SEARCH BLOG: POLITICALLY CORRECT
I read my wife's copy of Vanity Fair (at her insistence) because it was written by the sponsors of the superfluous condemning the rest of the world for its misuse of the planet.
Let's see, there was the four-page spread by the hair products maker who was going to "protect our animals and ensure the rights of all people." Ooooooo. That was a bit presumptuous.
I loved the "Rainforest Alliance Certified" coffee ad. Buy our coffee so the Amazon survives.
And the one with the 12-year old made up to look 18 who was going to "do amazing things" like "lead the way to cleaner oceans."
Of course there were ads for cross-over vehicles and clothes that didn't cover much so they were "global warming ready."
The bottled water ads were a good juxtaposition to the problems the Chinese have with providing fresh water to their population. Somehow having western businesses come in to solve the problems the Chinese are experiencing is a bad thing because they are going to charge money for that. Somehow, Vanity Fair didn't put two and two together and come up with the notion that a corrupt socialist approach to the Chinese economy for 50 years might have been the source of the problem. Rather it was the corrupt, right-wing, western companies that were taking advantage of the poor Chinese people by charging for the privilege of fixing a bad system's mess.
Rush Limbaugh got a lot of well-wishing such as "may the grasses of his favorite golf courses go forever yellow and dust storms whip from the sand traps." Catchy, but nonsense. Polar bears are going to disappear because of him, you know.
The "Letter From Washington" was apparently written by Al Gore's documentary writer. Basically, any position that questioned the new global warming dogma was simply wrong and the questioner was simply wrong-headed. Too many dire predictions to be counted in that article. Warm is bad; cold is good... really? For whom; for what?
But perhaps the irony of all ironies was the article with a picture of a man eating a mountain and a caption that read, "An economy based on more and more consumption must eventually collide with the reality of Earth's limited resources." This from a magazine based on conspicuous consumption? Does this mean they will cease publication next month? Wow, that's really putting your money where your mouth is!
Meanwhile, after a really, really cold February to mid-April, we've finally gotten some relief and can turn off the CO2-producing furnace... for a few days... and then it's back on again.