The Return of the Green New Deal

April 26, 2020 |

The Democrats have proposed the Green New Deal and the basic tenets of it have now been embraced by their presumptive nominee, Joe Biden. Those pushing the radical notion of ending fossil fuel use within 10 years because they believe the earth is only going to last for 11 years have said we have to do this NOW. So before you vote for Joe Biden to be President and for Democrats in the House or Senate or in the Governor’s office, you might wonder what the Green New Deal would mean to you. Now, it’s easier than ever to explain. Because if you have enjoyed “stay at home” orders and inability to travel during the coronavirus scare, you’re really going to love the Green New Deal!

Airplanes, cars, trucks and cruise ships won’t be around under the Green New Deal because they run on fossil fuels, which by the way we have plenty of—as in we could go for hundreds of years on them and not run out. The pandemic has caused people to stay home for fear of a virus. In the Green New Deal, you’ll stay home because unless you can walk or ride a bike, you won’t have a way to get to grandma’s house, the store, church, or a vacation. Since meat will be mostly eliminated because cows and other livestock produce methane gas when they….well, when they pass gas, grocery shelves will be stocked with tofu and plant substitutes instead of ribeyes and pork chops. And if you eat that stuff, there probably will be another toilet paper shortage. But unless you live on a farm, since since trucks won’t be allowed to burn fuel and bring produce to your supermarket, I’m not sure how your groceries will get to you anyway so learn to plant a garden unless you live in Michigan where the Governor there doesn’t think you ought to be able to buy vegetable seeds or go fishing.

Next, look around your house for plastic things you have and use. Hang on to them if you like them. They disappear with the Green New Deal.

And I’m not sure how you’ll power your iPhone, laptop or your TV when you have to run your household on the amount of electricity provided by a hamster running on a little wheel. Get used to washing your clothes the way your great-grandmother did, with a washing board and drying with a clothesline in your lawn or apartment balcony. Hope you don’t mind your neighbors seeing your underwear waving like a team flag at the playoffs. And if you live in a cold climate, be careful about those frozen articles of clothing. They will actually break like glass if you aren’t careful. One of the worst whippings I ever got when I was a kid was for going out and breaking my grandmothers frozen underwear that was hanging on the line after a hard freeze.

We’ve experienced lots of inconveniences during the pandemic, but at least we’ve believed they are temporary. In the Green New Deal, we’re talking about permanent changes of the way we live. I hope you liked online church because unless you live in walking distance, you’re out of luck. Remember-no cars!

But younger people who think Greta Thunberg is a prophet and who are especially pushing for these measures better be ready for the sacrifices of giving up air conditioning in the summer and fossil-fueled heat in the winter at home and at school. To help them prepare, I think we ought to go ahead and turn off the a/c at their schools and disable it in their cars. (They ain’t going to like that in Arizona!) And like their ancestors who walked or rode mules to school, students under the Green New Deal for sure will walk but the mule is out of the question because it might emit flatulence which, according to the disciples of the Green New Deal, will destroy the planet.

Yes, a hidden blessing of all of us losing jobs, income, freedom, mobility, investments, retirement accounts, convenience, and all forms of common sense is that we are now better prepared to live in an America run by the people who think you’d rather have their Green New Deal than to enjoy the benefits of a free market and a free people. If Americans really are dumb enough to elect politicians who will destroy our freedom and our prosperity, then the coronavirus ain’t the worst thing that can happen to our brains and our country.

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  • Linda Keen

    05/24/2020 04:33 PM

    It is so hard to believe as much education that people have in this time that they do not have enough common sense to see evil when it is looking them in the eye. Any person that would vote for the Green Deal just does not know anything about God. No person knows when this earth will be destroyed but God. He will destroy it when the sin is so bad that he does not see that man will change and obey his commandments.

  • Kevin Schwinkendorf

    05/12/2020 04:13 PM

    The main point I'd like to make about the Green New Deal (GND) is that we, the American People, will NOT bend over and obey these ridiculous tyrants. The Second Amendment was written precisely so that the People may retain the means of resistance against tyrants.
    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government" - Thomas Jefferson (3rd President of the United States)
    "What is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them" - George Mason (principal author of the Bill of Rights)
    The first thing the socialist government in Venezuela did was to disarm the people, and we all know how well that turned out.

