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Let’s get the new technology party started

By Joe Romm on April 16, 2008 at 10:23 am

"Let’s get the new technology party started"

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Bush’s speech is not until 2:45 pm (you can watch it here on C-SPAN3), but those engaged in my proposed drinking game are already plastered. Why? The front-page story in today’s WSJ (subs. req’d) says of the Bush speech:

He will also argue against legislation that raises taxes or makes demands that are technologically unattainable and could hurt the economy, such as by raising fuel costs. He will call for more emphasis on new technology rather than raising the price of old technology.

[Hmm. Who else makes that pitch?]

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That is two technology shots already (OK, I can’t hold my liquor like, say, Hillary)!

That photo comes from an EnviroWonk.com, “The Bush Drinking Game: Climate Change Edition.” Yes, a competing drinking game — but far more involved. I’m not certain that anybody who is drinking as much as the game requires will be able to follow all of the various rules. They do offer some good advice for those of you who will be watching this speech from work:

If you’re stuck at the office, we suggest that you and your colleagues use these following categories to create a Bush Bingo game.

Don’t listen to Bush and drive.

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3 Responses to Let’s get the new technology party started

  1. Paul K says:

    Why not figure out ways to take advantage of what is there rather than complain about what is not?

  2. Ken Levenson says:

    Paul K. –

    The problem is there is nothing there.

    From day one Bush’s m.o. is to say one thing to placate the public (and score political points based on the daily calculation) and then do nothing – or worse and more typically do virtually the exact opposite. One can rundown an endless list of initiatives.

    It doesn’t matter what Bush says – Bush’s speech isn’t worthy of anything more than a drinking game.

    It matters what McCain, Obama, Clinton and congressional leaders say. It matters what the press says. Bush will always live in an alternate reality – fortunately we won’t be subjected to it much longer.

  3. Ken Brosky says:

    This is a really great post. I don’t know why, but the idea of drinking along to a Bush speech seems oddly morbid given his history of alcoholism …