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Lifestyles of Lear Jet liberals (soaring the planet fighting global warming)
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 24, 2006 | Debra J. Saunders

Posted on 09/24/2006 2:29:07 PM PDT by calcowgirl

LIMOUSINE liberals, move over. You've been out-glammed by Lear Jet liberals who burn beaucoup fossil fuels in the sky as they soar around the planet fighting global warming.

Last week, they flew to their Mecca, the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York City. For the left-leaning and loaded, this is the meeting that has it all -- the mega-rich paying to be seen caring about poor people and the environment, while posing for photos with former President Bill Clinton.

The big news of the CGI was an announcement by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, that he would donate $3 billion over 10 years -- his personal profits from his airline and train businesses -- to global-warming research. That's more money than I'll ever see, or spend on R&D, so bully for Branson. Still, it should be noted that Branson said some of the money will go back to his own corporations' research. That's not quite charity.

In California, Branson has a soul mate in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Critics hit the governator for signing global-warming bills while owning four Hummers, but his biggest green sin is dibs on a private plane.

Flying is probably the biggest personal polluter for people who fly roundtrip more than 10 times a year. So, all those Hollywood stars who preen about their Priuses can see themselves as eco-virtuous only by ignoring their plane travel.

They are in a pickle. How can they be beautiful people if they don't jet to an island for a week or two of eco-tourism?

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: cgi; clinton; globalwarming; learjet; liberals; limousineliberals; richardbranson

1 posted on 09/24/2006 2:29:10 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

a case of talk the talk not walk the walk....

cant wait to see who will slum it in coach with the rest of us...


2 posted on 09/24/2006 2:34:01 PM PDT by Irishguy (How do ya LIKE THOSE APPLES!!!!)
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To: calcowgirl
You don't understand.
They're entitled.
Just ask them.
3 posted on 09/24/2006 2:34:22 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: calcowgirl

John Kerry commutes to work in this Reuters file photo...
4 posted on 09/24/2006 2:34:53 PM PDT by verum ago (To the Islamofascists: As long as your beliefs have you live in denial, so shall you die of it.)
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To: michigander

Excuse me while I hurl.


5 posted on 09/24/2006 2:35:39 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: calcowgirl
Spain is spewing more than 40 percent above its 1990 levels. Canada is 30 percent over. By comparison, Dubya's America looks good -- emitting 16 percent more greenhouse gases than in 1990.

Now thats interesting! Maybe Branson could ban his jets from flying.

6 posted on 09/24/2006 2:41:09 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: calcowgirl
Kind of like Robert Redford's Sundance Film festival, where attendees also fly in with chattered jets and gripe about ecological issues.
7 posted on 09/24/2006 2:49:40 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: operation clinton cleanup

A 747 uses approximately 1 gallon of fuel every second!


8 posted on 09/24/2006 2:51:08 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (islam is a mutant meme)
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To: calcowgirl
I must be easy to talk of sacrifices needed to attain sustainable development while cruising at 40,000' with a belly full of caviar and French wine.

I don't hate them for their wealth but for their hypocrisy. They probably have hybrid cars meet them plane side and then congratulate themselves on their contributions to the environment.

9 posted on 09/24/2006 2:58:24 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Those that do not heed the warnings of history....)
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To: michigander

They must be special, why else would the little people give them so much money?


10 posted on 09/24/2006 2:59:57 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Buy 'Allah' brand urinal cakes - If you can't kill the enemy at least you can piss on their god)
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To: calcowgirl
Image hosted by Photobucket.comLifestyles of the LLL or L3 the Lear & Limousine Liberals... perfect.
11 posted on 09/24/2006 3:06:31 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: calcowgirl

HA HA HA HA. You would think these people would atleast be honest. They don't want to give up anything; they just want everyone else to.


12 posted on 09/24/2006 3:06:41 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: calcowgirl

Ah, and these are the first to criticize evangelicals' extravaganzas...


