Tweet of the Day: EPA adds strange bedfellow to list of environmental evils

It’s usually pretty easy to tell the bad guys from the good guys, according to the Gospel of Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency. The bad guys include air pollution, noise pollution, and water pollution (presumably including water pollution caused by the EPA’s own efforts to protect the planet).

The good guys include sunlight (aka, solar energy). Or so you might think. But not so fast. Yesterday, the EPA tweeted the following:

Before you go searching for the document linked to in the tweet, be advised you won’t find it. Writing at Examiner, Joe Newby explains that clicking on the link takes you to a page at the EPA website advising, “The file that you requested either doesn’t exist or has been moved. Check the spelling and try again, or use one of the links on the left of this page.”

As Joe goes on to note, the response from other Twitter users is pretty funny. Here are some:

Finally, there is this:

When Barack Obama promised in his first inaugural address in 2009 to “restore science to its rightful place,” who knew the place he had in mind was third grade?

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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