Thursday, January 7, 2010

Revisionist History, PaddyMac Style

Paddy just posted another one of his hypocritical posts. This time it deals with complaining that people pointing out that his precious subdivisions are really a waste of space and energy. Paddy takes umbrage that anyone would dare suggest that they are bad things and that they have no right to tell him what to do. Somehow this must be different from when he is doing what he normally does, telling other people what they should and shouldn't do.

But that sort of ignorance and hypocrisy is normal for Paddy. What I want to point out is one sentence:
He, too, mentions that oil might run out. (Yes, as did cheap hay, which is why we drive cars, not horse carriages).
Now, I guess I'm suffering because I had a public education, but I definitely don't recall that cars became so popular because of the cost of hay. I always thought it had something to do with making machines with more power and more speed than could be provided by the steam engine.

If Paddy was correct, technology would have stopped with the steam engine, since there is a plethora of things in this world that could have been burned to produce the steam. Then again, I sometimes wonder if Paddy isn't stuck in the past anyway, with the flat earthers.


  1. Oil *will* run out.

  2. Judging by McIlheran's flaccid (and playground-level) "response" to my blog's critique of his faulty reasoning, he is evidently more of a skimmer than a reader.

  3. It's always remarkable how so many conversatives can't possibly imagine that zoning laws and regulations were gamed to benefit developers. They continue to invoke the ideal of Main Street businesses long after Main Street was boarded up. The complain about the costs and failures of infrastructure services like snow plowing, sewers and roads, but don't connect it to the geometric complexities of sprawl.