Monday, April 02, 2007

Load up, my friends.

As usual, via Yahoo!, I read this drivel;

Government must deal with greenhouse gases: US Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that the
Environmental Protection Agency must consider greenhouse gases as pollutants, in a blow to the White House.

"Because greenhouse gases fit well within the Clean Air Act's capacious definition of 'air pollutant' we hold that EPA has the statutory authority to regulate the emission of such gases from new motor vehicles," the court ruled.

Led by Massachusetts, a dozen states along with several US cities and environmental groups went to the courts to determine whether the agency had the authority to regulate greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide emissions.

"The harms associated with climate change are serious and well recognized," said judge
John Paul Stevens as the ruling was carried by five votes in favor to four against.

The Republican administration of US President George W. Bush has fiercely opposed any imposition of binding greenhouse limits on the nation's industry.

Environmentalists have alleged that since Bush came to office in 2001 his administration has ignored and tried to hide looming evidence of global warming and the key role of human activity in climate change.

As the issue has come to the fore in the US, the White House earlier this year issued a rare open letter defending Bush's record on climate change, rejecting criticisms that he has only recently awakened to the problem.

Monday's ruling was immediately hailed by environmental campaigners which has been fighting for greater regulations in a nation which accounts for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.

"It is a watershed moment in the fight against global warming," said Josh Dorner, spokesman for the Sierra Club environmental group.

"This is a total repudiation of the refusal of the Bush administration to use the authority he has to meet the challenge posed by global warming.

It also "sends a clear signal to the market that the future lies not in dirty, outdated technology of yesterday, but in clean energy solutions of tomorrow like wind, solar," he added.

As an act of civil disobedience, I'm going home tonight and letting the Mustang sit and idle in the driveway, until I'm content that I've done just about as much environmental damage as I can muster.

Oh, and another thing Dorner, since you obviously skipped class the day that the whole "market" thing was covered, it's simply quite impossible for you, or anyone else for that matter, to send that 'clear signal' to the market in the way that you are suggesting. If you don't get it, I simply can't explain it to you, because, frankly, you're too stupid to understand any of it, since it has to do with money and values, of which I'm sure you are deriding as being nothing more than 'evil' or 'conservative', in your parlance.

This guy just got a spot on my special 'list', just in case anyone else is wondering.

One more thing. After I shut off the carbureted 302 Ford under the Mustang's hood, and put it away after laying two black stripes on the tarmac in front of my house, I am going inside and loading a few more G3 mags for the PTR. How do you like that, fuckwad?



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Blogger NotClauswitz said...

The've Californicated the law with politics.
The "Market" he thinks he's talking about is really a slight misspelling of "Marxistic" - the one under State Control.

10:36 AM  
Blogger theirritablearchitect said...

Yeah, the guy is convinced it's something about a regulatory agency and an authoritarian enforcement of the "new order" or something along those lines.

One more straw upon the camel's back.

1:03 PM  

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