If Eddie Markey have been a real Green New Deal warrior, he would have deflated a couple of Beacon Hill SUV tires himself.
He may need even led the mob of local weather change vandals—referred to as Tyre Extinguishers—who deflated the tires of 43 SUVs per week in the past that have been parked tightly in a single day on streets adjoining to the State House.
But maybe the 76-year-old junior U.S. Senator was too busying holding an Earth Day press convention with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the reintroduction of the Green New Deal Resolution.
“The Green New Deal isn’t just a resolution,” Markey mentioned, “it is a revolution.”
Perhaps the vandals heard him. These left-wing loonies referred to as the SUVs “large killer automobiles,’’ which even of their wildest desires confirmed that they by no means got here throughout a U.S. M1 Abrams tank.
So, in the midst of the evening, the group stealthily went after SUVs parked on Mt. Vernon Street, Pickney Street, Brimmer Street, Cedar Stret, Otis Place and David G. Mugar Way.
They posted flyers on the automobiles which mentioned, “your gas guzzler kills” and “you’ll be angry, but don’t take it personally. It’s not you, it’s your car,” as if the automobiles parked themselves.
“SUVs and 4x4s are a disaster for our health, our people, our public safety and our climate,” the group mentioned on its web site. “Bigger and bigger cars are dominating our towns and cities, and all so a privileged few can flaunt their wealth.”
One of the privileged few who averted having SUV tires deflated on his Beacon Hill Street was millionaire John Kerry, Joe Biden’s local weather czar, who lives in a $20 million mansion on Louisburg Square, simply off Mt. Vernon Street.
His SUV was not there however was in all probability stashed at his different mansion in Martha’s Vineyard.
And it’s factor Kerry was not at house. Otherwise, he would have given them a lecture on doing extra to save lots of the planet.
It’s additionally lucky that neither Gov. Maura Healey nor Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll had their fuel guzzling Ford Expeditions parked on Beacon Hill that evening or they too may need had their tires deflated.
Had that occurred, climate-conscious Healey would have referred to as a press convention to say, “Yes, tires are deflating, but that is how forests grow.”
As it was, Healey, shouldering each Markey and Kerry apart in local weather change scams, earlier introduced “a ton more money” ($100 million) in grants to 30 cities to battle local weather change.
While ugly trash mounts on the shoulders of state roads, Healey’s grants would permit cities to rent specialists “with skills in climate resilience” and permit them to construct group groups “focused on populations most impacted by climate change,” in accordance with Healey’s workplace.
How about beginning with selecting up the garbage on Routes 495 and 128?
Still, no one goes to push Markey apart relating to pumping local weather change and shaking down folks for marketing campaign contributions.
Only a day after his April 20 Green New Del press convention with Ocasio-Cortez, Markey was emailing constituents asking for donations as little as $5 to battle massive oil in an effort to “notch more big wins for our planet and our future.”
The subsequent day, April 22, he introduced the opening of “the Ed Market (pun intended) online store” the place folks should purchase Green New Deal merchandise or ‘merch,’ as Markey mentioned.
For sale are Vote Markey posters from $15 and Markey, U.S. Senate bumper stickers for $5.
The “merch” additionally features a “coveted Markey Mug,” Green New Deal baseball hats for $30, and $30 every for T-shirts labeled “Jobs & Justice,” “Organize,” “Ed Markey Senate” and “Protect others, wear a mask.”
The cash raised, Markey mentioned, goes “directly to our campaign as we fight for big, bold action on the climate crisis. So not only can you help power the nation-wide movement for a Green New Deal and a livable future for all, but you can look great while you do it.”
Boy, are we in bother.
Peter Lucas is a veteran Massachusetts political reporter and columnist.