Good news! US Congress to have festering boil removed!

And, by festering boil, I of course mean Nostrilsaurus Rex himself!

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And here’s the news on Waxman:

One of the Democratic Party’s most prolific and savvy legislators, Henry Waxman, will retire from Congress http://t.co/qGEMasehod

— Politics Now (@latimespolitics) January 30, 2014

Democratic district. In addition to being a relatively safe seat, its many wealthy, politically active residents make the district, which runs from Beverly Hills and Malibu down the coast to the Palos Verdes Peninsula, one of country’s leading sources of campaign contributions. The ability to steer those donations to fellow lawmakers offers a path to power in the House that Waxman employed actively early in his career and that others will certainly covet.

Two political independents already had announced plans to challenge Waxman this year, but Democratic office holders who would not have run against the incumbent are now likely to enter the race.

In an interview, Waxman, 74, said that he had decided, simply, that the time had come to do something else. 

“At the end of this year, I would have been in Congress for 40 years,” he said. “If there is a time for me to move on to another chapter in my life, I think this is the time to do it.

Of course he has been in Congress 40 years too long. Waxman is one of the most despicable Leftists Marxists that currently inhabit the Democratic side of Congress, so it is good that he is leaving but, given that his district has continued to send him to Congress does not leave much hope his replacement will be much better.

MSNBS strikes again blames Hurricane Sandy on you know what

Oh Good Freaking Grief! These mental midgets act like hurricanes are new

Oh no, here comes Rep Henry Waxman aka Nostrilsaurus Rex calling for hearings on Hurricanes and climate change.

The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is urging Republicans to hold a hearing in the lame-duck session on links between climate change and Hurricane Sandy.

Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) letter to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), makes Waxman the latest of several Democrats to cite the massive storm when calling for tougher action to battle global warming.

Wednesday’s letter argues that regardless of what happens at the ballot box in November, “the election should be a time to return to fact-based policymaking.”

“Hurricane Sandy is exactly the type of extreme weather event that climate scientists have said will become more frequent and more severe if we fail to reduce our carbon pollution. That is why we are writing to request that you hold a hearing on the storm and its relation to climate change in the lame-duck session,” Waxman and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), a top lieutenant on the committee, wrote.

All I can ask is what monetary stake does Rep Waxman have in pushing this BS?

 

Is there a connection between having MASSIVELY MASSIVE nostrils and stupidity?

On its face such a question might seem asinine, but consider Henry Waxman, AKA Nostrilsaurus Rex 

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(The Hill) Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) seized on the portion of the decision that upheld EPA’s “endangerment finding” that greenhouse gases are a threat to human health and welfare.

Waxman, the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, called the decision a “resounding victory for science.” The court found that EPA “relied on a substantial record of empirical data and scientific evidence.”

The California Democrat used the ruling to criticize the GOP’s efforts to nullify EPA’s climate rules.

“Today’s ruling is a message to Congress that it’s time to stop denying science. Extreme events like the wildfires in Colorado and the floods in Florida are going to get worse unless the Republican-controlled Congress changes course soon,” Waxman said in a statement.

Look as if we have our newest Marxist Moron

You know, we have not heard much from Old Nostrilsaurus Rex (Henry Waxman) lately

Looks like someone REALLY wants a Daley Douchebag of the Day Award!

Via Roll Call:

House Natural Resources ranking member Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Energy and Commerce ranking member Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) did not spare the harsh rhetoric when unloading on a Republican energy proposal slated for a House vote this week.

The legislation is a “monstrosity,” a “Trojan horse,” an “all-out assault” on the environment and a “massive giveaway” to the oil industry that would not lower gas prices by “one cent,” the two lawmakers said.

But while the criticisms were aimed squarely at the GOP, the words might also sting for a small group of Democrats who voted for the bills of which the energy package is comprised.

The GOP legislation consists of provisions in several bills that had previously been reported out of either Markey’s or Waxman’s respective committees. [...]

