Sunday, April 8, 2018

My (Not So) Favorite Quotes: Trees Cause Pollution More than Cars

"Trees cause more pollution than automobiles do,"

-Ronald Reagan 

Like any typical Republican of the modern day, Ronald Reagan was a puppet for larger interests like the NRA, the super-rich, and of course the industries that pollute our environment. We know very well that cars pollute the air quite a bit, but Reagan dumbly let this jewel of mental idiocy slip out. While in cases of hot weather, trees do slightly pollute the air, but that's a tiny fraction of what cars do to the air.   


Kirk said...

To be fair to Reagan, he said this was before the EPA started mandating catalytic converters on redwoods.

Huggybear said...

Poor old Ronald - but I bet he's spinning in his grave at the utterances of the present lunatic in the White House.
Oh yes, how come TRUMP TOWER has no automatic water sprinklers installed for the residential area??????????? That is a criminal offence.
Where are the city safety laws of New York City??????????

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Did he even know about trees and plants making oxygen for us?

Fundy Blue said...

I love it, Huggybear! You always go for the jugular! Have a good one!

Fundy Blue said...

Some days, I just don't want to get out of bed. What is going to happen next?

Moving with Mitchell said...

Oh, Ronald Ray-gun. The beginning of so much that is now wrong in the United States.

Martha said...

I don't know what's worse: people who say things like this or people who believe them.

Huggybear said...

Ah my dear "Fundy" - I note you live in Colorado.
Thank God for the rarefied air of Colorado.

You might be in for a sporting surprise soon in football and it will be an annual event of rugby league between the UK and New Zealand in DENVER!!!

Fundy Blue said...

That would be very cool!