The Awesome Jon Stewart on our “Dependency on Foreign Oil”
October 11, 2010 Leave a comment
This is one of the best segment of the Daily Show I’ve seen – funny, genius, and well put!
With our president promising a plan to move America toward a non-petroleum based future, Jon Stewart took the time to give a little history lesson on the show last night. As he pointed out, Obama is certainly not the first President to come on TV and talk about a plan for energy-independence. No, no. It seems that going as far back as Nixon, every President has broadcast the same, if not similar, pledge.
Bwhaaaa cause Tricky Dick was a communist …lol.
Even Nixon wanted a universal health care plan, I didn’t know that.
The strikingly similar footage of each of the last eight presidents painted a bleak picture of our reliance on oil, but also served as a platform for Stewart to mock our nation’s leaders dating back to 1974. The latter, as you can imagine, was quite funny.
After watching this video, I want you to ask yourself this: How have you cut down your own energy consumption?
While you expect miracles from the government, what have you personally done “to make a change”?
Have you used public transport this year?
Turn off your lights in a room if you are not in that room.?
Bring your own canvas bags to the store when buying food?
Rest the tumble dryer ?
Bin the old boiler?
Buy local produce?
Avoid over-packaged goods?
Cut down on junk mail?
Change your light bulbs to eco ones?
Draught proof and/or double glaze your windows?
Don’t leave appliances on standby?
Conserve energy when cooking?
The List is endless…
People want change, but how many have really been part of this change?