Asked about Democratic support for the bills, Waxman said “a couple of Democrats who may have voted for these bills does not make it bipartisan legislation. These are Republican partisan proposals advanced by the Republican leadership.”

Continuing his response, Waxman upped the ante, saying Republicans are “getting away — literally — with murder” because of their record on the environment.

“Some of these pollutants do harm, and they may even lead to fatalities,” Waxman said.

Dear Congressman Waxman Notrilsaurus Rex, you are truly a pathetic little man aren’t you?

Batboy Named Algae Czar

Batboy Named Algae Czar – CDN

Fresh off blowing hot air at the press about the dire need to move U.S. energy dependence from oil to algae, President Barack “Downgrade” Obama today took daring steps, naming Batboy as the nation’s first Algae Czar.

In his first official decree, Batboy, who has lived openly in public for 27 years as Congresscriminal Henry Waxman from California, announced the president will issue an executive order later today to create the Dental Algae Reclamation Project, to be funded by confiscated tax returns of the 1%.

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“Never before in our history has it been more important to explore alternative energy, what with vast deposits of natural gas that must remain in the earth in order to hasten the prophecy of Atlas Shrugged and the successful blocking of the Keystone XL pipeline to appease environmentalist voters in time for the 2012 election,” said WaxmanBatboy, who will continue to serve in Congress, since he doesn’t do anything there in the first place except try to take over the Internet so he can increase his bandwidth for viewing YouPorn videos of himself with The Wicked Witch of Congress.

The Dental Algae Reclamation Project will mandate that a lottery choose annual dental visits for all Americans, for the scraping of algae from their teeth. WaxmanBatboy said he and the 99% of Occupy Wall Street will be the first in line because they’ve “been storing enough algae in our mouths to fuel the nation for centuries.”

In other news, the Downgrade administration will also empanel a commission to study the efficacy of renewing the horse and buggy as the dominant mode of American transportation, how well fat liposuctioned from Michael Moore could provide fuel for gas lamps in 100 million American homes, and whether Obama darling and failed solar energy company Solyndra can use a new $535 million loan guarantee to convert the dead into food to offset the rising cost of grocery bills.

Solyndra Green is people!

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So, why don’t Democrats believe in science?

A question I just had to pose, given that the science is NOT settled

Perhaps the most inconvenient fact is the lack of global warming for well over 10 years now. This is known to the warming establishment, as one can see from the 2009 “Climategate” email of climate scientist Kevin Trenberth: “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.” But the warming is only missing if one believes computer models where so-called feedbacks involving water vapor and clouds greatly amplify the small effect of CO2.

The lack of warming for more than a decade—indeed, the smaller-than-predicted warming over the 22 years since the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) began issuing projections—suggests that computer models have greatly exaggerated how much warming additional CO2 can cause. Faced with this embarrassment, those promoting alarm have shifted their drumbeat from warming to weather extremes, to enable anything unusual that happens in our chaotic climate to be ascribed to CO2.

The fact is that CO2 is not a pollutant. CO2 is a colorless and odorless gas, exhaled at high concentrations by each of us, and a key component of the biosphere’s life cycle. Plants do so much better with more CO2 that greenhouse operators often increase the CO2 concentrations by factors of three or four to get better growth. This is no surprise since plants and animals evolved when CO2 concentrations were about 10 times larger than they are today. Better plant varieties, chemical fertilizers and agricultural management contributed to the great increase in agricultural yields of the past century, but part of the increase almost certainly came from additional CO2 in the atmosphere.

There is a lot to read and this next part is VERY important

Speaking for many scientists and engineers who have looked carefully and independently at the science of climate, we have a message to any candidate for public office: There is no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to “decarbonize” the world’s economy. Even if one accepts the inflated climate forecasts of the IPCC, aggressive greenhouse-gas control policies are not justified economically.

