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The Ecological Incorrectness of 54 Christmas Trees

WhiteHouseChristmasTrees12-11JewelSamadgtyafp_600.jpg.cmsOriginally posted at American Thinker blog

The thing about liberals that never ceases to amaze is how the high standards they espouse never apply to them.  Take the president and first lady for example.  How can you call yourself a green president, allow a group to call themselves “Environmentalists for Obama,” rail on and on about climate change…and then, while planning to be away for 21 days in Hawaii, commission 54 Christmas trees to be displayed in the White House?

In the meantime, America is starring in a breathtaking fiscal cliffhanger.  With that in mind, is it appropriate to waste taxpayer money on the merciless slaying of 54 oxygen-producing trees?  Maybe Mr. and Mrs. Obama should be more like Al Gore; at least Al’s concerned about “rising tree mortality” and habitat destruction.

Way back in 2009, Michelle addressed the Environmental Protection Agency and expressed the following sentiments: “Your work will not only save our planet and clean up our environment; it’s going to transform our economy and create millions of well-paying jobs.”

This year, as unemployment hovers around 8 percent and clearly oblivious to the ecological impropriety of chopping down trees, the first lady told White House visitors, “We have 54 trees in the White House — 54!  That’s a lot of trees.”  Yeah, and in a recession, four million are a lot of dollars to spend on a three-week Christmas vacation that could salary 80 unemployed Americans at $50K for one year.

Debuting White House holiday decorations, Michelle Obama told visitors that “[t]his year’s theme…’Joy to All’…celebrates the many joys of the holiday seasons: the joy of giving and service to others; the joy of sharing our blessings with one another; and, of course, the joy of welcoming our friends and families as guests into our homes over these next several weeks.”

Judging from the size of the 300-pound gingerbread house on display and based on the scarcity of the Christ-mas Christ, “Joy to All” has zero to do with the joy of a Savior coming into the world and everything to do with the joy of a sugar high.

Nonetheless, if it’s true that “[a]n average size tree produces enough oxygen in one year to keep a family of four breathing,” from an “Environmentalists for Obama” point of view, wouldn’t it be better to keep 216 people oxygenated and skip the 54 trees?

And what about the Obama family dog?  Thanks to the indoor thicket of evergreens, poor Bo is now burdened with the undue stress of having to resist using the tree exhibition for purposes other than barking at “Bo-flake” ornaments.

Even still, as a rule, Barack Obama does advocate for decreasing CO2 emissions.  Yet, based on the tree extravaganza, it seems as though the climate change-conscious Obamas are unaware that cutting down foliage contributes to larger concentrations of carbon dioxide in the air.

According to the Global Tree Registry, “[i]f every American family planted just one tree, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere would be reduced by one billion pounds annually.”  That means that the “Joy to All” host and hostess, not counting carbon emissions from jet fuel, have left 54 billion pounds of toxins in the atmosphere this year alone.

Thus far, “Environmentalists for Obama” have not made a public statement about what they would normally consider an ecological and environmentally irresponsible decision to cut down 54 full-sized evergreens, including the 18-foot-6-inch Fraser Fir, brought in on horse-drawn carriage, currently on display in the White House Blue Room.

Typical environmentalist hypocrisy aside, this Christmas, Americans can all breathe easier knowing that the real reason most people are suffocating has nothing to do with air quality, or even White House-sponsored deforestation.  Instead, this holiday season, America’s asphyxia is due to Barack Obama’s policies sucking the oxygen out of every corner of the political, social, and economic atmosphere.

Partisan Heartbreaker Tom the Petty

Originally posted at BIG Hollywood

In an effort to further promote the message of love, peace and the type of compassion intrinsic to all dedicated liberals, Alec Baldwin, a paunchy comedian with anger issues, called attention to what he feels is Michele Bachmann’s inability to articulate by inarticulately spewing obscenities in the Minnesota congresswoman’s direction by way of Twitter.

Within seconds of Michele announcing she’d decided to launch a bid for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, it became clear that not one iota of liberal negativity toward conservatives has abated.

Over the past few days, the rock world has joined the fun by publicly stepping forward in an effort to send a message to the latest object of targeted political ridicule, Michele Bachmann. The goal is to drive home the point that liberal rock musicians disapprove of both Bachmann’s politics and audacity in thinking she actually has a chance to send honorary rock star Barack Obama back to Chicago.

