The big socialist wish list
“Get on the Green New Deal train or choo-choo, motherXXX-er, we’re going to go right past you.” — Sean McElwee
“Radical? John Nichols asks. “Excellent!”
Someone tell California’s Democrat(ic) governor
They keep throwing him chum and Donald Trump laps it up like a “Royale with cheese.” On cue, Bernie Sanders glowered beet-red when Trump announced during his State of the Union that “America will never be a socialist country.”
The International Socialist Alliance should sue for patent infringement. Democrats are conducting a hostile take-over. The party and its Palestinian amen corner are swooning over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.
Why does Mark Pocan hate dairy cows?
It’s not just the old hard-line Stalinists. A broad swath of the party has lined up to sing the “Internationale.” Ed Markey of Massachusetts is the Senate co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. In the House, add Wisconsin’s Mark Pocan. Presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Jeff Merkley are going all Venezuela.
Wisconsin dairy farmers should take note. AOC’s Green Raw Deal takes dead-aim on cows, cattle, and meat. Attending the Oshkosh Experimental Aircraft Show? Get there while you can.
Yes, we are calling for a full transition from fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases. … Simply banning fossil fuels immediately won’t build the new economy to replace it … We set a goal to get to net-zero … in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast, but we think we can ramp up renewable manufacturing and power production, retrofit every building in America, build the smart grid, overhaul transportation and agriculture, plant lots of trees and restore our ecosystem to get to net-zero.
It is the Democrat(ic) party’s Socialist Manifesto. Gallup now finds Democrats like socialism more than capitalism.
Sean McElwee, a socialist organizer with a penchant for colorfully threatening to destroy his enemies, designed the Green New Deal as a framework to encompass every maximal demand of the left, reports Jonathan Chait in New York magazine:
The operating principle behind the Green New Deal is a no-enemies-to-the-left spirit of fostering unity among every faction of the progressive movement. Thus, at the same time, the plan avoids taking stances that are absolutely vital to reduce carbon emissions, it embraces policies that have nothing to do with climate change whatsoever.
My yellow vest is a size XL
Our progressive-socialist acquaintances have learned nothing from the gilets jaune of France, who rebelled at Macron’s green carbon tax, since withdrawn. California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, may have been the first defector. The former mayor of San Francisco has pulled the plug on Obama’s high-speed rail boondoggle.
“Let’s be real. The current project, as planned, would cost too much and, respectfully, take too long. There’s been too little oversight and not enough transparency,” said Newsom, quoted in the Sacramento Bee.
[He’s] abandoning a $77 billion plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco and will focus instead on completing a 119-mile (190-kilometer) segment in the state’s agricultural heartland. Voters approved a ballot measure in 2008 calling for the linking of Northern and Southern California, a rail project initially estimated to cost $33 billion and be completed in 2020. Subsequent estimates more than doubled the cost and pushed the timeline to 2033.
“So glad we avoided getting caught up in train-mania here in Wisconsin,” Ann of Althouse comments.
Here is the text of House Resolution 109. Could you point out the language that gets rid of daity cows? Thanks
Well OB, it’s called pearl clutching. With the sorry state of our dairy industry there won’t be any cows to worry about.
“Green New Deal sponsor Sen. Cory Booker says meat no longer sustainable.”
But we do have a lot of soybeans to use for protein since the Chinese stopped buying them from the U.S.
old baldy wrote, “Here is the text of House Resolution 109. Could you point out the language that gets rid of daity cows?”
It’s an extrapolation of the language used in the Resolution. I boldfaced the language below…
(1)(A) to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers;
(2)(B)(i) by eliminating pollution and greenhouse gas emissions as much as technologically feasible;
(2)(J) removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and reducing pollution by restoring natural ecosystems through proven low-tech solutions that increase soil carbon storage, such as land preservation and afforestation;
Methane IS a greenhouse gas; therefore, cow farts and manure, pig farts and manure, human farts are all part of the greenhouse gas methane that this Resolution is determined to “eliminate”.
You asked; there is your answer.