A recent study of a wide variety of policy options by Yale economist William Nordhaus showed that nearly the highest benefit-to-cost ratio is achieved for a policy that allows 50 more years of economic growth unimpeded by greenhouse gas controls. This would be especially beneficial to the less-developed parts of the world that would like to share some of the same advantages of material well-being, health and life expectancy that the fully developed parts of the world enjoy now.

The piece is a must read, maybe share it with friends who buy into the Warmist ideology. Of course, this piece written by scientists, will be demonized by the Warmists like Henry Waxman, who says that Republicans,who wan t o create jobs and get us off foreign oil are terrorists

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This happened yesterday and so far there’s no video:

California Rep. Henry Waxman, the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the coauthor of the 2009 cap-and-trade climate change bill, decried efforts by the GOP to force the Obama administration into approving a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

“They want to use legislation as a way to act like terrorists. They hold things as hostage,” Waxman said. “We almost couldn’t fund the government because Republicans wanted to hold that idea hostage, we almost couldn’t pay our debts because the Republicans wanted to hold that legislation hostage to their extreme agenda, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they scuttled this conference by trying to hold us hostage.”

Waxman, of course, is among the most obnoxious of the Green Statists. Rep. Nostrilsaurus Rex is a nasty little man, who craves power, and cares not, it seems for science, or American workers.

Lance wonders why environmentalists hate plants

Plants do so much better with more CO2 that greenhouse operators often increase the CO2 concentrations by factors of three or four to get better growth.

But environmental zealots worldwide want to restrict CO2 production. The only possible conclusion: Global Warming zealots hate plants!

Using Liberal rhetoric to point out Liberal absurdity!

Why would Republicans want their babies to look like Rep. Waxman?

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I am just asking, because it seems that Waxman, AKA Nostrilsaurus Rex is saying they do

(The Hill) — House Democrats on Thursday evening warned that Republican attempts to rein in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations would lead directly to adverse health effects across America.

Members were debating H.R. 2401, which would create a commission to weight the impact of recent EPA rules and delay pending rules on mercury and air pollution. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said delaying these two pending rules in particular would lead to immediate adverse health consequences.

“Each year these rules will prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths, tens of thousands of heart attacks, and hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks,” he said on the House floor. “It will also prevent almost two million lost work days.

“If this legislation is enacted, these public health benefits will be lost, and more babies will be born with birth defects and learning disabilities,” he added.

Why, I am stunned, scare tactics from a Leftist Democrat? NO!

Michelle Malkin destoys Nostrilsaurus Waxman

Ah, here I was feeling my blood pressure rise over the Nanny Statist campaign against the greatnes of America., Then, I stopped by the Blogging Role Model’s place, and took great pleasure in watching her dismantle Henry “Nostrilsaurus” Waxman! Give him Hell Michelle!

My syndicated column this week puts Henry Waxman’s latest witch hunt against companies speaking out on the costs of Demcare in the larger context of his power-grabbing career as the Left’s chief inquisitor. Related good reads: Megan McArdle breaks down Waxman’s war on accounting. John Fund calls the upcoming Waxman hearing the first Demcare death panel. As I note below, more companies are reporting write downs as required by SEC rules, disclosure laws passed by Congress (and supported by Waxman), and generally accepted accounting practices. How many show trials does Waxman plan on holding?

More targets for the Witch Hunter: “Small businesses fret over details of health law.”

Great video and info from Heritage/The Foundry: Side Effects: Obamacare the Television Ad

And do not forget, remember Waxman in November too! He is unfit to serve, throw him out of office, retirement time for Nostrilsaurus!

Nostrilsauras Rex Waxman to companies critical of ObamsCare: Shut up or else!

Liberals LOVE freedom of speech, they LOVE dissent. Unless of course you criticize their exalted ideals. Then, as Sister Toldjah shares, then they might have to lean on you.

