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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

President Obama Had a Press Conference

Posted by on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 1:17 PM

And here's the whole thing:

Topics include: Acknowledgement that climate change is real, but frustratingly little by way of actual policies to fight it; more insistence that the middle class is his focus; more demands that the House "not hold the middle class hostage"; and promises of action on immigration reform.


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Phoebe in Wallingford 1
Don't panic on stocks Sloggers, it's always the darkest before the dawn.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on November 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 2
You can't fight climate change at this point. All we can do is prepare for the disasters that are coming.

I'd suggest that Seattle put it's power lines and cable lines underground to help prevent power outages and internet outages (many people get the internet from Slimecast Cable)
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 14, 2012 at 1:43 PM · Report this
Press conferences are not occasions for detailed policies, and as Cato says, climate change disasters are inevitable. The only way to have prevented them would have been to stop all technological advances about 200 years ago.
Posted by sarah70 on November 14, 2012 at 1:49 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 5
@2 actually, the UK projects, using ELISA, that they will directly INCREASE global warming emissions by 26 percent.

The US is doing pretty much the same.

You can change it. You're just too lazy and used to tax subsidies for bad behavior.
Posted by Will in Seattle on November 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM · Report this
@2, @5: You can't undue 200 years of damage but you can stop doing more damage. Katrina and Sandy are the new normal, but we should at least lock things in here right?
Posted by algorhythm99 on November 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM · Report this
johnjacobjingleheimerschmidt 7 other news Mitt Romney was seen walking the streets of Belmont MA in a druken stupor yelling at people and kicking dogs.
Posted by johnjacobjingleheimerschmidt on November 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM · Report this
You do realize Obama's going to approve the Keystone pipeline, right? I mean, he was all set to approve it before, and then environmental groups threatened to withhold support for him in the election--- and so he announced that he would hold off on a decision until 2013. Pretty cynical, but I guess he's figured out that a sad majority of "progressives" will swallow any kind of bullshit he feeds them, no matter how many war crimes he commits, and no matter how many whistleblowers he tortures and imprisons. Once he approve Keystone, anything he does to "stop" global warming will be kinda like slapping a bandaid on someone after stabbing them in the heart.
Posted by monorail on November 14, 2012 at 7:44 PM · Report this

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