Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy 40th Anniversary, Earth Day

That's the bad news. The good news is that after 40 years of unsustainable population increases, billions of tons of toxic herbicides and pesticides added to the richest farmlands and all waters downstream from them, we are actually still here.

My greenhouse this morning. A table full of plants, growing and awaiting May transplant:

Henderson's Crimson Cushion tomato plant beginning to flower (in April!):

The deck at 3:00 p.m. today:


freeper said...

Earth Day was born out of protest.

Last night there was a documentary on that highlighted video clips of Reagan, Bush, and a few more pollution friendly Rethugnant presidents giving their speeches commemorating Earth Day.

I wonder how many people didn't catch the contradictions...

Suzanne said...

oh geez, to go from the great greenhouse photos to the photo of the deck -- dang dood *laughing*

freeper said...

Earth Day was created 40 years ago.

40 years ago, Americans actually did more than just make not of it's passing.

They actually demanded action from their government and got results.

20 million people turned out in organized protests.

BY 1990, 200 million people in 140 or so countries around the world turned out in protest.

Today ?

Most Americans couldn't be bothered to make any effort to show any concern for the planet that sustains their very existence.

And that includes most of the folks who claim to be progressives, or liberals.

Earth Day ? Why bother ? Note it's passing, and then blithely forget about protesting the destruction of the planet.

Who cares ? ....right ?

Leave the heavy lifting to someone else. Leave any and all work to someone else.

Notice that the first article is dated 2010 and the other is dated 2007.

Anonymous said...

Freeper is a fraud.

Freeper is a right wing extremist mole.

If you don't believe me, google "freeper."

Bye Bye Freeper. But we're not done yet. We'll be done when I say we're done, and we're not done yet, fraud. Not nearly. I'm gonna track you(s) down, you K street America ruining Palin whore parasites.

Anonymous said...

that coming from a person who hasnt' the capacity to comprehend anything but his own illusions.

You're gonna track me down ?

And what is a WATB milk sop going to do once that happens ?

You've got nothing, in person, or hiding behind your fantasy, (which appears to essentially share much too much overlap, ) .... no matter to me, ....either way, you're irrelevant.


I'll remind you again, the thread is about a context which it appears is yet another concept you are incapable of addressing, intelligently or otherwise...

Go play in the street..


Anonymous said...

Fraud: You're just a fraud.

By the way, I know some good trackers. Kind of like blood hounds. They're after you, stink butt.

Anonymous said...

Ooooooh, scary fantasy stuff...

'after me',

.....what a putz...

Anonymous said...

K Street boy: We'll see. I already got some good scents today.

Anonymous said...

We'll see ?

No need to wait, the evidence is in, jim, you've got nothing...

Scents I believe,

....though you aren't capable of comprehending their source is likely to be of an internal nature.

Too bad you can't seek some sense some time, you'd get more service out of that than more of your disturbed imagined fantasies...


Anonymous said...

K Street Boy:

You're a fraud who used to use the name freeper. You're toast. You're burned. Bye Bye.

Anonymous said...

i'm right here, jim, did you want to issue some more of your fantasy threats ?

Track me down ?


Try something other than your insecurity, like addressing the context of the threads.


If you look at the thread, you'll see there is context to address,

...I haven't yet seen a post about your insecurities.


Anonymous said...

Phil, is your greenhouse heated? We built a little one last fall, but it just relies on sunlight, and I've been too nervous to start anything in it so early.


Anonymous said...

Beware of "Freeper" who has often posted here and is now posting anonymously:

From Wikipedia:

"Free Republic is a moderated Internet forum, activist, and chat site for self-described conservatives, primarily within the United States.[1] It presents articles and comments posted pseudonymously by registered members, known as "Freepers"

Anonymous said...

Hey jim, try addressing the context of the threads,

....your insecurity isn't compelling to anyone but you.



freeper said...

The post that generates this thread notes the passing of another Earth Day and of all the comments, the majority of the comments have nothing whatsoever to do with the passing of another Earth Day.

It appears, for those unable or unwilling to address the context of the post, the systematic destruction of the planet that sustains our very existence takes a backseat to banal and trite trivialities.


Makabit Bat Guriel said...

Yeah, it's good to see the little green sprouts there Gusty. It makes up for lives lost and families devastated due to the oil rig explosion. fucking amazing

freeper said...

At least phil isn't advocating eliminationism.

'Lives lost' doesn't mean much if you get to decide who loses the life, eh ?

Compassion and/or empathy, either one, aren't your strong points.

You present no evidence you're a paragon of environmental awareness, let alone do you display any evidence you're any less inactive when it comes to doing anything about preservation or restoration.