Grande: The war on beef

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Bette Grande

Labor Day weekend, the traditional end of summer, means the grilling season is winding down for many of us. We enjoyed delicious steaks one night and burgers with tomatoes and onions from the garden the next night, all cooked on an old-fashioned charcoal grill.

Enjoy it while you can, if the United Nations and the Democrats running for president have their way, beef will be off the menu. The war on beef started years ago, but it is picking up steam. Last month, a report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated that we need to eat less meat to save the planet.

Just last Wednesday, CNN held a climate town hall and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., responded to a question on meat consumption saying Americans need to be "educated about the effect of our eating habits on our environment," and she went on to say she would change the dietary guidelines to reduce the amount of red meat you can eat.

That sounds nice and … voluntary.

But it is not just your diet that needs to change to save the planet. The Democrat presidential candidates taking part in CNN’s climate town hall made it very clear that the climate crisis will also control what you drive, how you heat and cool your home, where you live and more.


Electric cars are a big deal for these candidates, and the reluctance of consumers to cooperate is a challenge. Candidate Andrew Yang (I know, who?) talked about what is needed for Americans to drive electric vehicles and mentioned possible confiscation of gas vehicles, but said the best option is a buy-back program.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., offered her plan "By 2028, we don't have any more new building that has any carbon footprint. By 2030, we do the same thing on vehicles, on our cars and light duty trucks. And by 2035, we do the same thing with electric generation. That'll cut 70% of the carbon."


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So, by 2028 you will not be allowed to construct a building that has a “carbon footprint.” Seems reasonable and achievable, right?!
Sen. Harris said "There's no question I'm in favor of banning fracking” despite the fact that the fracking revolution has significantly reduced the level of emissions from the energy sector.

The best line came from Sen. Warren speaking in favor of a carbon dioxide tax "if you're going to be spewing carbon into the's your responsibility to clean it up." The irony of course is that as she spoke those words she was ‘spewing carbon dioxide into the air.

But it was an exchange between Sen. Bernie Sanders and a teacher that was the most telling. The foundation of the climate change scam was revealed, population control.

Sanders stated “I realize this is a poisonous topic for politicians but it’s crucial to face. Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact”. Exporting abortion to the “poor countries” to save the planet, Margaret Sanger would be so proud.

A good insight into today’s Democrat Party.

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