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Sunday, May 28, 2006

You Conserve, But They Deserve

From Michelle Malkin's video blog Hot Air I learn that certain liberal greenie wannabes, while preaching conservation and cursing SUVs, in fact commit massive pollution themselves via their lavish "celebrity" lifestyle. A few examples:

  • Ted Kennedy tried to slip an amendment into an unrelated Coast Guard bill to kill a proposed windmill farm at Cape Cod, where the Kennedy's own an estate. Apparently, the wind turbines would ruin the view.
  • Barbara Streisand has a massive oceanside mansion in Malibu, and is said to drive an SUV.
  • Arianna Huffington was chauffeured from a Sierra Club national summit in a Chevrolet Suburban
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, according to a neighbor, drives a Mercedes SUV.
  • In addition to their Priuses, Chevy Chase and family own an SUV which they use to tow a horse trailer.
  • Michael Moore traveled in a private jet when traveling on a book tour.
  • And of course, there is John Kerry's Scaramouche powerboat, as well as his SUV collection.
Many "celebrities"* frequently travel by private jet and luxury limousine, using up way more fossil fuel than if they would fly commercial, and use a normal taxi. Hence the effective and derisive label that the conservative blogosphere has nailed them with, "Gulfstream Liberals".

*I refuse to celebrate them, so to me, they are "celebrities".


Anonymous said...

OK, Hollywood is full of hypocrites; not unlike Washington or Detroit. Hybrids are an overtrumped fad, gas prices are falsely inflated and the taxes lumped on top of a gallon are too high, CAFE standards are tearing apart the auto industry and barely 2% of the world's CO2 production comes from human activity.

Being pejorative and calling people greenies and oversprung liberals is not the answer. We have a responsibility to take care of our environment regardless of the data that exists and however speculative it is. Even us auto-engineers have a role to play. It's not too hard to conserve and be modest.

The Auto Prophet said...

I drive a car that gets 27mpg highway (and only 160 HP). I agree that we should be modest, and not consume far beyond our practical needs.

That being said, I do take pleasure in political warfare. The excesses of the left must be challenged. The know-nothing press must be challenged. If reasonable people don't stand up for reason, then we will all lose.

The liberals advocate said...

Gee... I wonder who is responsible for all the high taxes? Could it be the liberals er I mean the people of the lie? Naah..They would not doo that OK? After all they are "concerned" about the environment and themselves uh.. I mean people. Don't be so confrontational auto prophet I am sure we can reach my illogical solution.

loikll said...

Ha, Michael Crichton's "State of Fear" does a hilarious job of ripping Hollywood hypocrites -- who drive SUV's but brag about forcing their maids to drive Priuses. And the Martin Sheen-like character who yaks about the nobel savage right up until he gets eaten alive by Polynesian cannibals. HA-HA Great read

sh said...

HoosierDaddy said...

John Warner did succeed in blocking the Wind Farm on Cape Cod

The blue bloods have to stick together, don't they?