Following Alec Baldwin’s Twitter tirade, Tom Petty, a Mad Hatter in sunglasses, decided it was his turn to deny Bachmann, without explanation, the use of one of his hit songs. Petty is so anti-GOP he forbade Michele Bachmann from playing  “American Girl” as a musical backdrop to her announcement to run for president.

Apparently, the last thing Tom Petty wants to be associated with is writing the signature anthem that could accompany a female Republican candidate on the trip from Minnesota to the White House.  So, to prevent that from happening, the rocker sent a three-word message to Michele: “Cease and desist.”

It’s doubtful that Tom Petty would decline $275 per person ticket proceeds based on who concertgoers supported in the last election. Yet, rock musicians who refuse, due to partisan politics, to let conservative candidates use songs for campaign backdrops forget that many of their fans are conservatives.

It’s no secret; Tom Petty isn’t a fan of the Right. When George W. Bush ran for governor of Texas, the genial GW pulled a Michele Bachmann and complimented the songwriter by using “I Won’t Back Down” as a campaign song. The unappreciative Petty had his publisher warn the campaign that using the ballad could send a false impression (Heaven forbid) that Petty endorsed Bush, and ordered the gubernatorial team to pull the song.

Tom Petty is one of a large herd of liberal singers and songwriters who sell their wares like capitalists on steroids to anyone and everyone, but when a conservative candidate identifies with one of their songs, out of fear of being perceived as leaning to the right hawkers of concert T-shirts and tacky glassware suddenly become all partisan and possessive.

Yet when Democrats like Black Socks Spitzer of New York and John ‘My-Wife-Has-Cancer-While-I’m-Having-an-Affair’ Edwards used Heartbreaker music as campaign anthems, Tom the Perpetually Petty fully endorsed both Lotharios using the extremely apropos “Won’t Back Down” ditty.

The “You Can Call Me Al” and “Don’t Stop” crews are proud to have signature songs associated with Al ‘Crazed  Sex Poodle’ Gore and impeached adulterer Bill Clinton, but Sarah Palin shaking hands and hugging babies in time to “Barracuda” irked female rock group Heart so much the duo threatened a lawsuit if Sarah didn’t pick another tune.

Truth is, in the world of rock and roll, the liberal malady is endemic. In the 1980’s Bruce Springsteen took on the Gipper over Reagan’s use of the song “Born in the USA.” During the 2004 presidential election, in an effort to save the USA from a second Bush term, Bruce partnered with über-liberal left-wing group MoveOn.org to headline a star-studded caravan of whiners in a Vote for Change Tour.

The 2004 MoveOn.org/rock-and-roll effort failed and Bush won reelection, which proves there are more Republican voters than liberals realize.  If, as a group, conservatives boycotted downloading music from iTunes and stopped buying concert tickets, many artists who feel comfortable insulting Republicans for sport would definitely take a hit in the pocketbook.

Then again, one has to wonder if someone like Bruce Springsteen even comprehends the concept that the people he slurs with his political invectives have the monetary power to affect The Boss’s bottom line.  After all, didn’t Springsteen say Obama “speaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my music for the past 35 years?”

Even still, the liberal Step Away From the Song list goes on and on: Pretty boy Jon Bon Jovi told Sarah Palin not to use “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.”  The Foo Fighters and Van Halen dissed John McCain; Bruce Hornsby felt Sean Hannity’s use of his song “The Way it Is” shouldn’t be the way it is; and rock group Rush informed Rand Paul he’s no “Tom Sawyer.”

By now, Republicans should know better than to provide ammunition for the left by failing to stringently follow copyright laws and respect property ownership rights. Yet, a politically partisan situation still presents an opportunity to learn a profound lesson for those on both sides of the political aisle.

Liberal musicians should understand that having a fan base largely made up of those without the ability to pay $1.99 to download a song or lay out close to three bills for a concert ticket isn’t going to ensure their rock star lifestyle for very long.

For those heartbroken by Petty Heartbreaker, conservatives must take their eyes off the “Yes We Can” free-for-all where liberal politicians sway and wave in time to music amidst showers of balloons filled to capacity with Democrat hot air.  It’s time to realize the same standard does not and will never apply to Grand Ole or Tea Party candidates. Just because liberal musicians become gazillionaires with the help of Republican fans doesn’t mean those same rich rock stars will show appreciation by treating conservative candidates with respect.

