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Palin Is Wrong On Cap And Trade (Palin Watch ALERT)
Alaska Dispatch ^ | 7/15/09 | Lee Goodman

Posted on 07/16/2009 1:41:23 PM PDT by steve-b

Wow. In the editorial page of The Washington Post, our soon-to-be ex-governor just delivered a howler of a jeremiad: If President Obama's cap and trade proposal for carbon emissions becomes law, America will crumble.

Gov. Sarah Palin rolled out every device in the ultra-right arsenal of unsubstantiated declarations and sloppy logic. She shamelessly knits hysterical patriotism to a new energy-based species of Manifest Destiny. (We are ripe for economic growth and energy independence if we responsibly tap the resources that God created right underfoot on American soil). She touts the promise of the natural gas pipeline, conveniently leaving out the detail that she has quit this pet project of hers before really even starting it....

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TOPICS: Government; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: justsaynotomitt; mittbot; mittbotattack; mittliberal; paidforbymitt; pds; waronsarah; whenmittbotsattack
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1 posted on 07/16/2009 1:41:23 PM PDT by steve-b
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To: steve-b

Seems like she hit a nerve on this one.


2 posted on 07/16/2009 1:42:12 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world, and they are all out to get me.)
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To: GonzoGOP

LMAO! You bet!


3 posted on 07/16/2009 1:43:00 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: steve-b

re: arsenal of unsubstantiated declarations and sloppy logic

It’s really very simple. She’s after the Obama voter.


4 posted on 07/16/2009 1:43:55 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: steve-b

The kool-aid drinkers are drunk.....


5 posted on 07/16/2009 1:44:12 PM PDT by goodnesswins (WHO is Jim Thompson?)
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To: steve-b

Yes, liberofascists don’t take too sell to having their ox gored. Or their Gore oxed. Ba-da-boom!


6 posted on 07/16/2009 1:44:24 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Obamalama lied, the republic died.)
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To: steve-b

I wonder if Lee Goodman has ever given any of this a thought? Palin quite obviously has.


7 posted on 07/16/2009 1:44:27 PM PDT by Hans
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To: steve-b

When someone tells me they don’t like Sarah, it tells me more about them than it does about Sarah.


8 posted on 07/16/2009 1:45:26 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: steve-b

Sophist diatribe drivel.


9 posted on 07/16/2009 1:48:52 PM PDT by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: Ben Mugged

You saw Miller too?


10 posted on 07/16/2009 1:49:31 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You betCHA.

Get it right... :)


11 posted on 07/16/2009 1:49:38 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: GonzoGOP

All Sarah has to do now is come out against ObamaCare and libs heads will explode. There will be lib guts all over the place


12 posted on 07/16/2009 1:49:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: steve-b

They are repeating the talking points. They need a Teleprompter. It would be so much more efficient—and wow!—it would be instant!


13 posted on 07/16/2009 1:50:12 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Absolutely.
She is the winnowing fork.
It is impossible not to be separated as wheat or chaff.


14 posted on 07/16/2009 1:50:20 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: GonzoGOP

From the article, the following ASTOUNDING observation:

“...one wonders what governmental reach into the private sector she’s talking about...”

How about the banks! Or the car companies!! And next up is health insurance!!!

Oh, I get it now. The author does not consider those industries to be in the private sector.


15 posted on 07/16/2009 1:51:33 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: steve-b
What the governor is missing is that with cap and trade, Obama attempts a course correction in our national energy policy.

What this clown of a writer is missing is that the spurious assumptions used to justify cap and trade become weaker every day, and that this huge attempt to force a change to unproven alternative energy and fantasy fuels is not at all necessary. This ridiculous and unnecessary scheme will hurt our domestic economy, make us even less competitive in international trade, and raise the cost of every product and service Americans purchase, just to name a few obvious negative consequences.

If this is what passes for editorial comment in Alaska...

