Leonardo DiCaprio to Fly Jet Around World To Save the Environment

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is taking a break from acting to help save the environment by pursuing his environmental activism but maybe someone needs to tell him how “saving the environment” might work.

DiCaprio told members of the entertainment media that after doing so many movies in a row he’s tired and needs a break from acting. And what better way to recharge his batteries than to jump hip-deep into his enviro-activism?

Said the diminutive actor, “I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.”

Wait. He’s going to use a private jet and fly around the world creating global warming in order to “save the environment”? Isn’t that a bit of a contradiction? Don’t enviro-nuts say that modern transportation adds to global warming?

Me thinks that ol’ Leo is a bit confused on how to save the environment.

But, I suppose, like most liberals, he feels he can exempt himself from causing environmental damage because he means well. Shades of Al Jazeera Gore.

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Posted by on January 24, 2013.
Filed under corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Douchebag Of The Day, Entertainment, Environment, Global Warming, Liberals, Media.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • jim_m

    “I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.”

    Leo: Turning your body into organic fertilizer will do more for mankind and the environment. (if you take my meaning)

    • herddog505

      Here’s the thing: trying to improve “the world” isn’t a bad thing to try to do. Being concerned with trying to improve somebody else’s lot in life is a Good Thing(TM) and ought to be something we all try to do when and how we can.
      If DiCaprio is REALLY interested in helping “the world”, then he might do a few things more quietly and closer to home. Get a smaller house. Drive a smaller car. Fly commercial (if he doesn’t already).* Perhaps, instead of spending flippin’ great wads of cash on globetrotting, spend some on putting in newer, more efficient furnaces in peoples’ homes. Hey, when it comes to green altruism, there are TONS of ideas out there.
      Just ask democrats how they want to spend other peoples’ money, and there you are!

      ===

      (*) I know, I know: actors and other Really Important People can’t travel amongst the peasants. Privacy and security concerns, you know. But, on the other hand, actors like DiCaprio get paid for their ability to pretend to be somebody else, so it seems to me that an actor of his skill (and deep pockets!) could arrange to travel incognito.

      • jim_m

        Come on. Flying around the world to help the environment is like going on a murder spree in a public school to reduce crime.

        • herddog505

          Yep.

  • herddog505

    I honestly don’t know what to make of these people. Are they fundamentally stupid, genuinely lacking in some cognitive ability the would otherwise allow them to see the waste, the folly, in “fly[ing] around doing good for the environment”? Or is eco-activism, their love and concern for Mother Gaia, just a pose, a way to keep the spotlight on themselves (or, at least, get the spotlight for something a bit more noble-sounding than pretending to be somebody else)?

    I really don’t know.

    Either people like DiCaprio are dain-bramaged, or else despicably cynical, selfish, and arrogant.

    Whichever, it ain’t good.

  • Commander_Chico

    Said the diminutive actor,

    I didn’t know that, so I looked it up. Turns out according to all published reports Leo is 5’11.5″ – 6′ Not “diminutive” unless you’re using the NBA as the control group.

    Is there nothing this portly writer won’t bullshit about?

    • jim_m

      Perhaps he was talking about him not being an intellectual giant. Kind of like you, Commander “about half are below average” Chico.

    • Brucehenry

      Plus there’s nothing in the article about a private jet. For all Warner knows his intent IS to fly commercial. If a plane is going somewhere anyway, adding DiCaprio to it won’t increase greenhouse gases.

      The “diminutive” part is made up. The “private jet” thing is made up (or, charitably, just assumed). And Warner’s presumptuous reading of Leo’s mind is pulled straight out of his rear end.

      He’ll never change. Except to grow more portly, lol.

      • retired.military

        Bruce
        diminutive could have referred to his acting abilities. I am no fan of either DeCaprio nor all of Mr Houston’s musings so maybe I am projecting.
        As for the jet. I would think it is a good bet that he wont be flying coach anywhere. Private jet would be a good bet.

        https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=dicaprio+private+plane&oq=dicaprio+private+plane&gs_l=hp.3…338.8228.0.8892.29.24.3.2.2.0.276.2897.14j6j4.24.0.les%3B..0.0…1c.1.nPba0SgWnQ4&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41524429,d.b2I&fp=99bbb1d5e9938d35&biw=1366&bih=667

        See numerous (and I do mean numerous) references to Dicaprio using private jets.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Perhaps some day Kevin will take pity on teh bruce and ban him (for his own good!) so he’ll never, ever, ever have to read another article by WTH.

          • retired.military

            Bruce had valid points when critiquing the facts of the article (plane and diminutive). The rest could have been left out.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Perhaps some day Kevin will take pity on teh bruce and ban him (for his own good!) so he’ll never, ever, ever have to read another article by WTH.

  • Conservachef

    Sounds like he just wants to vacation around the world, and is using this as his excuse.. And some folks will buy it- “Look at how noble he is, flying to all these exotic locations, to get the message out about how destructive mankind is to Mother Nature!”

    I’m sure that all the greenhouse gases his “do-gooding” will produce are ok- he probably buys tons of carbon credits.. Plus there’s this from the article- “He burnished his green credentials in the Bild interview, saying: “My roof is covered with solar panels. My car is electric.”

    • Vagabond661

      Tax write off.

      • Conservachef

        Could be, but I think that’s only for the year the vehicle/items were purchased.

        Besides, if that were the case, he would be an even greater liberal hypocrite. He’s obviously one of the “1%” that don’t need all the money they make, so he should be donating extra to the gov, not using credits to reduce his tax burden…

    • 914

      Yes, unfortunately it took a lot of carbon emissions to manufacture those panels and these electric cars. Not that I care. Its a bunch of hog wash.

  • 914

    “Said the diminutive actor, “I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.”

    Seems like the enviro movement is full of a bunch of Santa Clause wanna be’s.

  • jim_m

    Dicraprio says in thearticle, ” A normal person does not drive more than 50km [31 miles] a day. That can be done with a plug.” So his assumption is that normal people do not live outside of cities. In Chicago millions of people commute 20 miles or more one way.

    The average US commute according to the Census Bureau is about 16 miles one way, so the average person is driving further that what this idiot claims is “normal”. I suppose that Leo is probably another person like Chico, who doesn’t understand what the word “average” means.

    Rural commuters commonly travel 30-40 miles one way or even longer.

    What the idiot assumes is that everyone lives their life like he does and like a good fascist leftist wants to force people to live according to his ignorant views of the world even though they have nothing to do with reality.

    Hopefully, he hires a pilot named Amelia Earhart and we won’t ever have to hear from him again.

    • Brucehenry

      “Dicraprio?” Really?

      Beneath you.

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