Newsweek on 'Model Citizens' in New York

Ben-Peter Terpstra
From Newsweek (written in nanny-state tones for readers):

You could practically hear a collective groan from enviros across the world yesterday, when The New York Times reported on city apartment dwellers who leave their air conditioning running for days and days when they are not even home: with "utilities included" in their rent, these model citizens don't pay for it, and they want to walk into a nice cool room when they get back from vacation or just a tough, hot slog from the subway.

But just wait until Newsweek realizes that manmade "global warming "is a faith. And don't get me started on Gore's houses, brother.

The "collective groan" that Newsweek could "practically hear" came from conservatives, my guess. What's more, those air con-hungry apartment dwellers are more likely to be liberal Democrats, if demography is your thing. Remember this is New York (not the conservative heartland).

Two suggestions:

As far as I'm concerned, Newsweek should lead by example, and ban all energy-intense advertisements. After all, we only have one planet, right?

Newsweek should study the simple lives of low-energy conservatives (like the Amish). Old school Protestants are experts in simplicity. They're "model citizens."

 

 

From Newsweek (written in nanny-state tones for readers):

You could practically hear a collective groan from enviros across the world yesterday, when The New York Times reported on city apartment dwellers who leave their air conditioning running for days and days when they are not even home: with "utilities included" in their rent, these model citizens don't pay for it, and they want to walk into a nice cool room when they get back from vacation or just a tough, hot slog from the subway.

But just wait until Newsweek realizes that manmade "global warming "is a faith. And don't get me started on Gore's houses, brother.

The "collective groan" that Newsweek could "practically hear" came from conservatives, my guess. What's more, those air con-hungry apartment dwellers are more likely to be liberal Democrats, if demography is your thing. Remember this is New York (not the conservative heartland).

Two suggestions:

As far as I'm concerned, Newsweek should lead by example, and ban all energy-intense advertisements. After all, we only have one planet, right?

Newsweek should study the simple lives of low-energy conservatives (like the Amish). Old school Protestants are experts in simplicity. They're "model citizens."