Yep. Byron York has more (via ST reader Mwalimu Daudi):

Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, has summoned some of the nation’s top executives to Capitol Hill to defend their assessment that the new national health care reform law will cost their companies hundreds of millions of dollars in health insurance expenses. Waxman is also demanding that the executives give lawmakers internal company documents related to health care finances — a move one committee Republican describes as “an attempt to intimidate and silence opponents of the Democrats’ flawed health care reform legislation.”

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So Waxman has ordered the executives to explain themselves at an April 21 hearing before the Energy and Commerce Committee’s investigative subcommittee. That subcommittee just happens to be chaired by Rep. Bart Stupak, the Michigan Democrat who held out his vote on health care reform until a few hours before final passage on March 21, giving the bill’s opponents the unfounded hope that he might vote against it.

Waxman’s demands came Friday in letters to several executives. “After the president signed the health care reform bill into law, your company announced that provisions in the law could adversely affect your ability to provide health insurance,” Waxman wrote to Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T. A few hours before Waxman sent his letter, AT&T announced it will take a $1 billion charge against earnings because of the tax provision in the new health bill. AT&T also said it will be “evaluating prospective changes” to its health care benefits for all workers.

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Waxman’s request could prove particularly troubling for the companies. The executives will undoubtedly view such documents as confidential, but if they fail to give Waxman everything he wants, they run the risk of subpoenas and threats from the chairman. And all as punishment for making a business decision in light of a new tax situation.

Rule #1 under Hope and Change Never challenge your representatives masters. Starting to get the idea now Obamabots? Starting to wonder why in the Hell you voted for a power-hungry Leftist? Or perhaps you are wondering how long it will be safe for you, or I to question or criticize the Exalted ones?

 

Bob Belvedere: Beware the Marxist Moron of the Day Nostrilsaurus Rex!

The Nostrilsaurus Rex being, of course, Marxist Rep. Henry Waxman, a man that has been known to inhale small children with his gigantic nostrils. Even more dangerous than his nostrils though, are Waxman’s Stalinist goals! Take it away Bob! 


From Accuracy In Media, L. Daniel Glover reporting, we learn:

 Rep. Henry Waxman trekked from Capitol Hill to Federal Trade Commission headquarters today to deliver a message to journalists and news consumers: All of you need to reach a consensus about working with the government in order to bail out the struggling news industry.
The California Democrat, who chairs the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, didn’t say it quite so bluntly, but his point was clear. “Government’s going to have to be involved, in one way or the other,” to save journalism from an ongoing “market failure” that will only worsen without intervention, Waxman said.

He spoke at the second day of an  

on how journalism can survive in the Internet era.
Waxman bemoaned the demise of newspapers across the country, including in Denver and Seattle, and warned that the troubling media trends will continue. “This recent depression in the media sector is not cyclical,” Waxman said. “It is structural.”

“Congress can’t impose a solution” to that structural problem, he said. But the government should partner with the media industry to ensure a sound future for journalism. Waxman praised the record of “independent” reporting in U.S. history and said it has implications for democracy.

“There needs to be a consensus within the media industry and the larger community it serves” before the government acts, Waxman said. “We have to figure out together how to preserve that kind of reporting.” 

Spoken like a true fascist [and I mean that in the actual sense of the word, not in the deceitful way the Left has thrown around the word for years (see TERM #6 below right)].
Anytime, anytime, the government forms a partnership with a private business or industry it holds the figurative majority stock in the company or companies. It has the power to force the private businesses involved to do whatever it wants done [as Ayn Rand so eloquently put it 'at the point of a gun']. And the company or companies can do nothing about it. This is most especially true when the government is holding the purse strings. Once the weed of government germinates inside of a company or industry, it feeds off them and its growth is uncontrollable because they’ve got might on their side. All controlling power eventually and inevitably accures to the government and the employees are absorbed into the Borg-like Collective.

