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Republican House Committees: Dead End for Climate Legislation

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Surprised?  No. But there was some part of me that held out just a little hope that someday, somewhere out there, a reasonable Republican congressman (HA!) would find him or herself in a position of power to do something about, or at least, support, some small effort to mitigate climate change. Alas…

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Written by D. Heffernan

December 9, 2012 at 1:16 am

Meet Rick Perry

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Lets see…Obama caved yada yada, running toward the center, etc, where’s your hope now, blah blah so disappointed…

Oh, boo hoo.  So, you’re disappointed.  Obama didn’t turn America into a liberal utopia, end all wars, stop global warming and turn nuclear waste into puppies.  So, what, now you’re not going to vote?  Doesn’t matter who gets elected President, they’re all the same?  Might as well just let a republican in because how could it be worse?

No.  It can be much worse.

The current frontrunner in the preposterous freak show running for the republican nomination is Rick Perry.  Rick Perry is worse.  Rick Perry is MUCH worse.

Consider the following items to be embraced by our potential fearless leader:

1.  Global Warming is a hoax.  On the science behind the overwhelming global consensus that the earth’s climate is changing and that human activity is accelerating that change:  “all one contrived phony mess that is falling apart under its own weight.”  Never mind that 2010 was the warmest year since 1880, and New York City was recently evacuated due to hurricane threat.  Meh, best response is just business as usual.

2.  The Death Penalty is AWESOME.  235 Executions (and counting) in Texas under Rick Perry’s leadership.  Rick Perry has been governor for 10 years.  Total number of executions in the United States in the last 35 years is 1,266.  The math:  nearly 20% of all executions in the United States in the last 35 years have been under the direction of Rick Perry.  There have been 273 post-conviction exonerations of inmates on death row.  There are numerous cases of wrongful execution (where an individual who was put to death was later found to have been innocent).

In last week’s republican debate, Brian Williams wondered if the idea of an innocent person being put to death might bother the Governor:  “No, sir. I’ve never struggled with that at all.”  That’s too bad…ask Rick Perry about Cameron Todd Willingham.

3.  The “United” States of America.  Rick Perry in 2009:  “We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that? But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

Why such drastic measures?  What could be so dire as to warrant the secession of a state from the Union?  This was a response to Obama’s health care plan, which proposed horrific policy changes like preventing insurance companies from dropping patients due to pre-existing conditions and allowing kids to stay on their parents’ health plans for a few years more…oh, right, and killing everyone’s grandparents…how could I forget?

4.  Social Security is a felony.  Oh, you didn’t know that?  Perry calls social security a “Ponzi Scheme“.  Bernie Madoff received a 150-year prison sentence in 2009 for cheating investors in the Ponzi Scheme he developed sometime in the mid-1990s.  What’s the difference between Bernie Madoff  and a system whereby working citizens pay into a fund that supports non-working, older citizens through the challenges of retirement, disability, survivorship, and death?  I’m just going to stop right there…

5.  There’s nothing funnier than gun control.  Rick Perry’s gun control policy?  “Use both hands.”  Heh…heh…  In May, the Texas Senate approved a bill allowing concealed weapons on college campuses.  That same day, another bill passed without debate to allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons…ANYWHERE.  Think Perry will veto these outrageous assaults on public safety?  Would you, if you felt it necessary to carry a pistol while jogging?

There’s more.  Much more.

Tell me it doesn’t matter who sits in the Oval Office next year.

Written by D. Heffernan

September 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Republicans boldly defend America from progress

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Oklahoma GOP RompWhen he’s not busy insisting the sun revolves around a flat, 6,000 year old Earth, republican knucklehead Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma leads the crusade against global warming.  This moron is so anti-environment, so against everything good and sane, that sometimes he’s even too extreme for his party.

So next month, to protect us all from…whatever…he’s off on an anti-American (yeah, thats right, I said it) mission to Copenhagen to present “the truth” about global warming during the upcoming global climate summit.  Because what’s more American than a member of congress trashing the President on foreign soil?

You know why we got NOWHERE under the Bush Administration?  Why we have such travesties of environmental legislation as the “Clear Skies” initiative?  Its because this asshole was in charge of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Well, now its our turn.

So, what do cry-babies do when they’re out of power?  Why, throw a temper tantrum, of course!  And now, Seargent Dork Senator Inhofe is leading (his sheep) a republican boycott of committee hearings on the Boxer-Kerry “cap-and-trade” bill to address carbon emissions.   Ahhh…republicans…

Who are these guys?  Do they have anything to offer?  ANYTHING AT ALL?

I’ll tell you, just as soon as little baby stops pouting…


Written by D. Heffernan

November 3, 2009 at 4:46 pm