  • Wendy Lamp

    05/05/2020 03:42 AM

    Oh please if you want the new green deal, come on over. We never had rats in dry Arizona, but they are very industrious creatures. Come get them. And leave the residents of this great state alone, as we are very strong here and do not need any help from a government of liberals.

  • Thomas Gill

    05/03/2020 08:01 PM

    With the Democrats pushing their Green new deal it won't be long until we kiss our freedom and way of living goodbye I say that because we have at the present so many dumb stupid idiots out their who think it's a great way to live, they have had there brain washed to the point of no return and of course we aall know that the Democrats don't lie, how do I know that ?? just ask any Democrat.

  • john lisle

    04/28/2020 11:21 AM

    I really do enjoy your comments HOWEVER most of your insights are Chilling. Worst of all are POSSIBLE. I honestly do not understand the extreme hatred towards someone like myself. 70 years old. Self employed Carpenter/Contractor for 40 years. Went back to school at 65 and EARNED two state licenses; Home Inspector and Radon Measurement Technician. I Never collected unemployment or welfare or food stamps. I also, only twice, made over 35 thousand dollars in a year. I have been to Haiti and the Dominican Republic 10 times totaling about 5 1/2 months, Getting a Medical Clinic built in Lacaju Haiti. I only have an Associates degree but raised 3 children, Buried a younger brother and sister my Mom &Dad and my first wife of 35years 7 months and 7 days of marriage. I feel blessed and I do not believe the Government needs to take care of me. Oh well As the old Bob Dylan song said " the times they are a changing"

  • Gary Tugwell

    04/28/2020 09:15 AM

    SHUT DOWN THE 18 WHEELERS FOR JUST ONE OR TWO WEEKS AND ALL GROCERY STORE SELVES WILL BE EMPTY, CUT OUT THE EMERGECY VEHICLES FIRES WILL JUST BURN TO THE GOUND, INJURIED WILL JUST LAY ON THE GROUND AND DIE, YOU CAN'T RIDE HORSES BECAUSE THEY CAUSE GAS, WELL THAT COMES TO THE FACT THAT AOC CAN'T PASS GAS EITHER AND SHE PUTS OUT ALOT JUST LIKE ALL THE REST OF THE DEMOCRATS, GREEN NEW DEAL WILL PUT THE COUNTRY AND THE WORLD BACK IN THE STONE AGE

  • Kathleen Baird

    04/28/2020 02:20 AM


    I think the liberals have lost their minds!


  • Cheryl Henderson

    04/27/2020 11:55 PM

    I believe that GOD won’t let this “green deal” go through. I have Faith that President Trump will be re-elected. Those Democrats are just unbelievable and a bit selfish and evil

  • Carl "T" Smith

    04/27/2020 08:56 PM

    We don't have to wait for the Green Deal we are being given a taste of the order of Socialism as I type this. Constitutional Rights out the window because for the Greater Good and saving even one life is Worth It? Is Planned Parenthood on board with this saving life thing? FYI I'm an octogenarian and refuse to shelter in place and wear a bandit mask and I'm in the HIGH Risk class. 7 Stents and a Pacemaker but my immune system is just fine. In spite of the lack of a vaccine for the Common Cold or the Flu I have suffered neither and all I take is 1000 mg of Vitamin C with Zinc Daily for the last 40 years. Bottom line is what ever my maker has in mind for me every year after age 35 has been a gift and I'm READY for more life in the Septic Tank or what ever the alternative happens to be.

  • Robert Berger

    04/27/2020 06:23 PM

    Please pardon me for being brutally frank, governor Huckabee, but your rant about the alleged "dangers " of the so-called "green new deal " on television was beyond ludicrous and shows that you simply do not know what you are talking about .
    The transition to relying on other means of energy that fossil fuels in America is both essential and feasible, and our government has no choice . No, fossil fuels are NOT good for America or any other country . They are disastrous in the long run and are not infinitely renewable .
    They cause catastrophic effects on not only America but the entire planet because of the massive amounts of toxic pollution they cause .
    The Trump administration's abolition of essential laws protecting this country from toxic chemicals and animal waste are having a devastating effect on our precious rivers, lakes, streams, water reservoirs and national parks . This is nothing short of criminal !
    The rest of the world is converting to green energy and so can America . Your hysterically overstated rant about the imaginary disastrous effects the new green deal will have on America would be hilarious if it were not so foolish . And there is not one shred of accuracy in your accusations . Ad remember- converting to green energy will create an enormous number of jobs in America !

