Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Laurie David Continues to Warm Globe

Instapundit highlights the continuing hypocrisy of the Goracle's film producer, Laurie David, buddy and pal of Cheryl "Single Sheet" Crow. The Hollywood and Entertainment Left may be the best argument yet for getting a chastened Republican Party back in power in Congress in 2008. Otherwise, we'll have to continue to endure patronization like the following:
Laurie David, the producer of "An Inconvenient Truth" and global warming activist, told Texas A&M students to change their "individual behavior" in order to consume fewer resources and to help battle global warming. As an employee of Easterwood Airport, I would like to point out that Mrs. David flew to our campus in a luxurious private jet, which could be seen from 10 miles away due to the thick plume of smog it left in its wake. I am neither denying nor confirming the epidemic of global warming, I am simply pointing out that hypocrites such as Mrs. David don't care about the environment, only their own political agendas. This is proven time and again by these celebrities' and lobbyist's "do as I say, not as I do" attitude.
Not only is David a hypocrite, the kind that used to be called a "limousine liberal." She is actually more appropriately termed a "Gulfstream Liberal," so named for doomsaying "global warmers" who trot about our dying planet via convenient private jets, ordering us to use one sheet of toilet paper per duty trip. Meanwhile, on the way to their next 21st century-style whistle stop, they burn up enough private jet fuel to illuminate Cleveland for a month. Of course, this is all right, because these people are clearly more important than you or me.

But, making matters worse, David has been discovered as a proven despoiler of the pristine environment of that playground for rich, lefty snobs, Martha's Vinyard:
Even worse is David's chic but hypocritical environmentalism at her summer home in Martha's Vineyard. She was issued a "notice of apparent violations" for building a 26-foot-long barbecue station, stone-and-concrete bonfire pit, and outdoor theater on an environmentally sensitive patch of their 14-acre North Road property without the proper permits. They were also cited for tearing up protected vegetation to make way for a lush, sodded lawn, among other crimes against nature.

The commission has since ordered her to remove the offending structures and restore the area to its previous state. All these violations were allegedly done to prepare for a political fundraiser hosted by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (another faux Green). Alas, there's no such thing as cheap environmentalism on the Vineyard.

I wonder how many rainforests David needs to plant to provide "carbon offsets" for that party? (HINT: Laurie doesn't have a clue.)

As we've stated elsewhere, these embarrassing goofballs are only in it for the publicity. "Global warming" chic is now clearly in the process of jumping the shark. From trashing Bush, to "supporting the troops" by denying them support, to squeezing dollars and guilt out of America's hard-working middle class, when it comes to wealthy Stalinists like David, it's all about them and to hell with the rest of us in the booboisee. It's "intellectualism lite" at its finest, practiced by "gaudy, cheap cuts from the beast life, immensely capable of that great disquiet called entertainment," as Djuna Barnes once aptly noted. The level of asininity currently being demonstrated by the likes of David and Crow in their fatuous "global warming" crusade may mark the beginning of the end of the left's latest bogus cause. And it won't be soon enough.

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