Pray to Albertus Magnus
Polistra is praying to St Albertus Magnus, the patron saint of science. As our alleged "House of Representatives" goes through its alleged "debate" on the most destructive government action since Lincoln's War, only prayer will help. Some commentators believe
that common sense and economic self-interest will combine to defeat this vast destruction, this Final Solution, this Grand Sacrifice to the Planet Goddess Gaia. Seems highly unlikely, but miracles do sometimes happen.
When the elites of academia and the Wall Street Mafia conspire to create a system that will make both of them
(and especially their Chinese masters) even more obscenely powerful and rich, such micro-trivial and hopelessly obsolete considerations as national survival and truth are trodden in the poisonous dust.
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Later: BRAVO to John Linder of Georgia. Most of the wimp-ass sissy-ass fag-ass Repooflicans cowered and cringed, saying "Oh please, Marse Obama, don't hit us too hard! We worship Our Lord And Savior Al Gore just like you do, but we hope, for no particular reason except partisanship, that you will only smite us with 99.9% of your force instead of 100%! Please, marse, please!"
Linder showed guts, loudly and firmly declaring the FULL TRUTH
about the utter corruption of science.
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Later: Well, no miracles. The vote went as you'd expect, partly by geography, mostly by party. 44 courageous Dems voted against the Final Solution To America, and nine wimp-ass sissy-ass fag-ass Chinese-agent Repooflicans voted for the Final Solution To America.
What makes me deeply angry, though, is more than this particular bill. Obama campaigned on this promise, he and his party gained a solid majority, and now he's fulfilling the promise. That's how the system is meant to work.
No, the real heartbreaker (to use Gohmert's appropriate word) is that the Repunklicans had 5 years, from 2001 to 2006, with complete control
of Congress and the Executive. During those 5 years they could have turned things around.
Immediately after 9/11 there was plenty of momentum for energy independence. Bush could have changed laws to encourage and subsidize nuclear and hydro, could have opened up more offshore zones for drilling, could have repealed the Endangered Species Act, could have regulated speculators, could have imposed tariffs and quotas against China. Nope, none of that. Bush and his party did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING during those 5 years. NOTHING.
If those steps had been taken in 2002, we'd have cheaper and more abundant energy by now; manufacturing would be much stronger; quite possibly the financial collapse wouldn't have occurred because America would have turned back toward self-sufficiency. In that hypothetical universe, there would be no "jobs argument" and no "scarcity argument" for cap-n-trade by now. The only argument for cap-n-trade would be the pure zeal of the genocidal Gaia fanatics, which wouldn't be nearly so persuasive by itself.
And then we had no real choice in 2008. Manchurian Candidate McCain was actually a stronger
Gaia nutcase than Obama. His version of cap-n-trade would have been even worse, with more gifts to the Wall Street Mafia and fewer exemptions for honest business ... and the Repooflican hacks would have gone along with him, giving cap-n-trade an easy majority.
This Final Solution is in fact the Triumph of McCain's Will far more than a triumph for Obama and Pelosi. McCain has been working on cap-n-trade for years, carefully laying the foundation of falsehoods and frauds that enabled Obama to claim the victory.