April 22, 2009

"Good morning. I forget whether I'm supposed to wish you a 'Happy Earth Day' or a 'Happy Lenin's Birthday.' Oh, wait. It's both."

A Corner classic.

66 comments:

Larry J said...

That's perfectly fitting with many of the more rabid environmentalists. They're like watermelons - green on the outside and red on the inside.

MadisonMan said...

Larry, you are very judgemental.

Most of the people I know who are concerned about the state of the Planet have wants and problems similar to mine. Wet basement when it rains too much, driveway that needs re-surfacing, weedy lawn, not enough money saved in the bank. That kind of thing.

Here's a website. Gaze at the image and be soothed.

Lem said...

We are going out to “clean” our adopted road this afternoon.

I hope to come across some Comic San; a sign people are getting the message ;)

hdhouse said...

larry j

that's a clever comment but insulting and erroneous. Must have first been heard of FauxNoise earlier.

Ann as thrown some red meat out to the right-fringe this morning. It will be fun to see how the real loony-bin comments.

AllenS said...

Good morning, Comrad. How's that hd?

Larry J said...

Oh, really? I'm talking about the more rabid environmentalists, not the majority. I'm talking about the ones that oppose burning fossile fuels, oppose nuclear energy, oppose wind energy (spoils the view and kills birds), oppose solar energy (harms the desert environment), and just about everything else. What do they want, everyone back to the 1800s?

The majority of environmentalists aren't the extremists. Many of them try to do good. Those aren't the ones I'm talking about.

Hoosier Daddy said...

(It will be fun to see how the real loony-bin comments.)

Looks like you beat them to the punch there tovarich.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Wondering how many of the Earth Day speakers will fly to their gigs on private jets and then insist that the rest of us serfs reduce our carbon footprints.

I'm looking at you, Al Gore and RFK, Jr.

Michael Hasenstab said...

MM said: Larry, you are very judgemental.

Is that your judgement?

Hoosier Daddy said...

(Larry, you are very judgemental.

Most of the people I know who are concerned about the state of the Planet have wants and problems similar to mine.
)

I think you're missing the adjective in Larry's post; rabid environmentalists who when you listen to them, don't sound a whole lot different than the commies I listened to back in college.

Hell, just listen to the more vocal global warming advocates and its all about capitalism bad, need to re-distribute wealth to poor nations and pushing more societal enginnering. I don't have a problem with responsible enviromentalism but there is no doubt it's been co-opted by those who finally figured out the communism is good doesn't fly.

Lawgiver said...

Ann as thrown some red meat out to the right-fringe this morning. It will be fun to see how the real loony-bin comments.

I would prefer a topic that both sides can sink their teeth into. Maybe something like, "Sara Palin Accidentally Shoots Green Peace Activist from her helicopter while thinning wolves on the Alaskan coast"

traditionalguy said...

Lenin is not a joke to the hundreds of millions of people killed and enslaved so that he could steal their property for the Communist State, so that Lenin could share it fairly with everyone. Sadly Lenin's guys NEVER shared the loot with anyone. That promise, which made folks agree to his monopoly on governmental power which he used to do the killing and stealing, is the Big Lie. The green party/democrats expect to use their new Government power monopoly to kill/enslave me and to steal my property "to stop Climate Change". This times Big Lie is stopping climate change. There is no human caused climate change and CO2 emissions are good,not evil. If you accept the Neo-Leninists Big Lie, then you will meekly be killed/enslaved so you can be robbed. That's not funny at all to people who want to live a happy and abundant life as free Americans using our energy resources to fight back against today's Neo-Leninist murderers.

jayne_cobb said...

MH,

You forget that RFK jr. just called Obama an indentured servant to the coal industry.

That buys him at least 5 or 6 private flights before you can question his credibility again.

Kevin said...

Ленин - жил, Ленин - жив, Ленин - будет жить!

Michael Hasenstab said...

Jayne Cobb: Holy cow. He actually called Obama 'indentured'! Terrible.

RFK Jr must have taken a few moments away from working to prevent construction of offshore wind turbines near the family property in Hyannis Port.

nansealinks said...

The trouble with protesting too much is that when someone stops to do good by you, you forget to say thank you because you are protesting and testing again and again.

