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EDITORIAL: The hippie holiday--Humanity haters bemoan life on Earth Day
The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2011 | Editorial

Posted on 04/20/2011 2:59:33 PM PDT by jazusamo

Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified. More important to many is that it’s also Earth Day, the annual gala that’s taken on the trappings of a pagan religious holiday. At some level, it’s good to celebrate Earth, the source of life and home of humanity. After all, we have to live somewhere. Environmentalists, however, seem divided between those who venerate the planet as a deity and those who think it’s so fragile that it must be saved from everyone but themselves.

Newsweek magazine dismissed the first Earth Day in 1970 as “a bizarre nationwide rain dance.” The only difference between then and now is that the rain dancers moved into the government and pushed their views on impressionable school children around the world. The Environmental Protection Agency website encourages kids to “Join with other teens to green your energy scene,” because nothing says “cool” quite like earning the EPA’s coveted title of “Climate Ambassador.” Instead of a “rain dance,” kids can help save the planet by downloading a rap tune by bureaucrats with inspiring lyrics like:

The USA is where we are to kick a new trend and to raise the bar.

The climate is changing and that’s a fact,

Bears don’t know when to take a nap,

On top of that it won’t be cool when the flood waters rise and mosquitoes rule.

It’s time to get off the couch and start to move.

Honestly, the lame song keeps going like that for five minutes...


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: earthday; environazis; environmentalism
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1 posted on 04/20/2011 2:59:37 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified.

Ummm, tomorrow is Thursday, the day before Good Friday.

2 posted on 04/20/2011 3:02:11 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: jazusamo

Tomorrow is NOT Good Friday, rather Holy Thursday.


3 posted on 04/20/2011 3:02:50 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: jazusamo

Obamas America will end up like a giant “Hog Farm” like the one in Taos in the 60’s. If anyone is old enough to remember. I wonder if LSD has somehow mutated genes that have passed down through the DNA chain?


4 posted on 04/20/2011 3:03:53 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: jazusamo

Doesn’t Good Friday usually fall on a Friday?


5 posted on 04/20/2011 3:04:20 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: theDentist; PuzzledInTX

It’s the way The Washingtion Times releases their editorials.


6 posted on 04/20/2011 3:05:17 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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7 posted on 04/20/2011 3:06:15 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
earth day was chosen on the 100th birthdate of Vladimir Lenin.

Not a coincidence.

8 posted on 04/20/2011 3:06:33 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: jazusamo

Earth Day is Thursday, April 21. No way is it on Good Friday, April 22. This is an error, not an early editorial release.


9 posted on 04/20/2011 3:07:10 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: jazusamo
I use Earth Day as the day in which I dump all my old paint, solvents, herbicides, and toxic stuff into the nearest "wetland." It's my way of giving back to Mother Nature, who has given me so many hippies, tree-huggers, and job-killers.

Of course, the surreptitious nature of my celebration dictates that it be more of an Earth Wee Hours of the Morning.

10 posted on 04/20/2011 3:08:34 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: screaminsunshine
I wonder if LSD has somehow mutated genes that have passed down through the DNA chain?

LOL! If it does there's a lot of offspring from the hippies of the 60's that are in trouble. :-)

11 posted on 04/20/2011 3:08:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: PuzzledInTX

This is supposed to be tomorrows editorial.


12 posted on 04/20/2011 3:10:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: BykrBayb
Doesn’t Good Friday usually fall on a Friday?

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LOL! Unless it falls on a Thursday, apparently. I'm not sure how that works. :)

13 posted on 04/20/2011 3:10:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jazusamo
Table Lamp Day.
14 posted on 04/20/2011 3:12:52 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Whether they want to admit it or not, everyone knows Obama is hiding his bc.)
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To: PuzzledInTX

PS

My calendar says Earth Day is Friday.


15 posted on 04/20/2011 3:12:59 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
I understand what you are trying to claim, yet

Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified. More important to many is that it’s also Earth Day

The author is stating that Good Friday = Earth Day, which is incorrect.

16 posted on 04/20/2011 3:14:22 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: trisham

I guess if retailers can have Christmas in July sales, there can be a Good Friday on Thursday.


17 posted on 04/20/2011 3:17:02 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
Doesn’t Good Friday usually fall on a Friday?

Friday

18 posted on 04/20/2011 3:17:10 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: jazusamo

I will not tolerate this shoving of dirt-worship religion down my throat.


19 posted on 04/20/2011 3:18:30 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: jazusamo
Perhaps because the original Earth Day of April 22, falls on a holiday, our company is 'celebrating' Earth Day on April 21. I googled the date for 2001 and have not found an official date. No worries. I just wondered if the editiorial staff was indeed editing.
20 posted on 04/20/2011 3:18:46 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: PuzzledInTX

Earth Day always is the 22nd of April and this year it just happens to fall on Good Friday.


21 posted on 04/20/2011 3:22:51 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dead

Ouch! Where can I get an eraser that will reach the part of my brain that absorbed that video?


22 posted on 04/20/2011 3:26:28 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: jazusamo

The USA is where we are to kick a new trend and to drive a car.
Globull warming’s a scam and that’s a fact,
Everyone knows it’s a load of crap,
On top of that it won’t be cool when the taxes rise and democrats rule.
It’s time to grow arugula... let’s move !


23 posted on 04/20/2011 3:27:40 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: IronJack

If you really do this (which I doubt) then I hope you get caught - and you’re lucky you’re not doing it in the wetlands behind my property since that is where I hunt geese and ducks and I would hate to have an “accident” with my over-under. There is a huge difference between fighting the socialist’s “green” policies and purposely defiling nature.


