"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

Thomas Jefferson
Sept. 23, 1800

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Uh, No. No It Doesn't.

Check out this headline in the Washington Post,

Al and Tipper Gore's separation makes us fear for our parents, ourselves

Uh, no. No it doesn't. Unless you're Dad is a crazy, foaming at the mouth environmentalist loon, this shouldn't put you in mind of your folks' marriage breaking up. It actually gets worse than the headline,

So this doesn't just make us sad. It makes us scared.

It means that maybe marriage isn't something we can conquer. That you can have all the necessary ingredients -- romance, good morals, mutual respect and a healthy family -- and still see this precious thing, built over decades, crumble in the end.

It makes us frightened for our parents, our friends, ourselves.

It goes on to reference Tipper's "lively blonde spunk," but one can only take so much of this.

Maybe there is hope for the World's Happiest Couple. Once Al reads this report from CNET in 2007, he may reconsider. Here's the main idea...

As if the burden of divorce weren't bad enough, people with failed marriages can be blamed for global warming, according to a study by Michigan State University.

Divorced couples use up more space in their respective homes, which amounts to to 38 million more rooms worldwide to light, heat and cool, noted the report.

And people who divorced used 73 billion kilowatt-hours more of electricity and 627 billion gallons of water than they would otherwise in 2005.

Thanks to James Taranto's Best of the Web for finding that little gem.

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