Well, I guess in a way that it is only appropriate that the Garden State be selected for the new home of the Live Earth concert to raise awareness of Global Warming.
Although the wise-ass in me would have loved to have seen it be moved to somewhere in Oklahoma, just to drive Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) absolutely batty. Of course the fact that Inhofe can still call Global Warming a hoax after the recently published IPCC Report, proves that he is already batty.
Over 130 countries have participated in the IPCC’s fourth report, which has involved over 2 500 scientific expert reviewers, 800 contributing authors and 450 lead authors.
In this country a handful of officials at the Department of Justice can’t keep their stories straight long enough to cover up the fact that they fired 8 U. S. Attorneys for purely political reasons, and Inhofe thinks that this hoax could be carried out with this many experts, authors, scientists? Heck, even the few scientists paid off by Exxon to dispute Global Warming, can’t keep their mouths shut long enough for people to actually believe that they came to their conclusions independently from the $10,000 reward offered by AEI (a thinly veiled “think tank” funded by Exxon) offered to try and counter the reports.
But of course, such a stunt would only prove to be a distraction as we watched Inhofe go into convulsions, so it is ultimately better off here in New Jersey (where we can paste posters for it all over the refineries along the New Jersey Turnpike 😉 )
Snark finally aside (I think), I am proud to have the event here in New Jersey.