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Happy Earth Day! Mark Steyn
Steyn Online ^ | 22 Apr 2014 | 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."

(Excerpt) Read more at steynonline.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthday; einhorn; iraeinhorn; lenin; leninsbirthday; marksteyn; steyn; vladimir; vladimirlenin

1 posted on 04/22/2014 1:32:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: JLS

Steyn ping.


2 posted on 04/22/2014 1:39:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Rummyfan

God blessed the earth with beefs, grill some today.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 2:15:24 AM PDT by Ray76 (Take over the GOP? You still beg! Forget them. Second Party Now.)
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To: Rummyfan

Have you hugged your planet today?


5 posted on 04/22/2014 2:17:45 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Rummyfan

Wow, I bet he churned up all that dirt himself. He isn’t just posing with the pickaxe at all.


6 posted on 04/22/2014 2:19:36 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: F15Eagle

The gloves say it all.


7 posted on 04/22/2014 2:19:48 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat! And carry an umbrella.)
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To: Rummyfan


"Reggie, I can't hold this position all day!"
8 posted on 04/22/2014 2:20:35 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: Slings and Arrows

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


9 posted on 04/22/2014 2:31:16 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: Slings and Arrows

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


10 posted on 04/22/2014 2:32:54 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

Good post.

If you have the time, here’s a talk by Michael Crichton on a similar vein:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOu8akBowTg


11 posted on 04/22/2014 3:25:35 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Rastus

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)


12 posted on 04/22/2014 3:44:09 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Rummyfan
Nothing says "I Care" more than flying around on your own Jumbo Jet to fight Global Warming.


13 posted on 04/22/2014 3:44:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro (NSA reports Malaysia Flight 370 black box signals detected in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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 sun’s 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?


14 posted on 04/22/2014 4:09:39 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Rummyfan

SAVE THE EARTH

ITS THE ONLY PLANET WITH CHOCOLATE


15 posted on 04/22/2014 4:10:08 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Rummyfan
"Michelle says that China is down here somewhere.

She wants to improve their school lunches too"


16 posted on 04/22/2014 4:14:15 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Rummyfan

“global warm-monger” Heh


17 posted on 04/22/2014 4:29:39 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Gaffer

Yes, the blue tape is where a woman would hold a pick axe.


18 posted on 04/22/2014 4:49:09 AM PDT by laker_dad
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To: Rastus

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!


19 posted on 04/22/2014 4:50:10 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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A hoot indeed! Read the article to the end, it may well be the high point of your day. :)


20 posted on 04/22/2014 4:51:59 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Gaffer

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!


21 posted on 04/22/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Rummyfan
And I thought he looked silly with a shotgun. Compare this with Reagan, who could swing an ax with the best of them.
22 posted on 04/22/2014 5:05:02 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Gaffer

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.”


23 posted on 04/22/2014 5:13:22 AM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: BwanaNdege

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.)


24 posted on 04/22/2014 5:19:22 AM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: Rastus

Good little Marxists worshiping the earth and taking your money.

Pray America wakes up


25 posted on 04/22/2014 5:36:19 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: Rummyfan

Happy #Worshiptheearthday


26 posted on 04/22/2014 5:47:08 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Rastus

“Swing low..sweet chariot..comin for to carry me home....”


27 posted on 04/22/2014 5:50:16 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Rummyfan

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.


28 posted on 04/22/2014 6:35:52 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Rummyfan
Man, oh man. How this guy can write!
29 posted on 04/22/2014 8:01:38 AM PDT by Gritty (Gun controllers aren't afraid of guns but a country where the individual has power-Dan Greenfield)
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To: abclily

“The sun is a ball of fire...”

Plasma

“Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?”

Jeepers! Don’t give the idiots any ideas!


30 posted on 04/22/2014 11:37:25 AM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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