I would like to reintroduce the Lesser Horned Barfing Newt, the poster animal for the not-so-cute-and-fuzzy side of the environmentalist movement! (He’s become something of a household joke around here since his initial appearance.)
No adorable, heart-string tugging pandas here! Yeah, sure, it’s on the verge of bankrupting hundreds of farmers because of the waters it lives in becoming protected and, thus, not available anymore for crop irrigation, but, hey, we have to save it! And never mind that it looks and acts a heck of a lot like several other local newts, which are doing just fine, we have to save this one! (I will gladly accept any and all donations so that I can continue to ever-so-diligently and selflessly raise awareness of the plight of the barfing newt… and maybe buy myself some extra chocolate while we’re at it.)
It just begged for an illustration.
He will show up at the top of environmentalists-behaving-badly posts from now on, because if you can’t laugh about it, you’ll cry. And, no, he isn’t real.
What is real, however, is the environmentalist movement’s anti-people ugly underbelly.
Those of us participating in the local prayer siege got to observe the *beautiful people* arriving for the huge new Planned Parenthood clinic’s big ribbon-cutting gala. Valet parking, huge catering trucks, ties and dresses, etc. (Struggling non-profit in need of government funds my… um… foot.)
The arriving vehicles were interesting. We saw a couple of Hummers and tons of Lexus, Mercedes, etc.; this was not your average cross-section of vehicles in our area. What got my attention, however, was an oddly high number of “clean vehicle” license plates and hybrid cars.
As I once snarked at a left-leaning relative, “Save the baby owls, kill the baby humans, huh?”
In the years since, I’ve noted that, when they’re being honest, the environmentalist response is, “Yeah, of course. So?”
*sigh* Here’s your barfing newt!