And those working or owning the private businesses involved in such an arrangement who are in favor of the ‘collaboration’ all end-up becoming enslaved to the government. Many are willing to do this [see the rest of the AIM report and read their sheep-like comments]. And, I suspect, because, in this case the vast majority of people in the news business are Leftists, they will happily sit there while their shackles are applied. They will be overjoyed morphing into apparatchiks.

Just another step the Left is seeking to erase our Constitutional Republic. DO NOT LET THESE BASTARDS DO IT!    

Today’s lunch special?

Cream of  Weasel Soup! 

WSJ: Last Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee finally held a hearing on the highly controversial Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, the children’s-product-safety law that took effect on Feb. 10. Chairman Henry Waxman (D., Calif.) allowed a single witness: Inez Tenenbaum, the newly installed chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), who, like himself, is a strong advocate of the law. Not one of the thousands of craftspeople, retailers and small manufacturers the law has sent reeling was permitted to testify. This law has saddled businesses with billions of dollars in losses on T-shirts, bath toys and other items that were lawful to sell one day and unlawful the next. It has induced thrift and secondhand stores to trash mountains of outgrown blue jeans, bicycles and board games for fear there might be trivial, harmless—but suddenly illegal—quantities of lead in their zippers and valves or phthalates in their plastic spinners. (Phthalates are substances that add flexibility to plastic.) Even classic children’s books are at risk: Because lead was not definitively removed from printing inks until 1985, the CPSC has advised that only kids’ books printed after that date should be considered safe to resell.

Why did Congress rush to pass this bill, and why is it so reluctant to amend a law whose burdens fall mostly on products that have never been linked to poisoning? One reason is the skill of antibusiness groups claiming to speak for consumers. Groups such as Public Citizen and the Public Interest Research Group seized on and promoted the Chinese toy panic for their own legislative ends and have taken credit for some of the law’s most extreme provisions. (The tracking-labels provision was added by then-Sen. Barack Obama.)

Some of the same groups are active in the coalition now pushing for “traceability” principles in food and farm safety. New mandates being talked of include everything from machine-readable leg tags on backyard chickens to batch labeling of orchard fruit. Before ideas of that sort pass into law, one hopes the farm and food communities will study closely the experience of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

More control, more regulation, more government, more of all of that and take a wild guess what happens to liberty?

Will Obama overdo cap and trade?

We knew that when Obama and Speaker Face Lift placed men like Henry Waxman and Edward Markey in charge of climate change legislation, that those two would be likely to go for the gusto so to speak. They are, after all, radicals where climate change is concerned. And the ideas they have proposed show that side of them with startling clerity. Kimberly Strassel wonders if Waxman and Markey will overreach so that their fellow Democrats might sink their battleship.

To listen to Congressman Jim Matheson is something else. During opening statements, the Utah Democrat detailed 14 big problems he had with the bill, and told me later that if he hadn’t been limited to five minutes, “I might have had more.” Mr. Matheson is one of about 10 moderate committee Democrats who are less than thrilled with the Waxman climate extravaganza, and who may yet stymie one of Barack Obama’s signature issues. If so, the president can thank Democratic liberals, who are engaging in one of their first big cases of overreach.

Not that you couldn’t see this coming even last year, when Speaker Nancy Pelosi engineered her coup against former Energy chairman John Dingell. House greens had been boiling over the Michigan veteran’s cautious approach to climate-legislation. Mr. Dingell’s mistake was understanding that when it comes to energy legislation, the divides aren’t among parties, but among regions. Design a bill that socks it to all those manufacturing, oil-producing, coal-producing, coal-using states, and say goodbye to the very Democrats necessary to pass that bill.

Such sense didn’t deter Mrs. Pelosi, who first tried an end-run around Mr. Dingell in 2007 by putting Massachusetts Rep. Edward Markey in charge of a new global-warming committee. When that didn’t get her a bill, she helped her fellow Californian, Mr. Waxman, unseat Mr. Dingell. Environmentalists threw a party, and the Waxman-Markey duo got busy on legislation to please their coastal crowds.

