Another far-left greenie group speaks up

That hotbed of liberal activism, that effete bastion of tea-sipping, tree-hugging, sandal-wearing, New York Times-reading left-wingers, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (known to the knowing as NASCAR), has joined the fight against global warming.

According to NASCAR’s website:

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing announced “NASCAR Green Clean Air” — a program to help capture the carbon emissions produced by racing. Under a pilot program that will expand significantly next year, NASCAR will plant 10 new trees for each green flag that drops during Cup Series events.

The tracks participating in the tree-planting program — 11 this year and every venue visited by the Cup Series in 2010 — will mitigate 100 percent of the carbon emissions produced by the race cars competing in their Cup Series events.

nascar“This is a first, important step in an ambitious five-year plan to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of NASCAR, while raising awareness of conservation among fans,” NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France said. “Our goal is to be an environmental leader not only in sports but in all industry.”

Over time, rolled out across all three national series, NASCAR and its partners will be planting approximately 20 acres of new trees each year. Michigan International Speedway, which is at the forefront of green initiatives, is matching the carbon-capturing planting effort at its track. A tree stores approximately one ton of CO2 over its lifetime, which means that the entire CO2 emissions from a typical race will be offset during this time.”

Personally, I blame Obama.

78 comments Add your comment

DB, Gwinnettian

June 30th, 2009
1:33 pm

Who among us does not enjoy NASCAR?

AmVet

June 30th, 2009
1:39 pm

I am duly impressed. Whether it’s a marketing ploy or sincere, i don’t care.

And though a tad symbolic in nature (get it?) it still is another major American organization that is no longer counted among the knuckle-draggers.

Good job car jockeys!

RealityKing

June 30th, 2009
1:41 pm

10 trees per green flag!? What a joke! Almost as big a joke as Nancy saving the planet by making Americans spend 52,500,000,000 per year making green energy competative with fossil fuels..

WhoCares

June 30th, 2009
1:42 pm

Seems to me folks have been planting trees longer than we’ve had Global Warming. If NASCAR wants to plant trees, let’em. However I doubt most of their fan base really cares about the Carbon footprint and I can about guarantee you that Obama ain’t got nothing to do with it.

WhoCares

June 30th, 2009
1:44 pm

Speaking of far lrft weenie groups. Did y’all see that show on TV about them exploding whales? Holy crap!

RealityKing

June 30th, 2009
1:47 pm

I hand planted 9,989 pine trees on 10 acres in the earily 90’s.., which means 998 green flags for me. Where’s my check Nancy!?? Al!!??

WhoCares

June 30th, 2009
1:51 pm

Reality King

And how many of them trees were ruthlessly culled out to make room for the others to grow bigger faster so they to could be cut down in the prime of life to make paper for worthless rags like the ajc. you…you…baby tree killer.

Pennsylvanian

June 30th, 2009
1:55 pm

Would love to comment, but it is the end of the month, and I am about at my carbon cap for blogging. I gotta go to the Cap ‘n Trade website and see if I can swap a 100 miles in my F150 SuperCrew 4×4 for a megabyte to blog.

RB from Gwinnett

June 30th, 2009
2:00 pm

Jay, did you know there are more trees growing in the US today than there were in 1900?

My guess is NASCAR is trying to get ahead of the whining about their CO2 emissions by doing something proactive and taking the opportunity to establish the baseline data for which they are judged. However, I’m sure the 10 trees won’t even cover the CO2 emitted by the grills in the parking lot cooking up all measures of delicious food for fans who don’t give a crap about all the global warming hysteria. Won’t cover the fans driving to the track in their motor homes, the drivers private planes, or anything else, but it did get Jay to publish a nice softball story for them without thinking about any of this stuff. Kinda short of investigative thought on Jay’s part actually…. Par for the course.

How many trees is Pelosi planting this year to cover her private plane? How about AlGore?

Paul

June 30th, 2009
2:02 pm

Hmm. Wonder if there’s a tax credit in all this…..

But trees are good. Just planted a couple, myself.

I guess this means Democrats from Washington won’t have to get vaccinated next time they go to NASCAR tracks, eh?

