August 18, 2016

George Soros Paid Al Gore Millions To Hype Global Warming Fears In US



George Soros Paid Al Gore Millions To Hype Global Warming Fears In US


Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a “political space for aggressive U.S. action” on global warming, according to leaked documents.

A document published by DC Leaks shows Soros, a Hungarian-born liberal financier, wanted his nonprofit Open Society Institute (OSI) to do more to support global warming policies in the U.S. That included budgeting $10 million in annual support to Gore’s climate group over three years.

“U.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Soros’s suggestion,” reads a leaked OSI memo.

“There has been a budget of $11 million for global warming grants in the U.S. Programs budget for the last several years,” the memo reads. “This budget item captures George Soros’s commitment of $10 million per year for three years to Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, which conducts public education on the climate issue in pursuit of creating political space for aggressive U.S. action in line with what scientists say is necessary to put our nation on a path to reducing its outsize carbon dioxide emissions.”

It’s unclear what year the memo was sent, but the Gore co-founded Alliance for Climate Protection (ACP) was established in 2006 and lasted until it became The Climate Reality Project in July 2011. In 2008, the Alliance launched a $300 million campaign to encourage “Americans to push for aggressive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,” The Washington Post reported.



Wild Thing's comment..............

They can take their global warming BS and shove it. No way will I ever believe that crap.


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June 28, 2016

LMAO....Climate ‘Scientist’: We Don’t Need Data To Prove Climate Change, We Can See It On T.V.



Climate ‘Scientist’: We Don’t Need Data To Prove Climate Change, We Can See It On T.V.

Leading climate doomsayer Michael Mann recently downplayed the importance of climate change science, telling Democrats that data and models “increasingly are unnecessary” because the impact is obvious.

“Fundamentally, I’m a climate scientist and have spent much of my career with my head buried in climate-model output and observational climate data trying to tease out the signal of human-caused climate change,” Mr. Mann told the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee at a hearing.

“What is disconcerting to me and so many of my colleagues is that these tools that we’ve spent years developing increasingly are unnecessary because we can see climate change, the impacts of climate change, now, playing out in real time, on our television screens, in the 24-hour news cycle,” he said.

Mr. Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University, spoke before the committee June 17 in Phoenix.

His comment drew hoots from climate skeptics, including the website Greenie Watch, which posted his comment under the headline, “‘Scientist’ Michael Mann says there is no need for statistics: You can just SEE global warming.”

“Unsurprising. The statistics are pretty doleful for Warmism,” the site said in a Monday post.


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Really???/...it's called the weather stupid!


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June 25, 2016

GOP Blocks Pentagon’s “Climate Change” Plan ~GOOD!!!







GOP Blocks Pentagon’s “Climate Change” Plan


House Republicans passed an amendment Thursday blocking the Department of Defense (DOD) from financing its climate change and national security plan. The amendment passed 216-205, with not a single Democrat voting in favor.

DOD and other national security experts have warned that climate change is a national security threat, but Republicans who voted against funding the Pentagon’s climate plan said it was a distraction from other threats.

Experts say the DOD climate directive, which was released in January, would save the organization money in the long run and help the U.S. prepare for climate change.


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Good for the GOP. Global warming is being used as a pretext for redistribution of wealth; does Obama not realize the American people, outside his cult, have literacy skills.


Thought the military was supposed to kill the enemy and break things...not worry about the weather.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:49 AM

May 05, 2015

Former UN Sec General Kofi Annan: Eat Bugs To Stop Global Warming - LOL



Former UN Sec General Kofi Annan: Eat Bugs To Stop Global Warming

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan wants you to eat more insects. Why? It’s better for the environment and your health, he argues.

“Keeping meat consumption to levels recommended by health authorities would lower emissions and reduce heart disease, cancer, and other diseases,” Annan told The Guardian Sunday.

“And of course there are alternative sources of protein. For example, raising insects as an animal protein source,” Annan said. “Insects have a very good conversion rate from feed to meat. They make up part of the diet of two billion people and are commonly eaten in many parts of the world.”

“Eating insects is good for the environment and balanced diets,” Annan said.

Insects are reported to emit fewer greenhouse gases and less ammonia than cattle or pigs, and they require significantly less land and water than cattle rearing,” the U.N. reported in 2013. “Compared with mammals and birds, insects may also pose less risk of transmitting zoonotic infections to humans, livestock and wildlife, although this topic requires further research.”

These “peak beefers” also note that insects “are a highly nutritious and healthy food source with high fat, protein, vitamin, fibre and mineral content.”

The Obama administration recently outlined a plan to reduce methane emissions from the livestock industry, but the administration has yet to ask Americans to incorporate bugs into their diets.

“The global livestock industry is indeed a major threat to the climate as it represents 14.5% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,” Annan said. “A growing population and a rapidly growing middle class are increasing pressure on the traditional protein sources, beef and poultry meat, making it more difficult to meet demand.”

“We cannot continue the way we are producing and consuming meat,” he added. “Obviously, this should not go as far as governments telling people what to eat.”




Wild Thing's comment.......

Hahaha too funny, and to think if we just eat a bug it helps stop global warming. Who knew??!!



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October 23, 2014

Co-Founder Of Weather Channel: Climate Change Proved To Be “Nothing But A Big Lie”



Co-Founder Of Weather Channel: Climate Change Proved To Be “Nothing But A Big Lie”


John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible.

Instead, what ‘little evidence’ there is for rising global temperatures points to a ‘natural phenomenon’ within a developing eco-system.

In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: “The ocean is not rising significantly.

“The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number.


“Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing).


“I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid.”


Mr Coleman said he based many of his views on the findings of the NIPCC, a non-governmental international body of scientists aimed at offering an ‘independent second opinion of the evidence reviewed by the IPCC.’

He added: “There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in the past and there is no reason to fear any in the future.



Wild Thing's comment.............

I never believed it in the first place. And it is sickening how many millions Al Gore has made off of this BS.


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September 04, 2014

Insane John Kerry says Scripture Says U.S. Should Protect Muslim Countries Against Global Warming




Kerry says Scripture Says U.S. Should Protect Muslim Countries Against Global Warming


The ISIS Islamic Army is beheading Americans, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is talking about the “Scriptural” obligation of Americans to help Muslim nations deal with the problem of Global Warming?

We literally have nutcases running the U.S. Government right now. What a bunch of crap John Kerry spouts here! Maybe Kerry hasn’t gotten the memo that the vast majority of Democrats don’t even believe God created the planet (they think it all happened due to a random “Big Bang”), and they buy into the godless theory of evolution to explain how mankind got here, not by the intricate design of God, but by pure random chance.



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Total insanity.



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August 19, 2014

Environmental Jerks Guilty of Killing Birds (one bird every two minutes)


Environmental Jerks Guilty of Killing Birds (one bird every two minutes)

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California - Killing one bird every 2 minutes.

Thousands of birds are flying into a new solar "mega-trap" in the middle of California's Mojave Desert, killing the avian lot at a rate of up to one bird every two minutes, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

The state-of-the-art Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS), which opened in February, is the world's largest solar plant to utilize "power towers," skyscraping structures that receive beams of focused solar rays to generate electricity.

At Ivanpah, the sun's ray's are redirected from a sea of more than 300,000 mirrors on the desert surface below to hit water filled boilers atop three 459-foot "power towers." Temperatures near the towers can climb to 800 degrees, which causes the water to produce steam that turns turbines which generate energy.

All told, the facility at Ivanpah generates enough electricity to power 140,000 homes and eliminates carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 72,000 vehicles a year, according to a press release from Bright Source Energy, one of the trio of investors behind the solar plant.

That sort of renewable energy source might seem like a triumph for the environment, but the same super-heated skyscrapers that generate renewable electricity are also taking a toll on wildlife in the area.

According to the Associated Press, up to 28,000 birds per year might be meeting an early death after burning up in the focused beams of sunlight, with birds dying at a rate of one bird every two minutes. The burned-up birds are being dubbed "streamers," after the poof of smoke produced by the igniting birds.



Wild Thing's comment.............

IMO someone should go and shoot up the panels and use them for target practice. Extreme reaction yes, but it is my first thought about this.



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July 30, 2014

Senate Democrats Try To Pass Resolution Declaring Global Warming Is Real… Sen. James Inhofe Blocks It


Senate Democrats Try To Pass Resolution Declaring Global Warming Is Real… Sen. James Inhofe Blocks It


Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) blocked Senate Democrats on Monday from passing a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked unanimous consent to pass S.Res. 524, which is a measure that expresses the sense of the Senate that climate change is occurring and poses a risk to the United States. But Inhofe objected.

“All we wanted to say in this resolution is climate change is happening,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on the Senate floor. “We can’t afford to sit around here debating whether climate change is real.”

Inhofe has been an ardent climate change denier, saying it is the “biggest hoax” perpetrated against mankind.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who is a sponsor of the resolution, said Inhofe was living in an “alternate reality.”

“To say that we have no warming is just not factual,” Whitehouse said. “Ignorant, out-of-touch or crazy — that’s what young Republicans think of that position.”


Wild Thing's comment............

Huge thank you to Sen. James Inhofe.


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June 26, 2014

ROTFLMAO - White House’s Bizarre Claim: Obama’s Climate Change Plan Will Prevent 3,300 Heart Attacks



White House’s Bizarre Claim: Obama’s Climate Change Plan Will Prevent 3,300 Heart Attacks


Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan will stop 3,300 heart attacks and 150,000 asthma attacks, according to a report released by the White House Wednesday.

The plan, which includes new efficiency standards and renewable energy projects, will reportedly prevent 6,600 deaths — when “fully implemented.”

“Since the Climate Action Plan’s release, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed carbon pollution standards for new and existing power plants that put our nation on track to cut carbon pollution from the power sector by 30 percent and reduce pollutants that contribute to the soot and smog that make people sick by over 25 percent in 2030,” the report explains.



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Oh please this is just too stupid.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM

May 28, 2014

Prince Charles Goes Deeper Into Insanity! He Says End Capitalism As We Know It To Save World From Global Warming


End Capitalism As We Know It To Save World From Global Warming


Prince Charles has called for an end to capitalism as we know it in order to save the planet from global warming.

In a speech to business leaders in London, the Prince said that a “fundamental transformation of global capitalism” was necessary in order to halt “dangerously accelerating climate change” that would “bring us to our own destruction”.

He called for companies to focus on “approaches that achieve lasting and meaningful returns” by protecting the environment, improving their employment practices and helping the vulnerable to develop a new “inclusive capitalism”.

In a politically-charged speech at the Inclusive Capitalism conference, the Prince said: “I remember when the Iron Curtain came down there was a certain amount of shouting about the triumph of capitalism over communism. Being somewhat contrary, I didn’t think it was quite as simple as that. I felt that unless the business world considered the social, community and environmental dimensions, we might end up coming full circle.”



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He is nuts, He also is very pro Islam.


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May 24, 2014

Scientists rebut Obama and His Administration Scam on Global Warming



Scientists rebut Obama Administration’s “National Climate Assessment”

Yes, that’s right … scientists. Here’s their opening. As you’ll see, they don’t mince words nor do they show much respect for the nonsense spouted in the NCA or those who produced it. And I don’t blame them:

The National Climate Assessment – 2014 (NCA) is a masterpiece of marketing that shows for the first time the full capabilities of the Obama Administration to spin a scientific topic as they see fit, without regard to the underlying facts. With hundreds of pages written by hundreds of captive scientists and marketing specialists, the administration presents their case for extreme climate alarm.

As independent scientists, we know that apparent evidence of “Climate Change,”however scary, is not proof of anything. Science derives its objectivity from robust logic and honest evidence repeatedly tested by all knowledgeable scientists, not just those paid to support the administration’s version of “Global Warming,” “Climate Change,” “Climate Disruption,” or whatever their marketing specialists call it today.

We are asked to believe that humans are drastically changing the earth’s climate by burning fossil fuels. The problem with their theory is very simple:

It is NOT true.

Here we address the administration’s basic thesis and the essential evidence that they claim support extreme concern. The theory of ‘Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming’ (CAGW) is based on a string of inferences that begins with the assumptions that carbon dioxide is a ‘greenhouse gas’ and that we are slowly driving up the atmospheric concentration by burning fossil fuels. It is therefore claimed as self-evident that the Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) has already risen significantly and will continue to do so.

Higher GAST is then presumed to lead to all sorts of negative consequences, especially Extreme Weather. They promote their ‘Climate Models’ as a reliable way to predict the future climate. But these models dramatically fail basic verification tests. Nowhere do they admit to these well-known failures. Instead, we are led to believe that their climate models are close to perfection.

This document is structured around a “fact-check,” where we quote a number of the government’s key claims in the NCA and show each to be invalid. The first three claims involve their three crucial scientific arguments (Three Lines of Evidence or 3 LoE), which, if valid, would satisfy a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for making their case. But each is easily shown to be false; and because each is crucial, their entire theory collapses. That means that all of the overblown “Climate Disruption” evidence that they mention, whether true or not, cannot be tied back to man’s burning of fossil fuels. Hence, efforts to reduce or eliminate Extreme Weather by reducing the burning of fossil fuels are completely nonsensical.


They then present a point by point rebuttal of the “3 LoE”, pointing to evidence that shows them to be demonstrably false. And, as they point out, since those 3 LoE are the foundation of the CAGW theory, the theory collapses.


“As independent scientists, we know that apparent evidence of ‘Climate Change,’ however scary, is not proof of anything, Science derives its objectivity from robust logic and honest evidence repeatedly tested by all knowledgeable scientists, not just those paid to support the administration’s version of ‘Global Warming,’ ‘Climate Change,’ ‘Climate Disruption,’ or whatever their marketing specialists call it today."


Please CLICK HERE to read extensive list they have made.........titled..... Scientists Respond to the Obama Administration's National Climate Assessment = 2014


Wild Thing's comment..........

Control the proletariat by fear. Create a problem for them that only you can solve.

Here is a list of the history of this scam:


The [news media] is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant
and the crazy crazier.

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them
imaginary.

January 10, 1871: Pall Mall Gazette – “Imaginary Change of Climate”
“…a plentiful crop of speculation from weather prophets and projectors, and half-
instructed meteorologists…We have often noticed…every season is sure to be
‘extraordinary,’ almost every month one of the driest or wettest, or windiest, coldest
or hottest ever known. Much observation, which ought to correct a tendency to
exaggerate, seems in some minds to have rather a tendency to increase it.”

1902: Los Angeles Times
Glaciers are undergoing ‘their final annihilation’ due to warming.

1923: Chicago Tribune (Front page)
“Scientist says Arctic ice will wipe out Canada”

May 15, 1932: New York Times (Special supplement May)
Continuing end of the last ice age, not human activity cause of warming trend.
Melting Polar Ice Caps to Raise the Level of Seas and Flood the Continents

May 23, 1969: New York Times
“Worrying About a New Ice Age.”

April 22, 1970 (Lenin’s birthday): First Earth Day event presentation
George Wald, Harvard Biologist –
“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against
problems facing mankind.”

1970’s: Science, Science Digest, Newsweek, etc.
Global cooling – ice age.

June 24, 1974: Time
“Another Ice Age?”

June 30, 1989: San Jose Mercury News
Noel Brown, senior UN environment official –
Entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if
global warming is not reversed by 2000.

1997:
U.S. Senate voted 95-0 that the U.S. should not sign on to the Kyoto protocols.

2006:
Al Gore [alleged climate expert and Grand Klimatologist of the Klimate Klux Klan] –
10 years to solve the global-warming problem.

2007:
Chief of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) –
“If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late.”

December 2008:
Al Gore [alleged climate expert and Grand Klimatologist of the Klimate Klux Klan] tells German audience –
“…the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.”

January 19, 2009:
James Hansen, [alleged] climate expert and past head of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies –
President Obama has only four years to save the Earth.

December 2009:
Al Gore [alleged climate expert and Grand Klimatologist of the Klimate Klux Klan] @ Copenhagen UN climate summit –
75% chance Arctic Ocean ice-free in several years.

November 10, 2013: Mother Jones article –
“Climate deniers like to point to the so-called global warming ‘hiatus’ [17 years without warming].”
Note: In the article below, the IPCC omits this fact!

April 13, 2014:USA Today
(IPCC states), “…global emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases have accelerated to unprecedented levels…”


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May 22, 2014

Ann Coulter defends Wonderful Pat Sajak tweets about global warming


“Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak sparked a social media backlash Tuesday after calling people concerned about climate change “unpatriotic racists.”

“I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night,” Sajak tweeted late Monday.





Ann Coulter defends Pat Sajak tweets about global warming


Political commentator Ann Coulter defends Pat Sajak's tweet saying, "global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists."



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I follow him on Twitter - he’s a riot and spot on!! Such a great, snarky sense of humor. He is a good guy, a Republican, was in the US Army and went to Vietnam.


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April 29, 2014

EPA Vows To Go After Republicans Who Dare Question Agency’s Science - This is NOT the USA I have known!



EPA Vows To Go After Republicans Who Dare Question Agency’s Science


Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy has issued a warning to Republicans who continue to question the integrity of the agency’s scientific data: we’re coming for you.

McCarthy told an audience at the National Academy of Sciences on Monday morning the agency will go after a “small but vocal group of critics” who are arguing the EPA is using “secret science” to push costly clean air regulations.

“Those critics conjure up claims of EPA secret science — but it’s not really about EPA science or secrets. It’s about challenging the credibility of world renowned scientists and institutions like Harvard University and the American Cancer Society,” McCarthy said, according to Politico.

“It’s about claiming that research is secret if researchers protect confidential personal health data from those who are not qualified to analyze it — and won’t agree to protect it,” she added. “If EPA is being accused of secret science because we rely on real scientists to conduct research, and independent scientists to peer review it, and scientists who’ve spent a lifetime studying the science to reproduce it — then so be it.



Wild Thing's comment...........


Abolish the EPA. Whenever they say it is "settled science", it means it's still unsettled and still very controversial.

The EPA has turned into a thuggish organization that extorts money from businesses with so many rules and regulations that they are business killers. They need to go. Her new edict reminds me of the way the old Soviet Union operated.

Yeah, we'll question your science EPA. Yes we will.




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April 26, 2014

BLM Designated 50 Million Acres Open For Solar Development in Nevada - Stupid Solar!!


BLM Designated 50 Million Acres Open For Solar Development in Nevada


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) designated over 50 million acres of public land available for solar development in Nevada, including nearly all of Bunkerville, the home of the Bundy Ranch.

A map of “Proposed Solar Energy Zones” prepared by the federal agency in 2010 revealed that the government deemed over 70 percent of Nevada open to applications to lease public lands for solar projects.

According to the document, 9.6 million acres were available for applications through the “Solar Development Program,” and an additional 40.8 million acres were available, though no action had been taken. The accessible land totals 50.4 million acres, or 71.7 percent of Nevada, which spans 70.3 million acres.

President Barack Obama has prioritized using public lands for green energy projects.

“When President Obama took office, there were no solar projects permitted on public lands,” the Interior Department said in July 2012, announcing a “roadmap” for the development of more than a dozen solar plants. “Since 2009, Interior has approved 17 utility-scale solar energy projects that, when built, will produce nearly 5,900 megawatts of energy—enough to power approximately 1.8 million American homes.”

“Thanks to steps already taken by this administration, renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar have doubled since the president took office,” they said.

The administration said that over 19 million acres of public lands managed by the BLM have “excellent solar energy potential” in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.

The Solar Energy Zones (SEZ) map preceded the final “Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement” (PEIS) for solar development in six southwestern states in 2012, which outlined an “initial set” of 17 projects on 285,000 acres of public lands.

BLM spokesman Craig Leff said there is “no connection” between the impoundment of Bundy’s cattle and solar energy development in Nevada.



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So totally stupid!! This is going to be horrible, with tons of wonderful land given over to solar panels.

FUBO


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April 17, 2014

Jimmy Carter to President Obama: Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline Because of Climate Change



Jimmy Carter to President Obama: Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline Because of Climate Change


Carter to Obama: 'You know better'

Former President Jimmy Carter urged President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to reject construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Wednesday, warning that the project would worsen the damaging effects of climate change and saying their decision would define their legacy "on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced."

"As you deliberate the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you are poised to make a decision that will signal either a dangerous commitment to the status quo, or bold leadership that will inspire millions counting on you to do the right thing for our shared climate," explained a letter signed by Carter and nine other former recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. The letter appeared as a newspaper advertisement on Wednesday morning.

The proposed project would transport crude oil harvested from tar sands in Canada to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Supporters have said it would be a boon for job creation and domestic energy production, but opponents have warned that oil extraction from the tar sands -- among the most carbon-intensive methods of energy production -- would greatly expand if the project is approved.

"You are among the first generation of leaders that knows better -- leaders that have the knowledge, tools, and opportunity to pivot our societies away from fossil fuels and towards smarter, safer and cleaner energy," the letter said. "History will reflect on this moment and it will be clear to our children and grandchildren if you made the right choice....A rejection would signal a new course for the world's largest economy. You know as well as we do the powerful precedent that this would set. This leadership by example would usher in a new era where climate change and pollution is given the urgent attention and focus it deserves in a world where the climate crisis is already a daily struggle for so many."

In affixing his name to the letter, Carter becomes the first former president to weigh in against the proposed project. Former President George W. Bush has called building the pipeline a "no-brainer," and former President Bill Clinton has said "we should embrace it and develop a stakeholder-driven system of high standards for doing the work."



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One asshole president to another............sheesh. Both horrible presidents!


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April 04, 2014

Cheers for This Man!! Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Won’t Buy into Global Warming Junk Science




Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Won’t Buy into Global Warming Junk Science

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Neil Mitchell on 3AWRadio that the recent bushfires were not a result of global warming climate change. Leftists were infuriated recently when G20 leader Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not “clutter up the G20 agenda” with global warming junk science.





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It would be so great if more leaders would speak up like this and not be pushed around by the global warming BS.


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January 11, 2014

Insanity!!!!! California Leftists Want Global Warming Labels on Gas Pumps






California Leftists Want Global Warming Labels on Gas Pumps


A group of Bay Area environmentalists has proposed labels that will warn drivers of their contribution to global warming every time they pull up to the pump.

Similar to the Surgeon General’s warning on a pack of cigarettes, the proposed stickers would remind motorists of the State of California’s position that fossil fuels are leading to potentially hazardous climate change.

The labels are needed because, “There’s no immediate signal to a consumer of gasoline to show their effects on climate,” Jamie Brooks told the San Francisco Chronicle. Brooks represents 350BayArea.org, the group behind the proposal.

Jack Lucero Fleck, who also represents 350 Bay Area, said he’s heard criticism that warning labels are ineffective and that the ills of climate change are already widely known.



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This is so crazy it is beyond insane. The idiot group that wants this are dangerous.



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January 10, 2014

LOL...'Man on the Street' ask people in the frigid cold if they would sign a petition to help STOP global warming!




'Man on the Street' ask people in the frigid cold if they would sign a petition to help STOP global warming!



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Hahahaha great idea.




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January 09, 2014

LOL...Obama Administration Blames Record Cold On Global Warming



Obama Administration Blames Record Cold On Global Warming

The Obama administration released a YouTube video on Wednesday by Obama Science Advisor Dr. John Holdren blaming ‘global warming’ for the recent polar vortex driven outbreak of sub-zero weather in North America.

The two-minute-twelve-second long official White House video opens with a satellite image dated January 7, 2014 of most of the central and eastern United States and Canada covered in clouds and snow (any evocation of the Day After Tomorrow is pure propaganda coincidence) . For the entire length of the video, Holdren speaks over a hypnotic synth-music track while varying graphics promoting global warming appear on the screen with him.




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They have the power which means they have the loudest voice so to push their propaganda is easy for them. It comes down to who thinks for themselves and who let's the left tell them what to think.




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June 30, 2013

Unhinged Obama Asks Americans To Declare They Won’t Vote For Those Who Won’t Bow To His Demands On Global Warming


Obama Asks Americans To Declare They Won’t Vote For Those Who Won’t Bow To His Demands On Global Warming


Barack Obama is urging Americans to make climate change a political litmus test, asking them to declare they won’t vote for any politicians who don’t protect future generations from environmental devastation.

Obama says Americans are already paying the price for climate change, including in lost lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. He says America will be judged as a people and a nation by how it responds.

“If you agree with me, I’ll need you to act,” Obama says, appealing to Americans to spread the word to their family, friends and classmates. “Remind everyone who represents you, at every level of government, that there is no contradiction between a sound environment and a strong economy — and that sheltering future generations against the ravages of climate change is a prerequisite for your vote.”


Obama’s remarks in his weekly radio and Internet address, released Saturday but recorded at the White House prior to the start of Obama’s weeklong trip to Africa, marks the start of a new phase for Obama’s efforts on climate change: convincing the public to sell it for him.





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Go jump in a lake Obama.


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February 20, 2012

Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Output and Exports ~ GOOD, Maybe People Wiil Start To Wake Up and See We Need To Drill in the USA!!!



Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Output and Exports

Despite record gas prices Democrats killed another Arctic drilling project last week. This comes after Obama rejected the Keystone pipeline project. US gas prices at the pump have doubled since the Obama took office.

As gas prices climb to record high prices in the United States, Saudi Arabia has cut outputs and exports.
CNBC reported:

The world’s top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, appears to have cut both its oil production and export in December, according to the latest update by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI), an official source of oil production, consumption and export data.

The OPEC heavyweight saw production decline by 237,000 barrels per day (bpd) from three-decade highs of 10.047 million bpd in November, the JODI data showed on Sunday.

The draw-down was sharper for the actual amount exported, declining by 440,000 bpd, or 5.6 percent, to come in at 7.364 million bpd, the data also showed. The level would still be similar to exports after a steep ramp-up last June.

In its monthly report on February 10, the IEA put Saudi Arabia’s production number for December slightly lower at 9.55 million bpd, a disparity of 260,000 bpd versus the JODI data.

Iran appeared not to have filed data in time for the latest release, providing no additional clues about how many export barrels were already lost in December, as some reports have suggested.



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Good for Saudi Arabia!! They might as well. We have a president that will not drill, will not allow the Keystone pipline, hates oil companies in our country and loves the ones Soros has dealings with. Go for it Saudi’s maybe if it gets bad enough people will wake up to how bad Obama is for our country. Not enough realize it yet.


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January 25, 2012

YIPPEEE!!! Congressman Waxman Gets Chewed Out During Keystone Hearing (Video)




YIPPEEE!!! Congressman Waxman Gets Chewed Out During Keystone Hearing (Video)

Angered by Waxman’s political posturing, Whitfield took a shot at the Obama Administration and Solyndra.

“If you want to talk about that, let’s talk about the millions of dollars the Obama administration gave companies like Solyndra and people like George Kaiser and other campaign bundlers,” Whitfield fumed.

“Why are you interrupting members and then you take unlimited time for yourself?” Waxman responded.

“I’m the chairman! And I’m telling you right now we’re going to recess for ten minutes!” Whitfield boomed, before storming out of the hearing.



Wild Thing's comment........

HUGE thank you to Whitfield!!!


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July 13, 2011

House DEMOCRATS Block Repeal Of Light Bulb Ban So Now American Jobs Go To China And No More Freedom Of Choice ~ Thank Your Awful Democrats!



The Politico


House democrats blocked the repeal of the light bulb ban. A majority of Americans oppose the government’s unpopular and unnecessary ban on incandescent bulbs and infringement on choice. On January 1 2012, 100 watt incandescent bulbs will become illegal, with lower wattages to follow.


House lawmakers Tuesday stymied an initial effort by Republicans to put an end to infamous light bulb efficiency standards.

The bill from Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) to repeal part of a 2007 energy law requiring traditional incandescent light bulbs to be 30 percent more energy efficient beginning in 2012 failed to get the necessary two-thirds support needed for approval under expedited rules. A majority of members — 233 — supported the repeal, including five Democrats. Ten Republicans joined 183 Democrats opposing the measure.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi personally whipped Democratic Caucus members to vote against the bill, a Democratic aide told POLITICO.

“I was concerned that Ms. Pelosi might make it a litmus test issue in her caucus, and she did,” Barton said after the vote. “We only got 5 Democrat votes. Everybody in the Blue Dog caucus and the Black caucus that voted no, voted against their constituents.

“I thought I had 25 at a minimum. I thought, if it were truly a free vote, I thought we’d pass it on suspension,” he added.

Barton said his plan is to move the measure under a regular rule requiring only majority support or as a spending bill amendment.

“We can put it on an appropriations bill. We can back it under a rule. I can try and go to some of the Democrats who didn’t vote for it and figure out a way to get them to consider voting for it in a little bit of a different format,” he said.

Of course, with their vote today the democrats gave good paying American jobs to China. The lightbulb ban forced several US manufacturing plants to close their doors. Meanwhile, the labor-intensive CFL production is thriving – in China.


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Wild Thing's comment......

To those " Ten Republicans joined 183 Democrats opposing the measure.".....damn you everyone of these 10 people.

The weakness on our side is destroyingi the USA as much as the left. I am sick ot this crap!!!!!

How much are we supposed to stand,we watch our country being taken down every day and those on our side, well way too many, too weak to make waves, to fight back for America.



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July 07, 2011

Mercury Vapor Released From Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Can Exceed Safe Exposure Levels ~ Thanks To Idiot “environmentalists"!!


Clearing Fluorescent Light Bulbs


Mercury Vapor Released from Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Can Exceed Safe Exposure Levels for Humans

New Rochelle, NY, July, 6, 2011—Once broken, a compact fluorescent light bulb continuously releases mercury vapor into the air for weeks to months, and the total amount can exceed safe human exposure levels in a poorly ventilated room, according to study results reported in Environmental Engineering Science, a peer-reviewed online only journal published monthly by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

The amount of liquid mercury (Hg) that leaches from a broken compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) is lower than the level allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), so CFLs are not considered hazardous waste. However, Yadong Li and Li Jin, Jackson State University (Jackson, MS) report that the total amount of Hg vapor released from a broken CFL over time can be higher than the amount considered safe for human exposure.

They document their findings in the article “Environmental Release of Mercury from Broken Compact Fluorescent Lamps.”

As people can readily inhale vapor-phase mercury, the authors suggest rapid removal of broken CFLs and adequate ventilation, as well as suitable packaging to minimize the risk of breakage of CFLs and to retain Hg vapor if they do break, thereby limiting human exposure.


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Check out THESE Experience of the bulb blowing up! ~ Wild Thing




The American Thinker

*** A compact fluorescent light (CFL) on the ceiling burst and started a fire in a home in Hornell, N.Y. December 23, 2010. "Those are the lights everybody's been telling us to use," said Joe Gerych, Steuben County Fire Inspector. "It blew up like a bomb. It spattered all over." Fire Chief Mike Robbins said the blaze destroyed the room where the fire started and everything in it, and the rest of the house suffered smoke and water damage. The Arkport Village Fire Department as well as the North Hornell Fire Department required about 15 minutes to put out the fire.

*** "Bulb explodes without warning," reported NBCactionnews.com, May 21, 2010. "Tom and Nancy Heim were watching TV recently, when Tom decided to turn on the floor lamp next to his recliner chair. 'I heard this loud pop...I saw what I thought was smoke, coming out of the top of the floor lamp,' says Tom. Nancy suddenly found glass in her lap. She says, 'I did not see it. I just heard it, and I noticed I had glass on me.'"

*** On February 23, 2011, TV NewsChannel 5 in Tennessee covered "a newly-released investigators' report that blames a February 12 fatal fire in Gallatin on one of those CFL bulbs." Ben Rose, an attorney for the rehabilitative facility in which Douglas Johnson, 45, perished, said, "This result is consistent with our own private investigation. ...We have heard reports of similar fires being initiated by CFLs across the country."


*** "GE Helical 13 Watt light bulb. After only 6 months of use. This bulb started making funny noises and flickering... Finally, exploded on my kitchen table." -- Charles of South Webster, OH January 30, 2010 .

*** My GE 20W Helical bulb in my 1/2 bathroom caught on fire on 5/3/10. The bulb snapped and glowed very brightly then caught on fire....The bulb was suppose to last 5 years but it was only about a year or so old" -- Chantelle of Danville, PA May 15, 2010.


*** My 80 year old mother turned on her reading lamp and the bulb exploded and the lamp shade caught fire." -- M. of Lahaina, HI March 30, 2010.


*** "I had a desk lamp CFL burn up right in front of me. Switched it on and tiny sparks were emanating like a Van de Graaff generator. Quickly switched it off; the plastic around the ballast was cracked and smoking" -- Nisshin, November 30, 2008.


*** October 5, 2010 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported: "Trisonic Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Recalled Due to Fire Hazard" because of four incidents. It's official notice states: "Hazard: light bulb can overheat and catch fire."

Concerns about the toxic mercury in CFLs are downplayed by the bulbs' advocates, but they shouldn't be.

Never use a vacuum cleaner to clean up mercury... The vacuum will put mercury into the air and increase exposure." You will also be looking at the cost of a new vacuum cleaner, because the Maine DEP research found it "difficult to impossible" to decontaminate a vacuum even with the advantage of sophisticated instruments the homeowner doesn't have.

Never use a broom to clean up mercury. It will break the mercury into smaller droplets and spread them.

Never pour mercury down a drain. It may lodge in the plumbing and cause future problems during plumbing repairs...or cause pollution of the septic tank or sewage treatment plant.

Never wash clothing or other items that have come in direct contact with mercury in a washing machine, because mercury may contaminate the machine and/or pollute sewage.




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Wild Thing's comment.........


These bulbs are beyond stupid...dangerous and stupid.

As most of you know I have a thing against environmentalists. They have done more damage to our country then they have done any good. IMO

I would love to see Republicans repeal the incandescent light bulb ban. This stupid law was passed in 2007 ( Bush was president then ).... HOW COULD HE EVEN SIGN THIS INTO LAW ? Did the Democrat majority of that period send him a bill that was packed with so much stuff it slipped by, or did he know he was signing this into law? If the latter is the case, surely he didn’t think this through and didn’t know how much mercury the bulbs contain.



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June 25, 2011

Former Democratic Sen.Tim Wirth Talks About Global Warming and Says To Have Aggressive Program To Go After Global Warming Deniers ~ Even Though NO Global Warming


Former Democratic Sen. Tim Wirth of Colorado, now the president of the UN Foundation


Former Democratic Sen. Tim Wirth of Colorado, now the president of the UN Foundation, said the flooding and forest fires in the United States this year are evidence of “the kind of dramatic climate impact” climate change models have predicted and that global warming spokesmen must “undertake an aggressive program to go after those who are among the deniers” of climate change.

In a UN Foundation conference call about climate change, from Svalbard, Norway on Thursday, Wirth said, “[W]e have to — I think, again as I’ve suggested before — undertake an aggressive program to go after those who are among the deniers, who are putting out these mistruths, and really call them for what they’re doing and make a battle out of it. They’ve had pretty much of a free ride so far, and that time has got to stop.”

Wirth also said it was a good thing that people such as weather forecasters have come together “to try to explain climate change and climate impacts when they’re doing the evening news and talking about the weather, which is where most people in the United States get their information. That’s going to be, I think over a period of time, an extremely important set of steps to take.”

“We also have to do a better job of having the scientific community being able to explain what they’re doing and how they’re doing it and why they’re doing it in very clear terms that are understandable to 300 million Americans.

“Third, we have to, I think, again as I’ve suggested before, undertake an aggressive program to go after those who are among the deniers, who are putting out these mistruths, and really call them for what they’re doing and make a battle out of it. They’ve had pretty much of a free ride so far, and that time has got to stop.


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Wild Thing's comment......

There is NO Global Warming! There is NO Global Warming! There is NO Global Warming!
There is NO Global Warming! There is NO Global Warming!


No matter what you say freak!


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June 22, 2011

The Looming ObamaCare Disaster You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet



The Looming ObamaCare Disaster You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet


Human Events

by John Hayward


PricewaterhouseCoopers, a professional services firm created in a merger that destroyed several spaces and capital letters, has just issued their forecast for the future of America under ObamaCare. The Heritage Foundation provides a summary of the results.


It’s not pretty.


The important thing to remember about ObamaCare is that the past two years have been its salad days. The really hideous damage is still on the way. Thousands of jobs destroyed, health care costs rising, rampant corruption through the waiver program… and it’s just getting warmed up. This baby hasn’t even popped out of first gear yet.

What does PricewaterhouseCoopers see ahead for us? Health care costs continue to rise at an accelerating pace, from a 7.5% increase in 2010 to 8.5% in 2012. As Heritage’s Margot Crouch notes, this is the exact opposite of the promises made by President Obama.

But wait, that’s not all! “Even steeper rises in the cost of private insurance are possible, due to ObamaCare’s reductions in Medicare payment rates and its expansion of the Medicaid program,” warns Crouch. That’s because private parties have to make up the difference when those programs pay less.

The chief actuary of Medicare thinks “15 percent of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies” will become unprofitable by 2019. What happens to unprofitable businesses again? I mean, after all the bailouts have been exhausted? What will the health care industry look like in eight years, when at least fifteen percent of the providers are gone?

The really awful news is PWC’s projection of employer reaction to ObamaCare’s crushing mandates. Their survey shows “nearly half of employers will drop their coverage, dumping employees into the government-run exchanges.” Also, “four out of five employers will make changes to help cover new costs under ObamaCare, including raising premiums, deductibles, and co-payments.”

So much for “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” The tidal wave of people slamming into the federal exchanges will become a nuclear deficit explosion. We’ll all be able to look back at the charlatans who claimed ObamaCare would be deficit-neutral, and the simpletons who believed them, and laugh through our tears.

“The negative consequences of ObamaCare’s changes will be threefold: higher costs for those with employer-sponsored coverage; a greater debt burden on current and future taxpayers; and slower growth in job creation and the overall economy,” Crouch concludes. In other words, precisely the things ObamaCare critics said would happen. ObamaCare critics will go down in history as the most thoroughly vindicated group to ever pick up a keyboard.

Remember that every single politician who opposes the complete repeal of ObamaCare is willfully and knowingly condemning you to the future PricewaterhouseCoopers projects. Ignorance and fantasy are no longer excuses, and never should have been




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Wild Thing's comment........

And we are dealing with at least 45 percent of the voter population that are dumb as a box of rocks. A recent news article stated that 47% of Detroit residents are functionally illiterate.

Time after time, conservatives are proved to be right. Time after time, they are labeled as extremists, Neanderthals and mean spirited haters of old folks and young children. None of this report is a surprise to anyone who seriously looked at Obamacare.

Liberals are the enemy, they will destroy all your wealth and with Obamacare, they may even be responsible for killing you.

Everything Obama has done is bad for America: Blocking Oil drilling, open borders, Libya, money for Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, demanding Israel go to pre-1967 borders. There is nothing this clown wants that is good for America.

Obama and Pelosi pulled every trick to pass this monstrosity, Pelosi because she's a useful idiot; Obama because he is a Muslim plant. It makes no difference if you believe Obama is really trying to destroy America, it is only important that you realize this clown has to go and go soon.

America cannot survive having this traitor in office.


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June 18, 2011

Obama's Insane Green-Car Mandate Will Eliminate 260,000 Jobs








Obama's Insane Green-Car Mandate Will Eliminate 260,000 Jobs

NRO

Obama’s radical CAFE mandate “could force vehicle prices up by nearly $10,000, reduce sales by 5.5 million vehicles annually, and eliminate more than 260,000 jobs.”

The purpose of federal fuel-economy mandates is to keep the agenda of green pols hidden lest the public awaken to their enormous costs. Want to make cars fuel efficient? Tax gas. And commit political suicide. So instead we get the stealthy Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) laws, which forces automakers to compromise cars to government standards, not those of customers.

But sometimes those costs still leak out.

The Detroit News’s dogged David Shepardson has unearthed a study by one of world’s most respected automotive research firms that reveals that President Obama’s radical CAFE mandate that vehicles average — average! — 62 MPG by 2025 “could force vehicle prices up by nearly $10,000, reduce sales by 5.5 million vehicles annually, and eliminate more than 260,000 jobs.”

Shepardson is quoting from the Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research and the 260,000 job loss figure (consistent with past job losses from CAFE rule hikes) is another dent in White House’s propaganda that Green creates jobs.

The CAR study also reveals that Obama’s NHTSA and EPA have been gaming the figures when it comes to the cost of their new rules. The center’s study predicts it will cost between $3,744 and $9,790 per vehicle, while the agencies have low-balled the figure at $770 to $3,500 per vehicle.

The resulting costs would shrink the new-car market, with 5.5 million potential buyers disappearing (and manufacturing jobs with them) by 2025. That assumes that the auto fleet can even be built to meet such an absurd spec. Currently, no car — much less the average — meets 62 mpg. Indeed, only a handful of small vehicles meet the 35-mpg fleet-wide standard mandated in just five years.

As a result, there is more gaming of the system, as automakers pour lobbying money into D.C. to effect regulatory agency rules handing credits to electric cars — whether customers buy them or not.

This is change, Obama-style: More rules, more lobbyists, more corruption of government standards. It all adds up to more jobs for Washington bureaucrats, and fewer for the rest of the country.


Wild Thing's comment.......

I want the government out of our lives, I want obama OUT of our lives!!!!


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June 16, 2011

Gore Lauds Romney On Climate Position ~ Political Death By Global Warming




Gore Lauds Romney On Climate Position


The Hill


Former Vice President Al Gore on Wednesday praised GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his acknowledgement of global climate change.

Gore, who has championed climate issues since losing the 2000 presidential race, posted a note on his blog that praised Romney for being consistent on his position that humans have contributed to rising global temperatures.


"Good for Mitt Romney — though we've long passed the point where weak lip-service is enough on the Climate Crisis," Gore wrote. "While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party."


Gore's message could further provoke conservatives, some of whom objected last week after Romney reiterated his position at a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire.


“Bye-bye, nomination,” conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said on his radio last Tuesday, The Washington Post noted.


President Obama and other Democrats have also named the healthcare reforms Romney sought as Massachusetts governor as a template for the new national healthcare law.


But as Gore suggested, Romney and he disagree over how to fix the problem. Gore favors a cap-and-trade energy policy whereas Romney opposes one.


“We don’t call it ‘America warming,’" Romney said, according to the Post. “We call it ‘global warming.’"


Romney initially favored a regional cap-and-trade program as governor, but eventually pulled Massachusetts out of the agreement over economic concerns.


Gore offered Romney similar praise last year after the former Massachusetts governor reiterated his position in his memoir, No Apology.



Wild Thing's comment......

So far Mitt Romney has the Obama endorsement, the Gore endorsement, and the Rove endorsement.

Let’s see, so far:

- Obama lauds Romney on Romney Care
- Gore lauds Romney on Global Warming hoax
- Rove Mitt Romney won debate this last Monday night.

“Mitt Romney came in as the frontrunner and came out of the debate without any major mistakes and looking presidential,” Karl Rove said. In Romney’s discussion of the current state of the U.S. economy, Rove says the former governor inserted the second best quote of the evening, saying that “President Obama has failed America.”



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June 04, 2011

So Now We Have Mitt Romney Joining Newt Gingrich On The FAKE Global Warming Train ~ Say “Goodnight,” Gracie!





George Carlin - on Saving the Planet


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"The world is getting warmer": Romney

Reuters


Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change.

“I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that,” he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“It’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors.”

The former Massachusetts governor fielded questions on topics ranging from the debt ceiling to abortion on his first full day of campaigning for 2012 Republican primary nomination.

Romney leads opinion polls in New Hampshire by a wide margin, and is among the top contenders nationally to win the Republican primary.


In addressing climate change and energy policy, Romney called on the United States to break its dependence on foreign oil, and expand alternative energies including solar, wind, nuclear and clean coal.

"I love solar and wind (power) but they don't drive cars. And we're not all going to drive Chevy Volts," he said referring to electric cars.

The United States can not go it alone in attempting to trim emissions levels and give a free pass to countries such as China and Brazil, Romney said. "It's not called American warming, it's called global warming," he said.



Wild Thing's comment.......

RomneyCare and now a global warming believer...good grief. ( shaking my head)

Please God we have got to take our country back and we need better then this to make it happen.


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May 31, 2011

Tyranny! Fireworks shows Need Environmental Review as Black-robed Marxist Superior Court Judge Linda Quinn Issued Ruling




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Fireworks shows need new environmental review


Court ruling could have sweeping impact


San Diego News

What started as a battle over fireworks shows led to a sweeping legal victory Friday for environmentalists that could stymie a wide range of events needing city permits, from the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon to birthday parties held at parks.

“According to the strictest interpretation of this, jumpy-jumps and everything else would be subject to environmental review if this ruling stands,” said lawyer Robert Howard, who represented the La Jolla Community Fireworks Foundation in the case. “It’s a breathtaking ruling.”

Superior Court Judge Linda Quinn said La Jolla’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show requires evaluation under the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA.

The case, filed by the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation in Encinitas, targeted San Diego’s approval of the La Jolla event but eventually drew in a broad swath of city permits. San Diego officials said they issue about 400 special-events permits annually, along with up to 20,000 park-use permits for smaller-scale gatherings — most of which would now need environmental assessment.

“San Diego issues thousands of these simple park-use permits over the counter with the only consideration being space, just as other cities do across the state,” said City Attorney Jan Goldsmith. “Existing law has never been interpreted to require a CEQA review for this. ... This decision opens the door to absurd results. This is the reason appellate courts exist and we plan to ask for their help.”

Even before the judge’s ruling was finalized, Chula Vista officials on Thursday pulled the plug on their July Fourth show in the face of funding shortfalls and environmental challenges.

The future of La Jolla’s event was fuzzy Friday. Organizers likely can’t complete the time-intensive and costly CEQA analysis by July 4, but Howard said he would ask the court to allow this year’s event while the case is appealed.

City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner, whose district includes La Jolla, said she hoped to find a solution. “We have to strike a balance that protects the environment but also allows our finest traditions to continue,” she said.

On Tuesday, the City Council ratified a long-standing city policy of exempting fireworks shows from special-events permits unless food or alcohol is sold. It was an attempt to shield pyrotechnics from environmental challenges, but Friday’s decision means CEQA still applies.

Environmental impact reports can take a year and cost tens of thousands of dollars.

“Does that mean every event has to get a full environmental impact report? No, but it means that the city has to undertake the burden and applicants have to undertake the cost” of a lower-level CEQA analysis, Howard said.

He said some “events” such as temporary Christmas tree stands have existing exemptions under the law, but many others don’t.

Alex Roth, a spokesman for Mayor Jerry Sanders, framed the suit as part of a “bizarre crusade to stop fireworks.”

“What’s next, a lawsuit against swimmers for polluting the ocean with their suntan lotion?” Roth said.

Marco Gonzalez, a lawyer for the environmental rights foundation, exulted over Friday’s win, which comes after months of criticism against him for challenging an American tradition.


“If you were to sum it up with one word, I would say ‘vindication.’ It’s vindication for the environment ... and it’s vindication for my client because of the amount of disparaging comments and general negativity that was thrown our way when we were told that our lawsuit was frivolous,” Gonzalez said.

Earlier this month, his lawsuit had spurred regional pollution regulators to adopt a new permit for fireworks shot over beaches and bays. The mandate, based on the Clean Water Act, was a national first.


Gonzalez said he also is breaking new ground in seeking reviews of fireworks shows under California environmental law.

“There are a whole host of impacts that we know occur from fireworks shows, from marine mammals to marine birds to water quality to traffic to noise to the air,” Gonzalez said. “We want it studied and we want it mitigated.”


Tony Manolatos, a spokesman for City Councilman Kevin Faulconer, stood by the council’s exemption for fireworks. “I think banning fireworks on the Fourth of July is un-American,” he said, “and I think the majority of San Diegans would agree.”


Gonzalez has repeatedly said that protecting water quality and coastal species is patriotic.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

In December, 1773, a group of colonists boarded three ships in Boston Harbor and destroyed the tea on board. Did they have a permit for that party??

In April, 1775, the colonists fired their black powder rifles in Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy, and Cambridge (The shot heard around the World). Did they have a permit to do that??

Millions of Mexicans come into our Country to work. Did they have permits to do that??

The unions occupied the State House in Madison, WI. Earlier this year, for several days, and did millions of dollars in damage. Did they have a permit to do that??

“When Injustice Becomes Law, Rebellion Becomes Duty” – Thomas Jefferson





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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May 06, 2011

Obama Slams Republican Offshore Drilling Bill ~ Obama Is Bent On Destroying America!!




White House slams Republican offshore drilling bill


Chicago Tribune

The White House sharply criticized a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday that would expand offshore drilling as part of a broader Republican effort to stimulate domestic production in the face of rising gasoline costs.


The bill, which easily cleared the Republican-dominated House, would require lease sales to proceed that were canceled or delayed by the Obama administration offshore Virginia and in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil spill.


The White House said the bill would "undercut" new offshore drilling safety reforms imposed after the massive oil spill last year.


"These reforms strengthen requirements for issues ranging from well design to workplace safety to corporate accountability, and they require operators to show that they can contain a subsea oil spill like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill," the White House said.


Environmental groups said the legislation would leave the nation's oceans more vulnerable to drilling accidents.


"Congress is putting the interests of the oil industry over those of the American people," Ocean conservation group Oceana said in a statement. "Their chief priority seems to be assuring continued profits, even if it costs us our coasts."



Wild Thing's comment.......

I say send it to him anyway and force him to have to veto it, then hold a press conference and announce to all of America what kind of monster our country has in the WH.

Oceana and Obama BOTH are enemies of America.


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April 24, 2011

Bent On Destroying Our Country Obama: No 'silver bullet' to bring down gas prices~ Hello Soros Boy Obama What is Needed Is To Allow OUR Oil Companies To DRILL You Freak!




The Hill

Obama laid out his own plan for controlling prices, focusing on ending price gouging but calling for an end to the $4 billion in federal subsidies for oil and gas firms.


"You see people trying to grab headlines or score a few points," Obama said in his weekly address. "The truth is, there’s no silver bullet that can bring down gas prices right away."

He said there are some steps the U.S. can take to improve the situation such as ramping up domestic oil production and ending subsidies for oil and gas firms.


“That’s $4 billion of your money going to these companies when they’re making record profits and you’re paying near record prices at the pump. It has to stop,” Obama said.


"Instead of subsidizing yesterday’s energy sources, we need to invest in tomorrow’s," he added, voicing his opposition to a proposal before Congress that would cut the government's clean energy investments by 70 percent.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Why thanks, Illegal Marxist Community Organizer POS Punk.

Umm...”drill, baby, drill” anyone? Beuller...? Beuller...?

Bush brought gas prices down with one speech. All the way down to $1.67 a gal from over $4, if I remember correctly.


“”Instead of subsidizing yesterday’s energy sources, we need to invest in tomorrow’s,” he added”

That's code for “there ain't gonna be no new drilling on my watch baby!” The truth is, if the administration would open back up the Gulf, Amwar, grant new leases in the mountain west, allow new drilling for natural gas, and put someone in charge of the EPA who is not a communist, we would see gas prices drop immediately. A portion of gas price is psychological and how the health of the market is perceived. Secondly, the actions I listed would have tangible results starting within a year, not ten years as the lib's state, and would thereby begin bringing actual product on-line and delivered to the end user.



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April 23, 2011

Environmentalist Wackos Stupid Earth Day Ends Obama's 53,300 Gallon Trip



Two Weeks ago today, Obama was questioned by a citizen concerned about rising gas prices. Obama arrogantly told him to trade in his gas guzzling SUV


US News

Obama declared today's 41st annual Earth Day proof of America's ecological and conservation spirit—then completed a three-day campaign-style trip logging 10,666 miles on Air Force One, eating up some 53,300 gallons at a cost of about $180,000. And that doesn't include the fuel consumption of his helicopter, limo, or the 29 other vehicles that travel with that car.


In a two-page statement issued before leaving Los Angeles, his last stop in a three city-fund-raising tour that also included important policy pronouncements like his plan to probe what's behind high gas prices,


Obama proclaimed: "For over 40 years, our nation has come together on Earth Day to appreciate and raise awareness about our environment, natural heritage, and the resources upon which generations of Americans have depended. Healthy land and clean water and air are essential to the health of our communities and wildlife. Earth Day is an opportunity to renew America's commitment to preserving and protecting the state of our environment through community service and responsible stewardship."


His proclamation added, "Our nation has a proud conservation tradition, which includes countless individuals who have worked to safeguard our natural legacy and ensure our children can benefit from these resources. Looking to the future of our planet, American leadership will continue to be pivotal as we confront the environmental challenges that threaten the health of both our country and the globe."



Wild Thing's comment......

I wish they would make a law that a president cannot use our tax dollars to pay for their plane to campaign for their next election. It is not right.

Earth day is something I find offensive to say the least.


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April 08, 2011

Listen Up Obama Voters, THIS Is How He Treats YOU When He Will NOT Drill For OIl and Gas Prices Go UP, He Says Trade Iin Your Vehicle!



Asked About Rising Gas Prices, Obama Says, 'Think About A Trade-In'


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Oil spiked above $110 per barrel yesterday!!!


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Wild Thing's comment........

Barack Obama told a concerned citizen who was worried about rising gas prices, “You may want to think about a trade-in.”


Sooooooo if you can’t afford to fill up your car with gas surely you can afford a new expensive green car.



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April 07, 2011

Senate Democrats Defeat GOP Efforts to Block the EPA (and Obama) From Destroying Our Country



Statement of Purpose: To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change.

Vote Counts: YEAs 50 ........ NAYs 50

Senate Democrats defeated a Republican effort to block the EPA from destroying American industry. All but 4 democrats voted in favor of industry-crippling regulations that will obliterate US manufacturing.

Here is the ROLL CALL List of names and the State they are from.


Senate Democrats have defeated a Republican effort to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from controlling the gases blamed for global warming.

In a 50-50 vote, the Senate rejected a measure by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma. It would have repealed a 2009 finding by federal scientists that climate change caused by greenhouse gases endangers human health and prevented the agency from using existing law to regulate them. The amendment – to a small business bill – needed 60 votes to pass.


The Republican-controlled House is expected to pass an identical bill later Wednesday. The White House has threatened to veto it


Wild Thing's comment........

On Tuesday Obamoa issued a formal statement opposing a bill and said he would veto it if they did not vote how he wanted it to go. Pressure much??!! ..... to more of the dems that might have voted with the Republicans. Obama wants this EPA bullcrap so he can control our lives more and more. That is his dream and our nightmare.


The dems in the Senate have declared economic war on the citizens of the United States.


Once the Dems destroy manufacturing & the energy industies for good, they’ll regulate farming to its death as well.


We’ll then have to get on boats & go find a new land....or get rid of democrats. Do the terrorists have a hot line???? Just kidding.....sort of. No just kidding. wait are my fingers crossed?

The other day we were eating out and I said something like I wished the terrorists would bomb the democrats and as soon as I said it the couple at the table next to us put their thumbs up and the man said, we agree and we can always rebuild. His wife said, we feel the same way. LOL



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March 23, 2011

Awesome Video and Open Letter From Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) To Obama The KILLER of America's Oil Industry







The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), put together the following video to explain how the de facto moratorium against offshore drilling is killing the American economy and driving up oil and gas prices. OMSA represents the companies that provide supplies and services to the oil rigs in the Gulf. They are really hurting, as they watch drill equipment leave the Gulf instead of waiting out the drilling moratorium.



Here is OMSA’s Open Letter to Barack Obama:

February 17, 2011

The President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

On behalf of the tens of thousands of offshore marine service employees and their families, we are writing to protest your war on domestic energy exploration and development and its devastating impact on Americans. Lift your de facto moratorium on oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Let Americans get back to work. We’ve suffered enough.

Your response to the Gulf oil spill has been unreasonable, unwarranted, unfair, and unlawful. Other industries have collaborated with government to tighten safety measures and implement improvements following tragic accidents, but you simply shut down every deepwater drilling operator in the Gulf of Mexico. When a federal judge pronounced your moratorium was unjustified-and later found you in contempt of the injunction-you simply ignored the court’s ruling as if you were above the law.


For nearly a year, you have defied a court order prohibiting you from interfering in the lawful production of energy off the Gulf Coast. You are not issuing deepwater drilling permits and you have been indecisive on the remedies that would satisfy you. For nearly a year, you’ve maintained your de facto moratorium, which is shutting down new energy production in the Gulf.

For well over a year now, you’ve told Americans quite the opposite-that your policies will create jobs, lower energy costs and make us less dependent on foreign oil. You’ve told Americans that you’ve lifted the moratorium, when the facts show otherwise. Americans know a moratorium when they see one. Isn’t it time you started telling the truth?

While your disregard for the rule of law may placate environmental activists and the government-subsidized corporations clambering for alternative energy giveaways, the vast majority of Americans will only suffer the burden of your policies. Most Americans can’t afford to pay $4 for a gallon of gasoline or see their home heating bills skyrocket. They need jobs-they don’t want to be more beholden to those unstable and hostile regimes that your actions are ensuring will supply America’s energy.

Before your moratorium, more than 50,000 oil wells were drilled safely in the Gulf of Mexico. The fact that we earn an honest living serving those operations should in no way suggest that we aren’t concerned with the safety of our colleagues or the health of the Gulf. After all, thousands of us live here-we fish here, we shrimp here, and our children swim here. No one wants to pollute our beaches, put Americans out of work, or spend billions of dollars to clean up a spill. It’s in everyone’s best interests to drill safely.

Mr. President, your deliberate actions to strangle domestic energy production are putting people out of work, raising the price of fuel and weakening our national security. Your political agenda does not supersede American law.

Again, we remind you that Americans have suffered enough. Lift your de facto moratorium on oil drilling in the Gulf and let Americans get back to work.


American Energy Initiative hearings continued in the House today as lawmakers examined the Obama Administration’s de facto energy moratorium and its impact on rising gas prices (they’re going up) and American jobs (there are fewer of them, and losses “continue to mount”).

The two hearings – hosted by the Energy & Power Subcommittee and Natural Resources Committee – were neatly summed up by James Adams of the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) who said, “President Obama’s moratorium needs to end because it is killing jobs, raising the price of energy and making our country vulnerable to unpredictable international political forces.”


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obama wants Brazil to drill OUR oil, right out of the Gulf of Mexico. Interior department has approved Petrobas to drill in our Gulf of Mexico.


The U.S. Interior Department said today it has given Petrobras final approval to operate the Gulf of Mexico’s first floating production, storage and offloading vessel, or FPSO, clearing the way for the Brazilian oil giant to start pumping oil from two deep-water fields.

In a statement, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement said it had taken a “final regulatory step” in green lighting the project, with the approval of both a production safety system permit and a supplemental deep-water operating plan.

The fields are located about 165 miles offshore Louisiana and in more than 8,000 feet of water in an area of the Gulf known as Walker Ridge.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Obama promised that the USA would underwrite a $2 Billion loan to Brazil’s government owned Petrobras for a massive underwater drilling project.

in Brazil giving a speech to a group of Brazilian businessmen at a CEO Summit, he said “We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

DAMN obama!



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March 21, 2011

Obama Compliments Brazil's Oil Industry While He Bans Drilling At Home (His Agenda To Help His Master George Soros With Brazil's Petrobas Oil Driling Offshore)


Barack Obama praised the emerging Brazilian oil industry yesterday.

Reuters


The agreements were signed on the first day of U.S. President Barack Obama’s two-day visit to Brazil, where he met with Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff and a host of local and U.S. business executives.


Obama announced Saturday that he wants America to become a major buyer of - wait for it! - Brazilian oil drilled offshore.

Obama spoke of the US's desire to secure more of its oil from Brazil in future after talks with his counterpart, President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia at the start of a two-day visit to Latin America's biggest country. "I have told her that the United States wants to be a major customer, which can be a win-win for both our countries," he said.


Brazil possesses some of the world's biggest offshore oil reserves in the pre-salt area off its south-east coast.

"Brazil possesses some of the world's biggest offshore oil reserves."

Following is a summary of the agreements that were signed:


ENERGY

The United States seeks to be “a strategic energy partner” to Brazil, which recently discovered major new offshore oil reserves. Obama said the United States wants to be one of Brazil’s “best customers” when the oil starts flowing.


Both nations also will increase cooperation on producing biofuels with a specific separate agreement to team up on developing biofuels for aviation.

But, while Obama praised Brazilian energy production he continues to stifle energy production here at home.






Obama the Pay More At The Pump President


Big Government


To be fair, President Obama is in favor of drilling…but just not in the United States.

His numerous bans, restrictions, and proposed taxes are hamstringing America’s ability to produce more oil and gas and are thereby increasing gas and diesel prices. In fact, even the federal government projects that domestic oil production will drop by 220,000 barrels per day in 2011 due to the President’s anti-drilling agenda. Production in 2012 will drop even more…

…American Solutions is re-launching Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less for one big reason: President Obama’s continuing war on American energy is dramatically increasing the price of gas and diesel.

Obama is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil to finance exploration of its huge offshore oil field discovery. His good buddy George Soros is invested heavily in Brazilian energy. Soros Invested Heavily in Petrobras

Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling ...BUT Not For US

The Wall Street Journal:


The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil’s Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.


The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a “preliminary commitment” letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-Im Bank says it has not decided whether the money will come in the form of a direct loan or loan guarantees. Either way, this corporate foreign aid may strike some readers as odd, given that the U.S. Treasury seems desperate for cash and Petrobras is one of the largest corporations in the Americas.

Barack Obama’s pal George Soros has invested heavily in Petrobas. Obama backer George Soros repositioned himself in Petrobras to get dividends just a few days before Obama committed $2 billion in loans and guarantees for Petrobras’ offshore operations.

These are the top 5 holdings of George Soros

1.Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.Petrobras (PBR) – 9,818,323 shares, 15.42% of the total portfolio
2.Hess Corp. (HES) – 5,123,198 shares, 10.56% of the total portfolio
3.Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.Petrobras (PBR-A) – 5,884,700 shares, 7.53% of the total portfolio
4.Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT) – 1,978,053 shares, 7.06% of the total portfolio
5.Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP) – 6,526,400 shares, 6.84% of the total portfolio

Note that there are two Petrobas stock numbers (PBR and PBR-A, numbers 1
& 3 listed above).



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Wild Thing's comment.........

It’s all about his master “soros” one of the largest stock holders of Brazilian oil.


We shouldn’t be buying oil from anybody. We should be producing it ourselves.



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March 17, 2011

"Let There Be No Doubt, The White House ( Obama) Efforts Are Costing Jobs and Putting Even More Pressure on Gas Prices"



U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate Floor: "Let There Be No Doubt, The White House Efforts Are Costing Jobs and Putting Even More Pressure on Gas Prices"

Senator Mitch McConnell says the White House is paying lip service on pain at the pump

McConnell Proposes Ways to Provide Relief at the Pump: Increase U.S. Production, Halt Job-Stifling Regulations

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding rising gas prices and the need to explore U.S. energy resources:

“The rising cost of gasoline has become a major source of concern for most Americans. And with prices in most states moving closer and closer to $4 a gallon, and already higher in some areas, Americans have a right to know where the President and Democrats in Congress stand on the issue.

“So let me just begin this morning with the simple observation that it’s no accident that gas prices are skyrocketing at a time when Democrats control two thirds of official Washington.

“It’s no secret that Democrat leaders in Washington don’t particularly care for the issue.

“Ask them about gas prices, and chances are they’ll tell you about some car they plan to build and have ready for production about 25 years down the road.

“Suggest that we tap some of our own domestic American sources of oil, and they’ll give you 101 reasons why we can’t, and how that’s not a real solution anyway because it’ll take too long to get it out of the ground. We’ve been having that particular argument for decades now.

“And then they have the audacity to step in front of the cameras and tell us they’re all for reducing our dependence on foreign sources of oil. With what — windmills?

“It’s time to be serious about a serious problem.

"Don’t listen to what they say on this issue — watch what they do.

“And here’s what they’ve done.

“Over the past two years, the Obama administration has delayed, revoked, suspended, or canceled an enormous range of development opportunities.

“One month after the President took office, his administration cancelled 77 oil and gas leases in Utah — once the review was complete the administration refused to reinstate a single one.

“A month after that, the administration shortened lease terms for offshore oil and gas production and raised fees for permit applications.

“Last January, it announced new restrictions for onshore oil and gas exploration in the Mountain West.

“Last February, it denied a permit to build a bridge needed to access an oil producing field in Alaska, after the Environmental Protection Agency designated a nearby river an aquatic resource of national importance.

“Last April, the Administration suspended 61 oil and gas leases in Montana that were issued in 2008 — then announced that all oil and gas leases in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota would be delayed indefinitely.

“Last May, the President announced a 6-month moratorium on deepwater drilling — a moratorium that’s been repeatedly struck down in the courts.

“The list of actions like these goes on and on.

“And that’s to say nothing of the proposed new Environmental Protection Agency regulations on energy that would either cause oil refineries to pass along their resulting new production costs to consumers at the pump or drive them and their jobs overseas.

“So let there be no doubt: the White House efforts are costing jobs and putting even more pressure on gas prices. And paying lip service to the public’s concerns won’t solve the problem.

“But unlocking our own sources of energy here at home would help immensely.

“Just to give you an idea of the kind of resources we have right here at home, consider that just one 2,000-acre section of the non-wilderness sections of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, along with the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, have enough recoverable oil to replace crude imports from the Persian Gulf for nearly 65 years. So the problem isn’t that we need to look elsewhere for our energy.

“The problem is that Democrats in Washington won’t let us use it.

“The problem is that even with gas prices on the rise, they want to tax it even more.

“So let’s make this simple:

“I’m going to propose just two, concrete, practical things we can do in Washington to give the American people some relief, create jobs, and help make us less dependent on foreign sources of oil — two ideas that should have wide bipartisan support.

“Let’s increase American energy production.

“And let’s block any new regulations that will drive up production costs for energy.

“Two ideas that will create jobs and alleviate the increasing pressure on gas prices.

“Let’s leave the ideology aside and do some practical good for Americans who are struggling out there.

“Let’s increase American production of energy with American jobs and stop the job-stifling regulations.”




Wild Thing's comment........

I applaud Mitch McConnell's effort, good speech. The bad part is obama could care less, everything we speak out about he has no desire to listen. Even though the gas andn food prices effect his voters along with all of us.


Wake up Obama voters, he is screwing with your world too.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM

Obama's Energy Secretary Steven Chu Will NOT Discuss Drilling in ANWR ~ Obama Hostile Towards Energy Causes Prices Way Up For Groceries and Gas





Obama’s Energy Secretary – Steven Chu – just flat out refusing to even talk about the subject of drilling in ANWR – the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


After testifying before the House Energy and Water Development Subcommittee about his department’s FY2012 budget, CNSNews.com asked Energy Secretary Steven Chu if — given the high price of gasoline — he supports increasing offshore drilling and opening up ANWR [Arctic National Wildlife Refuge] to domestic drilling?”


Chu responded, “I’m not going to talk about ANWR, but I think there’s many areas in the arctic that are potential exploration sites. We have opened up deep shore oil drilling; as I said, there are now two new leases since the Macondo well in deep shore. There have been some 33 or 35 shallow wells, so that has continued.”




Food Prices Increase Most in 36 Years


CBS

Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years. Excluding those volatile categories, inflation was tame.

The Labor Department said Wednesday that the Producer Price Index rose a seasonally adjusted 1.6 percent in February double the 0.8 percent rise in the previous month. Outside of food and energy costs, the core index ticked up 0.2 percent, less than January's 0.5 percent rise.

Food prices soared 3.9 percent last month, the biggest gain since November 1974. Most of that increase was due to a sharp rise in vegetable costs, which increased nearly 50 percent. That was the most in almost a year. Meat and dairy products also rose.

Energy prices rose 3.3 percent last month, led by a 3.7 percent increase in gasoline costs.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Obama is to blame for not allowing drilling and opening up resources in America and then stopping rigs from working in the gulf. He wants higher gas.

Largest jump in food prices in 36 years. Gas jumped big time, don't complain to me all you lefties. Unless you can take my rage directed at You in a most personal way. ( for the leftie lurkers of this blog)

Oh and leftie lurker Nigel, your efforts are wasted, I don't even read your comments you try to get through. They just get deleted with no one even seeing them. Your hate for our country, our Military, Conservatives should be taken to another blog more to how you think. Just go to hell and turn left you will be right at home.



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March 16, 2011

House GOP Rejects Amendments That Say Global Warming Is Real ~ GOOD News!!!





Legislation to block regulations on carbon emissions passes a key House vote, while Sen. McConnell moves to force a Senate vote on similar legislation




House GOP rejects amendments that say climate change is real


The Hill

House Republicans rejected an amendment offered Tuesday by a top Democrat that called on Congress to accept the scientific consensus that climate change is occurring.

House Energy and Commerce Committee ranking Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) offered the amendment Tuesday during the panel’s markup of legislation to block Environmental Protection Agency climate rules in an effort to get Republicans on the record on climate science.


The amendment failed on a party-line vote of 31-20. No Republicans voted for the amendment.

The legislation to block EPA climate rules would repeal an EPA finding that climate change endangers human health and welfare. Waxman’s amendment calls on Congress to accept the portion of EPA’s finding that says climate change is occurring.


The amendment says that “Congress accepts the scientific finding of the Environmental Protection Agency that ‘warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea level.’”




Wild Thing's comment........

augh Waxman! Will they ever vote him out of office. sheesh, he just keeps popping up every so often.



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March 13, 2011

Oil Industry Says Obama Did Not Tell The Truth! But Obama Continues To Hold USA Hostage As He Opposes Drilling in Arctic





Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar being asked why the Obama Administration does not support drilling for oil in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as a way to move America to Energy independence – particularly in light of the rising price of gasoline.


Salazar’s response was ridiculous. Instead of trying justify what he knows is not justifiable, he just said:

“We don’t believe that you need to drill everywhere, and we don’t believe that the “Drill, baby, Drill” program is the way that’s going to get us to the energy independence that we need for America or that will power our economy. . . . “



March 12, 2011

Oil Industry Says Obama Didn't Tell the Truth

FOX Nation

Last week, at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told Congress that oil production in the Gulf of Mexico "remained at an all-time high." Salazar claimed: "In 2009 there were 116 rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, in 2010 in February, 120, in February 2011, 126."

He was lying.


This is from Energy Tomorrow blog reported

Salazar’s numbers distort the true number of working rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. According to Baker Hughes:

* Four days before the Deepwater Horizon accident there were 55 rotary rigs actually drilling offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

* On May 28, 2010, when the administration announced the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling, there were 46 rotary rigs operating in the Gulf.

