“Sideshow Bob” Strikes Again, Pre-Files Bill to Save Us from Evil “Cap and Trade”

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    Just in case you already didn’t realize why we gave Del. Bob Marshall the nickname “Sideshow Bob,” you really need to check out his latest lunacy.  Despite the (extremely unfortunate) fact that clean energy and climate legislation appears dead, deceased, going nowhere, etc. at the federal level anytime soon, “Sideshow Bob” is here to save us anyway!  That’s right, thanks to Del. Marshall, “Virginia stands poised to stop [Democrats in Congress] at the borders with HB1397 which has already been introduced for the 2011 session of the Virginia General Assembly.”

    So…just in case Democrats attempt to jam “cap and trade” legislation through a “lamb duck session” (seriously, that’s what this person wrote – “lamb duck!” – LOL) after the November elections, “Sideshow” Bob Marshall’s House Bill No. 1397 will ensure that “No state agency shall assist any federal agency in the implementation of a federal global warming or climate change building code.”  In addition, as if Ken Kook-inelli needs any further encouragement, “The Attorney General is authorized to initiate legal action against the federal government if there is any federal law, regulation, or policy that seeks to apply federal ‘cap and trade’ legislation to Virginia.”

    So, there you have it: even as we watch global warming ravage the planet right before our eyes, and even as monolithic Republican opposition (along with a few “coal-state” Democrats) in the U.S. Senate blocks any action to deal with it, “Sideshow” Bob Marshall is gearing up to save us from the scourge of this Reagan Administration, consrvative Republican, free market idea known as “cap and trade.”  

    (begin snark) By the way, this is only the latest example of “Sideshow Bob”‘s heroic fight against liberalism> Whether it’s saving us from the evils of equality for GLBT citizens, of having affordable and high-quality health care, or of saving our planet from climate disaster, Bob Marshall is always there for us. And for that, we should all be thankful. (/end snark)

    • Dan Sullivan

      Metaphorically challenged: “stop them at the borders” is an interesting use of the language. In this case, how high does the wall have to be to save the Virginia climate from cleaner air and keep the violent weather contained? Is that in the “federal global warming or climate change building code” Marshall so fears? If it is, then does that mean we must build the wall and all of our houses outside of code to adhere to the intent of the 10th Amendment?

    • VADEM

      duck??? We re certainly surrounded by morons in every sense of the word.

      Good grief.

    • Dan Sullivan

      But I’ve saved the page for posterity and am still curious about the provison of the bill providing that homeowners cannot be required to:

      …have an energy efficiency analysis conducted on his camapign residence