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Kerry comes out swinging
on climate change

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Ben Geman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/20/2013 2:23:47 PM

John Kerry used his first major speech as secretary of State to make that case that failing to confront climate change means missing big economic opportunities — and worse. “If we waste this opportunity, it may be the only thing our generation — generations — are remembered for. We need to find the courage to leave a far different legacy,” Kerry said in a wide-ranging address at the University of Virginia. Kerry again signaled that he hopes to use his role as top diplomat to promote green energy technologies, arguing they can

We need to find the courage to leave a far different legacy?? He and his comrades sure are, one of despair and destruction. I must have missed the part of the article that says these are all blatant lies and climate change is based on fraudulent "science." s/o


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/20/2013 2:32:56 PM     (No. 9187136)

So typical ... big egos like Kerry and Gore think they can control the climate. How many private planes, homes, boats and vehicles do they own?

There is one thing they can do though ... stop with all the hot air.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/20/2013 2:35:45 PM     (No. 9187144)

Only a Democrat would want the people of the US and the world to be worse off than this and earlier generations. Kerry, Obama, Lisa Jackson are excellent examples of why normal people distrust elites.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lwgii, 2/20/2013 2:36:46 PM     (No. 9187147)

Hey, Johnny. A rising tide lifts all yachts! What do you care? Where is it tied up today, Rhode Island or Massachusetts?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dante, 2/20/2013 2:44:06 PM     (No. 9187166)

Let me guess how this ´economic opportunity´ works. We loan money to foreign governments, who then buy bad technology from American companies who use foreign parts and labor to create their products. The heads of those companies who have bought access and influence in DC make out well while other Americans see zero benefit.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sunsong, 2/20/2013 2:44:32 PM     (No. 9187168)

Typical of the stupid party. People may not care about climate change - but they do care about clean air and water - the do care about being good stewards of the earth we inhabit. Why doesn´t the GOP take the lead on that and leave climate change and that whole argumnet to the dems?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/20/2013 2:54:14 PM     (No. 9187182)

I thought Kerry was Secretary of State, not EPA and/or Energy. He´s already overstepping his bounds.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: schnapps, 2/20/2013 2:57:26 PM     (No. 9187189)

Lead by example, Mr. Kerry. On your next trip to Europe, use your yacht. On the way back, sail by Somalia for some excitement.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 2/20/2013 2:58:39 PM     (No. 9187190)

Was Kerry wearing his kneepads and spandex pants?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/20/2013 3:00:01 PM     (No. 9187196)

No doubt there remain some Americans who take John Kerry seriously - but I suspect their number is not very great. There is something grotesque about his pretensions to wisdom. Looking at the rogue´s gallery of celebrity Democratic politicians, including Barack Obama, the common denominator is narcissism. Few if any of these people have ever actually achieved anything, supported themselves, or done anything except talk and make speeches. Yet they hold themselves in the highest possible regard as they prance and parade around lecturing the rest of us on how to think and behave. A citizenry capable of elevating such mediocrities to positions of authority and high estate has nothing to brag about.

What a dismal thought, that we are now going to have to hear, if not exactly listen to someone of the caliber of John Kerry presuming to instruct us about every pet personal idea he has that he thinks important. Where these people got the idea they are so special is a mystery.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rosewater, 2/20/2013 3:00:51 PM     (No. 9187199)

Let´s legislate science shall we?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JimJr, 2/20/2013 3:10:24 PM     (No. 9187216)

"Swing and a miss - strike one."

Bob Uecker as Harry Doyle in "Major League".

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/20/2013 3:28:29 PM     (No. 9187252)

Good grief! This is supposed to be a Sec. of State?

The Norks, Chicoms, Al-Qaeda, Russkies, Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah, Mullahs - - and various others miscreants - - are running wild and posing an existential threat to our beloved country - - and this doofus talks about the hoax known as "climate change"?

There´s no hope, my friends - - there really isn´t. We are DOOMED.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: blunderbuss, 2/20/2013 3:29:14 PM     (No. 9187253)

So the pouffe has come out swinging with a baret on top of his transplant dome and a slice of brie cheese in one hand to smear on his bagguette, while shaking his hopelessly out of date fist into the air to so chant from a late 60´s slogan. He tried to be cool by offering the hand dap to his russian federation counterpart. But to his consternation found that russians do not dap. Still dillusional and determined to be both hopelessly out of touch and cool, he will continue to push the now known to be defunct climate change pseudo religion while admiring all things french.

