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America is sending out an SOS and here we have Mrs. Clinton, most likely to be confirmed as Secretary of State, touting that climate change threatens our very existence. ““At the extreme [climate change] threatens our very existence, but well before that point, it could very well incite new wars of an old kind—over basic resources like food, water, and arable land. The world is in need of an urgent, coordinated response to climate change and, as President- Elect Obama has said, America must be a leader in developing and implementing it,” she said. http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=news-000003009111 

New wars?  More wars?  So now I get why we were so pissed Russia wants to claim Antarctica-is must be the supposed melting ice to control the drinking water- not the oil.  Duh.  Good thing we’ve hung on to Alaska and all that frozen tundra up there.  Good for Palin! 

Gee, I was figuring an Iran with nuclear weapons is a bigger threat. 

As a Senator from New York, Clinton has voted at least 17 times against measures promoting ethanol production saying she was concerned that it would raise gasoline prices for her constituents. http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/1/29/145402.shtml?s=ic I suppose now that gas is below $2 that is as good of reason as any to abandon drilling here in the US and instead focus on Obama’s plan to help the economy in a greener way.  OMG- how many trees are being cut down to print all that TARP and bailout money?  Tit for tat, a bit of cheese for a rat.

Robert Reich the the nation’s 22nd Secretary of Labor had this to say about what to do? … there’s no reason to think about “green jobs” as simply high-tech. Many low-income and low-skilled workers — women as well as men — could be put directly to work providing homes and businesses with more efficient and renewable heating, lighting, cooling, and refrigeration systems; installing solar panels and efficient photo voltaic systems; rehabilitating and renovating old properties, and improving recycling systems. “Green Jobs Corps” teams could be trained to evaluate and advise homeowners and businesses on these and other means of conserving energy.” http://robertreich.blogspot.com/2009/01/stimulus-how-to-create-jobs-without.html  A Green Jobs Corps?  Oh, heavens to Mergatroid!  Want to bet Mrs. Obama wears a green dress suit to the inauguration?  Will Obama wear a green tie to signify his green, one world global policies?  Got me wondering if he’ll wear a flag pin as well?

Hillary will most likely once again take credit for initiatives her husband’s administration sought, as well as Obama’s and maybe even The Green Job Corps. Whatever goes wrong, she can blame O. 

What about that little diddy in her past about the illegal campaign contributions?  Under the rug.  Peter F. Paul claimed in his lawsuit that he financed a gala and other fundraisers for Hillary Clinton because he was promised by some of the Clinton’s’ handlers that Bill would join the board of his company Stan Lee Media.  The Movie Star laden Hollywood fundraiser was the subject of a criminal trial of Clinton’s former national finance director, David Rosen, who ended up being acquitted.  Hillary was dropped from the suit under California’s anti-SLAPP statute that is designed to reduce frivolous lawsuits and protect people’s First Amendment rights. 

Hillary couldn’t even tell the truth about whom she was named after, “Mrs Clinton also once said her parents named her after [New Zealand native] Sir Ed Hillary, a nice line till it was pointed out she was born more than five years before he climbed Everest, when he was still a lesser-known beekeeper.”  http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/node/8721  Guess that bee stung a bit.

There is a nice little review on Hillary’s most revealing fibs at http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2007/12/most_revealing_bloopers_hillar_1.html 

Making sure nothing could embarrass Hillary or the US, it seems there are still thousands of documents absent from the federally funded Clinton Presidential Library.  http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?memberId=-1&grpId=3659174697241980&articleId=281474977176190  Donations to the foundation apparently don’t have enough bearing on Hillary Clinton’s prospective tenure as Secretary of State.  The donor lists a who is who of intermingling and can be reviewed in part http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/18/clinton-foundation-donors_n_152128.html  Definitely no improprieties there –grumble-but just to be sure Senator Kerry thinks the donor list should be released once a month.

I want to know if she can define the word- is.  President Clinton put it this way, “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. If the–if he–if ‘is’ means is and never has been, that is not–that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement….Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true.”  http://www.slate.com/id/1000162/

Is Obama completely off his rocker to employ Hillary Clinton?   For all intents, it appeared they couldn’t stand each other.  Oh, but remember SR 511?  The little resolution that Clinton sponsored about natural born citizenship.  This is payback .

America is in distress and sending out an SOS to anyone who will listen and we are spending countless millions on an inauguration.  Heck, even Bruce Springsteen is going to show up for a free concert.  I can’t bet he will not be playing, “Born in the USA.”  I’ve heard the Beltway mantra is that we need to look forward to as opposed to looking back wards.

Like GWB often says, maybe we misunderestimated Hillary Clinton.

