Green New Deal Reveals Green Left’s True Colors

Posted: February 23, 2019 by oldbrew in Big Green, Energy, ideology, Politics
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Presumably the idea is to start off by proposing the completely ridiculous, and then see what can be got away with before finally being rumbled.

PA Pundits - International

By Larry Bell ~

Over the next 10 years, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., supported by at least eight prospective 2020 presidential Democratic-Socialist candidates and 40 acolyte lawmakers, plans to eliminate fossil fuels; make air travel obsolete using bullet trains; upgrade or replace every building in America to ensure energy efficiency; and ensure “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.”

Oh yes — and apparently for those who are dumb enough to turn away free money for doing nothing — this New Green Deal will also guarantee “A [government] job with a family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and retirement security.”

An original summary fact sheet posted on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s official congressional website (then rapidly removed), stated, “The Green New Deal resolution [is] a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since World War II to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas…

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Comments
  1. JB says:

    Another whack-job like Sarah Palin that will be laughed out of the Primaries. She’s nothing more than a diversion. Every POTUS campaign must have one.

  2. thegoosefish says:

    You would be surprised at the millennials that worship her. A substantial portion of the population

  3. oldbrew says:

    The great green economic depression beckons.

  4. How stupid are these people. They want to eliminate fossil fuels. Have they thought how they wil make steel which is required for their trains. If they want to eliminate air travel, how do they think they will cross the oceans? -are they going back to wooden sailing ships held together by wooden pegs and with stones for anchors? These people should be deprived of electricity, modern appliances, fancy clothes, made to walk everywhere and refused any communication (TV, internet, radio, newspaper etc)

  5. Graeme No.3 says:

    cementafriend:
    Back in 1977/8 as I passed through the UK there was a show on the BBC about some young couples who supposedly went back to the Iron Age (or it might have been Bronze age) for 12 months. I only saw a few episodes where they were ensconced in substantial wooden houses on land cleared for crops etc. far beyond the efforts of those few in a short time.
    Yes, an air of unreality and probably the same basis of “reality shows” on TV like I’m a celebrity etc. (I don’t know because I never watch them). But I did see later that some of the couples went back to live in the same lifestyle, so the Greens will always find some gullibles.

  6. Gamecock says:

    “Another whack-job like Sarah Palin that will be laughed out of the Primaries. She’s nothing more than a diversion. Every POTUS campaign must have one.”

    Wow, JB. You really don’t know anything, do you?

  7. Coeur de Lion says:

    Perhaps catch a dose of the ‘flu and need an ambulance in a hurry. How sad.

  8. Phoenix44 says:

    Ayn Ran is not a great writer, but she made a pretty accurate forecast in Atlas Shrugged.

    The endless procession of fools who think everything that gives them life, health, wealth and happiness will continue to exist in their Paradise is quite shocking.Look not far south to see what happens when you make it not worth people’s effort to make stuff.

  9. oldbrew says:

    to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions

    Bzzt – fail. Water vapour is by far the primary ‘greenhouse gas’, and that will still be there.
    So already it’s about 95% of a waste of time, money and effort…

    Thanks To The IPCC, the Public Doesn’t Know Water Vapor Is Most Important Greenhouse Gas
    – by Dr Tim Ball

    The whole wheel comprises the so-called greenhouse gasses, of which water vapor is 95 percent by volume. The nut on the rear wheel is total CO2, but the IPCC narrow their focus to a portion of one thread, the human fraction. The IPCC ignore water vapor by assuming humans don’t change it measurably. In the 2007 Report they wrote,

    “Water vapour is the most abundant and important greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. However, human activities have only a small direct influence on the amount of atmospheric water vapour.”

    It is essentially impossible to determine the impact of 4 percent if you have very limited knowledge about 95 percent.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/02/08/thanks-to-the-ipcc-the-public-doesnt-know-water-vapor-is-most-important-greenhouse-gas/

  10. oldbrew says:

    From Tony Heller…

  11. oldbrew says:

    Study: Green New Deal Would Cost $93 Trillion, over Four Times the National Debt

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/25/study-green-new-deal-would-cost-93-trillion-over-four-times-the-national-debt/

    And no tax receipts from sales of oil, gas, coal etc.

  12. oldbrew says:

    What the heck…?

    Asked last week how he would vote on the “Green New Deal,” Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois wouldn’t say. “At this point … I can’t tell you,” Durbin said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. “I’ve read it and I’ve re-read it and I asked [sponsor Sen.] Ed Markey [D-Mass.], what in the heck is this?”

    https://www.thegwpf.com/dead-on-arrival-democrats-wont-back-green-new-deal-in-sham-vote/

  13. oldbrew says:

    GREEN NEW DEAL? WIND POWER ‘DROPPED OFF’ THE GRID DURING POLAR VORTEX
    02/27/2019 | ENERGY
    Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor

    As Congress debates the Green New Deal, which calls for a massive increase in renewable energy use, new reports show wind energy “dropped off” as frigid Arctic air descended on the eastern U.S. earlier this year.

    “An earlier than expected drop in wind, primarily caused by cold weather cutoffs, increased risk of insufficiency for morning peak,” according to a report from the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), which oversees electricity delivery across 15 states.

    The wind power shortfall triggered a “maximum generation event” on the morning of Jan. 30 when temperatures plummeted, MISO reported Wednesday of its handling of the historic cold that settled over the eastern U.S. in late January.

    Unplanned power outages were higher than past polar vortex events, MISO reported, much of it because wind turbines automatically shut off in the cold. Coal and natural gas plants ramped up production to meet the shortfall and keep the lights on.

    “This is what happens when the government starts mandating and subsidizing inferior energy sources,” Dan Kish, distinguished senior fellow at the Institute for Energy Research, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. [bold added]

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/27/green-new-deal-wind-power/

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