Sunday, April 22, 2007

Happy Earth Day!!

Today marks another "Earth Day" (April 22) celebration -- despite all the "harm" that humans cause to Mother Earth we have all made it one more year to celebrate this event designed to raise environmental awareness. My family enjoyed the weekend's wonderful weather in Minnesota by having a picnic on Holland Lake.

Now this is an odd thought but today's Earth Day events reminded me of Imelda Marcos, former First Lady of the Philippines, because I read a reminder in the sports page of my newspaper of presidential candidate John Edwards' recent US$400.00 haircuts. Which made me wonder about his Earth Day plans which are evident on his campaign website since it allows visitors to send a "Happy Earth Day" e-card:

Yes the same John "Two Americas" Edwards who is using class warfare to win the White House in 2008. So what is the Marcos and Edwards connection? Remember the quote Mrs. Marcos made to justify her shoe collection which included thousands of pairs of shoes? She said -- "it gives them (the poor) something to look up be inspired by.........."

Perhaps Edwards' haircut serves the same purpose as Mrs Marcos' shoes. Elitism knows no boundaries especially when it comes to raiding taxpayers' wallets.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

there's nothing wrong with her shoes. not a thing. i encourage shoe collecting, in fact.