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Obama pledges to attack global warming
Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/11/08 | staff

Posted on 02/11/2008 6:37:33 PM PST by pissant

Sen. Barack Obama promised to cut greenhouse gases during a pair of speeches today in College Park, Maryland, and Baltimore.

Obama, a Democrat seeking his party's nomination in tomorrow's (2/11/08) Maryland primaries, didn't tiptoe around the issue of climate change. Three times during a speech before about 20,000 enthusiastic supporters at the University of Maryland's Comcast basketball arena, he insisted the time has come for action. "We cannot wait to stop global warming," Obama said. "We cannot wait to fix this country."

He pledged to put mandatory caps on carbon dioxide emissions from industry. And he talked about it often enough to imply it was one of his top priorities, along with getting the U.S. out of Iraq by the end of 2009, extending health insurance to all Americans, preventing insurance companies from denying coverage because of pre-existing medical conditions, raising fuel efficiency standards for all vehicles to 40 m.p.g., fixing up crumbling schools and improving America's standing in the world by using more diplomacy to deal with our enemies.

(Footnote: my favorite line during his College Park speech was when he said his enemies were trying to smear him as a "hopemonger." That's funny. He's unlike Cheney and Bush, who are -- in Obama's view -- fearmongers. I guess if you're going to mong something, you might as well mong something with good P.R., like hope. "Warmonger" doesn't sound good. I guess he could try "joymonger" or "lovemonger" or "raisetheminimumwagemonger," but these might not make him sound like a serious candidate.)

During an even rowdier rally with 10,000 supporters at the First Mariner Arena in downtown Baltimore today, Obama said he favors "an environmental protection agency that believes in environmental protection." (Perhaps that's an obvious point, but it was a jab at Bush,

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Good to know that if McCain does lose, at least we have someone who will advance his policies on global warming.
1 posted on 02/11/2008 6:37:35 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant; Beowulf; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion

Beam me to Planet Gore !

The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet

2 posted on 02/11/2008 6:39:23 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: pissant

That brings me sooooo much comfort.


3 posted on 02/11/2008 6:39:33 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Bill Clinton: Life Member of the Liars' Club.)
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To: pissant

Oh, sure, now you’re on to your first love, O’bama!

;)


4 posted on 02/11/2008 6:39:51 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: pissant

What does the Koran say about “global warming,” Hussein?


5 posted on 02/11/2008 6:40:21 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: steelyourfaith

The cult keeps growing. It used to have only a handful of adherents. Now most RINOs attend its worship services.


6 posted on 02/11/2008 6:40:54 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: steelyourfaith
Send him to International Falls in his boxers.
7 posted on 02/11/2008 6:45:15 PM PST by boomop1
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To: pissant
 

 

ObamaNation
ObamaNation
ObamaNation

8 posted on 02/11/2008 6:45:33 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: pissant
Obama pledges to attack global warming

I think he ought to NUKE it. ;)

9 posted on 02/11/2008 6:46:25 PM PST by Hazcat (We won an immigration BATTLE, the WAR is not over. Be ever vigilant.)
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To: pissant

tip of the obama iceberg.


10 posted on 02/11/2008 6:46:29 PM PST by SoDak (Anyone but Obama)
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To: pissant

My pet rock will handle it, it took care of Y2K didn’t it?


11 posted on 02/11/2008 6:46:29 PM PST by Waco
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To: pissant

Updated: 7 min 12 sec ago
12.1 °F / -11.1 °C

Save me Hussein!


12 posted on 02/11/2008 6:47:22 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: pissant

13 posted on 02/11/2008 6:51:30 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Just how will wrecking the U.S. economy save the planet?)
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To: pissant

What’s he going to do? Blow on the Sun?


14 posted on 02/11/2008 6:52:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (300 million people in this country and the best we can do is Clinton, Obama and McCain? Geeesh!!!)
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To: pissant
Well now, that's really a controversial stand these days, isn't it?

Demonkats won't attack terrorists, but By Gawd, they will sure as hell attack wobal glarming for us!

Don't attack ME, bro!

15 posted on 02/11/2008 6:52:12 PM PST by webschooner
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To: pissant

Hey, Obama!! Come to Minnesota and tell me aaaalll about it.


