If Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann can’t abolish the Environmental Protection Agency like she promised in June, she may just try to lock employees out of the building.
Speaking at campaign rally in Iowa last week, Bachmann made it clear that she’ll do anything it takes to stamp out environmental protection efforts — even if that means padlocking the front door and switching off the breakers, according to a report from the Des Moines Register:
“I pledge to you I’m not a talker. I’m a doer,” she said …
“And I guarantee you the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) will have doors locked and lights turned off and they will only be about conservation,” she said earlier today at a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids. “It will be a new day and a new sheriff in Washington, D.C.”
Republicans have made anti-EPA statements a major part of their campaigns, with Bachmann making some of the most inflammatory remarks. In June, she famously called for “the mother of all repeal bills” focused on the EPA, which she renamed “the job killing organization of America.”
Republican House leaders are also ratcheting up pressure on EPA regulations. Last week, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton called on President Obama to stop new EPA regulations on mercury and air toxics, calling them a “regulatory train wreck.”
The EPA is a convenient bogey man for Republican leaders when it comes to their messaging on jobs. But what they don’t mention is that new regulations will be phased in over a three-year period of time, giving most power companies enough time to meet standards. This has nothing to do with today’s economic issues. And over the next five years, the number of jobs created through retrofitting power plants with pollution controls could be in the tens of thousands, with virtually no impact on nationwide rates, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration projections.
Over the 40-year history of the EPA, there’s simply no evidence of the kind of mass murdering of jobs that politicians claim. In fact, since the agency was created in the early 1970′s, GDP has grown by 200 percent and common pollutants have dropped by 63 percent. But the facts don’t seem to matter when it comes to environmental issues this campaign season.
At least Bachmann’s plan to shut off all the lights at the EPA will conserve energy.
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- b040875 (signed in using Yahoo)
CFL bulbs conserve energy. Dim bulbs become leaders of the Tea Party Caucus.
or President of the US!
@b040875: I wish I’d thought of that. Gosh, I wish I’d thought of that.
Celt Glen · Top Commenter
Sherie how droll!
This woman is astounding. And dangerous. The EPA is how we got lead out of fuel, eliminating a significant cause of childhood brain damage. The EPA enforces countless laws that protect our food, water and air from toxic chemicals. Any leader who advocates eliminating the EPA is not fit for public office.
Celt Glen · Top Commenter
Andy, perhaps Bachmann was one of the infants who got lead poisoning before the EPA?
Agreed…this is going to be an exciting process to watch
What is with these people? No math, no history, no facts, just angry meaningless reckless rhetoric.
What’s next, pushing agenda for increased pollution? Outlawing organic food? “I won’t stop until the sky is black and your children are all poisoned, but the rich won’t have to pay any taxes. Vote for me!”
The US has been downgraded to teatarded.
well put dirk
I see a Bachman – Palin ticket in 2012 and I’m going to invest heavily in comedians. Is there a mutual fund for that? CMDY maybe?
Isn’t deregulation what caused this great recession in the first place? If she had her way large corporations would run everything and destroy anything to get it, and money would be the only green thing left in this world.
Celt Glen · Top Commenter
Yes Larry it was on top of some other things…mostly HATRED and FEAR.
Yeah, The democratic NEVER uses fear mongering to get what they want. I mean Really? Are you blind? Deaf? or voluntarily ignorant?
Well, it is a tactic the democrats use, but with the Tea Party, fear mongering is method #1. i.e. The Birth Certificate, Obama Trying to Enforce Sharia Law, Obama is a Muslim, Obama is a Communist, Obama is a Socialist, Obama Hates Christians, Obama’s Education was Paid for by the Saudis and Now He Owes Them, etc. etc. And for the record, corporations if forced to make a decision between doing the right thing (like keeping our air and water clean) and making a profit will ALWAYS go for the profit. This is why we need regulation on some things, i.e. protecting the consumer, protecting our food supply, protecting our environment. I could go on and on.
Republican wrecking ball smashes economy… Next target, mother earth.
Oh yeah, cuz he dems are doing such a good job at making it work.
Well look how great the GOP Tea party house are doing we are free falling that’s all we need Bachmann as President!
- taylorbarke (signed in using Yahoo)
They have been targeting mother earth for decades friend, at least their masters have. These people don’t have actual opinions, just talking points.
