Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Being "progressive" = Back to the Future

I find it so hilarious that liberals want to be known as "progressives" because they are always thinking.

Take for instance their "progressive" attitudes towards energy. Forget Nukes. They want to invest in wind and solar energy. You may remember from your history book that we left those forms of energy, oh, about, 140 years ago, because we came up with something more efficient.

Now take public health. As a result of bans on DDT as well as other chemicals, diseases such as malaria which could have been eradicated are now on the way back. Kind of like, the year 1920.

Or how about bed bugs............

Think the bedbugs are biting? You're not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency say the pest that was oh-so last century is making a big comeback in the United States as well as other countries. There's currently no bedbug hotline to record the extent of the bug's return, but federal agencies suspect the rise of pesticide-resistant bedbugs and increase in international travel may have led to the latest invasion.

Cities like Chicago are feeling the pinch. Alejandra Cancino of the Chicago Tribune reports: "Bedbug complaints to the city's 311 help line increased by about 76 percent in the last year, with 1,478 made between Sept. 1, 2009, and Aug. 31, compared with 842 in the same period the year before." The spreading problem even came to the attention of the governor who in July authorized a bedbug committee to determine the extent of Chicago's problem and what to do about it.

Better life through chemicals.

Not in a "progressive" world.


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