A View From the Cheap Seats

August 22, 2007

Taking a BP Boycott to the Next Level

Filed under: BP,Environment,State — trzupek @ 4:55 am

Dennis Byrne rips the Sun Times for the “bright one” for their dull-witted call for a boycott of BP-Amoco (http://dennisbyrne.blogspot.com/). As usual, he’s absolutely correct. As bad as the Trib’s environmental reporter, Michael Hawthorne, has distorted this issue, the Sun Times took hysteria to a new level. And, to be fair, at least the Trib published Byrne’s reasoned thoughts on the issue.

But you know what? If we truly want to have a boycott of evil polluters, let’s not do it halfway. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District discharges far greater amounts of ammonia and solids from it’s treatment plants. Sure, their water largely goes downstream, making its way into the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. But that’s somebody’s drinking water. Surely the Sun Times isn’t advocating “poisoning” the residents of Peoria or St. Louis.

Or maybe they are. I’m not sure that the Sun Times has much readership down that way. This may, in fact, be a verrrry clever plan to increase market share.

No matter. We must stop the MWRD before they do any more damage. As Otter said in Animal House: “this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.”

And we are just the guys to do it.

So here’s the assignment faithful readers: boycott MWRD. No more pooping. No more peeing. Let’s starve the bastards of any supplies that help them continue their nefarious work. It’ll be tough, but we can do it. Tighten that sphincter. Ignore that bursting bladder. Together, we can make a difference.

The Sun Times, safe to say, is already doing their part.

For clearly – they’re already full of crap.


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