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Palin On The Environment: Far Right


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Tom
- 3968 days ago - time.com
Global warming is happening faster in Alaska than anywhere else in the US, but Gov. Sarah Palin still doubts that human action has anything to do with it. Palin's ambivalence on climate change puts her to the right of even President Bush.



   

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ROBIN M (312)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 4:19 am
WE CAN'T LET THIS LADY GET INTO OFFICE IF SHE DOES WE CAN SAY GOOD BY TO EVERY THING WE HAVE TRIED TO PROTECT.
 

Janet Davis (233)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 5:46 am
I lived in Alaska for 3 years - prior to Palin becoming Governor. The last summer we were there (2004), I could feel the change in the climate - just as a normal human being, with no scientists, etc., telling me it was changing. I'm originally from the south, and I KNOW humidity. That's what I felt that last summer - and there had never really been any humidity there before.
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 6:08 am
Important quote from Tom's post :

""Our main concern with Sarah Palin's positions are that they are based on doing what is best for the oil industry, and not what is best for Americans," says David Willett, national press secretary for the Sierra Club."

And her support for drilling in ANWR, the beautiful wildlife refuge described in the article, is outrageous !

My own 'discoveries':

Sarah Palin: Alaska's $30 Billion Natural Gas Pipeline Is God's Will

These people are so ruthless; they aren't even embarrassed about exploiting Jesus to get their agenda through !

More on her suit against the federal govt's endangered listing of polar bears:
Governor Palin Had Alaska Challenge Polar Bear "Endangered" Listing - She & other Alaska officials feared listing'd cripple oil & gas development in prime polar bear habitat off state's coasts. Palin argued not enough evidence to support a listing. Claims polar bear population has dramatically increased over 30 yrs
 

(0)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 6:31 am
1st, I'd say somebody who lives in Alaska know the weather there, and Palin never said there WASN'T a climate change, she said it wasn't the result of human actions. There are many scientist who say the same thing. Additionally, the pipelines in Alaska are actually keeping the carribou alive there as they all huddle against it for warmth(go see it, it's an amazing sight!). Palin HAS tried to hold the "oil companies" accountible for how they handle the production.
 

Karin B (33)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 7:15 am
So, Anonymous without a photo: You are trying to tell us that the carribou wouldn't be able to survive without the pipeline? What did they do before the pipeline was built? Die of the cold?

 

Terrie W (798)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 7:55 am
LOL Karin!

Well, Mr/Ms Zero, to think that humans play no part at all in affecting our planet and its climate/warming is infantile at best and lethal at worst. For every action there is an EQUAL and OPPOSITE reaction. This is basic physics--but I wouldn't expect you to understand that either. To think that exhaust emissions from over 2 billion+/- vehicles, all the chemical/thermal outputs/burn-offs from factory stacks and the massive felling of millions of trees to supply our comforts or to make way for feed lots, palm oil plantations and the like do not or will not or can not or has not affected the world we live in, you are either delusional in the extreme or very uneducated. Wake the **** up and smell the gunpowder. Oh wait, you've probably been huffing that for way too long!

While you're at it, go dig into just WHY Palin is 'holding oil companies accountable' She's not. That was to get more money for Alaskan citizens yearly kickbacks (of which her family gets a yearly check for over $22,000.00) and for her state's slush fund--for bridges to nowhere aka PORK PROJECTS. Her husband works for BP, yeah she's really going to hold them accountable for their messes--riiiiiiiiiiiight. She's really going to bite the hand that feeds her.
 

Janet Davis (233)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 9:42 am
Mr. Chris... big fat BS. That pipeline does NOT keep the animals alive... if that were the case, all my photographs of caribou would have a friggin' pipeline in them. That herd of caribou has been moving from Canada to Alaska for YEARS - long before the pipeline was even a thought.

Yes, they rub up against the heated poles that help stabilize the pipeline, since it's built on permafrost. Yes, you can see animals hanging out by the pipeline... grazing. But there's no actual heat emanating from the pipe itself. Have you actually SEEN their winter coats? Have you SEEN them shed those coats in the summer, when it's a whopping 40-50 degrees in Prudhoe Bay? How do those poor animals survive in Atigun Pass - where the majority of the pipeline runs through mountains?? Geeze... I'm surprised there's ANY animals left to roam the tundra.
 

Louise L (48)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 1:29 pm
BOOOOOOOOO. Down with Palin and McOldie. Thanks, Tom.
 

