Friday, October 12, 2007

Can't Teach An Old Commie New Tricks

Nearly thirty years ago, a bunch of uneducated musicians got together to cripple the advancement of nuclear power in the United States. Recently they went to a fundraiser for Barbara Boxer in California in the company of Al Gore. Much was made of their desire to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. As Hugh Hewitt and James Lileks discussed, surely they'd come around on nuclear power. Not so:
In 1979, we helped organize five nights of concerts at Madison Square Garden and an anti-nuke rally that drew 200,000 people. These efforts and the ongoing work of many grassroots and national safe energy groups have helped to hold off the building of new nuclear reactors ever since.

But three decades later, we're facing the same nuclear issues. And to counter this threat, we are organizing once again.

Clearly the only solution to global warming is to completely hamstring global economies. I guess what they say is true; you can't teach an old communist new tricks.

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