For those on the right, the salient point is this: liberal politicians are never denied rights to artists’ theme songs; quite the contrary, they are encouraged to use them. Conservatives politicians should not be so naïve as to assume similar rules apply to the likes of Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann.

With that in mind, Bachmann and Harley-riding Barracuda Palin should rethink forgoing the mud wrestling fight Michele claims the media is itching for and hit the ring to work out which lady will seek permission to claim Carrie Underwood’s “All-American Girl” and whose anthem will ultimately be conservative rocker Kid Rock’s “Born Free.”

 

Boldfaced Liberal James Lee

Every once in awhile a bonafide nut case makes an appearance on the scene and succinctly articulates what liberals intrinsically accept as true.  At the center of a recent hostage crisis radical environmentalist James Lee, although unhinged, embodied the true spirit of liberal ideology.

If the staid mask were removed from the contingency of liberals presently in charge of the nation, Americans would be shocked to see a saner version of James Lee, but nonetheless just as dangerous.

Lee admitted that the inspiration to shoot up the NBC/Discovery Channel came from the always debonair, immensely respected environmental icon and planetary preacher ex-vice president Al Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Lee’s muse recently instigated the lunatic fringe by saying that the climate crisis “is still growing because we are continuing to dump 90 million tons of global-warming pollution every 24 hours into the atmosphere — as if it were an open sewer.”

In response to Gore hysteria, Lee penned a revealing save-the-planet misanthropic manifesto whose content sounds strangely similar to the left’s political platform.

James Lee submitted a written diatribe to a television network he viewed “as a purveyor of ideas he considered environmentally destructive.”  Sound familiar?   Lee’s irate inventory included dictatorial demands to integrate propaganda and mind control into Discovery/TLC programming.

The gunman’s suggested indoctrination station readjustments included network support for mass human sterilization, military disarmament, and radical environmental awareness.

In addition to the obvious “big three,” Lee hit upon familiar liberal themes such as demanding the Discovery Channel help “correct and dismantle the dangerous US world economy,” focus on anti-capitalist and Darwinian theory, and above all do away with any mention of what Lee called “disgusting religious cultural roots and greed.” Religious faith and individual success are two notions liberals, through legislation not guns, are attempting to eradicate via secular-socialist policy.

Lee suggested “forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation.”  Malthus believed if need be population growth could be curtailed by “resorting to reduced health care, tolerating vicious social diseases or impoverished living conditions, warfare, or even infanticide.”

To discuss the link between over population and pollution, Lee’s proposed forum would welcome scientists such as John Holdren, Obama’s Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.  In Holdren’s book Ecoscience, co-authored with Malthus aficionados Paula and Anne Ehrlich, Holdren exhibits zero regard for ethical consequences and makes “how to limit human population” central to the discussion. “Leading scientist” Holdren is so committed to limiting reproduction that the Obama Science Czar even suggests forced sterilization, adding sterilants to drinking water and the food supply, or possibly enforcing government “implantation of contraceptive[s].”

James Lee’s rant hit upon many topics but centered mostly on what the madman coined as “parasitic babies.” Quite a shocking term, but then again isn’t our esteemed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in “awe” of the pioneer of “parasitic baby” disposal, eugenicist and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger?  Didn’t America’s former First Lady proudly accept the Margaret Sanger Award?

Margaret Sanger said the following:

The third group [of society] are those irresponsible and reckless ones having little regard for the consequences of their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers. Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded, and are of the pauper element dependent upon the normal and fit members of society for their support. There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped.

In full concurrence with both Hillary Clinton and Margaret Sanger, the late James Lee’s manifesto recommended the following:

All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs’ places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.

Based on Hillary’s lauding comments concerning Sanger, James Lee and the occasionally more coherent Clinton are on the same eugenic page.  Take the crazy mask off James Lee and what do you find?  None other than a liberal woman in an aquamarine pantsuit, respectably touting the same leftist ideology as a lunatic in a baseball cap.

James Lee also included in his raging Discovery Channel demands an opinion on war and military technology.  Lee recommended “All programs promoting war and [war] technology … must cease.” The guy pointing a gun at a hostage suggested “solutions to solving global military mechanized conflict… instead of just repeating the same old wars with newer weapons.”  Lee’s opinion was in accord with Obama’s view on war and disarmament and an unrestricted pacifist “solution” called negotiating with dictators.