* Last week, 25 rotary rigs were operating in the Gulf of Mexico


Wild Thing's comment.......


It amazes me how the left will NOT see it is all obama doing this.
US Oil reserves is largest in the world , shale alone has more oil then Saudi Arabia...get your facts correct Salazar !


There is something I really believe. Obama may be smart or stupid, we really have no idea because his school records have been locked and sealed away. His actions one would think he is stupid about many things, BUT the difference is that we know for a fact of his hate for America and for our Constitution and his racist feelings about white people. These are facts not our feelings, facts from the books he has done, from speeches and interviews he has done.

Putting these facts together we can come to a very true knowledge that obama is bound and determined to change, yep change his word, our country into something that our Founding Fathers nor any of us want to happen. His associations all socialists, communist and Marxists have shown us he is much more comfortable with them then good people, liberty and freedom loving people.

His actions are what we see too and they scream out at all of us his intentions. The businesses he has already destroyed as to what they used to be. And the oil industry is another one he wants GONE! His statements about it, his actions ( ignoring the Judge's that have demanded he release the permits ) and his hate for the coal industry too is another clue how he wants to radically change our country and control things......and us.

I call him evil because I think he is. He lies with no conscience, no remorse. He twists information around with ease and his anger toward the American public is shocking and the first time any president has behaved and threatened we the people.....ever.

This oil issue is so huge , because it effects so many industries, so many products we all use day in and day out. By the time a person is out of bed and on their way to work they have already used several products that have come from oil. I typed uses for oil into Google one day and there are hundreds of things we use and don't even think about that have something to do with oil.


So to me obama is doing all of this on purpose, and we have to keep telling people the truth about him and his agenda. I am so sick of the left telling me we need to get rid of oil. sheesh. Like it is stopping salt in ones diet. These people imo are stupid to the max.



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March 12, 2011

Obama Blames Oil Companies for Lack of Domestic Drilling ~ STOP With Your LIES Obama! It Is YOUR Fault!






Obama Blames Oil Companies For Lack Of Drilling


IBD

In his Friday press conference to discuss gas prices, President Obama was rather defensive, straining to counter the notion that his administration has been unfriendly to oil drilling, something most people would like to see a lot more of these days.

Where do people get that notion? Perhaps his Interior Department appealing a judge’s ruling that it act on several pending deepwater permits had something to with it.

Obama claimed repeatedly that he is not against drilling, then made the following comments:

There is more we can do, however. For example, right now, the (oil) industry holds leases on tens of millions of acres — both offshore and on land — where they aren’t producing a thing. So I’ve directed the Interior Department to determine just how many of these leases are going undeveloped and report back to me within two weeks so that we can encourage companies to develop the leases they hold and produce American energy. People deserve to know that the energy they depend on is being developed in a timely manner.


In other words, Obama is arguing that the oil companies themselves may be to blame for the fact that there isn’t more drilling. For some reason they’re ignoring making a profit.

It’s a bizarro-world inversion of the usual complaint against oil companies — that they are reckless and all-too eager to despoil pristine lands in search of black gold.


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Bill Clinton: Drilling delays 'ridiculous'


Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference.


Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited.

But according to multiple people in the room, Clinton, surprisingly, agreed with Bush on many oil and gas issues, including criticism of delays in permitting offshore since last year’s Gulf of Mexico spill.


“Bush said all the things you’d expect him to say” on oil and gas issues, said Jim Noe, senior vice president at Hercules Offshore and executive director of the pro-drilling Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition. But Clinton added, “You’d be surprised to know that I agree with all that,” according to Noe and others in the room.


Clinton said there are “ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesn’t need it,” according to Noe and others.


“That was the most surprising thing they said,” Noe said.

The two former presidents both generally agreed on the need to get offshore drilling workers back on the job.


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The return of "drill, baby, drill"

CBS

"The Obama Administration has consistently blocked American energy production that would lower costs and create new jobs," House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday. "They've cancelled leases for new exploration, jeopardized new nuclear energy, and imposed a de facto drilling moratorium. They've even pushed a 'cap and trade' national energy tax that the president himself admitted would cause energy costs to 'skyrocket.'"


Boehner was unveiling what he called the American Energy Initiative, a plan that he says will lower gas prices and create new jobs. It entails expanding American energy production, reversing government policies that he says drive up gas prices, and embarking on an "all of the above" strategy for domestic energy production.


Boehner's comments were just one element of a GOP push to attack the Obama administration on gas prices.

On Fox Business Network Thursday, Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso said, "what we're doing is spending millions and millions of dollars and sending that money overseas to people who want to blow us up instead of doing what you know we should do, which is exploring for energy offshore, on federal land, and exploring in Alaska."


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Wild Thing's comment........

Gas Prices Have Gone Up 67 Percent Since Obama Became President...The Weekly Standard

Conservatives have known since forever that it is important to be able to drill. The list on the positive side out weigh anything that the enviros and FREAKS like Obama will say is a reason not to.


Plus those windmills that the left pushes are noisy and also kill tons of birds. Now how weird is that, the very thing the enviros push ( windmills) is killing birds and they claim that there can be no drilling because it is dangerous for certain animals or certain fish and birds. Proving the only thing they care about is killing off the oil industry and jobs NOT animals and birds etcc. Molre lies and obama is a total liar to blame the oil industry for not drilling. I swear I could not hate him more then I do for what he has done about this or not done. sheesh



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March 06, 2011

LIAR Obama Says He Opposes Drilling in Arctic Because It Will Not Lead to Energy Independence





Interior Secretary Says White House Opposes Drilling in Arctic Because It Will Not Lead to Energy Independence


CNSNews

When asked why the Obama administration opposes drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) given the rising cost of gasoline, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told CNSNews.com that the “drill, baby, drill program” is not going to lead the United States to energy independence.


“We don’t believe that you need to drill everywhere and we don’t believe that the 'drill, baby, drill' program is the way that’s going to get us to the energy independence that we need for America or that will power our economy and that’s why the President has been so clear from day one and we in the Department of Interior have been so clear that what we need to do is need to have a robust energy program that includes a number of different sources of energy and while yes, we are pushing forward with oil and gas development both offshore and onshore which was the subject of much of the hearing today, we’re also moving forward with renewable energy,” he told CNSNews.com after testifying before the House Natural Resources Committee about his Department’s FY2012 budget.

“The President has said we are supporting nuclear, we’re support other clean air energy forms and at the end of the day, this is a place where there is hope that perhaps some of the Republicans in the House would come together and say that we can move forward with energy legislation that moves us into this new energy future.”


Salazar was also asked what the White House is saying about drilling in the Gulf.


“What I say is what the White House would say and that is that we are moving forward with an effort to stand up oil and gas drilling in the deep oceans of the gulf and are doing it in a safe and orderly way and that’s reflected in the budget request that we were defending for the President today,” he said.





Wild Thing's comment........

Obama is totally about punishing America for it's past success, and making sure it can never happen again.

We all know that if our country could drill in the Artic and anywhere else our nation has where there would be oil......we would be independent and not only that but can you just imagine the low price of gasoline for Americans.



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February 19, 2011

Federal Judge to OBAMA and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar: Stop Stalling Drilling Permits




Federal judge to Salazar: Stop stalling drilling permits

Washington Examiner


Federal District Judge Martin Feldman today gave President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar 30 days to act on five applications seeking permits to drill in the Gulf of Mexico submitted months ago by a Louisiana firm.


In issuing the directive to the government, Feldman, who sits on the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisian, noted that "it is undisputed that before the Deepwater Horizon disaster, permits were processed, on average, in two weeks’ time. In stark contrast, the five permits at issue have been pending from four to some nine months."

The permits were sought by Ensco Offshore, which is based in Broussard, LA. Virtually no new drilling has occurred in the Gulf since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, despite the fact the U.S. depends upon drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico for roughly a third of its oil and natural gas.

When that third isn't produced, it has to be replaced and that means more OPEC oil being imported by the U.S. and more of our dollars going to the international cartel. Unfortunately, Feldman doesn't seem optimistic that things are going to improve any time soon:

"It is also undisputed that these delays have put off indefinitely drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Ensco has incurred significantly reduced standby rates on its rigs and has been forced to move some of its rigs to other locations around the world. It is unclear when Gulf drilling will resume. The government’s assurances have been inconsistent."


Feldman had strong words for Obama and Salazar, noting that "the government is under a duty to act by either granting or denying a permit application within a reasonable time. Not acting at all is not a lawful option."


He added that "to discharge the Secretary’s oversight responsibility, without any time-sensitive obligation to do so, as the government now starkly urges, unmasks the fiction of transparency in government."


To the government's excuse that regulation became more complicated and time-consuming in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Feldman was equally unmoved:


"Perhaps it is reasonable for permit applicants to wait more than two weeks in a necessarily more closely regulated environment. Delays of four months and more in the permitting process, however, are unreasonable, unacceptable, and unjustified by the evidence before the Court," he said.


Feldman also ordered the government to report back to his court concerning its compliance with the preliminary injuction he issued in the case.



Wild Thing's comment.........

Obama has utter contempt for the rule of law. He is open defiance of a duly issued court order.

If Obama does not comply and he has not so far, a federal judge should declare him in contempt and have him arrested. I wish this could happen.


It’s way past time to rid this country of leftist America-haters. It’s time to declare the rat party a seditious organization and rid America of these traitors.



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February 17, 2011

Vitter Blocks Interior Nominee Untill Offshore Permits Issued






Vitter Blocks Interior Nominee Untill Offshore Permits Issued

Vitter says the Obama Administration is solely responsible for Seahawk Drilling Company going bankrupt earlier this week. VITTER: "I am using every tool at my disposal to try to demand change".


Senator Vitter says the Interior Department and the Obama Administration are responsible for the bankruptcy of Seahawk Drilling and refuses to confirm the new heads to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration until new drilling permits are approved.



Wild Thing's comment........

Stay strong, David Vitter.


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:40 AM | Comments (2)

February 15, 2011

Obama Hates America, Big and Small Business and Now HE Is To Blame For Major Oil Company To Go Bankrupt







Obama's drilling moratorium causes major company to go bankrupt


The American Thinker

On top of tens of thousands of workers losing their jobs when Obama imposed a drilling moratorium by executive order (and fudging what scientists and experts believed in order to justify his moratorium) now comes news that Seahawk Drilling, a major publicly-held drilling services company, has declared bankruptcy due to the sharp decline in Gulf drilling work.


From USA Today:


Seahawk Drilling Inc. said it has filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to sell its fleet of offshore drilling rigs to a competitor for $105 million.


Seahawk, which announced the deal with Hercules Offshore Inc. Friday, has been hurt by a slowdown in Gulf of Mexico drilling after the BP oil spill last April. The government halted drilling in deep waters and imposed tough new rules that have curtained all energy exploration in U.S. waters.

Employees will be let go; shareholders are suffering big losses as the stock plunges. Gulf communities have already been stricken by big job losses and declines in state tax revenues. We have become even more dangerously dependent on overseas sources of crude and prices have skyrocketed as Obama turned the handle to the off position when it comes to Gulf oil drilling.

There has been a lot of damage caused by Barack Obama's policies and there will be a lot more to come as long as he is in office.





Wild Thing's comment........

To Dictator obama this is a success! Destroying America just as he dreamed his entire pathetic life.

What is next? Obama to issue an executive order to declare the Constitution void and himself President for Life????

"There has been a lot of damage caused by Barack Obama's policies and there will be a lot more to come as long as he is in office."

This should be a headline on every newspaper and scrolling at the bottom of every TV!


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (3)

February 10, 2011

Heartless Obama Wants To Make Cuts To Home Heating Aid Program For The Poor ~ Obama wants the “poor people” to freeze to death!!!!!





Obama to propose cuts in heating aid

AP

Barack Obama wants to cut $2.5 billion from a $5 billion home heating aid program for the poor, a person familiar with his 2012 budget proposal said Wednesday, halving the popular fund as he looks for places to rein in federal spending.

The proposal would cut the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to its 2008 level of about $2.5 billion.

The person discussed the details on condition of anonymity because Obama’s spending outline has not been formally released.

The White House plans to send the proposal to Congress on Monday.

The plan is for the budget year beginning Oct. 1.

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., urged Obama not to cut the funding. He said more than 3 million families would lose assistance.


"I've always supported serious efforts to restore fiscal sanity, but in the middle of a brutal, even historic, New England winter, home heating assistance is more critical than ever to the health and welfare of millions of Americans, especially senior citizens," Kerry said.


Obama has said tough choices must be made about how to spend scarce federal dollars to rein in spending and reduce the budget deficit and the nation's mounting debt.


The association of state officials who administer the heating program says the number of households needing help paying energy bills is expected to hit a record high this year for the third straight year.

The National Energy Assistance Directors' Association opposes any program cuts. It says the number is expected to climb to 8.9 million households, up from 8.3 million last year and 7.7 million the year before. The association blames the increases on the weak economy and continued high energy prices.



Wild Thing's comment.......

What a heartless scumbag. How horrible and I hope he does not get his way on this. I never heard of this before, this bill, there are good things and bad things about it. Of course the lazy will abuse it, the corrupt will do like they have done with ACORN etc. but I bet there are others that in an honest way need this aid like maybe old people or the sick. Not sure how it all works. Our taxes go for thousands of things I would rather them not. I for one, do not mind my tax money going towards helping make sure that the vulnerable amongst us do not freeze in their homes.

The bottom line is that obama has destroyed our economy and many small businesses that hire people. Then add in he went after big business as well ( oil etc.). Then his wife wants to decide for all of us what to eat. Please God do not let her tell us what to wear, I totally can't stand the way she dresses. Now Obama wants this heating thing about the aid to be cut back which the media will blame Bush probably. amazing

But Obama does love taxing all of us and his obamacare, high oil prices, and his stimulus packages etc. What gets me is those stimulus bills that sent us into debt as much as anything else are paying for tattoos to be taken off prisoners and hundreds upon hundreds of other totally stupid things of waste in spending.

There are tons of places to cut back then to cause poor people to freeze in the winter.

In the meantime, Obama is doing all that is humanly possible to make sure we have heating fuel shortages across the fruited plain, coupled with inflation.

He has personally destroyed the oil industry in our country and put so many out of work in all the various jobs connected to that and now he wants to freeze people to death ONLY to appear like he is doing great things in cutting back. Watch too how MSM will ignore this and keep saying how awful Republicans are instead.

Anyone notice that there are NO stories being reported about $3.50 per gallon gasoline or people who are freezing in their homes because Heating Oil is so expensive. Oh yeah, the President is a Democrat, I forgot.

Remember the stories when Obama first got in the WH? They said you could grow Orchids in the Oval Office - he turned the heat up so much.


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February 04, 2011

Obama in Contempt Over Gulf Drill Ban, Judge Rules




U.S. in Contempt Over Gulf Drill Ban, Judge Rules

Bloomberg

The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater-drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled.


Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and reinstituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday.

“Each step the government took following the court’s imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance,” Feldman said in the ruling.


“Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re-imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said.

Overly Broad

Feldman overturned the initial ban as overly broad on June 22, after the offshore-drilling industry and Gulf Coast political and business leaders challenged it. U.S. Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar said later that day that he would “issue a new order in the coming days that eliminates any doubt that a moratorium is needed, appropriate, and within our authorities.”

In July, Salazar instituted a second drilling moratorium that was also challenged by an industry lawsuit claiming the ban was harming the Gulf Coast economy, which is heavily dependent on deepwater drilling activities. That ban was rescinded in October, before Feldman could rule on its validity.

Feldman later ruled that enhanced drilling safety rules Salazar imposed to permit companies to resume offshore exploration violated federal law, and he struck down those as well. Opponents of those rules complained to Feldman that regulators were continuing to block the resumption of drilling after Feldman’s rulings.


“President Obama claims to have lifted the Gulf moratorium, yet not a single deepwater permit has been issued in nine months,” Jim Adams, the association’s president, said in a release after the ruling. “As a result, thousands of workers are out of jobs, Americans are paying more for gasoline and heating oil, and our nation is becoming even more dependent on unstable nations for our energy needs.”


Feldman also ordered the government to pay the legal fees of Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC, which filed the initial lawsuit. The company had described the fees as “significant.”

Hornbeck “was put to considerable expense, after Judge Feldman issued the injunction, contending with the government’s litigation posturing and defiance of the court’s order,” Sam Giberga, the company’s general counsel, said today in an e-mail.

“The government was not at liberty to impose its own will after the court struck down the policy,” Giberga said. “The government, like any citizen, had to obey the ruling, even if it didn’t like it.”



Wild Thing's comment........

Obama constantly ignores and gives his middle finger to Judges that rule on things he does not agree with.


There should be consequences for violating the oath of office, which is to uphold and defend the Constitution.

Trying to pass unconstitutional legislation should be criminalized, and violators imprisoned and fined.

Obama is also in contempt of Florida Judge Vinson on the Obamacare ruling.

Time for McCarthyism on steroids!



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Obama Blocking 103 Gulf Drilling Permits






Seen at an idle shipyard Morgan City LA.


Obama Administration Blocking 103 Gulf Drilling Permits


Big Government


As oil prices continue to climb, a backlog of more than 100 offshore drilling plans for the Gulf of Mexico are awaiting approval from the Obama administration, according to federal data.

The federal government has not approved a single new exploratory drilling plan in the Gulf of Mexico since lifting its deepwater drilling moratorium on Oct. 12. There are currently 103 plans awaiting review by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.

The information reveals that the Obama administration — not the oil industry — is the culprit for the slowdown of drilling activity in the Gulf. The Gulf of Mexico accounts for more than 25 percent of domestic oil production.


“These new findings prove that BOEMRE cannot claim it isn’t receiving job-creating plans from oil exploration and production companies,” said Gregory Rusovich, chairman of the Business Council of Greater New Orleans and the River Region. “The plans are there. Until BOEMRE reviews the 103 plans awaiting approval, our economy’s stability remains in jeopardy.”


Every two weeks Greater New Orleans Inc. releases a Gulf Permit Index based on publicly available federal data. Thursday’s index revealed an 88 percent decline in deepwater permits compared to the historical average. Not a single deepwater permit was approved in January.


Even shallow-water permits have taken a hit in the Gulf, despite not being subject to the administration’s moratorium last year. Only two new shallow-water permits were approved by BOEMRE in January. Permit issuance is down 30 percent from the historical average.

The decline in drilling is having an economic impact on the Gulf region and also threatens to exacerbate the problems with rising oil prices.

It also means less money for the federal government. With production in the Gulf of Mexico expected to drop this year by 220,000 barrels per day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, that equals about $3.7 million in lost revenue each day (based on the $90/barrel oil and the royalty rate of 18.75 percent).



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Wild Thing's comment.......

He is soooooo horrible, there is no other word for him except eviil, an evil heart for sure and he needs to be impeached yesterday. Everything he has done has been aimed at the destruction of the economy and our freedom. And he is not stupid, he knows what he does will make well over half of America hate him or at least be ticked off at his agenda. I would be in the poll if taken of those that hate him....yep.

Obama is personally responsible for thousands to remain unemployed, loss of tax and royalty revenue to the US govt and to states such as Louisiana, and the increase in spending by the citizens of this country by increased prices and payments to foreign governments.

Impeach, Incarcerate, Deport!!!



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February 02, 2011

House GOP Readies Ban on EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations






House GOP Readies Ban on EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations


FOX News


In a sharp challenge to the Obama administration, House Republicans intend to unveil legislation Wednesday to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act and expect to advance the bill quickly, officials disclosed Tuesday night.

The officials said the bill would nullify all of the steps the EPA has taken to date on the issue, including a threshold finding that greenhouse gases constitute a danger to the public health and welfare.

In addition, it seeks to strip the agency of its authority to use the law in any future attempts to crack down on the emissions from factories, utilities and other stationary sources.

Many scientists say that carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollution contribute to global warming, and attempts at regulating them is a major priority for President Barack Obama as well as environmentalists. Critics argue the evidence is thin and that new rules will drive up the cost of business and cause the loss of jobs.

The officials who described the GOP plans did so on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to pre-empt the release of a draft measure prepared by the Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan.

The legislation marks yet another arena in which newly empowered House Republicans are moving quickly to challenge the administration.



Wild Thing's comment........

OUTSTANDING!!


As has been said many times before “the best defense is a good offense”. Glad to see an offense finally.

The EPA monster that has become too powerful, too expensive and is totally out of control. Enviroloonies Gone Wild.



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January 17, 2011

Obama's Anti-Drilling Policies Costing Federal Government Billions in Lost Revenue





Anti-Drilling Policies Costing Federal Government Billions in Lost Revenue

The Heritage Foundation

Billions of dollars in potential oil revenue that could help close the federal deficit is being lost as a result of President Obama’s anti-drilling agenda.

Production in the Gulf of Mexico — which normally accounts for about 30 percent of all U.S. production — is expected to drop this year by 220,000 barrels per day, according to projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

With oil currently at $90 a barrel and the royalty rate at 18.75 percent, that equals $3.7 million in lost revenue each day.

If the agency projections hold over the course of the year, the federal government would lose more than $1.35 billion from Gulf royalty payments this year.

The number grows even larger when coupled with a lack of Gulf lease sales and fewer rental payments. Those three components — royalties, leases and rent — make up a sizeable amount of government revenue.


The looming shortfall is raising red flags on Capitol Hill. Sen. David Vitter, R-LA, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s drilling moratorium and the subsequent slowdown in permitting, first called attention to it in September.

“It’s not only about job loss along the Gulf Coast — the federal government is losing revenue as a result of the administration’s misguided moratorium,” Vitter explained.


“I’ve been attacking the moratorium from multiple angles and will continue to do so until drilling can fully resume.”


Interior Secretary Ken Salazar canceled a Gulf lease sale last October. He postponed another in the central Gulf of Mexico, originally scheduled for March, until 2012. One planned for October 2011 in the western Gulf also could be delayed until 2012. That would make 2011 the first year since 1965 that the federal government has failed to hold a lease sale in the Gulf.


The lack of lease sales ultimately means the government will collect less in rent payments by lease holders. Offshore rents currently generate more than $200 million per year.

The Gulf revenue decline comes as Obama’s oil spill commission is recommending new fees for oil companies – a scenario that could be avoided if the government removed barriers to exploration and production.

“Over the years, offshore production royalties have provided billions of dollars to the U.S. government,” said National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi, former director of the Minerals Management Service, which predated BOEMRE. “Now, at a time when Congress is looking to maximize efficiency without raising taxes, there sits millions of dollars per day uncollected,” he said.


Energy experts said the administration’s policies are certain to have long-term consequences for the industry.

“You continually need new discoveries and new production coming online to replace what’s being depleted,” said Andy Radford, senior policy adviser at the American Petroleum Institute. “These wells taper off over time — the ones that are producing now — so without a continual flow of new discoveries and new production, the number will continue to decrease.”


A recent study conducted by Wood Mackenzie for the American Petroleum Institute estimated that increased access to those areas would bring $150 billion into federal coffers by 2025.


Why leave so much money uncollected, especially in a time of rising deficits?



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Wild Thing's comment........

Obama and his administration are seriously trying to destroy our country.

Soros and Saudi Arabia sure made a great investment in buying themselves a dime-store Marxist.

I hate Obama for what he has done and is doing.


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January 05, 2011

API President and CEO Jack Gerald: “We oppose the EPA unilaterally regulating greenhouse gas emissions”



Source for his full speech


API President and CEO Jack Gerald announced today at his “State of American Energy” event at the Newseum in Washington DC that, “We oppose the EPA unilaterally regulating greenhouse gas emissions.”

Jack Gerald: Between 2004 and 2007 the oil and gas industry created 2 million jobs in the United States.

Gerald also said that the Waxman-Markey bill clearly was an overreach of government.


Wild Thing's comment........

Thank God he said this, we need to drill. We need to stand on our own as a country and the thing is we could if the politicians would STOP giving in to special interests groups and the enviro brain dead zombies walking our earth.


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM | Comments (1)

January 04, 2011

Obama Pulling BS and PR Stunt On Oil Companies As Obama Administration Allows Gulf Drilling




Obama Administration allows Gulf drilling

Miami Herald

In a move that could signal a long-awaited return to business-as-usual in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration announced Monday that it would allow 13 companies to resume deepwater oil and gas drilling suspended when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded last spring.

The Administration had instituted a moratorium on deepwater drilling after BP's Macondo well blew out on April 20, killing 11 workers on the rig and spewing nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the ocean, in the country's worst offshore oil disaster. The Interior Department lifted the moratorium in mid-October. Yet because drilling permits have been issued at a far slower pace than before the disaster, the Administration has faced criticism from the oil industry, Gulf Coast politicians and citizens that a de facto moratorium persists.


So far, two companies have received new permits after the lifting of the moratorium, but for activities they could have done under the suspension any way, an administration official explained. The oil and gas industry and its supporters have been waiting for permits to be issued for actual exploration and development, and Monday's decision makes way for such work.

"We are taking into account the special circumstances of those companies whose operations were interrupted by the moratorium and ensuring that they are able to resume previously-approved activities," said Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Michael R. Bromwich. "For those companies that were in the midst of operations at the time of the deepwater suspensions, today's notification is a significant step toward resuming their permitted activity."

The decision Monday allows the companies, including Chevron, Shell, Hess and Kerr-McGee. to return to 16 wells they were drilling in early 2010, nearly all of them exploratory wells. The companies would have to adhere to new standards issued after the Gulf oil spill regulating equipment like the blow-out preventer and processes like an oil spill response plan. But they would not have to undertake new environmental assessments, as is required for drilling new wells.


The oil industry fears that permits for new deepwater drilling might not be issued until late this year at the earliest.


About 30 percent of domestic oil production and 23 percent of gas production comes from deepwater wells.

Oil company representatives said they had yet to calculate the effect the decision might have on their individual projects in the Gulf of Mexico. But some industry sources remained skeptical of an Interior Department they have come to view as an adversary after it tightened regulations.


They said that the decision was a public relations ploy in response to a front page story in The Wall Street Journal on Monday detailing the slowdown in deepwater drilling, and they did not expect it to jumpstart work in the Gulf.


"The pattern we've seen again and again is that the administration makes an announcement when they're under the gun," an industry official said, "but then there's no change afterwards."


The oil industry's political allies were also guarded.




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Wild Thing's comment........

PR stunt 'til sundown!!

When I that they will be “allowed” to resume drilling, not immeidiately, but only after fulfilling a host of new bureaucratic requirements that could take months.

I think this move is strictly a CYA so that when gas prices shoot above $4 a gallon, they can stand around with an innocent look and say “Who, me?”.

But much of the damage is already done - the rigs that have moved, the holes that haven’t been started, the production that’s been lost, the regulatory hurdles that will discourage new permitting, and as much as anything, the debasement of the currency that affects all commodities, but especially those as essential (and as foreign-based) as oil.

$5.00 dollars a gallon in 2012. Obama will try to squirm around and blame the Oil Companies for it. The Democrats then will be wailing and flailing.


The Muslim in the WH is supporting the Saudi muslums in their fight for 150 oil.

And the Wall Street Journal reports today that, “More than two months after the Obama administration lifted its ban on drilling in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, oil companies are still waiting for approval to drill the first new oil well there. Experts now expect the wait to continue until the second half of 2011, and perhaps into 2012.” The WSJ headline is: Drilling Ban is Off, But Work is Stalled. Domestic production will fall 13% instead of increasing by 6% as predicted. Complying with new regulations onerous. Economic damage multiplies throughout the region. Restoring to previous levels not expected until 2012.


So “allowed to drill” REALLY means.....”slow death by bureaucratic stalling”.


Our country should NEVER need permission from any president to drill for oil ! Our land and out in the Gulf is rich in oil and a president and any enviro brain dead group should have any say so in it . EVER!


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (3)

January 02, 2011

Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye ~ Thanks To Brain DEAD Environmentalists






Mark Levin takes a few calls about Fluorescent light bulbs


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Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

San Jose News


Californians can start saying goodbye to traditional 100-watt incandescent light bulbs now that the state has become the first in the country to require a new standard for the screw-base bulbs.

Experts say the new rules, which took effect New Year's Day, will save residents money and energy. California is already the nation's leader in energy efficiency standards.

As of Saturday, what used to be a 100-watt light bulb manufactured and sold in California will have to use 72 watts or less. The 72-watt replacement bulb, also called an energy saving halogen light, will provide the same amount of light, called lumens, for lower energy cost.

Similar new standards for traditional 75-watt, 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs will go into effect in California over the next few years, with wattages reduced to 53, 43 and 29 respectively.

The new rule does not ban incandescent light bulbs; it just requires those bulbs to be 25 to 30 percent more efficient. And it only affects incandescent light bulbs manufactured after 2011, not light bulbs already in use or on store shelves.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

These lights they are going to force us to us won't let a person have good light for reading or doing anything else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO!

Illegals are OK
Muslims are OK they did not attack us it was just some radicals
good old regular light bulbs are BAD
BIG government is GOOD
people that do well = BAD
Veterans = BAD according to DHS they are possible terrorists
Drilling for oil ONLY if is the USA = BAD


the list goes on into more and more insanity

ENOUGH! of this crap!


Mark Steyn was in for Rush on Thurs and read the Maine EPA instructions for what to do if you break one of those stupid bulbs, it’s insane!


Overview of a two-page doc from the EPA of how to clean-up after a CFL breakage.

CLEANUP AND DISPOSAL OVERVIEW
The most important steps to reduce exposure to mercury vapor from a broken bulb are:
1. Before cleanup
a. Have people and pets leave the room.
b. Air out the room for 5‐10 minutes by opening a window or door to the outdoor environment.
c. Shut off the central forced air heating/air conditioning (H&AC) system, if you have one.
d. Collect materials needed to clean up broken bulb.
2. During cleanup
a. Be thorough in collecting broken glass and visible powder.
b. Place cleanup materials in a sealable container.
3. After cleanup
a. Promptly place all bulb debris and cleanup materials outdoors in a trash container or protected area until materials can be disposed of properly. Avoid leaving any bulb fragments or cleanup materials indoors.
b. For several hours, continue to air out the room where the bulb was broken and leave the H&AC system shut off.


Can you imagine a guy in prison answering the question, “what are you in for?” With “smuggling lightbulbs”?


The “green lie” is the most costly and ill conceived nonsense I have ever witnessed. It is amazing how many otherwise “intelligent” “educated” people believe that crap.

Watermelon Environmentalism- Green on the outside but Commie Red to the Core.


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December 21, 2010

DHS's Janet Napolitano Says Fighting “climate change,” Will Be A Top National Security Priority





Napolitano Says DHS to Begin Battling Climate Change as Homeland Security Issue

CNSNews

At an all-day White House conference on “environmental justice,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that her department is creating a new task force to battle the effects of climate change on domestic security operations.

Speaking at the first White House Forum on Environmental Justice on Thursday, Napolitano discussed the initial findings of the department’s recently created “Climate Change and Adaptation Task Force.”

Napolitano explained that the task force was charged with “identifying and assessing the impact that climate change could have on the missions and operations of the Department of Homeland Security.”


~ snipet ~

The all day White House Forum on Environmental Justice also included talks by White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.




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Wild Thing's comment........

How about doing the job you're supposed to be doing and help law enforcement and Border Patrol prevent illegal aliens, bandits and drug cartel thugs from killing Americans in our own country! Know your mission, you dumb bull dyke!

This madness is all based on a false assumption. Nappy is just doing her job trying to help the other frauds in the climate change industry.


Do they ever stop? They never tire. God, please save us from these freaks.

Typical DHS bullshit. Fighting something that doesn't exist. Do something useful for a change. Go profile a Moslem will ya?

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

WHISKEY.
TANGO.
FOXTROT.
OVER


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (8)

December 02, 2010

Obama HATES America! Obama's Massive Ban On American Offshhore Drilling



Obama administration reimposes offshore oil drilling ban

Because of current U.S. policy, U.S. companies are prohibited from developing oil fields that lie in Cuban waters and come within 50 miles of Florida. However, Cuba is exploring and potentially developing these oil fields, estimated by the U.S. Geological Survey to possess more oil than the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, and Cuba is partnering with China and other countries, such as Spain, France, and Canada.

The Castro Regime will begin drilling off the coast of Florida next year and will go deeper than the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April.

But for US companies nope, no way is this allowed.

The Obama Administration yesterday issued a massive new ban on offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

The Washington Post


Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday afternoon that the Obama administration will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as part of the next five-year drilling plan, reversing two key policy changes President Obama announced in late March.


"We are adjusting our strategy in areas where there are no active leases," Salazar told reporters in a phone call, adding that the administration has decided "not expand to new areas at this time" and instead "focus and expand our critical resources on areas that are currently active" when it comes to oil and gas drilling.

Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, said in a statement, "The Administration is sending a message to America's oil and gas industry: take your capital, technology, and jobs somewhere else."

Rep. Doc Hastings (Wash.), the top Republican on the House Resources Committee, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon accusing the administration of "taking the wrong approach in responding to the BP spill and creating energy and energy jobs in this country. The answer isn't to give up and say, 'America can't figure it out, we'll rely on other countries to produce our energy.' The answer is to find out what went wrong and make effective, timely reforms to ensure that U.S. offshore drilling is the safest in the world."



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Wild Thing's comment..........

There goes whatever recovery was occurring.

"Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday afternoon that the Obama administration will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts "

Obama administration will not allow will Not allow. Wow. Hmmmm I guess it is officia, he is KING now ( in his mind anyway)


Obama hates this country with a passion that I have never seen before in my life. Obama's motto, “America last.”


I hope Bobby Jindal tears him a new one, publicly.

Congress has created hundreds of government agencies and then put the operation of them under the office of the president. Congress is learning what many have known for a very long time, that if you give power to certain people, they will abuse it.

Let's see, banning offshore drilling, cordoning off Alaska for polar bears, killing coal producing states with Cap and Trade, refusing to build new nuclear and hydroelectric plants, subsidizing the ethanol scam, etc. What is next, John Kerry to wind surf us a new energy policy?

This makes me so angry I cannot even word how I feel properly. The jobs, the economy, the lives effected by this ban and these are AMERICAN jobs, economy and lives.

More Marxist Madness. America the only country in the world that locks up its natural resources.


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Rush Responds To Job Killer Obama's Drilling Ban In the Gulf





Rush Responds To Drilling Ban In the Gulf: "It's Not Because He Cares About Safety or the Environment, He Hates Oil"


RUSH: This is an outrage, no new drilling in the Gulf while everybody else is drilling everywhere else in the Gulf, we can't?...It's not because he cares about safety, he hates oil. He hates the traditional ways we produce energy in this country, there's no other way to look at this"

He's not gonna triangulate, he's gonna strangulate





Wild Thing's comment........

What Soros and gang want, Soros and gang get from Barack "the sock puppet" Obama. This is the most corrupt government in the history of mankind.

The secret service would knock down my door in about 2 minutes if I wrote what I’m thinking.

Winning an election doesn’t give this pig the right to destroy this country!

Barak Obama is the Enemy of the United States and should be tried for treason!


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November 09, 2010

Al Gore Sued By Over 30.000 Scientists for Global Warming Fraud ... John Coleman



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Wild Thing's comment........

John Coleman, is the founder of the Weather Channel.

This video is from 2009, I am glad Mark sent this to me. I wonder how the lawsuit is coming along.





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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October 12, 2010

How Obama Is Invading Your Home





How Obama is invading your home

New York Post

The Obama administration isn't satis fied giving the American public vast things we don't want — from stimulus packages to bailouts to ObamaCare: It's a small-scale nuisance, too — witness its attempt to redesign home appliances.

In the pipeline are dumb regulations for almost everything that plugs in or fires up in your home.

Just weeks after taking office, the president ordered the Energy Department to speed up the process of issuing harsh new energy-efficiency standards for appliances. Since then, the agency boasts, it "has issued or codified new efficiency standards for more than 20 different products," and still more are on the way.


These regulations are sure to raise the price of appliances — often by more than consumers are ever likely to earn back in the form of energy savings. And some will make the product perform well.

The administration is meddling with every room in the house:

The basement:New standards are in the works for water heaters and furnaces. For water heaters, the Energy Department estimates price hikes from $67 to $974, depending on size and type.

The bathroom:The same 1992 law that gave us those awful low-flush toilets also restricted the amount of water showerheads could use to 2.5 gallons per minute. Some consumers who disliked the resulting weak trickle opted for models with two or more showerheads, each using the maximum 2.5 gallons. But Team Obama has now eliminated this "loophole" by requiring that the total flow must comply with the limit.

The kitchen: Think remodeling a kitchen is expensive now? Pending regulations target refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, ovens and ranges.

For refrigerators (at least), this is a clear case of overkill. The American fridge has already been hit by several rounds of tighter standards, with each new rule saving less energy than the last — but boosting the price and compromising performance and reliability. Even the Energy Department admits that most consumers will lose money on its latest refrigerator regulation.

The laundry room:New standards are on the way for washers and dryers. When the last clothes-washer regulation hit in 2007, Consumer Reportslamented that several ultra-efficient models "left our stain-soaked swatches nearly as dirty as they were before washing" and that "for best results, you'll have to spend $900 or more." The Obama rules will probably mean even worse news.

Any air-conditioned room:Both central air conditioners and window units are scheduled for new regulations. When the Energy Department rolled out its last round of central-AC rules back in January 2001 (one of those last-minute Clinton administration "midnight" regulations), it admitted that many homeowners would never recoup the added up-front costs. The new standards will follow the same "logic" — and thus should make for another lousy deal.

The Obama regulations come on top of all the past ones, including the worst one of all — the Bush-era requirement that will effectively ban incandescent light bulbs starting in 2012.

In nearly every case, consumers who want more efficient appliances — or those compact fluorescent light bulbs — are free to buy them. Energy-use labels tell you everything you need to know to make comparisons. All the federal rules do is is to force the government's preferred choice on everyone.

Government "of the people, by the people, and for the people" is busy enacting a bunch of things the people don't want, including these appliance regulations. Add them to the growing list of Obama (and Bush) measures ripe for repeal.

Ben Lieberman is an associate fellow in environmental policy with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, in Washington, DC.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Nothing in the Federal Constitution calls for Congress to have to power to set standards for home appliances. Period. They don't have the power. Interstate commerce? Nope. That's limited by plain language and the founder's writings, regardless of what the Supremes say.

This is classic liberalism. The average person is too dumb to make the “right” choices in their lives whether it be toilets or light bulbs so the liberal elites must make the decisions for us and have big daddy government assure that we do the “right” thing by shoving mandates down our throats.



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October 01, 2010

“ An Inconsistent Truth" Trailers For The Film



From director Shayne Edwards and Phil Valentine, An Inconsistent Truth takes you along for the ride on one man's quest for the truth. Many people believe in man-made global warming but don't know why. This is one of the most important issues of our day yet the average American knows so very little about what's really going on. Is that by design? Who stands to make billions off cap-and-trade legislation? Why do those who raise their voices the loudest lead the most wasteful lifestyles? Is carbon dioxide really a pollutant or is it a harmless gas that's essential to life here on Earth?

This movie is an entertaining, fact-filled odyssey that will have you thinking, cheering and laughing. Phil Valentine goes straight to the experts and so-called experts and demands to know the truth. And the truth just may change your life.

Join Phil as he climbs aboard his "BioBenz" named Bennie, a car that runs on biodiesel that Phil makes from used vegetable oil. Phil talks with scientists and politicians and relentlessly pursues an audience with the poster boy of global warming himself, Al Gore. He takes the punches and throws a few himself.


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This second one is my favorite. haha




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Wild Thing's comment.......

This is great that someone did this. I hope the film will get good coverage when it comes out.


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September 18, 2010

Obama Hails Production of Stimulus-aided Batteries



Obama hails production of stimulus-aided batteries


Barack Obama celebrated the opening of an advanced battery plant in Michigan on Monday as a critical boost for hybrid and electric cars — and a success for his administration's economic stimulus program.

But even as mass-produced advanced batteries start rolling off assembly lines, costs are high for consumers, and hurdles remain.

"This is about the birth of an entire new industry in America, an industry that's going to be central to the next generation of cars," Obama said Monday in a phone call broadcast at the opening of A123 Systems Inc.'s lithium ion battery plant in Livonia, Mich.
"And it's going to allow us to start exporting those cars, making them comfortable, convenient, and affordable. .... When folks lift up their hoods on the cars of the future, I want them to see engines and batteries that are stamped: 'Made in America,'" Obama said, according to a transcript of the call released by the White House.

Fending off criticism of the $814 billion stimulus program, the administration has cited the battery industry as one of the success stories. With new facilities coming online in the Midwest, battery manufacturers for the advanced vehicles are providing a test case for the government's attempt to revive the economy.

About 300 workers, many formerly laid-off auto workers, listened Monday as Obama spoke. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and others were also on hand to promote their production of battery cells and components. Watertown, Mass.-based A123 Systems Inc. received $249 million under the stimulus program and plans to open a second facility next year in Romulus, Mich.

Automotive supplier Johnson Controls Inc. last week started shipping batteries that were made at a Holland, Mich., facility built with the help of $299 million in federal grants. The factory expects to employ 90 workers by late next year and could produce 75,000 to 150,000 batteries a year, depending on the mix of hybrid and electric vehicles it supplies.




Wild Thing's comment.......


This is not your typical Duracell-like AA battery industry, either. These are the kind of batteries that make green cars go .

Each one of these batteries that makes one of these green cars go vroom – costs $33,000. And that doesn’t include the car!!! It’s just the cost of one battery that goes in the “green” car.

And Obama is just soooo proud of himself about this.


"This is about the birth of an entire new industry in America, an industry that’s going to be central to the next generation of cars,” Obama said Monday in a phone call broadcast at the opening of A123 Systems Inc.’s lithium ion battery plant in Livonia, Mich.

“And it’s going to allow us to start exporting those cars, making them comfortable, convenient, and affordable. …. When folks lift up their hoods on the cars of the future, I want them to see engines and batteries that are stamped: ‘Made in America,’” Obama said, according to a transcript of the call released by the White House.

Soon we’ll have $5,000 cars with $15,000 batteries. Kind of like a $30 printer with $50 cartredges, only on a much larger scale.

So he’s going to use tax dollars to produce these batteries. Then when too many batteries are laying around, he’ll use more tax dollars to create demand for all those batteries.

We will never have electric cars, They don’t have them any where else in the world. With gas pipelines in danger of being shut down and King Coal dead, what would we plug them into if we had them? Hello Obama!!


“This is about the birth of an entire new industry”

Dem politicians are geniuses. First we had Al Gore inventing the internet and now we have Obama declaring that he has invented the battery. The megalomania is off the charts. Tens of thousands have contributed to the development of the electric car, but Obama keeps trying to buy his way into receiving credit for other people’s work.



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July 31, 2010

Pelosi Blocks Oil Spill Investigation~ Like I Said LOOK Into Obama and Enviros!




Pelosi Blocks Oil Spill Investigation


Human Events

The latest version of the CLEAR Act is slated for a floor vote in the House this week as Democrats look for ways to use the Gulf oil spill as a means to pass elements of their unpopular energy agenda.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stripped out authorization for an independent investigation into the Gulf disaster.

The Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed the amendment in committee markup July 14 offered by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) that would establish a bipartisan, independent, National Commission on Outer Continental Shelf Oil Spill Prevention.

Unlike the commission set up by President Obama -- packed only with environmental activists and no petroleum engineers -- the commission unanimously approved by the Natural Resources committee would be comprised of technical experts to study the actual events leading up to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Not a single member of the committee voiced opposition at the bill’s markup. The Senate has also approved an independent commission.

“To investigate what went wrong and keep it from happening again, the commission must include members who have expertise in petroleum engineering. The President’s Commission has none,” Cassidy, the amendment’s author, told HUMAN EVENTS after the announcement. “It defies common sense that this amendment passed unanimously in committee, only to be deleted in the Speaker’s office.”

Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), top Republican on the Natural Resources Committee said the Obama’s administration’s commission was set up to protect the President.

“By deleting the bipartisan, independent oil spill commission that’s received bipartisan support in both House and Senate committees, Democrats have shown they are more interested in protecting the President than getting independent answers to what caused this tragic Gulf spill. Some of the biggest failures that contributed to the Gulf disaster are the direct responsibility of the federal government and by deleting this bipartisan, independent commission, Democrats ensure that only the President’s hand-picked commission will be digging into any failures of his own Interior Department appointees. There is widespread agreement that no member of the President’s commission possesses technical expertise in oil drilling, and several are on the record in opposition to offshore drilling and support a moratorium that will cost thousands of jobs,” Hastings said.

The bill also sets up myriad regulations and new standards and laws for drilling that have nothing to do with offshore drilling.

“Even more outrageous is this bill’s attempt to use the oil spill tragedy as leverage to enact totally unrelated policies and increase federal spending on unrelated programs by billions of dollars. What does a solar panel in Nevada, a wind turbine in Montana, uranium for nuclear power, or a ban on fish farming have to do with the Gulf spill? Nothing -- but the spill is a good excuse to try and pass otherwise stalled or unpopular new laws,” Hastings said.

Another member of the committee, Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), pointed out the hand-picked Obama commission is just getting underway with no findings or recommendations made.

“This ‘fix it’ bill is being rammed through without an accurate and full understanding of what actually went wrong. The Presidential Commission is just barely beginning its work, no investigations are yet concluded, and the failed [blowout preventer] still on the ocean floor, yet we are voting on a bill without knowing what went wrong,” Fleming said.
“Furthermore, at a time when Washington should be focused on creating jobs, this bill will do just the opposite by hampering future energy development and stifling job creation along the Gulf Coast,” Fleming added. “This knee-jerk legislation -- coupled with the Administration’s damaging Moratorium on offshore drilling -- will worsen, not help, the situation.”

Yet the House is poised to vote this week on the CLEAR Act, likely Friday.

“This bill has less to do with preventing another spill than it does preventing domestic energy production,” Cassidy said.

UPDATE: House Republicans released bullets on the CLEAR Act this morning breaking down some of the measures included in the bill, including:

- Imposes job-killing changes and higher taxes for onshore natural gas and oil production. It fundamentally changes leasing onshore by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, which affects not just leasing for natural gas and oil, but also for renewable energy including wind and solar. Forest Service and BLM leasing are shoved into the three new agencies that are replacing the former Minerals Management Service (MMS).

- Creates over $30 billion in new mandatory spending for two programs that have nothing to do with the oil spill (the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Historic Preservation Fund). In the version of the bill headed to the House floor, Democrats added brand new language that expressly allows this $30 billion to be earmarked by the Appropriations Committee.

- Raises taxes by over $22 billion in ten years – with the taxes eventually climbing to nearly $3 billion per year. This is a direct tax on natural gas and oil that will raise energy prices for American families and businesses, hurt domestic jobs, and increase our dependence on foreign oil. This tax only applies to U.S. oil and gas production on federal leases – giving an advantage to foreign oil and hurting American energy jobs.

- Requires the federal takeover of state authority to permit in state waters, which reverses sixty years of precedent. The mismanagement, corruption and oversight failures of the federal government are being used as justification to expand federal control by seizing management from the states.

- Allows 10% of all offshore revenues – an amount possibly as high as $500 million per year – to be spent on a new fund controlled by the Interior Secretary to issue ocean research grants (ORCA fund). There is no requirement that the fund is used for the Gulf region or anything related to oil spills or offshore drilling. These funds can be earmarked.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Just like the rest of their agenda to destroy our country.

There is NO way I will believe that Obama is innocent on this oil spill. No way. Three weeks before it happned he made his statement about drilling for oil and that he would permit at least looking in to doing more of it.

March 30, 2010
President Obama Launches Plans to Allow Offshore Oil Exploration and Drilling Along the Eastern Seaboard


Then the oil spill happened. We all know how the enviros hate drilling for oil and how they have a histroy of violent acts and destroying things to keep things from happening. Heck even people have lost their lives in fires etc. at the hands of something enviro groups have done.

This is a prime example of liberals and the wicked witch of the west takeing advantage of a crisis in order to force an agenda. Solving the problem or preventing another disaster is not important. What's ruining the Gulf Coasts economy got to do with the bigger goal of Socializing America. What's killing a whole industry and tens of thousands of jobs got to do with the "Grand Plan". To make an omelet you have to break a few eggs. Ask Russa or China. Hey, the ends justify the means. That's how these communists think.


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July 22, 2010

Gov. Bobby Jindal To Obama "Let Us Get Back To Work!"




Gov. Bobby Jindal at the Rally for Economic Survival in Lafayette, speaking out against the Obama Administration's job-killing offshore drilling moratorium.

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T-shirts with slogans like "Drill Baby Drill" and "No Moratorium" were common sights in Lafayette on Wednesday as thousands of people rallied against the federal moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Thousands of people opposed to the deepwater drilling moratorium showed up for the Rally for Economic Survival at the Cajundome in Lafayette on Wednesday.

About 15,000 people packed the Cajundome on the campus of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette as Gov. Bobby Jindal and a stream of speakers blasted the six-month moratorium declared after BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The "Rally for Economic Survival," orchestrated by a coalition of business organizations, was set in the heart of Louisiana's oil patch, where thousands of jobs are tied to oil companies or companies that serve them.

The crowd stood in silence as the names of the 11 people killed in the April 20 explosion of the BP-operated rig Deepwater Horizon flashed on the stadium screens. They were rarely silent after that -- cheering each statement against the moratorium and booing loudly for mentions of President Barack Obama or the federal administration.

"The president is not very popular around here these days," said Dustin Hebert, 52, who works for a company that finishes pipe used on the rigs. "We are losing business, and we can't make any plans for next year or the year after."
"I'm hoping Obama gets the message," said Allen Comeaux, 52, a truck driver whose customers include oil companies. "It's not just the people out on the rigs, it's the people driving trucks, delivering services, selling food. Everyone down here is beholden to oil one way or another."

The offshore petroleum industry and companies that serve it employ about 100,000 people in Louisiana, according to the LSU Center for Energy Studies.



MORE of Jindal's speech









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Wild Thing's comment.......

Watching this video of Bobby Jindal – you can tell he’s passionate about stopping the moratorium on drilling. His state is under assault by the Obama administration. Guys like Jindal are the Republicans we need to support. This is awesome.



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July 20, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill - Obama Failed Leadership Timeline




Wild Thing's comment.......


Excellent video, well done and the truth too.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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July 19, 2010

Obama and Admiral Allen Orders Well Opened, BP Says It Will Keep Well Closed




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Admiral Allen Orders Well Opened, BP Says It Will Keep Well Closed

Business Insider


BP will keep the cap closed until it fears the well is at risk, Operations Chief Doug Suttles said in a conference call this morning.

This contradicts orders from Admiral Allen to open the well and begin siphoning oil -- to avoid a possible pressure-buildup.

So who's behind the wheel? And is BP about to take a huge risk?

PREVIOUSLY: Admiral Allen has ordered BP to open the containment cap that they finally closed last Thursday, according to Bloomberg. BP will return to siphoning oil from the well, capturing more than ever before.

While changing equipment, oil will leak unimpeded into the Gulf.

But what's most worrying are signs of ongoing uncertainty about well integrity. Opening the well is a precaution against an apocalyptic ocean floor collapse:

Allowing oil to flow from the well will make the final kill procedure easier and safer, as it will lower the pressure in the reservoir and make any potential hidden leaks less risky, [Houston professor] Van Nieuwenhuise said.

In other words, the final relief well procedure will NOT be a cakewalk.


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Wild Thing's comment.......


Disconcerting to say the least.

I don't get it, but we do know one thing for sure. The plan from 1600 Penn. Ave. is to destroy and nationalize the oil companies like all Commies do. He started with Banking, then Auto, now Oil. TRAITORS!

If the sea floor collapses, it’s Katie bar the door time. This reservoir is enormous. Some say the 2nd largest in the world.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM

Watch This Video Before You Go Swimming On The Gulf Coast



Watch This Video Before You Go Swimming On The Gulf Coast






Check out this local news crew that takes water samples from crowded beaches to a chemist and find alarmingly high amounts of oil -- and one sample filled with toxic gas that causes a beaker to explode.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Honestly if I lived where the oil leak was I would wait and for sure not let children play in the water or on the sand. It is way too soon just my opinion. Nature on it's own will cure a lot of things, but it needs time too , and good grief they just capped the oil spill and people are letting their kids play like that in the water, it just surprises me.



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July 16, 2010

BP Says Oil Flow Has Stopped as Cap Is Tested



BP Says Oil Flow Has Stopped as Cap Is Tested


BP said Thursday that it had capped its hemorrhaging well, at least temporarily, marking the first time in 86 days that oil was not gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil stopped flowing around 2:25 p.m. when the last of several valves was closed on a cap at the top of the well, said Kent Wells, a senior vice president for BP.

The announcement came after a series of failed attempts to cap or contain the runaway well that tested the nation’s patience. Mr. Wells emphasized that pressure tests were being conducted to determine the status of the well, which is now sealed like a soda bottle. BP and the government could decide to allow the oil to flow again and try to collect all of it; they could allow the oil to flow and, if tests show the well can withstand the pressure from the cap, close the well during hurricanes; or they could leave the well closed permanently.

The last option seems unlikely, but whatever the decision, the cap is an interim measure until a relief well can plug the leak for good.

“I am very pleased that there’s no oil going into the Gulf of Mexico,” Mr. Wells said, “but we just started the test and I don’t want to create a false sense of excitement.”




Wild Thing's comment.......


I sure hope it works . The other big problem is obama, the drill hating, oil industry hating garbage excuse for a human being that he is.

In the end it was stopped by good men and women who worked their butts off. Outside the industry none will ever get credit for it. Here's a toast or the next one to them. Obama and his minions deserve none.


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July 11, 2010

Destroyer of Business's Obama Gets His Wish ~ First Oil Drilling Rig To Leave The Gulf







The First Oil Drilling Rig Leaves The Gulf of Mexico and Will Go To Egyptian Waters

First rig sails away over drilling ban

Lawmakers and experts fear loss is only the start of offshore exodus

Chron.com

Diamond Offshore announced Friday that its Ocean Endeavor drilling rig will leave the Gulf of Mexico and move to Egyptian waters immediately — making it the first to abandon the United States in the wake of the BP oil spill and a ban on deep-water drilling.

And the Ocean Endeavor’s exodus probably won’t be the last, according to oil industry officials and Gulf Coast leaders who warn that other companies eager to find work for the now-idled rigs are considering moving them outside the U.S.

Devon Energy Corp. had been leasing the Endeavor to drill in the same region of the Gulf as BP’s leaking Macondo well, which has been gushing crude since a lethal blowout April 20.

But Diamond announced Friday it will lease the rig through June 30, 2011, to Cairo-based Burullus Gas Co., which plans to send the Endeavor to Egyptian waters immediately.

Devon is one of three companies that has cited the deep-water drilling ban in trying to ease out of contracts to lease Diamond rigs. Diamond, a drilling company, said it expects to make about $100 million from the deal, including a $31 million early termination fee it recovered from Devon.

Larry Dickerson, CEO of Houston-based Diamond, signaled that other of his company's rigs could be relocated, too.

"As a result of the uncertainties surrounding the offshore drilling moratorium, we are actively seeking international opportunities to keep our rigs fully employed," Dickerson said. "We greatly regret the loss of U.S. jobs that will result from this rig relocation."

It was unclear how many U.S. jobs could leave with the Ocean Endeavor, but typically more than 100 workers are on the rig at any given time, doing everything from drilling to cooking meals. Onshore, a network of businesses supplies the rigs with groceries, equipment, uniforms and drilling materials.

"It's not unusual for an energy service company to have 1,000 vendors that they buy from or purchase services from," noted Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands. As a result, Brady said, the economic damage from the moratorium stretches far and wide.

Fearing for investment

Brady and other oil-patch lawmakers have been pressing President Barack Obama to end the six-month moratorium he imposed on 33 deep-water projects May 27 after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig that was drilling a well for BP.

Obama said the ban was needed to allow time for new safety standards to be implemented and a commission to investigate the cause of the April 20 blowout at BP's Macondo well.

Although the administration on Thursday lost its second bid to keep the ban in place while it appeals a federal court's decision to strike down the moratorium, federal regulators plan to try again with a revised version soon.

Dan Pickering, a financial analyst with Tudor, Pickering Holt & Co. Securities, said the legal uncertainties surrounding the ban - and the administration's plan to issue a new, revised moratorium - ensure that no companies will resume deep-water drilling in U.S. waters anytime soon.


"Are you really going to spend $5 million … getting ready to drill a well that someone would then probably block you from drilling?" Pickering said.


Pickering added that prospects are high that a dozen rigs ultimately could leave the Gulf of Mexico because of the ban.

Brady said the rig owners are searching for revenue - even if it means relocating to get it.

"There are two types of rigs in the deep-water Gulf today: those that are leaving the country and those that want to, because with this moratorium hanging over their heads, they simply can't go back to work," Brady said. "I'm afraid this is the first of many rigs and many American jobs to leave the Gulf."

Once the rigs relocate, it could be a minimum of five to 10 years before they return, predicted Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land.

"We cannot afford to lose these jobs or the energy they provide," Olson said. "President Obama should allow this moratorium to remain lifted and let Americans get back to work."

During trading Friday, Diamond Offshore stock fell 86 cents - or 1.32 percent - to close at $64.40. It has fallen 29 percent from its closing price of $91.20 on April 20, the day the Deepwater Horizon exploded.




Wild Thing's comment.......

I don't blame these companies at all! I would do the exact same thing. This is NOT the America I grew up in, it has been taken over by a POS progressive marxist destroying all busineiss and he has not finished yet. He intends to destroy the oil business we have, crush the oil industry!


Car companies, banks, Wall Street and that horrible reform he did, drilling for oil you name it everything he touches he destroys. He is a terrorist in our White House!

Oil companies are making the correct calculation that Obama will stop at nothing to destroy them.

I despise Obama with every breath I take. His hate for our country, his hate for people that want to have honest jobs and make a better life, his hate for whites, his hate for oh man so many things. I really have had enough of his crap.


With or without the moratorium and with or without an injunction against the moratorium ALL drilling in the Gulf is ending for both shallow and deep water operations.

Drilling permits are simply being refused. Most of the new regulations are written so that determination of compliance is at the DISCRETION of the department of interior. They have their people scared to death and as a result they aren’t signing off on any drilling permits.


Obama needs to be tried for treason.

WAKE UP !!!


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July 09, 2010

Court Rejects US Bid To Keep Drilling Moratorium ~ Obama The TYRANT Gets TRUMPED!







A federal appeals court has rejected the U.S. government's effort to keep a six-month deepwater drilling moratorium in place.

Chron


The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has just denied OBAMA's request for a stay on U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman’s order striking down the Obama blanket deepwater drilling ban.

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected the Obama administration’s request to put on hold a ruling that lifted a temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling in the wake of the BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The ruling is a setback for the White House which had sought to suspend deepwater drilling of new wells for six months while it investigated the cause of the April 20 explosion aboard the Transocean Ltd. rig and adopt new stricter safety regulations.
…The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans, ruled about 90 minutes after hearing arguments over the administration’s request to put on hold a lower court ruling that lifted the six-month moratorium.


Catherine Wannamaker, a lawyer for several environmental groups that support the moratorium, said she was disappointed by the ruling but expressed confidence that the Obama administration ultimately will win its appeal.

Wannamaker said it's unclear whether any offshore companies would resume drilling because Thursday's ruling doesn't resolve the case.
"Clearly, it's legally allowed," she said. "The question is, practically speaking, will anybody do it given the uncertainty? It's hard to know what will happen."

The CEO of one of the companies that sued to stop the moratorium, Covington-based Hornbeck Offshore Services, said he didn't know if any of the companies involved planned to resume drilling.

"We need to get back to work," Todd Hornbeck said of his company, which provides vessels that serve the offshore industry. "We can't work without any drilling units working."

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a vocal critic of the moratorium, watched the hearing from the courtroom gallery. He said he was pleased by the ruling, but he remains concerned about the de facto moratorium that is keeping drilling from resuming and the threat of a second moratorium from Salazar.

"The federal government not being able to do its job is not a reason for thousands of Louisianians to lose their jobs," Jindal said.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Nice to get a good news story, Heh heh This is really going to get Obowma wee wee’d up

God bless those that love America and realizes this no drilling is ia killer to jobs and survival.


Reality sadly tells us Obama and this regime won’t obey this ruling. They don’t believe in the rule of law or any rules at all restraining them.



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July 02, 2010

Obama's Big Oil Bungle by Dick Morris




OBAMA'S BIG OIL SPILL BUNGLE

by Dick Morris

It's one thing to say that Obama's administration showed ineptitude and mismanagement in its handling of the Gulf oil spill. It is quite another to grasp the situation up close, as I did during a recent visit to Alabama.

According to state disaster relief officials, Alabama conceived a plan -- early on -- to erect huge booms offshore to shield the approximately 200 miles of the state's coastline from oil. Rather than install the relatively light and shallow booms in use elsewhere, the state (with assistance from the Coast Guard) canvassed the world and located enough huge, heavy booms -- some weighing tons and seven meters high -- to guard their coast.

But...no sooner were the booms in place than the Coast Guard, perhaps under pressure from the public comments of James Carville, uprooted them and moved them to guard the Louisiana coastline instead.

So Alabama decided on a backup plan. It would buy snare booms to catch the oil as it began to wash up on the beaches.

But...the Fish and Wildlife Administration vetoed the plan, saying it would endanger sea turtles that nest on the beaches.

So Alabama -- ever resourceful -- decided to hire 400 workers to patrol the beaches in person, scooping up oil that had washed ashore.

But...OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) refused to allow them to work more than 20 minutes out of every hour and required an hourlong break after 40 minutes of work, so the cleanup proceeded at a very slow pace.

The short answer is that every agency -- each with its own particular bureaucratic agenda -- was able to veto each aspect of any plan to fight the spill, with the unintended consequence that nothing stopped the oil from destroying hundreds of miles of wetlands, habitats, beaches, fisheries and recreational facilities.

Where was the president? Why did he not intervene in these and countless other bureaucratic controversies to force a focus on the oil, not on the turtles and other incidental concerns?

According to Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, the administration's "lack of ability has become transparent" in its handling of the oil spill. He notes that one stellar exception has been Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, without whom, he says, nothing whatever would have gotten done.

Eventually, the state stopped listening to federal agencies and just has gone ahead and given funds directly to the local folks fighting the spill rather than paying attention to the directives of the Unified Command. Apparently, there is a world of difference between the competence of the Coast Guard and the superb and efficient regular Navy and military.

Now the greatest crisis of all looms on the horizon as hurricanes sweep into the Gulf. Should one hit offshore, it will destroy all the booms that have been placed to stop the oil from reaching shore. And there are no more booms anywhere in the world, according to Alabama disaster relief officials. "There is no more inventory of booms anywhere on earth," one told me in despair.

The political impact of this incompetence has only just begun to be felt. While administration operatives are flying high after a week in which the president's ratings rebounded to 49 percent, per Rasmussen, after his firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the oil is still gushing and the situation is about to worsen.

The obvious fact is that Obama has no executive experience, nor do any of his top advisers. Without a clear mandate from the top, needed efforts to salvage the situation are repeatedly stymied by well-meaning bureaucrats strictly following the letter of their agency policy and federal law. The result, ironically, of their determined efforts to protect the environment has been the greatest environmental disaster in history. But some turtles are OK!


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Wild Thing's comment.......


This is really excellent and gives a lot more information that we have heard from the media. I saw Morris mention about OSHA the other night on TV and was hoping he would writei an article about what he was saying.

This whole thing is such a mess and a lot of it government needs to stop messing with State authorities wanting to get things done.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:49 AM | Comments (1)

July 01, 2010

Democrats USE Oil Spill To Control House Republicans







Oil spill visits get partisan

Politico

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) wanted to fly 10 lawmakers down to the Gulf of Mexico to see the damage caused by BP’s gigantic oil spill first hand.

House Democrats said no.

Republicans want to be able to take trips using their office spending allowance. But Democrats have heard from the Department of Homeland Security, which has asked that Congress organize trips through committees of jurisdiction, to avoid having to cater to a ton of individual lawmakers in a disaster zone, Democratic aides say. GOP leaders say they’ve heard nothing of this.


Scalise, who has already been to the Gulf on another codel, wants to organize a trip so lawmakers can fully grasp the impact before they vote on oil drilling regulations. And he doesn't want to do it through a committee, because the members don't fit neatly into specific panels — they stretch across committee, and even partisan, lines.


About two weeks ago, Scalise requested to be able to use his Members Representational Allowance – a fund typically reserved for office expenses and travel back to the district – to go to the Gulf with a group of about 10 other lawmakers.


He sought permission from the House Administration committee, which regulates office account spending and would have to approve the trip. After a few weeks, Scalise was ping-ponged between several committees. Eventually, John Lawrence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) chief of staff, told Scalise’s chief that “it was unlikely that the request would be granted” by the House Administration Committee.

Unless there is some extraordinary reason to prohibit this trip – which has yet to be communicated to us – this is an unacceptable departure from past practices,” said Rep, Dan Lungren of California, the top Republican on the administration committee. “This is an educational trip for members using their own representational budgets to see, first-hand, the devastating impact of the Gulf spill. Our travel regulations permit this type of travel in support of our official representational duties, and unfortunately, this disaster is already having environmental and economical implications for the entire country – not just those districts represented by Members sitting on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.”




Wild Thing's comment.......


Even if they went and did this anyway, they CANNOT, however, FLY OVER without specific permission.

SHEESH!


Homeland security is becoming every fascists dream agency.

Remember how the Democrats kept Republicans out of meetings abouit obamacare and did it with a locked room and security guards to keep them out. So this is more of that control freak BS from the left.

They don’t give a damn about good government. Like Communists, they care about the good of the party over the people.

The Democrat regime is nothing but a mob of jackbooted thugs goosestepping for their gangsta prez. The worse this disaster gets, the better it is for their agenda.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (2)

June 30, 2010

LA Parish Pres. Billy Nungesser on Biden Visit: "I Was Disappointed, We Waited 3 Hours and I Got 30 Seconds With Him"



"We waited with the other Parish Presidents for over 3 hours, he [Biden] walked in, took a picture and was on his way, I got 30 seconds with him"

Biden "walked in, took a picture and was on his way"

Nungesser: "I thought we were gonna sit down and have a meeting... I wanted to show him my 5 point plan why the berms were important, why we have to have a long term plan... I said listen, tell the President it's not too late, but if we don't make some serious changes and a sense of urgency does not take hold here we will lose ths war and it will be his fault"

V.P. Biden has plenty of time to fly to Wisconsin for a fundraiser for Russ Feingold, go to the World Cup and watch soccer, come back and play golf with Obama, but he can't seem to find the time to listen to these Parish Presidents who are facing an absolute crisis in Louisiana..


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On Day 71, US ACCEPTS INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR GULF SPILL


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is accepting help from 12 countries and international organizations in dealing with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that the U.S. is working out the particulars of the help that's been accepted.

The identities of all 12 countries and international organizations were not immediately announced. One country was cited in the State Department statement -- Japan, which is providing two high-speed skimmers and fire containment boom.

More than 30 countries and international organizations have offered to help with the spill. The State Department hasn't indicated why some offers have been accepted and others have not.


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I saw this from Bobby Jindal at Facebook a friend had posted at their page.


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Wild Thing's comment........


All so Biden could give the news a photo to print and say he’d been there


Billy Nungesser on Day 71 (from the video): “And there is no sense of urgency to get it to work. If we brought all that kind of equipment [skimmers] and put it out there and this oil is light and we quit spraying dispersant and surround it with all these fleets from all over world we’d be kicking butt as the President says, out there before it comes ashore underneath the surface.”

Basically confirming that if the skimmers, in particular the Dutch skimmers, were deployed early, none of the oil would have reached the shore.



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (5)

June 26, 2010

Hero Gov. Bobby Jindal Urges America Hating Obama: "Listen to the Federal Judge"







GOP Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaking at a rally of workers and calling on the U.S. Government to not fight the decision of a Federal Judge to strike down President Obama’s six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling.

“Listen to the Federal Judge. Listen to your own hand-chosen experts who are telling you,’You can drill safely – just provide the proper ovesight.’”

He said it is “important that thousands of Louisianans don’t lose our jobs due to this arbitrary moratorium.”




Wild Thing's comment........

I think Jindal is doing an awesome job and I think the citizens of LA did a great and wise thing electing him.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (3)

June 24, 2010

Obama Halts Sand Berm Dredging Gov. Jindal and Louisiana Parish Pres. Nungesser Pleads With President To Allow Work To Continue






New Orleans WDSU-TV

The federal government is shutting down the dredging that was being done to create protective sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico.
The berms are meant to protect the Louisiana coastline from oil. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department has concerns about where the dredging is being done.
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who was one of the most vocal advocates of the dredging plan, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, pleading for the work to continue.
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who was one of the most vocal advocates of the dredging plan, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, pleading for the work to continue.
Nungesser said the government has asked crews to move the dredging site two more miles farther off the coastline.
"Once again, our government resource agencies, which are intended to protect us, are now leaving us vulnerable to the destruction of our coastline and marshes by the impending oil," Nungesser wrote to Obama. "Furthermore, with the threat of hurricanes or tropical storms, we are being put at an increased risk for devastation to our area from the intrusion of oil.
Nungesser has asked for the dredging to continue for the next seven days, the amount of time it would take to move the dredging operations two miles and out resume work. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday also joined Nungesser in asking for an extension.

Nungesser's letter includes an emotional plea to the president.

"Please don't let them shut this dredge down," he wrote. "This requires your immediate attention!"


– They have only accepted assistance from 5 of 28 countries.
– It took the Obama Administration 53 days to accept help from the Dutch and British.
– It took 58 days to mobilize the US military to the Gulf.
– They shut down crude-sucking barges due to fire extinguisher concerns.
– They ignore oil boom manufacturers that have miles of product stockpiled in their warehouses.
– They only have moved 5 of 2,000 oil skimmers to the disaster area off of Florida.
– The president continues to hit the golf course, ball games, hold BBQ’s and party while the coast drowns in oil.

And, now the feds are shutting down the sand berm dredging off of the Louisiana coast.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Obama is purposely NOT doing anything that can help slow the flow of oil or protect the shoreline. He is actively fighting against every single protection of the gulf coast.

