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Boxer revels in drive to cut carbon pollution
Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/1/9 | Rob Hotakainen

Posted on 10/01/2009 7:55:42 AM PDT by SmithL

WASHINGTON � Sen. Barbara Boxer left little doubt she was having a particularly good time Wednesday. Wearing sunglasses, California's junior Democratic senator made her way to a stage on the east lawn of the Capitol, then stood in front of a huge U.S. flag and waved to a throng of supporters as U2's "It's a Beautiful Day" roared through the loudspeakers.

"What a great day!" enthused the senator. "This is like giving birth again!"

Boxer was celebrating her alliance with Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry to introduce a long-awaited bill that, if approved, could land her in the history books.

The legislation � the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act � would force the United States to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020, setting more ambitious targets than a bill that passed the House over summer. By 2050, greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by 80 percent from 2005 levels.

Sponsoring a bill is the easy part. The hard part is next, as Boxer tries to fend off many Republicans and some Democrats who oppose the legislation, saying it would be too costly, particularly in tough times.

Opponents are ready for battle, saying Boxer and Kerry are out to impose a new national tax on energy.

"The national energy tax was a terrible idea when it passed the House, and it is an even worse idea now," said House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; barbarabotox; boxer; capandtax; capandtrade; democrats; economy; energy; energytax; envirowackos; globalwarming; glogalwarminghoax; greenhousegas; kerry; liberalfascism; nationalenergytax; taxes

1 posted on 10/01/2009 7:55:43 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

So is she going to start riding her bike between DC and CA?


2 posted on 10/01/2009 7:57:31 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: Hegemony Cricket
Joking, right? What's good for thee is NOT for me. Congress is sooo above the rest of us that they KNOW you want the best for them. Otherwise they wouldn't be fighting against having to use the Health Care they are eager to foist on the American public. Phonies!
3 posted on 10/01/2009 7:59:57 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: SmithL; OKSooner; honolulugal; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; RW_Whacko; SideoutFred; ...
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FReepmail me to get on or off

Ping me if you find one I've missed.


BoToxer, Lurch & Carbon... what a concept.
4 posted on 10/01/2009 8:00:41 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: SmithL

What a great day!” enthused the senator. “This is like giving birth again!”

As I recall giving birth was rather painful!!


5 posted on 10/01/2009 8:00:45 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Hegemony Cricket

What do you think - that she is one of us “little people”?

This woman is an absolute kook.


6 posted on 10/01/2009 8:00:52 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable, and unambiguous clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: originalbuckeye

I can’t wait for her to run for re-election next year when Californians are choosing between heating or eating thanks to her idiocy.


7 posted on 10/01/2009 8:01:16 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan - Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just t)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

“So is she going to start riding her bike between DC and CA?”

No, stretch limo


8 posted on 10/01/2009 8:02:30 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

Yeah, I know, the participation of scum like Boxer and Kerry says plenty, but in additon, anything that involves that jerk Bono has major problems with it.

He’s like the white Jesse Jackson-never met a camera he didn’t insist be focused on him.


9 posted on 10/01/2009 8:02:56 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: Right Cal Gal
Republicans need to find an honest, hard-working truth-teller to run against her. Can we draft Tom Selleck? Just asking. He seems to be a man of integrity.
10 posted on 10/01/2009 8:03:37 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: SmithL

Boxer is a lunatic and that a given. What’s downright shameful is that Cornyn and the GOP refuse to back Larry Elder in an effort to unseat her.


11 posted on 10/01/2009 8:03:38 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SmithL

Every idiot liberal is looking to “make history” destroying the country.


12 posted on 10/01/2009 8:03:40 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Hegemony Cricket

You’ve certainly hit upon the heart of the issue.

The “nobles” want to force cuts in the energy usage of the “serfs” in order to control them better, as well as making sure there is enough difference between their two lifestyles to highlight how superior the “nobles” are to the “serfs”.


