Cap and trade vote today, complete with AP spin; Update: 300-page, last-minute amendment; Update: Greenpeace opposes

posted at 8:46 am on June 26, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

In pre-Norman England, King Canute once had his bearers carry him to the sea, where he ordered the ocean to recede.  Often this story is told to indict Canute for having delusions of grandeur, but historians usually agree that Canute intended to teach a lesson to his court, whose profuse flattery had annoyed the king to distraction.  Why does Canute come to mind today?  For some reason, I thought of it when I read the AP’s lead to their coverage of the cap-and-trade bill coming to the House floor for a vote:

A handful of undecided Democrats hold the key to whether the House will confront global warming and begin a shift away from fossil fuels to cleaner sources of energy.

Well, that’s not biased coverage at all, is it?  “Whether the House will confront global warming” implies that all debate has ceased on the subject, while in truth it has intensified.  Kim Strassel notes the increasing skepticism in today’s Wall Street Journal:

Among the many reasons President Barack Obama and the Democratic majority are so intent on quickly jamming a cap-and-trade system through Congress is because the global warming tide is again shifting. It turns out Al Gore and the United Nations (with an assist from the media), did a little too vociferous a job smearing anyone who disagreed with them as “deniers.” The backlash has brought the scientific debate roaring back to life in Australia, Europe, Japan and even, if less reported, the U.S.

In April, the Polish Academy of Sciences published a document challenging man-made global warming. In the Czech Republic, where President Vaclav Klaus remains a leading skeptic, today only 11% of the population believes humans play a role. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to tap Claude Allegre to lead the country’s new ministry of industry and innovation. Twenty years ago Mr. Allegre was among the first to trill about man-made global warming, but the geochemist has since recanted. New Zealand last year elected a new government, which immediately suspended the country’s weeks-old cap-and-trade program.

The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. — 13 times the number who authored the U.N.’s 2007 climate summary for policymakers. Joanne Simpson, the world’s first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak “frankly” of her nonbelief. Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming “the worst scientific scandal in history.” Norway’s Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the “new religion.” A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton’s Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists’ open letter.)

The collapse of the “consensus” has been driven by reality. The inconvenient truth is that the earth’s temperatures have flat-lined since 2001, despite growing concentrations of C02. Peer-reviewed research has debunked doomsday scenarios about the polar ice caps, hurricanes, malaria, extinctions, rising oceans. A global financial crisis has politicians taking a harder look at the science that would require them to hamstring their economies to rein in carbon.

Of course, the AP reports on this as part of its coverage, too.  This comes in paragarph … er … oh, wait, it doesn’t appear at all.  The AP does report on opposition to the bill on its fiscal insanity, but waters that down considerably:

Everyone agrees that under this “cap-and-trade” system the cost of energy is expected to increase as electricity producers and industrial plants pay for increased efficiency, move toward greater use of renewable energy, pay for ways to capture carbon emissions or purchase pollution allowances.

They disagree, however, on how much of the added cost would be passed onto consumers. Democrats argue that much of the cost increase could be offset by other provisions in the bill.

All of the increase will get passed to consumers.  Democrats hope to buffer that through targeted subsidies, but the AP neglects to mention that mechanism — because that money also comes from consumers.  Business costs always get passed to the purchaser in the form of higher prices, and anyone who argues that they don’t either have no understanding of business and pricing or has a desire to sell snake oil to the gullible.

Cap-and-trade is a tax, one imposed through an artificial scarcity model onto an industry that drives the economy.  The AP reports the CBO and EPA cost estimates without mentioning that those predictions only cover the actual mechanical costs of cap-and-trade.  They do not predict the economic impact on American families from the loss of economic power as energy becomes more scarce and expensive.  This bill will lose the US 2.5% of its GDP each and every year in the years after the first decade of implementation.

King Canute knew better than to believe his advisers when they told him that he was powerful enough to affect ocean levels.  Unfortunately, this administration and the Democratic Party don’t have the sense Canute did.

Call your Representative today to tell them not to strangle the American economy.  Michelle has the numbers and names to call.

