A recent news report on the reaction of Maryland’s environmental lobby to Governor O’Malley’s proposed 2009 state budget spoke volumes to me about how the modern environmental movement has lost all sense of perspective.
Archive for January, 2009
While waiting for my Chinese take-out food, I glanced over at the newspaper rack and saw a headline that would have made me choke if I’d already been eating my Chinese spare ribs and pork-fried rice. The local weekly blared, “How should Maryland spend the Obama windfall”? Sports fans who remember football coach Jim Mora’s rant in 2001 during a post-game press conference and others who’ve seen it replayed in beer commercials can imagine the exact tone in my inner voice as I read the headline:
“What’s that? Windfall? Don’t talk about a windfall! You kidding me? Windfall?”
Just in case visitors to Maryland wonder why we’re all walking around with one hand firmly placed on our back pocket or one arm tightly clenched to our side, we’ll politely explain that the General Assembly is in session and we’re protecting our wallets and purses.