ObamaCare – Cult Loyalty Wins Over What’s Best for America –
Are the any Democrats that will put America’s interests over their own or their Party? Right or WRONG – it’s Sen. Nelson’s Socialist Democratic Party now.
By Shailagh Murray
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, December 19, 2009; 9:07 AM
Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.), the final Democratic holdout on health care, was prepared to announce to his caucus Saturday morning that he would support the Senate reform bill, clearing the way for final passage by Christmas.
“We’re there,” said Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), as he headed into a special meeting to announce the deal.
Democratic leaders spent days trying to hammer out a deal with Nelson, and worked late Friday night with Nelson on abortion coverage language that had proved the major stumbling block. But Nelson also secured other favors for his home state.
Asked if he was prepared to support the bill, Nelson said, “Yeah.”
Climategate – Copenhagen’s Shabby Science –
There’s an interesting article and analysis on BBC News this morning. The article’s good but the summary chart of the Copenhagen Deal says it all. Basically, Copenhagen’s Chicken Little hens of a coming climate disaster laid an egg – maybe a scrambled one.
Surely now they will to go back and start over with their data analysis with opposition scientists at the table. ClimateGate clearly shows that these “climate scientists” have a credibility problem. No – they’ll keep sweeping everything don’t like under the rug.
By Paul Reynolds
US-LED COPENHAGEN DEAL
- No reference to legally binding agreement
- Recognizes the need to limit global temperatures rising no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels
- Developed countries to “set a goal of mobilizing jointly $100bn a year by 2020 to address the needs of developing countries”
- On transparency: Emerging nations monitor own efforts and report to UN every two years. Some international checks
- No detailed framework on carbon markets – “various approaches” will be pursued
Updated: 06:40 GMT, 19 December
Iran Takeover of Iraqi Oil Well –
It seems Obama now has another of those tests that Joe Biden warned about last year. I suppose Obama will take guidance from his “Protocol Office”.
Iran has called for a diplomatic solution after 11 of its soldiers were accused of seizing an oilwell inside the territory of Iraq.
By Telegraph reporter and agencies in Baghdad
Published: 1:00PM GMT 19 Dec 2009
The alleged incursion pushed up oil prices and raised fears of fresh conflict between the neighbours, who fought a long and bloody war in in the 1980s in the area where the well is situated.
Baghdad has claimed that 11 Iranian soldiers took over the well in a disputed border area. There are no US troops based in the vicinity.
Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Kazemi-Qomi met Iraqi government officials to discuss Baghdad’s charges of an incursion….Continue Reading