24 posted on 04/20/2011 3:31:20 PM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Good one bump!


25 posted on 04/20/2011 3:32:33 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

26 posted on 04/20/2011 3:33:33 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: BykrBayb

Last year when I was shopping a young woman asked me if I knew what day the 4th of July was celebrated on.
Some people..........


27 posted on 04/20/2011 3:35:42 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: dead

ROTFLOL!!!

Now that’s a great depiction of Earth Day.


28 posted on 04/20/2011 3:37:16 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Earth Day. Right up there with Kwanzaa.


29 posted on 04/20/2011 3:39:03 PM PDT by floozy22 (The left has an irrational devotion to protecting evil.)
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To: BykrBayb

It’s funny, even though it’s apparently just an error. :)


30 posted on 04/20/2011 3:39:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jazusamo

If it was not for being so dry and having a fire ban, I would burn a tire for earth day.


31 posted on 04/20/2011 3:40:21 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: jazusamo

There is a book called “Trees” written years ago. I don’t even know if you can get a copy. It describes the early settlers and the problems they had living in so called pristine locations. The trees without enough sun caused deep depression among other problems.

I suggest all the people who love green go live in similar circumstances. They would not like it.

Besides, this is not what they are really about.


32 posted on 04/20/2011 3:40:40 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: trisham

It’s probably supposed to be in tomorrow’s paper, but why take all the fun out of it? LOL

Antways, I’ll be observing Good Friday, not dirt worship day. I’ll continue to be a good steward of the land around me, because it’s God’s land (not some dirt god’s land).


33 posted on 04/20/2011 3:46:43 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: jazusamo
Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday, the day recognized for the institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper with his disciples, and Jesus’ new command “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” This was not a suggestion, but a command from the almighty boss.
34 posted on 04/20/2011 3:49:09 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: jazusamo

Will they kill themselves?

Please?

And maybe come back as moss?


35 posted on 04/20/2011 3:53:42 PM PDT by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: BykrBayb
:)

We have almost 5 acres of land, which is mostly undisturbed. When we first moved here we cleared out a bunch of garbage. Bags of it. We have pileated woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, goldfinches, cardinals, hawks, fisher cats, at least one bear, coyotes, a fox, deer and on and on. We love it. We see all of this beauty and wonder at the miracle God has given us all.

36 posted on 04/20/2011 3:55:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Adder
And maybe come back as moss?

Nah...let them come back as toilet paper. We can always use more toilet paper.

37 posted on 04/20/2011 3:56:09 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PuzzledInTX
Earth Day is Thursday, April 21.

I will NOT be celebrating Earth Day in any way that the leftists mandate. Instead I'll turn on every gas and electric appliance full blast.

And in my mind, this April 21st is much more important to Texans as the 175th anniversary of victory at the Battle of San Jacinto.

38 posted on 04/20/2011 3:57:20 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: jazusamo

Earth Day Idiots Exposed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRdJGQp6kjE&feature=player_embedded


39 posted on 04/20/2011 4:05:08 PM PDT by Walmartian
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To: Walmartian

LOL!

Thanks, those people really remind me of the idiot hippies of the 60’s.

Don’t forget to eat the fruit off the trees you’ve climbed bare footed to get the vital life source energy. :)


40 posted on 04/20/2011 4:21:06 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: screaminsunshine

The Hog-Farm....I believe the hippie-in-charge was Wavy Gravy.


41 posted on 04/20/2011 4:30:03 PM PDT by LeavingNewYork (We are at war with Oceania; we have always been at war with Oceania.)
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To: LeavingNewYork

You got it. That is where we are going.


42 posted on 04/20/2011 4:39:38 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: jazusamo

Good post. I hang around Yahoo Answers and try to insert a bit of common sense into the brainwashed public school kids who post warming nonsense. I was pleasantly surprised by home-schoolers who also post there. You parents who are home schooling should be proud. Good on you.


43 posted on 04/20/2011 4:45:55 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: freekitty
There is a book called “Trees” written years ago. I don’t even know if you can get a copy. It describes the early settlers and the problems they had living in so called pristine locations. The trees without enough sun caused deep depression among other problems.

I read that book- I believe it is part of a trilogy by Conrad Richter: the trees, the forest, the fields ?

Anyway, the forest canopy, which kept out all direct sunlight, did cause people to go crazy.

And the work described in clearing a simple field is almost unbelievable. They were very strong people, those people who made the fields of America. They'd sure not think much of us today, I'm afraid.

44 posted on 04/20/2011 5:24:24 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: svcw
Last year when I was shopping a young woman asked me if I knew what day the 4th of July was celebrated on.

A women in a parking lot outside the Super Walmart was upset and crying. I asked here if I could help. She told me she could not get into her car, the doors would not unlock. I took her key, inserted it into the driver door, opened the door and told her to change the batteries in her remote. True story.

45 posted on 04/20/2011 6:23:02 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Red Boots

You are right. They were strong; unlike the little green wimps of today.


46 posted on 04/20/2011 6:31:50 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Red Boots

Another related book is “Back from the Land: How Young Americans Went to Nature in the 1970s and Why They Came Back” by Eleanor Agnew - a woman who went with her family to the land, how it collapsed, and coming back to the real world, along with interviews of others in the same situation


47 posted on 04/20/2011 6:57:51 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: ScreamingFist

So you and I have met the two stupidest people ever. I laughed at the girl when she asked me, but alas she was serious.
Wow, just wow.


48 posted on 04/20/2011 7:36:41 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: theDentist

I’m guessing the internet gets the Thursday print edition the night before.


49 posted on 04/20/2011 9:41:05 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: newfreep

Ping!


50 posted on 04/20/2011 11:23:53 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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