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The greens are blue: Earth Day guilt trip just not getting traction
Rare.US ^ | April 22, 2013 | James S. Robbins

Posted on 04/22/2013 9:34:01 AM PDT by Abakumov

It’s Earth Day! The annual global observance when billions of people take time from their busy days to nurture, pamper, and otherwise kiss up to the universally revered world-deity Gaia. Well, not really, but it is a day when preachy environmentalists attempt to guilt-trip people for squatting on the planet they are forced to live on. More than usual that is.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: earthday; globalwarming; keystone; solyndra

1 posted on 04/22/2013 9:34:01 AM PDT by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

Nothing like a crappy economy to encourage regular folk to tell environmentalists to go to hell.


2 posted on 04/22/2013 9:37:07 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: Abakumov

I like the song from a founder of earthday. “Leaving on an experimental airplane . . All my tanks are empty, I’m ready to go ....”


3 posted on 04/22/2013 9:37:46 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: old and tired

The good news about the bad economy is that a lot of stupid stuff is being placed on the back burner.

Back in the 90’s I used to joke to the animal rights people that it is nice that we have solved all human problems and we can now turn our attention to increasing the comfort of animals.

Ultimately, it always comes down to survival. Once it is threatened (depending on the degree) other priorities are knocked off their throne.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 9:39:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Abakumov
That's OK...I celebrate Earth day by getting no traction....I love smoking the tires off my 69 charger every Earth day...nice, rich, white smoky burnouts always bring a grin....A GREAT way to "recycle" old tires!
5 posted on 04/22/2013 9:39:27 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Abakumov

Reducing yourself to caveman status by sitting in the dark for an hour does nothing to help the environment and certainly doesn’t repersent the kind of future I want for my kids.

I want energy and lots of it.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 9:39:43 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Abakumov

After seeing the Islamic map with green as the designated color for conversions, I will never see that color the same way again. (Oh, and green is the designated “color of the year” in the fashion industry. Did Michelle have anything to do with this?)


7 posted on 04/22/2013 9:43:44 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Abakumov

I’m thinking of commemorating the occasion by returning some lead to the earth from which it came. Heck yes it’s a sacrifice - ammo ain’t cheap.


8 posted on 04/22/2013 9:47:05 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Abakumov
I think Bing is just screwing with liberals now. They have an awesome background image for earth day.

 photo NASAEarth_EN-US11055468513_1366x768_zps2862eaac.jpg
9 posted on 04/22/2013 9:48:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Abakumov

I bought a couple of light bulbs last week. I even had a discussion about light bulbs with the store clerk. I was told that the light bulbs I was buying were energy saving and will last a year. I got home, put them on in the hall and swear in less than 10 minutes one stopped working.

They took the old light bulbs that worked off the market. Now my hall is dark. That’s not “Earth Day”, that’s Dearth Day.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 9:49:33 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You Must be Hated by Evil.)
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To: Abakumov

I collect and recycle all my beer cans and bottles. Just doing my part.


11 posted on 04/22/2013 9:53:01 AM PDT by ryan71 (The republican party is dead to me. Dead. Don't bother trying to revive it.)
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To: cripplecreek

In that image North Korea is their favorite spot, no lights.


12 posted on 04/22/2013 9:57:42 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: cripplecreek

i think one of those pinpricks of light was me burning my plastic bags and turning on all my lights here in the Philippines....can almost see me waving at the satellite


13 posted on 04/22/2013 9:58:09 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: Abakumov

Our band (rockabilly, surf, country... yes, we have multiple-personality-disorder) was asked to play our local (Prescott, AZ) Earth Day event for the 3rd straight year.

Funny, as we announce we are celebrating not just earth, but more importantly its CREATOR, GOD ALMIGHTY!
We always receive a lot of applause.

This year was different. The “corporate” folks outnumbered the earth-hippies. Maybe by 60% to 40%.

Just not that many folks there at all. Oh well, I find that refreshing! We had a good crowd, too :)


14 posted on 04/22/2013 9:58:10 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Abakumov
I don't do Earth Day with Giaia, because I'm not a New Age weenie.

Us Scotch-Irish Americans celebrated in our usual fashion, gathering around our annual Earth Day Tire Fire and getting drunk.

15 posted on 04/22/2013 10:00:37 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: mikefive

How do you like living in the Philippines?


16 posted on 04/22/2013 10:08:34 AM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: mikefive

Lol! Tim Blair, an Australian blogger, encourages his readers to send in pictures of their houses with EVERY LIGHT ON. He then posts them to his blog page.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 10:09:34 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Abakumov
The astute observer must note that yesterday was the unofficial "420" drug-freak holiday all across the country....
...Huge dope & smoke festivals in SanFran, Denver... etc...

Sooo... my working theory...

All the usual suspects are either still stoned or badly hungover...

Equals poorly attended / no-traction Earthday...

JMO...

18 posted on 04/22/2013 10:12:52 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Amberdawn

Allsome! My kinda thinkin’. Trucks idling in the driveway. Just doin’ my part to prevent another ice age. Growing stuff in ice ain’t easy.


19 posted on 04/22/2013 10:21:24 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Abakumov

That reminds me. I need to burn leaves when I get home.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 10:24:50 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: Kenton
I'm Scots-Irish American, I'm not a “Scotch”-Irish American.

Although I drink a good Scotch every once in a while .. .

21 posted on 04/22/2013 10:43:48 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: old and tired

“Nothing like a crappy economy to encourage regular folk to tell environmentalists to go to hell.”

Wait until there’s more shtf. When the spigot of free money stops going to the third world, the bush meat industry will take off, for about six months, then there will be no more bush meat. All those years of blaming the industrialized world for every potential extinctions will seem pretty lame when the natives eat every last great ape, and probably start in on each other.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 10:55:23 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: sarasota
After seeing the Islamic map with green as the designated color for conversions, I will never see that color the same way again.
I couldn't agree more

The shade of green used to try and persuade me to "go green" or that it's a "green" product is disgusting.

I never really liked green but now, like looking at (or hearing) Obama, it's offensive and I can't stand the sight of it.

23 posted on 04/22/2013 10:55:31 AM PDT by lewislynn ( We bet on the black, it came up red.)
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To: Abakumov

Earth First!

We can mine the asteroids and other planets later.


24 posted on 04/22/2013 10:57:34 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: cripplecreek
I hadn't Realized That!

Reduce the Space in Landfills!!!


25 posted on 04/22/2013 11:00:51 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Abakumov

I did my part.

This morning I cut down a tree, then at lunch I filled up my SUV.


26 posted on 04/22/2013 12:40:54 PM PDT by matt04
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