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Archive for December 8th, 2009

Sarah PalinTalks Common Sense On Energy, Meanwhile…Obama’s Radical Government Seeks To Criminalize Breathing

Posted by Gary P Jackson on December 8, 2009

Sarah Palin is rightfully a happy woman tonight. Why? Because after all of her hard work as Governor, Alaskans, and really all Americans, are finally going to be able to access one of the richest oil and natural gas deposits in America.

We were looking for something from Sarah tonight, and this comes as a nice surprise:

Drill, Baby, Drill… Even Off-Shore

I commend Interior Secretary Salazar’s decision today to conditionally approve drilling at three exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska; it’s a decision that’s been a long time coming. The area north of the Arctic Circle contains some of the world’s richest oil and gas reserves. U.S. Geological Survey researchers estimate that it contains 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 83 billion barrels of undiscovered oil.

The international community recognizes the potential of Arctic off-shore drilling; it’s about time our government allowed us to compete with them by developing these rich reserves in an environmentally responsible way. As I said last April in my testimony before the Secretary during a federal hearing in Anchorage, “Alaska’s oil and gas resources can and should be a major part of the implementation of any creditable energy plan for our nation. Alaska has proven that these resources can be developed safely, but Arctic exploration and development is a slow, demanding process. Delays or major restrictions in accessing these resources for environmentally responsible development are not in the national interest or the interests of the State of Alaska.”

As an Alaskan and an American, I am very grateful for the decision today because it is a step in the right direction toward prosperity for Alaska and energy independence and security for America.

– Sarah Palin

This is actually quite a development today considering that Obama’s hand appointed radicals over at the Environmental Protection Agency just declared the very air you breath “dangerous.” Or more specifically, they declared the air you EXHALE dangerous.

We written for months about the radical crazies that have hijacked the so-called “green” movement. We’ve written how these communists are using the global warming hoax to gain unprecedented governmental powers and control over the population.

The communists intend to use the greatest lie ever told (global warming) as an excuse to re-distribute wealth on a global scale. Ahhh, the Marxist’s dream.

To the point: Today, for the first time in history, the radical, out of control, Environmental Protection Agency has declared a naturally occurring substance, in this case, carbon dioxide, a danger to human health.

Carbon dioxide has existed for billions of years. It is an essential element for all plant life to exist. For those who never actually went to school, which is evidently everyone at the EPA, most in Congress, and most certainly all of those in the White House: Humans need oxygen to breath, to live. In one of the neatest bits of our creator’s engineering, plant life, in turn, needs carbon dioxide to live.

Again, for those without the benefit of schooling: Humans, animals, and even fish, breath in oxygen, and exhale carbon dioxide. (CO2) But this is OK, because plants take in CO2 and through photosynthesis, “exhale” oxygen. This is one of the most ingenious set ups in all of nature.

This is why what the EPA has done is ludicrous to anyone with a lick of common sense. If CO2 was truly a bad thing, the solution would be as simple as planting more trees. Oh wait! We already do that!

From Yahoo News:

News:WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency took a major step Monday toward regulating greenhouses gases, concluding that climate changing pollution threatens the public health and the environment.

The announcement came as the Obama administration looked to boost its arguments at an international climate conference that the United States is aggressively taking actions to combat global warming, even though Congress has yet to act on climate legislation. The conference opened Monday in Copenhagen.

The EPA said that the scientific evidence surrounding climate change clearly shows that greenhouse gases “threaten the public health and welfare of the American people” and that the pollutants — mainly carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels — should be regulated under the Clean Air Act.

These long-overdue findings cement 2009’s place in history as the year when the United States government began addressing the challenge of greenhouse-gas pollution,” said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson at news conference.

The action by the EPA, which has been anticipated for months, clearly was timed to add to the momentum toward some sort of agreement on climate change at the Copenhagen conference and try to push Congress to approve climate legislation.

