Skip to comments.DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM SEEKS TO RID U.S. OF OIL
Posted on 09/05/2012 1:12:23 PM PDT by neverdem
Ridding the U.S. of oil-based energy and avoiding the catastrophic consequences of climate change are the primary goals of the Democratic Party platform released this week that labeled the planets temperature variations as a national security crisis.
We must end the tyranny of oil in our time, the platform said. This immediate danger is eclipsed only by the longer-term threat from climate change, which will lead to devastating weather patterns, terrible storms, drought, conflict, and famine. That means people competing for food and water in the next fifty years in the very places that have known horrific violence in the last fifty: Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. That could also mean destructive storms on our shores, and the disappearance of our coastline, the platform said.
The U.S. is no longer public enemy number one when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions that distinction now goes to China. Other offending countries include the U.S., India, Russia and the European Union, the platform said.
Democrats want to conquer climate change through the creation of a global energy forum, which they would reach out to the offending nations to join in order to establish new climate protocols. We need a global response to climate change that includes binding and enforceable commitments to reducing emissions, especially for those that pollute the most.
Without dramatic changes, rising sea levels will flood coastal regions around the world. Warmer temperatures and declining rainfall will reduce crop yields, increasing conflict, famine, disease, and poverty. By 2050, famine could displace more than 250 million people worldwide. That means increased instability in some of the most volatile parts of the world, the platform said.
Never again will we sit on the sidelines, or stand in the way of collective action to tackle this global challenge, the platform said.
Breaking the countrys addiction to foreign oil calls for a Manhattan or Apollo Project-level commitment.
We hear that call and we Democrats commit to fast-track investment of billions of dollars over the next ten years to establish a green energy sector that will create up to five million jobs, the platform said.
It will not be easy, but neither was getting to the moon, the platform said.
Have you tried using spices instead of oil?
I understand Mussolini made the trains run on thyme.
That's it. They just jumped the shark.
Another possibility might be that they are only adding all of this crazy stuff to their platform because that motivates the grassroots and besides the politicians have no intention of following through.
Kind of like our side.
Sage advice, that.
If we keep this up long enough, this thread will be peppered with puns.
Not even mules and horses. They fart, defecate, and urine horribly, releasing tons of greenhouse gas emissions for the relatively liitle work they can do.
Let them ferment algae.
Watch the convention for a Wellstone moment. That’s all that’s missing. Somebody major has got to step up to the mike in prime time, and complete wig out. They can rant, say a provable falsehood, or make it painfully clear that they’re living in lala land, personally attack Mitt or Ryan, or publicly embrace communism/Islam/post-colonialist gibberish, or any other form of political suicide. Once that happens, it’s over, except for the celebrating. The only thing that can save them then is if Mitt completely blows a debate or says something stupid or racist. I can feel the Wellstone moment coming. My bones are aching and the air is electric with expectation.
Just as they are trying to end the tyranny of excellence and success.
“Do it for Paul” - Tom Harkan
We must end the tyranny of oil in our time, the platform said.
Translated; We must end the convenience and affordability of energy, and drive the Serfs (us) into a lower overall standard of living to appease the elitist enviro-Nazis.
And isn’t there supposedly a tight Senate race in North Dakota?
Or is it South D.?
Mike Savage was right.
Meanwhile, 0bama is funding Brazil. That helps him further erode our ‘superpower’ status. After all, in his view America doesn’t deserve to be #1.
Getting to the moon was a childs play compared with the virtual terraforming they are talking about.
When fuel costs Americans 10-50% of their earnings maybe then we as a whole will
wake up to the sabotage the democrats have planned and implemented to
our greatest country on the planet.
Rid the country of democrats, boil all of them in oil!!!!
Seriously, I checked twice just to make sure.
*houeto* walks away shaking head.