16 posted on 07/16/2009 1:51:51 PM PDT by Will88
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To: steve-b
Taking the third point first, one wonders what governmental reach into the private sector she's talking about, seeing as regulatory oversight of private sector affairs has been on a down-swing ever since Reagan
Please, I can't stop laughing. What does Green think all those people working for the government do all day, fill potholes? Hahahahaha
17 posted on 07/16/2009 1:52:40 PM PDT by dblshot
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To: MrB

yessir.......;-)


18 posted on 07/16/2009 1:52:40 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
All Sarah has to do now is come out against ObamaCare and libs heads will explode. There will be lib guts all over the place

At first i was confused as to how their heads exploding would throw guts all over the place, then i remembered that most liberals have their heads up their a$$ and it suddenly all made sense. I just wonder who will freak more, the liberals or the RINOs?
19 posted on 07/16/2009 1:54:00 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world, and they are all out to get me.)
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To: steve-b

how come “(Palin Watch ALERT)” and not “(BARF ALERT)”?


20 posted on 07/16/2009 1:55:55 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: F15Eagle

Because steve-b doesn’t like Palin.


21 posted on 07/16/2009 1:57:41 PM PDT by Texican72
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To: steve-b

Article by Lee Goodman, yep the democRATS have even spread to the great State Of Alaska. Just keep passing the barf bags. The Rats are going all out to stop the Palin Express because they know full well she is the only Pubbie who can beat Bam!!


22 posted on 07/16/2009 1:57:50 PM PDT by kenmcg (THE)
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To: steve-b

Stuipid people! It’s cap and TAX! Got it?!


23 posted on 07/16/2009 1:59:34 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: steve-b

Boy do I feel dumb (stupid)


24 posted on 07/16/2009 1:59:55 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Texican72

He’s chaff...


25 posted on 07/16/2009 2:00:12 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Texican72

Yes, that’s what it appeared to be to me, too.


26 posted on 07/16/2009 2:00:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: F15Eagle
how come “(Palin Watch ALERT)” and not “(BARF ALERT)”?

Evidently, liberals feel more comfy with the former than they do the latter.

27 posted on 07/16/2009 2:01:16 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: steve-b
She doesn't mention alternative energy sources other than to dismiss them

Gosh, I can't find where Sarah dismisses alternate energy in her Op Ed piece.

28 posted on 07/16/2009 2:05:20 PM PDT by Need4Truth (Washington DC is a foreign entity.)
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To: steve-b

She’s absolutely right! This country will fall! It is in the process of falling lest we rise up and prevent the take over of energy and healthcare! We have never been in a more precarious position as we are now! Our futures, our children’s future and their children’s future is in serious jeopardy!


29 posted on 07/16/2009 2:05:43 PM PDT by Circle_Hook
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To: steve-b
Lee Goodman is a writer and a commercial fisherman

Hey, Lee gets to wrap his fish in his own paper!!

30 posted on 07/16/2009 2:06:10 PM PDT by spald
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To: steve-b
cap&trade
31 posted on 07/16/2009 2:06:30 PM PDT by anonsquared (Jim Thompson made me do it!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Yep.


32 posted on 07/16/2009 2:07:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: steve-b

knits hysterical patriotism to a

Once you use a term like hysterical patriotism you lose any pretense of being anything less then a shill for the Obamaites.


33 posted on 07/16/2009 2:08:46 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Need4Truth

The greenies know that their pet energy sources cannot compete without mandates from the state,

so, being for proven energy sources is de facto being against “alternatives”.

I’d suggest those interested in “alternatives” work a little harder to make them competitive.


34 posted on 07/16/2009 2:09:30 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: SlowBoat407

Yeah but Miller wasn’t the first to use the phrase.


35 posted on 07/16/2009 2:10:17 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: steve-b; SolidWood; Al B.

Didn’t have to look too hard to find this one did you , Steve?


36 posted on 07/16/2009 2:10:58 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: steve-b

Wow.

comparing fossil fuel use to slavery— that’s a new one.

I thought Hansen’s holocaust analogy was a bit much


37 posted on 07/16/2009 2:14:59 PM PDT by lonestar67 ("I love my country a lot more than I love politics," President George W. Bush)
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To: MrB

It matters not.

Once energy sources are competitive, the watermelon environmentalists “discover” that the energy source is dangerous.

This has happened with nuclear and hydroelectric. It will happen soon with wind if it continues to increase as a viable source.

The only prudent thing for humanity to do is bring capitalism to an end.


