Skip to comments.Californians Reject TWO Alternative Energy Props; Will Dems Pay Attention? NOT!
Posted on 11/08/2008 11:24:58 PM PST by Michael Eden
The People's Republic of California - which voted for Barack Obama over John McCain by a margin of 24 points - did something else that should send an even louder message: the "green," "global warming," "alternative energy" initiatives got utterly annihilated. Proposition 7 - which would have required utilities to generate 40 percent of their power from renewable energy by 2020 and 50 percent by 2025 - went down 65% to 35%. And Proposition 10 - which would have created $5 billion in general obligation bonds to help consumers and others purchase certain high fuel economy or alternative fuel vehicles, and to fund research into alternative fuel technology - went down 60% to 40%.
Noel Sheppard wrote it up with the title, "Green Initiatives Get Slaughtered in California, Will Media Notice?" Answer: no way, Jose.
Sheppard asks, "Will global warming-obsessed media share this news with the citizenry? Shouldn't this be HUGE news given President-elect Obama's green sympathies and his desire to enact a carbon cap and trade scheme to reduce carbon dioxide emissions?" Not when the media is thoroughly corrupt, and proponents of anthropogenic global warming are demagogues.
I've written about the fraud that is known as "anthropogenic global warming":
What the Science REALLY Says About Global WarmingA question should be raised for all to hear that is never raised because the media is corrupt and produces little more than outright propaganda:
What You Never Hear About Global Warming
According to official data, in every year since 1998 world temperatures have been getting colder, and in 2002 Arctic ice actually increased. Why, then, do we not hear about that?And one thing is certain: the Democrats you elected to run your lives certainly aren't going to raise it, either.
Californians rejected both measures because they came to realize that they would have cost an already overstressed economy $15 billion dollars. Are Californians liberal? Big time. Democrats are now in nearly total control of the state. Are Californians socialist nuts? Oh, yeah. As one example among many, Californians in Berkeley passed two resolutions calling the Marines "uninvited and unwelcome intruders in the city." Are they suicidal loons who will go right off the cliff with their ideology? Incredibly, as it turns out, not quite yet.
But what you don't realize, America, is that you are going to have an alternative energy boondoggle that makes both California propositions look like a drop in the bucket forced onto your economy. There isn't a federal proposition system such that voters get to decide whether polar bears should be considered more important than your kids. You already voted for it, whether you knew it or not.
You voted to give Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid near complete dominion over the Senate. He lectured us:
The one thing we fail to talk about is those costs that you dont see on the bottom line. That is coal makes us sick, oil makes us sick; its global warming. Its ruining our country, its ruining our world. Weve got to stop using fossil fuel.And - like it or not, ready or not - you WILL stop using fossil fuels. The fact that there is nothing to replace them with is irrelevant (did you know that 90% of our energy comes from fossil fuels? Did you know that alternative energy sourcescan't even begin to replace fossil fuels?).
You voted to give House Speaker Nancy Pelosi TOTAL domination in the House of Representatives. In her frankly unhinged spiel on global warming, she ranted:
Im trying to save the planet; Im trying to save the planet, she says impatiently when questioned. I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy.Democrats finally blinked on oil drilling after decades of obstruction. They did so only after it was long past obvious that Americans overwhelmingly wanted them to harness our domestic oil supply. But now that they have total power, and the price of oil has gone back down due to the coming recession, you can count on them to go back on whatever they said they would do.
And Barack Obama was recently discovered to have said of vital fossil fuel coal - which supplies 49% of the nation's electricity:
So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can its just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas thats being emitted.And what would be the effect of that? Obama wanted to make sure his San Francisco audience knew that he was going to implement his intentions with his eyes wide open:
The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, This is really important, and force their representatives to do the right thing? That requires mobilizing a citizenry. That requires them understanding what is at stake. Uh, and climate change is a great example.You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because Im capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.Get ready, America: you voted to have your economy destroyed by foolish ideological agendas, and you are going to get it.
The United States is the Saudi Arabia of coal, but we're going to abandon it. No matter how much it costs us; no matter how harmful it is going to be on our economy; no matter how hard it is for millions of American families. And we're not going to drill for domestic oil, no matter how much it would help. The people we elected don't want oil. They think it's icky. Same with nuclear energy. They might occasionally talk about "being willing to consider" these energy sources. But they aren't; and you can know that because they never have been.
That's why I earlier called Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama "The Three Stooges Of American Energy Policy." But the real stooges are the Americans who voted for them.
Ultimately, the joke will be on the nation that put these radical ideologues with their radical agenda in power.
Well, see, according to San Fran Nan, that’s just because the voters are all too stupid to know what they’re voting for, dontcha know.
True, and very sad!
Also what is not being talked about is that Bill Clinton put the largest deposits of clean burning coal OFF LIMITS back in the 1990’s.
I believe he declared them a national park or something. So we can't touch that either.
“That’s more true today than ever.”
Yes. Better than 51% of the voting public just confirmed that 3 days ago.
We’re at a place in history where only those who are determined to penetrate through the media disinformation can see things the way they really are. The media creates a narrative myth over story after story that amounts to sheer propaganda. And you have to WANT to dig for the truth to find it.
Truth is like gold these days. A long time ago, one could just happen by and find it lying on the ground. Now one has to practically strip mine to get to it.
So this doesn’t surprise you:
“Obama reviews Bush orders on stem cells, drilling”
Obama ends President Bush’s ending of the ban on drilling, ensuring that we are energy dependent on terrorist countries for at least another generation.
And he hasn’t even taken the oath of office yet!
Expected and net really a surprise. With the power of another branch of government behind him this is very frightening. He is moving fast before most of the country is not even paying attention.
Remember it is all “too deep” for most citizens to even want to know or care. He is behaving like a brilliant general. Exploiting the openings before the citizens even know the danger is there.
Scary times we live in because few, other than freepers and patriots, even are aware of what is going on.
Apathy and the ostriches will be the doom of the republic we grew up to love.
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