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Let them not eat tangerines!

In the latest lunacy from the celebrity elites, Elizabeth Edwards speaking to a environmentalist group announced that from now she will be making the ultimate sacrifice of giving up tangerines.  It was explained on Politico.com that she wanted to reduce her carbon footprint and since tangerines were transported from outside the state.

The politics of global warming got very concrete, and oddly difficult, In a meeting with local environmentalists in the coastal town of McClellanville today, where Elizabeth Edwards raised in passing the importance of relying on locally-grown fruit.

“We’ve been moving back to ‘buy local,’” Mrs. Edwards said, outlining a trade policy that “acknowledges the carbon footprint” of transporting fruit.

“I live in North Carolina. I’ll probably never eat a tangerine again,” she said, speaking of a time when the fruit is reaches the price that it “needs” to be.

Edwards had talked about “sacrifice,” at the meeting, but Elizabeth’s suggestion illustrated just how difficult it is to sell the specifics of sacrifice.

At some point, someone should have explained to her during the meeting that the rest of her food was probably not beamed via a Star Trek transporter.  Does anyone really think that Elizabeth Edwards even knows where her fruit comes from?  It’s probably been about 15 years since she has even set foot in a grocery store.  John and Elizabeth Edwards live in a 28,000 square foot mansion, fly in private jets and drive around in limousines and she believes she is sacrificing by giving up one specific type of fruit.

This is the mindset of the modern celebrity activist. They expect us all to give up everything in our lives in the name of global warming while they look down with admiration from their ivory towers.  Would they give up their private jet, mansion or SUVs? No, but they certainly expect us peasants to bicycle to work and buy all of our food locally.

All of this global warming tripe has just become nothing more than another excuse to tax (sorry, offset) the hell out of all of us in the name of saving the planet.  If all of these celebrity activists like Gore and Edwards really believed what they said, they would actually set an example for all of us by giving up their lavish lifestyles.

6 comments to Let them not eat tangerines!

  • Joshua

    I’ll bet Mrs. Edwards has to give up hot dog chili sauce, too.

  • Exactly, fist hot dog chill sauce, now tangerines. What’s next? Cake?

  • It’s entirely possible that Mrs. Edwards can move to Georgia to be nearer the Castleberry’s food plant. Once it reopens, she can then buy her hot dog chili sauce and other tasty canned meat products locally.

  • Chip Mango

    i think that celebrities can do good by complaining. with all the attention they get they can bring publicity to issues like global warming and globalisation that potentially affect all of us. if not the celebrities, then who? sure, we can post comments on blogs and so on but a celebrity can make headlines just by saying stuff. maybe these celebrities have their heads up their arse at times but without them saying stuff a lot of these issues would be just blips in the blogosphere.

  • I agree partially with what Chip says about celebrities doing some good bringing issues to the spotlight. The problem is that they have taken global warming from a scientific debate to a political debate. They don’t see this as a scientific phenomenon worthy of intense study, but a new excuse how to pull money from people’s pockets. No one is interested in solving the problem(if there is one), but how can we use it to further our political ends.

    Mark my words: Before the end of 2008, there will be a serious debate about attaching a carbon offset tax to every item that involves a CO2 based product which is basically everything including food. The tax itself will not be used to improve the environment but will go to fuel the bloated bureaucracy that is our nation’s government.

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