Monday, April 22, 2013

Almost Forgot...

Today is Lenin's birthday, conveniently celebrated as Earth Day.

I very nearly forgot. Will have to drive the Earthf**ker home in 4WD with the air conditioning on. If I get real lucky, I'll find a Prius somewhere along the route I can pull up along side and rev the 345 HP hemi a few dozen times. Once I get home, I'm installing 100W incandescent lightbulbs in every fixture, then I'm refreshing my air conditioner condenser with 100% freon.

Okay, silliness aside - oh, wait, no it's not. We're still being bombarded by the "Global Warming" silliness, even though pretty much every single "scientific" paper that has come out with "conclusive" evidence that Global Warming is real and ZOMG TEH POLAR BEARS has been proven to have about as much "scientific" research as the anti-gun groups' Google search. And yeah, speaking of Google, they see fit to celebrate "Earth Day" but not Easter.

What irks me most, I think, is that most of the right-leaning folks I know - the ones who, like me, have a healthy skepticism towards the whole "global warming" movement - are pretty much on the side of being conservation minded and such. We try to recycle as much as possible - although in our case, often we "recycle" by re-using rather than separating our trash. Glass jars? Handy brass sorters! Soda cans? BB gun or airsoft targets. Cardboard/paper? Kindling/firestarting. You know, like we've been doing for generations. We just haven't called it a fancy name is all.

Besides, Republicans are pro-environment: Strip-mining prevents forest fires!

That is all.

13 comments:

Dave H said...

Strip-mining prevents forest fires!

And underground mining causes them.

http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=521

I grew up in that area and there was both deep and strip mining there. Both left a nasty mark.

Anonymous said...

Last weekend was my annual burn the big pile of brush in back yard day but since it has been so dry all I got was a nice fire. -- and very little smoke

NotDilbert

Ed said...

It's not just "global warming", it's an interglacial period. It does appear warmer following the Little Ice Age:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interglacial
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/abrupt/data2.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ice_Age

Blast Hardcheese said...

And lo, I was walking the dog this morning in Maynard and it was THIRTY FARGIN' DEGREES. Global warming can't get here soon enough for me. Give the Earthf**ker a few extra revs for me, willya?

TinCan Assassin said...

I'm going to sacrifice a tree in my stove in honor of Earth Day. Have to appease the gods, right?

Sigivald said...

Awkward timing; I did my part early by driving a fully loaded full size long-bed V8 pickup 500-plus miles.

Thought that counts, right?

TigerStripe said...

I've going to burn some Styrofoam as is my annual custom. I may overfill my gas tank... TS

Jeff in Oregon said...

Earth first, we will log the other planets later!

Old NFO said...

And us old farts were 'green' LONG before these youngsters decided it was PC... sigh

David aka True Blue Sam said...

If not for coal and oil, we wouldn't have forests to do this in today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubWN9yuvqMM

Brigid said...

I grew up in a logging town. I still have the T-shirt that says "out of toilet paper? Try a spotted owl!"

Anonymous said...

Since "global warming" cost my parents a bunch of 15-yr-old roses and garden plants this spring down in Texas, they're getting pretty tired of hearing about it. Actually, based on sunspot activity, we're entering a Dalton Minimum, much like the period 1790ish-1830ish.

And over on Iowahawk's blog, he's sponsoring his annual EarthWeek Criuse-in and Bar-B-Q.

LittleRed1

Windy Wilson said...

Earth Day = V.I. Lenin's birthday?!!
I always associated Earth Day with the famous German National Socialist, Adolf Schickelgruber, born on April 20, 1889. But it is as you said, Earth Day is Lenin's Birthday. What's more, the first Earth Day in 1970 was on the 100th Anniversary of Lenin's birth.

COINCIDENCE?????????

As the Germans used to say until they were all indoctrinated, "The Green Tree Has Red Roots."