A couple weeks ago, we were pleasantly surprised to get an email from the folks over at the Green Green Lima Bean web site. They got online after George W. Bush started mocking environmentalists by calling them "green green lima beans".
Reporters have been writing for years about how they find it "charming" when George W. Bush gives them nicknames, but we find it shocking that a man who was born into a rich oil family has the audacity to mock sincere Americans from his bully pulpit in the White House.
Instead of just letting ourselves have hurt feelings about the President's insults to Americans who want clean air and water, we're taking the central lesson of the environmental movement to heart: Reduce, reuse and recycle. We're going to reduce the "green green lima bean" insult from George W. Bush by reusing it and recycling it into a badge of environmentalist pride.
Okay, Mr. Bush: You want to call us green green lima beans? Fine, we're green green lima beans, and we're proud of it! So, now we can deal with the heart of the matter, and get to work! If we're going to be green green lima beans, then we're going to be the best damn green green lima beans we can be!
We're forming this action center so that you can take part in the green green lima bean movement of active, unapologetic environmental activism. If you want to call yourself a green green lima bean, then take the action steps that we've got listed below, and you'll be part of our official green green lima bean activist club. Here we go:
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