Thomas Jamison · Top Commenter
I can remember back before the EPA when the air was brown and rivers caught fire. It really wasn’t that great.
- WILLIAM PARSONS · Top Commenter (signed in using Hotmail)
I’m from Cleveland….I agree.
Thomas Jamison · Top Commenter
Yes, people today have no idea. They think it’s an exaggeration, but that is a completely accurate depiction of what when on back then.
I wish we could find pictures of the dirty air and rivers on fire and send them to that idiot. Please save us from her.
Wow, just what we need. When did lunatics get so popular? What happened to the moderates in this country? If you moderates don’t speak up, we’re all in for a world of hurt…literally if this nut job gets what she wants. Why would you destroy the world to get more freedom from regulations…is this what we really want? I implore the good sense in all of you to keep people like this out of office…I’m begging you.
Celt Glen · Top Commenter
When? This isn’t new Kelley…go back a few administrations and take a long look. It just got out of hand and thereby got hold of the Market…thanks to the TEA PARTY
You know, the “tea party” used to be revered for its “insanity” at throwing tea into the Boston party. Heaven forbid we use a little of that revolution in a modern day setting.
Celt Glen · Top Commenter
@Danielle, did you really mean the Boston Party or did you mean Boston Harbor?
The ignorance of people that actually give this person ANY credence continues to astound me.
She’s my congressperson. And I dislike her more than you do.
Celt Glen · Top Commenter
Janet we have become a SOUND BITE NATION…this is wherein the rub lies.
Sorry to hear that’s your congressperson, really sorry.
sasparillafizz (signed in using Yahoo)
It’s really astounding to see someone considered one of the front runners (long shot of course) for the GOP ticket saying something like this – it is so far out there (beyond common sense) its amazing. The Koch brothers love this, I’m sure.
I’m torn between hoping she gets the nomination because President Obama will have the easiest time chopping her to pieces based on her statements – and then thinking, but what if she were to win?
Celt Glen · Top Commenter
If she wins the Prez election…we ” will have doors locked and lights turned off and [she] will only be about [insanity],”
precisely what I thought about Obama…but then.. Obama won…. imagine that… a community organizer and a Senator that was “present”.. but couldn’t make a decision..seems he still can’t make a good decision. Dow down 640.. how’s that change workin for you. And don’t blame the Repubs and Tea party. The Dems had the house and senate for 2 1/2 years to do something.. and now it’s come to Jesus time.. The Dems also had house n Senate since 2006.. and couldn’t get control of spending.. well were all gonna pay now.. good luck. OH and I also think Bachman is a Kook, but at least you know where she stands which is more than I can say for BHO
Lie much, garbage sack? The Repubs and the Tea Party are exactly who is to blame, as the rating agencies have said.
Gloria Lynn · Top Commenter
Basically what she’s saying is she is against conservation of energy, clean air, clean water, safe food sources, safe consumer goods, preservation of any and all lands, conservation of natural resources, high efficiency light bulbs, high efficiency appliances and green technology. She also hates America and having Americans find jobs. I think someone shut the door and turned off her lights decades ago, while she was still in IA drinking polluted water.
- taylorbarke (signed in using Yahoo)
But! But! The Market! Profits! My rich masters!
Yes…..the best answer to domestic pollution is to continue outsourcing jobs to China………and then watch a Sixty Minutes report on how bad pollution is over there………
No, she said the EPA was going to be only about conservation. Didn’t say of what, so presumably it’s going to conserve all the threatened wildlife from going extinct immediately as the nation is Borged by the mega-rich to exponentially expand their wealth; we have to keep some wildlife around for the Nuge to shoot.
The EPA has caused the problem with high gas prices, they have refused to allow any new oil refineries to be built since the 70s. We have plenty of oil but lack refining capacity. The EPA closes down oil exploration because of some lizard in Texas. Refuses to let farmers in California water their crops because of a tiny little fish. No wonder there are no jobs. Get government out of our lives, other agencies of govt have to go as well.
Colorado only has one oil refinery in Denver for the whole state. Much less populated Wyoming has 5, no wonder gas prices are cheaper in Wyoming!!!!