This is a clear message to Copenhagen of the Obama administration’s commitments to address global climate change,” said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., lead author of a climate bill before the Senate. “The message to Congress is crystal clear: get moving.”

Under a Supreme Court ruling, the so-called endangerment finding is needed before the EPA can regulate carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases released from automobiles, power plants, and factories under the federal Clean Air Act.

The EPA signaled last April that it was inclined to view heat-trapping pollution as a threat to public health and welfare and began to take public comments under a formal rulemaking. The action marked a reversal from the Bush administration, which had refused before leaving office to issue the finding, despite a conclusion by EPA scientists that it was warranted.

Business groups have strongly argued against tackling global warming through the Clean Air Act, saying it is less flexible and more costly than the cap-and-trade bill being considered before Congress. On Monday, some of those groups questioned the timing of the EPA’s announcement, calling it political.

The implications of today’s action by EPA are far-reaching…individual Americans and consumers and businesses alike will be dramatically affected by this decision,” said Charles T. Drevna, the president of the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association. Drevna, in a statement, said “it is hardly the time to risk the remainder of the U.S. industrial sector in an attempt to achieve a short-term international public relations victory.”

The EPA and the Obama administration threatened to do this when their cap-and-tax bill first began to stall out. The determination of CO2 as a pollutant — which is patently ridiculous on its face — allows the White House to bypass Congress and begin dictating to producers on carbon emissions reductions.

In other words, this is yet another end run around Congress by the most radical and corrupt President in our nation’s 233 year history. A total usurpation of our Constitution’s separation of powers. It violates the idea of checks and balances our founders built into government.

This little ruling by the EPA gives them virtually unlimited power to regulate, literally, every facet of your life.

By classifying CO2 and methane (among other so-called greenhouse gases) it can inject itself into just about every industry in the US.

Energy production will be its primary target, but the EPA has also gone after coal mining on the basis of the Clean Water Act. It will certainly not be shy about using this new authority to kill coal mining altogether.

Now don’t forget that coal is our most abundant form of energy in America! We have several hundred years worth at present rate of usage.

Also, don’t forget, that China uses a lot of coal fired plants to generate electricity, and they couldn’t care less about the quality of air in the world. They don’t have the environmental protection mandates we do. Never will.

This nonsense will also impact agriculture, especially dairies and cattle ranching, as well as transportation. The entire manufacturing sector will have to answer for its “carbon output.”

To put it gently, cow farts are now considered hazardous, and if you eat at Taco Bell a lot…..

This sort of thing would be funny if these loons weren’t serious.

This really is the worst of all outcomes. The EPA process can be restrained by Congress, but it will take positive action for that to happen, and in most cases, would take capitulation from Barack Obama himself. Not likely from someone who thinks like this:

As you listen to this guy babble on, searching for whatever talking points his puppet master programed him with, remember this: This video was posted on You Tube on November 2, 2008. On that very day Sarah Palin demanded an explanation from the San Francisco Chronicle, who conducted this interview, as to why they had held this video from public view so long, especially since it was done in January of 2008!

The Chronicle, at the time, responded by noting that the video had been available on their website since January 17th of 2008. However, the Chronicle never reported on these quotes from Obama, and these statements certainly seem noteworthy enough to include in any look at Obama’s policies on energy.

Even more nefarious, is the fact they never provided a transcript of the interview, an almost automatic step for any meeting between national political candidates and the editors of a newspaper.

Why didn’t the Chronicle transcribe their meeting in the nine months between January and November?

Did they realize how damaging this could be to Obama’s hopes in the middle of the primaries and chose to quietly shelve the interview?

Not only does Obama talk about destroying the coal business, bankrupting it, he also shows an extraordinary amount of ignorance when it comes to nuclear power. This nimrod is supposed to be such a man of the world, an “intellectual heavyweight,”and yet he doesn’t understand that we have had a nuclear powered Navy for over a half century, well before he was born! Nor does he have the ability to comprehend that in France, 78 percent of it’s electricity is generated by nuclear powered plants. FRANCE!

