Friday, April 23, 2010

Brown is the New Green


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As expected, the mainstream media used the occasion of "Earth Day" to repeat and promote the many myths and distortions about man-caused climate change. And Climategate? Sorry, never heard of it.

The push is well-timed (not coincidentally) to help lay the groundwork for the introduction of "Cap and Trade" legislation next week...which some are accurately calling a "Global Warming Tax."

Here at Hope n' Change, we're all for trees, forests, clean air, clean water, recycling, energy conservation and other green-friendly ideas. But we're also rather partial to science. And when it comes to man-caused climate change - let alone a new tax to "change the change" - we think it has more than a passing resemblance to what a bear does in the woods...



Earth Day 2010: "We Cry...Because Trees Can't"

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The performance art on the video is hardly Oscar worthy.

Pete(Detroit) said...

Wow, stunning.
And, for all that, I'm inclined to agree - we HAVE become overly techno, and would benefit from long walks in the woods on occasion.
And I agree, Stilt - while the globe may in fact BE warming, I'm not at all convinced that we have squat to do w/ it.

Anonymous said...

"Bring me to this rock that has such life"? Oy vey.

Philip said...

Stilt - Just FYI. An article from NRO :

Alito: A Model Supreme Court Justice

In a recent ruling on animal cruelty, Alito displayed good sense and a willingness to stand alone.

The majority’s stretch to imagine hypothetical scenarios in which the statute might infringe other speech seems farfetched compared with Alito’s more realistic analysis. But wisdom is not determined by majority vote.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Pete- No question that there are many benefits to a generally "green" philosophy and lifestyle...but the world will get no greener just because taxes go up.

Anonymous- What a wonderful quote...and who can imagine what's going on in the head of a person who would think such a thing. I guarantee that she hears the rocks talking to her.

dillon said...

just want to post and say im a first time reader and i enjoyed reading your insight on some of your blogs the last few days. i am looking forward to seeing more. keep it up

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Dillon- delighted to have you here! For the record, the cartoon is to make readers laugh, the attached commentary is my happily politically-incorrect opinion, and the embedded links take you to stories that have more substantive information.

And of course, the comments section is where we all hang out! Hope to see you here frequently!

Louis la Vache said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
And what "green" carpet cleaner might Albert, Prince of Dorkness, Gorecal of Doom use to clean up after the bears?

Pete(Detroit) said...

Louis - "Simple Green" obviously...
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