I completely agree with you Jerry. Sean Hannity had it on years ago about the little minnow in California that is preventing the best soil there to turn to dust and just about wiping out whole communities. that has to stop, and can’t understand why we don’t drill it’s like they want us to pay really high prices it sure doesn’t help the poor thaat’s for sure..
Do these people keep their pets scrabbling in their own filth? If not, why do they wish us to live that way?
What an idiot. Were it not for the EPA the South River in Waynesboro would still be mercury and heavy metal melting pot. Not that I, even now, would ever eat fish out that river but it is a lot better.
Where is Godzilla when you need him?
She needs some seriously good Cannabis on a regular basis…
I’m picturing Godzilla face-palming on this one…
Why doesn’t this woman just submit herself to arrest for treason now, and save the government a lot time and effort building a formal case against her?
The worst thing to ever touch US shores…The FRIGGIN tea party…a bunch of useless morons with a goal to totally destroy anything American.
I totally agree! These guys are f up they talk about the real Americans have spoken who are the rest of us that didn’t vote for them the imposters
If my seriously questionable memory serves me right, didn’t the original tea party consist of throwing bags of tea in the ocean? That is exactly what we should do with every one of the tea party politicians. Except we should toss them to the bottom of the Mediterranean, because they don’t belong anywhere near US waters…they would seriously pollute it.
And they were corporate bags … belonging to the East India Company.
When did “moderate” become a nasty word? Where are all the moderates? Come out, come out wherever you are, before the crazies take over.
She’s says she’s not a talker, I really think that should be thinker.
Celt Glen · Top Commenter
Peggy this person cannot construct a full sentence, take a look at the interviews that her staffers PULL HER OUT OF>THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES
Those who would kill the EPA deserve to stew in the toxic brew they will create by allowing unregulated raping of the Earth’s resources. Unfortunately, we all share Earth so all will suffer.
She is not crazy … she’s a raving psychopath!
How can she have made it this far. She is a nut case!!!!!!!
Interesting how Germany has made environmental issues a cornerstone of their governemental policies and they have turned their economy completely around since the crash. hmmmm!
Germany is a much different animal. Labor has a place at the corporate table and Germans are alergic to debt. Their banks didn’t get involved with subprime loans and all of that. Where they are having a problem is with the falling birth rate and family unfriendly policies that force (mostly) women to choose between family and working.
Ragnhild Lundh · Top Commenter
Women choose between family and working in this country???
Since most families can’t live on one income it is not a choice in this country. Germany’s unfriendly policies, please explain
@Ragnild- It is not true that you can’t live on one income in this country. Many studies and articles have been written on how this can be done. Americans choose not to consider this option because they are greedy and can’t live with any less than their neighbor has. The expenses of a second vehicle, child care, meals eaten on the fly, among other things, all can add up to more than the second income actually brings in.
laska1818 (signed in using Yahoo)
That woman is Palin on crack. She actually makes Palin seem reasonable, and that’s no easy task. The GOP has certainly deteriorated into a three, or is that eight, ring circus. Take you pick, buy a ticket and enjoy the endless ride to oblivion.
This woman and those that agree with her MUST be stopped. I was raise in a petroleum town and the EPA is all that is keeping the folks that still work in that environment alive.
I grew up in a “petroleum environment” also. I remember as a very young one the thrill of watching my Dad torch a sludge pit (many times)! It was great fun then, but even my Dad did not know the horrible consequences of such an act.
Thank you Kathleen. l
James Hwang · Top Commenter (signed in using Hotmail)
The EPA should only be about conservation*.
*Any conservation that may not be favorable to oil, coal, gas, and timber companies excluded. Much of the land already reserved for conservation will no longer be protected.
Where is her brain? Does she have no idea how our environment can be contaminated?
brain…what is this “brain” you speak of…?
Holy crap. It never ends.
She truly is a flippin nutball, isn’t she??
She is a nutball… but she’s only following the party edict to kill the epa. They put a bunch of riders into the budget deal that cut/rolledback epa regs. What a sickening group. Blehh
I still shocks me that there is such…insanity…how can ANYONE take this seriously? I wouldn’t even know how to debate this without feeling like I am ttempting to rationalize with someone in active psychosis….
she’s nucking futs. she and sarah palin should cage fight to the death.
active psychosis is right!
I know, crazy talk!!
