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Tim01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:13 PM
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Is this administration doing anything useful?
I don't keep up on the news. I don't have TV or radio.
But my biggest hope, by far, was that the Obama administration would get us on the right track environmentally. See, I have this unique theory that without an environment we will all die, and so it is worth protecting.I know, radical.

Well, I am not hearing anything positive about the environment. Am I just not listening in the right places?
Certainly the bush administration would have been willing to do whatever, as long as it is profitable, completely ignoring environmental concerns. I was hoping for something a LOT better.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:13 PM
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1. .
:popcorn:
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:14 PM
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2. Locking
:rofl:
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Tim01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:30 PM
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7. Damn. I need to go buy a sense of humor.
You actually got me.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:33 PM
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9. Sorry, couldn't resist. n/t
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Andy823 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:17 PM
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3. Let's see
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 06:17 PM by Andy823
Bush had 8 years to screw things up, president Obama has only been in office for a year, and the economy has been pretty much the top priority, but all you need to do is a search for his accomplishments at google and you will see he has been very busy. There is no way he could undo the mess Bush made in just on year, it will take some time.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:18 PM
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4. I guess you aren't listening period.
The democrats are working on a bill. And it looks pretty good to get passed. Guess that will send you out to at least get a radio.
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Tim01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:27 PM
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6. I've got shit for radio signal out here.
And my computer isn't much better right now. I have it on cell tower,and something is making it drop out all the time now. I may get on cable but it is going to be very expensive.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:24 PM
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5. Ah, hell, just drink the damn Kool Aid already.
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 07:17 PM by Jamastiene
That's my conclusion at this point. It'll make things easier. You can put your rosy glasses on, float around on puffy clouds all day, and ride psychedelic tie dyed unicorns all night while you hurl insults and epitaphs at anyone you hate. Who needs an environment when ya got puffy clouds and unicorns? Come on. It'll be fun. :evilgrin:
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:14 PM
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11. "We all ride........"


Oops, flashback. :hippie:
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:12 PM
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13. Cue "Born To Be Wild"
:rofl:
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:30 PM
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8. Well if you only come to DU, then no,
you're not listening in the right places.

For one,

http://obama-mamas.com/blog/?p=929
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Tim01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:09 PM
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10. That would explain it.
Thanks for the link.
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Roselma Donating Member (297 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:32 PM
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12. Yup...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

http://www.environmentalleader.com/2009/12/07/obama-epa... /

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123298391222615751.html

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/03/10/global-warming-sc /

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20090126/obamas-epa-calls-...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/04/epa-use... /

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/01/23... /

Newspapers and the internet are our friends sometimes. Public libraries also have access to a huge number of periodicals. The problem is that the media prefers to tell about political horseraces and scandals. Plenty is being done, but it isn't on the front page of the newspaper and it doesn't compete with world disaster coverage and the economy.
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