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Obama–Algae Is, Like, The Next Great Energy Source

Posted by KingShamus on February 24, 2012

Captain Science McGreenJobs to the rescue!

Or maybe Bunkerville is right and this is Barry’s version of a faith-based initiative.

Let’s cut the President some slack. He thinks he can cool the planet and make the oceans recede. Turning the slime in your under-maintained backyard swimming pool into automotive fuel is small beer for Barry the Miracle Worker. What’s another half-billion dollars in taxpayer-funded loans or subsidies or just plain-old handouts?

To be fair, research and development is a tricky thing. At one time, petroleum was probably considered a risky source of energy to use for anything, much less base a whole economy around. Figuring out how to turn the black crap that came out of the ground into something useful was an arduous process that a lot of people likely thought wasn’t going to pan out. Obama might be right to think that algae is the wave of the future. But his track record on energy policy shouldn’t fill you with loads of confidence.

Even though it’s likely that algae will be yet another Solyndra-sized government boondoggle, I kinda want Obama to pursue this wacky project. If it works, great. If it doesn’t, then we can all get a laugh as Juan Williams accuses Newt Gingrich of being a racist when the former Speaker calls Barack Obama the ‘pond-scum President’.

UPDATE:  The one and only Snarky Basterd has a satirical take on AlgaeRising.  Spolier Alert-Henry Waxman makes an exciting guest appearance.

9 Responses to “Obama–Algae Is, Like, The Next Great Energy Source”

  1. bunkerville said

    Thanks for the link KS. I think you got the analysis down.

  2. Doesn’t matter what my latest grandbaby eats – the stuff that comes out looks like algae. Gimme a big gov’t grant and I’ll turn babysh*t into fuel unicorn propellant.

  3. I kinda like the idea of finding alternative forms of energy. But let the private sector do it. If it works and there is demand all the better. But no more taxpayer funding.

    Unless it’s for under-appreciated blog writers that is.

    But if the algae works, will St. Barry be known in his gospels as the man who walked on algae?

  4. Matt said

    Next thing ya know, ol Barry will be pushing Soylent Green as an energy source.

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  7. Bob Mack said

    This is how much we’ve progressed in 50 years?

    “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” —John F. Kennedy, 1962

    “We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance — algae. You’ve got a bunch of algae out here, right? If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we’ll be doing all right.” —Barack Obama, 2012

  8. Trestin said

    Can we trade him to Iran for a more sane President?

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