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Jun182012

In the World According to Van Jones, the EPA Has Saved More Lives than the US Military

Hat tip to the Washington Examiner.  They should be given a medal for sitting through the Take Back the American Dream Conference, or as C-Span so rightfully called it, the Conference to Energize Progressives for the 2012 Elections thingy.  

Highlight of the event was Van Jones starring as the apparent smart guy who uses really dumb analogies:

Van Jones, former green czar to President Obama, suggested that the Keystone XL pipeline could harm America the way crack cocaine destroys the human body as he called for a grassroots environmentalist movement to push for cap and trade.

Jones praised the activists who fought Keystone by developing a drug metaphor. "They said, 'we're not going to let them jab this dirty needle of a pipeline into America. We're not going to let them take the dirtiest energy ever created and cook it up and stick it into this country,"

In other words, slinging crack is definitely not a green job.  Got it.  

Next...

Jones' crack cocaine metaphor followed his suggestion that Republican budget hawks would cause American children to die. "They say we've got to eliminate the EPA -- just wipe it out," he said. "The EPA, which has probably saved more American lives in the past 30 years than even the Department of Defense. The EPA which is keeping the poison out of our childrens' bodies."

Obama's former green czar called for a liberal grassroots movement to build on such successes as Keystone and ensure that "the Rodney Kings of today like Trayvon who are victimized by racial fights dont have to fight alone."

Oh brother...  The EPA:  the truest heroes. 

If you care to watch it you can still view it online on C-Span.   Just click on the video playback link on the right of the page that reads "Take Back the American Dream Conference: Morning Session".   Van Jones gets introduced around 43:15 of the morning video.

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Reader Comments (9)

I love this guy. He makes even the most extreme right winger sound like a Harvard grad. Keep it up obama, uh, I mean vanny. Sorry bout that, they all "sound" alike to me.

June 19, 2012 at 06:41 | Registered CommenterTijuana

Van Jones is a new lib hybrid; part race-hustler, part environmental nut-job. That said, there is something about this guy that makes me think a scam is going on behind the scenes. I foresee a tax evasion, ex-felon with warrants or fraud in Jones future.

June 19, 2012 at 06:44 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Just like the repulsive leftist Debs Wasserwhatzhername Schultzy, Van "Commiecrat" Jones is a fantastic gift to Mitt Romney's campaign.

Keep talking, you nutbags. Louder, please.

June 19, 2012 at 06:54 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

If Hispanics are supposedly pro-demoratic. Asians are for the "hard work, no whining and less government" Republican party.

"New Asian Immigrants to US Now Surpass Hispanics"

June 19, 2012 at 08:09 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I'm not so sure, Thomas. Immigrants as a whole are coming from societies where big government and/or socialism is the norm, so it would be logical to assume that they are going to continue looking to Big Brother for hand-holding and free stuff. I hope I'm wrong.

On a tangent, isn't it sad that we have to import brains from Asia, instead of developing them in our own schools? Johnny can barely write his name, so Silicon Valley has to hire Li Fen or Kim to do the job. Way to go, American education industry manglers, and you government pinheads who make the rules; be proud of No Child Left Able to Think For Himself.

June 19, 2012 at 08:52 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I'm not so sure, Thomas. Immigrants as a whole are coming from societies where big government and/or socialism is the norm, so it would be logical to assume that they are going to continue looking to Big Brother for hand-holding and free stuff. I hope I'm wrong.

On a tangent, isn't it sad that we have to import brains from Asia, instead of developing them in our own schools? Johnny can barely write his name, so Silicon Valley has to hire Li Fen or Kim to do the job. Way to go, American education industry manglers, and you government pinheads who make the rules; be proud of No Child Left Able to Think For Himself.

June 19, 2012 at 08:54 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Interesting that Van Jones would use a drug analogy for the Left's War on Fossil Fuels when he's been a noted critic of the War on Drugs.

June 19, 2012 at 09:19 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

"THE DDT BAN TURNS 30 — Millions Dead of Malaria Because of Ban, More Deaths Likely

Thirty years ago, on June 14, l972, the Environmental Protection Agency's first administrator, William Ruckelshaus, rebuffed the advice of his scientific advisors and announced a ban on virtually all domestic uses of the pesticide DDT. This was done despite the fact that DDT had earlier been hailed as a "miracle" chemical that repelled and killed mosquitoes that carry malaria, a disease that can be fatal to humans......

The results were disastrous: at least 1-2 million people continue to die from malaria each year, 30-60 million or more lives needlessly lost since the ban took effect. This is especially tragic since there was hope of eradicating the disease altogether when DDT was first introduced and its potential was recognized."

http://www.acsh.org/healthissues/newsID.442/healthissue_detail.asp

June 19, 2012 at 12:51 | Registered CommenterTijuana

As the world turns:

"CBS reports that when Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin met with the press after their long private discussion, "The two men barely looked at each other. You could just feel, sort of, the tension between them. And the body language really represented how far apart the two leaders remain on the issue of Syria."

"It is clear that President Obama did not get an agreement from Russian president Putin [on Syria]," CBS reports.

"And interestingly," CBS adds, "Apparently President Obama got a bit of a lecture from Putin about some other failed transitions that are going on around the world."

Not Foxnews. Not nonsense. Our leader in chief at work. Might be time to hit the links mr. prez and let the world take care of itself until November.

June 19, 2012 at 13:10 | Registered CommenterTijuana

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