Like green peace protesting apple for not being green. then apple gets greener and greener and did green peace take the time on youtube or wherever to say thanks for moving in the green direction?

green peace owes some companies a few thank yous this morning.

AllenS said...

You forget that RFK jr. just called Obama an indentured servant to the coal industry.Oh, I get it. RFK linked coal which is black to servant Obama, who by the way is also black, making RFK a racist. How's that hd?

Lem said...

Our hyper consumption did contribute to the financial near collapse we might just now be recovering from. It doesn’t take a genius to see that conservation should be a conservative issue.

I mean the words are synonymous. Were did we go wrong?

nansealinks said...

rabid protesters are kinda mirrored to rabid snarkers.

it's where Ann's blog sometimes fails.
Ann, do you have a thank you tag?

ElcubanitoKC said...

Kevin, that brought back memories...not sure if good of bad, of my childhood. By the way, I went to "senior high" in a school named after Lenin, so, for 3 years, April 22 was a special kinda day. We did get better food, and that was good.

Earth Day is everyday for me. My partner and I recycle, I use public transit (I live close to work). We have CFLs, and we buy biodegradable stuff, try to conserve as much energy as possible, etc. I walk the walk. I, however, know plenty of people who don't, even if they talk the talk.

Good morning.

nansealinks said...

Ann,

I typed the following urls
althouse.blogspot.com/search/label/thanks
althouse.blogspot.com/search/label/thankyou
althouse.blogspot.com/search/label/thank you

blank screens.

Am i missing something?

ElcubanitoKC said...

nansealinks said...
Ann,

I typed the following urls
althouse.blogspot.com/search/label/thanks
althouse.blogspot.com/search/label/thankyou
althouse.blogspot.com/search/label/thank you

blank screens.

Am i missing something?

8:25 AM
Yup, a clue.

Kirk Parker said...

Larry,

More like the 1400s.

rocketeer67 said...

I'm perfectly open to environmental arguments based on planetary hygiene. Good stewardship is, well, good.

But whenever I hear someone making "green" arguments based on AGW, I know they are either a) utterly unserious, or b) hopeful, budding tyrants whose interest in the environment only applies to how much control over others' lives it offers them.

mcg said...

Lewis Black's hilarious take from a couple of days ago.

Peter V. Bella said...

house is here, so the lunatic fringe have a quorum.

john said...

Lawgiver - They want you to believe it was accidental.

And where is that damn ball? Somewhere, there's got to be some nostalgic tie-tied hippies throwing the earth ball around. Ah, the Earth on our fingertips, guiding it's rotation, loft, orbit. Heady days, then.

Peter V. Bella said...

Let's celebrate! Fire up the grills, or if your clime is still cold, light the fireplace. Maybe we can have a celebration with bon fires.

We can serve red coctails, red velvet cake, and trays of green crudités.

Fireworks. Yep, no celebration is complete without fireworks.

commenter said...

elcubanito,

Thank you for the clue. You are generous this morning.

ElcubanitoKC said...

I'm glad to be of service

William said...

The Marxists used to blame the bourgeoise for nearly all the flaws that human flesh is heir to. The environmentalists have gone them one better: bad weather is now directly attributable to middle class excess.

nansealinks said...

el cubanito

i'll be putting my small green chip in my head now and taking the directive to jog outside in the fresh blue air between the aqua sea and green grass.

gads, she's so heavy is playing now I best be running

ElcubanitoKC said...

nansealinks said...
el cubanito

i'll be putting my small green chip in my head now and taking the directive to jog outside in the fresh blue air between the aqua sea and green grass.

gads, she's so heavy is playing now I best be running

9:48 AM


Make sure you are connected to the Collective first.

El Presidente said...

In the Socialist Paradise, emissions of CO2 have dropped substantially since 1959.

nansealinks said...

if i break lose of the collective on earth, i join at the bottom ranks of up there.

certainly someone of your high intelligence understands that. i do and i never took a university math course above finite mathematics.

If i fall someone has to catch me. the collectives holding the net?

Paul said...

Remember how Marxism was supposed to bring more prosperity to the masses due to the elimination of the "waste" of profits and concentration of wealth in the capitalist class? Right up until the fall of the Soviet Union the left was arguing that socialism was a viable economic system. Of course they were shamed and dispirited to say the least when the economic disaster that was communism was exposed in all it's naked tragedy.

