"Obama and his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, twisted arms at a festive White House luau for members of Congress Thursday night. Former vice president Al Gore worked the phones as well.... one by one, “undecideds’’ became “aye’’ votes.... Supporters and opponents agreed the legislation would lead to higher energy costs"
Related: Obama's Mega Man
Globalist Gore Gasses Up Harvard With Hot Fart Mist
The Boston Globe Cuts the Cheese
Now consider: "Climate Bill Passes in House by Seven Votes
“Last night at 3:09 a.m., House Democrats filed a 309-page amendment and denied Republican and Democrat amendments to the tune of the 224 that were submitted,” complained Republican Mike Pence of Indiana during the day’s three-hour debate. “What’s the hurry?”
The hurry is the ambitious Obama administration goal of passing climate legislation before global climate talks in Copenhagen in December.
If passed by the Senate, the American Clean Energy and Security Act would create a cap-and-trade program to reduce climate warming emissions.
"One of the last major pieces of legislation passed by a congress which never actually read the document was the US Patriot Act. And we know just how much of a body blow to the Constitution and Bill of Rights that was. This is a complete fraud, and will do nothing to actually help the environment.
It will, with what will be essentially a surcharge on energy you use, make certain individuals more filthy rich than they already are.
As reported in
"The “privately-owned” Chicago Climate Exchange is heavily influenced by Obama cohorts Al Gore and Maurice Strong.
For years now Strong and Gore have been cashing in on that lucrative cottage industry known as man-made global warming.
Strong is on the board of directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Wikipedia-described as “the world’s first and North America’s only legally binding greenhouse gas emission registry reduction system for emission sources and offset projects in North America and Brazil.”
Gore, self-proclaimed Patron Saint of the Environment, buys his carbon off-sets from himself–the Generation Investment Management LLP, “an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 with offices in London and Washington, D.C., of which he is both chairman and founding partner. The Generation Investment Management business has considerable influence over the major carbon credit trading firms that currently exist, including the Chicago Climate Exchange." -- Wake the Flock Up
"FLASHBACK - Beware of Cap and Trade Climate Bills
Even these cost projections may underestimate the true costs, because they assume no unpleasant surprises. But the world has already witnessed many unpleasant surprises with Europe's ongoing efforts to impose a cap and trade program under the Kyoto Protocol, the international climate treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In fact, European efforts have racked up significant costs while failing to reduce emissions. Nearly every European country participating has higher emissions today than when the treaty was first signed in 1997. Further, despite ongoing criticism of the United States from Kyoto parties for failing to ratify the treaty, emissions in many of these nations are actually rising faster than in the United States.
Every “green job” created with government money in Spain over the last eight years came at the cost of 2.2 regular jobs, and only one in 10 of the newly created green jobs became a permanent job, says a new study released this month. The study draws parallels with the green jobs programs of the Obama administration. President Obama, in fact, has used Spain’s green initiative as a blueprint for how the United States should use federal funds to stimulate the economy. Obama's economic stimulus package,which Congress passed in February, allocates billions of dollars to the green jobs industry."
I have often noticed the disparity between the TENS of THOUSANDS of JOBS we are SHEDDING with the GREEN PROMISE of HUNDREDS!!!
See: Stimulus Windfall
The MSM's Fart-Misting Lies
Also see: THE GREEN AGENDA
June Swoon For Fart-Misters
Compare that with the agenda-pushing press coverage.
(Blog editor's note: the lying on this issue in particular -- the weather -- really is depressing. It proves you can't believe a word they say)
"House passes major energy-climate bill" by H. Josef Hebert and Dina Cappiello, Associated Press Writers | June 26, 2009
WASHINGTON --In a triumph for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed sweeping legislation Friday that calls for the nation's first limits on pollution linked to global warming and aims to usher in a new era of cleaner, yet more costly energy.
The vote was 219-212, capping months of negotiations and days of intense bargaining among Democrats. Republicans were overwhelmingly against the measure, arguing it would destroy jobs in the midst of a recession while burdening consumers with a new tax in the form of higher energy costs.
At the White House, Obama said the bill would create jobs, and added that with its vote, the House had put America on a path toward leading the way toward "creating a 21st century global economy."
The House's action fulfilled Speaker Nancy Pelosi's vow to clear major energy legislation before July 4.... Obama lobbied recalcitrant Democrats by phone from the White House as the House debate unfolded across several hours, and Al Gore posted a statement on his Web site saying the measure represents "an essential first step towards solving the climate crisis." The former vice president won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work drawing attention to the destructive potential of global warming.
On the House floor, Democrats hailed the legislation as historic, while Republicans said it would damage the economy without solving the nation's energy woes.
It is "the most important energy and environmental legislation in the history of our country," said Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts. "It sets a new course for our country, one that steers us away from foreign oil and towards a path of clean American energy."
Under the bill, the government would limit heat-trapping pollution from factories, refineries and power plants and issue allowances for polluters. Most of the allowances would be given away, but about 15 percent would be auctioned by bid and the proceeds used to defray higher energy costs for lower-income individuals and families....
