Australia: Why it Sucks to be 'Green'

on Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Last week's fires in Australia have taken close to 200 lives, injured 500 more, left 5,000 without homes, and flame-broiled over a million acres.

So what do some Aussies think could have been done to minimize the damage? Answer: End the "green" movement:

Angry residents last night accused local authorities of contributing to the bushfire toll by failing to let residents chop down trees and clear up bushland that posed a fire risk.

During question time at a packed community meeting in Arthurs Creek on Melbourne's northern fringe, Warwick Spooner [commented], "We've lost two people in my family because you ***** won't cut trees down," [adding,] "We wanted trees cut down on the side of the road... and you can't even cut the grass for God's sake"...

Another resident said she had asked the council four times to tend to out-of-control growth on public land near her home, but her pleas had been ignored.
Those on the other side of the green movement fence need to understand that are repercussions to the green policies they force on the rest of us. In this case, death.