13 posted on 09/24/2006 4:02:42 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Condemn me, make me naked and kill me, or be silent for ever on my gun ownership and law enforcement)
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To: freekitty
HA HA HA HA. You would think these people would at least be honest. They don't want to give up anything; they just want everyone else to.

I think their attraction to environmental extremism is because they want to lower the standard of living for 95% of the people. They want to widen the gap between themselves and the commoners. If you are a super-rich progressive, going on vacation to Hawaii in one's private Lear Jet, it kind of spoils it if a mere peasant can buy a seat on an airliner and also go to Hawaii. It doesn't really help that the peasant saved for years for his vacation. In principle, it is offensive to the progressives that a peasant is able to go anywhere he wants. Only the ruling class should enjoy freedom of movement and any luxuries. So the progressives hit upon the idea of convincing people that if they live in poverty it will "save the earth."

14 posted on 09/24/2006 4:23:13 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Mike Darancette

Remember when Barbra Streisand wanted people to hang laundry outside to save energy?


15 posted on 09/24/2006 4:36:44 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: BW2221

Babs recently hung her bra outside and somebody must've stolen it. There's pictures everywhere. Time and gravity are so relentless. I had to cover my eyes. But I hear someone is using that bra as a thrust reverser for their Learjet.


16 posted on 09/24/2006 4:56:23 PM PDT by kylaka
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To: kylaka

Im sure the average Hollywood star uses 10,000 times the fuel the average person does .Frauds the lot of them.


17 posted on 09/24/2006 5:08:28 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: sonic109

John Kerry's Gulfstream 5 burns 391 Gallons Per Hour. That figures to be 4600 gallons to Hawaii and back. 16 Tons. During the first two hours of flight 25% of the fuel burn is used to carry the fuel it will burn getting there.


18 posted on 09/24/2006 5:42:14 PM PDT by kylaka
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To: Irishguy

cant wait to see who will slum it in coach with the rest of us...

Ah-h-h, the ordained and enlightened do NOT stoop so low as to be among the COMMON riff raff. That would be so, so, so COMMON, don't you know?


19 posted on 09/24/2006 5:59:06 PM PDT by hardworking (Please read "The Clash of Civilizations" by Samuel Huntington - well worth it.)
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To: Wilhelm Tell

In principle, it is offensive to the progressives that a peasant is able to go anywhere he wants

Your post is outstanding and sums up perfectly the core 'value' of the Liberals! It is highly offensive to them, at a deep personal level, that SO MANY 'people' (that means 'scum' in their language) HAVE so much. It is unseemly for the peasants to own homes, travel, have savings in the bank, etc. because it is evidence that the peasants don't 'know their place' vis a vis the 'chosen elite'.


20 posted on 09/24/2006 6:02:30 PM PDT by hardworking (Please read "The Clash of Civilizations" by Samuel Huntington - well worth it.)
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To: hardworking

Not to hijack the thread but that would also explain the Elites love of gun control. The fact that any old peseant can buy a gun and end their reign is revloting to the elite. Things really havent changed since the middle ages when the advent of firearms spelled the end of the nobility and fuedalism.


21 posted on 09/24/2006 6:11:36 PM PDT by Fellow Traveler
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To: kylaka
Babs recently hung her bra outside and somebody must've stolen it. There's pictures everywhere. Time and gravity are so relentless. I had to cover my eyes. But I hear someone is using that bra as a thrust reverser for their Learjet.

Babs' bra could be the main sail for the Queen Mary if they chose to convert the ship to alternative energy sources.

22 posted on 09/24/2006 6:40:37 PM PDT by Ghengis (Alexander was a wuss!)
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To: Fellow Traveler

Excellent point. People who can own guns are citizens. People prohibited from owning guns are subjects. The goal of the leftist program is to turn citizens into subjects. Gun control is the clearest example of this. Another example would be a government that bans books. Disarm the people physically and mentally.


23 posted on 09/24/2006 9:55:17 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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