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Obama, Biden say: “Happy Earth Day, suckas!”

Posted By Kathy Shaidle On April 22, 2010 @ 12:45 pm In NewsReal Blog | No Comments

It’s Earth Day — and don’t you forget it! When my husband left for work this morning, he found a notice stuck to our condo door, announcing that we’d soon be getting “green boxes” (to compost kitchen waste) to go along with our “blue” boxes (cans/bottles) and “grey” ones (paper.) We’re working on a rude response. I’ll keep you posted.

So while the rest of us are forced to sort our filthy trash into legally acceptable piles, or else — in order to prop up the state-sponsored fraud of “recycling” — our betters are above such quotidian requirements. Literally.

Via NYCAviation.com:

On a day when many Americans will be reflecting upon how they can reduce their impact on the environment, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will board separate jets in Washington on Earth Day morning to fly 250 miles up the east coast to New York, where they will land at separate airports to attend separate events within a few miles of each other.

Now look: the President and Vice President are not allowed to travel in the same vehicle. (I think there is actually a law on the books to that effect, but I’m not sure.) So there is a reason for the two planes (and that reason is named “Nancy Pelosi.”) (See also “Poland.”)

But there’s more:

The parallel visits of Air Force One (a 747/VC-25 aircraft) and Air Force Two (a 757/C-32A aircraft) will delay dozens, if not hundreds of commercial flights at Kennedy and LaGuardia and other nearby airports as no-fly zones are implemented. Jets will be forced to circle and burn more fuel as they wait for the VIPs to come and go. Their security contingents consisting of dozens of cars, SUVs and helicopters will burn even more. Throw in thousands of commuters’ cars and delivery trucks sitting idle in traffic as law enforcement closes large swaths of the city and you have yourself a very Earth-unfriendly day.

The parallel visits of Air Force One (a 747/VC-25 aircraft) and Air Force Two (a 757/C-32A aircraft) will delay dozens, if not hundreds of commercial flights at Kennedy and LaGuardia and other nearby airports as no-fly zones are implemented. Jets will be forced to circle and burn more fuel as they wait for the VIPs to come and go. Their security contingents consisting of dozens of cars, SUVs and helicopters will burn even more. Throw in thousands of commuters’ cars and delivery trucks sitting idle in traffic as law enforcement closes large swaths of the city and you have yourself a very Earth-unfriendly day.

Thursday’s dual jaunt seems especially egregious considering the frivolous nature of Biden’s visit, in particular: He’ll be yukking it up with Whoopi and Barbara as a guest on The View.

At least this time, Air Force One will be used for its actual purpose and not just a very expensive photo op. However, as the writer for NYC Aviation observes, an administration dedicated to looking ecologically and economically savvy would have chosen different ways to deliver its messages today.

Then again, inconveniencing the little people (and in some cases, sentencing them to death) is really what Earth Day and other enviro-idiocy is all about.


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