It’s Not Easy Being Green

…if you’re Gorezilla trying to buy his way out of the energy guzzling shame his humble abode has brought upon him. Oh, excuse moi. That’s a vicious right wing-ruin-Oscar-night smear. Let’s rephrase. He’s buying his way into “carbon neutrality“, which pretty much excuses everything for…um…leftoid global warming excuse makers.
Mike from Lamplighter was kind enough to pass along this post describing President Bush’s palatial Crawford crib and the scar it leaves on the Texas plain. Intrigued, I went a’ Googling for more. I found this info on a ‘progressive’ news site

The 4,000-square-foot house is a model of environmental rectitude.
Geothermal heat pumps located in a central closet circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground where the temperature is a constant 67 degrees; the water heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. Systems such as the one in this “eco-friendly” dwelling use about 25% of the electricity that traditional heating and cooling systems utilize.
A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof runs; wastewater from sinks, toilets and showers goes into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into the cistern. The water from the cistern is used to irrigate the landscaping surrounding the four-bedroom home. Plants and flowers native to the high prairie area blend the structure into the surrounding ecosystem.

…which still manages a snarky, shitty smack at the President, in spite of the obvious comparison between the ranch house and their Goracle’s ostentatious, revolting display of wealth and privilege.

… Heymann [the house’s architect and associate dean of the University of Texas architecture department] also termed the house “stunningly small.” Really? Would it be stunningly small for a single mother in South Central Los Angeles? How stunningly small would it be for an immigrant Latino family in San Antonio Maybe in the rarified heights where second homes are the norm, 4,000 square feet is small and on a stunning scale as well, but in Main Street America that much elbow room is pretty big for the first and only home.

Because you can buy carbon credits to offset your heavy energy footprint doesn’t mean that you should. Because you have the bulk and money to be a bully, should you? And doesn’t that finger jabbing out accusingly at the audience point your way in the bathroom mirror? Apparently not in the flying monkey world inhabited by Gorezilla and his merry minions.
It’s the liberal version of sin eating or sending the house servant to take your place in the draft ~ unethical, unconscionable, self-serving and conniving. But it IS

One Response to “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

  1. Mike Rentner says:

    Sehr interessant.

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