Guest “You can’t fix stupid” by David Middleton

While RealClearEnergy almost always has at least a few links to good articles, actually related to energy, it almost always has a few links to truly idiotic articles that have nothing to do with energy. Today was no disappointment…

Restoring Financial Regulators’ Right to Fight Climate Change Staff, Gizmodo

Having read the U.S. Constitution at least a few times, I just had to click on the link to see if it explained how regulators obtained that right in the first place, who took it away and how something that never existed could possibly be restored…

Restoring Financial Regulators’ Right to Fight Climate Change

Dharna Noor and Walker Bragman
Monday 9:11AM

This Earther report is being co-published with the Daily Poster.

The Biden administration has pledged to make the climate crisis a top-tier issue, authorizing a “whole of government” to take on climate change. That would mean the responsibility to legislate environmental action wouldn’t be left up only to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, but would extend to all agencies, including financial regulators.

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Gizmodo

And that’s as far as I read… It’s an article that actually packed more stupid into one paragraph than I could have ever imagined to be humanly possible. The headline triggered both the Ron White and Billy Madison alerts and for the first time ever, tripped the 21 Jump Street switch…

Jenko:
[is asked if he knows the Miranda Rights] Look, it obviously starts with… you have the right to remain silent…

Schmidt:
[whispers] You have the right to an attorney.

Jenko:
You have the right to remain… an attorney.

Deputy Chief Hardy:
Did you just say you have the right to be an attorney?

Schmidt:
You do have the right to be an attorney if you want to.

21 Jump Street, 2012

You do have the right to fight climate change, if you want to…

Which document bestowed regulators with special rights? “Regulators” have lawful powers to regulate… There’s no special regulators’ right to fight climate change. This is 21 Jump Street stupid. It’s as stupid as if Cervantes had written, “Restoring Don Quixote’s right to tilt at windmills.”

With such an intriguingly stupid headline, I just had to click on the link and the first paragraph was Billy Madison on steroids stupid…

That would mean the responsibility to legislate environmental action wouldn’t be left up only to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, but would extend to all agencies, including financial regulators.

Dharna & Walker

The same document that doesn’t bestow special rights upon “regulators” also denies legislative authority to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, all other agencies and regulators…

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 1.

This passage isn’t difficult to find. It’s not like having to read The Federalist Papers… It’s the first fracking paragraph after the Preamble.

Dharna and Walker are hereby awarded Ron White and Billy Madison lifetime achievement awards and the first ever 21 Jump Street Jenko gold medal.

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March 17, 2021 at 04:41PM