Global Warming On The Hill

We have Islamofacists who want to kill us and destroy our way of life. We have an out of control judiciary, which legislates from the bench and gives pedophiles rediculously low sentences. We have our troops fighting in Iraq. Yet, the Dumbocrats want to deal with a fake issue, Global Warming As Caused By Man

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US lawmakers called for an end to American complacency over global warming as the new Democratic-controlled Congress weighed measures to reduce greenhouse gases.

After years of relegating climate change to the bottom of the legislative agenda, Democrats who wrested control of the House and the Senate from the Republicans in November elections, have vowed to make it a priority.

At a hearing of the Senate Environment Committee, Democratic Senator
Hillary Clinton said after years of delay, global warming was "an issue whose time has come."

"If we look at where we are … we are not making progress. In fact, emissions are still going up," she said.

I wonder if Hillary realizes that it was her husband who had the primary role in the explosion of pickup trucks and large SUVs during the 90's, what with him relaxing the rules and all. Granted, Bush 41 didn't help the issue prior to Bill, and Bush 43 did not attempt to tighten them up, but, point the finger at Bill if you want to be honest.

I wonder if Hillary flies on private planes? Does she have people drive her around in large vehicles that get poor milage? How about all those trips in limo's while she was First Lady? How big are her homes, and how much in greenhouse gasses are released in order to run the AC?

"I'm hoping that we can get beyond the usual rhetoric and try to find some common ground," said Clinton, who currently leads the field of Democratic contenders for her party's 2008 presidential nomination.

In other words, if you do not agree that Man is the primary cause, rather then natural forces, or do not believe that the global climate is getting warmer, then just shut the hell up.

Senator Barbara Boxer, the liberal Democratic new chairwoman of the environment committee, has vowed to hold a series of hearings on global warming in the coming weeks, and introduced a bill to raise energy efficiency standards for thousands of federal buildings.

Hold on to your wallets! Guess who gets to pay for the makeovers? Seriously, they can start with replacing many of the outdate lights with newer ones.

A second bill she will soon introduce would step up development of cellulosic ethanol — derived from agricultural waste, grass and other plants — as an alternative to gasoline.

Ethanol is a hell of a lot more expensive then gasoline. Plants, which would be needed in greater quantities, actually put out quite a bit of methane, a considerably more dangerous greenhouse gas then CO2.

"I believe the politics of global warning have changed and that a new consensus is emerging," said Senator Joe Lieberman.

No, the politics are the same, as that is all Global Warming As Caused By Man is. Politics. The only emerging consensus is that Dems have control of Congress.

Has anyone informed the Dems that the President must approve any legislation, and is the only one that can sign off on treaties, which the Kyoto Protocol is? Let's not forget that the majority of signaturies aren't even close to being in compliance.

If CO2 output is so bad, then why are the GWACBM disciples not completely changing their lifestyles completely? If cars are the primary cause, as they claim, then should they not be pushing for the elimination of all vehicles, rather then  just reducing their CO2 output? What is an acceptable level? If CO2 output is bad, then it is bad, period. Yet, I do not see any of the global warming disciples changing their lifestyles, much less giving up their vehicles and constant airplane flights.

I'm calling on Congress to release what type of vehicles they personally own, as well as what they use for Congressional related duties.

BTW, consider:

"Since George Bush and Dick Cheney took over as president and vice president, gas prices have doubled!" charged Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), standing at an Exxon station on Capitol Hill where regular unleaded hit $3.10. "They are too cozy with the oil industry."

She then hopped in a waiting Chrysler LHS (18 mpg) — even though her Senate office was only a block away.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) used a Hyundai Elantra to take the one-block journey to and from the gas-station news conference. He posed in front of the fuel prices and gave them a thumbs-down. "Get tough on big oil!" he demanded of the Bush administration. (the Elentra does get decent MPG, to be fair)

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) stepped into an eight-cylinder Ford Explorer (14). Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) disappeared into a Lincoln Town Car (17). Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) met up with an idling Chrysler minivan (18).

Next came Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), greeted by a Ford Explorer XLT.

Evan Bayh (D-Indiana), who was met by a Dodge Durango V8 (14).

A surreptitious look at the cars in the senators-only spots inside and outside the Senate office buildings found an Escort and a Sentra (super-rich Wisconsin Democrat Herb Kohl's spot had a Chevy Lumina), but far more Jaguars, Cadillacs and Lexuses and a fleet of SUVs made by Ford, Honda, BMW and Lexus.

Standard Democratic ideology: do as we say, not as we do.

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3 Responses to “Global Warming On The Hill”

  1. Cao says:

    They’re the pigs on animal farm. There are different rules for the different classes and they want to be the ‘ruling class’.

    Two years ago it wasn’t quite as clear to me as it is today; this global warming scare is nothing but smoke and mirrors to grow government bigger; based on the same junk science that John Edwards used to put millions of dollars into his pockets and make North Carolina a medical emergency state.

    These people are only about money and power. Corruption is now the standard of the day, and if republicans dare to run, they will be crucified in some scandal-or-other.

  2. If only these people spent as much time worrying about real environmental issues, clean air, clean water, clean land, deforestation, etc, those problems would be solved.

    Unfortunately, global warming is a huge business, which makes many people lots and lots of money, so it isn’t going away.

  3. Raven says:

    I’m so darm confused over this global Vorming stuff I can’t see straight.
    Who knows what is causing it…they better make sure THEY know for solid fact before they tax ME and my fellow countryman on this stuff.

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