Scott Walker Doing His Part on Earth Day to Reduce Wisconsin's Carbon Footprint...
...By continuing to reduce the noxious emissions of state government:
Ok, Scott. You have my attention. --> Scott Walker celebrates Earth Day by firing 57 environmental agency employees http://t.co/uopOpPZooI
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) April 22, 2015
No seriously -- if you're going to make the environmentalist catch-22 argument as Democrats John Kerry and Claire McCaskill have, that a shrinking economy is good for the environment because of less carbon emissions, then you have to agree that the same holds true for shrinking the government as well. Radical environmentalism isn't my religion, but the Book of Saul demands that its practitioners stay faithful to their own tenets.
"Contra Mother Jones, though: I don’t think that Scott Walker deliberately set out to lay off those folks on Earth Day itself," Moe Lane posits.
"Instead, I simply think that Scott Walker doesn’t give a flying leap about Earth Day one way, or the other. Which is, frankly, more entertaining." As Jonthan Chait's bete noire would say, heh, indeed.™
Certainly, Walker's doing more for the environment than this plutocratic carbon-destroying One Percenter.
Lots of empty seats as Obama speaks about climate change in the Everglades pic.twitter.com/Buz6lCevew
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) April 22, 2015
That level of carbon waste is so bad, Hollywood director Joss Whedon is pondering if he would withhold penicillin from the president should, Gaia forbid, he become ill. Particularly since Mr. Obama has been jetting away on "Earth Day" since the very start of his administration:
Update: I don't think I need to remind most regular Ed Driscoll.com readers of this factoid, but for those newly tuning in:
Happy #EarthDay everyone!!! While you're celebrating, remember that the creator killed and composted his girlfriend. http://t.co/Q29WP1WXbg
— Kate (@misskathrynhyde) April 22, 2015