Update: Before today, the bill ran a little over 1,000 pages.  Early this morning, Waxman dropped a 300-page amendment into it.  Be sure to ask your Representatives if they plan to read either of these before voting on the bill. (via Mary Katharine Ham)

Update II: Greenpeace has come out in opposition to Waxman-Markey, too.  However, conservatives should temper their enthusiasm:

“Since the Waxman-Markey bill left the Energy and Commerce committee, yet another fleet of industry lobbysists has weakened the bill even more, and further widened the gap between what Waxman-Markey does and what science demands. As a result, Greenpeace opposes this bill in its current form. We are calling upon Congress to vote against this bill unless substantial measures are taken to strengthen it. Despite President Obama’s assurance that he would enact strong, science-based legislation, we are now watching him put his full support behind a bill that chooses politics over science, elevates industry interests over national interest, and shows the significant limitations of what this Congress believes is possible.

“As it comes to the floor, the Waxman-Markey bill sets emission reduction targets far lower than science demands, then undermines even those targets with massive offsets. The giveaways and preferences in the bill will actually spur a new generation of nuclear and coal-fired power plants to the detriment of real energy solutions. To support such a bill is to abandon the real leadership that is called for at this pivotal moment in history.  We simply no longer have the time for legislation this weak. “

In other words, Greenpeace is angry that it doesn’t get more confiscatory and economically suicidal.  It makes Waxman-Markey look moderate, which is a bigger problem than a boon for conservatives.


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GAME ON…Nostrilitis trying to shut Boehner up !

Lois Grobb on June 26, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Harry Reid proclaimed this bill is dead in the Senate before leaving on vacation and Rush reports a rumor the libtards are gonna pull it because they don’t have the votes…

dogsoldier on June 26, 2009 at 5:54 PM

IF YOU ARENT WATCHING CSPAN TURN IT ON

BOEHNER SMACKED DOWN WAXMAN

Mousey McWaxman tried to cut him off, Boehner smacked him down about “we are debating this for 5 hours, the most important bill in 100 years of the house”

and the best:

“Mr Waxman, you have had the last 30 years of your life to get this bill together. I’m just wondering why you added 300 pages last night at 3:09am”

AWESOME

battleoflepanto1571 on June 26, 2009 at 5:55 PM

GO, BOEHNER! Read, baby! Read! All 300 pages of gobbledy-gook that nobody even understands! Expose them for what they are trying to do!!!

UnderstandingisPower on June 26, 2009 at 5:56 PM

Sounds like Boehner is going to go through all 1200 pages. Fantastic strategy! Bring in the cots.

sherry on June 26, 2009 at 5:56 PM

I hope you watched Glenn Beck today. He was all over this. Is anyone honest in this congress? Pelosi, mayrek(?) (who is the sponsor of the bill) and a 3rd dem stand to make a lot – LOT, of money if this bill goes through. So if you haven’t called, call now….

Bambi on June 26, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Boehner is the man.

doug1981 on June 26, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Boehner/Rubio 2012….OMG I can’t even sell my old house !

Lois Grobb on June 26, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Boehner is ripping this ridiculous bill to shreds, mocking the sloppiness within.
If this passes the Country changes forever. Hope-n-change becomes completely hopeless change.

Personally I cannot afford the new fees and taxes associated with this piece of crap legislation.

FireBlogger on June 26, 2009 at 6:00 PM

He’s reading it page by page by page…..

I love it.

Pointing out all the stupid regulations in it.

He’s up to page 70 and he’s been at it for 20 minutes

I wonder if he’ll go long enough to get to national news post-Jacko in 45 minutes… hmmm…

battleoflepanto1571 on June 26, 2009 at 6:03 PM

He might as well read it – we know no one else does

CWforFreedom on June 26, 2009 at 6:06 PM

A Consumer Behavior Tsar?

fourdeucer on June 26, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Page 96! About one-third through, lol. Go Boehner.

Emily M. on June 26, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Well there it is, ACORN (and such groups) will be commissioned to run around to see who is complying with emission and efficiency standards and quizzed as to why they are not complying?

Thank God Boehner is laying this out for all to see.

FireBlogger on June 26, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Boehner is tearing up the added amendment to cap-n-trade right now. Catch it on CSPAN.com. He’s actually doing a pretty good job. I’m proud of him.

