How original: Waxman says GOP’s energy plan is tantamount to “murder”

posted at 2:01 pm on June 19, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

House Republicans have lately been working to compile a legislative package that will, among other energy-related measures, compel the federal government to allow for more domestic energy production. The effort would create productive private-sector jobs, boost tax revenues, diversify our national energy portfolio, and spur economic growth and innovation (sans the sort of money-wasting government “investments” of which President Obama is so fond). There’s even been some bipartisan support for their proposals, as certain Democrats can see that the people in their states are hurting for jobs and need to be allowed to tap into America’s abundant resources to contribute to the creation of wealth and prosperity.

But of course, for Democrats who don’t care for the GOP’s proposals, there’s always that handy-dandy, timeless line of argument that the GOP just doesn’t care about how many people are ‘murdered’ as a result of their money-grubbing policies. It’s just like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is always saying — Republicans just hate clean water and clean air. They actively desire that the skies be filled with smog and the streets run thickly with toxic sludge. Or something.

House Natural Resources ranking member Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) and Energy and Commerce ranking member Henry Waxman (D-California) had some oh-so-placid and well-thought-out criticisms for their Republican friends’ ideas, up for a vote this week:

The legislation is a “monstrosity,” a “Trojan horse,” an “all-out assault” on the environment and a “massive giveaway” to the oil industry that would not lower gas prices by “one cent,” the two lawmakers said. …

In the Energy and Commerce panel, Democratic Reps. Mike Ross (Ark.), Jim Matheson (Utah) and John Barrow (Ga.) voted for several of the bills. During consideration of H.R. 4880, one of the bills that came before Energy and Commerce, an amendment of Waxman’s was adopted by voice vote.

In the Natural Resources panel, Democratic Reps. Peter DeFazio (Ore.), Dan Boren (Okla.) and Jim Costa (Calif.) voted for some of the bills. …

“It’s surprising to hear ranking member Henry Waxman lambast the House GOP’s energy bill for being an all-out assault on the environment when several of his members voted for it in committee, not to mention the fact that Mr. Waxman’s and [Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell’s] amendments were adopted during markup,” a GOP aide carped. …

Continuing his response, Waxman upped the ante, saying Republicans are “getting away — literally — with murder” because of their record on the environment.

“Some of these pollutants do harm, and they may even lead to fatalities,” Waxman said.

Waxman and Markey also released a report accusing Republicans of leading the “most anti-environment House in the history of Congress,” and lamented that these bills would quickly become law in the event of a Mitt Romney presidency.

Enough of this baloney. That Republicans ‘hate clean air and clean water’ is nothing more than an intellectually cheap, kindergarten-maturity-level talking point. So many know-nothing “environmentalists,” who’ve hopped on the bandwagon of eco-trendiness without actually knowing squat about the environment, are quick to believe that prosperity is the absolute enemy of the environment — which couldn’t be further from the truth.

Yes, various types of pollution in certain areas got pretty bad following the rise of the Industrial Revolution, but in the post-war years, across-the-board, environmental quality has been on the rise (despite the multiplying population!). Increased efficiency and innovation have continually improved how much use we get out of our energy sources (we’re getting ever-more miles to the gallon, for example), and in this age of information with well-enforced property rights, businesses have lots of incentives to pick up after themselves. And yes, government regulation certainly played its role in this process, but these days, the ineffective, entrenched policies of the federal government’s inefficient bureaucracy are more often the environment’s foe than its friend.

As prosperity continues to grow, there’s absolutely no reason to think that the environment won’t also continue to improve.

Democrats and the EPA have a peculiar penchant for citing statistics from the American Lung Association and whatnot about how many premature deaths will come as a result of not implementing some new regulation or other, but I might pause to query whether Rep. Waxman ever rides in a car or uses electricity? Because, if so, by his own reasoning, he is directly contributing to the pollution-related death rate. Of course, we could just renounce all forms of energy and go back to living in trees, but then, of course, the premature death rate would be much, much, much higher. You need to think about tradeoffs, sir, before you throw around such cheap demagoguery.

 


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Great Nostrilitis is back!

gsherin on June 19, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Nostrildamus speaks.

BobMbx on June 19, 2012 at 2:03 PM

New tone?