Nungesser who is always on CNN cheerleading Obama now gets stabbed in the back for it, as Obama does everyone eventually.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 01:48 AM | Comments (6)

June 23, 2010

Obama's Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Says He Will Impose NEW Drilling Moratorium







Interior Secretary says he will impose new drilling moratorium


CNN


New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday called a six-month halt on deepwater drilling "needed, appropriate and within our authorities" in announcing he will issue a new order on a moratorium just hours after a federal judge blocked such a mandate.

"We see clear evidence every day, as oil spills from BP's well, of the need for a pause on deepwater drilling," Salazar said in a statement. "That evidence mounts as BP continues to be unable to stop its blowout, notwithstanding the huge efforts and help from the federal scientific team and most major oil companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico."
Salazar's statement did not give an exact date for when the new order would be imposed, saying only "in the coming days."
He promised that the new order will include evidence that "eliminates any doubt that a moratorium is needed, appropriate, and within our authorities."

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans, Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday against the ban, which halted all drilling in more than 500 feet of water and prevented new permits from being issued. The White House said it would appeal the ruling.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the government will immediately appeal the ruling to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

"The president strongly believes, as the Department of Interior and Department of Justice argued yesterday, that continuing to drill at these depths without knowing what happened does not make any sense," Gibbs said. Such drilling "puts the safety of those involved, potentially puts safety of those on the rigs and the safety of the environment and the Gulf at a danger that the president does not believe we can afford right now."
In issuing the ruling, Feldman said, "the court is unable to divine or fathom a relationship between the findings (of the government) and the immense scope of the moratorium. The plaintiffs assert that they have suffered and will continue to suffer irreparable harm as a result of the moratorium. The court agrees."
Transocean President Steve Newman, whose company owned the Deepwater Horizon, said Tuesday that he supported ending the moratorium, and the office of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a brief in support of blocking the moratorium.

Jindal and Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, were among those asking the Obama administration Tuesday not to appeal the ruling.

"I'm going to strongly urge the administration not to appeal this ruling, but to try to find a way forward that would achieve the president's goals for safety and responsibility, but at the same time would not jeopardize and threaten a very vibrant and necessary industry for decades," Landrieu told reporters during a conference call.
Legendary Texas oil and gas executive T. Boone Pickens also said such a ban is not needed. "The accident that BP has had could be likened to qualified pilots in an airliner and they have pilot error," he told CNN's "Campbell Brown" program Tuesday night. "(An) airliner crashes, starts a 50,000-acre forest fire and we shut down all flying? No more airlines until we have six months to see what happened?"
Ken Wells, the president of the Offshore Marine Service Association, said Tuesday that while the ruling is positive for his group -- which represents many of the ships that service oil rigs -- the decision is "tempered by the realization this is a big, strong government. And if they want to keep fighting on this, they will keep fighting."
Wells told CNN that many of the small business owners and workers who support the rigs felt "like innocent bystanders in all this," adding that many of them are losing their jobs left and right. He said Feldman's decision "may help our industry survive."



Wild Thing's comment.......

This really ticks me off. Obama is bound and determined to ban drilling.

Unchecked power. It’s not a freaking ball game, it’s peoples lives they are messing with.

People depend on drilling in the US and its waters. He can’t just stop comerce and jobs to help his commie friends on the left.



....Thank you Brad for sending this to me.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (3)

Deepwater Drilling Ban Lifted by New Orleans Federal Judge




Deepwater Drilling Ban Lifted by New Orleans Federal Judge

Bloomberg


A New Orleans federal judge lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by President Barack Obama following the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Drilling services shares jumped on the news.

Obama temporarily halted all drilling in waters deeper than 500 feet on May 27 to give a presidential commission time to study improvements in the safety of offshore operations. More than a dozen Louisiana offshore service and supply companies sued U.S. regulators to lift the ban. The U.S. said it will appeal the decision.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman today granted a preliminary injunction, halting the moratorium. He also “immediately prohibited” the U.S. from enforcing the ban. Government lawyers told Feldman the ban was based on findings in a U.S. report following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig off the Louisiana coast in April.

“The court is unable to divine or fathom a relationship between the findings and the immense scope of the moratorium,” Feldman said in his 22-page decision. “The blanket moratorium, with no parameters, seems to assume that because one rig failed and although no one yet fully knows why, all companies and rigs drilling new wells over 500 feet also universally present an imminent danger.”

Separate Order

“The court cannot substitute its judgment for that of the agency, but the agency must ‘cogently explain why it has exercised its discretion in a given manner,’” Feldman said, citing a previous ruling. “It has not done so.”
Feldman in a separate order today “immediately prohibited” the U.S. from enforcing the drilling moratorium, finding the offshore companies would otherwise incur “irreparable harm.”

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that “continuing to drill at these depths without knowing what happened does not make any sense.”

The U.S. will ask Feldman to stay his ruling pending an appeal, Justice Department attorney Michael Thorp said today at a court hearing in a separate lawsuit challenging the ban. The government didn’t indicate how soon it will request a stay.

If Feldman denies the request to halt enforcement of his order, the U.S. could file an emergency application to the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans to stay enforcement, said Anthony Sabino, a law professor at St. John’s University.

The appeals court isn’t likely to reinstate the moratorium, said Sabino, an expert in complex federal litigation.

‘Proper Application’

“The judge’s decision is the proper application of the law,” he said in an interview. “There’s no question the government’s action was extremely broad.”

Transocean Ltd., which leased the Deepwater Horizon to BP Plc, jumped as much as 3.5 percent in New York Stock Exchange composite trading after the decision was announced. Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc., which brought the suit, surged as much as 11 percent. Both later retreated, with Transocean shares down $1.42, or 2.6 percent, to $52.49 and Hornbeck down 24 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $15.32 at closing.

The U.S. argued that the moratorium was necessary to assure public safety.

“We need to make sure deepwater drilling is as safe as we thought it was the day before this incident,” Brian Collins, a lawyer for the government, told Feldman in a court hearing June 21. “It is crucial to take the time because to fail to do so would be to gamble with the long-term future of this region.”

Biggest Quantity

BP has two pipes collecting oil and gas from the ocean floor. They collected 25,830 barrels of oil yesterday, the biggest quantity diverted from the Gulf of Mexico since the April 20 spill began, London-based BP said in a statement. David Nicholas, a BP spokesman, declined to comment on the ruling, saying the company wasn’t a party to the case.

Lawyers for the drilling companies told Feldman the moratorium illegally sidesteps a required industry comment period. They also said regulators failed to tell Obama that all active deepwater rigs passed an immediate re-inspection after the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank, with only two rigs reporting minor violations and the rest getting approval to continue operations.

Henry Dart, special counsel for the Louisiana attorney general, told Feldman that federal regulators failed to consult with state officials about the impact of the drilling ban, allegedly violating U.S. law.







Jobs in Danger

“Even after the catastrophic events of Sept. 11, the government only shut down the airlines for three days,” Louisiana said in court papers seeking to lift the ban.

Lawyers for the state and oilfield companies told Feldman that the ban could cost as many as 20,000 jobs if the moratorium lasted 18 months.

“The defendants trivialize such losses by characterizing them as merely a small percentage of the drilling rigs affected, but it does not follow that this will somehow reduce the convincing harm suffered,” Feldman said. He said the economic impacts of the ban would “clearly ripple throughout the economy of this region.”

Feldman granted the injunction after finding it likely the oilfield companies will succeed in proving “the agency’s decision was arbitrary and capricious,” which violates federal law governing policy decisions.

‘Immeasurable’ Effect

“An invalid agency decision to suspend drilling of wells in depths over 500 feet simply cannot justify the immeasurable effect on the plaintiffs, the local economy, the Gulf region, and the critical present-day aspect of the availability of domestic energy in the country,” Feldman said.

Feldman’s ruling “is another bad decision in a disaster riddled with bad decisions,” U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey said today in a statement. “There are serious safety risks that must be examined with these 33 deepwater rigs before they start drilling again.”

The ban didn’t shut down the oil industry in the Gulf, the Massachusetts Democrat said. “Ninety-seven percent of the manned rigs in the Gulf of Mexico are up and running,” he said.

“Today’s ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman is an important step in returning thousands of oil service workers to their jobs,” Royal Dutch Shell Plc spokesman Bill Tanner said in an e-mailed statement.
“Shell remains confident in its expertise and procedures to safely drill and complete deepwater wells.” Shell’s safety standards often exceed regulatory requirements and include rigorous training program for well engineers, Tanner said.

Kjersti Torgersen, a spokeswoman for Statoil ASA in Houston, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment. Todd M. Hornbeck, CEO of Hornbeck Offshore, didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

Little Change

Realistically, not a lot has changed, said Jud Bailey, an analyst at Jefferies & Co. in Houston.

“It’s a small victory for the industry, but clearly the administration has dug in its heels and is going to try to keep this moratorium, come hell or high water,” Bailey said today in a telephone interview. “Investors, as it relates to the drillers, are for the most part staying away. There’s too much uncertainty, too much headline risk.”
Bailey said he doesn’t think many operators would run out and immediately try to resume operations. “You run the risk of this getting overturned by the appellate court,” he said.

The case is Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC v. Salazar, 2:10-cv-01663, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans).




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Wild Thing's comment........

This news is so uplifting...the tyranny of the democrat party is reeling with this news. America has a chance as long as we have judges with the courage to follow the constitution and individuals with courage enough to bring suit to the courts!!! This hopefully will encourage other groups to pursue through the courts all this unconstitutional tyrannical efforts of this administration.

Now we just have to hope they agree on the appellate court level.


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM

June 22, 2010

Gov. Bobby Jindal Files Legal Brief Asking Federal Judge To Lift Anti-America Obama's Ban On Drilling






Jindal steps up battle against Obama's 6-month deepwater drilling moratorium


The Hill

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has spent weeks throwing political punches at the Obama administration’s six-month freeze on deepwater oil-and-gas drilling, alleging it will wreak havoc on the region’s already battered economy.

Now, Jindal is battling the moratorium in the courtroom, too.

Jindal and state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell on Sunday filed a legal brief in support of a Louisiana-based offshore services company that’s asking a federal judge to lift the ban.

The ban is “effectively turning an environmental disaster into an economic catastrophe for the state,” the brief alleges
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The ban is in place while the administration and a White House-created independent commission review drilling safety in the wake of the BP oil spill.

Jindal’s brief — filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana — alleges the Interior Department “completely ignored” the effect the ban will have on Louisiana’s economy.

Offshore oil-and-gas is a $3 billion annual industry in the state, the brief claims, noting the salaries of rig workers, the scores of companies that have boat, food and other types of contracts, and many other ways the state's economy is tethered to drilling.

The brief claims that once deepwater rigs move out of the Gulf, they will become tied up as companies make long-term commitments for projects in Brazil, Africa and elsewhere.

“Having to wait an additional year or more for available rigs will turn the short-term adverse effects of the moratorium into a long-term economic disaster for Louisiana,” their filing states.

The brief supports a lawsuit filed earlier this month by Hornbeck Offshore Services, which alleges the ban violates the Administrative Procedure Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.

Jindal is raising his own claims, too. The brief cites language in the offshore statute that calls for federal officials to work with states in making decisions about development policy in federal waters.

“Inasmuch as the State of Louisiana was completely ignored by Defendants in the establishment of the moratorium for alleged safety reasons, the question arises whether that failure renders Defendants’ action invalid,” the brief states.



Wild Thing's comment........

A friend of mine who is from Louisiana says you do NOT mention the name Obama there. They are fit to be tied.

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....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (3)

FL Sen. George LeMieux Slams Obama for "Anemic" Gulf Response: "Where are the Skimmers?"




Florida GOP Sen. George LeMieux speaking on the Senate Floor today, June 21, 2010, where he blasted the Obama Administration’s response to the Gulf Oil Spill Crisis.

He particularly slammed Obama for the fact that there are still only 20 skimmers working off the coast of Florida to keep the oil at bay. This despite the fact LeMieux was told there are 2,000 skimmers available in the U.S. alone, in addition to international offers of help with skimmers.

LeMieux said he was told only 20 skimmers were in use to contain the massive Gulf Oil Spill because others may be needed “for an oil spill!” Are you kidding? Imagine the difference it would make if you had 2000 skimmers at work in the Gulf instead of 20. Sen. LeMieux said he will return to the Senate floor every day to ask, “Where are the skimmers?”




Wild Thing's comment.......


Obama has been dragging his feet on this from day one. It is painfully obvious. He is dancing in his heart about this oil spill, in his mind it is a tool he is using to ban drilling for oil. What an evil, evil man he is.




Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM

June 21, 2010

Obama's HATE For Drilling for OIl Shows In His Anti-Oil Spill Commission



Photo taken from a commercial jet over the Gulf of Mexico. This is what they don't want you to see. The big picture, oil as far as the eye can see.



Obama spill panel big on policy, not engineering

The members picked for Obama’s Oil Spill Commission are radical environmentalists and have no technical expertise or experience in the oil industry.

AP

The panel appointed by President Barack Obama to investigate the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is short on technical expertise but long on talking publicly about “America’s addiction to oil.” One member has blogged about it regularly.

Only one of the seven commissioners, the dean of Harvard’s engineering and applied sciences school, has a prominent engineering background — but it’s in optics and physics. Another is an environmental scientist with expertise in coastal areas and the after-effects of oil spills. Both are praised by other scientists.

The five other commissioners are experts in policy and management.

The White House said the commission will focus on the government’s “too cozy” relationship with the oil industry. A presidential spokesman said panel members will “consult the best minds and subject matter experts” as they do their work.

The commission has yet to meet, yet some panel members had made their views known.


* Environmental activist Frances Beinecke on May 27 blogged: "We can blame BP for the disaster and we should. We can blame lack of adequate government oversight for the disaster and we should. But in the end, we also must place the blame where it originated: America's addiction to oil." And on June 3, May 27, May 22, May 18, May 4, she called for bans on drilling offshore and the Arctic.


Two other commissioners also have gone public to urge bans on drilling.

Co-chairman Bob Graham, a Democrat who was Florida governor and later a senator, led efforts to prevent drilling off his state's coast. Commissioner Donald Boesch of the University of Maryland wrote in a Washington Post blog that the federal government had planned to allow oil drilling off the Virginia coast and "that probably will and should be delayed."

Boesch, who has made scientific assessments of oil spills' effects on the ecosystem, said usually oil spills are small. But he added, "The impacts of the oil and gas extraction industry (both coastal and offshore) on Gulf Coast wetlands represent an environmental catastrophe of massive and underappreciated proportions."

What some are saying about this Obama anti oil hand picked commiission:

Jerry Taylor of the libertarian Cato Institute described the investigation as "an exercise in political theater where the findings are preordained by the people put on the commission."

Iraj Ersahaghi, who heads the petroleum engineering program the University of Southern California, reviewed the names of oil spill commissioners and asked, "What do they know about petroleum?"

Ersahaghi said the panel needed to include someone like Bob Bea, a prominent petroleum engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who's an expert in offshore drilling and the management causes of manmade disasters.


So here it is so far..........


Barack Obama, accompanied by BP Oil Spill Commission co-chairs former Florida Sen. Bob Graham, left, and former EPA Administrator William Reilly, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.



Members of the presidential commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

--Co-chairman: Former Democratic Sen. and Gov. Bob Graham of Florida. He often has pushed for a drilling ban off the Florida coast.

--Co-chairman: William K. Reilly, Environmental Protection Agency administrator under President George H.W. Bush and during the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska in 1989.

--Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

--Donald Boesch, president of the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science.

--Terry Garcia, a National Geographic Society executive and former chief lawyer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under President Bill Clinton.

--Cherry Murray, dean of Harvard's engineering school and former president of the American Physical Society.

--Frances Ulmer, chancellor of the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and former Democratic lieutenant governor of Alaska.




Wild Thing's comment........

Obama big on fascism, not on freedom.

We can blame lack of adequate government oversight for the disaster and we should. But in the end, we also must place the blame where it originated: America's addiction to oil."

The fruitcake idiots to the left hate America sooo much that they are willing to give up everything for change.

"Oil", it's the lubricant of freedom.

One would almost think the Democrat party is owned subsidiary of OPEC.


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:40 AM

June 20, 2010

Grand Isle, Louisiana Residents Vent Their Feelings About America Hater and Failure Obama and Hero Jindal!







Grand Isle, Louisiana residents vent their feelings


Wild Thing's comment...........

It would be great if some of these people would send their signs to the WH, fill up the Obama oval office with thousands of angry signs.




Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (5)

June 19, 2010

Obama Urging G20 Leaders to Continue to SPEND More!



Barack Obama sent a letter to G20 leaders this week urging them to continue to run high budget deficits in order to “keep economic growth strong.” Obama believes that running high deficits will actually improve the economy. However, European and Chinese leaders disagree with Obama on this dangerous path of economic destruction. They are working to reduce deficits in their countries.

Not Obama.

Barack Obama is having a difficult time talking world leaders into continuing to pile up massive budget deficits.
He tripled the US deficit his first year in office.


AP


The president noted that “significant weaknesses” linger among the major and developing economic powers. He told his summit partners “it is essential that we have a self-sustaining recovery that creates the good jobs that our people need.” The White House released a copy of the letter on Friday.

In the letter, Obama said that the June 25-27 summit should also focus on efforts to stabilize public deficits in the “medium term,” a reference to the administration’s position that governments need to run huge deficits currently to provide the stimulus needed to ensure a sustained recovery but then move in future years to deficit reduction efforts.

But several European nations including Germany, France and Britain are already moving to attack high deficits in an effort to calm global financial markets which have stumbled in recent weeks over concerns that Greece or other highly indebted nations could default on their loans.

Obama is having a tough time making the argument for increased deficit spending at home as well. The Senate has blocked a scaled-down jobs bill with critics complaining that the $120 billion pricetag is still too high.



Wild Thing's comment........

All part of his agenda to spread chaos throughout the earth.

I hope the countries saying NO to this jerk stay strong and fight him.


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:45 AM | Comments (2)

June 18, 2010

Obama Orders Jindal Shut Down 16 Oil Sucking Barges, so Life Vests, Fire Extinguishers Can bBe Checked




59 Days Into Oil Crisis, Gulf Coast Governors Say Feds Are Failing Them


ABC


Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor's wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.

"It's the most frustrating thing," the Republican governor said today in Buras, La. "Literally, yesterday morning we found out that they were halting all of these barges."

Sixteen barges sat stationary today, although they were sucking up thousands of gallons of BP's oil as recently as Tuesday. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that seemed to be effective at collecting the thick gunk.

"These barges work. You've seen them work. You've seen them suck oil out of the water," said Jindal.

Coast Guard Orders Barges to Stop

So why stop now?

"The Coast Guard came and shut them down," Jindal said. "You got men on the barges in the oil, and they have been told by the Coast Guard, 'Cease and desist. Stop sucking up that oil.'"


But the Coast Guard ordered the stoppage because of reasons that Jindal found frustrating. The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board, and then it had trouble contacting the people who built the barges.


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Wild Thing's comment.........


Obama is deliberately sabotaging Bobby Jindal and using the Coast Guard to harrass and delay him by checking fire extinguishers and floation vests on the oil-sucking barges!! Obama burying Louisiana in paperwork and only granting a fraction of what was requested!!

Obama probably heard it was working and HE didn’t come up with the idea so he can’t take credit.

“The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board”

JEEZ LOUISE! How long does it take to board and inspect 16 barges for life jackets and fire extinguishers whan you’ve got THE ENTIRE US MILITARY AT YOUR DISPOSAL????

These orders come from the very top....from Obama!


The governor said he didn't have the authority to overrule the Coast Guard's decision, though he said he tried to reach the White House to raise his concerns.

TRIED to reach the White House??? Given the gravity of this situation, it shouldn't take the governor of an affected state more than a few minutes to get through to a responsible party at the White House who can see to it that his concern is addressed very promptly. This means he is NOT getting through, his calls are NOT being taken STAT!

DAMN YOU OBAMA BURN in HELL!

Hussein Obama hates America and is lashing out in any way he can.

Treasonous Obama makes it very clear with every day that the goal here is the complete destruction of all private business in the region, and to make every person there completely dependent on the government for generations to come. That's exactly how the Obama administration wants it.


This is not an accident. It's becoming clearer that Obama WANTS the ecological disaster to continue, and worsen.
The Obama Regime does not want anyone or anything to clean up the oil. The longer this goes on and the worse the problem gets, the easier it will be for the Democrats to cram their will down our throats.


Screw the life jackets. Get your ass out of the way!! Obama is political history!! BP is NOT the problem it is Obama and these damned DEMOCRATS!! Stop this madness!!! Skim the oil and screw the JONES ACT . All we have is this grand standing Democrat Congress. God bless Joe Barton and these weak Republicans telling him to apologize better watch their political ASS.


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Republican Rep. Joe Barton To BP Rush On Dictator Obama's Speech



Joe Barton Is ‘Ashamed’ of the White House; Apologizes to BP for What ‘Amounts to a Shakedown’


Republican Rep. Joe Barton apologizes to BP for what he says “amounts to a shakedown.” Barton said, “I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a ‘shakedown,’ in this case a 20 billion dollar shakedown.”


Rep. Joe Barton apologized to BP chairman Tony Hayward for what he called a ’shakedown’ from the White House for the $20 billion in funds to cover the likely expenses of the Gulf oil spill. Barton later apologized for the remarks.

“Speaking totally for myself, I’m not speaking for the Republican Party, I’m not speaking for anybody in the House of Representatives but myself; but I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I characterize as a shakedown.”

Here is the apology issued by Rep. Barton: ~ I so wish he had not apologized after he was soo strong and did so great in the above video. ~ Wild Thing


“I apologize for using the term ’shakedown’ with regard to yesterday’s actions at the White House in my opening statement this morning, and I retract my apology to BP,” Barton said in a statement. “As I told my colleagues yesterday and said again this morning, BP should bear the full financial responsibility for the accident on their lease in the Gulf of Mexico.
“I regret the impact that my statement this morning implied that BP should not pay for the consequences of their decisions and actions in this incident.”


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Rush Limbaugh Compares Obama’s Speech to Jimmy Carter’s “Malaise” Speech


Rush Limbaugh comparing President Obama’s speech from the Oval Office on the Gulf Oil Spill with Jimmy Carter’s disastrous “malaise” speech back on July 15, 1979. Limbaugh said both speeches prescribe the same kind of Left-wing, liberal fixes that just don’t work.

Limbaugh said the liberals continue to get a chance to do their disastrous work because of a media that enables them, by portraying them as the ones who really are compassionate about people, and that makes them seem like they are the majority and won’t tell the truth about them.

Rush said Carter was a “bumbling fool,” but that Obama is not. Obama has a “road map” he wants to follow, and Limbaugh said “We are on his road. And we are speeding down that road.”

Limbaugh warned that if Obama does not withdraw his six-month moratorium on deepwater offshore drilling, it will cost 120,000 jobs in the Gulf Region, and the oil companies will shut down those rigs and move on to somewhere else.


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Joe Barton is Right: There Was a $20 Billion Shakedown in the White House


Heritage Foundation

What happened in the White House yesterday was a “shakedown” of Godfather-like proportions.

Lets review:


1) BP agreed to pay $20 billion over four years to an “independent” party;

2) BP immediately identified $20 billion in U.S. assets that could be liquidated should BP not be able to pay on time;

3) BP received no assurances that the ultimate economic damages would not be higher;

4) BP is still liable for all individual and state claims in court;

5) The fund is completely separate from any environmental damages, which the Obama administration says could top $30 billion;

6) BP paid another $100 million for workers made unemployed by President Obama’s indefinite ban on offshore oil drilling;

7) BP received no assurance that the White House would not ask for more money if the ban becomes permanent.


All of this was “negotiated” while Attorney General Eric Holder, who has already threatened BP with criminal prosecution, stood in the corner. And what did BP get in return? A single statement from the President saying he did not want to drive BP into bankruptcy. Of course he doesn’t. The mob can’t collect from a bankrupt business. Clinton administration Deputy Attorney General turned BP lawyer Jamie Gorelick let slip what the game is really all about: “We know what it looks like when a company is driven into bankruptcy. The claims that come first are the creditors, then the employees, then the environmental claims, and then the likes of shrimpers. This would not be a good result for anyone.” Well, not anyone who expects the law to be followed.

Yesterday’s White House victim was not BP. It was the rule of law. Just as the Obama administration junked the bankruptcy code last year to protect their union allies, they are doing the exact same thing this time for their environmental ones.




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Wild Thing's comment........

Hey Joe, STOP APOLOGIZING WHEN YOU GET IT RIIIIIIIGT!!!
(sorry for the allcaps)


UGH!!! WHY DO THESE PEOPLE KEEP APOLOGIZING?!?!

We want Representatives with CAJONES!

I am not saying BP are victims, but the heavy handed way the THUG Obama has delt with them is uncalled for. Especially since Obama has screwed this up from day one. Barton was correct but could not stand the pressure. That is why the Republican Party is called ‘stupid’. Not only was it a shakedown it was government extortion.


There is something in the genes of Republicans. One of them finally gets tough, catch a little flack, and ham handedly apologize. Just stick with Cheney’s line: “Go F Yourself!”



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June 17, 2010

Obama 53 Days Later Reconsiders Dutch Offer To Supply Oil Skimmers




'I Will Not Settle for Inaction'

Is Obama really doing everything in his power to fight the spill?

Wall Street Journal

In his nationwide address last night on the Gulf crisis, President Obama declared: "We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes." But at least one congressman isn't convinced, complaining that Mr. Obama won't pursue promising solutions if it means bucking his union allies.

Hawaii GOP Rep. Charles Djou, who won his seat in a special election last month, says he's "disappointed" that Mr. Obama has failed to waive the Jones Act, an antiquated 1920 law mandating that goods shipped between U.S. ports be handled by U.S.-built and -owned ships manned by U.S. crews. Unions fiercely support the law as a means of preserving U.S. jobs. In this case, though, the law might be hindering the recovery of hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast jobs.

Mr. Obama could issue a full waiver of the Jones Act, but failed even to mention the law in his speech last night. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Bush administration didn't hesitate to waive the law completely in an emergency. Congressman Djou says a waiver is essential in spurring the Gulf Coast cleanup. The Houston Chronicle reports that several countries offered to send sophisticated equipment immediately after the spill but were turned down. The Dutch government offered ships fitted with oil-skimming booms three days after the leak began.


Geert Visser, the consul general for the Netherlands in Houston, said the answer from the Obama administration was "Thanks, but no thanks.


"Later, the administration relented, allowing U.S. ships to be outfitted with Dutch skimming booms that can remove 20,000 tons of oil and sludge a day.

"At that rate, how much more oil could have been removed from the Gulf during the past month?" asks the Chronicle. The paper notes that some offers of help from other countries still haven't been accepted.

The Jones Act may also have played a role in delaying the construction of sand barriers to protect the fragile Louisiana coast. Mr. Visser, the Dutch consul, says American dredging companies, which lack the dike-building expertise of the Dutch, rebuffed Dutch offers of help, which might have meant running afoul of the Jones Act.

For the longer term, Mr. Djou is about to introduce a bill to exempt his home state of Hawaii from the law. Hawaii is hit hardest by the law because most goods arrive by sea. Despite the political power of unions locally, Mr. Djou is pressing forward. He told Malia Zimmerman of the Hawaii Reporter this week:

"If it comes down to fighting for special interest or the people's interest, I will fight for the people's interest." Too bad President Obama won't see things the same way and waive the Jones Act in the current emergency."




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U.S. reconsiders Dutch offer to supply oil skimmers

Examiner Tampa Bay


Three days after the Gulf oil rig explosion, the Netherlands offered to send in oil skimmers to pump oil off of the surface of the ocean. The Obama Administration turned them down because they were not 100% efficient and small amounts of oil would be pumped back into the Gulf with the excess water. EPA regulations do not allow for residue water to contain any oil. So rather than use equipment that was not 100% efficient the Obama Administration chose to let all of the oil run into the Gulf. This is not just bad policy, it is criminal.

Since the Obama Administration turned down assistance from The Netherlands at least 125 miles of Louisiana coastline has been ruined by the BP oil spill. Tar blobs began washing up on Florida’s white sand beaches near Pensacola days ago. And, crude oil has also been reported along barrier islands in Alabama and Mississippi.


The Obama Administration turned down offers to help clean up the spill from The Netherlands and the British Government just days after the explosion. They didn’t accept the British help because they didn’t have the proper paperwork. The administration still has not given the OK to allow emergency workers to use a Maine company’s oil boom even though they were made aware of the warehouse full of containment boom back on May 21.

The U.S. Government has apparently reconsidered a Dutch offer to supply 4 oil skimmers. These are large arms that are attached to oil tankers that pump oil and water from the surface of the ocean into the tanker. Water pumped into the tanker will settle to the bottom of the tanker and is then pumped back into the ocean to make room for more oil. Each system will collect 5,000 tons of oil each day.

One ton of oil is about 7.3 barrels. 5,000 tons per day is 36,500 barrels per day. 4 skimmers have a capacity of 146,000 barrels per day. That is much greater than the high end estimate of the leak. The skimmers work best in calm water, which is the usual condition this time of year in the gulf.

These systems were developed by the Dutch as a safety system in case of oil spills from either wells or tankers. The Dutch have off shore oil development and also import oil in tankers. Their economy, just like ours, runs on oil. They understand that the production and use of oil has dangers and they wanted to be ready to cope with problems like spills. The Dutch system has been used successfully in Europe.

The Dutch offered to fly their skimmer arm systems to the Gulf 3 days after the oil spill started. The offer was apparently turned down because EPA regulations do not allow water with oil to be pumped back into the ocean. If all the oily water was retained in the tanker, the capacity of the system would be greatly diminished because most of what is pumped into the tanker is sea water.

As of June 8th, BP reported that they have collected 64,650 barrels of oil in the Gulf. That is only a fraction of the amount of oil spilled from the well. That is less than one day’s rated capacity of the Dutch oil skimmers.

Turning down the Dutch skimmers just shows a total lack of leadership in the oil spill.

This incident with the skimmers just shows the lack of leadership by the President and other government officials. Most people, certainly the local residents, recognized that the government systems to deal with the oil spill were inadequate. It took over 6 weeks for the government to allow the state of Louisiana to build sand berms to protect the marshes, after oil has already entered the marshes. Decisions need to be made, often without full information and sometimes conflicting rules and regulations. The oil well did not stop spilling oil as the government tried to study the problems and make recommendations. There was no one with the authority to make the fast decisions necessary to combat the spill.




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Wild Thing's comment........

Obama administration is discussing whether they need to close the barn door now that the horse is out.

What Obama has done is criminal. Sitting on his hands while an entire ecosystem is being destroyed!? Not to mention livelihoods, tourism, etc.


And the Jones Act, a 1920’s era piece of legislation allowing only US flagged vessels to do this work. The POTUS can waive it, but Obama would not because it would upset labor unions.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Gulf Residents Respond To Obama's BS and Moratium On Deep Water Off-Shore Drilling






Gulf residents reacting to the visits made there by President Obama, and to his six-month moratorium on deepwater off-shore drilling. As you will hear, for the most part, they are not impressed. In fact, one man says Obama’s moratorium will be “devastating” to the Gulf region. “It’s going to devastate our economy, and it’s going to trickle down to the rest of the United States.”

The people are seeing through the bull coming out of President Obama.


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Wild Thing's comment........

A visit from Obama is like a visit from a Buzzard.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (3)

Obama And The Rest Of The Traitors Want Cap And Trade NOW







The Judge on Obama's speeh and control agenda


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:49 AM | Comments (4)

BP "excited" About Potential of Kevin Costner's oil Cleanup Device




BP "excited" about potential of Kevin Costner's oil cleanup device


NEW YORK, June 16

UPI


U.S. actor Kevin Costner has finally scored a hit with BP on the oil cleanup devicehe spent 15 years developing, a statement released by the firm indicates.

Costner, 55, spent weeks calling attention to the high-tech machine developed by his company saying it could help in cleaning up the gulf oil spill, ABC News reported.

After testing the device, BP released a statement saying that it works and company officials are "excited" about its potential.

"We were confident the technology would work but we needed to test it at the extremes," Doug Suttles, BP's chief operating officer, said.

Suttles said BP has placed a significant order with Costner's company, Ocean Therapy Solutions, and will be working with the firm to rapidly deploy 32 of the machines.

The device is a centrifuge that separates spilled oil from water.

Costner spent more than $20 million developing the oil separator that testing indicates leaves water 99 percent free of oil.




Wild Thing's comment........

Hope he stays away from Obama or he will only get NO for a reply. At least BP is taking a look at Kevin's invemtion. It was an article about it in our local paper.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (3)

June 16, 2010

Sarah Palin Sets O'Reilly Straight , Did Chris Matthews Break Up? And Others On Obama's Speech!





Sarah Palin Reacts To Obama's Speech

Palin said Obama is wrong for not acknowledging that we still need to be drilling, otherwise, “We are going to be dropped to our knees and bowing to the Saudis, and Venezuela, and places like Russia that will keep producing oil and petroleum products.”

Palin said Obama is “using this crisis” to push “Cap & Tax.”


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MSNBC Trashes Obama's Address

MSNBC Criticizes Obama’s Presidential Address: ‘Great Speech If You Had Been On Another Planet’ the Last 57 Days


Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Howard Fineman don’t seem to be very happy with Barack Obama’s Presidential address, of course some for different reasons. Olbermann said, “I thought It was a great speech if you had been on another planet for the last 57 days.”


Olbermann on Obama’s Address: Compared To Carter, “I Don’t Sense Executive Command”

Here are the highlights of what the trio said:

Olbermann: "It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days."

Matthews compared Obama to Carter.

Olbermann: "Nothing specific at all was said."

Matthews: "No direction."

Howard Fineman: "He wasn't specific enough."

Olbermann: "I don't think he aimed low, I don't think he aimed at all. It's startling."

Howard Fineman: Obama should be acting like a "commander-in-chief."

Matthews: Ludicrous that he keeps saying [Secretary of Energy] Chu has a Nobel prize. "I'll barf if he does it one more time."

Matthews: "A lot of meritocracy, a lot of blue ribbon talk."

Matthews: "I don't sense executive command."




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Katie on David Letterman talks about the President's response, then as usual, Dave goes into bash mode on George W. Bush, Couric defends...


Katie: "They've lost a lot of time, boom was sitting idle on some of the beaches, some of the skimmers were not being utilized. You know, I think that basically the effort just has not been coordinated, I think in my opinion, and I usually don't give my opinion but I thing BP has been giving too much authority in this"

Dave: "People are saying this is another Katrina, help me out with some objectivity, part of Katrina, it seemed to be George Bush and what we perceived as his rich group of feckless fat white boy buddies, didn't care, now we have this in the same part of the country is it safe to say that President Obama is making the same mistakes George Bush made with Katrina?"

Katie: "I think the idea that President Bush didn't care about the people and the devastation of Katrina is just, really an unfair thing to say about that"




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Wild Thing's comment........

The brains at MSNBC are beginning to see that there is no there there with The One.

When they realize that they have been lying to themselves and believing a dream, will their heads explode?

Obama is ripping up drilling in the Gulf . This ban on drilling will also damage the U.S. Economy even more and make the U.S. more dependent on Muslim countris. This is treason and a crime. The media is hiding the devastation to PEOPLE being caused not by any oil but by Obama’s banning oil drilling in the Gulf.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (3)

June 15, 2010

Jindal Refuses to Vote Present While Rome Burns Orders Nat.Guard To Build Sand Barrier Walls and Urges Drilling Moratorium To Be Lifted





ABC News

Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) defied the Obama Administration yesterday and ordered the National Guard to build sand barrier walls off the Louisiana coast.

Eight weeks into the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of the Mexico, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has told the National Guard that there’s no time left to wait for BP, so they’re taking matters into their own hands.

In Fort Jackson, La., Jindal has ordered the Guard to start building barrier walls right in the middle of the ocean. The barriers, built nine miles off shore, are intended to keep the oil from reaching the coast by filling the gaps between barrier islands.

Watch ‘World News’ for more on this story tonight on your ABC station.

Today, huge Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters lined up in the air, dropping sandbags one by one into the sea.

“They are lifting up about 7,000 pounds of sandbags,” said 1st Lt. James Tyson Gabler.

Bobby Jindal also called for an end to the Obama moratorium in the Gulf.

Barack Obama’s oil drilling moratorium will cost tens of thousands of American jobs. Oil companies are planning on moving their rigs from the Gulf of Mexico to South America off the coast of Brazil where the government is more friendly to energy corporations.




Wild Thing's comment........

Awesome!!! Leadership!!!!

I could probably count on one hand how many times I’ve seen true leadership while this mess has been going on, and this is most certainly one of them!


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June 14, 2010

Congress Gives Authority to EPA to Regulate CO2 ( Cap and Traitors)




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Cap-And-Traitors

Investor's Business Daily

06/11/2010

The Senate just claimed the title of the world's most delusional body by refusing to strip unelected EPA bureaucrats of the power to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant. This was the day freedom died.

One wonders why we have a Congress at all. The 53 profiles in cowardice that could not get a cap-and-tax bill through the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to let the Environmental Protection Agency keep the unprecedented power Congress did not expressly give it. It is power that the EPA arrogated to itself through regulation to control every aspect of the American economy and our very lives.

This country was born over anger at taxation without representation. Regulation without representation may spark another revolt come November. The Tea Party movement began precisely because of such arrogant disregard for the wishes of the American people. Unlike health care reform, this time the cowardly lions of the Senate couldn't even do it themselves and ceded their authority to the EPA.

It was only a motion to proceed to consideration of Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's resolution (S.J. Res. 26) which, under a forgotten provision of the Contract With America, lets legislators veto a "major rule" by any regulatory agency within 60 days of publication. It needed just 51 votes; it got 47.

All 41 Republicans, including newbie Scott Brown of Massachusetts, voted not to shred the Constitution. The motion attracted, for various reasons, the votes of six Democrats — Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Ben Nelson, Mark Pryor, the departing Evan Bayh and even Jay Rockefeller, who for once chose jobs over ideology.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin accused the Republicans of choosing "political science over the real science," even after the EPA's junk science based on the manipulation of data by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been exposed as a manufactured fraud.

The case for climate change has collapsed — a fact recognized, finally, by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who, with Democrat John Kerry and independent Joseph Lieberman, once hoped to work out some kind of compromise legislation with a token nod to domestic energy production.

Last week, Graham told reporters he would vote against the climate bill he helped author. "The science about global warming has changed," Graham told reporters Wednesday on why he was backing an energy bill by Sen. Dick Lugar. "I think they've oversold this stuff, quite frankly. I think they've been alarmist and the science is in question."

Hardly a profile in courage, since the legislation wasn't going anywhere, but welcome aboard nonetheless. The science behind cap-and-trade is not only in question, it's nonexistent. The Earth is demonstrably cooling, and the trend will likely continue for decades, according to scientists who don't tamper with the data.

So delusional are Senate Democrats that California's Barbara Boxer, in trying to advance her own failed cap-and-tax bill, said on the Senate floor: "I'm going to put in the record ... a host of quotes from our national security experts who tell us that carbon pollution leading to climate change will be over the next 20 years the leading cause of conflict, putting our troops in harm's way." So, forget that Iranian nuke.

This is a Congress full of hypocrites who complain about executive branch power under Republicans but are willing to give the EPA unprecedented power because they don't have the votes for cap-and-trade. "Who elected the Environmental Protection Agency?" asked Wyoming Republican John Barrasso. It is a question we, and the voters, ask too.




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Wild Thing's comment........


Every Senator who voted to abdicate the power of the Congress to a department of unelected unaccountable bureaucrats should be removed from office without further discussion!"

Take their pensions away too.

I honestly think most of the Senate Democrats are too stupid to realize the Obama administration is gradually making Congress totally impotent and eventually not needed.

"The 53 profiles in cowardice that could not get a cap-and-tax bill through the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to let the Environmental Protection Agency keep the unprecedented power Congress did not expressly give it. "

WHEW God help us!! Liberty is threatened as the U.S. Senate surrenders its power to the unelected bureaucrats at the EPA. The EPA has now assigned itself the right to regulate CO2 as a pollutant, without legislative authorization. This the ultimate tyranny; regulation by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats, without Congressional authorization. We cannot let this happen! Our precious rights are slipping away!

Toll free numbers to the Capitol Switchboard are:

877-762-8762, 866-338-1015, 866-220-0044, 877-851-6437, 877-210-5351.

Some of these numbers may have changed since I last used them but it can't hurt to try.

EPA does not run the United States. They need to be shut down now.


regulate CO2 as a pollutant...

Take a step back and look. They are regulating our very breath. What is next, Oxygen? WTH??!!



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Barack HUSSEIN Obama: Gulf spill "echoes 9/11" ~ He Thinks So Little Of 9/11 and Compares It To An Oil Spill!





Obama: Gulf spill 'echoes 9/11'

Politico


Sounding reflective as he heads into a bruising electoral season, President Barack Obama told POLITICO columnist Roger Simon that the Gulf disaster “echoes 9/11” because it will change the nation’s psyche for years to come.

Obama — facing mounting criticism of his handling of the BP gusher, even from longtime allies — vowed to make a “bold” push for a new energy law even as the calamity continues to unfold. And he said he will use the rest of his presidency to try to put the United States on a course toward a “new way of doing business when it comes to energy.”

“In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11,” the president said in an Oval Office interview on Friday, “I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come.”
Previewing his message for the midterm congressional elections in November, the president said: “[T]he Democrats in Congress have taken tougher votes, have worked harder under more stressful circumstances, than just about any Congress in our memory. And they’ve done a great job and deserve reelection.”
“So I’m going to be fighting on their behalf and doing everything I can and using my bully pulpit to communicate that fact to the American people,” he said. “I know there’s an anti-incumbent mood out there right now because … people are frustrated about the hit that the economy has taken. … But what I’m going to remind people of is we didn’t create this mess. And this Congress responded forcefully at a time when this economy really could have fallen off a cliff.”


Obama acknowledged that the results will help determine the course of his term’s second half. “I am spending some time thinking about 2010 because, obviously, my ability to get things done on behalf of the American people depends on a Congress that is willing to cooperate,” he said.


In his firmest declaration yet that he views the calamity as an impetus to push Congress afresh to pass a major energy and climate bill, Obama vowed to “move forward in a bold way in a direction that finally gives us the kind of future-oriented, … visionary energy policy that we so vitally need and has been absent for so long..”



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Wild Thing's comment........

AFTER he made the above statements to Politico,"Oil Spill is Like 9-11" … then Obama went golfing for 4 Hours. Let's see 9-11 and golfing yes in Obama's mind they go together.

For Obama to equate an oil spill with the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans at the hands of his islamic brothers is beyond reproach.

He has been part of ridiculing, downplaying and applauding 9/11 ever since he attended Jeremiah Wright’s church.

Obama has done very little to prevent the oil from reaching the shores. Slow to react to Jindal’s requests. No reaction on the booms available in Maine. No reaction to the ships available to scoop up the oil from the sea. Just a pathetic response.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:49 AM | Comments (2)

Obama Turned Down Britain’s Offer to Help Clean Up BP oil Rig Spill





OBAMA SINGS KICK ASS SONG?!?!



Obama turned down Britain’s offer to help clean up BP oil rig spill

Times Online co.uk

It wasn’t just the Netherlands who offered to help with the disaster.

Top officials in the British Cabinet offered assistance to help clean up the oil spill a few days after the explosion. The Obama Administration turned them down because they did not have the correct paperwork.
A high-level British offer of help to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was rebuffed by America shortly after the accident, fuelling fresh fears of political tension between the two countries over the disaster.
A few days after the BP-leased rig sank on April 22, the Cabinet Office made a direct offer to the US State Department to airlift half of Britain’s 1,200-tonne stockpile of chemical dispersants, The Times has learnt.
At the time there was an urgent demand for fresh supplies. The offer to provide the chemicals, at the cost price of £3 million, was made through diplomatic channels and via the Civil Contingency Secretariat, the Government’s emergency planning unit.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which was also involved in drafting the plan, said that the US had chosen not to accept the offer. Officials said the US claimed that the chemicals held in Britain did not have the correct paperwork.


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Wild Thing's comment........


What has Obama done?- turned down help from other Countries, banned help from the American citizenry, barred the media, accused, threatened lawsuits, blamed others, lowered profits, killed jobs, demoralized the American citizens and the hole is not plugged.

That, more than the spilling oil, represents Obama’s failure of leadership. His failure to want to help. This is what will be remembered as his failure. He willed, he cursed, he blurted, and wanted to kick ass. But he would not help.


Obama’s coolness under pressure — was actually decision-making paralysis masquerading as coolness.

In an AP story, it has been learned that the Bush Administration cited the Deep Water Horizon (The oil rig that sank after an oil well it dug in the Gulf of Mexico exploded) for six safety violations in less than five years beginning in 2002, but the Obama Administration gave it a safety award last year.

British business on Wednesday expressed alarm at the “inappropriate” and in-creasingly aggressive rhetoric being deployed against BP by President Barack Obama, warning that the attacks on the oil company could affect energy security and damage wider transatlantic industry relations.
But electing Obama was supposed to help our image around the world, right? Right?


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM

June 12, 2010

" I can't suck it up with a straw," Obama says of Gulf Oil Spill




New York Post


Obama told Louisiana residents battling against the Gulf oil spill that he couldn't "suck it up with a straw" during his recent visit to the region, it emerged Friday.

The president's previously unseen comments were posted in a video on the White House website.

"Even though I'm president of the United States, my power is not limitless," he told residents from Grand Isle as they sat round a table together.
"So I can't dive down there and plug the hole. I can't suck it up with a straw."
"All I can do," Obama continued. "Is make sure that I put honest, hard-working smart people in place to implement this thing."
“I will do everything in my power to do right by you guys. And everybody along the coast."



Wild Thing's comment........

Sucking is something he excels at.


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Wake UP Obama Voters Obama Hates YOU and America ~ Obama Does Boxer Fund Raiser Instead of Gulf Memorial Service





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President attended fundraiser during Gulf memorial service


CNN


Obama skipped the Memorial Service for the 11 workers who died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion because he was attending a fundraiser for Barbara Boxer.

According his official schedule, President Obama did not attend the May 25 memorial service in Jackson, Mississippi for the workers who died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion because he was en route to a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, in San Francisco.

At Thursday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked why Obama did not attend the service. The president’s spokesman answered, “I’d have to look at the schedule. I don’t know the answer.”

CNN examined the president’s schedule for that day, and according to it, the president left the White House at 2:55 p.m. EST en route to Andrews Air Force Base for the cross-country flight to the San Francisco fundraiser.



Wild Thing's comment........

Interesting that CNN is running this story. Hussein’s top priority is Hussein.



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Good Man! Governor Bobby Jindal Upset With the White House







Governor Bobby Jindal Upset With the White House

"White hot" Governor Jindal angry at the drilling moratorium, says there "not a real understanding the way this industry works" .......




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And this is Charlotte Randolf, President of Lafourche Parish LA, says she was used by Obama




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Wild Thing's comment.......

I bet there are a lot of people in LA now that voted for Obama and are wide awake as to how awful he is.


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REP. Ted Poe Republican Texas on OBAMA's Mandatory Use of CFL Light Bulbs








REP. Ted Poe Republican Texas speaking in the U.S. House on the energy savings bill, and the mandatory use of CFL light bulbs. From C-SPAN


Wild Thing's comment......

Ted Poe is good, I loved the way he walked us through.



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June 09, 2010

Coast Guard Logs Show Administration Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hours




Coast Guard Logs Show Administration Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hours

by Connie Hair

Human Events

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released documents Thursday night showing the Coast Guard recorded on April 21 -- less than 24 hours after the Deepwater Horizon explosion -- the magnitude of the oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

“Potential environmental threat is 700,000 gallons of diesel on board the Deepwater Horizon and estimated potential of 8,000 barrels per day of crude oil, if the well were to completely blowout,” the Coast Guard reported in a log of events from the immediate aftermath of the April 20 explosion -- shedding new information on the first days of the disaster.


“These documents raise new questions about whether the White House was slow to respond to an incident that was quickly recognized by the Coast Guard as a potentially catastrophic threat to the environment,” Issa said upon release of the documents. “It appears as if this administration would rather tell a half-truth if the full-truth doesn’t fit the story they want to tell.”

Logs further indicate the Coast Guard recorded the immediate failure of the blowout preventer.

"Less than 48 hours after the explosion multiple attempts to activate the blowout preventer had already failed and the Coast Guard knew 8,000 barrels of crude oil spilling into Gulf waters each day was a real possibility," Issa added. "Americans have a right to be outraged by this spill, by top government officials caught off-guard, and by the facts the White House omitted in explaining what it knew and when it knew it."

Highlights from the logs:


• New Questions about Erroneous Oil Leak Estimates -- On April 21 the Coast Guard evaluated the “potential environmental threat” and concluded that in addition to 700,000 gallons of diesel from the vessel there was an “estimated potential of 8000 barrels per day of crude oil, if the well were to completely blowout.” This estimate, made one day after the explosion, was larger than both the initial 1000 barrels per day first estimate of oil lost and the first upward revision to 5000 barrels of oil leaking per day.

• Early Failed Attempts to Secure the Well -- While it has been reported that the first efforts to use remote operated vehicles (ROV) to activate the well’s blowout preventer occurred on April 25, Coast Guard logs indicate that efforts actually began on April 21. On April 22 logs state, “ROV attempts to shut-in the well were unsuccessful; a third attempt is being conducted.”
• The White House and “No Apparent Leak” -- The White House Oil Spill Timeline states that on April 23 there was “No Apparent Leak.” Coast Guard documents, however, reveal the full context of the claim. Coast Guard logs from April 23 state: “Earlier reports that the ROV had confirmed that that the blowout preventer valve was closed was incorrect. ROV has only been able to confirm there is no visible flow from the well.” Why wasn’t the oil visually evident? Coast Guard logs from April 22 point to the massive fire: “The majority of the oil continues to be mitigated by the fire … use of ROV to shut-in the well has been unsuccessful after several attempts.”

The Center for Public Integrity has constructed a complete timeline here.


Wild Thing's comment........

OMG! Obumbler knew how bad it was, and still did nothing for how many days????

Excellent work from our Coast Guard!!! God bless our Coast Guard!


And God bless Darrell Issa on top of this story too!

"Less than 48 hours after the explosion multiple attempts to activate the blowout preventer had already failed and the Coast Guard knew 8,000 barrels of crude oil spilling into Gulf waters each day was a real possibility," Issa added.

"Americans have a right to be outraged by this spill, by top government officials caught off-guard, and by the facts the White House omitted in explaining what it knew and when it knew it."

As for Obama, the oil spill fit his agenda to help destroy this country.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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June 08, 2010

Congressman Peter King: "I Believe That the Obama Administration's Foreign Policy is Responsible For What Happened With the Flotilla"






Rep. King Goes After Obama Over Israel Blockade

Congressman Peter King Slams Obama: "I Believe That the Obama Administration's Foreign Policy is Responsible For What Happened With the Flotilla"

He's introducing a resolution to force the president to support Israel's naval blockade of Gaza

There was a harsh blast of President Barack Obama's Israel policy on Monday from Congressman Peter King.He's introducing a resolution to force the president to support Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.

Blame for last week's ugly Middle East flotilla clash, in which pro-Palestinian activists tried to break Israel's blockade of Gaza, was laid directly on President Obama's doorstep by Rep. King.

"I believe that the Obama administration's foreign policy is responsible for what happened with the flotilla," said King, R-Long Island.
King said the president's conscious decision to put distance between the United States and Israel has encouraged Israel's enemies.
"That type of misguided and double meaning policy has confused our allies. It's emboldened our enemies and emboldened Israel's enemies and this, to me, is unfortunately the logical consequence of President Obama's actions," King said.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Thank you Congressman Peter King! I have always loved how Peter King speaks out .


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Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel Tied To BP Adviser





White House chief tied to BP adviser

Did Emanuel's link to oil company compromise efforts to regulate it?


wnd


White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, WND has learned, lived rent-free in Washington, D.C., for years, thanks in part to a friend under contract with oil giant BP.

While the White House approaches "day 50" of the environmental disaster caused by an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig, unable yet to stop the flowing crude in the Gulf, several media sources have questioned the administration's efforts to regulate BP prior to the incident.

WND's research further raises the question of whether the White House was compromised by Emanuel's financial ties to the company.

Emanuel lived for five years rent-free in an apartment owned by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and her husband, Stanley Greenberg, whose consulting firm was a prime architect in BP's efforts to recast itself as a "green" corporation and recipient of hundreds of thousands of dollars awarded through a committee chaired by Emanuel.

Greenberg research helped reposition BP as a "green company"

The Greenberg Quinlan Rosner consulting firm's website details a case study for client BP in which the firm "helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company's branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources."

Greenberg Quinlin Rosner's research also contributed to a $200 million advertising campaign in which British Petroleum attempted to shorten its name to "BP" and redesign its corporate insignia to emphasize a "Beyond Petroleum" theme.

Critics have characterized the BP advertising campaign prompted by Greenberg Quinlin Rosner research as "greenwashing," a process in which corporations disingenuously portray their efforts as fitting into a politically correct, "green," environment-oriented sensitivity to alternative energy.

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner is also tied heavily to the Democratic Party, as it created a sister political consulting company named "GCS," an acronym based on the last names of the principals – Stanley Greenberg of GQR, James Carville, the long-term adviser of Bill Clinton, and Bob Schrum, the campaign manager for Sen. John Kerry's unsuccessful 2004 presidential campaign.

Emanuel's money ties to Greenberg

Within weeks of Obama's inauguration, newspaper reports discovered Emanuel living rent-free in DeLauro's and Greenberg's home and began asking questions.

"One issue is whether Emanuel, who served in the House with DeLauro until early January (2009), should have listed the room either as a gift or as income on his congressional financial disclosure forms," Washington-based correspondent Andrew Zajac wrote in the Chicago Tribune on Feb. 24, 2009.
"A murkier question is whether Emanuel has a tax liability for the relationship," he continued. "The matter may have particular sensitivity in the early days of an Obama administration in which at least four picks for high posts have had confirmations delayed or derailed by tax irregularities."
Initially, DeLauro countered by issuing a statement that "we have no separate apartment in our D.C. house, no rental apartment," claiming instead that bedrooms and living areas in the house "are often used by close family and friends."
Dick Morris and Eileen McGann further commented in the New York Post that Emanuel "also served as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee – which gave Greenberg huge polling contracts."

"[The DCCC] paid Greenberg's firm $239,996 in 2006 and $317,775 in 2008," Morris and McGann wrote.

After consulting tax experts, Morris and McGann estimated that Emanuel's rent-free income for the five years he lived in the DeLauro/Greenberg apartment "could easily add up to more than $100,000."

At the time, Obama administration called BP a model for safety

Last year, the Associated Press reports, the federal Minerals Management Service, a part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, heralded the BP Deepwater Horizon rig as a model of safety, according to a May 16 Associated Press report.

Facing intense criticism for the failure of the Department of Interior to note problems with the Deepwater Horizon rig prior to the collapse, Interior Department secretary Ken Salazar announced last month a major reorganization breaking the Minerals Management Service into three divisions to split what Salazar called the conflicting duties of regulating oil companies while simultaneously collecting revenues from them.

Last week, Salazar announced that Bob Abbey, formerly head of the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management, was being reassigned to head and restructure the Minerals Management Service, replacing former director Elizabeth Birnbaum, who resigned suddenly under pressure for lax oversight in light of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

In the announcement of Abbey's appointment, the Associated Press noted, Abbey was being called upon "to reverse a culture in which regulators favored the oil and natural gas industry," while oil and natural gas inspectors under Birnbaum's management "accepted trips, gifts and other favors from the industry."




Wild Thing's comment........

The Chicago Way strikes again!

And also Greenberg was Clinton's guy, so we might as well throw Clinton into the mix as well.


Even many liberals are getting fed up with B.H. Obama over the oil spill.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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June 07, 2010

Investigation Reveals Possible Criminal Activity Connecting Obama to BP Oil Spill



Investigation reveals possible criminal activity connecting Obama to BP oil spill


Examiner Tampa Bay


The new line of defense employed by the Obama Administration to deflect criticism of its lackadaisical handling of the BP oil spill is to launch a criminal investigation of the company.

Perhaps this is the best thing that could happen. Such an investigation would, of course, uncover all of BP's connections to the Democratic Party and Barack Obama, who were the single largest beneficiaries of BP campaign contributions over the last 10 years


Granted, the Obama Justice Department, under the leadership of Obama lackey Eric Holder, would never delve into any real criminal activity if it involved revelations concerning the Administration's connections to BP, as well as the cozy relationship the company has with Democrats on the Hill.

Someone else, however, has already done such an investigation and has uncovered explosive information that possibly implicates Barack Obama, certain members of his Administration, and Democrats in Congress, in the committing of crimes.

The key is to follow the money trail.

JoAnne Moretti, along with a team of investigators, delved into records which pointed to a paper trail connecting the major players in this disaster--BP, Deep Water Horizon, Halliburton, Citigroup, Goldman-Sachs, the U.S. Government, and a company called 'NALCO.'

A few recognizable names of individuals involved in the paper trail also surfaced--Warren Buffet, George Soros, John Holdren, Tony Rezko....and Barack Obama.

At the heart of the scandal which Moretti reveals is the concerted effort by all of these major players to delay the cutting off of the oil flow into the Gulf of Mexico.

Why?

The bottom line--NALCO is the manufacturer of chemical dispersements and water purification systems that are being used in the Gulf to attempt to 'disperse the oil before it reaches the shoreline.'

This is what is known as 'the top kill' method which BP has claimed is the best manner possible of dealing with the spill. The top kill method, however, does nothing to actually stop the flow of oil from its source--the well hidden deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Obama Administration and BP have been noticeably lazy about stopping the flow of oil into the waters of the Gulf. Obama claimed that as soon as the explosion of the oil rig occurred, Federal SWOT teams were dispatched to the area in order to 'secure it.' The notion that the Obama Administration did not know the extent of the leak is contradicted by the announcement that federal teams were 'on the scene from day one.'

Obama claims that he backed off from doing anything to stop the oil leak in deference to BP, which he claims was better equipped to deal with the situation. And indeed, that much is true. BP did, in fact, say such a thing publicly.

But BP's interest in actually cutting off the flow of oil into the Gulf is just as suspect as the U.S. Government's.

And here is where the story takes a sordid, and potentially criminal, turn.

Moretti says the following:

" NALCO is associated with UChicago Argonne program. UChicago Argonne received $164 million dollars in stimulus funds this past year. UChicago Argonne just added two new executives to their roster. One from NALCO. The other from the Ill. Dept of Education.
If you dig a little deeper you will find NALCO is also associated with Warren Buffett, Maurice Strong, Al Gore, Soros, Apollo, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, Hathaway Berkshire.
Warren Buffet /Hathaway Berkshire increased their holdings in NALCO just last November. (Timing is everything).
The dispersant chemical is known as Corexit. What it does is hold the oil below the water's surface. It is supposed to break up the spill into smaller pools. It is toxic and banned in Europe.
NALCO says they are using older and newer versions of Corexit in the Gulf.. (Why would you need a newer version, if the old one was fine?)
There is big money and even bigger players in this scam. While they are letting the oil blow wide open into the Gulf, the stakes and profit rise.
The Dolphins, Whales, Manatees, Sea Turtles and fish suffocate and die. The coastal regions, salt marshes, tourist attractions and the shore front properties are being destroyed, possibly permanently.The air quality is diminished. The Gulf of Mexico fishing industry is decimated.
All to create a need for their expensive and extremely profitable poison."

But that's not all. Goldman-Sachs, Blackstone, and Apollo are all involved in NALCO. So is Tony Rezko in Chicago--the infamous friend of Barack Obama who was convicted for fraud. And multi-millions of dollars of taxpayer-funded 'stimulus funds' went into the coffers of many of the main players in NALCO.

Evidence has also been uncovered that as soon as the oil rig blew, the masterminds of the big government-big corporation complex went to work to maximize the financial reward from the disaster--'never let a good crisis go to waste.'

Investors were advised to buy BP stock, and a major symposium was held involving several key players in the Obama Administration, which focused on modern technological advances in developing 'clean water.' NALCO is the major source for such 'technological advances.'

It would appear that some of the main players in the Obama Administration and the 'favored corporations' of Obama's entourage wished to maximize their profits from the oil spill by delaying the cutting off of the oil flow so that the chemical dispersements and water purification systems made by NALCO would be used, thus boosting the profits of the company and the other corporations invested in it, such as Buffett's Berkshire, Goldman-Sachs, Citigroup, Blackstone, and Apollo.

A criminal probe of the Obama Administration is in order at the same time the Justice Department conducts its investigation of BP.

Note--the entire report, along with documentation and a plethora of links, can be found at JoAnne Moretti's site.


It has been confirmed that the dispersal agent being used by BP and the government is Corexit 9500 , a solvent originally developed by Exxon and now manufactured by Nalco Holding Company of Naperville, IL. Their stock took a sharp jump, up more than 18% at its highest point of the day today, after it was announced that their product is the one being used in the Gulf. Nalco’s CEO, Erik Frywald, expressed their commitment to “helping the people and environment of the Gulf Coast recover as rapidly as possible.” It may be that the best way to help would be to remove their product from the fray. Take a look at some of the facts about Corexit 9500:

If you go to her blog and read the rest about Corexit etc. it is shocking and very upsetting the connnections just as the article above has stated. Just CLICK and scroll down and down and down she has done extensive work on this with tons of links for proof of what she has found out. ~ Wild Thing


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Wild Thing's comment........

Interesting that NALCO is headquartered in suburban Chicago. That alone makes me wonder if there isn't something to this article and what they have found out.

This is the same way they created the swine flu pandemic. Create the crisis and the cure comes from democrat communist companies that gain huge profits at the expense of the American people.

Add into ALL of this...........

Top PR firm for BP tied to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

Washington Examiner

PR firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner "helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company's branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources." The firm's Stanley Greenberg is married to Rep. Rosa De Lauro, D-Conn. There was something of a flap last year when it was pointed out that White house Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had been living in the couple's Capitol Hill townhouse and resulting in a lot of questions about whether or not this arrangement violated congressional ethical guidelines. Further, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paid Greenberg's firm some $500,000 in 2006 and 2008 while Emanuel was living with Greenberg.


The big Brazilian oil company is another top player on the ECX.” The same one that we ‘loaned’ ten billion to. The same one that George Soros is heavily invested in.

Something else to think about too. Petrobras is the company Soros put $900 million into. Soros then pays Obama, DeLauro, Pelosi, etc to prevent US drilling and yet loan Petrobras $10 billion at low interest from th Occupied U.S. Government...money we don't have...to drill.


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June 05, 2010

Obama's Gulf Oil Massive Leak....It was on his list but where and when.....



This video was made from Kevin Kristy's photo essay at PolitiPage........POLITI Page




Wild Thing's comment.......

This video is well done and shoes the time frame of all Obama did before he finally found the time to get his unqualified community organizer butt to the Gulf.

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May 30, 2010

Ticked at Obama ~ Chris Matthews says, “This President is not acting like Commander-In-Chief" ~ The Thrill Is Gone! haha



Chris Matthews says, “This President is not acting like Commander-In-Chief.”


CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO............ LOL so Chris is going off on Obama.

Pardon our Sudanese but, “No shit, Sherlock. Where’d you get your first clue?”

The amazing thing is that it’s taken 16 months and numerous unresolved crises for MSNBC host and presidential sycophant Chris Matthews to get over the thrill that goes up his leg whenever he hears Obama speak.


Wild Thing's comment......

Chris is still an idiot. But I thought you might have a good laugh at how he went off on obama.



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Louisiana Official to Obama: Stop moratorium on drilling




Parish official to Obama: Stop moratorium on drilling

CNN


A Louisiana official pleaded with far left President Obama to lift his moratorium on new oil drilling and exploration. With the unemployment rate at 9.9% President Obama set up the moratorium after the BP oil spill in the Gulf.


A Gulf Coast official is pleading with President Barack Obama to scrap the moratorium on new oil drilling and exploration as the investigation of the massive oil spill continues, saying the economic impact to her Louisiana parish would be too much to bear.

Charlotte Randolph, president of LaFourche Parish, said she spoke to Obama in person during his visit to the oil-stricken region Friday.

“I expressed to the president that we are dying because of the oil spill, but if he allows this suspension to happen it will kill us,” she told reporters Saturday, noting that her parish has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.
“First I’m hearing from fisherman who are dying because of the oil spill,” she said. “Now I’m hearing from the oil and gas industry and all of those associated services that they will be put out of business.”

Obama’s tour of the oil damage along the Gulf Coast came a day after he announced steps to limit new oil drilling and exploration during the oil spill. The president said he is “fully engaged” and ultimately responsible for what he called a catastrophe.




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Wild Thing's comment.......

This is so sad and an outrage that any citizen has to plead with any president to make this country survive and do well. And to drlll when we should be drilling like crazy all over the place.

But asking this communists idiot for anything is a waste of time. To ask this idiot Administration combined with the Communists Party (formally the Democratic Party) is useless since their objective is to reduce Americans to third world status in mud huts.

If drilling on land were allowed, none of this would have happened in the first place.

Obama and his administration are nothing other than one big Death Panel.


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May 28, 2010

Passing The Buck Doesn’t “Plug the D#*! Hole” by Sarah Palin




Passing The Buck Doesn’t “Plug the D#*! Hole”

by Sarah Palin


from her Facebok page

Nearly 40 days in, our President finally addressed the American people’s growing concerns about the Gulf Coast oil spill. Listening to today’s press conference, you’d think the administration has been working with single-minded focus on the Gulf gusher since the start of the disaster. In reality, their focus has been anything but singular to help solve this monumental problem.

If the President really was fully focused on this issue from day one, why did it take nine whole days before the administration asked the Department of Defense for help in deploying equipment needed for the extreme depth spill site?

Why was the expert group assembled by Energy Commissioner Steven Chu only set up three weeks after the start of this disaster?

Why was Governor Jindal forced more than a month after the start of the disaster to go on national television to beg for materials needed to tackle the oil spill and for federal approval to build offshore sand barriers that are imperative to protect his state’s coastline?

Why was no mention of the spill made by our President for days on end while Americans waited to hear if he grasped the import of his leadership on this energy issue?

Why have several countries and competent organizations who offered help or expertise in dealing with the spill not even received a response back from the Unified Area Command to this day?

The President claimed that “this notion that somehow the federal government is somehow sitting on the sidelines and for the last three or four or five weeks we’ve just been letting BP make a whole bunch of decisions is simply not true.” But, in fact, that is how U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen described the Obama administration’s approach to this crisis: “We keep a close watch.”

Listening to the President, you get the impression he is continually surprised by the inability of various centralized government agencies to get more involved and help solve problems. His lack of executive experience might explain this because he is apparently unaware that it’s his job as a chief executive to make sure they do their jobs and help solve problems.

The fundamental problem at the core of this crisis is a lack of responsibility. (I risk the President taking my comments personally, but they’re not intended to be personal; my comments reflect what many others feel, and we just want to help him tackle this enormous spill problem.) There’s a culture of buck-passing at the heart of this administration that has caused the tragedy of a sunken oil rig to turn into a potential disaster.

The 1990 Oil Pollution Act was drafted in response to the Exxon-Valdez spill in my home state. It created new procedures for offshore cleanups, specifically putting the federal government in charge of such operations. The President should have used the authority granted by the OPA – immediately – to take control of the situation. That is a big part of what the OPA is for – to designate who is in charge so finger-pointing won’t disrupt efforts to just “plug the d#*! hole.” But instead of immediately engaging with this crisis, our President chose to spend precious time on political pet causes like haranguing the state of Arizona for doing what he himself was supposed to do – secure the nation’s border. He also spent much time fundraising and politicking for liberal candidates and causes while we waited for him to grasp the enormity of the Gulf spill.

Now that the American people are calling him out on his lack of engagement with this disaster, the buck-passing is in full swing – and, unbelievably, his administration is still looking to blame his predecessor. Amazingly, even those of us who support energy independence for America are the brunt of some buck-passing.

He suggested today that a “culture of corruption” at the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) was solely the previous administration’s responsibility and that the failure of the inspection system was a failure of that administration. That is false. The MMS has been his responsibility since January 20, 2009.

The MMS director who resigned today, Elizabeth Birnbaum, was appointed by his administration. And the most recent inspection of the oil rig took place a mere 10 days before the explosion – also very much on his watch, not President Bush’s.

The President is also now attempting to somehow distance himself from his administration’s recent decision to open a few areas of the continental shelf to oil and gas exploration. That’s unfortunate because America desperately needs our domestic oil and natural gas. We rely on it for our prosperity, security, and freedom. The President’s decision to open a few areas to offshore exploration was the right decision then; and unlike his quickly evolving position on energy development now, I continue to believe it’s the right decision today – because energy independence is in the long-term economic and security interests of the United States.

As I explained in an article in National Review last year, conventional sources like natural gas “can act as a clean ‘bridge fuel’ to a future when more renewable sources are available.” I do not, as the President mistakenly believes, think we can “drill, baby, drill” our way out of all of our troubles. As I have consistently stated, we need an “all of the above” approach to energy independence that combines conventional drilling with energy conservation and renewable-energy development. My record in Alaska clearly shows my commitment to this “all of the above” approach. Over 20 percent of Alaska’s electricity currently comes from renewable sources. As governor, I put forward a long-term plan to increase that figure to 50 percent by 2025, which is the most ambitious renewable energy target in the nation. I take great pride in helping to make Alaska, in the words of the New York Times, “a Frontier for Green Power,” even as we continue to embrace the need to “drill, baby, drill” at the same time.

Alaska can be that frontier for renewable energy only because our conventional oil and gas reserves provide us with “a bridge” to a greener energy future. In fact, Alaska has enough reserves of both oil and gas to help the United States cross that bridge – if only we are allowed to drill!

Please, Mr. President, hear me on this, if nothing else: if it’s your Administration’s decision to suspend the leases of new oil field developments off the coast of Alaska in response to the Gulf’s deepwater spill, and you still remain committed to locking up ANWR and other oil-rich lands, please know you are making a mistake. Unless we continue to drill here and drill now, we risk digging ourselves deeper into the hole created by our continued dependence on foreign energy – which often comes from regimes that care nothing for our prosperity or security, and even less for global environmental safety.

We need affordable, reliable, secure, environmentally-sound, and domestically-produced energy, but this administration continues to lock up federal land filled with huge energy reserves. If there is to be a moratorium on offshore development, then it’s time we stop ignoring our safest options for domestic development – places like ANWR and NPR-A in my home state of Alaska.

