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The New Republic's Miserable Valentine

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RUSH: This is Valentine's Day. Here is a tweet from the New Republic. Happy Valentine's Day from the New Republic. "If your other half bought you a Valentine's card, be sure to say thanks for the 18.5 grams of CO2 it created."

In other words, if you got a Valentine card, you better be aware that that card is contributing to global warming and the destruction of the planet. What a bunch of miserable people! These people... I always noted, liberals do not enjoy life. They do not laugh. They're incapable of it. They are constantly in search of misery, constantly in search of victims -- and, accordingly, constantly in search of demons and villains.

You put a liberal in the room, and you've just taken all the joy out of the room. Whatever joy and peace is there, you throw just one liberal in there, and you have poisoned the atmosphere of the whole room. People get so concerned. You know what I don't get? And, by the way, the New Republic has a whole story about this. "Valentine's Day is an Environmental Travesty -- the carbon cost of greeting cards."

It's by a guy named Jeffrey Ball. How many grams of pollution is the New Republic, if you somebody gives you a subscription to that? It's a dead-tree publication. How much CO2's in the atmosphere because of the New Republic? "Valentine's Day is an Environmental Travesty." You know, every day we have to listen to what a bunch of stodgy, old-fashioned, un-hip, stuck-in-the-mud creeps Republicans and conservatives are.

Yet, as I say, if you have a fun time going on, and a liberal walks in, you've just ruined the atmosphere. They bring their misery in with them. They bring their unhappiness. They bring their search for inequity, inequality, and victimhood. They're constantly on the lookout for it. They're constantly on the lookout for villains, and they constantly bring in all their stereotypes. They're just a bunch of depressing people trying to dominate everybody's lives by spreading the misery around to everybody else.

There's a pull quote from the piece: "One estimate claims that making and transporting the average paper holiday card produces about 18.5 grams of carbon dioxide, roughly 600 times the 0.03 grams that it says is generated by the average email. Another puts the carbon footprint of an average greeting card at 60 times the footprint of an email -- one-tenth of the first estimate."

Another pull quote: "It's even crazier to buy said piece of card stock, drive it to the post office, and have the US mail truck it to an airport and then fly it to its destination." Do you believe they're sitting around thinking about this? And all of it in slavish devotion to a hoax. We're nearing a rarity, and that is all of the Great Lakes freezing over. That doesn't happen very often, and the left is trotting out physicists -- not climate scientists, but physicists -- to point out that it is global warming causing this.

Would you like to hear how? Would you like to know how global warming is freezing the Great Lakes? All of this hot air, all of this warming is causing instability in the jet stream and the polar vortex, and the warm air is actually causing the cold air to go to where people live. Normally the cold air only is where people don't live, and that's how they explain it.

It's sort of like saying, "If you put a frozen TV dinner in your oven and turn it up to 350 degrees, in five minutes it will be twice as frozen as it was before you put it in there, because the heat of the oven will cause all kinds of cold air to find its way into the oven and keep your frozen TV dinner frozen, even while the oven is heating up to thee hundred degrees." That's how much sense it all makes.

But still, aside from that lunacy, the idea that they have to rain on Valentine's Day? You know, the thing is, folks, they're serious. The people in the New Republic are serious. This is not at The Onion. They're just a bunch of miserable people, and they're trying to spread that misery and that search for victims and the search for demons. They take it with them everywhere they go and they try to spread it.

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