Monday, October 30
Is is hot in here, or is it just me?
Yes, it's a really big news story when both Forbes and Aljazeera.net (love linking to them, gets my federal agency hits way up) are covering it.
It turns out that if we don't do something about global warming, we might have another worldwide depression, on a scale with the 1930's. Do we have your attention yet? I mean, I know Wife Swap is on tonight, but it's a repeat, and gee, unlike boring Global Warming, that movie was last summer, worldwide depression might garnish :57 with Katie Couric, you know what I mean?
The Brits sure do know how to write a Downing Street Memo, don't they? Trying to make up for the war before you go, Tony? Too late.
I hate to get all self-referential here but this story reminds me of my own Labor Day post about WalMart. Once again, it's fascinating that the negative story that gets the most play in MSM is not that global warming is bad for the environment, children, animal and plant life, you know, all of us. The negative story that gets play is that...
Global Warming is bad for business and the economy.
Once again, the dialogue itself shows just how much we've lost.
But before we leave the environment issue and go watch something else it turns out that as far as Congressmen go, there's a direct correlation between being a corrupt money-soaked butt boy for Jack Abramoff AND getting a nice fat zero on the League of Conservation Voters Scorecard. Oh. Besides that they're also all Republicans. Take a look at the letter after the name on the Zero Percent Club. R. R. R. R. R. You get my drift.
While you're thinking about the environment and whether or not you want to support it, you might also look at the Sierra Club's list of endorsements for the House and Senate this year. The letters after the names there are also interesting. Oh! Lincoln Chaffee. There's an R. Is he sure?
(It also looks like Sierra Club is on the fence in Connecticut, more's the pity, go Ned.)
On topic: we Dems want paper ballots: 100% post-consumer recycled printed with soy ink. Thank you.
Update: Boy, you guys look at the panties rather than comment on the text! Hmm. Anyway, most of the comments have been on organic stuff rather than global warming. There was a dearth of panties on fire images on the web this morning.
Kevin's personal comments on banana eating got me thinking. Not. But seriously, we often think about consuming organic produce as being a pro-active statement towards ecology, but isn't it also a retreat from the actual marketplace? Those who can afford it can have "clean" food, "clean" (bottled) water, and "clean" air (I'm sure someday McMansions will come with their own oxygen generators a la Michael Jackson.) And if we're supporting organic farming with the hopes that someday all of us can afford better food, good for us. I don't see that at the super expensive Fresh Market and Whole Foods grocery store chains, though. Call me a Commie, but I see class divisions.
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