38 posted on 07/16/2009 2:17:12 PM PDT by lonestar67 ("I love my country a lot more than I love politics," President George W. Bush)
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To: steve-b
An "argumentum ad hominem" from our smarter, better educated, opened, logical and of course inclusive (and never divisive) friends on the left. /s

Honestly, the second paragraph would have been the envy of any Pravda writer back in the Cold War days.

39 posted on 07/16/2009 2:23:11 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: steve-b

Palin is a breath of fresh air over all the other GOP retreads. Romney, Gingrich, McCain, Huckabee....all global warming ideas to some degree. Palin has guts. Steve, you should respect her more. Who else is there?


40 posted on 07/16/2009 2:25:18 PM 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: steve-b
What the governor is missing is that with cap and trade, Obama attempts a course correction in our national energy policy.

Sort of like the "course corrections" made by the 9/11 hijackers.

41 posted on 07/16/2009 2:28:47 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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What the governor is missing is that with cap and trade, Obama attempts a course correction in our national energy policy.

Energy is already among the most heavily regulated sectors in America. How much more "course correction" is needed?

42 posted on 07/16/2009 2:40:38 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: anonsquared
That's a great picture!

I'd like to see every service station in the country do that for a few days, to get the message out. They could just add $10 / gal to their actual prices, and leave the pumps set correctly. People would figure it out, and it would be quite a message.

43 posted on 07/16/2009 2:41:51 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: steve-b
I love this woman - truly, a great American!


44 posted on 07/16/2009 2:43:33 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: lonestar67
Once energy sources are competitive, the watermelon environmentalists “discover” that the energy source is dangerous.

This has happened with nuclear and hydroelectric. It will happen soon with wind if it continues to increase as a viable source.

I don't think you have to worry about wind becoming cost effective, for a very long time. Wind power has lots more problems than we are led to believe, and the "environmentalists" are already attacking it, anyway.

Solar is well on the way to becoming much more cost effective in the next few years, so it will be the next big target for criticism.

Geothermal shows great promise for 20 or so years out. I've already heard one liberal express concern about cooling the interior of the Earth.

45 posted on 07/16/2009 2:49:21 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: 3niner

Locally, my university is already trying to convince people that geothermal energy use causes earthquakes. Big headlines in Dallas paper note 2.0 richter level quakes and how people felt it and how ‘they are not sure its caused by geothermal

It is such an utter lie and yet I can see how this intellectual industry of observing microquakes will be used to destroy all access to resources under ground.

Wind is a rather large contributor to the grid in Texas. I still think coal is much better but know its all going to regulated to try to choke off capitalism.


46 posted on 07/16/2009 2:56:40 PM PDT by lonestar67 ("I love my country a lot more than I love politics," President George W. Bush)
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To: GonzoGOP
Wow. In the editorial page of The Washington Post, our soon-to-be ex-governor just delivered a howler of a jeremiad: If President Obama's cap and trade proposal for carbon emissions becomes law, America will crumble.

Sarah Palin is exactly correct! America will crumble with this punishing, unjustified tax. The entire concept is based on a false premise. There is no scientific or economic justification for this punitive tax.

America may crumble anyway, as the rate of unemployment accelerates because the corrupt and crazy people who run this country have no concept of basic economics, or they do not care. Everybody has a RIGHT to health care. Kennedy will be smiling all the way to his place in Hades if this passes.

47 posted on 07/16/2009 3:03:41 PM PDT by olezip
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To: Ben Mugged

so, so true...


48 posted on 07/16/2009 3:08:32 PM PDT by The Wizard (Democrat Party: a criminal enterprise)
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To: GonzoGOP

All Sarah has to do now is come out against ObamaCare and libs heads will explode. There will be lib guts all over the place....

I was thinking more of a “chest burster” from Alien :)

Sarah burroughs into a person’s body then explodes with force. The libs and RINOs scream in agony.


49 posted on 07/16/2009 3:46:40 PM PDT by ak267
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To: lonestar67
Wind is a rather large contributor to the grid in Texas.

It costs much more than other sources, even with Federal subsidies. Wind power can make sense for some applications, in remote locations, but it simply can't come close to competing with other power sources, on a level playing field.

There are many reasons for this. One that should be very obvious is that the output is highly variable, and cannot be depended upon for power on demand.

50 posted on 07/16/2009 4:22:52 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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