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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:37 PM

Virginia Democrat Wants To Roll Back Key Environmental Rules: ‘I’m Not Going To Be Here’ To Suffer..

Virginia Democrat Wants To Roll Back Key Environmental Rules: ‘I’m Not Going To Be Here’ To Suffer Consequences

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.“


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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 Virginia Democrat Wants To Roll Back Key Environmental Rules: ‘I’m Not Going To Be Here’ To Suffer.. (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
AnOhioan Jan 2013 #1
deutsey Jan 2013 #2
think Jan 2013 #3
nykym Jan 2013 #4
patrice Jan 2013 #5
freethought Jan 2013 #6
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #7
riqster Jan 2013 #8
SpartanDem Jan 2013 #9
NewJeffCT Jan 2013 #10
budkin Jan 2013 #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:42 PM

1. The definition of "idiot"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:42 PM

2. "Dick" is an appropriate name

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:42 PM

3. Corporate whores exist in both parties and all

of them should be shown the door and not that big revolving one they've become accustom to...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:56 PM

4. Saw this today and was hoping for a chance to use it

"A Dick only sees with one eye"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:02 PM

5. Third Party the CRAP out of that guy right OUT of office. No apologies accepted! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:28 PM

6. What a dimwit!

For your information Mr. Saslaw it isn't about you. It's about what you leave your children, your grand children, and their children.

Idiot!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:44 PM

7. Ignorant fools can be found on both sides of the aisle, though this sort of attitude

toward future generations puts this guy squarely in the DINO camp.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:56 PM

8. We'll all be raptured away before anything bad will happen

Yup.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:44 PM

9. WTF? How this tool get elected

Let alone become a leader

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:58 PM

10. Why don't we get rid of all the schools, too?

Dick Saslaw is obviously done with school, and who cares after that?

How about we stop garbage pickup, too and close all the sanitation facilities? Just let it pile up in every house, apartment, office building, factory, hospital, etc. Who cares if it's a public health hazard and an environmental disaster? You won't be around to see (much) of it, Mr. Saslaw.

Heck, why build, make or sell anything? You might not be around to see the fruits of your labor.







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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:52 PM

11. What a self centered asshole.

That guy is a Dem??

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