To The Escape Zeppelin!: I fail to see how holding a slumber party to talk about the weather is going to help climate change.
Bareefer Obonghit: Climate change deniers know that the earth will be fine since it lasted 6,000 years already.
EyeballKid: The oil, gas and coal companies that run Congress won't allow anybody to do much more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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