Left Coast Declares US Declaration of Independence "Symbolic"

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You know, a person could develop real animus towards leftards on the left coast.  Sure, it’s fun to laugh at them, but, sometimes, you really wonder if we wouldn’t be better off if we just let them go and form their own union. 

The other day, the state of Washington, leaders from British Columbia, Oregon and California agreed to limit CO2 emissions in order to fight the imaginary human caused climate change. 

It’s funny because it isn’t binding.  It’s like a bunch of pinheads got together and agreed to try to make the weather nicer, or something.  That part is funny, and it’s also funny that they mentioned failed ideas that they promised to pursue. 

New agreement to fight climate change by cutting carbon pollution reached

Elizabeth Quigley is with Seattle based Climate Solutions. “I’m very excited. This is a really great day for the West Coast, for the nation,” said Quigley. “This is an incredibly important step forward.”

The four West Coast governments promise to promote more low carbon fuels by using more biodiesel and ethanol.

Has anyone shown that ethanol actually leads to less CO2 emissions?  Gallon for gallon, sure.  But, it isn’t a gallon for gallon comparison.  Fuel mileage and energy density is different, as is the processing.  So, has it been shown that this leads to less CO2 emissions?

They’ve also agreed to promote more zero-emission vehicles by making them 10 percent of new vehicles by 2016.

There is no such thing as a “zero-emission” vehicle.  It doesn’t exist and can’t exist.  Even the electric-only vehicles  have emissions.  And, they continue to have emissions after their built.  How stupid is that?  Zero emission?

However, the action plan clearly states that it has no legal effect.

LOL!!!  Oh, okay, they’re doing what leftists always do.  They placing symbolism over substance.  They’re agreeing not to really do anything. 

But, this is what floors me. ……

But Inslee is excited about the agreement. “It’s no more symbolism than the commitments we’ve made in a lot of things,” Inslee said. “The Declaration of Independence was symbolism. We’re declaring freedom today from being slaves to fossil fuels.”

You mean our independence isn’t really binding?  Yes, I can understand the argument.  No, I can’t understand why a citizen of the US would put forth one such as that, especially a Governor of a state. 

I’m pretty sure the signers deemed it binding. 

h/t Jim

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30 Responses to Left Coast Declares US Declaration of Independence "Symbolic"

  1. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    Their moral certitude feel better gauge will be pegged out feasting on how good this feels to do something stupid.

  2. DirkH says:

    “We’re declaring freedom today from being slaves to fossil fuels.”

    So, are they taking offense when someone offers to sell them gasoline; or an iPhone containing plastic? Or a Tesla S containing plastic?
    I wish them well.
    http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2013/01/mechanical-transmission-of-power-stangenkunst.html

  3. philjourdan says:

    He is correct. The Declaration was symbolic, but it united a nation to defeat an empire. It did not grant us independence. 7 long years of war did that. It merely gave us the starting point.

    But while he is correct about the DOI, his recent declaration is nothing like it. The DOI was a declaration of freedom. His declaration is one of servitude and slavery. In that respect, he is smearing the symbol of the DOI.

  4. kim2ooo says:

    Inslee said. “The Declaration of Independence was symbolism. We’re declaring freedom today from being slaves to fossil fuels.”

    Actually, Mr Inlsee, The Declaration of Independence was a death warrant – to the signers.

    Within that document find these words: “We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/768604/Signing-the-declaration-was-death-warrant-for-many.html?pg=all

    http://www.truth-out.org/archive/item/92454:our-lives-our-fortunes-and-our-sacred-honor

  5. Bruce says:

    The Declaration of Independence was symbolism.

    Then they should secede and rejoin Mexico. Or better still, Venezuela.

  6. HankH says:

    “The Declaration of Independence was symbolism. We’re declaring freedom today from being slaves to fossil fuels.”

    ROFL!!! Soooooo, they’re going to declare independence from fossil fuels? That’s an automatic hypocritical fail as I’m sure they intended it to be.

  7. Lars P. says:

    1. There is no such “carbon pollution” – this is leftard speak (of carbon based lifeforms who do not know what they are).
    2. Ethanol produces pollutants:
    http://joannenova.com.au/2012/07/sugar-cane-ethanol-biofuel-produces-10-times-the-pollution-of-gasoline-and-diesel/
    I think other biofuels & ethanol do fare simillarly but do they check? Of course not, they don’t even care.
    3. CO2 is not a pollutant, it is a plant food and the CO2 produced by us is incorporated in the biosphere…. and would be faster if we would stop cutting/destroying it to manufacture biofuels:
    http://notrickszone.com/2013/10/04/simply-maintaining-our-biosphere-will-keep-co2-levels-below-450-ppm/

  8. play nice says:

    ” We’re declaring freedom today from being slaves to fossil fuels.”
    June Teenth, huh? Oh Lordy!

  9. Jim Masterson says:

    When Inslee was my representative, I thought many times about writing him a letter to correct his wrong opinion about climate change. I decided that it would be a waste of time–he was too far gone.

    The local news has been harping on climate change all weekend. I guess it was in preparation for this nonsense.

    Jim

  10. tom0mason says:

    Can’t wait for them to subsidize electric vehicles and tax (over-tax) gas and diesel powered vehicles. Then they can get rid of all the fossil fuelled power plants (or just over-tax them). Then they can run all of California on cheap* sustainable* environmentally friendly* sources of electrical power.

    * these words are from the greenies dictionary. This dictionary contains words for which definitions are the opposite to those normally held in the English language.

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