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GLENN: That's right. I have Beaker here with me, yes, and we're doing our science portion here, President Barack Obama. Right, Beaker? Now that Barack Obama is in the White House, wow, drastic steps are being taken to save the environment, right? I mean, after all, this is the same eco warrior that pleaded with all Americans to make sure their tires are inflated every time you go out for a drive. You do that, don't you? Please tell me that you... I don't even want to hear the answer. I hope you've checked that your tires were inflated before you drove to work today. This guy, I mean, he's hard core. He's out there on the presidential limousine every day. "Johnny, I think we better pull into a station. This one's about 5 pounds under." So anyway, he's totally committed to saving the planet. So America, as the world, stands by and waits for Obama to set the standard for all of us to follow. Here is what the eco warrior Barack Obama has done so far. First lady Michelle Obama recently broke ground for an organic herb and vegetable garden in the south lawn. If you don't have fresh thyme, we're all going to burn to death in a fiery flood. Whew. Okay, I'm for, you know, organic herbs and veggies. That's cool, you know. Whatever. I'm planting a garden myself... if my city and my attorney general allow me to plant a garden. What else has he done? Has he put some solar panels there on the roof of the how about a windmill in the south lawn? And by the way, didn't we just learn that our farmers were helping the environment by not growing crops because you till the soil and carbon comes out of the Earth. Yes, it's just like lancing a boil. It's just letting all of that poison out of the Earth. Wait a minute. Isn't it natural? No, it's not. It's from fossil fuel. Which, that's an animal. Aren't animals "Stop thinking so much. Jeez, you people are so stupid, thinking so much."
Anyway, now the green, to be green you have to have a green thumb, unless you're a farmer and then the green thumb is a bad thing. If you're a farmer, you shouldn't have a green thumb. But everyone should have a green thumb... except farmers. Got it? Going to need a map of some sort. The Obamas have installed also an environmentally friendly wooden swing set for their children on the White House grounds. Cushioning under foot is made from recycled rubber tires. All right.
So we cut down trees to build a swing set, putting cut up tires on your lawn, that's environmental now. And, the housekeeping staff at the White House is making the switch to greener cleaning supplies. Wow. They're making the they haven't made it yet. They're making the switch. Haven't they been in office since January? Isn't that just like, "Hey, you want to stop at the store and get the green stuff?" I mean, what exactly is in the process of switching to greener cleaning supplies? I mean, go shopping, once. That's where my list ends, but apparently, you know, I'm a what was it I was called from RFK? I'm a corporate toadie. What do I know? Oh, these people at the White House, I mean, don't they know about the climate crisis? We can't afford to waste another minute. Haven't they heard the speeches? They should give the iPod that President Obama gave to Queen Elizabeth with all of his speeches on there. I mean, we, let me just quote from I have this one memorized. It's not written down in front of me with a piece of paper. I have it memorized. I'm etching it in my heart every day. Quote: The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril. We are condemning future generations to global catastrophe. Will we stand by while drought and famine and storms and floods overtake our planet! End quote. Huh? That's a good one, huh? I guess so we're going to stand by for a little while. We're making a list of, you know, how to switch to greener cleaning supplies, what we're doing. And we're building a swing set right now. We're busy. Also in the White House greening process, complex managers have asked engineers and grounds keepers to use greener products whenever possible. Wait a minute. I'm just there's not even a mandate in their own home? It's, "Whenever possible." What was that last thing there? Committing future generations to global catastrophe! Will we stand by while drought and famine and floods... whenever possible. We'll do something. Outside experts on green buildings report that the administration is seeking out information about what's feasible. Seeking out? Shouldn't you have that at your fingertips? I mean, you should have that kind of like in a pocket Constitution thing. Wait a minute. Hang on. I got it. And by the way, isn't this also the same guy who says, we're going to bankrupt the coal industry. Damn the cost. It's the right thing to do... whenever possible. I mean, now he's checking into the feasibility of what floor wax is environmentally friendly. We're going after the coal companies! Shut them down! That floor wax, I don't know. Is it feasible to get one a little bit better than that one? "Not really have it in the store yet." Oh, all right. Well, just, I mean, if it's feasible, go ahead and do it. As soon as you go shopping. No rush. No rush. Don't worry about the global catastrophe or the drought, the famine, the storms and the floods overtaking the planet right now. When you get around to it, go ahead and do it. And don't get it unless, of course, it's feasible.
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