Sen Mark Udall is up for election in 2014 and is in full campaign mode already. His latest contribution is to the greening of the national defense. His latest newsletter boasts:
This is vitally important because you never know when we'll find ourselves in a military conflict in a region where the only available fuel for our Abrams tanks is dried cow chips. To this end, I can envision a tank with a 200 ft tall windmill on top and a boiler on the back into which the crew are frantically tossing the chips. Range and speed would be reduced but fewer people get killed in highway accidents at lower speeds.
Dear Fellow Coloradan,What do GPS, flat-screen televisions and the Internet have in common? Before each became commonly available consumer goods, they were developed by the military. Alternative fuels are on the cusp of similar cutting-edge development.Last week, the U.S. Senate voted 62-37 in favor of my amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, authorizing the Defense Department to continue its efforts to develop and use alternative fuels.
This is green technology here on so many levels. Start your company now and get your own Abrams tank to play with and half a billion bucks to spend on your green ideas with the usual understandings that 10% will go to the DNC and the president's re-election* fund. Big bonuses to your companies management team 2 years out just before declaring bankruptcy are the norm. Don't forget to include a GPS, flat screen TV, and high speed internet connection for the tank crew.
*Or retirement fund if it turns out he can't repeal the 22nd amendment by executive order.