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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Obama's global-warming 'tyranny'
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Barak, meet David Suzuki. I'm sure you will get along quite nicely.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-06-11 8:50:29 AM
So let me get this striaght: The article tells us that Obama supports a level of GHG reduction that can oly be achieved three ways. The first two would "require a culture and economy more rigorously policed than those of the centralized command systems of the old Soviet Union and People's Republic of China" and the third would not. It merely would require "market-driven technological adaptation" to "invent low-carbon sources of energy such as geothermal, tidal and nuclear power." So where's the "tyranny" in that? Keep in mind that McCain also supports restricting GHG emissions, so unless you also think McCain is a tyrant, this seems to be an empty accusation.
Posted by: Fact Check | 2008-06-11 9:06:30 AM
Fact Check, if you "require" market driven anything, it is farther from market driven than it is from tyranny.
Posted by: TM | 2008-06-11 9:24:17 AM
If he wins, we can only hope for another Lee Harvey Oswald.
Posted by: John V | 2008-06-11 10:36:14 AM
If there's a death pool I get dibs on,
-chokes on a waffle while breakfasting with his newly appointed Surgeon General whose qualifications begin and end with demonstrating to children how to put a condom on a banana.
Posted by: Speller | 2008-06-11 10:44:17 AM
"If he wins, we can only hope for another Lee Harvey Oswald."
Don't count on it John.
He's in favour of more ME millitary actions, he's a CFR cheerleader and AIPAC loves him so, he's gonna be ok.
Posted by: Marc | 2008-06-11 10:46:01 AM
With Cap and Trade, the USA need not reduce GHGs much, so long as the USA pays the 'rest' of the world big, big bucks. Marxism and Communism may survive after all.
Posted by: dewp | 2008-06-11 1:05:02 PM
Oh how I wish that the TV sitcom Soap was still around , because they could have done some marvelous skits about global warming and saving the earth.
When reading about this I remembered the Soap sitcom where the guy is so tired he falls asleep when having supper , his head falls in the bowl of soup and he drowns !
... his family could have chalked it up as a contribution to reducing GHG !
Posted by: Brian | 2008-06-11 2:16:48 PM
Dr. Arthur Robinson explained it better than anyone I have ever heard when he said, "The power to tax and ration energy is the power to control the world - to have life and death control over every human being on the planet. ... If the misuse and falsification of the scientific method that drives the human-caused global-warming mania succeeds, it will cause the greatest acts of human genocide the world has ever known. It must be stopped."
This is why the myth persists, despite having been disproven by the fact that the Earth hasn't warmed any more in the past 10 years, despite continuously increasing CO2 levels and emissions. It's the latest attempt at World Socialism.
Since Obama is about as Socialist a politician as the US has at the national level, you can see why he remains enthusiastic about this anyway, and always will. I'd like to think that McCain's support is either from ignorance, or for the sake of pandering - and thereby is correctable.
Posted by: Optimizer | 2008-06-11 3:47:34 PM
In other words, Optimizer, you hope McCain is lying to get elected. Unfortunately, I have to second that emotion.
Posted by: dp | 2008-06-11 3:51:42 PM
I wonder if Obama will put the kibosh on the South Dakota refinery that was announced with such fanfare. They expressed their intention to process oilsands from Alberta, though I haven't heard anyone from Alberta confirm any agreements.
That would sure put a little more weight on the western side of the power scale.
Posted by: dp | 2008-06-11 6:22:55 PM
John V - Good God, no!
I hate Barack Hussein Obama more than any other human being living. I think that he represents pretty much everything wrong with the world. But, I'd suggest that you join with me in praying that nothing unforunate happens to him. Right now he's only the Messiah, God knows what the left would make of him dead. Look at what they managed to do with JFK.
The worst thing that could possibly happen would be for some nut to kill or even try to kill Obama. He'd be an untouchable martyr then, God help us.
Posted by: Adam Yoshida | 2008-06-11 11:53:50 PM
It's my strong feeling that McCain and other politician's support for global warming nonsense is because we've gotten our asses kicked so badly in the cultural battle over this issue that it isn't worth their time or energy to take up the cause of fighting the enviro-nuts.
People have been overwhelmingly propagandized about the environment. Arguing with environmentalists and the brainwashed on the issue is about as much as a waste of time as trying to explain women's rights to the Taliban - they're so deeply conditioned as to render all discussion pointless.
Posted by: Adam Yoshida | 2008-06-11 11:56:06 PM
I`m sure that the Clinton machine could care less about making Barrack a martyr , so he`d still better get fitted for a bullet proof vest if Hillary ends up on the ticket. And when it comes to crap and trade , no problem , just crank up Bushs` printing presses and use paper to buy off any nation stupid enough to implement it .
Posted by: daveh | 2008-06-12 5:24:04 AM
Try to decide what is worse, A dead martyr or a live tyrant.
What do you think?
Posted by: John V | 2008-06-12 10:31:41 AM
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