You can read all about French nuclear power here.

In this clip from the same San Francisco Chronicle interview Obama arrogantly states, point blank, that under his plan electricity rates would “necessarily skyrocket.”

Let’s see, unemployment is at a 25 year high, energy is already costing too much, and this radical communist and his out of control EPA are going to take steps that will not only make our energy prices “skyrocket” but also drive absolutely every single manufacturing job we have overseas.

This is so far past irresponsible, and even reckless, that someone smarter than I will have to create a new word. Although feckless and treasonous just seems to roll off my tongue.

If you deliberately set out to destroy a nation, collapse it’s economy, I don’t think you could do a better job than Obama and his thugs are doing right now. Throw in “health care” and you have a complete recipe for destruction! Every single thing these people are doing is counterintuitive for those seeking success.

I really don’t get it. Our founding fathers fought a Revolution over a whole lot less than this. What is it going to take for the American people to say enough, is enough?

I know we all sit back and say “2010” but with less than a year into his presidency, Obama has shown that he has the capacity, and desire to create a considerable amount of damage that will take us years, if not decades to recover from, if it’s possible at all.

Think about it. It took Reagan almost all of his 8 year tenure in office to see America recover from the disaster that was the Jimmy Carter presidency. Even then, some of Carter’s lasting legacies are still helping destroy America today. One only has to look to the Community Re-Investment Act, the Carter idea that led to our currently distressed economy, because of the sub-prime mortgage bubble. Of course, not learning their lesson, the democrat/communists are working to get back into the same shady business that has all but destroyed the real estate market and the banking industry nationwide. They are pathologically stupid.

Another lasting legacy from Carter is the Department of Education, that was created under his guidance. This little jewel should serve as a huge warning to all of those who tell you not to sweat it, they’ll just undo whatever dangerous, reckless, or treasonous legislation Obama and his corrupt Congress enact when they take back Congress in 2010. (the latest GOP nonsense)

When Ronald Reagan ran in 1980 against Carter, one of the issues he ran on was shutting down the brand new Department of Education. It never happened, and our kid’s education has been in steep decline ever since.

As Reagan himself was quoted saying: “The closest thing the world will ever experience to eternal life is a government program.” What this means is if we don’t defeat all of this before it becomes law, we’re done.

About the only way Congress could stop the EPA’s effort to seize control of our lives, without Obama, would be to defund the agency, or at least its regulatory efforts. That certainly won’t happen with the current Congress. And again, 2010, and the mid-term elections, seem a lifetime away.

We live in dangerous times. Our nation, our way of life, is under assault by the most corrupt group of liars, cheats, thieves, and radical malcontents in our nation’s history.

What are you prepared to do?

Just as I was getting ready to publish this entry, I get an e-mail from a colleague. This sort of puts it all into focus, for those that still may not understand. You see, there is this huge “carbon credit” trading scheme out there, already in place. The idea being that “carbon credits” will be bought and sold like stocks on the various stock exchanges. Al Gore is involved in this kind of scheme, and stands to make billions if a cap and trade system passes.

The whole idea is this: Businesses will be arbitrarily assigned “carbon allotments” which amounts to the maximum amount of “pollution” (CO2) a business can emit. And these allotments will be assigned to pretty much every business there is. Now, if a business somehow is frugal with their mythical “pollution” (CO2) and doesn’t use their credits, they can sell those credits to companies that are going well past their allowed amount of “destruction to the environment.”

Now, let that soak in.

If these people really cared about the environment, really cared about global warming, they would just set up a standard, and fine businesses that failed to meet that standard. We already have some of that. But this cap and tax scheme has absolutely nothing to do with helping the environment, and everything to do with enriching a select few.

What got our attention though, is where this particular exchange, the CHICAGO Climate Exchange is located! Why is it all roads to evil lead to Chicago? The Chicago Climate Exchange is up and running already. There’s an impressive list of members all chomping at the bit to start buying and selling carbon credits, for a profit. One has to wonder just what the exact number of Obama cronies is who are part of this racket.

