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June 10, 2008

Gas Prices Producing Resistance to Global Warming Lunacy

There is one good thing about the soaring gas prices our government has created with its environmentalist moonbattery: they have prevented even more moonbattery from being imposed — at least for now.

Last week, the Senate debated and cast aside the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008, named for Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and John Warner, R-Va., who drafted the initial version of the legislation. The bill would have required the U.S. to cut greenhouse gas emissions almost 70% below current levels between 2012 and 2050.
The timing of the debate couldn't have been worse for supporters. Opponents of the bill took advantage of soaring energy prices and numerous cost estimates for the bill to argue against imposing mandatory economy-wide emissions cuts. In the end, this "landmark" legislation, as supporters dubbed it, became a victim of $4 a gallon gasoline. […]
Supporters acknowledged that the bill "will have a profound impact on the economy" and "will cost money," but pointed to the creation of new jobs in the renewable energy sector and a reduction in the consumption of costly fossil fuels that are expected to stem from the bill as evidence that it would be good for the economy.

By making gasoline unaffordable, the government will reduce fossil fuel consumption, thereby saving us money. Ingenious.

Energy costs and economic downturns are real. Global warming and "new jobs in the renewable energy sector" are not real. Politicians may not be able to make this distinction, but the people who elect them can.

Unfortunately the White House will be infested with moonbats no matter how things go in November, the presidential election having been lost by conservatives the day McCain got the nomination. But there's still hope for a Congress sane enough not to engineer a depression to please the Sierra Club.

On a tip from mega.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 10, 2008 4:12 PM

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UNICEF partners with a Saudi-Arabian "charity" that appears on the UN's own list of terrorist Organizations:

http://www.investigativeproject.org/article/684

Posted by: Refuter Of Liberal Vermin at June 10, 2008 4:59 PM

More evidence that FOX TV is NOT the same as FOX News. FOX hopes ratings arent horrible like they were for CW's ill fated Aliens in America? God, I hope they ARE !! What will episode 1 be? Osama graduates from suicide bomber school and tells his relatives to come "It will be a blast !!!" Ok, if its comedy like that maybe it will be worth watching.

http://www.tv.com/story/11375.html?tag=headlines;title;2

"ox importing Mosque
By Tim Surette - TV.com
June 10, 2008 at 12:06:00 PM | more stories by this author

Canadian show about Muslims in a small town coming south of the border via America's new most-watched network.

When the CW announced that it was picking up Aliens in America, a comedy about an Islamic Pakistani exchange student and his effect on a Wisconsin family, many in the industry initially dismissed the decision as dangerous at best.
Little Mosque in the swimming pool.

Little Mosque in the swimming pool.

However, with its intelligent take on race relations, social norms, and teenage awkwardness, Aliens quickly proved to be a hit among critics and a small group of fans. Of course, this is the television business, and critical praise amounts to very little. After one season, the CW canceled the show due to poor ratings.

Fox hopes that the same doesn't happen to its first foray into the Muslim fish-out-of-water genre, an Americanized version of the Canadian show Little Mosque on the Prairie. The network is developing an adaptation of the CBC comedy for the States, it was announced at the Banff World Television Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "

Posted by: Anonymous at June 10, 2008 6:24 PM

So which party's candidate do you think is planning to regulate CEO pay - that is, get the government managing what people in the private sector are able to earn in running privately held companies? Specifically: federal prosecutions for people who make what the government deems to be too much.

Answer: sorry, it ain't Obama.

Posted by: mega at June 10, 2008 6:27 PM

On the issue of CEO pay. McCain advocates shareholders have the final word on compensation - Im all for that. As for wrongdoing - if its criminal it should be investigated and prosecuted if fraud is involved. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing there about government regulation - the opposite - its getting shareholders, the companies owners, involved.

"If I am elected president, I intend to see that wrongdoing of this kind is called to account by federal prosecutors. And under my reforms, all aspects of a CEO's pay, including any severance arrangements, must be approved by shareholders," he will say."

I do think McCain has an interesting idea of having shareholders vote for the size of top managements pay packages the same way they vote for the board of directors. If the shareholders are happy they vote to retain the CEO and vote for a big pay package, if not they dump him. Id love to be able to do that since there are too many scum bag CEOs out there who stay in power because senior management scratches each others back.

Granted theres alot about McCain I dont like, but when I compare McCain to Obama the choice is easy. Obama would be a total nightmare with the Demoncrats also controlling Congress. Think Jimmy Carter X 10. What other choice is there? Protest vote for the Libertarian or Ron Paul? If one does that they may as well cast their vote for Obama - the result will be the same.

Im voting McCain and looking forward to 2012 for another try at a Ronald Reagan type candidate I can truly feel good voting for.

Posted by: Anonymous at June 10, 2008 7:27 PM

From what I understand, this bill isn't dead. In fact, they're saying it will likely be brought back next year. Both Obama and McCain support it.

The presidency is lost, in my opinion. The media have basically handed it over to Obama and McCain doesn't seem to want to win. The only way our country will survive is if we have a conservative majority in the house and senate. Obama + a democrat majority is too horrible to think about.

Posted by: Kristy at June 10, 2008 8:32 PM

I'm not quite as apocalyptic about it as some folks here. This country is strong, and we can withstand four years of Obama. We can even stand four years of Obama plus a Democratic congress. It's a bit of a moot point, because that's what is going to happen. Mark my words, we will all still be here in 2012; the US will not fall, the world will still exist. The only difference is, after a four year monumental f***kup by the Democrats, people might be ready to put on their thinking caps and elect responsible adults to office.

Anyway, the previous poster nailed it - McCain does not seem to want to win. His campaign is a mess. The message is ... hm, what is the message? Tough old guy, in semiretirement in the middle of a presidential race. Not gonna happen. No way. Zero percent chance.

Posted by: mega at June 10, 2008 9:23 PM

I wonder if the whites in Zimbabwe thought their country would be ok right before Mugabe and his thugs took over.

Posted by: Kristy at June 10, 2008 11:46 PM

Sign the petition to Drill Here, Drill Now. Which would make a good and sexy T-shirt slogan.

Posted by: V the K at June 11, 2008 5:22 AM