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The Greening of Gingrich (Newt joins the ecotard chorus)
Human Events ^ | April 10, 2007 | Amanda B. Carpenter

Posted on 04/10/2007 1:19:25 PM PDT by xjcsa

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To: Vision
Or Ted Danson on TV 17 years ago on tv telling everyone that “if we don’t do something today, the oceans will not exist as they do now in 10 years”?

ROFLMAO

I remember laughing about that.

101 posted on 04/10/2007 3:47:59 PM PDT by Petronski (FRED!)
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000


A  PIECE  OF  THE  ACTION




102 posted on 04/10/2007 4:01:16 PM PDT by devolve ( ........upload images free & fast at tinypic.com or Photobucket or Imagecave)
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To: xjcsa

Hopefully, we’ll hear no more of Newt ‘08 now. He and the leftwing mayor shouldn’t be considered as candidates here at the forum.


103 posted on 04/10/2007 4:15:44 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: xjcsa

I’d like to see a transcript.

Newt could have done a lot better. it is correct to say that man is ‘contributing’ to CO2 generation, but then turn around and indicate that a) there is uncertainty due to water vapor and cloud feedback b) the postulated models depend on doulbing of CO2 (do you know that mean in the 21st century we would spew out 14 Gigatonnes a year of carbon on average, about 4 times or more what we put out in the 20th century c) there has been natural climate change for a long time.

The conservative movement is in great danger of losing focus because we lack leadership that can articulate a common and agreed position.

As for boosting kerry’s book , oh puleeeeze. When has a liberal said “hey, read Ann Coulter’s book, it’s 60% right.”


104 posted on 04/10/2007 4:22:54 PM PDT by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: AuntB

“CREA is a “staunch supporter of the Bush administration’s environmental policies,” and has been called a “greenscam” by Republicans for Environmental Protection, for taking mining, logging, chemical and coal industry money.”

LOL! That’s an *endorsement* of this group in my book. They support Bush and are standing up to eco-extremists like NDRC!


105 posted on 04/10/2007 4:25:27 PM PDT by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: lesser_satan

Someone help me out - get me up to speed on Manbearpig. WTF?


106 posted on 04/10/2007 4:26:37 PM PDT by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: xjcsa

Yesterday I had a subscription to “Winning the Future” articles by Newt Gingrich. Today I don’t.


107 posted on 04/10/2007 4:28:22 PM PDT by ChessExpert (Mohamed was not a moderate Muslim)
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To: xjcsa

Gingrich/Gore ‘08

Vote G for Green!

The best or worst of both worlds!

sc/off


108 posted on 04/10/2007 4:28:36 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: xjcsa

Effing moron.

I used to think Newt was a smart guy. Now I think he’s an opportunist. But for what reason? He’s not running for the Democrats’ nomination.....

Conclusion: He really wasn’t that smart. Moron


109 posted on 04/10/2007 4:28:59 PM PDT by exDem from Miami
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To: WOSG
Someone help me out - get me up to speed on Manbearpig. WTF?

Look here.

110 posted on 04/10/2007 4:31:31 PM PDT by xjcsa (The "average temperature" of the earth is as meaningful as the "average number" in a phone book.)
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To: WOSG
It's from a South Park episode (season 10, episode 145).

Al Gore is in town warning everybody about a creature called Manbearpig. Nobody else has ever seen Manbearpig, but Al insists Manbearpig is not only real, but an existential threat to mankind. He goes to all kinds of dangerous extremes to destroy Manbearpig, destroying property and nearly killing the kids in an attempt to do so. The whole thing is a hilarious and obvious allusion to Al's hysteria about global warming.

More at Wikipedia

Manbearpig store

South Park Studios episode guide with lots of sounds, movies, and pics

111 posted on 04/10/2007 4:40:43 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: xjcsa

“consensus” - another way of saying argumentum ad populum. Equally worthless.


112 posted on 04/10/2007 4:42:44 PM PDT by madconservative (Founding member of the Constantinople Liberation Organization.)
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To: devolve

Beautiful post devolve!