DFCtomm on June 26, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Everyone who prays START PRAYING FOR THIS PATRIOT! They deserve to have their idiocy read to them and exposed to the entire WORLD to the idiots who vote yes on this thing!

Washington’s going to regulate EVERY public light? I knew it was bad, but…

UnderstandingisPower on June 26, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Boehner is KICKING ASS!!!!

Willie on June 26, 2009 at 6:09 PM

I see that I’m a bit late, it’s already been posted. I can’t believe I’m enjoying watching CSPAN. I’m such a nerd since I started posting on this blog.

DFCtomm on June 26, 2009 at 6:10 PM

I was watching/listening to Boehner read, and finally had to turn it off out of frustration. I couldn’t understand half of what he’s reading.

I’m glad he’s doing it, but I’ll betcha he has one hell of a headache when he’s done.

Anna on June 26, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Never figured John Boehner could be this hilarious. Check out Michele Bachmann giggling in the background.

doug1981 on June 26, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Some people are going to have to change their travel arrangements and they are not going to be happy. I am laughing.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Whenever Boehner concludes, I hope he slings the damn thing across the floor and announces it as the crap sandwich it is…This is fabulous !

Lois Grobb on June 26, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Loud Applause, at this house too.

fourdeucer on June 26, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Waxman took all standards from the USGBC and inserted them into the bill. Pulte, KB Homes and any other large developer are having collective heart attacks right now.

sherry on June 26, 2009 at 6:16 PM

WTF…I just cheered at my TV and it’s on CSPAN.

I need a drink!

HoustonRight on June 26, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Waxman took all standards from the USGBC and inserted them into the bill. Pulte, KB Homes and any other large developer are having collective heart attacks right now.

sherry on June 26, 2009 at 6:16 PM
It will be impossible to buy, sell or build a home complying with this bill.

fourdeucer on June 26, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Priceless. I think we need to ensure that this man is Speaker in 2010. What an epic performance.

doug1981 on June 26, 2009 at 6:22 PM

They know exactly what they are doing. Sneaking in 300 pages in the dark of the night is a tell that they know we won’t like it.

This is now a hot war between Marxist and the Banking/Capitalist ideologues. Nothing else makes sense. Tragically, the populace is relegated, in toto, to pawn status.

The ensuing collapse is predictable, and will fan out in waves. Higher fuel costs will make trucking of produce from California unaffordable. The California agricultural industry will collapse. Which will cause the next wave…

They know exactly what they are doing. Stealth is required, otherwise, there would definitely be pitchforks and torches on The Hill.

shaken on June 26, 2009 at 6:22 PM

You know, it might not be a bad idea to reward the GOP for taking the right position on this issue. Why not put up a link for donations?

JohnJ on June 26, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Bambi on June 26, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Vintage year for bio-mas..

That’s rich.

HoustonRight on June 26, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Go Boehner Go! I never thought that I’d enjoy watching c-span.

Hoosier on June 26, 2009 at 6:24 PM

No wonder they don’t want anyone knowing about this amendment. It’s full mortgage promises under the guise of greening up homes. And the US is going to have to fully back and insure these new mortgages. Guess they never learn.

xax on June 26, 2009 at 6:25 PM

It will be interesting to see which “news” stations, and that includes Fox, will break their Jacko tributes to air this.

aikidoka on June 26, 2009 at 6:26 PM

After watching Nostrilitus smirking all day long, it was great to see the twit whining when JB smcked him across his snout with the newspaper.

oakpack on June 26, 2009 at 6:27 PM

So we’ll cut off trading with countries because they don’t do the cap and trade thing? So long cheap Chinese goods. We’re screwed if this gets through.

xax on June 26, 2009 at 6:30 PM

You know, it might not be a bad idea to reward the GOP for taking the right position on this issue.

JohnJ on June 26, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Agreed.

Lots of folks, including Beck, have been bashing the republicans pretty hard, usually for good reasons, but this shows that, in the end, the republican party really is our only hope in stopping Obama from totally destroying America.