Report/Whine

They also announced they have a portable sound system they can put on each car that goes ‘vrrrooom, vrrroooom’ when they switch to hybrid racecars. Just thought you’d want to know -

Paul

June 30th, 2009
2:04 pm

RB from Gwinnett

Why do you think Gore likes the idea of being able to buy carbon credits?

And, if he does it though his fund, he even gets to make money off it!

Who says Dems don’t make good capitalists?

RB from Gwinnett

June 30th, 2009
2:04 pm

Hey, under cap and tax, is the AJC responsible for the loss of CO2 eating trees or is the paper company who makes the paper? What do you suppose that will do to the cost of paper since those companies have no real ability to offset their use of trees? Imagine what the AJC’s readership is going to look like when it’s news stand price goes to $2.00. Talk about “out-o-business” in a NY minute….

ByteMe

June 30th, 2009
2:08 pm

RB, did you know that there are far fewer trees growing in the Amazon rain forest than there were in 1900?

Just sayin’.

Mrs. Godzilla

June 30th, 2009
2:10 pm

Congrats AL FRANKEN!

Wahoo!!!!

RB from Gwinnett

June 30th, 2009
2:11 pm

Byte, I’ll keep that in mind if I ever plan to buy a rain forest in the Amazon. Until then, that’s not my problem and I’d prefer not to be charged for it.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 30th, 2009
2:11 pm

If they don’t buy off the goony environmental terrorists, then they will get suicide bombed.

Smart move by the rednecks, as usual.

Jake

June 30th, 2009
2:14 pm

Cap and trade is just a trillion dollar tax scam. The environment will be just fine and the economy would actually be better off if we just encouraged relocating from Texas, Florida, and Arizona to South Dakota and Montana.

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
2:14 pm

“Plant a tree, a bush or a shrub..” Lady Bird Johnson in her efforts to “beautify America.”

I’m more concerned about what’s being ripped up by its 100 year old roots and the Bradford Pears going in to “replace” them. What is happening here in Buckhead is a crying shame.

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
2:16 pm

“Congrats AL FRANKEN!”

At long last, a professional commedian in the halls of power! Progress, ain’t it grand.

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
2:18 pm

Anybody seriously committed to rational “going green” ought to check out Costa Rica. We could all learn a lot from them.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 30th, 2009
2:19 pm

FOX NEWS RECORDS UNPRECEDENTED TOP 10 OUT OF 10 PROGRAMS IN CABLE NEWS FOR 2ND QUARTER… ON PACE TO BE NETWORK’S BEST YEAR EVER…

And with that more people learn the truth.

Wich is bad for obozo, hahahahahaha

RB from Gwinnett

June 30th, 2009
2:21 pm

Josef, does a 100 year old tree eat up more CO2 than a 5 year old bradford pear? Maybe the global warming police can tell NASCAR what kind of trees they have to plant to get maximum benefit from each planting. I suspect that’s where we’re headed.

Does NASCAR have to cover the CO2 emitted making all the ice in those coolers everybody takes to the track? They should at least be able to recover some massive credits for aluminum can and glass bottle recycling!!!

AmVet

June 30th, 2009
2:23 pm

I honestly believe were he alive today Theodore Roosevelt would vomit if he saw the people who now call themselves Republicans…

Paul

June 30th, 2009
2:27 pm

AmVet

He rolled over in his grave, instead.

RB from Gwinnett

We just had 70-80 mph winds blow through. Nearly every tree that split, toppled or lost branches was a bradford pear.

Pennsylvanian

June 30th, 2009
2:28 pm

Back with a fresh supply of carbon offset for blogging. Cost me two round trips to midtown. Life is hard..

What do you think Teddy would do if he heard Dems were debating a tax on cow flatulence?

Paul

June 30th, 2009
2:28 pm

Report/Whine

In the spirit of the same type of questions Pres Obama got until about a week ago…

so… how are MSNBC’s and CNN’s numbers doing?

DB, Gwinnettian

June 30th, 2009
2:28 pm

J-nix and Mrs. G: Let’s not pour any bubbly until Senator Al’s actually seated, shall we?

Oh, and to keep Whiner’s crowing @ 2.19 in perspective: Let’s just say that “top cable news” is kinda like being the Tallest Dwarf. Put another way: Spongebob Squarepants regularly kicks Bill O’Reilly’s butt.

TW

June 30th, 2009
2:29 pm

How bad did ‘w’ behead the GOP?