Just what we need.
One of the biggest compromises involved the near total elimination of an administration plan to sell pollution permits and raise more than $600 billion over a decade -- money to finance continuation of a middle class tax cut. About 85 percent of the permits are to be given away rather than sold, a concession to energy companies and their allies....
Oh, THEY FARTED in your FACE, America!!!
Related: Obama's SBD
The final bill also contained concessions to satisfy farm-state lawmakers, ethanol producers, hydroelectric advocates, the nuclear industry and others, some of them so late that they were not made public until 3 a.m. on Friday.
This is DEMOCRACY, huh?
Supporters and opponents agreed the bill's result would be higher energy costs....
The White House and congressional Democrats argued the bill would create millions of "green jobs" as the nation shifts to greater reliance on renewable energy sources such as wind and solar and development of more fuel-efficient vehicles -- and away from use of fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal....
This is GETTING the SMELL of the GLOBALIST ENDGAME, folks!!!!
"House approves overhaul of environmental policy; Package means a big victory for Obama" by Susan Milligan, Globe Staff | June 27, 2009
WASHINGTON - The House last night narrowly approved a landmark overhaul of US environmental policy, handing President Obama a big political victory with a vote to dramatically limit greenhouse gases and fundamentally alter how the nation produces energy in coming decades.
By a 219-to-212 vote, a deeply divided chamber agreed to a sweeping package meant to reduce carbon dioxide pollution that is blamed for global warming, encourage cleaner power sources such as wind and solar, and mandate conservation measures for electric utilities, buildings, and household appliances.
WHAT global warming? G** damn!
“There’s a famous poem by Seamus Heaney, in which he says, ‘There’s a point in time where hope and history rhyme.’ I think we have now reached that on the issue of energy and global warming,’’ said Representative Edward Markey, a Malden Democrat who co-authored the 1,200-page bill.
“This is it. This is the historic vote. This is the opportunity to create millions of jobs and reduce our dependency on foreign oil,’’ added Markey, reveling in his hard-fought victory on an issue that he has worked on for much of his 33 years on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Please STOP with the LYING FART MIST!!!
The intense fight over how aggressively to combat climate change now shifts to the Senate, where opponents promise to continue fighting legislation that they say will lead to higher energy prices and cost American jobs.
Uncertainty about the final outcome of the proposed law, however, did not diminish the importance of last night’s vote.... Obama’s calls for significant change in climate and energy, healthcare, and financial regulation have been the centerpiece of his young presidency. A loss on the House climate bill would have sent a signal that Congress is unwilling to support the sort of culture-shaking shifts that Obama has sought.
Obama joined Democratic House leaders in making public appeals and private calls to lawmakers, looking to round up support for what proved to be a critically close vote. The president is eager to get global warming legislation approved before December, when he heads to Copenhagen for talks on an international climate change treaty.
Oh, so it's the AGENDA-PUSHING POLITICS not the PEOPLE he cares about!
I thought we elected change.
Obama quickly called last night’s victory a “bold and necessary step’’ and urged the Senate to join the House in approval. Markey and his cosponsor, Democratic Representative Henry Waxman of California, ran an intense, months-long lobbying campaign capped by a frenetic, final-week effort by the White House and House leadership.
Markey went door to door for months meeting with individual House members and made pleas to virtually every House caucus: the Progressive Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, the New Democrats, the Hispanic Caucus, the Freshman Caucus, the Sophomore Caucus, and the Blue Dogs, a conservative Democratic group. Waxman and Markey also met with House Republicans, and ended up picking up eight members of the GOP conference in yesterday’s vote.
Yesterday callers to Congress were met with busy signals, as phone lines were literally jammed. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island arrived on the House floor late in the afternoon to vote in favor after being absent for several weeks during substance-abuse treatment.
Obama and his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, twisted arms at a festive White House luau for members of Congress Thursday night. Former vice president Al Gore worked the phones as well, calling on his former Washington colleagues to make history. House leaders agreed to various amendments - such as one to give more authority in the proposed law to the Department of Agriculture, pleasing rural congressmen - to cobble together a broader coalition.
Exhausted and exhilarated after months of negotiations, Markey still hadn’t secured the votes as of early yesterday afternoon. But one by one, “undecideds’’ became “aye’’ votes, and the bill’s supporters prevailed. Yesterday morning, Representative Lloyd Doggett, Democrat of Texas, said he planned to vote against the bill, despite a personal effort by Obama at the luau.
“He talked about how he wanted to go to Copenhagen and some other places and show how we’re trying to change,’’ Doggett recalled Obama saying during their 10 minute talk. Less than an hour before the final vote yesterday, Doggett surprised many of his colleagues by announcing he would vote “aye.’’
Now THAT'S PRESSURE!!!
