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Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Way of the Wimpy RINO.

The following article appeared in the local newspaper this week. I just couldn't hep myseff! I had to send the newspaper a letter to the editor. Read below:

October 5th, 2009 - WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) predicted to a forum of 200 conservationists today that “within twenty years a new energy sprawl will consume an area larger than the state of Nebraska. Without wise choices,” he said, “the unintended consequences from using renewable energy to mitigate climate change could damage the environment in the name of saving the environment.”

The Tennessee Republican, a member of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee and Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, spoke today at a forum hosted by Resources for the Future and asked the conservationists present to suggest to policymakers the wisest choices to avoid this sprawl. He also asked them to rethink nuclear power, which he acknowledged “gives most conservationists a stomach ache, because it can produce the largest amounts of low-cost, reliable, carbon-free electricity while being least intrusive to the environment.”

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My letter to the editor:

Well once again, Senator Alexander has shown his RINO (Republican in name only) colors. While his recommendation to build new nuclear plants is good and sensible, he turns right around and agrees with the left that we really need to worry about "carbon-free electricity".

He wants us to "electrify half the cars and trucks in the next 20 years" and put "solar panels on our rooftops".

What a great solution! He wants to take the already financially strapped government owned car companies and force them to make cars that nobody wants. Senator! People around here want trucks and SUV's! Trucks and SUV's are what people will buy. Trucks and SUV's are what will cause the car companies to end up making a PROFIT! Not some glorified excuse for a golf cart.

Senator! There is no such thing as man made global warming! The planet has been cooling since 1998. The amount of global sea ice is the same as it has always been. Areas of the country are experiencing record cold temperatures! There is no consensus among scientists that man made global warming is a fact!

Be bold senator! Just say that man made global warming is a hoax! We're sitting on top of all the energy we will need for decades and probably centuries to come in the form of coal and oil. All we have to do is drill for it and mine it. In the meantime if someone wants to buy an electric car or use a solar panel, then fine, go do it, but there is no way these things are going to solve the energy needs of this country.
This global warming nonsense is just that, NONSENSE! It is just another ploy by the left to raise our taxes and slowly but surely take over more and more of our personal freedom.

It just sickens me to see our Republican politicians side with the left and choose to raise our cost for energy with windmills, solar, and ethanol, and all those other things that will just not work while prohibiting our use of oil and coal. How about building some new oil refineries senator?

It's time to elect some real conservative candidates for a change. Alexander does not come up for re-election until 2014, but I am not forgetting the bipartisan, let's just all get along nonsensical things he is doing to this country.


  1. Sounds as Lamar wants to have it both ways, this is typical of many politicians. You guys in TN have a habit of electing many such senators. Occasionly we get one here also. They say one thing when running and do something entirely different once in Congress.

  2. "...there is no way these things are going to solve the energy needs of this country"

    And there is no way these things should be legislated and forced on people.

    Deborah F. Hamilton
    Right Truth

  3. Ron, I've tried to think back of the Tennessee senators I can remember and all of the Republicans were pretty much RINOfied. Maybe Fred Thompson was ok but even he strayed off the reservation a few times.

    Of course the Dem senators have been a disaster. I specifically refer to Algore and Jim Sasser. I really can't remember much about Gore Sr.