The Irony Element

I like this news story from Salt Lake City, partly because it features a good-humored “progressive”–a rare breed!

A downtown protest of the climate change talks in Copenhagen became a victim of Wednesday’s snowstorm.
“Not many people showed up because of the blizzard conditions,” said organizer Clea Major, an international studies student at the University of Utah.
It didn’t take long for the six friends to pack up a bullhorn and posters they’d planned to use for their “scream-in,” an outlet for their frustration about the failure of the Copenhagen climate talks earlier this month to curb the pollution blamed for climate change. …
[Major] called Wednesday evening’s effort a success and possibly the first in a series. As for the snow, it’s not entirely new; a protest she attended last year in Washington, D.C., suffered a similar fate.
“There is always the irony element,” Major said.

That particular irony has been much in evidence lately. Here in Minnesota, no one will be holding outdoor demonstrations of any kind for a while. It’s slated to get down to 12 below tomorrow night and 13 below on Saturday.


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