Hey Earl! Get me a bucket of dihydrogen monoxide, will ya?

This is what happened when the eco-fools start believing their own propaganda:

“ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — City officials were so concerned about the potentially dangerous properties of dihydrogen monoxide that they considered banning foam cups after they learned the chemical was used in their production.”

Now the headline for the story on the startribune.com website is “Web site gag raises concerns about ‘dihydrogen monoxide'”. But that really isn’t the truth, now is it?

“It’s embarrassing,” said City Manager David J. Norman. “We had a paralegal who did bad research.”

Ah, no sir, it isn’t embarrassing–except that you got caught believing your own eco-nutso propaganda. And you can’t blame it on those “official looking Web sites that have been put up by pranksters” either. People can only do such outrageous things believably when the pump of political correctness and eco-freakism has been primed–by you and people like you.

Perhaps I was educated in a different time, when the public schools were interested in education and not idoctrination. But I remember the day in high school chemistry when we learned that good old common water was dihydrogen monoxide–2 atoms hydrogen and 1 atom oxygen.

But maybe you don’t have to pass high school chemistry in California to be a paralegal or a city manager. Maybe it’s just enough to be one of those “useful idiots” that the history of the Cold War tells us about.

This is reason #84323 that we need to take this country back from the Loathsome Liberal Left, for those keeping score.

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