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Updated: Limo liberal now “helicopter liberal”

Speaking of irony, life for some is just full of it.

Pop star Will.i.am spoke at Oxford University in a climate debate saying:

‘Climate change should be the thing that we are all worried and concerned about as humans on this planet, how we affect the planet, our consumption, and how we treat the place that we live in.’

Indeed.  Boilerplate good stuff for the true believers.  Of course, living up to his words?  Yeah, not so much:

The 37-year-old Black Eyed Peas star arrived for the talk at Oxford University in his private helicopter.

Seemingly oblivious to the furore that it might cause, the pop star even tweeted pictures of the ‘hip.hop.copter’ when he landed.

[…]

His trip from London was a total of 286 miles and used 71.5 gallons of fuel, ploughing three-quarters of a tonne of CO2 into the atmosphere, which is the same as the average UK person produces in an entire month.

Now if I believed this mattered significantly I’d be outraged.  In the big scheme of things, I really don’t care.  But the finer point here is obviously Will.i.am is oblivious to the fact that he’s a grade A hypocrite.  It’s hard to believe someone would be this unaware, but apparently he is.  Either that, or he just doesn’t care.

But hey, we all know how this works … sacrifice is for the little people.  Liberals want wind farms, but not if you can see them off of Martha’s Vineyard. 

Our buddy WIll.i.am isn’t any different than the limo liberals we’ve always had to suffer.  He’s just adding a new twist.

~McQ

Twitter: @McQandO

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11 Responses to Updated: Limo liberal now “helicopter liberal”

  • They have no sense of IRONY.  It’s just another appearance.

  • OwlGore frequently uses a helicopter, too.  The LEAST efficient form of flight…any way you look at it.  Very instructive…

    • Rather similar to His Denseness, Prince Charles, flying his private jet halfway around the world to lecture the commoners on the dangers of not mending their profligate ways.  Must be something in the water in England.

    • As inefficient as flying AF1 from DC to NY or Philly?

      • You can use any conveyance inefficiently, shooter.  The point was and is that helicopters use more energy per pound-mile than do fixed winged craft, and cost a LOT more to maintain.
        The larger point was that this self-righteous little pimple WOULD arrive on a bicycle if he were honest.

  • I thought it was normal that most all liberals are oblivious to the fact that they are grade A hypocrite’s.

  • It’s fun and easy to ridicule the hypocrisy of these people.
    The maddening thing is that so many of the useful idiots will not only ignore such information (either willfully, or due to a sympathetic media), but they will put these people up on pedestals for being “pro-green”.

  • Limo Liberal often needs to be replaced with “Gulfstream Liberal”.
    How many of these celebs run around in a 19 passenger G5 with three or four of their entourage?

  • Climate change should be the thing that we are all worried and concerned about as humans on this planet, how we affect the planet, our consumption, and how we treat the place that we live in.\

    Then he should find a new profession, because nothing is greener than a music tour/sarc

    • He doesn’t me “we” the way we use it.  He means “the little people”, but for the purpose of attempting to fool the useful idiots, he makes such statements from the perspective of a prole.
      It’s sort of a variation on the royal “we”, a displacement of identity for the purpose of distorting facts.