All I need is the air that I breathe …

posted at 11:33 am on February 19, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Sources within the Obama administration tell its favorite leak recipient that they will have the EPA start to regulate carbon dioxide emissions in the next few months.  The decision will hit the energy and transportation sectors at a time when both will be needed for an economic recovery.  Get ready for even more nationalization:

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act for the first time to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists blame for the warming of the planet, according to top Obama administration officials.

The decision, which most likely would play out in stages over a period of months, would have a profound impact on transportation, manufacturing costs and how utilities generate power. It could accelerate the progress of energy and climate change legislation in Congress and form a basis for the United States’ negotiating position at United Nations climate talks set for December in Copenhagen.

The environmental agency is under order from the Supreme Court to make a determination whether carbon dioxide is a pollutant that endangers public health and welfare, an order that the Bush administration essentially ignored despite near-unanimous belief among agency experts that research points inexorably to such a finding.

Well, you have to love how the New York Times has decided to become the spin masters of the Obama administration.  Take a look at the second paragraph of the article, in which John Broder breathlessly informs us that regulating carbon dioxide could “accelerate the progress of energy and climate change legislation in Congress and form a basis for the United States’ negotiating position at United Nations climate talks”.  It could do all that, but what Broder doesn’t mention is that it will also rapidly increase energy costs, making it costlier to produce goods and services inside the US while foreign competitors gain an advantage.

How long does it take for Broder to mention the fact that increased regulation and imposition of controls will “significantly increase costs”?  Paragraph 15, of 26.  He only mentions it in reference to expected opposition from Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), whom Broder helpfully casts as a “champion” of the auto industry.  Funny, though, that the New York Times didn’t bother much with describing people as “champions” of this industry when covering the auto-industry bailouts, which will now apparently go to waste, thanks to this new regulatory push that will make both the manufacturing and products of the industry obsolete.

In fact, in the entire 26-paragraph article, only two paragraphs speak at all about the opposition to such an approach.  The rest almost fawningly describe the effort in glowing, even heroic tones.  It’s quite the piece of propaganda, and I’m certain the Obama administration will bless the NYT with even more scoops like this in the future.  It’s far below Broder’s usual standard.

Interestingly, the Most Transparent and Accountable Administration in World History will not ask Congress to pass these new regulations.  Getting the People’s Branch involved apparently is too time-consuming and tiresome.  Instead, the EPA will just start issuing regulations, and will ask us to trust them to be reasonable.  No, I’m not kidding:

She also said that while Mr. Obama supported Congressional action on climate change, he was also committed to using the regulatory authority of the executive branch to reduce emissions that contribute to global warming.

Mr. LaBolt said the White House would not interfere with the agency’s decision-making process.

If the environmental agency determines that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant to be regulated under the Clean Air Act, it would set off one of the most extensive regulatory rule makings in history. Ms. Jackson knows that she would be stepping into a minefield of Congressional and industry opposition and said that she was trying to devise a program that allayed these worries.

Remember all those on the Left that complained about George Bush’s “imperial” approach to the Presidency?  Do you suppose they’ll complain about this?  Neither do I.


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Check out Drudge. Heh.

lorien1973 on February 19, 2009 at 11:35 AM

It is nearing time to break out the weapons – seriously.

Vashta.Nerada on February 19, 2009 at 11:36 AM

It’s just a matter of time before the EPA installs fartometers on us to regulate methane production.

Mr. Bingley on February 19, 2009 at 11:37 AM

I have a feeling before this all ends,we might see Hussein on an episode of COPS!

christene on February 19, 2009 at 11:37 AM

oh boy. More fresh hell.

anniekc on February 19, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Vashta.Nerada on February 19, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Yep, lets roll!

dmann on February 19, 2009 at 11:38 AM

I took particular issue with this part:

“The environmental agency is under order from the Supreme Court to make a determination whether carbon dioxide is a pollutant that endangers public health and welfare, an order that the Bush administration essentially ignored despite near-unanimous belief among agency experts that research points inexorably to such a finding.

I love how the left claims to be all about science, when they mix up two of the most basic tenets of science. A theory is something that remains to be proven and a law is something that is proven, i.e., the law of gravity.

Liberals don’t come out and say it, but they basically believe in the Law of Man Made Global Warming.