This brings up another question that was discussed in follow up e-mails to this revelation. Where are the liberals? No, not the moonbat, hateful “progressives” but what we call the “classic liberals.” The ones that, while being wrong on a lot of things, at least had some integrity about them. We know these people exist.

Just think of it this way. What if it was Haliburton, instead of the environmental loons and crooks, who was putting all of this together? Where would liberals be on this then? Also, isn’t big business and capitalism supposed to be “evil” to the so-called “progressives?” Didn’t Obama’s buddy Bill Ayers make a name for himself by bemoaning capitalism and pushing communism? (and well, blowing stuff up, and killing cops…allegedly)

I mean the whole mantra from the left has been about going after “the man.”

By the way, does anyone know what the first entity was that really pushed the idea of “carbon trading?”

Remember that little company called Enron?

That’s right, one of the larger financial scandals in our nation’s history, revolved around their trading schemes. Carbon trading was their next big scam coming down the pike before it was found out that everything they did at Enron was just smoke and mirrors, kinda like the Obama administration!

One could carry on about this for days and days, but the bottom line is this. Global warming, or as they now call it “climate change” (how ridiculous is THAT) is a hoax. It is indeed the greatest lie ever told. Yes, there are some true believers. Flat earthers who are easily manipulated. People who simply reject common sense for dogma. But for the most part, this hoax is about two things: Power and money. The power to control mass populations, something that is a congenital desire in the sociopaths who populate the democrat/communist party leadership. Money, well that’s only for the select few who drink the Koolaide. Those who join the religion of the left. The rest of you are not important, except for generating tax revenue, so they can keep their phony-baloney positions intact.

I ask you again, what are you prepared to do?

One last thing, for those that are still skeptics of us “global warming skeptics” or as I like to call us, “people with the ability to think for ourselves“, read this lengthy story from Time magazine, entitled The Cooling Of America, dated December 24, 1979. The hysteria de jour back then was the coming Ice Age, and the moonbat left was just as certain back then that we would all freeze to death if we didn’t “do something” as the moonbats who preach the lie of global warming are now! This is a must read if you want to understand just how little science there is to “climate science.” You can read the story here.

Oh, and by the way, I do believe in climate change. In Texas, this time of year, we see the climate change a lot. It can be 70 at mid day and in the 30’s by nightfall. It can be 30 and snowing one day and 65 and sunny the next. It’s called the weather, people!

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Palin Supporter Sends Me Pics from College of the Ozarks

Posted by Adrienne Ross on December 8, 2009

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

I have corresponded with C4P regular commenter, known publicly as Bestbud, for a while now. He and his wife are both Governor Palin supporters, and Bestbud has patiently awaited an opportunity to meet the Governor. Just a few days ago he saw her in person at the College of the Ozarks. As promised, he emailed me about the experience and sent pictures.

First let me share with you a comment he wrote for my post called “Going Rogue with Governor Palin in Rochester, NY,” written after I returned from volunteering at the Rochester book signing. Read that post here.

November 24th:
Adrienne
Sorry to be late to comment… your tweets kept me excited and I could feel your pride.. I hear people say all the time how great it is to be around Sarah and can’t wait for my chance Dec 2 at College Of the Ozarks.

A few days later he sent me this email:

November 27th:
Adrienne

I commented on motivation truth but wanted to let you know again how moving your experience was to read…

My wife and I are getting ready to go Dec 1st to hear Sarah at the College Of The Ozarks.. It’s almost here and Im so hoping to get a chance to meet Sarah and experience a little of what you describe… I know Im going to come away with something special and real and inspiring for having gone.

I’m hopeful some day to meet you along the way… would love to do so… I’m wanting to serve in some way and have been prayerfully seeking a path to do so… I don’t know yet how that might come true… Have never before felt so compelled and inspired, this last year following Sarah has made it certain… I don’t know how to go about It or who to talk to but hopefully there is a way.

