Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's Almost Over (Except For Their Convictions: Not Their NewAge Beliefs - The Jail Time They're Supposed To Do For Blowing Our Green Money)

Awww, The New Republic is wondering "Has The Green Movement Been A Miserable Flop?" To which I'll say, why yes. Yes it has, certainly:
What the hell went wrong? For months now, environmentalists have been asking themselves that question, and it’s easy to see why. After Barack Obama vaulted into the White House in 2008, it really did look like the United States was, at long last, going to do something about global warming. Scientists were united on the causes and perils of climate change. Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth had stoked public concern. Green groups in D.C. had rallied around a consensus solution—a cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions—and had garnered support from a few major companies like BP and Duke Energy. Both Obama and his opponent, John McCain, were on board. And, so, environmental advocates prepared a frontal assault on Congress. May as well order the victory confetti, right?

Instead, the climate push was … a total flop.
You can go and read why The New Republic thinks that's happened for yourselves, but it seems pretty obvious to me - starting with maybe, just maybe, the American people don't like being pushed around? (I bet they never thought of that,...) Or maybe, just maybe, there's a clue in these two headlines from The Drudge Report:
Apple named 'least green' tech company

Gore on Board of Directors...
Hmmm. The "least green" tech company has, on their Board of Directors, the world's most power mad NewAge green campaigner?

Sorry folks, but if it ain't that much of an emergency to Al Gore's lying ass, then it just doesn't sound like much of an emergency for mine,...