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Kerry outlines updated energy plan
AP via Boston Globe ^ | June 26, 2006 | Glen Johnson,

Posted on 06/26/2006 8:10:17 AM PDT by Explorer24

With sky-high gasoline prices providing a fresh perspective, Sen. John Kerry on Monday unveiled an energy plan reprising themes from his 2004 presidential campaign. The Massachusetts Democrat called for reducing oil imports, increasing the number of cars powered by renewable fuels and focusing on cutting greenhouse gas emissions

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: elections; energy; fauxboytoy; gigolo; hanoijohnny; ichabodcrane; kerry; lurxh; oil
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Can anyone tell me where the plan is? As usual it's big on rhetoric, soft on details. Moreover, there's nothing really new here at all is there?
1 posted on 06/26/2006 8:10:20 AM PDT by Explorer24
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To: Explorer24
The Massachusetts Democrat called for reducing oil imports, increasing the number of cars powered by renewable fuels and focusing on cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Gee, no one ever thought of THAT before!

2 posted on 06/26/2006 8:11:43 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Explorer24

Why don't they just harness the hot air coming out of DC directly, and convert the BS flowing out of there into methane. We would be 100% energy independant.


3 posted on 06/26/2006 8:12:22 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Explorer24

No one in the press refuses to ask the question "How?" even once, let alone again and again.


4 posted on 06/26/2006 8:12:28 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. 17,427+ snide replies and counting!)
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To: Explorer24

the "plan" doesn't seem to include wind farms...


5 posted on 06/26/2006 8:12:32 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Explorer24
Can anyone tell me where the plan is?

I could. You can read it if you're experienced in proctology.

6 posted on 06/26/2006 8:12:33 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: theDentist
No one in the press refuses to ask the question "How?" even once

Huh?
Seems to me like everyone refuses to ask that.

7 posted on 06/26/2006 8:13:25 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

How about drilling Massachusetts!!


8 posted on 06/26/2006 8:13:38 AM PDT by learner
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To: Explorer24

"I HAVE A PLAN"

Oh! just STFU and get off the stage!


9 posted on 06/26/2006 8:14:00 AM PDT by aShepard (Maybe the UN should donate UNICEF proceeds to the Gates Foundation, and fold!)
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To: Explorer24

More "plans" that aren't plans.

John Kerry has a lot of these.


10 posted on 06/26/2006 8:14:16 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Izzy Dunne
Remember this gem during the debates?

Kerry's Iraq "plan": host a summit.

Bush: We're already doing that. So his plan is the Bush plan.

"Sure, Kerry's a great public speaker," I say to friends who remark on Bush's trouble with basic English, "but he doesn't say anything."
11 posted on 06/26/2006 8:14:27 AM PDT by Explorer24 (Kerry 2004, a near miss worse than the Cuban missile crisis)
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To: Explorer24
Tell him to open his eyes and watch what is happening without the meddling of congress.

Cap and trade to minus 65% is a pipedream. cf Kyoto.

12 posted on 06/26/2006 8:15:22 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: Explorer24

Reducing imports solves the energy problem. Friggin genius.


13 posted on 06/26/2006 8:16:03 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Explorer24

I'm sorry--but IMHO this guy is such a total dork that I can't spend one second even giving a darn about anything he has to say.


14 posted on 06/26/2006 8:16:42 AM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Explorer24

Updated plan, yes no longer calls for wind farm at Teddy Kennedy's resort. < /sarc >


15 posted on 06/26/2006 8:17:15 AM PDT by weegee (If fetal tissue is non-viable, then why are they trying to use it to stimulate cell production?)
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To: Always Right

I wonder if he voted fo Clear skies. That's cap and trade. I think.


16 posted on 06/26/2006 8:17:28 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: Explorer24

Just shut up Kerry.. shut up


18 posted on 06/26/2006 8:18:06 AM PDT by Cinnamon
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>>How about drilling Massachusetts!!

I'd settle for a few extra fire drills in the Senate bldg. That always brings down the gassy emissions levels.


19 posted on 06/26/2006 8:18:39 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: Explorer24

"My plan is--

I WANNA BE PRESIDENT!"


20 posted on 06/26/2006 8:18:44 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Explorer24
Why, here it is:

In part, he suggested achieving that goal by requiring oil companies to provide at least one ethanol pump at their stations by 2010. He also called for a series of tax credits so consumers and carmakers will ensure 20 percent of all passenger cars and trucks as hybrids as of 2020.

Wonder what ethanol will cost per gallon since it's got about half the energy of gasoline.

Wonder how a tax credit is going to cover the difference in cost between a $15,000 Corolla and a $25,000 whatever hybrid? It's not going to get it done for me.

Maybe Kerry will trade his SUV for a hybrid.

21 posted on 06/26/2006 8:18:52 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Explorer24

When was he elected president? Did President Bush concede his presidency to this POCrap?