The measure would create a “cap and trade’’ system under which the US government would give or sell businesses allowances to pollute limited amounts. Companies could sell or trade those allowances, giving more flexibility to industries while controlling overall pollution.Some $190 billion would be raised by selling the allowances to pollute; that money would then be directed toward clean energy technologies. Markey’s office estimates Massachusetts would get about $150 million in funds for energy efficiency and renewable fuels. The Bay State would also probably benefit from part of $20 billion directed at producing electric cars.
By looting fellow taxpayers? No thanks!
So it is on to the stinky Senate, 'eh?
"Obama implores Senate to pass climate bill" by Charles Babington, Associated Press Writer | June 27, 2009
WASHINGTON --Hours after the House passed landmark legislation meant to curb greenhouse gas emissions and create an energy-efficient economy, President Barack Obama on Saturday urged senators to show courage and follow suit.
The sharply debated bill's fate is unclear in the Senate, and Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address to ratchet up pressure on the 100-seat chamber. "My call to every senator, as well as to every American, is this," he said. "We cannot be afraid of the future. And we must not be prisoners of the past. Don't believe the misinformation out there that suggests there is somehow a contradiction between investing in clean energy and economic growth."
In other words, BELIEVE HIS LYING, AGENDA-PUSHING ASS!
And I thought he was going to be honest about science.
The legislation would place the first national limits on emissions of greenhouse gases from major sources -- such as power plants, factories and oil refineries -- to reduce the gases linked to global climate change. It would also start moving the U.S. away from fossil fuels and toward cleaner power sources, like geothermal, wind, solar and more nuclear generators.
Not warming anymore so now it is "climate change," huh?
The complex bill, which totaled about 1,200 pages, would require the U.S. to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and by 83 percent by mid-century....
Which NO ONE READ!!
Deeper cuts will be needed globally to avert the most serious consequences of global warming, research suggests.
I'm IMMUNE to the FEAR, 'kay!
That's what happens when you LIE WOLF all the time!
Opponents complain about the costs and say some industries will simply move their operations and jobs out of the U.S. to countries that don't control greenhouse-gas emissions. Supporters and opponents agreed the legislation would lead to higher energy costs. But they disagreed on the impact on consumers....
That's where my paper cut it:
The legislation would fundamentally change the way Americans produce and consume energy. Gas-guzzling cars would give way to smaller, more efficient models and smokestacks would be replaced by windmills and solar panels....
Right. That's why they want to build a biomass plant down the street!
The White House and congressional Democrats argued the bill would create millions of green jobs....
Tired of eating MSM s***, 'murkn?
This "amounts to the largest tax increase in American history under the guise of climate change," declared Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind.... Obama said the measure would cost the average American about the price of a postage stamp per day.
After the increase? I'd rather have the 45 cents.
In California alone, Obama said, 3,000 people will be employed to build a new solar plant that will create 1,000 permanent jobs.
Where are the MILLIONS of JOBS?
You know, it would be NICE if the FART-MISTING F***S actually FOLLOWED THEIR OWN ADVICE!!!
WASHINGTON - The strength of the Boston-to-Washington axis can be measured by the 63 nonstop flights scheduled to leave Logan Airport today for one of the three airports in the Washington area. If the airports in Manchester, N.H., and Providence, both advertised as alternatives to Logan, are included, the number of daily departures to Washington swells to 98. By a conservative estimate, that’s enough seats for 8,000 people to go back and forth in a day.
What is the CARBON FOOTPRINT on all that AIR GALLOPING, huh?
YOU SEE why they get the VITRIOLIC ANGER, don't you?
The endurance of this link comes from three sources: the large numbers of New England academics called to Washington to oversee various policy offices; the vastly disproportionate influence of the Massachusetts delegation in the House and Senate; and the large industry of political consultants who cut their teeth in the precincts of Boston.
Oh, I love what we are sending to you, 'murka!
In Massachusetts, senators and representatives must climb through a dense and highly competitive political culture to reach their high office. But thanks to the dominance of the Democratic Party, they tend to stay in office for a long time, without much threat of a serious challenge.
Then there are the many political operatives who emerge from the Boston culture itself. The Dewey Square Group, named for where its leaders made their start, is just one of the many Washington consulting groups led by Bostonians. And numerous appointees from state and local governments in Massachusetts have been called to the Obama administration, where they joined the scores of academics from Harvard and other universities filling top posts in the State, Defense, and Justice departments.
How many flights are they making?
The Boston-to-Washington axis is only an advantage for Massachusetts, in money and prestige. It enhances Bay State institutions and businesses. It ensures that the New England viewpoint - forged in the Revolutionary era, strengthened by the ideological movements of the 19th century, and given new force with each wave of immigration over the last 150 years - has its proper place at the seat of power....
You can stop shoveling the self-adulating BS now, Pete!
Final fart poot:
LAS VEGAS - The federal government’s top land steward said yesterday that the United States will fast-track efforts to build solar power generating facilities on public space in six Western states....
US Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic Senate majority leader:
“We hear a lot about doing something about the environment. That’s what this is all about. We want to not be dependent on foreign oil. This will make America a more secure nation.’’
Harry, take a whiff:
Tell it to my frequent flier delegation!