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I guess I am in a good mood. This had me laughing aloud.
From a site called Longrider, the author argues against a plan by the Richmond town council to charge high emissions vehicles higher parking fees:
[A parking tax based on carbon dioxide emmissions] is nothing more than a punitive tax designed to punish those who make purchasing decisions of which the council disapproves. . . .
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Listen you jumped up fascist fuckwits, you have no obligation to do anything of the sort. You were elected to serve the residents of Richmond, not to socially engineer them into thinking as you do. You do not “encourage” by using financial penalties for forbidden thinking and behaviour – that is blackmail, not encouragement. Get a dictionary, look the words up. It isn’t difficult, you pair of obnoxious, bullying little shits. It is not, absolutely not, your prerogative to use force to dictate people’s buying choices.
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Once more we have the lemon sucking, purse lipped, puritans of envy and spite trying to force others through extortion and blackmail to bend to their will, to give up their free choice to abide by what local councillors deem to be the “correct” lifestyle choices; the smug, arrogant self-righteousness dripping from every vowel expelled from their sanctimonious lips. One thing is sure; if anyone tries to tell me what vehicle I should buy, my response would make nitric acid appear like mild green Fairy Liquid in comparison. How dare these jumped up poltroons presume the right to dictate their will to those whom they serve.
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“Climate change is the single greatest challenge facing the world today,” said council leader Serge Lourie.
Really? And the proof for this is? Once more the smug arrogance of the global warming fascists is apparent as they assume that they are right, so that justifies any and all behaviour – after all, it’s global warming, innit? This, despite the science they claim is so robust being at best, flaky. Yes, the planet is warming. This is something it has done before. It has also cooled. It is a natural phenomenon. The question – and it’s one that has not been satisfactorily proven despite the hyperbole – is just how much we are affecting it. Recycled horseshit is still horseshit and I can smell it all the way from Richmond. But, never mind facts, never mind evidence, the mantra is enough, and people must be socially engineered to think as the inquisition does or burn as a penitent heretic. How vile, how pestilent, how abominable and execrable are these new inquisitors.
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