You're not alone in having to put up with them.
This has been my perfect weekRead the whole thing. It's quite poignant. And provides more than a few chuckles.
Jeremy Clarkson, writing in the Times of London
A couple of weeks ago, plans for a wonderful new coal-fired power station in Kent were given the green light and I was very pleased.
This will reduce our dependency on Vladimir’s gas and Osama’s oil and, as a bonus, new technology being developed to burn the coal more efficiently will be exported to China and exchanged for plastic novelty items to make our lives a little brighter.
It’s all just too excellent for words, but of course galloping into the limelight came a small army of communists and hippies who were waving their arms around and saying that coal was the fuel of Satan and that when the new power station opened, small people like Richard Hammond would immediately be drowned by a rampaging tidal swell.
They argued with much gusto that if Britain was to stand any chance of meeting Mr Prescott’s Kyoto climate change targets then we must build power stations that produced no carbon emissions at all.
You’d imagine then that last week, when Gordon Brown announced plans for a herd of new nuclear power stations, they’d have been delighted. Quiet power made by witchcraft, and no emissions at all. It’s enough, you might imagine, to make Jonathon Porritt priapic with pleasure.
But no. It turns out the eco-mentalists don’t like nuclear power either for lots of reasons, all of them stupid. (link)
Those environmentalists that you're having to endure - you know, the ones who fear the kind of power generation method we've used in this country for 200 years - are not all now camping out in Wise County, Virginia. Though you may at times think so. A few are actually huddled together awaiting impending doom in England as well.
Maybe we should get them all together and ...
Hat tip to WD.