Skip to comments.Science: Democrat Rep. Raúl Grijalva borrows lab coat, makes ‘best pro-Keystone XL video ever’
Posted on 06/02/2013 7:37:58 AM PDT by Rusty0604
Were used to hearing that Republicans are the anti-science party, but that criticism is especially hard to take in light of Rep. Raúl Grijalvas new video, warning of the dangers of building the Keystone XL pipeline. Weve also been assured that conservatives dont understand the nuances of metaphor, but theres just something about Grijalva playing politics while wearing a borrowed lab coat and pretending to be a scientist that makes you miss Al Gores relatively sophisticated hucksterism. The videos 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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Adam doesn’t deserve the dignity of a last name.
He’s got a degree in sociology which i guess makes him a scientist.
Unbelievable! This nutball thinks that the pipeline would carry rocks and there’s a huge danger of a leak spilling rocks.
Yes, but that's because of the way leftists define the word science.
Any assertion made be a liberal, regardless of its compatibility with observable reality.
Need some humor - ping for later.
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.
“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...
“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
Grijalva is a La Raza Lab ‘RAT. What a jackass.
Remember. That’s “StinkwithRaul.com”.
He put infinitely more time into looking for a Sheldon Cooper lookalike than he did on every single bit of “science” he drooled out.
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.
Therefore, ban Keystone XL.
Makes sense to me. /sarc
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?
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).
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.
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.
a “scientist”? In this instance “sociology” more accurately makes him a socialist.
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.
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.
Thanks Rusty0604. Demagogic Dunce ping.
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.
Thank you for the correction and update!
Hope the Republican opponent wins this next time!
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!
You must be old like me. :-)
Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is her name.
Is this for real? Re-introduce literacy tests - but not to vote but to be elected.
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
The Republican he beat, that is, correct?
Her name is Gabriella Saucedo Mercer. She is running again, so I am told.
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