April 22, 2010

Why folks like the Tea Partiers are miffed

Simply, it's because your typical politicians just plain suck. Two cases in point from each side of the aisle:

  • The Messiah and our own Foot-In-Mouth Biden will be tying up New York City air traffic by flying in separate jets, landing at different airports to attend two separate events ... within a few miles of one another. And the occasion? Earth Day. Right.

  • Though the AP screwed up the precise amounts of the difference in an earlier report, why is new [GOP] Governor Chris Christie's payroll some $400,000 higher than that of predecessor Jon Corzine ... in the midst of a devastating budget crisis? Christie has faced the wrath of numerous groups of folks (especially the teachers' unions), often very disparagingly so due to his austerity measures. So where does he get off upping his own payroll??

It's the attitude of "You have to do this" by politicians, but then not applying it to one's self that is so aggravating to your average joe. Another relevant current news story is how the IRS is investigating Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio -- yep, the same IRS that is headed now (remarkably) by Tim Geithner ... who failed to pay his own taxes!

And so it goes ...

RELATED: The NY Times (via Planet Gore) writes on "How to Green Your Parents":

Here’s a move in the right direction: launching this Earth Day is Green My Parents, a nationwide effort to inspire and organize kids to lead their families in measuring and reducing environmental impact at home. Not just on Earth Day, but every day. GMP’s initial goal is to have its first 100 youth advocates train and educate 100 peers (who will then turn to 100 of their respective peers and so on), with the aim of saving families $100 million between now and April 2011.

How? By washing in cold water, walking or biking to school/work and kicking the bottled-water habit, for example. GMP’s founders suggest that by taking simple steps like those, the average family could save over $1,000 each year.

I'm sure there are more examples than those three, and some may even make sense like biking/walking to school, but sorry -- "washing in cold water?" Forget it, especially when it comes to showering -- ans especially in the winter. (Been there, done that for three and half months in Costa Rica back in 1986. It wasn't very fun.) And, I mean, you can't win with these "progressive" Greenies. Wash in cold water and increase your chances of germ infection! Then they'll be bitching about increased health problems (and costs)!

Of course, one could also ponder how the NY Times is so proactive in its defense of "going green" when one (and probably more) of its prolific columnists lives in a 10,000 square foot home. Sort of like the Green King himself, Al Gore.

Posted by Hube at April 22, 2010 05:54 PM | TrackBack

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