I still think subsidizing the crap out of coal-to-liquids is pretty incredibly idiotic for a lot of reasons, among them the simple idea that it would probably be actually wiser to just burn the coal for electricity and use the carbon sequestration technology which we've been assured is going to be a cakewalk.
But I don't have time to go into that right now, so I'm taking a shortcut here. I've also apparently created the impression that this issue is the only one that really gets me bile flowing. Not remotely true. This administration's _ and a large part of the populace's _ willingness to embrace torture makes me incredibly scared and sad and angry in a Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes way and shit like this was one of the reasons I thought Bush would be an incredibly dangerous president as far back as 1999.
So without further ado, my shorthand denouncement of coal-to-liquids subsidies, expressed here with the help of yet another reference to The Music Man.