A Grab Bag of Reductio ad Absurdum

A few items from the “Laughter is the Best Medicine File” on this grim day. First, green joints but brown energy?  A friend of mine who lives in a Midwestern state that generates most of its electricity from coal wants to buy a Tesla so he can display the bumper sticker, “How do you like my coal-powered car?” Heh. But guess what: Colorado’s newly legal marijuana industry could be said to be coal-powered too, since Colorado still gets about half of its electricity from coal. The Denver Post reports:

Marijuana-growing spikes Denver electric demand, challenges clean-power plan

Surging electricity consumption by Colorado’s booming marijuana industry is sabotaging Denver’s push to use less energy — just as the White House perfects a Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution.

Citywide electricity use has been rising at the rate of 1.2 percent a year, and 45 percent of that increase comes from marijuana-growing facilities, Denver officials said Wednesday.

Denver has a goal of capping energy use at 2012 levels. Electricity is a big part of that.

Second, check out the Change.Org petition that demands the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain alter its name to “Caucasian Barrel,” because Confederate Flag! Over 15,000 people have signed:

I say all of us European Americans start protesting C****er Barrel. It uses an offensive slur and it is deeply offensive and mocks our long and proud heritage.

The name is offensive, their logo stereotypes European Americans as people who sit on chairs and lean against what appears to be a bourbon barrel, claiming we are all a bunch of alcoholics. Sure, they’ll SAY it’s a “cracker” barrel but everyone knows crackers don’t come in barrels, they come in bags and boxes!

Change the name C****er Barrel to Caucasian Barrel. After all, white people should have something to be offended by, too!

Finally, Jerry Seinfeld is in trouble again for making a politically incorrect joke about transgenderism. Didn’t he get the memo that the only trans-thing you can joke about is trans-fat? (I doubt we can even make jokes about Trans-Ams any more, because they are especially popular with some victim group or other.)  Anyway, Jerry said he expects sooner or later a transgender airline: “You get on one sex and get off the other one.” This hate-speaking bigot must be banned from all campuses immediately!