13 posted on 10/01/2009 8:04:14 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: originalbuckeye
See my #11 and read here.
14 posted on 10/01/2009 8:04:50 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Please give more info on this.


15 posted on 10/01/2009 8:06:36 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Hegemony Cricket
This "clean energy" facade is just another diversion to keep American's eyes off the ball.

Already, liberal taxes, rules, and regulations have run most of our big manufacturing out of the country, so why do we even worry about "clean energy". China has absorbed much of our industrialization, and you need a knife to cut through the pollution in their air.

I've been to quite a few cities, and except for the accrid smell of the occasional paper mill, I find most of the cities to have clean, fresh air all around.

The left has discovered that almost anything they want to control can be related to pollution or global warming, and the current "fad" in the world is centered on the environment and to hell with the people...except the "special people" who are making the rules.

Now here is the obamallama bunch wanting to ban every type of energy which actually works, and replace it with junk science and systems that will sap the life and energy out of our inventors, industrialists, and everyday citizens.

They're even talking about removing hydroelectric dams for teh sake of a fish...a fish that no one even knew existed and don't really care one way or the other. So we are doomed to sit in the dark to make sure that little fish survives long enough to be eaten by a bigger, more plentiful, fish.

The liberals are turning America into bizarro world and the clinton-era image of the tail wagging the dog is still in full power.

Scotty, either beam down the common sense ray, or beam me up.
16 posted on 10/01/2009 8:06:38 AM PDT by FrankR ( We're up to "reverse discrimination"...what's next, "reverse SLAVERY"?)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

NO....HER BROOM....

this people make me so sick....


17 posted on 10/01/2009 8:08:03 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: SmithL

This is the height of arrogance IMO. The whole global warming hoax is now known to have been based on bad data. Yet, these “better at living than you” types still insist the 3rd most abundant element on earth is a pollutant, they want to regulate it and profess to be able to control the temperature of God’s green earth with a piece of crap legislative action in DC..

Buffoons.


18 posted on 10/01/2009 8:10:55 AM PDT by IamConservative (I'll keep my money. You keep the change.)
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To: DennisR

“This woman is an absolute kook.”

Box O Rocks


19 posted on 10/01/2009 8:13:38 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: SmithL

“What a great day!” enthused the senator. “This is like giving birth again!”.....

Yeah!...You dip shit!...You don’t have to pay for gas to get to work do you...


20 posted on 10/01/2009 8:14:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Joe 6-pack
Larry Elder would be terrific! I hope he defies the Republicans in charge and mounts his own campaign. He would probably get more in donations than the CA Republican Party for the Senate seat.

PS-Dennis Prager decided not to run because he didn't want his personal life open for ridicule. Not that his personal life has been embarrassing, just that Republicans are always subjected to a particularly rough colonoscopy in every political race.

21 posted on 10/01/2009 8:16:50 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: SmithL

Sounds like Mr. Boxer is due to profit handsomely from this scam.


22 posted on 10/01/2009 8:17:57 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: originalbuckeye; SoCal Pubbie
Senator Cornyn threw a wet blanket on Eloder's bid to run against Boxer.

There was a thread on it yesterday:

California NRSC Tells Larry Elder Not To Run Against Boxer, Instead They Pick A Sure Loser

23 posted on 10/01/2009 8:20:35 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SmithL
"This is like giving birth again!"

Or like an abortion maybe?

24 posted on 10/01/2009 8:22:29 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: MrB
The “nobles” want to force cuts in the energy usage of the “serfs” in order to control them better, as well as making sure there is enough difference between their two lifestyles to highlight how superior the “nobles” are to the “serfs”."

Sorry - I don't agree with your second part. Highlighting that difference will only hasten the revolution, and they likely will know that. They want to PROFIT from the trading of carbon credits (cf Algore) so that their lifestyles are different (better) for sure. The first part of your response is spot on.

25 posted on 10/01/2009 8:24:52 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: SmithL

“What a great day!” enthused the senator. “This is like giving birth again!”
______________________________________

Does not compute...

