11Aug08: Female teenager observed in my North Texas chiropractor office wearing a Keller ISD T-shirt with the gold Indian headdress over the top right shoulder and the in-your-face command “RECYCLE” in 3-inch high gold letters across the front. Indoctrination of the young.
The collectivist turning on the light switch commercial to fight “climate catastrophe.” (Note the solar-powered clothes dryer at the beginning.) First off, there is no “climate catastrophe.” Second, Al Gore’s commercial reminds me of a 1940s Soviet work poster where the worker ants in the Soviet economy all band together for the good of the state. Third, covering hundreds of square miles with windmills and solar panels is the most inefficient and EXPENSIVE way to generate electricity and will harm our existing power plants. The 50,000 green jobs that nobama touts must be the ones that clean the solar panels and pick up the dead birds around the windmills. The Texas PUC Commission will cast final votes before the end of 2008 to spend $6 billion to run power lines to windmills that generate power 25 percent of the time! Would you buy a car, an appliance, or a MP3 player that you could only use 25 percent of the time?? This is insanity and you will pay for it.
Tarrant County commissioners may put tax dollars behind green movement (Star-Telegram, 10Aug08)
At a recent meeting, commissioners debated whether the county should pay more for 100 percent recycled paper or go with the less expensive grade made of 30 percent recycled material. For legal size paper, the greener kind is 61 percent more expensive, or about $27 more per case. “Do we make a commitment, or do we just talk about it?” VanRavenswaay asked her fellow commissioners. “I want us to go with 100 percent, and I don’t want an option available because a commitment won’t be there if we have an option available.”
Note the “I know what’s best for you” tone of the Commissioner while she uses your tax dollars. Choice is no longer an option in your eco-fascist future. Growing corn for fuel has caused 75% of the increase in food costs. So what if people in the bottom billion die, food costs more, you get worse gas mileage and your equipment is damaged. The eco-totalitarians, and those who subscribe to their ‘America must be weakened’ policies, know what’s best for you.
Related: Climate hysterics v heretics in an age of unreason, 04Aug08
“Yet believers in man-made global warming demand more and more money to combat climate change and still more drastic changes in our economic output and lifestyle. The reason is that precisely that they are believers, not scientists. No amount of empirical evidence will overturn what has become not a scientific theory but a form of religion.”