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The Sierra Club Has Gone Too Goddamn Far

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catgamer.jpgI thought the Sierra Club was supposed to protect trees and nature and shit like that. So what the fuck is this?

The Sierra Club — a group dedicated to environmentalism and preservation — has proposed that a tax be levied against kids who choose video games or computers rather than venturing out-of-doors. The tax, also being referred to as “No Child Left Inside,” would ostensibly encourage kids to get up off of their fat, lazy back-ends and hit the trails, mountains, and waterways of our nation’s parks and other natural treasures… by further taxing video games and TVs.

Sierra Club, I just went outside and killed a tree. And a squirrel, too. Is that what you want? Because if I can’t afford my video games because your stupid-ass tax plan takes effect, I’ll have plenty of goddamn time to slowly murder all the plant and animal life in my backyard. I highly suggest you back the fuck off. (Via Engadget)

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