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Waxman unseats Dingell as House energy committee chair(Watch out Russ)
csmonitor.com ^ | 11/20/08 | Eoin O'Carroll

Posted on 11/20/2008 11:57:27 AM PST by thetru

Waxman unseats Dingell as House energy committee chairTo the delight of many environmental groups across the country, California Democrat Henry Waxman has ousted fellow Democrat John Dingell of Michigan from his post as chairman of the House Committee on Energy

and Commerce. The 255-member House Democratic conference voted 137 to 122 Thursday to replace Rep. Dingell, a close ally of the auto industry, with Waxman, a longtime champion of environmental causes. The vote places Waxman in charge of a panel with one of the broadest jurisdictions of any congressional committee, responsible for legislative oversight relating to consumer protection, food and drug safety, air quality, energy supply and transmission, telecommunications, and a host of other matters relating to interstate and foreign commerce.

Environmentalists are praising the outcome,

which was unusual in that it defied Congress’s seniority system. Dingell, the House’s longest-serving member, assumed office in 1955 and has chaired the energy committee for 28 years. “Waxman’s victory is a breath of fresh air – of clean air,” wrote Frank O’Donnell, president of Clean Air Watch, an environmental advocacy group. “It was a stunning defeat for the corporate lobbyists on K Street.” “This is huge for those who’ll want strong action on both climate change and clean energy and energy independence (and health care)” wrote Joseph Romm, a former Clinton energy adviser and a blogger for the Center for American Progress, a think tank headed by John Podesta, Bill Clinton’s former chief-of-staff. “Heck, it’s the second best piece of news on global warming this month!” The National Resources Defense Council, a New York-based environmental group, chose their words carefully, praising both Waxman’s and Dingell’s environmental contributions: Chairman Waxman has been a leader on global warming for many years,

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 110th; 111th; bho2008; dingell; environmental; nostrilitis; trade; waxman

1 posted on 11/20/2008 11:57:27 AM PST by thetru
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To: thetru

Nostrilitis Waxman is perhaps the most loathsome individual in congress. Dingell was a f**king clown too, but at least he understood that the general public didn’t want crippling energy taxes. Here comes enviro-socialism folks.

The silver lining here is that Nostrilitis is sure to overreach very soon, and that should provide Republicans and conservatives with opportunities.


3 posted on 11/20/2008 12:01:55 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Its over


4 posted on 11/20/2008 12:03:10 PM PST by thetru
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Waxman in charge telecommunications


5 posted on 11/20/2008 12:05:46 PM PST by thetru
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To: thetru

The moderate Dingell has been replaced by the ultra leftwing liberal Waxman. Change you can depend on.


6 posted on 11/20/2008 12:12:51 PM PST by FrdmLvr (What fresh hell is this?)
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To: FrdmLvr

Waxman in charge health care


7 posted on 11/20/2008 12:21:31 PM PST by thetru
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Just a note, the Republicans had better be Conservatives or this won’t mean a hill of beans. Death to Rino’s, America has had enough.


8 posted on 11/20/2008 12:35:05 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: thetru

“which was unusual in that it defied Congress’s seniority system.”

Welcome to Chicago....................style.


9 posted on 11/20/2008 1:03:07 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (Tick..Tick...Tick......Count down to when the MSM stops calling it the "White"house.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
should provide Republicans and conservatives with opportunities.

I'm glad you noticed the difference.

10 posted on 11/20/2008 1:15:34 PM PST by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: thetru

At least they’re coming put into the open and we know that the true faces are showing.


11 posted on 11/20/2008 1:34:08 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: thetru

Waxman will want to make the auto industry into a government-run entity, forcing them to make overly priced cars that people won’t want to buy. The triumph of central planning.


12 posted on 11/20/2008 1:37:36 PM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: thetru; All

If there was EVER a human being who looked like a RAT, and acted like it, it would be Waxman.

Anyone remember “Ratfink” from your youth? That’s Waxman, but not so lovable.

Frikking pointy nosed guy should definitely have whiskers...


13 posted on 11/20/2008 1:52:52 PM PST by rlmorel ("A barrel of monkeys is not fun. In fact, a barrel of monkeys can be quite terrifying!")
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To: Numbers Guy; All

I nearly fell out of my chair when I heard that one of the options was for the government to purchase part ownership in the companies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could not believe it. I just cannot believe it. Is this acceptable to most Americans? We are so screwed.


14 posted on 11/20/2008 1:54:52 PM PST by rlmorel ("A barrel of monkeys is not fun. In fact, a barrel of monkeys can be quite terrifying!")
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To: thetru

Let the ecoNazis of the left overreach. Keep putting in these divisive morons and let’s get the populace fired up bigtime.

At least we can try to enjoy the dummycrats gloat their way into extinction.


15 posted on 11/20/2008 2:36:06 PM PST by soycd
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To: thetru

Great, put the Enviro-Nazi in charge, just when you need to lift CAFE standards to save the economy.