Tom M (814)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 2:03 pm
Top scientists are now saying that global warming is being caused in part by human activity. Whether it is man-made or not, everyone except Sarah Palin now seems to agree that global warming exists and is a potential threat to all life on our planet. Debating the causes of global warming is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. I think we need to focus on what, if anything, we are going to do about it. If you were diagnosed with diabetes and your doctor told you he had no doubt it was partially caused by your eating habits, would you tell him he is contributing to the diabetes hoax and eat another candy bar?

Big Oil is trying to sell the public the idea that man-made carbon emissions don't contribute to global warming. This is understandable - they are in business to sell oil. They have reaped record profits by artificially holding back production, and to add insult to injury, now expect to be rewarded for their greed by being allowed to drill in protected coastal environments and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. They have run an effective advertising campaign, using our elected politicians as their spokesmen. They even have a website (http://www.anwr.org/) touting their success in corrupting and manipulating us into doing their bidding. This is shameful.

What's good for their business is bad for our health. Our "doctors," the top scientists who study global warming, have warned us that if we continue to burn fossil fuels like gasoline, we are contributing to our own destruction. We need to elect more representatives who support alternative eco-friendly renewable energy resources like wind and solar power and who believe protecting our planet and all of it's inhabitants is more important than protecting their campaign-donors' profits and their own jobs.
 

Marion Y (322)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 4:52 pm
They need to pull the license of that doctor who made the claim that the pipelines are good for caribou. These pro-drilling people are beginning to say some of the craziest, most outrageous things.
 

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Friday September 5, 2008, 4:00 am
Thanks for the post Tom. Is it just me? Beyond everything mentioned here and elsewhere that is so objectionable (and there is plenty) about this woman, it is the actual shrill annoying nature of her voice that scares the hell out of me. Can we really have the potential (or probable) leader of the free world's voice akin to scratching a chalkboard?
 

Marion Y (322)
Friday September 5, 2008, 6:42 am
Andrew, her voice is annoying because it is not her voice. She is trying to be (and sound) like something she is not. When we are comfortable with who we are in our own skin, the vocal chords are comfortable when being used and are easy on the ear. She is not as sure of herself as she appears.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 5, 2008, 8:50 am
i really really hope that McCain does not get elected...i was on the fence but when he picked Palin as VP that made my decision....Obama all the way....McCain you picked the worst candidate you could have picked to stand by your side, I don't know what he was thinking, just because she is a woman does not mean that women are going to vote for her...i didn't vote for Hilary so gender has nothing to do with this where i am concerned
 

Daniel Barker (35)
Friday September 5, 2008, 9:48 am
We can eat vegetarian and buy electric cars, and put Big Oil out of business! We have other options - i.e. natural gas - until wind and solar come on line.

There is nothing to worry about. We have enough wind, solar, geothermal, tidal and wave for all our needs - in fact, we have enough in each separately.

Are we as green as we claim? Restaurant menus still show almost all dishes meat, three meals a day. People still drive oversized SUVs. People still have more than two children by choice.
 

Brenda H (2)
Friday September 5, 2008, 10:44 pm
Daniel, I can see the electric cars vs SUVs and the maybe extra kids being an issue but what has being a vegetarian got to do with being green? I know many people go vegetarian because of killing animals. What do you guys think happens to all the deer that aren't killed and eaten? Answer is they make more deer, until the population is so great they either starve to death or disease gets them. Our planet has a finite amount of space and resources. I unapologetically eat meat. Maybe your engine runs on all veggies but mine doesn't. I do not condone cruelty in the processing of said meat or in the raising of said meat. Life is indeed a circle. Maybe I'll be food for a bear someday. And that's ok.
 

Peace Monger (185)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 4:09 am
Below is a copy of an email I received this morning touting Palin's 'qualities'. I've taken the liberty to delete last names and email addresses so that these people aren't spammed (after all, they have a right to privacy too).
However, I think it's important to know what the 'opposition' is spreading and hence my reason in posting the email here. It in no way affirms my support for Palin.

Subject: Fw: About Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin has taken the country by storm. Friend and foe are searching for information about her. A friend sent me this e-mail and I thought you might enjoy learning more about her from someone close to politics in Alaska. First is an e-mail giving some background information followed by an e-mail telling about Governor Palin.