God Bless America

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President-elect Obama recorded a message for the Global Climate Summit, promising  “a new chapter of American leadership on climate change.”
There are so many chapters to Obama, and the book is still being written.  This week, Al Gore, once the ideal running mate, and Obama had a little two hour meet with Biden in tow to talk about climate change.

The author of “An Inconvenient Truth” and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Gore presented his ideas on the environment as one part of helping the nation’s struggling economy recovery.  Note that Gore was not offered a cabinet job.

Obama said they discussed so-called green jobs as a way to boost employment across the country, improve national security by reducing reliance on foreign oil, and reduce energy costs.  Obama said global warming is “not only a problem, but it’s also an opportunity.” http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/12/08/national/w120629S86.DTL&type=politics

“We all believe what the scientists have been telling us for years now, that this is a matter of urgency and national security, and it has to be dealt with in a serious way,” said Obama.  Alas, more than 650 scientists from around the world disagree with claims made by the United Nations, Gore and Obama about global warming, “saying that science does not support that climate change is a man made phenomenon, according to a Senate environmental committee’s press blog.http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=2158072e-802a-23ad-45f0-274616db87e6

We have learned more than once that our leaders should take evidence from fact.  There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and the evidence is slipping that we are under a period of global warming.

Up to 6 inches of snow was reported in parts of Louisiana http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2008/12/the_new_orleans_area_is.htm causing havoc.  New England residents are still without power from an ice storm. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/12/13/ice_storm_paralyzes_parts_of_new_england/ and yet we see Obama and Gore chatting up the warmth.  Where is the fireplace setting?

Czech President Vaclav Klaus hit out at the EU climate deal concluded Friday and described global climate issues as “a silly luxury.”  http://www.spacedaily.com/2006/081212141651.tthkmkke.html 

Most folks don’t pollute and do our part, but when it comes down to it a whole industry has been created under the guise of climate change.  “Obama is pushing changes in the way Americans use energy, and produce greenhouse gases, as part of what will be a massive economic stimulus. He called it an opportunity “to re-power America.” http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081214/D952LKP00.html

A General Electric Lamp factory used to show brightly near my home town where they would produce standard light bulbs and employ thousands, now it is shuttered and dark.  The next generation of light bulb is a CFL or compact fluorescent light bulb touting energy savings at a higher cost but longer life.  Sounds good until we realize that these new light bulbs are filled with the toxic substance Mercury, a “highly toxic heavy metal that can cause brain damage and learning disabilities in fetuses and children” and as “one of the most poisonous forms of pollution.” http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=aa7796aa-e4a5-4c06- . 

Where are mercury-containing CFLs made? Not in the United States. under strict environmental regulation. CFLs are made in India and China, where environmental standards are virtually non-existent. 

“It’s too bad they’re so capable, experienced, and energetic because the energy and global warming policies that President-elect Obama wants them to pursue are radical, economically disastrous, and pointless,” says http://www.globalwarming.org/node/2827  and says that, “Reality is setting in around the world, as temperatures continue flat and efforts to reduce emissions prove costly and ineffective.  Let’s hope that our elected leaders in Congress see what’s happening before they turn off the lights.”

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe could be our hero in waiting who often butts heads with Gore.  http://newsok.com/green-team-obamas-choices-will-challenge-inhofe/article/3330250   Is it all a big swindle?  Visit http://www.junkscience.com/ who argues that human activity is the chief cause of warming, if it exists at all.

Leading headlines this morning continue to be about the weather with excessive rains in California, sub zero temperatures in the upper Midwest and those still recovering from the massive ice storm in the North East.   The “Icebox of the Nation,” International Falls, temps remained below zero.  http://www.answers.com/topic/international-falls-minnesota

Global Warming, humph. 

Not in the headlines, it would appear that is is going to be a cold day in hell before anyone directly ties Obama to any Obamagate issues. 

Highlighting Chicago politics, the matter continues to show relationships between the about to be impeached Democratic governor and some members of Obama’s inner circle.  His top campaign strategist, David Axelrod, will move to the White House for a senior adviser’s job and lists Blagojevich on his firm’s Web site as one of his clients, when the politician was a candidate for Congress.

The US Supreme Court  on December 15, 2008, the same day
that the Electoral College  met to vote for president and vice
president, has denied WROTNOWSKI, CORT V. BYSIEWICZ, CT SEC. OF STATE case, seeking again to require a verification of Obama’s eligibility to hold office. http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/ on SCOTUS at http://origin.www.supremecourtus.gov/docket/08a469.htm.

Alan Keyes still has a case pending but it looks like we’ve got at least four years of a chilly forecast from an Obama administration. 

Obama has not been officially implicated or charged in anything.

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