Rebar on June 26, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Boehner ROCKS!

katy the mean old lady on June 26, 2009 at 6:34 PM

BRAVO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lois Grobb on June 26, 2009 at 6:34 PM

Pig Face is Livid. Screw the Democratic Party!

ronnyraygun on June 26, 2009 at 6:36 PM

If he took too long, it’s only because he was trying to do some justice to the BS amendment they passed in the middle of the night.

xax on June 26, 2009 at 6:37 PM

Nancy! Nancy! Nancy!
“We cannot hold back the future!”

El_Terrible on June 26, 2009 at 6:38 PM

oh no Pelosi is speaking, I don’t know if I can hang on. . . .”let’s vote for jobs” what, the jobs being lost by the millions. . . . .

Willie on June 26, 2009 at 6:39 PM

I’m calling Boehner’s office just to say thanks.

Animator Girl on June 26, 2009 at 6:39 PM

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

You got to be kidding.

xax on June 26, 2009 at 6:39 PM

Pelosi is thanking all the Democrats for their leadership. I think I may have just thrown-up a little in my mouth. Time to Vote… Here we go.

ronnyraygun on June 26, 2009 at 6:39 PM

Way to go John Boehner! That was an awesome speech. Thanks for standing up for the American people, and for freedom.

RtWingXtremist on June 26, 2009 at 6:39 PM

When you vote for this, just remember these four words
“JOBS JOBS JOBS and JOBS”
-Pelosi

Make that an ad for 2010 when the jobs get sent over seas

El_Terrible on June 26, 2009 at 6:40 PM

WHAT JOBS? You mean like the 2.2 lost for every one gained in Spain when they tried to Go Green?

Bullsh*t, Nazi.

Animator Girl on June 26, 2009 at 6:40 PM

They are voting on whether to declare war on the American people!

JellyToast on June 26, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Thank you John Boehner

Son of Sam Kinison on June 26, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Thank you John Boehner.

mkm19602000 on June 26, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Boehner…You are awesome!!!! Thank YOU!!!!

purgatory on June 26, 2009 at 6:46 PM

They are fixing to vote on it!! Dems must have the votes. This looks good for Reps in 2010!!

Dire Straits on June 26, 2009 at 6:46 PM

go Krauthammer, to open jobs go with off shore drilling & nuclear . . . .now there’s a thougt

Willie on June 26, 2009 at 6:47 PM

that is “thought”

Willie on June 26, 2009 at 6:47 PM

they are only voting on the amendment now, correct?

Willie on June 26, 2009 at 6:48 PM

they are only voting on the amendment now, correct?

Yes

ronnyraygun on June 26, 2009 at 6:50 PM

From ACe:

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/289053.php

Democrats wavering on bill:
Altmire (PA) – (202) 225-2565
Bright (AL) – (202) 225-2901
Dahlkemper (PA) – (202) 225-5406
Drieshaus (OH) – (202) 225-2216
Ellsworth (IN) – (202) 225-4636
Kissell (NC) – (202) 225-3715
Kratovil (MD) – (202) 225-5311
Kanjorski (PA) – (202) 225-6511
Minnick (ID) – (202) 225-6611
Teague (NM) – (202) 225-2365

CALL AND SAY YOU DONT LIKE THE BILL!

battleoflepanto1571 on June 26, 2009 at 6:51 PM

This whole thing isn’t even about energy. It’s about power and control.

nlwilliams on June 26, 2009 at 6:51 PM

What’s up with this 21st century nonsense? If they have their way we’ll all be sitting in caves, with candles because no one can afford electricity since rates went up and they lost their job.

xax on June 26, 2009 at 6:52 PM

These Dems are pigs. This bill is grotesque injustice to the American people! Someone tell me how this is not a direct assault on people of this nation???
3000, 4000, 5000 dollars more per year of costs to the average family??!! The loss of jobs,, our nation put more in jeopardy,, our country weakened,, these Democrats are insane!! This is surreal! Absolutely surreal!!
Waxman??? The man looks like a human pig!
What of the family who heat their homes with electricity????

JellyToast on June 26, 2009 at 6:56 PM

When you vote for this, just remember these four words
“JOBS JOBS JOBS and JOBS”
-Pelosi

Make that an ad for 2010 when the jobs get sent over seas

El_Terrible on June 26, 2009 at 6:40 PM

WHAT JOBS? You mean like the 2.2 lost for every one gained in Spain when they tried to Go Green?