Doughboy on June 19, 2012 at 2:03 PM

He thinks as if he is hypoxic.

It has been referesshing to not see any of his craziness the past 2 years.

seven on June 19, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Murder? Dang! I had “Racist” in the pool today. I figured I was sure to win the pot!

jeffn21 on June 19, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Not like, say, the +20 million babies that actually have lost their lives due to the Democrat policies of abortion.

kbTexan on June 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Am I the only one who thinks he looks like a sewer rat?

CurtZHP on June 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Shouldn’t Waxman be overseeing Whoville, afterall I thought he was the Mayor….

jeffn21 on June 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Why would Waxman care about air and water? Ghouls don’t breath, eat, or drink, do they?

Archivarix on June 19, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Actually, in that screen cap, he looks like the Schoolmaster in Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”

CurtZHP on June 19, 2012 at 2:05 PM

“Some of these pollutants do harm, and they may even lead to fatalities,” Waxman said.

And abortion isn’t murder.
/having such a difficult time getting it right and sorted out

hoosiermama on June 19, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Well waxman what do you call what bho/epa/d’s have been doing? At least the r’s want to put energy on life support not six feet under the ground what you worms have been doing!
L

letget on June 19, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Civility!!!

faraway on June 19, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Waxman is lucky if he remembers to tie his shoes in the morning.

GarandFan on June 19, 2012 at 2:06 PM

That Republicans ‘hate clean air and clean water’ is nothing more than an intellectually cheap, kindergarten-maturity-level talking point.

I think you’re giving them too much credit for their level of maturity, Erika.

gsherin on June 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM

You need to think about tradeoffs, sir, before you throw around such cheap demagoguery.

If the left didn’t have cheap demagoguery they wouldn’t have an argument at all.

Laura Curtis on June 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Looking at Waxman’s face is murder.

Pork-Chop on June 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM

How would you like to give birth, then look down… and see.. eeeiiiiiiiii!!!!

faraway on June 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Hey may have a point that producing energy here in the US won’t have a significant impact on gas prices. What he conveniently leaves out is that producing energy here in the US will increase our ability to pay for said gasoline.

To play devil’s democrats’ advocate, they’ll claim that rising efficiency is a result of government regulation. And it may be true to some extent. They forget, though, that efficiency would have gone up eventually anyway as fuel prices rise and the market adapts. Regulation just forced the improvements to happen sooner, at a cost to economic growth.

Mohonri on June 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM

He’s just reprising his role from Star Wars.

Flange on June 19, 2012 at 2:08 PM

That Republicans ‘hate clean air and clean water’ is nothing more than an intellectually cheap, kindergarten-maturity-level talking point.

In other words, they know exactly how to talk to their liberal constituency.

Rebar on June 19, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Hey, I forgot about Rodent Face.

The Democrat Party: the corruptocrats, the incompetents, the uglies.

MisterElephant on June 19, 2012 at 2:09 PM

REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM!

birdwatcher on June 19, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Says the rat.

MadisonConservative on June 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM

He is the other leftist Adolph look-alike, next to Axelturd.

They both act like him too (while not being him, not quite, to be sure).

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Shouldn’t Waxman be overseeing Whoville, afterall I thought he was the Mayor….

jeffn21 on June 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM

So true.

tetriskid on June 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM

republicans:

a) murderers
b) haters
c) bigots
d) homophobes
e) racists
f) blah blah blah blah blah.

who f_ckin’ cares?!?

GhoulAid on June 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM

32 oz soda is murder.

FruitedPlain on June 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Poor Henry. “Straining out a gnat while he swallows a camel.”

AubieJon on June 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Been feeling left out, Henry?

davidk on June 19, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Waxman is a crackpot, plain and simple. He believes himself an intellect, but he is a scientific illiterate, pushed around by green lobbyist like a shopping cart. He is a disgrace.

pat on June 19, 2012 at 2:11 PM

What is a bigger travesty is how the government shut down the water to farmers in the central valley of CA. That has led to a 45% unemployment rate in those areas. By not being able to grow food, that more closely correlates with potential deaths (starvation) than classifying CO2 as a pollutant.

