Bill Maher on ABC’s This Week with Jake Tapper regarding the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico:
I could certainly criticize the oil companies, and I could criticize America in general for not attacking this problem in the ’70s. I mean Brazil got off oil over the last thirty years, we certainly could have.
I believe they did. I believe in the ’70s they had a program to use sugarcane ethanol, and I believe that is what fuels their country.
He’s just making it up as he goes along. According the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 49% of Brazil’s total energy consumption in 2006 was oil and only 2% was “other renewables” of which, I guess, the sugarcane ethanol that fuels Brazil falls under.
Bravo to George Will for not letting this go unchallenged.
The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.
H/T: Gateway Pundit