Posts Tagged ‘Cap and Trade

09
Jul
09

Cap and Trade Cyanide: On Ice

I find it amusing that in the coldest year of the millenium, and in the last two decades to boot, Cap and Trade is on ICE.

It seems that Dingy Harry wasn’t kidding when he told Andrea Mitchell that the Democrats did not, in fact, have the votes in the Senate to pass the bill.

Thank God.

Thus, they have decided to Ice the bill until the after the August Recess.  Appropriate timing if this spring was any indication of the coming winter.

However, we must not rest on our laurels.  We must rally around the cause, and pursue our retreating opponents, lest they regroup and attack us stronger then ever.

In related news, T. Boone Pickens has decided to drop wind power in the Texas Panhandle, and is selling off the windfarms.

30
Jun
09

Cap and Trade Cyanide: The Constitution

I have decided that I shall read HR 2454.  The first thing I saw when i went to GovTrack to read it was a disclaimer.

This bill is very large, and loading it may cause your web browser to perform sluggishly, or even freeze. This is especially true for old and/or bad browsers. As an alternative you can download the PDF of the bill or read the text on THOMAS.

I am not off to a very good start so far…

It took me from 1248 Hours to 1255 Hours to load the bill, and from 1258 Hours to 1300 Hours to load the 300 page amendment.

For the record, this article shall be about nothing other than the Constitutionality of the Bill in accordance with Article 1, Section 8 and Article 1, Section 9 of the United States Constitution, the powers and limits of the Legislature of the United States.  If I find more then five items that violate the Constitution, I will go no further, and label it Unconstitutional.  I don’t think I will have to go very far…

In Section 201 of Title II Subtitle A, they discuss ammending 42 United States Code 6833, which allows government to control Building Codes.  43 U.S.C. 6833 is unconstitutional.  Nowhere in Article 1, Section 8 does the Constitution the power to tell you how you can or cannot build your home.  In accordance with Amendment X of the Bill of Rights, unless that power has been granted to the State or Local Government through the formation of the supreme document of the State, City, or Town, rests solely upon the individual.  But it does not, and cannot, rest in the hands of the Federal Government, unless a new Amendment is added to the Constitution of the United States.

Included within the section is a description of Consensus Based Standards.  If this is anything like the current “Consensus” on Global Warming, then it will really mean that whoever has the money to bully their way into public opinion, and a motive to do so (i.e. General Electric) can determine the new standards for their own fun and profit.

Also included, is a mandate that all houses must have an Energy Audit before they can be sold.  Yes, that is right, you must pass an Energy Audit before you can sell your house.  And if the standards change after the audit, then you will need to get yet another Audit.  And the Audits look to be funded directly out of your pocket, not to mention the money spent on making a home come up to code, will drive up the cost of your home, and reduce the number of people looking into purchasing your home, thus damaging Interstate Commerce in accordance with the standard used to gain Federal Control over private, subsistence farmers under FDR’s administration.

That’s 1.

There is a lot in this bill relating to the flimsy interpretation of the Interstate Commerce Clause produced by the Roosevelt Administration as part of the New Deal.  However, the spirit of the clause deals with the building of roads and canals, the maintenance of roads and canals, the power to prevent the creation of interstate tarifs, nd the enforcement of a central currency to protect the individual states from each other.

That’s 2.

And then you get to Title III, which discusses Global Warming and how to sequester CO2.  If Carbon Dioxide is such a problem, despite the sheer insignifigance fo the gas in the atmosphere, then Columbia University has invented an atmospheric CO2 scrubber which can remove 1 ton of CO2 from the atmosphere a day, without giving the government undue control of the population.  However, Al Gore and others in the Church of Global Warmign have rejected it, as it does not grant them their real goal, control over the population, and power for themselves.

Foul Ball.

Subtitle B of Title III claims that it will save jobs, however, the Congressional Budget Office report admits that it is based off of Star Trek Post-Scarcity Fantasy economics in the analysis of the report.  The Heritage Foundation does not throw out real world economics, and an analysis of the effects on Spain of the passage of a similar bill shows that this will devastate an already unshakey economy.

Foul Ball.

Title V produces the K, and HR 2454 goes down swinging.

In accordance with the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution, all citizens are supposed to be treated equally under the law, with the theory that justice is blind to race, religion, creed, occupation, wealth, or sex.  Title V gives special treatment among Farmers to those who farm ethanol.  A crop that would require 109% of current total acreage to produce the energy needed to fuel the United States in 2008, with growing demand around the world.

Strike Three, You’re Unconstitutional.

30
Jun
09

Cap and Trade Cyanide: Krugman’s Confusion

Paul Krugman has been acting odd lately.  Mainly on the matter of Climate Change and Cap and Trade.  It almost seems like he is channeling Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, when he debated whether;

A. All Australians should be stripped of citizenship and then allowed to regain it upon swearing fealty to the Church of Global Warming

or

B. The Government should ask all citizens to swear fealty to the Church of Global Warming, and strip the citizenship of those who refuse.

I mention this, because as RedState recently reported that Paul Krugman has declared me to be a “Traitor to the Planet” for opposing Cap and Trade.  This after he himself admitted that HR 2454 would not create new jobs.

Thank you, Mr. Krugman, for at least admitting that much.  Though I do resent being called a traitor, even if it does further prove my point that America is becoming a Theocracy dedicated to the Church of Global Warming.  Hell, California is already issuing Gorans instead of Gideon Bibles in the Hotel Rooms.

Now, before I go any further, I would like to re-iterate the questions asked by The Pirate’s Cove of those who voted Yes on HR 2454.