The left needed a new rationale, and it was at that time that they began to promote the AGW myth. Think about it. Socialism is their goal at all costs. If socialism can't compete with capitalism in terms of material prosperity then they needed a way to convince the population, or at least a significant and influential portion, that prosperity was undesirable. Voila!! Prosperity via capitalism, industry, and technology would kill us all with AGW.

I wish I kept the link to an article I read in a leftwing eco mag from the early 90's someone had posted a few years back where they admitted that even if C02 wasn't responsible for global warming they needed to push the meme anyway as it was their best weapon to combat and discredit capitalism and industrialization.

Of course all the psychological traits are in perfect alignment in the leftist personality and ripe for exploitation. Massive guilt and self loathing, expressed as projection levied at the rich, capitalism, and Western Civilization in general, AGW as a crypto-religion to fill the void left by the rejection of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and most of all, the bottomless resevoir of sanctimoniousness and puritanism-fundamentalism that our friends on the left exhibit ad nauseum on a daily basis.

What we have is sort of a mass psychosis that is rooted in the leftist world view that pits the haves against the have nots in a deadly moral struggle. When this world view is adopted by affluent Westerners, who by definition are the villains in this struggle, all sorts of self destructive forces are unleashed.

Those of us who haven't drunk the Marxist koolaid watch in horror as the suicidalist left has grabbed the reigns of power and is hell bent on using them to destroy the source of our prosperity and security, which if they are successful, will lead to civilizational collapse and the greatest die-off in human history.

Which for the high priests of the Church Of Gaia is a feature, not a bug.

hdhouse said...

ahhh throw the red meat out and they will come.....

ElcubanitoKC said...

nansealinks said...
if i break lose of the collective on earth, i join at the bottom ranks of up there.

certainly someone of your high intelligence understands that. i do and i never took a university math course above finite mathematics.

If i fall someone has to catch me. the collectives holding the net?

10:45 AM
.

We all run that risk.

Finite Mathematics are over, and passé.

The plexi seem to be holding, don't panic.

mcg said...

Since Earth Day is on Wednesday, does that mean it's actually Hump The Earth Day? And how do you know it's finished?

rhhardin said...

It's Administrative Assistant Day as well.

As I said to a passing manager, ``Hey, it's secretaries' day.''

They offer flowers and candy collections for administrative assistants, which is pretty gender specific.

jayne_cobb said...

mcg,

When there's an earthquake.

Hoosier Daddy said...

(ahhh throw the red meat out and they will come.....)

and we still have hdhouse to make an appearance to scoot across the rug.

mcg said...

Well, nobody has said I make the earth move.

Hoosier Daddy said...

(Well, nobody has said I make the earth move.)

Then you're not doing it right! ;-)

The reason that I was so popular with the ladies is that I knew how many licks it took to get to the center of a Tootise Pop.

mariner said...

Lawgiver:

Why stop there? Let's go all the way:

"Sara Palin Deliberately Shoots Green Peace Activist from her helicopter while slaughtering wolves on the Alaskan coast"

Trooper York said...

After you fully digest the red meat and it moves through your digestive tract, you eventually pass it out of your body or as Titus would pinch a loaf.

Then you end up with a big steaming pile of hd house.

AlphaLiberal said...

I guess God was a communist, too, for his/her admonitions to be good stewards of the Earth.

Fuck those future generations! If they wanted a healthy environment they should have been born sooner!!

Suckas!

ElcubanitoKC said...

Hey, Alpha, do you feel a better person today because you are celebrating Earth Day? What do you do every day to keep this planet clean?

Hoosier Daddy said...

(Fuck those future generations! )

Are you talking about the environment or Obama's budget policy?

AlphaLiberal said...

Elcubanito:

Do I "feel a better person"? Just my wife, so I guess, the answer is "yes."

What I do:
- I've installed high efficiency appliances almost entirely through my home.
- Bought and drive a hybrid car because it's the patriotic thing to do (gas guzzlers finance help al qaeda).
- Try to bike but I have some problems doing that enough.
- Turn off the fricken lights and keep the thermostat low and conserve water.
- Have reduced the runoff from my yard to the lakes.
- Etc.

Still have more work to do.

What sort of efforts are you making?

Paul said...

We got good news and we got bad news.

The good news is only 34% of the population is brainwashed enough to believe in AGW.