And it’s time for the administration to stop passing the buck and get control of the disaster in the Gulf. There’s a reason why Harry Truman had that famous sign on his desk. The “buck stops” with the occupant of the Oval Office. When the American people elected President Obama they gave him responsibility to handle this disaster. He promised to “heal the earth, and watch the waters recede...” or something far-fetched like that. It was unbelievable then, it’s impossible now, but what I believe he meant was that he promised to be held accountable. With all due respect, Mr. President, you have a huge job in front of you. We hope you’re learning. Please learn that we must have domestic energy development, you must stop looking backward and blaming Bush, and we must all work together to “plug the d#*! hole.”

- Sarah Palin


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Wild Thing's comment........

He promised to “heal the earth, and watch the waters recede...” or something far-fetched like that. It was unbelievable then, it’s impossible now, but what I believe he meant was that he promised to be held accountable.
With all due respect, Mr. President, you have a huge job in front of you. We hope you’re learning. Please learn that we must have domestic energy development, you must stop looking backward and blaming Bush, and we must all work together to “plug the d#*! hole.”


WHACK! Love it!

What is Obama going to run on in 2012?

Blaming Bush for his failures? At this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if the entire Democrat platform is reduced to “Not George W. Bush” by 2016.

That’s not leadership.

Obama hides for 37 days and the MSM is silent.

Unforgivable.

Oh, and thanks to Obama’s moratorium on drilling, look for $5.00 a gallon this summer, which the Dems and the MSM will somehow blame on Bush/Big Oil while giving Obama yet another free pass.

Obama is in over his head by about 5,000 feet and a few fish!!!


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Obama Pointing Fingers While Leaking Waivers To Big Oil



Obama Pointing Fingers While Leaking Waivers To Big Oil


by Dave Weinbaum

( Dave Weinbaum at Facebook)

Every Chicago politician knows you don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

The problem is how to appear to slap around a client who has stepped so far out of line that he makes you appear to be responsible for the disaster du jour.

This balancing act takes years of training, organizing and the ability to bury long-term friends and family under busses when they become liabilities. Reverend Wright just gave a “Hallelujah!” to that in a letter to black institutions confirming Obama’s shove down under. It must have been pretty crowded under that Greyhound with Farrakhan, Coakley, Specter, Corzine, Lincoln , Grandma and now the entire state of Arizona between the axles.

Never point a finger at those who butter your bread

According to The Center for Responsive Politics, British Petroleum execs and employees gave $71,000 to presidential candidate Barack Obama, their highest contribution to any candidate during the 2008 cycle.

Since the BP well explosion, the president and his administration have granted at least 27 separate environmental study waivers to potential drillers, including BP. These gifts came after President Obama vowed a “…relentless response to stop the leak” and prevent more damage to the gulf. The President assailed the “…ridiculous spectacle” of oil executives blaming each other. He denounced a “…cozy relationship”the oil companies had with the federal government.

Imagine that! Barack Obama blaming someone else for blaming someone else. Where have I heard that kind of thing before?

Obama’s EPA publicly ignored the disaster for its first ten days. Guess they thought the President was referring to another golf match, not the match that could light up the entire gulf.

For the record, the administration has taken umbrage at any connection to waivers and BP donation(s). However, as of today I’m unaware that any of the 71 large has been returned.

When your world is full of potholes start a cement company

Well at least the President has come up with the beginnings of a good solution. He’s appointed yet another CYA (cover your arse) commission to pass the buck upon.

The only thing transparent about this president is his corruption.

This isn’t just a right-wing attack on Obama. The Socialists smell oil in the water and are racing in for the kill. They want to devour big oil and the evil profit they take away from their off-shore drilling rigs at the expense of making us more dependent on terrorist benefitting oil.

Left-wing bloggers are comparing Obama’s gulf leak to Bush’s Katrina.

I’m waiting for Farrakhan to claim the righties came and bombed the rig, unplugging the well, just to destroy the presidency of his personal “selection,” Barack Hussein Obama. Or he could claim that Limbaugh was behind it because he was allergic to the “colorful” fish spotted in the Gulf.

Heck, even Mr. Sweetness and Light--a leg-tingled Chris Matthews--wants the oil executives executed!

I grew up on a rattlesnake ranch. I was an only child—eventually.

Back on the good ole’ South Side of Chicago, they had a way of taking care of friends who got too arrogant and/or cozy, lest they blow the cover of the bosses. They’d fit them with large cement booties and send them to the bottom of the Chicago River or Lake Michigan .

Hey, if used right this could solve everyone’s problems, both scientific and rat extermination. They could even do a study:

How many cement booted oil executives does it take to stop a major sea oil leak?

If they’re one or two short, they can always try to recruit Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity or other daily acidic irritants.

Finally, a warning to Ex-Governor Blagojevich: Be wary of any cement truck following you around--in or out of prison.



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Wild Thing's comment........

Well oh wow, LOL thank goodness NOW they are in charge........so... who was in charge for the first 35 days?


If this happened on Reagan’s watch he would have been on the phone on day one with the CEO’s saying how can we help to minimize the damage let us know what you need. Then he would have been on the phone to the governors from the surrounding states asking them what they needed and if they could also provide support the minimize and plug the leak. He would have also given governors like Jindal free rein to do whatever needed to be done. Obama is late to the party but: HE IS PACKED FOR VACATION.

“I have directed BP to plug the leak ...”

Thank, god, it might not have occurred to BP to plug the leak if not for obummer’s stepping in after weeks of diddling.

Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into!



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May 19, 2010

Russian Climate Scientist Predicts New Ice Age To Begi 2014 ~Hello Al Gore!!



New Ice Age 'to begin in 2014'

Russian scientist to alarmists: 'Sun heats Earth!'


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Chicago

A new "Little Ice Age" could begin in just four years, predicted Habibullo Abdussamatov, the head of space research at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia.

Abdussamatov was speaking yesterday at the Heartland Institute's Fourth International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago, which began Sunday and ends today.

The Little Ice Age, which occurred after an era known in scientific circles as the Medieval Warm Period, is typically defined as a period of about 200 years, beginning around 1650 and extending through 1850.

In the first of a two-part video WND recorded at the conference, Abdussamatov explained that average annual sun activity has experienced an accelerated decrease since the 1990s. In 2005-2008, he said, the earth reached the maximum of the recent observed global-warming trend.




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In Part 2 of the video, Abdussamatov further explained that through 2014 the earth will go through a series of unstable variations in which global temperature will oscillate around the maximum reached in the years 1998-2005.




In 2003-2005, Abdussamatov predicted a reduction of sunspot activity that would reach a new minimum in 2042, resulting in a deep global temperature minimum in the years 2055-2060.

"My predictions are looking better and better with each passing year," Abdussamatov declared.

Space station to refine predictions

In his capacity of the head of the Russian-Ukrainian project "Astrometria" on the Russian segment of the International Space Station, Abdussamatov is conducting additional research to refine his prediction that a new Little Ice Age will begin in 2014.

As seen in Part 2 of the video, Abdussamatov explained to the climate conference that the Russian segment of the ISS is scheduled to collect more precise data on sun activity over the next six years.

"If the Astrometria project is developed in time," Abdussamatov said, "we will be able to develop a more precise forecast of the duration and the depth of the approaching new Little Ice Age and to understand the reasons of cyclical changes taking place in the interior of the sun and the ways they affect the Earth and various scopes of human activity."

Abdussamatov's theory is that "long-term variations in the amount of solar energy reaching the Earth are the main and principal reasons driving and defining the whole mechanism of climatic changes from the global warmings to the Little Ice Ages to the big glacial periods."

In his speech's conclusion, Abdussamatov took on advocates of the theory of man-caused warming who want to diminish human use of hydrocarbon fuels. He contended, instead, that a reasonable way to combat coming cooling trends would be "to maintain economic growth in order to adapt to the upcoming new Little Ice Age in the middle of the 21st century."

A little more on this HERE




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Wild Thing's comment........

I bet if there were carbons in snow, Gore would set up a snowball trading scheme and make millions like he has with global warming bs.

Seriously though, I wonder if THIS is the ‘ice age’ that they told us was upon us back in 1971?



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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May 17, 2010

Obama's Friends Terrorist William Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn Headline Green Festival





Green Festival

Here's how they are touting the 175 Featured "Visionary Speakers" for Seattle, June 5-6, 2010:

William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago.....

Dohrn, activist, academic and child advocate, is director of the Children and Family Justice Center and Clinical Associate Professor of the Northwestern University School Law, Bluhm Legal Clinic. Dohrn was a national leader of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and the Weather Underground, and was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List for over a decade. She is coauthor, with Bill Ayers, of Race Course: Against White Supremacy and coeditor of Sing A Battle Song: Documents of the Weather Underground, and wrote the introduction to Letters from Young Activists. She is an author and coeditor of two books: “A Century of Juvenile Justice” (2002) and “Resisting Zero Tolerance: A Handbook for Parents, Teachers and Students”


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Wild Thing's comment........

Amazing, they are leading and bragging about Dohrn's tenure on the FBI's Most Wanted List, Weather Underground, etc.

BTW, of the 162 members of the host committee, 24 are listed as public employees, mostly City of Seattle. Our tax dollars hard at work.


(City of Seattle employees:Ayreen Calimquim, Bob Balzar, Brian Surratt, Charlie Cunniff, Cornell Amaya, Janice Boman, Janice Mathisen, Jeanie Boawn, Karen K. Reed, Lars Henrikson, Laurie Geissinger, Leslie Brazeau, Mark Mead, Richard Conlin, Stella Chao, Susan Harper, Suzanne Hartman)

The Green Movement clearly displays it’s ties and admiration to domestic terrorism.

A country that doesn’t hang or shoot its traitors will end up ruled by them.



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May 06, 2010

Mike Pence On Gulf Oil Rig Disaster




There would be those in this country who would exploit this ongoing disaster to deny the American people more access to American oil"

Pence: "The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is an ongoing tragedy, and the American people deserve action to protect our Gulf and they deserve answers.

"The American people deserve to know what happened on April 20th, and Congress should investigate it thoroughly."The American people deserve to know why the administration was slow to respond, why necessary equipment was not immediately on hand in the area and why the president did not fully deploy cabinet-level federal officials until he spoke at the White House on April 28th.
"Lastly, the American people deserve answers for a pathway toward energy independence. There would be those in this country who would exploit this ongoing disaster to deny the American people more access to American oil that but the American people know better.
"The pathway toward energy independence is environmentally responsible expansion of domestic drilling for oil and natural gas. It's more wind and solar and nuclear and more conservation.
"Republicans are determined to get the American people the answers about what happened on April 20th, about the slow federal response and to give the American people answers and a pathway toward energy independence that uses ‘all of the above.


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Wild Thing's comment........

What ticks me off too is how excited the left are about NOT drilling. The way they speak about this oil rig they might as well yell out Yippee. sheesh


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April 30, 2010

How Convenient...."White House Declares Halt on New Offshore Drilling"..Anyone Else Suspicious?




Attorney Becnel Is Filing Gulf Spill Suits `Every Hour


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White House Declares Halt on New Offshore Drilling


Source


BATON ROUGE, La. (April 30) -- The White House said today it is halting all new offshore drilling in U.S. waters until there's an "adequate review" of a massive 600-mile-wide oil slick that has begun to drift into Louisiana's wetlands.

Florida's governor declared an emergency in six Pandhandle counties, and BP pledged to reimburse people whose property is damaged by the spill.

Winds, high tides and waves through the weekend were forecast by the National Weather Service, forces that could push oil into lakes and inlets around southeast Louisiana. Thunderstorms are expected today, along with seas of 6 to 7 feet that pushed tides several feet above normal.


Forecasters say the spill could reach Mississippi within a day, Alabama in two and Florida by early next week.

"The oil slick is generally moving in a northerly direction and threatens Florida's coast," Gov. Charlie Crist said in his emergency declaration that seeks to ensure a fast response in his state to the spill.

The federal government is defending its response to the spill, which began with an April 20 blast on one of BP's offshore rigs that burned for two days before sinking. Rescuers saved 115 workers, but 11 are presumed dead. It wasn't until Thursday -- nine days after the explosion -- that the White House declared it "a leak of national significance."

White House senior adviser David Axelrod told ABC's "Good Morning America" today that President Barack Obama has decided there will be no new domestic offshore drilling until an investigation of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is complete.

"All he has said is that he is not going to continue the moratorium on drilling, but ... no additional drilling has been authorized, and none will until we find out what happened here and whether there was something unique and preventable," Axelrod said, defending the administration's policy of expanding drilling.


"I want to assure you that the federal response has been sustained. It was immediate, and we know that we have a situation that has got to have every resource put towards it," Coast Guard Rear Adm. Sally Brice-O'Hara told NBC's "Today" this morning.

On Thursday, Obama pledged "every single available resource" to plug the leak, dispatching "SWAT" inspection teams to the rigs in the area and three top administration officials to oversee the response. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency, and the state moved up the start of the shrimping season to help fishermen collect their catch before the oil reaches them.

Brent Roy, who charters fishing boats off Louisiana's coast, said rough seas forecast through Saturday could make it difficult for authorities to contain the spill offshore. "As it gets into the wildlife management area, it is going to kill us," he told Agence France-Presse.

"It's the worst-case scenario for shrimpers, oyster harvesters, crabbers -- all the commercial fishermen," Roy said, referring to Louisiana's $2.6-billion-a-year fisheries industry, which is in one of the world's richest seafood grounds.

At least two lawsuits have already been filed against BP by shrimpers and fishermen who fear the spill could bankrupt their businesses, and by families of some of the 11 workers killed in the blast.

"We are taking full responsibility for the spill, and we will clean it up, and where people can present legitimate claims for damages, we will honor them. We are going to be very, very aggressive in all of that," BP CEO Tony Hayward told Reuters today.

Unable to stanch the leak for 10 days, BP has proposed injecting detergent 5,000 feet below the water's surface, in an effort to disperse the oil before it can form a slick. The Coast Guard said it's considering the idea.

"This is a very serious situation," Brice-O'Hara said. "British Petroleum is working aggressively to find alternatives. We hope within the next week that they'll be able to put a cap at the leak site so we can take that oil up to the surface through a hose and have it put onto a barge so we don't have the release into the water. Meanwhile, they're working today on drilling an alternative well so they can close down this source."

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson are heading to the spill site today on Obama's request.

"While BP is ultimately responsible for assuming the cost of the cleanup operations, my administration will continue to use every single available resource at our disposal, including potentially the Department of Defense, to address the incident," Obama said Thursday at the White House.


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Wild Thing's comment........


Sorry everyone, my gut is screaming since this happened, this stinks to high heaven. Just a few weeks ago, two maybe Obama made his announcement about drilling offshore or at least doing exploratory things about it. His lefties and the enviros were furious. Then this happened a couple of days ago and now it is all how bad it is to drill for oil offshore and then are even gong to look into how it should be bad to drill in Alaska etc. Then the jerk democrat Nelson here in Florida is presenting some kind of stupid enviro bill that says to stop ALL drilling offshore, that would be all of the 4,000 rigs out there.

"On Thursday, Obama pledged "every single available resource" to plug the leak, dispatching "SWAT" inspection teams to the rigs in the area"

An accident ????, and bema has sent SWAT teams to the other rigs?

IMO this explosion was sabotage. Was this rig one of the closest to land? I thought I heard it was only 3 miles off the coast. That would make it easier to sabatoge and in a better position to make sure the oil got to the beach. We have to watch these people like a hawk, they are capable of evil.


IMO this was deliberate!!!!! IF this drilling offshore was so horrible then wouldn't our country do something to stop the other countries that are doing it. OH WAIT ., I guess only the ones for the USA are the bad ones, the ones in our own water even if owned like this one was by an English company. But let China and other places just keep doing it,.....yeah right.
Obama canceled the drilling he never intended in the first place.

It could have been an accident,but something about this just stinks!!!

With this kind of logic which it is NOT then how about this.

We ground all airplanes after a crash

We take all cars and vehicles off the streets, and highways because there might be an accident. And get rid of all cars. Thousands die each year in car wrecks.


And one more thing, when did the President of the United States obtain dictatorial control over commerce? Sheesh!
I’m just asking the question. Where does the POTUS get the authority to unilaterally shut down a large swath of America’s productive commerce?

What’s he going to “declare” a moratorium on tomorrow? Anything that strikes his fancy?


Amazing how all these things are happening just as Obama is pushing his agenda.


“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”....whether you have caused it or not!


You would think the major headlines on all the MSM would be, “What caused the explosion?” But no one’s asking. The focus is all on the environmental effects. There’s little focus on the cause.


And there is also this, what the hell, the left hates Halliburton ......

Halliburton May Be Culprit In Oil Rig Explosion


The Wall Street Journal


Giant oil-services provider Halliburton may be a primary suspect in the investigation into the oil rig explosion that has devastated the Gulf Coast, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Though the investigation into the explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon site is still in its early stages, drilling experts agree that blame probably lies with flaws in the "cementing" process -- that is, plugging holes in the pipeline seal by pumping cement into it from the rig. Halliburton was in charge of cementing for Deepwater Horizon.
"The initial likely cause of gas coming to the surface had something to do with the cement," said Robert MacKenzie, managing director of energy and natural resources at FBR Capital Markets and a former cementing engineer in the oil industry.
The problem could have been a faulty cement plug at the bottom of the well, he said. Another possibility would be that cement between the pipe and well walls didn't harden properly and allowed gas to pass through it.


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April 13, 2010

Factor Producer Jesse Watters Confronts The Con Artist Al Gore As LIAR Gore Shows His Fear of Truth



Factor producer Jesse Watters confronts Al Gore and asks him why he won't appear on the Factor, Gore eventually said, "Well I'll consider it." Watters went on to ask Gore for his reaction to "climategate," among other things, all of which Gore refused to answer.

At one point, Gore said over his shoulder that he would consider appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor” some day. Yeah. We figure that will be right after hell freezes over — which, thanks to global warming, is even farther off in the future than it used to be.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Al Gore—the legend in his own mind. Oh how I would love to see Gore put in jail for his global con.


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April 12, 2010

Busy Rino Lindsey Graham to Support Cap-and-Trade





Lindsey Graham to support Cap-and-Trade

Examiner.Tampa Bay


He is the most effective Republican player on Obama's team. Lindsey Graham is once again gearing up to stab the American people in the back by making another Constitution-trampling Democrat assault on the economy possible.

This time, it's Obama's Cap-and-Tax economic suicide plan. In the middle of a severe economic crisis, after already imposing the most staggering tax hikes in U.S. history (through ObamaCare) and now even discussing a crippling VAT tax on top of that, Democrats are also now going to begin calling for crushing regulations on energy companies and businesses, along with huge tax hikes on fuel.

And Lindsey Graham will be helping them.




Wild Thing's comment......

He is not worried about re-election at all, he knows he is on his way out. I am so sick of these people that do this damage to our country and to all of us.


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April 02, 2010

Insane With Power Obama to Crush Economy with Massive CO2 Taxes as Early as Next Week



1. They say there's too much CO2 and we need to reduce it because it is bad for the earth.

2. The way they want to do this is a global tax.

3. CO2 is carbon dioxide that TREES and PLANTS breathe. What happens if you reduce CO2? The trees and plants can't breathe so they don't. Then they don't give us Oxygen and we die. Wake up! At least in the 1980's they're were screaming about Carbon MONOxide, which does make a little sense.

4. I think the globalists are just trying to see how stupid people really are.

CO2 = bad, my ass.

From wikipedia to the dumb asses:

Photosynthesis is the conversion of light energy into chemical energy by living organisms. The raw materials are carbon dioxide and water; the energy source is sunlight; and the end-products are oxygen and (energy rich) carbohydrates, for example sucrose, glucose and starch. This process is arguably the most important biochemical pathway,[1] since nearly all life on Earth either directly or indirectly depends on it.




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Laundry List of Environmental Crackdowns


Obama to Crush Economy with Massive CO2 Taxes as Early as Next Week

CFP

Abandoning all loyalty to the democratic processes this nation holds dear, Obama has made the decision that getting energy tax legislation through Congress with the approval of the American people is just too much of a pain to bother with.


Instead he will have the EPA declare as early as next week that CO2 is a dangerous global warming gas and will start regulating its emissions immediately.

Obama’s promise to open up vast stretches of ocean on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico to energy exploration is simply a ruse to soften up the public for soon to be announced draconian regulations.


Similar to how Obama used the $50 million dollar study on healthcare companies competing across state lines to sell ObamaCare as a bipartisan bill, his recent decree allowing energy companies to explore (not drill, not produce energy from … just explore) new stretches of ocean for oil is also meant to be a trivial, yet impressive enough sounding carrot for conservatives right before he stuffs his Marxist trash down their throats.


House Minority Leader John Boehner responded to Obama by saying “At the same time the White House makes today’s announcement, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is plotting a new massive job-killer that the American people can’t afford.”

Every American who doesn’t live in a technology adverse commune in California will now pay even more of their hard earned cash to the federal government for absolutely no good reason.

Put simply, it means $8 for a gallon of gas and 2-3 times higher electricity bills. It also means the loss of millions more sorely needed jobs as businesses are hit with higher operating costs and the transfer of whatever remains of our manufacturing sector to China where energy is cheaper and they aren’t so concerned about CO2.
In the first week alone, American businesses estimated that ObamaCare will cost them $14 billion. By most estimates this latest Obama nightmare will be far more expensive and may literally destroy the economy in less than 20 years.

All because of climate science that has been clearly exposed as inaccurate and untrustworthy. Obama may or may not be a communist plant sent to destroy America, but he sure is acting like one.




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From The Morning Bell : Don’t Fall For Obama’s Energy Shell Game


Heritage Foundation


Can the Obama administration’s desperate attempts to cover their true far left nature with centrist rhetoric and promises become any more transparent? Yesterday, the President announced “an expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration” in selected areas off the coasts of the United States. The President claims this announcement was made “in order to sustain economic growth and produce jobs,” but nobody believes him.

Just take a quick look at today’s newspaper reporting:

•The Los Angeles Times: “President Obama … unveiled a controversial offshore drilling plan Wednesday that was driven largely by the politics of his agenda on energy and climate change — not by hopes of changing the nation’s energy supply.”


•The Washington Post: “President Obama’s decision … reflects a high-stakes calculation by the White House: Splitting the difference on the most contentious energy issues could help secure a bipartisan climate deal this year.”


Politico: “Obama’s decision is closely tied politically to the fate of the climate change bill jointly sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Kerry (D-MA), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT).”


•The New York Times: “The proposal is also intended to … help win political support for comprehensive energy and climate legislation.”


Bloomberg: “President Barack Obama’s pledge to expand offshore oil and natural-gas drilling may help Democrats deliver legislation that regulates carbon dioxide emissions before any fuel is produced.”

In fact, if anything, the policies announced by Obama will actually decrease and delay future U.S. oil production.

The President actually canceled four lease sales off the Alaska coast that were planned to begin producing oil within the next two years, delayed a planned lease off Virginia until at least 2012, and placed some areas off limits for at least seven years. Go back and look at President Obama’s actual announcement again: he only promised new exploration off the Atlantic coast. There is absolutely no guarantee that any new drilling will ever occur. Secretary Ken Salazar’s Interior Department still has full discretion to never allow a single drop of oil to be harvested from these waters. And that doesn’t even begin to address the court challenges the enviro-left will employ to attack and delay the entire process.


Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who was at yesterday’s announcement, has said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” For reference purposes, when Secretary Chu said that, Europeans were paying $8 a gallon for gas at the pump.

And let’s not forget the grand daddy of them all: a cap and trade energy tax bill. But don’t call it that. Secretary Salazar told CNBC yesterday, “I think the term ‘cap and trade’ is not in the lexicon anymore.” Whatever you call it, placing an arbitrary penalty on carbon emissions would mean disaster for the American economy.




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Wild Thing's comment.........

He got away with the stimulus. He got away with the banks and auto industry. He got away with health care. And if they can't stop him he will get away with this too.


The EPA findings are based on junk science, and the Federal Data Quality Act makes using junk science illegal.

From Findlaw.com

"The DQA applies to all federal agencies that are subject to the PRA. See 67 F.R. at 8453. The PRA defines "agency" as "any executive department, military department, Government corporation, Government controlled corporation, or other establishment in the executive branch of the Government (including the executive office of the President), or any independent regulatory agency . . ."

If the Dictator Obama signs such an order, he IS breaking the law.

Exhale....Pollute....Exhale...pollute...



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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EPA Law Effective April, Home Repairs May Have To Be Put On Hold







EPA Law Effective April, Home Repairs May Have To Be Put On Hold

Home-owners may find themselves unable to complete home repairs or re models after April 22nd.

A New law that requires Contractors repairing or painting homes made before 1978 or facilities occupied by children comes into effect on April 22, 2010.

The law requires that contractors be certified and trained in lead-safe work practices. The EPA began processing applications on October 22, 2009 for the ruling originally issued by the EPA on April 22, 2008.

Contractors must also provide owners, tenants, and child-care facilities with a copy of EPA's lead hazard information pamphlet.

Contractors who fail to comply face large fines.

It may be hard to find a qualified remodeler due to a shortage of accredited trainers if the ruling goes into effect as planned according to The National Association of Home Builders.

More information can be found on the EPA's website or The National Association of Homebuilders website



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Wild Thing's comment..................

What if you choose to repair it yourself? No contractor. Just a trip to Home Depot or Lowe's for materials.


Everything is being done to kill law abiding legitimate business. The commies are in charge.

"You can’t just hire a contractor, no no, it must be an “EPA approved” contractor.But wait, it gets better. Since they don’t have enough “accredited trainers” to train all these contractors, your project may just have to wait.“

I bet the new “accredited trainers” and new-to-contracting workers are unemployed ACORN workers...that get Federal hiring priority.


Look at this EPA link:


Also, beginning April 2010, federal law will require contractors that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and schools, built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Therefore beginning in April 2010, ask to see your contractor’s certification.


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April 01, 2010

Drilling for Oil? Nope, But Obama to Sign New CO2 Restrictions By Executive Order


Pence calls president's drilling announcement a 'smokescreen'

Washington Times

Pence: "This is yet another feeble attempt to gain votes for the President's national energy tax bill that is languishing in the Senate"
Pence: "As usual the devil is in the details. Only in Washington, D.C., can you ban more areas to oil and gas exploration than you open up, delay the date of your new leases and claim you’re going to increase production.
“The President’s announcement today is a smokescreen. It will almost certainly delay any new offshore exploration until at least 2012 and include only a fraction of the offshore resources that the previous Administration included in its plan.
“Unfortunately, this is yet another feeble attempt to gain votes for the President’s national energy tax bill that is languishing in the Senate. At the end of the day this Administration’s energy plan is simple: increase the cost of energy on every family in America and trade American jobs oversees at a time when millions of Americans are looking for work.”


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In a reversal of a long-standing ban on most offshore drilling, President Barack Obama is allowing oil drilling 50 miles off Virginia’s shorelines. At the same time, he is rejecting some new drilling sites that had been planned in Alaska.

Obama was set to announce the new drilling policy Wednesday at Andrews air base in Maryland. White House officials pitched the changes as ways to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil and create jobs — both politically popular ideas — but the president’s decisions also could help secure support for a climate change bill languishing in Congress.


FOX News


The president, joined by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, also was set to announce that proposed leases in Alaska’s Bristol Bay would be canceled. The Interior Department also planned to reverse last year’s decision to open up parts of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Instead, scientists would study the sites to see if they’re suitable to future leases.

Obama also urged Congress to complete work on a climate change and energy bill, which has remained elusive. The president met with lawmakers earlier this month at the White House about a bill cutting emissions of pollution-causing greenhouse gases by 17 percent by 2020. The legislation would also expand domestic oil and gas drilling offshore and provide federal assistance for constructing nuclear power plants and carbon sequestration and storage projects at coal-fired utilities.

White House officials hope Wednesday’s announcement will attract support from Republicans, who adopted a chant of “Drill, baby, drill” during 2008’s presidential campaign.


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Fox: Obama to sign new CO2 restrictions by executive order

Fox Business Host Stuart Varney reports that Obama plans to sign an executive order by next week to unilaterally impose new laws mandating CO2 restrictions since he can't get the laws passed through congress.


Stuart Varney explains:

…There may be deal making and an element of diversion as well. First of all the deal making. As you heard, the President wants a climate control bill, cap and trade of some form, this year, so he throws out more nuclear power, yes, you can have more nuclear power and now some more offshore drilling. That will be the nature of a deal. A climate bill in return for more drilling and more nukes. That’s the deal element here. The diversion is this: as early as tomorrow, our people in D.C. are telling us that maybe we will see new co2 emissions rules from the EPA. That would be tough on business. So what you do is you announce an extra off shore drilling today, divert from the negative headlines tomorrow, capture the public’s headlines with extra drilling today. So you’ve got a bit of a diversion here, and you’ve also got some deal making going on. What you do have, you do have a switch here, you’ve got the possibility of a lot more offshore drilling, but it’s way down the road.

The interior department is going to hold several years, that’s a direct quote, several years of environmental studies on those eastern seaboard, outer continental shelf drilling, then they come in with a report after several years, then the environmentalists will challenge it in court and hold it up for more years to come. I’m not going to put a year estimate on it, but I mean, it is way down the road, towards the end of this decade, before, if you ever see a single drop of offshore oil come ashore.

Martha: …Just so everybody understands, is that co2, as of tomorrow, I understand, carbon dioxide, will be a pollutant that is subject to government regulation. Now, that’s never been the case before, but once you make carbon dioxide emissions subject to government regulation, you’re in a whole new ballpark, aren’t you stuart?

Varney: You are in an administrator ballpark, not a legislative ballpark. It means that the EPA, environmental protection agency, as of tomorrow, as administrative agency, can impose new rules on carbon dioxide emissions. you don’t have a vote in congress, you just impose the new rule. and we hear it’s likely to come tomorrow or certainly this week.




As James M. Taylor notes at Capitalist Magazine, if you enjoyed last summer's exploding gasoline prices, you're really going to love the rise in gasoline prices, electricity prices, and unemployment, as well as the reduction in annual household income, that carbon dioxide restrictions will impose on the economy:

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), which serves as a contractor to several federal government agencies, last year analyzed the economic consequences of a 70 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2050. SAIC used the U.S. Energy Information AdministrationÃ's National Energy Modeling System under two different scenarios. SAIC analyzed the economic consequences under a "low cost" scenario in which nuclear power, clean coal, and other relatively cost-effective but environmentally controversial means are employed to meet the 70 percent reduction, and a "high cost" scenario in which nuclear power plants, clean coal plants, etc., do not play a major role in carbon dioxide reductions. Under either scenario, the economic consequences to American consumers will be devastating.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's economic forecasting model, a 70 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions will cause gasoline prices to rise 77 percent over baseline projections, will cause electricity prices to more than double over baseline projections, will kill more than 3 million jobs versus baseline projections, and will reduce average household income by more than $4,000 each and every year.


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Brad Blakeman, a former Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush, commenting on President Obama’s new plan to clear way for oil drilling off U.S. coasts:


“The president is throwing a bone to Republicans in hopes that this will be his foot in the door to a massive climate change bill, and that’s not going to happen.”




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Wild Thing's comment..........


So now we see why “oil drilling” is being dangled.Oil DRILLING is not being dangled. Obama is offering really is oil EXPLORATION, SEISMIC exploration, NOT drilling. From ABC we see he is also CLOSING off drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi Sea, which just so happens to be where our LARGEST potential undiscovered oil lays.......This smoke and mirrors garbage is disgusting and if the likes of Lindsay Graham go along with cap and tax in return for this big fat nothing, he should be tarred and feathered and run out of DC on a rail.

He as always has other plans and as they come out like always again they are against our country in every way. In the meantime, he distracts by announcing opening up of offshore drilling for oil.


This is bigger than pushing a recession into a depression, this is bigger than ANYTHING financial.

This is the Executive Branch issuing LAWS.

This has got to get under control. You would think the dumbies in Congress would have fears about so much authority given to another branch of government. Who knew their ego wouldn’t supercede dedication to an idealogue.


He is despicable. He is an evil and dangerous man. MAO-bama is no longer hiding his fascism - hello Hugo!


Obama: Hands you a crap sandwich in a happymeal box, and calls it lunch.


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March 14, 2010

Obama’s Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Recently Announced a Three Year Offshore Drilling Ban



Obama's Energy Secretary Steven Chu



Chortling At Chu


Investors Business Daily


Our secretary of energy pushes bio-refineries and windmills to oil executives at an energy conference as the administration announces a three-year offshore drilling ban. This is a policy for economic suicide.

They don’t qualify as an official group of victims, but carbon-Americans, as they have been called, did not have much to cheer about last week, when Energy Secretary Steven Chu addressed CERAWeek 2010, a premier industry conference hosted by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates.

With an economy struggling to regain sound footing, Chu advocated a starvation diet devoid of additional fossil fuels that are to remain under the ground and seabed. Instead, he supports 53% more funding for wind research and a 22% jump for solar research.

Subsidizing alternative energy fits the classic definition of insanity. Despite huge subsidies, it has proved to be neither cost-effective nor a reliable, significant contributor to our national power grid. Yet we keep subsidizing it, expecting a different result.

“Oil is an ideal transportation fuel, so it will be with us for decades,” Chu conceded, even as the administration forbids us from getting more of it here, creating energy jobs, lowering energy costs and cutting our trade deficit. Instead we’ll rely increasingly on foreign and often unfriendly suppliers.

Chu acknowledged the role cleaner-burning natural gas can play in electricity generation, but only as a “transition to other fuels” in coming years. And the administration continues to gobble up lands where it might be found and impose environmental regulations that curtail the use of new technologies such as fracking to get more oil and natural gas from America’s vast shale deposits.


For decades Democrats have blocked efforts to responsibly develop this nation’s energy resources, transforming vast areas of opportunity into “The No Zone.”


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Wild Thing's comment........


We are being led by incompetent people! Another Obama train-wreck.

The Russians and Chinese are laughing their asses off at our country.


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March 07, 2010

The Rock ~ Alcatraz prison ~ To Go Solar ~ More Spending From Obama Stimulus Package





Alcatraz to go solar

Mercury News


The Rock is going solar. In its heyday, Alcatraz prison locked up mobsters such as Al Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly and Alvin "Creepy" Karpis. Now, the famous penitentiary in San Francisco Bay will capture something new: the sun's rays.

On Friday, the National Park Service announced it will fund a project to put about 1,360 solar panels on the main prison and laundry building at Alcatraz Island. The panels, which are scheduled to be installed later this spring, will provide 40 percent to 60 percent of the electricity for the iconic island, reducing the need for two aging diesel generators that currently keep Alcatraz's lights on — yet also belch out heavy smog and cost $700,000 a year to fuel and maintain.

"The long-term goal is to create a fully sustainable island that uses 100 percent renewable energy," said Michael Feinstein, a spokesman for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which oversees Alcatraz.
"There are about 1 million visitors to Alcatraz a year, and we want to make it a showplace for green energy."The project will be funded through President Barack Obama's stimulus program. Last year, the National Park Service received $754 million in stimulus funding.



Wild Thing's comment........

Just thought you might like to know this. Now we can all sleep better at night knowing that our tax dollars will be spent by Obama to put solar at Alcatraz .


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March 04, 2010

Gore to Receive Honorary Doctorate from UT Knoxville




Gore to Receive Honorary Doctorate from UT Knoxville

The University of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE


Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore will be honored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with only the third honorary degree granted by the campus. The degree was approved by the UT Board of Trustees at their meeting today.

Gore will receive the degree — an Honorary Doctor of Laws and Humane Letters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology — at the spring commencement exercises of the College of Arts and Sciences on May 14. He will be the featured speaker at the ceremony, addressing graduates and their families along with the gathered faculty.

“Vice President Gore’s career has been marked by visionary leadership, and his work has quite literally changed our planet for the better,” said UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “He is among the most accomplished and respected Tennesseans in history, and it is fitting that he should be honored by the flagship education institution of his home state.”

Gore, whose career in public service and business has spanned four decades, is currently chairman of Current TV, an Emmy-award-winning, independently owned cable and satellite television nonfiction network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism. He also serves as chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that is focused on a new approach to sustainable investing.

Gore’s appreciation and personal interest in the institution of higher education is apparent as he serves as faculty member/visiting professor at various institutions across the country. A UT Knoxville faculty member holds the Nancy Gore Hunger Chair for Excellence in Environmental Studies, endowed by Gore to honor his late sister. Gore also is a distinguished member of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy’s board of directors and honorary co-chair of the Tennessee 4-H Club Foundation Inc. with UT Extension.


Gore, a native of Carthage, Tenn.

Gore was the co-winner, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change. He is the author of the best-selling books “Earth in the Balance” and “An Inconvenient Truth” and also is the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary.

In addition to his roles with Current TV and Generation Investment Management, Gore is a member of the board of directors of Apple Inc., a senior adviser to Google Inc., and a partner with the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He is a visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and chairs the Alliance for Climate Protection, a nonprofit organization designed to help solve the climate crisis.

Gore will join entertainer and philanthropist Dolly Parton and former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. as the only recipients of honorary degrees from UT Knoxville.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

GAG me with a spoon full of carbon credits. haha

LOL the State of Tenn. that didn’t want him for President. heh heh

It is amazing these institutions would want to be associated with this guy at all!

Hmmmmmm.....I wonder if he dropped some cash on the endowment in order to get his Honorary PHD? I would not put it past him.

I think the current absolute brainwashing of the public and the rabid media can be laid at his feet for his choice to rip the country apart when he lost the election. Since then, he's gone on to create a global warming ponzi scheme that makes Madoff look like a girl scout. I think all we needed to know about his character was revealed with his “no controlling authority” remark. Absolute sewage.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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February 11, 2010

Record Snow 'Burying' Gore's 'Global Warming Theory' ~ LOL




Fox News showing Al Gore's book "An Inconvenient Truth" being buried by snow outside of their offices.


And from Politico:


With the nation’s capital buried in several feet of snow and the federal government brought to a halt by Mother Nature, conservatives are mocking former Vice President Al Gore and his crusade to curb global climate change.

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) jabbed at Gore on Twitter Tuesday, writing that “It’s going to keep snowing in DC until Al Gore cries ‘uncle.’”
When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked Tuesday about passing the climate change bill, he quipped “Where’s Al Gore now?”



Wild Thing's comment.......

LOL love it!!!

I was watching Neil Cavuto’s show (guest host) and they kept cutting away to a live shot of Big Al’s book stuck in the snow. They were using it as a snow gage. FUNNY!



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February 07, 2010

Virginia Republican Party Ad ~ "How Much Global Warming you Get this Weekend?"



A blizzard battered the Mid-Atlantic region Saturday, with emergency crews struggling to keep pace with the heavy, wet snow that has piled up on roadways, toppled trees and left thousands without electricity.

Officials urged people to huddle at home and out of the way of emergency crews. Forecasters said the storm could be the biggest for the nation's capital in modern history.

A record 2 1/2 feet or more was predicted for Washington. As of early Saturday, 10 inches of snow was reported at the White House, while parts of Maryland and West Virginia were buried under more than 20 inches. Forecasters expected snowfall rates to increase, up to 2 inches per hour through Saturday morning.

The monster storm, dubbed “Snowpocalypse” and “Snowmageddon,” stretched thousands of miles from eastern Indiana into Pennsylvania and then down through Maryland as far south as North Carolina.


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Snow falls on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol as a blizzard blankets Washington, February 6, 2010.



The Lincoln Memorial is seen in the background as a couple walk in the falling snow by the Korean War Memorial toward the Lincoln Memorial, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Washington, as a massive snow storm hit the Washington area. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin



VA GOP Ad Urges Voters to Call Dems and "Tell them How Much Global Warming you Get this Weekend"


This is a great ad by the Virginia Republican Party that urges voters to call two Virginia Democrat Representatives and "tell them how much Global Warming you get this weekend." The ad uses the very harsh winter, and the record snowfall slamming Virginia and other states to hammer Democrat Representatives Rick Boucher, and Tom Perriello, who supported Global Warming-inspired Cap and Trade Legislation that passed the House.




Wild Thing's comment........

Good for the Virginia Republican Party !!


God definitely has a sense of humor. This kind of weather always seems to hit when algore is giving one of his “the end is near, so pay billions more in taxes or carbon credits!” speeches, or the global warming crowd is holding its latest boondoggle summit somewhere.


To our friends in all the areas of this snow storm, stay safe and warm.


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February 02, 2010

UN Climate Change Panel Based Claims on Student Dissertation and Magazine Article





UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article


The United Nations' expert panel on climate change based claims about ice disappearing from the world's mountain tops on a student's dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine.

Telegraph.co.uk


The revelation will cause fresh embarrassment for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had to issue a humiliating apology earlier this month over inaccurate statements about global warming.

The IPCC's remit is to provide an authoritative assessment of scientific evidence on climate change.

In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.

The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master's degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps.

The revelations, uncovered by The Sunday Telegraph, have raised fresh questions about the quality of the information contained in the report, which was published in 2007.

It comes after officials for the panel were forced earlier this month to retract inaccurate claims in the IPCC's report about the melting of Himalayan glaciers.

Professor Richard Tol, one of the report's authors who is based at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin, Ireland, said: "These are essentially a collection of anecdotes.

"Why did they do this? It is quite astounding. Although there have probably been no policy decisions made on the basis of this, it is illustrative of how sloppy Working Group Two (the panel of experts within the IPCC responsible for drawing up this section of the report) has been.
"There is no way current climbers and mountain guides can give anecdotal evidence back to the 1900s, so what they claim is complete nonsense."

The magazine article, which was written by Mark Bowen, a climber and author of two books on climate change, appeared in Climbing magazine in 2002. It quoted anecdotal evidence from climbers of retreating glaciers and the loss of ice from climbs since the 1970s.

Mr Bowen said: "I am surprised that they have cited an article from a climbing magazine, but there is no reason why anecdotal evidence from climbers should be disregarded as they are spending a great deal of time in places that other people rarely go and so notice the changes."




Wild Thing's comment.......

This scam becomes more stunning by the day.

Thank God for the UK papers. Our media is DOA on this subject. Fox News needs to get this information out there.


They should investigate Gore. Once the Republicans take back DC Al Gore should be run over the coals and forced to pay for his monetary crimes against humanity.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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January 31, 2010

The Heretics: Lord Christopher Monckton




The Heretics: Lord Christopher Monckton

FrontPage Magazine


Given the dogmatic fervor of global warming proponents, and their intolerance of skeptics who dare to question the latest commandment (see: cap-and-trade [1]) in the green scripture, it is perhaps no coincidence that the environmentalist movement sometimes seems to have more in common with theology than with science. If that is true, then the logical word to describe those scientists who have challenged environmental hysteria and extremism is “heretics.” In a series of profiles, Front Page’s Rich Trzupek [2] will spotlight prominent scientists whose “heretical” research, publications, and opinions have helped add a much-needed dose of balance and fact to environmental debates that for too long have been driven by fear mongering and alarmism. In a field that demands political conformity, they defiantly remain the heretics.


Lord Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount of Brenchley, is a legend within the global warming skeptic community. The erudite Englishman was an advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher when climate change theories were in their infancy. In recent years, he has been one of the most eloquent and vocal critics of Al Gore and those who echo Gore’s alarmist cries.

Thatcher is often identified as the western leader most responsible for promoting the theory of man-made climate change that would explode into full-blown hysteria soon after she left office. This, Monckton says, is a misleading characterization. He recalled raising the issue with Thatcher as a possible concern, since carbon dioxide is indeed a greenhouse gas, but after studying the issue with leading scientists, the Prime Minister and Monckton concluded that any potential warming would be insignificant compared to natural factors. Monckton re-entered the climate-change fray in 2006, writing two pieces in the Sunday Telegraph criticizing global warming alarmism. The articles caused an immediate stir.

“There were 127,000 hits at the Sunday Telegraph website within the first two hours of my article hitting the site,” Monckton recalled. “There was so much traffic that they actually crashed the site. It was the first time that had happened. I believe it’s still the only time that happened.”


In a world hungry for understandable, reasoned explanations of climate science, Monckton’s greatest gift is his skill as a communicator. Though he is not a climatologist, he is well versed in both the basics and the nuances of the issues surrounding climate change.

Monckton politely explaining the realities of global warming theory to a member of Greenpeace during the Copenhagen climate conference in December.

Monckton is one of the few to address one of the tragic, unintended consequences of the world wide rush to produce biofuels as means of combating global warming: mass starvation in some of the world’s poorest nations. Between 2002 and 2008, world food prices more than doubled, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization [7] of the United Nations. With the United States leading the way in turning cropland previously used to grow foodstuffs to support energy crops, world food supplies have dropped, both raising food costs and leading to an unprecedented number of food riots throughout the third world. Long before an earthquake ravaged Haiti, Monckton witnessed firsthand the turmoil that the world food crisis had caused in that impoverished nation.

Many Haitians, Monckton found, regularly consume mud pies – literally: dirt and water pies that are sometimes (but not always) sprinkled with a modicum of something that might be actually nutritional. “It’s quite extraordinary that this should happen in the 21st century,” he said. “This [global warming alarmism] is causing mass starvation, but nobody seems to care. They’re too busy worrying about every icicle purportedly melting in Greenland.”

The former newspaperman places a great deal of the blame on the media. He argues that the press has championed a theory formulated by a couple of dozen scientists, refusing to reconsider any evidence that may challenge it. “The press, having nailed their flag to the mast of this sinking ship, have no stomach to go through the not inconsiderable embarrassment of admitting that they were wrong,” he said.

While Monckton was pleased that industrialized nations did not sign onto a Copenhagen treaty he believes would have effectively created a world government, he was not as upbeat as many others were about the result.

Pointing to the establishment of a high-level panel to address global warming and the establishment of a green fund to transfer money from the first world to the third, he sees Copenhagen as yet another step down a gradual, yet slippery, slope.

“They know now that they can’t do it all in one go,” he explained. “They tried, but that didn’t work, so they’ll try to do it incremental, almost imperceptible, steps.”

~snipet ~

But, despite all of the shouting and deal making, Lord Monckton believes that the global warming movement cannot sustain itself much longer.

“They’ve cried wolf once too often,” he said. “The Australian Liberal party just sacked their leader for going along with this, and I think Republicans in America will be the next to go. So far Republicans have been fighting it based on the cost, but I think most now realize that they will have to kill it on the science. In very short order, the majority of the electorate is going to say: we don’t buy this rubbish.”




Wild Thing's comment........

Lord Monckton is pretty awesome and I love how he says things so directly.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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January 11, 2010

Obama's Priority - CIA Studying Global Warming INSTEAD Of Americas Security






C.I.A. Is Sharing Data With Climate Scientists

The nation’s top scientists and spies are collaborating on an effort to use
the federal government’s intelligence assets — including spy satellites and other
classified sensors
— to assess the hidden complexities of environmental change.

They seek insights from natural phenomena like clouds and glaciers, deserts and tropical forests.

The collaboration restarts an effort the Bush administration shut down and has the strong backing
of the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In the last year, as part of the effort, the
collaborators have scrutinized images of Arctic sea ice from reconnaissance satellites in an effort
to distinguish things like summer melts from climate trends, and they have had images of the ice pack
declassified to speed the scientific analysis.

Officials said the effort to restart the program originated on Capitol Hill in 2008 after former
Vice President Al Gore argued for its importance with Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of
California, who was then a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee; she became its
chairwoman in early 2009.The Obama administration has said little about




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Wild Thing's comment......


I just can't get over this. It is so shocking to me that they would do this. This is fraud, waste and
abuse all in one.

Here we are shifting valuable intelligence gathering satellites from their crucial orbits to follow
an ice berg or measure the temp of an ice cap.

HEY Obama, there are no Islamic polar bears, polar bears to hijack planes.

NASA is already devoting resources to studying the Earth’s climate http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/index.html ,
for the CIA to do this is a redundancy of effort, particularly when we would be better served if they
looked for our enemies, rather than having our intelligence service acting as an extension of the
Weather bureau.


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January 10, 2010

Robert Gibbs: Worldwide Record Cold The Result of "Climate Change"




Robert Gibbs: Worldwide Record Cold The Result of "Climate Change"

A bold reporter(not sure who he is) asks Gibbs about "Record Worldwide Cold" and about the "millions spent to promote Global Warming" (good question)...Gibbs responds that the record cold temperatures is likely the result of "climate change"



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Meteorologist predicts global cooling

Fears of imminent ice age to replace warming alarm?

wnd

Fears of a new ice age not seen since the 1970s are arising in the aftermath of the "Climategate" scandal that has cast doubt on the legitimacy of scientific research forming the basis for the theory that mankind is causing an ultimately catastrophic rise in temperatures worldwide.

Accuweather meteorologist Joe Bastardi has produced a video suggesting the current frigid conditions in North America, Europe and Asia are very similar to the weather patterns in the 1970s that produced fears a new ice age was imminent.

In the video, Bastardi explains his theory that "weather goes in a lot of cycles, and we're going to see a lot more of the cold trending here over the next 20 or 30 years."

WND previously reported President Obama's science czar John Holdren was among the scientists who predicted 1 billion people would die in "carbon-dioxide induced" famines in a coming new ice age by 2020.

In the 1970s, Holdren's theme was that government-mandated population control was essential to prevent "eco-disasters" such as the forecast ice age. Today, Holdren urges immediate passage of the Obama administration's cap-and-trade legislation to control carbon emissions before it is too late to save the planet from "global warming."

continue article here....




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Wild Thing's comment..........


We used to call it ... winter.

Still do.

It comes once a year.

Has since the world started spinning around the sun.

Gibbs reaches new lows every day with his laughable attempts to prop up discredited liberal beliefs.

to show you, if you're going to believe in these hoaxes, you need to be REALLY flexible and able to adjust at a moment's notice.

Like the old timers used to say, "If you don't like the hoax, wait 15 minutes."

I’m sick of the alarmists... IF something happens ( colder, warmer, sky falls etc) we’ll DEAL with it. When it happens. IF it happens.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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January 07, 2010

New “Interactive” Al Gore Ice Sculpture To Be Unveiled In Fairbanks, AK




He's back with a vengeance in 2010, this time blowin' more smoke than before!

"Smokin' and Frozen Al Gore!" - January, 2010 - Fairbanks, Alaska



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 4, 2010

www.frozengore.com

New “Interactive” Al Gore Ice Sculpture to be unveiled in Fairbanks, AK



LAST YEAR......

Sarah Palin stopped by to see the Frozen (Al) Gore ice sculpture in Fairbanks, in February 2009,
along with daughter Piper, husband Todd (on right) and Craig Compeau.

(The Frozen Gore sculpture, crafted in January 2009, made it until May 1 before melting.)



Fairbanks, AK- In an ongoing effort to attract Former Vice President Al Gore to come to Fairbanks
and debate his man-made global warming theories, a unique interactive ice sculpture will be
unveiled Tuesday, January 5th in downtown Fairbanks.


The new sculpture, a 6' tall, 4,000 lb, likeness of Mr. Gore will be uncovered at the corner of
Airport Road and Cushman Street next to Thrifty Liquor. This year the carving features an audio
dub of Mr. Gore's Dec. 2009 Copenhagen speech suggesting the entire Polar Ice cap will likely
disappear in the next 5 to 7 years, and urging us to upgrade our light bulbs.


As the audio is played, hot air will be emitted from the mouth of the statue, signifying the dangers
to the environment of all types of man-made emissions. The source of the hot air will be the
Ford F-350 flatbed truck on which the sculpture sits, with a 2” hose from the tailpipe of the vehicle,
through a hole bored in the back of the head of the carving, and pumped out through the mouth of
the statue. Local businessmen Craig Compeau and Rudy Gavora commissioned the frozen artwork,
by world class sculptor Steve Dean.


“We're not giving up easy”, Compeau told onlookers as the statue was receiving its
final touches Sunday evening. “We invited Mr. Gore to Fairbanks last January (one of the coldest in
decades) to debate his planet-melting theories. His people responded via email, that although Mr. Gore
would love to attend, there was a scheduling conflict.” Compeau was confused by the response
since he had not suggested any specific date or time.


Locals are welcome to stop by and get their photos taken with the artwork at any time of day,
although the frigid temperature may keep them away, or cause cameras to freeze up.
Temperatures in Interior Alaska have recently fallen to the -30 to -40F range.


In conjunction with the release of the new statue, Compeau has incorporated a “Local Warming”
contest that will raise money to provide warm winter clothing for homeless Fairbanks residents.
The contest asks participants to estimate how many hours the Ford F-350 would have to
run (at idle) to equal the carbon output of a round-trip visit from Tennessee to Copenhagen aboard
a Lear jet. The winner will receive a warm Ski-doo winter jacket, long underwear, thermal socks, and an
Al Gore Bobblehead doll.



Alaska’s KTVA reported that Local businessmen Craig Compeau and Rudy Gavora contracted the piece from award-winning sculptor Steve Dean and say they’ll keep erecting one each winter until Gore accepts an invitation to discuss the global warming issue in Fairbanks.

Maybe they should wait a couple of years until things warm up in Alaska. Al Gore warned two years ago that the Arctic polar cap would disappear in 5 years.


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Wiild Thing's comment.......

LOL I love it! Great idea to do this. heh heh


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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No Rise of Airborne Fraction of Carbon Dioxide in Past 160 Years




No Rise of Airborne Fraction of Carbon Dioxide in Past 160 Years, New Research Finds


ScienceDaily


Most of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity does not remain in the atmosphere, but is instead absorbed by the oceans and terrestrial ecosystems. In fact, only about 45 percent of emitted carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere.

However, some studies have suggested that the ability of oceans and plants to absorb carbon dioxide recently may have begun to decline and that the airborne fraction of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions is therefore beginning to increase.

Many climate models also assume that the airborne fraction will increase. Because understanding of the airborne fraction of carbon dioxide is important for predicting future climate change, it is essential to have accurate knowledge of whether that fraction is changing or will change as emissions increase.

To assess whether the airborne fraction is indeed increasing, Wolfgang Knorr of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol reanalyzed available atmospheric carbon dioxide and emissions data since 1850 and considers the uncertainties in the data.

In contradiction to some recent studies, he finds that the airborne fraction of carbon dioxide has not increased either during the past 150 years or during the most recent five decades.


Wild Thing's comment...........

Oh the Glorious Irony the Internet that he created is crushing his Man Made Global Warming/ Man Made Climate Change Scam.....It appears that The Environmental Movement thinks that the Earth is a static unchanging System. I guess the fact that there are Ocean Fossils in the Grand Canyon escapes them and the fact that the Earth is in a state of Constant change... Man cannot change the Environment any more than he can stop the Rain or Predict it for that fact.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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January 06, 2010

Obama Blames Intel. Community and NOT Janet N. and More Concerned With Spying On Icebergs Then Terrorism


Helen Thomas Tells Robert Gibbs and White House "You Blew It"


Reporter Helen Thomas telling White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at a Press Briefing today, January 5, 2010, that many people are saying "You blew it" on preventing terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from having opportunity to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Gibbs was trying to give a non-answer to another reporter's question on the subject, when Thomas interrupted Gibbs and told him many people are saying "You blew it."


After returning from his 11 day Hawaiian vacation Barack Obama announced changes today in the fight against man-made disasters. And also blames the intelligence community for the attempted Christmas bomber attack.




AP


Barack Obama scolded 20 of his highest-level officials on Tuesday over the botched Christmas Day terror attack on an airliner bound for Detroit, taking them jointly to task for "a screw-up that could have been disastrous" and should have been avoided.

After that 90-minute private reckoning around a table in the super-secure White House Situation Room, a grim-faced Obama informed Americans that the government had enough information to thwart the attack ahead of time but that the intelligence community, though trained to do so, did not "connect those dots."
"That's not acceptable, and I will not tolerate it," he said, standing solo to address the issue publicly for the fifth time — and the first in Washington — since the Dec. 25 incident.
Obama said, “”We have to do better and we will do better. And we will do it quickly.”
Obama also admitted that, “We had information that this group was working with an individual … who we now know was in fact the individual involved in the Christmas attack.”




Obama outlined changes to the security protocol.

The latest changes implemented by the Obama Administration also mean that the CIA will be spying on icebergs instead of terrorists.

The National Center for Public Policy Research reported:


National Center for Policy Research


As terrorists continue to infiltrate America, the Obama Administration is tasking some of our nation’s most elite intelligence-gathering agencies to divert their resources to environmental scientists researching global warming.

Experts with The National Center for Public Policy Research are decrying this practice as a distraction from important counterterrorism duties. They further question if it a possible avenue to renew climate change subterfuge already plaguing some of these scientists.
“This is another example of President Obama not taking terrorism seriously,” said Deneen Borelli, a fellow with the National Center’s Project 21 black leadership network. “Our enemies must be laughing at the Obama Administration’s incompetence.”

A similar program was discontinued by the Bush Administration in 2001. Former vice president and current climate change entrepreneur Al Gore began lobbying for its renewal in 2008.


"Given the very real threat posed by terrorists, it is ridiculous and downright dangerous to divert any intelligence resources to monitoring polar ice," added Project 21's Deneen Borelli. "Its said this won't hinder regular intelligence-gathering, but it's also clear that agencies can't yet share data and track a terrorism suspect who was identified by his own father. It's unwise to further distract our intelligence network by forcing it to consult with scientists about icebergs, polar bears and sea lions. The Obama Administration appears to be putting a left-wing political agenda before the safety and security of our nation."

Speaking on the involvement of Al Gore, Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project, noted: "If anything, Al Gore is the real national security threat. Gore's climate change fear mongering, which lines his own pockets with cash, has stoked a war against the fossil fuels so vital to our nation's economic prosperity and national security. His self-serving agenda is stymieing domestic energy exploration and production efforts. Now, he successfully lobbied to resurrect this diversion of our intelligence assets after the Bush Administration wisely ended it."



Wild Thing's comment.........

Spying on Icebergs instead of terrorists....Unfreeking believable! Using national level intelligence assets to look for icebergs, etc. He wouldn't want a big iceberg to sneak up on somebody.

Hussein Obama refuses to step up and take control of our safety.

I question the sanity of anyone that would come up with such a crazy idea!


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December 19, 2009

Boom! Taste My Nightstick, Arnie!




Wild Thing's comment.........

LMAO, I love it !


....Thank you Jack for sending this to me.


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Soft Toilet Paper Is Now Target Of Envirowackos




Soft toilet paper becomes target of environmentalists

Kentucky.com


Greenpeace, the Natural Resources Defense Council and other environmental groups have pushed manufacturers such as Kimberly-Clark (Cottonelle) and Procter & Gamble (Charmin) to stop using wood from virgin forests to make tissue products.

"They'll take my Ultra Soft Charmin only when they pry it from my cold, dead, aloe-smelling hands."

Highly doubtful it will come to that. Please, sit.

We're talking about toilet paper. Charlton Heston's famous vow was of guns.

The issue over tissue in the bathroom — the really super-soft stuff — is more like the fight about the big SUVs loved by many Americans.

Anti-green, environmentalists say. Politically incorrect. Why should Americans use luxurious toilet paper made from old-growth trees when much of the world gets by with a far more basic and often recycled product?

Why should we flush redwoods, so to speak?

So Greenpeace, the Natural Resources Defense Council and other environmental groups have pushed manufacturers such as Kimberly-Clark (Cottonelle) and Procter & Gamble (Charmin) to stop using wood from virgin forests to make tissue products.

Mountains of paper are dumped every day into recycling bins in homes, offices, factories and schools. Use that to make toilet paper, the activists say.

Time to roll off the big number: If each American family would buy one recycled roll just one time, it would save 400,000 trees, allegedly.

The problem, though, is that each time paper is shredded during the recycling process, its fibers get shorter. The shorter the fiber, the less soft the tissue. And Americans, though saying in surveys that they embrace green initiatives, also say they don't want to sacrifice comfort.

"The truth is that other parts of the world are further along in using recycled content," said Kay Jackson, spokeswoman for Kimberly-Clark. "The American consumer still wants softness, and they are speaking with their pocketbooks."

Pulling back in a competitive market is asking a lot, manufacturers say. They also point out that only 5 percent of forest-industry production goes toward toilet paper.




Wild Thing's comment..........


Liberals don't use toilet paper.

This is not about the environment, it is about power. We have crippled our self by giving up on known energy sources (oil and coal).

We can drill for oil without destroying the world, and we can use these energy sources without polluting the air. It is not about the ecology, it is about power and control. Currently they are in charge and our nation is paying a steep price. It is not going to be pretty when this all comes to a crashing end.


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December 15, 2009

Tense Atmosphere Clouds Climate HOAX Talks and Other Fun Stuff From ClimateGate



Copenhagen climate summit negotiations 'suspended'

BBC

The African delegation is unhappy over moves by the Danish government Negotiations at the UN climate summit have been suspended after developing countries withdrew their co-operation.

Delegations were angry at what they saw as moves by the Danish host government to sideline talks on more emission cuts under the Kyoto Protocol.

As news spread around the conference centre, activists chanted “We stand with Africa – Kyoto targets now”.

Informal talks continue, and the UN climate convention head said the formal agenda should resume in the afternoon.

Blocs representing poor countries vulnerable to climate change have been adamant that rich nations must commit to emission cuts beyond 2012 under the Kyoto Protocol.


The developed countries agreed to the blackmail and more redistribution of wealth:


Developing countries end boycott at climate talks


AP

COPENHAGEN – Poor countries ended a boycott of U.N. climate talks Monday after getting assurances that rich nations were not conspiring to soften their commitments to cutting greenhouse gases, European officials said.

European Union environment spokesman Andreas Carlgren said informal talks resolved the impasse, which was started by African countries and backed by major developing countries, including China and India.

Rich and poor countries "found a reasonable solution," he said.

The U.S. share of the program will amount to $85 million, with the rest coming from Australia, Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in Copenhagen.




They pull the cable from the microphone.

Journalist and filmmaker Phelim McAleer (Mine Your Own Business, Not Evil Just Wrong) attempts to ask Al Gore a question about 'Climategate' emails at the UN Climate Change Conference. Al Gore's Press Secretary grabs his McAleer's microphone and UN security guard pulls the cable from the microphone.


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They clapped as Al Gore entered....YUK!!!!


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Gore told an audience in Germany last year that “the entire North Polarized cap will disappear in 5 years.”It wasn’t the first time he’d made the claim. Gore had been talking this nonsense for over a year already.

Inconvenient truth for Al Gore as his North Pole sums don't add up


Times Online.co.uk

There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was poleaxed by an inconvenient one yesterday.

Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years.

In his speech, Mr Gore told the conference: “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.”

However, the climatologist whose work Mr Gore was relying upon dropped the former Vice-President in the water with an icy blast.

“It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr Maslowski said. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”

Mr Gore’s office later admitted that the 75 per cent figure was one used by Dr Maslowksi as a “ballpark figure” several years ago in a conversation with Mr Gore.

The embarrassing error cast another shadow over the conference after the controversy over the hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, which appeared to suggest that scientists had manipulated data to strengthen their argument that human activities were causing global warming.


Gore is not the only titan of the world stage finding Copenhagen to be a tricky deal.

World leaders — with Gordon Brown arriving tonight in the vanguard — are facing the humiliating prospect of having little of substance to sign on Friday, when they are supposed to be clinching an historic deal.

Meanwhile, five hours of negotiating time were lost yesterday when developing countries walked out in protest over the lack of progress on their demand for legally binding emissions targets from rich nations. The move underlined the distrust between rich and poor countries over the proposed legal framework for the deal.

Last night key elements of the proposed deal were unravelling. British officials said they were no longer confident that it would contain specific commitments from individual countries on payments to a global fund to help poor nations to adapt to climate change while the draft text on protecting rainforests has also been weakened.

Perhaps Mr Gore had felt the need to gild the lily to buttress resolve. But his speech was roundly criticised by members of the climate science community. “This is an exaggeration that opens the science up to criticism from sceptics,” Professor Jim Overland, a leading oceanographer at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
“You really don’t need to exaggerate the changes in the Arctic.”
Others said that, even if quoted correctly, Dr Maslowski’s six-year projection for near-ice-free conditions is at the extreme end of the scale. Most climate scientists agree that a 20 to 30-year timescale is more likely for the near-disappearance of sea ice.





Wild Thing's comment..........

Awe they got all Wee-Weed, I guess.

0bama goes 0 for 2 in HopenChangen?! Climate Change gets tossed under the bus....whie for a little while anyway.


"The U.S. share of the program will amount to $85 million, with the rest coming from Australia, Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in Copenhagen."


Developing Countries just want Mo’ money! Shakedown successful, mission accomplished.



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ClimateGate marches on!.....The Climatic Research Unit Takes Their Website Down!



The Climatic Research Unit at the heart of the ClimateGate [0] scandal has taken down most of the information previously available at its website.

Prior to November's release of controversial e-mail messages and documents from Britain's University of East Anglea, there was a separate website for the institution's CRU that allowed readers to review articles and studies created by and for the Unit.

Now, no matter what link one tries to access via a Google search, it directs you to a page that reads: "Due to the present high volume of visitors to this page, you will shortly be directed to the latest news about CRU on the main University of East Anglia website, or you can go there immediately by clicking on this link [1]."

Once there, readers are exclusively offered the follow:

CRU Statements

CRU StatementsSir Muir Russell to head the Independent Review into the allegations against the Climatic Research Unit (CRU)
Today the University of East Anglia (UEA) announced that Sir Muir Russell KCB FRSE will head the Independent Review into allegations made against the Climatic Research Unit (CRU). Read more

Thu, 3 Dec 2009
CRU update 3
Professor Phil Jones has today announced that he will stand aside as Director of the Climatic Research Unit until the completion of an independent Review resulting from allegations following the hacking and publication of emails from the Unit. Read more

Tue, 1 Dec 2009
CRU update 2
The University of East Anglia has released the following press release and statements from Prof Trevor Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Prof Phil Jones, head of the Climatic Research Unit, and from CRU. Read more

Tue, 24 Nov 2009
CRU update 1
It is a matter of concern that data, including personal information about individuals, appears to have been illegally taken from the university and elements published selectively on a number of websites. Read more

Mon, 23 Nov 2009




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As such, you can now only retrieve statements from CRU concerning the current controversy, but NOT information and data related to it.


Some pages don't redirect at all. Temperature Trends: Surface (CRU) goes to a page that says, "Sorry, but the page you requested does not exist."

Will global warming-obsessed media that have been either ignoring or downplaying ClimateGate notice what's happened at the website of the CRU in the middle of this scandal, and if they do, how will they report it?

Stay tuned.




Copenfrauden: The Scandals Behind Global Warming


The Heritage Foundation


Carbon Trading Fraud

Take the European Union, for instance, which implemented a carbon trading scheme analogous to a cap and trade system. And it has been fraught with fraud. French officials are investigating a $230 million carbon trading fraud scheme and this is only the tip of the iceberg in what is a startling revelation and huge blow to the climate talks in Copenhagen:

Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement arm against organized crime, announced on Wednesday that carbon-trading fraud has cost the bloc’s governments $7.4 billion in lost tax revenue over the last 18 months.

“We have an ongoing investigation,’’ said Soren Pedersen, Europol’s chief spokesman, in a telephone interview on Thursday from The Hague. “We’re afraid the fraud is not completely finished yet, unfortunately. But it’s positive to see that actions are being taken and we hope soon it will disappear.”

These Enronesque situations will inevitably occur in the United States, guaranteeing that emissions will not be reduced, but what it will do is invite more burdensome regulations that thwart economic activity, adding on to the economic pain of higher energy prices as a result of carbon caps. It allows for corporations to manipulate a system at the expense of the consumer and the taxpayer while giving the market economy a bad name. This is not a market economy; it’s fraud and deceit that results from politicians trying to create their own desirable system.

Moreover, since the United States is largely blamed for “causing the climate catastrophe”, other countries will be monitoring the U.S. while they fall short of their own emissions targets and other treaty requirements.

Global Warming’s Robin Hood

Sadly, that’s not the only scandal at Copenhagen. The way things are going between developed nations and developing nations at Copenhagen, one would think that Robin Hood was the secretary-general of the United Nations, not Ban Ki Moon. One of the underlying themes has been to take from the rich and give to the poor…to fight climate change, of course. George Soros said $100 billion in funds from developed countries to developing ones “could just turn this conference from failure to success.”

Or it could add to the fraud of the climate change debate. Why wouldn’t leaders of developing countries play the global warming blame game if they can secure billions of dollars?

Scandalous Science

Then there’s the scandal behind the whole reason for cap and trade and climate treaties: the scientific consensus. Climategate revealed conspiracy, exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction and manipulation of data, and attempts to freeze out dissenting scientists from publishing their work in reputable journals.

Although proponents of cap and trade, Environmental Protection Agency regulations and/or climate treaties argue that now is the time for urgency, the reality is just the opposite is true. Now, more than ever, is the time to pull back the reigns on expensive global warming regulations.




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Wild Thing's comment.........

LOL hahaahaha


This is too funny. Now the website is down. They are scrubbing the site of incriminating information. How special.

They need the time to delete incriminatory data, sanitize the rest, and make up the numbers required to show that this year will be the hottest year.....EVER!

They should be criminally prosecuted for the conspiracy they committed to defraud governments and taxpayers and investors.


Regarding the second article:

Commissions alone will run into billions of dollars. And the net profits into hundreds of billions of dollars for extortionists and their accomplices.



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December 14, 2009

News About The UN ClimateGate Conference



Dems Cancel Copenhagen Trip


Socializing another huge chunk of the U.S. economy is more important than saving the planet:

Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, told colleagues on Saturday that Democrats could not send a delegation to the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen.

“It doesn’t look like we’re going -– not as a delegation,” Mr. Kerry told colleagues as a he left the Senate chamber after a vote on a package of spending measures. “Harry needs the people here on health care.”

Harry is the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, and to say that Mr. Reid needs his caucus members in Washington for the health care debate is an understatement.

Several senators had hoped to attend the conference, including Barbara Boxer of California, the chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and many members of her panel.






Record Cold To hit Global Warming Conference (Copenhagen To Break Dec 17th Record by 7 Degrees!)

Source

Once again its bad timing for a global warming meeting as all time record cold temperatures are set to strike the the U.N. global warming conference in Copenhagen.