So bad that Al Franken, a comedian, ran as a Dem and WON a Senate seat.

Welcome, Al!

See ya, Norm….bwaaaaaaaaaaa :)

Dave R.

June 30th, 2009
2:30 pm

Nancy Pelosi issues more CO2 during each press conference she has than NASCAR does all year.

Seek and ye shall Find

June 30th, 2009
2:32 pm

I remember sitting in the infield watching the tires go round and round, in my younger days, without the modern conveniences — conveniences that are considered the bare essentials of today’s viewing audience — such as lounge chairs, umbrellas, grills and portable refrigerators. A shade tree or two might have made a nice addition in the infield, out there in the hot sun, to help keep the beer cooler a while longer as well as boost the performance of the standard SPF -50 sunburn lotion of the day.

Paul

June 30th, 2009
2:33 pm

TW

You been gone a while? Miss all the posts here stating Franken is most assuredly NOT a comedian? That he’s a really serious guy. Does political stuff and charity work and other noncomedy stuff. But don’t call him a comedian. Some here in these parts get peeved.

Personally, I never saw anything funny about him enriching himself while other Air America employees were losing their jobs and getting paid in advance while other people were getting stiffed, but that’s just me.

pat

June 30th, 2009
2:35 pm

Oh brother, how stupid can you get? NASCAR has gotten so anesthetic and pansy it has become irrelevent. They all drive the same cars, they are worried about going to fast, now they are worried about the man made global warming myth.
I tell you how they can reduce emissions, quit racing. It barly resembles racing anymore anyway. I’d rather watch kids in go-karts….It’s more rivoting.

TW

June 30th, 2009
2:37 pm

Paul – Thought his AirAmerica gig was a drag. His books, on the other hand, were hilarious.

Normal

June 30th, 2009
2:37 pm

RB from Gwinnett

June 30th, 2009
2:04 pm
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RB, don’t sweat it, because the AJC will be printed on recycled Wal Mart bags…
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josef nix

June 30th, 2009
2:16 pm
“Congrats AL FRANKEN!”

At long last, a professional commedian in the halls of power! Progress, ain’t it grand.
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As opposed to the amatures, hmmm?
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Bradford pears are made from old Wal Mart bags also…

Paul

June 30th, 2009
2:39 pm

TW

People oughta stick with what they do best… on the other hand, if you can make millions and get a big raise while your coworkers are getting laid off, why not?

Hey, maybe he can go work on Wall Street?

Seek and ye shall Find

June 30th, 2009
2:39 pm

So bad that Al Franken, a comedian, ran as a Dem and WON a Senate seat.

Actually, Al could have run as a comedian and STILL beat his Republican rival. When the Republicans screw up, they don’t like to do it in a small and easily overlooked way. Even a comedian would have been a pleasant change.

Bosch

June 30th, 2009
2:39 pm

DB,

I don’t like NASCAR

RB,

Yes, the deforestation of the Amazon rain forest is your problem – it is everyone’s problem.

Normal

June 30th, 2009
2:40 pm

AmVet

June 30th, 2009
2:23 pm
I honestly believe were he alive today Theodore Roosevelt would vomit if he saw the people who now call themselves Republicans…
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I believe he would walk softly and hit them with a big stick…Just sayin’

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
2:42 pm

DB–I assure you I’m not pouring bubbly!

As for the trees, a 100 year old oak is considerably larger and the life span of a Bradford Pear is not very long. Not, mind you, that I have anything against Bradford Pears, there’s nothing quite so spectacular in full bloom. I feel the same way by mimosas. They are, though, decorative and not native. If we are talking sustainable reforestration, then best to go with what Mother Nature planted.

RealityKing

June 30th, 2009
2:42 pm

I can see all 9.989 on goggle earth. I figure they’ve soaked up enough CO2 in the last 15 years to free me and mine from all of lefties bogus taxes. Too bad science and logic only count when they fit into the progressive agenda to curtail our freedoms..

DB, Gwinnettian

June 30th, 2009
2:43 pm

Happy

June 30th, 2009
2:43 pm

Funny how the EPA reports concerning global climate change were assembled by an economist using irrelevant data.

Based on the four seasons, weather, etc…wouldnt the global climate change on a daily basis or is that blasphemy?

