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Congressman Warns Global Warming 'Could' Harm Christmas Trees
NewsBusters ^ | December 18, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 12/18/2008 5:04:59 AM PST by PJ-Comix

With an impeccable sense of poor timing due to a snowstorm in Las Vegas and unusually cold weather throughout the nation, North Carolina Congressman Heath Shuler (D-Of Course) is warning that global warming could harm the Christmas tree industry in his state. Key word is "could" since there is no evidence that any Christmas trees in that state have suffered from a global warming that hasn't even been proven to exist. Here is the Associated Press story of Shuler sounding the alarm for something that could happen (emphasis mine):

North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler and forestry observers are warning that climate change could alter the state's Christmas trees.

Shuler and others plan to hold a press conference Thursday to discuss the impact of climate change.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; heathshuler
Lets start an expensive new public program to investigate if global warming is killing off the Christmas trees even though there is no proof that it is happening or ever will happen.
1 posted on 12/18/2008 5:04:59 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: Paul Heinzman; IMissPresidentReagan; AlexW; Cletus.D.Yokel; ConservativeOrBust; tropical; ...

PING!


2 posted on 12/18/2008 5:06:08 AM PST by PJ-Comix (The Tide Turned Just a Half Year After Pearl Harbor)
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To: PJ-Comix

And they used to say Gerry Ford played too many games without a helmet.


3 posted on 12/18/2008 5:06:30 AM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: PJ-Comix

How many concussions did he get while playing football?


4 posted on 12/18/2008 5:06:48 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Congressman Billybob

This is a story from your neck of the woods.


5 posted on 12/18/2008 5:07:42 AM PST by PJ-Comix (The Tide Turned Just a Half Year After Pearl Harbor)
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To: PJ-Comix

This little maggot was supposed to be one of the new, conservative, gun-toting democrats. Monkey-vomit little fruitcake.


6 posted on 12/18/2008 5:08:15 AM PST by Monsieur Poirot
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To: PJ-Comix

NO! You have it all wrong, CHRISTMAS kills Christmas trees.


7 posted on 12/18/2008 5:08:43 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go?)
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To: PJ-Comix

I wonder what kills more Christmas trees, Global Warming or Christmas?


8 posted on 12/18/2008 5:09:30 AM PST by liberateUS
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

“playing football”? He was employed by a team or two whose chief business was football, and he wore a uniform while surrounded by people who were playing football, but near as I can tell, he never played football.


9 posted on 12/18/2008 5:09:46 AM PST by Monsieur Poirot
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To: PJ-Comix

was he wearing his tin foil hat when he made these statements....??....i am not even surprised at what i hear spewing from these idiots mouths anymore....good by america it was nice knowing you....


10 posted on 12/18/2008 5:11:21 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: PJ-Comix

He was horrible Quarterback who became a horrible congressman.


11 posted on 12/18/2008 5:14:34 AM PST by MeSpikeLibs (Global Warming = Global BS)
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To: PJ-Comix
DOOMED!


12 posted on 12/18/2008 5:15:15 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: PJ-Comix

And in 2006, they told us he was one of the new conservative Democrats...


13 posted on 12/18/2008 5:15:43 AM PST by mak5
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To: MeSpikeLibs

He’s as qualified as Caroline Kennedy!


14 posted on 12/18/2008 5:18:38 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: mak5
"conservative Democrat"

An oxymoron if I ever saw one...

15 posted on 12/18/2008 5:23:59 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: PJ-Comix

...I live in Ashe County, NC where we grow $55 million worth of Christmas trees a year....folks here abouts are a lot more worried about root rot than global warming....thankfully we have Virginia Foxx(R-NC) as our Representative....she’s got more brains in her big toe than that fool Schuler.


16 posted on 12/18/2008 5:27:46 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: PJ-Comix

Yep, that could happen. And dinosaurs could come back to life and eat them all. You never know.


17 posted on 12/18/2008 5:28:32 AM PST by Kirkwood
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To: PJ-Comix; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; Desdemona; rdl6989; Little Bill; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

18 posted on 12/18/2008 5:30:31 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: PJ-Comix

I grew up in western PA in Indiana County that bills itself even to this day as the “Christmas Tree Capital of the World”. As a teenager I trimmed these trees in the summer under the shadow coal generated power plants. The trees loved it!


19 posted on 12/18/2008 5:31:24 AM PST by mmanager (It is time to prune the tree.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Well, thank goodness the Holiday Trees seem to not be included in this warning, who has Christmas trees anymore? (sarc)


20 posted on 12/18/2008 5:36:32 AM PST by Sam's Army
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To: PJ-Comix
there is no evidence that any Christmas trees in that state have suffered from a global warming
there is no evidence that any Christmas trees in that state anything in the world have suffered from a global warming
21 posted on 12/18/2008 5:40:56 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: PJ-Comix
...North Carolina Congressman Heath Shuler (D-Of Course) is warning that global warming could harm the Christmas tree industry in his state.

Yeah, but the polar bears will have trees to pee on so it all works out.

22 posted on 12/18/2008 5:41:11 AM PST by decimon
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To: PJ-Comix

Shuler is the same guy who said his 2-year-old daughter was captivated by Nancy Pelosi when she gave her gavel-acceptance speech after the dems took over Congress in Jan 2007. He’s a dim bulb who stunk up the field as a QB and will do so as a congressboy.


23 posted on 12/18/2008 5:43:14 AM PST by ScottinVA (islam IS the problem!)
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To: decimon

He is nuts. It’s been the coldest fall in decades here. I see more Christmas trees this year in Western Carolina than ever. The problem is they cut too many trees this year.


