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Thursday News: “Elizabeth Warren Persists”; Racist Confirmed as AG; Time for Virginia Dems to Oppose Fracked Gas Pipelines

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, February 9.

  • Quizzical

    Another article about the pitch for a carbon tax – hope 45 was listening
    http://www.voanews.com/a/us-conservatives-baker-shultz-climate-change/3715133.html

  • Quizzical
    • But, but, but wait — I thought coal was “clean!” LOL

      • Quizzical

        MAGA – PV- EV < # 1

  • Quizzical

    VW to invest billions in US infrastructure for EVs
    http://autoweek.com/article/volkswagen/vw-launches-zev-subsidiary-us-part-diesel-penance
    Win-Win

  • Several major problems with this NPR story by Jeff Brady!

    1. The title (“‘America First’ Energy Plan Challenges Free Market Realities”) is bizarre; since when has there been a “free market” in energy in this country? That’s right – never, as fossil fuels have received enormous direct and indirect taxpayer-funded government subsidies for many decades now…

    2. “says Tom Pyle, president American Energy Alliance.” – Fails to note that the “American Energy Alliance” “was founded in 2008 by Thomas Pyle, who previously lobbied on behalf of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association and Koch Industries and who previously worked for Congressman Tom Delay (R-TX), when Delay served as Whip and before Delay, as House Majority Leader, stepped down from the U.S. House of Representatives under an ethical cloud.” It also fails to note that “AEA has received millions from groups linked to the Koch brothers, including grants of $1.5 million in 2012 from Freedom Partners and $250,000 in 2010 from American Encore. According to NPR, Wayne Gable, who lobbied for Koch Industries along with Pyle, is on the board of both IER and AEA.[11] Pyle reportedly attends the Koch network conferences for conservative donors and activists.[12]”

    3. “The administration says that’s based on a report from the conservative Institute for Energy Research.” — Again, total #FAIL by NPR, this time to note that the “Institute for Energy Research”, “founded in 1989 from a predecessor non-profit organization registered by Charles G. Koch and Robert L. Bradley Jr., advocates positions on environmental issues including deregulation of utilities, climate change denial, and claims that conventional energy sources are virtually limitless.”

  • Quizzical

    US military adapting to climate change
    Who’s Still Fighting Climate Change? The U.S. Military – National Geographic
    https://apple.news/A09QlkKzWShWLAP_zdG8r6g
    Exhibit A: Norfolk

  • Extremist 2013 VA GOP Lt. Gov. nominee says “silencing” Elizabeth Warren a “miracle”

    http://bluevirginia.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ewjacksonwarren.jpg

    • Southern Liberal

      Lindsey Graham feels the same way. Say it’s “long overdue”.
      http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/08/politics/kfile-graham-on-warren/index.html

    • True Blue

      Teespring has already raised nearly $60,000 for Planned Parenthood by selling products with “She Persisted” meme. They’re also selling other things which will benefit ACLU.

      But you know, those paid protestors. Hahaha!

  • Video: “Baghdad Sean” Spicer auditioning for SNL or what? LOL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziNKXFKTb3Y&t=0s

  • Video: “Bishop” EW Jackson claims that it’s actually “Christian duty” to be anti-immigrant (??)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3vLH8PqzHs

  • Video: PBS NewsHour legal analyst Marsha Coyle analyzes 9th Circuit Court immigration decision

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Kq2Uop4tk&t=0s

  • Rep. Donald McEachin statement:

    “I am elated that the 9th Circuit unanimously upheld the stay on President Trump’s egregious ban. Our judicial system and our system of checks and balances has prevailed.

    “The United States of America was founded by immigrants and refugees seeking a better life for themselves and their families. As a global beacon of hope, we should not be shutting our doors to those who seek refuge or better opportunity, and particularly not because of their religion. Tonight, people who call America home can rest easy and travel with peace and security, knowing our doors are once again open.”