You are currently browsing posts tagged with Environmentalism

DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Rush Limbaugh And His Fear Of A Green Planet

September 17th, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Diana

For those of you that haven’t yet had the chance to fall in love with the new Nissan LEAF commercial that Intern Jasmine posted on Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh’s description may suffice:

“If you didn’t see the commercial it is pathetic.  Al Gore coulda written the thing.  It starts out with a poor little polar bear barely surviving on a tiny little what is supposed to be melting glacier — which is common, ordinary practice, them on an ice floe. The polar bear can swim 60 miles. They go out there and they cool off on these things, sit in the sun on them.  Then it shows a distant glacier that the small little one had broken off from.  And then the polar bear swims and swims and swims and swims and finally gets to the iceberg and keeps going, keeps going, keeps going through neighborhoods. It goes all the way down to America from the North Pole, all the way to America, and finally finds a driveway where there is an electric car, sneaks up on the owner who is about to get in it and gives the owner a hug.  The polar bear with tears in its eyes gives the frightened owner of the Nissan a hug.  For supposedly doing something to save the polar bear.  The whole thing is just a fraud.”

We all know that Rush Limbaugh believes that global warming is a bunch of bullshit. We know he is a bloated blowhard, drug addict and idiot. He’s also an insensitive, irresponsible fuck when it comes to words:

“They got market research that obviously says this is the way to sell the electric car.  Sell it with guilt, sell it to these Nimrods who think like this idiot who took hostages at the Discovery network building.”

Continue reading DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Rush Limbaugh And His Fear Of A Green Planet

Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hold Up, James Jay Lee [Updated]

September 1st, 2010 | 3 comments | Posted by Diana

Note: This post has been updated from its original version.

Radical environmentalist James Jay Lee held up hostages at gunpoint in the Discovery Channel building in Maryland today for several hours in order to make a statement about their programming. He had a long-documented history of protesting Discovery’s material.

At roughly 5pm EST, Lee, considered armed and dangerous, was shot by police in order to free the hostages. It was reported that the hostages were safe and Lee in custody.

Soon after, word was released that Lee was in fact dead from his injuries.

Sigh. Guess summer is officially over. Rough day back on the job.

[NY Daily News: Radical Environmentalist Gunman James Jay Lee Holds Hostages At Discovery Channel, May Have Bomb]
[Post Now: Discovery Suspect James Lee In Custody]


Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Save The Beards!

June 23rd, 2010 | 7 comments | Posted by Diana


A city in Japan has banned beards at the workplace to cut down the need for summer air conditioning and reduce their carbon footprint. Seriously.

Food Artist Takao Sakai's Red Bean Beard

From Sky News:

The northeastern city of Isesaki says forcing office workers not to sport facial hair will mean they are less likely to need the air conditioning on in the summer months.

Civil servants are already being encouraged to forego jackets and ties during hot weather as part of a “Cool Biz” campaign.

A city official said there had been no complaints from employees since the ban was introduced last month and that it was a necessary part of Cool Biz.

The campaign was introduced in 2005 by the Japanese Ministry of Environment in an attempt to cut the country’s consumption of electricity, thereby reducing Japan’s carbon footprint.

Y’all, I love the planet so very much. Reducing one’s carbon footprint is super hot. And I admire the intent of the uh, poorly-named “Cool Biz” campaign, since most of the stories I hear about Japan’s relationship with the environment these days include buying off fellow IWC countries with hookers and coin to protect illegal whaling practices.

But beards… I love beards, too. And beards are so, so, so, so, sooooooo very hot. A ban on Continue reading Save The Beards!

Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dumb is the New Smart

February 20th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


Filed under: , , , , , ,


October 15th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Name: Wu Lihong

Occupation: Environmental Warrior, Civilian

Known for: his tireless, nearly two-decades-long fight to clean up Tai Lake, the third largest body of water in China. His relentless efforts to investigate, document, and publicize pollution acts of nearby factories and other factors causing the degradation of the lake has lost him his job, sullied his name, and caused him time behind bars.

The New York Times laid out the whole incredibly story of this brave eco-warrier over the weekend. Read the piece here.


Thanks, Greenie!

Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,

Bringing Sexy Back, One Mismatched Bikini At a Time

April 11th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

The Miss Philippines-Earth 2007 pageant will be televised somewhere in a few weeks. The winner will go on to compete in the Miss Earth pageant, which I’m sure is doing its very small part to bring SEXY BACK to the environment:

Armed with these Kmart bikinis and junior-high school-quality protest signs, these ladies could join forces with…

Don’t get me wrong. I love Al Gore. I want him to run for president, his eighty chins notwithstanding. In terms of bringing sexy back to the environment, he’s definitely a step up from…

“Inside Sheryl Crow’s ‘Stop Global Warming’ Tour”

Source: Reuters

Filed under: , , , ,