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Science: Democrat Rep. Raúl Grijalva borrows lab coat, makes ‘best pro-Keystone XL video ever’
Twitchy ^ | 06/01/2013 | Twitchy

Posted on 06/02/2013 7:37:58 AM PDT by Rusty0604

We’re used to hearing that Republicans are the anti-science party, but that criticism is especially hard to take in light of Rep. Raúl Grijalva’s new video, warning of the dangers of building the Keystone XL pipeline. We’ve also been assured that conservatives don’t understand the nuances of metaphor, but there’s just something about Grijalva playing politics while wearing a “borrowed lab coat” and pretending to be a scientist that makes you miss Al Gore’s relatively sophisticated hucksterism. The video’s so bad, in fact, that the National Republican Congressional Committee is urging people to view it, calling it a “must watch.” Spoiler: the rocks sink.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Science
KEYWORDS: hydrocarbons; keystone; keystonexl; opec; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; raulgrijalva
funny video at link
1 posted on 06/02/2013 7:37:58 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Adam doesn’t deserve the dignity of a last name.


2 posted on 06/02/2013 7:41:13 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Rusty0604

He’s got a degree in sociology which i guess makes him a scientist.


3 posted on 06/02/2013 7:51:03 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Rusty0604

Unbelievable! This nutball thinks that the pipeline would carry rocks and there’s a huge danger of a leak spilling rocks.


4 posted on 06/02/2013 7:57:05 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Rusty0604
We’re used to hearing that Republicans are the anti-science party

Yes, but that's because of the way leftists define the word science.

sci·ence /ˈsīəns/
Noun
Any assertion made be a liberal, regardless of its compatibility with observable reality.

5 posted on 06/02/2013 8:01:28 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Rusty0604

Need some humor - ping for later.


6 posted on 06/02/2013 8:05:10 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That’s almost as good as the Dem that thought if too much weight was on one side of an island, the island would tip over.


7 posted on 06/02/2013 8:09:41 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

“Everything about socialism is sham and affectation.” - 23.11 Ch23 Evil; Economic Harmonies; Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850

DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic. Here are some...

http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/caucus-members/

“Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. This will be no light task.” - The Law; Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850


8 posted on 06/02/2013 8:11:33 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Rusty0604

Grijalva is a La Raza Lab ‘RAT. What a jackass.


9 posted on 06/02/2013 8:15:29 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Remember. That’s “StinkwithRaul.com”.


10 posted on 06/02/2013 8:22:35 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Rusty0604

Later


11 posted on 06/02/2013 8:26:16 AM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Rusty0604

bkmk


12 posted on 06/02/2013 8:48:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Rusty0604

He put infinitely more time into looking for a Sheldon Cooper lookalike than he did on every single bit of “science” he drooled out.


13 posted on 06/02/2013 9:32:44 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Rusty0604

Interesting to note that in his most recent election run, he ran against a TRUE (female) scientist, . . . and BARELY won.

Wonder if he won fair and square.


14 posted on 06/02/2013 9:52:46 AM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: Rusty0604

Rocks sing.

Therefore, ban Keystone XL.

Makes sense to me. /sarc


15 posted on 06/02/2013 9:54:03 AM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Maybe you can answer something for me. This guy, and others I’ve seen, seem to be saying that the pipeline will be moving tar sands themselves. IOW, sort of a slurry of small rocks and oil.

My understanding of the process, however, is that the sand part is separated out at or near the source, and that what will be in the pipeline is oil not greatly different from oil in any other pipeline. Moving slurry certainly seems like it would be a whole lot more difficult than moving a fluid.

Am I missing something here?


16 posted on 06/02/2013 10:05:50 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

You are correct. They will be shipping crude oil separated from the sand at the source. But even if it was a slurry, where would the rocks sink to?? The pipeline will be buried so are the rocks going to sink to China?? Idiots.

And the number of 250,000 jobs created is incorrect also - estimates range up to 20,000 (depending on who is doing the estimating).


17 posted on 06/02/2013 10:23:35 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Sherman Logan

Ok. Answered my own question. The pipeline will contain heavy tar sands oil. The sands part is extracted out before it goes into the pipeline.