Newt is neutering himself! He can go join the greenies or Peta or whoever wants him, lol.

He’s howling WITH the moonbats now.


113 posted on 04/10/2007 4:42:44 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: El Cid
Sure, blackmailing is a dastardly crime - but on the other hand, do our congressfolks all have that much to hide? ... unfortunately that is a rhetorical question - I'm not requesting an answer.

Unfortunately, I think they do have a great deal to hide. How else can Hastert's (R, IL) defense of William Jefferson (D, LA) be explained in the face of compelling evidence that Jefferson was guilty of bribery. Gingrich is dirty; hence, I refuse to support him.

114 posted on 04/10/2007 4:47:45 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Barney Gumble
There's plenty of chatter to indicate that Newtie was a philanderer much as slick Willie, only he was slightly more discreet. We all need to keep in mind that the two evidences of affairs are the ones he decided to marry. What remains unknown is the number he messed around with but didn't marry. What it all boils down to is that the one thing Newtie is for is himself.

We are all wary of politicians and their campaign promises. If we accept the premise that sometimes politicians say things or make promises just to get votes, then we have to be concerned about their character. Therefore, every candidate's character is an issue, unless we just accept that all candidates are liars and the election is in reality, as superficial as a beauty contest.

115 posted on 04/10/2007 4:54:51 PM PDT by Haroldson (If you choke a smurf, what color does it turn?)
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To: All

Newt is positioning himself to be on somebody’s VP ticket. Your job is to determine from whom he would take away the most or critical primary votes. The game ‘s afoot


116 posted on 04/10/2007 4:58:14 PM PDT by HockeyPop
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To: xjcsa

Newt just lost his chance for victory as a ‘08 GOP Presidential candidate, not that all of his negative personal baggage helps any either.


117 posted on 04/10/2007 4:59:26 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: potlatch

I created a 2-moon planet!

Newt is missing power and limelight

And going for the gold - just like the Clintons have

It’s all about extortion, blackmail, taxes, Ponzi schemes

Sooner or later one or more pols, Judges, Greenies is going to “disappear” because of their scams


118 posted on 04/10/2007 5:01:32 PM PDT by devolve ( ........upload images free & fast at tinypic.com or Photobucket or Imagecave)
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To: HockeyPop

a foot is not the part of the body that came to my mind when I read about Gingrich’s pandering.


119 posted on 04/10/2007 5:01:55 PM PDT by madconservative (Founding member of the Constantinople Liberation Organization.)
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To: devolve

Yes, I’m sure he misses the limelight. Once in power they will always crave it and more and more of it.

Lol, I never thought about the two moons. That’s funny, but made a great post.


120 posted on 04/10/2007 5:07:46 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: c-b 1

Newt is not suggesting govt regulations but incentives..I am with Newt on this...he is brilliant. IMO, more reading between the lines and LESS headline gasps are a must!

“Regulation and litigation are the least effective ways of getting solutions,” the former Speaker said. “Reshaping markets with incentives are the fastest way.”


121 posted on 04/10/2007 5:25:29 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: xjcsa

*John McLaughlin voice*

BOY, BOY NEWT!

/John McLaughlin voice


122 posted on 04/10/2007 5:26:53 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("We have always been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France"--Wellington)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Newt just lost his chance for victory as a ‘08 GOP Presidential candidate, not that all of his negative personal baggage helps any either.

Watching the '08 GOP contenders, you almost get the impression that they're all competing to see who can come in last.
123 posted on 04/10/2007 5:26:56 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: xjcsa
What an absolute weasel.
124 posted on 04/10/2007 5:47:17 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (Linux: More of a cult then an OS. Mac: Beyond a Cult. A joyless Jihad.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Newt taught Environmental Science and cares about the planet. He also knows how to generate discussion and get people thinking in ways that may not appear on the surface to make conservative sense. We’ll have to see where he goes from here.