Cap and trade was already going to be a brawl, but the two upped the ante by including tougher targets and restrictions. If that weren’t enough, they rolled in every other item on the green wish list: a renewable electricity standard; a low-carbon fuel standard; a broader renewable fuels policy; new efficiency standards. Any one of these is a monumental fight on its own. Put together they risk an intra-party committee mutiny.

 

So, the basic question is how far will they try to go. Certainly, Democrats from those areas that would be hurt by cap and trade and other “green utopian” ideals are not going to slit their own political throats. I would also doubt that the Democratic Party wishes to risk losing those House and Senate seats either.

So, how much of the Waxman/Markey nonsense will be left behind? How far will the Democrats try to go. The balance they strike will be tough to get right. A little too much and they pay heavy prices, both in 2010 and 2012. If they do not go far enough, how will their Green base react?

Personally, I doubt Obama will risk political power, even with his new boy toy Specter in tow. He wants to win in 2012. Yes, he has gone too far, on spending, which will only get less popular, and his tax increases, will not help his approval rating either and that leaves a door open to the GOP. Is it a 1994-sized door? Will the GOP exploit it? Will Obama learn from his mistake, as BillClinton did? Recall Clinton used the 1994 Republican Revolution to solidify HIS legacy by co-opting Republican ideals and programs. He was smart enough to put political success above ideology. Is Obama that bright?

H/T Hot Air

Dick Morris thinks Obama has already hamstrung himself, and raises some of the same points I do.

By 42-8, the Fox News poll (conducted on April 22-23) found that voters felt Obama had expanded government rather than contracted it (42 percent said it was the same size) and, by 46-30, reported believing that big government was more of a danger to the nation than big business. (By 50-23, they said Obama felt big business was more dangerous.)

By 62-20, they said government spending, under Obama, was “out of control.”

So if voters differ so fundamentally with the president on the very essence of his program, why do they accord him high ratings? They are like the recently married bride who took her vows 100 days ago. It would be a disaster for her life if she decides that she really doesn’t like her husband. But she keeps noticing things about him that she can’t stand. It will be a while before she walks out the door or even comes to terms with her own doubts, but it is probably inevitable that she will.

For Americans to conclude that they disapprove of their president in the midst of an earth-shaking crisis is very difficult. But as Obama’s daily line moves from “I inherited this mess” to “There are faint signs of light,” the clock starts ticking. If there is no recovery for the next six months — and I don’t think there will be — Obama will inevitably become part of the problem, not part of the solution.

And then will come his heavy lifting. He has yet to raise taxes, regiment healthcare or provide amnesty for illegal immigrants. He hasn’t closed down the car companies he now runs and he has not yet forced a 50 percent hike in utility bills with his cap-and-trade legislation. These are all the goodies he has in store for us all.

Political shenanigans over cap and trade?

Are We Lumberjacks is calling shenanigans over this story

In exchange for votes to pass a controversial global warming package, Democratic leaders are offering some lawmakers generous emission “allowances” to protect their districts from the economic pain of pollution restrictions.

Rep. Gene Green, D-Texas, represents a district with several oil refineries, a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions. He also serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which must approve the global warming plan backed by President Barack Obama.

Green says Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who heads the panel, is trying to entice him into voting for the bill by giving some refineries favorable treatment in the administration’s “cap and trade” system, which is expected to generate hundreds of billions of dollars over the coming years. Under the plan, companies would pay for the right to emit carbon dioxide, but Green and other lawmakers are angling to get a free pass for refineries in their districts.

“We’ve been talking,” Green said, referring to a meeting he had with Waxman on Tuesday night. “To put together a bill that passes, they have to get our votes, and I’m not going to vote for a bill without refinery allowances.”

I just do not know about this. I mean, yes, I realize that some politicians are less than totally honest, but come on now! Ar youy telling me that you would not trust a face like this?

Nostrilsaurus Rex

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