Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pissing On Us All


Take that, Nancy San-Franciso-Values Pelosi, you liberal bitch.

Here is the perfect metaphor for everything the current teabagger congress is all about: Because recycling is a goddam liberal idea, styrofoam is back in the Congressional dining room. God forbid that anything -- anything -- that smacks of progressive ideas, that smells of environmentalism, that suggests petroleum is negative in any way could be countenanced by those ideological icons of ignorant idiocy.
“Foamed polystyrene” is a miraculous invention that manages to be completely awful through every step of its near-eternal “life cycle” — it is manufactured with petroleum that must be imported from Middle East dictatorships, toxic “styrene oligomers” migrate into the food it holds, it’s highly flammable and produces black poisonous smoke, and most of the 25 billion polystyrene cups tossed every year will take more than half a millennium to degrade. And that’s why the Republican-led House of Representatives made it an immediate priority to cancel the House cafeteria’s four years of biodegradable food and beverage packaging. It’s part of the GOP leadership’s “return to the mid-1990s” program. Nancy Pelosi sure was a yucky woman trying to do some sane environmentally-minded things, wasn’t she? Thank the American Jesus that woman is no longer in charge of anything.

No, I suppose it's not the most important thing in the world: what Rs do in their dining room has virtually nothing to do with the global impact of styrofoam -- not any more than what they do in Congress has anything to do with fixing our country. But it is representational; it's absolutely revelatory of the superficiality, the venality, the unseriousness that makes for elected teabaggers. The only thing that's important is to spit on everything that might be construed as thinking beyond their own self-interest.

And the people who elected them need no excuse to follow suit: how silly, how elitist, how intellectual, how scientific ferchrissake, to make the effort to recycle, to reduce toxicity in the environment. Piss on you, planet earth; piss on you, liberals. We're in charge now, and we've got asses to kiss, money to make, base people to appease.

What dangerous people these are; how willfully careless, cynical, destructive. How dismissive of reason and thought. And how proud they are of it. High fives all around, laughing all the way to the bankers.


4 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

Just when we finally agree that Mike Huckabee should be next on Jehovah's Glioma list, you do something like this...
AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!!!!!!!!
and I know there's no way in the world you know what movie thats from, it's a litmus test, "W" knows it, "Hussein" doesn't.
President Hussein I mean, foreigners LOVE "Dumb and Dumber" its like its on the Citizen test or something...
For the record, I LIKE styrofoam, I use it to add the quart of 5-30 my 95 Camaro consumes monthly, drink the 2 cups of "Kroger's Best Breakfast Blend" my caffeine receptors demand morningly, and one morning I drank out of the Camaro's cup by mistake, didn't even notice till...
never mind.
and whats 500 years if you think the Earths 20 billion years old??
and what about all those drapes you used to mask your surgical blood loss for years? I know you never actually had to clean up after yourself, but those things are purt' near(American Southern Dialect for "nearly:)indestructible...
and have you seen Pelosi's makeup lately?? talk about your toxic waste...

Frank

Blame Obama First said...

Part of the calculus has to include the washing of permanent cups (hot water and disposal, soap washing into the environment), the cost of cups (the life span of a ceramic cup is about 15 uses), etc. We did a study at my college--styro is better hands down for both costs and the environment.

But those are facts. You will probably want to substitute your beliefs and emotions.

Sid Schwab said...

Reading comprehension, BOF: as the article states in actual words with meanings you could look up, until the teabaggers worked their will, they were using recyclable and biodegradable materials.

But thanks, once again, for cogent analysis. It's not that your point is unworthy of discussion; it's just that it happens not to apply in this case

Sid Schwab said...

P.S: Must be a hell of a college, BOF. I washed dishes in my college dining hall, and our ceramic cups, dishes, etc, lasted years. Around my house, we've had our coffee mugs, cups, dishes, for forty years. Can't imagine what you were doing to your cups to make them last only fifteen uses, but it must have been a lot of fun.

Far be it from me to question actual science, but if your data were based on 15 uses, it might be that you might wanna wanta revisit the whole study.

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