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Why Won’t You Right Wing Nutjobs Let Progressives Save The Planet?

April 22, 2015

Earth Day is about saving the planet and helping other human beings and has absolutely nothing to do with growing the size of government or advancing progressive politics. If you teabagging anti-government extremists would just get out of the way, the planet could start healing.

Now that I’m done with my rant, Jon Gabriel of Ricochet…

13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970

  1. “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” — Harvard biologist George Wald
  2. “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.” — Washington University biologist Barry Commoner
  3. “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”New York Times editorial


Here are a couple of follow-up thoughts from Gabriel…

While we’re on the subject, here’s a history lesson courtesy of Katie Pavlich…

Reminder: Earth Day Co-Founder Killed and Composted His Girlfriend

Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the “composted” body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.

Well, at least he covered up the murder in a “green” way, right?

Finally, Bill Nye the Science Guy is celebrating Earth Day with President Obama.

By burning thousands of gallons of jet fuel….


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