16 posted on 02/11/2008 6:52:50 PM PST by swatbuznik
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To: pissant

Its sickening.


17 posted on 02/11/2008 6:53:12 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Westlander

Now, it is 11F outside.....
Save us, save us all from Global warming!


18 posted on 02/11/2008 6:53:35 PM PST by A. Morgan (Vote Huckabee: he'll really screw economy up, still pass the plate and slap you on the back!)
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To: pissant
Obama pledges to attack global warming raise taxes on everything

Fixed. Headline.

19 posted on 02/11/2008 6:55:07 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: pissant
"We cannot wait to stop global warming," Obama said. "We cannot wait to fix this country."

What a moron!

20 posted on 02/11/2008 6:56:02 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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To: Waco
My pet rock will handle it, it took care of Y2K didn’t it?

Didn't know that Pet Rock's had a built in Y2K clock in 'em, although I shouldn't talk .... my late Mom brought back a slab of "Genuine Grand Canyon Rock" for me when she visited there some 15 years ago ... with a label which said dated "18 Million Years Old" ... and *it* didn't all of a sudden disintegrate and start radiating really nasty neutrons and stuff when the clock struck midnight Dec 31 1999 .... /grin

21 posted on 02/11/2008 6:56:46 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: pissant
Just how will he end global warming? I wonder if he will adopt the methods of his Houston staff's hero, Che Guevara:


22 posted on 02/11/2008 6:57:42 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Obama/Guevara '08: Let them never hear the end of it.)
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To: pissant

Attack....defeat.....there’s a difference. He doesn’t know it.


23 posted on 02/11/2008 6:58:10 PM PST by stboz
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To: pissant

Good we can launch him at the Sun.


24 posted on 02/11/2008 6:59:20 PM PST by bmwcyle (the Beltway crowd is like a bunch of women who have started menstruating together)
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To: pissant
Hopemonger! Change-monger! Yeswecan-monger!

The coming of the Messiah.

25 posted on 02/11/2008 7:00:02 PM PST by Mamzelle (not mccain)
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To: pissant
I believe that sooner or later there will be a law pushing this crap on to the American people. I also believe that the members of the GOP who wish to stop this need to start creating “poison pill” type clauses that could be inserted into any such legislation that would effectively kill or tie up enforcement in the courts.

One example might be requiring the equivalent of environmental studies prior to the enforcement of any cap. Providing regulations that allow businesses to sue for the lifting of caps should CO2 be shown not to be the cause of global warming, etc.

The assumption being that at some point in time, a global warming abomination will get passed. When that happens, tying the enforcement and regulation up in court cases will delay things long enough for the next cooling cycle (already begun) will be able to show to the public the farce that this nonsense has become.

Of course, the best answer is to never allow this crap to see the light of day, but with McCain being the GOP front runner ... well, lets just say I don't hold much hope.

26 posted on 02/11/2008 7:02:01 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: pissant
He has promised to attack global warming, Pakistan, anyone who attacks us, Bush and republicans - but under no circumstances our actual enemies in the field.
27 posted on 02/11/2008 7:06:21 PM PST by JasonC
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To: pissant

Obama is appealing to the dumbed down masses of the last 30 years. His “rhetoric” hits home with the ignorant who have been trained in “feelings”....NOT THINKING!


28 posted on 02/11/2008 7:08:59 PM PST by goodnesswins (We are not going to let McCain go all the way, when we’ve just had a FIRST date!)
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To: pissant

Attacking global warming must be tops in his foreign affairs folder.


29 posted on 02/11/2008 7:12:48 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: pissant

xjcsa pledges to attack global warmism...


30 posted on 02/11/2008 7:22:47 PM PST by xjcsa (I hated McCain before hating McCain was cool.)
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To: pissant

This guy cannot deliver anything.


31 posted on 02/11/2008 7:25:10 PM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: Westlander

I know what you mean. I’m going to have another three inches of global warming to brush and scrape off my car in the morning if the weather guys are right.


32 posted on 02/11/2008 7:25:52 PM PST by xjcsa (I hated McCain before hating McCain was cool.)
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To: MurryMom
"We cannot wait to stop global warming," Obama said. "We cannot wait to fix this country."