Last week "warmists" were confronted with reports that November Arctic Sea Ice growth exceeded the 1979-2000 average and that "in general, the ice edge is now at or slightly beyond its average location".

The bad timing for "warmists" this time is that Copenhagen, home to the UN global warming conference until December 18th, is set to break the all time low temperature record for December 17th.



Copenhagen’s climate cages filling up with activists arrested for “pre-emptive” reasons

Violence is expected to escalate on the streets of Copenhagen over coming days as climate activists, angered by the “pre-emptive” arrest of almost 1,200 protesters over the weekend, consider more radical forms of protest . . .

Journalists and even a jogger are believed to be among those now being housed in the special steel cages brought in for COP15.

A Copenhagen police spokesman said police had found bolt-cutters and gas masks when they searched the sound wagon leading the demonstration.

“It seems totally unprovoked,” Richard Bernard of Climate Justice Action, an activist group opposed to market-based solutions to climate change, said. “There were no meaningful acts of disobedience. Police are shutting them [the protests] down before they’ve even had a chance to have their say. It´s a human rights issue, a freedom of speech issue.”


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Wild Thing's comment.........

So it seems like Hanoi John, (hey John, some of us are still waiting for you to issue your military release form)... has come to a conclusion that he is needed more in the Capital for the next week then for him to help champion his global warming support in Copenhagen Denmark. I am sure he is not concerned that his wife and himself might freeze their what ever off as the temperatures will plunge in that city in the next few days. It seems like as usual anytime the going gets tough, Hanoi John finds excuses to part from the scene. LOL Global warming used to look like a shoe-in for othe lefties , but Climategate has turned it into a war.

As always, John Kerry spins his boat around and heads away from the shooting as fast as possible.

He will still nominate himself for a global warming medal though.

And the summit will go on with or without the democrats going... just a free trip at tax payers expense.

LOL ..... Regarding the weather at LIARS Climate change summet.....God has a wonderful sense of humor and God is If you put the temperature guage on the microphone at the summit I’m sure the readings of hot air would be off the charts.

If you put the temperature guage on the microphone at the summit I’m sure the readings of hot air would be off the charts.

Regarding the protestors, Anti-war protests, featuring many of the same kooks, are some of the most violent protests known to exist. These are people who don’t think the Copenhagan meeting is left wing enough.



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December 12, 2009

Armed Response to 'Climategate' Question and Other News From The Power Hungry UN Climate Conference




Journalist Phelim McAleer ('Mine Your Own Business', 'Not Evil Just Wrong') asks Prof Stephen Schneider from Stanford University an Inconvenient Question about 'Climategate' emails. McAleer is interrupted twice by Prof Schneider's assistant and UN staff and then told to stop filming by an armed UN security guard.


The director of "Not Evil, Just Wrong," a documentary challenging Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," dares to ask a question at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference. Apparently Mr. Gore only allows the 'right kind' of questions to be asked of him.




G77 walks out of UN Climate Conference - PressTV


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Wild Thing's comment........

Wow. It gets stranger and stranger. It is like some kind of Stepford where if you do not believe in Planet Gore you are eliminated.

The fascist lefties don’t like to be questioned or put on the spot. If (or when) they get their way, NONE of us will be allowed or able to ask them any questions. They’ll have carte blanche and supreme power to propagandize, lie, spew and pontificate without fear of consequences. That is the America these POS traitors and enemies of America want.



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U.N. Climate Chief Cashes In On Carbon



Rajendra K. Pachauri


U.N. climate chief cashes in on carbon

Tied to conglomerate that stands to make hundreds of millions in emissions sche

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NEW YORK

A story emerging out of Britain suggests "follow the money" may explain the enthusiasm of the United Nations to pursue caps on carbon emissions, despite doubts surfacing in the scientific community about the validity of the underlying global warming hypothesis.

A Mumbai-based Indian multinational conglomerate with business ties to Rajendra K. Pachauri, the chairman since 2002 of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, stands to make several hundred million dollars in European Union carbon credits simply by closing a steel production facility in Britain with the loss of 1,700 jobs.

The Tata Group headquartered in Mumbai anticipates receiving windfall profits of up to nearly $2 billion from closing the Corus Redcar steelmaking plant in Britain, with about half of the savings expected to result from cashing in on carbon credits granted the steelmaker by the European Union under the EU's emissions trading scheme, or ETS.

Corus has accumulated 7.5 million European Union surplus carbon allowances, or EUAs, given the company free by the EU, after corporate officials lobbied EU officials aggressively in Brussels.

The Corus-owned 7.5 million EUAs are estimated at up to $650 million; the company also anticipates "saving" 6 million tons of carbon dioxide by closing the plant and not producing the plant's capacity of 3 million tons of steel. The 6 million tons of carbon dioxide is worth an estimated $130 million at current rates and possibly as much as $325 million at expected market levels.

The British government also announced Wednesday it would auction off rather than cancel the millions of carbon permits resulting from the Corus Redcar steel plant closing The Corus Redcar facility is scheduled to be closed in January, and if the facility is to be closed more than 50 days, Corus would not be entitled to receive the permits, worth about $147.5 million per year at current market rates.

How does the closing of a steelmaker in Britain tie to the chairman of the U.N.'s global warming science committee?

In 1974, the TATA Group provided the financial resources to found the Tata Energy Research Institute, or TERI, a policy organization headquartered in New Dehli, India, of which Pachauri has been chairman since the group was formed.

Continued business ties between TERI and TATA are demonstrated by a press announcement on the TERI website dated Feb. 4 in which Jairam Ramesh, the Indian minister of state for commerce and industry as well as minister of state for power, announced a joint venture with TERI and TATA power to extract and use carbon dioxide for the propagation of micro-algae.

On Dec. 10, 2007, Pachauri shared with Al Gore the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming. At the Nobel ceremonies, Pachauri in his Nobel lecture openly represented the U.N.'s IPCC.

The TATA Group decision to close the Corus steelmaking plant has caused the Labour government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown political difficulties. Manufacturing accounted for 22.5 percent of Britain's economic output when Labour came to power in 1997, while it accounts for little more than 11 percent today, according to the London Times.

Arguing that the Brown government needs to provide financial assistance to manufacturing in Britain, Kirby Adams, the chief executive officer of Corus told the newspaper, "Jobs paying £30,000 ($50,000) a year are only in manufacturing sectors or sectors where you are adding value – you are not going to make that flipping burgers."
He added: "In some way I hope that this [decision to close Corus Redcar] will be the final wake-up call or alarm bell to get things across to people in Whitehall and Westminster – we need to help other sectors of the economy, not just the columns of the Bank of England."

In July, thousands of steelworkers marched in Redcar, North Yorks, England, protesting the proposed closing of the Corus steelmaking facility.

The European Union Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading System began operations in January 2005, billing itself as "the largest multi-country, multi-sector Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading system world-wide."



Wild Thing's comment........


If I remember right this is similiar to what happened to the Trojan Nuclear Plant in Goble, Oregon, in 1993. Someone made a lot of money by putting 1,300 people out of work!



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Obama Says " Climate Change Is National Security Issue "



Graphic from Expose Obama.com


FOX Nation

Climate hawk Barack Obama announced yesterday that global warming is a national security issue.


Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” has been seen as a means of boosting international climate talks.

In his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo, President Obama stressed the importance of confronting climate change:

“There is little scientific dispute that if we do nothing, we will face more drought, more famine, more mass displacement – all of which will fuel more conflict for decades,” and then he drew attention to the question of security in the climate problem:
“It is not merely scientists and environmental activists who call for swift and forceful action – it’s military leaders in my own country and others who understand that our common security hangs in the balance.”


Wild Thing's comment........

The world’s biggest danger is the occupant who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! This man is determined to destroy us.

Obama wouldn't know a "national security issue" if it hit him between his well pronounced earlobes.

It took him over a hundred days, and 40 czar-goons to partially comply with a reccomendation his own General offered him. Ali-obama and his forty czars are flailing about like catfish on a riverbank trying to find a route around "climategate"...there's a lot of money at stake for these thieves, so look for them to get dangerous - like cornered wild animals - before this is over.


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December 11, 2009

"It's A Climategate Christmas" ~ LOL Another Great Video From Minnesota



Minnesotans for Global Warming have released a fabulous new video just in time for the holidays.

It's A Climategate Christmas.

This comes after the success of Hide the Decline, they go after Al Gore and Copenhagen this time. As you would expect, Gore is the subject of many of the tunes

Here are the song titles in the video. LOL

•Oh ClimateGate, Oh ClimateGate
•Don't Sign Your Name
•Hide the Decline
•They Had a Tree Ring Data
•I'm Dreaming of a Carbon Neutral Christmas
•Al Gore Is Coming To Town
•Away In A Prison
•We Wish You Some Global Warming


That is brilliant!

Pray for America’s Freedom



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"The Real Inconvenient Truth "~ Insane Writer Of This Article!






The real inconvenient truth


The whole world needs to adopt China's one-child policy

Diane Francis

Financial Post


The "inconvenient truth" overhanging the UN's Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world.

A planetary law, such as China's one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is one million births every four days.

The world's other species, vegetation, resources, oceans, arable land, water supplies and atmosphere are being destroyed and pushed out of existence as a result of humanity's soaring reproduction rate.

Ironically, China, despite its dirty coal plants, is the world's leader in terms of fashioning policy to combat environmental degradation, thanks to its one-child-only edict.

The intelligence behind this is the following:


- If only one child per female was born as of now, the world's population would drop from its current 6.5 billion to 5.5 billion by 2050, according to a study done for scientific academy Vienna Institute of Demography.

- By 2075, there would be 3.43 billion humans on the planet. This would have immediate positive effects on the world's forests, other species, the oceans, atmospheric quality and living standards.

- Doing nothing, by contrast, will result in an unsustainable population of nine billion by 2050.

Humans are the only rational animals but have yet to prove it. Medical and other scientific advances have benefited by delivering lower infant mortality rates as well as longevity. Both are welcome, but humankind has not yet recalibrated its behavior to account for the fact that the world can only accommodate so many people, especially if billions get indoor plumbing and cars.


The fix is simple. It's dramatic. And yet the world's leaders don't even have this on their agenda in Copenhagen. Instead there will be photo ops, posturing, optics, blah-blah-blah about climate science and climate fraud, announcements of giant wind farms, then cap-and-trade subsidies.

None will work unless a China one-child policy is imposed. Unfortunately, there are powerful opponents. Leaders of the world's big fundamentalist religions preach in favor of procreation and fiercely oppose birth control. And most political leaders in emerging economies perpetuate a disastrous Catch-22: Many children (i. e. sons) stave off hardship in the absence of a social safety net or economic development, which, in turn, prevents protections or development.

China has proven that birth restriction is smart policy. Its middle class grows, all its citizens have housing, health care, education and food, and the one out of five human beings who live there are not overpopulating the planet.

For those who balk at the notion that governments should control family sizes, just wait until the growing human population turns twice as much pastureland into desert as is now the case, or when the Amazon is gone, the elephants disappear for good and wars erupt over water, scarce resources and spatial needs.

The point is that Copenhagen's talking points are beside the point.

The only fix is if all countries drastically reduce their populations, clean up their messes and impose mandatory conservation measures.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

WOW what an article! sheesh! The author should do the world a favour and eliminate herself. Diane can show her commitment by completing her “end of life” plan, and expiring. Who let this loonie have a pencil? Anti-God, anti-Life RADICALS....all of them!

One more proof that the true goal of Marxism is human extinction.

I just don’t see any difference between progressives and 1930s Germany. The source of their ideology is the same: satan.

Here’s the way I see it...2 christian adults will make 1 child vs. 2 muslim adults wil make 10 children. You do the math.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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December 10, 2009

Famous Weather Scientist: Climategate 'tip of iceberg'






Five Years. Mark it down. Al Gore spoke to a German audience this week at the opening of a dinosaur park. In this German news clip you can hear him talk about the polar ice cap disappearing in 5 YEARS! ~ Good grief!


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Famous weather scientist: Climategate 'tip of iceberg'

'Conspiracy would become manifest' if all climate research e-mails unveiled


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The Colorado scientist described by the Washington Post as "the World's Most Famous Hurricane Expert" says the "Climategate" e-mails from the United Kingdom that revealed possible data manipulation are evidence of a conspiracy among "warmists," those who believe man's actions are triggering possibly catastrophic climate change.


"The recent 'ClimateGate' revelations coming out of the UK University of East Anglia are but the tip of a giant iceberg of a well organized international climate warming conspiracy that has been gathering momentum for the last 25 years," said Colorado State University's William Gray.

His annual hurricane forecasts are the standard for weather prognostications. His work pioneered the science of forecasting hurricanes, and he has served as weather forecaster for the U.S. Air Force. He is emeritus professor of atmospheric science at CSU and heads the school's Department of Atmospheric Sciences Tropical Meteorology Project.

Gray was referring to e-mails and other information obtained by a hacker and posted on a Russian web server that included interactions among the world's most influential climate-change scientists.

One e-mail said: "I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd (sic) from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline."
Another expressed internal doubts: "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't. The CERES data published in the August (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society) 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate."


Further, an e-mail exchange suggested the suppression of information: "Can you delete any e-mails you may have had with Keith re (Assessment Report 4)? Keith will do likewise. He's not in at the moment – minor family crisis."

Gray said, "This conspiracy would become much more manifest if all the e-mails of the publically funded climate research groups of the U.S. and of foreign governments were ever made public."

His comments are posted at Climate Depot.com as world leaders are conferencing in Copenhagen to discuss taking drastic economic measures to curb "global warming."

Gray warns that the likely agreements coming out of Copenhagen, the cap-and-trade bill before Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency's decision announced this week to treat carbon dioxide as a pollutant "represents a grave threat to the industrial world's continued economic development."

"We should not allow these proposals to restrict our economic growth," Gray said. "Any United Nations climate bill our country might sign would act as an infringement on our country's sovereignty."
He said he probably would have been concerned about the possibility people are causing serious global climate degradation "had I not devoted my entire career of over half-a-century to the study and forecasting of meteorological and climate events."
"There has been an unrelenting quarter century of one-sided indoctrination of the Western world by the media and by various scientists and governments concerning a coming carbon dioxide … induced global warming disaster," he said. "These warming scenarios have been orchestrated by a combination of environmentalists, vested interest scientists wanting larger federal grants and publicity, the media which profits from doomsday scenario reporting, governmental bureaucrats who want more power over our lives, and socialists who want to level-out global living standards.
"These many alarmist groups appear to have little concern over whether their global warming prognostications are accurate, however. And they most certainly are not. The alarmists believe they will be able to scare enough of our citizens into believing their propaganda that the public will be willing to follow their advice on future energy usage and agree to a lowering of their standard of living in the name of climate salvation."
Gray said there still hasn't been an "honest and broad" scientific debate on the influence of CO2 on global temperature, contending the present models presented by scientists are flawed.

He cited a global warming of about 1 degree Fahrenheit over the last century, and that's "not a consequence of human activities."

"The disastrous economic consequences of restricting CO2 emissions from the present by as much as 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050 (as being proposed in Copenhagen) have yet to be digested by the general public. Such CO2 output decreases would cause very large increases in our energy costs, a lowering of our standard of living, and do nothing of significance to improve our climate," he said.

Gray launched the practice of seasonal hurricane forecasts. After the 2005 Atlantic season, he said he was stepping down from the primary authorship of the CSU report, turning over those duties to Philip J. Klotzbach.

He's long described global warming as a hoax, telling the Post three years ago, "I am of the opinion that this is one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the American people."


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Al Gore Reads His Global Warming Poem To CNN Reporter .......LOL




One thin September soon
A floating continent disappears
In midnight sun

Vapors rise as
Fever settles on an acid sea
Neptune's bones dissolve

Snow glides from the mountain
Ice fathers floods for a season
A hard rain comes quickly

Then dirt is parched
Kindling is placed in the forest
For the lightning's celebration

Unknown creatures
Take their leave, unmourned
Horsemen ready their stirrups

Passion seeks heroes and friends
The bell of the city
On the hill is rung

The shepherd cries
The hour of choosing has arrived
Here are your tools



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from White House.gov.

President Barack Obama meets with former Vice President Al Gore in the Oval Office in advance of his Wednesday meeting with business and environmental leaders at the White House regarding the Copenhagen conference, Dec. 7, 2009.

President Barack Obama met with former Vice President Al Gore in the Oval Office today in advance of his trip to Copenhagen where he will participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The White House recently announced that, in the context of an overall deal in Copenhagen that includes robust mitigation contributions from China and the other emerging economies, the President is prepared to put on the table a U.S. emissions reduction target in the range of 17% below 2005 levels in 2020 and ultimately in line with final U.S. energy and climate legislation.

This announcement was met with strong support from a diverse group of leaders, including former Vice President Al Gore:

"President Obama took an important step today with the announcement that he will attend the global warming treaty talks in Copenhagen.

This action is another example of the significant change in policy on the climate crisis....Those who feared that the United States had abdicated its global responsibility should take hope from these actions and work towards completing a strong operational agreement next month in Copenhagen and guidelines for negotiators to complete their work next year on a comprehensive treaty.

It is my hope that the Senate will support the President and move quickly to pass climate and energy legislation early next year in order to ensure that the world moves toward speedy solutions for the climate crisis."


Wild Thing's comment.........

BWA-hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahah!!! ....GORE!

And Kudos to Bill Gray!

Obama should give this this scientist , Colorado State University's William Gray, a call and listen to him and go by what he says. Oh wait we are talking about the control freak, dictator Obama. Never mind he would never do that.

I heard the ski slopes had the earliest open on record in Colorado and breaking the old record set last year.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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December 09, 2009

COP15 Copenhagen Summit in Disarray After 'Danish text' Leak




Copenhagen climate summit in disarray after 'Danish text' leak

The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN's role in all future climate change negotiations.

According to the leaked documents the proposal would see more power in the hands of rich nations, the UN's negotiating role sidelined and the Kyoto Protocol abandoned.

Developing nations are furious and say they will not sign on to an inequitable deal that they argue would limit their economic growth.




The Saudi delegates threw hot oil on the junk scientists yesterday at the Copenhagen Summit when they called for an independent investigation into the Climategate scandal:


Russia Today: Saudi Arabia called for an independent investigation into Climategate Monday, warning that the scandal over stolen e-mails threatened to undermine the global-warming negotiations beginning in Copenhagen. We believe this scandal — or what has been referred to as the climategate scandal — we think this is definitely going to affect the nature of what could be trusted in our deliberations, the Saudi Arabian negotiator said.

The junk science summit got off to a rocky start.


The Australian

THE UN Climate Change Summit started this week in Copenhagen with far more dissent than its organisers hoped for from two extremes of the climate change debate

. We had the “grandfather of climate change”, James Hansen, describing the proceedings as counter-productive and “a farce”, while the chief Saudi Arabian negotiator to the summit, Mohammed al-Sabban, doubts the current science and suggests there is no longer any point in seeking agreement to reduce emissions.

It is therefore certain that the global political debate on managing carbon emissions and climate change will continue well beyond the Copenhagen summit. It is to be hoped that the scientific debate is also permitted to continue.

Results released this year suggest that the degree of scientific certainty falls short of that desirable before we set binding targets and dollar values on carbon emissions. Indeed, Tim Flannery, chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council admitted that: “We can’t pretend we have perfect knowledge: we don’t.”

This is a refreshingly honest comment when contrasted with some of the statements in the hacked emails of the Climatic Research Unit, UK, made by leading British and US climate scientists, who were caught with their fingers on the “delete button” when faced with climate data that failed to agree with their computer models.



Wild Thing's comment...........


A Climate change agreement in Copenhagen now looks set to be DOA. The Third World will never agree to limit their economic development so environmentalists in well-off countries can feel better about themselves.

There is a reason Al Gore hauled ass from this. He has been dead silent the last 2 weeks.


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December 08, 2009

'Climategate' At Center Stage As COP15 Copenhagen Opens



Unbelievable.

The very people who are trying to panic us all about carbon emissions and anthropogenic Global Warming - and would like to stop us all from driving big cars - begin arriving in Copenhagen... in... guess what? Chauffer-Driven Limousines!

For those of you who might be unfamiliar with European license plates, BLUE license plates belong to diplomats and official government personnel.

The "CD" emblem you see on some cars belong to diplomats.

The global warming elitists landed in Copenhagen yesterday in their 140 private jets and took their 1,200 limos to their luxury hotels.

Americans for Prosperity investigates the "carbon-conscious" way many U.N. delegates are getting to the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15).


'Climategate' at centre stage as Copenhagen opens

TimesOnline.co.uk

The "Climategate" row took centre stage on the opening day of the Copenhagen climate summit today as the world's leading oil exporter intervened to question the scientific consensus on man-made global warming.

As 15,000 delegates from 192 nations began what was billed as the "last, best chance" to avert a catastrophic rise in sea and air temperatures, Saudi Arabia's chief climate negotiator, Mohammed al-Sabban, spoke from the floor to say that e-mails hacked from a UK research centre had shaken trust in the work of scientists.

He was not the first to mention the Climategate scandal. In his opening address to the conference, Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said the hackers had been trying to undermine the work of his organisation.

But he said that the science as presented in the IPCC's last assessment report two years ago was clear and incontrovertible and covered water shortages and rising sea levels.
"Given the wide-ranging nature of change that is likely to be taken in hand, some naturally find it inconvenient to accept its inevitability," Dr Pachauri said.
"The recent incident of stealing the e-mails of scientists at the University of East Anglia shows that some would go to the extent of carrying out illegal acts, perhaps in an attempt to discredit the IPCC.
"But the panel has a record of transparent and objective assessment stretching over 21 years performed by tens of thousands of dedicated scientists from all corners of the globe."

The Copenhagen summit, which will eventually involve at least 110 world leaders, including Barack Obama and Gordon Brown, is designed to produce an outline agreement that would succeed the Kyoto Protocol and go far beyond it in scope.

The political deal reached here could bring deep cuts in CO2 emissions from industrialised nations and a "cap-and-trade" programme under which hundreds of billions of dollars would be paid to the developing world.

But policymakers fear a potentially fatal loss of momentum after the publication last month of hundreds of e-mails sent by and to the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia which appear to suggest a deliberate attempt by the experts to skew the science of global warming.

The university has appointed a respected Scottish civil servant to investigate the scandal and decide whether the science really was skewed. Dr Pachauri has already said that the IPCC would hold its own investigation.

But Mr al-Sabban said that an independent inquiry was needed "especially now that we are about to conclude an agreement that ... is going to mean sacrifices for our economies".
He added: "The IPCC, which is the authority accused, is not going to be able to conduct the investigation."
The Saudi negotiator rejected Dr Pachauri's defence of the IPCC's integrity as "general statements".
"In light of recent information ... the scientific scandal has assumed huge proportion," he said. "We think it is definitely going to affect the nature of what can be trusted in the negotiations."


Obama & EPA Will Bypass Congress On Global Warming

This is absolutely breathtaking. Even after the OBVIOUS FRAUD their supposed theories rest on, they will carry on being the FASCISTS they truly are. ~ Wild Thing


Washington, D.C.-Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today released the following YouTube video responding to EPA's finding that greenhouse gases from mobile sources endanger public health and welfare.

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) will round out Sen. James Inhofe's (R-Okla.) "truth squad" at December's climate change summit in Denmark. Inhofe, a noted global warming skeptic, will bring along Wicker and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), whose attendance had been announced previously. The trio will join a number of other members of Congress and President Barack Obama at the United Nations' Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this month. Inhofe had previously been tight-lipped on the identity of his third travel companion, waiting until this morning to name Wicker as the person.


Business Fumes Over Carbon Dioxide Rule

Wall Street Journal

Officials gather in Copenhagen this week for an international climate summit, but business leaders are focusing even more on Washington, where the Obama administration is expected as early as Monday to formally declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant.

An "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency could pave the way for the government to require businesses that emit carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to make costly changes in machinery to reduce emissions -- even if Congress doesn't pass pending climate-change legislation. EPA action to regulate emissions could affect the U.S. economy more directly, and more quickly, than any global deal inked in the Danish capital, where no binding agreement is expected.

Many business groups are opposed to EPA efforts to curb a gas as ubiquitous as carbon dioxide.

An EPA endangerment finding "could result in a top-down command-and-control regime that will choke off growth by adding new mandates to virtually every major construction and renovation project," U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said in a statement.

"The devil will be in the details, and we look forward to working with the government to ensure we don't stifle our economic recovery," he said, noting that the group supports federal legislation.

EPA action won't do much to combat climate change, and "is certain to come at a huge cost to the economy," said the National Association of Manufacturers, a trade group that stands as a proxy for U.S. industry.

Please go HERE to read the full article , thnak you.


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Wild Thing's comment........


This has nothing at all to do with science, and everything to do with statist/worldist agenda, this helps further their real aims. Push to further their control, all the while pushing into the faces of those that are onto them, just how arrogant they are and how they couldn’t care less what us deniers think of them.
God looks down at all the “earthers” and laughs.

Psalm 2 verses below and also God told Noah in the 8th chapter of Genesis:

” While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest,and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

They’re just askin’ for it...calling God a liar and making themselves bigger than He. It is astonishing!


Psalm 2
1 Why do the nations conspire a
and the peoples plot in vain?

2 The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,

3 "Let us break their chains
and throw off their shackles."

4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.

5 He rebukes them in his anger
and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

6 "I have installed my king
on Zion, my holy mountain."

7 I will proclaim the LORD's decree:
He said to me, "You are my son;
today I have become your father.

8 Ask me,
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.

9 You will break them with a rod of iron [b];
you will dash them to pieces like pottery."

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear
and celebrate his rule with trembling.

12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry
and you and your ways will be destroyed,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Britain's Lord Monckton : Global Warming Big Scientific Fad




This is a video of Britain's Lord Monckton being interviewed about his views on "Climate Change." Monckton is a noted "Climate Change skeptic."

Lord Monckton says bluntly that there is no credible evidence that Global Warming is man-made, or that it is any kind of a real crisis.

He says it is a "scientific fad," and compared it to the Y2K scare just before the year 2000 (which amounted to absolutely nothing), and the current Swine Flu scare, which he said will result in fewer deaths than the regular flu.

When the interviewer asked the inevitable question (7:47 mark of the video) why it was not good to do something about Global Warming, even if we don't think it is real, Monckton had a sobering answer. He pointed out that the move to grow "biofuels" using land that formerly was used to grow food, is resulting in great hardship on people in third world countries. He said food prices have risen significantly as a result of this emphasis, and in poor nations it can be a matter of life and death.





Awhile back I posted this and he is excellent. On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton gave a presentation in St. Paul, MN on the subject of global warming. In this 4-minute excerpt from his speech, he issues a dire warning to all Americans regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty.




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Wild Thing's comment.........

I think he is so good and makes sense.

Last year we learned how the move to grow "biofuels" was doing exactly what he speaks about in this interview. The media only covered it back then very little and I am so glad he is bringing it up again. I hope they pick up on this and let others know too.

Lord Monckton has his act together. Global warming is the biggest scandal ever (fincial, social and otherwise). We are about to be made serfs if we don’t kick all these morons out. Resist. Resist. Resist.

Leftists don’t care about hungry people. Creating hunger and famine is their specialty. As we’ve learned from leftist experiments past, people are disposable. In fact, the left views a little population reduction as a very good thing.




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 01:44 AM | Comments (4)

December 05, 2009

Climate Conference Delegates Given A Warning Not To Get Hot and Heavy in Copenhagen .......



Danish sex workers are offering free sex to COP15 in order to defend their industry.


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Danish Prostitutes Offer Free Sex to Climate Conference Delegates

FOX News

Der Speigel

Copenhagen Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards to city hotels warning summit guests not to patronize Danish sex workers during the upcoming conference. Now, the prostitutes have struck back, offering free sex to anyone who produces one of the warnings.
Copenhagen's city council in conjunction with Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards out to 160 Copenhagen hotels urging COP15 guests and delegates to 'Be sustainable - don't buy sex'.
"Dear hotel owner, we would like to urge you not to arrange contacts between hotel guests and prostitutes," the approach to hotels says.
Now, Copenhagen prostitutes are up in arms, saying that the council has no business meddling in their affairs. They have now offered free sex to anyone who can produce one of the offending postcards and their COP15 identity card, according to the Web site avisen.dk.

Discrimination

According to the report, the move has been organized by the Sex Workers Interest Group (SIO).

"This is sheer discrimination. Ritt Bjerregaard is abusing her position as Lord Mayor in using her power to prevent us carrying out our perfectly legal job. I don't understand how she can be allowed to contact people in this way," SIO Spokeswoman Susanne Møller tells avisen.dk.
Møller adds that it is reprehensible and unfair that Copenhagen politicians have chosen to use the UN Climate Summit as a platform for a hetz against sex workers.
"But they've done it and we have to defend ourselves," Møller says.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Professional courtesy????


LOL

Global Sexual Warming....The worlds renewable energy source!

Is that with or without the carbon credits?

Bill Clinton hadn’t planned to attend, but I hear he had a change of heart and hopped on a plane as soon as this story broke. (not really but it could be ) heh heh Bill Clinton ... you have a call on line 1.

So is this why the Democrats are so interested in Copenhagen? hahaha

The city is gong to be filled with high-priced political and scientific prostitutes from all over the world, and the mayor wants to pick on his own home town working girls.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (5)

Obama Science Advisers Grilled Over Hacked e-Mails





Global Warming Hearings

December 2, 2009 Select Committee on Global Warming's hearing

Obama’s socialist Science Czar John Holdren, who once said that forced abortions were needed to save the planet, is linked to the Climategate Scandal.

Ranking Member Rep. Sensenbrenner grilled Science Czar Dr. Holdren at the Global Warming hearings today


During the hearing Holdren tried to define what the meaning of “trick” is.

Obama science advisers grilled over hacked e-mails


AP

House Republicans pointed to controversial e-mails leaked from climate scientists and said it was evidence of corruption. Top administration scientists looking at the same thing found no such sign, saying it doesn’t change the fact that the world is warming.

In the first Capitol Hill airing of the issue, House Republicans Wednesday read excerpts from at least eight of the e-mails, saying they showed the world needs to re-examine experts’ claims that the science on warming is settled. One e-mail from 2003 was by John Holdren, then of Harvard University and now the president’s science adviser.

“These e-mails show a pattern of suppression, manipulation and secrecy that was inspired by ideology, condescension and profit,” said U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.
Among the messages that Sensenbrenner read was one from Jones, the East Anglia scientist, in which he wrote about a “trick of adding in the real temps” in an exchange about long-term climate trends. Holdren responded that the word “trick” did not mean manipulation of data, but about a “clever way” to tackle a problem. Another Jones’ e-mail read, “I would like to see the climate change happen so the science could be proved right.”

Sensenbrenner attacked the work of Penn State's Mann, who is frequently brought up in the communications. Mann is the author of what is called the "hockey stick" theory, first described in the late 1990s. It suggested that the past 50 years had been the hottest in several centuries, if not 1,000 years, and that man-made global warming was to blame. That research was so controversial that the National Academy of Sciences studied the work in depth; it was used in former Vice President Al Gore's documentary on global warming.


Rep. Issa: Obama's refusal to investigate 'Climategate' emails is 'unconscionable'

The Hill

The U.N.'s decision this week to investigate whether some of its climate change research had been manipulated constitutes a "direct rebuke" of the Obama administration, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Friday.

The White House's unwillingness to open a similar inquiry could now only be characterized as "a sad abdication of their responsibility to ensure that U.S. policies are not driven by corrupted science and data," the congressman added.

“The very integrity of the report that the Obama administration has predicated much of its climate change policy has been called into question and it is unconscionable that this administration and Congress is willing to abdicate responsibility of uncovering the truth to the United Nations," explained Issa, the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Motivating Issa's calls for a probe into climate change research, and the U.N.'s decision to launch one, was the publication last month of thousands of e-mails and other documents that global warming skeptics say prove the phenomenon does not exist.

The U.N. announced it would probe that data this week, mostly because some of the research in question touches on related work either completed or promoted by its own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

But the White House has largely dismissed the litany of Republican calls to open an inquiry into that research — Issa's included — because its top scientists contend one controversy hardly undermines decades of more reliable research on climate change.


Wild Thing's comment......

Good news - both in going mainstream and Congress not sweeping it under a rug!

Holdren made the mistake of saying he would divulge all emails and data he had on AGW/Climate Change/Oceanic Acidification. Sensenbrenner told him to expect a lot of letters (requests)

Prosecute everyone of these shysters and leave the hackers alone!



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (5)

Take back Al Gore's Oscar He Got For His Fiilm of LIES "An Inconvenient Truth."





Screenwriter Roger L. Simon and filmmaker Lionel Chetwynd discuss what the Climategate scandal reveals about the shaky foundations of Al Gore's Oscar-winning "An Inconvenient Truth" and consider how the Academy might restore its reputation.



Take back Al Gore's Oscar, 2 Academy members demand in light of Climategate

Los Angeles Times

No, it wouldn't do anything for the environment.

But two Hollywood conservatives (yes, there are some) have called upon the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to rescind the prestigious, profitable gold Oscar statuette that it gave ex-Vice President Al Gore et al two years ago for the environmental movie "An Inconvenient Truth."

Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwynd, both Academy members, are among a small, meandering pack of known political conservatives still believed to be on the loose in the liberal bastion of movie-making.

In 2007, Hollywood's Academy sanctified Gore's cinematic message of global warming with its famous statue, enriched his earnings by $100,000 per 85-minute appearance and helped elevate the Tennesseean's profile to win the Nobel Peace Prize despite losing the election battle of 2000 to a Texan and living in a large house with lots of energy-driven appliances.

Chetwynd and Simon were prompted to make their hopeless demand this week by the....
...leak two weeks ago of a blizzard of British academic e-mails purporting to show that scientists at the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit systematically falsified data to document the appearance of global warming in recent years.

The university is reportedly investigating the claims, which added dry fuel to the never-ending political debate over whether the Earth really is warming as a result of human activity or if it's just normal natural cycles and the debate is what's heated. The demand to withdraw Gore's award provides yet another opportunity to argue.

The startling leak comes at an inconvenient time just before next week's United Nations' climate change meeting that will cause an immense carbon footprint with thousands of people flying up or over to Denmark to talk about saving the environment.

These airplanes will include Air Force One with its primary passenger President Obama, who's returning to the Copenhagen scene where he didn't help win the 2016 Summer Olympics for Chicago, which could do with a little global warming at this time of year.

Simon, a screenwriter who is also chief executive officer of Pajamas Media, a network of conservative online blogs, conceded he knew of no precedent for the Academy withdrawing a previously-awarded Oscar, despite decades of Hollywood hijinks and worse. But, he added, "I think they should rescind this one."



Wild Thing's comment........

Great idea! It won't ever happen but it’s still good they are doing this. They could also change it to getting his award for best political propaganda.

Gores....new name for his film ......"An inconvenient Oscar


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December 04, 2009

Con Artist Al Gore Cancels Lecture During COP15


Al Gore Cancels $1,200 Per Handshake Event In Copenhagen

Al Gore has canceled a high-priced speaking engagement during the upcoming climate change conference in Copenhagen. Gore , the Nobel Laureate was slated to lecture about his new book "Our Choice" where attendees could pay over $1,200 a ticket for the right to meet the Global Warmingist-in-Chief and have their picture taken with him.

According to Danish newspaper Berlingske, this has been canceled due to "unforeseen changes" to Gore's schedule.

Do the "unforeseen changes" to Gore's schedule have something to do with ClimateGate and/or the fee being charged for his handshake?




Former U.S. vice president has canceled his event, more than 3,000 Danes have purchased a ticket



Al Gore cancels lecture during COP15

Berlingske Tidende

Berlingske regret to announce that Al Gore has canceled his event. De over 3.000 læsere, der har købt billet, får pengene retur. The more than 3,000 readers who bought a ticket, get money back.

Al Gore has this morning told Berlingske Media's great annoyance has canceled his planned major climate talks for Danes 16th december


Cancellation comes with regard to unforeseen changes in Al Gore's program for the climate summit, COP 15.

Around 3000 the Danes had already secured a ticket for Berlingske Media's event, planned since August and should have taken place just two days before the climate summit, COP 15, will end.

We have had a clear-cut agreement, and it is unusual with great disappointment that we have to announce that Al Gore cancels. Vi har glædet os og haft en enorm forventning til arrangementet. We have welcomed us and had a huge expectation for the event.

We have appreciated that we have been able to give the Danes the opportunity to get close to the Climate Summit via Al Gore. We do not yet know the detailed reasons for the cancellation, says Lisbeth Knudsen, CEO of Berlingske Media.

Anyone who bought tickets would get their money refunded by the ticket booth, which has been responsible for sales.



AL GORE AMBUSHED... Confronted on Climategate at Chicago Book Signing this past weekend in Chicago.

Of course, he didn’t respond to their questions. Several activists from We Are Change Chicago were the ones doing the protest. Later they also chased Al Gore down the street after the event.




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Wild Thing's comment.........

Soon people in the lamestream media are going to have to start asking him questions.

What a coward, fraud and criminal! Put this liar in jail!! Al Gore has repeatedly refused to debate anyone on the subject. He’s publicly called global warming deniers ‘flat earthers’, and even went so far as to compare them to Nazi’s.

If you watch his mouth when he talks (do not listen to him, mute it) there is something about the way he moves his mouth that reminds me of an aging drag queen. try it sometime and tell me if you agree. again....WARNING: DO NOT LISTEN TO HIM...ONLY WATCH WHILE SOUND IS MUTED!!! LOL

heh heh


.....impersonation of Al Gore.....




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.



Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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December 03, 2009

Boxer: Hackers should face criminal probe over 'Climategate'



Boxer:

"I've been looking at these e-mails, even though they were stolen they are now out in the public and we are now out looking through these e-mails...This is a crime, and I would ask unanimous consent to place into the record section 1030 of U.S. Criminal Code:
'Fraud and related activity in connection with computers having knowingly accessed a computer without authorization' it goes on, calling it a crime, so part of our looking at this will be looking at criminal activity" So the crime is not the world wide fraud of Global Warming, but the fact the e-mails were stolen... California should be so ashamed of this clown.



Boxer: Hackers should face criminal probe over 'Climategate'

The Hill


Leaked e-mails allegedly undermining climate change science should be treated as a criminal matter, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Wednesday afternoon.

Boxer, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said that the recently released e-mails, showing scientists allegedly overstating the case for climate change, should be treated as a crime.
"You call it 'Climategate'; I call it 'E-mail-theft-gate,'" she said during a committee meeting. "Whatever it is, the main issue is, Are we facing global warming or are we not? I'm looking at these e-mails, that, even though they were stolen, are now out in the public."

The e-mails, from scientists at the University of East Anglia, were obtained through hacking. The messages showed the director of the university's Climate Research Unit discussing ways to strengthen the unit's case for global warming. Climate change skeptics have seized on the e-mails, arguing that they demonstrate manipulation in environmental science.

Boxer said her committee may hold hearings into the matter as its top Republican, Sen. James Inhofe (Okla.), has asked for, but that a criminal probe would be part of any such hearings.
"We may well have a hearing on this, we may not. We may have a briefing for senators, we may not," Boxer said. "Part of our looking at this will be looking at a criminal activity which could have well been coordinated.
"This is a crime," Boxer said.




Wild Thing's comment.........

I guess Citizen Boxer is too dense to understand that all of the emails should have been available . Plus, the "crime" occurred in a foreign country where our laws have no jurisdiction! Duh!

In the twisted mind of “Senator” Boxer, it’s the “hackers” who are guilty of wrongdoing, not the Global Warming frauds who intentionally distorted the data or left out data that conflicted with their agenda. Multi-trillion dollar fraud and she wants to know who revealed it. Unbelievable.

This is a total “kill the messenger” moment. The dems are furious that climategate is going to destroy their chances of getting trillions in new taxes and increased government regulation aka “Cap and Trade” started.

Dear Lord, please let this idiot woman lose her next election.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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December 02, 2009

Obama Still Listening to Van Jones 'green' Advice



White House still listening to Van Jones 'green' advice

Communist-group founder on team influencing environmental policies

wnd


Van Jones, President Obama's controversial former "green jobs" czar, serves on the advisory board of an independent environmental organization actively working with the White House, WND has learned.

Jones resigned in September after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization and signed a statement that accused the Bush administration of possible involvement in the 9/11 attacks.

Jones is one of 20 advisers to the University of Colorado–based Presidential Climate Action Project, or PCAP, which draws up climate-policy recommendations for the White House and has been working with members of the Obama administration.

The PCAP last September released a lengthy proposal to guide the environmental policies during the first 100 days of the 44th U.S. president regardless of whether Obama or Sen. John McCain won the election.

William S. Becker, the PCAP's executive director, confirmed to WND his group is "about to propose a new and more assertive strategy for President Obama to raise the bar on the U.S. climate goal, with or without Congress."

Becker told WND his group's initial proposals have received a "very positive reception from the moment we delivered (the 100-day proposal) last November to John Podesta, co-chair of Obama's transition team."

"We continue to work with some colleagues inside the (Obama) administration, as well as continuing to push for bold action from the outside," he said.

Becker said the White House "adopted quite a few of our recommendations or variations of them."

He cited a few examples of the influence of the PCAP and other environmental groups on Obama's policies:

* The PCAP recommended that the U.S. reach a bilateral climate deal with China prior to the upcoming U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The U.S. has since signed several agreements with China to share technology that reduces greenhouse-gas emissions.


* The PCAP recommended an executive order that removed the gags from federal climate scientists. This became one of Obama's first actions on environmental policy.

* The PCAP recommended an overhaul of federal energy management to beef up efficiency requirements for federal agencies and to restore absolute carbon reduction targets that had been rescinded by the Bush administration. The Obama administration issued a new federal energy management order in October, including a requirement that agencies develop absolute targets for greenhouse-gas reductions.


* The PCAP recommended (as did many others) that the Environmental Protection Agency embrace California's vehicle emission standards and begin the process of regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The EPA is doing both.

* The PCAP recommended major budget increases for states and communities to engage in energy and climate actions and to weatherize the homes of low-income families. This was part of Obama's stimulus package.



Wild Thing's comment........

The SWINDLE AND FRAUD continues. Jones was just put out of sight. Jones is still a player.




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Climategate: University of East Anglia U-turn in Climate Change Row






David Holland is seeking prosecutions against some of Britain's most eminent academics for allegedly holding back information in breach of disclosure laws.


Climategate: University of East Anglia U-turn in climate change row


Leading British scientists at the University of East Anglia, who were accused of manipulating climate change data - dubbed Climategate - have agreed to publish their figures in full.

Telegraph.co.uk

The U-turn by the university follows a week of controversy after the emergence of hundreds of leaked emails, "stolen" by hackers and published online, triggered claims that the academics had massaged statistics.

In a statement welcomed by climate change sceptics, the university said it would make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements.

The publication will be carried out in collaboration with the Met Office Hadley Centre. The full data, when disclosed, is certain to be scrutinised by both sides in the fierce debate.

A grandfather with a training in electrical engineering dating back more than 40 years emerged from the leaked emails as a leading climate sceptic trying to bring down the scientific establishment on global warming.

David Holland, who describes himself as a David taking on the Goliath that is the prevailing scientific consensus, is seeking prosecutions against some of Britain's most eminent academics for allegedly holding back information in breach of disclosure laws.

Mr Holland, of Northampton, complained to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) last week after the leaked emails included several Freedom of Information requests he had submitted to the CRU, and scientists' private responses to them.

Within hours, a senior complaints officer in the ICO wrote back by email: "I have started to examine the issues that you have raised in your letter and I am currently liaising with colleagues in our Enforcement and Data Protection teams as to what steps to take next."

~snipet~

Mr Holland is convinced the threat has been greatly exaggerated.

In one email dated May 28, 2008, one academic writes to a colleague having received Mr Holland's request: "Oh MAN! Will this crap ever end??"
Mr Holland, who graduated with an external degree in electrical engineering from London University in 1966 before going on to run his own businesses, told The Sunday Telegraph: "It's like David versus Goliath. Thanks to these leaked emails a lot of little people can begin to make some impact on this monolithic entity that is the climate change lobby."
He added: "These guys called climate scientists have not done any more physics or chemistry than I did. A lifetime in engineering gives you a very good antenna. It also cures people of any self belief they cannot be wrong. You clear up a lot of messes during a lifetime in engineering. I could be wrong on global warming – I know that – but the guys on the other side don't believe they can ever be wrong."

Among the leaked emails disclosed last week were an alleged note from Professor Phil Jones, 57, the director of the CRU and a leading target of climate change sceptics, to an American colleague describing the death of a sceptic as "cheering news"; and a suggestion from Prof Jones that a "trick" is used to "hide the decline" in temperature.

They even include threats of violence. One American academic wrote to Prof Jones: "Next time I see Pat Michaels [a climate sceptic] at a scientific meeting, I'll be tempted to beat the crap out of him. Very tempted."

Dr Michaels, tracked down by this newspaper to the Cato Institute in Washington DC where he is a senior fellow in environmental studies, said last night: "There were a lot of people who thought I was exaggerating when I kept insisting terrible things are going on here.
"This is business as usual for them. The world might be surprised but I am not. These guys have an attitude."
Prof Jones, who has refused to quit despite calls even from within the green movement, said last week in a statement issued through University of East Anglia, "My colleagues and I accept that some of the published emails do not read well. I regret any upset or confusion caused as a result. Some were clearly written in the heat of the moment, others use colloquialisms frequently used between close colleagues."
He suggested the theft of emails and publication first on a Russian server was "a concerted attempt to put a question mark over the science of climate change in the run-up to the Copenhagen talks".
He added: "Our global temperature series tallies with those of other, completely independent, groups of scientists working for NASA and the National Climate Data Centre in the United States, among others. Even if you were to ignore our findings, theirs show the same results. The facts speak for themselves; there is no need for anyone to manipulate them."



Wild Thing's comment.......

“...the university said it would make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements.”

A way to buy time for a few months and hope the outcry dies down.


Good for Mr. Holland. He could easily end up being the “Woodward and Bernstein” of this mess.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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December 01, 2009

Gibbs: Despite research dispute, "climate change is happening"



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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today saying there is no real debate anymore as to the reality of man-made Global Warming (that's what they used to call it before they opted for "Climate Change" - as if the climate doesn't change all the time!).



Gibbs: Despite research dispute, 'climate change is happening'

The Hill

The White House on Monday made exceptionally clear that it wants nothing to do with the furor over documents that global warming skeptics say prove the phenomenon is not a threat.

Despite the incident, which rocked international headlines last week, climate science is sound, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs stressed this afternoon, and the White House nonetheless believes “climate change is happening.”

“I don’t think that’s anything that is, quite frankly, among most people, in dispute anymore,” he said during Monday’s press briefing.

Climate change skeptics have asserted over the past week that the publication of more than 1,000 private e-mails and documents once housed in the University of East Anglia’s computer system refutes most modern global warming evidence.

But the dispute is proving especially troublesome for the Obama administration as it prepares to head to Copenhagen next week for a climate change summit -- a forum the president will attend.

Not only has the White House faced criticism from the left for offering too few concessions ahead of the meet, it is now fielding dissatisfaction from the right for participating in a summit sponsored in part by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) -- one of the research organs touched by the CRU spat.

"I think there's no real scientific basis for the dispute of this," responded Gibbs to questions about those scientists' credibility.

Nevertheless, congressional Republicans this week hope to ramp up their criticism of both global warming policy and the science that informs it.


Most vocal seems to be Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee. Inhofe demanded on Friday a hearing into the IPCC's research to determine whether it "cooked the science to make this thing look as if the science was settled, when all the time of course we knew it was not."

" This thing is serious, you think about the literally millions of dollars that have been thrown away on some of this stuff that they came out with," he told reporters, noting it was "interesting" the e-mails surfaced before the Copenhagen summit.


Major Garrett asks Gibbs at the White House briefing, "Do you have any evaluation or comment on the controversy of hacked e-mails that suggest some of the underlying science may be in error or may have been altered in some way?"

GIBBS: I think Carol Browner addressed that last week. Uh... Uh... on the order of several thousand scientists have come, uh, to the conclusion that, uh, climate change is happening. Uhhh, I don't think that's, uh, anything that is quite, frankly -- among most people -- in dispute, anymore.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

I wondered what happened to Baghdad Bob. Now we all know: he morphed into Gibbs.

The Earth’s climate changed many times long before the dawn of man, and will continue to do so, with or without us. Obama and Gore's power lust is what this is all about, and it is total BS. Yo Gibbs, you guys stepped in it big time.


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Global Warming Consensus: Garbage In, Garbage Out ~ by Michael Barone




Michael Barone on Cavuto is excellent!!!! This is a must see video.


Global warming consensus: garbage in, garbage out

The Washington Examiner


By: Michael Barone

Senior Political Analyst
November 29, 2009

As Air Force One heads to Copenhagen for the climate summit Dec. 9, it will presumably not make a U-turn while flying over the Climate Research Unit at University of East Anglia near Norwich, England. But perhaps it should. The 61 megabytes of CRU e-mails and documents made public by a hacker cast serious doubt on the ballyhooed consensus on man-made global warming that the Copenhagen summit was called to address.

The CRU has been a major source of data on global temperatures, relied on by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But the e-mails suggest that CRU scientists have been suppressing and misstating data and working to prevent the publication of conflicting views in peer-reviewed science periodicals. Some of the more pungent e-mails:

"I can't see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow -- even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!"
"Can you delete any e-mails you may have had with Keith re AR4?"
"I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline."
"The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty we can't."
"I'm getting hassled by a couple of people to release the CRU temperature station data. Don't any of you three tell anybody that the UK has a Freedom of Information Act!"

You get the idea. The most charitable plausible explanation I have seen comes from the Atlantic's Megan McArdle. "The CRU's main computer model may be, to put it bluntly, complete rubbish."

Australian geologist Ian Plimer, a global warming skeptic, is more blunt.

The e-mails "show that data was massaged, numbers were fudged, diagrams were biased, there was destruction of data after freedom of information requests, and there was refusal to submit taxpayer-funded date for independent examination."

Global warming alarmist George Monbiot of the Guardian concedes that the e-mails "could scarcely be more damaging," adding, "I'm dismayed and deeply shaken by them." He has called for the resignation of the CRU director.

All of which brings to mind the old computer geek's phrase: Garbage in, garbage out.

The Copenhagen climate summit was convened to get the leaders of nations to commit to sharp reductions in carbon dioxide emissions -- and thus sharp reductions in almost all energy usage, at huge economic cost -- in order to prevent disasters that supposedly were predicted with absolute certainty by a scientific consensus.

But that consensus was based in large part on CRU data that was, to take the charitable explanation, "complete rubbish" or, to take the more dire view, the product of deliberate fraud.

Quite possibly the CRU e-mailers were sincere in their belief that they were saving the planet. Like Al Gore, they wanted to convince the world's elites that the time for argument is over, the scientific consensus is clear and those who disagree can be dismissed as cranks (and should be disqualified from receiving research grants). If they had to cut a few corners, well, you have to break eggs to make an omelette.

For those of us who have long suspected that constructing scientific models of climate and weather is an enormously complex undertaking quite possibly beyond the capacity of current computer technology, the CRU e-mails are not so surprising.

Do we really suppose that anyone can construct a database of weather observations for the entire planet and its atmosphere adequate to make confident predictions of weather and climate 60 years from now? Predictions in which we have enough confidence to impose enormous costs on the American and world economies?

Copenhagen, despite Barack Obama's presence, seems sure to be a bust; there will be no agreement on mandatory limits on carbon emissions. Even if there were, it would probably turn out to be no more effective than the limits others agreed to in Kyoto in 1997. In any case, China and India are not going to choke off their dazzling economic growth to please Western global warming alarmists.

The more interesting question going forward is whether European and American governmental, academic and corporate elites, having embraced global warming alarmism with religious fervor, will be shaken by the scandalous CRU e-mails. They should be.


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Wild Thing's comment........

They aren’t going to go quietly into that good night......and neither shall we!!


Garbage In, Garbage Out! ..........Nice slogan for the 2010 elections.


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November 30, 2009

Climate Change Data Dumped ~ CLIMATEGATE



Climate change data dumped

TimesOnline.co.uk

SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

The UEA’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation.

The data were gathered from weather stations around the world and then adjusted to take account of variables in the way they were collected. The revised figures were kept, but the originals — stored on paper and magnetic tape — were dumped to save space when the CRU moved to a new building.

The admission follows the leaking of a thousand private emails sent and received by Professor Phil Jones, the CRU’s director. In them he discusses thwarting climate sceptics seeking access to such data.

In a statement on its website, the CRU said: “We do not hold the original raw data but only the value-added (quality controlled and homogenised) data.”

The CRU is the world’s leading centre for reconstructing past climate and temperatures. Climate change sceptics have long been keen to examine exactly how its data were compiled.

That is now impossible.

Roger Pielke, professor of environmental studies at Colorado University, discovered data had been lost when he asked for original records. “The CRU is basically saying, ‘Trust us’. So much for settling questions and resolving debates with science,” he said.



"Hide The Decline - Climategate"

Have to play this again. hahahahaha


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Wild Thing's comment..........

Hmmmmmm how convenient. These guys aren’t just hucksters, they’re outright criminals.

Just a new twist on an old excuse:

“The dumpster ate my homework.”


In the world of real science, if the data doesn’t exist the conclusions are invalid. Real scientists would only use readily available data, and where it doesn’t exist— everything that occurs after that is rendered useless. Especially given the recent revelations, one wonders if the data ever really existed (in which case it should exist somewhere other than CRU), or whether they manufactured it and lost the information on how they did it.

In a statement on its website, the CRU said: “We do not hold the original raw data but only the value-added (quality controlled and homogenised) data.”

What the heck are they thinking. You call this science?

Science calls for replicating data to check accuracy. No data replication, no accuracy.


This has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with POLITICAL POWER and money making scams to Al Gore and others.

Dumping the data is unforgivable, but hiding that it was dumped, and pretending that loss of the original data is unimportant and the massaged data has higher intrinsic value is even worse.


No data, no argument for global warming.

Goodbye global warming.

Back to Drill baby drill. YESSSSS PLEASE Dear God!

The “believers” (obamabots and gorebots) still believe. They’ve all had teleprompters installed in their brain and they simply say whatever pops up then have this blank stare.



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November 27, 2009

'Cap and Trade Is Dead' ~ Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe



The 12 Days Of Global Warming


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'Cap and Trade Is Dead'

The recently disclosed emails and documents from University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit compromise the integrity of the United Nations' global warming reports.


The Wall Street Journal


So declares Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, taking a few minutes away from a Thanksgiving retreat with his family. "Ninety-five percent of the nails were in the coffin prior to this week. Now they are all in."

If any politician might be qualified to offer last rites, it would be Mr. Inhofe. The top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee has spent the past decade in the thick of Washington's climate fight. He's seen the back of three cap-and-trade bills, rode herd on an overweening Environmental Protection Agency, and steadfastly insisted that global researchers were "cooking" the science behind man-made global warming.

This week he's looking prescient. The more than 3,000 emails and documents from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU) that have found their way to the Internet have blown the lid off the "science" of manmade global warming. CRU is a nerve center for many of those researchers who have authored the United Nations' global warming reports and fueled the political movement to regulate carbon.

Their correspondence show a claque of scientists massaging data to make it fit their theories, squelching scientists who disagreed, punishing academic journals that didn't toe the apocalyptic line, and hiding their work from public view.

"It's no use pretending that this isn't a major blow," glumly wrote George Monbiot, a U.K. writer who has been among the fiercest warming alarmists. The documents "could scarcely be more damaging." And that's from a believer.
This scandal has real implications. Mr. Inhofe notes that international and U.S. efforts to regulate carbon were already on the ropes. The growing fear of Democrats and environmentalists is that the CRU uproar will prove a tipping point, and mark a permanent end to those ambitions.





Internationally, world leaders finally acknowledged that the recession has sapped them of their political power to impose devastating new carbon-restrictions. China and India are clear they won't join the West in an economic suicide pact. Next month's summit in Copenhagen is a bust. Instead of producing legally binding agreements, it will be dogged by queries about the legitimacy of the scientists who wrote the reports that form its basis.

The next opportunity to get international agreement is in Mexico City, 2010—a U.S. election year. Democrats were already publicly acknowledging there will be no domestic climate legislation in 2009 and privately acknowledging their great unease at passing a huge energy tax on Americans headed for a midterm vote.

Add to that the CRU scandal, which pivots the focus to potential fraud. Republicans are launching investigations, and the pressure is building on Democrats to hold hearings, since climate scientists were funded with U.S. taxpayer dollars. Mr. Inhofe's office this week sent letters to federal agencies and outside scientists warning them not to delete their own CRU-related emails and documents, which may also be subject to Freedom of Information requests.

Polls show a public already losing belief in the theory of man-made global warming, and skeptics are now on the offense. The Competitive Enterprise Institute's Myron Ebell argues this scandal gives added cover to Blue Dogs and other Democrats who were already reluctant to buck the public's will and vote for climate legislation. And with Republicans set to pick up seats, Mr. Ebell adds, "By 2011 there will hopefully be even fewer members who support this. We may be close to having it permanently stymied." Continued U.S. failure to act makes an international agreement to replace Kyoto (which expires in 2012) a harder sell.

There's still the EPA, which is preparing an "endangerment finding" that would allow it to regulate carbon on the grounds it is a danger to public health. It is here the emails might have the most direct effect. The agency has said repeatedly that it based its finding on the U.N. science—which is now at issue. The scandal puts new pressure on the EPA to accede to growing demands to make public the scientific basis of its actions.

Mr. Inhofe goes so far as to suggest that the agency might not now issue the finding. "The president knows how punitive this will be; he's never wanted to do it through [the EPA] because that's all on him." The EPA was already out on a legal limb with its finding, and Mr. Inhofe argues that if it does go ahead, the CRU disclosure guarantees court limbo. "The way the far left used to stop us is to file lawsuits and stall and stall. We'll do the same thing."

Still, if this Democratic Washington has demonstrated anything, it's that ideology often trumps common sense. Egged on by the left, dug in to their position, Democrats might plow ahead. They'd be better off acknowledging that the only "consensus" right now is that the world needs to start over on climate "science."




Wild Thing's comment..........

This is encouraging! God bless Inhofe! Sen Inhofe has been fighting this for a long time. I can remember in 2004 he was calling global warming junk science and he never backed off. That is what it takes to win — keep on fighting.

Good, the story and the White House connection is starting to eat at the edges of the MSM.

It's just that in the light of the scandal, I have no idea why the conference in Copenhagen is still being held. At the very least, it should be postponed until the significance of the scientific fraud can be sorted out. Nonetheless, the lib politicians are pressing forward.



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November 26, 2009

A Must See Video ~ Ed Begley Jr. Gets Heated TRYING To Defend Global Warming Baloney! LMAO



Wild Thing's comment........

As more and more people become aware of the extent of the fraud, the Chicken Littles will become more and more hysterical, because the gravy train is approaching the end of the line.

Funny stuff - Begley keeps saying that peer-reviewed studies will ferret out any cooked books. Uh ... if this weren’t so serious it would be comical. Ah Heck it is funny and we deserve a good laugh for now after all this time telling others it is a lie.

Begley doesn't realize that the emails say they didn't want ANYONE looking at the books in the first place.

I am impressed with the way Stuart Varney handled the interview....Mr Varney draws no quarter!



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Global Warming er ah Climate Change The FRAUD and HOAX Perpetrated On a Global Scale





The face in the video belongs to Dr. Michael Mann



The BBC was sent the Climategate files a month ago but refused to cover the story.


Climate change scandal deepens as BBC expert claims he was sent 'cover-up' emails a month before
they went public


The Daily Mail

The controversy surrounding the global warming scandal today deepened after a BBC
correspondent admitted he was sent the leaked emails more than a month before they were made
public.

Paul Hudson, weather presenter and climate change expert, claims the documents allegedly sent
between some of the world’s leading scientists are of a direct result of an article he wrote.

In his BBC blog two days ago, Hudson said:

‘I was forwarded the chain of emails on the 12th October, which are comments from some of the world’s leading climate scientists written as a direct result of my article “Whatever Happened To Global Warming”.’

That essay, written last month, argued that for the last 11 years there had not been an increase in
global temperatures.

It also presented the arguments of sceptics who believe natural cycles control temperature and the c
ounter-arguments of those who think it’s man’s actions which are warming the planet.

The leaked files – which show 4,000 documents which have allegedly been sent by scientists over
the past 13 years – were apparently taken from servers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate
Research Unit, which is a world-renowned centre focused on studying climate change.


The BBC's amazing U-turn on climate change

Telegraph.co.uk

I think the BBC wanted to slip this one out quietly, but a Matt Drudge link put paid to that. The climate
change correspondent of BBC News has admitted that global warming stopped in 1998 – and he r
eports that leading scientists believe that the earth’s cooling-off may last for decades.

“Whatever happened to global warming?” is the title of an article by Paul Hudson that represents a clear departure from the BBC’s fanatical espousal of climate change orthodoxy. The climate change campaigners will go nuts, particularly in the run-up to Copenhagen. So, I suspect, will devout believers inside the BBC. Hudson’s story was not placed very prominently by his colleagues – but a link right at the top of Drudge will have delivered at least a million page views, possibly many more.

For complete article PLEASE CLICK HERE - Thank you.




Wild Thing's comment......

Remember when the global socialists changed the name of their scam from “global warming”
to “climate change”. LOL What liars they all are and we knew it too.

Will someone let Lindsey Graham and Newt, Nancy Pelosi and all the others know. hahahaha



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November 25, 2009

Sen. James Inhofe Announces Climategate Investigation Ini The HOAX of Global Warming



Inhofe Announces Climategate Investigation



The publication of more than 1,000 private e-mails that climate change skeptics say proves the threat is exaggerated has prompted one key Republican senator to call for an investigation into their research.

In an interview with The Washington Times on Monday, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced he would probe whether the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) "cooked the science to make this thing look as if the science was settled, when all the time of course we knew it was not."

"This thing is serious, you think about the literally millions of dollars that have been thrown away on some of this stuff that they came out with," Inhofe, the ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, said during the interview.

He added that it was "interesting" that the e-mails surfaced only weeks before an important climate change summit would bring world leaders to Copenhagen.
Fueling Inhofe's concerns is last week's news that a blogger hacked into the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (Cru) and published about 1,000 e-mails and more than 3,000 private documents relating to climate change.

Some of those communications disparaged climate change skeptics and their views, while others contained conversations about how to best portray climate change research.





Hiding evidence of global cooling

The Washington Times

Scientific progress depends on accurate and complete data. It also relies on replication. The past couple of days have uncovered some shocking revelations about the baloney practices that pass as sound science about climate change.

It was announced Thursday afternoon that computer hackers had obtained 160 megabytes of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in England. Those e-mails involved communication among many scientific researchers and policy advocates with similar ideological positions all across the world. Those purported authorities were brazenly discussing the destruction and hiding of data that did not support global-warming claims.




ClimateGate Heats Up Global Warming Debate before Copenhagen

Heritage Foundation

1,000 emails and more than 3,000 other documents from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University in the United Kingdom publicly revealed by a hacker, or allegedly an inside whistleblower, are rekindling the flame to the global warming debate just weeks before the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference where the United States will propose an emissions reduction target. A sample of what the emails exposed, which date back 13 years, includes:

“The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.”

And:

“I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e., from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.”

And:

“I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report,” Jones writes. “Kevin and I will keep them out somehow — even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!”

Some have argued the quotes have been taken out of context while others say the context is clear as day. Other information was erased completely to prevent it from being obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. And others believe “that this is not a scandal so much as a window on real scientists working on a politicized issue.”

More recently, it was the Environmental Protection Agency’s suppression of three of its employees. First, the EPA suppressed an internal report from one of the agency’s own, 35-year analyst Alan Carlin - a scientist who specializes in climate change. His report warned that the science of climate change was dubious and that we shouldn’t pass laws that will raise energy prices, hurt American families and hobble the nation’s economy without a full understanding of climate change. Later, the EPA suppressed a video entitled, “The Huge Mistake” by Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, two lawyers currently working at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – a video that says cap and trade will not work.

It will be interesting to see how ClimateGate plays out, but Superfreakonomics author Stephen Dubner sums up the current state of things:

“If you are a fan of science, this is a pretty grim day. If you are a fierce partisan on either side of the global-warming issue, you are either gnashing your teeth or clicking your heels. If you are a government official heading to Copenhagen soon for the climate summit, you are probably wondering what the hell you’re supposed to think now.”





RUSH Limbaugh discussed it on his show yesterday:

RUSH: Do you know that the Fox News Channel is the only television outlet to report on ClimateGate? The rest of the media is totally ignoring it. The news keeps breaking on this, on the hoax of man-made global warming.

This whole hoax has been fully exposed. These people were hiding data. They were hiding data from a Freedom of Information request. There are e-mails from the guy that ran the place, this university in England, to all of his contributors and all the members of his committee: "Don't release any information. I'll delete it rather than release it, if I have to." They made up numbers. They totally ignored numbers that disproved global cooling. This is a giant, giant, giant scam. It deserves a huge investigation. And Obama, if he was worth his salt, would be the first one demanding it because this has been allowed to hijack an international agenda that is oriented toward further fleecing of the United States.

We know that the lead place, this Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University -- which is the number one advisor and communicator with the IPCC, which is the UN's climate-control crowd.

We know that data was made up to advance the notion that man is causing the climate to warm. We know that data was purposely left out that hides the fact that the earth is cooling. Even on this bunch's website, they cannot hide the fact that temperatures have not increased the last ten years, and they've had to come up with some of the most irrational, illogical explanations for it. "Well, it's the ocean currents out there. It could be El Nino or La Nina. A lot of stuff is going on," but they specifically ignore anything related to the sun! And without the sun, there's nothing. How you can ignore the sun in the whole concept of warming is idiocy. But the point is this: We have now the facts. I don't care how it happened, whistle-blower or a hacker.

Remember, all of this information was subject to Freedom of Information requests, and they were deleting information that would harm them. They were deleting information and fighting the release. So it's a hoax.

The Indian prime minister is talking about moving fast on Copenhagen. Copenhagen is where they hope to come up with the next Kyoto treaty to punish the leading energy producers and the leading economies of the world. Copenhagen ought to be discredited! It ought to be canceled. There's no reason for it. There's no reason for anybody to advance any piece of legislation aimed at reversing something that is not happening.

What does it take for people to understand it is a hoax?

But if you live in The Universe of Lies, the last thing that you are governed by is the truth. The last thing you are governed by is reality. The only thing that matters to you is the advancement of your political agenda. And you tell yourself in The Universe of Lies that your agenda is so important the world will not survive without it and therefore you could lie, cheat, steal, destroy whoever you have to to get your agenda done -- because your opponents are eeevil, and in fighting eeevil, anything goes. There are no rules when you're in a fight with the Devil. And that is why in The Universe of Lies in this country, those of us who live in The Universe of Reality are the true enemy. We are the real enemy.

It's not Hugo Chavez, it's not Russia, it's not Iran, it's not Al-Qaeda, it's not Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. We are the enemy because we stand not only in the way of their agenda, but we also expose them daily for what they are: Frauds in the media, in academia, in science, and in government. In the old days before there was a New Media, whatever the government did was considered pure. The media was considered pure. Science was considered pure. Academia was considered pure. Now millions of Americans have had their suspicions of decades confirmed that all of these institutions are frauds, that they put forth a face and an image that hides their truth because it must.


"We found this nugget among the more than 3,000 emails and documents released last week after CRU's servers were hacked and messages among some of the world's most influential climatologists were published on the Internet. The 'two MMs' are almost certainly Stephen McIntyre and Ross McKitrick, two Canadians who have devoted years to seeking the raw data and codes used in climate graphs and models, then fact-checking the published conclusions -- a painstaking task that strikes us as a public and scientific service. Mr. Jones did not return requests for comment and the university said it could not confirm that all the e-mails were authentic, though it acknowledged its servers were hacked. Yet even a partial review of the e-mails is highly illuminating."

The Journal goes on to provide more information and excerpts from the e-mails. They conclude thus: "For the record, when we've asked Mr. Mann in the past about the charge that he and his colleagues suppress opposing views, he has said he 'won't dignify that question with a response.' Regarding our most recent queries about the hacked emails, he says he 'did not manipulate any data in any conceivable way,' but he otherwise refuses to answer specific questions. For the record, too, our purpose isn't to gainsay the probity of Mr. Mann's work, much less his right to remain silent.

"However, we do now have hundreds of emails that give every appearance of testifying to concerted and coordinated efforts by leading climatologists to fit the data to their conclusions while attempting to silence and discredit their critics.

Dig Through Them Here: Alleged CRU E-mails

RUSH: The president of the United States has just said in an internationally televised press conference that he is going to continue seeking a resolution to a problem that doesn't exist. There is no man-made global warming. But it doesn't matter because he exists in the Universe of Lies. And man-made global warming is only a means to an end to him. It is simply a way to once again chip away at the size of this country and the wealth of this country and to make sure that he is able to enact legislation that will allow him to raise everyone's taxes so that he can begin even more redistribution of wealth.

Algore's books, his movies, his Photoshopped pictures of the earth? All lies. They're not real and based on a hoax -- and they did not get "scammed." Everybody involved knows it's a hoax. They are knowingly perpetrating it. Gore knows it, Phil Jones knows it, Michael Mann knows it, anybody involved in this knows they are perpetrating a hoax. Nobody got "fooled" here. None of the leaders, anyway. You might have had some rogue little scientist out there who got confused about it. But real scientists, the ones who should be respected are the ones who questioned this. That's what real scientists used to do. But we have political scientists masquerading as science scientists, advancing an agenda that they know is a lie, just like the people behind this health care bill know that everything they're saying about it is not true.

It will not "lower costs;" it will not "improve access;" it will not "improve quality." It will raise taxes! It will force you to give up freedom and put you in jail if you resist. Nothing is real about health care. Nothing is real in the cap-and-trade legislation. Nothing is real about the stimulus package. Nothing is real about the TARP bailout. All of it is fraudulent. It's all a hoax perpetrated by the left knowing full well it's a hoax, dressed up as something "compassionate" and an "emergency" required to save something, either jobs or the entire financial system of the world or whatever other threat will wipe us all out tomorrow if we don't act tonight. It's all a hoax! Everything the Democrat Party is behind today is a fraud and a lie aimed at separating you from three things: Your freedom, your property and your money.