The day was a punishment ???????????


26 posted on 10/01/2009 8:25:31 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: SmithL
Hmmmmm...here's a true worthwhile 'Green Program"

27 posted on 10/01/2009 8:26:42 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen ("All that's necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.")
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To: SmithL

This will be the death of us.


28 posted on 10/01/2009 8:29:56 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

You do have to kind of “get in their brain” to see if they see the threat of revolution as an issue of more significance than their desire to be seen as superior.


29 posted on 10/01/2009 8:30:39 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: SmithL
...would force the United States to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020...

That is "U.S. to cut _ITS_ greenhouse gas emissions" so that there would be more fuel for China. It seems that China owns the U.S. already.

30 posted on 10/01/2009 8:36:26 AM PDT by Poincare
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Boxer is a lunatic and that a given. What’s downright shameful is that Cornyn and the GOP refuse to back Larry Elder in an effort to unseat her.”

Correct on both counts.


31 posted on 10/01/2009 9:10:34 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: SmithL

Boxer giving birth? There’s an image that will drive many to heavy drink in an effort to wash away.


32 posted on 10/01/2009 9:14:51 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: SmithL

She could start by telling Mickey Belle to stay home and not go flying jets all over the planet on a whim.


33 posted on 10/01/2009 9:17:26 AM PDT by madison10
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To: SmithL
"What a great day!" enthused the senator. "This is like giving birth again!"

What rough beast, its hour come round at last
slouches toward Bethlehem to be born...

34 posted on 10/01/2009 9:19:14 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: Right Cal Gal

My bet is she still wins. Anyone who would send her to DC in the first place is pretty darn stupid!


35 posted on 10/01/2009 9:24:57 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: SmithL

She will lose next year, she is a tragedy and a zit on the rear of American politics.


36 posted on 10/01/2009 9:29:55 AM PDT by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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Never-the-less, the IPCC has based its apocalyptic "hockey stick" chart of rising global temperatures that, it now turns out, is based on the historic concentric rings on exactly 12 trees. Count 'em, twelve sets of rings.

Billions of dollars ripped from the coffers of the rich countries and showered on the developing nations, industries crippled, carbon sacrificing, electricity plants shut down, etc., etc., etc. .....based on 12 trees somewhere in Russia?

It's almost laughable, if it weren't so sickening. Is it just me....or have we been had?

37 posted on 10/01/2009 9:34:35 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: SmithL

Can we get Boxer’s thoughts on the carbon footprint left by Barry and Michelle in their utilization of not just Air Force One, but Air Force Two on their Olympic bid trip to Copenhagen......


38 posted on 10/01/2009 9:41:22 AM PDT by cranked
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To: SmithL

She is Senator Inhofe’s #1 target. He has been bugging her forever and it is about to get a lot worse for Boxer. She won’t even ride in the same elevator with my Senator which I think is hilarious.


39 posted on 10/01/2009 9:47:50 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: SmithL; rdl6989; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; Normandy; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

40 posted on 10/01/2009 10:42:15 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: PhiKapMom

By the way, what’s it like to have two decent people for senators? Most of us have never had that experience.


41 posted on 10/01/2009 11:08:12 AM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: SmithL

All the mammals on earth emit CO2 constantly when they breathe. What ths country does to reduce CO2 won’t ammount to 2cents on a world basis. It’s a blatent con job on the public, and a criminal endevor.


42 posted on 10/01/2009 11:22:33 AM PDT by Waco (OK Libs, stop emiting)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

For years, she wins and wins out here with all the nutters on the left, socialist pacifists, Babs is the Queen. I am not sure if anyone here but Arnold would have a chance against her. It is inane that voters keep sending this incompetent nut to the Senate term after term. Even DiFi is saner than Babs.


43 posted on 10/01/2009 12:54:46 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: originalbuckeye

I’m partial to Dennis Miller myself. I call him the Anti-Franken.


44 posted on 10/01/2009 2:42:56 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan - Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just t)
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