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  •  outstanding diary! (2+ / 0-)
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    Ellinorianne, DawnN

    I wish I could rec this again and again.

    This is such an important message!!!

    Okay, climbing on the soapbox now...

    I've spent the past 15 years in Germany, and energy consumption and pollution are the biggest culture shock factors when I visit home.

    Sadly, I still get laughed at by family and friends for giving up my car, keeping close tabs on standby elec. consumption, taking advantage of natural heating and cooling (sunlight and shade!) and "indoctrinating" my kids.

    They're all Dems, and I love them, but they really seem only to care about their immediate comfort and convenience. When I talk about how liberating it is to not have to worry about icy streets and the price of gas they (except for the Manhattan dwellers) roll their eyes.

    And those are just some of the folks on "our side".

    It's like I'm from another planet. I wish I were, because then I could keep mine clean and invite everyone over who feels the same way. As it is I'm very much from the same planet and they are helping to ruin it for all of us.

    I think that must be what it feels like to ride shotgun with a drunk alcoholic who is totally in denial that he's addicted or even drunk. Scary.

    Off soapbox now.

    Thank you so much for this post!

    Maybe just maybe our foremothers and our forefathers came to this land in different ships. But we're all in the same boat now. - John Lewis

    by bluesheep on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 02:49:22 PM PST

    •  Thank you (0+ / 0-)

      I am so glad that the coat Rick Perry wore in his video is so much more important than climate change.

      My 8-year-old, Charlotte, asked if Herman Cain's tax plan was called, "Mine, mine, mine!"

      by Ellinorianne on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 03:10:12 PM PST

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