Saturday, August 30, 2008

Polar Bears and Polar Veeps

Why is Mr. Polar Bear saying, “Pffffffffft!”? Could it be that Sen. McCain’s veep choice, in addition to being pro-NRA and rabidly anti-choice, is also opposed to the decision to put polar bears on the Endangered Species list? Ah, and Mr. Polar Bear also gives a raspberry for Gov. Palin’s support of drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge(ANWR).

With such wacky political choices afoot, it’s time to urge Congress to permanently protect ANWR from drilling. The Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act (H.R. 39) does just that, with bipartisan sponsorship by Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-MN). Care2 has a petition here, to urge support for this bill. For more background, the Sierra Club also has a position paper on why Arctic drilling doesn’t make economic (or environmental) sense.

I’m still trying to figure out this VP choice. Bizarre.

5 comments:

Field Notes said...

Awesome bear picture! I agree with you about his VP pick. Of all the highly qualified and well-educated people in this country, he picks Palin? Half of my workplace is more educated about world affairs. I seriously doubt she knows anything about what's happening outside Alaska. And her stance on 'issues'? Waaaaaaay out to the far right. I cannot imagine her in the White House or representing our country abroad. But, the people of this country have demonstrated themselves to be stupid, so anything could happen. I mean a -woman- in the White House is sooooooo important that it trumps what she stands for. You won't hear her speaking about what she stands for because that will scare most soccor moms outside the Beltway way away.

Bluebirdcrafts said...

LOL he has been eating blue freezie pops!!!

High Desert Diva said...

It would be great if Congress would do something to protect the land.

As far as Palin....pfffttt about covers it!

Rosebud Collection said...

Love the photo..You know, politics are such a sad story..You hear what they want you to hear and like newspapers, they print only what they want you to read..This I know is true. I always tell my kids, learn to be self-sufficient..that way, you don't rely on any of them..

Art By MAR said...

I totally agree with you and Mr. Polar Bear!