OK…I’ll admit. The EPA is a pretty big thorn in my side with my job, but really? What an naive thing to say/promise the American public. Relaxing some regulations? You betcha! I can name several administrative requirements that are absolutely excessive. But to abolish it all together? A gargantuan mistake. She really should sit down at the table with some environmental “middle” men before saying such things.There’s a reason why these law were enacted and if the American Public wishes to continue drinking relatively safe water and not having methylethyldeath dumped in their unlined landfills, perhaps they’ll not base ther vote on nonsensical promises like this. Hope she has something more substantial to offer voters.
Just because something is personally inconvenient to you does not make it “excessive”. Rather than relax regulations, they need to be strengthened and the funds need to be allocated to enforce them.
I wouldn’t say it’s a matter of personal convenience. Having been both an environmental regulator AND responsible for ensuring environmental management compliance (that exceeds regulatory expectations due to govt liability) of over 310 contiguous square miles of govt property, I have rather extensive experience in the matter. There is a middle ground that keeps companies compliantly productive and citizens safe. And if perhaps you weren’t blinded by your bias you’d see that was my point. I have a high respect for the regulatory community…having been an initimate part of it for so long and having jeopardized my life for the taxpayers that I served. They are just as overtaxed with the excessive requirements as the regulated community is.
It is amazing that the truth is not relevant to this Republican candidate…the Americans are smarter then this….
I believe that the same was said in reference to Hitler and millions died.
So far down the road we have come to babbling idiocy. We have truly become a confederacy of dunces.
Let its mouth runneth over. Who is this really hurting?
wow…..this is pathetic. truly
Let us spew poisons into the streams and besmirch the air in the name of jobs. Unbelievable. Have these people not a single shred of decency?
The women is a sick F-in ignorant scumbag waste of life piece of garbage! Another sick-O Republican that is turning this Country into a third world Country.
We don’t need the EPA. Corporations will protect us. They have only our best interests at heart.
So wait…she’s an idiot too?
I hope you are being sarcastic.
Chris is obviously being sarcastic, although with all the wacko teabaggers around it’s getting a little harder to tell.
I really hope the majority in this country are not brainless enough to vote for her.
What kind of nonsense is this?
if that “doer” actually does padlock the doors can we finally throw her in the looney bin?
That is fine with me.
and we thought “Palin” was bad? Heaven help us…..
I’m all for that being the Republican ticket, but I suspect my reasons are bit different from yours, genius. (What exactly did they teach you at Pima Community College, other than AutoCAD?)
LOL! not to fear B.c., i definitely caught the satire knowing you as i do! but you know what…scarrry! there are probably people out there thinking that very thing and that would spell the demise of the US as we know it…..
Hypocrite much, taking shots at people you don’t know? There are plenty of teabaggers who would say exactly the same thing … competent satirists know that one must exaggerate, not just duplicate, to satirize. Teabagger or not, you’re not terribly bright.
Can you believe it. This woman is dangerously crazy.
It is even scarier that some people show up and listen to her speak!
This dumb broad has no clue as to what the POTUS can and can’t do, does she?
OMG JIMMY VAIL AKA CAPTAIN PLANET WOULD HAVE A STROKE
she is really destroying any chance of being elected.
If you mean in the general election (Nov. 2012), you’re probably right. But in the primaries, this is how the game is played when you’re a Republican. You have to say bat sh*t crazy things to get your voters to swarm the polls, and then you can walk it back and sound more reasonable later, as needed.
People don’t realize that last time around Palin wasn’t really running for VP in 2008, she was running for the nomination in 2012. That’s why she’s been, well, the way she is, ever since McCain picked her.
Let us hope!?!?!? I have to believe the American people aren’t that dumb!!!
you would be suprised. i WOULD HAVE NEVER HAVE THOUGHT THAT MY MOM WOULD VOTE FOR BUSH, BUT SHE DID.
Soon her head will spin 360 and all will know!
Bachman is One. Very, Disturbed. Person.
Ragnhild Lundh · Top Commenter
She is an extreme right wing fundamentalist christian with a norwegian background. I would call her a dangerous fascist
I like this quote… “What’s next, pushing agenda for increased pollution? Outlawing organic food? “I won’t stop until the sky is black and your children are all poisoned, but the rich won’t have to pay any taxes. Vote for me!”
