CS Monitor piously urges lemmings
to vote 'yes' for
carbon profiteers and 'no' for Prop. 23
: California's 12/4% unemployment "can set the pace".
"Now is not the time, nor is there any need,
The blame and the burden has been shifted back again to the individual, awash in primordial guilt, the familiar sinner facing punishment for his sins, his excesses,
can set the pace by not driving to the San Francisco World Series
games this year. This is the perfect chance for America to show other countries
that we will adjust our lifestyle
, we know it makes them angry that we're not quite dead in a gutter. We might vote YES on Prop 23 coming up
as a last gasp of life, but we'll otherwise do as groups like NRDC and MLB want us to do,
which is to think of the planet before ourselves. And Dave Matthews
, too. He told us to ride a bike
while he flies or his bus dumps 800 pounds
of human waste into a river.
This shows how selfish Americans are
, and other countries aren't going to put up with it.
It's not fair to them
for us to drive to the World Series in San Francisco even if the Giants
allow their elite ballplayers to become promoters for
the trillion dollar carbon trading
"On opening day of the 2007 baseball season, the owner of the Toronto Blue Jays
stood in front of the giant jumbotron,
an electronic extravaganza, encircled by a ring of dancing corporate logos and advertising,
- and exhorted every person in the crowd, preposterously, to go out and
- buy an energy-efficient light bulb.
"If the corporate climate
change campaign has fuelled a fevered popular preoccupation with global warming, it has also accomplished much more. Having arisen
- it has restored confidence in those very faiths and forces which that movement had
- worked so hard to expose and challenge:
- globe-straddling profit-maximizing corporations and
- their myriad agencies and agendas."...
Cartoon, photo, CS Monitor satire from Steven Goddard
blog, via Climate Depot
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