Assigned Reading: Activists Hang Global Warming Banner From Mount Rushmore (FROM: Fox News)
For those who haven’t heard by now, yesterday morning, rock-climbing environmentalists scaled Mount Rushmore in South Dakota and unfurled a gigantic banner encouraging American politicians to address the perceived problem of climate change.
Forget, for a moment, that these granola-munching hippies thought it appropriate to hang a photo of Barack Obama’s face alongside those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Forget that the 11 activists were trespassing, and forget even the overarching farce that is global warming. Focus instead on one sentence in particular from the news article:
Park workers are trying to remove the banner, [National Park Service spokeswoman Patty] Rooney said, but strong winds have complicated the process.
“It is not down yet,” she said shortly before noon.
She said park workers will assess damage to the 5,725-foot mountain once the banner is down.
These imbeciles actually damaged the mountain in an attempt to save the environment.
That’s the equivalent of powering whaler intercepting ships with whale blubber. Or forcing compact fluorescent light bulbs on the American people despite the dangerous levels of mercury released if the bulbs are broken. Or facilitating the expansion of expensive and counterproductive biofuel programs to the extent that rainforest in Brazil is actually getting leveled to make room for sugarcane crops destined for fuel.
Then again, when has the left ever been concerned with unintended adverse consequences?