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Vacation, protesters and oil

May 20, 2015

P1020765Next week my son will be here at the cabin for a short vacation and unless there is a matter of major import, other than a photograph or two, I will probably not be posting. Because like in days of old on my wifes refrigerator in Philly I also have a ‘honey-do’ wish list of things I would like to accomplish. Also just like my wifes list I am sure only a couple of the major items will be attended to. So please do not feel slighted if after my annual ‘Memorial Day’ posting I am silent during the week.


Irony is taken to a higher level

Hundreds of protesters marched across a bridge, outside of Seattle to terminal 5
and temporarily closed the road,
at the same time blocking port entrances with hundreds of kayaks.

*”The mass demonstration was the latest protest of the Polar Pioneer’s arrival in Seattle. Protesters greeted the rig Thursday,protest and then hundreds of activists in kayaks and other vessels turned out Saturday for a protest dubbed the Paddle in Seattle. The activists say they are concerned about the risk of an oil spill in the remote Arctic waters and the effects that tapping new frontiers of oil and gas reserves will have on global warming. ”

One of these deeply committed highly intelligent protesters Lisa Marcus said….
*”We’ve got to wake up” to the dangers of human-caused climate change, she said, ticking off a list of environmental problems that the world is facing. “Shell is trying to make it worse, and that’s not acceptable.”


To me this is the very definition of irony
when the protesters
arrive in their SUV’s
and jump into their plastic kayaks
wearing their polyester fiber rain gear
and want to end the search for oil.

When environmentalists show me
that they can live without anything at all petroleum based
then we can stop the search for oil.

 * media reference

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Gina permalink
    May 21, 2015 1:11 am

    Have a wonderful visit with your son !


  2. Del permalink
    May 21, 2015 3:47 am

    Oh the irony! Yea Pete took the words right out of my mouth.


  3. May 21, 2015 4:39 am

    Enjoy ‘family time’, Pete..!


  4. Jon permalink
    May 23, 2015 5:53 pm

    Pete, joining others in wishing you an enjoyable visit with your son.
    Yes it’s ironic isn’t it how phony these environMENTALists are. You’re probably right. showing up in their SUVs & telling us how to live.
    Like you, I’ve long said when these useful idiots turn in their gas meters, water meters, anything made from petroleum or a by-product of, move out of their homes made from wood.
    “Say what would you do if you gave up your car to save the environment?”
    “Oh, no problem, I’ll just use public transportation.”
    “But buses use diesel fuel & power plants are natural gas or coal.”
    “But those aren’t fossil fuels.” (See Nancy Pelosi for another gem on how natural gas isn’t a fossil fuel.)
    “Oh, i see.”


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