22 posted on 06/26/2006 8:19:15 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: Explorer24
Is this really breaking news?

I'd be more interested if he passed gas.

23 posted on 06/26/2006 8:21:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate asshat Islamics with Scuds in their Volkswagen Minivans.)
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To: Explorer24

I'm surprised that Kerry isn't proposing a 50 cent a gallon tax on gasoline. That was the Democrats' only answer until recently.


24 posted on 06/26/2006 8:22:00 AM PDT by D-Chivas
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The Kerry plan?

The U.S. should return to the "horse-face and buggy" days...


25 posted on 06/26/2006 8:24:30 AM PDT by Dark Skies ("The only way to find yourself is in the fires of sorrow." -- Oswald Chambers)
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To: Explorer24

We need to let the engineers, scientists and market forces decide what happens. Every time petroleum rises in costs, the disadvantages of alternative fuels in general are reduced and the impetus for research increases. Furthermore, as prices increase more resources of petroleum become economically viable to access, such as oil sands and shales.

We DO NOT need some bunch of inbred bluebloods who collectively couldn't change a flat tire setting the course.


26 posted on 06/26/2006 8:24:51 AM PDT by 308MBR ( Somebody sold the GOP to the socialists, and the GOP wasn't theirs to sell.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Sorry, I was re-writing the statement from it's original "Everyone in the press refuses to ask the question "How?" even once" when the Nurse said Mr Schweitzer turned blue.. for a moment we thought we'd lost him...


27 posted on 06/26/2006 8:26:35 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. 17,427+ snide replies and counting!)
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To: Lazamataz

Sorry if I miscategorized, maybe mod can adjust if need be.


28 posted on 06/26/2006 8:28:43 AM PDT by Explorer24 (Kerry 2004, a near miss worse than the Cuban missile crisis)
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"....reducing oil imports, increasing the number of cars powered by renewable fuels and focusing on cutting greenhouse gas emissions..."

Pull the plank out of your own eye, Mr. Kerry, before you remove the splinter from your neighbors eye.

Conservation starts at home, don't forget the saying.


29 posted on 06/26/2006 8:29:05 AM PDT by jw777
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To: 308MBR

I'd like to see the South and farmers benefit from this. We should see a paradigm shift from the ME to the heartland/south re: energy production. It should be the world buying the most innovative energy from us, not us buying crap from crap.


30 posted on 06/26/2006 8:30:16 AM PDT by Explorer24 (Kerry 2004, a near miss worse than the Cuban missile crisis)
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To: Explorer24

It is like the typical Kerry plan. He says he has a plan, and that is it. Heck of a plan, eh, we'll use less oil, more ethanol (that takes energy to make and transport) and get better mileage...there's no "how" to any of it.


31 posted on 06/26/2006 8:32:04 AM PDT by mak5
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Maybe Kerry will trade his SUV for a hybrid.

Can't. Remember he said he "doesn't really own it", it belongs to "the family", or some such double talk? Probably the same as Redford saying he can't get rid of his Explorer because he uses it for "exploring". Hypocrites...

32 posted on 06/26/2006 8:33:07 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Explorer24

It;s really easy to "call for" something, and one hell of a lot more difficult to describe just how you would accomplish what you call for.

Typical.


33 posted on 06/26/2006 8:35:15 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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THE PLAN:

Kerry proposed a hard target of reducing U.S. oil consumption by 2.5 million barrels per day as of 2015

-requiring oil companies to provide at least one ethanol pump at their stations by 2010.

-a series of tax credits so consumers and carmakers will ensure 20 percent of all passenger cars and trucks as hybrids as of 2020.

-reducing oil use through expanded availability of ethanol and hybrid vehicles, as well as increasing automobile fuel-economy standards.

He added: "I believe that if Al Gore had a vote in the United States Senate, it's what he would vote for."

So now you know that Kerry ahs a real plan....on how to continue being a major moron!


This plan has The Official Al Gore "Hot Air" Seal of Approval

34 posted on 06/26/2006 8:38:09 AM PDT by Bommer (Attention illegals: Why don't you do the jobs we can't do? Like fix your own countries problems!)
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Kerry outlines updated energy plan

Meanwhile, he doesn't have a "gas-guzzling SUV", his family does. He burns up thousands of gallons of jet fuel flying to political events in a private jet with high fuel consumption.

Everytime Kerry opens his mouth, he proves he's just another Limousine Liberal spouting the "do as I say, not as I do" adage.

Poop on him!!
35 posted on 06/26/2006 8:38:54 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Explorer24

This guy honestly believes he can run again for President! How phenomenal is that? What a complete an utter maroon!


36 posted on 06/26/2006 8:39:57 AM PDT by steveyp
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To: Explorer24

How are those wind-farms near Nantucket doing? Oh, unsightly? Not in JFK's backyard?


