From today’s Bleat:
Actually, it was a reminder of another obligation and duty of parenthood: to teach your kid to believe in something â€“ in this case, conservation & ecological good-citizenry â€“ based on rationality and facts, not emotion and anecdotes and sad pictures. It is bad to hurt birds with oil, yes, but the final lesson isn’t â€œoil is bad because it hurts birds.â€ Oil is God’s way of saying “your house should be warm in winter and fresh green produce should be available in February, and never mind the birds. Oh look! I just made another billion birds! Like that! Because I can! So shut up and go drive somewhere. Floor it! I command you!”
I so envy that man’s talent with words.