Henny/Penny the sky is falling.

Wonder if J Jackson was the extortionist behind this Nascar debacle?

Just sayin.

Paul

June 30th, 2009
2:43 pm

josef

Aren’t mimosas something you drink around a pool?

Happy

June 30th, 2009
2:44 pm

The advantage to being a liberal is it only requires short-term, non-commital, hysterical thinking.

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
2:46 pm

NORMAL–as opposed to the amateurs! Not that we haven’t had some first-rate commedians in there. Who could ever forget Sen. Proxmire! Or Sam Ervin, who made Watergate bearable,

Good description of the Bradford Pear!

Happy

June 30th, 2009
2:47 pm

I’ve developed a slogan for us all…

“Save the planet – Retain your Methane”

Will Al Goron issue carbon debits due to flatulence?

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
2:48 pm

PAUL–that, too :-)

T

June 30th, 2009
2:48 pm

What a day! NASCAR has joined the fight againts ManBearPig.

Tom

June 30th, 2009
2:49 pm

NASCAR finally speaks up! I knew it, I KNEW it! Another great “values” organization. Praise Geesussah!! Onward Christian Soldiers!

RB from Gwinnett

June 30th, 2009
2:49 pm

Bosch, so you’re an isolationist except for global warming? Is that it? None of the rest of the stuff in the world is our concern, but that is?

What is Obama doing to stop the deforestation of the amazon if it is indeed our problem? Anything? Or are we trying to offset their lack of environmental control with caps on our economy?

Seek and ye shall Find

June 30th, 2009
2:51 pm

When planting things, it is always best to diversify. Else, one might go the way of say the American Chestnut or even the Hemlock. Those nasty little woolly adelgids.

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
2:57 pm

TOM–back in my hometown where the major industry is a hardwood flooring plant, one of the local ministers, decades ago, preached a good sermon to his flock on their role as stewards and the obligation they were under as Christians to replenish what they took. He led them on a campaign to go out on Sunday and plant trees “in the garden of G-d, instead of coming in all dressed up to the house of G-d.”

TW

June 30th, 2009
2:57 pm

“on the other hand, if you can make millions and get a big raise while your coworkers are getting laid off, why not?”

Paul – Take a look at the last eight years – that’s why not…

And Maybe Al will join Wall Street? After all, he said his last book did so well that he’s now for the flat tax :)

Redneck Convert

June 30th, 2009
2:58 pm

Oh me! The Activist Judges on the MN Supreme Court just give the librul Al Franken the election. You might as well bend over and grab your ankles, because now the librul Democrats will have the 60 votes to beat a filibuster. What could be more American than a filibuster? 41 guys refusing to let a bill favored by 59 guys to come to a vote. Besides, if they beat a filibuster all the libruls would need is 51 votes to pass all the things they want. I halfway expect the gays to start showing up to get married at our churches and courthouses any day now. Anyways, I sure don’t want to be grabbing my ankles at my age but I wouldn’t mind sticking around to watch Whiner and RW the Original get what’s coming to them and listening to them scream.

Anyhow, if you don’t like NASCAR you need to pack up and move North. There’s nothing like seeing some good old boy sneak up and nudge the bumper of somebody in front just enough to cause him to wreck. It’s sort of like Free Innerprize on wheels. And them NASCAR boys is smart too. They can fool people into thinking that planting a bunch of trees at a track will make up for all the smokestacks belching smoke all over the country. That’s redneck smart.

Have a good p.m. everybody.

Normal

June 30th, 2009
3:00 pm

Happy

June 30th, 2009
2:44 pm
The advantage to being a liberal is it only requires short-term, non-commital, hysterical thinking.
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….not that there’s anything wrong with that…Just sayin’

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
3:03 pm

HAPPY–got news for you, being a liberal I can assure you, to be an honest one requires a great deal of long term commitment and a great deal of thought, just as being an honest conservative does. Just sayin’

Normal

June 30th, 2009
3:04 pm

…But gettin’ back to NASCAR…I saw a race in ‘64 at the AIR, when Fords were Fords, Chevys were chevys and so on. There was a cat named freddy Lorenzen (sp?) who drove a ford. Driving at 155mph he had a cigar stuck in his mouth and his elbow stuck out the window driving with one hand…he won that day, too..what a race…

Paul

June 30th, 2009
3:05 pm

TW

[[And Maybe Al will join Wall Street? After all, he said his last book did so well that he’s now for the flat tax]]

Not after the Democratic Party leadership reads him in on the reality of tax policy: it’s a way to maintain ‘them against us’ constituencies; work the ‘fairness’ issue (rich pay more); promote the ability to reward special interests and buy support.

