Some thoughts on Earth Day looking into the rearview mirror

Jane Jamison
It must be my Earth Day hang-over...but I keep smelling eco-hypocrisy. 

President Obama's flights on Earth day burned more than 9,000 gallons of jet fuel.

Michael Tremoglie at the Philadelphia Bulletin takes the romance out of Earth Day.

Ira Einhorn, the co-founder of Earth Day apparently loved the earth, but murdered his girlfriend in 1977, hiding the body in a trunk in his apartment. It wasn't until two years later that the stink was so bad that the crime was discovered.

One would think that such a gruesome case of domestic violence would have put Father Earth Einhorn away for years.  But because of his Gaia-loving ways, Einhorn was a darling of the liberal elitesse, and got "special" treatment.
"At the bail hearing, Mr. Einhorn was praised by a contingent of luminaries - all testifying to his character. There were Ivy League professors, an Episcopalian minister and corporate executives who worked with Mr. Einhorn raising funds. They all stated under oath that he was a man of the greatest integrity."
Republican "turncoat" Senator Arlen Specter was Einhorn's defense attorney.  He wrangled an unconscionably $40,000 low bail for Einhorn, and concocted the "CIA and/or FBI did it and framed me" defense.

What did Einhorn do?  Jumped bail, (a la Roman Polanski) hid out in France with some Swedish woman (something about "the girlfriend in the trunk" was lost in translation??) until he was outed, finally brought back in 2001 and convicted in 2002. 
"Ira Einhorn was arrested for murder March 28, 1979, the day the Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident occurred. Ira Einhorn, environmentalist, was charged with murder during the same period as one of the greatest environmental accidents in United States history.

But the real irony is that more people died in the apartment of Ira Einhorn, co-founder of Earth Day than at Three Mile Island. The environmentalist killed more people than the so-called environmental disaster."
My final remembrance of Earth Day 2010 is the stupid things environmentalists tell us to worry about.  Check out the T(oo) M(uch) I(nformation) on "green sex" penned by Stephanie Iris Weiss. (hat tip: The OtherMcCain)
"Hormone-based birth control is a landmine of horribleness," the Manhattan-based author said. "It's bad for the body, and marine life. Hormones get excreted into the water, and fish are becoming hermaphrodites."
Ew.

Jane Jamison is editor of the news/commentary blog, UNCOVERAGE.net. 

It must be my Earth Day hang-over...but I keep smelling eco-hypocrisy. 

President Obama's flights on Earth day burned more than 9,000 gallons of jet fuel.

Michael Tremoglie at the Philadelphia Bulletin takes the romance out of Earth Day.

Ira Einhorn, the co-founder of Earth Day apparently loved the earth, but murdered his girlfriend in 1977, hiding the body in a trunk in his apartment. It wasn't until two years later that the stink was so bad that the crime was discovered.

One would think that such a gruesome case of domestic violence would have put Father Earth Einhorn away for years.  But because of his Gaia-loving ways, Einhorn was a darling of the liberal elitesse, and got "special" treatment.
"At the bail hearing, Mr. Einhorn was praised by a contingent of luminaries - all testifying to his character. There were Ivy League professors, an Episcopalian minister and corporate executives who worked with Mr. Einhorn raising funds. They all stated under oath that he was a man of the greatest integrity."
Republican "turncoat" Senator Arlen Specter was Einhorn's defense attorney.  He wrangled an unconscionably $40,000 low bail for Einhorn, and concocted the "CIA and/or FBI did it and framed me" defense.

What did Einhorn do?  Jumped bail, (a la Roman Polanski) hid out in France with some Swedish woman (something about "the girlfriend in the trunk" was lost in translation??) until he was outed, finally brought back in 2001 and convicted in 2002. 
"Ira Einhorn was arrested for murder March 28, 1979, the day the Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident occurred. Ira Einhorn, environmentalist, was charged with murder during the same period as one of the greatest environmental accidents in United States history.

But the real irony is that more people died in the apartment of Ira Einhorn, co-founder of Earth Day than at Three Mile Island. The environmentalist killed more people than the so-called environmental disaster."
My final remembrance of Earth Day 2010 is the stupid things environmentalists tell us to worry about.  Check out the T(oo) M(uch) I(nformation) on "green sex" penned by Stephanie Iris Weiss. (hat tip: The OtherMcCain)
"Hormone-based birth control is a landmine of horribleness," the Manhattan-based author said. "It's bad for the body, and marine life. Hormones get excreted into the water, and fish are becoming hermaphrodites."
Ew.

Jane Jamison is editor of the news/commentary blog, UNCOVERAGE.net.