What the fuck is the matter with these people?? I mean, really.
Congressman Sali informed us that a solution to the high price of gasoline was to make petroleum from “all those trees in our forests.” … He continued by saying there “could be up to 40 barrels of oil” in a single tree.
“Forty percent of the mass of every tree in the forest is crude oil,” he said. Going after that, he said, “could put Idaho in the oil business for the first time.”
I mean, jesus christ, forget about the fact that that's the dumbest thing ever, even a tiny bit of common sense would tell us that this can't possibly be true. I mean, if we could get forty damn barrels of oil out of a single tree, why the hell would we be sending all that blood money to the middle-east or needing to drill up in Alaska and off our beaches? That's fucking stupid.
But really, this is the kind of thing you get when you require a top-down model of leadership and all the smart guys at the top were too corrupt to stay in office: A bunch of boobs who will repeat anything that sounds stupid enough to be true. They say that trying to lead Democrats in Congress is like herding cats, but at least cats don't try to get crude oil from a tree.