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Kermit’s a terrorist?

Saw this comment on the soon-to-be-under-new-management Times Call website:


Kermit, Eco-terrorist

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT rules are sweeping America, implementing a new system of justice and a new system of economics, while pretending to use the environment as society’s “Central Organizing Principal”. The sad news is Sustainable Development will eliminate private property, indoctrinate our children and destroy liberty in America and throughout the world. Would you like more details?
Sustainable Development is coming about through a high priority plan driven by the International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI, and read that INTERNATIONAL!!) with the following goals of transforming local governments, with concentrated pressure on city managers, mayors and city council members to adopt certain policies. These polices will inevitably result in the end goal of equalizing income worldwide while controlling population, restricting capitalism and consumerism while destroying free market economies. (PLEASE READ THAT LAST PARAGRAPH AGAIN. AND THINK ABOUT IT!
Watch for these “buzzwords” as all are connected with Sustainable Development:
Green (anything)
Green Building
LEED Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design)
Sustainable
Sustainability
Carbon Neutral
Carbon Footprint
Multimodal Transportation
Historic Preservation
Smart Growth
Smart Cars
Smart Meters
Smart Grid
Unanticipated Revenue
Pilot Projects
Pilot Programs
Conservation Easement
Triple Bottom Line Budgeting (All decisions based on “Society + Environment + Economy”)
End of Ride Facility
ICLEI Consulting Companies (Clarion Associates &/or Brendle Group)
Sustainability City/County Plans (such as Ft. Collins Plan, Boulder County Plan)
Zero Waste Plans
…THE END
(deleted long stream of gibberish)

mirage – Loveland


Good grief. Whoever wrote this is making a loud, braying call to ‘eat the planet’ and ‘don’t forget the ketchup! BURRRP!’

Let’s go over this piece by piece. (I know this is much like a coprological exploration but trust me, there’s information to be gotten.)

Sustainable Development will eliminate private propertyAlways with this canard. This ‘private property‘ meme is  a litmus test for far-right thinking. ‘Private’ to these folks means ‘MINE! MINE! FOREVER! AND EVER! AND YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!’ This childish mindset is the best indicator that we’re dealing with an unhinged member of the lunatic fringe.
indoctrinate our childrenThe American Taliban routinely wave this claim around – what they really mean is “how dare anyone interfere with our indoctrination!” – God forbid the kids ever know the truth and opt for a ‘non-locust’ lifestyle.
destroy liberty in America and throughout the worldOhmigawd. The DFHs will take over! Seriously, recycling will destroy liberty? So the scrap drives for metal during the World Wars …destroyed liberty…? Ok guys… you’re clearly all alone out in deep right field (and still short a couple of balls).
ICLEI, and read that INTERNATIONAL!!It’s-a-con-spir-a-cy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahem. Time to increase the anti-psychotic medication again. Hurry, before the toaster finds you.
concentrated pressure on city managers, mayors and city council membersI.E. any form of activism. Of any kind except cheerleading. Ever. Oh, proclamations are okay too.
These polices will inevitably result in the end goal of equalizing income worldwide while controlling populationThis from the party that thinks 1% of the population should hold 99% of the wealth. We’re so far from any kind of income equality it’s laughable – and so is this half-concious rhetoric.
PLEASE READ THAT LAST PARAGRAPH AGAIN. AND THINK ABOUT IT!Hold your bible in one hand and your loaded rifle in the other!! Don’t forget to wet your pants for effect! Look out! There’s the TOASTER!!
Watch for these “buzzwords” as all are connected with Sustainable Development: Green (anything)So now Kermit’s a terrorist? Really?? I’m not happy about that. Not one bit. Such a clever disguise.
Green BuildingBy all means let’s build houses with as little insulation as possible – cuts into the profit margin don’t ya know? And cheesy windows of course – got to keep those after-market replacement guys in business! We’re only living in one of the harshest environments in the US… what the heck, make the buildings out of cheap concrete and turn up the themostat – Oil Never Ends!! um. no kids, it does.
LEED Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design)So we should embrace  FIDO Certified housing? (Flimsy Inefficient Disposable Overpriced) ?
Sustainable
Sustainability
Because we WANT to consume all the resources on the planet! (locust chirp)
Carbon Neutral
Carbon Footprint
Stop worrying about how much crap YOU’RE spewing into the air that WE all have to BREATHE. Real Christian of you brother. Amenhallelujah-chaCHING.
Multimodal TransportationEveryone will drive Hummers. That’s it. Sit down and shut up, DFH.
Historic Preservation
Smart Growth
Scrape it, pop it… sounds like dealing with zits – which is what most of the new housing developments look (and live) like. Don’t preserve any of the character of our cities, just keep building! (locust chirp)
Smart Cars
Smart Meters
Smart Grid
Because smart things are always bad. Life was better when everything was stupid. Stupid is the new Red State color.
Unanticipated RevenueBecause how can you set up the bribes?
Pilot Projects
Pilot Programs
Now this is confusing. I thought pilots were their big heroes?
Conservation EasementRemember: Conservatives HATE Conservation. Conservative = Locust and locusts don’t preserve they consume. (that’s why they get so freaked out about ‘limiting consumerism’ in any way… they might starve!)
Triple Bottom Line Budgeting (All decisions based on “Society + Environment + Economy”)Because all spending decisions should be based on (“Us” – “Them” * “Profit” + “Destruction” + “Kick a DFH if at all possible”)
End of Ride FacilityBecause you NEVER get off their ‘bus’ – locusts don’t stop till they die. Sadly, they breed furiously so there’s always another swarm coming.

The  really, REALLY sad part about this whole thing is that for all these years I’ve trusted Kermit. Now I’m just lost. I mean… what’s next? Cookie Monster a mad bomber? At least I know Miss Piggy will never turn, she’s been about consumption all along.

Denier dementia: a weather forecast

Might it be in the water? Could it be in the air? Or more likely it’s a matter of a unique dementia that strikes those who listen to rightwing talk radio or watch Fox News. The climate change deniers are on a roll because of the blizzard of 2010 on the East Coast. And they are getting ready to roll right into Longmont and Denver Metro with the forecast of the first winter storm of the season. The logic goes something like this: If it’s cold anywhere, then there is no such thing as global warming.

Watch Sam Seder’s most remarkable “weather forecast.”