We need to severely reign in the EPA. What possible amendment sponsored by uber libs Waxman and Dinge could be helpful to a rational bill?

karenhasfreedom on June 19, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Actually, in that screen cap, he looks like the Schoolmaster in Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”

CurtZHP on June 19, 2012 at 2:05 PM

How can you have your pudding if you don’t eat your meat?

SnarkySam on June 19, 2012 at 2:11 PM

CurtZHP on June 19, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I’m sticking with sewer rat, with bloodlines linked to Carville.

antipc on June 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM

I guess now that his 5 year pursuit of Roger Clements ended in epic failure he has time to get on to his next real important issue… NOT..

RockyJ. on June 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM

You need to think about tradeoffs, sir, before you throw around such cheap demagoguery.

Sadly, not going to happen.

littleguy on June 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Nostrilla Waxman has to be the only guy on the planet who has the ability to carry his bagged lunch up his nose!

pilamaye on June 19, 2012 at 2:14 PM

is nothing more than an intellectually cheap, kindergarten-maturity-level talking point.

Any higher Erika and it would perplex their masses…

hillsoftx on June 19, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Continuing his response, Waxman upped the ante, saying Republicans are “getting away — literally — with murder” because of their record on the environment.

Because Waxman…like Obama and Krugman….
…..want an energy plan that mirrors Spain’s………
…………..and we all know what a raging success that was.

The only “murder” going on is what the democrats are doing to our energy prices and jobs pushing their failed “green shoots” that only fill up the pockets of their enviro lobbyist friends.

Baxter Greene on June 19, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Die Nostrilitis, Die.

Remonds me of a Rodent of Unusual Size. Or another doddering animatronic hairless rat creature vaguely remembered from some other ludicrous movie.

rayra on June 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Looking at Waxman’s face is murder.
Pork-Chop on June 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM

He reminds me of bugs bunny

karenhasfreedom on June 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Grandpappy Bishop once told me: “Listen here you little shiit, never ever trust a man who resembles a Fruit Bat.”

Words to live by, my friends, words to live by.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nqnZJRUl4zU/TKxkz5KPgtI/AAAAAAAAFek/TsCULlmgEVg/s1600/Tube-nosed+fruit+bat,+orange+spider+and+Dracula+fish+are+just+some+of+hundreds+of+new+species+found+in+remote+rainforests+1.jpg

Bishop on June 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM

You need to think about tradeoffs, sir, before you throw around such cheap demagoguery.

The United Steezy Preezy thought you cheap demadoggery and he made lunch plans.

Marcola on June 19, 2012 at 2:16 PM

I thought he was dead.

docflash on June 19, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Waxman and Markey also released a report accusing Republicans of leading the “most anti-environment House in the history of Congress,” and lamented that these bills would quickly become law in the event of a Mitt Romney presidency.

Waxman doesn’t understand how legislation works? You’d think some of it would have rubbed off after 19 terms.

Bottom line any legislation that isn’t signed into law is dead with the end of the 112th Congress. So, a GOP-controlled Congress would have to re-introduce this legislation. And since the Senate is still in the hands of the Dems until Romney takes over, it would never become law (or even see time on the floor) before the new Congress. In short, Waxman is deliberately making it sound as if we will all be dead by election day if these bills are passed.

But it fits the pattern. Waxman hibernates until about this time every election cycle. When Dems were in control he’d launch some massive investigation with tons of press coverage. Nowdays he apparently is reduced to the same old tired tactics of making the claim that the GOP does high fives and fist bumps when water becomes polluted. Waxman’s constituents deserve this man because to return him to office so many years merely points out that they are perhaps among the most stupid of stupid Californians.

Happy Nomad on June 19, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Waxman is lucky if he remembers to tie his shoes in the morning.

He does’t need to, he has staff to do that.

Waxman is a crackpot, plain and simple. He believes himself an intellect, but he is a scientific illiterate, pushed around by green lobbyist like a shopping cart. He isa disgrace one of several exalted and revered leaders in his party.

