Thursday, December 14, 2006

Dead Lead

When I read this stories like this one, I don't just want to scream, I want to physically hurt someone. The Bush administration is considering rolling back environmental laws to allow once again the use of leaded gasoline.

Seriously, I'm not making this up. From the AP:

The Bush administration is considering doing away with health standards that cut lead from gasoline, widely regarded as one of the nation's biggest clean-air accomplishments.

The Environmental Protection Agency said this week that revoking those standards might be justified "given the significantly changed circumstances since lead was listed in 1976" as an air pollutant, claiming that concentrations of lead in the air have dropped more than 90 percent in the past 2 1/2 decades. Battery makers, lead smelters, refiners all have lobbied the administration to do away with the Clean Air Act limits.

But Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., the incoming chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform, called on the agency to "renounce this dangerous proposal immediately," because lead, a highly toxic element, can cause severe nerve damage, especially in children.

You know, I would have never guessed the population of fucktards in this country was great enough to fill the upper levels of the federal government to promote this much fucktardery.

When I read things like this, it sort of makes me hope we don't pull out of Iraq. I know some of you may think that this line of thinking makes no sense and that our soldiers will die for no reason, but there is a greater purpose at work here. Their lives will not be paid in vain, their lives will assure that these fucktards never ever in their lifetime get a chance to run the government again. It's not about Iraq, it's about the fucking planet.

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