I was very glad to hear from Bestbud after he and his wife attended Governor Palin’s speech. He shared this account:

College Of The Ozarks 12/2/2009

Keeter Center Dinning Hall–I can’t describe the setting… rustic but ornate might work. The setup and meal and service totally done by students.

Sarah entered and walked along a roped side wall and front wall to the center table of the hall, no fanfare, no introduction, just the stir of everyone turning to let us know… finally a round of applause broke out… I wanted desperately to stand up and yell, “Sarah! Sarah!” but Gina put her hand on my knee and I knew it was for the best… this is what I don’t like about formality… a tie chokes the life out of spontaneity… my common sense, she deserved better. The only downer of a great evening but I had to say it.

Gina and I at the most formal dinner setting of our lives… look at that salad!… wrapped in a baked thin piece of pastry–MY OH MY!… and we paid WHAT for this!
Coats and ties and formal dresses everywhere… Where are Chuck and Sally Heath when we need them? They did not attend the dinner or Convocation and we learned later at the Convocation they looked in on closed circuit TV while taking care of Trig.

I must say this at this time!… these were the only tickets I could have ever obtained when I called… and I only got them by the grace of God and the nicest Lady (Becky Brown) you could ever talk to… I knew nothing about the College and had been inquiring–she would answer question after question and the more she told me it became clear this was a special place and a special Lady named Sarah was going to be there for special reasons… the occasion sounded too good to be true.
Becky Brown said… I think I might!… I interrupted, is there any way?…how many do you need?.. just two(2)!… I have two left!… she
offered them to me.

I floated to the kitchen saying I got them!.. don’t know to this day how I got there.

I alluded to the cost above… $250 each, quite Hefty to say the least, for our ordinary lives.

Here’s the heavenly part of all this… I learned when the tickets arrived that all but $46 dollars of each ticket would be a tax deductible contribution, meaning $408 total goes to the College.

I knew from my heart of hearts and Sarah’s heart… she would NEVER charge for her appearance at such events as this.

Now this is another heavenly part of this… we learned during the convocation in which each veteran recognized was awarded “Great American Awards,” Sarah was the inaugural recipient by the way… that the money raised from these tickets goes to support a college program called “Patriotic Education Travel Program” whereby students travel back to the battlefield, with a veteran of that battlefield, to educate the younger generation about the sacrifices made and so their stories never die.

What more could you ask of your money…going to such a worthy cause? It’s why after I had been talking to Becky Brown, I said, how long had you been working on getting Sarah?… a year!, she said, and I replied Im not at all surprised.

A side note… after arriving at 2:00 PM at the gate to the College and finally getting to proceed into the Keeter Center at 4:00Pm, I was asked my name and when I told the lady, she said… I remember talking to you… looked at her badge… Becky Brown!… she said go on in, never asking for my tickets.

I am constantly blown away by the people Governor Palin has touched and brought together: young, old, black, white, people from various walks of life–from America and beyond!

Thank you, Bestbud, for sharing your story.

I will now share some of his pictures with all of you.

College of the Ozarks welcomes Governor Palin

Bestbud in front of the Going Rogue tour bus

Crowd gathered to hear the Governor speak

Aunt Kate with beautiful Trig

Bestbud and Gina with the Governor’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Heath

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Sarah Palin at Mall of America

Posted by northstarliberty on December 8, 2009

Sarah Palin arrived at the Mall of America in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington on a cold, brilliantly sunny (once the sun rose) December 7. According to Tweets from Mall of America spokesperson Erica Dao, Going Rogue readers began lining up outside the East Entrance to MOA by 4:30 a.m., for the distribution of the autograph-entitling wrist bands at 5:00 a.m. By 1:14 p.m., Dao reported about 1400 at the event.

