Well, FoxNews.com is reporting that the House of Representatives has passed the Climate Change Bill by a vote of 217 to 205.
The Democrats have demonized CO2 with the help of the useful idiots in the “environmental” movement to pass a bill that essentially will retard economic growth and transfer large sums of money to special interest groups and carbon trading companies like the one owned by Al Gore.
So in the end we are going to outlaw plant food, cause the average American citizen to pay more for energy, force companies to relocate to other countries where energy costs are lower, which in turn will result in more unemployment. And again I ask for what? To quote radio talk show host Quinn, “Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent.” It is your Mandarin’s opinion that this bill will do nothing to help the environment, in fact it will cause more harm. By forcing manufacturing out of this country to other countries with more lax environmental standards, the “dreaded” CO2 being dumped into the atmosphere will actually increase, defeating the so called purpose of this bill.
What this really boils down to is not the Democrats’ desire to protect the environment and reverse global warming (which is not happening by the way), but rather to kow-tow to their big donors in the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and other groups of donors who see this as a way to punish the United States for having the audacity to be the wealthiest country on the planet and level the playing field for less developed countries. Because as we all know it’s not their corrupt régimes, failed socialist policies, or lack of innovation that has kept them as third-world dumps, but the policies of the capitalist scourge also known as the United States.
The Mandarin, whose real name is 吏恆, joined the order in 1309, and introduced the Gormogons into England during the 18th Century.
The Mandarin enjoys spending time with his pet manticore, Βάρἰκος, or Barry (who can be found in the Bestiary). When not in the Castle…well, frankly, nobody is quite sure where he goes.
The Mandarin popularized the fine art of “gut booting,” by which he delivers a powerful kick to the stomach of anyone that annoys him. Although nearly universal today, the act of gut booting or threatening someone or something with a gut boot is solely due to him.