Subject: Who is Sarah Palin by an Alaskan Brush Pilot and Guide

One of our good friends from San Antonio, fishes at the
X Lodge on the Alaskan Peninsula. The lodge is owned by Butch and
Kathy . They spend their winters in Texas and their summers
in Alaska. Kathy's father and former husband served in the Alaskan
legislature for around 30 years so Butch and Kathy know Alaska politics.

Eddie emailed Butch and asks Butch what they think of Gov. Sarah
Palin. Butch's unedited email is attached below. Please read it and
forward it to your friends. This is what the citizens of Alaska think of
Sarah Palin!

Thanks, XX


From: X Lake & X X Lodges
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 12:19 AM

Subject: Who is Sarah

Hi:

Fishing is good here and I rarely have time for politics, but
many of our friends are asking us "Who is Sarah Palin?" Of course, as
Alaskans, Kathy and I are extremely proud of her. We just want to let you
know that Sarah "Barracuda" Palin is a straight shooting, hard charging,
get it done gal. She knows when to listen, how to analyze the facts and how
to make a decision, then implement the plan. She doesn't do a poll before
jumping in with both feet like too many of the Washington types. She has
little legislative experience because she has always held the EXECUTIVE
position; in private life, as mayor of Anchorage's largest bedroom community
or more recently as Governor of our State. She is a smart, attractive home
grown Alaska girl with excellent moral and family values. She can see what
needs to be done and does not hesitate to get it done.

One of our State's major problems is that its capitol is in Juneau, 500
miles from the nearest road and 800 air miles from the population base which
is Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks. Our legislature and most of the state
government is in Juneau and they ALL behave like a bunch of freshmen in a
college town. It has been that way since statehood in 1959. When Sarah
moved to Juneau, so did accountability and responsibility When the oil
revenue started flowing and a barrel of North Slope Crude hit $23.00, these
people began spending money like drunken sailors. You can only imagine what
was happenings when oil hit $100.00 a barrel, about the time Sarah took
command. My wife Kathy has first-hand experience with this fiasco, as her
father and also her ex-husband were Alaska Legislators who served in Juneau
as Senators, Senate President, or members of the State House for a combined
period spanning nearly three decades.

About the time Sarah took the HELM as Governor of Alaska, about half of the
State legislature was in the pocket of big oil companies or contractors
doing big projects for Native Corporations around Alaska, all funded by
state oil revenue. Alaska government was nothing but a good old boys club
riding the perpetual wave of prosperity. This filtered down from the
legislature, through the Department of Natural Resources, Department of
Labor and even spilled into the Public Safety which was supposed to "preserve and protect".

When Sarah walked into the Governor's Mansion, she promptly dismissed the
State Trooper detachment assigned to Governor and had her and her husband's
gun case brought in from Wasilla. Then, she got rid of the former Governor's
STATE Jet and told legislators that there were no more free rides, they
would have to fly Alaska Airlines, just like her and her family if they
wanted to travel. Next came the nut cutting (the Barracuda part). Heads
that rolled were too numerous to name, but when Sarah finished cleaning
house, a number of our legislators ended up in jail for on corruption
charges, or tendered their resignations along with numerous department heads
and those who have been riding the gravy train for way too long, AND THEN
SHE HAD LUNCH. By the end of the day, Sarah Palin had saved the people of
Alaska millions and has not yet slowed down.

She has truly brought CHANGE to Juneau. I personally know several persons
in the private sector in Alaska, that hold her in high esteem. She
surrounds herself with smart people, many from my hometown of Anchorage. She
listens to them but makes her own decisions. Sarah Palin is a no B.S.
politician. It is refreshing that there is such a thing anymore. You want
to talk about CHANGE? You should see a before and after picture of the
State government in Alaska. That's CHANGE! Sarah will bring a number of
things to the election. I am sure she will appeal to many voters who might
otherwise have gone the other direction on election day. The
conservative block will not be for Barack. We have their vote. We need
what Sarah will bring, first to the election and second, what she will bring
to Washington D.C. McCain has been advised well, Let's just hope the
American people can get the straight scoop on her in the weeks ahead. This
is just the opinion of one Alaska Bush Pilot and Guide, who pays attention
to national politics, watches the news and is deathly afraid of the
direction our nation is headed. I guarantee that if Sarah gets a chance to
dig her spurs into the flanks of the liberal Washington types, they will
know that she is in the saddle.

Butch

Pilot/Guide

Butch & Kathy

Proprietors

X Lodge
/email

So, this is 'the latest testimonial' making its round on the net. Propaganda or truth? You decide.

 
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