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NLS Live Blogs Cooch’s Taxpayer-Funded “Town Hall”

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I’m following Ken Cuccinelli’s wildly inappropriate and unethical, taxpayer-funded, political “town hall” meeting in Rocky Mountain at NLS’s Twitter feed. Here are a few “highlights,” to use the word loosely, so far. Thanks to Ben for the excellent coverage, by the way!

*”Wow, huge crowd, I have to go in the overflow room. Must be 200+ people here”

*”Wow, they are introducing Republican party officials for applause at a town hall paid for by the state.”

*”Cooch just said ‘from the dark side’ when intro speaker said he was from Fairfax.”

*”Poindexter claiming VA passed HC Freedom Act in response to federal bill that was passed. actually 2 month earlier”

*”Ken says he is here to discuss federal legislation that will raise electricity costs. Too bad cap+trade is dead.”

*”Words not used: “energy conservation”.”

*”Wow, Cooch is bragging about blocking money for utilities for Carbon Capture costs. Disgusting.”

*”Cooch claiming Cap+Trade will raise rates here by 35 percent. #liar”

*”Cooch claiming cap + trade will cost Virginia 50,000 job losses. #liar”

Lots more after the “flip.” My god, this is pitiful.

*”Cooch claims century aluminum closing in WVA raised people’s rates on average 5 dollars a month. #liar”

*”Speaker taking Cooch to task for allowing App Power for triple their PROFIT from 07 to 09.”

*”Cooch claims SCC is 3 judges. Wait, I thought they were Governor appointments.”

*”Woman complaining that proposed wind turbines are going to “invade” her home and overwhelm her with noise. #lie”

*”Cooch bragging about ‘beating back costs’ for wind turbines in recent rate case”

*”Rofl, Cooch says we need to adjust laws for ‘wind noise’ from wind turbines.”

*”After trashing wind power, Cooch says he is open to it. LOL.”

*”Cooch says those that oppose coal ‘push real estate agents to start selling caves’.”

*”Cooch claims EPA relying on UN Panel and overseas universities involved in climategate to create greenhouse gas regulations.”

*”Cooch says EPA relying on “bad” science.”

*”Speaker asks Cooch how much his political cases are costing taxpayers. Cooch attacks speaker.”

*”Cooch claims only 4 attorneys in his office working on health care case, 2 attorneys on greenhouse gas case. #lie”

*”Cooch says for those who want politics out of what he does ‘see the exit door!’ Holy Crap.”

*”Pitiful.”

  • Dan Sullivan

    this little missive:

    “A number of 20th century political leaders warned us that a government that is powerful enough to give us everything we want is also powerful enough to take everything we have.  Providing health care for all citizens is a laudable and worthy goal, but conceding our very freedom and the freedom of future generations to achieve that goal is a dangerous and inequitable exchange.”

    So today’s public abuse of office should not shock.

  • kindler

    He must’ve slept through all those history and government classes that describe the separation of powers, the separation of church and state, the separation of party and state,  and the principle that the Law is the King as opposed to the King being the Law.

    And he must not know what VA’s motto, “sic semper tyrannis” really means. Mark my words, though — this tyrant too will be toppled.