The epitome to which every aspiring dem politician strives to emulate. Give credit where its due, man.

hawkeye54 on June 19, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Warmist / Econut Quotes:
“Coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. It’s global warming. It’s ruining our country. It’s ruining our world.” -Harry Reid, Democrat
“A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer.” -Paul Ehrlich, Stanford U
“My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness… returning throughout the world.” -David Foreman, Earth First!
“A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the United States…” -John Holdren, O’s ‘Science’ Czar
“It has been concluded that .. laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution…” -John Holdren, O’s ‘Science’ Czar
“Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.” -David Brower, a Sierra Club Founder
“We have wished, we ecofreaks, for a disaster… to bomb us into the stone age, where we might live like Indians, with our localism, our appropriate technology, our gardens, our homemade religion.” -Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalogue

anotherJoe on June 19, 2012 at 2:19 PM

why take all that time to convince, describe and influence when you can get all that you need in a hyperbolic few sound bites????

/takin’ the easy way out.

ted c on June 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM

And deliberately selling guns to Mexican thugs but not tracking said guns so that they end up being used to murder Americans is not murder.

The Rogue Tomato on June 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I’m so tired of these people and their phony attacks. In a sane world virtually all democrats would be arrested and tried for treason.

darwin on June 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Sure. Let’s show a late term abortion on TV and then we can talk about murder.

NickDeringer on June 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM

The left always talks about separation of church and state – except when it comes to their climate cult.

The Count on June 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Verily, there is no image of this guh-nome that doesnt show his cavernous nostrils

Jeddite on June 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM

So many Commies in government.

Axion on June 19, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Hyperbolically using the word “murder” to make a stupid political argument? I’m pretty sure the “pro-life” movement has that technique patented, Mr. Waxman.

Armin Tamzarian on June 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM

The return of MANBEARPIG!

faol on June 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Because, if so, by his own reasoning, he is directly contributing to the pollution-related death rate. Of course, we could just renounce all forms of energy and go back to living in trees, but then, of course, the premature death rate would be much, much, much higher. You need to think about tradeoffs, sir, before you throw around such cheap demagoguery.

So let’s replace all the cars in LA by horses and buggies, calculate the volume of horse manure accumulating in the streets, and let the Center for Disease Control calculate the human death rate from diseases transmitted by insects feeding on horse manure, and horse manure washing into rivers and aquifers.

Next thing you know, Waxman will want to ban the Kentucky Derby.

Steve Z on June 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Our energy plan only results in rationing and skyrocketing energy prices, thereby saving those that would have murdered under the GOP plan.

- Heinrich Waxman

antipc on June 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM

How original: Waxman says GOP’s energy plan is tantamount to “murder”

Unlike, say killing one’s own unborn offspring.

Scrappy on June 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM

In a sane world virtually all democrats would be arrested and tried for treason.

Have some pity on a few of them….useful tools so stupid as to not understand their treasonous ways.

For them, a solitary lifetime in a padded cell awaits.

hawkeye54 on June 19, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Been a bad week for Waxman. He insisted on the Roger Clemens trial too didn’t he? He and Pelosi make such a lovely couple.

DanMan on June 19, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Some of these pollutants do harm, and they may even lead to fatalities,” Waxman said.

Well, water can kill people (just ask Ted Kennedy) but that doesn’t mean we have to regulate it as a pollutant

talkingpoints on June 19, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I thought he was dead.

docflash on June 19, 2012 at 2:16 PM

They don’t call him Wax-man for nothing.

faraway on June 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Hyperbolically using the word “murder” to make a stupid political argument? I’m pretty sure the “pro-life” movement has that technique patented, Mr. Waxman.

Armin Tamzarian on June 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM

You poor oppressed soul.

*hugz*

tom daschle concerned on June 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

When Nostrildamus speaks — people listen.

FlatFoot on June 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Whenever I see a picture of Waxman, the term “turtleheading” comes to mind for some reason.

OrbeaRider66 on June 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Waxman says GOP’s energy plan is tantamount to “murder”

Colonies of naked mole rats hardest hit…

ya2daup on June 19, 2012 at 2:28 PM

They spend too much time watching movies where the future is a toxic wasteland as mankind progresses and believe that’s where we are headed. Their entire worldview is the one Hollywood feeds them in fantasy.

PastorJon on June 19, 2012 at 2:30 PM

“That Republicans ‘hate clean air and clean water’ is nothing more than an intellectually cheap, kindergarten-maturity-level talking point.”

True…

… and after a year of paying +$4/gal for gas it is falling on deaf ears.

Waxman sees the writing on the wall…

… the landslide coming straight at him come the November elections.