Byzantine on February 19, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Revolution of the People and the Producers
I love it

Defector01 on February 19, 2009 at 11:39 AM

hear those sirens?
Yea — it’s the coming police state.

blatantblue on February 19, 2009 at 11:40 AM

near-unanimous belief among agency experts that research points inexorably to such a finding.

Maybe those “agency experts” should step outside of the EPA building, and/or stop getting all their “scientific” information from sources like the NY Times and Al Gore, and start paying attention to the hundreds of real scientists who have pointed out how seriously flawed the current AGW theory is.

AZCoyote on February 19, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Oooh I , in my effort to protest against this Communist, will endeavor to burn pine and other soft woods in my fire pit in the back yard…. perhaps some old tar paper as well.

MNDavenotPC on February 19, 2009 at 11:41 AM

The speed that the federal government seems bent toward creating a populist backlash is inexplicable. Are they this tin-eared? It’s only been a month. Is Obama an agent provocateur with an anti-Democratic agenda? Why are they bent on self-destruction?

ignorantapathy on February 19, 2009 at 11:41 AM

My husband is an environmental lawyer and worked for EPA several years ago and works for the state of New Jersey now. The Clean Air Act and Clean Water Acts are so vague that EPA can write almost any regulation under them. The Bush Administration didn’t try going to Congress on any of this stuff either. It issued regulations (or refused to in the case of Co2) and then the environmental groups sued it. The court cases on these laws are astounding. Reams and reams of expert testimony in both directions. Amazing interpretations of the statutes depending on the outcome the litigants want.

There is going to be a big effort to reauthorize the Clean Water Act though. There is a Supreme Court decision on wetlands that the enviros want to overturn and that requires legislation.

rockmom on February 19, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Since when does CNBC punditry warrant the full red-font siren?

Has Drudgey lost his mind?

YYZ on February 19, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Well that cinches it for me. Guess the ‘cow’ tax is a comin’.
I knew it.
Need to sell of now I guess. All my farting & burping cows I guess are just too much for old mother Earth to take.
I think Soylent Green should be the new ‘burger’.
CO2 exhaling Liberals first!

Badger40 on February 19, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Why are they bent on self-destruction?

ignorantapathy on February 19, 2009 at 11:41 AM

They’re not bent on self-destruction; they’re bent on destruction of this nation.

AZCoyote on February 19, 2009 at 11:43 AM

I wonder if Obama will stop eating wagayu?
Hmmm….

Badger40 on February 19, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Must…hold…breath….(passes out)

batter on February 19, 2009 at 11:43 AM

The speed that the federal government seems bent toward creating a populist backlash is inexplicable. Are they this tin-eared? It’s only been a month.

ignorantapathy on February 19, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Here’s the scary part. It hasn’t been a month. Tomorrow it’ll have been one month since the inauguration. We have 47 more of these to go(assuming the electorate isn’t insane enough to give him a 2nd term).

Doughboy on February 19, 2009 at 11:44 AM

In a totally unrelated story, the Dow Jones is down 5% in the past two weeks alone…

Vashta.Nerada on February 19, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Not just talking down the ecomony but now planning to paralyze it with mythical “scientific” computer models.

Obumbles of Hussein Walk.

profitsbeard on February 19, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Check out Drudge. Heh.

lorien1973 on February 19, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Awesome! I have a new hero. We need more people like him.

carbon_footprint on February 19, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Any reasonable person reading these threads and the day’s news would conclude it’s time to pull up stakes and set sail for America. The old world here is breaking apart and coming to an end.

JiangxiDad on February 19, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Maybe those “agency experts” should step outside of the EPA building, and/or stop getting all their “scientific” information from sources like the NY Times and Al Gore, and start paying attention to the hundreds of real scientists who have pointed out how seriously flawed the current AGW theory is.

I’m sorry, but there’s thousands of scientists that dissent from the Man Made Global Warming point of view :)

Byzantine on February 19, 2009 at 11:46 AM

YYZ on February 19, 2009 at 11:42 AM

drudge hates obama and magnifies every negative story he can find. he’s really painting himself into a corner; like he hasn’t in the past.

lorien1973 on February 19, 2009 at 11:47 AM

When Clinton changed the Title V air quality regulations it caused manufacturing companies millions of dollars in procedures, testing and compliance. Some actually had to go out of business due to the high cost of compliance. Small trucking companies also went out of business because they had to replace the older models, not sure in this day and time that any small trucking company or large can afford to replace 18 wheelers, especially when they can’t get the money to do so. If they gear down the regulations it will be a final nail in the coffin for a majority of our manufacturing companies, coal mining, chemical plants, etc.

