Posts Tagged 'BE GREEN OR DIE!'

Where’s Your Gaia NOW!

Bring me cases of Aqua Net and Freon.  I’ll fix it.

If you are gonna lie…

At least try to make it sound like you believe it. (You may have to sit through a LOUD add to get to the Fox26 commercial)
The spot is totally priceless. I mean…WOW.

Do they think we are that dumb? I guess up in the ivory tower of news-dom, they haven’t bothered to read the news that the “Greenie” is out of the bottle. Total condescending horse spit.

You can’t afford your own chopper, there’s no shame in that.  But again, typical Socialist BS.  When you can’t do something on your own, rather than trying to achieve it, just try to stigmatize the successful. 

Oh and, “No!”   My mother would have told me NOT to share my very expensive helicopter for fear that someone might break it.  So there!

I’m Not Sayin’… I’m Just Sayin’.

*whistles nonchalantly*

BWO: Blackfork

I’m Truly Disgusted.

Well… Congratulations President Obama.  You’ve actually made me, for the first time, regret being an American. I survived Clinton’s escapades still able to say, “He’s my President.  I don’t like his policies and I probably wouldn’t piss on him if he was on fire, but damn it, I’d still defend him if need be.”  I made it through Bush with his flip flops on life issues and his sell out to the Open Boarders Crowd at the Wall Street Journal and his continuing of the great Liberal tradition of “War on Nouns”.  

I always had the dream of owning my own land.  But now, why?  With Kneecap and Trade, I’ll never be able to realize the investment.  I’ll essentially be renting from YOU because I’ll have to continually meet the ever changing “new, for the children” efficiency codes that you alone will have control over.  I will never realize any investment in a home because every year, I’ll have to try and hit your moving target if I ever want to sell it.  Which is the entire point of owning a home.

This is what you want.  Private property being the backbone of democracy, you want to kill it.  When you drive more and more people away from the “hardships” of home ownership and to renting with fewer and fewer landowners left to rent, what do you get???? A GOVERNMENT BAIL OUT OF HOUSING PART 2.  “Don’t worry citizen!  Uncle Sam will find you a place to stay!”  Of course… you’ll have to abide by his rules.  His house… his rules.  “You wanted to exercise that X amendment right?   Oh, I’m so sorry.  That’s not in the housing rules.  Sorry.  You’ll have to remove that.  Oh, and here’s the fine.  Sorry we have to make an example of you, but we can’t have you giving the others ideas.”

I edited out the profuse cursing that occupied this paragraph.  Not because you don’t truly deserve it, but it’s beneath me.  Let me just say, that every one of you in DC that is spell bound by Obama and votes for his bills without bothering to read a stinking page… Every one of you toadies that gives this unconstitutional grab more and more reach…  I hope, at the NATURAL* end of your days, when you stand before your Maker, that your cries for mercy go answered with, “When did you show mercy to my people?  When did you set them free?  How did you reward them?  It is by that measure of mercy that I give you mercy.  Drink plenty of fluids; I hear it’s hot down there.”

And to you Obama.  I am going to say something I never ever thought I would say.  I really truely hate you.  I didn’t even hate Bill Clinton.  I loathed his policies with every fiber of my being.  I even managed to engender some real anger for the man personally.  But you, sir; you’ve really managed to do something that I never ever thought possible; you’ve managed to make me ashamed of my country.  And for that, I can’t forgive you. 

Property ownership is the gateway to freedom.  If you have a stake, you care about what is going on in houses of power.  You worry about your money.  But if you don’t have an investment…  If it’s not yours…  It’s just one less thing to give a damn about.  You and the public parasites in DC, have found a good way to officially kill the American Dream. “Burn in hell,” May be too weak a sentiment.  

* I stress “Natural” so I don’t end up on some Homeland Security Mystery List for some perceived threat.  No.  I want you all (including Obama) to live a nice long happy life.  Get fat, dumb, and happy.  It will make the punishment** all the more delicious.
** And, of course, if you repent and make amends, yada yada yada… may you have good fortune, blah blah blah.  Really, with you lot… Not really concerned about that.

Do people really fall for this?

