Of Morans And Men
Someone should arrange a couple of junkets for Republican voters before this upcoming election. One would be to Iraq, where the truth of this war can be experienced first-hand. That should go a long ways towards rolling back the FOX propaganda. The other trip would be to the Arctic region, to visit the global warming-ravaged, shrinking ice packs. This trip has already been taken by Republican legislators, including Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who voted last year against an emissions bill to cap greenhouse gases. Chambliss joined Sen. John McCain and others on a fact-finding trip to Greenland, and has made a complete about-face on global warming. He no longer considers it to be a partisan issue. If we could get a million or so more Republican voters to do likewise, Bush's support would melt just like those ice caps.
This past weekend, I delivered a cab-full of yuppie hipster-wannabes to yet another beer-fest in the city. They were discussing the merits of various high-tech SUVs, and I asked them where gas mileage ranked. They said it was a non-factor, of course, and went back to talking up hydraulic rear-view mirrors and such. I didn't bother trying to push the issue of global warming with them, as I figured they would just claim that it's all the ramblings of morans. I've learned that you can't argue with a senseless beast, and especially not one with a six-digit salary. You'll just be treading on thin ice.