16 posted on 11/20/2008 2:43:22 PM PST by Republican Extremist
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To: St. Louis Conservative
"The silver lining here is that Nostrilitis is sure to overreach very soon, and that should provide Republicans and conservatives with opportunities."

I agree. The proven dim-wits who supported the messiah and his fellow radicals on November 4th will scream like stuck hogs when gasoline goes to $8. a gallon and it's rationed.

Just as only 2% of them knew (per Zogby's poll) that the 'RATS - not "BushHitler" like they thought - have controlled congress for the past two years, they'll believe the 'RATS again when they tell them it's Bush's fault.

We'll be ready for them.

17 posted on 11/20/2008 4:50:40 PM PST by Matchett-PI (2008 = The Year of the Toilet for 'RATS (They just don't know it yet))
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To: Matchett-PI
Just as only 2% of them knew (per Zogby's poll) that the 'RATS - not "BushHitler" like they thought - have controlled congress for the past two years, they'll believe the 'RATS again when they tell them it's Bush's fault.

The rats have been controlling congress since 1998! Thanks to the spineless republicans!

18 posted on 11/20/2008 5:22:14 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Waxman is living proof that politics is Hollywood for ugly people.


19 posted on 11/20/2008 6:15:59 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Obama is the Antichrist.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
Dingell was a f**king clown too...

Dingell is possibly one of the only progun Senators left in that party. He had an A+ rating from NRA and sat on the Board for NRA. I can only hope this PI$$E$ him off so much he jumps parties.

20 posted on 11/20/2008 6:18:44 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: thetru

We must organize to be prepared to react the same way that we did on the amnesty bill.

It’s time to find our allies and to prepare our email lists and phone trees.

(and I wish we could buy our own news outlet)


21 posted on 11/20/2008 6:20:51 PM PST by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.))
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To: thetru

22 posted on 11/20/2008 6:34:16 PM PST by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

He is not nostrilitis.

If we are going to insult him, let’s at least be accurate.

His name is Nostrildamus.


23 posted on 11/20/2008 7:15:34 PM PST 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: Republican Extremist

The more radical these people become, the clearer it will be to the American people that they made a HUGE MISTAKE.


24 posted on 11/20/2008 8:12:54 PM PST by kempster
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To: thetru

Waxman looks like a cartoon character.


25 posted on 11/20/2008 8:18:16 PM PST by micmac
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To: thetru

“The vote places Waxman in charge of a panel with one of the broadest jurisdictions of any congressional committee, responsible for legislative oversight relating to consumer protection, food and drug safety, air quality, energy supply and transmission, telecommunications, and a host of other matters relating to interstate and foreign commerce.”

Your new president, Henry Waxhead. This idiot now has the power to destroy the economy for a generation.


26 posted on 11/20/2008 9:02:29 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

He’s almost a cartoon character!


27 posted on 11/20/2008 9:31:37 PM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: thetru
At least we have some eye candy at those committee hearings....
28 posted on 11/20/2008 9:31:52 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: micmac

LOL, I just said the SAME thing. Great minds think together...


29 posted on 11/20/2008 9:32:36 PM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: thetru

30 posted on 11/20/2008 10:41:34 PM PST by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: thetru

Let’s see a Dummy for a Dingle!


31 posted on 11/21/2008 12:14:28 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: doug from upland

The Phantom Of The Opera.


32 posted on 11/21/2008 12:40:06 AM PST by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (Stuck Between Barak and a Hard Place(Pelosi))
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To: thetru
OK, there is a little bit of hysteria around here.

I agree that the election of Waxman to chair is a radical move to the left. Waxman will call hearings to investigate all sorts of things and make a lot of noise. He can help steer legislation through the committee and help certain legislation get to the floor.

But remember, nothing happens unless they get a majority of votes in the House where lots of Blue Dogs will defect from far left legislation.....hopefully.

Our battles MUST take place on the floor of the House. We would waste time and resources to fight the liberals in committee where they are strong.

33 posted on 11/21/2008 2:54:09 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: thetru

The 122 Dims who voted to keep Dingell instead of go with the environmentalist whacko greenie, Waxman had better watch their back for Nazzi Pelosi. They are changing rules that the Dims have used for years by taking the job from the person with the longest tenure (Dingbat) and going with the nutjob Waxman.

Republicans had better stand up to these nuts or we will be back paying $4+ for gas by year-end 2009 with most of the increase tied to taxes for environmentalist causes.


34 posted on 11/21/2008 8:18:59 AM PST by kevinm13 (John 8:32: "And you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”)
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To: kevinm13

Get Ready For The Obama “Green Brigades”

Paul Joseph Watson

Friday, November 21, 2008

A previously defeated bill that would reduce emissions of that evil, life-giving gas that humans exhale and plants absorb, carbon dioxide, is set to return in January under an Obama administration hell-bent on passing legislation that would inflict the equivalent of a new great depression on America while creating a new infrastructure of “green brigades” and informants to regulate every aspect of our behavior.

