Skip to comments.Happy Earth Day! Mark Steyn
Posted on 04/22/2014 1:32:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan
Happy Earth Day! April 22nd is the day when President Obama and the rest of the gang demonstrate their commitment to saving the planet by flying in to plant a tree somewhere. And say what you like but, when you're looking for fellows who know how to dig a huge hole, Obama and Harry Reid are pretty much at the top of the list. My township in New Hampshire is 90 per cent forested, but you can never have too many trees, so on Earth Day I always like to plant a couple more, get the tree cover in my town up to 97, 98 per cent, whatever it takes to send climate change into reverse. Of course, it's always a big pain in the neck the morning after Earth Day, when the holiday's over, and it's time to take down the trees. So these days I generally just plant artificial trees with the nice silvery tinselly branches, and then you can just take them down and put 'em in the attic till next year's Earth Day.
Anyway, in honor of this great occasion, and of my impending trial at the hands of one of the great global warm-mongers of our time, I thought I'd rerun a few highlights from previous years. In 2002, in The National Post of Canada, I offered a quick compilation album of greatest hits from the early days of the movement - "Apocalypse Soon":
In 1968, in his best-selling book The Population Bomb, scientist Paul Ehrlich declared: "In the 1970s the world will undergo famines - hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death."
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God blessed the earth with beefs, grill some today.
Have you hugged your planet today?
Wow, I bet he churned up all that dirt himself. He isn’t just posing with the pickaxe at all.
The gloves say it all.
LOL! Steyn is a hoot! Laughing at the enviro wackos makes them madder than hell. This why Steyn is being sued in a merit less lawsuit by that pompous azz, Michael Mann
Years ago I was told that the best time line for squeezing political money using the pretext of some plausible impending world crisis is 20-25 years.
Can’t be too far in the future because too many decision makers currently alive will dead by then so they could care less.
Any time line shorter and you run the risk of being exposed as a fraud when your predictions are not born out.
I seem to remember this was mentioned in the context of Global Warming , about 25 years ago
If you have the time, here’s a talk by Michael Crichton on a similar vein:
It gets worse than that FRiend.....take a closer look at the handle. See the blue tape? They had to put it there so the idiot would know where to put his other hand!
I’ll bet that’s the first time he ever picked one up, and I’ll bet you he doesn’t even know what it’s called. :o)
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the suns planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
SAVE THE EARTH
ITS THE ONLY PLANET WITH CHOCOLATE
She wants to improve their school lunches too"
“global warm-monger” Heh
Yes, the blue tape is where a woman would hold a pick axe.
Not just the gloves - the blue tape was appreciated by the president so he would know where to put his hands.
Nice working shoes! What a working posture!
A hoot indeed! Read the article to the end, it may well be the high point of your day. :)
I think the blue tape is to keep him from getting a splinter in his hands, the gloves weren’t enough protection.
What a wimp!
The problem is that he didn’t get the part about “the blue tape is where you place your left hand while picking up the mattock. At the top of your stroke, pull down with your right hand and push with the left, sliding it down the handle toward your right hand as the mattock descends. Both hands are together at the end of the handle as the mattock hits the ground. You are standing up, but bent over enough at the waist so that you can hit your digging target.
Otherwise, Mr President, you look like a little girl trying to dig.”
Actually, after reviewing the photo, Mr President, you need to place your left hand closer to the head when lifting the mattock.
Practice! You’ll get the hang of it.
(ain’t it amazing that someone who can dig a multi-trillion dollar national debt hole doesn’t know how to use a mattock. How is he with a shovel? ...no, digging shovel, not the manure fork.)
Good little Marxists worshiping the earth and taking your money.
Pray America wakes up
“Swing low..sweet chariot..comin for to carry me home....”
As loose as the dirt surrounding the hole is, you don’t need a pick axe to dig a hole. Look at the blue tape on the handle. He never held one before, and they had to put the tape on it to show him were to hold it for the photo op.
“The sun is a ball of fire...”
“Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?”
Jeepers! Don’t give the idiots any ideas!
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