This woman hates ANY kind of social, environmental or democratic progress…. its ABSURD that she even has an audience.
What the hell is wrong with people (republicans) in this country?!?!?
I really, truly hope the GOP is stupid and afraid enough to nominate her.
OMG! This woman is astounding. And dangerous. The EPA is how we got lead out of fuel, eliminating a significant cause of childhood brain damage. The EPA enforces countless laws that protect our food, water and air from toxic chemicals. Any leader who advocates eliminating the EPA is not fit for public office.
agreed! What’s even more frightening is her populartiy
Do away with the EPA…sounds like a good plan. Why don’t we do away with FDA too you know they kill jobs also, don’t forget about OSHA, CDC, yeah I see now the need to get rid of Unions, because those in “charge” always have our safety and health in mind when making decisions. (What a joke, just NOT funny).
The EPA has way over stepped their boundaries, making it way too hard to own or operate business in America. Thank God someone is fighting for a cause to eliminate so much strict regulations that companies take their business out of this country. Don’t hate the person because she is standing for so many things that liberals are for to destroy this country.
“..and they will only be about conservation,” says Bachmann.
So what’s not to conserve about health, energy, uncontaminated soil and water?
The US EPA has been so underfunded in recent years that much of its office space is already at or near locked-door, lights-out. Staff work from home a day or two a week to conserve.
Bachmann needs to be placed into a quiet home with 24 hour care before she gets more totally crazy ideas and causes more damage.
Maybe if she was shoved down a smoke stack at a coal fired furnance, she’d get the message about the importance of the EPA.
We could just divert the exhaust into her house!
Ignorance is contagious, to bad big pharma can’t come up with a vaccine for that.
Hey, this is right in keeping with that scary photo of a crazed zealot on the cover of Newsweek.
This loud-mouthed woman who knows nothing about the EPA and their mission, should do a little homework before she makes a bigger fool of herself than she already is.
I am in total agreement with you Jim..she needs to do some home.
She needs to come and breath some Texas air to understand the need to maintain a strong and functional USEPA.
Hey Michele, if you really want to mess with the EPA (and contribute to our planet’s destruction), leave the lights ON — all night! That’ll show ‘em!
I can hear Nixon rolling over in his grave. She’s taking a shot at the good side of his legacy.
I can’t believe her. I’d like to stick her nose in one of the ponds of slimy orange goo (acid mine drainage) that empty into our creeks.
Yeah, let’s free up mercury and air toxins. I’ll kill more children and lessen the population.
This is just stupid
Sweet Jesus are you listening to this nonsense. Wow, she is just plain scary isn’t she?
Bachmann’s lights went out a long time ago. She is the one who should be locked up.
The woman is crazy. That’s frightening becasue the only people crazier than her are the the ones that voted for her!
I’m willing to sponsor a televised debate between Mrs. Bachmann and Majora Carter. How ’bout a trip to South Bronx..
I’m willing to sponsor a televised debate between Mrs. Bachmann and The Village People.
- laska1818 (signed in using Yahoo)
I thought her husband got out of the band?
He got to fat to wear the leather outfit.
Can this woman get any loonier? What the hell is in that tea?
She is just an idiot>>>.
She is dummmmer than Sarah Palin
Yea – it’s the Pro-pollution Party! To hell with breathing and drinking!
Man that’s scary
killing the planet , not a good stratagy for job improvement! or berathing.
I continue to be amazed at the short sightedness of this woman.
I’d like someone to turn her lights out, PERMANENTLY.
Tell ya what…you turn out Obama’s lights and I’m sure someone would be happy to turn off Bachmann’s lights. If we have to tolerate the fool in the oval office and his band of hooligans it’s a walk in the park dealing with Bachmann.
I’d be happy to turn a sack of garbage like you in to the Secret Service.
Yeppers, she’s just about as crazy as that guy who somehow defeated Hillary and then moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave…thanks to the gullible souls who were ignorant enough to vote for him once. Let’s just hope there aren’t enough fools still out there to keep him in office for another term!? If so the Country will be so ruined it may never recover.
Facts don’t matter to far right Republicans.
Why do the repubs ignore science?
Because reality is liberal.