The Democrats had all the power, spent all of the money, and nothing worked because it was all based on a failed ideology…

… now all they have is panic and fear.

Seven Percent Solution on June 19, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Well, water can kill people (just ask Ted Kennedy) but that doesn’t mean we have to regulate it as a pollutant

talkingpoints on June 19, 2012 at 2:26 PM

if we filtered our borders as tightly as we control storm run-off we’d have the that issue settled in a heart beat

DanMan on June 19, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Hyperbolically using the word “murder” to make a stupid political argument? I’m pretty sure the “pro-life” movement has that technique patented, Mr. Waxman.
Armin Tamzarian on June 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Right, because destroying a defenseless fetus that has a heart beat and can feel pain isn’t murder is fine and dandy as long as you’re not on the other ends of those forceps.

/

The left absolutely no regard for human life unless they can manipulate it for their own political gain.

jawkneemusic on June 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Enough of this baloney. That Republicans ‘hate clean air and clean water’ is nothing more than an intellectually cheap, kindergarten-maturity-level talking point. So many know-nothing “environmentalists,” who’ve hopped on the bandwagon of eco-trendiness without actually knowing squat about the environment, are quick to believe that prosperity is the absolute enemy of the environment — which couldn’t be further from the truth.

Indeed. Let’s also not forget that the Lefty leaders that spew these talking points are the same that fly in gas-guzzling private jets, live in massive, energy-guzzling, tree shredding, “open space” consuming mansions, and have overall carbon footprints the size of Godzilla.

Any yet, the average Greenie voter never even considers why their leaders are advocating demanding that the riff-raff live much, much different lives than they.

visions on June 19, 2012 at 2:34 PM

an intellectually cheap, kindergarten-maturity-level talking point.

The Democrats have released their platform already?

mankai on June 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Hyperbolically using the word “murder” to make a stupid political argument? I’m pretty sure the “pro-life” movement has that technique patented, Mr. Waxman.

Armin Tamzarian on June 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM

You’re kidding, right?

The purposeful taking of an innocent human life is the definition of murder. Why do I even need to explain this? Are you that brainwashed that you can’t understand the distinction?

mankai on June 19, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Hummm . . .

Let’s show what Western paternalistic enviro policies do to many Third World peoples such as getting rid of DDT. It is not technically murder, but it is mass manslaughter.

mwbri on June 19, 2012 at 2:38 PM

We need to severely reign in dismantle the EPA. What possible amendment sponsored by uber libs Waxman and Dinge could be helpful to a rational bill?

karenhasfreedom on June 19, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Redaction.

davidk on June 19, 2012 at 2:39 PM

More crap from Rep. Nostrils (Jackass-CA)

How that guy keeps getting elected is beyond me.

crosspatch on June 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Never stand for baloney!

http://youtu.be/3RwxdzP8rG4

lucyvanpelt on June 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Remonds me of a Rodent of Unusual Size. Or another doddering animatronic hairless rat creature vaguely remembered from some other ludicrous movie.

rayra on June 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Nice Princess Bride reference!

Ditkaca on June 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM

The whole “Energy at the Expense of the Environment” meme is a blatantly false, and disproven piece of fiction from the Democratic Party:

“One Natural Resource We’ll Never Run Out Of: Misinformation.”

http://piqscore.com/2012/06/one-natural-resource-well-never-run-out-of-misinformation/

From the Delta Smelt to the Texas Sands Dunes Lizard, we’re killing our economy — and enslaving ourselves to oil-exporting countries who despise us — in the name of faux “environmental stewardship.

This is nothing short of treason.

VastRightWingConspirator on June 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Ironically, environmentalism is something only wealthy countries can afford to indulge. The more people are concerned with basic survival, the less they will care about the environment.

RadClown on June 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Hyperbolically using the word “murder” to make a stupid political argument? I’m pretty sure the “pro-life” movement has that technique patented, Mr. Waxman.

Armin Tamzarian on June 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM

?

Bmore on June 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

?

Bmore on June 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Q.?
A.Paultard – who took the name of a cartoon principal.

tom daschle concerned on June 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

What’s criminal is having to look at Waxman’s mug.

Ward Cleaver on June 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Who cares what the ugliest man in history says?

