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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

More On Those Eco-Friendly Hollywood Types ...

... and their heavy carbon footprints:
'Green' Stars Talk the Talk ... but Do They Walk the Walk?
By Jana Winter, Fox News


Hollywood's gone green — or so everybody says. Whether they're driving hybrid cars, shunning bottled water or making do with just one square of toilet paper, A-listers from Natalie Portman to Brad Pitt are joining the eco-chic bandwagon.

But who's really green, and who's just an imposter?

Laurie David, producer of Al Gore's Oscar-winning global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" and estranged wife of actor/writer Larry David, has become one of the most widely known environmental activists. But Jackie Mendez-Diez, David's neighbor in celeb-popular Martha's Vineyard, Mass., told FOXNews.com she's a hypocrite.

"I normally wouldn't care, it would just be between neighbors, but this woman was going around the country telling everyone to reduce their carbon footprint, and I really objected," Mendez-Diez said.

"She built this reputation on confronting people about their lifestyle — about what kind of car they drive, about everything they do — and in her personal life she took 75 acres of undeveloped wetlands and developed swimming pools during a six-year construction project. It's ridiculous!" (link)
Suppose this sort of story embarrasses these people?

Now That The Primary Seems Decided ...

...let's let Hillary do McCain's campaigning for him. Here she is with a devastating critique of Barack Obama's complete lack of experience:


For those of you on slower dial-up, she has this to say:

"Senator McCain will bring a lifetime of experience to the campaign, I will bring a lifetime of experience, and Senator Obama will bring a speech that he gave in 2002. I think that is a significant difference."

So do we all, Hillary. So do we all.

Thank God We're Not France ...

... where "freedom of speech" is a foreign phrase:
Former screen siren Bardot convicted in race case
The Associated Press

Paris - Brigitte Bardot was convicted Tuesday of provoking discrimination and racial hatred for writing that Muslims are destroying France.

A Paris court also handed down a $23,325 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights campaigner. The court also ordered Bardot to pay $1,555 in damages to MRAP.

A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed a lawsuit last year over a letter she sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. The remarks were published in her foundation's quarterly journal.

In the December 2006 letter to Sarkozy, now the president, Bardot said France is "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts." (link)
Another wonderful reminder of why we love our country. We ain't France.

An Odd Strategy

The man avoided the area like we had the plague during the Democratic primaries, but is now scheduled to appear in Bristol for a town hall meeting? What, does he think Republican votes are now his for the taking? Really?

The news:
Obama To Hold Town Hall Meeting In Bristol Thursday
By David McGee, Staff Writer, Bristol Herald Courier

Bristol, Va. – Susie Walling’s children got her interested in the presidential election, so when she learned Tuesday that Barack Obama was bound for Bristol, she knew the family had to attend.

Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is scheduled to hold a town hall-style meeting at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Virginia High School.

The visit comes just two days after the Illinois senator clenched the Democratic nomination following a six-month battle with Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Virginia hasn’t supported a Democrat for president in 44 years but is now considered a battleground, according to the Associated Press. (link)
And Southwest Virginia won't support the Democrat in 2008. No how. No way.

Neither will Tennessee.

Perhaps Obama just wants to get this visit out of the way so that he can work to win in areas of the country where he actually has a chance.