They will not allow that to happen, and a lot of these e-mails are about this guy, McIntyre -- and a buddy of his named McKitrick -- about keeping this information from everybody even if they have to delete it. Meanwhile, the Kyoto protocol and the upcoming meeting in Copenhagen is about carbon trade emissions, cap and tax, get-rid-of-your-SUV, everything! Incandescent lightbulbs being replaced by compact fluorescent! Everything about the environment has been a total fraud and a fake. You do not need to give up your SUV. You do not need to start running around getting washing machines that front load that stink up your house. You don't have to get rid of your incandescent lightbulbs. You do not have to run around and drive a hybrid to save the earth because there's nothing you can do to save it if it's in trouble, which it's not. We had a call and the guy may be right: This may be as big as proving that the earth was round when the "consensus" of scientists said it was flat. Hell, there still is a Flat Earth Society out there.


Cap and Trade FREAK Barack Obama sought Tuesday to boost hopes of a landmark deal at the Copenhagen climate summit, as a new report showed the crisis facing the planet is deeper than previously thought.

Obama said the world was "one step closer to a successful outcome in Copenhagen," as he hosted key developing nation India at the White House a week after returning from top global polluter China.

"It's also essential that all countries do what is necessary to reach a strong operational agreement that will confront the threat of climate change while serving as a stepping-stone to a legally binding treaty," he added at a joint news conference with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.



Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren involved in unwinding “Climategate” scandal

Canadian Free Press

Lift up a rock and another snake comes slithering out from the ongoing University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) scandal, now riding as “Climategate”.

Obama Science Czar John Holdren is directly involved in CRU’s unfolding Climategate scandal. In fact, according to files released by a CEU hacker or whistleblower, Holdren is involved in what Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball terms “a truculent and nasty manner that provides a brief demonstration of his lack of understanding, commitment on faith and willingness to ridicule and bully people”.

“The files contain so much material that it is going to take some time t o put it all in context,” says Ball. “However, enough is already known to underscore their explosive nature. It is already clear the entire claims and positions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are based on falsified manipulated material and is therefore completely compromised.
“The fallout will be extensive as material continues to emerge. Reputations of the scientists involved are already destroyed, however fringe players will continue to be identified and their reputations destroyed or sullied.”

While the mainstream media is bending into pretzels to keep the scandal under the rug, Climategate is already the biggest scientific scandal in history because of the global policy implications.

A throwback to the intro of the television series Dragnet, “Ladies and Gentlemen: “The story you are about to hear is true, only the names have been changed to protect the innocent”, the innocent in Climategate have already been thrown to the ravening wolves.

“There is a multitude of small but frightening stories in the massive files,” Ball writes. “For example I’ve known solar physicists Sallie Baliunas and Willie Soon for a long time. I’ve published articles with Willie and enjoyed extensive communication. I was on advisory committees with them when Sallie suddenly and politely withdrew from the fray. I don’t know if the following events were contributing factors but it is likely.
“Baliunas and Soon were authors of excellent work confirming the existence of the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) from a multitude of sources. Their work challenged attempts to get rid of the MWP because it contradicted the claim by the proponents of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). Several scientists challenged the claim that the latter part of the 20th century was the warmest ever. They knew the claim was false, many warmer periods occurred in the past. Michael Mann ‘got rid’ of the MWP with his production of the hockey stick, but Soon and Baliunas were problematic. What better than have a powerful academic destroy their credibility for you? Sadly, there are always people who will do the dirty work.”

Indeed, Holdren’s emails show how sincere scientists would be made into raw “entertainment”.

For the rest of the article and Holdren's email you can click HERE.


Wild Thing's comment........

Oh how I wish we had more Conservatives in Congress right now. As it is, we will have a hard time getting anything done to stop this FRAUD!

We also have proof now why Gore does not allow debate about his Global warming BS.

Obama and this Administration and the words traitor and treason go side by side. And Obama and the MSM want to ignore ClimateGate so they can push Global Communism forward.



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October 23, 2009

Totally Insane Enviro People Say : Save The Planet: Time to Eat Dog




Missy and Sebastian

LOL Sebastian's eyes don't really have that glassy look. I am just a terrible photographer. haha




Save The Planet: Time to Eat Dog

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The eco-pawprint of a pet dog is twice that of a 4.6-litre Land Cruiser driven 10,000 kilometres a year, researchers have found.

Victoria University professors Brenda and Robert Vale, architects who specialise in sustainable living, say pet owners should swap cats and dogs for creatures they can eat, such as chickens or rabbits, in their provocative new book Time to Eat the Dog: The real guide to sustainable living.

The couple have assessed the carbon emissions created by popular pets, taking into account the ingredients of pet food and the land needed to create them.

"If you have a German shepherd or similar-sized dog, for example, its impact every year is exactly the same as driving a large car around," Brenda Vale said.
"A lot of people worry about having SUVs but they don't worry about having Alsatians and what we are saying is, well, maybe you should be because the environmental impact ... is comparable."

In a study published in New Scientist, they calculated a medium dog eats 164 kilograms of meat and 95kg of cereals every year. It takes 43.3 square metres of land to produce 1kg of chicken a year. This means it takes 0.84 hectares to feed Fido.

They compared this with the footprint of a Toyota Land Cruiser, driven 10,000km a year, which uses 55.1 gigajoules (the energy used to build and fuel it). One hectare of land can produce 135 gigajoules a year, which means the vehicle's eco-footprint is 0.41ha – less than half of the dog's.

They found cats have an eco-footprint of 0.15ha – slightly less than a Volkswagen Golf. Hamsters have a footprint of 0.014ha – keeping two of them is equivalent to owning a plasma TV.

Professor Vale says the title of the book is meant to shock, but the couple, who do not have a cat or dog, believe the reintroduction of non-carnivorous pets into urban areas would help slow down global warming.

"The title of the book is a little bit of a shock tactic, I think, but though we are not advocating eating anyone's pet cat or dog there is certainly some truth in the fact that if we have edible pets like chickens for their eggs and meat, and rabbits and pigs, we will be compensating for the impact of other things on our environment."

Professor Vale took her message to Wellington City Council last year, but councillors said banning traditional pets or letting people keep food animals in their homes were not acceptable options.

Kelly Jeffery, a Paraparaumu german shepherd breederwho once owned a large SUV, said eliminating traditional pets was "over the top".

"I think we need animals because they are a positive in our society. We can all make little changes to reduce carbon footprints but without pointing the finger at pets, which are part of family networks."

Owning rabbits is legal anywhere. Local bodies allow chickens, with some restrictions.

YOUR PET'S MARK

The eco-footprints of the family pet each year as calculated by the Vales:

German shepherds: 1.1 hectares, compared with 0.41ha for a large SUV.

Cats: 0.15ha (slightly less than a Volkswagen Golf). Hamsters: 0.014ha (two of them equate to a medium-sized plasma TV).

Goldfish: 0.00034ha (an eco-finprint equal to two cellphones).




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Wild Thing's comment...........

Psychos! I will NEVER give up my animals, they are part of our family or Nicholas and I. Our children of the fur!

People really are going off the deep end!!!

Oh my GOD that is SO SICK! OK, so these perverts think the planet would be better off with not only humans gone but also the species that like humans the best. What species IS permitted to survive, according to the econazis?

I say save the planet and get rid of the enviro's NOW!




......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.


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October 18, 2009

Thatcher Adviser: Copenhagen Goal is 1-world Government



Is Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty?

On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton, a noted climate change skeptic, gave a presentation at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. In this 4 minute excerpt from his speech, he issues a dire warning to all Americans regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty, scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009.



Thatcher adviser: Copenhagen goal is 1-world government

'Global warming' to be used as 'pretext' for 'change'

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A former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says the real purpose of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on Dec. 7-18 is to use global warming hype as a pretext to lay the foundation for a one-world government.

"At [the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in] Copenhagen this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed," Monkton told a Minnesota Free Market Institute audience on Thursday at Bethel University in St. Paul.

"Your president will sign it. Most of the Third World countries will sign it, because they think they're going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regimes from the European Union will rubber stamp it. Virtually nobody won't sign it," he told the audience of some 700 attendees.

I read that treaty and what it says is this: that a world government is going to be created. The word 'government' actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity.

"The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to Third World countries, in satisfaction of what is called, coyly, 'climate debt' – because we've been burning CO2 and they haven't. We've been screwing up the climate and they haven't. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government is enforcement."

In an hour and a half lecture illustrated by slides featuring scientific data on a wide range of climate issues, Monkton refuted claims made by former Vice President Al Gore in his movie and book entitled "An Inconvenient Truth," as well as scientific arguments made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Monckton argued that President Obama will sign the Copenhagen treaty at the December meeting, without seeking a two-thirds ratification of the treaty by the Senate, or any other type of Congressional approval.

"So, thank you, America. You were the beacon of freedom to the world. It is a privilege to stand on this soil of freedom while it is still free," he continued. "But, in the next few weeks, unless you stop it, your president will sign your freedom, your democracy, and your humanity away forever.
"But I think it is here, here in your great nation, which I so love and I so admire – it is here that perhaps, at this eleventh hour, at the fifty-ninth minute and fifty-ninth second, you will rise up and you will stop your president from signing that dreadful treaty, that purposeless treaty. For there is no problem with the climate and, even if there were, an economic treaty does nothing to [help] it."

Moncton is a well-known critic of the theory of anthropogenic causes for global warming who has argued repeatedly that global warming hysteria is an ideological position of the political Left advanced in the interest of imposing global taxes on the United States in the pursuit of international control of the U.S. economy under a one-world government to be administered by the U.N.


***** A draft of the petition can be read here: *****



Wild Thing's comment........

If Obama’s handlers make him agree to such crap it is tantamount to selling this country to others and we become a 2nd or 3rd tier country. ...When will Americans wake up?



....Thank you JohnE PFC U.S. Army for sending this to me.


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September 22, 2009

Green Groups Open 'climate war room'




Green groups open 'climate war room'

The cap-and-trade movement, spooked by the pounding health care reform took over the August break, is scrambling to persuade nervous Democrats they won’t suffer politically for taking another tough vote this year.

“When you get your butt kicked, like we did [after the House energy vote], it focuses the mind,” said Steve Cochran, director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s National Climate Campaign. “We found out that this is not something to hide from but something to lean on — even in places where coal is king and Blue Dogs were perceived to be running for cover.”

Climate bill supporters say they have spent the summer building precisely the kind of grass-roots network that health care didn’t have, with grass-roots operations in more than 20 states.

A “climate war room” — funded by more than 60 labor, business, faith, agriculture and environmental groups — has been set up to coordinate ad dollars and communications.

Despite the push, White House advisers say privately that they are very reluctant to have lawmakers take another tough vote after health care this fall.


Environmental groups such as the one founded by former Vice President Al Gore know that delay can mean doom in Washington, and that it might be easier to jam cap-and-trade legislation through this fall than to give critics the winter to ridicule it in ads and — perhaps worse — in rowdy town hall meetings.

With this in mind, green groups are briefing congressional leaders and vulnerable lawmakers on a new poll showing that three Democrats in very tough districts did not suffer a backlash for voting for an energy bill that includes a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon dioxide emissions.




Wild Thing's comment......

I vote putting the “Green War Room” someplace they would be comfortable this coming winter....like Siberia.

We have a war room too. More than half the living rooms in America.


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....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


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August 19, 2009

Sarah Palin Smackdown to Obama for Brazilian Offshore Oil Development and See Soros Connection




Sarah Palin pummeled Team Obama over the news yesterday that the government will fund Brazilian offshore oil development and research but deny US companies access to oil deposits off our own shores.


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Today's Wall Street Journal contains some puzzling news for all Americans who are impacted by high energy prices and who share the goal of moving us toward energy independence.

For years, states rich with an abundance of oil and natural gas have been begging Washington, DC politicians for the right to develop their own natural resources on federal lands and off shore. Such development would mean good paying jobs here in the United States (with health benefits) and the resulting royalties and taxes would provide money for federal coffers that would potentially off-set the need for higher income taxes, reduce the federal debt and deficits, or even help fund a trillion dollar health care plan if one were so inclined to support such a plan.

So why is it that during these tough times, when we have great needs at home, the Obama White House is prepared to send more than two billion of your hard-earned tax dollars to Brazil so that the nation's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, can drill off shore and create jobs developing its own resources? That's all Americans want; but such rational energy development has been continually thwarted by rabid environmentalists, faceless bureaucrats and a seemingly endless parade of lawsuits aimed at shutting down new energy projects.

I'll speak for the talent I have personally witnessed on the oil fields in Alaska when I say no other country in the world has a stronger workforce than America, no other country in the world has better safety standards than America, and no other country in the world has stricter environmental standards than America. Come to Alaska to witness how oil and gas can be developed simultaneously with the preservation of our eco-system. America has the resources. We deserve the opportunity to develop our resources no less than the Brazilians. Millions of Americans know it is true: "Drill, baby, drill." Alaska is proof you can drill and develop, and preserve nature, with its magnificent caribou herds passing by the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), completely unaffected. One has to wonder if Obama is playing politics and perhaps refusing a "win" for some states just to play to the left with our money.

The new Gulf of Mexico lease sales tomorrow sound promising and perhaps will move some states in the right direction, but we all know that the extreme environmentalists who serve to block progress elsewhere, including in Alaska, continue to block opportunities. These environmentalists are putting our nation in peril and forcing us to rely on unstable and hostile foreign countries. Mr. Obama can stop the extreme tactics and exert proper government authority to encourage resource development and create jobs and health benefits in the U.S.; instead, he chooses to use American dollars in Brazil that will help to pay the salaries and benefits for Brazilians to drill for resources when the need and desire is great in America.

Buy American is a wonderful slogan, but you can't say in one breath that you want to strengthen our economy and stimulate it, and then in another ship our much-needed dollars to a nation desperate to drill while depriving us of the same opportunity.

- Sarah Palin


Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling

The Wall Street Journal


h/t GatewayPundit

You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil.

The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.

The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a "preliminary commitment" letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-Im Bank says it has not decided whether the money will come in the form of a direct loan or loan guarantees. Either way, this corporate foreign aid may strike some readers as odd, given that the U.S. Treasury seems desperate for cash and Petrobras is one of the largest corporations in the Americas.

But look on the bright side. If President Obama has embraced offshore drilling in Brazil, why not in the old U.S.A.? The land of the sorta free and the home of the heavily indebted has enormous offshore oil deposits, and last year ahead of the November elections, with gasoline at $4 a gallon, Congress let a ban on offshore drilling expire.

The Bush Administration's five-year plan (2007-2012) to open the outer continental shelf to oil exploration included new lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico. But in 2007 environmentalists went to court to block drilling in Alaska and in April a federal court ruled in their favor. In May, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said his department was unsure whether that ruling applied only to Alaska or all offshore drilling. So it asked an appeals court for clarification. Late last month the court said the earlier decision applied only to Alaska, opening the way for the sale of leases in the Gulf. Mr. Salazar now says the sales will go forward on August 19.

This is progress, however slow. But it still doesn't allow the U.S. to explore in Alaska or along the East and West Coasts, which could be our equivalent of the Tupi oil fields, which are set to make Brazil a leading oil exporter. Americans are right to wonder why Mr. Obama is underwriting in Brazil what he won't allow at home.


Who else besides Obama has taken an interest in Petrobras?

George Soros Cut Petrobras Stake in Second Quarter

Bloomberg


His New York-based hedge-fund firm, Soros Fund Management LLC, sold 22 million U.S.-listed common shares of Petrobras, as the Brazilian oil company is known, according to a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Soros bought 5.8 million of the company’s U.S.-traded preferred shares.
Soros is taking advantage of the spread between the two types of U.S.-listed Petrobras shares, said Luis Maizel, president of LM Capital Group LLC, which manages about $4 billion. The common shares were 21 percent more expensive than preferred today, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. …
Petrobras preferred shares have also a 10 percent additional dividend, said William Landers, a senior portfolio manager for Latin America at Blackrock Inc.
“Given that there will most likely never be a change in control in the company, I see no reason to pay a higher price for the common shares.” Brazil’s government controls Petrobras and has a majority stake of voting shares.




Wild Thing's comment...........

Petrobras makes up 23% of George Soros’ financial portfolio!

Sarah Palin was one intelligent and capable person in the last presidential race. Sarah delivers another eloquent smackdown to the Kenyan usurper.

She’s not afraid of his Marxist ass. Notice she doesn’t even call him President, she calls him Mr. Obama, or the Obama White House..AWESOME. She does have to be politic. She stopped short of calling him a white-hating, racist, long-legged mac-daddy. I would love to see Rev. Manning making the rounds on the 2010 campaign trail. heh heh

Obamacare has been front and center in the public eye for weeks now.
Lurking in the back rooms of Washington is Cap & Trade. It has worked its way thought The House of Representatives. This dangerous monster is still around, it deserves as much scrutiny by the taxpayers as health care.


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August 14, 2009

Enviro Terrorists Making US Marine Corps Go Green in Afghanistan




The US Marine Corps is trying to reduce its enormous energy footprint as it sends an extra 10,000 troops into Afghanistan


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US Marine Corps goes green in Afghanistan

telegraph.co.uk

The US Marine Corps is trying to reduce its enormous energy footprint as it sends an extra 10,000 troops into Afghanistan.

A team of energy conservation experts seeking for ways to reduce cost of keeping American boots on the ground will accompany the soldiers as they deploy.

Fuel is one of the Marine Corps's largest expense.

In the harsh Afghan climate the Marines burn through some 800,000 gallons of fuel a day. Getting fuel and water supplies into land locked Afghanistan is expensive and the convoys are often targeted by roadside bombs.

At the first Marine Corps Energy Summit in a Washington hotel yesterday, General James Conway, the Corps Commandant, said he was sending energy experts by the end of the month to carry out the first Marine energy audit.

Despite their reputation a rugged warriors, the Marines use air conditioners to keep tents cool and the Pentagon is keen to reduce such extravagance in war time. One method being tried is to spray foam insulation onto the exterior of the tents.
Back in the US, all personnel have been ordered to switch off computers during non working hours.

To remain fiscally prudent, "go green" the Marines were ordered.


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Wild Thing's comment......

One method being tried is to spray foam insulation onto the exterior of the tents.

Yep, that's ll keep the heat in very nicely in the blazing hot summers.

Yeah that’s the ticket. Let the environmentalist wackos run the military. Have we lost our friggin’ minds? And what theh hell is wrong with the top brass for even listening to these people sheesh!

Chesty would have something to say to the enviro terrorists ......count on it.


"A team of energy conservation experts...."

They'll be lucky to save the amount of energy it took to ship their dead weight over there, and oh yeah...

This will be very dangerous to the men whose lives are on the line. There's one mission and one focus, anything else is a deadly distraction.

The last group you want to attack for use of resources should be the troops. They get the worst accommodations, worst food and operate in the worst environments of all the services to start. Whatever we can do to make these guys a little more comfortable we should.

I have something for these enviro terrorists! You bet I am angry! Dear God please let me meet in person one of these enviro terrorists just so I can tell them what I think of them.



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August 10, 2009

Insane Enviro People Say Having Children Brings High Carbon Impact



Having Children Brings High Carbon Impact

New York Times

By Kate Galbraith

Having children is the surest way to send your carbon footprint soaring, according to a new study from statisticians at Oregon State University.

The study found that having a child has an impact that far outweighs that of other energy-saving behaviors.

Take, for example, a hypothetical American woman who switches to a more fuel-efficient car, drives less, recycles, installs more efficient light bulbs, and replaces her refrigerator and windows with energy-saving models. If she had two children, the researchers found, her carbon legacy would eventually rise to nearly 40 times what she had saved by those actions.

“Clearly, the potential savings from reduced reproduction are huge compared to the savings that can be achieved by changes in lifestyle,” the report states.

The impact of children varies dramatically depending on geography: An American woman who has a baby will generate nearly seven times the carbon footprint of that of a Chinese woman who has a child, the study found.


The calculations take account of the fact that each child is, in turn, likely to have more children. And because the calculations derive from the fertility rate — the expected number of children per woman in various countries — the findings focus on women, although clearly men participate in the decision to have children.

“In discussions about climate change, we tend to focus on the carbon emissions of an individual over his or her lifetime,” said Paul Murtaugh, a professor of statistics at O.S.U., in a statement accompanying the study’s release. “Those are important issues and it’s essential that they should be considered. But an added challenge facing us is continuing population growth and increasing global consumption of resources.”

The full report is published in the February 2009 edition of the journal Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions.


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Wild Thing's comment......

Just think not only do young children delight their parents and all of us, they upset the NYT writers and other envirofreaks.

The enviro people belong in insane asylums, they are nuts and dangerous.

This is an outrage to think they can even put this kind of thinking in print. They really want to do populatoin control. I wonder when they come up with these horrible things they even realize their horrid ideas will include them too.


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August 01, 2009

Disgusting Al Franken feuds with T. Boone Pickens



Al Franken feuds with T. Boone Pickens

Politico

Five years after he put his money behind the Swift Boat ads that helped tanked John Kerry’s presidential campaign, Senate Democrats gave T. Boone Pickens a warm welcome at their weekly policy lunch Thursday.

Or at least most of them did.

Kerry skipped the regularly scheduled lunch; his staff said the Massachusetts Democrat “was unable to attend because he had a long scheduled lunch with his interns and pages.”

Sen. Al Franken managed to make time for the lunch – but then let Pickens have it afterward.

According to a source, the wealthy oil and gas magnate and author of “The First Billion is the Hardest” stepped up to introduce himself to Franken in a room just off the Senate Floor after the lunch ended

Franken, who was seated talking to someone else, did not stand when Pickens said hello. Instead, Franken began to berate him about the billionaire’s financing of the Swift Boat ads in 2004.

According to a source, the confrontation grew heated.

Said Franken spokeswoman Jess McIntosh: “It was a lively conversation.”

Pickens was on the Hill to address the Senate Democratic Policy Committee lunch about his plans to use wind energy to lower the nation’s dependence on oil and gas. But the thought of Pickens being invited to a Democratic event angered some on the Hill and in the liberal blogs.

Pickens’ camp appears unmoved by the drama.

“If they have a problem, that’s their problem,” said Pickens spokesman Jay Rosser.
“Boone has clearly moved on and is focused on a mission to solve the foreign oil dependency problem that he believes is a national security and economic crisis that America has to confront. Boone’s grateful for the impressive turnout of Democrats at the Democrat Policy Committee yesterday and for the interest they have shown in helping address this problem.”




Wild Thing's comment........

I had not heard about this, thank you Mark.

Franken is the face of the dem party, vile and disgusting that it is.

T. Boone Pickens... Intelligent, Sharp and Mannerly with a gentleman’s behavior.

Franken ....stupid, dull and ill mannered who wears diapers for laughs. Glad he’s not MY Senator.

And Kerry the coward didn't even show up and what a lame excuse he had. LOL That is so funny.


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Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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July 17, 2009

Senator Barbara Boxer Accused Of Race-Baiting At Energy Hearing


Glenn Beck today enjoying, while eating pudding, the delicious slapdown of Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer that occured yesterday at the hands of Harry Alford, the outstanding CEO of the Black Chamber of Commerce.

This has to be one of the most tense moments in a hearing about clean energy that's ever taken place.


Wild Thing's comment......

Boxer tried to mau-mau the wrong guy, and he let her have it. She was so condescending I am surprised he didn’t get up and walk out of there. But he held his ground and put her in her place in a way she so richly deserved. He had every right to be offended. What she was saying is that only black people who agree with her have a right to an opinion, and to express their opinions and have them heard — completely dissing him, his intelligence and his organization. What a show. Bravo Mr. Alford for pointing out to that obnoxious woman that she is not Queen of the Universe, as she apparently believes.

There is however the other side of the coin, LOL which kind of makes this even funnier. Because it is ironic that someone who is president of the Black Chamber of Commerce complains that a senator is treating him "racially." If you represent an organization based on race, don't be surprised if race becomes the overriding factor in the discussion.


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Cap and Trade: Will It Save the Earth? The Democrats Lie!



A focus group lets us know what they think about global warming and cap and trade policy proposals that reduce emissions. Heritage analysts point out some key misconceptions that might change their minds about this massive new energy tax.



Wild Thing's comment........

OMG, lol listen to the woman at the beginning of the video talking about how it would add 5 years to her life.

LOL Help us all!!!!




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Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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July 13, 2009

Barbara Boxer's Fear Mongering, and Lies As She Pushes Climate Bill




Boxer faces 'challenge of a lifetime' on climate change bill

Washington

If the Senate doesn't pass a bill to cut global warming, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer says, there will be dire results: droughts, floods, fires, loss of species, damage to agriculture, worsening air pollution and more.

She says there's a huge upside, however, if the Senate does act: millions of clean-energy jobs, reduced reliance on foreign oil and less pollution for the nation's children.

Boxer is engaged in her biggest sales job ever. The stakes couldn't be higher as she faces one of the toughest high-profile acts of her lengthy career: getting Congress to sign off on historic legislation to lower greenhouse-gas emissions.

"For Barbara Boxer , it's both the opportunity and a challenge of a lifetime," said Frank O'Donnell , the president of Clean Air Watch .

As the Senate's top-ranked environmentalist, Boxer heads the influential committee that began hearings on the issue this week. She's aiming to get her panel to pass a bill by the end of September. For months now, she's been meeting with senators one on one and hosting a group of about 30 senators for "Tuesday at 12" meetings to develop a strategy to win 60 votes, enough to overcome a Republican filibuster.

With a House of Representatives bill already approved, all eyes are on Boxer, who must overcome plenty of skepticism on Capitol Hill among her fellow Democrats.

"It's going to be a tough slog, but I'm excited about it. . . . I know that my Republican colleagues are going to try to do

everything to stop it and distort it," Boxer said Friday in an interview.

Boxer has been working closely with top White House aides and Reid, a close ally, to figure out a way to pass the bill. To reach out to farm-state and coal-state senators, she's enlisted a team of lieutenants: Democratic Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts , Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota , Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Thomas Carper of Delaware , among others.




Boxer Delays Senate Climate Bill Until September

This was supposed to be a big week for action on climate change in the Senate -- but it's ending with Republicans rubbing their hands in glee as the Environment and Public Works Committee delays its unveiling of legislation on carbon emissions.
Just two weeks ago, Boxer advised supporters of transportation reform to "work with me on my global warming bill" as she called for a quick rescue of the nation's highway trust fund.
The highway account is expected to run dry in mid-August, sending Congress and the Obama administration scurrying to find $20 billion to keep state-level road projects funded until the end of 2010.


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If the Senate doesn't pass a bill to cut global warming, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer says, there will be dire results: droughts, floods, fires, loss of species, damage to agriculture, worsening air pollution and more.
...droughts, floods, fires, loss of species, damage to agriculture, worsening air pollution and more.

We're all doomed! Doomed! Doomed I tell you!

These things have been occurring on this planet since the beginning of time. Only a ditz like Boxer would think that she could stop it by stealing even more money from the American taxpayers.

“Boxer said the legislation wouldn’t include any new taxes, and she’s portraying Republican opponents as obstructionists.”

I’d be very proud to be called an ‘obstructionists’ over this bill. ....Chant... Obstruct! Obstruct! Obstruct! Obstruct!

Barbara Boxer's continued advocacy of this crooked, discredited scheme calls her basic mental competency and/or ethics into question.




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Mark
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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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July 10, 2009

Photo Essay Of G8 Summit In L'Aquila, Italy



Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi arrives for a dinner at the G8 summit






A general view of the round table session during the G8 summit in L'Aquila



Heads of state attend a meeting with the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8), Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa and Egypt, during a G8 summit in L'Aquila, central Italy, on July 9, 2009. The G8 world powers issued a joint declaration expressing "serious concern" yesterday over post-election violence in Iran but said they were determined to find a peaceful resolution to the standoff over Tehran's nuclear programme.





Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi walks with

Obama praises Italy's 'great' leader as a man of integrity — but it's not Berlusconi

Times Online co.uk

Silvio Berlusconi escorts the President

Many Italians will no doubt be pleased that when President Obama arrived in Italy today for his first G8 summit, he immediately launched into lavish praise of the nation’s “great leader”.

This eminent figure had “the admiration of the Italian people”, Mr Obama said, not only because of his long public service but also for his “integrity and his graciousness".
“I just want to confirm that everything I have heard about him is true - he’s an extraordinary gentleman and a great leader of this country," Mr Obama added.

He was talking, however, not about Silvio Berlusconi, but about President Giorgio Napolitano, the head of state, who received him at the Quirinal palace.

The White House later attempted to brush off any suggestion that the compliments - which were pointedly not extended to Mr Berlusconi - were intended as veiled criticism of the scandal-tainted Prime Minister.




Barack Obama holds a soccer jersey given to him by Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) before a round table session at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy


Activists wearing masks depicting the leaders attending the G8 (Group of Eight) Summit in L'Aquila, pose for photographers during a protest against the G8 Summit in front of St. John in Lateran Basilica, in Rome, Thursday, July 9, 2009.





Activists wearing masks depicting the leaders



German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives on a electric cart



Electric carts are seen at the G8 summit site in L'Aquila, Italy



Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak (2nd L) is surrounded by security as he makes his way to a round table session in an electric car during the G8 summit




Obama listens to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi speak at a press conference following the Major Economic Forum meeting outlining ways to manage climate change on the second day of the G8 summit on July 9, 2009



President Barack Obama (C) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) take their places with junior G8 delegates for a family photo




Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi arrives for a dinner at the G8 summit


FOX News

Obama, and Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi pictured during the G8/G5 summit in L'Aquila, Italy Obama shook hands with Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi Thursday, a sign that relations have improved considerably between the U.S. and the North African nation. The two met as they posed for pictures ahead of a G-8 summit dinner hosted by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. Obama's diplomatic gesture was his latest effort to reach out to controversial world leaders .

Despite improved international relations, Qaddafi remains a controversial figure. He criticized the U.S.-led war in Iraq during a speech last month to the Italian Senate.



World leaders stand for a family photo before a dinner at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009. Leaders of the Group of Eight major industrial nations and the main developing economies are meeting in the central Italian city of L'Aquila until Friday to discuss issues ranging from global economic stimulus to climate change and oil prices.



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Global Warming: Fact, Fiction and Political Endgame






Global Warming: Fact, Fiction and Political Endgame

Mark Alexander

Global Alarmist Albert Gore -- Consummate Hypocrite

"Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants." --Alexander Hamilton

Gore claimed that he and wife, Tipper, "live a carbon-neutral lifestyle."

Well, perhaps if you don't count all the fuel burned by his private jet travels and limo deliveries. One of Gore's exclusive mansions, according to a recent utility report, uses 20 times the electrical energy consumed by the average household, but who is counting.

Gore's son, Albert III, is true to his word. When he was stopped by police (his third high-speed, drug toting arrest) just before the elder Gore's Live Earth concerts began, he may have been traveling 100mph but he was doing it in his fuel-efficient Toyota Prius hybrid. Unfortunately, Al III was fueled up on marijuana, and had in his possession various prescription drugs -- Valium, Xanax, Vicodin, Adderall and Soma -- all without prescriptions. Fruit does not fall far from the tree.)

Separating Fact from Fiction

For the record, most reputable scientists agree that we are in a period of gradual global warming (about 0.7 degrees Celsius in the last century), and that the greenhouse effect prevents our climate from becoming a deep freeze. Most also agree that the level of CO2, including manmade CO2, in the atmosphere has increased in the last century, and that global warming is due, in some part, to the greenhouse effect.

However, there is no scientifically established correlation between global-warming trends and acceleration of the greenhouse effect due to human production of CO2 -- only broad speculation.

CO2 -- The Global Carbon Cycle

Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound with one carbon and two oxygen atoms. It is a major component of the carbon cycle -- the exchange of carbon between the biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. CO2 is one of the greenhouse gases associated with the "greenhouse effect.". The Earth absorbs about 70 percent of the Sun's radiant energy and reflects 30 percent. As greenhouse gasses increase, less of the radiant energy is reflected, with a corresponding increase in global temperatures.

All greenhouse gases comprise only three percent of the Earth's atmosphere by volume. Of that three percent, water vapor is estimated to cause up to 70 percent of the greenhouse effect, carbon dioxide up to 20 percent, and methane, nitrous oxide and ozone cause the balance, but these causal estimates are very difficult to accurately document.

All plants depend on CO2, consume it from the atmosphere and convert it to oxygen during photosynthesis, then respirate it back into the atmosphere.

Fact is, it is impossible to say with any degree of accuracy how much CO2 is produced or consumed in the natural carbon cycle and any estimate of the manmade percentage is highly questionable.

Gore's "Scientific Consensus"

Albert Gore claims, "I've been trying to deliver this message for 30 years. The degree of scientific consensus on global warming has never been stronger. Unless we act boldly, our world will undergo a string of terrible catastrophes. Of course, there will always be questions around the edges of the science..."

Yeah, fringe inquiries like "Is the Earth really the center of the universe?" and "Is the Earth really flat?"

Despite Gore's claims, there is a growing body of peer-reviewed studies challenging conventional global warming assumptions.

While more skeptics are going on record, the media has ignored dissenting views, with some notable exceptions like the UK's public broadcasting Channel 4 network, which produced a remarkable documentary titled "The Great Global Warming Swindle,".

Of course, it has not been broadcast by any of the U.S. networks.

The documentary features distinguished scientists from MIT and other major universities around the world.

**** This is an excellent article and you can read the rest of the article HERE.


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Commentary

"Global warming has become a big-ticket item in the eyes of its supporters. At stake are research funds, jobs and the ability to control lives all over the globe." --Walter E. Williams
"As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not in communism.... The environmentalists ask for immediate political action because they do not believe in the long-term positive impact of economic growth and ignore both the technological progress that future generations will undoubtedly enjoy, and the proven fact that the higher the wealth of society, the higher is the quality of the environment.... The issue of global warming is more about social than natural sciences and more about man and his freedom than about tenths of a degree Celsius changes in average global temperature" -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus
"A couple of days before the Oscars, the Reverend Al Gore gave a sell-out performance at the University of Toronto. 'From my perspective, it is a form of religion,' said Bruce Crofts of the East Toronto Climate Action Group, who compared the former vice president to Jesus Christ, both men being (as the Globe And Mail put it) 'great leaders who stepped forward when called upon by circumstance.' Unlike Christ, the Eco-Messiah cannot yet walk on water, but then, neither can the polar bears. However, only Al can survey the melting ice caps and turn water into whine." --Mark Steyn


"While the public has been led to believe that 'all' the leading scientists buy the global warming hysteria and the political agenda that goes with it, in fact the official reports from the United Nations or the National Academy of Sciences are written by bureaucrats -- and then garnished with the names of leading scientists who were 'consulted,' but whose contrary conclusions have been ignored. ... Global warming 'deniers' are likened to Holocaust deniers. The difference is that we have the hardest and most painful evidence that there was a Holocaust. But, for the global warming scenario that is causing such hysteria, we have only a movie made by a politician and mathematical models whose results change drastically when you change a few of the arbitrarily selected variables. No one denies that temperatures are about a degree warmer than they were a century ago. What [skeptical] climate scientists...deny is that you can mindlessly extrapolate that [the change is man made]. 'Global warming' is just the latest in a long line of hysterical crusades to which we seem to be increasingly susceptible." --Thomas Sowell

"Hoax is defined as, 'The art of deception.' The greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people is that manmade gases are causing climate change." --Senator James Inhofe
"A careful study of the substantial corpus of peer-reviewed science reveals that Mr. Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, is a foofaraw of pseudo-science, exaggerations, and errors, now being peddled to innocent schoolchildren worldwide." Lord Monckton (Viscount Monckton of Brenchley) a policy adviser to former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who has challenged Gore to an open scientific debate on climate change.
"'If you want to save the planet, I want you to start jumping up and down. Come on, m-----f-----s!' Madonna railed from the stage at London's Live Earth concert Saturday. 'If you want to save the planet, let me see you jump!' You just can't beat that. What else could capture the canned juvenilia of a 48-year-old centimillionaire -- who owns nine homes and has a 'carbon footprint' nearly 100 times larger than the norm -- hectoring a bunch of well-off aging hipsters to show their Earth-love by jumping up and down like children?" --Jonah Goldberg
"There are at least two characteristics all fundamentalists share. One is the exclusion and sometimes suppression of any and all information that challenges or contradicts the belief one wishes to impose on all. The other is the use of the state in pursuit of their objectives... One can get a sense of who is telling the truth about global warming by the company the concept keeps. Most of the disciples of global warming are liberal Democrats who never have enough of our money and believe there are never enough regulations concerning the way we lead our lives. That ought to be enough to give everyone pause, along with emerging evidence that the global warming jihadists may be more full of hot air than the climate they claim is about to burn us up." --Cal Thomas




Wild Thing's comment........

Excellent article and I love the quotes at the end of the write up.




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
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July 08, 2009

Gore Fight About Global Warming to Battle With Nazis






Al Gore: Climate-Change Fight Like Battle Against Nazis

FOX News

Al Gore on Tuesday compared the battle against climate change with the struggle against the Nazis.
The former vice president said the world lacked the political will to act and invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill by encouraging leaders to unite their nations to fight climate change.
He also accused politicians around the world of exploiting ignorance about the dangers of global warming to avoid difficult decisions.
Speaking at Britain's Oxford University at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment, sponsored by the Times of London, Gore said, "Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilization in World War II."
He added, "We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource."
Gore admitted that it was difficult to persuade the public that the threat from climate change was as urgent as the threat from Nazi Germany.



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Sen. Inhofe: ‘Gore Is Full of Crap,’ ‘All Recent Science…Confirms This Thing Is A Hoax’

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) attacked Al Gore and global warming science, claiming that Gore was “full of crap” on global warming......

Appearing on Glenn Beck’s radio show and CNN television program, Inhofe said that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which concluded that global warming was real and caused by humans, used “one scientist.” Inhofe added: “All of the recent science…it confirms that I was right on this thing. This thing is a hoax.”

Thank you to Sen. Inhofe, too few politicans speak out about this baloney, insanity. Heck even sliding into Rinoville Newt did that global warming ad with Pelosi.




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June 17, 2009

House Republicans Draft Energy Bill With Heavy Focus on Nuclear Power


Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) delivers the Weekly Republican Address on the Republican Energy Plan, The American Energy Act.




House Republicans Draft Energy Bill With Heavy Focus on Nuclear Power

NY Times

House Republicans plan to introduce an energy bill on Wednesday as an alternative to the Democratic plan barreling toward a House vote this month.

The Republican proposal, drafted by a group led by Representative Mike Pence of Indiana, leans heavily on nuclear power, setting a goal of building 100 reactors over the next 20 years. No new nuclear plants have been ordered in the United States since 1978 because of the high cost of construction and uncertainty about regulatory approval.

The bill also provides incentives for increased oil and gas production on public and private lands and offshore. It would also authorize oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, a focus of 30 years of controversy in Congress.

The Republican measure does not include any mandatory cap on emissions of heat-trapping gases, relying instead on nuclear energy, natural gas and renewable fuels like wind, solar and biomass power to reduce production of the gases, which have been linked to global warming.

“This is an alternative that takes us in the direction of energy independence and a clean environment without the national energy tax being offered by the Democrats,” Mr. Pence said.

At forums around the country, he said, people expressed a desire for more energy from domestic sources and concern about rising fuel prices. “A minority in Congress plus the American people equals a majority,” he said.

Republican officials said they were intending to offer the proposal, known as the American Energy Act, as a substitute for the bill sponsored by Representatives Henry A. Waxman of California and Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats.


Republicans Introduce the American Energy Act


Mike Pence is one of the good guys, Like we were talking about yesterday and you suggestions were so awesome. Mike is another one I would add to the list of people that have consistantly taken a stand.




Wild Thing's comment..........

More Nuclear plants haven’t been built because of Democrats.

This is exactly what the Republicans need to do, not just say "No", but provide reasonable alternatives to the Socialists.




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Mark
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June 03, 2009

Morticians Support Obama


Morticians Association of America Endorses President Obama's Tough New Fuel Efficiency Standards




Reason TV videos


Obama has stopped putting things off when it comes to global warming. He's insisting on tough new fuel efficiency standards, and that means our children will enjoy a cleaner environment.

The new standards mean more of us will be driving smaller, fuel-efficient cars. And since smaller, lighter cars—even when they are extremely well-designed for safety—mean more of us will have to plan for our final day sooner than we anticipated, we urge you to follow the president's lead and think ahead.

Don't put off planning for your final day. We're the Morticians Association of America, and we salute President Obama.



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LOL Reason TV videos is the home of the Drew Carey Project, a series of documentary shorts hosted by Drew Carey.

This is excellent and proves a strong point of how bad these tiny cars are no matter how safe they say they are.


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RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company


13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


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May 28, 2009

Obama's Green Guru Calls for White Roofs


U.S. energy secretary, Steven Chu



Obama's green guru calls for white roofs

Telegraph.co.uk

Professor Steven Chu, the US Energy Secretary, said the unusual proposal would mean homes in hot countries would save energy and money on air conditioning by deflecting the sun's rays.

More pale surfaces could also slow global warming by reflecting heat into space rather than allowing it to be absorbed by dark surfaces where it is trapped by greenhouse gases and increases temperatures

The Nobel Prize-winning physicist said the US was not considering any large scale "geo-engineering" projects where science is used to reverse global warming, but was in favour of "white roofs everywhere".

He said lightening roofs and roads in urban environments would offset the global warming effects of all the cars in the world for 11 years.

"If you look at all the buildings and if you make the roofs white and if you make the pavement more of a concrete type of colour rather than a black type of colour and if you do that uniformally, that would be the equivalent of... reducing the carbon emissions due to all the cars in the world by 11 years – just taking them off the road for 11 years," he said.

Secretary Chu said he was optimistic the US could lead the way through energy efficiency measures and boosting the use of renewables like solar, wind, nuclear and clean coal.

"The US will move, inevitably it will move first, as a more developed country we should be moving first, and I hope China will follow," he said.


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The Science Behind White Roofs

It turns out that three huge proponents of the idea to paint the town white are former colleagues of Secretary Chu from the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL) and they're looking for their share of stimulus loot:

"It's also well timed. Akbari pointed out that by his and his colleagues' calculations, the plan could save Americans $2 billion annually in unspent air conditioning, even after taking into account the increased need for heating in winter. Moreover, he argued, it dovetails with the president's economic and environmental goals."
"The Obama administration has made it clear that it wants a substantial portion of the stimulus package to go toward creating a greener economy, but that desire has to be balanced against the imperative to immediately circulate cash and create jobs. Painting or resurfacing roofs or pavement, Akbari said, would nicely fulfill both objectives. The technology exists and is readily available, and since a substantial portion of the country's home and commercial real-estate owners are going to need to re-roof at some point in the near future anyway, it's about as shovel-ready as any proposal currently on the table."




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Wild Thing's comment.......

Department of Energy needs to be renamed to the Department of Idiocy! This guy Kook-Kook-a-Chu is a whacko!

Hmmm, white roofs. I’ll put that idea right next to the ‘safer guns and safer bullets’ gemstone from Jocelyn Elders.

Plus the fact that they are using this Global warming LIE to for thei rown purposes. Just like Gore has done with his huge increase in income.

From Rush Limbaugh:

"The proponents, be they from science, be they from the lay community, are all looking for money. They're looking for donations; they're looking for grants from the government to advance a cause. They're looking for money and whatever it takes to get the money they will claim they're researching, and then of course they'll be duty-bound to produce the results that the grantor wants.
So we gotta go out and paint roofs white, and that's the only story -- you have to go to a blog to find out why. The Drive-Bys, in reporting that Steven Chu wants you to paint your roof white don't tell you why. "Oh, you save the planet." They don't tell you that two of his colleagues are behind the ruse in order to get stimulus money, stimulus money which is supposed to be creating new jobs. How is that stimulus money working for you, if you're unemployed? How is that hope and change working for you? So now environmentalist wackos want their fists on the stimulus money under the guise of saving the planet with white roofs. "



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Mark
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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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May 20, 2009

Obama's Plan for Enviro Cars As Cap and Trade Legislation Through



Fred Flintstone didn't have to worry about fuel costs!


Obama touts plan for cleaner, more efficient cars

Washington

AP

Barack Obama's new fuel and emission standards for cars and trucks will save billions of barrels of oil but are expected to cost consumers an extra $1,300 per vehicle by the time the plan is complete in 2016.

Obama on Tuesday planned to announce the first-ever national emissions limits for vehicles, as well as require an overall or industry average fuel efficiency standard at 35.5 miles per gallon...

Administration officials said consumers were going to pay an extra $700, anyway, for mileage standards that had already been approved. The Obama plan adds another $600 to the price of a vehicle, a senior administration official said, bringing the total cost to $1,300 by 2016.


Democrats are also moving their cap and trade legislation through committee this week. The cap and trade plan will cost Americans $700 to $1,400 dollars per family per year.

Barack Obama admitted in an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle during the campaign that cap and trade energy policy would "cause electricity prices to skyrocket."



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Wild Thing's comment........

And the systematic destruction of the US marches on.


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May 14, 2009

Smoking Gun Memo on C02 Myth It's NOT a Pollutant and White House Knows It



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Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) Uncovers EPA Deception




Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Holds ‘Smoking Gun’ Memo from the White House


The Heritage Foundation


Today I exposed a “smoking gun” White House memo to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The memo warns that regulation of small CO2 emitters will have “serious economic consequences” for businesses and the overall economy. I was questioning EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson during the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee budget hearing.

I received the memo this morning, that’s marked ‘Deliberative: Attorney-Client Privilege’. In this memo Counsel for the White House repeatedly, repeatedly suggests a lack of scientific support for this proposed finding. This is a smoking gun, saying that the EPA findings were political and not scientific.

The EPA has failed to release the memo and has ignored the advice.

The nine-page White House memo undermines the EPA’s reasoning for a proposed finding that greenhouse gases are a danger to public health.

This misuse of the Clean Air Act will be a trigger for overwhelming regulation and lawsuits based on gases emitted from cars, schools, hospitals and small business. This will affect any number of other sources, including lawn mowers, snowmobiles and farms. This will be a disaster for the small businesses that drive America.

To quote from the memo to the EPA, “making the decision to regulate carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act for the first time is likely to have serious economic consequences for regulated entities throughout the US economy, including small businesses and small communities.”

The memo is an amalgamation of findings from government agencies’ sent from the Office of Management and Budget to the EPA.

This smoking gun memo is in stark contrast to the official position presented by the Administration and the EPA Administrator.

Despite the findings in the memo, the White House has given the EPA the green light to move ahead with regulation under the Clean Air Act.

According to government records, the document was submitted by the OMB as comment on the EPA’s April proposed finding that greenhouse gases are a danger to public health and welfare.

The memo - marked as “Deliberative-Attorney Client Privilege” - doesn’t have a date or a named author. But an OMB spokesman confirmed to news agencies that it was prepared by Obama administration staff.

BACKGROUND: The White House brief questions the link between the EPA’s scientific technical endangerment proposal and the EPA’s political summary. Administrator Jackson said in the endangerment summary that “scientific findings in totality point to compelling evidence of human-induced climate change, and that serious risks and potential impacts to public health and welfare have been clearly identified…”

The White House memo notes, the EPA endangerment technical document points out there are several areas where essential behaviors of greenhouse gases are “not well determined” and “not well understood.”

It warns about the adequacy of the EPA finding that the gases are a harm to the public when there is “no demonstrated direct health effects,” and the scientific data on which the agency relies are “almost exclusively from non-EPA sources.”

The memo contends that the endangerment finding, if finalized by the administration, could make agencies vulnerable to litigation alleging inadequate environmental permitting reviews, adding that the proposal could unintentionally trigger a cascade of regulations.


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Wild Thing's comment..........

Yesterday EPW Committee hearing, Senator Barrasso asked EPA administrator Lisa Jackson about a "smoking gun" OMB Memo on the Serious Economic Impact Likely From EPA CO2 Rules.

This memo admits that CO2 is not a pollutant. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. This memo alludes to the fact that there is no proof. This memo debunks everything environmental wackos and global warming people have been saying. And THE BEST THING OF ALL IT COMES FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATIOIN.!!!
LOL how great is that! hahahha

God bless Senator John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming!

Rush talked about it on his show yesterday.

RUSH:

She didn't answer the question. She did not answer the question in any way, shape, manner, or form. She said, nah, this is somebody's opinion, precursor to cap-and-trade, then she throws in this business that they're not going to tax people who can least afford to pay it. But the dirty little secret is that that's who always gets hurt with liberalism. That's who always gets hurt, the people who can least afford it. The little guy either loses his job, increased taxes or what have you. But there you've heard it, this memo is out, attorney-client privilege from the White House, the Obama White House, and just to paraphrase what Barrasso said, it's nine pages, Lisa Jackson, the EPA administrator mentioned on every page, the memo questions the lack of scientific support for the finding that CO2 is a pollutant. It's a smoking gun memo saying that the findings were political, not scientific.


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....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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April 27, 2009

Two Must See Videos of Charlatan Al Gore


Gore To Blackburn: If You Think It's About Greed, "You Don't Know Me"



It Pays to Go Green! Al Gore's Net Worth Jumps From $2 Million in 2000 to $100 Million in 2008

h/t Pro Patria

According to public disclosure information, Gore was worth somewhere between $1 million and $2 million in 2000. So just what has Al Gore gained from his Big Green escapades? According to public disclosure information, Gore was worth somewhere between $1 million and $2 million in 2000. Not quite eight years later, Gore is estimated to be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million.

While I ordinarily would applaud such financial gains from such a short period of time, I can’t help but to question just how it happened. When you look out at what Al Gore has done, it’s evident that he figured out on a way to capitalize on the creation of Big Green while becoming the official doomsday prophet that has helped to build Big Green into the monetary powerhouse that it has become.

In any other industry this would be considered a severe conflict of interest. In essence, Al Gore has helped to create a fictitious catastrophe, then told everybody what the solutions have to be, and then put himself in a position to capitalize on the hype. It’s not only seriously dishonest, but many people and industries are going to suffer in the wake of this hype while Gore and Big Green bring in millions (and in some cases, billions) of dollars in green money.

Big Green has long since evolved past any resemblance of environmentalism and has become nothing more than a multi-billion dollar money-making machine. It’s time to start asking just who (or what) benefits from the pop-culture green movement because it certainly isn’t the environment.


Hearings began last Tuesday afternoon in the Energy and Commerce Committee on the “American Clean Energy and Security Act,” otherwise known as the “Cap and Trade” legislation.

Congressman Scalise questioned former Vice President Al Gore about a "cap and trade" energy tax in the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Friday, April 24, 2009.

Congressman Scalise is awesome, he does not let Gore run over him, and he speak up. Excellent! that video really kicks into gear about halfway through.




"When you’re talking legislation that essentially amounts to a declaration of economic war on the Midwest by liberals on Capitol Hill. The American people are entitled to know how much that is going to cost them and future generations,” Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana.

Obama, as a candidate for the office, told the San Francisco Chronicle that his cap and trade tax plan would necessarily cause electric bills to skyrocket.

Rep. Mike Pence showed the video in which Obama told interviewers in the January, 2008 video, “Under my plan, the cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad because I’m capping greenhouse gasses coal power plants, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to, uh, retrofit their operations. That will cost money; they will pass that money on to consumers.”

Pence reaction to the video, “We don’t believe that a draconian national energy tax dropped on top of a coal-burning industry principally that -- according to the President of the United States last year -- will cause utility rates to ‘skyrocket’ is the right approach. … Since we arrived on Capitol Hill we’ve heard a lot of good things about working together and what we have seen is the opposite. What we have seen is closed rules, limited amendments, last minute introduction; we’ve seen massive, hundreds of billions of dollars of legislation that’s been brought to the floor -- twelve hours to review it, twenty-four hours to review it. Our concern would be that the American people are entitled to count the cost of this cap and trade legislation and not wait until the day before the bill comes out of committee and goes to the floor and passes to be told what it will cost.”

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee said, about the devastating affect this sort of carbon tax has had on countries in the European Union and the impact this would have on American jobs.

“When you look at what has happened in Europe and they have basically given up their manufacturing and their production base,” Blackburn said. “When you go there you don’t see a lot that’s being done with cement, with ores, with metals, with steel. That is a void in their economy. You go to places like Denmark and they talk about wanting to move toward having everybody buy their own individual carbon credits that they use every year and that is taxing the very air you breathe.”

The MIT study that produced the average annual cost to consumers of $3,128 per household in increased energy cost alone also produced staggering numbers of job losses from this carbon tax scheme.

“The increased cost was not only in the tax that would be paid but also in the loss of jobs: 3 to 6 million American jobs through the same study,” Blackburn said. “The Democrats tout that this would create 2 million clean energy or green jobs, but our concern is that it would be a net jobs loss for the economy on top of the increased tax per household. We’re all for clean air, we’re all for clean water, we are all for clean energy. We are for conservation and taking good care of this planet that we live on, but we are not for taxing people out of house and home in order to pay for some of these programs that they are wanting to bring forward.”


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Wild Thing's comment........

Gore will perpetrate any lie or delusion in order get more green into his wallet.

Neither Al Gore nor John Warner addressed a single question put forth to them. All I heard was blabbering nonsense from both of them. Congressman Scalise was fantasst and had both Gore and Warner squirm in their seats.

Cap & Tax is designed to destroy our economy, leading to further consolidation of power at the White House, trashing the Constitution, and full conversion to socialism.

One thing also I want to keep in mind are these that stand up to the Democrats. They may be few in numbers but once we vote out the rino's like John McCain and try to get more like the ones mentioned in this post we will have a chance to save our awesome country.



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April 25, 2009

Earth Day Obama Voters




Democrats Refuse to Allow Skeptic to Testify Alongside Gore At Congressional Hearing

Climate Depot

Washington, DC

UK's Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, claimed House Democrats have refused to allow him to appear alongside former Vice President Al Gore at a high profile global warming hearing on Friday April 24, 2009 at 10am in Washington.

Monckton told Climate Depot that the Democrats rescinded his scheduled joint appearance at the House Energy and Commerce hearing on Friday. Monckton said he was informed that he would not be allowed to testify alongside Gore when his plane landed from England Thursday afternoon.

“The House Democrats don't want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face,” Monckton told Climate Depot in an exclusive interview. “They are cowards.”

According to Monckton, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), Ranking Member on the Energy & Commerce Committee, had invited him to go head to head with Gore and testify at the hearing on Capitol Hill Friday. But Monckton now says that when his airplane from London landed in the U.S. on Thursday, he was informed that the former Vice-President had “chickened out” and there would be no joint appearance.

Gore is scheduled to testify on Friday to the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment's fourth day of hearings on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. The hearing will be held in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.

A GOP House source told Climate Depot that the Democrats on the Committee said “absolutely not” to allowing Monckton to appear during today's Gore hearing. The GOP committee “pushed at multiple levels” to bring Monckton in to testify but the Democrats “refused,” according to the GOP source.

Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich was called in to testify after Monckton was rejected by the committee Democrats, according to the Congressional source.

“The Democrats have a lot to learn about the right of free speech under the US Constitution. Congress Henry Waxman's (D-CA) refusal to expose Al Gore's sci-fi comedy-horror testimony to proper, independent scrutiny by the House minority reeks of naked fear,” Monckton said from the airport Thursday evening.
“Waxman knows there has been no 'global warming' for at least a decade. Waxman knows there has been seven and a half years' global cooling. Waxman knows that, in the words of the UK High Court judge who condemned Gore's mawkish movie as materially, seriously, serially inaccurate, 'the Armageddon scenario that he depicts is not based on any scientific view,'” Monckton explained


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Gingrich: climate bill will punish Americans

Breitbart

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says a Democratic proposal to limit global warming pollution will "punish the American people" with higher energy costs and lost jobs.

Gingrich appeared before a House subcommittee writing a broad energy and climate bill aimed at cutting greenhouse gases by 80 percent by mid-century.

Gingrich, a leading Republican voice who has indicated he may seek the presidency in 2012, criticized the Democrats' cap-and-trade climate proposal. He called it "an energy tax" that will increase Americans' cost of living and kill jobs.

Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman of California accused Gingrich of trying to scare people into opposing action on climate change. Waxman argued the bill is designed to contain energy cost increases.

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Wild Thing's comment............

I love trees, I live next to them, have climibed them, made love under them, love to burn real wood in the fireplace, have camped out among them, gotten shelter from them in the rain or from the sun. But I am not about to worship them like in the video above. LOL Those people scare the heck out of me.




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....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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April 10, 2009

Obama May Block Sun's Rays to End Global Warming


Obama "We are the ones we have been waiting for"



Obama May Block Sun's Rays to End Global Warming

FOX News

WASHINGTON

The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air.

John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed.

One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort.

"It's got to be looked at," he said. "We don't have the luxury of taking any approach off the table."

Holdren outlined several "tipping points" involving global warming that could be fast approaching.

Once such milestones are reached, such as complete loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic, it increases chances of "really intolerable consequences," he said.
Twice in a half-hour interview, Holdren compared global warming to being "in a car with bad brakes driving toward a cliff in the fog."

At first, Holdren characterized the potential need to technologically tinker with the climate as just his personal view. However, he went on to say he has raised it in administration discussions.

Holdren, a 65-year-old physicist, is far from alone in taking geoengineering more seriously.

The National Academy of Science is making climate tinkering the subject of its first workshop in its new multidiscipline climate challenges program.

The British parliament has also discussed the idea.

The American Meteorological Society is crafting a policy statement on geoengineering that says "it is prudent to consider geoengineering's potential, to understand its limits and to avoid rash deployment."

Last week, Princeton scientist Robert Socolow told the National Academy that geoengineering should be an available option in case climate worsens dramatically.

But Holdren noted that shooting particles into the air — making an artificial volcano as one Nobel laureate has suggested — could have grave side effects and would not completely solve all the problems from soaring greenhouse gas emissions.

So such actions could not be taken lightly, he said.

Still, "we might get desperate enough to want to use it," he added.

Another geoengineering option he mentioned was the use of so-called artificial trees to suck carbon dioxide — the chief human-caused greenhouse gas — out of the air and store it.

At first that seemed prohibitively expensive, but a re-examination of the approach shows it might be less costly, he said.


Some things about Holdren: This guy is one sick person! ...........
www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org


In 1969 Holdren wrote that it was imperative “to convince society and its leaders that there is no alternative but the cessation of our irresponsible, all-demanding, and all-consuming population growth.” That same year, he and professor of population studies Paul Ehrlich jointly predicted: “If … population control measures are not initiated immediately and effectively, all the technology man can bring to bear will not fend off the misery to come.”

In 1971 Holdren and Ehrlich warned that “some form of ecocatastrophe, if not thermonuclear war, seems almost certain to overtake us before the end of the century.”

Viewing capitalism as an economic system that is inherently harmful to the natural environment, Holdren and Ehrlich in 1973 called for “a massive campaign … to de-develop the United States” and other Western nations in order to conserve energy and facilitate growth in underdeveloped countries. “De-development,” they said, “means bringing our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation.” “By de-development,” they elaborated, “we mean lower per-capita energy consumption, fewer gadgets, and the abolition of planned obsolescence.”

In 1986 Holdren predicted that “carbon dioxide-induced famines could kill as many as a billion people before the year 2020.”

On December 20, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama named Holdren as his choice to be Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.



Wild Thing's comment..........

Good Lord, what an idiot. These idiots are going to cause some kind of catastrophe, which is going to make so-called global warming look like a walk in the park.

'Obama looking at cooling air to fight global warming'

Never underestimate the power of large numbers of stupid people. This proves that Albert Einstein was again, 100% correct......"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits".

This below is EXCELLENT.


Founder of The Weather Channel, John Coleman, concerning Global Warming:

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create in allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the “research” to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.
Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild “scientific” scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmental conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minutes documentary segment.
I do not oppose environmentalism. I do not oppose the political positions of either party. However, Global Warming, ie Climate Change, is not about environmentalism or politics. It is not a religion. It is not something you “believe in.” It is science; the science of meteorology. This is my field of life-long expertise. And I am telling you Global Warming is a non-event, a manufactured crisis and a total scam. I say this knowing you probably won’t believe a me, a mere TV weatherman, challenging a Nobel Prize, Academy Award and Emmy Award winning former Vice President of United States. So be it.
I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct. There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming.
In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious. As the temperature rises, polar ice cap melting, coastal flooding and super storm pattern all fail to occur as predicted everyone will come to realize we have been duped. The sky is not falling. And, natural cycles and drifts in climate are as much if not more responsible for any climate changes underway. I strongly believe that the next twenty years are equally as likely to see a cooling trend as they are to see a warming trend.


......Thank you Lynn for sending this to me.


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April 01, 2009

Spokane Residents Smuggle Suds Over STUPID Green Brands



Spokane residents smuggle suds over green brands

SPOKANE, Wash.

The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers.

They are bringing Cascade or Electrasol in from out of state because the eco-friendly varieties required under Washington state law don't work as well. Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation's strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates, a measure aimed at reducing water pollution. The ban will be expanded statewide in July 2010, the same time similar laws take effect in several other states.

But it's not easy to get sparkling dishes when you go green.

Many people were shocked to find that products like Seventh Generation, Ecover and Trader Joe's left their dishes encrusted with food, smeared with grease and too gross to use without rewashing them by hand. The culprit was hard water, which is mineral-rich and resistant to soap.

As a result, there has been a quiet rush of Spokane-area shoppers heading east on Interstate 90 into Idaho in search of old-school suds.

Real estate agent Patti Marcotte of Spokane stocks up on detergent at a Costco in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and doesn't care who knows it.

"Yes, I am a smuggler," she said. "I'm taking my chances because dirty dishes I cannot live with."

(In truth, the ban applies to the sale of phosphate detergent — not its use or possession — so Marcotte is not in any legal trouble.)



Marcotte said she tried every green brand in her dishwasher and found none would remove grease and pieces of food. Everybody she knows buys dishwasher detergent in Idaho, she said.

Supporters of the ban acknowledge it is not very popular.

"I'm not hearing a lot of positive feedback," conceded Shannon Brattebo of the Washington Lake Protection Association, a prime mover of the ban. "I think people are driving to Idaho."

Steve Marcy, manager of the Costco in Coeur d'Alene, about 10 miles east of the Washington state line, estimated that sales of dishwasher detergent in his store have increased 10 percent. He knows where the customers are coming from.

"I'll joke with them and ask if they are from Spokane," Marcy said. "They say, `Oh yeah.'"

Shoppers can still buy phosphate detergents in Washington state by venturing outside Spokane County, but Idaho is more convenient to many Spokane residents.




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Wild Thing's comment........

LMAO I am sorry but I just can't help it.
I’ll give up my detergent when they pry it from my dishpan hands.

I am sooooo NOT an enviro person. If ever there was a bunch of human beings that are phony straight from the womb it is the enviro group. I LOVE that their stupid suds don't work LOL that is rich. If we keep caving in to these enviro nut cases we will be the cave dwellers, or grass huts and digging roots.

Forget ammo, start stockpiling Cascade!
Heh heh


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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March 18, 2009

Obama Climate Plan Could Cost $2 Trillion




Obama climate plan could cost $2 trillion

The Washington Times


President Obama’s climate plan could cost industry close to $2 trillion, nearly three times the White House’s initial estimate of the so-called “cap-and-trade” legislation, according to Senate staffers who were briefed by the White House.

A top economic aide to Mr. Obama told a group of Senate staffers last month that the president’s climate-change plan would surely raise more than the $646 billion over eight years the White House had estimated publicly, according to multiple a number of staffers who attended the briefing Feb. 26.

“We all looked at each other like, ‘Wow, that’s a big number,’” said a top Republican staffer who attended the meeting along with between 50 and 60 other Democratic and Republican congressional aides.

The plan seeks to reduce pollution by setting a limit on carbon emissions and allowing businesses and groups to buy allowances, although exact details have not been released.

At the meeting, Jason Furman, a top Obama staffer, estimated that the president’s cap-and-trade program could cost up to three times as much as the administration’s early estimate of $646 billion over eight years. A study of an earlier cap-and-trade bill co-sponsored by Mr. Obama when he was a senator estimated the cost could top $366 billion a year by 2015.

A White House official did not confirm the large estimate, saying only that Obama aides previously had noted that the $646 billion estimate was “conservative.”

Mr. Obama and congressional Democratic leaders have made passing a climate-change bill a top priority. But Republican leaders and moderate to conservative Democrats have cautioned against levying increased fees on businesses while the economy is still faltering.

House Republican leaders blasted the costs in the new estimate.

"The last thing we need is a massive tax increase in a recession, but reportedly that's what the White House is offering: up to $1.9 trillion in tax hikes on every single American who drives a car, turns on a light switch or buys a product made in the United States," said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Minority Leader John A. Boehner. "And since this energy tax won't affect manufacturers in Mexico, India and China, it will do nothing but drive American jobs overseas."


VENEZUELA: Chavez calls for global offensive for socialism

"The environment is suffering damage that could be irreversible — global warming, the greenhouse effect, the melting of the polar ice caps, the rising sea level, hurricanes — with terrible social occurrences that will shake life on this planet."
"I believe this idea has a strong connection with reality. I don't think we have much time. Fidel Castro said in one of his speeches I read not so long ago, 'tomorrow could be too late, let's do now what we need to do'."
"I believe it is time that we take up with courage and clarity a political, social, collective and ideological offensive across the world — a real offensive that permits us to move progressively, over the next years, the next decades, leaving behind the perverse, destructive, destroyer, capitalist model and go forward in constructing the socialist model to avoid barbarism and beyond that the annihilation of life on this planet."

--Hugo Chavez, at the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students, held in Caracas on August 8-15, 2005




Wild Thing's comment.....

Al Queda is not the enemy as much as the freak in our Oval Office.

A trillion here, two trillion there, If you are not careful it could end up costing big money.



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February 20, 2009

E.P.A. Expected to Regulate Carbon Dioxide




E.P.A. Expected to Regulate Carbon Dioxide

New York Times

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act for the first time to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists blame for the warming of the planet, according to top Obama administration officials.

The decision, which most likely would play out in stages over a period of months, would have a profound impact on transportation, manufacturing costs and how utilities generate power.

It could accelerate the progress of energy and climate change legislation in Congress and form a basis for the United States’ negotiating position at United Nations climate talks set for December in Copenhagen.

The environmental agency is under order from the Supreme Court to make a determination whether carbon dioxide is a pollutant that endangers public health and welfare, an order that the Bush administration essentially ignored despite near-unanimous belief among agency experts that research points inexorably to such a finding.

Lisa P. Jackson, the new E.P.A. administrator, said in an interview that she had asked her staff to review the latest scientific evidence and prepare the documentation for a so-called endangerment finding. Ms. Jackson said she had not decided to issue such a finding but she pointedly noted that the second anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, Massachusetts v. E.P.A., is April 2, and there is the wide expectation that she will act by then.
“We here know how momentous that decision could be,” Ms. Jackson said. “We have to lay out a road map.”


But let's look at Obama's pick Lisa P. Jackson

Obama’s pick for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be the first African American to head the Agency since its creation in 1970. She will be the fourth female administrator of the EPA, which seems to be a trend: four of the last seven EPA chiefs have been women. Jackson’s choice may be the only bright spot among Obama’s energy and environmental nominees. While in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Jackson’s record was one of generally cooperating with industry and streamlining permitting processes, often angering green activists who opposed any activity that made it easier to build or expand polluting facilities. Her handling of New Jersey’s Superfund sites has also come in for criticism, and her confirmation hearings could be ugly.

It’s possible that Jackson will be able to bring her business-friendly orientation to the EPA—but that depends on how much independence she is granted by Carol Browner, Obama’s eco-czar

Carol Browner

Carol Browner’s selection as “energy coordinator” (sometimes called energy czar) virtually guarantees that the Obama administration’s energy and environmental policies will be anything but moderate. Her two terms as EPA boss were marked by adversarialism, punitive enforcement actions, draconian tightening of environmental regulations, and the message that business is destructive of the environment and dishonest about the costs of environmental regulations. Browner’s capstone achievement, the tightening of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards in 1997, sparked legal battles that raged for nearly ten years and required resolution by the Supreme Court. Throughout the debate, Browner consistently denied that cost was any consideration in setting standards, despite findings by the Office of Management and Budget that the costs of the regulations would outweigh the benefits, and despite numerous studies showing that, on net, far more people would be harmed by the economic consequences of the new standards than would be helped by the incremental gains in air quality. As a result of this bruising battle, Browner made many enemies in both business and government.
When it comes to climate change, she is a disciple of Al Gore, for whom she worked from 1988 to 1991. Browner reportedly helped write much of Gore’s book Earth in the Balance, which called for a wrenching transformation of American society to make it “greener” and the elimination of the internal combustion engine in 25 years. Browner believes that “climate change is the greatest challenge ever faced,” and that the EPA is the agency to face it. Toward the end of her tenure as EPA chief, Browner gave the agency the authority to regulate greenhouse gases as a pollutant, despite the fact that such gases are barely mentioned in the Clean Air Act.



Wild Thing's comment..........

These people know this will ruin manufacturing and the government will have to take over in order to stop the “manufacturing crisis”.

This is not the science they promote... it is the religion....the church of Global Warming.

What the heck are they even thinking.... having us pay a half-cent tax per breath? OK Everyone, slow down your breathing!

I was going to say, “Don’t hold your breath.” But I think the new laws will require just that. If you social security number ends in an even number, you can breath during even number minutes, odd numbers breath druing odd minutes.

My challenge to the global warming crowd still stands:

Go “carbon-free” for one year.

If there are any survivors I’d be happy to hear their stories how it worked out.


....Thank you so much Lynn for sending this to me.


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February 14, 2009

Senate Voted 60-38 ~ Traitors To America Collins, Snowe and Specter



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Traitors and loathsome Collins, Snowe and Specter voted yes. Every other Republican voted no. The Senate voted 60-38 Friday night . The roll call was extended into the night to allow time for Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown to fly back from Ohio, where his mother died earlier in the week. His was the decisive 60th vote for the bill, which had the support of just three GOP senators.


A tiny party of GOP Leader Boehner Floor Speech Opposing Democrats' Trillion-Dollar Spending Bill



McCotter On House Floor Following His 'No' Vote on the Stimulus. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter reading from Greg's letter to him urging him to vote 'no' on the trillion dollar mistake.

....."I will have to look them in the eye and tell them whether this trillion dollar bill helped them or not. And as God as my witness, I will at least be able to tell them the truth that it will not. And I will tell them that we will keep trying until we do right by them".... Rep. McCotter's words on the House floor today.




