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Everyone Hates the Cap-and-Trade Bill [Greenpeace just came out in opposition to the massive....]
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Posted on 06/26/2009 8:31:59 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Everyone Hates the Cap-and-Trade Bill

Greenpeace just came out in opposition to the massive, 1,200-page bill the House is considering today. I say 1,200 pages, but it may have expanded to 1,500 overnight, as there's a rumor than 300 pages of amendments were added around 2 a.m.

Conservatives quickly took to Twitter to laud Greenpeace, which is opposing the bill for entirely different reasons than the Right, but nonetheless.

Thus, the cap-and-trade bill solved global warming for free, before even being passed, because Hell hath officially frozen over.

The House has been slugging it out all morning on the floor over this monstrosity. After their moment of silence for Michael Jackson, they'll be back to it. Americans for Prosperity has a target list for voters to call, and activists on Twitter have been referring followers to the Congressional switchboard.

President Obama himself called fence-sitters yesterday, but the winds do not feel favorable for Pelosi's giant, sweeping overhaul of the energy economy. If the bill narrowly passes, as was predicted yesterday, it's likely to make life difficult for a bunch of Blue Dog Democrats in 2010.


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1 posted on 06/26/2009 8:32:00 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The enemy of my enemy is my friend


2 posted on 06/26/2009 8:33:49 AM PDT by lakertaker (Libertarian Party since 1998)
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To: Sub-Driver
Greenpeace just came out in opposition to the massive, 1,200-page bill the House is considering today. I say 1,200 pages, but it may have expanded to 1,500 overnight, as there's a rumor than 300 pages of amendments were added around 2 a.m.

Oooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooo! The transparency is blinding me!!!!!!!!!!!

3 posted on 06/26/2009 8:34:06 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I heard that not a single Republican was going to vote Yes on this idiocy.


4 posted on 06/26/2009 8:34:57 AM PDT by unkus
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To: lakertaker

Yea I heard around various blogs, this dog isnt going to hunt. That 20 vote margin of defeat is growing as all but the hardcore leftists 150 members are wavering. I think its 70/30 it fails in a solid defeat.


5 posted on 06/26/2009 8:35:44 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Sub-Driver; All

Liberal rags with articles against cap-and-trade:

Cap-and-Trade Does More Harm than Good
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/06/25-3

Legislation Gnomes
http://www.ryanavent.com/blog/?p=2054

Cap and Trade in the Dark?
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2009/06/cap-and-trade-dark

Creating a ‘Pollution Casino’:
Why the Energy Bill May End Up a Boon for Our Dirtiest Industries
http://www.alternet.org/environment/140884/creating_a_’pollution_casino’:_why_the_energy_bill_may_end_up_a_boon_for_our_dirtiest_industries/

‘Why we cannot support this bill”
http://www.grist.org/article/2009-06-25-energy-climate-debate-aces/

Environmentalists raise concerns about cap and trade
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2008/02/24/news/top_stories/23_29_042_23_08.txt

.... feel free to add to my list if you find others


6 posted on 06/26/2009 8:36:15 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Sub-Driver

Greenpeace hates it because it only spends $2 Trillion to save the whales?


7 posted on 06/26/2009 8:36:17 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: lakertaker

Only because Greenpeace wants a carbon tax. The saying should be expanded to say “The enemy of my enemy is a friend until that guy is dead and then I will shank him in the kidney before he can refocus on me.”


8 posted on 06/26/2009 8:36:18 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder why Greenpeace opposes it.


9 posted on 06/26/2009 8:36:46 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Always Right

Oooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooo! The transparency is blinding me!!!!!!!!!!!
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Joseph Goebels (sp) would be proud of Hussein 0bama’s propaganda machine, which includes the State Run Media.


10 posted on 06/26/2009 8:37:01 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Sub-Driver
For the record, Greenpeace says it doesn't do enough, so they oppose it. I think this is a head fake statement. Secretly, they love it.

"Since the Waxman-Markey bill left the Energy and Commerce committee, yet another fleet of industry lobbysists has weakened the bill even more, and further widened the gap between what Waxman-Markey does and what science demands. As a result, Greenpeace opposes this bill in its current form. ..." More

11 posted on 06/26/2009 8:37:15 AM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: Sub-Driver

But I want to (maybe, possibly, if I wish real hard) lower global temperatures by two tenths of a degree by 2100.


13 posted on 06/26/2009 8:38:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This sucker’s gonna pass, according to the Hill correspondents C-SPAN has been interviewing.


14 posted on 06/26/2009 8:40:13 AM PDT by Boiling Pots (B. Hussein Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: Sub-Driver

You’ve got to be kidding !

“After their moment of silence for Michael Jackson, they’ll be back to it.”


15 posted on 06/26/2009 8:41:23 AM PDT by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: Enterprise

Seems the far left ‘groups’ are sending a message to the empty suit.

He’s not listening.

It’s congress, stupid.


16 posted on 06/26/2009 8:43:23 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: lakertaker
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Also remember: "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."

