Sometimes I hear something on the radio that makes me want to pick it up and throw it across the room, something that makes my blood boil. Of course, the news that encourages such behavior is not the radio’s fault — it’s just the messenger.
Case in point from listening to NPR yesterday morning, news that Republicans are reversing the green initiatives in the Congress building. According to a brief NPR report, and this source, House Speaker John Boehner tweeted “The new majority – plasticware is back,” in reference to plastic utensils replacing biodegradable utensils in the building’s cafeteria.
(The fact that the “green initiatives,” put in place under the Democrat-controlled House, still used a form of disposable utensils, albeit biodegradable, is a whole issue unto itself.)
Anyway, in the name of good investigative reporting, I went to Speaker Boehner’s Twitter feed, and did not find said tweet. Did he (or his handlers) realize that such a comment could be a PR disaster and retract it? Was it never said?
Regardless of what was or was not tweeted, the party now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives is demonstrating their ignorance and blatant disregard for the earth. These are the people who are leading our country. And I can’t blame the radio.