Oh my! Billions of fish, fish eggs die in power plants!
IMPORTANT BLOG DISCLAIMER: No fish eggs were harmed in the making of today's blog entry. The same can't be said of the typical Michelle Obama 4 O'Clock lunch break at the Waldorf Hysteria hotel.
The debate over the future of a nuclear plant in the suburbs north of New York City - juxtaposed with my thought-provoking analogy of the abortion issue, where I demonstrate the total hypocrisy of the left's hand-wringing concern over fish eggs.
BUCHANAN, N.Y. – For a newly hatched striped bass in the Hudson River, a clutch of trout eggs in Lake Michigan or a baby salmon in San Francisco Bay, drifting a little too close to a power plant can mean a quick and turbulent death.
Sucked in with enormous volumes of water, battered against the sides of pipes and heated by steam, the small fry of the aquatic world are being sacrificed in large numbers each year to the cooling systems of power plants around the country.The baby is partially delivered, with just his little head still stuck inside. With his little feet kicking, surgical scissors are inserted into the base of his skull. A high-powered suction tube vacuums up the baby's brains leading to a quick and turbulent death. The small human-fry of the "pro-choice" world are being sacrificed in large numbers each year at the liberal extremists' altar of death.
Environmentalists say the nation's power plants are needlessly killing fish and fish eggs with their cooling systems, but energy-industry officials say opponents of nuclear power are exaggerating the losses.Pro-life conservatives say the nation's abortion mills are usurping the Constitution and Christians add that this infanticide is a grievous affront to God, but liberal democrat politicians say opponents of woman's reproductive rights are exaggerating the losses.
"We're not killing grown fish," says Jerry Nappi, spokesman for Entergy Nuclear Northeast, owner of Indian Point. "If we were killing billions of grown fish you'd be able to walk across the Hudson on their backs."C'mon! 50 million baby carcasses take up less space than Michael Moore's underwear drawer. Let's not make a mountain out of a mole hill.
And Nappi says the fish population in the Hudson is stable...Illegals crossing the Mexican border, with their '12 kids per family' birth rate will re-populate the democrat voting bloc.
Environmentalists believe many fish and other creatures are killed in this process, or are injured and die later. "When you hit a deer in your car, just because it gets up and runs away doesn't mean it's not going to die," Haren said.We shouldn't care that Obama didn't support providing medical care for newborn babies from botched abortion attempts, but we should care about the fate of this hypothetical deer that ran away?
Article discussion questions:
Do the environmentalists care more about shutting down progress on nuclear energy than they do for the lives of the poor fish, turtles, seals and sea lions? What about the birds killed by wind turbines?
Would environmentalists lose their opposition with the new power plant if it generated electricity out of aborted baby carcasses?
Is there a more repugnant phrase than "Michael Moore's underwear drawer"?