17 posted on 06/26/2009 8:43:40 AM PDT by ex91B10 (The only response now is mass resistance.)
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To: Boiling Pots

Greed wins...Congress is into only handing out bread and water to the masses now, after WE pay for it, of course.

Dogs.


18 posted on 06/26/2009 8:43:57 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Sub-Driver

Does it matter if it passes? The left holds all the chairs and will simply have each department implement it via policy.


19 posted on 06/26/2009 8:44:57 AM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: Enterprise
The giveaways and preferences in the bill will actually spur a new generation of nuclear and coal-fired power plants to the detriment of real energy solutions.

If it ain't wind or solar, they don't like it.
20 posted on 06/26/2009 8:45:18 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (Williams/Sowell 2012 -or- Sowell/Williams 2012)
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To: Boiling Pots
This sucker’s gonna pass, according to the Hill correspondents C-SPAN has been interviewing.

They always say that. Then the congressmen run out and proclaim it to be a done deal in hopes people will stop calling. The reality is that they pass ammendments to it and claim full passage when no such thing has happened. The real fight will be in the senate.
21 posted on 06/26/2009 8:46:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Renegade
Well what about Farah Fawcett and Ed McMahon, in fact why don't they just spend the whole day in silence for everyone who died yesterday...it would be much better for the country!
22 posted on 06/26/2009 8:46:34 AM PDT by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“as there’s a rumor than 300 pages of amendments were added around 2 a.m. “

According to Republicans on C-SPAN today, the amendment (200+ additional pages) was delivered at 3:09 AM this morning.

This doesn’t need to be rushed, it needs to be SLOOOWED DOWN!

Live C-SPAN discussion thread at:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2279994/posts


23 posted on 06/26/2009 8:47:44 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: ComputerGuy

Ok, that makes sense then. Evidently there is something in the bill to make EVERYONE mad.


24 posted on 06/26/2009 8:47:55 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Sub-Driver

bookmark


25 posted on 06/26/2009 8:49:02 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: madison10

I wouldn’t insult our Canine-American friends by comparing them to the sewer in Washington.

What we have in the House is a collection of sewer rats!


26 posted on 06/26/2009 8:51:27 AM PDT by VRWCRick
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To: Enterprise

not harsh enough....


27 posted on 06/26/2009 8:52:36 AM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

They should call this turd the “Congressional Personal Interest Enrichment Act”


28 posted on 06/26/2009 8:53:42 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Spay or Neuter your liberal today!)
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To: Enterprise

“I wonder why Greenpeace opposes it.”

It does not go far enough. it only rolls back CO2 a little, from GP’s point of view. It should reduce CO2 about 10 times more for them to be happy.

Plus, the bill still allows for some choice, and corporations can still profit.


29 posted on 06/26/2009 8:56:48 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Sub-Driver

“Everyone Hates the Cap-and-Trade Bill”

Everyone, that is, except those enemies and traitors in Congress.


30 posted on 06/26/2009 9:03:06 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: WKUHilltopper

And yet again.... I hear NO REPUBS on TV speaking AGAINST this and explaining the CONSERVATIVE view on the fictional Global Warming.


31 posted on 06/26/2009 9:09:39 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

That’s true too. But then again, mostly the propaganda machine is too busy talking about Michael Jackson. They love the mindless distractions to push their tripe thru the treasonous halls of Congress.


32 posted on 06/26/2009 9:11:26 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: pburgh01

Gawd, I hope you’re right.


33 posted on 06/26/2009 9:13:41 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Sub-Driver
Make this Obozo’s fist major defeat of many.
34 posted on 06/26/2009 9:24:44 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: DallasDeb

Well acording to Rush we may just lose this in the last 2 minutes of the 4th qtr. Like Mark Levin says, can we stop all this Blue Dog Democrat crap and go after anyone with D after their name with the same vigor. Pelosi thinks we are chumps with this Lucy and the football scam here. Watch the Dow crash 500pts Monday by close. Hey union coal miners in Pa, Ohio..Hope and Change baby! Hope you like dealing with the Obama administration Save our Home program as you have to choose between groceries and the mortgage payment on your house. I guess like my kids, the country has to learn a lesson the hard way.


35 posted on 06/26/2009 9:25:55 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Sub-Driver
This unconstitutional Crap is going to have too be undone one way or another.
36 posted on 06/26/2009 9:56:33 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Enterprise
I wonder why Greenpeace opposes it.

They probably think it is too weak.

Here a new plan they might like:

Get rid of all non-solar transportation.

Make non-solar electrical generation illegal.

Ban windmills because a birdie might get hurt.

Ban the non-solar heating of homes and businesses.

Ban batteries because they contain dangerous chemicals.

Feel free to add your own.

37 posted on 06/26/2009 10:02:40 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Thus, the cap-and-trade bill solved global warming for free, before even being passed, because Hell hath officially frozen over... If the bill narrowly passes, as was predicted yesterday, it's likely to make life difficult for a bunch of Blue Dog Democrats in 2010.

38 posted on 06/26/2009 11:51:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Sub-Driver; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; Normandy; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

39 posted on 06/27/2009 6:16:25 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" - Lady Thatcher)
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