125 posted on 04/10/2007 6:30:10 PM PDT by campg
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To: nctexan
I was all for Newt because he was able to understand, articulate and defend the war with the Islamists. Now I would not be surprised to see him “debate” Nancy Pelosi about the quickest way to cut and run.

I still don’t believe he believes the crap he voiced in the debate. I respect him less than Gore on this issue. At least with Al you get the impression he’s crazy enough to believe his own rant. This was just a cheap calculated political sellout on Newt’s part. How disgusting!

126 posted on 04/10/2007 6:39:38 PM PDT by Tail Gunner John
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To: polymuser
Many predicted his slide on the pre-debate thread.

I predicted it when Hillary was running for re-election in the Senate. At the time, Newt hitched wagons with her and championed her Socialist health care proposal as something this country needs.

127 posted on 04/10/2007 6:52:33 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: xjcsa

Well, he lost me.


128 posted on 04/10/2007 6:59:29 PM PDT by Excellence (Three million years is enough! Stop cyclical climate change now!)
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To: Slump Tester

“He’s a joke all around.”

I think this is the silver stake in his heart. Gingrich is toast.


129 posted on 04/10/2007 7:01:40 PM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: Tail Gunner John
"This was just a cheap calculated political sellout on Newt’s part. How disgusting!"

Thanks... I think that you've made a pretty honest assessment.

I just get concerned when so many here on FR are quick to jump on what is viewed as "a conservative savior"...

We need to keep our eyes open and not stampede.

We have to pick the best, if not perfect candidate to go against Hillary/Obama. No for the sake of ideology, but for the sake of our country.

130 posted on 04/10/2007 7:02:43 PM PDT by nctexan (Top 10 Presidential Reqs. for 2008 - see my homepage)
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To: B Knotts
Please take me off the Newt ping list.

Global Warming Hysteria or Nanny State Behavior Syndrome in an elected official isn't a disease in and of itself...it is simply a symptom of a much larger disease...SOCIALISM.

There are only 2 plausible explanations why a politician would take this position:

A. He/she actually believes the junk science and bogus studies...in which case he/she is TOO STUPID to hold public office, or

B. He/she is just pandering to the liberal lame stream media in order to garner power for it's own sake...in which case they are even more dangerous than A.


131 posted on 04/10/2007 7:17:13 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

C. He has consulting contracts with companies poised to make money off of the ‘green’ movement.


132 posted on 04/10/2007 7:18:38 PM PDT by narses ("Freedom is about authority." - Rudolph Giuliani)
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To: ncjetsfan

Fred supported Linc in name and majority retention purposes only.

Had some of us listened to him, Harry Reid might not be Majority Leader today.


133 posted on 04/10/2007 7:21:40 PM PDT by RockinRight (Support FREDeralism. Fred Thompson in 2008!)
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To: George W. Bush

Must we all be forced to say President Hillary Clinton?


134 posted on 04/10/2007 7:31:36 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: narses
C. He has consulting contracts with companies poised to make money off of the ‘green’ movement.

In which case he is a closet capitalist posing as a socialist in order to make obscene capitalist profits at the expense of stupid actors in Hollywood who would pay $50,000 to buy "carbon offsets" so that some dirt farmer in Zaire can plant a few trees that cost $90 (and get paid $1.98 for his trouble). It's great work...if you can get it.

Don't get me wrong. I don't feel sorry for liberal Hollywood elites like Leonardo DiCaprio...A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place!

135 posted on 04/10/2007 7:38:23 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: RockinRight

“Had some of us listened to him, Harry Reid might not be Majority Leader today.”

That’s a bunch of BS. Rhode Island is a big time blue state. Linc couldn’t get the Democrats to continue to vote for him. Linc would probably have already made the switch anyway if he had been reelected and no one would have noticed because his voting record would have changed very little if at all. Aside from Coburn, Kyl and a very few other conservatives in the Senate you can have the whole lot of them.
Thus far Harry Reid hasn’t been able to get anything passed in the Senate. To date, no harm, no foul.


