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A Carbon-free House

The pointyheads in Brussels have unveiled a scheme for an airtight, carbon free house, which they intend to foist on the public with the demand that all new houses must be built carbon free and all existing houses must be retrofitted to be carbon free, and if not then the builder or the homeowner must pay a hefty tax, the money going to subsidize those who comply with the carbon free rule. Looks to me like a back door cap and trade scheme, but would an airtight house have a back door?



Ah here we are, the agent said, right off this cul-de-sac

A handsome piece of work now don’t you think

It’s called a zero carbon house, and all that it may lack

Is space to store your carbonated drink

Air handling is our specialty in which we take great pride

It moves air in and then it moves air out

But since no CO2’s allowed you’ll have to go outside

To breathe in case a carbon cop’s about

You’ll note construction’s free of wood, and free of nails as well

For wood dates from the carboniferous time

And nails are made of carbon steel and we intend to sell

A house that’s made to last in any clime

The outhouse too includes the best in sanitary means

Please note the handsome rose lined flagstone path

It’s necessary it be placed outdoors behind these screens

For there’s no paper tissue in your bath

The house is built of fired clay, no charcoal in the kiln

The joists, the studs, electric and the heat

And if you’re worried ‘bout the cost for you there is no bill

We’re taxing all your neighbors on the street


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Chicken Fat

The Obama administration, either out of being beholden to the environmentalists or out of the simple desire to cripple our military, has ordered the Navy to conduct this year’s maneuvers with all ships using fuel made from chicken fat recovered from deep fryers. And Obama forced the Navy to buy 450,000 gallons of gas at $16 a gallon from a green firm tied to Nancy Pelosi, who stands to make a lot of money from the deal. Just more green scams, like windmills and solar panels. Anything to keep the United States from drilling for its own oil and gas, the better to keep us in thrall to the Arab Middle East, and Obama’s pals. He did not kiss the ring of the Saudi king for nothing. The question is, when will this environmental insanity end?



Chicken fat now fuels our ships

Our planes and trucks and tanks

And pretty soon Obama will

Have all just shooting blanks

And stealthy drones will soon be made

From cut up chicken parts

And fueled by methane that we get

From harnessed chicken farts

The possibilities are such

As well to blow the mind

A chicken coop in every yard

Advancing chickenkind

A hundred billion chickens

Giving all for Uncle Sam

So Dems can close down nukes and oil

And we won’t give a damn

For we’ll be independent

Of the Saudis and their ilk

When we all parade down Broadway

With our tanks that run on milk


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