Selling Indulgences, 21st Century Style

Mike Yon points to this post from Matt Holtzmann, who reports a number of kiosks at SFO where one can purchase feel-good carbon offsets for one’s flight.
“There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute”

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In the case of the environment, we now have a class of con men similar to the priestly class in the 1400′s responsible for selling indulgences, forgiveness, and exemptions from penitence. Instead of the religious hucksterism of the “pardoners” as Chaucer wrote, we now have ATM style environmental conscience cleansing.

ATM-style environmental conscience cleansing!

PT Barnum would be prould.

Solidarity

UPDATE: It’s 3:00 PM CDT, and as the major market indices close on a very bullish beginning to the 2nd Quarter – up 3%!! – it is time to return to our normal blog format. Hopefully, this completely meaningless gesture has raised awareness of meaningless awareness raising gestures, ribbons, etc., etc., etc. AND, lest anyone forget, here is a screenshot of “NG: in the Dark”.

Furthermore, if Michelle Malkin decides to add NG to her blogroll as a result of our Solidarity, then we will, of course, be happy to reciprocate…

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Today, Michelle Malkin goes dark, and we here at NG stand in solidarity with her.

Tomorrow, we will return to the normal blog format, but for today, we will “go dark” with Michelle.

Embrace the dark side, Muwahaha

We’ve turned out the lights at MichelleMalkin.com. Why? To raise awareness of empty awareness-raising gestures by Gulfstream liberals, Google energy hogs, and Gore-worshiping cultists whose DAISNAID (Do as I say, not as I do) environmental alarmist policies would send us back to the Stone Ages.

I urge you to help Raise Awareness of all forms of enviro-nitwit-ism, too, by:

*Cranking up your thermostats.

*Returning your CFLs.

*Protesting PETA’s animal cruelty and animal rights/environmental terrorism.

*Purchasing a carbon debit package.

*Informing your local public school teacher of Al Gore’s electric bill before he/she attempts to cram “An Inconvenient Truth” down your kid’s throat.

*Reproducing!

*Sending your favorite SUV-basher to visit The Concourse of Hypocrisy.

*And using as much toilet paper as you damned well please, guilt-free, while humming Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do:”

WooHoo! I love it.

TIME NEVER DIES

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