This is not encouraging at all.

workingforpigs on February 19, 2009 at 11:48 AM

…despite near-unanimous belief among agency experts that research points inexorably to such a finding.

So what? There is ALWAYS near-unanimous belief among the tree hugging zealots at the EPA, irregardless of whether their beliefs are grounded in any kind of reality whatsoever. The agency is just one giant green echo chamber.

cool breeze on February 19, 2009 at 11:48 AM

It is nearing time to break out the weapons – seriously. Vashta.Nerada on February 19, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Yep, lets roll! dmann on February 19, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Oooo, you guys sound so coool talking about guns. Guns guns guns! Let us know when you shoot somebody worth shooting, you big gun guys you.

Akzed on February 19, 2009 at 11:49 AM

lorien1973 on February 19, 2009 at 11:47 AM

like the msm did to bush?

Be_Aware on February 19, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Carbon Dioxide Tax?

Carbon Dioxide free zones?

Hopey/Changey Ministry of Carbon Dioxide Emissions,
Control and Seizure!

canopfor on February 19, 2009 at 11:50 AM

And the “hits” just keep on comming!

***Warning: The Internet Warrior is feeling a long rant is just around the corner. Might want to keep small children and pets away from your monitors. I’m about to blow up! And those of you that have seen my rants know what I mean. This is just way too much for any real Conservative, hell ANY American to take in just 4 weeks… You have been warned…

Mark Garnett on February 19, 2009 at 11:51 AM

If a “consensus of scientists” came up with the theory (and genetic modeling software) that stated “human life begins at conception” do you think Obama and his tools would act on it with this same fervor and devotion and blind loyalty and unquestioning obeisance?

They choose their “science” (and scientists) to fit their agenda.

Period.

profitsbeard on February 19, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Get over to Drudge right now!

cjs1943 on February 19, 2009 at 11:51 AM

You thought the housing crisis was bad – wait until Obama & his stooges prevent you from even driving to work.

How many are up for the grey pajamas with an Obama logo emblazoned on the back?

How many want to start peddling a bike to work?

How many want to go back to circa 1859??

Not that many? Did not think so.

If you start messing with libs and their internet, iPhone, drive-by life style then they might actually get pissed about what Obama is all about.

This is what Obama has in store for you.

It is real hard to fuel up a car on hope & change.

izoneguy on February 19, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Seriously readers, how much longer until people revolt? We are merely 30 days into this mess.

carbon_footprint on February 19, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Hey, has anyone seen the food fight going on at Drudge. CNBC stock traders call for volt against Obama mortgage plan.

RadioFreeUSA on February 19, 2009 at 11:53 AM

If the EPA air nuts are let loose it will be a real bad thing for this country. I am certain this current administration is intent on destroying manufacturing in this country. They want us all to be dependent on Government.

workingforpigs on February 19, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Get over to Drudge right now!

cjs1943 on February 19, 2009 at 11:51 AM

WOW !!!! Break out the guns boys !!! The fight is on !!!

Mark Garnett on February 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

And meanwhile back on the ranch, the Boy King is still flitting around the world in his spiffy jet and is in Canada today.

Carbon footprints LOL

Knucklehead on February 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Troll alert!!!

Akzed is here!

:D

blatantblue on February 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!Warning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To all Hot Air crew,be advised that Mark Garnett
is about to blow a gasket,be alert,and vigil!

Now,as you were,back to commenting,that is all!

Mark,I’m only kidding you!:)

canopfor on February 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Akzed on February 19, 2009 at 11:49 AM

You don’t have to shoot somebody to make a difference.

Vashta.Nerada on February 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Mark Garnett on February 19, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Fire mission on, FFE!

dmann on February 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

drudge hates obama and magnifies every negative story he can find. he’s really painting himself into a corner; like he hasn’t in the past.

lorien1973 on February 19, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Drudge is a Conservative??? No wai! Alert the internets!

You lack perspective. There’s wall to wall media coverage that is anti-anything GOP and overly pro-anything Dem. We can’t have alternative channels of information now can we???

Byzantine on February 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Carbon Dioxide needs to be regulated as a Pollutant, great.

