Obama-messiah Earth Day Flights Burned More Than 9,000 Gallons Of Fuel

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We could probably “save the planet” from “global warming” just by banning politicians like Obama-messiah from traveling to remote locations to give speeches, when there are perfectly good television cameras right there in Washington DC.   

 

Perhaps someone should teach him how to spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e, too. 

And it’s not just politicians.  Every time I turn on the television all I hear are harangues from idiotic, air-headed actors and actresses about how we have to work to “reduce our carbon footprint.” 

 

Even Fox Network is now browbeating its viewers during commercial breaks to “Go green, and mean it!”, enlisting the stars of their hit shows like “24” to guilt-trip viewers into making the reduction of their “carbon footprints” the social centerpiece of their lives. 

 

Compared to these overpaid Hollywood dolts, who jet back and forth between Los Angeles, New York and London for film shoots as frequently as most people drive to their local grocery store, my “carbon footprint” is about nil. 

 

But isn’t that always the case?  The ones who have the largest “carbon footprints” are always the ones telling the rest of us to clean up our acts.  C’est la vie.

 

Singer Cheryl Crowe says we have to learn to wipe our butts with only a single square of toilet paper.  I don’t know how that’s going to stop global warming.  But it sure will eliminate all of that glad-handling you see at political and environmental rallies.  (At least, you’d think it would.  Who knows, with these sick puppies.)

 

At any rate, I’ve decided today to start “reducing my carbon footprint” by no longer watching television shows that interrupt my enjoyment of the show by telling me to reduce my carbon footprint.  The electricity I’ll save alone should put a dramatic dent into global warming. Probably reduce earth’s temperatures by four or five degrees by this time next year.  Hell, I’ll probably have to start wearing long sleeve shirts in the summer, it will get so cold. 

 

Yes, I’m exaggerating for effect.  But if enough of us turned off those TV shows in protest, you can bet the dumb Hollywood stars would get the message, and stop blowing so much hot air.  And that would likely go a long way toward eliminating “global warming.”

 

As for our intrepid frequent-flyer-in-chief, perhaps he should catch a clue from his wife Michelle, and do something constructive, like stay home and take up organic gardening. 

 

And shut the f#$@ up, for a change.

 

— Spencer

 

Obama Earth Day Flights Burned More Than 9,000 Gallons Of Fuel

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It happens every time a president leaves town to make an Earth Day speech. Reporters scramble to point out how much fuel was expended so the President could talk about conserving energy and using alternative fuels.

 

In flying to and from Iowa today, President Obama took two flights on Air Force One and four on Marine One.

 

The press office at Andrews AFB wouldn’t give me the fuel consumption numbers for the 747 that serves as Air Force One without the approval of the White House Press Office, which as I write this has yet to be given.

 

But Boeing says its 747 burns about 5 gallons of fuel per mile. It’s 895 miles from Washington to Des Moines, so a round trip brings the fuel consumption for the fixed-wing portion of the President’s trip to 8,950 gallons.

 

The trip also put President Obama on Marine One for round-trip flights between the White House and Andrews AFB and between Des Moines International Airport and Newton, Iowa, site of his Earth Day speech. It totaled about an hour of flight time. The VH-3D that serves as Marine One consumes about 1200 pounds of fuel per hour which comes out to about 166 gallons consumed flying the President today.

 

Not included in these calculations are the presidential vehicles that took him the short distance from the landing zone in Newton to the event site at the Trinity Structural Towers Manufacturing Plant.

 

In his speech there, President Obama called for a “new era of energy exploration in America.”

 

At a plant that manufactures the towers for wind turbines, he urged Americans to support his plan for promoting expanded use of alternative and renewable fuels.

 

And he announced that for the first time, the Interior Department would be leasing federal waters for projects to generate electricity from wind and ocean currents.

 

President Obama could have saved at least 9,116 gallons of fuel by giving his speech at the White House – but no wind turbines are manufactured here.

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