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Obama implores Senate to pass climate bill

June 27th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Obama implores Senate to pass climate bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – 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.”

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.

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This battle is NOT over. Not by a long shot. It’s still got to pass the Senate. And if the Senate has fewer RINOs than the Congress, and if the Dems in the Senate have the good sense, and the COURAGE to stand as some Dems did in the Congress, this could still be stopped. We ALL have 2 Senators, it’s not hard to FLOOD 2 Senators.

Hammer them incessantly. Jam their emails, faxes and phone systems. Make them fully aware that we plan to vote OUT any RINO that votes for this Cap and Trade bill. Make them aware, we have a *HIT LIST* started for the Congress. No, not THAT kind of *hit list*.

Some folks in Congress are going to lose their job! The Senate is our next project!

House Democratic leaders said the bill helped accomplish one of Obama’s campaign promises and would make the U.S. a leader in international efforts to address climate change when negotiations take place in Copenhagen later this year.

We’re going to be a leader at a conference in Copenhagen? We need to worry about a lot more than leading some lame effort in Denmark.

I don’t know what efforts other nations are making world wide, but let me point you to this thought. Beijing was so polluted that China shut down ALL industry in an effort to achieve immediate cleanup of their air during the recently past Olympics. Once the games were over they went right back to their normal operation.

I lived in El Paso, Texas 25 years ago. Downtown El Paso, and the immediate area, was always blanketed with a layer of airborne filth. So much so that the EPA was threatening El Paso with all kinds of penalties and fines and so forth. Then the EPA pulled it’s head out of it’s ASS and did a study. Approximately 90% of all that pollution was not coming from El Paso, it was coming from Juarez, Mexico. Oops, sorry, we goofed, proceed…

Save the earth, save the air, all that stuff sounds great. We can’t do it all. Americans can’t be expected to sit back and allow OUR already heavy tax burden to be increased and used to BREAK the American taxpayer as WE carry the weight of this ridiculous Cap and Trade debacle.

Do we need to protest? Yes, we DO need to protest. Yes, we DO need to raise TOTAL HELL, but this spontaneous *call to action* for a NOON rally on Saturday, made at 10PM on Friday night, isn’t going to get the job done. That call, in my opinion, is just a sad example of poor planning and poor leadership.

If you’re going do something, DO IT BIG, and prepare a bit. Then do it at an effective time. Noon Saturday is NOT an effective time. Protests of convenience are NOT going to do a lot of good. And yes, I DO know that folks have jobs, but weekend radicals are NOT too terribly effective.

There is a NEWS CYCLE folks, and Saturday NOON is NOT exactly what you would call a prime event time. Not for news or political action. Why do you think so many political deals are struck on Friday night? The politicians KNOW, weekend news SUCKS, and the coverage is sparse at best. There are some areas of expertise where we can actually LEARN a few things from our pandering politicos.

If you want to get some attention, set up a 48 hour non-stop protest! Grid lock the whole damned place. A handful of soccer Moms, and old retired folks like me aren’t gonna help anything, but if you roll out 1,000 protesters on NOON Monday, and keep adding to that number over the next 48 hours, you’ll get some notice.

And you’ll find out who’s really serious about this TEA Party protest stuff and who’s just running their mouths wanting attention…

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14 Responses to “Obama implores Senate to pass climate bill”

  1. comment number 1 by: GM Roper

    Fred, Obama statement “Don’t believe the misinformation out there that suggests there is somehow a contradiction between investing in clean energy and economic growth.â€? is a flat out lie. We’ve got the data that shows (from Spain of all places) that every green job created costs something like 2.2 other jobs. Jobs are the driving force behind economic growth and that son-uv-a-blankety blank damn well knows it. BOAHICA!

  2. comment number 2 by: TexasFred

    GM, if Obama is speaking, Obama is telling a lie…

  3. comment number 3 by: maggiesnotebook

    Jim Inhofe says there is no way this will pass the Senate.

    Asked if he was confident that would be the case, Oklahoma’s senior senator said he was “absolutely certain.� He noted that it would take 60 votes to break an anticipated Republican filibuster over cap and trade and predicted the most the Democrats can muster is about 34. That should not keep EVERYONE from contacting their Senators.

