Skip to comments.S.F. green firm president killed skiing at Homewood resort
Posted on 01/28/2008 3:21:39 PM PST by RDTF
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I was making the point that propping the dead guy up on the pillory as a “greenie” over some fairly generic verbiage that could as easily refer to sane, Conservative conservation as to radical envirowhackism seemed a bit of a hasty judgment, at the least. At worst, it’s the kind of thing that gets us all slammed as a gaggle of beer-swilling, educationally deficient rednecks.
Now, by your description of what’s reasonable, I can see that we pretty much see eye-to-eye on how to handle all things out-of-doors. I’m all for poking holes in ANWR and the bottom of the oceans off of our own shores to get to the oil we already know we’ve got, and I take great umbrage to the greenies’ thinking they’re the only ones who give a rip about nature, because they’re willing to inconvenience the entire human population of Earth (and even kill off a few million) so the sap-headed bumphucker can survive. We normal people — people who pack out our trash when we go camping, and who stick to marked trails when we ride off-road, and who take reasonable measures not to waste energy around the house (how many times can you tell a kid “turn out the lights when you leave the room” before they actually do it?) — don’t care at all just because we’re not ready to implement measures that result in genocide, and our opinions can, therefore, be dismissed out-of-hand. Still, I’ve met enough sane, Conservative, conservation-minded naturalist types that I’m just not that ready to slap on the envirowhack label over a bit of suspicious verbiage.
There IS, in fact a sane path between life with roaring 427 V-8’s with dual 800cfm carburetors (sweet music to my ears, BTW), and the ratcheting of bicycle chains that does not require the eradication or government regulation of either, and Conservatives above all others should be bent on pointing it out.
Vinceri is the passive present infinitive of the active vincere.
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