Progressives in Space

According to the Wall Street Journal:

“If all goes according to plan, Hollywood icon Leonardo DiCaprio will blast into space aboard the maiden voyage of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship sometime this year, opening up a new era of civilian space travel….Mr. DiCaprio is on the board of trustees of the Natural Resources Defense Council and has decried overconsumption. ‘We are the number one leading consumers, the biggest producers of waste around the world,’ the actor said in 2008.”

Leo’s 6 minutes of weightlessness will cost him a cool $250,000 and while it is his money to burn, lecturing the rest of us about overconsumption and waste is, well, hypocrisy of galactic proportions.