Monday, July 13, 2009

Seems Like Only Yesterday...

...when the shameless tactic of using catastrophe-laden rhetoric to scare the American people into supporting a political agenda was the hallmark of a body politic drunk with power and insatiably thirsting for more.

Example: "If we don't pass the Patriot Act, millions of American lives will be lost in future domestic terror attacks!"

Enter Hopenchage, stage left.

Boxer faces 'challenge of a lifetime' on climate change bill

WASHINGTON — If the Senate doesn't pass a bill to cut global warming, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer says, there will be dire results: droughts, floods, fires, loss of species, damage to agriculture, worsening air pollution and more.

Babs, you forgot "running out of gas, flat tires, and locusts."

Climate change 'will cause civilisation to collapse'

An effort on the scale of the Apollo mission that sent men to the Moon is needed if humanity is to have a fighting chance of surviving the ravages of climate change. The stakes are high, as, without sustainable growth, "billions of people will be condemned to poverty and much of civilisation will collapse".

God help us if these people aren't stopped.

And, it's not just the Chicken Little tales of calamity and doom that are getting more and more outrageous with every passing day. These people are batshit crazy when they're speaking honestly and candidly about this stuff.

The House of Representatives has just passed – barely – a major climate change bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). The bill is now off to the Senate, where it will face a tough battle. ACES is imperfect, loaded down with many political favors.

"This bill is full of wasteful pork."

It is also incomplete, neglecting important aspects of our response to energy and climate issues.

"It won't do what its supporters say it will do."

Nonetheless, ACES is an important step forward. Americans should urge their Senators to support this imperfect but important legislation.

"But, by golly, we gotta get this bill passed as soon as we can!"

Anyone know where I can get a good price on a bulk purchase of pitchforks?