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Senators delay plans for climate measure after Graham balks

By Juliet Eilperin

The senators working on a compromise climate proposal decided Saturday to postpone introducing the measure after their key Republican partner, Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), announced that he was unwilling to move ahead in light of Democrats' push for immigration reform.

According to sources, Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) decided to cancel a news conference planned for Monday that would have unveiled their climate and energy plan.

"Joe and I will continue to work together and are hopeful that Lindsey will rejoin us once the politics of immigration are resolved. We will continue to work and we will do everything necessary to be ready when the moment presents itself," Kerry said in a statement. "The White House and Senate Leadership have told us ... that this is the year for action, and until they tell us otherwise we're pressing forward."

In an interview Saturday evening, Graham said that he had become convinced that the White House and Senate Democratic leaders were not fully committed to focusing on climate and energy legislation this year.

"What was hard has become impossible," Graham said, referring to the new push for immigration legislation. "I don't mind doing hard things. I just don't want to do impossible and stupid things."


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There are so many things we don't know about what goes on in Washington, but I do know that those who are not fighting for what is right will be exposed to those who believe in them. We as Americans are privilege, and may regret some of the positions taken against those human things that we consider un-American. I pray for all of us

Posted by: iaminit2 | April 28, 2010 1:38 PM
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Joseph Lieberman the Jewish slave master* to the Pharaoh!
Cap and Steal tax is slavery for the American people!
Man-made global warming/climate change has been proven to be a lie.
The East Anglia E-mails proves that the IPCC have lied!
The US- EPA are liars and plan to be the enslavers of the American people
.Lieberman, Kerry and Graham are pariah!
*Edward G Robinson in “10 Commandments”
List of references:
The paper "Falsification of the Atmospheric CO2 greenhouse effect within the frame of physics" by Gerhard Gerlich and Ralf D. Tscheuschner is an in-depth examination of the subject. Version 4 2009

Report of Alan Carlin of US-EPA March, 2009 that shows that CO2 does not cause global warming.

Greenhouse Gas Hypothesis Violates Fundamentals of Physics” by Dipl-Ing Heinz Thieme This work has about 10 or 12 link
that support the truth that the greenhouse gas effect is a hoax.
The following text is from the Philosophical magazine (more properly the London, Edinborough and Dublin Philosophical Magazine , 1909, vol 17, p319-320. Cambridge UL shelf mark p340.1.c.95, if you're interested.
The Hidden Flaw in Greenhouse Theory
By Alan Siddons
from: at March 01, 2010 - 09:10:34 AM CST

The bottom line is that the facts show that the greenhouse gas effect is a fairy-tale and that Man-made global warming is the World larges Scam!!!The IPCC and Al Gore should be charged under the US Anti-racketeering act and when convicted - they should spend the rest of their lives in jail for the Crimes they have committed against Humanity.

Web- site references: Ponder the Maunder
many others are available.

Posted by: cleanwater1 | April 25, 2010 1:30 AM
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Everything Graham does is stupid.

Posted by: Senator_Salesman | April 24, 2010 7:35 PM
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