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Eco-Friendly Conservatives

Filed under: Environment,Politics — DRJ @ 7:21 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Compare and contrast these photos at GatewayPundit.

EDIT: Reader bfwebster has more photos of the 9/12 event posted at his blog.


18 Responses to “Eco-Friendly Conservatives”

  1. Why do you think happyfeet calls ’em dirty socialists?

    daleyrocks (718861)

  2. It is clear that the videos photos are doctored, edited, and only in no way the result of a fabricated story being portrayed by conservatives…

    Dana (863a65)


    pdb (9cf098)

  4. DRJ:

    My wife and I were at the 9/12 March — we saw folks picking up litter on a regular basis. It was pretty remarkable. ..bruce..

    P.S. More 9/12 March photos — though not dealing with litter — over at my blog:

    bfwebster (9d1945)

  5. *friendly wave to Ed Begley Jr., sticks tongue out at Al Gore*

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  6. Great photos, bfwebster. I’ve added a link in the post.

    DRJ (b0cdd4)

  7. Wait, all that litter had been thrown under Barry’s bus. Who knew it would drive off?

    Gazzer (22ecdc)

  8. Just merely one more variation along the lines of things like studies that indicate higher percentages of conservatives — regardless of income level — donate more time and money (and blood) to charities than liberals, who fancy themselves as so compassionate and generous.

    Or, closer to the point, I still recall former FBI agent Gary Aldrich’s book on the Clinton White House and the housekeeping staff complaining to Aldrich that the employees of the Clinton administration made much more of a mess than the staffers of the preceeding administration of Bush Sr.

    And then things like this…

    According to the Associated Press, the [Al] Gore’s 10,000 square foot Belle Meade [Tennessee] residence consumes electricity at a rate of about 12 times the average for a typical house in Nashville (191,000 kwh versus 15,600 kwh). While there are mitigating factors, this is still a surprising number, given that the residence is approximately four times the size of the average new American home.

    The Prairie Chapel Ranch ranch home owned by George W. Bush in Crawford, Texas, was designed by Austin architect David Heymann, an associate dean for undergraduate programs at the University of Texas School of Architecture. As the Chicago Tribune described the house in a 2001 article:

    The 4,000-square-foot house is a model of environmental rectitude. Geothermal heat pumps located in a central closet circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground where the temperature is a constant 67 degrees; the water heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. Systems such as the one in this “eco-friendly” dwelling use about 25% of the electricity that traditional heating and cooling systems utilize.

    A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof runs; wastewater from sinks, toilets and showers goes into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into the cistern. The water from the cistern is used to irrigate the landscaping surrounding the four-bedroom home. Plants and flowers native to the high prairie area blend the structure into the surrounding ecosystem.

    Mark (411533)

  9. I remember back when Promise Keepers marched on Washington. Not only did they have more people than the “million-man-march” but they took care to clean up after themselves, too.

    And that mother-earth-day celebration? Did you see their (lack of) cleanliness? (doesn’t really matter which year)

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  10. My kids were certainly racists when they were babies.

    They only liked two white people. Well, OK, maybe four, but those four were still white.

    I condemn my children.


    Ag80 (64bef0)

  11. Despite my mistaken previous post to this thread, (see above).

    What does it mean when you’re basically conservative, leaning toward libertarian, and you maintain an organic lifestyle?

    My family does. We recycle. And we never use chemical fertilizers or pesticides in our home or yard.

    We recycle because it’s easy, but not free. Aluminum and paper products are fairly easy to recycle. Other products are not so easy to recycle and doing so actually contributes more pollution that they actually cause, but you know, why not contribute

    We never use chemical fertilizers or pesticides because they make me (yes, I’m selfish) feel bad. I don’t mean that in the sense that I feel bad using them, I mean I feel bad because of headaches and nausea.

    So, I use organic products such as corn meal and boric acid (don’t use it too much) green sand and fine sand as well as other organic controls to kill insects. When I have weeds, I dig them up. And it works.

    And, you know what? All my liberal friends and neighbors continue to use chemicals, when they simply mask the problems and result in more woes. But they think I’m crazy.

    So, who is the environmentalist? I know that organic controls work in a suburban setting and I’ve never exposed my children to chemical controls.

    However, I’m not so stupid to assume that the nation that feeds the world needs the same considerations.

    Ag80 (64bef0)

  12. Enjoyed the pictures and commentary, bfw. Wish I could have been there. Watched c-span all day though.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  13. You guyes fail to mention the biggest mess yet: the fraudulent inducement to the Iraq war. Helluva job for the Dems to clean that conservative mess!

    bvongrabe (0325d0)

  14. Great spelling and grammar, troll. Look, over there is not a defense.

    JD (7510a7)

  15. Nice ink-jet defense, bvongrabe. Thank you for conceding that socialist protesters are literally filthy.

    LarryD (feb78b)

  16. Stpid liberal idiots their a bunch of scatterbrained litter bugs about what CENTRAL PARK looks like after one of those stupid EARTHDAY celebrations

    Krazy Kagu (524740)

  17. Thanks bvon! Everyone here acknowledges your brilliance.

    SPC Jack Klompus (c1922b)

  18. Yes, his brilliance can only be measured on the “Lucas” scale.

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