Tuesday, July 24, 2007


She's giving up tangerines because, somehow, someway, (I can't be bothered, to be honest) they contribute to global warming.

UPDATE: OK, my curiosity got the best of me. She is "sacrificing", as we all must. Here's the deal, tangerines are not grown locally. We must support locally-grown fruits and vegetables, because they have a smaller carbon-footprint.

In order to encourage such support of local fruits, we must tax the hell out of those damned foreigner fruits.

Therefore, Elizabeth Edwards, price-conscious consumer that she is, "will probably never eat another tangerine again."

It brings a tear to my eye, to be honest.

Reliapundit: Great post! WOW! Whatta freakin' nut. As if she couldn't afford a truckload of overtaxed tangerines. SHITE! She could fly them in on the private jet her hubby flies around the country in!

It'd JUST be funny except it actually TYPIFIES the core Leftist thinking.

Here's the money quote from the article you linked to (IMHO):
"I live in North Carolina. I'll probably never eat a tangerine again," she said, speaking of a time when the fruit is reaches the price that it "needs" to be.
The idea that taxes and regulations can best or more efficiently determine where prices "need to be" is the heart & soul of SOCIALISM and it has been proven wrong - PROVEN WRONG not just by Hayek, but by REALITY, by LIFE, by RECENT ECONOMIC HISTORY.

It's simple: if central planning was better than a free-market then the USSR and Red China would be kicking ass instead of kicking up daisies!

As hard as this is for Leftists to accept - as "counter-intuitive" as it may seem - free-markets ARE MUCH MORE EFFICIENT at setting prices and supplying goods and services which people want or need.

The price of TANGERINES already INCLUDES the price of transportation, and doesn't need a "carbon footprint" tax to make the price "were it needs to be."

This comment by Mrs Edwards - (who seems to be the one with the BALLS!) - PROVES that the Left is really REALLY pushing the whole AGW/global warming/man-made CO2 BS in order to price things where they need to be priced - through taxes and regulations. IT'S SOCIALISM, AND IT HAS FAILED EVERY TIME.

Don't be fooled.


Jim Rose said...

The headline should be that Liz Edwards wants drivers on the West Coast to lose their jobs. That's basically what she is calling for.

Pastorius said...

Good point, Popinjay.

Dionne said...

Elizabeth Edwards has really been irritating me with her ridiculous comments lately and this one takes the cake.