Skip to comments.Veep Urges End to Traditional Farming
Posted on 06/09/2012 1:12:34 AM PDT by John Semmens
Vice-President Joe Biden told the graduating seniors of Cypress Bay High School (Fla.) that its long past the time when Americans should be shifting away from traditional farming as a means of supplying food.
Lets face it, farming is unnatural, Biden pointed out. Using sharp tools to cut into the earth, planting seeds in neat rows for efficient reaping (also done with sharp tools, I might add), piping in water from far awaythese are all artificial methods that rape the land.
Biden argued that in a more primitive era such methods may have been unavoidable. But do we really need them today? Why cant everyone just get their food from the supermarket? Jill and I have been doing that for as long as I can remember. Most of the stuff comes in boxes and cans. Its all very clean. You dont have to poke tools into the soil stirring up dust and polluting the air. If we can only convince more people to follow our example the environmental degradation being caused by farmers could be greatly reduced.
The vice-president also hailed the doubling of the amount the government has spent on food stamps since 2008 as further proof that there are other ways to feed our population without destroying the land.
In support of Bidens vision, the Environmental Protection Agency is deploying aerial drones to fly over agricultural areas to gather evidence on those raping the land with these primitive farming techniques. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson declined to specify whether this evidence would be used to support prosecution of violators or whether the President would use it to select targets for drone-launched missile strikes. I believe the President will choose the most appropriate enforcement mechanism on a case-by-case basis, Jackson said.
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Well, I can't always get here in the afternoon, John ...
maybe he spits when he talks,
Imagine a society where you do not need any brains.
Satire is pointless when it is indistinguishable from reality.
Priceless .. asolutely priceless!!!
Good point. It's not just Biden -- Obama and Bill Clinton have recently made clueless statements. A famous psychiatrist noted that Clinton's statement about how there was no immediate budget problem, sounded like what a psychotic patient might say.
Biden could have said this.
Using sharp tools to cut into the earth, planting seeds in neat rows for efficient reaping (also done with sharp tools, I might add), piping in water from far awaythese are all artificial methods that rape the land.
HAHAHAHA! Good one, John.
BTW, on earth day I was getting a bunch of pings from my liberal friends in Seattle about how they were celebrating. I finally pinged them all with my own comment: “It’s earth day. Celebrate by digging a hole to show her who’s boss!”
Lots of frowns over that one. ;-)
As usual, this makes me smile!
The first five minutes would probably be their last.
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