23 January 2014

Bolshevik Hypocrisy: Beach Edition

During the holiday season, as you can imagine, I was invited to several parties in the Newport Beach area. I'm always happy to attend these soirées and socialize with interesting people and beautiful women. It's not London or Paris, but it's something.

Some of my acquaintances live on the little islands in Newport Harbor: Newport Island, Balboa Island, Collins Island, Bay Island, Harbor Island, Lido Isle, and Linda Isle. Many of these islands are man-made, created decades ago when the harbor was dredged. As a result they sit rather low in the water. Today they are home to incredible wealth: Old Money, Hollywood celebrities, entrepreneurs, Asian investors, trust fund babies, bachelor yachtsmen, etc. You get the idea.

As you know, I'm neither impressed with nor intimidated by the rich. And I do tend to say what I think. Now, it is unfortunate that some of the residents, I've noticed, are quite extreme in their views, a few of them--all women, mind you--active in radical environmentalist circles and under the influence of global warming hysteria. When discussion turns to more controversial topics, which it invariably does--I think they can sense over time that I'm not really one of them--I respond with:

"Well ____, I suppose you'll be putting your house on the market soon".

"Why would I do that?", they reply.

"Because of rising ocean levels caused by global warming. You'll be underwater, literally. Here's my card. Let me know when you're ready to sell."

Silence. And then change of subject.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

love it! Rita rabbit

Ordnungssinn said...

Arizona Bay Real Estate

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

O ~ Indeed. I shouldn't be too hard on them, I suppose. I own property in Newport Beach, a half mile or so from the water. If a tsunami hits I'm screwed (well, my tenants are screwed).

Ordnungssinn said...

If only we could depopulate about 70% of California.

Living there is still worth any financial loss by Nature.

Fucking 12 degrees today..12!

Per Varios Casus said...

Here's hoping the oceans do rise just enough to wash the leftists out to sea. In fact, if they wish to reduce their "carbon footprint" an early exit from this world should be their top option.

clarice said...

love the pics ...can't wait summer...

Anonymous said...

Just proved: flamboyant Global Warming moral lessons is just hollow hyprocritical posturing.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

L ~ Homo-stalker, I am getting to you and it's driving you nuts. Why so angry? You sound like a jealous beta-boy. I'm still laughing. lol