What’s next? Flop sweat will become toxic waste?

Rocks on February 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Yes, MR. Wonderful is in Canada.. he wants to renegotiate NAFTA, I expect we will now be at war with Canada.

workingforpigs on February 19, 2009 at 11:55 AM

How long before they start regulating emissions from human beings? Better not eat broccoli, beans, or eggs since they all make me gassy. Guess I’ll just have to hold it in until I explode.

College Prof on February 19, 2009 at 11:55 AM

All I need is the air that I breathe is right.

By the time the Obama administration has finished destroying our economy, they’ll have figured out a way to tax everything on the periodic table of elements.

Buy Danish on February 19, 2009 at 11:56 AM

And meanwhile back on the ranch, the Boy King is still flitting around the world in his spiffy jet and is in Canada today. Carbon footprints LOL Knucklehead on February 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Let’s see, D.C. to Denver, 20k gallons of fuel, Denver to Phoenix, 10k gallons, Phoenix to Ottowa, 30k. How many tons of CO2 does that amount to?

Akzed on February 19, 2009 at 11:57 AM

Hmm

I smell a per post HotAir tax coming.

blatantblue on February 19, 2009 at 11:58 AM

Yes,Mr.Wonderful is in Canada..

workingforpigs on Feb 19,2009 at 11:05PM.

workingforpigs: Gack,hurl,don’t remind me,I live
in Northern Ontario!:)

canopfor on February 19, 2009 at 11:58 AM

Maybe we can rent out the whitehouse since he apparently lives on Airforce one.

workingforpigs on February 19, 2009 at 11:58 AM

After seeing the Chicago CNBC outburst over the Obama Mortgage Plan and this EPA possible action I can only hope we are prepared for revolution. Rising prices combined with higher taxes, government bailouts and intervention will light up this country with an outrage we have not seen since those of our founding fathers. The N.Y. Times be damned!

alternative failures on February 19, 2009 at 11:59 AM

It would pleasure me greatly to see the EPA be eliminated.

Libertarian Joseph on February 19, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Mutha#*$&#)*$#!!! G#@D%$$#(T!!! Sonofa*&^%$!!!!

I don’t know how much more of this I can take. Are they really pushing us to revolt? EVERY DAY A NEW OUTRAGE!!

Where’s the Advil.

tru2tx on February 19, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Get rid of the homeless. Under Hussein’s plan, it’d be okay to do so.

They’re worthless.

/sarc.

madmonkphotog on February 19, 2009 at 12:00 PM

canopfor on February 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

I think I blew a gasket myself.

tru2tx on February 19, 2009 at 12:00 PM

This makes me just scream.

CO2 is NOT a pollutant. It IS plant food.

Chemical equation for photosynthesis.

What do all those ignorant leftists think ‘carbon credits’ are?

The EPA ‘regulating’ CO2 emissions will finalize the destruction of the United States.

Skandia Recluse on February 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM

No the worthless and the homeless are the ones that elected this bozo.

workingforpigs on February 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Troll alert!!!
Akzed is here!
:D
blatantblue on February 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Oh sorry, what was I thinking? Let’s go ahead and talk about breaking out weapons while debating presidential politics. That’s good for HA’s reputation.

Akzed on February 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM

I wonder if Obama will stop eating wagayu?
Hmmm….

Badger40 on February 19, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Wagyu is ok because most of the emissions only go into Japan’s atmosphere.

DarkCurrent on February 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Lucy,you’ve got spailin to do,

how much carbon dioxide did you use,

I’m waiting,Lucy!(Snark!)

canopfor on February 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM

ummm but dont we need carbon dioxide?

Carbon dioxide is used by plants during photosynthesis to make sugars which may either be consumed again in respiration or used as the raw material to produce polysaccharides such as starch and cellulose, proteins and the wide variety of other organic compounds required for plant growth and development. It is produced during respiration by plants, and by all animals, fungi and microorganisms that depends on living and decaying plants for food, either directly or indirectly

becki51758 on February 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Drudge is a Conservative??? No wai! Alert the internets!

I read that he’s actually a libertarian/conservative

http://www.theadvocates.org/celebrities/matt-drudge.html

Libertarian Joseph on February 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Akzed on February 19, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Well, you’re the one mentioning guns.

