Global warming has obviously become the latest fashion trend for the liberal elite. Limousine liberals keep telling us how we should live, while completely ignoring said advice themselves. It’s either because they can afford the negative consequences of bad treaties like Kyoto or they just don’t buy into their own hype… or both.
Just a few examples:
Sheryl Crow preaches:
“I propose a limitation be put on how many sqares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting.”
I guess it’s a good way to keep people from approaching you autographs.
Sheryl Crow practices (from her performance contract in her nationwide tour):
“Parking as near as possible to stage (but not to be visible or obtrusive to the audience) for 3 tractor trailers, 4 buses, 6 cars.”
How many one-square trips to the can are needed to offset such touring demands?
John Travolta preaches:
“I think that everyone can do their bit, but I’m wondering if we have to start thinking about other planets and also domed cities, because I don’t know if there’s a way to repair these holes in the sky.”
John Travolta practices:
If you had residences in California, Florida and Maine, a growing family, and a collection of relatives on the East Coast, plus work that required you to travel great distances, live on location and only get back periodically, you’d probably want a fleet of private vehicles to take some home comforts along with you…
The actor owns a Gulfstream II luxury jet and has had a DC3 Dakota airliner, as well as a Lockheed Constellation. The crown jewel of his air force, however, is his 1964 Boeing 707-138B…
“And we fly in and out a lot. Last year when Johnny was in Tampa, he flew to and from work every day. Each night the kids and I would go out in the golf cart, watch the landing, then bring Johnny to the house while the plane taxied in.” - Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston
In response to criticism, he casually replies:
Despite his concerns, the 53-year-old actor - who owns and flies his own Boeing 707 - doesn’t plan to cut down on his own carbon emissions by flying less.
He said: “The thing is, I use them as a business tool. Maybe aviation will move into not contributing to those factors, but for the next 50 years, at least, that will be a fact.”
And of course, there’s the Godfather of the fashion trend, Al Gore, who preaches:
The world must embrace a “carbon-neutral lifestyle.” To do otherwise, he says, will result in a cataclysmic catastrophe. “Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb,” warns the Web site for his film, “An Inconvenient Truth.” “We have just 10 years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tailspin.”
..and then practices.
Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).
In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average. Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh—guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year.
Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.
And thus we see the flaw in Sheryl Crow’s proposal… crap like this will always require more than just one square.