I’m really kinda sick of the way companies have used the media driven “climate change”* phobia to market themselves.  Case in point, the DOZENS of emails entreating me to, or admonishing me for not, signing up for “Green Billing.”   Guys, don’t piddle on my Keens and tell me it’s bad weather.  The reason YOU want “Green Billing” is so YOU don’t have to send me actionable file-able hard copies.  You get to 1) cut out the expense of a paper bill and 2) cut the U.S. Mail fraud laws out of your daily grind.  

On point 1: I never see any savings to me in these “Green” deals.  No, you tell a guy he’s now “Green” and he’s supposed to just love that he’s cut your operating cost and made things harder for himself and you didn’t even, to quote Gunnery Sgt. Hartman, “have the <bleep> common courtesy to give him a reach-around?”

On point 2: While I can’t prove this and I’m not a lawyer, don’t these companies take their legal headaches down from 800 mg of Advil to 400 when they stop sending U.S. Mail that has its own hairy regs on what the Post Master General considers fraud?  Would seem to me that a few lawyers could be laid off after getting people off snail mail.  Ok… so maybe that is not a bad thing.   But back to point 1, I want to see some lagniappe for my concessions!

Don’t get me started on e-surance.  Yeah… you are saving the planet with an attempt at a paperless insurance scam.   Oh wait?  I have to print out my forms, proof of insurance, and policy?  So exactly how is that paperless?  It’s mail-less, but hardly paperless. 

*Remember kids, it’s “Climate Change” now that “Global Warming” is being hammered away at by real science. 

Celebrate Earth Day… Bathe a Hippie.

Ok!  It’s Earth Day!  I get it!  We like the Earth and don’t want it to “die.”*  NOW SHUT UP!  All you new age hippies that think the only way to save the earth is to stop bathing and buy a Prius can now PLEASE SHUT UP for another year.  All you Johnnys-Come-Lately to the cause of keeping streams clean and sunsets… well… sunny, can “feel” good about yourselves for another year when you create small fires at 4:20 and lecture all the rest of us on how responsible you are cause you don’t eat meat and love Castro and Chavez while wearing your artistically worn through official Che t-shirt and messenger bag with a big red star on it. 

Long before the likes of you crawled out from your freshmen Social Studies or Poli-Sci classroom** filled with the desire to save the world and get some from that cute blond with low morals and a misguided (read naive) sense reality and proudly proclaimed yourself an environmentalist; there’ve been people keeping the world clean one stream and field at a time.  They’re called conservationists and they’ve been preventing forest fires, keeping game and pest populations in check, and keeping the outdoors in a state of greenness that not only is pretty to look at, but, and this is what sets them apart from environmentalists, BENEFITS HUMANS. 

Let me ‘splain by way of an example problem and juxtaposed responses.

P) Rancher notices a predatorial cat taking out some of his livestock. 

Response 1: Conservationist) Rancher should stop the predator by HUMANELY, hunting or baiting it and killing it.  If the cat is of a rare species then the Rancher should be aided in capturing the cat if at all possible and moving it to another local where it will not come into contact with human operations if possible.  The Rancher (i.e. the human) has the burden of doing everything humanely possible to stop the cat, but since the rancher has the right to defend his property; Killing the animal in a humane fashion is acceptable if it’s the best way to keep the rancher’s property protected.

Response 2: Environmentalist) The rancher is encroaching on the natural habitat of the cat.  So the cat has the right to take any and all livestock it wants.  If the cat is an endangered species, the rancher must move his operations at his expense.  If the cat is harmed in any way, the rancher should be held libel and punished. 

To a conservationist, humans have rights to land and its use and SHOULD treat nature as precious commodity that should be used properly for the benefit of humanity and the continued care of nature.  However, in any conflict between humans and nature that has no easy (meaning having no undue burden) remedy for the human… the human wins. 

To an environmentalist, humans are a disease that must be controlled.  We are the pests and nature has all the rights.  In any contest between humans and nature, nature wins by default every time no matter if that means that people die.  People are the problem and a few less due to starvation and sickness isn’t a bad thing.  As long as it isn’t the good Gia fearing environmentalists themselves.  Can’t have that wind farm cluttering up the landscape, don-cha-know!