  • KeoniBoy

    04/27/2020 05:43 PM

    Old UK saw: "The voters always get what they so richly deserve." Amen, Reverend.

  • Shelley Brown

    04/27/2020 05:35 PM

    Maybe you would be able to ride a bike as long as your bike lasts. But there is a carbon footprint in the making of bicycles.

  • Ron Besse

    04/27/2020 05:32 PM

    I think there will be terrible consequences if the Democrats should somehow manage to get this passed. Obviously they would need to keep the House, gain the Senate, and elect a Democrat to the White House but millions of people including many democrats would be protesting in the streets.

  • Russell King

    04/27/2020 05:30 PM

    It did not work for the rest of the commie crats so it will fail now, gee i wonder why Biden got so many states? Well no wonder the socialist Bernie will not get in on votes so Biden got them, the people are not going to give up what freedom we have left. So if Biden runs on Sanders crap he will lose too. He just wants Bernie votes. Trump better win or sign your belongings away with the votes, you vote commie crat you vote to lose your belongings the government will own it

  • jack macdonald

    04/27/2020 05:25 PM

    Leftist/Libs are batsh**t crazy. Make them try it first starting now so they can do their part and to see how well it works in practice and not just theory. jm

  • nascarccmgrlfan

    04/27/2020 05:09 PM

    You mean Teslas and other EVs won't be allowed under the Green New Deal? Not pro-GND in any way, but I thought EVs charged with green energy were okay with those that are. I'm an independent.

  • Laura L. Grisham

    04/27/2020 04:36 PM

    Scary to think about, but the folks who want the Green New Deal should be forced to read your post! I don’t think...I know that people have no idea what’s coming for them if this deal goes through.
    I wonder how Congressmen would get to Washington DC? Maybe Pillosi can fly her plane on ice cream!

  • Vernon Hinz

    04/27/2020 04:20 PM

    Listening to the Democrats constatnly pushing their agenda is bad enough, but what really gets my gall ist the pumpkin heads in the general population that blindly fall for it all the time everyday. Just read some of the dumb right ups in the letters to the editor in the paper. After a quick glance I just close the paper and through it in the trash heep

  • James Evart

    04/27/2020 04:02 PM

    In many ways, this pandemic has thoroughly exposed the motives of the left to hard-working people who would not otherwise have had the time to look into the voracious appetite of the power hungry left, placing their own agenda above their sacred charge of putting the lives and well being of those whom they are purportedly serving below their all encompassing greed for power.

  • Larry Toothaker

    04/27/2020 01:46 PM

    Another spin on this issue is that the best predictor of decline in human poverty/starvation/etc is the increase of fossil fuel consumption. This is true world-wide and on a country-by-country basis. When a really poor country starts doing things that use fossil fuel, that is the start of the people of that country getting out of poverty, their standard of living increasing, their length of life increasing, etc.

  • Beverly Barton

    04/27/2020 01:39 PM

    Govenor, Thanks so much for telling it like it will be. Wow

  • Betty McIntyre

    04/27/2020 01:34 PM

    I agree with you! Those Democrats are stupid beyond belief! Young people who think they want their Socialism, will change their minds on the first HOT day when they have no AC at home or in their cars & especially at work! I will point that out to my grandsons.

  • Carol Marek

    04/27/2020 01:20 PM

    Perfect example and thank you for your sense of humor and truth ??????
    God bless our President and our nation ????????????

  • Dientje Fortuna

    04/27/2020 01:13 PM

    I don't see any reason that President Trump can't continue updates on the war against the virus, without the 'press's. It is the concerned people of this nation who appreciate the updates. Using video through the news tv channels keeps the country up to date without the unappreciative press. I hope President Trump will consider continuing until the updates are no longer needed. God bless!

  • Veronica Parrino

    04/27/2020 01:03 PM

    No one can tell the ugly truth about the left as you do and ease the pain with delightful sarcasm!