Saturday, April 05, 2008

Losers too late

The CEI is sinking fast as they go nuts over the opposition's $300 million ad campaign while apparently lacking any matching funding from their Exxon scums. They're running on fumes -- and it's fun to watch, even though their success over the past decade means we'll all go down with them in the same ecosystem they helped to wreck.

To announce the CEI's piss-poor response to the Alliance for Climate Protection's PR campaign, Myron appeared in an extreme Republican web-page (admire the more than 40 anonymous and almost certainly placed comments at the foot of the article) to explain their new ad, which bases its story around the installation of the first street-lamp in a village in Haiti to illustrate the blessings of electricity. The ad begins with a flickering old-fashioned and six-times-more-inefficient-than-modern-technology filament light-bulb as a metaphor of their declining fortunes.

Check it out...


Due to a copyright claim by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association it's been taken down.
In addition, NRECA is currently working in 9 countries to provide technical and management assistance, create cooperatives and other decentralized utilities, administer training programs, and introduce renewable energy programs (wind, solar, hydropower and biomass).
Can't have that. Nevermind. There's always something else to say.

Or maybe not. The next CEI video is a tired jibe at Al Gore's household energy use with its tear-strained female narration going on about how "people who can afford three luxury homes will still squeak by somehow."

For a pack of right-wing nut-jobs to be calling on the politics of envy, they're either getting pretty desperate, or they're stupid. How are they going to continue to explain that we shouldn't tax these people?

BTW, they've found a new home for their crappy dim bulb TV ad. I can't wait to see if is more or less concerned about copyright infringement than youtube.

UPDATE: The alien mind Michelle Malkin has printed the legal exchange between NRECA and CEI. Though the CEI might have a point in its legal claim of "fair use", everything they're trying to get across is a dangerous lie -- and they know it. As climate change bites even harder, crops fail, and droughts get more severe, this ad is going to look awfully trivial. There's not a person in the world not on a life-support system who would rather go for a month without food than a month without electricity.


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