When you boil it all down, conservationists are people how want to use nature for the greatest benefit to humans with the understanding that you have to put back into nature what you take out of it.   environmentalists, on the other hand, want nature to be in control.  Nature must be guarded and left unchanged by humans.  But this ignores one basic reality, humans are part of nature, so we have a right to it too.  Not just otters and spotted owls.  We are allowed to change it just as a beaver does when it makes a dam. 

But, unlike a beaver, we have the ability to try and make as little BAD impact as possible on the surroundings.  I emphasize “BAD” because that is subtle way that environmentalists co-opt conservation.  To an environmentalist, all change caused by humans is BAD.  But in reality, humans can do things that make life better for animals.  Ask all the baby caribou that benefited from the warmth of the Alaska Pipeline. 

We can also royally FUBAR an area when we don’t think about the impact.  So conservationists and environmentalists both start with a common sense request, “let’s see what this is going to do to the area.  Shall we?”  But that is where reason ends for the environmentalist.  If ANY changes are going to impact an area due to human actions, then the action must be stopped.  On the other hand, a conservationist not only sees the changes but weighs them to see if they are going to do any real damage AND what the benefits to nature are.  And since humans are part of nature, benefits to us are weighed in. 

Gia being pure and all, that line of reasoning is lost on an environmentalist.  But the truth is, we, as humans, get a vote in the way OUR environment is used.  It doesn’t have to be left pristine, it just has to be used and managed properly.  Does that mean every parking lot that wants to be built, should?  No, But neither should all be nixed.  

It takes a lot of effort on the part of humans to be conservators of nature.  It takes no effort to be an environmentalist and simply say, “nyet!” 

So why do so many people ignore conservationism and flock to environmentalism.  Simple.  Conservationism requires real actions.  It’s all local.  You can’t just turn off your lights for an hour or have a love in on Earth Day.  You really, like, have to go clean up something. 

You can’t just see the nasty stream bed near your back yard, write about it on your blog, and gripe about it to you friends while you pass the bong.  You can’t just, “raise awareness” about it and feel better.  You actually have to take a few minutes out of your day on the way to your Art History class and PICK UP the trash yourself! 

Environmentalism asks no such concessions from you.  It only asks that you 1) say the right things, 2) buy the popular things on sale, 3) memorize catch phases, 4) be vocal about it, and, most importantly, 5) vote for the right candidates.  It’s a religion with no sins other than not being in the movement and not voting for the right people.  All you have to do is “care” and and make it some pinhead in D.C.’s problem and not only are you saved, but you will save the world!  Who doesn’t get jazzed about that!  On the other hand, who gets jazzed about being in a hot pair of waders with mosquitoes finding ways to get up your tail and bite you in places you didn’t even know you could get to while the upper half of you body is covered in mud.  Who gets jazzed about having to shoot a coyote before it kills some livestock, or worse, starves to death?  Who gets jazzed about the dirty part of nature? 

You don’t like the dirty part of nature?  Then become and environmentalist where nature is all candy canes and sunshine.  Not bear crap and cougar claws. 

So how does Che fit into all this?  Well… that’s gonna take us pretty far a field for a piece that just seeks to make fun of displaced hippies no matter if they are 60 year olds still trying to change the world between colonoscopies and 401K readjustments or 20 year olds with more money (read credit) than sense.  So I’ll get back to that later.

*not sure how a planet can die?  But I guess Gia can eat it if she doesn’t take regualr exercise, eat right, and get all her maintainance meds.  Maybe that’s what’s wrong??? Gia is having to choose between Alpo and her Thyroid meds!  She’s a victim of the Crisis of the Un-Insured!
** 95% of all hippies seem to be created on college campuses while attending classes that are essentially Educational AmWay. 

Dante…

Conservative, educated, understands history, distrusts government, distrusts politicians, dislikes pop-culture, and carries a firearm. In short, I'm what The Framers of The Constitution were counting on and everything your government wants you to fear most.

The only thing I don’t have to complain about is some GI taking up space in my living room. I’ll let you know about the Civil Courts if someone ever owes more than $20 to me. ---If you didn’t get that one; sue your Civics or US History Teacher.


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