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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:56 PM

OMG... With Democrats Like This... Remember This Idiot's Name In Case He Runs For Higher Office

Virginia Democrat Wants To Roll Back Key Environmental Rules: ‘I’m Not Going To Be Here’ To Suffer Consequences
By Josh Israel - ThinkProgress
Jan 9, 2013 at 9:18 am


State Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-VA)

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As Virginia’s state legislature considers whether to lift a decades-old ban on uranium mining in the Commonwealth, Senate Democratic Leader Richard “Dick” Saslaw has been among the most vocal proponents of such a move.

While a wide array of environmental groups, the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, and local chambers of commerce have opposed lifting the ban — citing serious environmental risks — Saslaw dismissed any long-term threats because he’s “not going to be here” and they might not affect him personally.

WAMU reports:

State Sen. Dick Saslaw does not mince words about his support for uranium mining. A Northern Virginia Democrat who is also the Senate minority leader, Saslaw says burying the radioactive byproduct known as tailings underground should be a solution to environmental concerns. And he says he can’t be concerned about what might happen 100 from now.

“What about 10,000 years from now? I’m not going to be here,” Saslaw says. “I can’t ban something because of something that might happen 500 or 1,000 years from now.“


The ban, of course, is already on the books. And...

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Link: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/01/09/1418831/virginia-democrat-wants-to-roll-back-key-environmental-rules-im-not-going-to-be-here-to-suffer-consequences/






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Reply OMG... With Democrats Like This... Remember This Idiot's Name In Case He Runs For Higher Office (Original post)
WillyT Jan 2013 OP
dkf Jan 2013 #1
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #11
Dont call me Shirley Jan 2013 #2
progressoid Jan 2013 #3
barbtries Jan 2013 #4
xchrom Jan 2013 #5
OKNancy Jan 2013 #6
FSogol Jan 2013 #7
OKNancy Jan 2013 #8
fleur-de-lisa Jan 2013 #9
RoccoR5955 Jan 2013 #10
Curmudgeoness Jan 2013 #12
WillyT Jan 2013 #13
Curmudgeoness Jan 2013 #14
calimary Jan 2013 #15

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:01 PM

1. Pretty much all energy production is polluting and dirty.

 

If we don't want to mine uranium, we should stop nuclear energy production.

We are such asses we always expect other countries to ruin their land and people for our convenience.

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Response to dkf (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:25 PM

11. Well fuck it then.

 

I guess it's anything goes.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:26 PM

2. Wow, the sheer self-obsession of this guy!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:36 PM

3. Hey Dick...

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:39 PM

4. what a deeply caring individual.


didn't gwbush say something like that once upon a time?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:21 PM

5. Du rec. Nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:38 PM

6. Interesting. For the hell of it, I looked him up

on votesmart.. His ratings look fairly liberal

http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5110/dick-saslaw#.UO3-uG_LTi5

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:45 PM

7. He is liberal. This must be taken out of context or a misquote, imo.

I'll have to follow up.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:52 PM

8. I was thinking he was maybe being facetious

to make a point

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:12 PM

9. Let's start a countdown . . .

to see how long it takes him to either clarify his point, or if he really did say something so stupid, walk it back.

My guess is 8:00 am EST tomorrow.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:18 PM

10. I guess a loser like this

doesn't give a tinker's damn about future generations.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:54 PM

12. I can't believe that anyone would say something that stupid.

Well, except for some really disgusting right wingers. I have said things this ignorant when I have been trying to make a point about how silly a point of view is.

I get the feeling that this is being twisted or reported wrong. I will wait to make sure there isn't more to this story before judging.....but if this is really what he said and he meant it, you are correct, we should remember this man's name.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:57 PM

13. I Would Love To Know That He Was Being Fascetious... As Posited Above...

But Think Progress is pretty reliable.




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Response to WillyT (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:08 PM

14. I just went on his website and asked him for his stand on the issue.

Who knows how long it will take to get an answer, and I don't know why I care so much, but I do.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:33 PM

15. What bothers me more than just this guy is the voters who saw fit to install him

in a position of power. WTF, Virginia?????? Governor Vaginal Probe isn't enough for you?

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