Wild Thing's comment.........

No one knows what they signed.

We don’t know if we just signed ourselves into Sharia Law. If we just signed ourselves as a dictatorship with elections called off. We DON’T KNOW. NO ONE KNOWS.

Pork is the least of our worries at this point I think.

That it was rushed through INTENTIONALLY to prevent people from reading it. On a FRIDAY NIGHT.


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February 03, 2009

Lugar Backs $1 Gas Tax to Force Energy Changes



Lugar backs $1 gas tax to force energy changes

Journal Gazette

Every gallon of gas should cost $1 more, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., said, so Americans buy less and the country imports less foreign-produced oil.

In a column in today’s Washington Post, Lugar endorsed the proposal of a conservative columnist, who advocated the $1-a-gallon tax last month.

Charles Krauthammer said the $1 tax should be returned to people through lower payroll taxes or higher Social Security payments so their out-of-pocket expenses are the same.

“Americans sent nearly $430 billion to other countries in 2008 for the cost of imported oil – an amount equal to almost half of President Obama’s stimulus package,” Lugar wrote. “Those hundreds of billions should be spent to build a new energy economy here, not shipped to dangerous regimes overseas.”

Lugar said there’s recent evidence that higher pump prices make Americans use less gas.

“When gasoline prices topped $4 a gallon last year,” he said, “Americans chose to use less, leading to a major drop in gasoline consumption.”

That’s a good thing, Lugar has said repeatedly, because it makes the country less reliant on oil-producing countries that threaten U.S. national security. Three years ago he called dependence on foreign oil “the albatross of national security.”

“Nearly every major foreign policy challenge we face is aggravated by our continued addiction to oil,” he wrote in the Washington Post column, pointing to what can happen when energy is used as a weapon, such as Russia’s vise on Ukraine. Russia provides nearly all of Ukraine’s heating oil and has raised prices or restricted exports during two cold winters.
“A new president and changed economic conditions offer the chance to take a bold step toward freeing our nation from the grip of foreign petroleum,” Lugar wrote.
Lugar said governments have two ways of changing people’s behavior: make it illegal or tax it. A price increase through higher taxes, he said, is “almost always the most efficient, least invasive and most transparent remedy for market failure.”

He said increasing the cost of filling a gas tank would underscore the true cost of “our oil addiction” that includes not only the price of a barrel of oil but the “national security, economic vulnerability and environmental damage” of imported oil.

With higher gas prices, Lugar said, consumers would demand more fuel-efficient vehicles, choose non-petroleum alternatives to power them and find public-transit options that work.

“Pricing gasoline to reflect its true cost to the nation would help spur a vast market in which oil alternatives such as advanced biofuels would become competitive and innovation would flourish,” he said.

Lugar said Krauthammer’s suggestion for returning the $1-a-gallon tax to consumers is an important part of the idea. If reducing the payroll tax and increasing Social Security payments is too complicated, he said, “the government could regularly send a check to everyone over 18.”

Lugar is the first senator to endorse the $1-a-gallon tax and said he’s ready to work with the Obama administration to push it.

The White House has not commented directly on Lugar’s proposal. But in December, Obama said he opposes a gas tax that would be used for developing alternative energy.

“Putting additional burdens on American families right now, I think, is a mistake,” Obama said in a December “Meet the Press” interview. But he was not asked about the idea of increasing the price of gas with a per-gallon tax that would be refunded to consumers.
Lugar wrote that “no tax is perfect, and some special provisions may be necessary for individuals and groups disproportionately affected. But we as a nation are already suffering every day from our oil dependence, and decisive measures are needed.”


Wild Thing's comment........

"Lugar said there’s recent evidence that higher pump prices make Americans use less gas"

LMAO oh my gosh, I hope he did not lose any sleep over figuring this gem out.

What the heck has happened to ,Drill, Baby Drill? I miss that and we need it!!!!

Rather then supporting activities that will result in more and cheaper energy supplies, these dopes want to stay focused on policies that force the american people to pay more, use less and allow the government to control their lives.

RINOs are going to be the death of this country when they work with democrats.


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.... Thank you John for sending this to me.

John
US Navy
62-68


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January 21, 2009

Ice Sculpture Revealed of Global Warming Gore in Fairbanks



Gore ice sculpture unveiled in Fairbanks


Alaska News

FAIRBANKS, Alaska

Al Gore is now a wintertime fixture in Fairbanks.

Well, make that an ice sculpture of the 2007 Nobel Prize winner and leader in the movement to draw attention to climate change and global warming.

Local businessman Craig Compeau unveiled the frozen likeness on Monday.

The 8 1/2-foot-tall, 5-ton sculpture dominates a downtown street corner from its perch on the back of a flatbed truck.

Compeau says he's a "moderate" critic of global warming theories. He used Monday's unveiling of the sculpture to invite Gore to Fairbanks -- where it was 22 degrees on Monday -- to explain his global warming theories.

Compeau unveiled the sculpture — created by a local artist Steve Dean — near the downtown Thrifty liquor store, where he said it will stay through March or "until it melts."



Wild Thing's comment........


"A 5-ton ice sculpture of a “shivering” Gore"


LMAO oh dear me this is just too rich!!!!

A 5-ton ice sculpture of a “shivering” Gore, ...

So, it's a miniature of him in weight heh heh.


There are so many things that one could title this as:

Gore gets iced.

Vengeance is best served C-O-L-D! - a well known saying fropm a French author and used in several American films


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....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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September 25, 2008

Raving Lunatic Al Gore Urges 'Civil Disobedience' Toward Coal Plants



Al Gore Urges 'Civil Disobedience' Toward Coal Plants

Fox News

Al Gore called Wednesday for "civil disobedience" to combat the construction of coal power plants without the ability to store carbon, Reuters reported.

The former vice president, whose efforts to raise awareness of global warming have made him the most prominent voice on that issue, made the comment during a session at the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative in Manhattan.

"If you're a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration," Gore said, according to Reuters.

It wasn't clear what specific action he intended by "civil disobedience," which calls for the intentional violation of laws deemed to be unjust.




Wild Thing's comment..........

More proof that democrats are insane...good grief!

He’s a raving lunatic, but calling for attacks on coal plants is taking it to a new level.

This idiot is still ticked off that the Americans turned him down for the Presidents Office. He’s trying to punish the United States and his followers don’t even realize they are being sucked in and making him millions.

Interfering with power plants is a felony. Good luck, Albore, hope to see you in jail.


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September 24, 2008

Democrats' 'Kill Drill' Bill ~ Remember This On Nov.4th !


Congressman Don Young urges the opening of ANWR and the development of American Energy Sources. His bill, HR 6107, the American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act, would open ANWR and use the approximately $200 billion in federal revenue generated to develop Alternative Energy sources.


Rep Don Young Urges Producing American Energy & Opening ANWR



The one time H.R. 6107 got out of the Senate, President Bill Clinton vetoed it because it would take 10 years before it produced. That was 13 years ago.

Young tells the House, "your friends and allies are filing suits so that we cannot drill." Rep. Young's energy bill H.R. 6107 to open ANWR has passed the house floor 12 times. It won't get a vote this year.

This video is from last July of this year.


Update to today:

The Democrats' 'Kill Drill' Bill

September 23, 2008


Investor's Business Daily


Energy Policy: With nearly 70% of voters demanding more domestic oil, the Democratic Congress is about to sneak a new drilling ban into a must-pass government funding bill — while claiming it supports drilling.Energy Policy: With nearly 70% of voters demanding more domestic oil, the Democratic Congress is about to sneak a new drilling ban into a must-pass government funding bill — while claiming it supports drilling.

Earlier this month, Rasmussen Reports found that 69% of voters support offshore oil drilling. That's no wonder, with fuel prices still painfully high and widespread concerns that America is becoming dangerously dependent on oil-rich foreign nations with ties to Islamic terrorists in the Middle East and hostile regimes like that of leftist Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.

The do-nothing Democratic Congress may not have passed an appropriations bill all year long, but it's now in a position in which inaction would actually serve the public good.

At the end of this month, the quarter-century-long ban on oil and gas leasing on most of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) expires. With 97% of our offshore lands sitting unleased, the United States is in the dubious position of being the only industrialized country in the world that restricts access to so much of its offshore resources.

Considering public outrage over high prices at the pump, you'd think the people's representatives would be eager to carry out the public will and let the outdated ban expire — especially since in the 21st century the exploration and extraction of oil is no longer the dirty, ecologically risky business it once was.

Wind, sun, corn, hydrogen — these forms of energy are obviously in our long-term future as substitutes for petroleum. But Democrats refuse to accept that the desperately needed remedy to our short-term and intermediate-term energy woes is more of our own oil and gas — now.

And so they are using the massive, end-of-the-fiscal-year "continuing resolution" to try to get Pelosi's "Kill Drill" legislation enacted into law. By attaching it to a must-pass budget measure, they hope to force President Bush to sign, convince voters that Democrats have "done something" about drilling, and thus neutralize the biggest political issue of the year for John McCain and congressional GOP candidates.

It won't wash. Pelosi's "Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act" actually bans drilling in places where we know the oil and gas are. It prohibits drilling within 50 miles of our coasts.

The measure's provisions for utilizing oil shale reserves in Western states are tepid at best. The legislation does nothing to encourage more use of nuclear power. Yet it will raise oil prices by taxing oil companies to the hilt to pay for subsidies and tax breaks for research into green alternatives to oil that are too expensive and still at the drawing-board stage.

With Congress scheduled to take yet another recess later this week for final campaigning before Election Day, defeat of this latest attempt to pass a drilling-bill-that-isn't would likely mean the matter is being handed on to the next Congress — and the next president. That is to be fervently hoped for, because what Sen. Reid and Speaker Pelosi are trying to do is pretend they are responding to the people's demands for more domestic oil when they actually are doing the opposite.

The voters will have to elect a far different Congress this November to see a real drilling bill become law.


More on energy: :

September 23, 2008


Dems will give up the the moratorium on off-shore drilling. Starting on October 1, states will have no federal restrictions on oil production! They have surrendered! You can definitely thank the Republicans for staging protests and bringing the issue to the national spotlight!

"Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, conceding defeat in an months-long battle with the White House and Republicans set off by $4 a gallon gasoline prices this summer.
Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, D-Wis., told reporters Tuesday that a provision continuing the moratorium will be dropped this year from a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running after Congress recesses for the election.
Republicans have made lifting the ban a key campaign issue after gasoline prices spiked this summer and public opinion turned in favor of more drilling. President Bush lifted an executive ban on offshore drilling in July. “If true, this capitulation by Democrats following months of Republican pressure is a big victory for Americans struggling with record gasoline prices,” said House GOP leader John Boehner of Ohio."



Wild Thing's comment.............

I just have to say I am a HUGE fan of Rep. John Boehner. I wish so much he was our Rep. here in Florida. That would be a dream come true. God bless the people in Ohio for having the brains to vote for this man.

Rep. John Boehner website

I give him a lot of credit because he lead the way on fighting back at Pelosi and the rest of the democrats about drilling and our energy problem created BY THE DEMOCRATS!!!!!!

Here is a great sample of of his reaction when the dems ( Pelosi) tried to pull a fast one!!

Dem Bill "Won't do a damn thing about American energy"


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September 08, 2008

Effects of Bovine 'Burps' on Global Warming ~ Udderly ridiculous!



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Argentine scientists are strapping plastic tanks to the backs of cows Photo: REUTERS




Cow farts collected in plastic tank for global warming study

Scientists are examining cow farts and burps in a novel bid to combat global warming.

telegraph.uk.co

Experts said the slow digestive system of cows makes them a key producer of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that gets far less public attention than carbon dioxide.

In a bid to understand the impact of the wind produced by cows on global warming, scientists collected gas from their stomachs in plastic tanks attached to their backs.

The Argentine researchers discovered methane from cows accounts for more than 30 per cent of the country's total greenhouse emissions.

As one of the world's biggest beef producers, Argentina has more than 55 million cows grazing in its famed Pampas grasslands.

Guillermo Berra, a researcher at the National Institute of Agricultural Technology, said every cow produces between 8000 to 1,000 litres of emissions every day.

Methane, which is also released from landfills, coal mines and leaking gas pipes, is 23 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

Scientists are now carrying out trials of new diets designed to improve cows's digestion and hopefully reduce global warming. Silvia Valtorta, of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Investigations, said that by feeding cows clover and alfalfa instead of grain "you can reduce methane emissions by 25 percent".




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Greenhouse gassy cows - LOL


But ......but that's not all........why no there is more ...........look at this........



UN says eat less meat to curb global warming

guardian. co.uk


Or ..Fight Global Warming One Steak or One Cheeseburger at a Time ....LOL --- Wild Thing

People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world's leading authority on global warming has told The Observer

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further.

His comments are the most controversial advice yet provided by the panel on how individuals can help tackle global warning.

Pachauri, who was re-elected the panel's chairman for a second six-year term last week, said diet change was important because of the huge greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental problems - including habitat destruction - associated with rearing cattle and other animals. It was relatively easy to change eating habits compared to changing means of transport, he said.

However, he also stressed other changes in lifestyle would help to combat climate change. 'That's what I want to emphasise: we really have to bring about reductions in every sector of the economy.'

Pachauri can expect some vociferous responses from the food industry to his advice, though last night he was given unexpected support by Masterchef presenter and restaurateur John Torode, who is about to publish a new book, John Torode's Beef. 'I have a little bit and enjoy it,' said Torode. 'Too much for any person becomes gluttony. But there's a bigger issue here: where [the meat] comes from. If we all bought British and stopped buying imported food we'd save a huge amount of carbon emissions.'

Tomorrow, Pachauri will speak at an event hosted by animal welfare group Compassion in World Farming, which has calculated that if the average UK household halved meat consumption that would cut emissions more than if car use was cut in half.

The group has called for governments to lead campaigns to reduce meat consumption by 60 per cent by 2020. Campaigners have also pointed out the health benefits of eating less meat. The average person in the UK eats 50g of protein from meat a day, equivalent to a chicken breast and a lamb chop - a relatively low level for rich nations but 25-50 per cent more than World Heath Organisation guidelines.


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Wild Thing's comment.........


LOL but the Aussies will save the day. hahahhahahahha
Look at this......




Kangaroo farts could ease global warming

AUSTRALIAN ....scientists are trying to give kangaroo-style stomachs to cattle and sheep in a bid to cut the emission of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, researchers say.

Thanks to special bacteria in their stomachs, kangaroo flatulence contains no methane and scientists want to transfer that bacteria to cattle and sheep who emit large quantities of the harmful gas.

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Even farmers who laugh at the idea of environmentally friendly kangaroo farts say that's nothing to joke about, particularly given the devastating drought Australia is suffering.


See now we have nothing to worry about. LOL Sheesh these people are totally nuts.


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August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin Brings Up Obama and Biden Regarding National Energy and Drilling.






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Wild Thing's comment..........

Just sitting here thinking of the Palin vs. Biden debate, I think Sarah will be having some fun. heh heh



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August 27, 2008

Pelosi to protesters: "Can we drill your brains?"






Pelosi to protesters: "Can we drill your brains?"

Politico

House Democratic leaders and protesters waving McCain signs had a war of words Tuesday at a press event outside an old train station. The demonstrators interrupted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with chants of “Drill here! Drill now!”

Pelosi paused and asked the group, “Right here?”

Seeming to enjoy the back and forth, she followed with another question: “Can we drill your brains?”

She went on to refer to the protesters, who continued to chant sporadically, as “handmaidens of Big Oil.” Arguing that increased offshore drilling would reduce gas prices by only a couple of pennies a decade from now, she referred to the demonstrators as the “2-cents-in-10-years-crowd.”

Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer swiped at the demonstrators, too, saying that “sophomoric chanting” won’t solve the energy crisis and that “all thinking Americans know” — stressing the word "thinking" and looking at the crowd — that America doesn’t have a quarter of the word’s fossil fuels yet uses a quarter of the world’s energy.



Wild Thing's comment........

There is something definitely wrong with her, amazing! At least her positions on energy and partial birth abortion are consistent with one another. Pelosi defends drilling the brains out of little innocent babies as a “right”; she’d have no trouble drilling the brains out of adult Republicans if she thought she could get away with it.

I always liked the Winston Churchill retort to the woman who said that if he were her husband she'd serve him poison. His response: 'Madam, if you were my wife, I'd drink it'...




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August 13, 2008

Nancy Pelosi's Take On The November Election



Pelosi: "This Election is Like Death for Life on This Planet as We Know It"


Pelosi was interviewed by Rabbi Robert Wexler of the American School of Judaism in West Los Angeles before a sometimes hostile crowd of leftist agitators who harangued her for her failure to end the war in Iraq and impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

Speaking about the upcoming presidential election between leading candidates Republican John McCain and Democratic Barack Obama, Pelosi let loose with what is may well become her 'Dean scream' moment if camera were present to record it, according to a report by the liberal publication The Public Record:

“Whether it’s the deficit or the challenges to the constitution we have to dig our way out, this election is like death for life on this planet as we know it today."

Pelosi has been under enormous pressure from the right and left during her year-and-a-half tenure as the first woman Speaker of the House. Under her leadership, Congress' approval rating has plummeted to a humiliating nine percent.

Pelosi's feminist book, Know Your Power, has been a miserable failure in bookstores, with only a few thousand copies sold despite a publicity blitz worthy of the most powerful woman in America.

According to the results of the July poll, 72 percent of voters believe Congress is more interested in furthering their own political careers. Fourteen percent believe members of Congress are genuinely interested in helping people.

Pelosi responded to the statistics by defending her performance and the performance of her Democratic colleagues in Congress.

"I preside over the greatest collection of integrity and idealism," Pelosi said.

Wexler, however, continued to press Pelosi to elaborate on her response given that the Rasmussen poll suggested that a wide-range of issues beyond the Iraq war was responsible for Congress’s single-digit approval.

Pelosi, visibly flustered, said she was well aware that “much more work needs to be done.”

Prior to her appearance in West Los Angeles Monday evening, CNN’s Larry King interviewed Pelosi.
.......please see my other post about her visit on the Larry King show -- wild thing)


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Wild Thing's comment.........

This woman is a nutcase!

Pelosi has been mocked for her recent interview before this event happened, where she adamently described her goal as Speaker: "“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet.” And now she continues on with similar dialogue with her, "This Election is Like Death for Life on This Planet as We Know It". LOL

Pelosi's delusions of grandeur and hysterical ravings about apocalyptic visions could very well cost her the Speakership as Americans look for sane leadership in the upcoming election.

The RNC should do an ad like the Obama “The One” ad using clips of Nancy spouting her delusions. We might pick up a bunch of seats in the house.

Pelosi has taken her position and abused her power, she is obsessed with both, being Speaker and the power that comes with that position.

It is Speaker of the House not Speaker of the Democrats or Speaker of the EARTH. Her physical animations of her over use of her hands, her blinking and repeating sentences, her movements of her head ( just watch how she does this when she is interviewed) all these things look like she is on the edge.

Speaker of the House is a position of leadership not dictatorship. Her hate for President Bush is so intense she can't even control her comments as we have seen when she referred to him with the ever so sarcastic " Bless his heart" baloney that screams Screw You Bush.

She is getting attacked by both sides of the aisle and Code Pink is flipping out with their disappointment in her, the other far left communist groups are protesting Pelosi almost as much as they protest our soldiers. She knows her friends are few and I would imagine many of the Democrats in the House wish they never heard of her since they are connected to the lowest rate for Congress at 9%. They must be worried about their own re-elections just by their connection to this nut case.

Pelosi lost it, she lost it the day she had the lights turned off and thought it would be OK to take her 5 weeks vacation and do her book tour when America needed this energy problem to be settled.

Yes she has an agenda and a plan but it is based on hate and loathing and not common sense or solution solving for a problem. It is based on more power and that can be a fragile thing. If this was a football game the solution would be to make a touchdown to win, not a teams hate for the opposing coach and players of the other team. That might be a driving force but without doing what needs to be done when the time comes, that driving force is just wasted energy.


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Pelosi Indicates Openness To Offshore Drilling Vote




Pelosi indicates openness to offshore drilling vote

The Hill


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday night dropped her staunch opposition to a vote on offshore oil drilling in the House.

Republicans, reacting to high gas prices, have demanded a vote on additional oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf, where drilling is currently blocked by a moratorium.

Until now, Pelosi (D-Calif.) has resisted the idea as a “hoax.” But in an interview on CNN’s Larry King Live, she indicated that she was open to a vote.


“They have this thing that says drill offshore in the protected areas,” Pelosi said. “We can do that. We can have a vote on that.”

She indicated such a vote would have to be part of a larger package that included other policies, like releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which she said could bring down prices in a matter of days.

“But it has to be part of something that says we want to bring immediate relief to the public and is not just a hoax on them,” Pelosi continued.

She even indicated that she might support a package that includes drilling. She said her decision on whether to support such legislation would depend on how the policies are packaged.

“It’s not excluded, let’s put it that way,” Pelosi said.

In a year in which Republicans expected to take a beating at the polls, their support for drilling in protected areas has been a sudden bright spot. They have relentlessly demanded a vote on drilling as Democrats rearranged House business to avoid such a vote.

But the pressure has only grown. Republicans demanded a drilling vote before the House went home for the summer recess, and when that didn’t happen, some stayed behind in the chamber to protest.

A bipartisan group in the Senate came up with a plan that would include drilling, and Democratic presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has said he’s “willing to consider” it.

And Democrats realize that it will be difficult to end their legislative year in September without a vote because the offshore drilling moratorium must be renewed every year.

Pelosi had previously said she would allow a vote on drilling and then backed off. On July 30, the last day Congress was in before the August recess, she was interviewed by the Capitol Hill press corps. She was asked if she could envision a vote on drilling in new areas this year, and she answered, “Of course.”

But her aides later released a statement saying she was not announcing a change in her stance on a drilling vote.




Wild Thing's comment..........


"She indicated such a vote would have to be part of a larger package that included other policies, like releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which she said could bring down prices in a matter of days."

This way Pelosi and her fellow-traveling comrades can cripple our reserves intended for military and defense.

Luckily, GOPers in both houses are too smart for that.

Oh, wait, Lindsey Graham et al. will go for it if it includes some 50 mile drilling restrictions.

Nancy does nothing without a reason.
Possible scenariio--Dems are getting creamed by drill now demands from public. Five Repubs. of the wonderful NEW gang of ten, rushing to be bipartisan (Chambliss of GA, Graham, & 3 others) are agreeing to offshore drilling--50 miles out, only 4 states, allowing all sorts of orgns. to have a say. In other words, just enough of a come on to take away a winning Repub. cause and to get the drilling question off the backs of vulnerable Dems. This paper/bill still says no ANWR, no reopening of drillrigs shut down since Katrina that are closer in than fifty miles, etc.

Why wouldn't Nancy agree to a vote on a bill that, in effect, gives nothing, but looks like they are for drilling?

In a letter to House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Republicans have been obstructing Democratic bills aimed at lowering gas prices through releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, investing in alternative fuels and conservation and cracking down on oil speculators.
“While a very small band of your colleagues remain on the House floor to discuss gas prices, their constituents deserve to know why their representatives in Congress have failed to support serious, responsible proposals,” she wrote. “Using yesterday’s solutions to today’s problems will not allow us to achieve energy independence.”


Hoyer disappointed over Boehner's 'hang Pelosi' comment, calls for apology

Politicker

When asked about an idea floating around that Pelosi call a special session only to vote on issues like childrens’ health insurance and other Democratic agenda items, Boehner became indignant.

“She’s gonna bring us back and not deal with [offshore drilling]? The American people are gonna hang her.”

Tell Hoyer I am part of the American public that will ‘Hang Her,’ if she calls back the House and they end up doing nothing to address the concerns of the public! Noose = vote and people WILL vote against this freak witch.

There, now Boehner doesn’t need to apologize for speaking the truth.



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August 11, 2008

Republicans Draw Bigger Numbers Than Pelosi's Book Sales




Drill Here Drill Now Link

http://www.americansolutions.com/

Republicans Draw Bigger Numbers Than Pelosi's Book Sales

Human Events

Republicans are extending their energy vote revolt to a second week this morning in the House of Representatives. Buttressed on Friday by burgeoning crowds attending the protest and glowing praise coming into their offices from voters across the country who are demanding relief from staggering gasoline prices, Republican leaders reiterated their demand that Speaker Nancy Pelosi come off of her book tour to re-convene Congress and bring to a vote the comprehensive “drill and” bill that would authorize as a supply solution drilling into American energy resources.

As week one of the protest came to a close on Friday, there was a settling-in of sorts by short-handed staffers juggling extra duties while some of their colleagues were off on long vacations. The newness of the extraordinary events that so abruptly engulfed congressmen and staff alike had waned just a bit, and folks appeared to have gotten a handle on merging home district and D.C. schedules and systemizing the chaos that engulfs any attempt to put the brakes on something as unrelenting as a federal government timetable.

Prominently visible again on Friday were Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Rep. Tom Price (R-GA). Pence and Price, along with a few of their colleagues, began this protest over a week ago when Pelosi hastily adjourned Congress for a five-week vacation without a vote on a legislation aimed at increasing the oil supply by opening offshore drilling. Pence returned to the Capitol on Friday from a day and a half trip home to his district in Indiana. His packed schedule reflected the gravity of the issue to this man on a mission.

At a breakfast for bloggers Friday morning sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform and the American Spectator, Pence was asked if he was frustrated by the lack of major media coverage. Pence replied, “I don’t know how people define ‘major media coverage.’ Whether the network evening news that comes on before Wheel of Fortune is covering what we’re doing, the American people know what’s happening and the American people are with us. I saw that with my own eyes when I was home in Indiana, people stopping me on the street, stopping me at the state fair, coming up to me at gas stations saying keep doing what you’re doing. It’s working.”

At the morning press conference, Pence reached out to his Democrat colleagues who favor a vote that includes drilling, saying, “Join us. Come to the floor of the House or call a press conference in your district. Call on your Speaker to call this Congress back into session. We would welcome with open arms any of the dozens of House Democrats who have said in the past that they support more drilling into America’s domestic resources.”

Pence and his colleagues moved from the presser to and through the staging point for entrance to the House floor speeches, which is now the hallway outside of the Republican cloakroom. Cheers and handshakes greeted the parade of Republican congressmen on duty Friday as they made their way through the hallway, which is blanketed in security and packed with people standing in winding lines that slowly filter through the entrance to the cloakroom.

No more buzzers ringing and a Republican member of Congress answering the door from inside of the cloakroom. That was abandoned out of necessity by Friday. The entrance and exits were propped open to accommodate the flood of people passing through the cloakroom where their electronic equipment is left (to accommodate House rules) before they step onto the House floor and take their seats for back-to-back-to-back speeches.

Pelosi’s ban on the broadcast to the peasants of the revolution outside the House chamber remains in effect and a very frustrated C-SPAN continues broadcasting limited coverage of press conferences in Statuary Hall.

Pence and his colleagues took the floor again on Friday and began the day as they always do, whether the House is in session or at the commencement of the protest in the chamber: they lead with a prayer. Then the Pledge of Allegiance was recited and they were off to their charts, signs, and props used to explain America’s need for energy independence -- and their ideas to accomplish that goal -- to a cross-section of Mr. and Mrs. America and family seated before them.

The crowds had so broadened in scope by Friday that there was amused talk in the cloakroom of the none-too-happy Democrat staffers spotted in the hallways with their tours in tow asking for directions to the Republican cloakroom.

Estimates on Friday from staffers on hand throughout the day were that upwards of 4,000 people had listened to speeches on the House floor by the end of the day. That number was up around 1,000 from the estimates on Thursday, and the vastly increased congestion in the hallways and the small cloakroom lent support to those claims.

The people who attended the protest in the first week were comprised of mainly two groups. First there were the people who have travelled to the District specifically for the purpose of having their Republican member of Congress escort them to the House floor to be a part of these events. The second and much larger group is comprised of vacationers on the Capitol Hill tour who have asked to be escorted to the House protest -- the kind of rank and file Americans from every race, creed, color and economic station that the Democrats claim are their supporters.

The volume of people who attended the speeches in the House chamber literally dwarfs the number of total sales of Nancy Pelosi’s book released two weeks ago (July 29th).

As of deadline Sunday night, Pelosi’s new book, Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters, was ranked a dismal 2,326th in sales on Amazon.com. Last Thursday’s Drudge Report listed anemic book sales totaling 2,737 copies, yet an estimated 3,000 American vacationers attended the protest in the House chamber last Thursday alone.

Perhaps Madame Speaker should move her book tour to the hallway outside of the Republican cloakroom for the duration of the protest.




Wild Thing's comment............

Now if we could just get rid of those 5 Republican pukes that sided with the 5 demorats.

LOL oh my so they are saying Nancy Pelosi's book book, “Saving the Planet with Face Lifts”, is not doing so great. heh heh


Quote from Mike Pence in the article: Whether the network evening news that comes on before Wheel of Fortune is covering what we’re doing, the American people know what’s happening and the American people are with us. I saw that with my own eyes when I was home in Indiana, people stopping me on the street, stopping me at the state fair, coming up to me at gas stations saying keep doing what you’re doing. It’s working.”


It is my fervent hope that this will help to drive the stake deeper into the chest of the ENEMEDIA.

“Estimates on Friday from staffers on hand throughout the day were that upwards of 4,000 people had listened to speeches on the House floor by the end of the day. That number was up around 1,000 from the estimates on Thursday, and the vastly increased congestion in the hallways and the small cloakroom lent support to those claims.”

IT’S GROWING!!! And the contrast is extreme. Also from the article:

“Last Thursday’s Drudge Report listed anemic book sales totaling 2,737 copies, yet an estimated 3,000 American vacationers attended the protest in the House chamber last Thursday alone.”

So hundreds more ordinary Americans attended the Tea Party on one day (and NOT our biggest day) than the number of books 9% Nan could peddle in WEEKS!

Plus, she had the full support of the Enemedia which is all but ignoring US! Bwahahahah.


Some links you might like to see or save:

The Republican Cloakroom

U.S.Senate

U. S. House of Representatives


Energy prices continue their slide

http://www.bloomberg.com/energy/


Nazi Pelosi email

AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov

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August 10, 2008

"Gang of 10" Morons With Light On His Feet Lindsey Graham



Republican Energy Fumble

The Wall Street Journal

by Kimberley Strassel


Politics has its puzzling moments. John McCain and most of the GOP experienced one late last week. That was when five of their own set about dismantling the best issue Republicans have in the upcoming election.

It's taken time, but Sen. McCain and his party have finally found -- in energy -- an issue that's working for them. Riding voter discontent over high gas prices, the GOP has made antidrilling Democrats this summer's headlines.

Their enthusiasm has given conservative candidates a boost in tough races. And Mr. McCain has pressured Barack Obama into an energy debate, where the Democrat has struggled to explain shifting and confused policy proposals.

Still, it was probably too much to assume every Republican would work out that their side was winning this issue.

And so, last Friday, in stumbled Sens. Lindsey Graham, John Thune, Saxby Chambliss, Bob Corker and Johnny Isakson -- alongside five Senate Democrats. This "Gang of 10" announced a "sweeping" and "bipartisan" energy plan to break Washington's energy "stalemate." What they did was throw every vulnerable Democrat, and Mr. Obama, a life preserver.

That's because the plan is a Democratic giveaway. New production on offshore federal lands is left to state legislatures, and then in only four coastal states. The regulatory hurdles are huge. And the bill bars drilling within 50 miles of the coast -- putting off limits some of the most productive areas. Alaska's oil-rich Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is still a no-go.

The highlight is instead $84 billion in tax credits, subsidies and federal handouts for alternative fuels and renewables. The Gang of 10 intends to pay for all this in part by raising taxes on . . . oil companies! The Sierra Club couldn't have penned it better. And so the Republican Five has potentially given antidrilling Democrats the political cover they need to neutralize energy through November.

Sen. Obama was thrilled. He quickly praised the Gang's bipartisan spirit, and warmed up to a possible compromise.

Of course, he means removing even the token drilling provisions now in the bill. But he's only too happy for the focus to remain on the Gang's efforts, and in particular on the five Republicans providing his party its fig leaf.

Equally gleeful was Louisiana's Mary Landrieu, the Senate's most vulnerable Democrat. She had been sweating the energy debate, especially after her vote against more oil-shale production -- a position her Republican opponent, John Kennedy, had used against her to great effect. Yet there she was, chummily standing with the Gang of 10 and boasting that she is working with "five Republicans" to "lower prices at the pump by increasing offshore drilling here at home."

Mr. McCain, who had been commanding the energy debate, was left to explain why he, of all people, wasn't more enthusiastic about a "bipartisan" effort on energy, especially one that includes "drilling."

His camp was forced to take refuge in taxes, explaining that their boss couldn't sign up for a bill that included more. If this is what Mr. McCain's good friend Lindsey Graham considers "helping," somebody might want to ask him to stop.

And pity poor Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been working overtime to stanch GOP losses this fall and head off a filibuster-proof Democratic Senate. His dogged efforts to highlight Democratic opposition to drilling has kept energy in the news and laid the groundwork for GOP candidates to use the issue to their advantage.

In the Colorado Senate race, Democrats had christened former GOP Rep. Bob Schaffer "Big Oil Bob" -- hoping to smear his oil industry career. "Big Oil Bob" has instead embraced his pro-drilling positions and is pummeling opponent Mark Udall for his antidrilling stance. In recent weeks, Mr. Schaffer has erased Mr. Udall's lead. Polls show Republican Sens. Norm Coleman (Minnesota) and John Sununu (New Hampshire) both climbing in the polls on the back of strong energy arguments. As two of the GOP's most vulnerable senators, both might well have run for cover with the Gang of 10. Instead they're fighting on the merits.

The "bipartisan" Republican senators have undercut these efforts, and boosted Ms. Landrieu. They've even put a smile on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's face. He'd been struggling to tamp down the energy debate through November, where he hopes to increase his majority and permanently shelve drilling. He's now counting on the Gang to fruitlessly continue "negotiations" straight through the Senate's short September session and solve his problem for him.

Not one of the five Republicans in the Gang is facing a tough election this year. That's the sort of security that leads to bad decisions. And theirs is the sort of thinking that could leave Republicans in a permanent minority.



Wild Thing's comment............

Stupidity par excellence by these 5 Republicans. I can't believe this. This is what rino's do best, the screw America to try and make liberals like them. I mean even Paris Hilton knows that McCain is for drilling and then his "little buddy" goes out and makes a deal with the Dems???

This is not an offshore drilling plan, it is an effort to PREVENT serious consideration of rescinding offshore drilling prohibitions. The Congressional prohibition on drilling EXPIRES September 30, 2008, if they do nothing. So they had to throw SOME roadblock in the way.

Just when I thought the GOP finally found their cujones, Lindsey and his “gang” go and cut them off yet again. The Democrat party may be evil but the Republican party is stupid. And unfortunately, evil beats stupid every time.

You can go to link below to contact these Senators and speak your mind.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

I get so tired of Republicans snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Pansy Graham’s phone number: (202) 224-5972

And also othe pansy Graham is proudly displaying his "Gang of 10" affiliaiton and this absurd energy bill on his web site.

http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/

Right on the front page listed under Recent Headlines

Thank God for the other House Republicans that squished them last Friday and will keep after this. But what the hell who needs these scrum assclowns like these 10 people in our government. I say forget the "yes we can" BS from the left, this calls for a a GET THE HELL OUT!



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From Rush Limbaugh transcript from Friday August 8,2008

RUSH:

" I have some news that's going to anger you, it's going to chill you. As you know, brave Republicans in the House are continuing their battle to force Nancy Pelosi to bring the Democrats back to have an up-or-down vote expanding the opportunity to drill for oil in ANWR and offshore. They continue to make their points, and they continue to fight. This is an issue, as you know, as I have mentioned it to you, it's the issue that can change this entire campaign around. Americans are angry, and it's not just at the price of oil and gasoline. It is the related price increases, everything that happens as a result of that. Food has gone up, practically everything has gone up, airline transportation, everything's gone up because of the price of oil. The oil is coming down, but it's a market that's still fluid, and nobody can predict what's going to happen. And whether the price continues to come down or not, we've gotten a warning here: We need to do what we can to expand our own supply, and the Republicans in the House are doing everything they can to see to it that this happens."
"However, in the Senate, there is a new bipartisan coalition called the Gang of Ten, five Democrats, five Republicans, led by Senator Lindsey Graham on the Republican side. They have just forged a compromise that basically cuts the Republicans in the House off at the knees, at least temporarily. The Republicans in the Senate have given the Democrats in the Senate everything they want, everything Barack Obama wants in an energy bill. I'll give you the details when we come back. But just because it happened in the Senate does not mean it's doom and gloom, does not mean it's over with, because the Republicans in the House are still fighting this. This is just a Gang of Ten trying to get the Senate moving on this. It's not an official Senate bill yet. It hasn't been passed there. But the Republicans on our side caved totally to the Democrat demands on energy in a way that has to have Obama doing cartwheels if he's heard about it. "


"They're doing all of this while these brave Republicans in the House are fighting the odds in their own revolution, trying to stop Pelosi and force her back so that we can move forward on a bill that would expand drilling, five Republican senators join five Democrats and basically hand the Democrats everything they want. "


"This is inexplicable. But the Republicans in the House have not signed on to this. This is just ten Senators of that come up with this compromise. The effort here -- Ms. Strassel is right, the effort here -- is to have a competing bill in the Senate so that nothing on this gets done before the November election, and because the difficulty will be in getting both bills to the floor and getting a compromise version passed, and then go to conference. It's too much to happen before the election 'cause they're not going to be in Washington that much, because everybody's going to be out on their own reelection campaigns. But, aside from all that, it just befuddles me. (sigh) I read this this morning, and said, "This cannot be true," and yes, it can be. We have a bunch of coward Republicans scattered around both houses of Congress. "

"We've got a bunch of Republicans who have been trained by the presidential nominee of their party that the way to advance yourself with the media and in Washington social circles is to agree with Democrats. This is just mind-boggling. We'll keep you posted on any further developments."
"If I am for freedom, why should I give away anything? Not saying this is freedom versus tyranny but gosh, folks, if this keeps up we're going to have tyranny, well I think we do, in terms of property rights and any number of things. So here's a bipartisan effort that McCain didn't support. This one included drilling, limitations on drilling, and McCain wants to open up drilling, it's become his issue, and these five Republican senators last Friday just nuked it, at least in the Senate."
"Now, this deal, by the way, this Gang of Ten deal, get this. I talked about some of the regulations in this bill that are onerous. Try this. This deal would allow drilling if -- if and when -- the EPA and PETA and states and cities and counties and the ACLU clear the way. "
"It would put up more barriers to drilling, which is what the Democrats want, because they want no drilling, period. Five Republicans go along with it."
"Yeah, this did catch McCain by surprise, because it put him in a very ironic situation. McCain has made his bones being the bipartisan guy, working with the other guys, so here's Grahamnesty (who is McCain, Jr.) and I think he sees this is how McCain got to be who he is. So Grahamnesty says, "Okay, I'll try it," and in the process, McCain is saying, "Lindsey, he-he, he-he. (snickering)" So McCain, the only way he could oppose this, is, "I'm not for tax increases, and there are too many tax increases in this bill. That's not the way." But it just took the issue away. Well, it hasn't done it yet because the bill is not passed in the Senate. It's just an indication we've got these five guys. By the way, another explanation."
" I left off the most important thing to look at. "Folks, I can't explain it. You can make up whatever explanation you want. They're stupid; they want good coverage in the media, whatever it is." Follow the money. Follow the money. Well, in this case, follow the money. Use your imagination, campaign contributions, lobbyists. They're not up for election this year. They don't face serious opposition. The answer to almost every question, particularly in politics, can be found at the end of the trail of big bucks."


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


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August 09, 2008

Nissan Ad Has Arabs Calling for Boycott


Check out the commercial as it aired in Israel. LOL




Nissan Ad Has Arabs Calling for Boycott

Fox News

The Arab world is fighting mad about a new commercial being aired in Israel by Nissan.

In the commercial, Nissan brags about how fuel efficient their new car the Tiida is by showing how mad it is making Arab Shieks, who start to attack the car and complain about how Nissan is costing them millions of dollars.

The ad is supposed to be funny, but it plays on old Arab stereotypes. In the commercial, the actors playing the Arab Shieks say the car has "destroyed my home," and they direct hatred toward the car saying, "May hawks poke at you day and night," and "May the sun melt you and God take you."

As the ad comes to a close, the announcer declares "when you consume the least fuel, it's obvious they won't like you in the oil emirates."

The Saudi regime, along with other oil-producing Gulf states, is threatening to boycott Nissan -- which is collaborating on the development of the Project Better Place electric car system in Israel -- if the automaker doesn't apologize.




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Wild Thing's comment............

“The Saudi regime, along with other oil-producing Gulf states, is threatening to boycott Nissan”

LOL!

I thought their favorite was a Mercedes. And the Nissan Sunny/Sentra is popular for car bombs.

Good for Nissan. This just proves once again that muslims have no sense of humor and will attack anything and everyone that makes a joke about them.


I just could not resist !

Ahab the Arab - Ray Stevens



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August 06, 2008

Pelosi Privately Tells Dems They Can Back Drilling





Pelosi: At-risk Dems back drilling

Politico

California Democrat Nancy Pelosi may be trying to save the planet — but the rank and file in her party increasingly are just trying to save their political hides when it comes to gas prices as Republicans apply more and more rhetorical muscle.

But what looks like intraparty tension on the surface is part of an intentional strategy in which Pelosi takes the heat on energy policy, while behind the scenes she’s encouraging vulnerable Democrats to express their independence if it helps them politically, according to Democratic aides on and off Capitol Hill.

Pelosi’s gambit rests on one big assumption: that Democrats will own Washington after the election and will be able to craft a sweeping energy policy that is heavy on conservation and fuel alternatives while allowing for some new oil drilling. Democrats see no need to make major concessions on energy policy with a party poised to lose seats in both chambers in just three months — even if recess-averse Republicans continue to pound away on the issue.

“The reality is we will have a new president in three months, and what Bush and the Republicans are trying to do amounts to a land grab for the oil companies,” said one senior House Democratic aide involved with party strategy. “I don’t think we have to give in at all pre-election — we have many more options postelection.”

It’s a reality that Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-W.Va.) personally delivered to President Bush recently.

Democratic House aides say the energy agenda has been carefully gamed out in strategy sessions, and Pelosi always intended to take heat on gas prices while tacitly encouraging more vulnerable Democrats to publicly disagree with her and show their independence.

Freshman Democrats like Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania and Don Cazayoux of Louisiana have taken her up on the offer.

Altmire has said a drilling vote “will happen,” while Cazayoux, hoping to hang on to his seat in a conservative Baton Rouge-area district, on Friday sent a letter to Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) demanding a vote on more domestic oil exploration.

“There will be a vote,” said Altmire, who faces a rematch with former GOP Rep. Melissa Hart this fall in the Pittsburgh suburbs.

Indeed, Congress must vote before Sept. 30 to renew the annual moratorium; otherwise, it will lapse on its own, giving states the right to decide whether private companies can search for potential drilling sites three miles offshore. .

“My view is that if we have a vote, let’s make it a rational policy,” said Altmire, whose district includes viable coal and nuclear industries. “We can’t let Republicans hold this issue hostage because of one vote.”

Cazayoux, in his letter, says “the current debate seems to be bogged down in partisan one-upmanship.”

To some extent, House Republicans seem to be playing right along with the strategy, taking Pelosi’s name in vain dozens of times during their rebel House sessions over the past few days and making her the villain who won’t allow oil drilling votes.

“It’s grossly unfair to the Democrats who want a vote,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). “[Pelosi] needs to cut that out.”

The Senate has also gone with a run-out-the-clock strategy, with Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) calling for a bipartisan energy summit but promising no major energy votes. Reid embraced the drilling and conservation proposals of the bipartisan Senate “Gang of 10” last week, but he made further commitment on the energy debate.

Reid, like Pelosi, is expecting to have a much stronger governing majority in the Senate next year, so he has little incentive to give in to Republicans on energy policy as long as he thinks it won’t hurt Democrats.

Even as they face heat from constituents during the August break, Democrats say they aren’t going to cave in to popular pressure.

“We feel pretty comfortable with where we are,” said Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-Mass.), who is close to the Democratic leadership. “This is a not a new issue. This just didn’t happen today. We’ve been working on this for months.”

Democratic insiders said that Pelosi and other party leaders were “not rattled” by the GOP floor rebellion, and at this point, it’s not clear if the Democrats will even pay a price on energy. State-level polling conducted by Democrats suggests that voters still view President Bush and the GOP as the incumbent power in Washington, and Democratic strategists believe any anti-incumbent wave would hurt Republicans more than Democrats.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, one of the leaders of the rogue GOP House session, said he realizes that Democrats are “in a four-corners stall right now,” and admits that “it gets more challenging” for Republicans if they lose more seats in Congress.

Democrats are also comforted somewhat by the fact that crude oil prices have gone down more than 10 percent from their summer highs, and if the U.S. economy enters a recession, prices may fall further due to slackening demand.

“There is no crisis on our side of the aisle,” a top House Democratic leadership aide said. “We have a plan, and we will stick to it.”


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Wild Thing's comment..........

If the democrats do get a veto proof majority, Socialism will reign in this country. We need a big turnout for ALL Republicans running. That is the only to stop the socialist democrats.

Demoncrat and deceit are synonymous. She is the most bitter, hateful, vitriolic female legislator that ever sat in the halls of congress

She’s trying to save as many democrat seats as possible but a vote for any democrat in the House is a vote for Pelosi. She could care less if even her own voters have to pay high prices this winter or now. For Pelosi it is all about power and nothing more.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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August 04, 2008

Happening Today Republicans Meet About Energy


The House Gallery is FULL!!!

Bush is still saying no special session but I am still thinking postivie about this.






Cantor to Obama: Tell Pelosi to Bring Congress Back

abc news


A Virginia congressman who is reported to be under consideration to be Sen. John McCain's, R-Ariz., running mate urged Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., on Monday to pressure the Democratic leadership of Congress to take action on off-shore drilling.

"If Barack Obama is serious about trying to fix this problem," said Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., "the first thing he should do is pick up the phone and call Speaker Pelosi and tell her to bring Congress back so that we can begin a process of getting an off-shore drilling bill across the floor of the House."

Cantor's effort to pressure Obama on Pelosi and off-shore drilling comes in the wake of the presumptive Democratic nominee softening his opposition to off-shore drilling. Obama told a Florida newspaper on Friday that he does not see off-shore drilling as a solution to the U.S. energy crunch while saying that he would go along with expanded off-shore drilling if it were necessary to win a broader policy overhaul focused on renewable sources of energy.

Asked Sunday on ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" why the House Democratic leadership won’t allow an up or down vote on the issue of drilling, Pelosi accused House Republicans of doing the bidding of Big Oil.

“We have a debate every single day on this subject,” said Pelosi, calling the GOP protest “the war dance of the handmaidens of the oil companies.”

The Associated Press reported on Saturday that McCain's campaign has asked Cantor, who serves as chief deputy Republican whip in the House, for personal documents to aid in the search for a running mate.

During Monday's McCain campaign conference call with reporters, Cantor refused to discuss the vice-presidential selection process when he was asked about it by the author of Saturday's Associated Press story.

"Congratulations on being on the short list," the AP's Bob Lewis told Cantor "would you care to comment any about your conversation with the senator over a possible choice."
"No I wouldn't," said Cantor, "this a press conference about the energy plan and the difference between the visions that Barack Obama has and John McCain."

"Thank you, Bob. Thanks for trying," said McCain spokesman Brian Rogers.


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Rob Wittman up on Twitter

These are just some of the updates:

Taken from here......CLICK to see latest as it is live and not being shown on C-Sapn

http://twitter.com/RobWittman

Also there is this..............

RobWittman
If you want to listen to my live teletown hall with VA-01 constituents, call 209-244-7073. The event ID code is 11718#


Rep. Mike Pence just said that Congress has a responsibility to America to address the number one issue in the land. 8 minutes ago from web

Conaway says she’s the Speaker for the entire House and she owes it to all members to allow the will of the people to be carried out. 24 minutes ago from web

Rep. Conaway is speaking about the responsibility of the Speaker to call for a vote on an American energy policy. #dontgo 25 minutes ago from web

He said this is the opposite of the Congressional leadership today which refuses to take action for American energy independence. #dontgo 29 minutes ago from web

Rep. Jordan is speaking and pointed to John Adams and how the first Congress fought to establish American independence. #dontgo 29 minutes ago from web

He said that this Congress should do the business of the American people- we must have a debate and vote on a comprehensive energy policy. 39 minutes ago from web

Rep. Gingrey is now speaking about how the Speaker has turned off the lights and the sound system to quell debate about energy. about 1 hour ago from web

Rep. Herger talked about his constituents and how folks that live in his district and work in Nancy Pelosi”s distrct want Congress to act! about 1 hour ago from web

Rep. Don Manzullo just gave an impassioned speech about the freedom this nation fought for to have the debate about energy. about 1 hour ago from web

The House floor is nearly full with Members, staff and tourists. People are clapping and screaming “vote,vote,vote”. about 1 hour ago from web

Rep. Wolf said this is a travesty for Americans because those resources must be accessible for the economic and strategic needs of the US. about 1 hour ago from web

Rep. Frank Wolf (VA) just spoke about the leases that Cuba has granted to China to drill for oil in areas next to US territorial waters. about 1 hour ago from web

Rep. Musgrave said that the Speaker should allow a vote because it was what the American people want. about 1 hour ago from web

Rep. Musgrave relayed stories of constituents and their suffering and called upon the Speaker to allow a vote. about 1 hour ago from web

Rep. Cole points out that previous energy bills passed by Congress were vetoed by President Clinton. about 2 hours ago from web

Tom Cole is speaking now. Americans are demanding a comprehensive energy policy. Congress must act. about 2 hours ago from web

He said that we are helping our enemies each day we are without a comprehensive energy policy that creates energy independence. about 2 hours ago from web

Lynn Westmoreland is speaking about the lack of action by the majority party and the rhetoric they have professed about energy policy. about 2 hours ago from web

Tom Price is leading off asking for the House to be called back into session. about 2 hours ago from web




you can listen here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/eeevil-conservative


Wild Thing's comment.......

Nancy Pelosi is going to learn one way or another that it is NOT HER HOUSE it is the people's house.

They are on a roll today. Mike Pence was on Laura Ingraham's radio show as well. Laura was reporting on the Republicans , and talking about the people (tourists) cheering in the gallery.

Sometimes it is really WONDERFUL to be wrong. And I was wrong. The House Republicans ARE serious about this!


UPDATE ON MY COMMENT:........

Game plan change. LOL

After reading what Mark, Tom, Jack, RWB, Les ...all of you ......and all of you have written. I was wrong. I had wanted the win now and that is not a good idea, it would be better to have a really big win and a better win later.

Thank you ALL for your input.

((hug))
Chrissie


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:27 PM | Comments (8)

House Republicans Go Back On The Floor Today (Monday) To Talk Gas Prices


Strother Martin protraying Nancy Pelosi



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House Republicans go back on the floor Monday to talk gas prices

Politico


Continuing with their guerilla tactics from last week, House Republicans will be back on the floor Monday to talk gas prices, even though Congress is in recess, and they may stay there all week.

More than a dozen Republicans have already committed to make appearances, according to House GOP leadership aide, including National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Cole (Okla.).

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who lead Friday's five-hour talkathon after the House shut down for the August recess, are also expected to be there, according to this aide.

"In an urgent memo sent to GOP Members and staff Saturday (“A Call to Action on American Energy”), Republican Leader John Boehner (R-) and Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) hailed Friday’s action, and encouraged House Republicans to return to the Capitol beginning Monday morning to help keep the historic effort going," said a press release just released by Minority Leader Boehner's office.
“It’s not a request we make lightly. But the American people are suffering,” Boehner and Blunt said in the memo. “The consequences of continued congressional inaction on gas prices are unacceptable. We’ve called on the Speaker to call Congress back into an emergency session this month and schedule a vote on the American Energy Act. We must continue to make a stand until the Speaker complies.”

Update - Neither Boehner nor Blunt are expected to be in attendance at Monday's talkfest, and its unclear if they will show up at any point during the week, according to GOP leadership aides.

The session will not be televised, since C-Span does not control the cameras inside the House chamber. Rather, those come under the purview of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats, and they're unlikely to do anything to help Republicans.

Pelosi was grilled by host George Stephanopolous on ABC's "This Week" over her refusal to allow an offshore oil drilling vote on the floor before the House adjourned for the five-week August recess, but Pelosi was having none of it.

"What you saw in the Congress this week was the war dance of the hand maidens of the oil companies," Pelosi said. That's what you saw on the Republican side of the aisle."


This was last Friday and you can hear how angry they were.




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Wild Thing's comment........

Nice to see forward progess instead of the old side to side shuffle...lets hope they maintain their momentum, symbolic acts can be very powerful.

This is a good time to call our reps and get them to DC.

These few are doing the right thing now, and even if the motivation is that they’ve finally awakened to the anger of the American people in an election year, it beats the hell out of more of the same. I believe the only way we’ll get more of this behavior is if they see and hear our enthusiastic support.

A dozen is better than none. It started with 5 on Friday and grew to 50, no telling how many will come back on today.


Pelosi: "What you saw in the Congress this week was the war dance of the hand maidens of the oil companies"

I wonder if someone fired her soundbite writer. That's just wincingly bad.


....Thank you Les for sending me the article.


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August 02, 2008

Pelosi Turns Out The Lights But GOP Keeps Talking


Paging Mr Smith. Paging Mr. Smith. Paging Mr Smith. Paging Mr. Smith. Jimmy Stewart was a Republican, he would be smiling down from Heaven at the fight the Republicans put up agsinst the Dems about this.




House Dems turn out the lights but GOP keeps talking

Politico


Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats adjourned the House, turned off the lights and killed the microphones, but Republicans are still on the floor talking gas prices.

Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and other GOP leaders opposed the motion to adjourn the House, arguing that Pelosi's refusal to schedule a vote allowing offshore drilling is hurting the American economy. They have refused to leave the floor after the adjournment motion passed at 11:23 a.m., and they are busy bashing Pelosi and her fellow Democrats for leaving town for the August recess.

At one point, the lights went off in the House and the microphones were turned off in the chamber, meaning Republicans were talking in the dark. But as Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz..) was speaking, the lights went back on and the microphones were turned on shortly afterward.

But C-SPAN, which has no control over the cameras in the chamber, has stopped broadcasting the House floor, meaning no one was witnessing this except the assembled Republicans, their aides, and one Democrat, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), who has now left.

Only about a half-dozen Republicans were on the floor when this began, but the crowd has grown to about 20, according to Patrick O'Connor.

"This is the people's House," said Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.). "This is not Pelosi's politiburo."

Democratic aides were furious at the GOP stunt, and reporters were kicked out of the Speaker's Lobby, the space next to the House floor where they normally interview lawmakers.

"You're not covering this, are you?" complained one senior Democratic aide. Another called the Republicans "morons" for staying on the floor.

Update: The Capitol Police are now trying to kick reporters out of the press gallery above the floor, meaning we can't watch the Republicans anymore. But Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is now in the gallery talking to reporters, so the cops have held off for a minute. Clearly, Democrats don't want Republicans getting any press for this episode. GOP leaders are trying to find other Republicans to rotate in for Blunt so reporters aren't kicked out.

Update 2: This message was sent out by Blunt's office:

"Although this Democrat majority just adjourned for the Democrat 5-week vacation, House Republicans are continuing to fight on the House floor. Although the lights, mics and C-SPAN cameras have been turned off, House Republicans are on the floor speaking to the taxpayers in the gallery who, not surprisingly, agree with Republican energy proposals.

"All Republicans who are in town are encouraged to come to the House floor."

Update 3: Democrats just turned out the lights again. Republicans cheered.

Update 4: Republican leaders just sent out a notice looking for a bullhorn, and leadership aides are trying to corral all the members who are still in town to come speak on the floor and sustain this one-sided debate.

Also, Republicans can thank Shadegg for turning on the microphones the first time. Apparently, the fiesty Arizona conservative started typing random codes into the chamber's public address system and accidentally typed the correct code, allowing Republicans brief access to the microphone before it was turned off again.

"I love this," Shadegg told reporters up in the press gallery afterward. "Congress can be so boring. ... This is a kick."

Update 5: The scene on the floor is kind of crazy. Normally, members are not allowed to speak directly to the visitor galleries, and visitors are prohibited from cheering. But in this case, the members are walking up and down on the floor during their speeches, standing on chairs. The visitors are cheering loudly. Some members even brought in visitors, who are now sitting on the House floor in the seats normally filled by lawmakers, cheering and clapping. Very funny.

Democrats faced a choice here: Should they leave the cameras on and let Republicans rip Pelosi & Co. on C-SPAN, or should they leave the cameras off and let the Republicans have their "tantrum," as one Democratic aide characterized it, with the cameras off? So the cameras are off, but Republicans, and the crowd, are clearly enjoying the scene.

Update 6: Republicans are literally hugging each other on the House floor. Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.), not normally known as a distinguished orator, just gave a rousing speech, accusing Democrats of stifling dissent. He referenced President John Quincy Adams, who returned as a House member after being defeated in his presidential reelection bid. Waving his arms and yelling, Manzullo brought the crowd (including a lot of staffers shipped in by GOP leaders to fill up the place), and he left the floor to hugs from his colleagues. You don't see that up here every day.

Update 7: Rep Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) just pretended to be a Democrat. He stood on the other side of the chamber and listed all of the GOP bills that the Dems killed.

He then said, "I am a Democrat, and here is my energy plan" and he held up a picture of an old VW Bug with a sail attached to it. He paraded around the House floor with the sign while the crowd cheered.

Update 8: It's over.

Right at the stroke of five Georgia Rep. Tom Price announced that House Republicans were ending their impromptu protest on the floor of the chamber, ending a five-plus hour rebellion with a round of "God Bless America."

The assembled tourists, aides and members in the chamber gave Price and his compatriots a standing ovation. They left the chamber to shouts of "USA! USA! USA!"




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Wild Thing's comment........

Leave it to the Dems to turn the lights out in DC. I called C-Span and they said the House (Pelosi) will not send the feed to them. That if they did they would have put it right back on.

"This is the people's House," said Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.). "This is not Pelosi's politiburo."

I would love to give him a bigi hug. Here is his website:

http://mccotter.house.gov/HoR/MI11/Home/

Boehner’s office, they said that the SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE is responsible for turning off the mics and the lights!!I
Boehner’s office: (202)225-4000

This needs to be played on every radio station in America this month.

http://johnboehner.house.gov/UploadedFiles/07-30-08AdjournmentVoteJAB.mp3


Mike Pence

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said he was “not leaving until we call this Congress back into session and vote for energy independence.....Mike was one of the organizers of the protest, said up to 40 of his fellow Republicans were prepared to keep the talk-in going. ”

“Gesturing toward the tourists still filling the visitor’s gallery above, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said: “Tell your friends the Republicans refuse to go quietly!”

http://mikepence.house.gov/blog/

http://mikepence.house.gov/


Nancy Pelosi is holding this entire country HOSTAGE to her environmental marxism!!

Nancy I'm trying to save the planet email ....

http://www.speaker.gov/contact/

Pelosi phone #
202 225 0100


U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 3
Section 3. He [the President] shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States


Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee (RSC), and Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN), former Chairman of RSC, today urged President Bush to call for a special session of Congress after the House adjourned without allowing a vote on comprehensive legislation to develop more American energy and help the millions of Americans currently feeling pain at the gas pump.

The text of their letter is below:

The President The White House Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President,

The House of Representatives has not taken a vote since January 2007 that would expand domestic energy production. All the while, Americans are hurting. Every time they go to fill up their cars, trucks or tractors they feel the pain at the pump. High gas prices are harming the vitality of our families, the elderly, small businesses, and family farms. Each and every American is affected.

Today the Democrat controlled Congress adjourned for a five-week vacation without taking a vote on bipartisan measures that would lessen our dependence on foreign oil by allowing more domestic drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf. In fact, they adjourned without even allowing time for debate on the subject of drilling.

On July 14, 2008, you took the strong action of lifting the executive order that had banned offshore drilling. In so doing, you said that allowing offshore oil drilling is “one of the most important steps we can take” to reduce the burden of high gas prices. Now, all it would take is an act of Congress for that drilling to begin.

Since Speaker Pelosi has decided not to keep the House in session to allow this vote to take place, we urge you to use the power vested in you by the Constitution to convene an immediate energy special session of Congress. Under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, you have the power ‘on extraordinary occasions’ to convene the Congress.

We believe that the energy emergency that has increased the pain felt by Americans when they purchase $4 per gallon gasoline is an extraordinary occasion. We urge you to immediately bring the Congress back into session to do its job and give the bipartisan, pro-drilling majority a vote.

Thank you for your consideration of our request.


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Republicans KNOW the country is FED UP with the attitude of Queen Pelosi and King Reid! This is going to point out IN REAL TIME just who in Congress cares and who doesn't! GOD BLESS THESE BRAVE REPUBLICAN REPS!!!

What is the cost of the Democrat "No Domestic Energy Policy?"

No domestic drilling.
No new refineries.
No new nuke plants.
No new dams for hydro-electric.
No coal.
No shale.
Deplete the SPR.
Let Iran get nukes.
Let Iraq fall to Iranian domination.
No Canadian tar sands oil.

All of that puts the U.S. in a position that war for oil or complete economic collapse will be our only choices. You can't frustrate every source of domestic energy without consequences. Our enemies will blackmail us
to the extent that we are vulnerable to blackmail.

....."Perhaps you and I have lived with this miracle too long to be properly appreciative. Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction, It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again. Knowing this, it is hard to explain those who even today would question the people's capacity for self-rule. Will they answer this: if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? Using the temporary authority granted by the people, an increasing number lately have sought to control the means of production, as if this could be done without eventually controlling those who produce. Always this is explained as necessary to the people's welfare. But, "The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principle upon which it was founded" [Montesquieu]. This is as true today as it was when it was written in 1748." – Ronald Reagan, California and the Problem of Government Growth, January 5, 1967



....Thank you Mark so much for the article.


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Awesome Video of Republican Reaction To Blackout Pelosi




Blackout: Pelosi turns off the lights as GOP demands action on drilling for oil. John Carter 31st district of Texas and John Culberson of the 7th District of Texas, members of the Republican minority have taken the floor and have continued to debate after the house has adjourned. The Democratic leadership including Pelosi turned off the lights today and cut off cameras and mikes, so they can't vote on energy.

Please CLICK to see the video it is well worth it. This is a great link, these didn’t give up.


http://clips.shadowtv.net/media/stv/3343/13/2008/214/16/3343_13_20080801_163030_1388.wmv


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Good Guy Mitch McConnell & Bad Guy Ken Salazar On Off Shore Drilling


From the senate floor, Mitch McConnell gets Ken Salazar to object to offshore drilling even if gas hits $10 a gallon.

Not Even At $10 A Gallon?

There was a rather extraordinary confrontation on the Senate floor Thursday involving offshore oil drilling that got very little press coverage.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) tried to get Democrats to vote on a measure that would open up such drilling if the price of gasoline reached a certain level.

Although the "bidding" eventually reached $10 a gallon, Colorado's Ken Salazar continually objected.

In back-and-forth bickering on the Senate floor Thursday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell attempted to force Democrats to vote on a measure opening up coastal waters for drilling when gas reached $4.50, $5 or even $7.50 a gallon.

"If $5-gallon gasoline isn't an emergency, I have to ask what is an emergency?" McConnell said.

"It's a phantom solution," countered Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo, noting that such drilling would not affect gas prices in the short term.






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Wild Thing's comment.......


Shocking how the Democrats really hate our country and the citizens of this country. I keep hearing the liberals say that we won’t see a drop of oil for ten years if we start drilling. I’m sure glad that when Kennedy called for sending a man to the Moon in 10 years that no one had that attitude.

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July 31, 2008

Moron Obama's Energy Plan:Inflating Your Tires



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Transcript:

"There are things you can do individually, though, to save energy. Making sure your tires are properly inflated — simple thing. But we could save all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling — if everybody was just inflating their tires? And getting regular tune-ups? You’d actually save just as much! "



Wild Thing's comment........

ROTFLMAO

What no one is fainting???? No one is holding their arms up in the air chanting OH-BAM-AH???? I didn't hear one peep of...."YES WE CAN" !

Hussein inflated his head in Europe, he is stuck on inflating fer'sure! OH I could really have some fun with this one, but I will keep it PG rated. hahahahaha

I watched the clip on Fox today. The thing I noticed was the dead silence from the crowd. I had the feeling BHO knew he had goofed. hahaha



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Feds Press Congress to Lift Oil Drilling Ban



Feds Press Congress to Lift Oil Drilling Ban

SF Gate


The U.S. Interior Department ratcheted up the pressure on Congress Wednesday to open more of the country's coastline to offshore oil drilling, a move petroleum companies have sought for decades.

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said his department will lay the groundwork for selling undersea oil-drilling leases on the outer continental shelf, including areas now protected by a congressional ban. Republicans are pushing hard to end the moratorium, which was imposed in 1982 and covers most of the East and West coasts.

The Interior Department has no authority to lift the ban. But if Congress votes to open the coasts to drilling, the department could hit the ground running, selling leases as early as 2011. Exploratory drilling would probably begin a few years after that.

"Americans continue to struggle with high gas prices, and it's important that we do more to develop domestic sources of energy," Kempthorne said.

As a first step, the Interior Department will solicit comments from oil companies, state governors, environmental groups and others as to which specific stretches of seafloor should be leased for drilling. The department will consider areas that are already open - such as the Gulf of Mexico - as well as those that aren't.

The move pleased oil industry groups as well as politicians who want more offshore oil production.

"We've got to get off foreign oil. We've got to use our own domestic production," said Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona (Riverside County), who introduced legislation this month to lift the moratorium. He said royalties from oil pumped off the California coast could be a boon to state government.
"I think it's a better solution than raising taxes," Calvert said. "Why don't we take advantage of the resources we know we have and help address the structural deficit problem in California?"

But leading congressional Democrats remain adamantly opposed to lifting the ban. They note that most of the estimated oil reserves on the outer continental shelf - about 79 percent - lie in areas that are already open to drilling.

"This is nothing more than a political stunt to divert attention from the high gas prices that have resulted from having two oil men in the White House," California Sen. Barbara Boxer said Wednesday.

Interior Department officials said Wednesday that they also want to increase the development of alternative energy sources offshore.

For two years, the department has studied leasing portions of the outer continental shelf to companies that want to build offshore windmills or install buoys that generate electricity as they bob up and down on the waves.

PG&E has proposed two such wave-power projects off the coasts of Humboldt and Mendocino counties.

The Interior Department's alternative energy effort will dovetail with the new push on offshore oil drilling, Kempthorne said.

"Alternative energy development and traditional energy development are not mutually exclusive," he said.

Although the department will ask for comments from governors, that doesn't mean the governors would be able to veto offshore drilling in federal waters near their states. States control the waters within 3 miles of shore, but can't directly control development farther out.

Kempthorne and other Interior Department officials emphasized on Wednesday their desire to work with the governors. But they said Congress would have to determine how much authority to give the states should legislators lift the drilling moratorium.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opposes offshore drilling. This week, the Republican governor touted an agreement with his counterparts in Oregon and Washington to work together to protect the coastal environment, an agreement that includes rejecting offshore oil drilling.

"The governor understands that people are frustrated with the soaring price of gas, but in California, we know offshore drilling is not the answer," said Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Lisa Page.


To see an interactive map of California's offshore oil rigs, go to sfgate.com/maps/oil




Wild Thing's comment........

Zipity do dah!! This is GOOD!

Now if Congress would get a brain and a heart we might start to see some of these politicians on the left and the rino's actually care about the citizens of our country.




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July 30, 2008

Pelosi: " I'm trying to save the planet"



George Carlin "Save the Planet???"




Pelosi: 'I'm trying to save the planet'

Politico

Just call her Nancy the Navigator.

“I have always loved longitude,” Nancy Pelosi says before breaking into laughter. “I love latitude; it’s in the stars. But longitude, it’s about time. ... Time and clocks and all the rest of that have always been a fascination for me.”

“The Geographer,” Jan Vermeer’s portrait of a Dutch mapmaker staring out a window with a sea chart before him, is a favorite of the House speaker. But mostly, Pelosi is drawn to the explorers of the Age of Discovery — Balboa, Magellan, Vasco da Gama — all struggling at sea without an accurate way to measure East-West progress. And she is fascinated by the historic melding of science and politics in the race to find a solution, the modern chronometer — much as today’s world seeks answers such as an electric car battery in the energy debate that now consumes both Pelosi and Congress.

“Whoever makes that discovery, rules,” she says.

Eighteen months after taking power, the California Democrat will need to summon all her own navigation skills for the waters ahead.

She hit the national television circuit Monday with her new book, “Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters.” Next month, she’ll chair the convention in Denver that will nominate Barack Obama — “the next president of the United States. I feel very certain of that,” Pelosi says.

Yet with this success comes new danger — like explorers lost at sea without longitude. Until now, Pelosi has been perceived as a counterweight to President Bush. But after the Democratic convention in Denver, and going into November, voters will take a closer measure of her performance — and fairness — since Democrats could very well be the new ruling party, controlling Congress and the White House in January.

“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently when questioned. “I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy.”
“I respect the office that I hold,” she says. “And when you win the election, you win the majority, and what is the power of the speaker? To set the agenda, the power of recognition, and I am not giving the gavel away to anyone.”


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Hmmmmm, I wonder which planet she is talking about....heh heh


"On our home planet we call Nancy 'glphmxtx', because she's so stupid and mean, our birth-rate had dropped to near zero and everyone's lawn was dying......she's your problem now."


Wild Thing's comment.........

Let's see now, Obama is going to save Humanity and Pelosi the planet.


"I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently

I noticed recently that Pelosi always repeats sentences in an irritated, nervous manner. She can't form a comprehensible sentence.

I am so tired of these idiotic Democrats that have egos larger than God. Half wits who bask in the illusion of their intelligence. The Democrat jackass should be replaced with the word “narcissism.” She’s trying to save the planet while in reality she may not know which way is up if you asked her quickly.

She should immediately reduce her carbon footprint by ceasing all CO2 respirations!


