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  —Lemony Snicket, The Vile Village: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the Seventh, Chapter 3, p.56 (2001) - by Lemony Snicket.

right-wing oil fantasies

Monday, August 18th, 2008 12:39 pm

Peter Dizikes writes about a number of right-wing myths about oil in today’s Salon.com.

Unbelievably enough, there are people who believe:
# There’s more oil in Alaska than in the Middle East
# The Chinese are about to start drilling — or are already drilling — off the coast of Florida (the Cuba/China menace — Russia/Cuba 2.0 — new and improved!)

and — wait for it —

# Oil is not a “fossil fuel” but a nearly infinite non-organic resource like, I guess, rocks.

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