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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:09 PM
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Tomorrow's the Day They Kill The Endangered Species Act
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/9/28/141953/269

If you care about protecting endangered species, you should mark tomorrow on your calendar. Because tomorrow is the day the House is voting on HR 3824 -- and if that bill becomes law, you can kiss the protections provided by the Endangered Species Act goodbye.

HR 3824 is titled the "Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005". That's a misleading title, though. A better name for it would be the "Congressman Richard Pombo Hates the Endangered Species Act Act of 2005."

See, Rep. Pombo (R-CA-11) is the chairman of the Resources Committee, which oversees much of American conservation policy. And it's a bit of an understatement to say that he doesn't like the Endangered Species Act. To Pombo, the ESA is a failure -- and it gets in the way of developers and other special interests.

So last week, he came gunning for it. He introduced this bill into his committee, then proceeded to ram it through -- the committee voted on it a week after it was introduced -- and now he's got it on the calendar to be voted by the full House tomorrow.
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:13 PM
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1. I can't deal with this (emotionally)
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

There is a moral vacuum where congress should be.
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:37 PM
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5. I agree!! (n/t)
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:08 PM
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10. I know. All we can do is...
Take back the congress and turn this mess around. :(

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Bryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:22 PM
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2. What Is It About Republicans....
They don't like Earth/Animals/Nature, etc.

Arnold the Terminator tried to push to kill pets at shelters within a week to save money

Ann Coulter says "God Gave Us The Right to Rape Earth"

Freepers want to drill Alaska for oil (Arctic Wildlife Refuge)

They all can go to oily, barren earth without any animals/plants and sit on money if that's all they want/care for

And they believe in Tyranny, Punishing God
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:24 PM
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3. An avalanche of filth
and corruption is coming for them, they can feel it. They're trying to push every rotten corporate welfare plan they can think of while they still have a chance.
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TomPainesBones Donating Member (260 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:39 PM
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6. Exactly
"They don't like Earth/Animals/Nature, etc."


They preach about God but despise his creation.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:12 PM
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11. we can give them Mercury
they'll last about a decade without any ecosystem or intelligent self-management
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:25 PM
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4. I hate these people with a purple passion.
It's a shame their kind of thinking isn't dying out.

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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:39 PM
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7. What does America have to be proud of anymore??
:cry:
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:39 PM
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8. Is there any way to stop it?
Does it look like it would actually pass?
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:07 PM
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9. kick
:kick:
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:14 PM
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12. How many times we will hear about the "Snail Darter" fish?
That's the old chestnut of a code word the conservatives always trot out to suggest that any protection of endangered species is the notion of nuts and weirdos. When ever I hear anyone mention the words "Snail Darter", I know exactly where they stand, and how little thought they've given to this subject. It's kind of like the McDonald's coffee code words that are trotted out to suggest that any and all tort actions are frivolous.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:16 PM
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13. Don't forget the Spotted Owl
Remember?
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