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July 26, 2008

Pump¨ - New McCain TV Ad For Oil Drilling






Wild Thing's comment.......


Obama's people have already begun to complain about this ad. TUFF you jerks! Liberal..it’s a mental disorder!!!


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July 22, 2008

Al Gore's Doomsday Clock



The Wall Street Journal

Al Gore gave a speech last week "challenging" America to run "on 100% zero-carbon electricity in 10 years" -- though that's just the first step on his road to "ending our reliance on carbon-based fuels." Serious people understand this is absurd. Maybe other people will start drawing the same conclusion about the man proposing it.

The former vice president has also recently disavowed any intention of returning to politics. This is wise. As America's leading peddler of both doom and salvation, Mr. Gore has moved beyond the constraints and obligations of reality.

His job is to serve as a Prophet of Truth.

In Mr. Gore's prophesy, a transition to carbon-free electricity generation in a decade is "achievable, affordable and transformative." He believes that the goal can be achieved almost entirely through the use of "renewables" alone, meaning solar, geothermal, wind power and biofuels.
And he doesn't think we really have any other good options: "The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk," he says, with his usual gift for understatement. "And even more -- if more should be required -- the future of human civilization is at stake."

What manner the catastrophe might take isn't yet clear, but the scenarios are grim: The climate crisis is getting worse faster than anticipated; global warming will cause refugee crises and destabilize entire nations; an "energy tsunami" is headed our way. And so on.

Here, however, is an inconvenient fact. In 1995, the U.S. got about 2.2% of its net electricity generation from "renewable" sources, according to the Energy Information Administration. By 2000, the last full year of the Clinton administration, that percentage had dropped to 2.1%.

Mr. Gore's argument would be helped if he were also willing to propose huge investments in nuclear power, which emits no carbon dioxide and currently supplies about one-fifth of U.S. electricity needs, and about three-quarters of France's. Britain has just approved eight new nuclear plants, and the German government of Angela Merkel is working to do away with a plan by the previous government to go nuclear-free.

But Mr. Gore makes no mention of nuclear power in his speech, nor of the equally carbon-free hydroelectric power. These are proven technologies -- and useful reminders of what happens when environmentalists get what they wished for.

Then there are biofuels, whose recent vogue, the World Bank believes, may have been responsible for up to 75% of the recent rise in world food prices. Save the planet; starve the poor.

None of this seems to trouble Mr. Gore. He thinks that simply by declaring an emergency he can help achieve Stakhanovite results. He might recall what the Stakhanovite myth (about the man who mined 14 times his quota of coal in six hours) actually did to the Soviet economy.

A more interesting question is why Mr. Gore remains believable.

Or maybe he is believed simply because people want something in which to believe. "The readiness for self-sacrifice," wrote Eric Hoffer in "The True Believer," "is contingent on an imperviousness to the realities of life. . . . All active mass movements strive, therefore, to interpose a fact-proof screen between the faithful and the realities of the world. They do this by claiming that the ultimate and absolute truth is already embodied in their doctrine and that there is no truth nor certitude outside it. . . . To rely on the evidence of the senses and of reason is heresy and treason. It is startling to realize how much unbelief is necessary to make belief possible."


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Wild Thing's comment........

What the hell is wrong with the Left? For a bunch that is so adamant about "separation of Church and state" they sure are obsessed about Prophets (Gore) and Messiahs (Obama).

"100% zero-carbon electricity"... ......use of "renewables" alone, meaning solar, geothermal, wind power and biofuels.

Hellloooo? Al needs a basic science lesson. Biofuels are made from plants, which contain carbon.

Remember when Gore said "Climate Crisis Worse Than Terrorism"? !!

"Former Vice President Al Gore (D) offered the opinion that global warming, not terrorism, is the biggest threat to America. The former VP said that it is imperative that the nation go “green” before it is too late.

“Terrorists may kill thousands,” Gore said. “Warming will kill billions and destroy civilization. If the government doesn’t take immediate action, the survival of the United States as we know it is at risk.”



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July 18, 2008

No Budge Pelosi ~ 9% Nan Stands Firm Against Offshore Drilling




Pelosi stands firm against offshore drilling

International Herald Tribune

Upon entering Congress in 1987, Representative Nancy Pelosi quickly became part of the solid California front against oil drilling along much of the nation's coast.

The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and the steady push to tap the potential reserves off the state's rugged coast had galvanized Californians and made opposition to offshore drilling part of the political DNA of up-and-coming figures like Pelosi.

She repeatedly resisted oil drilling in marine sanctuaries off the state's coast near her San Francisco district and, after joining the Appropriations Committee, was an advocate of reinstating the coastal drilling ban through spending restrictions each year.

"We learned the hard way that oil and water do not mix on our coast," Pelosi told a key committee in 1996 as she made her case for keeping the ban in place before a Congress then controlled by Republicans.

Now, with gas prices soaring, those drilling restrictions are facing their most severe test in years as calls intensify to more aggressively pursue domestic oil. Yet despite increasing pressure from President George W. Bush, a full-bore assault by congressional Republicans and some anxiety among her own rank-and-file Democrats, Pelosi is not budging.

The president of the United States, with gas at $4 a gallon because of his failed energy policies, is now trying to say that is because I couldn't drill offshore," Pelosi said in an interview. "That is not the cause, and I am not going to let him get away with it."

Her voice carries considerable weight since, as speaker, Pelosi is in a position to prevent a vote on expanded drilling from reaching the floor

And she and Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, appear intent on holding the line against calls to approve drilling in areas now off limits. They mount the counterargument that the oil and gas industry is not aggressively exploring large expanses it has already leased on land and offshore. They also have urged Bush to pour some fuel from national reserves into the commercial supply chain in an effort to lower prices.

But Representative John Boehner of Ohio, the Republican leader who is escorting a delegation to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this weekend, said the Democratic approach was woefully insufficient. He said Pelosi, in insisting on preserving the drilling ban, was putting Democrats in the cross hairs of voters furious about gas prices.

"I think Speaker Pelosi is walking her Blue Dogs and other vulnerable Democrats off a cliff and they know it," said Boehner, referring to the coalition of Democrats representing more conservative districts.

He accused the speaker of using procedural maneuvers to thwart votes on expanded drilling, a position he said would prevail if the moment arrived. "Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are standing in the way of what the American people want," Boehner said.

In both the House and Senate, small groups of Democrats have begun meeting informally with Republicans to try to come up with a bipartisan response to soaring oil prices; opening up new areas to drilling is part of the mix. Leaders of the Blue Dog coalition are openly pressing for drilling in the Arctic refuge and elsewhere.

The rest of this article is HERE




Wild Thing's comment........

Worst Speaker in the history of the Congress!

If we don’t drill there, someone else will. That gives (1) another country assets that could be ours, which (2) gives another country jobs which we would have otherwise had, and (3) we might end up buying the oil from that country.

If all the offshore oil drilling was added up, all the places in the entire world and then add up how many times there has been a spill or a problem. Good grief the good would weigh outnumber the bad things that have happened.
Let' see planes can crash so I guess all planes should be banned. Children have fallen out of trees so let's ban all trees and cut them all down all over the world. This is the kind of idiotic thinking of a Nancy Pelosi.



....Thank you Mark for the article.



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Scam and Con Man Al Gore and His Gas-Guzzling Fans


Americans for Prosperity rallied taxpayers outside Al Gore's big global warming speech in Washington, and found that some Gore followers didn't exactly practice what he preached.

Gore's Hypocrisy Exposed in New Video: His Entourage's Lincoln Town Car Outside Global Warming Speech Idles w/ AC Cranking for 20 Minutes!

Gore didn't ride his bike or take public transporation to the event. He didn't even take his Prius! Instead, he brought a fleet of two Lincoln Town Cars and a Chevy Suburban SUV! Even worse, the driver of the Town Car that eventually whisked away Gore's wife and daughter left the engine idling and the AC cranking for 20 minutes before they finally left!



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Wild Thing's comment........

Thank God Al Gore never became President! This jerk among all the things he is scam artist is right up there at the top. He is making money of stupid people that believe his BS. They will go and make sacrifices and he zooms along doing his thing and not even feeling any guilt about.


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July 17, 2008

US To Open 3.9m Acres In Alaska For Drilling



US to open 3.9m acres in Alaska for drilling

Financial Times

The US federal government on Wednesday said it would open 3.9m acres of land in a designated petroleum reserve in Alaska for drilling as a means to help curb rising petrol prices.

“This is welcome news at a time when Americans are paying record prices at the pump,” said C. Stephen Allred, assistant US Secretary for Land and Minerals. “Together with proposed new production from other offshore and onshore areas, these increased supplies will help to stabilise energy costs.’’

The Alaska decision follows one by President George W. Bush on Monday to lift a presidential ban on drilling on the US outer continental shelf, off Florida.

That decision still requires Congress to lift a separate ban on the area before the area can be leased for development.

But the Bureau of Land Management, an agency within the US Department of the Interior, said the Alaskan land that will now be offered requires no other approvals and will be up for leasing in the autumn.




And there is also this............


From The Dept. of the Interior

Office of the Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2008

Record of Decision Sets Stage for Major Lease Sale in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a Record of Decision issued today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that it will make land available for oil and gas leasing in the northeast portion of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A).

“This action sets the stage for a major lease sale this fall. This is welcome news at a time when Americans are paying record prices at the pump,” said C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals, in signing the ROD.

At the same lease sale, the BLM also plans to offer land in the northwest portion of the NPR-A.

“The rapid increase in energy costs facing our nation is driven by a worldwide imbalance in energy supply and demand,” Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne said. “Developing the NPR-A in an environmentally sound manner will contribute to our domestic oil and natural gas supplies. Together with proposed new production from other offshore and onshore areas, these increased supplies will help to stabilize energy costs.”

The lands made available for leasing under plans for NPR-A northeast and northwest could result in a much as 8.4 billion barrels of oil being developed. The lands could also provide trillions of cubic feet of natural gas for shipment to North American markets through gas pipelines currently in the planning stages.

“This decision provides for the protection of high value wildlife, including waterfowl and caribou, and meets the subsistence needs of North Slope residents while making lands with oil and gas potential available for leasing," said BLM-Alaska State Director Tom Lonnie.

The plan includes protections for the polar bear, including requirements to consider impacts on areas used by polar bears for denning. Additionally, with the listing of the polar bear the agency will continue to work closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on future oil and gas activities.

According to the Record of Decision, the BLM defers leasing for 10 years on land currently unavailable for leasing north and east of Teshekpuk Lake.

The Record of Decision for the Northeast NPR-A Final Supplemental Plan can be reached through a link on BLM-Alaska’s home page at www.blm.gov/ak.

The BLM, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, manages more land — 258 million surface acres than any other Federal agency. Most of this public land is in 12 Western states, including 80.8 million surface acres in Alaska. The Bureau also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on the public lands.



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Wild Thing's comment.........

Thank you for pursuing this Gov. Palin and President Bush.

The absolute best thing about this so far, is what the price of oil has done as Bush has made his announcement.

And then to contrast that with the neutered Democrat’s whiny refrain of “more drilling won’t do anything to the price of oil in the short term”.

The more Congress is ticked off, the better it is for the country.

It’s really priceless to sit and think about it.


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July 15, 2008

Bush to Lift Executive Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling



President Bush Discusses Outer Continental Shelf Exploration Rose Garden


THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Across the country, Americans are concerned about the high price of gasoline. Every one of our citizens who drives to work, or takes a family vacation, or runs a small business is feeling the squeeze of rising prices at the pump.

To reduce pressure on prices we must continue to implement good conservation policies, and we need to increase the supply of oil, especially here at home. For years, my administration has been calling on Congress to expand domestic oil production. Unfortunately, Democrats on Capitol Hill have rejected virtually every proposal -- and now Americans are paying at the pump. When members of Congress were home over the Fourth of July recess, they heard a clear message from their constituents: We need to take action now to expand domestic oil production.

One of the most important steps we can take to expand American oil production is to increase access to offshore exploration on the Outer Continental Shelf, or what's called the OCS. But Congress has restricted access to key parts of the OCS since the early 1980s. Experts believe that these restricted areas of the OCS could eventually produce nearly 10 years' worth of America's current annual oil production. And advances in technology have made it possible to conduct oil exploration in the OCS that is out of sight, protects coral reefs and habitats, and protects against oil spills.

Last month, I asked Congress to lift this legislative ban and allow the exploration and development of offshore oil resources. I committed to lift an executive prohibition on this exploration if Congress did so, tailoring my executive action to match what Congress passed. It's been almost a month since I urged Congress to act -- and they've done nothing. They've not moved any legislation. And as the Democratically-controlled Congress has sat idle, gas prices have continued to increase.

Failure to act is unacceptable. It's unacceptable to me and it's unacceptable to the American people. So today, I've issued a memorandum to lift the executive prohibition on oil exploration in the OCS. With this action, the executive branch's restrictions on this exploration have been cleared away. This means that the only thing standing between the American people and these vast oil resources is action from the U.S. Congress.

Now the ball is squarely in Congress' court. Democratic leaders can show that they have finally heard the frustrations of the American people by matching the action I've taken today, repealing the congressional ban, and passing legislation to facilitate responsible offshore exploration. This legislation must allow states to have a say in what happens off their shores, provides a way for the federal government and states to share new leasing revenues, and ensure the environment is protected.

This legislation should also take other essential steps to expand domestic production: Congress should clear the way for our nation to tap into the extraordinary potential of oil shale, which could provide Americans with domestic oil supplies that are equal to more than a century's worth of current oil imports. Congress should permit exploration in currently restricted areas of northern Alaska, which could produce roughly the equivalent of two decades of imported oil from Saudi Arabia. Congress should expand and enhance our domestic refining capacity, so that America will no longer have to import millions of barrels of fully-refined gasoline from abroad.

The time for action is now. This is a difficult period for millions of American families. Every extra dollar they have to spend because of high gas prices is one dollar less they can use to put food on the table or send a child to school. And they are rightly angered by Congress' failure to enact common-sense solutions. Today, I've taken every step within my power to allow offshore exploration of the OCS. All that remains is for the Democratic leaders in Congress to allow a vote. The American people are watching the numbers climb higher and higher at the pump -- and they're waiting to see what the Congress will do.

Thank you.




Wild Thing's comment.......

Congress must still lift its own legislative ban before offshore drilling can happen.

White House press secretary Dana Perino says Bush is acting now in hopes of spurring Congress to act. So far, lawmakers have shown no interest in doing so.

Congress called him on the Executive Order when President Bush called for drilling offshore. Now he is placing the ball squarely in Congress’ court.

The public will now see Congress even more, as an obstacle to lower fuel prices. Congress now has to “put up or shut up” on offshore drilling. President Bush is backing Reid and Pelosi into a corner and with their 9% approval rating.

I would love for Bush to declare an economic emergency and open ANWR to oil drilling.

After Bush's speech I called the White House 202-456-1111 and told them to thank the President for doing this. That he has got to do all he can to get this accompolished. You actually get to talk to a real person! I get through pretty quick so that means there aren’t many people calling. We need to burn up the phone lines.

It will depend on how Mccain and the RNC handle this issue in ads and on the campaign trail. If they call attention to the fact that the RATS are the ones standing in the way of more oil supply and hopefully lower prices MAYBE it will resonate with voters. one can only hope.

Congressional Off-Shore Drilling Ban Expires Sept. 30, 2008 — Unless Congress Renews The ban by the U.S. Congress on off-shore drilling has to be imposed every fiscal year.

This explains President Bush's announcement that he will repeal a separate executive order on off-shore drilling leaving only the Congressional ban in place.

The gambit by the President will force both houses of the Democrat-led Congress to vote before the elections on keeping the ban in place at a time of record high oil prices and record global demand that has driven domestic gas pump prices to over $4 per gallon.

Even if Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid are able to pass the ban, they would still have to get the ban past President Bush, either with his signature or by over-riding a veto.

President Bush has laid the groundwork for a battle the environmental extremists and anti-drilling politicians in both (but mainly the Democrats) parties don't want.

So now is a good time too to get in touch with our politicians in our States and tell them what we want before they make this horrble ban again.




White House

202-456-1111


Nancy Pelosi’s #

(202) 225-0100


DRILL for Oil Here Now


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Pelosi and Reid React To Bush's Spech On Oil



Pelosi Statement on President Bush Lifting the Executive Ban on Offshore Drilling

Pelosi

Washington, D.C.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Bush's announcement lifting the executive ban on drilling in protected coastal areas:

“Once again, the oilman in the White House is echoing the demands of Big Oil.

"The Bush plan is a hoax. It will neither reduce gas prices nor increase energy independence. It just gives millions more acres to the same companies that are sitting on nearly 68 million acres of public lands and coastal areas.

"If the President wants to bring down prices in the next two weeks, not the next two decades, he should free our oil by releasing a small portion of the more than 700 million barrels of oil we have put in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

"It's time to tell the oil industry: 'You already have millions of acres to drill. Use it or lose it.'"


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Reid rejects Bush call to lift drilling moratorium

Oh and also some snide jerk remarks by Rep. Edward Markey as well. Boy is he a total blankity blank!


reuters

Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, on Monday rejected a call by U.S. President George W. Bush to lift a moratorium on offshore oil drilling.

Bush announced on Monday that he lifted the executive branch's restriction on offshore exploration, saying only Congress stood in the way of opening up America's untapped oil riches.

But Reid said oil companies should focus instead on drilling on much of the 68 million acres that they have leased but not used for exploration.

Asked, however, if he expected to have the votes to block legislation to lift the moratorium in face of soaring gasoline prices, Reid told a news conferences, "We will have to wait and see."

Reid said he hoped to have legislation introduced this week to crack down on oil speculators.

On the other side of the Capitol, Rep. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, mocked Bush's call earlier in the day to lift the ban.

"The Bush oil policy is an attempt at mass deception by a White House that has, for the last seven and a half years, pursued Big Oil's agenda of drill, drill, drill," Markey, chairman of a select House of Representatives committee on energy independence, told a news conference.

"Drill, drill, drill has failed, failed, failed," Markey said. "It has failed to make America energy independent. It has failed to prevent rising prices at the pump."


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Wild Thing's comment..........

The democrats favor drilling for oil except where there is oil. Hahahahaha Good grief!

Bush has painted them as the party for no drilling....and they laugh at Bush for being the dumb one.

Bush won this round.


Pelosi said: "If the President wants to bring down prices in the next two weeks, not the next two decades, he should free our oil by releasing a small portion of the more than 700 million barrels of oil we have put in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. "


Is this statement not an admission that more oil will bring down the price? LOL She’s an absolute idiot!


Nancy Pelosi is a liar! Bush has had no oil interest in the past 10 years.

U.S. access to domestic oil WILL have an imitate impact on oil prices because the futures market will use the new information to adjust the current price of future oil.

She knows that the current 68 million acres is either NOT productive or is being developed.

Here suggestion that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve should be used to manage current prices is glaring example of here willful ignorance, or belief that the American people are really that stupid.

The oil industry already has a 10 year “use it or lose it” feature in the existing leases!

Why is it so difficult for somebody to publicly confront her with here lies?



Reid said " oil companies should focus instead on drilling on much of the 68 million acres that they have leased but not used for exploration."

Reid is so stupid, in 75% of their revenue depends on tourism and if people can’t afford to get there then they go bust.


"Drill, drill, drill has failed, failed, failed," Markey said.

And exactly what drilling would that be, you stupid moron?


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Some sense and people with brains:

A Rasmussen poll taken on Wednesday (July 9th) found that 62 percent of a nationwide sample believes that drilling should be allowed off the shores of California, Florida and other states.

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas:

“A ban on drilling in the same Gulf that’s open to Venezuelans, Indians, Vietnamese and Cubans never made much sense except as a political barricade erected by anti-oil environmentalists in and out of Congress.”


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July 11, 2008

Beyond Moron Nancy Pelosi Says To Drill In protected Areas "A Hoax"


Pressured about drilling in the millions of acres that Democrats have restricted from oil drilling and development, Speaker Nancy Pelosi answers, "Drilling is a hoax!"

It makes you understand how this bunch of Democrats became the worst Congress ever in approval ratings.

Congress ratings as of today are 9 %


DATE : 10 July 2008



Pelosi decries expanded drilling

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI)

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said calls to drill in protected, sensitive areas is "a hoax" perpetrated by Republicans and the Bush administration.

Pelosi and other Democratic leaders unveiled proposals that would address the energy and gas price crisis, and renewed their calls for immediate drilling on nearly 100 million domestic acres already approved for exploration, The Hill reported Thursday. They also urged President George Bush to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

"This call for drilling in areas that are protected is a hoax, it's an absolute hoax on the part of the Republicans and this administration," Pelosi said. "It's a decoy to punt your attention away from the fact that their policies have produced $4-a-gallon gasoline."

Pelosi's position may put her at variance with members of the Democratic Caucus who have been moving toward striking compromises with Republicans on ways to expand domestic energy production.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said expanded offshore drilling is not off the table, and that Democrats will consider whether states should be able to choose to drill off their coasts, as Bush has suggested.


DATE: 17 June 2008


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Wild Thing's comment........

Pelosi is a ‘hoax on what she is playing on America’! Nobody can be this stupid enough to come up with this crap! She has taken the Congressional approval rate to single digit.

If the Republicans and Bush included could just take the bull by the horns on this and treat it like the war it is with the enemy within........ I would bet that it would turn around a lot of the negatives of the Republican party and get us on our way back to showing how Conservative thinking and doing what has to be done is what is the most important thing to do.

But it would mean for Republican politicians to play hard and not touchie feelie like so many have done. If they don't do this then they suck worse then we thought before. This is an opportunity waiting in the wings for Republicans to save the day.

Maybe I am wrong, but it sure seems lilke a real opportunity and it really would get us in such a better place regarding Oil..




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July 01, 2008

Harry Reid ~ Coal and Oil Make Us Sick ~ OMG He is Insane!



"...coal makes us sick, oil makes us sick, it's global warming, it's ruining our country, it's ruining our world, we've got to stop using fossil fuel, we've for generations taken it out of the earth, carbon out of the earth and put it in the atmosphere, it's making us all sick, it's changing our world...." -- Harry Reid




Wild Thing's comment........

Hey insane Harry! Socialist democrat global warming Kool-aid makes ME sick!


HELP HARRY REID! Send your used bicycle to his office immediately, so he can get on it and start biking to work. Let's get rid of those secret service officers. Forbid him from flying in a plane. Let's stop accepting limousine liberals dictating how the rest of us should live and insist that they use as little of all the substances they hate. Nuclear power bad? Turn off his lights. Coal bad? Turn off his heat. Oil bad? Take away his car.


Dennis Miller speaks about Harry Reid



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June 27, 2008

Alaska Gov.Sarah Palin On CNBC



Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on CNBC talking about drilling, profits, and potential vice presidency




Wild Thing's comment........

Sorry about the quality of the video. It is the first time I have heard her speak so I thought you might like to see it too.

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June 25, 2008

China And India To Drill For Cuban Oil Off Florida Keys in Gulf



Just for some fun. While we wait, and wait.....and wait for the left and the rino's to get a brain about drilling NOW!




China and India to drill for Cuban oil off Florida keys in Gulf of Mexico



Havana Journal with CNN

Plans for foreign oil companies, some from India and China, to drill off the cost of Cuba are prompting calls from lawmakers to ease environmental restrictions that prohibit coastal drilling in most of the U.S., according to a report Tuesday.

At a time of rising soaring gasoline prices caused partly by a lack of supply, legislators are fuming that Cuba is opening up its continental shelf for oil and gas exploration while most of the U.S. continental shelf outside the Gulf of Mexico, which extends 200 miles from shore, has been off limits for drilling since the early 1980s, the New York Times reported.

Adding insult to injury, the Times said U.S. firms were invited to bid on the Cuban contracts, but were barred by the U.S. government due to the country’s longstanding economic embargo of communist Cuba.

“Red China should not be left to drill for oil within spitting distance of our shores without competition from U.S. industries,” Sen. Larry Craig, Republican of Idaho, told the Times.

Firms from Canada and Spain will also drill off the Cuban coast, the article said

Craig is introducing a bill to exempt U.S. oil firms from the embargo, much as food and drug firms are, according to the article.

There are also several bills moving through Congress aimed at opening up areas more areas of the U.S. to oil and gas exploration, including coastal waters and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Supporters of the bills, including the oil industry, say it would help bring down oil and gas prices and decrease the country’s reliance on oil imports from the volatile Middle East.

Gasoline prices have soared 33 percent over the last year, while the price of crude oil has tripled since 2002.

The paper also cited an Interior Department study that said the U.S. continental shelf contained 115 billion barrels of oil and 633 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. That would be enough oil to satisfy U.S. demand, at current consumption levels, for 16 years and enough natural gas for 25 years, according to the Times.



And this:

Obama's fight against 'dirty oil' could hurt oil sands

National Post for complete article


Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed he would break America's addiction to "dirty, dwindling, and dangerously expensive" oil if he is elected U.S. president -- and one of his first targets might well be Canada's oil sands.

A senior adviser to Mr. Obama's campaign told reporters it's an "open question" whether oil produced from northern Alberta's oilsands fits with the Democratic candidate's plan to shift the U.S. sharply away from consumption of carbon-intensive fossil fuels.

"If it turns out that those technologies don't advance . . . and the only way to produce those resources would be at a significant penalty to climate change, then we don't believe that those resources are going to be part of the long-term, are going to play a growing role in the long-term future," said Jason Grumet, Mr. Obama's senior energy adviser.

The remarks amount to a shot across the bow of Alberta's oil sands industry, which is planning to boost production from 1.3 million barrels a day to 3.5 million barrels over the next decade.

Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, has also vowed to support alternative energy and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Mr. McCain has placed more emphasis, however, on the need to lower American reliance on oil from the Middle East and countries like Nigeria and Venezuela. "America imports about one-third of its oil from Canada and Mexico and no one need worry about a reliance on friendly, stable neighbours, and partners in NAFTA," Mr. McCain said in a speech Monday in Fresno, Calif.

Christopher Sands, a Canada-U.S. relations expert at the Washington-based Hudson Institute, said Mr. Obama's energy policy could pose as big a challenge to the Canadian economy as his vow to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Wild Thing's comment........

Obama is so S T U P I D it hurts!!! The only thing that is “dirty, dwindling, and dangerously expensive” are the words from the lips of Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

So, while Obama is floundering around to fine alternatives to "dirty oil" his people still have to drive to work, get their goods and food delivered by road and heat their homes.

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Alaska Gov. To Sen. Reid: Start Drilling in ANWR!




Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska responding to Democrats drilling in ANWR

She wants drilling in ANWR.
Pro Gun,,,, NRA Member.
Filed suit against the Federal Government over the Polar Bear Issue.
Has a Spine!
Her name was mentioned on McCain's long list for VP.


Alaska Gov. to Sen. Reid: Start Drilling in ANWR!
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In a letter to Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other key leaders, Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin urges Congress to allow drilling for oil on the Outer Continental Shelf and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northern Alaska, an area she calls "the most promising unexplored petroleum province in North America."

"What will it take for Congress to enact comprehensive energy policy?" Palin asks in the letter, dated yesterday. "In my opinion, the debate about energy policy is no longer theoretical and abstract. Our failure to enact an energy policy is having real consequences for every American in their daily lives and has begun to affect America's place in the world."

Palin, whose name appears on lists of potential vice-presidential candidates, concludes with a bold challenge:

"I don't think it's overly dramatic to say that his nation's future and the quality of life for every American are dependent on the decision you make or don't make in the next few months."

Last week, Reid called Sen. John McCain's call for offshore drilling "nothing more than a cynical campaign ploy that will do nothing to lower energy prices and represents another big giveaway to oil companies already making billions in profits."

Palin says in her letter she does not guarantee a price drop with drilling in ANWR but argues increasing domestic oil supply would "help reduce price volatility" and "send a strong message to oil speculators."
"Yet, there is an even more important point," Palin writes, contending America must take measures to decrease dependence on foreign oil, since "U.S. petrodollars are financing activities that are harmful to America and to our economic and military interests around the world."

Environmentalists and Democrats in Congress long have argued against increased drilling in the U.S., favoring instead conservation and alternative fuels. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's website promises $150 billion in increased spending to develop new fuels and renewable energy sources.

Palin's letter argues against looking only to those approaches, pointing out a need for domestic oil production to supply the economy's many products made from petroleum, not just gasoline.
"The soaring prices of chemicals, plastics, fertilizer and other products – and the loss of jobs – graphically illustrate this point," the letter states. "We must recognize that is will be many years, if ever, before we discover alternatives to the petroleum-based products that every American uses in our daily lives."

Palin addresses the concerns of environmentalists about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR.

Oil exploration and development "can be conducted in a safe manner," she writes, pointing out the footprint of oil development facilities in ANWR would take up "less than 2,000 acres" of a refuge roughly the size of South Carolina.


And this is excellent as well!! .........Transcript from one of Rush's show's

PALIN: I want to make sure that we're not just talking about the need to develop, to ramp up development, offshore and in ANWR, but we're asking them now, "What's your plan? If not domestic supplies being tapped into with offshore and with ANWR, then, Congress, what is your plan?"


RUSH: Amen! Here is a female Republican who is willing to gut it up. She sent Dingy Harry a letter. She challenged the Democrats to drill in ANWR. "What's your plan?" If we're not going to drill offshore and we're not going to drill in ANWR, what is your plan for more energy? And here was Obama in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was at a campaign event. Here's Obama pretty much responding to Sarah Palin, whether he knew it or not.


He immitates OBAMA: We're not going to bring down gas prices easily, quickly. The only way to do it is to reduce demand, uh, over the long term in a serious way. And so, you know, I -- I -- I -- when John McCain says, well, we're going to drill our way out of the problem, or we're going to give tax cut, uh, uh, hol -- or suspend the gas tax for 60 days which would save you 30 cents a day for 90 days for a grand total of $28, you know, then I say, you know, that's a gimmick. You're not being serious.


RUSH: I just can't take this man seriously, folks. I'm sorry. I listen I want to know to him and I want to laugh. Here's a guy who thinks you're paying too much for everything except gasoline. You're paying too much for health care. You're paying too much for tuition. You're paying too much for education. You're paying too much for this, too much for that. But not gasoline. Whatever amount that the gallon of gasoline might be reduced, it's insignificant. It's a gimmick. It's a trick. Yet these are the people supposedly concerned with the dire economic consequences brought on by the Republicans. We're not going to bring down gas prices easily, quickly? We're not? We're not even going to try? The only way to do it is to reduce demand over the long term?

No, it's not. You can conservative out the wazoo, senator, and you're not going to produce any more. This is pathetic. We cannot afford this guy -- I mean financially. Forget all the other ways. We just can't afford him. The average American could not afford to pay for a Barack Obama presidency. It's just no more complicated than that. Now another one of the wizards of smart. Thomas Friedman, New York Times, was on Scarborough's show today, the cohost Willie Geist interviewed Friedman, said, "What's the direction? I mean, we've heard so much about offshore drilling, all these short-term solution, where should we be headed as a country, [wizard of smart]? What's the bottom line on all of this?"

FRIEDMAN: It's a policy that first of all starts with incentives for what I call radical "innovation," that's gonna give us abundant, cheap, clean, reliable electrons. For that you need really the market signals -- gasoline tax, carbon tax -- that will stimulate a hundred thousand-man patent projects in a hundred thousand garages. Second thing you need is dramatic improvements in energy efficiency. That's standards for refrigerators and lightbulbs and mileage standards so we don't need so many electrons. And third, you're going to need conservation. How about going back to driving 55 miles an hour? You can save millions of gallons just there.


RUSH: Well, that's it. The wizard of smart, Thomas Friedman, wants to roll back our advancement, roll back our lifestyle and give us abundant, cheap, clean, reliable electrons. Yeah. For those of you... "You really need the market signals, gas tax, carbon tax, that will stimulate a hundred thousand man patent per check. He projects in a hundred thousand garages." You know, it's not electrons. It's not electrons that we need to be working on. It's neutrinos. If we could isolate and find neutrinos, put 'em in the accelerator, and find a way to harness their interaction with protons and neutrons, the neutrino could unlock every secret we have. Do you hear any research on neutrinos? The only using neutrinos are people that are trying to manufacture plutonium, on their own.


You've gotta do it deep underground. But neutrinos? He's talking about electrons. Electrons are old hat. That's like trying to mess around with the atom. We already figured that out. Neutrinos! Neutrinos are the future. But besides all that, this is lame. This is lame lunacy. Roll it back to 55? All these people on the left want you to sacrifice your family's future, your growth opportunity, prosperity, and opportunity. We are a nation in a constant state of decline, as they look at it. By the way, you think these people are going to follow suit on any of this? You think they are? I mean, if we go 55, Friedman might have to drive 55, but other than that, do you think they're going to go sacrificing like they want you to? Heh-heh-heh. No way.


Wild Thing's comment........

You Go Sarah!!!!! GOOD!

"Last week, Reid called Sen. John McCain's call for offshore drilling "nothing more than a cynical campaign ploy that will do nothing to lower energy prices and represents another big giveaway to oil companies already making billions in profits."

Giveaway to the oil companies or lower prices to the proletariet?? He just admitted that oil costs would come down with drilling.

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June 23, 2008

Democrats Blocked Drilling In ANWAR Every Year After Bill Clinton Vetoed Bill


The bears use the pipe lines like their private highway - they love it because it's warm on their toes.



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FOX News Poll: Americans 'Energized' for Action

Fox News

The national poll was conducted for the FOX News special "America’s Future: Do We Have Enough Energy?" airing on FOX News Channel on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET and on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET.

After taking the body blows of higher energy prices, Americans seem more willing than ever to fight back with bold initiatives. For example, just over three-quarters (76 percent) support immediately increasing oil drilling in the United States — a position recently espoused by presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. More than seven in 10 Democrats (71 percent) also hold this view.


As gasoline prices move well past $4 per gallon, Americans seem stunned — but also ready to take action — according to the latest FOX News poll.

Chart below taken from Fox News PDF file


Wild Thing's comment........

If this chart is close to how citizens feel, I would think the Congress would wise up and be forced to give in from their agenda of Nationalizing Oil Companies, and the rest of their baloney about oil they keep trying to force on all of us.
The solution is so simple and starring our politicians in their faces.

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June 22, 2008

One Million Americans Petition Congress to Drill for American Oil



American Solutions for Winning the Future announced today that one million Americans have signed the "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" petition urging Congress to immediately start drilling for American oil to lower gas prices.


The petition reads:


"We, therefore, the undersigned citizens of the United States, petition the U.S. Congress to act immediately to lower gasoline prices (and diesel and other fuel prices) by authorizing the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries."


"The voices of one million Americans are sending a clear message to Congress that we can do more with our huge energy resources here at home," said Newt Gingrich, American Solutions' General Chairman. "With hard-working Americans struggling to pay for soaring gas and diesel prices, it's likely gas prices will be the defining issue in November. Our elected officials have a simple choice: Either take action to drill here and drill now for American oil or the American people will take action this fall."

American Solutions



Wild Thing's comment........

This is great news, I am so glad a lot of people are signing the petition. I hope it makes a differnce or I should say impact on those that are brainless and think not to drill is the answer.

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June 19, 2008

Communist Democrat Party Calls For Nationalization of Refineries


House Democrats call for nationalization of refineries

Fox News


House Democrats responded to President's Bush's call for Congress to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling. This was at an on-camera press conference fed back live.

Among other things, the Democrats called for the government to own refineries so it could better control the flow of the oil supply.

They also reasserted that the reason the Appropriations Committee markup (where the vote on the amendment to lift the ban) was cancelled so they could focus on preparing the supplemental Iraq spending bill for tomorrow.

At an off-camera briefing, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said the same. And a senior Republican House Appropriations Committee aide adds that "there were multiple reasons for the postponement" including discussion on the supplemental. But the aide said there was the thought that Democrats may wish to avoid a debate today on energy amendments.

Here are the highlights from briefing: ( Per Pergram-Capitol Hill )

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), member of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the most-ardent opponents of off-shore drilling

1115

We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market.
Hinchey on why they postponed the Appropriations markup

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I think there aren't enough votes for the Peterson amendment. It wasn't taken up (the Interior spending bill) because of the omnibus Appropriations bill. That's the main focus of the Appropriations Committee.

Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL)

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They (Republicans) have a one-trick pony approach.

Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), Chairman of the Resources Committee

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You cannot drill your way out of this.

Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Global Warming

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The White House has become a ventriloquist for the oil and gas energy. The finger should be directed back at them. They had plenty of opportunity to (arrange an energy policy). But they did not put an energy policy in place.

Markey

1123

The governors of California and the governors of Florida are going to scream this is not the way to go.

Hinchey

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There are a lot of arrows in the President's quiver that he decided not use.

Hinchey

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What we do has to be in the interest of the American people. Not major corporations.

Emanuel

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It's like when I talk to my kids. Before we're going to talk about dessert, we've got to talk about what's on your plate. I hope I'm a little more successful with the oil industry than I am with my kids.

Markey7

1132

There are so many red herrings out there they might as well construct an aquarium.

From House Majoirity Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) when I asked him if the markup was cancelled because of potential Democratic defections on the Peterson amendment..

"No. The reason the markups aren't going through is because we're trying to get the supplemental on the floor tomorrow."

Andfrom a Senior Republican House Appropriations Aide..

"There were multiple reasons for the postponement including ongoing negotiations on the (supplemental) and a
(Democratic) wish to avoid debate and votes on the energy amendments.


More and also an interview

Stop the ACLU blog for this video.



Who is Malia Lazu? ( communist! ) Source

Malia Lazu is the project director for Democracy Action Project, a national youth electoral reform organization, focusing on rebuilding trust in government and ensuring that every vote counts. Democracy Action Project has a signature annual event called “Democracy Summer”. Ms. Lazu is the founding Executive Director for Mass VOTE, a statewide non-partisan coalition of community-based organizations, faith-based institutions and neighborhood associations working to increase voter participation in urban neighborhoods. Starting in Boston with Boston VOTE in 1999, Ms. Lazu created a model for connecting voting with issues people care about and the communities they live in.

She is a co-author of the book, How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office - The Anti-Politics, Unboring Guide to Power

Last year, the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts recognized her work in dramatically increasing turnout in Boston's communities of color. Now she's an organizer for the Cities for Peace program at the Institute for Policy Studies, and has worked with Harry Belafonte on voter organizing in impoverished neighborhoods in cities like Cincinnati.

Also she was a member of a delegation that went to Venezuela to meet with Hugo Chavez.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

Ever since the 1950s and 1960s...the Democrat party has been taken over by the Communist party slowly but surely. Now they are full blooded Communists. They simply know they can't attempt to impose the Workers' Paradise unless Obama is President, they maintain control of the Congress, and the SCOTUS has a clear Liberal majority. If that happens, the Constitution would be a dead letter and we would have to fight for our freedom.

And this was a week ago with socialist communist Maxine Waters:

Maxine Waters Wants to "Nationalize" the Oil Industry
Maxine Waters is so stupid she doesn't even know what the proper term she is looking for is. It's "Nationalize".




This comes to mind........Son's of Liberty song from Johnny Tremain after the Boston Tea Party


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June 18, 2008

Harry Reid on Oil: Bush And McCain Still Don't Get It




June 18, 2008

Reid: Bush And McCain Still Don't Get It - We Cannot Drill Our Way Out Of This Energy Crisis

Washington, DC

Democrats.senate.gov

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s proposal to drill offshore for oil:

“This week’s flip-flop on offshore oil drilling by President Bush and Senator John McCain is nothing more than a cynical campaign ploy that will do nothing to lower energy prices and represents another big giveaway to oil companies already making billions in profits.
“The facts are clear: Oil companies have already had ample opportunity to increase supply, but they have sat on their hands. They aren’t even using more than half of the public lands they already have leased for drilling. And despite the huge tax breaks President Bush and Republican Congresses have given oil and gas companies to invest in refineries, domestic production has actually dropped.
“Despite what President Bush, John McCain and their friends in the oil industry claim, we cannot drill our way out of this problem. The math is simple: America has just three percent of the world’s oil reserves, but Americans use a quarter of its oil. And the Energy Information Administration says that even if we do open the coasts to oil drilling, prices wouldn’t drop until 2030.
“President Bush and John McCain are not serious about addressing gas prices. If they were, they would stop offering the same old ideas meant to pad the pockets of Big Oil and work with Democrats to reduce our dependence on oil, invest in the renewable energy sources, crack down on excessive speculation and stand up to countries colluding to shake down American consumers.
“Bush-McCain Republicans just don’t get it. Their commitment to the failed policies of yesterday is why we have energy, economic and national security crises today. They want to feed our addiction to oil; Democrats want to end it.”



Wild Thing's comment.......

LOL It's amazing he can put his shoes on in the morning.

Reid’s and the rest of his anti-American clan’s answer is to tax are way out of the problem.

Reid: "The math is simple: America has just three percent of the world’s oil reserves,..."

Actually the math for you Mr. Reid seems too complicated. You forgot to add in the 2 trillion barrels of shale oil in the USA!

You are a weasel of the sickest kind. Your ship is sinking on this issue. Buh-bye!

Truth is never a consideration for Marxists. Reid, Pelosi, Obama and their fellow travelers have accrued imense power and authority through deception, fraud and persistent attacks on foundational principles of our Constitution. Constitutional government is supported by too few patriots to long survive the onslaught of socialist fascism practiced by democrats.

The unity preached by Obama will be won by outlawing the expression of alternate views. Imprisoning opponents is ever the primary device of tyrants.


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Let There Be Oil



The Wall Street Journal ...for complete article

Behold, a miracle: Public anger over $4 gas is forcing at least some of our political class to confront their energy contradictions. Last week, Republicans Jim Walsh of New York and Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland -- two longstanding opponents of offshore drilling -- asked for a mulligan. We can now add John McCain to the roll: In a speech in Houston yesterday, the Senator finally came out in favor of increasing domestic energy supplies.

This is progress, even if it did come dressed in some of Mr. McCain's familiar policy confusions. In the past, the Republican has been a chief opponent of opening up the vast U.S. offshore regions and other federal lands where oil-and-gas exploration and production are prohibited, especially the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The candidate now says we must drill for more domestic oil "as a matter of fairness to the American people." He did not back off from his sentimentality about ANWR -- leaving off-limits nearly half of the proven reserves of the entire U.S. at 10.4 billion barrels. But he did propose to open most of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to development, so long as the nearby states were in favor.


And there is this:

Bush will call on US lawmakers Wednesday to pass legislation lifting the ban on offshore oil drilling, the White House said.

"With gasoline now over four dollars a gallon, tomorrow he will explicitly call on Congress to also pass legislation lifting the congressional ban on safe, environmentally-friendly offshore oil drilling," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said in a statement late Tuesday.

The announcement came just hours after Republican presidential candidate John McCain called for the federal government to scrap its 27-year-old moratorium on offshore oil drilling.




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Wild Thing's comment.......

I don’t care if he flip flops, as long as his last flop is to the right.

Obama calling McCain a flip flopper. Hello Hussien flip flop is ok when headed in a positive direction. Stupid Obama, Norway and Britain have enormous offshore drilling plays that have been operating for decades without problems. Ditto for Canada, although on a smaller scale so far. Do those three countries sound like eco-criminals to you Obama? NO! Right answer Hussein now go to your room. heh heh

Obama is being squeezed and he doesn’t even know it. Will the Democrats back Obama’s no-drill stance in the face of a screaming populace as gasoline reaches $5/gal?

Barack is another poverty pimp socialist jerk and we just can't afford to let him be calling any shots. If we could turn his ears into windmills and capture the hot air from his mouth we might produce a few watts of power but it wouldn't be much.

The is a step in the right and conservative direction.

This is so funny. I know it didn't make any difference and I am no one important, but I wrote to McCain the other day after I posted the link to sending him a message. LOL Keep in mind he must have been receiving tons of emails. hahaha I wrote this and sent it to him:


McCain, the GOP has lost their mind having you as a candidate. Your ignoring the conservative base is only going to hurt in the long run. You know very well that it is the conservatives that defended you when you
(including all our military) when you were in Vietnam We were are ARE proud of our Veterans and our Military. NOT the left.
You know full well it has been the conservatives that have not drained our government of funds begging to be taken care of like some mindless lazy good for nothing user living on America soil. You want to be a humanitarian fine, but it is OUR hard earned money that is paying for your bleeding heart causes.
I am thinking that you just might want to change your mind about drilling for oil. God gave it to us and you say you believe in God. Then prove it, I am calling you on it. The oil is there, the world knows it. we know it and not to drill is telling the American citizens you could care less about the biggest thing effecting our lives each day. Since we make up what this country is in the end you are also saying you do NOT love America because we ARE America.
IF you are worried about being labeled a flip flopper, then it is up to you to decide if your ego is bigger then this Nation. Because to be called a flip flopper will be a gimmie from the left and we know it . Just expect it, hold you chin up and put that screw you look you give US ( conservatives) and give it to them for a change. Tell them so what, you care more about America then you do about being called a few names for awhile.
Your not stupid, just a rino and that is curable. Why not take a step toward America John, to the American way of taking care of ourselves and putting our country first instead of enviro special interest groups that have caused more damage then good to this awesome land of the red, white and blue.

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Michael Williams For Texas ~ AWESOME Speech!!




What They’re Saying About Michael at the 2008 Republican State Convention

"Those of you outside of Texas who don't know about Michael Williams should get to know him."


His website

His website is great too. Lots to read and see there as well.

One of the pages at his site that tells a lot about how he thinks about our country, oil and other things.

http://www.williamsfortexas.com/posts/



Wild Thing's comment........

I love Texas!

And when he speaks of Obama he is so funny. Good personality as he zaps Obama . heh heh

He also gets serious and makes wonderful points in his speech. A great speaker that I sat here proud to hear.

This speech made me want to sing God bless America when he was done! I would LOVE for the GOP to have this man speak at the Presidential convention this fall. It would put all the rino's to shame. giggle

*** video had to be removed due to tech problems. Thank you.


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June 13, 2008

NO AMERICAN OIL? NO CONGRESS PAY!




Chuck Norris To Congress and McCain!





You can CLICK HERE to go to their website and sign their petition.



From VP Cheney:

Cheney Pushes for More Drilling

"Vice President Cheney yesterday called for a substantial increase in domestic drilling for oil and other natural resources, including in environmentally sensitive areas, saying that only increased production -- and not new technology -- will satisfy the nation's demand for energy.

"We are an economy that runs on petroleum. Some 20 million barrels of it a day. That can and will change over time, but it will be a very long time," said Cheney, former head of U.S. oil company Halliburton. "We'd be doing the whole country a favor if more of that oil were produced here at home."

Cheney chided lawmakers for blocking oil companies from drilling off the nation's coasts and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. "On Capitol Hill, many have ignored the obvious and stood in the way of more domestic energy production," he said. "Oil is being drilled right now 60 miles off the coast of Florida. But we're not doing it. The Chinese are, in cooperation with the Cuban government. Even the communists have figured out that a good answer to high prices is more supply."



McCain now stands with Pelosi, Reid, Kennedy, Conyers, and the whole left.
If he reached across the aisle he’d touch a Republican! --Wild Thing



House Subcommittee Rejects Plan to Open U.S. Waters to More Oil Exploration

A House subcommittee has rejected a Republican-led effort to open up more U.S. coastal waters to oil exploration.

Rep. John Peterson, R-Pa., spearheaded the effort. His proposal would open up U.S. waters between 50 and 200 miles off shore for drilling.

For his part, Peterson said: "There is no valid reason for Congress to keep the country from energy resources it needs."


You can tell McCain to change his views on Oil.

http://www.johnmccain.com/Contact/

I sent him a message ! I asked him to change him stance on this. Who the heck cares if the left call him a flip flopper if he would change his mind. He could always say he cares about America and Americans more then this stupid ego.



ALASKA PIPELINE IS A CARIBOU BABE MAGNET!

We have all heard the rino's, dems and enviro's over the years complain and whine about the Caribou! They are totally full of it! LIES LIES LIES
Look at this!

Many of us recall the big controversy surrounding the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System that opened in 1977. Designed to move oil from the North Slope to the port at Valdez, Alaska, this monumental project stretches 800 miles, and to date has transported more than 15 billion barrels of oil, with an admirable safety and environmental record.

At the time, the pipeline was fiercely opposed as sop for Big Oil; protesters were vigorous in their belief that this initiative, which has subsequently lessened our dependence on foreign energy and created jobs here in the United States, would disrupt the mating habits of caribou, to cite just one notable example.

Once critic proclaimed that the pipeline "...would cross one of the most active earthquake zones in the world, would scar and despoil vast tracts of magnificent, undisturbed country and would threaten extensive oil spills in the numerous rivers which the pipeline would cross."

The New York Times said the question was, vis-à-vis indigenous wildlife, "...whether the caribou will go the way of the buffalo." Furthermore, many of these same critics also doubted the pipeline's ability to reliably supply large amounts of oil. It seems they were wrong on both counts.

In fact, the current caribou population is higher than one could have even imagined. Walter Hickel, a former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and governor of Alaska, noted recently that the caribou herd...
"...has not only survived, but flourished. In 1977, as the Prudhoe region started delivering oil to America's southern 48 states, the Central Arctic caribou herd numbered 6,000; it has since grown to 27,128."

It turns out that the pipeline, heated as it must be to keep the oil moving, became a sort of babe magnet for the caribou, who, not surprisingly, were drawn to the warmth!


So much for oil companies making money hand over fist!!
And you know what? Considering most of their profit comes from upstream sales and petrochemical wholesaling (to other types of chemical companies) and the unfair pressure the government and other useful idiots are putting on them, I don't blame them one bit. -- Wild Thing

Exxon getting out of retail gas business

Houston

Exxon Mobil is getting out of the retail gasoline business, a market where profits have gotten tougher because of high crude oil prices.

The world's largest publicly traded oil company said Thursday it will sell its 820-company owned stations and another 1,400 outlets operated by dealers to gasoline distributors across the U.S.

The Irving-based company didn't disclose financial details but said the transition will take place over a "multiyear period."

However, motorists will continue to see Exxon and Mobil stations throughout the country. About 75 percent of its roughly 12,000 stations in the U.S. are owned by branded distributors. Exxon Mobil will still sell gasoline to those stations and get paid for the use of its name.







And THIS OMG from the POS formerly known as Muslim Hussein Obama:

According to Barack Obama, high gas prices don’t really constitute a problem for Americans. He stated yesterday that the reason for our anger is the rapid increase in prices, not the prices themselves. Obama claimed that Americans would have accepted a “gradual adjustment” to the current cost:




Wild Thing's comment.........

So far, both Obama and McCain are keeping their eyes tightly shut lest they see some truth they don't want to deal with.

We are on our way to National Suicide and all Congress and BOTH Presidential candidates can do is fiddle. McCain CAN reverse course and come out in favor of drilling because his party is in favor of it. The question is, will he be smart enough to recognize that he will win the election if he starts to promote domestic drilling? I’m not confident that he will. Unless his top advisers can convince him.

As a lifelong Conservative Republican I’m horrified that McCain is the best our party can come up with. God help us all! I’m embarrassed beyond words and disgusted even more that the GOP has no guts, and no spine.

We have brave Americans putting their lives on the line to protect and defend our country. We have human waste in DC that supposedly represent us. What a joke, they represent their own quest for power, greed, and egos.

What the heck happened to a person seeing a problem and the answer being right there. It is sooooo simple. Need more oil, then drill for oil. Tell the left in both parties to shove it. And do what has to be done.

DRILL, DRILL, DRILL ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE. HECK DRILL IN MY BACK YARD.

What do you think of Joe American? He has a lot of things to say that make sense.



"Joe, American" Challenges the Presidential Candidates


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June 12, 2008

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) Continues Fight to Bring Down Gas Prices



Sen. James Inhofe page with more VIDEOS at YouTube


WASHINGTON, DC

June 11, 2008

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, criticized the Democrats’ Consumer First Energy Act as a “No” Energy bill in floor remarks today. Senator Inhofe voted against cloture on the bill yesterday.

“The simple fact remains that until we explore and develop domestic energy resources and increase domestic refining capacity, the cost of gas at the pump will increase,” Senator Inhofe said.
“As Oklahomans and Americans face $4 per-gallon gas prices, now is not the time for politics as usual – now is the time for common sense solutions. The Democrats’ bill increases taxes by $17 billion on America’s oil and gas producers and increases government bureaucracy.
“The Democrats have introduced an energy bill which contains no energy. The Democrats’ bill does nothing to increase access to America’s extensive oil and natural gas reserves, does nothing for the promotion of nuclear energy, does nothing to increase refinery capacity, does nothing for electricity generation or transmission, and does nothing for the utilization of clean coal.
“As the price of gas at the pump continues to go up, Democrats are proposing yet another energy tax. Their attempted ‘solution’ to our energy challenges is to raise taxes again and further harm American families.”

Additional Inhofe Speech Excerpts:

“Federal law already bans companies from colluding to fix prices and the federal government currently has all the legal tools necessary to address price gouging. According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), ‘At least 30 states... have laws that prohibit gouging, excessive price increases, or unconscionable pricing. (LINK) Other states may also exercise authority under general deceptive trade practice laws depending on the nature of the state law and the specific circumstances in which price increases occur.’ So knowing what we do about price gouging, this provision is repetitive, unnecessary, and potentially counterproductive. Most importantly, however, it fails to do anything to address our record-high gas prices.
“The other major component of the Democrats’ Energy Bill reinstates the Windfall Profits Tax (WPT). Democrats want to impose a Windfall Profits Tax despite the fact that we had this same tax almost 30 years ago and the results were disastrous. In 1980, under President Jimmy Carter, Congress imposed an excise levy on domestic oil production called the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax. According to a 1990 report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS), the results of Carter’s Windfalls Profits Tax were very counterproductive: ‘The WPT reduced domestic oil production between 3 and 6 percent, and increased oil imports from between 8 and 16 percent... This made the U.S. more dependent upon imported oil.’ Looking back to 1980, we now know what a Windfall Profits Tax will do. It will decrease domestic production and increase America’s oil imports – the exact opposite of what we need to do. For American jobs, for the international competitiveness of American companies, and for consumers at the pump, Congress must reject the Democrats’ attempts to increase taxes and implement back door price controls.
“Oil and gas exploration and production are currently prohibited on 85 percent of America’s offshore waters. Among industrialized nations with shorelines, the United States is the only one not actively seeking new offshore oil and gas deposits. Canada allows offshore drilling in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Great Lakes. Additionally, Cuba is also looking to expand drilling which could occur within 45 miles of parts of Florida and with technology that is much less environmentally sound than that used by American companies. Exploration and production activities are currently prohibited in the Pacific and Atlantic regions of the Outer Continental Shelf, which hold an estimated 14 billion barrels of oil and 55 trillion cubic feet of gas. This is equivalent to more than 25 years’ worth of imports from Saudi Arabia. If President Clinton hadn’t vetoed legislation allowing environmentally sensitive exploration on the Coastal Plain of ANWR 10 years ago, today we would have 1 million additional barrels of oil a day coming from ANWR, which would mean lower gas prices for consumers and more energy security right now. ANWR is estimated to contain 10 billion barrels of oil – about 15 years worth of imports from Saudi Arabia.”

Background:

Last month, Senator Inhofe joined Senator Domenici to introduce S. 2958, the American Energy Production Act of 2008. This legislation will address America’s soaring gas prices by focusing on common sense measures that will increase production of oil and gas in America. By expanding production offshore and in Alaska, and removing obstacles to domestic production in the West, this bill will help us reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Additionally, in each of the past two Congresses, Senator Inhofe introduced legislation to improve and streamline the permitting process for the expansion of existing and new refineries. The Gas PRICE Act is designed to ease America’s soaring gas prices, address true energy independence, and increase refinery capacity. The Gas Price Act would improve the permitting process for the expansion of existing and construction of new domestic fuels facilities, as well as encourage and fund the development of future fuels, which includes coal-to-liquids and cellulosic biomass ethanol. In addition, the Act would provide for a more stable and certain regulatory environment, and it would have numerous economic benefits, including locating refineries in distressed communities. The legislation would have increased domestic refining capacity, one of the major hurdles to bringing down the price at the pump. When this legislation was offered as an amendment to the Energy Bill last year, it failed 43-52 without a single Democratic member voting for the amendment.



Some past history of this Bill

Dated June of last year!!

June 13,2007

DEMOCRATS REJECT INHOFE AMENDMENT TO
BRING DOWN PRICE OF GAS AT PUMP

WASHINGTON, DC

Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment & Public Works Committee (EPW), today commented on the Democrats rejection of the Inhofe Gas PRICE Act Amendment (1505) to the energy bill.

"Passage of my amendment, the Gas PRICE Act, would have gone a long way in decreasing America’s dependence on foreign oil and help bring down prices at the pump," Senator Inhofe said. "Unfortunately, Democrats chose to play politics with the pocket books of American consumers and rejected this common sense amendment.

"Today, the Democrats rejected an amendment that would have significantly helped reduce the cost of gas at the pump -- an issue that is sure to dominate in the 2008 presidential election. Americans are paying more at the pump today because we do not have the domestic capacity to produce domestic fuels consumers demand. The American public is starving for affordable energy and it appears the Democrats' only answer is to tell them to go on a diet. It is imperative for the national security of this country that we increase production at home. Despite the rhetoric by some Democratic leaders about energy independence, they continue to oppose measures that would address key factors in helping America achieve that goal.

This will come back to haunt the Democrats as a major issue in 2008.

"My home state of Oklahoma has long been a leader in oil and gas supply, and today it is also a leader in innovating and providing transportation fuels for the future. Passage of my amendment would have promoted building of coal-to-liquids and commercial scale cellulosic ethanol facilities in Oklahoma and across the country."




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Wild Thing's comment.......

I REALLY like this man. Inholfe has been a Conservative warrior in the Senate! He spoke at length of the perils of the global warming hoax, and it was well researched and presented. This energy position that he is taking is another area he excels.

He did NOT give up. They shot him down about this last year and he is back. God bless this man in every way!!

We should all thank him. We need a lot more just like him.


Contact:

MARC MORANO (202) 224-5762

marc_morano@epw.senate.gov

MATT DEMPSEY (202) 224-9797

matt_dempsey@inhofe.senate.gov

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:55 AM | Comments (10)

June 11, 2008

American Solutions Has Petition ~ Drill Here Drill Now




You can CLICK HERE to go to their website and sign their petition. As of right now with this posting there are 567,218 signatures.

There are also articles there pertaining to this subject.

"We, therefore, the undersigned citizens of the United States, petition the U.S. Congress to act immediately to lower gasoline prices (and diesel and other fuel prices)* by authorizing the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries."

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June 09, 2008

The Energy Non-Crisis ~ So Many Lies From the Left and Rino's




Massive Oil Deposit Could Increase US Reserves by 10 Times

"A democracy is we the sheeple. A Republic is We The People."

The Video link is one hour and 15 min, I know everyone is busy. But if you get a chance to even have it playing in the background while you are online it is so well worth it. I watched the whole thing and for me it went so fast, because he kept it really interesting even shocking at times with information. I recommend it highly if you get a chance. -- Wild Thing

The Video explains what is going on right now; to know why the price of gas is $4.00 to $5.00 per gallon, why it will go even higher, and why it could have been just $1.50 per gallon instead.


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For a LARGER version of this video if you prefer just CLICK HERE



From Powerline Blog

" I hadn't realized, until the hearings on energy that were held this week in House and Senate committees, that the United States doesn't have any big oil companies. It's true: the largest American oil company, Exxon Mobil, is only the 14th largest in the world, and is dwarfed by the really big oil companies--all owned by foreign governments or government-sponsored monopolies--that dominate the world's oil supply."
"With 94% of the world's oil supply locked up by foreign governments, most of which are hostile to the United States, the relatively puny American oil companies do not have access to enough crude oil to significantly affect the market and help bring prices down. Thus, Exxon Mobil, a small oil company, buys 90% of the crude oil that it refines for the U.S. market from the big players, i.e, mostly-hostile foreign governments. The price at the U.S. pump is rising because the price the big oil companies charge Exxon Mobil and the other small American companies for crude oil is going up."
"This is obviously a tough situation for the American consumer. The irony is that it doesn't have to be that way. The United States--unlike, say, France--actually has vast petroleum reserves. It would be possible for American oil companies to develop those reserves, play a far bigger role in international markets, and deliver gas at the pump to American consumers at a much lower price, while creating many thousands of jobs for Americans. This would be infinitely preferable to shipping endless billions of dollars to Saudi Arabia, Russia and Venezuela. "
"So, why doesn't it happen? Because the Democratic Party--aided, sadly, by a handful of Republicans--deliberately keeps gas prices high and our domestic oil companies small by putting most of our reserves off limits to development. China is now drilling in the Caribbean, but our own companies are barred by law from developing large oil fields off the coasts of Florida and California. Enormous shale oil deposits in the Rocky Mountain states could go a long way toward supplying American consumers' needs, but the Democratic Congress won't allow those resources to be developed. ANWR contains vast petroleum reserves, but we don't know how vast, because Congress, not wanting the American people to know how badly its policies are hurting our economy, has made it illegal to explore and map those reserves, let alone develop them."


Source:

There are huge reserves in ANWR, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior there are more than 10 billion barrels that could be recovered for consumption and placement into the national strategic reserve. ANWR was set aside for this purpose by a Carter-era Democrat-controlled Congress, but we have yet to seriously tap into the ANWR reserves.

Then there are the American oil shale (kerogen) reserves, on the order of 2,500 gigabarrels, which is the largest known reserve of its kind in the world, enough to power the economy well into the 22nd Century.

And now comes word of the largest oil discovery in the continental U.S. in the last 38 years, enough to boost our already known reserve by a factor of 10. The earth beneath the states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana holds what is known as the Bakken Oil Formation. The Bakken Oil Formation holds 500 billion barrels of oil under 200,000 square miles of land. Based upon the information about to be released by the U.S. Geological Survey there is no reason at all for America not to be energy independent in very short order.


From Energy News

America is sitting on top of a super massive 200 billion barrel Oil Field that could potentially make America Energy Independent and until now has largely gone unnoticed. Thanks to new technology the Bakken Formation in North Dakota could boost America’s Oil reserves by an incredible 10 times, giving western economies the trump card against OPEC’s short squeeze on oil supply and making Iranian and Venezuelan threats of disrupted supply irrelevant.

In the next 30 days the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) will release a new report giving an accurate resource assessment of the Bakken Oil Formation that covers North Dakota and portions of South Dakota and Montana. With new horizontal drilling technology it is believed that from 175 to 500 billion barrels of recoverable oil are held in this 200,000 square mile reserve that was initially discovered in 1951. The USGS did an initial study back in 1999 that estimated 400 billion recoverable barrels were present but with prices bottoming out at $10 a barrel back then the report was dismissed because of the higher cost of horizontal drilling techniques that would be needed, estimated at $20-$40 a barrel.

It was not until 2007, when EOG Resources of Texas started a frenzy when they drilled a single well in Parshal N.D. that is expected to yield 700,000 barrels of oil that real excitement and money started to flow in North Dakota. Marathon Oil is investing $1.5 billion and drilling 300 new wells in what is expected to be one of the greatest booms in Oil discovery since Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia in 1938.

The US imported about 14 million barrels of Oil per day in 2007 , which means US consumers sent about $340 Billion Dollars over seas building palaces in Dubai and propping up unfriendly regimes around the World, if 200 billion barrels of oil at $90 a barrel are recovered in the high plains the added wealth to the US economy would be $18 Trillion Dollars which would go a long way in stabilizing the US trade deficit and could cut the cost of oil in half in the long run.



Wild Thing's comment........

I don't think I have ever been this angry about anything. There is NO reason for any of this oil to be kept from being drilled except for the left ( democrats and that includes enviro American hating jerks ) and the rino's.

This information is available to all of our leaders, to all those running for President and they still will not do it. Anyone that will not do what needs to be done should be kicked out of our government, dear God if that could only be possible!!


God help us these people in power want to destroy our country!!!!


......Thank you Rhod for the graphic

Thank you Melissa and LLoyd and Paul for this information, link to the information and the video link.

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May 29, 2008

Lieberman-Warner Global Climate Change Legislation on States



Climate Reality Bites

The Wall Street Journal


The vehicle is a bill that principal sponsors Joe Lieberman and John Warner are calling "landmark legislation." They're too modest. Warner-Lieberman would impose the most extensive government reorganization of the American economy since the 1930s.

Almost all economic activity requires energy, and about 85% of U.S. energy generates carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. For centuries, these emissions were considered the natural byproduct of combustion. As recently as the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments, they were consciously not even described as a "pollutant." But now that the politicians want to decrease those emissions, the government must create a new commodity – the right to create CO2 – and put a price on it. This is an unprecedented tax that would profoundly touch every corner of American life.

The policy preferred by the environmental lobby is called cap and trade. The government would set a limit on emissions that declines every year. The goal of Warner-Lieberman is to return to 2005 levels by 2012, and to reduce that by 30% by 2030.

"Allowances" for emissions would be distributed to covered businesses – power, oil, gas, heavy industry, manufacturing, etc. If they produced less than their allotment, the companies could sell the allowances, or trade them. Cap and trade limits on energy are thus sometimes misleadingly described as a "free market" policy that would create the flexibility for CO2 reductions how and where they are least expensive. But the limits are still a huge tax.

And for the most part, the politicians favor cap and trade because it is an indirect tax. A direct tax – say, on gasoline – would be far more transparent, but it would also be unpopular. Cap and trade is a tax imposed on business, disguising the true costs and thus making it more politically palatable. In reality, firms will merely pass on these costs to customers, and ultimately down the energy chain to all Americans. Higher prices are what are supposed to motivate the investments and behavioral changes required to use less carbon.

The other reason politicians like cap and trade is because it gives them a cut of the action and the ability to pick winners and losers. Some of the allowances would be given away, at least at the start, while the rest would be auctioned off, with the share of auctions increasing over time. This is a giant revenue grab. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that these auctions would net $304 billion by 2013 and $1.19 trillion over the next decade. Since the government controls the number and distribution of allowances, it is also handing itself the political right to influence the price of every good and service in the economy.

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that this meddling would cause a cumulative reduction in the growth of GDP by between 0.9% and 3.8% by 2030. Add 20 years, and the reduction is between 2.4% and 6.9% – that is, from $1 trillion to $2.8 trillion.

These estimates assume that electricity prices will increase by 44% above what they would otherwise be by 2030. They also assume that existing coal-fired power plants, which currently provide about 50% of U.S. electric power, will be shut down – to be replaced with at least 150% growth in new nuclear facilities, plus other "alternatives." Yet there are only 104 current U.S. nuclear plants, and the industry itself says it's optimistic to think even 30 more can be built by 2020.

In fact, it is pointless to project so far out over multiple decades, since no one knows how markets and consumers would respond, whether the rules would remain constant, or what new technologies might come along. While moralizing about America, most of Europe has failed to meet its mandatory cap and trade goals under the Kyoto Protocol. But the U.S. isn't Italy; we will enforce our laws. So our guess is that these cost estimates are invariably far too low.

In a bow to this reality, California Democrat Barbara Boxer last week introduced 157 pages of amendments to Warner-Lieberman. Most notably, she sets aside at least $800 billion through 2050 for consumer tax relief. So while imposing a huge new tax on all Americans, she vouchsafes to return some of the money to some people. Needless to say, the Senator will be the judge of who receives her dispensation.

Ms. Boxer's amendment shows that cap and trade is also a massive wealth redistribution scheme – all mediated by her and her fellow Platonic rulers. Oh, and she also includes an "emergency off-ramp," should costs prove too onerous. This is really a political "off-ramp" to make Warner-Lieberman seem less dangerous, but you can imagine her reaction if some future Republican President decided to take it.

The upshot is that trillions in assets and millions of jobs would be at the mercy of Congress and the bureaucracy, all for greenhouse gas reductions that would have a meaningless impact on global carbon emissions if China and India don't participate. And only somewhat less meaningless if they do.

Warner-Lieberman has no chance of becoming law this year with President Bush in the White House. But the goal of this Senate exercise is political – to get Members on the record early, preferably before the burdens of cap and trade become more widely understood; to give Democrats a campaign issue; and to pour the legislative foundation that the next Administration could cite as it attempts to regulate carbon limits while waiting for Congress to act.

So by all means let's have this debate amid $4 gasoline, and not only on C-Span. If Americans are going to cede this much power to the political class, they at least ought to do it knowing the price they will pay.

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OK this is very important:You can go to this article at Heritage Foundation

Effect of the Lieberman-Warner Global Climate Change Legislation on States

The Senate's leading climate-change bill, while aiming to combat global warming by reducing carbon dioxide in the air, actually poses "extraordinary perils" for Americans and the economy, according to a new study from The Heritage Foundation.
The study, produced by Heritage's Center for Data Analysis (CDA), forecasts severe consequences—including crushing energy costs, millions of jobs lost and falling household income—if Congress enacts the so-called Lieberman-Warner bill.

What follows are 50 state-by-state breakouts of the impact the bill would have on jobs and the economy.

CLICK ON YOU OWN STATE

When you get there you can CLICK on your own STATE and then also CLICK on the CHART



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Warner-Lieberman bill could raise gas prices

The Hill ....for complete article

The bill could add about 50 cents to the price of a gallon of gasoline, according to a study.

Lawmakers have spent the spring debating ways to lower prices at the pump. But they will soon find themselves discussing a measure that could push fuel costs even higher.

The Warner-Lieberman bill, which is expected to be debated on the Senate floor the first week of June, seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 65 percent below 2005 levels by 2050.


It does so by imposing a cap on the amount of greenhouse gases an industrial sector can release. Companies that exceed that cap could buy emission allowances from greener businesses in an open market.


For refiners, the bill would act like a tax on carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas released when fossil fuels are burned. The total price hit would reach 60 cents, the study predicts.

About 80 percent of that would be passed on to consumers.



Wild Thing's comment........

Incredible! Legislation that not only limits the economy to no further growth but requires it to shrink. Amazing!

It ought to be called Kevorkianomics!

This is probably the most dangerous piece of legislation to be conceived of in two or three decades. I hope some of the GOP come to their senses.

It says it will not pass while Bush is President, I sure hope not!

This possibly passing under someone else as President speaks volumes as to the kind of people we have running for the office of President. Alll three are GREEN BRAINED, all three are GLOBAL WARMING kool-aid drinkers.



....Thank you Jack for some of these links.. Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent.

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