37 posted on 06/26/2006 8:41:41 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: Explorer24

I'd like to see the south benefit in any way that didn't involve more socialism, more Yankees or more Mexicans.

I'd like to see some drilling off of Florida for a start.

However, as far as ethanol goes, corn isn't going to be the crop to make it from. Sugar beets and sugar cane are a better way to go. Furthermore, we should be using natural gas to operate vehicles, cook food and heat things and let nuclear do our electricity. Coal should be made into gasoline. Biodiesel has promise.


38 posted on 06/26/2006 8:44:08 AM PDT by 308MBR ( Somebody sold the GOP to the socialists, and the GOP wasn't theirs to sell.)
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To: Explorer24

I 'ave a cunning plan, m'lord
39 posted on 06/26/2006 8:46:15 AM PDT by LIConFem (It is by will alone I set my mind in motion...)
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To: Izzy Dunne

okay I have the picture, but am too ignorant to post it, but who esle has the pic of Moe (of the 3 stooges) looking at a book that says "Kerry has a plan" on it? :)


40 posted on 06/26/2006 8:54:39 AM PDT by groovejedi
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To: Explorer24

41 posted on 06/26/2006 9:09:43 AM PDT by pabianice
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Gosh!

What a plan!

If Kerry was a football coach his gameplan would be:

1. Gain more yards than our opponent.

2. Score more points than our opponent.

3. But, Show our opponent we care.

Politics is the only place where this asshat can have fawning sycophants that Ooh and Ahh over his babbling and make him think he is actually saying something.

42 posted on 06/26/2006 9:13:19 AM PDT by N. Theknow (uire)
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I have a plan for our energy. I have thown out these old ideas to convince you that I have a plan, but you will have to elect me as President of the United States to hear what my real plan is.

/Sarcasm off

43 posted on 06/26/2006 9:20:17 AM PDT by sr4402
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Would you trust your nation's energy policy to this man?

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44 posted on 06/26/2006 9:29:35 AM PDT by randita
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To: N. Theknow

This is one of the best posts I've seen in a while! All others, yours were good too, but this analogy resonated with me.

I think you should funnel this to the GOP for a commercial, it would be hysterical! People don't understand that rhetoric = empty banter, this they would get!


45 posted on 06/26/2006 9:31:18 AM PDT by Explorer24 (Kerry 2004, a near miss worse than the Cuban missile crisis)
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The Massachusetts Democrat called ... increasing the number of cars powered by renewable fuels

Okay Alice, start chucking firewood for the Stanley Steamer, we're goin to town tonight!

46 posted on 06/26/2006 9:57:23 AM PDT by Condor51 (Better to fight for something than live for nothing - Gen. George S. Patton)
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Where's the part where Detroit starts making cars with holes in the floorboards, ala The Flinstones?


47 posted on 06/26/2006 10:17:35 AM PDT by toddlintown
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To: stylin19a

Oh yes and wind farm, but not near me as to spoil my view.


48 posted on 06/26/2006 10:26:42 AM PDT by chiefqc
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The Massachusetts Democrat called for reducing oil imports, increasing the number of cars powered by renewable fuels and focusing on cutting greenhouse gas emissions

He should have been president. What a revolutionary idea--reducing oil imports. I suppose he has a magic wand that he would have used. The guy's is just flat out a genius.

This is the problem with many politicians--it's particularly a problem with liberals. They tend to act as if goals are a program. Reducing poverty is a goal. Not a program. Reducing oil imports is a goal, not a program. Reducing the deficit is a goal, not a program.

Liberals are particularly bad about this because the programs they think will achieve those goals tend to be either very expensive or somewhat totalitarian and thus, not very popular. And, they do not believe or admit that some goals are not achievable without sacrificing other, important goals. Finally, they regard most of the program implementation details as good in and of themselves because they invariably enhance the power of the elite in government, regardless whether the programs have anything to do with the ostensible goals.

So they stick with lofty goals to get elected. And then the populace gets the shaft when the programs get implemented.

Of course, if you disagree with their program--eg, no, I don't think forcing everyone at gunpoint to drive a little car with a windmill on the top or to ride mass transit is a good idea--they accuse you of being against their goal and their lapdogs in the media pile on. So folks opposed to the welfare state like poverty. Folks opposed to mandatory little European cars with windmills on top are in favor of pollution etc.

It's a worldview that has worked for almost 80 years now as the most effective power and money getter for politicians in America. It has been so successful that about half of the republican party shares that worldview while sometimes differing on implementation details.

49 posted on 06/26/2006 11:54:26 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Explorer24

The fact that this clown is still heard from tells the whole world what a joke the american political system is.


50 posted on 06/26/2006 12:28:13 PM PDT by observer5 ("Better violate the rights of a few, than of all!)
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