Wasn’t it candidate Barack Obama who promised to end “misguided defense policies” and “slow our development of future combat systems?” Then, after being elected, wasn’t it Obama who proceeded to sign a nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia?

James Lee would surely agree with the President’s inspirational disarmament exhortation that reminds those who believe in a strong military presence that “There is violence and injustice in our world that must be confronted.  We must confront it not by splitting apart, but by standing together, as free people.”

In between raving about liberal mainstays like “stopping the human race from breeding…disgusting human babies,” attacking oil and deriding capitalism, defined by Lee as a “disastrous Ponzi-Casino economy,” Lee expounded on the same tigers Obama’s daughter Malia supposedly begs her father to save.

Lee reminded the Discovery Channel that beside exterminating babies, nothing is more important than saving “lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, froggies, turtles, apes, raccoons, beetles, ants, sharks, bears, and of course, the squirrels.”

The pervading thread throughout the whole invective was a guttural cry on behalf of a dying planet. Lee appealed to the Discovery Channel to lead the way in finding “solutions for global warming, automotive pollution, international trade, factory pollution and the whole blasted human economy.”

President Obama maintains, “If the international community does not act swiftly to deal with climate change that we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe. The security and stability of each nation and all peoples—our prosperity, our health, and our safety—are in jeopardy…And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out.”

In essence, President Obama concurs with a “crazed eco-terrorist.” James Lee’s left-wing agenda and determination to force the Discovery Channel to indoctrinate the masses just shows that the hostage-taker wasn’t tuning in to the right cable station.  It’s too late now, but over at MSNBC Lee would have found out that liberal allies in the Democrat Party are diligently committed to bring to pass a world vision that even a dead gunman could have heartily endorsed.

Al’s Masseuse and the Feminists – American Thinker – July 2, 2010

Originally posted at American Thinker

Weeks after the accusation that Al Gore allegedly forced himself upon an innocent service provider in a Portland, Oregon hotel room there is yet to be an outcry from feminist groups in support of defenseless women forced to physically fight off influential male aggressors.

Massage therapist Molly Hagerty has emerged from the shadows and “bravely gone public” with her story of being terrorized by a powerful politician in search of someone to “release his second Chakra.” Molly claims the ex-Vice President is, “a pervert and a sexual predator…He’s not what people think he is – he’s a sick man!”

Over the years, there have been many examples of feminists speaking on behalf of oppressed, abused and harassed women. However, so far vocal feminists haven’t uttered one word in Molly-the-masseuse’s defense. What’s the problem?

According to Ms. Hagerty, she allegedly was groped by Mr. Global Warming.  According to the licensed massage therapist caught unaware, Big Al started the attempted seduction with a drunken bear hug followed by lewd innuendo and forceful sexual contact.  According to official police records Gore pushed the woman onto a bed, crushing and kissing her abruptly.  If there is any doubt, Molly has black pants in a Zip Loc bag to prove it.

My personal interaction with duplicitous feminists began years ago at work.  The first clue manifested when a gender-equity-weekend-activist recruited female underlings to serve as personal coffee baristas during the workweek.  Having not yet completed my education, I was often beckoned to a subservient position and asked to do menial tasks for the grand dame of female equity.

When Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment I was working in academia.  It didn’t take long to realize educated feminists view women without advanced degrees as undeserving of being included in the infringed-rights group.

During the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings I arrived to work one day to find a prominent liberal feminist trembling with revulsion over Clarence Thomas’s alleged mistreatment of Anita, which had supposedly taken place 10 years prior to the accusation.

Standing beside my desk, tightly gripping a yellow legal pad in anticipation of my servile self was a professor/feminist.  The woman assumed by reason of gender that I would automatically concur, and announced “I am crafting a group letter to Anita Hill, which will include signatures of indebted women thanking Ms. Hill for her bravery in stepping forward to expose Clarence Thomas’ disgusting display of sexual harassment.  I need you to type a draft and afterwards I know you will sign.”

My reaction was palpable.  There was no need for words.  I stared directly into two cruelty-free mascara-adorned eyes and without uttering a single word conveyed the following message: “Ahhh, I don’t think so.”

Gasping and clutching her pad close to her chest, the feminist in search of a servant replied “Oh my. Well…what are you saying?  Are you saying you don’t agree?”  I said “Absolutely correct!”  At a loss for words as well as a slavish typist, one shocked Anita Hill supporter said, “So you mean you won’t type it?”  I promptly retorted, “Also correct.”