Changing your mind. It’s becoming a requirement for Dems who make it to higher office.

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
3:06 pm

NORMAL–grew up around dirt tracks–screw NASCAR!

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
3:09 pm

Maybe it’s just my linguist’s nerve, but aren’t conservation and conservative from the same root?

Matlida

June 30th, 2009
3:17 pm

“The advantage to being a liberal is it only requires short-term, non-commital, hysterical thinking.”

Wow, really? That’s so insightful of you. Please enlighten us some more! Specifically: Where did you glean this priceless GEM of knowledge, upon what evidence is it based, and just exactly are you attempting to tell us by sharing it so unselfishly? Further, please define what you mean by short-term and non-committal, and apply these definitions to your view of “liberal,” comparing and contrasting — with hard supportive evidence — to the same terms as applied to “conservatives.” Then please provide examples of “hysterical” in the target group that do not also exist in the non-target group. Then we can all MARVEL at how amazingly brilliant you are, and thank you for your contribution to our greater knowledge base today.

Or are you just blowing talk radio out of your azz again?

Normal

June 30th, 2009
3:23 pm

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
3:09 pm
Maybe it’s just my linguist’s nerve, but aren’t conservation and conservative from the same root?
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Not to where you’d notice, anyway…
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I live by Lake Altoona and I hear the motors at Dixie Speedway most every Friday…Dirt is cool

FrankLeeDarling

June 30th, 2009
3:26 pm

I love NASCAR now i don’t have to feel so guilty

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
3:27 pm

new thread! Franken…

Paul

June 30th, 2009
3:30 pm

Dang! I thought NASCAR and Franken went together -

mm

June 30th, 2009
3:37 pm

Paul, I see you’ve turned into a flaming wingnut.

Whiner, bragging on Fox news? That just goes to show that progressives can think for themselves and conservatives have to be told how to think. Lump Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN ratings together, they still don’t amount to squat. Glad you’ve got something to feel good about. That’s a first. Nevermind, you felt good about McCain/Palin, too.

So the 7 month obstructionist marathon is over in Minn. Too funny. He’ll seat just in time to hopefully prevent more obstructionism in the Senate.

Wow, the wingnuts still don’t understand cap and trade has been around for decades. But why let facts get in the way. Only Rush knows the truth.

Jake

June 30th, 2009
3:45 pm

If Teddy Roosevelt were alive today the Republicans would put a bounty on him. Typical AmStupidVet post. FYI, Teddy bolted the Republican party for the Progressives when he couldn’t get the 1912 nomination. That was where he belonged as his beliefs in those traditional Republican values like conservaton, trust busting, and universal health care show him for what he truly was, the first RINO.

TGT

June 30th, 2009
3:46 pm

I suppose the implication is that “conservative” NASCAR has joined the fight against anthropogenic global warming (agw). Therefore, the consensus favoring the agw view grows. (NASCAR actually made this announcement about 3 weeks ago.) However, in NASCAR’s actual statement, there is no mention of “global warming,” “climate change,” etc. Just because one is for “conservation and preservation of our environment,” as driver Ryan Newman put it, does not mean one has bought into the nonsense that we are in for world-wide climate doom unless mankind changes its ways. (When NASCAR starts running around their tracks in electric cars, then I’ll start worrying that they’ve bought into the agw hype.)

For example, consider some of the “green” activities that I am involved personally involved in: I regularly recycle (just took my 30 gallon can full of items to the recycling center yesterday). My wife regularly grocery shops with reusable bags. I plant and maintain a variety of trees and flowers on my 1 acre lot (everything from begonias, marigolds, and crape myrtles, to roses, irises, and gladiolas). Along with my parents I have an approximately 1 acre garden that includes among other things: corn, beans, potatoes, squash, okra, jalapeños, tomatoes, and cabbage. We plant, maintain, harvest, can, freeze, etc. ourselves. Also, along with my parents we have several laying hens and many varieties of fruit trees and vines (apple, peach, grape, blueberry, etc.).

