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"
Today's cartoon came out of the archives because we wouldn't want "Earth Day" to go by without a mention, and also because we just can't resist one more viewing of the idiots in the videoclip who weep and wail as they share the pain of...trees.
Of course, these are the same morons who also summon up tears of outrage for unions which lose collective bargaining agreements, terrorists who are "unfairly" detained at Guantanamo, children who are given life-threatening chocolate milk in schools, or any attempt whatsoever to balance the budget.
Watch the video and study the way they combine ignorance with passion. And then remember that their votes count just as much as yours.
Now there's a reason to cry.