Bullsh*t, Nazi.

Animator Girl on June 26, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Right on

If we wanted to we could simply create a million trash picker upper jobs. Now just like these green jobs would not be very smart. They are counting on Americans to be ignorant about how the economy really works.

A side note– it is likely if you see someone with solar panels that you and I paid for more than half. They are not cheap. Often a typical house takes 40 to 50 to outfit and the homeowner cheers that they only paid 20k….they forget that someone else paid the rest. This green crap in general is not a smart use of money.

CWforFreedom on June 26, 2009 at 6:59 PM

Just when I think Juan Williams might be starting to get it right….he doesn’t, and Krauthammer nails it consistently. Drill, baby, drill !

Lois Grobb on June 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM

I just dropped Boehner a thank-you note at http://republicanleader.house.gov

wv619 on June 26, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Just a note, there’s a NEW THREAD up top about this bill, with video of boehner’s smackdown

see ya

kill the bill!

battleoflepanto1571 on June 26, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Even Fox News is covering the MJ garbage! This bill impacts America as much as, if not more, than the Stimulus Bills. I can not believe this!. I gurantee, nearly all Americans have no idea about this bill or what it contains. I really want to punch every single person in the face who voted Yes for this bill. I am disgusted beyond imagination the direction this country is headed and how the media is ignoring it.

bucsox79 on June 26, 2009 at 7:04 PM

7 Republicans have already voted for it.

doug1981 on June 26, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Who are the repubs voting for this?

purgatory on June 26, 2009 at 7:10 PM

What are the names of the 7 republicans that voted for this sham?

Hoosier on June 26, 2009 at 7:12 PM

How can anyone vote for this piece of crap bill? Unless youre a moron or benefiting from it? There’s zero common sense in this bill. ZERO

Libertarian Joseph on June 26, 2009 at 7:12 PM

For all the negative and hurtful things many of you people have to say, you have to admit Waxman’s mustache is a magnificent complement to his nose.

DarkCurrent on June 26, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Thanks, wv619, I sent him one too !

Lois Grobb on June 26, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Now it’s up to 9. Backstabbers.

Hoosier on June 26, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Who the hell are those 8 republicans? They’re going to be the most hated people in America.

Rebar on June 26, 2009 at 7:18 PM

IT PASSED!!!
God help us!

M-14 2go on June 26, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Well, it just passed the house.
I say we mass email the 9 republicrats that voted for this tyrannical legislation and organize to remove them from our house.

Now on to the fight in the senate….I hope Hurricane Mary (D) – La, doesn’t sell us down the road. We depend on the energy industry down here.

lsutiger on June 26, 2009 at 7:20 PM

I gurantee, nearly all Americans have no idea about this bill or what it contains.
bucsox79 on June 26, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Hell, I GUARANTEE that most if them who voted for it did not know what was in this craptastic bill.

The revolution will come…sooner or later, most of the ‘normal’ people (not political junkies like us) will get fed up with this.

lsutiger on June 26, 2009 at 7:24 PM

who are the 9??

Willie on June 26, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Request to speak out of turn!! Who are the 8 repubs who voted this in! If they would have voted no it would have not passed! What a bunch of sh&& H$#(s.

No more talk, we dont want it!

Coastal Paradise on June 26, 2009 at 7:25 PM

I am dying to know the names of the repubs that voted yes. Guess I will soon….

purgatory on June 26, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Hell..we can’t even get our own party to stay unanimous.

Congratulations America…Hope & Change in action.

Change is your energy bill will almost double and hope that you can some how afford to pay it.

purgatory on June 26, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Somebody else on the floor giving Michael Jackson time! I have to stop watching, need to keep the BP stable. God in heaven please do something!

Coastal Paradise on June 26, 2009 at 7:34 PM

WTF are they doing to us, we’ll be a third world country by 2012, with these jerkoffs passing this sh*t legislation.

la.rt.wngr on June 26, 2009 at 7:41 PM

You know, it might not be a bad idea to reward the GOP for taking the right position on this issue. Why not put up a link for donations?

JohnJ on June 26, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Funny that you mention that. I received a solicitation letter today from the National Republican Congressional Committee, which is supporting Boehner for Speaker of the House. Send your contributions to NRCC; PO Box 98219; Washington, DC 20077-4591.