I say all of this to note that I’m probably more “green” than the vast majority of liberals that preach radical environmentalism and literally worship the earth. The proper perspective is one of being a good steward of the earth, but not going to the extreme of “saving the earth” at the expense of mankind. We all worship something, and those who have placed their hope in “Mother Earth” are someday going to be sadly disappointed.

TnGelding

June 30th, 2009
3:52 pm

How many “fans” did NASCAR lose with the announcement? Good! What a waste of resources.

Copyleft

June 30th, 2009
3:53 pm

TGT: Interesting claim… can you point to any liberals who “literally worship the earth” as you claim?

And can you support your claim that “We all worship something”? That’ll be news to the many humanists, rationalists, agnostics, and athesists around the world and throughout history….

md

June 30th, 2009
3:59 pm

I just spent several hundred dollars on landscaping in my yard, lots of trees,shrubs, and flowers. Does that mean when the 3 stooges – Barry, Harry, and Nancy – come calling for my cap and trade taxes I can give them the receipt?

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 30th, 2009
4:15 pm

The Supreme Court will be deciding the Minnesota Senate race and who knows how Anthony Kennedy will feel that day, months and months from now.

Hahahahahaha, clowns.

Seek and ye shall Find

June 30th, 2009
4:22 pm

Barry, Harry, and Nancy – come calling for my cap and trade taxes I can give them the receipt?

No, but if you put in more energy efficient windows or heat pump or other such items you might get a tax break as well as lower energy usage and therefore a lower power bill. Also, if your shade tree shields the house from the sun in the summer, you could even get a little benefit from that.

TGT

June 30th, 2009
4:42 pm

Copyleft:

Excuse me, “We all worship something” is a rather bold and philosophical statement. By “worship” I did not necessarily mean to imply something that is “religious.” “Worship” literally means “worth ship.” In other words, one “worships” that which is worthy. As Ralph Waldo Emerson (no Christian) put it, “A person will worship something – have no doubt about that. . . . That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and character. Therefore it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshiping we are becoming.” In other words, as I see it, you want to know what someone worships, look at how/where they spend their time, money, etc.

As for liberals who literally “worship” the earth, I’m quite sure, based on what I mean by “worship,” that there are millions of them in this country alone, though they may not admit it. They are those who have made “environmentalism” and “saving the earth” the main focus of their time, energy, and other resources.

godless heathen

June 30th, 2009
4:49 pm

Ok let’s do some ciphering.

NASCAR says 10 trees off sets one NASCAR race. Let’s say 43 cars for 500 miles each then.

At 5 mpg that’s 4300 gallons of fuel burned.

My pickup gets 15 mpg and I drive 20K miles a year. That’s 1333 gallons.

10 trees / 4300 gallons : x trees / 1333 gallons
solve for x and I get 3.1 trees.

Since I own and grow hundreds of more trees than that, I’m covered, you greenie idiots. Leave my truck alone.

Or calculated another way, according to NASCAR’s formula 1 tree offsets 430 gallons of fuel burned.

Now let’s try to take this nationwide. How many gallons of gas burned in the US per year and how many trees are there? I’ll do some research and get back to you. What if this shows that the consumption of gas/diesel in the US is offset by the number of trees? Won’t be good news for the environmentalist whackos will it?

Shawny

July 1st, 2009
8:45 am

This is stupid. Trees plant themselves, if we allow them to. Seeds fall, root, and grow new trees. Where exactly are they planting trees?

What needs to occur is the halting of ravaging of forests, where existing trees become farms.

eddie haskell earnhart

July 1st, 2009
9:26 am

This is hilarious. Nascar is playin the game folks. One of my families friends is a high ranking official at Nascar and believe me this is a well planned strategic move to stay ahead of the whiners. Nascar people think the left is a bunch of idiots, but they want them to watch the race. Duh!

Copyleft

July 1st, 2009
10:40 am

TGT: Oh, I see. I thought you were suggesting something bad or misguided.

But in your context, ‘worshiping the earth’ is an entirely sensible position. Indeed, what kind of fool WOULDN’T consider the world we live on valuable and worth our time and energy to protect and care for?