YES UNFORTUNATELY THE LIBERALS DONT HAVE AS MUCH POWER AS THE GOP
That’s because capitalism rewards sociopathy.
She is really scary and has to be stopped.
She makes Palin look like Einstein
WTF where is the NRA when you need them!
I’m a fiscal conservative, but Bachmann is a nitwit with no chance of winning the GOP nomination.
Why the “but”? It’s a historical fact that debt rises under the GOP and falls under the Dems. Bachmann is a typical Republican in that she is for war and for corporate subsidies and lowering their taxes.
Now sit down Michelle. Relax. You are now going to watch a little video based on a story by Dr. Seuss. Remember him from your childhood, if you had one. Here it is: It is titled “The Lorax.” “I speak for the trees. I speak for the Swammie Swans. I speak for the Bobaloops. I speak for the Honey Fish.” I am the LORAX, also known as the EPA.
Every person with a conscience and who loves our country in its pristine best (think Yellowstone, Rockies, clear rivers and lakes sparkling in the sunshine, plentiful healthy wild animals and fish, etc. – oh yeah, and healthy humans, esp. our children!) needs to read this posting and understand who this woman is – she is a danger to our country – she is NOT the great hope or the next Sarah Palin but more palatable that many believe her to be!
Good to know,very good info! however I did not know you would be participating in the next republican primary. So are you voting for Perry given that bachmann is for dirty rivers and such? Just curious who your guy is.
what about Pledges to have more work, health care, and education? she just want people to die…not sure if anyone has read her article in NY Times but she did say she wants to make this nation a christian nation and will change the constitution to a bible constitution…and she will use force! I remember a time in history when this happened…it was called the inquisition.
They have set their throne above the earth and her children…they claim juridiction over the earth and enslave its population to serve their own maniacle ends… The alians have invaded… they have enslaved us and imprisoned us… forcing us to bake bricks in the sun to build their towers and temples… forcing us to serve their god who requires blood for the remission of sins. RISE UP and do not shrink from death to defend the earth against these blood-thirsty war-mongers…They pollute our waters, slash and burn our forests and destroy our crops. They invade our homes and bring weapons into our churches, They have reduced us to either slaves or beggars, scavengers and theives in their cities and persued us and persecuted us when we ran into the hills to escape their tyranny.
ftealjr (signed in using Yahoo)
This woman is crazy like a fox. Her main point is that enacting laws to protect the environment will handicap business. This will reduce competitiveness and slow our economic growth. AND she is right about this!
Saving our environment will require enormous conservation and sacrifice. She knows that no one wants to hear this message. Of course she fails to mention that this free exploitation of our planet is fast bringing it and us to our knees.
This is why so many environmentalists won’t talk about reducing global warming by cutting back our use of fossil fuels and instead focus on “good green jobs”. They obviously think that this messaging approach is more appealing than asking for shared sacrifice.
Unfortunately, the latter approach is our only solution but it is generally treated like the 800 pound elephant in the room that no one will mention.
“AND she is right about this!” — No she isn’t; how incredibly foolish and ignorant. There’s are huge business opportunities in environmental cleanup. “so many environmentalists won’t talk about reducing global warming by cutting back our use of fossil fuels” — that’s utterly absurd. I’m with the Sierra Club and I can tell you that nothing is further from the truth.
If you were going to try to fairly compare this TEA Party to the original Boston Tea Party, these people would be the ones who would have been using it as an excuse to go out an kill every Native American in sight, and then dredge up the Tea Bags that were thrown overboard, and serve that polluted Tea to the general population… Those of US who are pissed off at what today’s TEA Partiers are doing and saying would have been the ones throwing it off in the first place.
Before the EPA existed, I remember there was a creek near my house that had orange water because a company dumped their debris in it. I was told that before that company came, people were able to swim in it. It’s my understanding that it is clean again. If companies were allowed to continue to dump their debris without any regulations, we wouldn’t have to worry about jobs as we wouldn’t have a planet that could sustain life.
I think we should follow her lead and start dumping toxic waste into streams and down caves again…Get that nasty EPA under control, forget about protecting innocent children and families…lets make big money by taking dangerous short cuts…who cares about what happens in 50 years, lets just kick that toxic can down the road…And we can conserve energy by turning off the lights and locking the doors on the EPA. WOW…and how many children does this woman have?