Since you brought it up, and on a slightly related note, I think I’d rather have my money, hell – my country – stolen at gunpoint instead of stolen through legislation, executive orders and court rulings.

All in the name of saving the children or saving the planet.

I think I’d rather have my money stolen if they told me it was to defend against an invasion of sub-terranean lizard people.

reaganaut on February 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM

It would pleasure me greatly to see the EPA be eliminated.

Libertarian Joseph on February 19, 2009 at 11:59 AM

No more than the Department of Education. Actually, considering all the (mental)pollution public education is responsible for, the EPA should ban public schools.

neuquenguy on February 19, 2009 at 12:03 PM

Following the destruction of most American’s livlihoods and successfully raping the Federal Treasury, President Hussein al-Chicago and The MOST CORRUPT, INCOMPETENT ADMINISTRATION Evah!® will now concentrate upon destroying the Transportation Industry (i.e., ‘Trucking/Cartage’) and the entire Energy Sector.

Coal fired power generation will be outlawed and existing plants will be immediately shut down. Diesel powered trucks and farm equipment will be outlawed and taken off the roads. Americans will be forced to dig ‘Obama Gardens’ to eke out enough food to survive (arugula lettuce will be reserved for the Ruling/Political Class).

What nimnuls.

SeniorD on February 19, 2009 at 12:03 PM

Take it easy akzed. I understand where you’re coming from.

blatantblue on February 19, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Oooo, you guys sound so coool talking about guns. Guns guns guns! Let us know when you shoot somebody worth shooting, you big gun guys you.

Akzed on February 19, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Just give me your address, you’ll be the first to know.

loudmouth883 on February 19, 2009 at 12:04 PM

The more you tax something, the less you get of it. How soon before families are taxed by the number of people they have who all exhale CO2?

Abortion wasn’t enough, the left will now going after the living; have to save the planet from all us consumers.

Can I hate Ogabe NOW?

Bishop on February 19, 2009 at 12:04 PM

I’d like to see everyone on Wall Street and in the Chicago exchange walk out and go on strike. Just shut down the damn markets for a couple of days. Somehow the capitalists have got to make a statement here to stop the insanity.

rockmom on February 19, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Akzed on February 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Stop being a drama queen.

Is hyperbole against Gore’s LAws of teh interwebs?

reaganaut on February 19, 2009 at 12:05 PM

We need to save the environment or people will die. How do we save the environment? Get rid of the people, of course.

zmdavid on February 19, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Oooo, you guys sound so coool talking about guns. Guns guns guns! Let us know when you shoot somebody worth shooting, you big gun guys you.

Akzed on February 19, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Pussy!

hawkdriver on February 19, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Akzed on February 19, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Candygram!

dmann on February 19, 2009 at 12:05 PM

If they are going to limit CO2 emissions, does this put a limit of the amount of bitching at me my wife does? If so, I’m all for it.

loudmouth883 on February 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM

I think I’d rather have my money stolen if they told me it was to defend against an invasion of sub-terranean lizard people.
reaganaut on February 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Keep an eye on Minnesota. When the Lizard People begin their conquest, it will start here.

Bishop on February 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM

you big gun guys you.

Akzed on February 19, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Jealous of guys with big guns?

hawkdriver on February 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM

OT but relevent:

Let’s play another game of what would the media say if this happened under the Bush Administration.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2009 at 12:04 PM

I already sent that link to Allah/Ed. I hope they post that one.

carbon_footprint on February 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM

I already sent that link to Allah/Ed. I hope they post that one.

carbon_footprint on February 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Fraking Scary. I need to make one.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Ummmmmmmm

Carbon dioxide is used by plants……

becki51758 on Feb 19,2009 at 12:01PM.

becki51758: This one is easy,in a Liberal world,they will
tax you for the amount of carbon dioxide that
your plants use on your property!

Own a garden,it’ll be cheaper to buy at the
grocery store!

Farmers will go bankrupt,flower stores,etc!

Nuts I tell you!:)

canopfor on February 19, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Fraking Scary. I need to make one.

hawkdriver on February 19, 2009 at 12:07 PM

: )

carbon_footprint on February 19, 2009 at 12:08 PM

In a related story, trees have come out against this proposal.