Boehner is fighting the good fight. Let’s get behind him and all of the Republicans willing to follow his courageous lead.

onlineanalyst on June 26, 2009 at 7:46 PM

Holy crap.. What is happening to our country!

tbear44 on June 26, 2009 at 7:51 PM

WTF are they doing to us, we’ll be a third world country by 2012, with these jerkoffs passing this sh*t legislation.

la.rt.wngr on June 26, 2009 at 7:41 PM

thats the plan, man!!

right4life on June 26, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Often this story is told to indict Canute for having delusions of grandeur, but historians usually agree that Canute intended to teach a lesson to his court, whose profuse flattery had annoyed the king to distraction.

Ah, one of my favorite stories! And yes, the King was teaching a lesson. King Canute was the anti-Obama.

“So you say I am the greatest man in the world?” he asked them.

“O king,” they cried, “there never has been anyone as mighty as you, and there never be anyone so great, ever again!”

“And you say all things obey me?” Canute asked.

“Absolutely!” they said. “The world bows before you, and gives you honor.”

“I see,” the king answered. “In that case, bring me my chair, and we will go down to the water.”

“At once, your majesty!” They scrambled to carry his royal chair over the sands.

“Bring it closer to the sea,” Canute called. “Put it right here, right at the water’s edge.” He sat down and surveyed the ocean before him. “I notice the tide is coming in. Do you think it will stop if I give the command?”

His officers were puzzled, but they did not dare say no. “Give the order, O great king, and it will obey,” one of then assured him.

“Very well. Sea,” cried Canute, “I command you to come no further! Waves, stop your rolling!. Surf, stop your pounding! Do not dare touch my feet!”

He waited a moment, quietly, and a tiny wave rushed up the sand and lapped at his feet.

“How dare you!” Canute shouted. “Ocean, turn back now! I have ordered you to retreat before me, and now you must obey! Go back!”

And in answer another wave swept forward and curled around the king’s feet. The tide came in, just as it always did. The water rose higher and higher. It came up around the king’s chair, and wet not only his feet, but also his robe. His officers stood before him, alarmed, and wondering whether he was not mad.

“Well, my friends,” Canute said, “it seems I do not have quite so much power as you would have me believe. Perhaps you have learned something today. Perhaps now you will remember there is only one King who is all-powerful, and it is he who rules the sea, and holds the ocean in the hollow of his hand. I suggest you reserve your praises for him.”

The royal officers and courtiers hung their heads and looked foolish. And some say Canute took off his crown soon afterward, and never wore it again.
- Inspirational stories

MB4 on June 26, 2009 at 8:05 PM

The science is going lower, more than it went higher before.
Time there was reason and progress, but that cup soon runneth no more.
Though we could not caution all, we still might warn a few:
Dont lend your hand to raise no flag atop no Ship of Fools.

Ship of Fools on a intellectually empty sea
Ship of Fools sail away from we.
It was later than we thought, when we still might have had some belief in you,
Now we can no longer tolerate your fumbling antics, Ship of Fools.

MB4 on June 26, 2009 at 8:09 PM

How much CO2 does Waxman’s nostrils emit?

gooddad on June 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Our own government has become the enemy.

darwin on June 26, 2009 at 10:09 AM
Plan and act accordingly.

JiangxiDad on June 26, 2009 at 10:11 AM

I`m afraid they have begun the countdown today by what they have done. its only a matter of time before history is made.

LSUMama on June 26, 2009 at 9:12 PM

LSUMama on June 26, 2009 at 11:26 AM
Don’t worry. Between the rednecks and the cajuns they don’t have a chance! lol.

HoustonRight on June 26, 2009 at 11:32 AM

Damn straight yeehaa!Don`t forget Boudreaux and Thibidoux Shaa

LSUMama on June 26, 2009 at 9:18 PM

How much CO2 does Waxman’s nostrils emit?

gooddad on June 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM

It’s the square root of the methane volume emitted by Barney Frank’s sphincter.

bigjack on June 26, 2009 at 10:06 PM

Obama the Economy Killer in his own words:

chipandcharge on June 27, 2009 at 10:16 AM

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