Is it reasonable to extrapolate these kind of things into something that might seem absurd on its face to attack the Resolution, yes but only if the sarcastic absurdity is to make the relevant point that the Resolution itself is absurd on its face.
If progressives don’t like these kind of absurd rhetorical extrapolations then they should look in their own mirrors and start cleaning their rhetorical house. It’s a tit-for-tat rationalization to throw this kind of nonsense back in the faces of progressives, but it’s well earned tit-for-tat rhetorical retort.
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Maybe you guys should read the whole thing……
What Booker says, and what is in the Resolution are two different things. But y’all knew that, right?
(G) working collaboratively with farmers and ranchers in the United States to remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector as much as is technologically feasible, including—
(i) by supporting family farming;
(ii) by investing in sustainable farming and land use practices that increase soil health; and
(iii) by building a more sustainable food system that ensures universal access to healthy food;
old baldy wrote, “Maybe you guys should read the whole thing……”
I call BS in a VERY big way!
You, old baldy, asked a specific question and I answered your question using facts and my opinion. Read the whole thing, I did read the whole thing and I present the things that I think have been extrapolated into the get rid of cows arguments. If you don’t like what I presented, I really don’t give a damn; you asked, I answered. Bite me.
You sir owe me an apology.
Extrapolation and opinion aren’t facts. But you knew that, right?
old baldy wrote, “Extrapolation and opinion aren’t facts. But you knew that, right?”
Now you’re intentionally being obtuse!
The facts I presented was the quoted text from the Resolution.
Not apologizing proves that you wholeheartedly reject integrity.
So you want me to apologize for you being a thin-skinned, dumb@$$ ? Not gonna happen. There, I said it. Long overdue. I’m sure I’ll be banned in Blaksaville, but it is a small price to pay for maintaining my integrity in light of your self-consuming narcissism.
old baldy foolishly swallowed the bait hook line and sinker and then flushed his ethics right down the grain.
old baldy wrote, “So you want me to apologize for you being a thin-skinned, dumb@$$ ? Not gonna happen. There, I said it. Long overdue. I’m sure I’ll be banned in Blaksaville, but it is a small price to pay for maintaining my integrity in light of your self-consuming narcissism.”
Straight up unethical attack the messenger moral bankruptcy!
old baldy actual integrity = Complete Failure
Integrity: The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
There is a LOT of you reflected in this blog post, PROGRESSIVE’S: A VIEW FROM THE EYES OF AN INDEPENDENT
Yeah; and after we get rid of all the cows they are going to kill all the whales, then the eagles ( not the NFL eagles, they are OK). Then gill-net all those pesky Bluefin Tuna, ( you still can watch the re-runs of those guys out east.) Get the DDT out for those darn bees too. Step up Hannity, the flat earth people need you now more than ever.
Proof positive that Scott Walker was more intelligent and visionary than Obama, Moonbeam Brown and every Wisconsin Progressive.
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Eliminating cow farts was mentioned in FAQ sheet submitted by someone named Chakrabarti from AOC’s office before AOC went on NPR to announce the GND.
OHHHMMMGGGG; Will you please STFU with the right wing nonsense. For all that is holy STOP and think. how stupid your comments really are. COW FARTS… give me a friggin’ break. STOP; and think before you repeat the RWNJ BS as truth .
THEY ARE GOING TO KILL ALL THE WHALES. KILL ALL THE EAGLES. THE HONEY BEES. STOP THIS MADNESS AND DO THE SENSIBLE THING. INVADE IRAN!!!!
Viable babies too. Think Darwin.
Just what exactly is the allure of the Green New Deal for generationally lazy-layabout Lefties (AKA, members of the democrat Party) that are already unwilling to work, and are having that life-choice accommodated?
Wait a minute.
The Green New Deal will Pay Them To Boot?
But five or so of the announced Democrat president wannabes have all endorsed AOC’s GND.
Let’s have a vote on the resolution and give Kamala/Pokahonkey/Spartacus/Amy et al a chance to support it or say why not.