Feminists reacted with shocked indignation over the alleged treatment of Anita Hill, a sister with a prestigious Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.  Molly Hagerty has a degree in Liberal Studies from Portland State University and a professional diploma from Oregon School of Massage, which might explain tepid feminist reaction to a service provider toting a collapsible massage table daring to make an accusation against a liberal icon.

On the feminist scale of offensive behavior, a liberal man groping a masseuse just doesn’t carry the same level of transgression as a conservative judge insulting a female law professor.

Like liberal women, liberal men also tend to extend broad deference to Anita Hill types.  It appears that while attending global warming conferences or environmental colloquiums Al Gore conducted himself like a gentleman and a scholar.  However, back at the hotel, amorous “Call me Al” allegedly felt comfortable enough to be predatory toward a helpless woman who the left could readily relegate to the disposable “trailer park trash” pile along with Paula Jones and Juanita Broderick.

On the left, liberal coupled with the word male connotes unquestioning support for the feminist agenda. Unlike conservative troglodyte-oppressors, the left’s political fraternity proudly touts meninist-politicians renowned in feminist circles as above sexual harassment reproach.  Liberal men are esteemed as partners with enlightened females co-laboring for the advancement of the feminist cause.

Based on indifferent reaction from feminist circles it appears as long as naughty boys are liberal, women on the left are not offended by raunchy male conduct.  Could it be that liberal ladies find it easy to overlook attempted rape and sexual harassment charges if the male aggressor is pro-choice and promises to save the planet?

I may be out of the loop, but since Anita Hill attempted to use unproven Coke can stories as a weapon to destroy Clarence Thomas, another “You go girl” group letter has never crossed my path. To the best of my knowledge, the same feminist entourage who eagerly lambasted Judge Thomas and jumped to the defense of Ms. Hill felt little need to communicate with a laundry list of women accusing the perpetually-randy Bill Clinton of everything from indecent exposure to rape.

Unless I missed something, I don’t recall receiving an email blast announcing a Women’s Studies project that included sending a letter of commiseration to the spurned wife of John Edwards who, while Johnny cavorted in hotel rooms with a videographer, suffered alone from advanced terminal cancer.

However, all is not lost because American feminists now have a spanking new opportunity to extend sympathies to an oppressed member of the sisterhood.  In fact, although I no longer serve as a personal handmaiden on call for liberal java urges, I have decided to voluntarily step forward to do what I had declined doing many years ago:  Type a letter.

Progressive feminists are welcome to add supportive signatures to a communiqué similar to the one sent almost 20 years ago lauding the heroic Anita Hill.  The only difference is the current correspondence will be addressed to a masseuse from Portland, Oregon named Molly Hagerty.  The content of the letter will offer feminists concerned about women’s issues the opportunity to thank Molly for bravery and courage in exposing the adductor muscle massage-craving, “crazed sex poodle,” male feminist and staunch ally of both mothers and nature, Al Gore.

Soft in the Middle, Al

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Big Al, soft in the middle now has a hard life.   Always looking for a photo opportunity Al is now in need of a shot of redemption.

Al Gore is destined for the cartoon graveyard, digging bones like a dog in the moonlight.

Bone digger, bone digger.

Mr. Beerbelly should know America doesn’t find him amusing anymore.

Has Al Gore found a brand new pal?  And if he has, does Laurie call him Al?

Al must have a short little attention span.  Or could it be that while out on an environmental road show nights were so long and lonely?   Where were Tipper and Larry David?

Guess Lauri David was Al’s companion on those nights.   Now Mr. Global Warming is being warmed by an environmental freak show, Laurie David. All America now ask, “Who’ll be my role-model?”  And the answer is, Sure-ain’t-Al.

Al was supposed to be talking about melting icebergs when, “He ducked back down the alley with some roly-poly little bat-faced girl.”  Remember,  “There were hints and allegations.”

Al may need a bodyguard, because he’s got a brand new pal…He may call her Laurie and Laurie when she calls him, calls him Al, calls him Al!

Al is a foreign man surrounded by the sound of nelting icebergs.  The sound  of prattle and of “Inconvenient Lies.”

Al looks around…he sees a boiling planet, angels in the architecture – spinning in infinity.

He looks at his bloated image in a glass pane window. Al tries to Curb His Enthusiasm, but can only say “Amen! and Hallelujah!”

If you’ll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Laurie
And Laurie when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al

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