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(The New York Times)   Democrats pull all-nighter to battle the weather. Several conspicuous no-shows mar solidarity. Tout sheet suggests: Bet heavily on the weather; the fix is in   (nytimes.com) divider line 20
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2014-03-11 08:20:52 AM  
 Mr. Reid said, adding that it was time to stop acting as if those who ignore it "have a valid point of view."
"They don't," he said.



Why is he deciding to say this now? He surely knew beforehand about this predicament, correct? Does he realize this applies to most cases of Republican obfuscation and objection?
 
2014-03-11 08:23:14 AM  
Climate change deniers know that the earth will be fine since it lasted 6,000 years already.
 
2014-03-11 08:26:32 AM  
Duh. Obama has a time machine and an earthquake generator. He does not have a weather machine
 
2014-03-11 08:34:02 AM  
So they made an extra trip in to work...so they could use a massive pile of graphs and talking points and run the lights and sound system all night to make a point about our wastefulness?

Duly noted.
 
2014-03-11 08:41:20 AM  
So they're not trying to stop a bill, nor bring any legistlation forward, and it was only themselvels in the chambers making "presentations" to each other?

More hot air.
 
2014-03-11 08:50:06 AM  
I fail to see how holding a slumber party to talk about the weather is going to help climate change.
 
2014-03-11 08:51:55 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: I fail to see how holding a slumber party to talk about the weather is going to help climate change.


The oil, gas and coal companies that run Congress won't allow anybody to do much more.
 
2014-03-11 09:38:44 AM  

Bareefer Obonghit: Climate change deniers know that the earth will be fine since it lasted 6,000 years already.


The preferred term is, "Climate Change Heretics". :-)

And the Earth will be fine... All human life may be dead maybe, but it'll keep on spinning. Microbes will keep on microbing, and whatever flora/fauna life is left will keep on doing its thing.

Perhaps nature will try again. But this time with cats.
 
2014-03-11 09:39:52 AM  
That headline was a badly mixed word salad.
 
2014-03-11 09:55:17 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: I fail to see how holding a slumber party to talk about the weather is going to help climate change.


yea why have it at night when you crank up the heat and lights?  hopefully they all flew there too.
 
2014-03-11 10:00:17 AM  
Comments so far serve as a good indicator of why this is needed. For every argument against acting on climate change, half of them run along the misguided mindset of "IT'S SNOWING TODAY SO TAKE  THAT, AL GORE I THOUGHT YOU WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SO SMART!!!"
 
2014-03-11 10:21:16 AM  

EyeballKid: The oil, gas and coal companies that run Congress won't allow anybody to do much more.


Wait - I thought the pharmaceutical, health care, and Big Tobacco (tm) companies ran Congress, along with the military industrial complex....? Guess I didn't get the memo about which industries would be demonized this week.
 
2014-03-11 10:21:38 AM  
Climate is not weather.
 
2014-03-11 10:36:45 AM  

gretzkyscores: Wait - I thought the pharmaceutical, health care, and Big Tobacco (tm) companies ran Congress, along with the military industrial complex....? Guess I didn't get the memo about which industries would be demonized this week.


I know it's a lot to take in, how various industries can use lobbying to get their way around legislative restrictions and regulations, but it's not some fantasy dreamed up by a writer. You can pinpoint to how easing up on regulations across the board in the 1990s resulted in the Dept. of Mineral and Mining Services slacking on its job, to the point where lobbyists where literally in bed with regulators, and eventually allowing colossal fark-ups like the BP Deepwater Horizon spill.

Or, take a look at how the single payer and public options plans were never discussed during the passage of the Affordable Care Act because of shills like Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, Evan Bayh, Max Baucus, and Joe Lieberman, who held the concerns of the lobbies that bought them off in higher regard than those of their own constituents.

But, I'm sure this kind of research isn't quite up to your speed, so you just keep shouting, "Freedom" and eating things.
 
2014-03-11 11:16:34 AM  

EyeballKid: I know it's a lot to take in, how various industries can use lobbying to get their way around legislative restrictions and regulations, but it's not some fantasy dreamed up by a writer. You can pinpoint to how easing up on regulations across the board in the 1990s resulted in the Dept. of Mineral and Mining Services slacking on its job, to the point where lobbyists where literally in bed with regulators, and eventually allowing colossal fark-ups like the BP Deepwater Horizon spill.

Or, take a look at how the single payer and public options plans were never discussed during the passage of the Affordable Care Act because of shills like Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, Evan Bayh, Max Baucus, and Joe Lieberman, who held the concerns of the lobbies that bought them off in higher regard than those of their own constituents.



Gee, it's almost as if the people that make up congress and the people that write and enforce regulations are just as susceptable to greed and selfishness as those in the market that they supposedly have the magical ability to constrain.


But I'm sure we're just one more regulation away from total bliss, so you just keep on shouting "there ought to be a law", and smoking some killer pot, dude.
 
2014-03-11 11:39:16 AM  

gretzkyscores: Gee, it's almost as if the people that make up congress and the people that write and enforce regulations are just as susceptable to greed and selfishness as those in the market that they supposedly have the magical ability to constrain.But I'm sure we're just one more regulation away from total bliss, so you just keep on shouting "there ought to be a law", and smoking some killer pot, dude.


Sure. And I heard people were driving over the speed limit. Therefore, we should get rid of all speed limits.
 
2014-03-11 12:28:28 PM  

You Are All Sheep: To The Escape Zeppelin!: I fail to see how holding a slumber party to talk about the weather is going to help climate change.

yea why have it at night when you crank up the heat and lights?  hopefully they all flew there too.


I wonder how much extra CO2 the coal fired plant that keeps the Capitol warm had to spew out for their slumber party?
 
2014-03-11 01:32:01 PM  
That was weird. Harry Reid had an all night koolaid party so everyone could rub each others bellies.
 
2014-03-11 08:42:48 PM  
Accidentally flipped to Fox News yesterday and noticed that this seemed to be the outrage du jour for the day/moment. After watching a minute or two I couldn't begin to understand how they had the balls to whine about senators (allegedly) wasting time giving speeches when the number of Ted Cruzes in the world is still tragically greater than zero, so I dismissed it as more projection and flipped back to whatever I was watching.

Good to see (judging by the reply count of this thread) that not even the right wing trolls give enough of a fark about this to bother with.
 
2014-03-12 07:30:12 AM  

DesertDemonWY: You Are All Sheep: To The Escape Zeppelin!: I fail to see how holding a slumber party to talk about the weather is going to help climate change.

yea why have it at night when you crank up the heat and lights?  hopefully they all flew there too.

I wonder how much extra CO2 the coal fired plant that keeps the Capitol warm had to spew out for their slumber party?


Uh hello..it was CLEAN coal.  I think that stuff is transparent.
 
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