Bringing new meaning to the term "Nanny State", San Fran Nan has told the Chinese that the global warming "crisis" is an "opportunity for climate change to be ... a game-changer . . . It's a place where human rights — looking out for the needs of the poor in terms of climate change and healthy environment — are a human right."
From the AP story, "Pelosi appeals for China's help on climate change," here:
To achieve this, Pelosi said governments would have to make decisions and choices based on science. "They also have to do it with openness, transparency and accountability to the people," she said. "Everyone has to have their situation improved by it."
In answering a question from a student about how Pelosi was going to get Americans to cut back on their carbon emissions, the leading Democratic lawmaker said it was important to educate children on how to conserve energy and for citizens to build more environmentally friendly homes. "We have so much room for improvement," she said. "Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory ... of how we are taking responsibility."
I reckon this is along the lines of Ray LaHood's promise to "coerce" us out of our cars.
Now, I know that some folks would tell Nancy to take her nanny state inventory and shove it up her chocolate whiz-wang. But not me.
Hey, Nancy, I'm taking responsibility for my environmental actions. If you're going to subject ME to an inventory, just be sure and inventory THIS.
Hmmm, there's a thought. What IS the carbon footprint of an M14-series rifle? What sort of "cap and trade" is involved? And what would Pico and Alvarado make of that?