Just when you think the busybodies and nannies of Bezerkley can’t get any crazier you find stuff like this:
To meet its ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Berkeley is encouraging all 100,000 residents to join support groups to help individuals fight global warming.
Like Alcoholics Anonymous and Weight Watchers, the groups are part social, part confessional and partly about accountability.
Join a support group and save a polar bear. I wonder if people will be driving to these groups? And in that case doesn’t that sort of defeat the whole purpose? After all, who wouldn’t want to:
The program encourages participants to meet four times over a month to calculate their carbon footprints, create individual goals and help each other meet those goals. The goals can range from giving up driving to insulating one’s hot water heater to eating more vegetarian meals.
The program allows much leeway with the details. Some groups meet for wine and cheese or a potluck, some meet during an office lunch break, others meet after church services.
This would obviously be The First Church of the Bush-Haters and Mother Gaia Lovers. I think they give the whole thing away with that wine and cheese line. This is just a hip way for ultra-liberal kooks to get together and drink a “nice full-bodied Napa Cabernet” and honk down some goat cheese.
As for doing anything to “Save the Planet” – by their own standards the only thing they could really do that would help is to kill any rugrats they have expelled, followed by ritual suicide.
Unfortunately they never seem to actually follow through on their beliefs.