Disgraceful! Snowe Becomes Public Global Warming Bully

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Disgraceful! Snowe Becomes Public Global Warming Bully

[size=24]Global Warming Gag Order [/size]

Monday, December 4, 2006

Washington has no shortage of bullies, but even we can't quite believe an October 27 letter that Senators Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe sent to ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. Its message: Start toeing the Senators' line on climate change, or else.

[url=http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110009338]NOW THATS GOOD FOR GAS PRICES[/url]

[url=http://opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110009337]Text of Snowe Letter to ExxonMobil CEO[/url]

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We voted her in. Stupid is as stupid does.

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I just sent an email to her office expressing my displeasure with this.
The link is below if you want to:

[email]olympia@snowe.senate.gov[/email]

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Interesting. Global-warming "skeptics" and "deniers" are lacking in moral clarity.

Presumably, global warming "alarmists" and "scaremongers" get a free pass.

If our senator is handing out report cards to participants in the global-warming debate, where's her letter to Al Gore or the Natural Resources Council of Maine?

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They could use your donations as well.

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3 easy questions

I need to know three things;
Has climate change happened before?
How is this change a bad thing?
Is there any evidence that "man" can do anything about it?

D

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Speak 4 Yoreself!

[quote="FXSTC"]We voted her in. Stupid is as stupid does.[/quote]

What's this "WE" stuff, Mate?

Please don't blame me for the Q of I's expected landslide re-election;
I didn't have a bloody thing to do with it!

But obviously around 75% of the OTHER Mainers just LOOOoooove their "MOOOooodderates" in Congress, and the "Woman's right to choose" they so valiantly champion above all else.

And as long as we keep 'em, as we no doubt will, Maine will continue it's death spiral into Communism, endemic poverty/ government dependancy, and tryanny. We are probably beyond the point of saving our State no matter how hard or what we try next.

It's in God's hands now - and I suspect, based on my understanding of History, that He might have his Holy and omnipotent fingers on the "Control/Alt/SMITE" buttons right about now.

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Nothing wrong with Snowe and Collins they represent Maine and Republicans well..

We should be happy to have them in the GOP...

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This is very disappointing stuff. I think the WSJ editorial is a very hard hitting push-back. Good for them.

Olympia is still - on balance - a good Senator for Maine. Susan Collin's stock suddenly looks a lot better though.

I wonder what Jean Hay's approach to this issue would have been? I know! She would introduce legislation to nationalize the oil industry and use the profits to give free health care to everyone. In five years we would have no oil and no health care at all.

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gopcollegestudent -

Speak for yourself.

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[quote="gopcollegestudent"]Nothing wrong with Snowe and Collins they represent Maine and Republicans well..

We should be happy to have them in the GOP...[/quote]

Put down the Kool Aid and read the letter.

:(

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Think I will change my screen name gopmoderatecollegestudent lol

Or you folks might call me rinocollegestudent...

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I think you should change your name to "noncriticalthinker" or "noopinionofmyown" or "koolaiddrinker." Let me know when you're ready to make the switch. I'm happy to help. Geez!

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[quote="Editor"]I think you should change your name to "noncriticalthiner"...[/quote]
Non critical thiner? Is that a knock on his weight? :shock:

EDIT: Joking of course ;)

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No. It's an indication I should either make my laptop screen font bigger - or wear my eyeglasses!

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OR AGE..... lol lol lol

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That's funny, gop. Oh! By the way! If you find you're having trouble logging into AMG I don't want you to think it is my revenge. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Ha funny one...

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GOP, I've been defednign Olympia on here since before you knew what AMG was. I still think we are lucky to have her.

All that said, this letter is very upsetting. Read it before you go into martyr mode.

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[quote="gopcollegestudent"].... you folks might call me rinocollegestudent...[/quote]

Ay'uch; we just might, now that you mention it.

Actually, I suspect that about 75% of the ME population would consider you to be a radical right-wing extremist - a good number of them being registered "Republicans", too.

It depends on which crowd you hang with, I reckon.

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[quote]Nothing wrong with Snowe and Collins they represent Maine and Republicans well..[/quote]

Holy cow, gopcollegestudent! I'd hate to see what bad representation looks like.

Our moderate Senator-for-Life is largely responsible for the senate's failure to make the 2003 tax cuts permanent. Just think: the foremost successful fiscal policy initiative of the Bush administation held hostage by our moderate senator. Phooey.

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Olympia Snowe, Stealth Culture warrior

It doesn't appear that any of our dailies will print this essay... :roll:

Olympia Snowe, Stealth Culture Warrior
Jon Reisman

Less than two weeks before her almost certain reelection to a third term, Olympia Snowe issued a fatwa against Exxon-Mobil and climate change policy skeptics who have had the audacity to openly question her advocacy of Kyoto derived mandatory greenhouse gas emissions controls. Senator Snowe urged Exxon-Mobil to stop resisting her efforts to pass symbolic, expensive and futile GHG regulatory legislation, and most especially to gag two vocal critics: the Competitive Enterprise Institute (headed by economic freedom advocate and 1996 GOP Vice Presidential nominee Jack Kemp) and techcentralstation, a web site devoted to markets, technology and entrepreneurial optimism, as opposed to the Senator’s apparent agenda for bureaucracy and precautionary principle pessimism.

Senator Snowe has cultivated an image as a non-ideological moderate who works with the other side of the aisle to get things done. This last barrage against free speech and intellectual pluralism shows that she is in fact a stealthy culture warrior, steadily pushing for the secular progressive left.