Look on the bright side, we might almost be finally popular with the french. Almost that is.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/20/2013 3:34:29 PM     (No. 9187263)

He should have been swinging from a rope 40 years ago.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: crimea river, 2/20/2013 3:34:48 PM     (No. 9187265)

Climate change is s-o-o-o twentieth century.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: veritas, 2/20/2013 3:44:02 PM     (No. 9187284)

FTA: Kerry again signaled that he hopes to use his role as top diplomat to promote green energy technologies.... He also cited the prospect of new markets for [America....]

Oh. OK. So who handles foreign relations? USDA? CDC? Who? Maybe the Constitution is less-clear than it seems?

And who convinced Kerry on AGW? Al Gore ["interested party" in prospective "carbon markets" and failed "divinity student"]? NASA´s 1986 "report" saying the human race would be extinct from AGW "in a few decades"? The IPCC reports where the "conclusions" were written before the reports were finished? East Anglia´s demonstratedly-falsified "data"? Ground-based temp readings from "heat islands," extrapolated "readings," and far-too-few locations? That you yourself are a far better scientist than Richard Feynman? What?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/20/2013 3:44:28 PM     (No. 9187287)

Of course he does, he´s a fellow traveler. The goal is to bring about a revolution by collapsing the economy. There are 3 primary elements:
1) abject weakness against all foes, particularly communist backed foes
2) keep all resources in the ground
3) collapse our businesses and economy with out of control spending, taxes and regulatory burdens

While Russia, China, Iran and Venezuela exploit their oil and gas, Kerry and Obama are pushing to alternative energy. This accomplishes all 3 of the goals.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/20/2013 3:47:11 PM     (No. 9187296)

There he goes again.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lancelink1, 2/20/2013 4:00:52 PM     (No. 9187330)

“This tunnel will be a bargain.” — Sen. John Forbes Kerry, 2006

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Reply 20 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/20/2013 4:19:53 PM     (No. 9187383)

Who knew that climate change or green energy fell within the secretary of state´s job purview? What is the item priority? Unmarried gays as ambassadors?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/20/2013 4:36:44 PM     (No. 9187438)

He was against the Cape May Wind project before he was for it


Has this guy ever taken a stand on anything?
28 years and not one piece of legislation that where he was anything more than a "co-sponsor"

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Reply 22 - Posted by: vesicant, 2/20/2013 4:55:53 PM     (No. 9187487)

Kerry´s name is his job description -- carry scumbama´s water.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/20/2013 4:56:44 PM     (No. 9187488)

we is he talking to us. he needs to be talking to the sun. maybe gaia can speak with the sun

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Reply 24 - Posted by: BocaLaura, 2/20/2013 5:04:30 PM     (No. 9187505)

Monty Python had the perfect term for people like Kerry, "upper class twit".

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/20/2013 5:21:28 PM     (No. 9187529)

I think it makes sense for SOS to be involved with "climate change" when you consider that NASA´s role is to improve Muslim self-esteem. Besides, Kerry told the senate conformation hearings he would faithfully carry out Obama´s vision, whatever that may be.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 2/20/2013 5:46:12 PM     (No. 9187578)

#27, He took a stand against all of his fellow servicemen, in 1971, speaking before congress, no less.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 2/20/2013 5:47:48 PM     (No. 9187583)

Sorry, #21, not 27.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: uno, 2/20/2013 6:05:50 PM     (No. 9187615)

If Kerry had any conviction of principles, guts, gumption or balls, he´d be calling out the Chinese for pollution that you have to cut with a knife!
Pulleeeeze, spare me Live-Shot (I think I spelled that right)...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 2/20/2013 6:12:42 PM     (No. 9187624)

In a more rational, less insane time in our history these people would be laughed out of town.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: chance_232, 2/20/2013 9:37:23 PM     (No. 9187888)

I already miss Hillary........../S/

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bob913, 2/20/2013 9:41:33 PM     (No. 9187894)

Iran with nuclear weapons and plans on using them to kill millions and kerry talks about the weather!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: DocH, 2/20/2013 10:36:07 PM     (No. 9188000)

The audacity of dope.

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