Monday, March 14, 2011

Dumbass Quote of the Day

“We don’t abandon highway systems because bridges and overpasses collapse during earthquakes. The 1.6 million of us who fly daily would not stop flying after a tragic plane crash. We would find out what happened and do our best to make it safe. And that’s what we need to do here.”
~Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) brushing off the notion of a moratorium on building new nuclear power plants in the U.S. while assessing and learning lessons from the evolving situation in Japan.
Raise your hand if you think a single plane crash or a bridge collapse that can kill hundreds is a moronic comparison to a possible reactor meltdown causing radiation poisoning that can kill a hundred thousand people and infirm a million more.

In short, Lamar Alexander is an idiot.

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