Holy Day for Hypocrites

So in case you’ve been living under a rock, today is Earth Day. And in what ways do the world’s “climate warriors” celebrate Earth Day?

Well, if you’re Martin O’Malley, you log 800 miles driving across Maryland on taxpayer dollars to prop up your sagging re-election campaign. This of course, coming weeks after he had an SUV waiting for him to hitch a ride home in lieu of a tough three minute walk home from the bar.

If you’re the President and Vice-President, you both fly separately to New York, tying up air traffic for hours. Of course, you really don’t want the President and Vice-President to fly on the same plane for obvious reasons. But when you’re flying Joe Biden to New York to be on The View

If you’re a rock star or a music lover, you go down to Washington for the Earth Day 2010 Climate Rally being held on the National Mall, which might have some sort of record for biggest carbon footprint in support of lowering carbon footprints since LiveEarth. I drove past the Mall today, and the number of tents, booths, trash receptacles and whatnot that have been brought to the Mall for this event is impressive. Obviously, they didn’t bring these things to the Mall in a Pedicab; they were brought in by big, nasty, diesel trucks that spewed all sorts of nasty emissions into the local atmosphere. And to entertain the masses, the organizers of this event are flying in all sorts of people for the event; Jesse Jackson, James Cameron, Dhani Jones, Margaret Atwood, Sting, John Legend, The Roots, and more. How do you think these folks got to DC? They didn’t ride Barack Obama’s low-emission unicorns powered by rainbow energy, that’s for sure.

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Look, all of us support making sure we have a clean environment; I mean it was a Republican that basically invented conservation as a national policy. And that’s what environmentalism should focus on; conservationism. Conserving our natural resources and not wasting them. Not using environmentalism as a cudgel to push a radical social agenda, and certainly not an excuse to lecture the masses about it while having carbon footprints many times larger than the average citizen.

But then again, like many holidays, Earth Day has become the focal point of a movement, a day for excess and double standards. For these so-called “climate warriors”, however, the average taxpayer sees through their shams and recognize them for the hypocrites they are…


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