John Ransom

If you’ve ever been to Washington, DC on a cold winter day, you’d know that 30 degrees Fahrenheit is pretty darned cold in the capital. With steady winds over 20 mph and the damp, swamp air, the cold snaps at you like the bitter end of a rolled up towel.

Chicago at 15 degrees isn’t as cold as DC at 30.

That’s why I find it hard to believe that 35,000-40,000 global warming activists, who by all rights should not have winter gear- they shouldn’t have it, nor should they be allowed to have it- showed up over the weekend in DC to protest…um…something.

You just never know with those lefties.  

They are always mad about something. And you can be sure that that something is generally good for you and me.

Mortgages? Mad about that.  But don’t we all want to buy a home?

Big Gulps? Ok, maybe not so good for you, but delicious just the same.

Happy Meals? The toys make me happy. The FDA? Not so much. 

Pharmaceuticals? Mad about that too. But medicine actually saves lives. Ask the guys who had strokes- the ones who made it to the hospital for treatment- whether medicines, commonly referred to as pharmaceuticals, are good or bad.

Oh and don’t get me started on jobs. We all want jobs, but liberals seems to have almost an allergic reaction to anything that isn’t a non-defense related government job.            

If they had their way we’d all be working for that struggling, underfunded agency the Department of Education.

But anywho, that leads me back to the whole protest thing, in the cold, over the weekend in DC.

So rally organizers tell us that 35,000-40,000 whacked-out enviros showed up for event, led by old Leatherface himself, Robert Redford, who wrote a letter of support, even if, like a lot of others, he decided not to brave the elements and show up himself.

That’s good news for the rest of us and for Redford too. I know he’s like 105 years old by now, but Redford has never heard of moisturizing cream, apparently, judging by his craggy face.

But apparently he HAS heard of hair dye.  That’s why I’m just brimming to know if his hair dye is environmentally friendly.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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