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Rocket scientists? Not these bobble heads …

Because I hadn’t met my weekly quota of ‘what-are-they-thinking?’ head shaking, I turned on Fox News the other night for giggles and grins.

It didn’t take long to begin my side-to-side head tremors. And there were certainly no giggles and grins (grimacing, maybe).

Some boob predictably railed against the current administration’s perceived anti-business environmental activism. (That jobs, the stock market and consumer optimism are all up in recent months/years were of no apparent concern to this nitwit.)

I've been derelict about recycling this week's trove of trash. Time to get down and dirty.

I’ve been derelict about recycling this week’s trove of trash. Time to get down and dirty.

He didn’t specifically mention global warming, but I’m left to wonder why the bobble heads at Fox don’t cozy up to the folks who are smart for a living: NASA and the Department of Defense.

Both entities have co-joined opinions on global warming; NASA on the here-are-the-cold-facts side and the DOD from the we’d-better-get-planning-for-it perspective. (Maybe our rocket scientists will eventually find truly intelligent life on other orbs. One would think Fox would respect our defense experts for considering the security implications of global warming.)

As you’ve heard (or observed) from me, I don’t claim to be the sharpest knife in the drawer. I’m just a guy who picks up litter and gives a damn about the environmental legacy we’re leaving our children. But my God, if super-smart people are sounding the alarm louder and louder, the deaf ears at Fox News and the equally nit-wittish GOP ought to put aside their collective ideological stupidity and defer to those with bazillions more brain cells.

But the realists among the environmentally concerned don’t likely expect that to happen at Fox. I may not be overly sharp, but their perfectly coifed face-people and other talking heads are a drawer full of truly dull blades.

About Dave Bradley (254 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; one on 15 years of writing a weekly letter to my kids (plus other recipients), the other on my localized environmental responsibility. I'm a writer by trade and both endeavors are accepted practice for me. As for the letters, my adult children Ellen and Reid may have seen letters as corny at one point, but it's accepted practice for them, too, to find something in their mailbox other than bills and junk mail. Email and texting don't do a lot for me for a lot of different reasons. Snail mail has its place in the communicative world so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 'Pick Up Your Path' and the environment, I advocate what citizens can do themselves to take a direct hand in their neighborhood environment. But Pick Up Your Path is also a general environmental blog. It may be largely about litter and trash, but both of those are just one element of the total environmental picture.

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