what about air?
[at the Cypress Bay High School graduation ceremony]
BIDEN: (shouting) Imagine a world in which hunger is vanquished by crops that don’t depend on the soil or water or fertilizer or pesticides to thrive! They’re just around the corner. Imagine famine being a memory — and with it, the end of so much war and conflict that plagues so much parts of the world!
Plants that grow without soil are hydroponic. ["hydro." I know, Joe -- that's a big word. Greek, even... It means "water."] Plants that grow without soil or water or fertilizer or pesticides? Silk ficus? Plastic daisies? Soylent green?
And of course wars are only fought over food. Not resources. Not power. Not plagues. Not warm-water ports or ancient grudges. Not room to put all those well-fed people. Just give everyone enough majikally-grown food and everyone will sing the Coke song and get along.
The above notwithstanding, this is the best argument for meritocracy over Prog-ism I’ve heard so far…
Vice President Biden met with leaders from 10 colleges this afternoon to kick off a new effort to increase transparency in [gov't]financial aid packages. …
“I know, literally, Barack and I talk about it. Neither one of us would have had any shot,” Biden said. “The same with our wives. Both wives are smarter than both of us. Literally, these very accomplished women would not have any chance without some help.”
Imagine a world in which a fella who thinks crops will grow without soil or water reaches the apex of his career potential putting pizza flyers on cars. While wearing a giant foam pepperoni hat.