The bad news is that 100% of Democrats in the administration and congress either believe it or are cynically exploiting it in an attempt at a massive power grab.

The really bad news is we're helpless to stop them at this point.

ElcubanitoKC said...

AL, read above.

Paul said...

Alpha Douche:

"Still have more work to do."

Quit playing around and off yourself. It's the REALLY patriotic thing to do. You're just polluting the physical environment with carbon effluent. You're polluting the internet with terminal stupidity too.

jeff said...

"- Bought and drive a hybrid car because it's the patriotic thing to do (gas guzzlers finance help al qaeda)."

I'm sure China (likely source of raw materials for your electric motor and battery) thanks you for your support. And patriotism.

John Lynch said...

Lenin utterly failed. Who cares about his stupid birthday.

If people want to worship a giant rock hurtling through space, they can go right ahead. It's just a rock and can't hear them.

knox said...

Almost all of the policies for "saving the planet" align left... then there are the ones created for the express purpose of making Mr. Al Gore richer.

As soon as environmentalists start allowing for nuclear power, I might start taking them seriously.

srfwotb said...

Nothing reduces the carbon footprint like being really poor - unless you're China and can claim status as a "poor" nation to build a 1GW coal plant per week like in 2007. That said, I'm still excited by solar and see more nukes as key.

Eli Blake said...

Actually, the top three carbon emitters are the United States, China and (wait for it) Indonesia.

Indonesia? Yup, in fact they emit most of it by burning rainforests in Borneo and other islands so they can plant acres and acres of palm tree plantations they use to make palm oil out of.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Since Earth Day is on Wednesday, does that mean it's actually Hump The Earth Day? And how do you know it's finished?

Actually, it's three-for-one happy hour Hump Day Earth Day everywhere on earth. Drink up!

JSF said...

Sorry, but I think this comment belongs here:

George Carlin said it best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbFD4NC60EA

(It was posted on the earthquake post -- here is where it belongs)

hdhouse said...

Trooper York....

You have such a marvelously school yard way of expressing yourself. Truly.

I mean if everyone used your elegance and penchant for discriptive language, why, golly, no one would need books or schools; just a swamp.

I'd find a different blog if I were you. "Pullmyfingerhuhhuhhuh.blogspot.com" might work. You don't have the game for this one.

ya'betcha!

Revenant said...

Bought and drive a hybrid car because it's the patriotic thing to do (gas guzzlers finance help al qaeda).

"I'm a patriot because I don't give Al Qaeda as much money as you" is one of the funnier things I've read this week.

Peter V. Bella said...

Alphaliberal the sub human vomitted:
"What sort of efforts are you making?None what so ever. I refuse to recylcle- too much work and no pay for it. I am installing a wood burning fireplace, because I like them. I am looking at a larger SUV because I need it to haul stuff, I have a smoker and a BBQ, I like to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer, I refuse to buy a so called water conserving toilet- I beleive in one flush technology, I use the most effective pesticides and herbicides- when I want stuff dead, I want it dead fast, I water my outdoor plants when they need it, not when the government tells me too.. I can go on. The point is, I care not for you or anyone else when it comes to MY PERSONAL CHOICES. Mind your own fucking business and I will mind mine.

rhhardin said...

- Try to bike but I have some problems doing that enough.

I bike 8,000 miles a year, drive 500.

But then I'm not a lefty.

I've been doing that since 1971, though, which is back in the global cooling crisis; I just happen to enjoy it.

The fewer bike riders on the road, the better. Motorists are very polite to the first bicyclist they see each day, and I'd just as soon that the first bicyclist is me.

kentuckyliz said...

My carbon footprint is net negative because I made it to chemopause without popping out any babies.

So I get to emit as much harmful gas as I want to.

Suckas!

kentuckyliz said...

Earth Day is also a great day to honor its founder, Ira Einhorn.

You might recall, his girlfriend Holly Maddux broke up with him, and he murdered her and stored her in a trunk in a closet in his apartment and the corpse started stankin'.

Maddux disappeared in 1977.

Ira Einhorn skipped bail just before his trial in 1981.

He hid out in Europe for 16 years and extradition was tricky because of the potential for capital punishment.

He was tried and convicted in absentia. He was finally extradited to the US in 2001 and a jury affirmed the conviction in 2002.

Happy Ira Einhorn Day!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira_Einhorn