Snowed In on February 19, 2009 at 12:08 PM

When Clinton changed the Title V air quality regulations it caused manufacturing companies millions of dollars in procedures, testing and compliance. Some actually had to go out of business due to the high cost of compliance. Small trucking companies also went out of business because they had to replace the older models, not sure in this day and time that any small trucking company or large can afford to replace 18 wheelers, especially when they can’t get the money to do so. If they gear down the regulations it will be a final nail in the coffin for a majority of our manufacturing companies, coal mining, chemical plants, etc.

This is not encouraging at all.

I know many truckers. Many are quitting. They are selling rigs a huge loss.
Many are going overseas to work in the oil industry where some countries still actually drill for oil!!! Obama is going to step on too many toes and get punched in the face. We know Obama hates capitalism. The American public wants to work and everywhere we look government is stifling & smothering business’s – Government needs to back-off or find itself on the wrong side of millions of angry Americans that are ready for a fight to the death.

izoneguy on February 19, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Y’all’s incorrigible.

Tone down the weapon stuff, it sounds stupid.

Akzed on February 19, 2009 at 12:11 PM

If we could find some way to harness the flatulence emitting from the Congress and the White House how much more oil, coal, and natural gas could we stockpile. Even Ted, as he prepares to pass over the River Styx, would not have to stare at windmills outside the Martha’s Vineyard compound.

sdd on February 19, 2009 at 12:11 PM

A tax on the air we breath is too blatant and would never hold up in court, so instead the Democrats are going to tax us on the air we exhale!!!

We exhale carbon dioxide you know.

Maxx on February 19, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Keep an eye on Minnesota. When the Lizard People begin their conquest, it will start here.

You might be right. I had always thought the invasion would start in Florida or Louisiana.

It’s obvious the excess CO2 is causing sub-terranean warming as well, allowing the lizard people to slowly evolve a higher level of tolerance for more temperate climates, and able to expand their underground empire.

Because of this, I only exhale in great moderation and in areas surrounded by plant-life. When it is not possible, I exhale into a plastic bag and release the deadly toxic gasses into the forest, later.

reaganaut on February 19, 2009 at 12:11 PM

becki51758: This one is easy,in a Liberal world,they will
tax you for the amount of carbon dioxide that
your plants use on your property!

canopfor on February 19, 2009 at 12:07 PM

But in a liberal world plants have more value than humans, and nobody can argue CO is not their right. This might cause a conundrum.

neuquenguy on February 19, 2009 at 12:12 PM

izoneguy on February 19, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Wait until Ohio and Pennsylvania industry are hammered into the ground by these retarded policies.

I may even start to believe that a popular revolt will be enough to overcome the myriad schemes the dems will use to steal the 2010 election.

Vashta mentioned guns, it may really now come to that, not actual shooting, just people visibly reminding the federal government that there are angry armed citizens watching and waiting.

Bishop on February 19, 2009 at 12:13 PM

I just had to screenshot Drudge’s front page. Awesomely awesome.

How about a recall election?

Buy Danish on February 19, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Hey guys can we get a post up on that CNBC video from Chicago on Drudge……flippin’ AWESOME stuff.

The revolt is a coming and I hope you have your gold!

melachiro on February 19, 2009 at 12:15 PM

reaganaut on February 19, 2009 at 12:11 PM

haha! Thanks for that. I was getting a little upset about this subject and your post really highlights the absurdity of it all.

Because of this, I only exhale in great moderation and in areas surrounded by plant-life. When it is not possible, I exhale into a plastic bag and release the deadly toxic gasses into the forest, later.

Genius.

Mord on February 19, 2009 at 12:15 PM

hawkdriver on February 19, 2009 at 12:04 PM

And so it begins.

Scarey!

Knucklehead on February 19, 2009 at 12:16 PM

I just had to screenshot Drudge’s front page. Awesomely awesome.

How about a recall election?

Buy Danish on February 19, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Great idea, I got mine with the ‘Support Sarah Pac’ ad on top. Nice.

Today is my birthday. This haymaker viral video of the trader’s revolt is a smashing good birthday gift.

Schweggie on February 19, 2009 at 12:17 PM

But in a liberal world plants have more value than humans….

neuquenguy on Feb 19,2009 at 12:12PM.

neuquenguy: Your killin me,I just upchucked a shreddie
and a bit of milk!

Should of thought this one out,’Plants in a
Liberal world,would of ‘rights’!!!

What was I thinking!hahaha:)

canopfor on February 19, 2009 at 12:17 PM

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