[quote]Originally posted by sjpsu:
<strong>^ I'm not interested in the content of the articles themselves. I've only considered whether or not they support the fact that Bush broke his campaign pledge to reduce CO2 emissions. You can chose not to believe these reliable sources of news (who all seem to agree), but you must remember that I haven't even provided links from <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/bush010313.html
" target="_blank">ABC News</a>, NBC, or CBS yet. You remain ignorant to this truth. It's ridiculous that you would need campaign pledge documentation or transcripts.
Classless. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
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Why is it unreasonable to ask for the actual "pledge"?
Classless? I truly do find your opinions laughable. I'm being quite sincere. Let me reprise some of them:
[quote] But, I believe you spoke out against a general liberal bias in the media. I, through FAIR's findings, refute any possibility of that. <hr></blockquote>
[quote]I'm not interested in the content of the articles themselves. <hr></blockquote>
[quote]I will concede the other articles because they are not worth it. <hr></blockquote>
[quote]The CLW posted facts. <hr></blockquote>
[quote]Being snobbish yourself to "academic snobbery" is itself- SNOBBISH. Have you not heard the phrase "two wrongs do not make a right?" Well, probably not considering that you probably are reciting that "Eye for an Eye" part of the Old Testament. <hr></blockquote>
Five. Thanks for clearing that up.
[quote]You know what? **** you and your ****ing sarcasm. Who the **** do you think you are? Sarcasm really pisses the hell out of me. <hr></blockquote>
Six. Take a pill.
On the CO2 point, there are two criteria I would need to concede the point to you (that Bush broke a campaign pledge)
1) A clear campaign statement by Bush to place manadatory limits on CO2. Not a reference, not a question answered with a "all things being equal, I would probably support that". An actual pledge. He doesn't have to use that word, but it must be clear it is a promise.
2) An instance where Bush said he will not seek to limit CO2 emissions anytime during his Presidency, I'm not talking about limiting them "to the levels the environmental lobby wants". Something that says Bush will not seek any CO2 limits on corporations.
Anything short of these two conditions (or perhaps a quote by a Bush administration official saying he reversed his position) is simply not fact.
You made the statement about "breaking promises left and right", now put your money where your mouth is.
I would also like to point out that even if you were to prove this "broken promise", I could argue that Bush was justified in doing so based on very sound reasons at the time, that being the power crisis in CA last year. Your whole argument makes it seem as if you were somehow, by the grace of God, to prove your point the "ball game would be over". But, it wouldn't, because after reading as much of the evidence as I can find on the topic, I support the President's decision, even if it DID break a "promise" (which I still doubt).
But, I await your next posting.
<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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