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Thursday, May 27, 2004

The Day After Tomorrow
Enviro's will destroy our economy.

With the ridiculous Day After Tomorrow movie coming out this weekend, and John McCain certain to renew his efforts to cripple the American economy by imposing drastic caps on carbon dioxide emissions, I thought I would take the time to remind everyone that the McCain - Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act is nothing more than the Kyoto Protocol (which the Senate soundly rejected a few years ago) in a See Through Negligee (thanks to Sen. Inhofe's staff for that line!)

IN a ridiculous editorial today, The New York Times discusses how the Day After Tomorrow is a big dumb summer blockbuster but should nevertheless be praised for drawing attention to the one issue it thinks might lead to Kerry’s defeat of George W. Bush.
But the special effects are terrific, and the timing couldn't be better. Scientists, environmentalists and a few lonely politicians have been trying without great success to get the public and the Bush administration to take global warming seriously, and to inject the issue into a presidential campaign that so far seems determined to ignore it.
According to the New York Times, the movie is so important on this note, that even a venerable institution like the American Museum for Natural History in Manhattan offered to host the premier in the Hall of Biodiversity. Yep, that’s right, the Hall of Biodiversity. Biodiversity, for those untrained in the liberal ways is a favorite of the moonbats – incorporating both Diversity (except where it includes things they don’t like, such as conservatives and unborn white children) and Bio (the term for all things living, life, and nature – except for little babies, especially the unborn kind).
Now, for what its worth – I grew up outside of New York in the North Jersey Suburbs. This was always my favorite museum and we would routinely go multiple times each year, both with my family and on school trips. I think I know about the hall they are discussing – with the great whale in it – but it was never, ever, ever called the Hall of Biodiversity. Chalk up another great institution lost to the moonbats.

In any event, the purpose of the New York Times editorial is not simply to attack Bush or promote the movie or the Hall of Biodiversity, but also to promote Senator John McCain’s latest attack on the U.S. economy. First he outlawed free speech and now, along with Joe Lieberman and John Fuckface Fonda Kerry, he is going to try to outlaw automobiles – or at least impose an immediate $0.55 tax on the price of gas.
Senator John McCain is among the believers, expressing the hope that the film may win a few more votes for a bill he's co-sponsoring with Senator Joseph Lieberman. That bill would slowly begin to reduce industrial carbon-dioxide emissions, which are a huge part of the problem. Despite its over-the-top story, the film does leave you with the unnerving feeling that the natural world deserves far more respect than we and our leaders are giving it. "We'll take all the help we can get," said Mr. McCain, who got 43 votes for his bill the last time around. He plans to bring it back to the Senate floor before Congress's July 4 recess.
Yes, as the New York Times (not the most credible paper anymore, ya know) points out, the McCain Lieberman Anti Economic Bill “slowly reduces carbon dioxide emissions.” This is all part of the big lie these moonbats are pushing. The other half of it is that this bill is somehow different than Kyoto and corrects that flawed documents mistakes.
Well then, lets look at these bills in more detail:
These are the gases each covers:

Kyoto
  • Carbon Dioxide;

  • methane;

  • nitrous oxide;

  • hydrofluorocarbons;

  • perfluorocarbons; and

  • hexafluoride.


  • McCain Lieberman
  • Carbon Dioxide;

  • methane;

  • nitrous oxide;

  • hydrofluorocarbons;

  • perfluorocarbons; and

  • hexafluoride.



  • They both impose emissions caps.
    Kyoto caps emissions at 1990 levels.
    McCain Lieberman caps emissions first at 2000 levels, then ratchets them down to 1990 levels, then provides for further ratcheting down. Beyond 1990 levels.
    Under Kyoto the first commitment period for emission reductions is between 2008-2012.
    Under McCain Lieberman, reductions occur first in 2010 and then in 2016.

    They both allow emissions trading, mandatory emissions reporting, carbon sequestration and development of carbon sinks, verification, and future ratcheting of emissions.

    Perhaps most importantly, they are both tarted at the U.S. Economy and neither imposes any restrictions on the activities of rapidly developing nations like China or India, both of whom are set to surpass U.S. Carbon emissions shortly and already far exceed U.S. emissions of almost all other pollutants, including mercury. In fact, most of the anthropogenic mercury that is deposited in the U.S. originates in China, not in U.S. power plants or factories . . . but don’t expect John Fuckface Fonda Kerry or his comrades in the environmental scaremonger industry to let you know that.


    Anyway, Joe Lieberman, John McCain and the NRDC greenie enviro’s keep telling us their bill is different than Kyoto and should be passed.

    Well, can someone explain what the difference is to me??

    This was originally posted in a different form yesterday, but because of problems with a table I attached I have reformulated the post.

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