Can't he fix the biggest global polluters first? Didn't think so.

33 posted on 02/11/2008 7:32:42 PM PST by Libloather (February is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: swatbuznik

AMEN!!


34 posted on 02/11/2008 7:33:49 PM PST by phatus maximus (John 6:29...Learn it, love it, live it...)
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To: Libloather

and guess waht, its the COLDEST YEAR OF THE DECADE...

That Senator sure works fast.


35 posted on 02/11/2008 7:46:46 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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To: golfisnr1

To my ears, he can’t even deliver a decent speech. He sucks.


36 posted on 02/11/2008 7:49:09 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: pissant

No News Wars!

War Poverty

War on Drugs

War in the middle class . . . this is the only one the dems are close to winning.


37 posted on 02/11/2008 8:00:14 PM PST by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: pissant
“We cannot wait to fix this country.”

America does not need to be fixed — unless by that he means dismantling 9/10ths of the Federal government.

38 posted on 02/11/2008 8:05:51 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: pissant

“Good to know that if McCain does lose, at least we have someone who will advance his policies on global warming.”

Yes, isn’t it very sad that our guy is as stupid as their guy.
At least I won’t worry about losing the election this November.


39 posted on 02/11/2008 8:07:23 PM PST by devere
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"We cannot wait to stop global warming,"

Yup, and why don't you pass legislation to stop continental drift while yer at it...?

40 posted on 02/11/2008 8:11:47 PM PST by Wil H
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To: Disambiguator

You got that right my friend. Only in the insane country of the USA can a guy with 2 years experience become president. How nuts are we? The world is more dangerous then ever and we are getting an armature for president.I can’t wait to see what dangerous professionals like Putin ,for example, will do to this 2 bit novice. They will chew him up and spit him out and laugh their asses off.


41 posted on 02/11/2008 8:16:44 PM PST by sonic109
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To: steelyourfaith

Yea so dose McCain, no difference there.


42 posted on 02/11/2008 8:20:51 PM PST by qman (All Islamo-fachist must die")
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To: pissant

See - he can’t wait to become president and attack! Can’t we stop all these wars, Barack? Your war will NEVER end and cost trillions!!!!


43 posted on 02/11/2008 8:29:00 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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The feces are really going to hit the wind turbine blades when liberals find out that Obama’s campaign is funded by Areva.


44 posted on 02/11/2008 8:40:11 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: pissant
Obama pledges to attack global warming

Of course the sick scumbag does.

45 posted on 02/11/2008 8:41:54 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: goodnesswins
Obama is appealing to the dumbed down masses of the last 30 years. His “rhetoric” hits home with the ignorant who have been trained in “feelings”....NOT THINKING!

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Agreed, tonight on Hannity good old Frank Luntz stood there with a room full of DC democrats and it was laughable how ignorant these folks were! They were asked to name one (1) accomplishment of Obama and one guy in front said, He’s the first black Senator to run for President! When Frank explained that being black was not an accomplishment the kid just sat there stunned. After the break the kid raised his hand when asked if he supported Hillary!!!! Outstanding.
Even our RINOS (both in the election and on FR) are smarter than that. November is going to be brutal.

46 posted on 02/11/2008 8:50:01 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: Wil H

Right....Maybe Obama can stop all the snow falling in the passes here in the Northwest for awhile....sheesh....


47 posted on 02/11/2008 8:52:08 PM PST by goodnesswins (We are not going to let McCain go all the way, when we’ve just had a FIRST date!)
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To: pissant

Gawd I despise these Gaia cultists - and there’s not one candidate willing to take a stand for American Sovereingty.

When Thompson stood up to that questioner in the debates, I became a Fredhead right there.


48 posted on 02/11/2008 8:57:53 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: pissant
He can stop smoking for a start. And stop spewing so much greenhouse gas out of his puff hole with his meaningless drivel.
49 posted on 02/11/2008 9:19:32 PM PST by isrul
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To: Lancey Howard

He is just that. A socialist, sick scumbag.


50 posted on 02/11/2008 9:21:04 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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