24 posted on 12/18/2008 5:44:37 AM PST by scooby321
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To: PJ-Comix
Isn't it AMAZING how gorebull warming propaganda is so seasonal? I guess on Easter, the production of eggs will be diminished because of the gore climate syndrome.

How come algore never said a thing about the worlds climate when he was in a position (vice president) to do more to help? Until he lost and went into recluse (I think he went over the edge after the 2000 election) he never even mentioned anything about the temperature of the earth.

His quest for relavancy is costing us billions.
25 posted on 12/18/2008 5:46:42 AM PST by FrankR (“Turtle up”, economically, for the duration of the 0bamanation.)
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To: Clemenza; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; Impy; darkangel82; AuH2ORepublican

And there’s Richard Burr’s potential challenger in 2010...

Shuler, Epic Fail.


26 posted on 12/18/2008 5:51:05 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Dahoser

OMG is this going to be another Al Gore, what a buzzhead, it’s no wonder NC is broke and 1.5 billion in debt with this kind of representation.


27 posted on 12/18/2008 5:52:01 AM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
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To: Dahoser

OMG is this going to be another Al Gore, what a buzzhead, it’s no wonder NC is broke and 1.5 billion in debt with this kind of representation.


28 posted on 12/18/2008 5:52:01 AM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
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To: Dahoser

Global warming definitely hurt his arm


29 posted on 12/18/2008 6:06:35 AM PST by italianquaker
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To: Sam's Army

It is only Christmas when these buffoons want to buy,sell something or need the day off


30 posted on 12/18/2008 6:08:13 AM PST by italianquaker
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To: PJ-Comix
North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler and forestry observers are warning that climate change could alter the state's Christmas trees.

At least every other living thing on the planet will be safe :)

31 posted on 12/18/2008 6:10:29 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: PJ-Comix
Key word is "could" since there is no evidence that any Christmas trees in that state have suffered from a global warming ...

Global warming could hurt unicorns too - if either existed.

32 posted on 12/18/2008 6:21:32 AM PST by GOPJ (Gun Control-:- like trying to control stray dogs by neutering veterinarians.- G. Jonas)
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To: PJ-Comix

According to Al Gore the ice caps by now should be melting inundating coastal areas of Florida, devastating hurricanes should have ravaged the Gulf coast and we should be seeing malaria in Minnesota. However it snowed in New Orleans and Las Vegas, most of the northeast is enduring record cold temperatures and the Midwestern states resemble the arctic. Anyone who now seriously believes Gore’s claptrap must be deluded.


33 posted on 12/18/2008 6:32:37 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: PJ-Comix

It appears that virtually all dhimmicrats got Fs in science. What loons. Oh well, they’ll all fit well in the Obamaloon administration.


34 posted on 12/18/2008 6:32:45 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: PJ-Comix
Key word is "could" since there is no evidence that any Christmas trees in that state have suffered from a global warming that hasn't even been proven to exist.

But, weasal wording is a prominent characteristic of the Glow Bull Warming envirowackos. "Could", "might", "may", etc., are all benchmark weasal word terms of nutjobs peddling nonsense that has no factual basis.

35 posted on 12/18/2008 6:43:05 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

His concussions must have come while playing for Tennessee because he failed in the NFL.


36 posted on 12/18/2008 7:02:46 AM PST by usslsm51
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To: PJ-Comix

Global warming causes Democrats.


37 posted on 12/18/2008 7:03:07 AM PST by Christian4Bush (The left-wing cancer took root in the 1960s and the funeral took place on November 4th, 2008.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You know you’re a loser when you failed twice in Washington.


38 posted on 12/18/2008 10:30:48 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82; fieldmarshaldj

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ygloSoXG0&feature=related

The good QBs are all Republicans. Peyton Manning gave to Fred Thompson.


39 posted on 12/18/2008 3:24:44 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: PJ-Comix

Perhaps Christmas tree farmers could ask the President for a bailout.


40 posted on 12/18/2008 3:26:29 PM PST by GSWarrior (It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.)
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To: Impy

Well, Peyton did go to college at Tennessee...


41 posted on 12/18/2008 7:34:57 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

Yes.

http://www.newsmeat.com/sports_political_donations/Peyton_Manning.php

He also gave to Bob Corker, in the primary too.

I wonder why he lives in Cleveland of all places.


42 posted on 12/18/2008 9:00:14 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

I’ve never heard anything about him living in Cleveland.


43 posted on 12/18/2008 9:55:03 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Craig Ferguson just mentioned Malibu and Vegas snow and mocked Al Gore. The crowd erupted in applause.


44 posted on 12/18/2008 9:57:50 PM PST by eyedigress (All I want for Christmas is a nice blue barrel rifle.)
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To: darkangel82
Well, Peyton did go to college at Tennessee...

How is this stupid insult relevant to anything.

Let me know where you went to school. American?

45 posted on 12/18/2008 10:03:05 PM PST by eyedigress (All I want for Christmas is a nice blue barrel rifle.)
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To: eyedigress

How is that an insult? Go away, child.


46 posted on 12/18/2008 10:08:18 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

Your birds of a feather crap can take a flying leap. Comparing Shular to Manning and making the connection at UT doesn’t get dismissed lightly. Continue on with your name calling, it’s quite expected.


47 posted on 12/18/2008 10:13:06 PM PST by eyedigress (All I want for Christmas is a nice blue barrel rifle.)
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To: darkangel82

That link I posted about his political contribution lists Cleveland as his residence.


48 posted on 12/19/2008 12:42:10 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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