Palin, with son Trig and “her guy,” husband Todd, suddenly appeared out of nowhere about twenty minutes before noon, causing the crowd to cheer and those of us in the media to scramble for a spot on the too-small photography platform for a few seconds of precious “b-roll” and still photos.

Gov. Palin seemed energized by each individual person who shook her hand. She signed each book with gusto and a smile. Many passersby not in the autograph line stopped to gawk and take a few cell phone photos.

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Sarah Palin in Iowa Brings Out 2012 Speculation

Posted by Shane Vander Hart on December 8, 2009

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By Shane Vander Hart, Caffeinated Thoughts

Governor Sarah Palin stopped in Sioux City on Sunday as part of the book signing tour for her new book, Going Rogue: An American Life.  I had hoped to be there, but alas I was not one of the 625 who had books signed and able to shake her hand.  As always any stop in Iowa brings about 2012 speculation.  Carl Cameron of Fox News reported live:

Now when politicans come to Iowa, I’ve been guilty of jumping on the “oh they are definitely running” bandwagon. So I’m not faulting speculation (though has any other tour stop brought out national networks and even international attention?).  I’ve said that while I hope she runs I have no idea of whether she will run.  She has certainly been influential and effective in promoting common sense conservatism without a title.

Though that hasn’t stopped people from taking swipes at a potential Palin candidacy.  In an AP article Eric Woolson was quoted:

But some questioned whether Palin could turn her star appeal into votes in a state where face-to-face campaigning has usually played an important role.

Republican strategist Eric Woolson worked for Democrats early in his career, and he saw some comparisons to the campaign of former Sen. John Glenn. The former astronaut drew huge and admiring crowds when he ran for president in 1984 but that didn’t translate into votes.

“They went to see John Glenn the astronaut, not John Glenn the Democratic candidate for president,” Woolson said. “A tremendous amount of her appeal is as Sarah Palin the celebrity, as opposed to Sarah Palin the potential 2012 nominee.”

Just some background on Eric Woolson, he’s currently working for Bob Vander Plaats Gubernatorial campaign.  He also worked for Mike Huckabee’s campaign in 2008.  Maybe he’s just jealous that Huckabee didn’t have near the turnout for his book signing in West Des Moines.

Steve Scheffler, head of the Iowa Christian Alliance and the Iowa National Committeeman on the Republican National Committee in the article said:

…many people were attracted to Palin because “they like Republican leaders who call a spade a spade.”

But, he said, the former Alaska governor still has a lot to prove.

“Her biggest challenge will be to convince people she’s got the depth to be a successful president,” he said. “In the perilous times we live in, people are going to want to know if she’s up to snuff.”

I agree with Scheffler in his assessment why people are attracted to Palin, but I think what he said about her having a lot to prove could be said about a good number of potential candidate, including Mitt Romney, who was also only a one-term governor, and not a very effective one at that (RomneyCare, governing as a liberal).

Listening to Jan Mickelson on WHO Radio this morning people who called in were saying.  She “represents our values,” “she’s trustworthy,” and “I think she’d straighten out the party, Congress” (though has there ever been a President able to do that).  So Woolson’s claim that it’s just celebrity appeal is unfounded.

Then there’s it’s Iowa of course she’s running mantra ala Tim Albrecht (former Romney staff, now working for Branstad Gubernatorial campaign) in the same AP article.

“No politician comes to Iowa by accident,” Republican strategist Tim Albrecht said. “Every politician knows the implications when they set foot here.”

Wonder what he would have said if she didn’t come to Iowa?  Oh boy!  Or if she planned two stops?  And it isn’t even 2010 yet.

Update: Kevin Hall, the Des Moines Conservative, declares Sarah Palin the frontrunner for the nomination. We’ll see if future polls will back that up, but right now if she decides to run she’ll be in good shape. (HT: Josh Painter)

Shane Vander Hart is the editor of Caffeinated Thoughts.  He loves connecting to fellow Rogues, so please feel free to follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

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