  1. Did you read the bill, including the 300 page 0309 hour Romeo ammendment?  If so, did you understand it all?
  2. Will you follow the principles behind HR 2454, even if it doesn’t pass muster in the Senate?
  3. If it passes the Senate, and POTUS signs it into law, who will you blame when the costs of energy “Necessarily skyrocket?”  What about Taxes?
  4. What is your endgame with HR 2454?  What do you plan on actually doing with this bill?

Meanwhile, the National Black Chamber of Congress did a study which found that Cap and Trade would cost the United States 2.5 million jobs each year.  That is a lot of jobs, and a massive hit to the Economy.  This trend would last until 2030 minimum.  And I ask you, how could we recover from that.  We are looking at high double digit unemployment, far above the Great Depression, and worse then the Weimar Republic.  And you remember what came next there…

28
Jun
09

Cap and Trade: Cyanide for the Economy

Well, on Friday, Cap and Trade passed through the Hosue of Represenatives with the help of Eight Traitor Republicans.  Shame on you for voting to place the chains of tyranny on my generation, and the one behind me.

Before I discuss the chains that HR 2454 places upon us, I would like to mention one good thing.  It puts funds into research and production of Algae Based Bio-Diesel.  This is the only truly sustainable and non-intrusive idea in the bill.  If we were to convert acreage of United States farmland, we would need at most 1-2% of total acreage to grow enough Algae to fuel the country’s transportation systems.  And, unlike Switchgrass (which would require approximately 75% of current acreage) and Corn (Subsidised in the Cap and Trade Bill, and requiring 109% of current acreage) Algae based bio-fuels can be grown in skyscrapers, in deserts, in space, or even on the moon, thus not requiring a reduction in the global food supply that Ethanol Corn would create.  On top of that, a gallon of Algae Bio-Fuel is 103% more efficient then a comparable quantity of Diesel.

However, as noted above, HR 2454 puts a large quantity of funding into Ethanol Corn Subsidies, a worthless and, quite frankly stupid, enterprise that will have large negative effects across the planet.

The United States is one of the world’s breadbaskets, along with the Nile Floodplain and Delta, and the Chinese River Country.  If we continue to follow this reckless path, then the price of Ethanol Corn will go up, at a rate where other farmers in other nations will abandon Wheat, Rice, and Soy for Ethanol Corn, reducing the Global Food Supply.  This will increase starvation across the globe, and result in massive civil unrest, to the point of creating a Fracture War.

And, as grain is a major American export, this will further the trade imbalance, and result in a nation that continues to grow weaker, as we have to import grain from outside the country, from nations such as Egypt and China, giving China further control over the United States, as they can then threaten to cut off food shipments if we do not do as they say.

And this isn’t even going into the effects this will have on Employment, GDP, Energy Costs, Goverment Control, or Government Intrusiveness.  Those are for later posts…

28
Jun
09

Straw Poll and Cap and Trade Protest (UPDATED)

I had a busy day out being political today.  Today was the date of the Johnson County Strawpoll.  So, I donned my FairTax T-Shirt and Hat, and headed on out.  Little did I know, as it was my first time at a Strawpoll, it costs money to vote in these things.  Annoying, but something I will remember for next time I got to one.

I wound up hooking up with the FairTax people out at the Straw Poll, and introduced a number of people to the FairTax.  I also had to pass over more then I talked with, as it seemed like so many there already supported the idea.  Always a good thing to hear.

While at the FairTax booth, I met up with Jeff Locke, the 2nd Congressional District Coordinator for the FairTax.  He is planning on running for the State Legislature for South East Kansas, and I encourage my readers to support his bid.  I will do a longer post on him come Friday as the first of my Freedom Friday Posts on the FairTax.

The guys from Campaign for Liberty and the Hope for America Coalition where at the Strawpoll, collecting signatures on a petition to support HR 1207 The Federal Reserve Transparency Act, as brought before the House by Representative Ron Paul (R-TX 14).

Despite the support for the petition, he did not do as well in the Strawpoll, with Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin gaining a large number of votes, and Bobby Jindal coming in with a lower number.  As a Jindal 2012 supporter, that does not make me very happy, but Huckabee does support the FairTax, so I need to balance it out.  Plus, Huckabee has support from Chuck Norris, and I fear Chuck.

Kris Kobach, a local Constitutional Scholar, did very well in the Strawpoll, and looks to have a large support in the upcoming race for the new Secretary of State.

The largest winner though, might have been Darla Jaye, the host of 980 at LIVE with Darla Jaye on News Radio 980 KMBZ.  Everyone at the Strawpoll walked around with a Draft Darla sticker somewhere, and they did not bring enough.

Kansas Meadowlark was out there, camera in hand, documenting the events, and will hopefully have more information about the event on his website, as I had forgotten to bring a pad of paper and a pen with me.

Amanda Grosserode with the Kansas City Tea Party was out there networking, and spreading word about the protest at the Johnson County Court House afterwords.

The protest against HR 2454 America Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 was modestly sized, not bad for a protest with only 24 hours notice.  Kansas Meadowlark had someplace else to be, but Nice Deb stuck around to document the protest.  I am in the pictures somewhere, but I won’t be saying who.

There where some great signs at the protest, including one which read “Enjoy Your A/C While You Still Can.”  All of them can be seen on Nice Deb’s site.

We had a number of honks, but we also had more hecklers then normal, and that was rather interesting.  I kinda like having hecklers, as it means that people are at least looking at what we are saying.

Update: Kansas Meadowlark has the results, and a great video of Darla Jaye’s speech.  I encourage all of you to go and read the post.




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