136 posted on 04/10/2007 7:41:35 PM PDT by ncphinsfan
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Yup and dittos.


137 posted on 04/10/2007 7:45:17 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: xjcsa

Two politicians debating science makes as much sense as considering Al Gore a physicist.


138 posted on 04/10/2007 7:52:41 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Eric Blair 2084; Vision
I understand your anger, and lean toward joining you...

I just hope some other conservative candidate comes along that has the stuff it's going to take to win.

139 posted on 04/10/2007 7:52:44 PM PDT by B Knotts (Newt '08! FReepmail me to get on the Newt '08 Ping List)
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To: xjcsa
[... former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich disappointed them and conservatives alike when he declared that human activity was causing the Earth to warm. ..]

But Americans WANT politicians to lie to them..
They want to be told what they want to hear.. especially the WOMEN..

Pretty smart actually.. since Hitlery will be elected anyway..

OH!... thats NOT what you wanted to hear.. Sorry..

140 posted on 04/10/2007 7:52:53 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: narses
Actually, if you go to newt.org, you will see that he has a new book called "Contract with the Earth."

I think that's what this was all about...hawking a new book. Too bad. I really thought he was the right guy. Now, I'm not so sure.

141 posted on 04/10/2007 7:55:18 PM PDT by B Knotts (FReepmail me to get on/off the Newt '08 Ping List)
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To: George W. Bush
LOL...it does seem that way, doesn't it?

Is there one conservative out there, somewhere?

142 posted on 04/10/2007 7:58:02 PM PDT by B Knotts (FReepmail me to get on/off the Newt '08 Ping List)
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To: B Knotts

He is brilliant - and very flawed. No thanks.


143 posted on 04/10/2007 8:10:02 PM PDT by narses ("Freedom is about authority." - Rudolph Giuliani)
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To: B Knotts

I feel sorry for all of the Presidential candidates. Even the Socialists on the Dim side because they have it worse.

In the words of that great poet and philosopher William Joel:

“Say a word out of line,
And you find that the friends,
You had are all gone,
Forever,
Forever.”

They are walking on eggshells afraid that they will piss off somebody, somewhere. In Dim land you have the liberal anti war blogosphere, feminists, environmentalists, neo-Communists, PETA wackos.

And you know what goes on here in our ranks.

No wonder these poor folks are afraid of their own shadow and everything the do and say has to be carefully scripted. Then some pundit or journalist has the nerve to suggest that they just let loose and say what’s on their mind...bwwaaahhaaaahahahah!

It could be worse...me and you could be the poor sucker running for President. Better them than me! We can just sit there and pick them apart for sport.


144 posted on 04/10/2007 8:11:10 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: ncjetsfan

In practice, yes, but I think Fred’s intentions were holding the majority - he even said so.


145 posted on 04/10/2007 8:13:40 PM PDT by RockinRight (Support FREDeralism. Fred Thompson in 2008!)
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To: Petronski
He betrayed his conservative fans like he betrayed his wife. Important safety tip: a man who can betray his own wife can betray anyone.

You were right. I was wrong. There I said it. What a wake up call this was.

146 posted on 04/10/2007 8:17:22 PM PDT by Texas Federalist
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To: Texas Federalist

Well, whatever. At least everyone found out before he started raising funds.

Give Fred a look.


147 posted on 04/10/2007 8:19:05 PM PDT by Petronski (FRED!)
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To: Petronski
Give Fred a look.

I like what I've heard from him so far. Hope he runs.

148 posted on 04/10/2007 8:23:00 PM PDT by Texas Federalist
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To: Petronski
Give Fred a look.

I just looked at Fred and I like what I see so far. He's my kind of guy.


149 posted on 04/10/2007 8:26:41 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Texas Federalist

Whoops, please disregard the last comment. I just read the posts above you and it seems I had the wrong Fred in mind. Sorry about that.


150 posted on 04/10/2007 8:28:57 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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