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LA Times – Obama was fine with military commisions way during his short time in the Senate

November 18, 2009

They really said a brief member of the Senate – same difference. It appears that the luster is coming off faster and faster.

-elsewhere-

The quest for Obama’s birth certificate lives on

No chance of China letting the Yuan rise against the dollar.

Dems finally notice flight of independents

Obama popularity below 50%. – This makes me hopeful we won’t have to put up with this clown beyond 2012.

Thomas Friedman is an ignorant lying scumbag

If you follow the debate around the energy/climate bills working through Congress you will notice that the drill-baby-drill opponents of this legislation are now making two claims. One is that the globe has been cooling lately, not warming, and the other is that America simply can’t afford any kind of cap-and-trade/carbon tax.

But here is what they also surely believe, but are not saying: They believe the world is going to face a mass plague, like the Black Death, that will wipe out 2.5 billion people sometime between now and 2050. They believe it is much better for America that the world be dependent on oil for energy — a commodity largely controlled by countries that hate us and can only go up in price as demand increases — rather than on clean power technologies that are controlled by us and only go down in price as demand increases. And, finally, they believe that people in the developing world are very happy being poor — just give them a little running water and electricity and they’ll be fine. They’ll never want to live like us.

Yes, the opponents of any tax on carbon to stimulate alternatives to oil must believe all these things because that is the only way their arguments make any sense.

This is the worst kind of hyperbole, because he has to know it isn’t true. These statements are so over the top that it is just unbelievable. I am just going to say before you start throwing accusations you might want to look at who has actually been pushing for things like nuclear plants. The problem with the green energy that Friedman proposes is it isn’t actually green and it is much more expensive than conventional energy.

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