There was a nice little spat in the gubmint this week.
Some smart arse suggested that if the agriculture sector didn’t cut down on greenhouse gas emissions [i.e. cow farts] that the gubmint would have to consider banning ownership of second cars.
This is in itself worth a good belly laugh. as not only is it hugely impractical, and probably unconstitutional but would probably bring down the gubmint in the blink of an eye. It is a hairbrained idea that could only be thought up by some gobshite who lives on a bus or train route and probably isn’t married. It’s an idea that has the stench of the Green Party all over it and probably originates with the Great Fuckwit himself, Eamon Ryan, the leader of the Greens.
Anyhows there was a quick response from Kerry.
“You know, why isn’t there talk about SUVs where, in my opinion, nobody in Dublin needs one unless there’s a particular reason.
“Why aren’t they talking about banning them in Minister Ryan’s own constituency in Dublin Bay South for example,” said Griffin.
This is indeed a perfect response as in the vast majority of cases, SUVs are a mere status symbol that is used mainly for running kids to and from school, usually on routes that are well served by public transport. The airwaves yesterday were full of complaints about the first suggestion and full of support for the second.
Unfortunately our gubmint is relying on Green support for their coalition and the fucking Greens are making the most of it. They are pushing the climate agenda for all its worth, swathes of cities are being pedestrianised and cycle lane are appearing everywhere. They are really milking the fact they hold the balance of power and Ryan is constantly in the news hectoring us about Climate Change and how the planet is in imminent danger of spontaneously combusting if we don’t walk everywhere and all go vegan.
Is it any wonder I have zero respect for politicians?
And the Greens in particular….