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#1 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

I stole this posting from another poster from another forum. But i thought i would regurgitate it here, because it is well put together and I didnt have to do any work.

 

1. One of the advantages of Liberalism is that its very nature lends itself to the lazy and uninformed, the inexperienced and the sycophant. The rules fit the make-up of said individuals: feeling passes for knowing, and intention more vital than results.

2. What could be a better example than the “War on Spoons!’ Peaked with victory in both houses of Congress, 2007, the Democrats set out to boldly hoist the banner of ‘Conservation,” and fulfill the promise of making America more ‘sustainable’! They called their agenda: “Green the Capitol”!

3. What that meant was replacing the utensils in the US Capitol building. Cost, no object! Remember….these were the ‘best and the brightest’ of Liberals! The ones other Liberals chose to lead them!

4. They took the spoon….er, ….bit between their teeth, and battled to end the waste of plastic utensils. Allying with 'science', in the manner that only Liberals can ally with science, they searched for utensils that they could compost! No matter that the Capitol grounds really isn’t appropriate…nor does it have the space for mounds of composting garbage….onward and upward!

5. Reinforced by majorities in the House and Senate, the valiant Liberal environmentalists decreed: hence forth, the Capitol cafeteria would offer takeout utensils made from corn, and containers made from sugarcane.

a. The goals of the "Green the Capitol" program, implemented by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, were threefold: to change to more environmentally friendly food service products; to shift to renewable energy sources; and to switch from using coal to natural gas.Today, the House cafeteria is on its way to becoming a zero-waste facility. It sent 880 tons of food service waste in 2008 to commercial composting facilities that turn trash into soil, according to the program's year-end report.” 'Green the Capitol' initiatives save energy, set a good example - USATODAY.com


6. It was a miracle of sustainability, according to the Democrat-controlled House internal report: it reduced landfills by 650 tons of waste! (Fanfare, please.)

a. “In the effort to make the Capitol a beacon of environmentalism, Pelosi's program also converted the Capitol Power Plant from coal to natural gas and installed more than 13,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) across the House of Representatives campus…. But the changes weren't cheap, and now Republicans say enough is enough: They've had it with the flimsy utensils, the rows of recycling bins, and the $475,000 per year it costs to truck the compostable waste off to a facility in Virginia.” GOP Defunds Nancy Pelosi's 'Green the Capitol' Environment Initiative: Plastic and Styrofoam Return to Cafeteria - ABC News

b. "It's one of those things that didn't work," Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., told ABC News. "Let's not perpetuate this. It takes more energy, it costs taxpayers money and it doesn't work." Ibid.


7. But….there is an ‘uh oh,’….as so often follows Liberal endeavors. The new green replacements were actually worse for the environment…and costlier as well. The spoons melted in soup…so many more had to be used. The knives had a hard time cutting butter. And, they didn’t actually biodegrade afterwards: they had to be processed ina aspecial pulper and then driven to Maryland in giant emission-belching trucks.
Berezow and Campbell, “Science Left Behind,” p.2.

8. “WASHINGTON - Today, Committee on House Administration Chairman Dan Lungren, R-Calif., announced that he has directed the House Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to suspend the House composting program after a recent review of the program, which costs an estimated $475,000 annually, revealed that it has actually increased the House's overall energy consumption and has produced nominal reductions in carbon emissions.” Composting Program Suspended | Committee on House Administration



 



#2 Joker

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

God created knife, spoon and fork, not some freakish spork   :protest:

 

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#3 Tim the Beek

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Makes as much sense as just about anything else they do...



#4 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

I should point to re-affirm that this was a posting made by someone else. The term "liberal" used, I would replace with LOLberal. And LOLberals come with one of two letters. Either D or R. Either way, they are still LOLberal in ideology and thought.



#5 TEO

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

What about the feel good factor?



#6 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

That's all there really is it seems to most of the progressive environment agenda. Eventually we're going to have to face some hard facts regarding our impact on the earth and what we can and can not mitigate.



#7 hoagie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

I agree, people really should just eat with their fingers.  Utensils are tools of THE MAN!



#8 Julius

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

I used to consider myself a "liberal" until I moved to CA and saw this type of "thinking" every day, and got often criticized for being practical and logical in my approach to solving the big problems.  Now I'm honestly ashamed to be thought of of "liberal" because I can't bear being associated with this type of well-intentioned but just plain stupid thinking. 

 

Most locals consider me to be an arch-conservative because I don't really give a fuck about how everyone feels about what they think they're doing in their daily lives to help solve problems. One woman I know has been proud of herself for months for switching to tea bags that don't have those little strings attached to save "all that waste" generated by tea bag strings. Are you fucking kidding me?  :lol:



#9 TEO

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

She doesn't use loose tea?    :eek:



#10 hoagie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

Most locals consider me to be an arch-conservative because I don't really give a fuck about how everyone feels about what they think they're doing in their daily lives to help solve problems. 

I thought it was due to the fact that you make your money by gambling on the stock market....



#11 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Yes. Only conservatives gamble on the stock market.



#12 hoagie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Yes. Only conservatives gamble on the stock market.

well, im sure those who make lots of money that way also find ways to be conservative with that money, and pay as little to the MAN as possible...



#13 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

Everyone who pays taxes trys to mitigate how much they pay in, and make sure it is as little as possible. Everyone.



#14 hoagie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

What i am saying here is....the more money you personally make, the more likely you are to be a republican.  



#15 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

Is that so? Or is that something the mdeia has led you to believe?



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

that is something I have seen with my own brother, and a few other people.  Broke, they were very liberal and socialist-leaning.  Once they started making 50, 60, 70K, boy did their politics change in a big way.



#17 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

So money equals conservatism?

 

What's Nancy Pelosi's deal?

Obama?

Harry Reid?

Joe Biden?

Al Gore?

Warren Buffett?

Michael Moore?

George Soros?

the Clintons?

 

I could go on for days....



#18 Joker

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

that is something I have seen with my own brother, and a few other people.  Broke, they were very liberal and socialist-leaning.  Once they started making 50, 60, 70K, boy did their politics change in a big way.

 

 

Broke they wanted more from others, once they started earning more they wanted to keep what they earned rather than give it away to others?



#19 Julius

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

Hoagie, your assumption that working in the financial industry = making lots of money is flawed and ignorant.



#20 hoagie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

go on...