Which brings up the interesting question of what Raul thought dumping rocks into water was demonstrating.


18 posted on 06/02/2013 10:24:44 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: CedarDave

Thanks. I’ve been trying for some time to figure out why this one pipeline out of the hundreds of thousands of miles of pipelines in the US, is supposed to be uniquely harmful. The opponents are acting like a pipeline is some type of radical new dangerous idea.

Some conservatives went off a similar rail, IMO, about a year ago when discussing a particular large highway project in TX. Somehow it was more horrible than any other large highway project, when to a rational human it looked pretty much the same.


19 posted on 06/02/2013 10:28:53 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: boycott

a “scientist”? In this instance “sociology” more accurately makes him a socialist.


20 posted on 06/02/2013 10:37:16 AM PDT by Huaynero
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To: Sherman Logan
Thanks. I’ve been trying for some time to figure out why this one pipeline out of the hundreds of thousands of miles of pipelines in the US, is supposed to be uniquely harmful. The opponents are acting like a pipeline is some type of radical new dangerous idea.

It's not the pipeline itself, but what it represents to the enviros and libs -- mining tar sands destroys forest areas and requires large amounts of energy to separate the oil from the sand, both of which release carbon to the biosphere, much in the form of CO2. Beyond that the final product would be burned which would release even more CO2. So if you believe CO2 is the world's worst boogyman, you do anything to stop it from being built. In this case it crosses an international border which they believe gives them lots of leverage with the current administration.

21 posted on 06/02/2013 10:43:53 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Sherman Logan
The Athabasca "tar sands" are processed to extract a heavy petroleum product called "bitumen." Alberta has many such processing plants. The pipeline will transport synthetic crude oil (syncrude) and dilbit (diluted bitumen) made from bitumen, not the tar sands themselves.

Here is Suncor's plant in Athabasca. The first commercially viable tar sands operation began in Alberta in 1967 with the opening of the Great Canadian Oil Sands (now Suncor).

So these are plain old pipelines transporting processed petroleum. The envirokooks raise many issues with the project. Their main problem with the pipeline itself is potential erosion caused by these types of products causing spills. But this is a red herring -- they mainly do not want any additional fossil fuel projects built that will potentially derail their holy grail of covering the country with eagle-chopping windmills and solar panels.

The kooks call this "dirty tar sands oil," but the oil itself is no different than other heavy oils. When they say "dirty," they mean that it takes a lot of heat to recover the heavy bitumen from the sands.

22 posted on 06/02/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Rusty0604. Demagogic Dunce ping.


23 posted on 06/02/2013 1:26:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: man_in_tx

That was two elections ago. The most recent election was against another female. I think she intends to run again. She did not have the organization in time to give him a good fight. I know of multiple persons who will vote for her who are Democrats and female. It will be interesting to see how he pulls off another win. I predict he will retire and put his idiotic daughter up for his seat.


24 posted on 06/02/2013 1:32:28 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

Thank you for the correction and update!

Hope the Republican opponent wins this next time!


25 posted on 06/02/2013 1:38:38 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: man_in_tx

I hope she does, too! Too bad I can’t remember her name. I’m trying to remember . . .

I voted for her . . .

still can’t remember!


26 posted on 06/02/2013 1:43:01 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

You must be old like me. :-)


27 posted on 06/02/2013 1:43:56 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: man_in_tx

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is her name.


28 posted on 06/02/2013 1:47:06 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Rusty0604

Is this for real? Re-introduce literacy tests - but not to vote but to be elected.


29 posted on 06/02/2013 3:30:04 PM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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Here is another one that is sad to watch: (Guam would tip over) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nq_EUIGULek a


30 posted on 06/02/2013 3:36:03 PM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: petitfour

The Republican he beat, that is, correct?

Thank you!


31 posted on 06/02/2013 8:48:19 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: petitfour

Her name is Gabriella Saucedo Mercer. She is running again, so I am told.


32 posted on 06/02/2013 9:04:00 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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