HiJack on June 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Democrats and the EPA have a peculiar penchant for citing statistics from the American Lung Association and whatnot about how many premature deaths will come as a result of not implementing some new regulation or other
Erika Johnsen on June 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM

EPA is not quoting THIS WhatNot. :-)

Look into “radiation hormesis” and you will find that does of radiation at the maximum level allowed by NRC for nuclear workers actually resulted in a 97 percent reduction in fatal cancer rates.

When structural steel contaminated with Cobalt-60 was used to built about 1,700 apartments in Taiwan, about 10,000 people received an average increased dose of 4 Rad. The people were tracked, and the results showed the people had a fatal cancer rate that is 3 percent of the rate found in the general population.

http://ww.w.jpands.org/vol9no1/chen.pdf

The bottom line is that cancer tests with high levels of any substance are not relevant to the impact of low levels.

The basis of many industrial regulations is a fraud. See a July 2011 article by Edward Calabrese. The nobel laureate, Curt Stern, who first insisted in the 1940s that “there is no safe dose of radiation” was at the same time writing to other scientists to not publish their findings that challenge this linear-no-threshold (LNT) assumption – wich has been US law since the 50s.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/em.20662/abstract;jsessionid=9DAF3965E3D2FDED7136DE02851142E3.d03t02?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false

WhatNot on June 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Erika, he didn’t say it was “tantamount” to murder. He said it was “literally” murder. Please don’t overlook the fact that he said it was “literally” murder.

JohnJ on June 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM

..this creep would be a lot more believable if he didn’t keep sticking fire hose nozzles into his nostrils.

The War Planner on June 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Wax on. Wax off.

Another poster child for term limits in Congress.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 19, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Hey, if anybody knows murder, it’s got to be Nosferatu Waxman.

RebeccaH on June 19, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Nostrildumba$$

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM

anotherJoe on June 19, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Dude… scary stuff. Those quotes aren’t far from a Hitler rant….

HomeoftheBrave on June 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM

republicans:

a) murderers
b) haters
c) bigots
d) homophobes
e) racists
f) blah blah blah blah blah.

who f_ckin’ cares?!?

GhoulAid on June 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM

They have their “road to success”(try manipulate everyone with emotional insanity) and they ain’t gettin’ off.

yhxqqsn on June 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I was really disappointed when I found out Lon Chaney was a Democrat.

midgeorgian on June 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM

When the other side reduces itself to schoolyard name-calling, then you know you’re on the right side.

RadClown on June 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Am I the only one who thinks he looks like a sewer rat?

CurtZHP on June 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM

You apologize to sewer rats now!

/ ;)

kim roy on June 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Bill Bloomfield won the 2nd place slot in California’s Top Two Primary so he will be running against Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) in California’s 33rd Congressional District as a “No Party Preference Candidate” which is California’s new phrase for Independent.

Here is a link to Bill Bloomfield’s campaign website, so you can learn more about him:

http://bloomfieldforcongress.com/

The newly drawn 33rd congressional district covers most of the Los Angeles County Coast and includes the following communities: Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica, Topanga, a portion of Torrance and much of the Westside in the city of Los Angeles.

What do you folks who live in or near California’s 33rd District think of Bill Bloomfield?

It would be great to vote Rep. Henry Waxman out of office!

wren on June 19, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Great piece, Erika.

Americans are becoming less and less sensitive to the yowlings of the environmentalists, and shrill partisnas like Waxman. People instinctively know that getting that last .001 of pollutants out of the air or water is enormously expensive and probably not worth it. It’s been 35 years since the Love Canal disaster, but the enviros want us to think there’s another one just around the corner in every town in America. Nobody’s buying their alarmism anymore. Especially when gasoline is still around $3.50 a gallon.

rockmom on June 19, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Q.?
A.Paultard – who took the name of a cartoon principal.

tom daschle concerned on June 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Oh, huh, uhh, thanks.

Bmore on June 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Heh, DeFazio likely supported these bills because his district is dirt poor and increasing energy costs will lead to people starving and/or dying due to no heat in the winter. The greenies have done a good job killing hydro power and with the new epa rules on coal, power generation is going to drop and prices will go up. Its already more expensive in the southern part of the state for electricity.

oryguncon on June 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM

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