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Old 04-04-2007, 04:31 PM   #1
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Bush is a Jackass part Deux - greenhouse gases

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/04/wa...tnF1fdq+9xhimg

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“Whatever we do,” he said, “must be in concert with what happens internationally.” He added, “Unless there is an accord with China, China will produce greenhouse gases that will offset anything we do in a brief period of time."
Ok, this whole "math" thing is obviously a bit much for him.

Let's see... If we fail to decrease our greenhouse gas emissions and China doesn't either, then the amount of gas released by both countries will be X+Y, where X equals what we release and Y equals what they release.

If we reduce ours by, say 30%, and China doesn't, then the gas released by both countries will be equal to (X-.3X)+Y, or .3X less than if we take no action.

Either he's using some new-fangled post-9/11 math, or he thinks that China will magically release more greenhouse gases for every emission we cut.

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Old 04-04-2007, 04:33 PM   #2
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Only 'deux' ?




I think he's really grasping at straws right now regarding greenhouse gases and he'll have to cave in soon.

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Old 04-04-2007, 04:33 PM   #3
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Bush is just using China as an excuse to stay in the good graces of his corporate buddies who aren't willing to lose a nickel to cut the amount of greenhouse gasses they produce. It's not logic and God knows it's not math. It's just political bull.... to try and get his way.
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:34 PM   #4
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Haha. His math is simple - Monkey See = Monkey Do.

No point in trying to save the earth if china isn't, duh!


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Old 04-04-2007, 04:51 PM   #5
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I only have one question.

When you were a kid, did, "But Mom! Billy's mom is letting him <insert action>, why can't I?" ever work with your parents?

Yeah, mine neither.

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Old 04-04-2007, 04:54 PM   #6
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:17 PM   #7
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Only 'deux' ?

I think he's really grasping at straws right now regarding greenhouse gases and he'll have to cave in soon.
I don't think that "cave" exists within the vocabulary of the current administration.

Excellent post Drew! I've been trying to get some staunch Repubs to understand such simple math for a while now.

"Wha - we don't want to slow our economy - wha - why should we, they aren't - wha"

This kind of drivel coming from "the leader of the free world" makes me sick!
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:34 PM   #8
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until Bush pays off the US* debt with China, i don't think he's in any position to even look at them funny.

[action=Leon]really means to say, "until Bush pays off HIS debt to China..."[/action]

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Old 04-04-2007, 07:44 PM   #9
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I don't think that "cave" exists within the vocabulary of the current administration.
Oh, I think the Bush people, while they do have a very hard time caving in, are also very capable at a gradual sort of change of policy/opinion. They change their stance in such a subtle and drawn-out way that many Bush Aficionados do not quite realize what's going on and simply roll along blindly. Before you know it, extreme right winders will be sure that 'Bush has been pro-environment from the beginning!'

Well, maybe not quite to that extent, but you know what I mean

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Old 04-04-2007, 08:04 PM   #10
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I only have one question.

When you were a kid, did, "But Mom! Billy's mom is letting him <insert action>, why can't I?" ever work with your parents?

Yeah, mine neither.
Exactly!
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:37 AM   #11
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This kind of drivel coming from "the leader of the free world" makes me sick!
How he can stand up and say this stuff with a straight face is a mystery to me...
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