The White Lily Blog


Credo in Planned Parenthood? How UnGreen Can You Get!

My friend gets an eco-friendly magazine called Plenty. I like it. It’s very Catholic in spirit because it challenges the public to lead virtuous lives regarding our use of the earth and her creatures.

Catholics were the first Greens, did you know?  Think about it, those bald-headed monks and their vows of poverty?  St. Francis and his furry fan club?

Not that it’s a contest or anything. But it is nice to know in whose old-school you’re kickin’ it.

So I was surprised to see a recent ad in Plenty by a wireless mobile company proudly touting that they regularly donate part of their proceeds to Planned Parenthood. As if that were a good thing! Ecologically speaking, of course.

Because, Planned Parenthood, green? By whose definition of ‘green’ would that be, anyhoo, Shell Oil’s? Dow Chemical’s?

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Check the Oil, Check the Tires, Dollar Gas

Barack! I tried! You told me to increase my tire pressure to 32 pounds per square inch and by damn, I tried. I drove into the first gas station I saw and I pulled up to the air pump. There was a guy ahead of me. I asked him if I could borrow the tool he was using to check his air pressure. He said okay. Actually he said está bien. It looked a little like a meat thermometer but I had watched him, and I knew where to stick it.

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