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“Green” Cleaner Responsible for Blaze

Kool aid burning with citris cleanerThankfully no one was hurt but talk about an eye opener.

Fire Lt. Kenneth Vincent said with the increase in people using “green” cleaning products, the number of chemical combustion fires is on the rise.

Those are two words that should make any Birkenstock wearing, free-trade-latte-drinking-tree-hugging-Kashi-eating-granola junkie shudder – ‘chemical fire.’

That can’t be good for the environment, right?

Fires on the rise; throwing smoke and particulates into the air–all because someone wanted to ‘do their part’ by switching to a citrus cleaner.  Little did we know we were inviting another environmental nightmare into our homes!

Cue dramatic music!

Cue woman screaming!

So what kind of carbon big-foot print does burning up an entire mobile home and its contents create compared to scrubbing off the occasional dried up Arctic Green Apple flavored Kool-Aid® stain from the counter top with the Department of  “you better do what we say or else” approved environmentally friendly ring remover?  Has anyone done the math on the big old global carbon P & L to see if we’re still in the black?

I can’t use less than one piece of toilet paper, someone help me out here.

Does Al Gore need to pay his own company to plant some trees in a third world armpit run by greedy, militant, socialist despots so as to offset the contamination cased by green-cleaner chemical fires or are we just going to blame big-business and corporate greed.  (Steve waits patiently to punch his victimization score card complete with hanging chads.)

And is this just another example of “green” doing exactly the opposite like plastic bag bans,  banning light-bulbs, electric cars, and even wind energy?  Do we just add ‘Green Cleaners’ to the list of toxic things you should use to avoid being harassed by Birkenstock wearing, free-trade-latte-drinking-tree-hugging-Kashi-eating-granola junkies but that will do more damage than the old nasty version that was cheaper, worked better, and was just plain easier to use?

Government used to be cheaper and easier to use.  Well, that’s what the old folk said before they carted them off to make green cleaner out of them.   The government we’ve got now could start burning down at any minute.

Maybe they need stop drinking the Kool Aid® and cut back on all the green.  They can give me some of mine back while they are at it.


H/T Union Leader

Base image ‘Evil Kool Aid man’ from 1.bp.Blogspot.com