Inaugural Carbon Footprint

@ParaTed2k (22983)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
January 19, 2009 9:52am CST
I wonder how much energy and other non renewable resources are being used in the Inauguration celebration? I wonder if all the performers are going to carpool, or are they showing up with their bloated entourages in private jets? I wonder how much trash is going to be left laying around by all the earth loving Democrats when they leave? I wonder if PETA is protesting the serving of meat at the inaugural? How many animals had to die for the inauguration? How much paper and wood products are being used? Is the Sierra Club going to protest the deaths of all those trees? Will all the parking lots be empty, since we all know Democrats are all about mass transportation instead of personal vehicles. Speaking of personal vehicles, those who feel the need to drive to and around Washinging will undoubtedly be driving hybrids... not a single gas guzzling SUV will be found anywhere near the place. We just know that Barack Obama wouldn't harm our precious mother earth with his celebration. So lefty groups, what have you to say about all this?
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
19 Jan 09
I'm guessng the cabon footprint will rival Al Gore's little shin digs, we all know how carbon concious that is. As for the limo driving Obama, have you seen this thing they call it "the beast" It is the heaviest limosine ever created. I have heard this event being touted as "eco freindly" with a small army of volunteers at the ready to clean up, but how much energy is this monstousity going to consume? HUGE ammounts. Not that I care one iota, because honestly, the whole man made global warming thing is pure snake oil in my mind, with Al Gore being the biggest salesman in history. Will be intesting to see the aftermath of this.
@4ftfingers (1313)
19 Jan 09
I heard on the news that it's costing $150 million, the most expensive inauguration yet. Sounds a bit careless to spend so much, concidering the country is in recession. But then again, it is a significant part of convention and tradition.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I'm thinking that the Inauguration celebration is the beginning stage of his "job creation program" - too bad they'll all be unemployed by the end of the week!