Marvelous Minnesota

I heard a news report this morning that Minnesota has mandated that all school systems must use bio-fuels in their school buses in an effort to curb CO2 emissions that are causing global warming.  You’ve heard of Minnesota right?  This is the state that has almost; maybe; we’re not really sure yet; I think they did; they just might or maybe not have elected a washed-up former comedian named Al Franken as US Senator.

Now I know there has been a drastic rise in temperatures in Minnesota lately, it’s gone from -40 degress to -39 degrees.  So if you live in Minnesota you better get out your canoe because the snow is on the verge of melting by tomorrow and turning The Land of 10,000 Lakes into the sixth Great Lake. You may have to hunt moose (if they let you keep your guns) from a bass boat.

Obviously the state legislators, in their profound wisdom, forgot to do their research.  It seems that bio-fuels turn to gel at temperatures below -10 degrees.  Unlike napalm, combustion engines do not work real well with gel.  

So let’s see; it’s winter; it’s Minnesota; it’s cold as hell and the school buses can’t start because the fuel is turning to Sterno.  So guess what, all the buses now have to be parked in heated garages.  Of course many of these garages are heated from electricity generated by COAL-FIRED power plants.

Ahh, the comforting sound of the words:  “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”  In the dead of winter, doesn’t that just make you feel warm and fuzzy all over? 

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