This latest attempt to stifle speech she disagrees with is not her worst offense against free speech and the 1st Amendment’s plain language that “Congress shall make NO law…abridging the freedom of speech.” Along with Senators McCain, Feingold and Collins, Snowe has primary responsibility for the passage of campaign finance reform legislation that has eroded the plain meaning of the 1st Amendment into a post-modern judicial and regulatory nightmare. Democrats in Congress are supposedly searching for grounds and evidence to impeach the President; his signature on campaign finance reform legislation vitiating the 1st Amendment is grounds enough.

Campaign finance reform empowered the wonderful 527’s like Moveon.org and the Swift Boat Vets, groups that have polarized our politics and culture while insulating political parties and elected officials from accountability. Moveon, whose top leadership is Maine based, has received major funding from George Soros, who is the funding Godfather of the secular-progressive left. Not only did Senator Snowe create the conditions which gave us Moveon and Soros’ advocacy, it turns out she is engaging in a variety of shadowy cooperative activities with the culture warrior billionaire.

On the global warming front, Senator Snowe co-chairs an international climate change group created by two left wing think tanks backed by Mr. Soros. Through the group Senator Snowe has worked to repudiate President Bush’s market based approach in favor of heavy handed regulation to ration energy and raise energy prices- in other words, more green nanny state and less economic freedom and growth. Senator Snowe has been unwilling to honestly answer two basic questions: How much global warming will her policies avert (none) and at what cost (1-3% of GDP)? The lack of honesty, the attacks on freedom and Mr. Soros’ involvement suggest that climate change policy is a battlefront in the culture war.

Mr. Soros has also contributed to a liberal Republican Political Action Committee, Main Street Partnership, which Senator Snowe is deeply involved with. In 2004 Senator Snowe co-chaired George Bush’s Maine campaign; today she is dancing with a man who spent millions to defeat the President and continues to push the secular progressive agenda.

A moderate would not have shredded the Constitution and free speech in the name of campaign finance reform. A moderate would not have tried to gag dissenting policy views and threaten businesses and individuals she disagrees with. A moderate would not be dishonest and disingenuous about the costs and benefits of her policy preferences. A moderate would not be working with foreigners to stab her President in the back. And most importantly, a moderate would not be stealthily advocating and enabling one side of the culture war while claiming moderate non-combatant status. Senator Snowe is a stealthy culture warrior in moderate’s clothing. I don’t think the charade will last for a third term.

Jon Reisman teaches environmental policy and is Chair of the Professional Studies Division at the University of Maine at Machias. He is a Maine Heritage Policy Center Adjunct Fellow, and a contributor to techcentralstation, now known as tcsdaily. He can be contacted at jreisman@maine.edu

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Wow!

I was aware of some of Oly's cozy relationship with SOROS (gee; anyone wonder where all of that $5million plus reputed campaign warchest came from?) her support of CFR and her resistance to tax reform - but did not know all of those details, Jon.

But having said that, none of it runs counter to my long-standing suspicion of her, either.

She and her RINO colleagues may be living proof of the systematic leftist infiltration, corruption, and takedown of the Republican Party.

And by the looks of the last election (and continuation of the incompetent GOP "leadership") it seems that their game has been very successful - and that Constitutional America's game may be essentially over.

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Jon Reisman mentions:
"Moveon.org and the Swift Boat Vets"

Good grief Jon; The Swifties should not even be on the same web site, much less the same sentence. The Swift Boat Vets are honorable men who served with distinction. I flew air cover for them in the Mekong Delta. Vietnam Veterans Against Kerry is not some sudden 527 group. They have been around since 1972. Kerry still gets elected in Massachusetts, but we still shine the bright light of truth on him so Massachusetts knows exactly what they are voting for.

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Roger, the Swifties have my appreciation but probably not Olympia's. The point is, however, that the 527's were empowered by campaign finance reform, and they have not, IMHO, been good for the political climate because they insulate the Parties and the Pols, especially incumbents, from accountability. The fact that I abhor Moveon and have some admiration for the Swifties is not really relevant. Olympia probably loves Moveon and abhors the Swifties, but that's not relevant either.

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According to Rush...

Limbaugh is expounding on the shakedown of EXXON by Snow and Rockerfeller.

Make no mistake about it; it's about money.
Exxon has it; the RINO communists want it.
And they know how to "request" it on no uncertain terms - and have the power to take it by force if "cooperation" is not forthcoming.

Rush just called them both "Stalinists".

Ay'uch; sounds about right to me.

How long do you suppose it will be before SOROS controlls all of the oil in the World - at least what's not controlled by the Moslems of the middle east or the Communists like Chavez?

And we thought that $3 a gallon was bad?

Hah!

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Great essay, Jon.

[quote]economic freedom advocate and 1996 GOP Vice Presidential nominee Jack Kemp[/quote]

For those who may not know this, when Jack Kemp was a congressman in the late 'seventies he was an early advocate for supply-side economics and was an important influence for the tax cuts of the Reagan administration.

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Now I know what to get her for Christmas . . .

A DVD of the movie ICE AGE!!!! :)

See, senator . . . the earth cooled before and then it heated up, which was a pretty good thing, doncha think?

Sorry to be on the primary level, but some of these GW nuts don't seem to understand that the earth's history extends back before the birth of Rosie O'Donnel

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Editor is stunned into speechlessness...or possibly gagged by Olympia's fatwa.

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For lazy old me, anybody got either the thread or the link on the subject of the 300% increase in solar activity, warming of other planets like Venus and Mars....all since the year 1900....that the global warming alarmists seem to ignore? It was excellent. That venus has global warming....it's all Bushes fault!

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