“The US Senate will take up two sweeping global warming bills in January, in the latest sign that Barack Obama’s election could quickly reverse years of US footdragging on climate change,” reports AFP.

“The….legislation will direct the US Environmental Protection Agency to set up a cap-and-trade system to stem greenhouse gas emissions.”

Obama reiterated his endorsement for the bill on Tuesday during a speech in which he again called for an 80 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.

The only way this can be achieved of course is with a giant stealth tax not only on businesses, but on individuals, backed by the giant strong arm of tyrannical enforcement by hoards of “climate cops” sticking their noses into our private lives, as is already embryonically being metered out in Britain.

“The time to start is now,” said Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, vowing to step up to Obama’s challenge to combat climate change and create millions of “green jobs” in the reeling US economy.”

How many of these “green jobs” will be staffed by “green brigades” tasked with regulating and surveilling every aspect of your behavior to ensure your compliance with the state-mandated religion of phony environmentalism, while the state itself does everything to accelerate or ignore the real environmental problems like GM crop contamination, deforestation, genetic splicing, chemtrail spraying, cancer-causing cellphone pollution, as well as the plethora of crap being put in our water, food and vaccines like sodium fluoride, MSG, aspartame, mercury, pesticides, and rat poison?

All of these real problems are pushed aside by the all-mighty threat of “climate change,” despite the fact that the climate has always changed throughout eons of history, with no contribution by man.

How many of Obama’s promised “national civilian security force,” a cadre we are guaranteed will be as strong or stronger than the U.S. Army, will be assigned to spy on their neighbors for enviro-crimes and report them to the local green commissariat?

The cost to the U.S. economy if the bill is passed, as revealed by an Environmental Protection Agency investigation, would be $2.9 trillion, 6.9 percent shaved off the country’s GDP, a figure comparable to the Great Depression, along with millions of jobs lost.

And all for what? A reduction of carbon emissions by 80 per cent will result in a maximum temperature decrease of about 0.10 to 0.20 degrees Celsius, underscoring the fact that natural climate change has throughout history eclipsed any effect man can have on temperature variations.

And why the hell should we want to lower temperatures anyway? Here in Britain we had our first October snow since the 1930’s as the country again braces itself for Arctic temperatures this weekend while top scientists warn of a new ice age within 10 years.

Arctic sea ice has expanded 30 per cent, an area the size of Germany, since last summer, Alaskan glaciers have grown for the first time in 250 years, while record low temperatures have hit parts of America across the country.

Meanwhile, climate scientists allied with the IPCC were caught citing fake data to make the case that global warming is accelerating. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), run by Al Gore’s chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, announced that last month was the hottest October on record. They later had to admit their “error” after it was revealed that they had used temperature records from September, a naturally hotter month, and merely passed them off as representing October temperatures.

Global warming fearmongers like the World Wildlife Fund are having to resort to deception as a clear trend of global cooling unfolds. In a recent report, the WWF cited shrinking Arctic ice coverage to suggest climate change is “faster and more extreme” than first thought, while failing to acknowledge that Arctic sea ice expanded over an area bigger than the size of Germany during the year of 2008.

Without question, developing alternative energy methods and encouraging the use of solar and wind power for means of self-sufficiency and reducing dependency on oil and fossil fuels is a fantastic notion and should be widely supported. But this isn’t about helping the environment, it’s about exploiting people’s legitimate concern for the planet by diverting their attention and getting them to enthusiasticallty partake in their own enslavement while mandating their fellow citizens do the same.

Welcome to another dose of the “change you can believe in,” trillions more of taxpayer’s money thrown at a scam that has nothing to do with saving the environment and everything to do with raping the middle class and the poor while erecting a gargantuan police state system of informants and enforcement to carry out the elite’s new feudalist agenda.


35 posted on 11/21/2008 11:11:21 AM PST by thetru
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To: Eric Blair 2084

I think the spelling is “Nostrildumass”.


36 posted on 11/21/2008 11:31:49 AM PST by willgolfforfood
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To: rlmorel
"If there was EVER a human being who looked like a RAT, and acted like it, it would be Waxman."

I always enjoy the opportunity to point out that Waxman is the only politician with his very own emoticon:

:8)
37 posted on 11/23/2008 5:25:06 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([In the primaries, vote "FOR". In the general, vote "AGAINST". ...See? Easy.])
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

Hehe, VERY clever! I needed a good laugh today!

38 posted on 11/23/2008 5:31:22 PM PST by rlmorel ("A barrel of monkeys is not fun. In fact, a barrel of monkeys can be quite terrifying!")
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To: thetru
Who ever thought that a congressman who has supported universal nationalized health care would be considered too conservative. Dingell is now a "conservative" democrat.

As far as Waxman goes, he represents everything I don't like about todays democratic party - the party that most of family belonged to at one time before it became the party of abortion on demand, global warming, and trust fund babies.

39 posted on 11/23/2008 5:32:47 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Don't blame me. I voted for McCain/Palin)
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