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I Think I Need to Drink Some Ethanol

by: Jill Richardson

Mon Jun 07, 2010 at 09:33:25 AM PDT


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If your office is near here:

THIS is what you see every day when you go to work:

That's from the escalator to the Capitol South metro station. More below.

Jill Richardson :: I Think I Need to Drink Some Ethanol
First, a general look at the Metro station:

Here's what those signs all say:

Oy vey. Ethanol's not a good fuel. It is, however, a great drink. Anyone want to buy me some, preferably in a form involving barley and hops?

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outhouse (4.00 / 1)
The last time I was at the Capitol South stop was a few years ago when I visited Murky Coffee for an espresso fix. Murky didn't sell alcoholic beverages, and it was prior to the great ethanol boondoggle.

I do remember that the neighborhood smelled pretty good because of various restaurants and food outlets on South Capitol Street, which observation ensues from the fact that I've been listening to congressional hearings. These hearings make me wonder what the Capitol building smells like these days. The closest thing that comes to mind is the outhouse on my grandfather's Minnesota farm on a hot and humid Minnesota day.


LOL (4.00 / 2)
smelled fine where I was at. Didn't see any food though. If I had I would have eaten it.

"I can understand someone from Iowa promoting corn and soy, but we are not feeding the world, we are feeding animals and soft drink companies." - Jim Goodman

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do any of those signs (4.00 / 2)
bear fine print specifying who paid for them?

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here you go (4.00 / 2)
http://www.grist.org/article/c...

"I can understand someone from Iowa promoting corn and soy, but we are not feeding the world, we are feeding animals and soft drink companies." - Jim Goodman

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No wonder Wes Clark supports (4.00 / 2)
Blanche Lincoln for reelection.

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Ethanol saves 30¢ a gallon (4.00 / 3)
and costs 50¢ in subsidies.

30 cents (4.00 / 1)
I surely would like to see the substantiation for any claimed saving.

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"No wars have been fought over ethanol" (4.00 / 1)
I don't know how I missed the news that the entire corn growing and ethanol production industry has stopped using imported oil and oil-based products (e.g., plastics).  You'd think that would have been all over the news, with front page coverage, lots of blog posts, and more.  

Oh wait, that never happened. I suppose the authors of these outrageous ads must be ignoring the use of imported oil in the ethanol business.


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