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Democrats want Capitol Hill as a 'green' beacon for planet
Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2007 | Christina Bellantoni

Posted on 03/03/2007 12:09:15 PM PST by plain talk

Democratic leaders yesterday called for the "greening" of buildings on Capitol Hill, saying politicians have the responsibility to preserve the planet. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has led a charge to fight global warming, and other top Democrats wrote a letter to the chief administrative officer of the House asking him to embark on a "Green the Capitol" initiative. "The Capitol complex should lead the nation in preserving our planet for future generations," the Democrats wrote to Daniel P. Beard yesterday. The letter was signed by Mrs. Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland and Juanita Millender-McDonald of California, the chairman of the House Administration Committee.

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1 posted on 03/03/2007 12:09:17 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Carbon credits are for sale from Al Gore.


2 posted on 03/03/2007 12:11:10 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: plain talk

deja vu.

The first thing reagan did when he got in office is turned up the thermostat and told them to get those solar panels off the roof.


3 posted on 03/03/2007 12:13:17 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: plain talk

They are making these claims as if the issue is settled. It's not. Washington DC's pollution isn't going to make or break the planet.


4 posted on 03/03/2007 12:15:31 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle (I think Jamie Dupree is annoying.)
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To: plain talk
Democratic leaders yesterday called for the "greening" of buildings on Capitol Hill ......

What daa hecky ???

/nuff said

5 posted on 03/03/2007 12:16:35 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: plain talk

Wow, this is quickly devolving into a modern man-made religion isn't it? Soon they’ll be taking down the 10 commandments (they’re still in the Capital aren’t they?), and replace it with some rhetoric by Al Gore!


6 posted on 03/03/2007 12:17:11 PM PST by villagerjoel (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: plain talk

Nancy will put potted pachysandra on the window sills of her extra special, large, air-conditioned office.


7 posted on 03/03/2007 12:19:49 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: plain talk; edcoil
Carbon credits are for sale from Al Gore.


8 posted on 03/03/2007 12:20:24 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: villagerjoel

Just throw some potted Chrysanthemium (-10sp) or a bunch of Mums into the Capitol rotundra ... or better yet, a bunch of Pot plants for the Dems to munch on or smoke (oooops, smoking is prohibited there) ... GEEZ !!!


9 posted on 03/03/2007 12:24:29 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: plain talk

You know, they may have a point.

If they bulldoze the place, think of all the CO2 that won't be released into the atmosphere.

However, I don't think that's what they had in mind.


10 posted on 03/03/2007 12:24:42 PM PST by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: plain talk

Keep them busy on BS projects.


11 posted on 03/03/2007 12:24:43 PM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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OK. Bring in A LOT of thorny cactuses in pots, and put them in her office. the office would immediately become green, and with enough cactuses she would be crowded out. She would get a green office and we would get that noone will be there. Win-win.


12 posted on 03/03/2007 12:24:49 PM PST by GSlob
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Former Vice President Al Gore, whose film on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," won an Oscar, plans to testify on Capitol Hill this month and deliver hundreds of thousands of postcards he has collected from citizens demanding a climate-change bill.

I saw this little car once and when the doors were opened a bunch of clowns came pouring outta that baby. A bunch.

No kidding. I saw it.

13 posted on 03/03/2007 12:25:31 PM PST by Condor 63
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"Nancy will put potted pachysandra on the window sills of her extra special, large, air-conditioned office."

Just what military jet has she commandeered and how is she paying off the carbon credits it devours? What ever happened re: this situation. I bet she got her way!!!!!!!!!!!!!
14 posted on 03/03/2007 12:25:57 PM PST by lawdude (2006: The elections we will live to die for!)
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To: plain talk

and with this simple idiotic self aggrandizing plan - they'll snag the teen vote because weve offered no alternative


15 posted on 03/03/2007 12:26:32 PM PST by Revelation 911
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To: plain talk
As a first step both Houses of Congress should immediately switch to composting toilets...basically like the out houses of yore. Copies of the Congressional Record could be recycled as toilet paper.
16 posted on 03/03/2007 12:28:31 PM 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: plain talk

An advocate from the Sand to Glass Institute has gone on the record as saying to top Democrats, "You first."


17 posted on 03/03/2007 12:30:08 PM PST by sand to glass advocate
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To: plain talk

--politicians have the responsibility to preserve the planet--

Translation: politicians are above all deities, and they own the planet. How refreshing! What joy, to be reminded of this "truth"...


18 posted on 03/03/2007 12:31:54 PM PST by rfp1234 (Custom-built for Bill Clinton: the new Toyota Priapus.)
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To: plain talk

This is completely retarded. I'd like to build some momentum for reduced need for oil in order to stick it to the oil-rich muzzies, but these libfreaks alienate every thinking person from conservation and alternative fuels by casting it as cure for global warming. *SHUT UP*!!!


19 posted on 03/03/2007 12:32:13 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: plain talk

Capitol Hill has always been a "green" beacon. As in Long Green.


20 posted on 03/03/2007 12:47:54 PM PST by fat city (What part of cognitive dissonance don't you understand?)
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More like a "brown beacon" with all the bs being put out by the Democrats.


21 posted on 03/03/2007 12:53:53 PM PST by Reagan is King (Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it)
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Don't these idiots understand that 95% of all greenhouse gasses comes from frickin WATER?


22 posted on 03/03/2007 12:56:05 PM PST by Go Gordon (I don't know what your problem is, but I bet its hard to pronounce)
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To: plain talk

So will Pelosi now trade in Air Force Three, or whatever big plane she just insisted on getting, for a big helium balloon to go back and forth to California in?


23 posted on 03/03/2007 12:56:05 PM PST by omnivore
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see also:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1794215/posts


24 posted on 03/03/2007 1:12:53 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: VictoryGal
but these libfreaks alienate every thinking person from conservation and alternative fuels by casting it as cure for global warming. *SHUT UP*!!!

They are tainting science too. Now anyone who is interested in meteorology, nature, climate study, animals, whales, dolphins, you name it now has a stigma. This will work to dissuade young conservative and open minded scientific people from entering these fields in the future for fear that they will become labeled as a "libfreak".

25 posted on 03/03/2007 1:23:00 PM PST by SteamShovel
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To: plain talk

Decorate the US Capitol with green lights like a mosque?


26 posted on 03/03/2007 3:54:46 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: plain talk

Suggestion: All those on the left side of the aisle, walk or ride a bike. No cars! Next, the left should travel to and from their homes states via rail. No planes or automobiles. Air conditioning and heating in their offices should be turned off, not just raised or lowered. Saves on power plant output, thus less pollution created to advance global warming. That should do it.


27 posted on 03/03/2007 4:30:42 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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"Democratic leaders yesterday called for the "greening" of buildings on Capitol Hill ......"


I propose the needed capital for this boondoggle be deducted from their paychecks.

Hold on to your wallets folks.


28 posted on 03/03/2007 4:45:19 PM PST by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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Capitol Hill is already plenty GR$$$N.


29 posted on 03/03/2007 5:16:44 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Veritas. Gravitas. Ohmygas.)
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To: plain talk
Yeah the House Democrats will buy carbon offsaets and continue conspicuous consumption when no one's looking. Its all about appearances.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

30 posted on 03/03/2007 5:20:05 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: edcoil

Yeah, the greening of Ithica worked great. /sarcasm


31 posted on 03/03/2007 6:38:31 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The Clintons: A Malignant Malfeasance of the Most Morbid)
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