    BTW, got my tea party revolution flag. It’s beautiful!

  4. comment number 4 by: Charley

    Our flags came today, just in time to take to the tea party in Selmer. It went right up on the stage – many people wanted them – we’ll put them in touch.
    They look terrific!

  5. comment number 5 by: TexasFred

    I am glad y’all got the flags… I got 50 of em today… :D

    6 are sold, I’ll have 44 of to sell at out TEA Party… I hope they sell like hotcakes…

  6. comment number 6 by: Doc Roy

    Fred, I don’t know how long it has been since I have felt so bad for our country. Up here in Dist 4 of Colorado we have a Socialist/Democrat Rep, cute little Betsy Markey, who was literally begged 4 to 1 to not vote for the so-called environmental bill—Cap and Tax. She voted for it anyway. Now we must pay a tax for our very existence. And our two Colorado senators, Udall and Bennett, are Socialist lap dogs for THE ONE.

  7. comment number 7 by: TexasFred

    Doc, it ALL starts to mend when you throw the trash OUT, and that’s what you’re going to have to do.

    Congressmen come up for election a lot more often, it’s way easier to get rid of a bad one, and sounds to me like y’all have one that needs to GO!!

    Senators on the other hand, are a lot harder to displace, we’ll be getting rid of one RINO soon, Hutchison, but Cornyn was just re-elected last November, we’re stuck with that asshat for about 5 1/2 more years at least…

    There’s a faux conservative bunch in Austin that touts Cornyn as a strong conservative voice in D.C., of course they are wrong, but none the less, they are Cornyn Bots, much akin to the Bush Bots that thought he did NO wrong and the Obamites, they think Obama does no wrong…

    It’s a damned shame that some people are blinded by their physical CRUSH on a politician… And there’s at least 2 twits in Austin that have a bad case of the HOTS for one of the biggest RINO Socialists in the business…

  8. comment number 8 by: mrchuck

    I wrote a personal note to each of my US Senators.
    I told each of them what I would do if they voted “yeah” on this cap and trade bill that the congresscritters just passed.

    So, now I will wait and see if they follow this constituent’s advice.

  9. comment number 9 by: Katie

    Once this gets started you will really feel the effects. Your heating and cooling bill will skyrocket to the point that you will debate on turning on the air conditioner or buying food.

    But Obama won’t have to worry about that, he doesn’t pay for mundane things like heating or cooling.

  10. comment number 10 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    I’m linking to this post. MY Congressman, Tom McClintock, voted AGAINST HR 2454. He KNOWS what it’ll do to the American economy. And he said precisely so here.


  11. comment number 11 by: TexasFred

    All of our Congressmen from this area, Hensarling, Johnson and Hall, voted against too…

    Michael Gallops of the Rowlett TEA Party suggests that we all send THANK YOU messages to our Congressmen that DID do the right thing, and I fully agree…

    And yes, literally FLOOD the Senate now, I mean take their network DOWN with the high volume of messages…

  12. comment number 12 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    I’m thinking Katie is spot on. And here’s a good example:

    I live in Fornicalia. Yesterday it was 102-degrees. I went to a Borders store last night for books, around 9pm. It was 85-degrees in the store and the front doors were open. It was still 93 outside. I could hear the customers complaining. I looked at the thermostat on a nearby pillar, which was locked. It was set at 85. THERE’S your public future, boys and girls. This is happening ALREADY.

    When cap & trade hit, you simply will not be able to get cool in the summer or warm in the winter. But hell, it’s time to kill off everyone over 60 anyway, they don’t produce and they just drain the system. Wait until we start to REFUSE them healthcare, ration it.

    Obama = Darwin’s Hell.

    Good luck, America.


  13. comment number 13 by: Robert

    I am not going to bash ANY protest that is organized in opposition of the current corrupt political environment, I don’t care if it’s only one person and a sign. The fact that at least ONE person sees the BS is a start. When GWB was pres, we were subjected to media reports of protests from 5 to 500 people. NOW we can be 10k deep and we are ignored.

    The most dangerous people in this world are those that feel their voice is unheard. Keep on DC.

  14. comment number 14 by: TexasFred

    Au contraire mon ami… :P

    The most dangerous people in this world are the ones they NEVER see coming… :?