rich is a good coach getting the shaft from a few. Rotten politics all around – especially with those libs in Ann Arbor.

  5. laree on June 21st, 2010 4:48 pm

    Hey Doug, did you read about this yet?

    FBN Imus In The Morning, Video included.

    Former Clinton Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick has joined BP
    as legal counsel. Many would remember her for stovepipping intelligence
    during the Clinton Years, and her conflict of interest sitting on the
    9/11 commission. She made millions from Fannie Mae, and got out before
    the meltdown…she’s back. *Look Who Is Back On The Pipe*

    Nicknamed the Mistress of Disaster because of her culpability in both
    9/11 and Fannie Mae. I can see why BP would want to hire someone with
    disaster experience – and knowledge of pipes.

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