To use manipulative images to make people conservatives become enviro-wacko-like people, is repulsive.
However, this does make an interesting point I would like to capitalize on. I propose a government-funded study to force pictures of violent, bloody, gay anal penetration acts upon liberals as a method to make the homosexual lifestyle unattractive to them.
“...our precious bodily fluids.”
If people care about the environment they should stop releasing foreign pets to invade and destroy our local wild life. Snakeheads in the mid Atlantic, Nutria in Louisiana, and Burmese Pythons in Florida. SC: Does this count as a catastrophe? ;-)
I like mother nature, but I don’t worship mother nature unlike these libtardic clowns:
Lots of conservatives care about the environment. I have worked in that area for over 20 years, but I’m also a realist about what is going on and what can be done about it.
Carbon dioxide emissions warmings are pure unadulterated bullshit, scientifically and rationally. Since plants thrive on CO2, if you cut down the amount, we will have less plants, less healthy ones, and an increase in deserts (sand creeps/sultation) due to a lack of vegetation.
What can be done is to promote the development of new scrubbing devices for coal-fired plants, taking out more sulfur, mercury, etc. while NOT penalizing the energy companies in an attempt to put them out of business.
America’s electrical grid is wobbly (just look at Katrina, Sandy, the derecho in Maryland/Virgina, etc.). Our nuclear power system is under unrelenting leftist environmental wacko attacks (yet they are the most reliable of all such systems).
New England might get a dose of its own liberal/leftist bullshit mentality this winter if it is a long and cold/harsh one. Their energy plants are being phased out (i.e. nuclear, possibly coal-fired) and not replaced. The same for California and a few other states.
No plants, no electricity, no heat, no nothing.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that you can’t have power/heat if there aren’t enough plants to feed a growing population with more buildings that need more power/heat. Solar energy doesn’t work during snowstorms or afterward if it is piled high and deep.
Remember, most people don’t have fireplaces (some places how now outlawed them) or their own private gas supplies. Kerosene only goes so far.
Liberals are the ones who need to be reeducated about the real world, not the other way run. Conservatives create jobs in the energy industry (oil, gas, equipment, pipelines, etc), not the liberals. Profits fund research into developing better ways of conservation and energy efficiency.
Almost all the “green energy” projects funded by the federal government over the past 4 years have been abject failures and have cost the taxpayers over ONE TRILLION DOLLARS. Start with Solyndra and work your way up the food chain. The only ones to profit off of Obama’s “Green” policies have been his campaign donors and bundlers.
Where I come from, that is called “corruption”.
Recycling, keeping trash out of our streams and rivers (water supplies), practicing safe storage techniques for oil and gas, and adopting some realistic green energy programs is certainly acceptable to all Americans, not just liberal environmentalists.
I was a member of the National Wildlife Federation (where my wife once worked) or similar organizations starting in the mid-1950’s, long before this current crop of lefties were even born.
I’m tired of their pontifficating to me about my duty to go green. I was there long before they were even created, doing what I could, so, as the British would say, “Piss off” you sanctimonious little pricks.
Conservatives don’t need to be persuaded to care about the environment... they already do. But many of us are sick of the destructive idiocy of the “environmental movement”.
These are the people who filled the world with non-renewable, non-biodegradable plastic bags to “save the trees” (that grow back, by the way... just try and stop them) and the morons who promote putting concrete tent slabs in the forest so that campers won’t “destroy the beauty of nature for others” by pitching tens on the natural ground.
Yes, we patriots really need this,
as anyone with a brain knows./sarc
Those communist pukes at University of California didn’t ask me!!!
If there is minerals there, mine them.
If their are useable trees there cut them down.
If there is oil there drill for it and use it!!!
If we need the water in a river, dam it and use it!!!
Shove your electric cars up your backside, big powerfull internal combustion engines rule!!!!!
Animals are for eating!
As one farmer said at a meeting the other night where state and federal agencies are working to take his water for instream flows for fish - “get real used to the idea of having all your food grown in Mexico.”
...But liberals can’t be persuaded to give up being idiots.
The premise of this study is flawed. It assumes that conservatives care less about “the environment”
This isn’t true. Liberals come from the view that humans should not exist or should exist in far far fewer numbers. Liberals tend to attach themselves to fear. Liberals also give no weight to costs or missed opportunities associated with trying to address their fear.
Conservatives seek to find the best for humans and nature.
1. Hunting: Conservatives promote the culling of local deer populations to a point that the deer don’t overrun the available food supply. Liberals want to let the deer live, thus resulting in overgrazing and eventually deer starvation.
2. Water Quality: Conservatives want water that is healthy, as defined by scientific standards. Liberals want every impurity removed, whatever the cost.
3. Global warming: Conservatives believe that insufficient evidence has been provided to show that humans are providing any significant contribution to warming. And mild increases in CO2 may be beneficial to plant life. Liberals take a ‘damn the costs’ point of view after attaching themselves to the scare tactics associated with manufactured ‘effects of warming’
So these “researchers” at Berkeley have found that liberal Democrat propaganda does indeed lead people to support Democrat/Watermelon lies.
There, fixed it.
The Premise is set and the article writes itself.
Reminds me of the first time I heard Governor George W. Bush coin the term “Compassionate Conservative”, as if we Conservatives were heartless evil greedy people as the Left thought we were.
It still pisses me off when I think about it.
Notice how they frame the study as if they’re studying some primitive society who must be conditioned to do the right thing.
Notice the glaring lack of studies of “liberals” (leftists) by the same universities.
“...moral obligations to care about the natural environment and protect it from harm, a theme that resonates more powerfully with liberals, they added, than with conservatives.”
Right. So these leftists live in the woods and eat only fallen leaves, right?
They don’t have larger living spaces than need dictates (not that I think you should have to live that way)...multiple cars...closets full of shoes...the latest gadgets...etc etc. They don’t eat out at restaurants...waste food...throw out bags and bags of garbage a week. They don’t buy and use throwaway goods. Unlike us beastly conservatives.
They claim to care more...that’s all. They don’t live it. They use false compassion to make their empty lives seem meaningful.
And what is the final price tag? What is the net benefit to the environment?
The only way to fight back is for parents to detox their " young skulls full of mush" by discussing the issues logically and with common sense at the dinner table..
If they really want to speak about the elephant in the room they need to talk about sensitivity to the environment based upon ethnic views. Living here in Central Virginia there’s lots of places to do an analysis. There’s one stretch of roadside near our place that constantly is covered with trash. I’ve often wondered why this particular location attracts the litter. There are no homes or businesses nearby. My aunt and uncle lived in San Fernando Valley when I was a child. I’ve been back and the place is mostly hispanic and now is covered in trash and graffiti. Is there a relationship between ethnic and liberal/conservative and who trashes their environment? I think so. The liberal view is that government or volunteers will pickup the trash and they are suppose to as part of their contract with individuals.
We care for the evironment. We just don’t worship it.