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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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