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EPA Raps for Kids: 'Public Transportation Is the Way to Go'
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Posted on 04/21/2011 4:56:29 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

EPA Raps for Kids: 'Public Transportation Is the Way to Go' Thursday, April 21, 2011 By Susan Jones

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(CNSNews.com) - "Click it, flip it, turn the handle to the right, turn off the water, twist the handle real tight."

So begins a song about climate change, available for downloading from the EPA's Web site. The EPA says we should "blast out" the song at our Earth Day celebrations -- "because if this won't save the planet nothing will."

The song tells children, "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."

According to the Washington Times, the song was recorded by Ted Coopwood of the EPA's Office of Children’s Health Programs, who has written a number of raps intended to galvanize kids to take an interest in the environment.

The lyrics are as follows:

Come on and Click it, flip it, turn the handle to the right, turn off the water, twist the handle real tight. Slip on your sneakers, lace em up tight, leave the car parked you know that’s alright. Public transportation is the way to go, it’s one of the ways to keep emissions low, you can ride your bike, instead of the car, if we save on fuel then we’ll all go far.

I said Click it, flip it, turn the handle to the right, turn off the water, twist the handle real tight. Slip on your sneakers, lace em up tight, leave the car parked you know that’s alright. Public transportation is the way to go, it’s one of the ways to keep emissions low, you can ride your bike, instead of the car, if we save on fuel then we’ll all go far.

You can pick up paper and recycle it too, and there are many other things that you can do. You can click off the game boy, flip off the light, while you’re brushing your teeth, turn the handle to the right. Close the fridge door - keep it shut tight, no food has been added since the middle of the night. A 5 minute shower is all that’s needed to keep energy from being depleted. A long sleeve sweater is what I know – will keep you toasty and the fuel bills low. Plant a tree in your neighborhood, besides giving shade you know it looks real good.

I said Click it, flip it, turn the handle to the right, turn off the water, twist the handle real tight. Slip on your sneakers, lace em up tight, leave the car parked you know that’s alright. Public transportation is the way to go, it’s one of the ways to keep emissions low, you can ride your bike, instead of the car, if we save on fuel then we’ll all go far.

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.

Come on and Click it, flip it, turn the handle to the right, turn off the water, twist the handle real tight. Slip on your sneakers, lace em up tight, leave the car parked you know that’s alright. Public transportation is the way to go, it’s one of the ways to keep emissions low, you can ride your bike, instead of the car, if we save on fuel then we’ll all go far.

Come on and Click it, flip it, turn the handle to the right.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: epa; propaganda; rap; transit
Cut their budget.........
1 posted on 04/21/2011 4:56:30 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Herd all the little sheepies into the cattle car.


2 posted on 04/21/2011 5:05:42 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t they know that most of the country has no public transportation?

Also, in the big cities where they do have it, the kids already use it.


3 posted on 04/21/2011 5:07:53 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

Public transportation where I live is called hitch hiking!


4 posted on 04/21/2011 5:13:27 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: ltc8k6

“Don’t they know that most of the country has no public transportation?

Also, in the big cities where they do have it, the kids already use it.”

Facts and matters of practicality are not important.


5 posted on 04/21/2011 5:14:40 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Sub-Driver
You want individual freedom, liberty, happiness?

Get in line with the rest of the sheeple.


6 posted on 04/21/2011 5:15:59 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Are any of the EPA rulers going to ride Marta late at night?
Search the last couple of days of the story about Marta.

Don’t think so.


7 posted on 04/21/2011 5:18:32 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Texas resident

Here it is.

Delta Employees Attacked On MARTA Train
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2707911/posts?page=1

I will say that riding MARTA to the airport on a Saturday night/Sunday morning just after midnight is pretty stupid. That, and I’m almost invariably packing when I ride MARTA, which these guys didn’t have the option of doing.


8 posted on 04/21/2011 5:22:58 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Sub-Driver
Heard about this on my way in this AM. Disgusting waste of tax money.

The EPA is as much of a criminal, out of control, enterprise as the BATFE. Cut the budget and toss anyone b*tching about the cuts in jail under RICO.

9 posted on 04/21/2011 5:23:37 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey kids,

While you’re crammed like sardines in a non air conditioned bus,traveling through Atlanta on a hot steamy Georgia afternoon, that air conditioned limo that passed your bus on I-85 was an EPA bureaucrat headed to a global warming conference.


10 posted on 04/21/2011 5:27:59 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Sub-Driver

Just what America needs is an audience fond of rap, taking public transportation, so they can be recruited into gangs.....


11 posted on 04/21/2011 5:28:29 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: Falcon4.0

Geez, I was just looking for the “like” button for your comment! TMFB (too much facebook).


12 posted on 04/21/2011 5:39:09 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: Sub-Driver

Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm


13 posted on 04/21/2011 5:55:09 AM PDT by crosshairs (Say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And once puberty hits, ALL the lads and lasses will be lined up to ride the bus to the local passion pit. Right.


14 posted on 04/21/2011 5:56:04 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: crosshairs
Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm

Ha!
15 posted on 04/21/2011 6:03:21 AM PDT by andyk (Wealth != Income)
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To: Sub-Driver

The government has been pissing away our money for a long time but they ways they are pissing it away now are pissing me way off. This has to stop.


16 posted on 04/21/2011 6:13:54 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: ltc8k6

“Also, in the big cities where they do have it, the kids already use it.”

I was born and raised in Los Angeles and have never used public transportation in my life!

Public transportation should be eliminated unless it totally pays for itself!!!


17 posted on 04/21/2011 6:28:25 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Sub-Driver

When you open the link there is a video

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


18 posted on 04/21/2011 6:32:40 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Sub-Driver
'Public Transportation Is the Way to Go'

I'd say "depends." I've lived in a place with great public transportation and used it extensively even when I had a car. It's especially great when you're partying and don't want to drink and drive, and it's great for avoiding rush hour. It took half an hour to drive downtown to shop, and I paid a lot for parking. A streetcar ticket cost less and got me there much faster. Why fight highway traffic for four hours? Pay about the same as you would for gas and take a train, and arrive relaxed.

But that was overseas. I've never lived in a place in the US where public transportation could reasonably replace even 1% of my driving.

19 posted on 04/21/2011 6:41:41 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, I wonder what the next track is on the Agitprop Theatre soundtrack?


20 posted on 04/21/2011 6:56:09 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Issa needs to start with hearings on how much money the Obama Administration is spending to propagandize us


21 posted on 04/21/2011 6:57:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: antiRepublicrat

The NY subway system was built and operated by a private company that turned a profit. Then the government took it over


22 posted on 04/21/2011 6:57:44 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver

You’ll hear even worse rap while riding public transportation.


23 posted on 04/21/2011 7:21:51 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: massgopguy
IIRC, JR trains in Japan are privately run as well.
24 posted on 04/21/2011 7:25:03 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Sub-Driver

“EPA Raps for Kids: ‘Public Transportation Is the Way to Go’

What? On box cars on the way to “free” showers?

Pull the plug on EPA.


25 posted on 04/21/2011 7:26:16 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: dalereed

Sure, but you knew about it and could have used it. You didn’t need a video.


26 posted on 04/21/2011 7:37:36 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: crosshairs
Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm

Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm - barry hussein soreto.

27 posted on 04/21/2011 8:39:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (TX and MI - When the going gets tough, the dims run and hide.)
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To: dalereed
Let me repeat that:

Public transportation should be eliminated unless it totally pays for itself!!!

28 posted on 04/21/2011 8:40:41 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (TX and MI - When the going gets tough, the dims run and hide.)
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